Famous People Born On January 29th

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Oprah Winfrey
(Best Known for Her Daytime Syndicated Talk Show 'The Oprah Winfrey Show')
Oprah Winfrey
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

Oprah Winfrey is arguably one of the most iconic figures in America who broke many barriers to become one of the most influential women in the country. She is a role model for the black community and is also a fierce feminist. Her path-breaking The Oprah Winfrey Show mostly based on lives of common people catapulted her to unprecedented stardom.

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Tom Selleck
(Best Known for His Role of 'Thomas Magnum' in the TV Series 'Magnum, P.I.')
Tom Selleck
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Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

An actor famous for his rugged good looks, Tom Selleck is best known for playing tough police officers and investigators in TV shows and films. Even though he has been active in the entertainment industry since the 1960s, he finally gained stardom only in the 1980s and continues to be a popular actor to date.

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Heather Graham
(American Actress Known for Portraying Characters With Sex Appeal)
Heather Graham
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

American actress Heather Graham gained recognition with her performance in the movie Drugstore Cowboy and Boogie Nights. She further appeared in movies like Lost in Space, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and The Hangover. Her television credits include Law & Order True Crime and Bliss. The beautiful actress also backs numerous charitable causes, especially those related to children.

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Adam Lambert
(Singer-Songwriter Known for His Dynamic Vocal Performances)
Adam Lambert
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

American singer-songwriter and actor, Adam Lambert, serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community; he became the first openly gay musician to top the U.S. Billboard 200 charts with the release of his second studio album Trespassing. Also a well-known philanthropist, Adam Lambert helps raise money for various charitable causes.

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William McKinley
(25th President of the United States (1897 - 1901))
William McKinley
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Birth Year: 1843
Birthplace: Niles, Ohio, United States
Died: September 14, 1901

The 25th President of the United States, William McKinley led America to victory in the Spanish-American War. During his presidency, he played a major role in promoting American industry by raising protective tariffs, which in turn boosted the country's economic growth. He also played a key role in the American Civil War.

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Thomas Paine
(Founding Father of the United States)
Thomas Paine
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Birth Year: 1737
Birthplace: Thetford, England
Died: June 8, 1809

English-born American political activist, philosopher, and revolutionary, Thomas Paine, is credited to have penned some of the most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution. His works inspired the common people of America and motivated them to fight for independence from British rule. He was ostracized for criticizing Christianity and died a lonely man.

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Katharine Ross
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Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Katharine Ross is an American actress who became a prominent Hollywood personality in the late-1960s and early-1970s. She is known for her performance in popular films, such as The Graduate and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Much of her acting career was overshadowed by her highly publicized personal life and five marriages to popular personalities.

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Gia Carangi
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 18, 1986

A model who was active during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Gia Carangi was considered by many to be one of the first supermodels. She was featured on the covers of multiple fashion magazines, including editions of Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She also worked with various famous designers. She died of AIDS at the young age of 26.

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Anton Chekhov
(One of the Greatest Writers of All Time)
Anton Chekhov
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Birth Year: 1860
Birthplace: Taganrog, Russia
Died: July 15, 1904

Anton Chekhov was a Russian short-story writer and playwright. Widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of short fiction, Chekhov's works have influenced the progression of the modern short story. As a playwright, Anton Chekhov is credited with influencing the rise of modernism in theatre, along with August Strindberg and Henrik Ibsen.

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Justin Hartley
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Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Galesburg, Illinois, United States
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Madison Bailey
(TV Actresses)
Madison Bailey
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Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
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Rag’n’Bone Man
(Known for His Deep Baritone Voice and His Debut Studio Album 'Human')
Rag’n’Bone Man
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Uckfield, East Sussex. England

Rag'n'Bone Man is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for his baritone voice, Rag'n'Bone Man was named British Breakthrough Act at the 2017 Brit Awards where he also won the prestigious Critics' Choice Award. Over the years, he has also received several other awards like Echo Awards, NRJ Music Award, and an Ivor Novello Award.

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Sara Gilbert
(Actress)
Sara Gilbert
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Sara Gilbert is an American actress and filmmaker. She is credited with creating the popular CBS talk show The Talk. Since she is openly lesbian, Sara Gilbert serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community; she came out in July 2010 while preparing to launch The Talk.

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Stokely Carmichael
(Political activist)
Stokely Carmichael
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Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: November 15, 1998

Stokely Carmichael was a significant part of the American civil rights movement and the worldwide Pan-African movement. He was associated with the Black Panther Party and the All-African People's Revolutionary Party. The Black Power movement leader later adopted the name Kwame Ture and traveled extensively through Africa.

