Famous People Born In January

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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.

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 1 
XXXTentacion
(Rapper Well Known for His Depressing, and at Times Devastating Music)
XXXTentacion
789
Birthdate: January 23, 1998
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States
Died: June 18, 2018
 2 
Muhammad Ali
(The Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of All Time)
Muhammad Ali
125
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 3, 2016
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 3 
Elvis Presley
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Icons of the 20th Century and 'The King of Rock and Roll')
Elvis Presley
127
Birthdate: January 8, 1935
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1977
 4 
Stephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist - First to Set Out a Theory of Cosmology)
Stephen Hawking
180
Birthdate: January 8, 1942
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: March 14, 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Martin Luther King Jr.
(African-American Civil Rights Movement Leader Who Used Civil Disobedience to Combat Racism)
Martin Luther King Jr.
87
Birthdate: January 15, 1929
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: April 4, 1968
 6 
Jeff Bezos
(The Founder & Executive Chairman of Amazon)
Jeff Bezos
286
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 7 
Betty White
(Referred the 'First Lady of Television', She Holds the Record for the ‘Longest TV Career by a Female’)
Betty White
104
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: December 31, 2021
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 8 
Alexander Hamilton
(American Revolutionary and Founding Father of the United States)
Alexander Hamilton
100
Birthdate: January 11, 1755
Birthplace: Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: July 12, 1804
 9 
Rowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian Best Known for His Role in the Sitcom 'Mr Bean')
Rowan Atkinson
79
Birthdate: January 6, 1955
Birthplace: County Durham, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Jim Carrey
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Energetic and Slapstick Performances)
Jim Carrey
111
Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Birthplace: Newmarket, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Dolly Parton
(Singer-Songwriter and Actress, Primarily Known for Her Work in Country Music)
Dolly Parton
89
Birthdate: January 19, 1946
Birthplace: Sevier County, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 12 
Isaac Newton
(One of the Most Influential Scientists of All Time )
Isaac Newton
94
Birthdate: January 4, 1643
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Died: March 31, 1727
 13 
Aaliyah
(Best Known as 'Princess of R&B' & 'Queen of Urban Pop')
Aaliyah
116
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 25, 2001
 14 
Zayn Malik
(Singer)
Zayn Malik
105
Birthdate: January 12, 1993
Birthplace: Bradford, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
David Bowie
(Regarded as One of the Most Influential Musicians of the 20th Century)
David Bowie
122
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 10, 2016
 16 
Benjamin Franklin
(One of the Founding Fathers of the United States)
Benjamin Franklin
63
Birthdate: January 17, 1706
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 17, 1790
 17 
Nina Dobrev
(Canadian Actress Known for Her Role in the TV Series ‘The Vampire Diaries’)
Nina Dobrev
100
Birthdate: 1989
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Mac Miller
(Rapper Known for His Debut Studio Album 'Blue Slide Park')
Mac Miller
166
Birthdate: January 19, 1992
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 7, 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 19 
Bradley Cooper
(Actor and Filmmaker)
Bradley Cooper
69
Birthdate: January 5, 1975
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
Florence Pugh
(Actress)
Florence Pugh
77
Birthdate: January 3, 1996
Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 21 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(One of the Greatest Composers in the History of Western Music)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
68
Birthdate: January 27, 1756
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: December 5, 1791
 22 
Oprah Winfrey
(Best Known for Her Daytime Syndicated Talk Show 'The Oprah Winfrey Show')
Oprah Winfrey
117
Birthdate: January 29, 1954
Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 23 
Lewis Hamilton
(British Formula One Driver and Winner of Seven World Drivers' Championship Titles)
Lewis Hamilton
87
Birthdate: January 7, 1985
Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
 24 
Jackie Robinson
(First African-American to Play in Major League Baseball)
Jackie Robinson
39
