Famous People Born In January

Smartness and productivity are among the several traits of people born in the month of January. They are also very ambitious and diligent, the characteristics which make them highly productive at work. Although, generally serious, they can also be humorous at times. But, they are mostly reserved and do not talk much, unless they are required to. The month of January is ruled by the sun sign, Capricorn, and the karmic planet of Saturn. Together, they render the qualities of patience, perseverance and self-motivation to the individuals born under their governance. They are strong, hardworking and very tolerant individuals. Success to these people does not come overnight. They have to struggle hard to achieve their goals. Focus and determination, the basic requisites for anyone to succeed in life, are innate to them. They are highly observant and are extremely careful about the decisions they make. They know how to make someone happy, but are too reticent when it comes to expressing their love. Their reserved demeanor makes it difficult for them to open up to others and makes them uncomfortable in presence of new people. Basically, they need to improve their social capabilities.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 XXXTentacion

Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 23, 1998
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States
Died: June 18, 2018

 2 Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
Famous As: Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of All Time
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 3, 2016
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 3 Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking
Famous As: Theoretical Physicist - First to set out a theory of cosmology
Birthdate: January 8, 1942
Birthplace: Oxford
Died: March 14, 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 4 Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley
Famous As: The King of Rock and Roll
Birthdate: January 8, 1935
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1977

 5 Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist, Minister
Birthdate: January 15, 1929
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: April 4, 1968

 6 Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos
Famous As: Founder of Amazon.com
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 7 Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton
Famous As: Founding Father of the United States
Birthdate: January 11, 1755
Birthplace: Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: July 12, 1804
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 8 Betty White

Betty White
Famous As: First Lady of Television
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: December 31, 2021
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 9 Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 6, 1955
Birthplace: Consett, County Durham, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 10 Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey
Famous As: Known for His Slapstick Performances
Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Birthplace: Newmarket, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 11 Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 19, 1946
Birthplace: Sevier County, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 12 Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton
Famous As: Formulated the Laws of Motion & Universal Gravitation
Birthdate: January 4, 1643
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Died: March 31, 1727

 13 Al Capone

Al Capone
Famous As: Gangster - Co-founder & Boss of the 'Chicago Outfit'
Birthdate: January 17, 1899
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 25, 1947
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 14 David Bowie

David Bowie
Famous As: One of the Most Influential Musicians of the 20th Century
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 10, 2016

 15 Aaliyah

Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 25, 2001

 16 Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 12, 1993
Birthplace: Bradford, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 17 Mac Miller

Mac Miller
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 19, 1992
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 7, 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 18 Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Famous As: Founding Father of the United States
Birthdate: January 17, 1706
Birthplace: Milk Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 17, 1790

 19 Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey
Famous As: Talk Show Host
Birthdate: January 29, 1954
Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 20 Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 31, 1989
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 21 F. D. Roosevelt

F. D. Roosevelt
Famous As: 32nd President of the United States
Birthdate: January 30, 1882
Birthplace: Hyde Park, New York, United States
Died: April 12, 1945

 22 Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 5, 1975
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 23 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 27, 1756
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: December 5, 1791

 24 Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys
Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: January 25, 1981
Birthplace: New York, United States

 25 Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton
Famous As: Winner of Seven World Drivers' Championship Titles
Birthdate: January 7, 1985
Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

 26 Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Famous As: Actor, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 27 Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson
Famous As: First African-American to Play in Major League Baseball
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: October 24, 1972

 28 Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 3, 1996
Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 29 Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 7, 1964
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 30 Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: January 6, 1412
Birthplace: Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France
Died: May 30, 1431

 31 J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien
Famous As: Author of 'The Hobbit' & 'The Lord of the Rings'
Birthdate: January 3, 1892
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: September 2, 1973

 32 Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel
Famous As: Known for Her Deadpan Roles in Comedy Films
Birthdate: January 17, 1980
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 33 Justin Randall Timberlake

Justin Randall Timberlake
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actor
Birthdate: January 31, 1981
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 34 Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey
Famous As: TV Host
Birthdate: January 17, 1957
Birthplace: Welch, West Virginia, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 35 Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe
Famous As: Inventor of the 'Detective Fiction' Genre
Birthdate: January 19, 1809
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 7, 1849

 36 Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 13, 1990
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 37 Christian Bale

Christian Bale
Famous As: Known for Recurring Physical Transformations to Play His Roles
Birthdate: January 30, 1974
Birthplace: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 38 Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama
Famous As: First Lady of the United States (2009-17)
Birthdate: January 17, 1964
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 39 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Famous As: The Duchess of Cambridge
Birthdate: January 9, 1982
Birthplace: Reading, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 40 Dove Cameron

Dove Cameron
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 15, 1996
Birthplace: Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 41 Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher
Famous As: Formula One Racing Driver
Birthdate: January 3, 1969
Birthplace: Hürth, Germany
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 42 Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 7, 1971
Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 43 Evan Peters

Evan Peters
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 20, 1987
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 44 James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones
Famous As: One of the Greatest Actors in American History
Birthdate: January 17, 1931
Birthplace: Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 45 Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: January 12, 1987
Birthplace: Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, United States
Died: July 8, 2020
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 46 J. Cole

J. Cole
Famous As: One of the Most Influential Rappers of His Generation
Birthdate: January 28, 1985
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 47 Pitbull

Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 15, 1981
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 48 Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 31, 1991
Birthplace: La Louvière, Belgium
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 49 Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom
Famous As: Known for His Roles in Fantasy, Historical & Adventure Films
Birthdate: January 13, 1977
Birthplace: Canterbury, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 50 Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin
Famous As: Fighter pilot, Astronaut, Engineer
Birthdate: January 20, 1930
Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States

Another group of individuals born in this month are the ones born on the Capricorn/Aquarius cusp. It combines the serious and typical traits that come with being a Capricorn with the creativity and inquisitiveness that drives an Aquarius. Individuals falling in this category are extremely visual and their life revolves around artistic things. Their patience is unmatched and they are highly disciplined. They have a burning desire to know more and explore new venues. They are also meticulous about details and make sure that every aspect of a problem is covered, without fail. They are funny and attractive, but can be a little tenacious at times. They aren’t exactly imposing like the other Capricorns, but can be harshly critical, a weakness hard to overcome. However, their strong focus and determination supersedes their lacunas. As friends, they are compassionate and are not afraid of taking action (against people or an authority) if something undesirable happens.