Famous People Born On January 21st

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The people born on January 21 are humorous, sociable and enthusiastic. They are extremely amicable and sincere and are blessed with great creative skills. With Jupiter as their ruling planet, they are gifted with extraordinary communication skills and are original thinkers. Extremely charismatic and fun loving, these people always associate themselves with humanitarian work and show a great deal of generosity towards those in need. However, they are a little egotistical and at times may seem to be emotionally distant, but they are very sharp witted, who earn a great many friends. They may also be a tad indecisive sometimes and may get a little self-indulgent. These Aquarians need to fully commit themselves to their goals in life, otherwise they may get directionless.

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 1 
Hakeem Olajuwon
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Hakeem Olajuwon
18
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

Hakeem Olajuwon is a former basketball player. Nicknamed The Dream, because of his dream-like ability to dunk effortlessly, Olajuwon is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketballers of all time. Apart from leading the Houston Rockets to two back-to-back NBA championships, Hakeem Olajuwon also helped the US national team win the Olympic gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics.

 2 
Geena Davis
(Actress Known for Her Role in Films: 'The Accidental Tourist', 'Thelma & Louise' and 'The Fly')
Geena Davis
33
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Wareham, Massachusetts, United States

An Academy Award-winning actress, Geena Davis is also known for her work to fight gender bias, for which she was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. An ardent archer, who vied for a semifinals spot in the U.S. Olympic archery team for the 2000 Summer Olympics, Geena supports the Women's Sports Foundation among other initiatives that support women.

 3 
Booboo Stewart
(Actor, Singer & Visual Artist)
Booboo Stewart
34
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States
Booboo Stewart rose to fame with his performance as Seth Clearwater in the Twilight Saga films. He has previously been a stuntman in films such as Beowulf. He was also spotted in X-Men: Days of Future Past and the Descendants franchise. He has sung for Disney soundtracks, too.
 4 
Jack Nicklaus
(One of the Greatest Golfers of All Time)
Jack Nicklaus
19
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Jack Nicklaus, also known as “The Golden Bear,” has 18 major golf championships to his credit. He has been part of 164 major golf tournaments and has won 117. He now designs golf courses through his company, Nicklaus Design. He has also authored many golf-related books, including an autobiography.

 5 
Paul Allen
(Co-founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist)
Paul Allen
25
Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Seattle
Died: October 15, 2018

Paul Allen was an American investor, business magnate, and philanthropist. He is credited with co-founding one of the most popular multinational technology companies in the world, Microsoft Corporation. Along with his philanthropic activities and ownership of several other companies and sporting clubs, Paul Allen had a major impact on sports, wildlife, education, arts, healthcare, community services, environmental conservation, and more.

 6 
Telly Savalas
4
Birth Year: 1922
Birthplace: Garden City, New York, United States
Died: January 22, 1994

Telly Savalas was an American singer and actor. He was characterized by his deep, resonant voice and bald head. In a career spanning 40 years, he is best known for her role in the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service   He is also considered  asone of the greatest TV stars ever. As a philhellene and philanthropist, Savalas supported various Hellenic causes.

 7 
Luke Grimes
(Best Known for His Roles in the Film ‘American Sniper’ and TV Series ‘Yellowstone’)
Luke Grimes
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Best known as Elliot Grey from the Fifty Shades movie series and as Marc Lee from American Sniper, Luke Grimes moved from Ohio to New York to pursue his acting dreams. He was once in the news for quitting True Blood, because he apparently refused to enact same-sex love scenes.
 8 
Richard Winters
(United States Army Officer and a Decorated War Veteran)
Richard Winters
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Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: New Holland, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 2, 2011
Richard Winters is best remembered for his act of parachuting into Normandy on D-Day. He was recalled to the army from the inactive list during the Korean War. Following his retirement, he started selling Hershey Company by-products to animal-feed manufacturers and also taught at the U.S. Military Academy.
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Benny Hill
(Comedian, Actor, Singer and Writer who is Best Remembered for his Television Programme 'The Benny Hill Show')
Benny Hill
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Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Died: April 20, 1992

Benny Hill was an English comedian, writer, singer, and actor. Best known for his TV program The Benny Hill Show, Hill remained an important figure in British culture for almost 40 years. The show is regarded as one of the greatest British comedy programs ever. In 2006, Hill was voted one of TV's 50 Greatest Stars in an ITV poll.

