Famous People Born On January 15th

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People born on 15th of January quite similar to their zodiac sign, ‘Goat’ are stubborn yet extremely reliable. Ruled by the planet of Venus, these individuals are creative and love beautiful things. Known for their realistic approach towards life, people born on this day strive to lead a purposeful life and are always empathetic towards others. Though emotional and romantic by nature, these people have high expectations from others, and have absolutely zero tolerance for injustice. They also love to lead an inspire those around them and are filled with great energy and also creative ideas. However, their desire to be appreciated and recognized is at time overpowering and may find it difficult to cope with lack of recognition.

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 1 
Martin Luther King Jr.
(African-American Civil Rights Movement Leader Who Used Civil Disobedience to Combat Racism)
Martin Luther King Jr.
99
Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: April 4, 1968

A leader in the civil rights movement in the mid-twentieth century, Martin Luther King Jr. is best remembered for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. A man of Christian faith who was inspired by Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent activism, he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting racial inequality.  

 2 
Dove Cameron
(Actress)
Dove Cameron
95
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States

Dove Cameron is a popular actress and singer who mesmerized the audience with her performance as the eponymous characters in the famous comedy series, Liv and Maddie. As an openly bisexual artist, she also serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community all over the world.

 3 
Pitbull
(One of the Best-Selling Rappers of All-Time)
Pitbull
73
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Rapper Pitbull is best known for his chartbusting songs I Know You Want Me and Timber. He also sang the 2014 FIFA World Cup theme, We Are One (Ole Ola). The winner of 35 Billboard Latin Music Awards, he has also collaborated with artists such as Jennifer Lopez.
 4 
Drew Brees
(American Former Football Quarterback)
Drew Brees
36
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

After 5 years with the San Diego Chargers, NFL quarterback Drew Brees joined the New Orleans Saints. In 2010, he was the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and the co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Drew is considered one of the best passers in NFL.

 5 
Ben Shapiro
(Political Commentator)
Ben Shapiro
195
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States

A strong conservative political commentator, author, media host and lawyer, Ben Shapiro became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US at the age of seventeen and at twenty published his first book. The host of a daily political podcast ,The Ben Shapiro Show, he has frequently invited criticism for his views on various issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.

 6 
Regina King
(Actress and Director Best Known for Her Film ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’)
Regina King
34
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Regina King was first noticed when she appeared in the series 227 and then gained fame with her role in Jerry Maguire. Her performance as Sharon Rivers in If Beale Street Could Talk won her both the Academy and the Golden Globe awards for Best Supporting Actress.

 7 
Grace VanderWaal
(Singer-songwriter)
Grace VanderWaal
93
Birth Year: 2004
Birthplace: Lenexa, Kansas, United States

Grace VanderWaal is a singer-songwriter who began her career as a YouTuber, uploading videos of her original songs and covers. She also started performing in local shows, gaining attention for her distinctive vocals. She won the TV competition show, America's Got Talent (AGT), in 2016 and received the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award.

 8 
Skrillex
(American music producer)
Skrillex
19
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Highland Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
The side-mulleted American DJ Skrillex is best-known for bringing dubstep music to the mainstream. The illustrious musician, songwriter, and singer began his journey as a solo artist and has bagged in eight Grammy Awards. Distingusihed for giving electronic dance music a face, DJ Skrillex owns astonishing YouTube views and earns enviable touring revenue.
 9 
Lloyd Bridges
(American Film, Stage and Television Actor)
Lloyd Bridges
13
Birth Year: 1913
Birthplace: San Leandro, California, United States
Died: March 10, 1998

The father of actors Beau and Jeff Bridges, Lloyd Bridges was an American actor who played important roles across all the three major acting mediums. Apart from his acting career, which spanned more than 60 years, Bridges was also known for his involvement in groups, such as Heal the Bay and the American Oceans Campaign

 10 
Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)
Ronnie Van Zant
11
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: October 20, 1977
 11 
Jamie Clayton
(Actress)
Jamie Clayton
20
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: San Diego, California

Actress and model Jamie Clayton is best known for starring in the Netflix original series Sense8. Beginning her career as a makeup artist, she eventually ventured into acting and found success. She is transgender and was appreciated for playing a transgender character in Sense8. Out magazine honored her as part of their annual "Out 100" awards in 2011.

