Famous People Born On January 3rd

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Florence Pugh
(Actress)
Florence Pugh
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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J. R. R. Tolkien
(Author of 'The Hobbit' & 'The Lord of the Rings')
J. R. R. Tolkien
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Birth Year: 1892
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: September 2, 1973

Considered one of the greatest authors, JRR Tolkien is popularly called the father of the modern fantasy literature. He is best known for his high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which is set in a conceived world called the Middle-Earth. Many years after his death, Tolkien continues to be one of the best-selling writers.

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Michael Schumacher
(German Formula One Racing Driver and Record Winning 7-Time World Drivers' Championship Winner)
Michael Schumacher
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Hürth, Germany

With seven Formula One championship under his belt, Michael Schumacher is the most successful racer of Formula 1 and one of the greatest motor sports driver in the world. The retired German racer was the face of Ferrari for a decade and with his tremendous on track success also became one of best paid athletes in the sport’s history.

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Mel Gibson
(Known For His Action Hero Roles)
Mel Gibson
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Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States

Actor and director, Mel Gibson is famous for action films like Lethal weapon. His directorial venture, Braveheart, in which he acted too, won him the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture. However, his alcoholism issues, drunken driving arrest and his anti-Jew statements landed him in trouble due to which he took a hiatus from Hollywood for a decade.

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Eli Manning
(American Football Quarterback)
Eli Manning
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

NFL quarterback Eli Manning, brother of Peyton Manning, is one of only five players to have won multiple Super Bowl MVP honors. He initially played for the University of Mississippi and eventually led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories. He is known for his match-winning Helmet Catch.

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Greta Thunberg
(Swedish Environmental Activist Known for Challenging World Leaders to Take Action for Climate Change Mitigation)
Greta Thunberg
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Birth Year: 2003
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is known for her straightforward speaking manner in which she addresses world leaders for failing to take sufficient action regarding the climate change issue. She is considered a youth icon for starting the movement Fridays for Future. She has been included in Time magazine's 100 most influential people list.

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Cicero
(One of Rome's Greatest Orators of Politics and Prose Stylists)
Cicero
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Birth Year: 0106
Birthplace: Arpino, Italy
Died: December 7, 0043
Roman statesman, lawyer, and scholar Cicero was one of the greatest 1st-century BC prose writers and orators. He influenced Latin literature immensely and introduced Greek philosophy to the Romans. He was declared an enemy of the state, following his opposition to Mark Antony after Julius Caesar’s death, and was executed.
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Danica McKellar
(Actress, Mathematician, and Author Known for Her Role as ‘Winnie Cooper’ in the TV Series ‘The Wonder Years’)
Danica McKellar
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, United States
Danica McKellar is best known as Winnie Cooper from the series The Wonder Years and as the voice of Miss Martian from the animated series Young Justice. She has also starred in many Hallmark movies and written several math books, such as Math Doesn't Suck and Kiss My Math.
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Dan Harmon
(Creator of the Sitcoms 'Community', 'Rick and Morty' and The Podcast 'Harmontown')
Dan Harmon
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Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Dan Harmon is best known for writing the comedy series Community. He co-created Channel 101, hosted the podcast Harmontown, and wrote the animated series Rick and Morty. He also invented a storytelling method known as the Story Circle. His work on the 81st Annual Academy Awards won him an Emmy.

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Nicholas Gonzalez
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Alex Santiago’ in TV Series ‘Resurrection Blvd’)
Nicholas Gonzalez
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Nicholas Gonzalez is best known as Alex Santiago from Resurrection Blvd. and Dr. Neil Melendez from The Good Doctor. Fans also loved him in Pretty Little Liars and Mental. He has also appeared in films such as Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid and is an avid poker player. 
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Robert Loggia
(Actor and Director)
Robert Loggia
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Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States
Died: December 4, 2015
Robert Loggia is best known for his Academy Award-nominated role of Sam Ransom in Jagged Edge and his Saturn Award-winning role in Big. He also appeared in series such as Malcolm in the Middle and The Sopranos. His humanitarian work earned him the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
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John Thaw
(Actor)
John Thaw
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Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: West Gorton, Manchester, England, UK
Died: February 21, 2002
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Dabney Coleman
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Birth Year: 1932
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Dabney Coleman is best known for his roles in films such as The Towering Inferno and The Beverly Hillbillies. He also delivered an Emmy-nominated role in Buffalo Bill and award-winning roles in Sworn to Silence, The Slap Maxwell Story, and Boardwalk Empire. He is also a skilled tennis player.
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Savitribai Phule
(Social Reformer, Poet)
Savitribai Phule
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Birth Year: 1831
Birthplace: Naigaon, British India (now in Satara district, Maharashtra)
Died: March 10, 1887

