Famous People Born On January 18th

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Kevin Costner
(American Actor and Director Known for His Academy-Award Winning Movie 'Dances with Wolves')
Kevin Costner
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Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States

Actor, film director, and producer, Kevin Costner, is a much-decorated Hollywood with two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards to his name. Even though he never dreamed of a career in films as a youngster, fate ultimately led him to Hollywood where he made a successful career. He is also a singer in a country rock band.

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Pep Guardiola
(One of the Greatest Football Coach and Former Spanish Professional Football Player)
Pep Guardiola
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Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Santpedor, Spain

A football addict from beginning, Pep Guardiola went on to become a key player with the Barcelona and the Spanish National team. He played a crucial role in winning major titles like the La Liga and an Olympic gold medal. After retiring as a player, he became a coach and is widely regarded as one of the world's best coaches. 

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Dave Bautista
(Actor and Former Professional Wrestler Widely Known for His portrayal of 'Drax the Destroyer' in the MCU.)
Dave Bautista
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Former professional wrestler, Dave Bautista, is a four time World Heavyweight Champion and two time WWE Champion. The WWE legend has also ventured in the entertainment industry and proved his acting capabilities with blockbuster movies like Guardians of the Galaxy film series and Avengers: Infinity War. His other notable films include House of the Rising Sun and Blade Runner 2049.

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Cary Grant
(One of the Leading Men of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Cary Grant
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Birth Year: 1904
Birthplace: Horfield, Bristol, England
Died: November 29, 1986

Considered one of the greatest actors ever, Cary Grant’s good looks, popular appeal and a knack for romantic comedy made him an enduring Hollywood star from the 1930s to the 1960s. Penny Serenade, An Affair to Remember, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest and Charade are some of his classic films. He was bestowed an honorary Oscar in 1970.

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Jason Segel
(Known for His Role as 'Marshall Eriksen' in The CBS sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother')
Jason Segel
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Jason Segel is best known as Marshall Eriksen from the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Some of his other notable projects are the films The End of the Tour and Knocked Up and the series Freaks and Geeks. He is also an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church.
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Karan Brar
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Chirag Gupta’ in the Film ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
Karan Brar
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Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Redmond, Washington, United States

Karan Brar is an American actor. Starting his career as a child artist, Brar landed the role of an Indian boy named Ravi Ross in the comedy TV series Jessie; the casting directors were so impressed with Brar that they decided to recreate the role as Ravi Ross was originally intended to be a South American boy named Javier.

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Oliver Hardy
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Birth Year: 1892
Birthplace: Harlem, Georgia, United States
Died: August 7, 1957
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A. A. Milne
(Best Known for His Books About the Teddy Bear ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ and Children's Poetry)
A. A. Milne
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Birth Year: 1882
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 31, 1956

A. A. Milne was an English author best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh. He joined the British Army as a young man and served in both World War I and World War II. In his career as a writer, he wrote several novels, non-fiction pieces, articles, poems, screenplays, and children’s stories.

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Danny Kaye
(Actor)
Danny Kaye
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Birth Year: 1911
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 3, 1987
Danny Kaye is best remembered for his pantomimes, physical comedy, and patter songs, one of the most popular being Inchworm. Some of his most notable movies were the 1947 movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Court Jester, and Hans Christian Andersen. He was UNICEF’s first ambassador-at-large.
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Montesquieu
(Political Philosopher Who Gave the Doctrine of 'Separation of Powers')
Montesquieu
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Birth Year: 1689
Birthplace: La Brède, France
Died: February 10, 1755

French Enlightenment political philosopher, historian, judge, and man of letters Montesquieu remains the main source of the separation of powers system that is followed in many constitutions across the globe. His treatise The Spirit of the Laws on political theory greatly influenced work of many others, including drafting of the U.S. Constitution by the founding fathers of the United States.

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Angelique Kerber
(German Professional Tennis Player and Olympic Silver Medalist)
Angelique Kerber
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany

Winning her first Grand Slam at 28, Angelique Kerber is an example of a talented later bloomer in tennis. The former World No. 1 German player is known for her defensive tactics, speed, and footwork. She blamed a 2-week COVID-related quarantine for her loss at the 2021 Australian Open.

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Mark Rylance
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Ashford, United Kingdom

Mark Rylance is an English actor, playwright, and theatre director. He is one of the eight actors to have been honored twice with the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. He is also one of the eight people to have won the British Triple Crown of Acting, having received the BAFTA Television Award, BAFTA Film Award, and Laurence Olivier Award.

