Famous People Born On January 28th

People born on January 28th constantly need to be the center of attention and need to have adventure, thrills and creativity in their lives for a sense of fulfillment. They are happy-go-lucky people but at times; try really hard to be noticed or to stand out in a crowd. They open up to people who are on the same wavelength and who are charming. These people are strong-willed and determine to go the extra mile to make it big; be it their career or in their personal lives. They are also very realistic about their own capabilities and avoid unnecessary day-dreaming. They are always striving for perfection and maintain a positive outlook towards life.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 J. Cole

J. Cole
Famous As: One of the Most Influential Rappers of His Generation
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

German born American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer J. Cole is considered one of the most respected and influential rappers of his generation. Interested in music from a young age, he decided to become a singer when he was just 12. His debut mixtape was a hit, and he went on to release many other successful mixtapes and albums.

 2 Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Fairfax, Virginia, United States

The youngest of the popular Workman siblings, Ariel Winter Workman has established herself as a successful actress after starting her career as a child star. She has also contributed immensely as a voice actress in films and video games.

 3 Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon
Famous As: Football Player
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Carrara, Italy
Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian footballer, often considered the greatest goalkeeper of all time. The first goalkeeper to receive the Golden Foot Award, Buffon was included in Pelé's FIFA 100 list in 2004. He is also well-known for his charity work; in 2019, he was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations' World Food Programme.

 4 Rick Ross

Rick Ross
Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Coahoma County, Mississippi
Named the "Hottest MC in the Game" in 2012 by MTV, Rick Ross soared to fame with his first single, Hustlin. He launched the label Maybach Music Group and once owned several Wingstop restaurant outlets. He is also known for his feuds and legal issues with other artists.

 5 Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

American actor Elijah Wood is credited with bringing the iconic character Frodo Baggins to life with his portrayal of Frodo in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. He is also the founder of the production company SpectreVision, which predominantly produces horror films. Wood touched the lives of many when he visited Curepto after it was struck by an earthquake.

 6 Henry VII of England

Henry VII of England
Famous As: Monarch of England (1485-1509)
Birth Year: 1457
Birthplace: Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Died: April 21, 1509

Henry VII of England played an important role in popularizing the House of Tudor by becoming the first monarch of the house; he ruled as the king of England from 1485 until his death in 1509. He is credited with several economic, diplomatic, and administrative initiatives.

 7 Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock
Famous As: Painter
Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Cody, Wyoming, United States
Died: August 11, 1956
Abstract Expressionist artist Jackson Pollock pioneered the drip technique or action painting, which involved moving his whole body to paint on a horizontal surface. Unfortunately, he struggled with alcoholism and died in a car accident, while drunk driving. He inspired a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography and the 2000 film Pollock.
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 8 Nick Carter

Nick Carter
Famous As: Musician
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States

Nick Carter is an American singer, musician, and actor. Best known for his association with the popular vocal group the Backstreet Boys, Carter achieved popularity as a teen idol throughout the mid and late-1990s. Also known for his charity work, Nick Carter has been playing an important role in raising awareness about the environment and its oceans.

 9 Will Poulter

Will Poulter
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

Will Poulter is an English actor known for playing important roles in popular films, such as We're the Millers, The Maze Runner, and The Revenant. Will Poulter is a major inspiration to those suffering from developmental coordination disorder and dyslexia as he himself suffered from these conditions at school, which in turn encouraged him to pursue a career in acting.

 10 Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Mexican business tycoon Carlos Slim owns the conglomerate Grupo Carso and has served as the CEO of América Móvil and Telmex. He was the world’s richest person from 2010 to 2013 and the fifth-richest in 2020, according to Forbes. He also owns three charity organizations focusing on Mexico City. 

 11 Sheamus

Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Cabra, Ireland
Irish wrestler Stephen Farrelly, better known as “Sheamus,” performs for Raw, under WWE. He is a four-time world champion and the first Irish WWE champion. He has won five tag-team championships with his partner Cesaro. He has also appeared in movies such as The Buddy Games and The Escapist.

 12 Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
Canadian singer Sarah Ann McLachlan is best known for her signature ballads and her bestselling album Surfacing. The three-time Grammy-winning and nine-time Juno-winning artist has also launched a free music school for disadvantaged youth and works against animal cruelty. She also launched the Lilith Fair, to promote female music artists.

 13 Harvey Cantwell

Harvey Cantwell
Famous As: Singer
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Hartley, Kent
Harvey Cantwell, better known as Hrvy, gained fame with his EP Holiday. He was a presenter on Friday Download and also appeared in the web series Chicken Girls. A huge star on social-media platforms such as Instagram, he has also been part of the reality show Strictly Come Dancing.