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Romário
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time and Brazilian Senator for Rio de Janeiro)
Romário
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Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One of the most prolific goal scorers in the history of football, Romario has had an engaging and electric presence both on and off field. He starred in Brazil's 1994 FIFA World Cup triumph and was named the Player of The Tournament, earning a Golden Ball. He later turned to politics after he bid adieu to the field.
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Charlie Wilson
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Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Trinity, Texas, United States

Charlie Wilson is an American singer, record producer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the now-defunct R&B and funk band, The Gap Band, for which he also served as the lead vocalist. As a solo artist, he has received several awards, including a couple of Lifetime Achievement Awards. Wilson is also an ardent supporter of American servicemen and women.

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Riff Raff
(Rapper)
Riff Raff
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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Victor Mature
(First male film star to be labeled a hunk, he appeared in Samson and Delilah in 1949 and The Robe in 1953)
Victor Mature
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Birth Year: 1913
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: August 4, 1999
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Monica Horan
(Actress)
Monica Horan
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
Monica Horan soared to fame with her role as Amy MacDougall-Barone, Robert Barone's girlfriend, and then wife, in the iconic series Everybody Loves Raymond. She later married the executive producer of the show, Philip Rosenthal. She also delivered an Emmy-nominated performance, as Kieran Cannistra, in The Bold and the Beautiful.
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W. C. Fields
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Birth Year: 1880
Birthplace: Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 25, 1946
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John Forsythe
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Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: New Jersey
Died: April 1, 2010

Actor, producer, narrator, and drama teacher, John Forsythe, began his six-decade-long career in the entertainment industry in the 1940s. Initially a small-time actor, he built a strong reputation as a character actor over the years and branched out into teaching and production as well. He also appeared as a panelist on numerous game shows.

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Dorothy Malone
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Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: January 19, 2018
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John D. Rockefeller Jr.
(Philanthropist & Businessman)
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
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Birth Year: 1874
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: May 11, 1960

Financier and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. Was the only son of Standard Oil co-founder, John D. Rockefeller. An alumnus of Brown University, he was very principled and careful with money from an early age. He joined his father’s business and went on to become one of the largest real estate holders in Manhattan.

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Amberley Snyder
(Barrel Racer)
Amberley Snyder
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Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Orange County, California, USA
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Lisa Emery
(Actress)
Lisa Emery
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Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Claudine Longet
(Franco-American Singer and Actress)
Claudine Longet
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Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Paris, France
French singer Claudine Georgette Longet gained fame with Billboard-charting singles such as Here, There and Everywhere. She was charged with the murder of her boyfriend, Olympic skier Vladimir 'Spider' Sabich, in 1976 and later convicted of negligent homicide. She has remained away from the media ever since.
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Gauri Lankesh
(Activist, Journalist)
Gauri Lankesh
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Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Died: September 5, 2017

The daughter of Kannada poet P. Lankesh, Gauri Lankesh began her career as a journalist for The Times of India. She also worked as an editor of Lankesh Patrike. Later, she was known for her firebrand left-wing activism against Hindutva and was eventually shot dead by three men near her Bengaluru home.

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Don Shirley
(Classical and Jazz Pianist and Composer)
Don Shirley
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Birth Year: 1927
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States
Died: April 6, 2013

Don Shirley was an American jazz and classical pianist and composer. He is best remembered for his association with Cadence Records where he recorded many albums during the 1950s and 1960s. Apart from performing in numerous concert tours, Shirley also wrote organ symphonies and piano concerti. Shirley's friendship with his bodyguard Tony Lip was dramatized in the film Green Book.

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Abdus Salam
(Theoretical Physicist)
Abdus Salam
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Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Sahiwal
Died: November 21, 1996

Abdus Salam was a Pakistani theoretical physicist who became the first Pakistani to be honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics. He was also the second person from an Islamic country to receive any Nobel Prize. He won the award in 1979 for his work concerning the electroweak unification theory. Salam played a major role in popularizing physics in Pakistan.

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Teresa Teng
(Singer, Actress)
Teresa Teng
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Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Baozhong, Taiwan
Died: May 8, 1995
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Isabel Lucas
(Actor, Model)
Isabel Lucas
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Melbourne

Best known for her award-winning role of Tasha Andrews in the Australian series Home and Away, model-actor Isabel Lucas later gained international fame as Alice from the film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. She is an environmental activist, too, and has also represented causes such as breast cancer awareness.

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Germaine Greer
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Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Australian author and feminist Germaine Greer made headlines with her first book, The Female Eunuch, which focused on female sexuality. Greer’s career boasts of a PhD in literature, and she has also taught at the University of Warwick and other institutes. She was later named an Australian National Living Treasure.

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Tommy Ramone
(Best Known as the Drummer for the Influential Punk Rock Band the ‘Ramones’)
Tommy Ramone
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Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 11, 2014

Tommy Ramone was a Hungarian-American record producer, musician, and songwriter. For four years, he served as the drummer for the punk rock band the Ramones. The band was often cited as the first true punk rock group and was highly influential. Even though he left the group in the late 1970s, he maintained good relations with his former bandmates. 

