Famous People Born On January 26th

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The people born on January 26th are governed by the planet, Saturn. They are affectionate beings and are extremely generous when it comes to their friends, family or relationships. They are always packed with self-confidence and love a good challenge thrown to them! These individuals are always full of energy and vigor and have a bold spirit, which attracts many people towards them. They also have rebellious side to them and are very staunch about their ideals and their objectives in life. Although they may look like fun-loving beings on the outside, they are also capable of striking deep passionate connections with those they care about. Unyielding and charismatic are two of the many traits of the people born on this day.

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Paul Newman
(One of the Most Influential Actors of 20th-Century)
Paul Newman
70
Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Died: September 26, 2008

One of the most celebrated actors of the 1960s and 1970s, Paul Newman was a multi-faceted man. Apart from winning acting accolades, such as the Academy Award, he had also won many championships as a driver as part of the Sports Car Club of America. Also known for his philanthropy and political activism, Newman founded many nonprofit organizations.

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Sasha Banks
(American Professional Wrestler and First Women to Compete in a 'Hell in a Cell' Match)
Sasha Banks
52
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Fairfield, California, United States

One of the most popular female WWE wrestlers of the current generation, Sasha Banks was named the top black wrestler in a list titled BW 500 in 2020. A celebrated wrestler, she was involved in the first Iron Woman match, first women's WWE pay-per-view event, and first women's Hell in a Cell match.

 3 
Wayne Gretzky
(One of the Greatest Ice Hockey Players in the History of the National Hockey League)
Wayne Gretzky
39
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Brantford, Canada
Nicknamed "The Great One,” Wayne Gretzky is a four-time Stanley Cup Champion and a six-time All-Star record-breaker. The Hockey Hall of Fame inductee played for four NHL teams from 1979 to 1999, was the leading scorer in NHL history, and served as the head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.
 4 
Eddie Van Halen
(Guitarist and Keyboardist of the Rock Band Van Halen)
Eddie Van Halen
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Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: October 6, 2020

Eddie Van Halen was an American songwriter and guitarist. The co-founder of the popular rock band Van Halen, Eddie is widely considered one of the greatest guitar players in the history of rock music. He is credited with popularizing the tapping technique, which is now used extensively by guitarists all over the world.

 5 
Vince Carter
(American Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played as the Shooting Guard / Small Forward )
Vince Carter
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Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

Widely regarded as the greatest dunker ever in basketball history, Vince Carter is an American former basketball player. His leaping ability during his playing career often entertained crowds, earning him nicknames like Half Man, Half Amazing and Vinsanity. Also a philanthropist, Carter set up the Embassy of Hope Foundation, which helps children in places like New Jersey, Florida, and Ontario.

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Douglas MacArthur
(Military officer)
Douglas MacArthur
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Birth Year: 1880
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Died: April 5, 1964
American five-star general Douglas MacArthur was the field marshal of the Philippine Army. He and his father were the first father-son duo to win the Medal of Honor. after World War II, he became the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Japan and contributed to Japan’s reconstruction.
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José Mourinho
(Football Manager)
José Mourinho
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Setúbal, Portugal

When it comes to great football managers, Jose Mourinho’s name comes right at the top. He is regarded as one of the most tactfully brilliant managers ever, even though his defensive style has at times been criticised. He has had great stints with Premier League clubs like Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Louis Zamperini
(Prisoner of War Survivor)
Louis Zamperini
3
Birth Year: 1917
Birthplace: Olean, New York
Died: July 2, 2014
Louis Zamperini finished 8th in the 5000-meter race at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He then became a U.S. Air Forces lieutenant. Following a plane crash, he drifted at sea for 47 days and was captured by the Japanese. He was later released. His story inspired a book and several movies.
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Angela Davis
(Political Activist)
Angela Davis
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Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Birmingham

Activist, philosopher, academic and author, Angela Davis is a founding member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS). She has worked in the areas of feminism, class, race and the US prison system. She has also received criticism for supporting the erstwhile Soviet Union and has been accused of supporting political violence.

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Frank Costello
(Crime Boss and Member of the Luciano Crime Family)
Frank Costello
3
Birth Year: 1891
Birthplace: Cassano allo Ionio, Italy
Died: February 18, 1973

Frank Costello was an Italian-American kingpin of the famous Luciano crime family. After serving as a trusted consigliere for the Luciano crime family under Lucky Luciano, Costello became acting boss in 1937 when underboss Genovese fled to Italy, while Luciano was imprisoned. However, he retired in 1957 to avoid an altercation with Genovese, who wanted to rule the crime family.

