Famous People Born On January 28th

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J. Cole
(One of the Most Influential Rappers of His Generation)
J. Cole
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

German born American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer J. Cole is considered one of the most respected and influential rappers of his generation. Interested in music from a young age, he decided to become a singer when he was just 12. His debut mixtape was a hit, and he went on to release many other successful mixtapes and albums.

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Ariel Winter
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Alex Dunphy’ in ABC Comedy Series ‘Modern Family’)
Ariel Winter
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Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Fairfax, Virginia, United States

The youngest of the popular Workman siblings, Ariel Winter Workman has established herself as a successful actress after starting her career as a child star. She has also contributed immensely as a voice actress in films and video games.

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Henry VII of England
(Monarch of England (1485-1509))
Henry VII of England
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Birth Year: 1457
Birthplace: Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Died: April 21, 1509

Henry VII of England played an important role in popularizing the House of Tudor by becoming the first monarch of the house; he ruled as the king of England from 1485 until his death in 1509. He is credited with several economic, diplomatic, and administrative initiatives.

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Gianluigi Buffon
(Football Player)
Gianluigi Buffon
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Carrara, Italy
Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian footballer, often considered the greatest goalkeeper of all time. The first goalkeeper to receive the Golden Foot Award, Buffon was included in Pelé's FIFA 100 list in 2004. He is also well-known for his charity work; in 2019, he was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations' World Food Programme.
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Rick Ross
(Rapper, Songwriter)
Rick Ross
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Coahoma County, Mississippi
Named the "Hottest MC in the Game" in 2012 by MTV, Rick Ross soared to fame with his first single, Hustlin. He launched the label Maybach Music Group and once owned several Wingstop restaurant outlets. He is also known for his feuds and legal issues with other artists.
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Elijah Wood
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Frodo Baggins’ in ‘The Lord of the Ring’ Film Trilogy)
Elijah Wood
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

American actor Elijah Wood is credited with bringing the iconic character Frodo Baggins to life with his portrayal of Frodo in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. He is also the founder of the production company SpectreVision, which predominantly produces horror films. Wood touched the lives of many when he visited Curepto after it was struck by an earthquake.

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Nick Carter
(Musician)
Nick Carter
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States

Nick Carter is an American singer, musician, and actor. Best known for his association with the popular vocal group the Backstreet Boys, Carter achieved popularity as a teen idol throughout the mid and late-1990s. Also known for his charity work, Nick Carter has been playing an important role in raising awareness about the environment and its oceans.

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Will Poulter
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

Will Poulter is an English actor known for playing important roles in popular films, such as We're the Millers, The Maze Runner, and The Revenant. Will Poulter is a major inspiration to those suffering from developmental coordination disorder and dyslexia as he himself suffered from these conditions at school, which in turn encouraged him to pursue a career in acting.

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Jackson Pollock
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Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Cody, Wyoming, United States
Died: August 11, 1956
Abstract Expressionist artist Jackson Pollock pioneered the drip technique or action painting, which involved moving his whole body to paint on a horizontal surface. Unfortunately, he struggled with alcoholism and died in a car accident, while drunk driving. He inspired a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography and the 2000 film Pollock.
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Carlos Slim
(Mexican Businessman and Owner of the Global Conglomerate Company 'Grupo Carso')
Carlos Slim
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Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Mexican business tycoon Carlos Slim owns the conglomerate Grupo Carso and has served as the CEO of América Móvil and Telmex. He was the world’s richest person from 2010 to 2013 and the fifth-richest in 2020, according to Forbes. He also owns three charity organizations focusing on Mexico City. 
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Sheamus
(Irish Professional Wrestler)
Sheamus
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Cabra, Ireland
Irish wrestler Stephen Farrelly, better known as “Sheamus,” performs for Raw, under WWE. He is a four-time world champion and the first Irish WWE champion. He has won five tag-team championships with his partner Cesaro. He has also appeared in movies such as The Buddy Games and The Escapist.
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Sarah McLachlan
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Best-Selling Album “Surfacing”)
Sarah McLachlan
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
Canadian singer Sarah Ann McLachlan is best known for her signature ballads and her bestselling album Surfacing. The three-time Grammy-winning and nine-time Juno-winning artist has also launched a free music school for disadvantaged youth and works against animal cruelty. She also launched the Lilith Fair, to promote female music artists.
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Harvey Cantwell
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Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Hartley, Kent
Harvey Cantwell, better known as Hrvy, gained fame with his EP Holiday. He was a presenter on Friday Download and also appeared in the web series Chicken Girls. A huge star on social-media platforms such as Instagram, he has also been part of the reality show Strictly Come Dancing.
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John Banner
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Birth Year: 1910
Birthplace: Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Died: January 28, 1973

