Famous People Born On January 1st

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Lorenzo de' Medici
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Birth Year: 1449
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: April 8, 1492

Lorenzo de' Medici was an Italian statesman. Nicknamed Lorenzo the Magnificent, de' Medici was the most enthusiastic and powerful patron of Renaissance culture in Italy. He is credited with providing sponsorships to artists like Michelangelo and Botticelli, thereby contributing indirectly to the development of art in the Republic of Florence. His life and work inspired a couple of TV series.

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Paul Revere
(Silversmith, Revolutionary)
Paul Revere
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Birth Year: 1735
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 10, 1818
Paul Revere was a silversmith from Boston and a Patriot in the American Revolution who is remembered for alerting his fellow Patriots, during a midnight ride, about the approaching British forces prior to the battles of Lexington and Concord. He remains immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Paul Revere's Ride.
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Colin Morgan
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Armagh, Northern Ireland
Colin Morgan is best known for his multiple-award-winning performance in Merlin. He made waves with his theater performances and has also narrated several audiobooks and documentaries. He was seen in the series Humans and The Fall, and the movies Benjamin and Island. He hates social media and practices ethical consumerism.
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Anand Kumar
(Teacher)
Anand Kumar
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Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Patna, Bihar, India

Anand Kumar is an Indian educator who teaches mathematics. He is renowned for his educational program called Super 30, which selects 30 economically underprivileged candidates and trains them for IIT-JEE, potentially giving them an opportunity to get into the Indian Institutes of Technology. His life and career inspired the film Super 30, in which Anand Kumar's character was played by Hrithik Roshan.

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Morris Chestnut
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Cerritos, California, United States

Actor Morris Chestnut is best known for his role in the film Boyz n the Hood. Beginning his career as a young man, he appeared in a few TV shows before venturing into films. He steadily evolved as an actor and went on to co-star alongside major actors in big-budget films. He has co-authored a book on health and fitness.

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J. D. Salinger
(American Author Best Known for His Novel 'The Catcher in the Rye')
J. D. Salinger
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Birth Year: 1919
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: January 27, 2010
J. D. Salinger is best remembered for his controversial novel The Catcher in the Rye, which was banned in many school libraries due to its sexual content. His other notable works include the anthology Nine Stories and the novella Hapworth. He spent much of his life in seclusion. 
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That Poppy
(First and Currently Only Female Artist to Be Nominated in a Metal Category)
That Poppy
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Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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E. M. Forster
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Birth Year: 1879
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: June 7, 1970

Best known for his iconic novels Howard’s End and A Passage to India, British author E. M. Forster dealt with themes such as class division and gender. Born in England and educated at Cambridge, he had also spent some time as a secretary to Maharaja Tukojirao III of India.

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Dana Andrews
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Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: Collins, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 17, 1992

Dana Andrews was an American actor who achieved popularity during the 1940s. His film career declined in the 1950s, partly due to alcoholism, which he eventually overcame by working with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Later in his life, he started focusing on his real estate business. He died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure in 1992.

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Angourie Rice
(Actress)
Angourie Rice
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Birth Year: 2001
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
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Jerry Yan
(Known for His Lead Role as 'Daoming Si' in the Taiwanese Dramas 'Meteor Garden' and 'Meteor Garden II')
Jerry Yan
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Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Jerry Yan is a Taiwanese actor and model best known for playing Dao Ming Si in the popular Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden and its sequel Meteor Garden II. Also renowned for his singing skills, Jerry is a former member of a boy band named F4. Over the years, Jerry Yan has won several awards, such as Mnet Asian Music Award.

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Jack Wilshere
(Football - Midfielder for England)
Jack Wilshere
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
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Hamza Bendelladj
(Computer engineer)
Hamza Bendelladj
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
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Eiichiro Oda
(Japanese manga artist)
Eiichiro Oda
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture

Eiichiro Oda is a Japanese manga artist best known as the creator of the series One Piece. The series is both the best-selling manga and the best-selling comic series of all time. He decided to become a manga artist as a child and began working as an assistant manga artist as a teenager, quickly gaining fame and fortune. 

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Omar al-Bashir
(Former President of Sudan)
Omar al-Bashir
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Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Hosh Bannaga, Sudan

Omar al-Bashir is a Sudanese politician who served as the seventh president of Sudan. A former military officer, he is the founder of the National Congress Party that remained the dominant political party in the country until 2019. He was deposed in a coup d'état the same year and subsequently arrested and convicted on multiple corruption charges.

Satyendra Nath Bose
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Birth Year: 1894
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: February 4, 1974

Best known for working with Albert Einstein to form Bose–Einstein statistics, Indian scientist Satyendra Nath Bose was a master of quantum mechanics. He played the esraj, loved poetry, and had mastered quite a few languages. The Padma Vibhushan winner was also made a Fellow of The Royal Society.