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Jesse L. Martin
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, Virginia, USA
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Leonard Fournette
(American football player)
Leonard Fournette
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Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Jonathan Davis
(Lead Vocalist and Frontman of Nu Metal Band 'Korn')
Jonathan Davis
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Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States
Jonathan Davis, or JDevil, is best known as the co-founder and lead singer of the band Korn, which is said to have pioneered the genre of nu metal music. The two-time Grammy-winning artist came to be known for his intense and sometimes aggressive and high-pitched vocals.
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Eugene Lee Yang
(Internet Personality, Filmmaker)
Eugene Lee Yang
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Texas
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Veerappan
(Indian criminal)
Veerappan
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Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Gopinatham, Mysore State, India
Died: October 18, 2004
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David Ruffin
(Singer)
David Ruffin
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Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Meridian
Died: June 1, 1991
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Daniel Webster
(Former United States Senator)
Daniel Webster
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Birth Year: 1782
Birthplace: Salisbury, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 24, 1852
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Mutsuhiro Watanabe
(Imperial Japanese Army Corporal)
Mutsuhiro Watanabe
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Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: Japan
Died: April 1, 2003

Mutsuhiro Watanabe was an Imperial Japanese Army soldier in World War II. Following Japan’s defeat, he was classified a war criminal for his mistreatment of prisoners of war (POWs) by the US Occupation authorities. However, the US authorities could not capture him. In his later years, he became an insurance salesman and grew wealthy.

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Julius Peppers
(American footballer)
Julius Peppers
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Wilson, North Carolina, USA
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Ashleigh Murray
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Becca Tobin
(Actress)
Becca Tobin
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, United States
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David Ayer
(Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Actor)
David Ayer
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Champaign
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Estelle
(Singer-songwriter)
Estelle
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: London, England
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Paul Keating
(Former Prime Minister of Australia (1991 - 1996))
Paul Keating
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Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Darlinghurst, Australia

Paul Keating is an Australian politician who served as the 24th Prime Minister of Australia and was in the office from 1991 to 1996. He previously served as the deputy prime minister of Australia and the treasurer of Australia. His tenure as the prime minister witnessed the enactment of the landmark Native Title Act to enshrine Indigenous land rights.

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Jay Mehta
(Businessman and Entrepreneur, he is Grandson of Nanji Kalidas Mehta, who own the Mehta Group)
Jay Mehta
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Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: India
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Ted DiBiase
(American Retired Professional Wrestler and One of the Greatest Villains in Pro-Wrestling History)
Ted DiBiase
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Ted DiBiase, or The Million Dollar Man, gained fame as a wrestler and is known for his association with WWE. He was part of WWE’s Legend program and held 30 titles, including the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. After his stints as a commentator and manager, he became a Christian minister.
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Elsa Einstein
(Albert Einstein's Wife)
Elsa Einstein
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Birth Year: 1876
Birthplace: Hechingen, Germany
Died: December 20, 1936

Elsa Einstein was the second wife of Albert Einstein. She is best remembered for her relationship with Albert Einstein as the latter started a relationship with Elsa, who also happens to be his cousin, while he was still married to Mileva Marić. Elsa Einstein was instrumental in the Einsteins building their summer house in 1929.

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Dave Attell
(Comedian)
Dave Attell
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Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
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Edmund Barton
(Prime Minister of Australia (1901-03))
Edmund Barton
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Birth Year: 1849
Birthplace: Glebe, Australia
Died: January 7, 1920

The first prime minister of Australia, Edmund Barton had also been a senior judge at the High Court of Australia. The federation movement leader was also a major force behind the drafting of the constitution of his country. After rejecting the knighthood thrice, he finally accepted the honor in 1902.

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Mark Messier
(Former Ice hockey centre who won six Stanley Cups throughout of his career)
Mark Messier
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Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: St. Albert, Canada
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Nacho
(Football player)
Nacho
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Mahadev Govind Ranade
(Judge, Social Reformer)
Mahadev Govind Ranade
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Birth Year: 1842
Birthplace: Niphad
Died: January 16, 1901

Mahadev Govind Ranade was an Indian social reformer, scholar, author, and judge. Ranade is credited with co-founding the Indian National Congress as well as founding several organizations like the Poona Sarvajanik Sabha, Widow Marriage Association, and Vaktruttvottejak Sabha. He also contributed as an editor of a nationalist publication named Induprakash.

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John Hume
(Irish Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (1979-2001))
John Hume
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Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Died: August 3, 2020
John Hume, founder of the SDLP, was a major figure in the Northern Ireland peace process. He became the only person to win all three major peace awards: the Nobel Peace Prize, the Gandhi Peace Prize, and the Martin Luther King Award, and was “knighted” by Pope Benedict XVI.
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Monica Bedi
(Actress)
Monica Bedi
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
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Tee Higgins
(American football player)
Tee Higgins
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Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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Gilles Villeneuve
(Canadian Formula 1 Racing Driver)
Gilles Villeneuve
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Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
Died: May 8, 1982
Canadian race-car driver Gilles Villeneuve is remembered for his 6-year stint with Grand Prix, racing with Ferrari. He won six races but died in a violent collision with Jochen Mass’s car during a qualifying race for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. His son, Jacques, later became a F1 champion.
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Curt Flood
(Baseball player)
Curt Flood
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Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Houston
Died: January 20, 1997
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Rubén Darío
(Nicaraguan Poet Who Initiated the Spanish-Language Literary Movement Known as "Modernismo")
Rubén Darío
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Birth Year: 1867
Birthplace: Ciudad Darío, Nicaragua
Died: February 6, 1916

The leader of the 19th-century Spanish-American Modernismo movement, Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío had been a prodigy who had started writing poems at age 14. Best remembered for his works such as Azul, he earned the tag of the Prince of Castilian Letters. He had also held various diplomatic posts.