Austrian-born actor John Banner is best remembered as Sergeant Schultz from the World War II-themed sitcom Hogan's Heroes. He was known for his popular catchphrase “I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!" He has also appeared on Broadway and in films such as Once Upon a Honeymoon

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Andre Iguodala
(Basketball player)
Andre Iguodala
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
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Jessica Ennis-Hill
(Track & Field Athlete)
Jessica Ennis-Hill
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Jessica Ennis-Hill is a British retired track and field athlete. She specialized in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 meters hurdles. In 2012, she won an Olympic gold in the heptathlon. She was introduced to sports as a young girl and immediately took an interest in athletics. She has won several other titles as well in addition to her Olympic gold. 

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Camila Alves
(Brazilian Model, Designer and Wife of American Actor Matthew McConaughey)
Camila Alves
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Itambacuri, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Camila Alves’s rags-to-riches story is an inspiration to many. The Brazilian beauty went from being a waitress to the brand ambassador of a Macy’s collection. She designs the Muxo brand of bags and has also dabbled in hosting, lifestyle blogging, and entrepreneurship. Camila is also known as Matthew McConaughey’s wife.

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Alan Alda
(Actor, Director and Screenwriter Best Known for His Role in the TV Series 'M*A*S*H')
Alan Alda
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Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: New York, United States
Alan Alda is best known for his Emmy-winning roles of Hawkeye in M*A*S*H and Arnold Vinick in The West Wing. Fans also loved him in The Aviator. He has a keen interest in cosmology, serves on the boards of various science and technology institutes, and has received several honorary degrees.
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Lucas Dobre
(Vine sensation)
Lucas Dobre
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Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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Barbi Benton
(Former Girlfriend of Hugh Hefner)
Barbi Benton
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Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Model Barbi Benton is best known for her stint with Playboy magazine. She also appeared in the series Playboy After Dark, Sugar Time!, and Hee Haw, and released several albums. She dated Playboy founder Hugh Hefner for a while and then married real-estate developer George Gradow.
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Katie Nolan
(Television host)
Katie Nolan
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
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Tom Hopper
(Actor)
Tom Hopper
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Coalville, Leicestershire, England
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Jose Marti
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Birth Year: 1853
Died: May 19, 1895

Son of Spanish immigrants, Jose Marti spent his childhood in a strife-torn Cuba and attended high school on financial aid. Marti’s poems, essays, and articles were laced with his patriotic vigor to free Cuba from the Spanish rule. He died battling on the field at Dos Ríos.

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Rakim
(Rapper, Songwriter, Singer)
Rakim
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Lala Lajpat Rai
(Freedom Fighter & Part of Lal Bal Pal Triumvirate)
Lala Lajpat Rai
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Birth Year: 1865
Birthplace: Dhudike, India
Died: November 17, 1928

Lala Lajpat Rai was an Indian politician who played a major role in the Indian Independence movement. He is credited with inspiring many young men, including Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad, to join the freedom struggle through journalistic writings and activism. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari

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Colette
(Best Known for Her Novel 'Gigi')
Colette
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Birth Year: 1873
Birthplace: Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, France
Died: August 3, 1954

Colette was a French author who received a nomination for the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. She is remembered for her novella Gigi, which inspired the 1958 movie and the 1973 musical of the same name. Her life and work have inspired several films, including the 2018 biographical drama film Colette, where Keira Knightley played the title role.