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Bernard Hopkins
(One of the Most Successful Professional Boxers in American History)
Bernard Hopkins
9
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Bernard Hopkins is an American retired boxer who held several world championships between 2001 to 2012 in two weight classes. Nicknamed The Executioner, Hopkins is widely regarded as one of the modern era's greatest boxers. A highly strategic boxer, Bernard Hopkins was also renowned for his speed, power, and counterpunching skills.

 13 
Eddie Hall
(British Former Professional Strongman Who Won the 'World's Strongest Man' 2017 Competition)
Eddie Hall
13
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England

Eddie Hall is a British former professional strongman who won the World's Strongest Man 2017 competition. Previously, he had won the UK's Strongest Man and England's Strongest Man competitions many times. As a young man, he trained as a bodybuilder and entered the strongman circuit. He is the subject of the documentary titled Eddie: Strongman.

 14 
Deebo Samuel
(American football player)
Deebo Samuel
11
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Inman, South Carolina, United States
 15 
Mario Van Peebles
(Director and Actor Best Known for His Films: ‘New Jack City’ and ‘USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage’)
Mario Van Peebles
10
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Mexico
Mexican-born American director and actor Mario Van Peebles gained fame with films such as USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage and New Jack City, both of which he directed and appeared in. He is the son of director Melvin Van Peebles and portrayed him in his biopic Baadasssss!
 16 
Moliere
(French Playwright and One of the Greatest Writers of French Comedy)
Moliere
5
Birth Year: 1622
Birthplace: Rue Saint Honoré, Paris, France
Died: February 17, 1673

Moliere was a French poet, playwright, and actor. Considered one of the greatest French-language writers of all time, Moliere's plays are often performed at the Comédie-Française and have been translated into several languages. Moliere had a huge impact on the French language and is widely regarded as the creator of modern French comedy.

 17 
Andrea Martin
(Played Aunt Voula in the Comedy Hit 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding')
Andrea Martin
7
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States

American-Canadian actor Andrea Martin is best known for her roles in movies such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She has also won Tony and Drama Desk awards for her performances in plays such as My Favorite Year and Pippin. Her one-woman show Nude, Nude, Totally Nude was a hit.

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Captain Beefheart
(Singer)
Captain Beefheart
7
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Glendale, California, U.S.
Died: December 17, 2010
 19 
Jessy Schram
(Actress, Model)
Jessy Schram
4
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Skokie, Illinois

Jessy Schram is an American model and actress known for playing important roles in TV series like Veronica Mars, Life, Falling Skies, and Once Upon a Time. After starting her career as a child model, Jessy Schram went on to establish herself in the American entertainment industry. Schram is also a singer-songwriter and has collaborated with artists like Joan Baby.

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Shane McMahon
(American Professional Wrestler, Founder and Executive Chairman of 'Ideanomics')
Shane McMahon
17
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Entrepreneur and wrestler Shane McMahon is the son of WWE CEO Vince McMahon and wrestling performer and politician Linda McMahon. Shane heads Ideanomics as its vice-chairman and is a minority owner of WWE. He was previously the CEO of YOU On Demand. He has won several titles as a wrestler.
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Charo
(Actress Best Known for Her Sassiness, Sexy Outfits and Signature Phrase during the 1970s, ‘Cuchi-Cuchi')
Charo
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Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Murcia, Spain

Spanish-American actress, singer, comedian, and flamenco-guitarist Charo, whose birth year remains a subject of dispute for several years, is known for her seductive deep voice with Spanish accent, unrestrained and exuberant manner, and the catch-phrase cuchi-cuchi. She has released albums like Guitar Passion, featured in films like The Concorde...Airport '79 and guest starred in TV series like The Love Boat.