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Derrick Thomas
(American football player)
Derrick Thomas
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Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Died: February 8, 2000
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Betsy Ross
(Woman Who Made The First American Flag)
Betsy Ross
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Birth Year: 1752
Birthplace: Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 30, 1836
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Charlie Munger
(Investor)
Charlie Munger
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Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Charlie Munger is an American businessman, investor, architectural designer, and former real estate attorney. Over the years, he has played an important role as the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. A well-known philanthropist, Charlie Munger has donated millions of dollars to universities and schools.

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Lilian Thuram
(Football player)
Lilian Thuram
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France

French former footballer Lilian Thuram, who is now a renowned author, with books on racism such as White Thinking to his credit. His 142 appearances for the French national team made him the most capped player of his country, while he was part of the 1998 FIFA World Cup-winning squad.

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Paolo Guerrero
(Peruvian footballer)
Paolo Guerrero
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Lima
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Noor Inayat Khan
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Birth Year: 1914
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 13, 1944

Noor Inayat Khan was a British spy who served in a secret British World War II organization called Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the war. She was also the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France from the UK to aid the French Resistance. She was subsequently caught and executed at a Nazi concentration camp.

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Grandmaster Flash
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Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Barbados, British West Indies [now Barbados]
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Davor Šuker
(Footballer)
Davor Šuker
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Osijek
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Frank Langella
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Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States

Frank Langella is an actor most revered in the American theatre industry where he has won four Tony Awards. He then replicated his success in the film and TV industry, appearing in popular movies and TV series. His memoir, Dropped Names, attracted critical appreciation, with some even calling it a celebration of sluttiness as a noble way of life.

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Nana Patekar
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Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Murud-Janjira
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Jonas Armstrong
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
While he gained fame as the titular character in BBC’s Robin Hood, Irish-born actor Jonas Armstrong also broke his foot while filming a fight scene for the series. Blessed with a penchant for mastering different accents, he has bagged plum roles in series such as Ripper Street and The Drowning.
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Neil Connery
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Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: May 9, 2021
Neil Connery, younger brother of legendary actor Sean Connery, made his movie debut with the film O.K. Connery, also known as Operation Kid Brother, which was modeled on James Bond films. He was also part of the Hong Kong film Aces Go Places 3, a secret agent comedy.
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Diamond White
(Singer, Actress)
Diamond White
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Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
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Sophie McShera
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
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Aishwarya R. Dhanush
(Film Director)
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Chennai

Apart from being the daughter of Indian megastar Rajinikanth, Aishwarya R. Dhanush is also the wife of actor Dhanush. She is a singer and director in her own right, too, and directed her husband in the movie 3. She was also nominated for a Filmfare for the song Un Mela Aasadhan.

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Asrani
(Actor)
Asrani
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Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Jaipur, India
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Anthony Wayne
(Senior Officer of the United States Army (1792-96))
Anthony Wayne
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Birth Year: 1745
Birthplace: Easttown Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 15, 1796
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Alfred Stieglitz
(Photographer)
Alfred Stieglitz
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Birth Year: 1864
Birthplace: Hoboken
Died: July 13, 1946
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Sergei Korolev
(Lead Rocket Engineer and Founder of the Soviet Union’s Space Program)
Sergei Korolev
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Birth Year: 1907
Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Died: January 14, 1966

Sergei Korolev was a Soviet spacecraft designer and rocket engineer who played an important role during the Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States of America in the 1950s and 1960s. He was largely responsible for developing the R-7 Rocket and launching Yuri Gagarin into space. Sergei Korolev also launched Belka, Strelka, and Laika into space.

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Chiune Sugihara
(Diplomat)
Chiune Sugihara
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Birth Year: 1900
Birthplace: Kozuchi Town (now Mino, Gifu Prefecture), Japan
Died: July 31, 1986

Chiune Sugihara was a Japanese diplomat best remembered for helping thousands of Jews flee Europe during the Second World War. He did so by issuing transit visas to the Jews, enabling them to travel through Japanese territory. Sugihara helped the Jews despite knowing that he was risking the lives of his family and his job. 

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Huldrych Zwingli
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Birth Year: 1484
Birthplace: Wildhaus, Switzerland
Died: October 11, 1531

Huldrych Zwingli was a Swiss pastor who played an important role in the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland. Also a well-known scholar and humanist, Zwingli was popular with the masses. Although he is remembered as a stern reformer, he had a great sense of humor; he often used puns, satiric fables, and spoofing in his writings.

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Sardar Azmoun
(Association football player)
Sardar Azmoun
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Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Gonbad-e Qabus

Known as the Iranian Messi, Sardar Azmoun is one of the most popular Iranian footballers. While he spent his youth career playing for influential Iranian clubs such as Sepahan, he began his senior career with Russian clubs such as Rubin Kazan and later also represented the German club Bayer Leverkusen.