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Ester Expósito
(Actress, Model)
Ester Expósito
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Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Best known for her role in the Netflix series Elite, Madrid Theater Award-winning Spanish actor Ester Expósito is a true-blue feminist who has attended rallies for the cause. She had started attending acting classes as soon as she finished school. She is also a passionate dancer.

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David Strathairn
3
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Recipient of several awards and accolades, David Strathairn is an eminent American actor. Distinguished for his prolific body of work, he earned various accolades, including Academy Award nomination for his performance in Good Night, and Good Luck. Return of the Secaucus 7 marked his screen debut. He gained prominence with roles in City of Hope, Limbo and Eight Men Out.
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Bessie Coleman
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Birth Year: 1892
Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas, United States
Died: April 30, 1926
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Sergio Pérez
(Racing driver who took his first Formula One podium at the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix)
Sergio Pérez
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

Starting racing at age 6, Mexican racing driver Sergio Pérez, nicknamed Checo, scripted history by scoring more points than any Mexican in Formula One history. The winner of titles such as the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix and the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, he is now associated with Red Bull Racing.

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Scott Glenn
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Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Scott Glenn is an American actor who has portrayed prominent roles in films, such as Urban Cowboy, The Hunt for Red October, and The Silence of the Lambs. Also known for his contribution to the TV industry, Glenn has appeared in TV films like Homeland Security and Code Breakers.

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Bob Uecker
(Baseball player)
Bob Uecker
8
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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Colin O’Donoghue
(Actor and Musician Known for His Role as ‘Captain Hook’ in the TV Series ‘Once Upon a Time’)
Colin O’Donoghue
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Drogheda, Ireland

Identified as the “Best New Talent” of Ireland at the age of 23, Colin Arthur O'Donoghue attracted the attention of TV viewers with his performance in the TV show Once Upon a Time aired on ABC network and went on to star in the movie, The Rite, and Netflix series, Heartstrings. The actor and musician was also a member of the Irish band The Enemies.

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Nicolae Ceaușescu
(Former President of Romania)
Nicolae Ceaușescu
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Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: Scornicești
Died: December 25, 1989

Nicolae Ceaușescu was a Romanian politician who served as the first president of the country. Ceaușescu's communist government was totalitarian and was responsible for human rights abuses and severe repression. An anti-government protest (the Romanian Revolution) broke out in 1989 and his government was overthrown subsequently. Ceaușescu and his wife were convicted of genocide and executed by firing squad.

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Maria Pedraza
(Actress)
Maria Pedraza
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Spanish actress and ballerina, Maria Pedraza first came to limelight with her role in the Netflix series Money Heist, debuting on screen earlier in the same year with Amar: With You Until the End of the World. Since then she has been appearing in number of productions, including the thriller teen drama series, Elite, concurrently focusing on her ballet.

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Anita Baker
(R&B Singer)
Anita Baker
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Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Toledo
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Herbert Sobel
(U.S. Army Officer)
Herbert Sobel
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Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 30, 1987

Herbert Sobel was an American military man who commanded Easy Company during World War II. Although he played a key role during the war, Sobel was despised by his soldiers due to his arrogance. In the 2001 war drama miniseries Band of Brothers, Herbert Sobel was portrayed by David Schwimmer.

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Maria von Trapp
(Stepmother and Matriarch of the 'Trapp Family Singers')
Maria von Trapp
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Birth Year: 1905
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 28, 1987

Maria von Trapp was the matriarch of the Austrian singing family, Trapp Family Singers. As a young woman, she married widowed naval commander Georg von Trapp. He already had seven children from his first wife, and the couple had three more. The family began singing together at events and became a popular touring act called the Trapp Family Singers. 

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Andrew Ridgeley
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician)
Andrew Ridgeley
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Windlesham
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Peter Sagan
(Slovak Professional Road Bicycle Racer)
Peter Sagan
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Žilina, Slovakia

Peter Sagan is a Slovak road bicycle racer. He is currently associated with Bora-Hansgrohe, a popular UCI WorldTeam. Widely regarded as one of cycling's greatest talents, Peter Sagan has won several prestigious championships over the course of his career. He has won UCI Road World Championships and European Championship among many other contests.