Savitribai Phule was a revolutionary social reformer who dedicated her life to educate girls and bring about gender equality in the face of resistance from the conservative Indian society. Phule, who was illiterate till her marriage, went on to become a teacher, a feat considered first by an Indian woman. With her husband, she established schools for girls in Maharashtra.

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Victoria Principal
(Actress & Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Pamela Barnes Ewing’ on the American Primetime TV Series ‘Dallas’)
Victoria Principal
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Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
Victoria Principal is best known for her Golden Globe-nominated performances as Pamela Ewing in the soap Dallas and as Maria Elena in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean. She owns a production company and a skincare brand. She has also written three bestselling books on beauty.
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Asa Akira
(American Pornographic Film Actor and Director)
Asa Akira
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Japanese-American adult film star Asa Akira created history by becoming the third Asian-origin performer to win the AVN Female Performer of the Year. Known for her countless tattoos, she initially also worked on the radio show Bubba the Love Sponge. She considers herself a feminist and a sex-positive person.
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Stephen Stills
(Singer-songwriter)
Stephen Stills
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Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
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Jim Ross
(Commentator)
Jim Ross
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Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Fort Bragg, California, United States
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Sergio Leone
(Italian Filmmaker Best Known for Creating the 'Spaghetti Western' Genre)
Sergio Leone
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Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: April 30, 1989

Best known as a pioneer of the Spaghetti Western genre, Sergio Leone was born to legendary Italian actors Vincenzo Leone and Edvige Valcarenghi. He dropped out of law to focus on films and created masterpieces such as Once upon a Time in America and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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Katie Porter
(Politician)
Katie Porter
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Fort Dodge, Iowa, U.S.

Currently a member of the House of Representative from the 45th Congressional District in Orange County, California, American politician Katie Porter practiced law before taking up teaching as her full time profession. Eventually she won the 2018 election to the House and is now a member of the House Natural Resources Committee and deputy chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

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Ray Milland
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films: ‘The Lost Weekend’ and ‘Reap the Wild Wind’)
Ray Milland
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Birth Year: 1907
Birthplace: Neath, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: March 10, 1986

Welsh-American actor-director Ray Milland is best remembered for his Oscar-winning role of Don Birnam in The Lost Weekend. Fans also loved him in films such as Dial M for Murder and The Jungle Princess. He was previously part of the British Army’s Household Cavalry, as a marksman, pilot, and horseman.

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George Martin
(English Record Producer and Composer Best Known for His Associations with the Rock Band 'The Beatles')
George Martin
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Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Highbury, London, England
Died: March 8, 2016

George Martin was an English composer, conductor, arranger, record producer, and audio engineer. Due to his involvement on each of the Beatles' albums, Martin was often referred to as the Fifth Beatle. In 1996, George Martin was made a Knight Bachelor for his contribution to the music industry. Apart from being a musician, Martin also contributed to several charitable causes.

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Marion Davies
(Actress)
Marion Davies
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Birth Year: 1897
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 22, 1961

Marion Davies was an American actress, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist. During the mid-1920s, Davies was Hollywood's number one female box office star due to the popularity of her films Little Old New York and When Knighthood Was in Flower. Since her death, Davies has been portrayed in several films by different actresses, including Kirsten Dunst, Virginia Madsen, and Amanda Seyfried.

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Nicole Beharie
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Nicole Beharie is an American actress who has played important roles in films like American Violet, Shame, 42, and Monsters and Men. For her portrayal of Turquoise Jones in the 2020 critically acclaimed drama film Miss Juneteenth, Beharie won a Gotham Independent Film Award. Also known for her TV work, Beharie has played prominent roles in series like Sleepy Hollow.