 22 
Margaret O'Brien
(American Actress and One of the Last Surviving Stars From the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema)
Margaret O'Brien
4
Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Margaret O'Brien is an American actress who achieved popularity during the Golden Age of Hollywood. She started her career as a child actress and achieved immense popularity, eventually receiving a Juvenile Academy Award in 1944. Margaret O'Brien also achieved fame as a TV actress and has two stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 23 
Eric Dier
(English Professional Footballer)
Eric Dier
8
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Cheltenham, England
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Kellita Smith
(Model, Actress, Comedian)
Kellita Smith
7
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
 25 
Edward Teller
(physicist)
Edward Teller
6
Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 9, 2003

Edward Teller was one of the famous "Martians,” or eminent Hungarian scientists who had migrated to the U.S. A prominent chemical engineer and nuclear physicist, he was part of the team that created the world’s first atomic bomb and also designed the first hydrogen bomb, or thermonuclear bomb.

 26 
Chad Lowe
(Actor, Director)
Chad Lowe
4
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Chad Lowe, younger brother of actor Rob Lowe, is best known for his Emmy-winning performance as Jesse McKenna in the series Life Goes On. Fans also loved him as Byron Montgomery in Pretty Little Liars. He won a Sarasota Film Festival award for his direction in Beautiful Ohio.
 27 
Frank Thornton
3
Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Dulwich, London, England
Died: March 16, 2013
 28 
Darren Chen
(Actor, Model)
Darren Chen
5
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Taiwan
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Rachel Roy
(Fashion Designer)
Rachel Roy
2
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: San Bernardino County, California, United States
 30 
Gene Krupa
(American drummer)
Gene Krupa
2
Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 16, 1973
 31 
James Nesbitt
(Actor)
James Nesbitt
5
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK
 32 
Eddie Cahill
(Actor)
Eddie Cahill
3
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 33 
Mihai Eminescu
(The National Poet of Romania and a Major Figure of Romanticism)
Mihai Eminescu
5
Birth Year: 1850
Birthplace: Botoșani, Romania
Died: June 15, 1889

Considered the national poet of Romania, Mihai Eminescu was a major figure of Romanticism in Romanian literature. Starting as an editor for the paper Timpul, he later penned iconic poems such as Luceafărul, or The Evening Star, and stories such as Sărmanul Dionis and Cezara. He, unfortunately, died in a mental asylum.

 34 
Maria Schell
(One of the Leading German Actresses of the 1950s and 1960s)
Maria Schell
3
Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 26, 2005

Maria Schell was an Austrian-Swiss actress who achieved immense popularity during the 1950s and 1960s, when she was considered one of the leading actresses of German cinema. Maria Schell is best remembered for her portrayal of Dr. Helga Reinbeck in the 1954 Austrian-Yugoslavian war drama film The Last Bridge, which earned her the Cannes Best Actress Award in 1954.

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Dorian Missick
2
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey, United States
 36 
Pierre S. du Pont
(Entrepreneur)
Pierre S. du Pont
0
Birth Year: 1870
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: April 4, 1954
 37 
Michael the Brave
(Romanian National Hero Known for Uniting All of Romania for the First Time)
Michael the Brave
3
Birth Year: 1558
Birthplace: Drăgoeşti, Vâlcea
Died: August 9, 1601

Mihai Viteazul, or Michael the Brave, was the prince of Walachia, who became a national hero after uniting all Romanian principalities under his rule. Known for his exploits against the Turks, he also conquered Transylvania and Moldavia. He was killed shortly after suppressing a revolt of Magyar nobles.

