Famous People Born On January 6th

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Rowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian Best Known for His Role in the Sitcom 'Mr Bean')
Rowan Atkinson
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Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: County Durham, England, United Kingdom

British comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson has entertained audience globally with his brilliant performance as the eponymous character in the Mr. Bean series and its film adaptations. Earlier, he established himself as a fine comedy actor with Blackadder and then went on to work in movies like Never Say Never Again, The Witches and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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Joan of Arc
(Best Remembered as 'The Heroine of France' for Her Role During the 'Hundred Years' War' Against England)
Joan of Arc
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Birth Year: 1412
Birthplace: Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France
Died: May 30, 1431

Considered a great saint and a symbol of French unity, Joan of Arc led the French army to the watershed victory over the English forces in Orleans in 1429. In 1430, she was captured by the Anglo-Burgundians while defending Compiegne. She was burned at the stake at the age of 19 in 1431. Pope Benedict XV canonised her in 1920.

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Eddie Redmayne
(Known for His Roles in Biopics)
Eddie Redmayne
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England

Eddie Redmayne is a British actor who has prestigious awards, such as the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Tony Award under his belt. Over the years, Redmayne has made important contributions to the field of entertainment for which he was appointed OBE in the 2015 Birthday Honours.

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Kate McKinnon
(Actress, Comedian)
Kate McKinnon
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Sea Cliff, New York, United States

Kate McKinnon is a popular American actress and comedian known for her work in sketch comedy series, such as Saturday Night Live and The Big Gay Sketch Show. She is also famous for co-creating a web-series called Notary Publix and an audio series titled Heads Will Roll. An openly gay actress, McKinnon serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

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Norman Reedus
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States

Norman Reedus is an American multi-talented personality who established himself as a model and actor after working as a painter, photographer, video artist, and sculptor. He still displays his artwork in places like New York City, Frankfurt, and Berlin. An animal lover, Reedus urged to end cosmetic tests on animals by participating in a Cruelty Free International advertisement in 2015.

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Jameis Winston
(American Football Player)
Jameis Winston
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
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Polo G
(Musician, Rapper)
Polo G
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Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Polo G is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record executive. Polo G, who became famous for his Chicago drill sound, gradually adopted a more melodic style. Renowned for his vivid storytelling, Polo G's lyrics often reflect on subjects, such as mental health and racism. In 2020, he announced the launch of ODA Records, his own record label.

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Alan Watts
(Writer)
Alan Watts
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Birth Year: 1915
Birthplace: Chislehurst, Kent, England
Died: November 16, 1973

Alan Watts was a British writer, philosopher, and speaker. He is credited with popularizing Hinduism, Taoism, and Buddhism in the Western world. A prolific writer, Alan Watts wrote one of Buddhism's first bestselling books, The Way of Zen. He also explored psychedelics and human consciousness in his works, such as The Joyous Cosmology and The New Alchemy.

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Nigella Lawson
(Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer)
Nigella Lawson
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Daughter of Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigella Lawson has written several bestselling cookbooks and hosted many culinary shows. Winner of the British Book Award and the Guild of Food Writers Award, Nigella has previously worked as an editor and freelance journalist and also owns a cookware range.
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Danny Thomas
(Creator & Star of the Highly Successful Sitcom 'The Danny Thomas Show')
Danny Thomas
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Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Deerfield, Michigan, United States
Died: February 6, 1991

Danny Thomas was an American nightclub comedian, actor, singer, and producer. He is credited with creating one of the most successful sitcoms in the history of American TV, Danny Thomas Show. Also a well-known philanthropist, Danny Thomas founded the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a nonprofit medical corporation that focuses on children's catastrophic diseases, such as leukemia and other cancers.

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Catriona Gray
(Winner of Miss Universe 2018)
Catriona Gray
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Cairns, Australia
Filipino-Australian model Catriona Gray soared to fame after winning the 2018 Miss Universe pageant, thus becoming the fourth from her country to win the title. Apart from winning Miss Universe Philippines 2018, she had also been named Miss World Philippines 2016. She has worked for the OTOP initiative, too.
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A. R. Rahman
(One of the Most Famous Indian Film Composers)
A. R. Rahman
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Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

A. R. Rahman is an Indian film composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Rahman is one of the most decorated and celebrated musicians in Indian history. He was won several prestigious awards including two Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award. In 2009, he was named among the 100 most influential people in Time.

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Syd Barrett
(Singer-songwriter)
Syd Barrett
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Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Cambridge
Died: July 7, 2006
Pink Floyd co-founder and frontman Syd Barrett was known for his contribution to psychedelic rock and experiments with studio effects such as echo and distortion. He was removed from the band due to his drug addiction, following which he began a solo career. His final years were spent in privacy.
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Irina Shayk
(Russian Model and Actress)
Irina Shayk
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Yemanzhelinsk, Russia

Irina Shayk became the first Russian model to appear on the cover page of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011. Widely regarded as an industry icon, Irina Shayk is the face of many international brands. Also a well-known philanthropist in Russia, Irina raises money for a charity organization called Pomogi, which helps sick children.

