Italian Celebrities Born In January

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Gianluigi Buffon
(One of the Greatest Goalkeepers of All Time)
Gianluigi Buffon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Carrara, Italy
Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian footballer, often considered the greatest goalkeeper of all time. The first goalkeeper to receive the Golden Foot Award, Buffon was included in Pelé's FIFA 100 list in 2004. He is also well-known for his charity work; in 2019, he was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations' World Food Programme.
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Hadrian
(Roman Emperor)
Hadrian
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Birthdate: January 24, 0076
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Italica, Hispania
Died: July 10, 0138
Hadrian was the Roman emperor from 117 to 138. Though he was married to Vibia Sabina, he was said to have many male lovers. He reconstructed the Pantheon and built the Temple of Venus and Roma. He also supported military discipline and came to be known as a benevolent dictator.
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Antonio Gramsci
(Italian Philosopher Best Known for His Theory of 'Cultural Hegemony')
Antonio Gramsci
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 22, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ales, Italy
Died: April 27, 1937

Antonio Gramsci was an Italian politician, journalist, philosopher, linguist, and writer. A founding member of the Communist Party of Italy, Gramsci went on to serve as the leader of the party before he was arrested by Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime. Since his death, Antonio Gramsci has been the subject of several plays and films.

 4 
Federico Fellini
(Italian Filmmaker Known for His Distinctive Style, Which Blends Fantasy and Baroque Images with Earthiness.)
Federico Fellini
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Birthdate: January 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rimini, Italy
Died: October 31, 1993

Italian film director and screenwriter, Federico Fellini, is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. He was nominated for the Academy Awards 12 times and won four in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. His distinctive style of film-making has inspired generations of directors in both Italy and Hollywood.

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Sergio Leone
(Italian Filmmaker Best Known for Creating the 'Spaghetti Western' Genre)
Sergio Leone
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Birthdate: January 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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.

 6 
Umberto Eco
(Medievalist, Philosopher and Author of 'The Name of the Rose' and 'Foucault's Pendulum')
Umberto Eco
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alessandria, Italy
Died: February 19, 2016

Italian novelist Umberto Eco is best remembered for his novels The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum. He also taught at the University of Bologna and had released quite a few children’s books and translations. He was also known for his work on semiotics and medieval studies.

 7 
Gennaro Gattuso
(Italian Professional Football Coach and Former Player Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Gennaro Gattuso
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Corigliano Calabro, Italy
Italian former footballer Gennaro Gattuso is best known for his stint with Milan and won titles such as the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup with them. He was part of Italian squad that won the FIFA World Cup 2006. He now manages the football club Napoli.
 8 
Joseph Louis Lagrange
(Mathematician)
Joseph Louis Lagrange
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 25, 1736
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: April 10, 1813

Joseph Louis Lagrange was an Italian mathematician and astronomer who made significant contributions to the fields of number theory, analysis, and both classical and celestial mechanics. He served as the director of mathematics at the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin for over 20 years. He later moved to France and became a member of the French Academy of Sciences. 

 9 
Daniela Bianchi
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Tatiana Romanova’ in the James Bond Film ‘From Russia with Love’)
Daniela Bianchi
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Birthdate: January 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Daniela Bianchi is an Italian actress known for her portrayal of Bond girl Tatiana Romanova in the popular spy film, From Russia with Love. After appearing in the second James Bond film, Bianchi landed roles in a number of Italian and French movies. Apart from acting, Daniela Bianchi also studied ballet and worked as a fashion model.

 10 
Paul Henreid
(Actor & Director Best Remembered for Roles in the Films 'Casablanca' and 'Now, Voyager')
Paul Henreid
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Birthdate: January 10, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Trieste, Italy
Died: March 29, 1992

Born to an affluent banker, Paul Henreid had an elite education. He also initially worked as a translator and book designer, training as an actor at nights. He gained fame with his role in Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Casablanca. He later also directed a few episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

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Alfredo Ferrari
(Engineer)
Alfredo Ferrari
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Modena
Died: June 30, 1956
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Felix Silla
(Actor from Italy best known for his role as Cousin Itt in the series, The Addams Family)
Felix Silla
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Birthdate: January 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roccacasale, Abruzzo, Italy
Died: April 16, 2021
 13 
Adriano Celentano
(Italian Musician, Singer, Composer, Actor, and Filmmaker)
Adriano Celentano
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greco, Milan, Italy

Hailed as one of the pillars of Italian music, Adriano Celentano is a celebrated singer-songwriter, whose numerous songs and albums have gained both commercial as well as critical success. Also credited with introducing rock n roll to Italy, he has been dubbed as the flexible one for his powerful dancing. A successful actor, he has appeared in around forty films.