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Delino DeShields
(Baseball player)
Delino DeShields
3
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Seaford, Delaware, United States
 39 
Loie Fuller
(Actor, Lighting designer, Choreographer, Artist, Dancer, Stage actor, Model)
Loie Fuller
0
Birth Year: 1862
Birthplace: Illinois
Died: January 1, 1928
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Randy White
(American Football Player)
Randy White
3
Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
 41 
Valentina Zenere
3
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Valentina Zenere is an Argentinian actress, singer, and model. She is best known for playing Ámbar Smith in the popular Argentine-Mexican telenovela, Soy Luna. Her portrayal of Smith in the telenovela not only earned her several Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards but also established her as an actress on the world stage.

 42 
Victor Rasuk
(Actor)
Victor Rasuk
0
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Princess Michael of Kent
5
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Karlovy Vary

Princess, Michael of Kent, is one of the members of the British royal family. Princess Michael, who is of Hungarian, Austrian, and German noble descent, worked as an interior designer before shifting her focus towards writing. Having held a long time fascination for cheetahs, Princess Michael serves as a patron for Namibia's Cheetah Conservation Fund

 44 
Steve Mac
(Musician)
Steve Mac
1
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Surrey, England, UK
 45 
Ivor Novello
(Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter, Songwriter)
Ivor Novello
3
Birth Year: 1893
Birthplace: Cardiff
Died: March 6, 1951
 46 
Neil Nitin Mukesh
(Actor)
Neil Nitin Mukesh
3
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
 47 
Giorgia Meloni
(Politician)
Giorgia Meloni
2
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
 48 
Archibald Gracie IV
(Historian, Writer, Investor)
Archibald Gracie IV
2
Birth Year: 1858
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: December 4, 1912

Best known as the author of The Truth About The Titanic (currently Titanic: A Survivor's Story), Archibald Gracie IV was one of the few who survived the sinking of RMS Titanic. Beginning his career as colonel of the 7th New York Militia, he later became a real estate agent, concurrently carrying out researches on history, particularly the Battle of Chickamauga.

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Ibn Saud
(King of Saudi Arabia from 1932 to 1953)
Ibn Saud
19
Birth Year: 1875
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: November 9, 1953

Ibn Saud, or King Abdulaziz, was the founder and first monarch of Saudi Arabia. He oversaw the discovery of petroleum and the subsequent oil production in his country. He annexed the kingdoms of central and northern Arabia and ruled for over 20 years. He sired countless children, including 45 sons.

 50 
Ayeza Khan
(Pakistani Actress and Model)
Ayeza Khan
2
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

Popular Pakistani actor and model Ayeza Khan soared to fame with serials such as Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai and Mere Paas Tum Ho. In 2022, she became the first Pakistani star to gain 12 million followers on Instagram. She is married to actor-model Danish Taimoor and is a mother of two.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 15th

Personality
The individuals born on this day are known for their idealistic outlook towards life, their ambitious nature and also extraordinary determination and focus. They are extremely compassionate towards others and are passionate to make the world a better place. However, at times they may show signs of insecurity and may also find it difficult to prioritize their work. They also have a tendency to be too indulgent in the luxuries of life; however, with age and maturity, they learn to get rid of their negative traits.

Health
As they tend to over-indulge themselves, they need to take care that their love for rich food doesn’t pose any health hazards as it may lead to obesity. They also have a sensitive skin and have poor circulation. It is advisable for these individuals to follow a daily exercise routine.

Finance
Being responsible by nature and having taste for luxury, these people do everything in their capacity to make their ends meet. However, their career choices are never motivated by monetary gains.

Career
With their passion to make the world a better place and being compassionate towards others, they love to fight for justice and human rights and thus social service is one of the finest career options for them. Apart from this, they also thrive in fields like management, healthcare, architecture and fine arts.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
With powerful sex-drive and passionate nature, they tend to get attracted to those who equal their zeal for life and offer them enough attention. Once they commit to a relationship, they are loyal and affectionate. As parents, they try to inculcate a sense of independency in their children and try hard to protect them from failures and disappointments.  

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Blue, Pink & Brown
Lucky Numbers: 6, 7
Lucky Days (of the Month): 6th & 7th
Lucky Days (of the Week): Friday & Saturday