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Golda Rosheuvel
(Television and film actress who is best recognized for her role as Queen Charlotte on the Netflix series Bridgerton)
Golda Rosheuvel
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Guyana
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Tank
(Singer)
Tank
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Manuel Roxas
(Former President of the Philippines)
Manuel Roxas
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Birth Year: 1892
Birthplace: Roxas City, Philippines
Died: April 15, 1948

Manuel Roxas was a Filipino politician who served as the president of the Philippines from 1946 to 1948. He also served as the first president of the Third Philippine Republic after the USA relinquished its supremacy over the Philippines. Regarded as an important politician in the history of the Philippines, Roxas is depicted on the 100 Peso banknote. 

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Stepan Bandera
(Political leader)
Stepan Bandera
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Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: Galicia
Died: October 15, 1959
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Wilhelm Canaris
(5th Chief of the Abwehr (1935 - 1944))
Wilhelm Canaris
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Birth Year: 1877
Birthplace: Germany
Died: April 9, 1945

While Wilhelm Canaris became one of Hitler’s most trusted secret agents, he was actually supplying information to Britain all along. He went down in history as a man who was hanged twice for treason, first as part of torture for a few moments, and then for good.

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Larry Nance Jr.
(Basketball player)
Larry Nance Jr.
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Pierre de Coubertin
(Father of the Modern Olympic Games)
Pierre de Coubertin
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Birth Year: 1863
Birthplace: Paris
Died: September 2, 1937

Pierre de Coubertin was a French historian and educator. Credited with founding the International Olympic Committee, Coubertin is often referred to as the father of the modern Olympic Games. Also an important contributor to the sport of rugby union, Coubertin was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007. 

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Shane Carruth
(Film producer)
Shane Carruth
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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Stanley Kamel
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Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: South River, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 8, 2008
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Bob Menendez
(Political Leader)
Bob Menendez
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Mark Reynolds Hughes
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Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: La Mirada, California, United States
Died: May 21, 2000
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Rahat Indori
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Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: August 11, 2020

Urdu poet Rahat Indori had an illustrious and versatile career as a painter, a Bollywood lyricist, and a professor. A regular at poetry events such as Kavi Sammelan, he was known for his captivating couplets such as Kisi Ke Baap Ka Hindustan Thodi Hai. He died of COVID-19 in 2020.

Individuals born on January 1 are known for their ambitious and strong-willed nature. With Sun as the ruling planet, these people are extremely buoyant and like to face challenges head-on. They are also blessed with great imaginative and creative skills and are at times cautious towards life in general. Though they may appear as calm and composed from outside, at times they can be a little insecure. These individuals have high morals and though they are adaptable to any situation, however, they may often find it difficult to comprise on their values. People born on this day are very loyal and are dedicated to their loved ones. However, they may suffer from inner anxieties and at times tend to be a little upstage.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 1st  

Personality
Individuals born on this day are extremely responsible and organized. They are also very flexible and given their light-hearted nature, they are always calm and composed. They are loyal individuals and are extremely warm and welcoming towards others. However, at times they can be a little too sensitive and are also susceptible to stress and depression. They need to share their inner feeling with their near and dear ones so as not to let negativity take root in their minds.  

Health
As the people born on this particular day tend to be a little lazy, they fail to follow a daily exercise routine. As they often indulge themselves in overeating and are extremely fond of sweets, diabetes may be a threat. They are also prone to stress related illnesses such as headaches and high blood pressure and may also suffer from digestive problems. These people need to stay away from alcoholic drinks which may pose great health hazards in their case and should also drink plenty of water.

Finance
People born on January 1 are very astute and careful when it comes to their finances. However, even though they are very career driven individuals, financial benefit is never a priority for them. As they are good planner they often meet their financial responsibilities.

Career
These people are very dedicated and focused, as far as their career is concerned. They take their responsibilities seriously and often pursue career options which they harbor from a very young age. Their career choices are never motivated by financial benefits and tend to emphasize job satisfaction rather than monetary incentives. They thrive as planners, producers, account managers and engineers etc.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
These Capricorns take matters of heart very enthusiastically. However, at times they find it very difficult to express their inner feelings to others, unless they are very close to that person. They look for partners who are supportive towards their lofty ambitions, and can deal with their insecurities. Though they may seem reluctant initially, once they commit to a relationship, they are very passionate and romantic. These individuals make very strict parents and set very high standards for their children which if not fulfilled, they tend to be disheartened.

Trivia
Lucky Colors: Blue, Orange & Brown.
Lucky Numbers: 1 & 2
Lucky Days (of the Month): 1st & 2nd
Lucky Days (of the Week): Saturday & Sunday.