Famous People Born On January 16th

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Aaliyah
(Best Known as 'Princess of R&B' & 'Queen of Urban Pop')
Aaliyah
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 25, 2001

Aaliyah was an American singer, actress and model, who became famous when her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number sold three million copies in the US. Her subsequent albums also sold in millions and won her numerous accolades. She also acted in some films. She tragically died in an airplane crash in the Bahamas, at the age of 22.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda
(Actor, Singer-songwriter)
Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
The multiple award winning actor, composer, lyricist, singer and playwright, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has transformed Broadway musicals like never before by combining classic musical theatre with modern musical forms like hip-hop and salsa. His creation Hamilton, a hip-hop musical on Alexander Hamilton, is one of the biggest musicals of all time.
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Sade
(Frontwoman of the Soul Band Sade)
Sade
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Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria

Nigerian-British singer Helen Folasade Adu, or Sade Adu, often blends Afro-Cuban tunes with soul and smooth jazz in her music. The Grammy Award winner had initially studied fashion designing and been a model. The founder of the band Sade, she has released iconic tracks such as No Ordinary Love.

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Jennie
(Singer)
Jennie
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, South Korea

South Korean singer and rapper, Jennie, became popular as a member of the girl group Blackpink. She decided to pursue a career in music when she was a teenager. After being active in the music industry for a few years, she gained international fame after being selected for Blackpink. She has since embarked on a solo career as well.

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Kate Moss
(Supermodel)
Kate Moss
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Croydon, England

Kate Moss, one of the highest-paid supermodels of the 1990s, was one of the pioneers of the “heroin chic” trend. Featured on TIME 100, she was known for her collaboration with Calvin Klein and her size-zero figure. She owns a clothing range and is a fashion editor for British Vogue.

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Albert Pujols
(Dominican–American Professional Baseball First Baseman and Designated Hitter)
Albert Pujols
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dominican-American baseball player Albert Pujols was a three-time MVP during his 11-year stint with the St. Louis Cardinals. An only child he grew up with an alcoholic father. He has been in the news for his $240 million contract with the LA Angels and for allegedly lying about his age.
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Joe Flacco
(American Football Player)
Joe Flacco
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Audubon, New Jersey, United States
New York Jets football quarterback Joe Flacco began his career with Delaware. He holds the record of being the first rookie quarterback to win two playoffs. He won Super Bowl XLVII with the Baltimore Ravens and was named the MVP. He became the 2008 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.
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Dian Fossey
(Zoologist, Conservationist)
Dian Fossey
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Birth Year: 1932
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: December 26, 1985
Zoologist, primatologist, and conservationist Dian Fossey conducted research on mountain gorillas in Rwanda from 1966 until she was murdered in 1985. She was part of the Trimates assigned to study apes by paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey. She wrote Gorillas in the Mist, which was later turned into a film.
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James May
(TV Presenter)
James May
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

James May is an English journalist and television presenter. May is known for co-presenting the popular factual television show Top Gear alongside Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson. James May is credited with co-founding the independent TV production company W. Chump and Sons.

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FKA twigs
(Singer-songwriter)
FKA twigs
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
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John Carpenter
(American film director)
John Carpenter
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Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Carthage, New York, United States
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Debbie Allen
(Actress Best Known for Her Work in the Musical-Drama Television Series 'Fame')
Debbie Allen
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Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Debbie Allen is an actress, dancer, choreographer, and singer-songwriter.  She appeared in the musical-drama TV series Fame and also worked as the series’ principal choreographer. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards. She runs the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles and is a former member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. 

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Sidharth Malhotra
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Delhi

Sidharth Malhotra is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Hindi language films. Also known for his charity work, Malhotra has collaborated with organizations, such as PETA to raise awareness about dogs. In 2013, he performed at an event to raise funds for the victims affected by a flood in Uttarakhand.

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Renée Felice Smith
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Renée Felice Smith is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Nell Jones in the popular action television series, NCIS: Los Angeles. Her work in a film titled The Relationtrip earned her nominations at the Nashville Film Festival and SXSW Film Festival. Apart from playing the role of Beck, Smith also wrote, directed, and executive produced the film.

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Justin Jefferson
(American football player)
Justin Jefferson
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Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Saint Rose, Louisiana, United States
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Alyssa Edwards
(Drag Performer & Choreographer Best Known As a Contestant of 'RuPaul's Drag Race')
Alyssa Edwards
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Mesquite, Texas, United States

Alyssa Edwards is an American choreographer, drag performer, and businessperson. She gained international prominence after participating in the reality competition TV series RuPaul's Drag Race in 2013. In June 2019, she was ranked fifth in New York magazine's most powerful drag queens in America list. Alyssa Edwards’ life and career inspired the 2018 docuseries Dancing Queen which premiered on Netflix.