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Ayane Sakura
(Voice Actress)
Ayane Sakura
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan
Japanese voice actor Ayane Sakura soared to fame with her voice work in manga and anime projects such as Is the Order a Rabbit? and My Hero Academia. The Seiyu Award-winning artist has earned the nickname Ayaneru because of her love for sleeping in her spare time.
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Nicholas Turturro
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Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Sam Trammell
(American actor)
Sam Trammell
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Ann Jillian
(Actress)
Ann Jillian
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Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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Rodrigo Blankenship
(American football player)
Rodrigo Blankenship
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Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, United States
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Swedenborg
(Swedish Christian Scientist, Philosopher and Theologian Best Known for His Book ‘Heaven and Hell’)
Swedenborg
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Birth Year: 1688
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 29, 1772

Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish pluralistic-Christian philosopher, mystic, theologian, and scientist. Swedenborg started hogging the limelight after writing a book on the afterlife titled Heaven and Hell, which released in 1758. A prolific scientist and inventor, Swedenborg experienced spiritual awakening after which he started working on reforming Christianity. He even claimed that he could converse with angels and demons.

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Walter Lewin
(Astronomer, University teacher, Astrophysicist, Physicist)
Walter Lewin
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Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: The Hague
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Andrew Keegan
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Didius Julianus
(Roman Emperor (193))
Didius Julianus
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Birth Year: 0133
Birthplace: Mediolanum
Died: June 1, 0193
Born into an influential Roman family, Didius Julianus was raised by Marcus Aurelius’s mother, Domitia. As the man who bid the highest in an auction for the throne, he became the Roman emperor, following Pertinax’s murder. However, just after 66 days of rule, he was murdered in his palace.
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MacKenzie Porter
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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Paddy Chayefsky
(Screenwriter)
Paddy Chayefsky
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Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 1, 1981
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Edward Abbey
(Essayist)
Edward Abbey
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Birth Year: 1927
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 14, 1989
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Dominik Hašek
(Former Czech Ice Hockey Player Who Played as a Goaltender)
Dominik Hašek
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Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Pardubice, Czech Republic

Dominik Hašek is a Czech retired ice hockey player who played as a goaltender. He is counted among the greatest goaltenders and is credited with leading his national team to its first Olympic gold medal. In 2014, he was made an inductee of the Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2017, Hašek was mentioned in the 100 Greatest NHL Players list.

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Marc Singer
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Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ernst Lubitsch
(Film director)
Ernst Lubitsch
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Birth Year: 1892
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 30, 1947
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Rob Bironas
(American football player - Placekicker)
Rob Bironas
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 29, 2014
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Madeleine Madden
(First teenager who delivered a speech on the future of Indigenous Australians)
Madeleine Madden
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Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Australia

Actor Madeleine Madden is also the great-granddaughter of Australian Aboriginal leader Hetty Perkins and the granddaughter of soccer player Charles Perkins. At 13, she made waves as the first Australian teen to deliver an address to the nation. She made her Hollywood debut with Dora and the Lost City of Gold.  

People born on January 29th may appear as tough-nuts on the outside but are actually extremely warm and sensitive on the inside. They are people who are driven by a sense of mission and patriotism and go the extra mile to make a difference to a person’s life or even a place. They will never compromise their values for trends and generally have very philosophical, deep-seated views about life. They are proactive people and crave independence during all stages of their life. However, these individuals also have a warm side to them and are generally pulled in the direction of ‘love’ and constantly look for and yearn for companionship from the people they love.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 29th

Personality
These people are ruled under the influence of the moon which attributes to their generosity and their motivation to shine wherever they go. They are well-balanced individuals but often come across as pricks to many people who fail to look at their sensitive side. They are extremely broadminded, moderately sociable and are extremely rational when it comes to judging people or situations around them. They are also known for their zealous, independent spirit.

Health
These fast-paced individuals need to learn how to take life easy and need to slow down. Their manic energy combined with their ruthless attitude to succeed could cause fatigue or stress-related problems. They also need to make sure that they nourish themselves properly and need to balance their hectic lives with a proper fitness regime.

Finance
These natives have a very healthy deference for money and are neither misers nor wasters. They are perfect when it comes to handling money and understand its value from very early on in life. They are even able to rearrange their finances and budgets according to certain situations if required.

Career
They enjoy careers where they are made to feel useful and where they are the center of attention. They have a thirst for learning and are attracted to fields where their intellect and opinions are of use to people and are also valued. Teaching professions, politics, research, law and activism are some of the career options for these people.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Since these people are very inspired to make a change through their work or career, they usually find love very late in life or fail to take the right chances. Although they are extremely sorted and warm, these people do not open up very easily in relationships and believe in a give-take policy once they have found the right match. Once they are in a committed relationship, they make sure they give it their all no matter what it takes. As parents, they are generous, funny, spiritual and are also the right types of disciplinarians.

Trivia
Lucky Colors: White, Purple, Sky Blue   
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3
Lucky Days (of the Month): 2nd and 3rd
Lucky Days (of the Week): Monday and Saturday