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Malcolm Young
(Musician)
Malcolm Young
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Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: November 18, 2017

Malcolm Young was an Australian musician. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band AC/DC. He is also credited with popularizing the band and was described by many as the leader and the driving force of the band. Widely regarded as one of the best rhythm guitarists ever, Young was a leading exponent of rhythm guitar in rock music.

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Kapil Dev
(Cricketer)
Kapil Dev
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Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Kapil Dev is a former Indian all-rounder who captained India to its first Cricket World Cup win, in 1983. He started his career at 16, playing for Haryana. Wisden’s Indian Cricketer of the Century became the first cricketer to take 400 Test wickets and also scored 5,000 Test runs
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John Smith
(Explorer)
John Smith
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Birth Year: 1580
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Died: June 21, 1631

John Smith was an English explorer, soldier, colonial governor, author, and Admiral of New England. In the early-17th century, Smith played a major role in the establishment of the first indissoluble English settlement in America, which came to be known as the English colony at Jamestown. Apart from helping Jamestown survive various challenges, Smith's leadership also helped the colony flourish.

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Lyudmila Putina
(Ex-Wife of Russian President Vladimir Putin)
Lyudmila Putina
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Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Kaliningrad, Russia
Lyudmila Putina was married to Russian president and former prime minister Vladimir Putin from 1983 to 2013. Their divorce was publicly announced on national TV, during the intermission of a ballet performance. She has been associated with programs developing the Russian language and was previously a flight attendant for Aeroflot.
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John DeLorean
(Engineer Known for His Work at 'General Motors' & Founder of the 'DeLorean Motor Company')
John DeLorean
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Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: March 19, 2005

John DeLorean was an American inventor and engineer. Highly regarded for his work at General Motors, John DeLorean was an influential figure in the US automobile industry. He is credited with founding the popular American automobile manufacturer, The DeLorean Motor Company. DeLorean’s life inspired a couple of documentary films, including Framing John DeLorean where he was played by Alec Baldwin.

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Ree Drummond
(Blogger)
Ree Drummond
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Ree Drummond is an American author, blogger, food writer, television personality, and photographer. In 2010, she was named in Forbes magazine's Top 25 Web Celebrities list. Riding on the success of her blog The Pioneer Woman, which was adjudged Weblog of the Year for three consecutive years at the Weblog Awards, Drummond went on to present her own television program.

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Khalil Gibran
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Birth Year: 1883
Birthplace: Bsharri, Lebanon
Died: April 10, 1931

Lebanese author and poet Khalil Gibran is best remembered for his bestselling works The Prophet and Broken Wings. One of the leaders of the Mahjar movement of Arabic literature, he specialized in incorporating mythological and mystical symbols in his works and was inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche and William Blake.

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Loretta Young
(Actress)
Loretta Young
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Birth Year: 1913
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Died: August 12, 2000

Loretta Young began as a child actor. She later won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Katrin "Katy" Holstrum in The Farmer's Daughter and earned an Academy Award nomination for her role in Come to the Stable. Fans also loved her in the Emmy-winning series The Loretta Young Show.

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Alex Turner
(Musician)
Alex Turner
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Singer and guitarist Alex Turner is part of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys, whose debut album was the fastest-selling debut in the U.K. He has been part of the supergroup The Last Shadow Puppets. The seven-time Brit Award-winning artist is known for his lyrics showcasing surrealism and kitchen-sink realism.
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Howie Long
(American football player)
Howie Long
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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Lou Holtz
(American Football Player)
Lou Holtz
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Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Follansbee, West Virginia, United States

Lou Holtz has been the head football coach of teams such as the New York Jets. He led Notre Dame to be the national champions. Holtz became the only coach to guide four programs to the final top 20. The College Football Hall of Famer later became an ESPN analyst.

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John Singleton
(Director)
John Singleton
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 28, 2019
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Tiffany Pollard
(Television personality)
Tiffany Pollard
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Utica, New York, USA
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Diljit Dosanjh
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Dosanjh Kalan, Punjab, India
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Julie Chen
(Television personality, News anchor)
Julie Chen
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Rinko Kikuchi
(Actress)
Rinko Kikuchi
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Hadano, Kanagawa, Japan

Rinko Kikuchi is a Japanese actress who received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Chieko Wataya in the 2006 psychological drama film Babel. Rinko is the first Japanese actress to receive an Oscar nomination in five decades. Her work in Babel also earned her several awards, such as Gotham Awards and a Chicago Film Critics Association Award.

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Andy Carroll
(Association football player)
Andy Carroll
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Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Gateshead
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Ndamukong Suh
(American football player)
Ndamukong Suh
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
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Gilbert Arenas
(Basketball player)
Gilbert Arenas
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
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Vic Tayback
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Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 25, 1990
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Michelle Waterson
(Mixed Martial Artist and Model)
Michelle Waterson
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Aurora, Colorado, United States

Michelle Waterson is a mixed martial artist. A former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, Waterson was the world's best women's atomweight fighter between 2013 and 2014. In 2013, she won the Atomweight of the Year award at the Women's MMA Awards. She competes in the UFC where she is ranked in the top 10 in the list of current UFC fighters.