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Roy Jones Jr.
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States

Former American boxer Roy Jones Jr. was born to a boxer father. Despite his defeat in the gold medal match at the 1988 Seoul Olympics due to a faulty decision by the judges, he won the Val Barker Award. He was the second light heavyweight champion to earn a heavyweight title.

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Fulgencio Batista
(Former President of Cuba)
Fulgencio Batista
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Birth Year: 1901
Birthplace: Banes, Cuba
Died: August 6, 1973

Fulgencio Batista was the elected president of Cuba from 1940 to 1944. He formed the constitution of Cuba. He later became a dictator through a coup. He was finally ousted by Che Guevara at the Battle of Santa Clara, as part of Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement.

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Ethel Merman
(Actress)
Ethel Merman
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Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
Died: February 15, 1984
Tony- and Grammy-winning actor/singer Ethel Merman is remembered for her legendary musicals such as Annie Get Your Gun and Hello, Dolly! Known as the First Lady of the musical comedy stage, she has been part of films such as Anything Goes and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
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Eric Liddell
(Scottish Sprinter, Rugby Player and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Eric Liddell
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Birth Year: 1902
Birthplace: Tianjin, China
Died: February 21, 1945

Eric Liddell was a Scottish athlete who won a gold medal in 400 meters race at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. In his later years, he became a Christian missionary. Though he was of Scottish origin, he was born in China, where he spent most of his life and died eventually.

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Ronnie Milsap
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Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Robbinsville, North Carolina, United States
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Richard T. Jones
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Richard T. Jones is an American actor known for playing important roles in films like Full Court Miracle, The Wood, and Why Did I Get Married? Apart from being an actor, Richard T. Jones is also a preacher/minister and often appears in Christian drama films, such as A Question of Faith.

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Gabi Butler
(Cheerleader)
Gabi Butler
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Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Boca Roton, Florida
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Susan Sontag
(Writer and Filmmaker, Best Known for her Essay 'Notes on 'Camp')
Susan Sontag
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Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 28, 2004
Susan Sontag is best known for her essay anthologies such as Against Interpretation and her novels such as In America. She wrote about diverse issues such as human rights, photography, AIDS, and leftist beliefs, and also visited war-torn areas. The National Book Award-winning author was also openly bisexual. 
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Katy Jurado
(Actor, Journalist, Critic, Television actor, Film actor)
Katy Jurado
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Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Guadalajara
Died: July 5, 2002
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Rila Fukushima
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Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Tokyo

Tokyo-born Rila Fukushima initially wished to be a model agent but ended up being one of Japan’s most popular models, walking the ramp for Louis Vuitton and gracing magazines such as Vogue Japan. She later appeared in The Wolverine and the series Arrow and Gunshi Kanbei.

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Alexander Acosta
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, U.S.
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John C. Breckinridge
(14th Vice President of the United States (1857 - 1861))
John C. Breckinridge
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Birth Year: 1821
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 17, 1875

From being the youngest vice-president of the United States to joining the Confederate Army during the American civil war, John Breckinridge was a controversial figure in politics. While he was regarded as a shrewd military commander, the former Democratic Congressman was considered a traitor in the northern region. He fled the US after the Civil War but later on returned.

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A. J. Foyt
(Race car driver)
A. J. Foyt
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Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

The first racing driver to win the Indianapolis 500 four times, A.J Foytm appeared in the event for 35 consecutive years, winning the race in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977. Inheriting his love for racing from his auto mechanic father, he dropped out of  school to become professional racing driver, eventually founding a successful racing team, A. J. Foyt Enterprises.

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Max Joseph
(Filmmaker)
Max Joseph
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Pablo Zabaleta
(Former Footballer who Played as a Right Back.)
Pablo Zabaleta
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Stephan Lichtsteiner
(Association football player)
Stephan Lichtsteiner
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Adligenswil

Known for his 20-year stint as a footballer and his successful tenures with teams such as Arsenal and Juventus, Stephan Lichtsteiner has, post-retirement, begun training as a watchmaker with the Swiss timepiece manufacturer Maurice de Mauriac. His powerful runs on the field earned him the nickname Forrest Gump.

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Tony Pulis
(Football Player, Football Manager)
Tony Pulis
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Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Newport, Wales

Tony Pulis is a Welsh former football player who played for teams like Bristol Rovers, AFC Bournemouth, and Newport County in a career that spanned 17 years. Pulis is better known for his career as a football manager, for which he was made an inductee to the LMA Hall of Fame.

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Anatoli Boukreev
(Mountaineer)
Anatoli Boukreev
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Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Korkino, Chelyabinsk Oblast
Died: December 25, 1997

Anatoli Boukreev was a Russian Kazakhstani mountaineer best remembered for his efforts that saved the lives of many during the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. The following year, he died in an avalanche in Nepal. In the 2015 historical adventure film Everest, which depicts the 1996 disaster, Anatoli Boukreev is played by actor Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson.

