Famous People Born On January 15th

People born on 15th of January quite similar to their zodiac sign, ‘Goat’ are stubborn yet extremely reliable. Ruled by the planet of Venus, these individuals are creative and love beautiful things. Known for their realistic approach towards life, people born on this day strive to lead a purposeful life and are always empathetic towards others. Though emotional and romantic by nature, these people have high expectations from others, and have absolutely zero tolerance for injustice. They also love to lead an inspire those around them and are filled with great energy and also creative ideas. However, their desire to be appreciated and recognized is at time overpowering and may find it difficult to cope with lack of recognition.

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 1 Martin Luther King Jr.

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

A leader in the civil rights movement in the mid-twentieth century, Martin Luther King Jr. is best remembered for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. A man of Christian faith who was inspired by Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent activism, he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting racial inequality.  

 2 Dove Cameron

Dove Cameron
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States

Dove Cameron is a popular actress and singer who mesmerized the audience with her performance as the eponymous characters in the famous comedy series, Liv and Maddie. As an openly bisexual artist, she also serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community all over the world.

 3 Pitbull

Famous As: Rapper
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Rapper Pitbull is best known for his chartbusting songs I Know You Want Me and Timber. He also sang the 2014 FIFA World Cup theme, We Are One (Ole Ola). The winner of 35 Billboard Latin Music Awards, he has also collaborated with artists such as Jennifer Lopez.

 4 Drew Brees

Drew Brees
Famous As: Former American Football Quarterback
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

After 5 years with the San Diego Chargers, NFL quarterback Drew Brees joined the New Orleans Saints. In 2010, he was the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and the co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Drew is considered one of the best passers in NFL.

 5 Grace VanderWaal

Grace VanderWaal
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birth Year: 2004
Birthplace: Lenexa, Kansas, United States

Grace VanderWaal is a singer-songwriter who began her career as a YouTuber, uploading videos of her original songs and covers. She also started performing in local shows, gaining attention for her distinctive vocals. She won the TV competition show, America's Got Talent (AGT), in 2016 and received the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award.

 6 Regina King

Regina King
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Regina King was first noticed when she appeared in the series 227 and then gained fame with her role in Jerry Maguire. Her performance as Sharon Rivers in If Beale Street Could Talk won her both the Academy and the Golden Globe awards for Best Supporting Actress.

 7 Skrillex

Famous As: American music producer
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Highland Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
The side-mulleted American DJ Skrillex is best-known for bringing dubstep music to the mainstream. The illustrious musician, songwriter, and singer began his journey as a solo artist and has bagged in eight Grammy Awards. Distingusihed for giving electronic dance music a face, DJ Skrillex owns astonishing YouTube views and earns enviable touring revenue.
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 8 Jamie Clayton

Jamie Clayton
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: San Diego, California

Actress and model Jamie Clayton is best known for starring in the Netflix original series Sense8. Beginning her career as a makeup artist, she eventually ventured into acting and found success. She is transgender and was appreciated for playing a transgender character in Sense8. Out magazine honored her as part of their annual "Out 100" awards in 2011.

 9 Lloyd Bridges

Lloyd Bridges
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1913
Birthplace: San Leandro, California, United States
Died: March 10, 1998

The father of actors Beau and Jeff Bridges, Lloyd Bridges was an American actor who played important roles across all the three major acting mediums. Apart from his acting career, which spanned more than 60 years, Bridges was also known for his involvement in groups, such as Heal the Bay and the American Oceans Campaign

 10 Ronnie Van Zant

Ronnie Van Zant
Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: October 20, 1977

 11 Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro
Famous As: Political Commentator
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States

A strong conservative political commentator, author, media host and lawyer, Ben Shapiro became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US at the age of seventeen and at twenty published his first book. The host of a daily political podcast ,The Ben Shapiro Show, he has frequently invited criticism for his views on various issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.

 12 Ibn Saud

Ibn Saud
Famous As: King of Saudi Arabia (1932-53)
Birth Year: 1875
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: November 9, 1953

Ibn Saud, or King Abdulaziz, was the founder and first monarch of Saudi Arabia. He oversaw the discovery of petroleum and the subsequent oil production in his country. He annexed the kingdoms of central and northern Arabia and ruled for over 20 years. He sired countless children, including 45 sons.