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Charles Taylor
(22nd President of Liberia (1997-2003))
Charles Taylor
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Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Arthington, Liberia

Charles Taylor is a former Liberian politician who served as the 22nd President of Liberia. As a young man, he was the head of a Libyan-backed rebel group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia, and played a key role in initiating the First Liberian Civil War. He was elected the president after the war in 1997. He resigned in 2003.

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Kathryn Morris
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Freddie Gibbs
(rapper, singer)
Freddie Gibbs
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Gary
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Shruti Haasan
(Actress & Daughter of Kamal Haasan)
Shruti Haasan
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Whitney Peak
(Acted in 2021 HBO Max revival of Gossip Girl)
Whitney Peak
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Birth Year: 2003
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
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Henry Morton Stanley
(Welsh-American Explorer Who Was Famous for His Exploration of Central Africa and His Search for Missionary David Livingstone)
Henry Morton Stanley
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Birth Year: 1841
Birthplace: Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: May 10, 1904

Henry Morton Stanley was a Welsh-American explorer, journalist, colonial administrator, soldier, politician, and author. He is remembered for his exploration of central Africa and his search for the source of the River Nile. Stanley received an honorary title of knighthood in 1899. His life and career inspired the 1939 movie Stanley and Livingstone, where Stanley was played by Spencer Tracy.

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Calum Worthy
(Actor, Writer, Producer)
Calum Worthy
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Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian actor Calum Worthy, best known for his roles in The Act and American Vandal, had started his career as a child actor. A prominent environment activist, he makes his fans aware about climate change through his social-media profiles and has been associated with the Climate Reality Project.

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Stephen Gostkowski
(American football player)
Stephen Gostkowski
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
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Alexandra Krosney
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Alexandra Krosney is a former American actress best known for playing Kristin Baxter in the TV series, Last Man Standing. In 2012, it was stated that Amanda Fuller had replaced Krosney in the series for unspecified creative reasons. Alexandra Krosney's last performing role was in the 2016 short film Twenty-Three Pints, in which she played Leanne.

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Jamie Carragher
( English football pundit and former footballer who played as a defender)
Jamie Carragher
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Bootle, Merseyside, England
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Maluma
(Colombian Singer-Songwriter and Actor Best Known for His Albums ‘Magia’ and ‘Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy’)
Maluma
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

Maluma is a Colombian singer, actor, and songwriter. After developing an interest in music early in his life, Maluma started recording songs at age 16. He then went on to collaborate with many successful artists and is currently among the best-selling Latin music artists, with sales of more than 26 million records worldwide.

Rick Warren
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

Rick Warren is an American pastor. He is credited with establishing Saddleback Church, one of the largest in the USA, where he serves as the senior pastor. Also an influential author, Warren's bible study book The Purpose Driven Life has sold over 30 million copies, making him one of the bestselling authors in the USA.

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Charles George Gordon
(British Army Officer Who Led The 'Ever Victorious Army' in China)
Charles George Gordon
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Birth Year: 1833
Birthplace: London
Died: January 26, 1885

Charles George Gordon was a British administrator and Army officer. He is best remembered for his work as the commander of the Ever Victorious Army in China, which played a key role in suppressing the Taiping Rebellion. The force, under Gordon's command, was also able to defeat much larger forces, earning him the nickname Chinese Gordon.