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Stonewall Jackson
(One of the Best-Known Confederate Commanders During the American Civil War)
Stonewall Jackson
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Birth Year: 1824
Birthplace: Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 10, 1863

Stonewall Jackson was a commander of the Confederate States Army. He played a major role as a Confederate general in the American Civil War, winning several significant battles in the Eastern Theater of the war. Considered one of the most tactically sound commanders in the history of the US, Jackson was idolized by George Patton, Chesty Puller, and Alexander Vandegrift.

Sushant Singh Rajput
40
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Patna, Bihar, India
Died: June 14, 2020
 12 
Christian Dior
(Fashion Designers)
Christian Dior
7
Birth Year: 1905
Birthplace: Granville
Died: October 23, 1957

Christian Dior was a French fashion designer. He is credited with founding Christian Dior, one of the world's top fashion houses, which is currently owned by Groupe Arnault. At the time of its founding, the clothes designed by Christian Dior revolutionized women's dress. The brand also re-established Paris as the fashion hub of the world after World War II.

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Grigori Rasputin
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Birth Year: 1869
Birthplace: Pokrovskoe, Russia
Died: December 30, 1916

Arguably the most controversial and mythologized Russian of the 20th century, Grigori Rasputin was a self-styled monk and mystic infamous for the spell he cast over the wife and child of the last Romanov emperor. The scandal and political intrigue he left in his wake led to his eventual assassination during WWI, and rang the death-knell for imperial Russia.

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Emma Bunton
(Actor, Television presenter, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Model, Karateka)
Emma Bunton
12
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Finchley

Part of the iconic British all-girl pop band of the 1990s, Spice Girls, Emma Bunton was nicknamed Baby Spice, for being the youngest in the group. Known for her signature pigtails and bright blue eyes, she later went solo and also appeared in the BBC One series Absolutely Fabulous.

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Billy Ocean
(Recording Artist)
Billy Ocean
6
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Fyzabad

Billy Ocean is a recording artist who achieved popularity in the 1980s when he became the most famous Trinidad–British R&B singer. Over the years, he has also been one of the most prominent supporters of the Rastafari movement. In the 2020 New Year Honours, Billy Ocean was appointed MBE for services to music.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan
(Armenian Professional Football Player Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
12
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia

Armenian professional footballer, Henrikh Mkhitaryan ,currently plays for Serie A club Roma and the Armenian national team. He previously played for Pyunik, winning four Armenian Premier League titles with them. Armenia's all-time top goalscorer, he has been named Armenian Footballer of the Year ten times. He is a polyglot and speaks eight languages.

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Jerry Trainor
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Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Jerry Trainor is best known for his appearances in various Nickelodeon shows, most notably as Spencer Shay in iCarly and as Crazy Steve in Drake & Josh, and has also voiced the former in various video games. He was nominated for an Emmy for voicing Dudley Puppy in T.U.F.F. Puppy.
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Wolfman Jack
(Radio personality, Disc jockey)
Wolfman Jack
1
Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 1, 1995
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Placido Domingo
(Spanish Opera Singer, Conductor and Part of 'The Three Tenors' Operatic Singing Group)
Placido Domingo
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Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Spanish opera singer and conductor Plácido Domingo has performed in a variety of languages, such as English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German. The winner of nine Grammys and five Latin Grammys, he later performed as part of The Three Tenors, with legends Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras, releasing bestselling albums.