 14 
Giancarlo Fisichella
(Italian Professional Racing Driver)
Giancarlo Fisichella
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Giancarlo Fisichella, also known as Giano, has three Formula One World Championship wins in his kitty. The popular racing driver also captains the Nazionale Piloti football team. Throughout his career, he has raced for teams such as Renault, Force India, and Ferrari. He is related to a Sicilian noble family.

 15 
Thomas Aquinas
(Italian Theologian & Philosopher)
Thomas Aquinas
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Birthdate: January 25, 1225
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Roccasecca, Italy
Died: March 7, 1274
Dominican friar and Catholic priest Thomas Aquinas was also a Doctor of the Church. He tried to mingle Aristotelian philosophy and Christianity. His works, including Summa Theologica and Disputed Questions on Truth, and his views on the Scriptures have been studied as prominent texts on theology, philosophy, and canon law.
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Farinelli
(Italian Castrato Singer Who was One of the Greatest Singers in the History of Opera)
Farinelli
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 24, 1705
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Andria, Italy
Died: September 16, 1782
Farinelli was an Italian castrato singer who was active during 18th century. A celebrated performer, Farinelli is widely regarded as one of the greatest singers in operatic history. His life and career inspired a 1994 biographical drama film titled Farinelli. He has
also been the subject of other artworks such as plays and TV series.
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Matilda Lutz
(Model)
Matilda Lutz
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Birthdate: January 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Born to a fashion photographer father and a fashion PR mother, who were both models previously, Matilda Lutz began modeling quite early in life. She moved to Los Angeles after dropping out of university and initially worked in an Italian eatery to sustain herself. She later appeared in movies such as Rings.

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Elsa Martinelli
(Actress and Model)
Elsa Martinelli
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Birthdate: January 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grosseto, Italy
Died: July 8, 2017
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Matteo Renzi
(Prime Minister of Italy)
Matteo Renzi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Florence
Italia Viva party leader and the youngest-ever Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers. He was criticized by many for meeting controversial Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In early 2021, he received bullets in an envelope, causing a media frenzy. 
 20 
Claudio Marchisio
(Italian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Claudio Marchisio
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
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Veronica De Laurentiis
(Author)
Veronica De Laurentiis
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Paolo Borsellino
(Judge)
Paolo Borsellino
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Palermo
Died: July 19, 1992

Italian judge Paolo Borsellino is remembered for his lifelong struggle against the Sicilian Mafia. He, along with Giovanni Falcone, succeeded in convicting over 300 criminals during the Maxi Trial in 1986 and 1987. He was later killed in a car bomb attack that also killed five police officers.

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Marco Simoncelli
(Italian Professional Motorcycle Racer Who Died in an Accident at the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix)
Marco Simoncelli
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cattolica, Italy
Died: October 23, 2011

Marco Simoncelli was an Italian motorcycle racer. From 2002 to 2011, Simoncelli competed in the Grand Prix motorcycle racing and won the 2008 Grand Prix Championship. While competing in the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix on 23 October, Simoncelli lost control over his motorcycle and was run over by other vehicles on the track. He died of wounds at age 24.

 24 
Madame
(Singer-Songwriter)
Madame
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 16, 2002
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Creazzo, Italy
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Caterina Valente
(French-Italian Multilingual Singer and Guitarist)
Caterina Valente
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France

Caterina Valente is an Italian-French guitarist, multilingual singer, actress, and dancer. Valente, who sings in 11 languages, has worked with artists around the world. She has worked with international stars like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich, and Chet Baker. One of her songs titled Bongo cha cha cha was used in the 2019 American film Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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Giulia De Lellis
(Italian Model and TV Personality)
Giulia De Lellis
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Italy
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Marilù Tolo
(Actress)
Marilù Tolo
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Birthdate: January 16, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Dominic DeNucci
(Italian-American Professional Wrestler and Trainer)
Dominic DeNucci
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
 29 
Andrea Bertolacci
(Association football player)
Andrea Bertolacci
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome
 30 
Andrea Stramaccioni
(Italian Football Manager and Former Player)
Andrea Stramaccioni
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Domenico Modugno
(Singer-songwriter)
Domenico Modugno
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Polignano a Mare, Italy
Died: August 6, 1994
 32 
Sasha Montenegro
(Actress)
Sasha Montenegro
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Birthdate: January 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bari, Italy
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Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
(Composer)
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 4, 1710
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
Died: March 16, 1736
 34 
Frank Nitti
(Italian-American Gangster and Body Guard of Al Capone)
Frank Nitti
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Angri, Italy
Died: March 19, 1943

Frank Nitti was an Italian born-American mobster and one of Al Capone's main henchmen. Renowned for his leadership skills, Nitti succeeded Al Capone to become the boss of the Chicago Outfit. His life and work inspired the 1988 biopic Nitti: The Enforcer.