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Ty Olsson
(Actor)
Ty Olsson
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Halifax, Canada
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Sister Souljah
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, United States
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Arthur Rubinstein
(One of the Greatest Pianists and Chopin Interpreters of His Time)
Arthur Rubinstein
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Birth Year: 1887
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: December 20, 1982

Arthur Rubinstein was a Polish-American pianist counted amongst the greatest pianists of all time. He had an extensive career spanning eight decades, during which he earned much international acclaim. He played music performed by several illustrious composers and is especially remembered for his interpretation of Chopin’s music. Renowned pianists François-René Duchâble and Avi Schönfeld were his students. 

Emperor Taizong of Tang
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Birth Year: 0598
Birthplace: Wugong County, Xianyang, China
Died: July 10, 0649

Emperor Taizong of Tang was the second emperor of the Tang dynasty of China. He ruled for over two decades from 626 to 649. He is considered to be one of the greatest emperors in China's history. Under his reign, Tang China flourished. The emperor was a scholar of logic and scientific reason. He was married to Empress Zhangsun. 

Creflo A. Dollar, Jr.
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Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: College Park

Creflo A. Dollar, Jr. is an American televangelist and pastor. He is credited with founding the Christian World Changers Church International, a non-denominational church based in College Park, Georgia. He also heads the Creflo Dollar Ministries, Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association, and Arrow Records.

Frederick VI of Denmark
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Birth Year: 1768
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 3, 1839
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Anthony Hamilton
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Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, US
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Nick Price
(Golfer)
Nick Price
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Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

Nick Price is a Zimbabwean golfer who was considered the best player in the world in the mid-1990s; he was ranked number one as per the Official World Golf Ranking. He has won three major championships including two PGA Championships. In 2003, Nick Price was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Karen Lynn Gorney
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Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States
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Takuma Sato
(Racecar driver)
Takuma Sato
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Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
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Andrew Jack
(Voice coach)
Andrew Jack
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Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 31, 2020

People born on January 28th constantly need to be the center of attention and need to have adventure, thrills and creativity in their lives for a sense of fulfillment. They are happy-go-lucky people but at times; try really hard to be noticed or to stand out in a crowd. They open up to people who are on the same wavelength and who are charming. These people are strong-willed and determine to go the extra mile to make it big; be it their career or in their personal lives. They are also very realistic about their own capabilities and avoid unnecessary day-dreaming. They are always striving for perfection and maintain a positive outlook towards life.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 28th

Personality
The people born on January 28th are under the influence of the ‘Sun’, attributing to their fiery personality, their innovative thinking and their high spirit. Having the sun dominating their lives also means that these individuals are extremely warm and compassionate towards others, but can also be rather blunt, short-tempered or gauche. They need to be reassured that they are important for their friends and their loved ones, which can make them look extremely ‘needy’ or ‘demanding’ at times.

Health
People born on the 28th of January are known for maintaining their health from very early on in life and rarely face any major illnesses. However, they are easily stressed out and are easily bogged down by emotions, which they need to learn to control and sort, in order to eradicate all problems from their life.

Finance
People with this birthdate find that they can earn good money in their lives but could also find themselves in a situation where they might have income fluctuations for a number of reasons. These people are always in a rush to spend their money and need to be told time and again to save in order to have a steady flow of income in the house.

Career
The natives of this birthdate find that they do well in creative or intellectual professions pertaining to languages, the sciences or even mathematical professions. They are extremely realistic about their careers and at times, even find that music-related professions are rewarding. These people are also known to change their careers frequently.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
As lovers, these individuals put themselves in the forefront which could be a ‘death knell’ for a perfect relationship. Although some tend to put themselves ahead of their partners, there are others who get overtly emotional in a relationship and can be quite demanding of attention. These people usually regard their lovers as friends and love spontaneity in a relationship. As parents, they are extremely gentle and protective towards their children.

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Sky blue, Gold, Copper
Lucky Numbers: 1, 2
Lucky Days (of the Month): 1st and 2nd
Lucky Days (of the Week):  Saturday and Sunday