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Marco Asensio
(Association football player)
Marco Asensio
9
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Palma, Majorca Palma, Spain
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Jam Master Jay
(Musician)
Jam Master Jay
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Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: October 30, 2002
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Ethan Allen
(Revolutionary War Hero)
Ethan Allen
2
Birth Year: 1738
Birthplace: Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 12, 1789

As a child, Ethan Allen was fond of deciphering passages from the Bible. He grew up to co-establish Vermont and led the Green Mountain Boys during the American Revolutionary War. After failing to achieve Vermont’s separation from New York, he tried to unite Vermont with Canada.

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Jeremy Shada
(Actor & Singer)
Jeremy Shada
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Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Boise, Idaho, United States

Jeremy Shada is an American actor, singer, musician, and YouTuber. Jeremy Shada, who started acting at age seven, went on to establish himself as a successful actor. Also known for his voice acting skills, Jeremy Shada has contributed immensely to the success of several animated television series, such as Adventure Time and Voltron: Legendary Defender.

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Robby Benson
(Actor as a teen idol in the late 1970s, appearing in the sports films)
Robby Benson
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Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Robby Benson is an American actor, filmmaker, composer, singer, and teacher. He gained popularity in the late-1970s when he established himself as a teen idol, appearing in films like Ice Castles and One on One. Apart from being an entertainer, Robby Benson is also a fundraiser and activist for heart research.

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Maryse Ouellet
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)
Maryse Ouellet
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Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Maryse Ouellet is a Canadian-American businesswoman, actress, and professional wrestler. Currently signed to WWE, Ouellet often appears alongside her husband and WWE superstar The Miz. In 2008, Maryse won the WWE Divas Championship and went on to become the third-longest reigning Divas Champion in the history of WWE. In 2009, she was ranked ninth in the PWI Female 50 list.

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Cristóbal Balenciaga
(Fashion Designer)
Cristóbal Balenciaga
5
Birth Year: 1895
Birthplace: Getaria, Spain
Died: March 24, 1972

Remembered as The King of Fashion, Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga had begun sewing at 10, helping his mother earn a living after his father’s death. A visit to Paris at 15 turned his luck around. A closeted gay, Balenciaga later revolutionized fashion with his signature flowy gowns and dresses.

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Hannibal Mejbri
(Football Midfielder)
Hannibal Mejbri
10
Birth Year: 2003
Birthplace: Ivry-sur-Seine, France
 28 
Nick Gehlfuss
1
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Ann Wedgeworth
5
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States
Died: November 16, 2017
 30 
Richie Havens
2
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: April 22, 2013
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Detlef Schrempf
(German-American Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played As a Small Forward / Power Forward)
Detlef Schrempf
3
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Leverkusen, Germany

Detlef Schrempf is a German-American former basketball player who played for popular NBA teams like the Dallas Mavericks, Seattle SuperSonics, and Portland Trail Blazers. A three-time NBA All-Star, Schrempf helped the SuperSonics reach the NBA Finals in 1996. Also known for his charitable work, Schrempf formed the Detlef Schrempf Foundation to help local charities.

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Paul Scofield
5
Birth Year: 1922
Birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died: March 19, 2008
 33 
Charles V of France
(Former King of France (1364 - 1380))
Charles V of France
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Birth Year: 1338
Birthplace: Vincennes, France
Died: September 16, 1380

Charles V of France reigned as the king of France from 1364 until his death in 1380. Charles V was highly successful during the Hundred Years' War as his armies recovered almost all the territories held by the English. His reign also witnessed the construction of many significant buildings, including the Château du Louvre, Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and the Bastille.

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Edwin Starr
(Singer)
Edwin Starr
2
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: April 2, 2003
 35 
Ken Leung
(Actor)
Ken Leung
5
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Actor Ken Leung is best known for playing  Kid Omega in the film X-Men: The Last Stand. An alumnus of the New York University, he discovered interest acting in his junior year. He began acting in the mid-1990s and initially gained fame playing villainous characters. Since then, he has established himself as an intense character actor.