 13 Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins
Famous As: Boxer
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Bernard Hopkins is an American retired boxer who held several world championships between 2001 to 2012 in two weight classes. Nicknamed The Executioner, Hopkins is widely regarded as one of the modern era's greatest boxers. A highly strategic boxer, Bernard Hopkins was also renowned for his speed, power, and counterpunching skills.

 14 Eddie Hall

Eddie Hall
Famous As: Athlete
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK

Eddie Hall is a British former professional strongman who won the World's Strongest Man 2017 competition. Previously, he had won the UK's Strongest Man and England's Strongest Man competitions many times. As a young man, he trained as a bodybuilder and entered the strongman circuit. He is the subject of the documentary titled Eddie: Strongman.

 15 Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles
Famous As: Director
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Mexico
Mexican-born American director and actor Mario Van Peebles gained fame with films such as USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage and New Jack City, both of which he directed and appeared in. He is the son of director Melvin Van Peebles and portrayed him in his biopic Baadasssss!

 16 Charo

Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Murcia, Spain

Spanish-American actress, singer, comedian, and flamenco-guitarist Charo, whose birth year remains a subject of dispute for several years, is known for her seductive deep voice with Spanish accent, unrestrained and exuberant manner, and the catch-phrase cuchi-cuchi. She has released albums like Guitar Passion, featured in films like The Concorde...Airport '79 and guest starred in TV series like The Love Boat.

 17 Moliere

Famous As: Playwright
Birth Year: 1622
Birthplace: Rue Saint Honoré, Paris, France
Died: February 17, 1673

Moliere was a French poet, playwright, and actor. Considered one of the greatest French-language writers of all time, Moliere's plays are often performed at the Comédie-Française and have been translated into several languages. Moliere had a huge impact on the French language and is widely regarded as the creator of modern French comedy.

 18 Shane McMahon

Shane McMahon
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Entrepreneur and wrestler Shane McMahon is the son of WWE CEO Vince McMahon and wrestling performer and politician Linda McMahon. Shane heads Ideanomics as its vice-chairman and is a minority owner of WWE. He was previously the CEO of YOU On Demand. He has won several titles as a wrestler.

 19 Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, USA

American-Canadian actor Andrea Martin is best known for her roles in movies such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She has also won Tony and Drama Desk awards for her performances in plays such as My Favorite Year and Pippin. Her one-woman show Nude, Nude, Totally Nude was a hit.

 20 Eric Dier

Eric Dier
Famous As: Football player
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Cheltenham, England, UK

 21 Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart
Famous As: Singer
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Glendale, California, U.S.
Died: December 17, 2010

 22 Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel
Famous As: American football player
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Inman, South Carolina, United States

 23 Margaret O'Brien

Margaret O'Brien
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: San Diego, California, U.S.

 24 Kellita Smith

Kellita Smith
Famous As: Model, Actress, Comedian
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA

 25 Joshua King

Joshua King
Famous As: Football forwarder
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Norwegian footballer Joshua King is best known as a forward for Watford. A child prodigy, he began his youth career with Romsås IL at age 6. He has also represented teams such as Manchester United and the Blackburn Rovers. He won the prestigious Gullballen award in 2017.

 26 Mary MacKillop

Mary MacKillop
Famous As: Religious sister
Birth Year: 1842
Birthplace: Fitzroy, Australia
Died: August 8, 1909

Mary MacKillop, the first Australian to be made a saint by the Catholic Church, was born to poor Scottish immigrants and had taken up the reins of her family at age 14. She got a pedophile priest dismissed and is thus revered as a patron saint of sexual abuse victims.

 27 Jessy Schram

Jessy Schram
Famous As: Actress, Model
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Skokie, Illinois

Jessy Schram is an American model and actress known for playing important roles in TV series like Veronica Mars, Life, Falling Skies, and Once Upon a Time. After starting her career as a child model, Jessy Schram went on to establish herself in the American entertainment industry. Schram is also a singer-songwriter and has collaborated with artists like Joan Baby.

