Famous People Born On January 11th
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Driven by a sense of social justice and a very kindhearted nature, people born on 11th of January are very idealistic. A little less ambitious than the other Capricorns, these are emotional individuals, who love helping others in whatever ways possible. Known for their trustworthiness and strong will power, people born on this day however, have a tendency to be a little stubborn and opinionated. However, with age, they learn to adapt to difficult situations and grow a little more tolerant. These are intelligent individuals, who owing to their focus and determination achieve great heights in their career. They are very optimistic who believe in fairness and justice, and attract a lot of friends with their charm and cheerful personality.
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Birth Year: 1755
Birthplace: Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: July 12, 1804
Known as America’s one of the most influential Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and served as the first secretary of the treasury. He also fought in the American Revolutionary War and was considered as a leading votary of the strong central government.
Mary J. Blige
(Rapper, and Actress Known as "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul")
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Mary J. Blige is a popular singer-songwriter and actress. Having sold 80 million records worldwide, she is one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Referred to as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary is credited with influencing the fusion of R&B and hip hop. She often gets featured in lists like The 100 Greatest Women in Music.
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Leesburg, Texas, United States
Died: May 10, 2012
An automobile designer known for his involvement with the AC Shelby Cobra and Ford Mustang, Carroll Shelby was also a well-known racing driver, and a successful entrepreneur, who established Shelby American after a heart ailment put an end to his racing career. Meanwhile, he also ran a a high-performance driving school and published a memoir entitled The Carroll Shelby Story.
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Considered a late bloomer in the world of soccer, Jamie Vardy became the oldest player to win the Premier League Golden Boot award when he scored the maximum number of goals during the 2019–20 Premier League season. Apart from his goal-scoring abilities, Jamie is also known for his direct approach and relentless running.
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Rochford, Essex
Rachel Riley is best known as a co-host of the puzzle show Countdown and its spin-off, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. An avid mathematician, she also co-hosted The Gadget Show and It's Not Rocket Science. She also participated in the 11th season of Strictly Come Dancing.
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Suseong District, Daegu, South Korea
Regarded as one of the most versatile actresses of South Korea, Son Ye-jin is also one of the highest-paid Korean actresses. She gained international recognition after playing prominent roles in films like The Truth Beneath and The Last Princess and in the popular TV series Crash Landing on You. She is also one of the most decorated South Korean actresses.
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Actress Amanda Peet achieved wider recognition with crime comedy film The Whole Nine Yards. She later worked in a wide range of films including The Way, Way Back and Sleeping With Other People. The actress, who began her career on Broadway and did several commercials, has also appeared in television series Jack & Jill and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
Birth Year: 1842
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 26, 1910
William James was an American psychologist and philosopher. Widely regarded as the father of American psychology and one of the most influential American philosophers, James was the first educator in the United States to offer a course in psychology. He is also credited with co-founding a psychological school of thought called functional psychology and establishing a philosophical school called pragmatism.
(American Actor Known for His TV Series: ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, ‘Necessary Roughness’ and ‘Underground’)
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
Illustrious for playing hearttrobe Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marc Blucas was initially seen playing supporting roles on television and films. Before embarking upon his acting career, he played basketball with Wake Forest Demon Decons. He also planed a career as an attorney, but found his calling in acting.
(German Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Winger)
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
Leroy Sané is a German professional football player who played a prominent role in helping Manchester City win the EFL Cup and the Premier League for which he was named PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2017–18 season. Also an important member of the German national team, Sané can also represent France as he also holds French citizenship.
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a Power Forward / Center)
Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Shareef O'Neal, son of legendary basketball player Shaquille O'Neal, plays college basketball for the Southeastern Conference team LSU Tigers. He was redshirted in his first season with the UCLA Bruins. He had a heart condition and later underwent surgery and also wore a monitoring device during practice.