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Victor Borge
(Pianist and Comedian Known for His Popular Radio and TV Performances in Europe and the US)
Victor Borge
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Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 23, 2000

Victor Borge was a Danish-American pianist, conductor, and comedian. He is best remembered for blending comedy and music for which he achieved popularity across Europe and the United States. Recipient of several prestigious awards, Borge received badges of chivalric orders from countries like Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. In 1999, he received the Kennedy Center Honors.

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Gordon Moore
(Businessman)
Gordon Moore
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Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: San Francisco
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Angela Yee
(She hosts the nationally syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club)
Angela Yee
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Clement Attlee
(Former British Prime Minister)
Clement Attlee
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Birth Year: 1883
Birthplace: Putney
Died: October 8, 1967

Clement Attlee was a British politician. As the Prime Minister of the UK, Attlee organized the granting of independence to Pakistan and India. in 1947. He also oversaw the independence of Ceylon and Burma. Regarded as one of the greatest prime ministers of the UK, Clement Attlee has been the subject of several plays and TV series. 

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Rebecca Broussard
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky
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Mimi Faust
(Reality Star)
Mimi Faust
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia
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Sarah Alexander
(Actresses)
Sarah Alexander
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Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
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Cheryl Miller
(Basketball coach)
Cheryl Miller
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Riverside, California
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John Paul Jones
(Musician)
John Paul Jones
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Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Sidcup, Kent, England
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Maxene Andrews
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Birth Year: 1916
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: October 21, 1995
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Rory Stewart
(Political Leader)
Rory Stewart
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Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: British Hong Kong

The son of a soldier and intelligence officer, Rory Stewart was educated at Eton and Oxford and was also a tutor to princes William and Harry. Apart from being a diplomat and MP later, he also traveled across several countries on foot and wrote about this remarkable journey in a bestselling book.

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Randy Weaver
(Armed Force Officer)
Randy Weaver
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Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Villisca, Iowa, United States

Former U.S. Army engineer Randy Weaver is known for the 1992 Ruby Ridge standoff. His wife, his teenaged son, and U.S. Marshal William Degan were killed in the siege. He was charged with a number of crimes, but eventually acquitted of all except one, and received an 18-month sentence.

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Anna May Wong
(American Actress and First Chinese American Film Star in 'Hollywood')
Anna May Wong
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Birth Year: 1905
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 3, 1961

Anna May Wong was an American actress and the first Chinese-American to make it big in Hollywood. She is remembered as the first Chinese-American to gain international recognition as an actress. Anna made history in 1951 when she appeared in The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong, becoming the first Asian-American to be featured as the lead in a US television show.

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DeShone Kizer
(American football player)
DeShone Kizer
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Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
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Matt Ross
(Actor and Filmmaker Best Known for His Roles in TV Series 'Silicon Valley', 'Big Love' and 'American Psycho')
Matt Ross
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Matt Ross is an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for directing a comedy-drama film titled Captain Fantastic which earned him the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. As an actor, he is known for his portrayal of Eddie Scott in the historical drama film Good Night, and Good Luck.
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John Russell
(Actor, Officer, Film actor, Television actor)
John Russell
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Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 19, 1991
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Deni Avdija
(Basketball player)
Deni Avdija
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Birth Year: 2001
Birthplace: Beit Zera, Israel

Being the son of basketball player and coach Zufer Avdija, Israeli-Serbian small forward Deni Avdija was destined to excel in the sport. The Washington Wizards player is known for his towering 6’9” frame. Beginning his career with Maccabi Tel Aviv, he later won 2 FIBA U20 European Championship golds for Israel.

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Lucretia Mott
(Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social Reformer)
Lucretia Mott
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Birth Year: 1793
Birthplace: Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: November 11, 1880

Lucretia Mott was an American women's rights activist, abolitionist, and social reformer. Mott played a major role in the events leading up to the Seneca Falls Convention, the first gathering supporting women's rights in the USA. Lucretia Mott's work influenced Elizabeth Cady Stanton whom she mentored. In 1983, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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Sakamoto Ryōma
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Birth Year: 1836
Birthplace: Kōchi, Tosa Province, Japan
Died: December 10, 1867

Sakamoto Ryōma began training in swordsmanship at 14 and went from being a low-ranking samurai to one of Japan’s most revered heroes. Remembered for his role in ousting the shogunate of Japan and in modernizing his country, Ryōma was assassinated at 31, shortly after the revival of the imperial power.