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Antonio D’Amico
(Italian Model and Fashion Designer)
Antonio D’Amico
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mesagne, Italy

Antonio D'Amico is an Italian fashion designer and model. After working as a designer for the luxury fashion company Versace, D'Amico went on to found his own fashion design company. Also known for his long-term relationship with Gianni Versace, D'Amico is often depicted in films and TV series that talk about the founder of Versace

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Freya Stark
(British-Italian Explorer and Travel Writer)
Freya Stark
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 31, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 9, 1993

Freya Stark was an Anglo-Italian travel writer and explorer. One of the first non-Arabs to explore the southern Arabian Desert, Stark penned down over 24 books on her travels in Afghanistan and the Middle East. She also wrote many essays and autobiographical works. In 1968, Freya Stark embarked on her last expedition to Afghanistan at the age of 75.

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Marco Parolo
(Association football player)
Marco Parolo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gallarate
 38 
Lazzaro Spallanzani
(Italian Physiologist and Biologist Who Made Significant Contributions to the Study of Animal Reproduction and Bodily Functions)
Lazzaro Spallanzani
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 12, 1729
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Scandiano, Italy
Died: February 11, 1799

Lazzaro Spallanzani was an Italian physiologist, biologist, and Catholic priest. He is best remembered for making significant contributions to the study of animal reproduction, bodily functions, and animal echolocation. Lazzaro Spallanzani's research on biogenesis was the first step towards debunking the theory of spontaneous generation.

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Luisa Casati
(Socialite,Model)
Luisa Casati
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: June 1, 1957
 40 
Joseph Bonanno
(Italian-American Crime Boss of the Bonanno Crime Family)
Joseph Bonanno
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 18, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Castellammare del Golfo, Italy
Died: May 11, 2002

Italian-American crime boss Joseph Bonanno was the leader of the Bonanno crime family for almost four decades. Introduced to organized crime as a child, he proceeded to become one of the youngest-ever bosses of a crime family at just 26. He successfully evaded arrest for many decades. He lived a long life and became a writer in his later years.  

 41 
Toni Servillo
(Actor)
Toni Servillo
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Birthdate: January 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Afragola, Italy
 42 
Johnny Torrio
(Gangster)
Johnny Torrio
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Irsina, Italy
Died: April 16, 1957
 43 
Maurizio Pollini
(Pianist)
Maurizio Pollini
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
 44 
Parmigianino
(Painter)
Parmigianino
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Birthdate: January 11, 1503
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: August 24, 1540
 45 
Achraf Lazaar
(Football player - Defender)
Achraf Lazaar
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
 46 
Joe Masseria
(Italian-American Mafia Boss of ‘Genovese Crime Family’)
Joe Masseria
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Menfi, Italy
Died: April 15, 1931

Joe Masseria was an Italian-American Mafia boss who controlled the Genovese crime family from 1922 to 1931. He was killed in the Castellammarese War, which was fought for control over illegal activities in New York City. Since his death, Joe Masseria has been portrayed in several films like The Valachi Papers, Lucky Luciano, Mobsters, and Lansky.

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Luigi Nono
(Composer)
Luigi Nono
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: May 8, 1990
 48 
Dalida
(French-Italian Singer and Actress)
Dalida
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Birthdate: January 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shubra, Cairo, Egypt
Died: May 3, 1987
French singer and actress Dalida, whose aching voice ruled over hearts for three decades, sold millions of records worldwide. Dalida sang in 10 languages and holds a world record for most weeks at the top of the music chart. She was also the first singer to receive platinum and diamond discs while she also owns more than 70 gold records.
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Pope Telesphorus
(Bishop of Rome (126 - 137))
Pope Telesphorus
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 0067
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Terranova da Sibari, Italy
Died: 0137 AD

Pope Telesphorus served as the bishop of Rome from 126 until his death in 137. He is venerated as a patron saint of the order by the Carmelites. Some sources even portray him as a hermit living on Mount Carmel. Saint-Télesphore, a town in Canada's Quebec province, is named after Pope Telesphorus.

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Heather Parisi
(Dancer)
Heather Parisi
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States