(American Actress and Singer Best Remembered as One-Half of the Country Music Duo 'The Judds')
Birth Year: 1946
Naomi Judd was an American actress and singer. She is best remembered as one-half of the country music duo, The Judds, which won nine Country Music Association awards and five Grammy Awards between 1980 and 1991. Naomi Judd stopped performing in 1991 due to health reasons. In 2022, she was made an inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Birth Year: 1906
Died: April 29, 2008
Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann was the first known person to synthesize the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Interested in science from a young age, he studied chemistry at the University of Zürich. As a chemist, he conducted several significant studies and authored more than 100 scientific articles and books. He was a recipient of the prestigious Scheele Award.
Birth Year: 0347
Birthplace: Coca, Segovia, Spain
Died: January 17, 0395
Theodosius I, or Theodosius the Great, ruled as the Roman emperor from 379 to 395. He made Christianity the state religion of his empire and constructed architectural marvels, such as the Column of Theodosius, the Golden Gate, and the Theodosian Walls, in Constantinople. He ended conflicts with the Goths and barred pagan rituals in the Olympics.
(American Quaker, Feminist, Suffragist, and Women's Rights Activist)
Birth Year: 1885
Birthplace: Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 9, 1977
Alice Paul was an American Quaker, feminist, suffragist, and women's rights activist. She is best remembered for strategizing events like the Silent Sentinels and the Woman Suffrage Procession, which resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920. Alice Paul often displayed courage while confronting police brutality for her activism.
(Australian swimmer, Actor and Singer-songwriter)
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Gold Coast, Australia
Apart from releasing three pop albums, Australian singer/actor Cody Simpson has also acted in the film The Smiley Face Killers and a Broadway musical. A Part of USC's Trojan Swim Elite team, he has qualified for the trials of the 100m butterfly event of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
(Best Known as the Saxophonist of the Rock Band 'The E Street Band')
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: June 18, 2011
Clarence Clemons, also popular as The Big Man, gained fame as the saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. While he joined the Maryland State College on both football and music scholarships, a car accident later ended his football dreams. He also had his own band, The Red Bank Rockers.
(Australian Actor Known for His Films: ‘The Time Machine’, ‘One Hundred and One Dalmatians’ and ‘Inglourious Basterds’)
Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Lidcombe, Australia
Died: January 7, 2015
Australian actor Rod Taylor is best remembered for his roles in films such as Time Machine, The Birds, and Zabriskie Point. He also voiced Pongo in the 1961 film One Hundred and One Dalmatians and appeared on stage, too. His final film role was as Winston Churchill in Inglourious Basterds.
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Provo, Utah, United States
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Leicester, England
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
Died: August 27, 2015
Birth Year: 1815
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 6, 1891
John A. Macdonald was the first prime minister of Canada. A dominant figure in Canadian politics for half a century, he was a lawyer by profession before venturing into politics. As a politician, he was influential in building Canada’s new government. To date, he remains one of the highest-rated prime ministers in Canadian history.
(Indian Cricket Coach and Former Captain of the Indian National Team)
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Nicknamed The Wall for his resilient batting in Test cricket, Rahul Dravid was known for his unmatched concentration. He was selected for the Indian cricket squad while pursuing his MBA. Apart from winning the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, he has also been named to the ICC Hall of Fame.
(4th Khagan-Emperor of the Mongol Empire from 1251 to 1259)
Birth Year: 1209
Birthplace: Gobi Desert
Died: August 11, 1259
Möngke Khan reigned as the fourth khagan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire. He made several important reforms to improve the Mongol Empire's administration. Under his reign, the empire conquered Syria and Iraq and had conflicts with the Delhi Sultanate of India.
(British Actor Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Harry Cunningham’ in the TV Series ‘Silent Witness’)
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
Son of academic John Powell Ward, Tom Ward is known for his decade-long role of Dr. Harry Cunningham in the series Silent Witness. He has previously won Celebrity Mastermind and has played the titular role in The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells. He is also a skilled stage fighter.
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Leganés, Spain
Birth Year: 1946
John Piper is a theologian and pastor. He is the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Previously, he taught biblical studies at Bethel University and preached at Bethlehem Baptist Church. He believes in the theological doctrine of sola fide. He is the founder of desiringGod.org, named for his 1986 book Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist.