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Lee Wan
(Actor)
Lee Wan
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Nam District, Ulsan, South Korea
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Vesna Vulović
(Flight attendant)
Vesna Vulović
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Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: December 23, 2016
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Alex D. Linz
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Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California
Former child actor Alex D. Linz is best known as Alex Pruitt from Home Alone 3, a character that replaced Macaulay Culkin’s Kevin in the Home Alone franchise. He is also known as the voice of Franklin in The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald short-film series. 
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Pola Negri
(Actress)
Pola Negri
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Birth Year: 1897
Birthplace: Lipno, Poland
Died: August 1, 1987
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Gul Panag
(Indian Actress and Model)
Gul Panag
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Chandigarh, Punjab, India

Gul Panag is an Indian actress, model, voice actress, and former beauty queen. In 1999, she won the Miss India title after which she went on to represent India in the 1999 Miss Universe pageant. She then appeared in several advertisements, becoming a popular model in India. Panag is also known for playing important roles in popular films like Dhoop.

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ZaSu Pitts
(Actress)
ZaSu Pitts
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Birth Year: 1894
Birthplace: Parsons, Kansas, United States
Died: June 7, 1963
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Bobby Hull
(Ice hockey player)
Bobby Hull
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Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Belleville

For those born on January 3, the ruling planet is Saturn. The reigning planet on this date of birth is Jupiter, the philosopher. Your zodiac symbol is the ‘Horned Goat’. For these people, failing is never an option. These Capricorns can be reckless and impulsive, but will never quit. They do not easily “pass the buck.” They are quite persistent with a sense of obligation, which means they are capable of overcoming most challenges. These people have a strong determination; therefore, may try the patience of people around them. It is difficult to sway them. They have a sharp eye for style and all things beautiful. People who are born on January 3 love compliments.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 3rd  

Personality
People born on this day tend to love unconditionally. They love family because of the blissful and comfortable life it can bring as well as for the feeling of safety and security. They are protective towards their loved ones. These Capricorns, if not given respect by their loved ones, may seek to find it somewhere else. Capricorns born on this day are quite susceptible to adulation. These individuals are very reliable and display a high level of loyalty towards others. Capricorns born on January 3 will usually think of others before they think of themselves, and can also be inflexible.  Their element is ‘earth’, so they are somewhat connected to a natural surrounding and love outdoor activities.

Health
Those born on January 3rd have an unlimited energy as well as possess a zeal for living. They have a strong appetite and though they want to keep fit, yet they find working out quite tedious. They would keep themselves busy with other activities and rather pamper at a spa than going to the gym. They should drink plenty of fluids for a healthy looking skin.

Finance
Someone born on this day will usually opt for a job that brings both financial incentive as well as contentment. They love luxury, and to that end will work tirelessly to acquire the finer things in life. Those born on January 3rd are determined and motivated by monetary rewards. Therefore, they will often move from job to job in order to obtain a higher pay. However, just because they enjoy financial success does not mean they are not generous. On the contrary, their generosity towards the less fortunate ones is quite remarkable.

Career
The ingenuity and adaptability offers them the opportunity to become successful in almost any field they choose. These people are socially gifted. This makes them a great candidate in the areas such as marketing, public relations and sales. Their knack for creativity can also make them a successful creative writer.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
True to the Capricorn sign, individuals born on this particular day are often shy as far as relationships are concerned. Quite often, they will keep their real emotions under wraps. They are the type of person who must feel very close to someone in order to bring forth their passions and exuberance. They are prone to jealousy and may pout from time to time if provoked. The older and wiser they become, the more they realize the advantages of communicating their deep feelings and dreams with a soul mate. Often Capricorns born on this day find it very challenging to commit to an intimate relationship due to their shyness. Due to their responsible and caring personality they make wonderful parents.

Trivia
Lucky Colors: Purple, Light Brown & Charcoal Gray
Lucky Numbers: 3 & 4
Lucky Days (of the Month): 3rd & 4th
Lucky Days (of the Week): Saturday & Thursday