 14 John Banner

John Banner
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1910
Birthplace: Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Died: January 28, 1973

Austrian-born actor John Banner is best remembered as Sergeant Schultz from the World War II-themed sitcom Hogan's Heroes. He was known for his popular catchphrase “I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!" He has also appeared on Broadway and in films such as Once Upon a Honeymoon

 15 Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala
Famous As: Basketball player
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States

 16 Alan Alda

Alan Alda
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Alan Alda is best known for his Emmy-winning roles of Hawkeye in M*A*S*H and Arnold Vinick in The West Wing. Fans also loved him in The Aviator. He has a keen interest in cosmology, serves on the boards of various science and technology institutes, and has received several honorary degrees.

 17 Lucas Dobre

Lucas Dobre
Famous As: Vine sensation
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

 18 Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill
Famous As: Track & Field Athlete
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Jessica Ennis-Hill is a British retired track and field athlete. She specialized in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 meters hurdles. In 2012, she won an Olympic gold in the heptathlon. She was introduced to sports as a young girl and immediately took an interest in athletics. She has won several other titles as well in addition to her Olympic gold. 

 19 Jose Marti

Jose Marti
Famous As: Poet
Birth Year: 1853
Died: May 19, 1895

Son of Spanish immigrants, Jose Marti spent his childhood in a strife-torn Cuba and attended high school on financial aid. Marti’s poems, essays, and articles were laced with his patriotic vigor to free Cuba from the Spanish rule. He died battling on the field at Dos Ríos.

 20 Katie Nolan

Katie Nolan
Famous As: Television host
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

 21 Tom Hopper

Tom Hopper
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Coalville, Leicestershire, England

 22 Rakim

Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter, Singer
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 23 Barbi Benton

Barbi Benton
Famous As: Former Girlfriend of Hugh Hefner
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Model Barbi Benton is best known for her stint with Playboy magazine. She also appeared in the series Playboy After Dark, Sugar Time!, and Hee Haw, and released several albums. She dated Playboy founder Hugh Hefner for a while and then married real-estate developer George Gradow.

 24 Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai
Famous As: Freedom Fighter & Part of Lal Bal Pal Triumvirate
Birth Year: 1865
Birthplace: Dhudike, India
Died: November 17, 1928

Lala Lajpat Rai was an Indian politician who played a major role in the Indian Independence movement. He is credited with inspiring many young men, including Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad, to join the freedom struggle through journalistic writings and activism. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari

 25 Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs
Famous As: rapper, singer
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Gary

 26 Camila Alves

Camila Alves
Famous As: Model
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Itambacuri, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Camila Alves’s rags-to-riches story is an inspiration to many. The Brazilian beauty went from being a waitress to the brand ambassador of a Macy’s collection. She designs the Muxo brand of bags and has also dabbled in hosting, lifestyle blogging, and entrepreneurship. Camila is also known as Matthew McConaughey’s wife.

 27 Colette

Famous As: Novelist
Birth Year: 1873
Birthplace: Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, France
Died: August 3, 1954

Colette was a French author who received a nomination for the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. She is remembered for her novella Gigi, which inspired the 1958 movie and the 1973 musical of the same name. Her life and work have inspired several films, including the 2018 biographical drama film Colette, where Keira Knightley played the title role.

 28 Whitney Peak

Whitney Peak
Famous As: Acted in 2021 HBO Max revival of Gossip Girl
Birth Year: 2003
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda

 29 Shruti Haasan

Shruti Haasan
Famous As: Actress & Daughter of Kamal Haasan
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 30 Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor
Famous As: President of Liberia (1997-2003)
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Arthington, Liberia

Charles Taylor is a former Liberian politician who served as the 22nd President of Liberia. As a young man, he was the head of a Libyan-backed rebel group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia, and played a key role in initiating the First Liberian Civil War. He was elected the president after the war in 1997. He resigned in 2003.

 31 Kathryn Morris

Kathryn Morris
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

 32 Calum Worthy

Calum Worthy
Famous As: Actor, Writer, Producer
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian actor Calum Worthy, best known for his roles in The Act and American Vandal, had started his career as a child actor. A prominent environment activist, he makes his fans aware about climate change through his social-media profiles and has been associated with the Climate Reality Project.