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Jung Ryeo-won
(Actor, Singer, Film actor, Model)
Jung Ryeo-won
2
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Seoul
 37 
Wes Morgan
(Association football player)
Wes Morgan
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Nottingham

Wes Morgan is a former football player who played as a defender for teams like Leicester City Football Club, Nottingham Forest, and the Jamaican national team. He also captained Leicester City for nine years till his retirement in 2021. Morgan was a successful captain, leading his team to a Championship title, Premier League title, and their first FA Cup win.

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Charlotte Ross
1
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Winnetka, Illinois, USA
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Martin Shaw
4
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK
 40 
Izabella Miko
(Actress)
Izabella Miko
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland

Polish actress, dancer, film producer and environmental activist Izabella Miko is noted for starring in the films Coyote Ugly and The Forsaken and in the music videos Mr. Brightside and Miss Atomic Bomb by The Killers. She debuted as film producer with Desert Dancer. She runs the eco foundation called EkoMiko and has a sustainable candle line called EkoMiko Candles.

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Alejandro Speitzer
1
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
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Marie Trintignant
3
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Died: August 1, 2003
 43 
John Chaney
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
John Chaney
2
Birth Year: 1932
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: January 29, 2021
 44 
Glaiza de Castro
(Actor, Singer)
Glaiza de Castro
3
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Valenzuela
 45 
Karl Wallenda
(Artist, Circus performer)
Karl Wallenda
1
Birth Year: 1905
Birthplace: Magdeburg
Died: March 22, 1978
 46 
Brian O'Driscoll
(Irish Former Professional Rugby Union Player)
Brian O'Driscoll
3
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

One of the most respected rugby players of all time, Brian O'Driscoll holds the Irish record for playing the most number of matches as a captain and also for try scores. He led his country to win a Grand Slam after 61 years and is part of the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

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Pitirim Sorokin
(Sociologist and Political Activist)
Pitirim Sorokin
1
Birth Year: 1889
Birthplace: nyazhpogostsky District, Russia
Died: February 10, 1968

Pitirim Sorokin was a Russian-American political activist and sociologist best remembered for his immense contribution to the social cycle theory. His life and work have played an influential role in the life of popular American historian and scholar, Allan Carlson. Among other prominent personalities who have been influenced by Sorokin's work is American politician and 48th Vice President Michael Pence.

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L'Jarius Sneed
(American football player)
L'Jarius Sneed
1
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Minden, Louisiana, United States
 49 
Ashton Eaton
(Retired American Decathlete and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Ashton Eaton
3
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

Two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton began his international career in 2008, winning his first international medal, a silver, at the 2011 World Championships. In the following year, he won two gold medals, one in Heptathlon at the World Indoor Championships and the other in Decathlon in London Olympic Games, defending his Olympic title four years later in Rio de Janeiro.

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Phil Thompson
(Football player)
Phil Thompson
1
Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 21st

Personality
The Aquarians born on this particular day are blessed with prolific communication skills and always find themselves surrounded by followers and listeners. They can get along with most people, and value freedom of expression. However, they tend to speak quickly and at times may present their arguments in a confused manner. Therefore, it is important for them to learn to think before they speak. They are also vulnerable to criticism and should rely on their instincts more.

Health
People born on his particular day often tend to overlook their physical well-being and most of their health problems arise from excessive eating and not enough getting sleep. They need to take care of their dietary habits and curb their sugar intake and include fiber rich food. They must also follow a daily exercise routine.

Finance
They are very careful about their finances and spend every penny carefully. They organize their finances quite proficiently and can multiply their income whenever they need to.

Career
The people born on this particular day are blessed with great artistic skills and innovative thinking and thus thrive as writers and poets. They also do well in fields like academia, sales and also business. Some of them may also get attracted to professions such as law, politics or social worker.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Conventional and idealistic, people born on this day believe and respect marital bonds and are always loyal and devoted to their partner. They tend fall for people who are confident and intelligent and look for understanding, loving and thoughtful partner. They are very strict as parents and expect their children to obey their instructions completely.

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Blue & Purple
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4
Lucky Days (of the Month): 3rd & 4th
Lucky Days (of the Week): Thursday & Saturday