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Edith Frank
(Anne Frank's mother)
Edith Frank
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Birth Year: 1900
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: January 6, 1945
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Harry Carey
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Birth Year: 1878
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: September 21, 1947
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George Pickett
(Military Officer)
George Pickett
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Birth Year: 1825
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: July 30, 1875
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Dizzy Dean
(Baseball Player)
Dizzy Dean
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Birth Year: 1910
Birthplace: Lucas, Arkansas, United States
Died: July 17, 1974
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Robert W. Service
(Poet & Writer)
Robert W. Service
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Birth Year: 1874
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England
Died: September 11, 1958

Robert W. Service was a British-Canadian poet and writer. Popularly called "the Bard of the Yukon," he wrote some of the most commercially successful poetry of his era. A bank clerk by profession, he often wrote while traveling for work. Besides poetry, he also wrote fiction and non-fiction. He was often compared to English writer and novelist Rudyard Kipling. 

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Guru Har Rai
(Sikh Guru)
Guru Har Rai
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Birth Year: 1630
Birthplace: Kiratpur, Punjab, India
Died: October 6, 1661
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Jim Caldwell
(American football coach)
Jim Caldwell
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Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
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Caroline Munro
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Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK
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Tre'Davious White
(Football player)
Tre'Davious White
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Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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Mason Gamble
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Kiesza
(Singer songwriter)
Kiesza
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Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Marwan Kenzari
(Dutch Actor Known His Role in the 2013 Film 'Wolf')
Marwan Kenzari
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Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherland

Marwan Kenzari is a Tunisian Dutch actor who achieved popularity in 2013 when he won the Golden Calf, the Dutch equivalent of the Oscars, for Best Actor for his portrayal of Majid in the action drama-martial arts film, Wolf. Kenzari went on to achieve international recognition for his portrayal of Joe in the 2020 American superhero film The Old Guard.  

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Jonathan Allen
(American football player)
Jonathan Allen
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Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Anniston, Alabama, United States
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Madame
(Singer-Songwriter)
Madame
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Birth Year: 2002
Birthplace: Creazzo, Italy
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Atticus Ross
(Known for His Work with Musician 'Trent Reznor' of the Industrial Rock Band 'Nine Inch Nails')
Atticus Ross
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: London, England

Atticus Ross is an English musician, composer, record producer, audio engineer, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with Trent Reznor; the duo has won prestigious awards, such as an Oscar for Best Original Score and a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Ross has also won a Golden Globe for his work in Soul.

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Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
(Danish Actress Known for Playing 'Katrine Fønsmark' in the Television Series 'Borgen')
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Hillerød, Denmark

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen is a Danish actress best known for her role as painter Marie Krøyer in the biographical film The Passion of Marie. She received a Robert Award for Best Actress nomination for this portrayal. She is also active on TV and has appeared in Martin Scorsese's HBO television series Vinyl. She made her Broadway debut in 2016. 

People born on 16th of January are extremely goal-oriented and somewhat materialistic by nature. However, owing to the influence of the planet Uranus, these individuals are also spiritually inclined. They are also known for their curious nature and are avid readers, having great appetite for learning. Extremely kindhearted by nature, these individuals are great listeners, but at time may find it difficult to express their emotions because of their somewhat shy nature. People born on this day are also very hard-working and stay focused until they achieve whatever they aspire to, and always try to accomplish higher and higher goals. However, if something goes contrary to their plans they have a tendency to get anxious.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 16th

Personality
People born on this particular day are extremely valued and even admired due to their great potential and dedication. Very ambitious by nature, they achieve great heights in their life, however at times they may set unrealistic goals for themselves, which they may find difficult to achieve. They are extremely reliable and generous by nature and hardly lose touch to their spiritual side. They are also very organized and insightful, however, they may sometimes lack confidence.

Health
The people born on this day can be indolent and ignore their physical well-being, which may divest them of their vital energy. They need to take care of their dietary habits and need to follow a regular exercise routine.  They need to make sure that they get enough sleep at night and should also avoid stress.

Finance
Though the individuals born on this day earn well, they are not particularly good at handling their finances. They have a tendency to overspend and given their generous and charitable nature, they often lend money to friends and relatives, due to which may find themselves in crisis at times.

Career
As these individuals are blessed with great organizational skills and a systematic approach, they thrive in business and make great managers. They also do well in fields such as accountancy, law, publishing and sales. Some of them may also get interested in music and arts.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
These people are extremely devoted in their romantic relationships. Towards their loved ones, especially their partner, they show a lot of affection and feel comfortable opening up to them emotionally. They are attracted to intelligent and philosophical people who can help them in expanding their intellectual horizon. Though they are extremely fond of children, but the idea of parenthood generally doesn’t fascinate them.

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Blue, Brown
Lucky Numbers: 7, 8
Lucky Days (of the Month): 7th & 8th
Lucky Days (of the Week): Monday & Saturday