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: October 24, 1972
 25 
F. D. Roosevelt
(32nd President of the United States)
F. D. Roosevelt
51
Birthdate: January 30, 1882
Birthplace: Hyde Park, New York, United States
Died: April 12, 1945
 26 
Steve Harvey
(Comedian, Actor and TV Host)
Steve Harvey
57
Birthdate: January 17, 1957
Birthplace: Welch, West Virginia, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 27 
Alicia Keys
(Singer, Actress)
Alicia Keys
62
Birthdate: January 25, 1981
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
 28 
Nicolas Cage
(Actor & Producer)
Nicolas Cage
57
Birthdate: January 7, 1964
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 29 
J. R. R. Tolkien
(Author of 'The Hobbit' & 'The Lord of the Rings')
J. R. R. Tolkien
49
Birthdate: January 3, 1892
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: September 2, 1973
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Christian Bale
(British Actor Best Known for His Versatility and Recurring Physical Transformations for His Roles)
Christian Bale
47
Birthdate: January 30, 1974
Birthplace: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 31 
Joan of Arc
(Best Remembered as 'The Heroine of France' for Her Role During the 'Hundred Years' War' Against England)
Joan of Arc
65
Birthdate: January 6, 1412
Birthplace: Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France
Died: May 30, 1431
 32 
Evan Peters
82
Birthdate: January 20, 1987
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 33 
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(Actor, Singer-songwriter)
Lin-Manuel Miranda
89
Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
Edgar Allan Poe
(Writer and Poet - Widely Regarded as a Central Figure of Romanticism in the United States)
Edgar Allan Poe
46
Birthdate: January 19, 1809
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 7, 1849
 35 
Zooey Deschanel
(Known for Her Deadpan Roles in Comedy Films)
Zooey Deschanel
56
Birthdate: January 17, 1980
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 36 
Dove Cameron
(Actress)
Dove Cameron
80
Birthdate: January 15, 1996
Birthplace: Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 37 
Liam Hemsworth
(Australian Actor Known for His Role in 'The Hunger Games' Film Series and 'Independence Day: Resurgence')
Liam Hemsworth
86
Birthdate: January 13, 1990
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 38 
Michelle Obama
(First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017)
Michelle Obama
279
Birthdate: January 17, 1964
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 39 
Justin Randall Timberlake
(Billboard Best Performing Male Soloist in the History of the Mainstream Top 40)
Justin Randall Timberlake
74
Birthdate: January 31, 1981
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
(The Duchess of Cambridge)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
66
Birthdate: January 9, 1982
Birthplace: Reading, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 41 
Jeremy Renner
51
Birthdate: January 7, 1971
Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 42 
Michael Schumacher
(German Formula One Racing Driver and 7-Time World Drivers' Championship Winner)
Michael Schumacher
101
Birthdate: January 3, 1969
Birthplace: Hürth, Germany
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 43 
James Earl Jones
(One of the Greatest Actors in American History)
James Earl Jones
45
Birthdate: January 17, 1931
Birthplace: Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 44 
Luis Suarez
(Uruguayan Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Luis Suarez
73
Birthdate: January 24, 1987
Birthplace: Salto, Uruguay
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Natalia Dyer
(Actress)
Natalia Dyer
31
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 46 
Kevin Costner
(American Actor and Director Known for His Academy-Award Winning Movie 'Dances with Wolves')
Kevin Costner
54
Birthdate: January 18, 1955
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Paul Newman
(One of the Most Influential Actors of 20th-Century)
Paul Newman
87
Birthdate: January 26, 1925
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Died: September 26, 2008
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 48 
Pitbull
(One of the Best-Selling Rappers of All-Time)
Pitbull
65
Birthdate: January 15, 1981
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 49 
Janis Joplin
(American Singer Known for Her Powerful Mezzo-Soprano Vocals)
Janis Joplin
56
Birthdate: January 19, 1943
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: October 4, 1970
 50 
Naya Rivera
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Playing 'Santana Lopez' on 'Glee (2009-2015)')
Naya Rivera
69
Birthdate: January 12, 1987
Birthplace: Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, United States
Died: July 8, 2020
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

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.