(British Army Officer and Rugby Union Player)
Birth Year: 1915
Birthplace: Newtownards, County Down, Ireland
Died: December 14, 1955
Paddy Mayne was not just a British Army lieutenant colonel but also a legendary rugby player who had represented both Ireland and the British Lions. He was also known for his reckless behavior, including his drunken brawls. He was part of a huge debate after being denied the Victoria Cross.
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Kampung Awah, Malaysia
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: New York City
Died: September 24, 1999
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Handsworth, Birmingham, England
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, USA
Birth Year: 1723
Birthplace: Gorkha, Nepal
Died: January 15, 1775
Prithvi Narayan Shah reigned as the King of Gorkha from 1743 to 1768. He also reigned as the King of Nepal from 1768 to 1775. As the first ruler of the Kingdom of Nepal, Shah began the unification of Nepal. Due to his efforts to unify Nepal, Prithvi Narayan Shah is regarded as the Father of the Nation.
Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Vidisha, India
Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian social reformer who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Satyarthi is best known for his campaign against child labor in India. Kailash Satyarthi is credited with founding several social activist organizations like Global March Against Child Labour, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, and Global Campaign for Education.
Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 28, 2016
(First German Actress to Win the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year)
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Lengdorf, Styria, Austria
Died: March 28, 2017
German-Austrian actress, author, and businesswoman Christine Kaufmann gained attention of post-war German movie audiences with her performances in films like Rosen-Resli, Der schweigende Engel and Ein Herz schlägt für Erika. She became the first German to be honoured with Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress for her performance in the drama film Town Without Pity.
Birth Year: 1856
Died: May 8, 1947
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Birth Year: 1975
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.
Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Williams, Arizona, United States
Author Diana Gabaldon, daughter of Arizona senator Tony Gabaldon, is best known for her Outlander novel series, which has also been adapted into a TV series. Gabaldon has also authored the Lord John series. She is known for mingling several genres, including historical fiction, mystery, science fiction, and romance.
(Actor from Italy best known for his role as Cousin Itt in the series, The Addams Family)
Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Roccacasale, Abruzzo, Italy
Died: April 16, 2021
Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Thurrock, England
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Brandon, Mississippi, United States
Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Died: November 30, 1994
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
(American Author & Environmentalist Who is Best Known for His Book 'A Sand County Almanac')
Birth Year: 1887
Died: April 21, 1948
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: September 20, 2010
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Eddie Alvarez is an American MMA fighter who fights for ONE Championship. A former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter, Alvarez has held the UFC Lightweight Championship as well as the Bellator Lightweight World Championship. He is credited with being Bellator MMA's first Lightweight champion. He is also the first person to have won championships in both UFC and Bellator MMA.
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Lawai, Hawaii, United States
Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 11th
Those born on this particular day are extremely focused, composed individuals who can go to great lengths to achieve whatever they seek. With moon as their ruling planet, these individuals are extremely creative and instinctive. Blessed with artistic skills, these people are however, a tad low on their confidence and a little insecure in their relationships. These Capricorns are very good with assessing situations but tend to be a little inflexible at times.
While being compassionate and taking care of others, these people often tend to overlook their own physical and emotional well-being. These individuals need to maintain a balanced and nutritious diet, and also need to inculcate a daily exercise routine into their lifestyle.
Those born on this day are experts when it comes to managing their finances, which is basically due to their good judgment skills. They earn well and at times tend to show off their riches.
Being compassionate and kindhearted by nature, these people tend to prefer career options which offer them a chance to help others. The best suited career options for these people are teaching, counseling and psychology. They also thrive in fields like politics, social work and astrology.
Relationships, Marriage & Children
People born on 11th of January are extremely loyal and devoted in their relationships and tend to be drawn towards partners who inspire them. However, due to having a practical outlook towards life, these people are very picky when it comes to choosing a partner. They value tradition and culture and thus tend to make loving yet a little strict parents.
Lucky Colors: Black & Brown
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3
Lucky Days (of the Month): 2nd & 3rd
Lucky Days (of the Week): Saturday & Monday