Famous People Born On January 22nd

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The Aquarians born on January 22nd value independence and are free-spirited by nature and like to live their life on own terms. These individuals are brilliant thinkers and are generally full of innovative ideas. With Uranus as their ruling planet, people born on this particular day always stand up for the things they believe in and are very loving, caring and generous towards others. Multi-talented and forward thinking, these people hardly fail to make their mark and achieve wonders in life. However, at time they can be a little careless and short-tempered. But with age and maturity they learn to get rid of these character flaws. They set realistic goals for themselves and try their level best to achieve whatever they aspire to.

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 1 
Guy Fieri
(American Restaurateur and Host of Several 'Food Network' Television Shows)
Guy Fieri
57
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Primarily a restaurateur, Guy Fieri is a testimony to the fact that any professional can become famous if they are passionate enough in doing what they do best. From being a restaurateur, he went on to become a TV personality, hosting shows for Food Network channel. By mid-2010, he had become the face of the network.

 2 
Diane Lane
(American Actress Known for Her Performance in the Movie 'Unfaithful')
Diane Lane
27
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Ranked 79th on VH1's list of 100 Greatest Kid Stars, Diane Lane started off as a child actress before becoming a well-known leading Hollywood actress. Also known for her beauty, Diane has been featured in lists, such as Top 99 Most Desirable Women. A talented actress, Diane Lane has also worked with several charity organizations, such as Heifer International.

 3 
Sam Cooke
(Singer-songwriter)
Sam Cooke
40
Birth Year: 1931
Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 11, 1964
The King of Soul Sam Cooke is best remembered for his hits A Change is Gonna Come, You Send Me, and Wonderful World. He began singing gospel as a child and later joined The Soul Stirrers. He was shot and killed by a motel manager in Los Angeles. 
 4 
Logic
(Rapper Known for His 'Young Sinatra' Mixtape Series)
Logic
35
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Rapper and hip-hop artist Logic, earlier known as “Psychological,” initially gained fame with his Young Sinatra mixtapes, which helped him secure a deal with Def Jam Recordings. After delivering gold and platinum albums, he quit music and became a Twitch and YouTube star. He has written a bestselling novel, too.
 5 
Michael Hutchence
(Lead Singer and Lyricist of the Rock Band 'INXS')
Michael Hutchence
36
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: November 22, 1997

Michael Hutchence, co-founder of the Australian rock band INXS, was known for his wild lifestyle, his affairs with celebrities, and his history of drug abuse. He was named to News.com’s list of the 15 greatest Australian singers of all time but unfortunately died by suicide in a Sydney hotel room.

 6 
Steve Perry
(Singer-songwriter)
Steve Perry
17
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Hanford, California, United States
Stephen Perry, the lead vocalist of the rock band Journey, was named "The Voice" by legendary singer Jon Bon Jovi. One of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” Perry also had a successful solo career. He is part of the Songwriter's and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
 7 
Francis Bacon
(Philosopher, Statesman and Lord High Chancellor of England)
Francis Bacon
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Birth Year: 1561
Birthplace: The Strand, London, England
Died: April 9, 1626

Francis Bacon was a Renaissance philosopher and author who was known as the Father of Empiricism, because of his belief in the scientific method and theory that scientific knowledge can only be created through inductive reasoning and experience. He was later knighted and served as the first Queen's counsel.

 8 
John Hurt
(Actor)
John Hurt
17
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: January 27, 2017
John Hurt is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated performances in Midnight Express and The Elephant Man. His death scene in Alien is considered one of the most memorable in history. He lent his voice to The Lord of The Rings and appeared in the Harry Potter and Hellboy films.
 9 
Bill Bixby
(Best Known for as Dr. David Banner in The TV Series 'The Incredible Hulk')
Bill Bixby
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Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 21, 1993
Actor/director/game-show panelist Bill Bixby is best known as Tim O'Hara from My Favorite Martian, as Anthony Blake from The Magician, and as Dr. David Banner from The Incredible Hulk. He has also delivered Emmy-nominated performances in the series Rich Man, Poor Man and The Courtship of Eddie's Father.
 10 
Lord Byron
(One of the Greatest English Poets of the 19th Century and a Leading Figure of the Romantic Movement)
Lord Byron
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Birth Year: 1788
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 19, 1824

Widely considered one of the greatest British poets of all time, Lord Byron remains influential as his works are widely read even today. He was also one of the most important personalities of the Romantic Movement. He is also known for his role in the Greek War of Independence, for which the Greeks consider him a national hero.