 28 Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy
Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: San Bernardino County, California, United States

 29 Frank Thornton

Frank Thornton
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Dulwich, London, England
Died: March 16, 2013

 30 Neil Nitin Mukesh

Neil Nitin Mukesh
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 31 Kleio Valentien

Kleio Valentien
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Texas, USA

 32 David Ige

David Ige
Famous As: Governor of Hawaii (Since 2014)
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Pearl City, Hawaii, United States

 33 Dorian Missick

Dorian Missick
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey, United States

 34 James Nesbitt

James Nesbitt
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK

 35 Gene Krupa

Gene Krupa
Famous As: American drummer
Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 16, 1973

 36 Delino DeShields

Delino DeShields
Famous As: Baseball player
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Seaford, Delaware, United States

 37 Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Arboga, Sweden

 38 Michael the Brave

Michael the Brave
Famous As: Prince
Birth Year: 1558
Birthplace: Drăgoeşti, Vâlcea
Died: August 9, 1601

 39 Myke Towers

Myke Towers
Famous As: Singer, Rapper
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

 40 Loie Fuller

Loie Fuller
Famous As: Actor, Lighting designer, Choreographer, Artist, Dancer, Stage actor, Model
Birth Year: 1862
Birthplace: Illinois
Died: January 1, 1928

 41 Pierre S. du Pont

Pierre S. du Pont
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birth Year: 1870
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: April 4, 1954

 42 Archibald Gracie IV

Archibald Gracie IV
Famous As: Historian, Writer, Investor
Birth Year: 1858
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: December 4, 1912

Best known as the author of The Truth About The Titanic (currently Titanic: A Survivor's Story), Archibald Gracie IV was one of the few who survived the sinking of RMS Titanic. Beginning his career as colonel of the 7th New York Militia, he later became a real estate agent, concurrently carrying out researches on history, particularly the Battle of Chickamauga.

 43 Randy White

Randy White
Famous As: American Football Player
Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 44 Kobe Tai

Kobe Tai
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 45 Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 46 Marc Bartra

Marc Bartra
Famous As: Association football player
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Sant Jaume dels Domenys

 47 Princess Michael of Kent

Princess Michael of Kent
Famous As: Author
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Karlovy Vary

Princess, Michael of Kent, is one of the members of the British royal family. Princess Michael, who is of Hungarian, Austrian, and German noble descent, worked as an interior designer before shifting her focus towards writing. Having held a long time fascination for cheetahs, Princess Michael serves as a patron for Namibia's Cheetah Conservation Fund

 48 Deonte Brown

Deonte Brown
Famous As: American football player
Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States

 49 Valentina Zenere

Valentina Zenere
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Valentina Zenere is an Argentinian actress, singer, and model. She is best known for playing Ámbar Smith in the popular Argentine-Mexican telenovela, Soy Luna. Her portrayal of Smith in the telenovela not only earned her several Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards but also established her as an actress on the world stage.

 50 Steve Mac

Steve Mac
Famous As: Musician
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Surrey, England, UK

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 15th

The individuals born on this day are known for their idealistic outlook towards life, their ambitious nature and also extraordinary determination and focus. They are extremely compassionate towards others and are passionate to make the world a better place. However, at times they may show signs of insecurity and may also find it difficult to prioritize their work. They also have a tendency to be too indulgent in the luxuries of life; however, with age and maturity, they learn to get rid of their negative traits.

As they tend to over-indulge themselves, they need to take care that their love for rich food doesn’t pose any health hazards as it may lead to obesity. They also have a sensitive skin and have poor circulation. It is advisable for these individuals to follow a daily exercise routine.

Being responsible by nature and having taste for luxury, these people do everything in their capacity to make their ends meet. However, their career choices are never motivated by monetary gains.

With their passion to make the world a better place and being compassionate towards others, they love to fight for justice and human rights and thus social service is one of the finest career options for them. Apart from this, they also thrive in fields like management, healthcare, architecture and fine arts.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
With powerful sex-drive and passionate nature, they tend to get attracted to those who equal their zeal for life and offer them enough attention. Once they commit to a relationship, they are loyal and affectionate. As parents, they try to inculcate a sense of independency in their children and try hard to protect them from failures and disappointments.  

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