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William Hopper
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Birth Year: 1915
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: March 6, 1970
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Road Warrior Hawk
(Professional wrestler)
Road Warrior Hawk
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Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: October 19, 2003
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Gene Siskel
(Film critic. Journalist)
Gene Siskel
4
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: February 20, 1999
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Sara Rue
(Known for Her Roles in the TV Series ‘Popular’ and ‘Less than Perfect’)
Sara Rue
5
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Actress Sara Rue is best known for her role in the sitcom Less than Perfect. Born to parents who worked in the Broadway theater, she was introduced to acting as a child and began her acting career at the age of nine. As a young adult, she acted in the movie Pearl Harbor.

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Rachel DiPillo
3
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States
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Robby Novak
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Birth Year: 2004
Birthplace: Henderson, Tennessee, United States
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Travis Etienne
(American football player)
Travis Etienne
2
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Jennings, Louisiana, United States
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Barbara Kruger
(Conceptual Artist)
Barbara Kruger
2
Birth Year: 1945
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W. Kamau Bell
(Comedian)
W. Kamau Bell
0
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States U.S.
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Edwin Hodge
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Onslow County, North Carolina, USA
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Kim Jae-joong
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Gongju, South Korea

In 2020, Kim Jae-joong was named South Korea’s richest K-pop star. The former member of TVXQ later joined JYJ. He also soared to fame with K-dramas such as Manhole and Triangle. He loves splurging on luxury cars and owns lavish apartments, malls, and restaurants in Korea and Japan.

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Aaron Kaufman
(TV Personality)
Aaron Kaufman
1
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Crowley, Texas, United States
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Darius Garland
(Basketball player)
Darius Garland
3
Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
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Torrey Smith
(Football Player)
Torrey Smith
1
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Colonial Beach, Virginia, United States
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Kelly Stables
(Actress)
Kelly Stables
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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Paul Johansson
1
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
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Jack Youngblood
(American Former Professional Football Player Who Was a Defensive End)
Jack Youngblood
1
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Known for his 14-year stint with the NFL team Los Angeles Rams, football defensive end Jack Youngblood was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The seven-time Pro Bowl is also a five-time consensus All-Pro. He is also a known name in broadcasting and has penned a memoir, too.

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Gilles Marini
0
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Grasse, France
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Wendy Melvoin
(Guitarist)
Wendy Melvoin
1
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Nico Mirallegro
5
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Heywood, Greater Manchester, England
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Zara Cully
(Actress)
Zara Cully
0
Birth Year: 1892
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 28, 1978
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Bob Lazar
(Conspiracy Theorist)
Bob Lazar
10
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States

Bob Lazar is a popular and controversial American conspiracy theorist. His claims of having examined an alien spaceship, which runs on an antimatter reactor, revived public attention and interest on Area 51, a United States Air Force facility. Among his claims are descriptions of alien intervention in human affairs for the last 10,000 years.

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Kenyan Drake
(American Football player)
Kenyan Drake
3
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Powder Springs, Georgia, United States
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Gedion Zelalem
(Midfielder)
Gedion Zelalem
2
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
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Varun Grover
(Writer, Lyricist, Stand-up Comedian)
Varun Grover
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Dan Bailey
(American football player)
Dan Bailey
2
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 26th

Personality
These bold, free-spirited individuals are unique from the rest of the Aquarians! They are both rooted and unconventional in their approach towards life which makes them intriguing beings. They generally do not like to be directed about things in life and tend to make their own decisions. Their assertiveness and their confidence are their USP’s and these fiery Aquarians always love to utilize their talents to the maximum!

Health
These Aquarians need to be very careful of ‘extremes’. They are either fitness fanatics are also prone to extreme laziness, which they need to wary about. They are also accident-prone, particularly around their legs and ankles. Moderate exercises such as walking or jogging are recommended for these individuals.

Finance
These natives are very cautious about their finances and do not trust others with their money easily. They like to save whatever money they earn and can be a little overprotective about their money, which can be viewed negatively by others around them. They do not like to rely on credit and usually like to clear their debts as and when they can.

Career
The careers, which appeals to the people born on this day are usually those professions where there is high intellect involved or authoritative positions, where they can exert their influence over others. They are born leaders and do well as CEO’s, managers, negotiators, advisors and agents.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Generally confident by nature, they use their confidence in relationships as well. People born on January 26th are natural flirts and love attention. They may run the risk of getting involved with the wrong people the first few times, but they eventually end up making the right decisions later in life. As parents, these natives are fusspots but they also give their kids’ the space to push their own boundaries.

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Green and Purple
Lucky Numbers: 8, 9
Lucky Days (of the Month): 8th, 9th and 17th
Lucky Days (of the Week): Saturday