 11 
Philip Hamilton
(Eldest Son of the First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton)
Philip Hamilton
13
Birth Year: 1782
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: November 24, 1801

The eldest child of Alexander Hamilton—one of the founding fathers of the USA—Philip Hamilton was an intelligent student and the pride of his father. His young life came to end following a deadly duel with lawyer, George Eacker, who made offensive remarks about Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton, himself, lost his life in a similar manner three years later.

 12 
Gabriel Macht
(Actor and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Harvey Specter’ in the TV Series ‘Suits’)
Gabriel Macht
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

The son of actor Stephen Macht, Gabriel Macht followed in his father's footsteps to become a popular actor and film producer in his own right. A vegetarian who practices green living, Gabriel Macht was one of the guests at Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

 13 
Afeni Shakur
(American Political Activist and Member of the ‘Black Panther Party’)
Afeni Shakur
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Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Lumberton, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 2, 2016

Afeni Shakur was a political activist best known as the mother of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. Afeni Shakur was an important member of the popular political organization Black Panther Party where she mentored new members like Jamal Joseph, Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, and Cleo Silvers.

 14 
Linda Blair
(Actress)
Linda Blair
13
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 15 
DJ Jazzy Jeff
(Club DJ, Disc jockey, Actor, Television actor, Record producer, Composer)
DJ Jazzy Jeff
3
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Philadelphia
 16 
Piper Laurie
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘The Hustler’, ‘Carrie’ and ‘Children of a Lesser God’)
Piper Laurie
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Birth Year: 1932
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Actress Piper Laurie is best known for her role in the film The Hustler, for which she received an Academy Award nomination. In a career spanning seven decades, she has appeared in numerous award-winning films and TV shows. She is also a sculptor working in marble and clay. She is a recipient of  “The Spirit of Hope Award.”

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Greg Oden
(Basketball player)
Greg Oden
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
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John Donne
(17th Century English Poet Who is Considered the Preeminent Representative of the Metaphysical Poets)
John Donne
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Birth Year: 1572
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 31, 1631
English metaphysical poet John Donne is best known for his touch of sensuality and spirituality in his poems. One of his best-known poems is The Canonization. He had also worked on Latin translations, elegies, sermons, and epigrams. He was known for his reckless lifestyle, that affected his financial status. 
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Diana Douglas
(Actress)
Diana Douglas
2
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Devonshire, Bermuda
Died: July 3, 2015
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Sami Gayle
(Actress)
Sami Gayle
4
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Florida, United States
 21 
Orianthi
(Australian Musician and Guitarist Known for His Association With Alice Cooper and Michael Jackson)
Orianthi
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Named one among the 12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists by Elle magazine, Australian musician, singer and songwriter Orianthi Penny Panagaris began playing the guitar at the age of three and moved to acoustic by six. At fifteen, she began her professional career, concurrently focusing on songwriting and released her debut independent album at the age of 20. 

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John Wesley Shipp
(Actor)
John Wesley Shipp
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Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
 23 
U Thant
(3rd Secretary General of the United Nations (1961 - 1971))
U Thant
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Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: Pantanaw, Burma
Died: November 25, 1974

Burmese diplomat U Thant made history by becoming the first non-Scandinavian to be named the UN secretary-general. Later in life, he tried applying Buddhist principles such as detachment to solve major international conflicts. Following his death in New York, his burial in Burma became a source of riots.