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Mac McClung
(Basketball player)
Mac McClung
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Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Gate City, Virginia, United States
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MattyB
(Rapper, Singer-songwriter)
MattyB
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Birth Year: 2003
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
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Charles Haley
(American Football Player)
Charles Haley
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Gladys, Virginia, USA
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Mickey Hargitay
(Hungarian-American Actor and the 1955 Mr. Universe)
Mickey Hargitay
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Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 14, 2006
Former Mr.Universe, Mickey Hargitay made his way into showbiz with Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Husband of actress Jayne Mansfield, he was also a proficient football player. He earned the Joe Weider Lifetime Achievement Award; he was the first one to recieve that honor. During World War II, he was an underground fighter.
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Capucine
(Model)
Capucine
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Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Saint-Raphaël, Var, France
Died: March 17, 1990
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Arin Hanson
(Internet Personality)
Arin Hanson
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Margate, Florida, United States
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A. J. Hawk
(American football player)
A. J. Hawk
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Kettering, Ohio, United States
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Carl Sandburg
(Writer & Editor)
Carl Sandburg
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Birth Year: 1878
Birthplace: Galesburg, Illinois, United States
Died: July 22, 1967

Carl Sandburg had begun working since age 11 and been employed in various odd jobs, such as a truck driver, a harvester, and a brickyard hand, before being part of the Illinois Infantry. The two-time Pulitzer-winning poet and biographer late also won a Grammy for his recording of Lincoln Portrait.

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Richard II of England
(King of England (1377-1399))
Richard II of England
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Birth Year: 1367
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: February 14, 1400

Richard II of England was King of England from 1377 to 1399. Also known as Richard of Bordeaux, he was a firm believer in the royal prerogative. He was not popular as a king and was deposed in 1399 and is believed to have been starved to death in captivity. Modern historians believe he may have had a personality disorder.

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Tom Mix
(Actor)
Tom Mix
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Birth Year: 1880
Birthplace: Mix Run, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: October 12, 1940
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Earl Scruggs
(Composer, Banjoist)
Earl Scruggs
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Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: North Carolina
Died: March 28, 2012
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Lil Reese
(Rapper)
Lil Reese
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Anthony Minghella
(Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Film producer, Writer)
Anthony Minghella
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Ryde
Died: March 18, 2008
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Gustave Doré
(Artist Best Known for His Prolific Output of Wood-Engravings and Illustrated Texts)
Gustave Doré
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Birth Year: 1832
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: January 23, 1883

Best known for his wood-engraving, Gustave Doré was a child prodigy who began his artwork at the tender age of 5. A master lithographer and caricaturist, he began his career with Journal pour Rire. He also worked on commissions from authors such as Cervantes, Milton, and Dante.

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Sam Rayburn
(43rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives)
Sam Rayburn
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Birth Year: 1882
Birthplace: Kingston, Tennessee, United States
Died: November 16, 1961

Philosophical by nature, the individuals born on 6th of January are more sensitive than other Capricorns. Ruled by the planet of Venus, people born on this particular day are uninhibited and extremely strong. They have a practical outlook towards life and are very ambitious by nature, which mingled with their creative skills helps them reach great heights in their lives. These individuals are peace lovers and try to stay away from arguments and fights. They are also very kind-hearted and perceptive and always willing to offer their help to those in need. Though at times these people may feign to be tough from outside, they are in fact soft and emotional. Even though they are shy by nature, they don’t stay away from voicing their opinion and standing up to defend their convictions and ideologies.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 6th

Personality
Though these individuals are most often found flouting conventional rules, they are actually very courteous and charming by nature. Very compassionate towards others, they possess a idealistic and philosophical outlook towards life, owing to which they may at times come across as naïve. These are highly goal-oriented individuals who devote themselves entirely to their works in order to attain their goals. They are also very loyal, cheery and optimistic and in times of crisis always stand by their loved ones.

Health
As these individuals are so occupied by other people’s concerns and problems, they often tend to overlook their own well-being. It is compulsory that they take good care of their dietary habits and get enough sleep. As they are known for their frequent swings in energy levels, they are prone to stress related problems. They are very susceptible to skin diseases which they can ward off by eating healthy.

Finance
Being inclined to lead a luxurious life, they are always concerned about their income. In order to maintain their status, they are willing to work hard and salary is always on the top of their list.

Career
Individuals born on this particular day are visionary by nature, and may enjoy great success in business. Being empathetic towards others, they also make good doctors, therapists, and psychologists. Other career options which are well-suited for these people are engineering, architecture and counseling.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
With Venus as their ruling planet, these people are very romantic and affectionate towards their loved ones. They tend to settle down early in life, once they find their soul-mate, who values their goals and aspirations. They are very devoted to their family and children and since they have a taste for luxury, they want their children to have everything which they didn’t.

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Blue, Pink, Green
Lucky Numbers: 6 & 7
Lucky Days (of the Month): 6th & 7th
Lucky Days (of the Week): Friday & Saturday