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David Bellamy
(British Botanist, Television Presenter and Environmental Activist)
David Bellamy
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Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 11, 2019

Once regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on botany and the environment, David Bellamy was also a successful TV presenter and was a regular on BBC programs. However, he later claimed that he was shunned by the TV fraternity for his denial of the importance of climate change.

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Juan Fernando Quintero
(Colombian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Juan Fernando Quintero
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Barranquilla

Juan Fernando Quintero is a Colombian football player who has been representing the national football team since 2012. An attacking midfielder, Quintero is renowned for his creativity, agility, and speed. He is currently signed with the Argentine football club River Plate, where his style of play has drawn comparisons to that of Lionel Messi.

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Minissha Lamba
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: India
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Daniel Hale Williams
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Birth Year: 1856
Birthplace: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 4, 1931

Daniel Hale Williams was a general surgeon known for performing the first documented, successful pericardium surgery in the US in 1893. Born to interracial parents, he faced numerous struggles in his journey to become a physician. He later founded the first non-segregated hospital in the United States, Chicago's Provident Hospital. He also founded a nursing school for African Americans. 

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Leo Varadkar
(Tánaiste (Since 2020))
Leo Varadkar
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Leo Varadkar is the Tánaiste, or deputy head, of Ireland. He has previously been the defense minister, the health minister, and the Fine Gael leader. Named to Time 100, he became the first openly gay Irish government head and the first Taoiseach, or Irish prime minister, of Indian origin.
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Latavius Murray
(American football running back)
Latavius Murray
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Titusville, Florida, United States
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Joanna Newsom
(Keyboardist in the San Francisco–based Indie Band “The Pleased”)
Joanna Newsom
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Grass Valley, California, United States

Joanna Newsom is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. Noted for her unique musical style, Newsom's early work was influenced by polyrhythms. She is one of the most important members of the modern freak folk and psychedelic folk movement. Newsom is also noted for her songwriting, which incorporates elements of avant-garde modernism and Appalachian music.

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Martin O'Malley
(Politician)
Martin O'Malley
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., U.S.
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Jay Chou
(Singer-Songwriter)
Jay Chou
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Linkou, Taipei County, Taiwan
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M. C. Gainey
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Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States U.S.

Those born on 18th of January are very determined and serious individuals with great ambitions. Ruled by the planet, Mars, these people put their heart and soul while pursuing whatever they want. However, they are not driven by materialistic gains, and are very generous and kindhearted people, who love helping others in times of need. They are also very optimistic and reliable individuals who due to their great easygoing demeanor make quite a lot of friends. Owing to their great charm, they often manipulate people, but are emotional and compassionate towards others. People born on this day have a tendency to get bored very easily and at times can be very childish and undisciplined.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 18th

Personality
The Capricorns born on this particular day are very passionate and enthusiastic and are persistent with whatever they pursue in life. They are charismatic and charming individuals, who are very empathetic and generous towards others. Though at times they may appear a little distant emotionally, they are very welcoming and friendly individuals, who always take care of their loved ones. Known also for their visionary and creative nature, these people at times can be a little naïve and immature in certain situations. However, with age and maturity they tend to overcome these character flaws.

Health
They are born food-lovers and may find it difficult to control their appetite and need to take care of their dietary habits. Their energy levels may fluctuate too frequently making them susceptible to mood swings and irritability. They also need to learn to relax and get plenty of sleep to keep themselves healthy. They should avoid smoking and fast food and inculcate a daily exercise routine into their lifestyle.

Finance
Owing to their hardworking and focused nature, they achieve great heights in their career and earn good money. Though they are not over-concerned with material gain in their life, they often tend to lead a luxurious life.

Career
These individuals are creative and tend to be drawn towards field like fashion and advertising. Owing to their idealistic approach towards life, they may also be inclined towards professions like medicine, teaching and social work. Apart from these, they also thrive in arts, films and media.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
The Capricorns born on January 18 are not very willing to throw themselves into romantic relationships. However, once they commit, they are very loving and caring towards their partner and love spending time with them. They are very concerned as parents and try to offer all the luxuries of life to their young ones which they themselves never had.

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Red, Brown
Lucky Numbers: 1, 9
Lucky Days (of the Month): 1st & 9th
Lucky Days (of the Week): Tuesday & Saturday