 24 
Daniel Johnston
(Singer-songwriter)
Daniel Johnston
1
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA
 25 
Steven Adler
(Drummer and co-songwriter of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s)
Steven Adler
5
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
 26 
Netta Barzilai
(Israeli Singer)
Netta Barzilai
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Hod HaSharon, Israel

Eurovision Contest-winning Israeli artist Netta Barzilai won hearts with her track Toy, a song that spoke of women empowerment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she experimented with a podcast and performances from the balcony of her Tel Aviv apartment. She also performed the track Cuckoo for an online Eurovision event.

 27 
Robert E. Howard
(Pulp Fiction Writer)
Robert E. Howard
5
Birth Year: 1906
Birthplace: Peaster
Died: June 11, 1936
 28 
Christopher Masterson
(Actor and Disc Jockey Known for His Role as ‘Francis’ in the Fox Sitcom ‘Malcolm in the Middle’)
Christopher Masterson
5
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

Actor Christopher Masterson is best known for playing the protagonist Malcolm's eldest brother Francis in the TV series Malcolm in the Middle. Although his parents are not involved in the show business, he and his siblings are all actors. In the 2010s, he ventured into deejaying as well. He is a follower of Scientology.

 29 
Olivia d'Abo
(Actress)
Olivia d'Abo
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: London, England
 30 
D. W. Griffith
(American Director Who is One of the Most Influential Figures in the History of the Motion Picture)
D. W. Griffith
4
Birth Year: 1875
Birthplace: Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 23, 1948
 31 
Silentó
(Rapper)
Silentó
12
Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
 32 
Antonio Gramsci
(Italian Philosopher Best Known for His Theory of 'Cultural Hegemony')
Antonio Gramsci
11
Birth Year: 1891
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.

 33 
Lev Landau
(Russian Physicist and One for the Founders of Quantum Mechanical Theory)
Lev Landau
2
Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: April 1, 1968

Nobel Prize-winning Russian physicist Lev Landau is remembered for his pathbreaking research in quantum mechanics. A math prodigy, he had learned calculus at 13. He failed to receive his Nobel in person due to a near-fatal car crash which caused him injuries that eventually caused his death 6 years later.

 34 
Shane Long
(Irish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker )
Shane Long
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Gortnahoe, Ireland

Irish-born footballer Shane Long is best known as a striker for English club Southampton. He had also been a national-level hurler and a Gaelic footballer in the past. He was part of the 2011 Nations Cup-winning Irish squad and has won a Football League Championship with Reading, too.

 35 
Ann Sothern
(Former actress in the 1949 film, A Letter to Three Wives)
Ann Sothern
6
Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: Valley City, North Dakota, United States
Died: March 15, 2001
 36 
Willa Ford
(Singer-songwriter)
Willa Ford
0
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Ruskin, Florida, United States
 37 
Malcolm McLaren
(Singer, Screenwriter, Songwriter, Talent agent, Record producer, Talent manager)
Malcolm McLaren
3
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Stoke Newington
Died: April 8, 2010
 38 
Nigel Benn
(British Former Professional Boxer)
Nigel Benn
3
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Ilford, East London, England

Known as The Dark Destroyer, boxer Nigel Benn has been both a middleweight and a super-middleweight world champion. He had also previously been part of the British Army in West Germany and Northern Ireland. He is also known for his rivalry with fellow British boxer Chris Eubank.

 39 
Sergei Eisenstein
(Russian Film Director Best Known for His Film 'Battleship Potemkin')
Sergei Eisenstein
4
Birth Year: 1898
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: February 11, 1948
Known for his use of the montage as a leading element in his films, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein of Battleship Potemkin and Ivan the Terrible fame was also fond of close-up shots. He often used an ensemble of amateur actors and also included haiku-inspired elements in his work.
 40 
Beverley Mitchell
(Actress)
Beverley Mitchell
3
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Arcadia, California, USA
 41 
Ivan III of Russia
(Former Grand Prince of Moscow (1462 - 1505))
Ivan III of Russia
0
Birth Year: 1440
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: October 27, 1505

Ivan III of Russia was a Grand Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of all Rus'. He initially served as the co-ruler and regent for his blind father, Vasily II, before officially occupying the throne. He vastly expanded his kingdom and  laid the foundations of the Russian state. His reign—lasting 43 years—was one of the longests in Russian history.

 42 
Bhuvan Bam
(Indian Comedian and YouTuber)
Bhuvan Bam
5
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Delhi, India
 43 
August Strindberg
(Father of Modern Swedish Literature)
August Strindberg
1
Birth Year: 1849
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 14, 1912

August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, painter, essayist, novelist, and poet. He wrote over 30 works of fiction and more than 60 plays in an illustrious career that spanned 40 years. Widely regarded as the father of modern Swedish literature, Strindberg is best remembered for his work The Red Room, which is considered the first modern Swedish novel.

 44 
Mike Bossy
(Ice hockey player)
Mike Bossy
0
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Montreal
 45 
Ibn Taymiyyah
(Scholar)
Ibn Taymiyyah
5
Birth Year: 1263
Birthplace: Harran, Turkey
Died: September 26, 1328
 46 
Namrata Shirodkar
(Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant)
Namrata Shirodkar
2
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Mumbai
 47 
Jim Jarmusch
(Major Proponent of Independent Films & Best Known As the Director of 'Stranger Than Paradise' and 'Ghost Dog')
Jim Jarmusch
6
Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
Indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has directed films such as Stranger Than Paradise, Coffee and Cigarettes, and The Dead Don't Die. He has also composed music for many of his films and has released a couple of albums. He is known for his minimalism and global elements in his films.
 48 
George Balanchine
(The Father of American Ballet)
George Balanchine
1
Birth Year: 1904
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 30, 1983
George Balanchine was a Georgian-American ballet choreographer. One of the most prominent choreographers of the 20th century, Balanchine won several prestigious awards like the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983. Referred to as the father of American ballet, Balanchine is credited with co-founding the New York City Ballet. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1988.
 49 
Sonny Chiba
(Japanese Actor and Martial Artist Known for His Role in the 1974 Film 'The Street Fighter')
Sonny Chiba
1
Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Fukuoka, Japan
Died: August 19, 2021

Sadao Maeda, better known as Sonny Chiba, was initially a talented gymnast, aspiring to be part of the Japanese Olympic team, though a back injury ended his sports career. Trained in martial arts, he later soared to fame with movies such as The Street Fighter. He died of COVID-19 at age 82.

 50 
Seymour Cassel
(Actor)
Seymour Cassel
0
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: April 7, 2019

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 22nd  

Personality
Known for their passion and great energy, those born on January 22nd have to ability to reach out to people and share their unique visionary ideas, which can be beneficial for the society as a whole. They value honesty and break conventions to make new rules. However, they are susceptible to frustrations and must learn to appreciate other people’s idea even if they don’t agree.  Due to their stubbornness and uncompromising attitude they earn a lot of criticism, but will do whatever they feel is right and just.

Health
As these individuals are a little short-tempered and often get bogged down by others, they are prone to blood pressure and stress-related illnesses. They also need to keep a close eye on their dietary habits and need follow a regular exercise routine. They can also be benefited from yoga and meditation.

Finance
People born on this day are especially concerned about their income. They are artistic individuals, and if once their talent gets recognized they tend to make good money.

Career
These are energetic and passionate individuals, so they do well in jobs which offers them variety and excitement. They are fond of traveling, thus becoming a travel guide is a great career option for them. However, they may also get attracted to professions such as pilots, journalism, and astronauts. Blessed with creative skills and innovative thinking, they also thrive as actors, musicians and writers.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
These individuals are fun loving and value individual freedom and thus when it comes to relationships they tend to be a little selective. They need to be extremely comfortable with their partners before they open themselves up emotionally. Once committed, they love to spend quality time with their partner. As parents they are very affectionate and like to be around their children.

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Blue, Silver
Lucky Numbers: 4, 5
Lucky Days (of the Month): 4th & 5th
Lucky Days (of the Week): Saturday & Sunday