 33 Stephen Gostkowski

Stephen Gostkowski
Famous As: American football player
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

 34 Henry Morton Stanley

Henry Morton Stanley
Famous As: Explorer
Birth Year: 1841
Birthplace: Denbigh, Wales
Died: May 10, 1904

Henry Morton Stanley was a Welsh-American explorer, journalist, colonial administrator, soldier, politician, and author. He is remembered for his exploration of central Africa and his search for the source of the River Nile. Stanley received an honorary title of knighthood in 1899. His life and career inspired the 1939 movie Stanley and Livingstone, where Stanley was played by Spencer Tracy.

 35 Alexandra Krosney

Alexandra Krosney
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Alexandra Krosney is a former American actress best known for playing Kristin Baxter in the TV series, Last Man Standing. In 2012, it was stated that Amanda Fuller had replaced Krosney in the series for unspecified creative reasons. Alexandra Krosney's last performing role was in the 2016 short film Twenty-Three Pints, in which she played Leanne.

 36 Maluma

Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

Maluma is a Colombian singer, actor, and songwriter. After developing an interest in music early in his life, Maluma started recording songs at age 16. He then went on to collaborate with many successful artists and is currently among the best-selling Latin music artists, with sales of more than 26 million records worldwide.

 37 Rick Warren

Rick Warren
Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

Rick Warren is an American pastor. He is credited with establishing Saddleback Church, one of the largest in the USA, where he serves as the senior pastor. Also an influential author, Warren's bible study book The Purpose Driven Life has sold over 30 million copies, making him one of the bestselling authors in the USA.

 38 Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher
Famous As: English football pundit and former footballer who played as a defender
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Bootle, Merseyside, England

 39 Ty Olsson

Ty Olsson
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Halifax, Canada

 40 Charles George Gordon

Charles George Gordon
Famous As: British soldier and Administrator
Birth Year: 1833
Birthplace: London
Died: January 26, 1885

 41 Emperor Taizong of Tang

Emperor Taizong of Tang
Famous As: Emperor
Birth Year: 0598
Birthplace: Wugong County, Xianyang, China
Died: July 10, 0649

Emperor Taizong of Tang was the second emperor of the Tang dynasty of China. He ruled for over two decades from 626 to 649. He is considered to be one of the greatest emperors in China's history. Under his reign, Tang China flourished. The emperor was a scholar of logic and scientific reason. He was married to Empress Zhangsun. 

 42 Creflo A. Dollar, Jr.

Creflo A. Dollar, Jr.
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: College Park

Creflo A. Dollar, Jr. is an American televangelist and pastor. He is credited with founding the Christian World Changers Church International, a non-denominational church based in College Park, Georgia. He also heads the Creflo Dollar Ministries, Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association, and Arrow Records.

 43 Sister Souljah

Sister Souljah
Famous As: Writer
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, United States

 44 Frederick VI of Denmark

Frederick VI of Denmark
Famous As: King
Birth Year: 1768
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 3, 1839

 45 Arthur Rubinstein

Arthur Rubinstein
Famous As: Pianist
Birth Year: 1887
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: December 20, 1982

Arthur Rubinstein was a Polish-American pianist counted amongst the greatest pianists of all time. He had an extensive career spanning eight decades, during which he earned much international acclaim. He played music performed by several illustrious composers and is especially remembered for his interpretation of Chopin’s music. Renowned pianists François-René Duchâble and Avi Schönfeld were his students. 

 46 Emoni Bates

Emoni Bates
Famous As: Basketball player
Birth Year: 2004
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

 47 Takuma Sato

Takuma Sato
Famous As: Racecar driver
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Shinjuku, Tokyo

 48 Andrew Jack

Andrew Jack
Famous As: Voice coach
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 31, 2020

 49 Nick Price

Nick Price
Famous As: Golfer
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

Nick Price is a Zimbabwean golfer who was considered the best player in the world in the mid-1990s; he was ranked number one as per the Official World Golf Ranking. He has won three major championships including two PGA Championships. In 2003, Nick Price was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

 50 Claes Oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg
Famous As: Artist, Sculptor, Painter, Graphic artist
Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Stockholm

Claes Oldenburg is a Swedish-American sculptor recognized for his public art installations. Many of his artworks, which were co-designed by his wife Coosje van Bruggen until 2009, feature everyday objects. One of the most celebrated sculptors of his generation, Claes Oldenburg has been honored with many prestigious awards like the National Medal of Arts and the Wolf Prize in Arts.  

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 28th

The people born on January 28th are under the influence of the ‘Sun’, attributing to their fiery personality, their innovative thinking and their high spirit. Having the sun dominating their lives also means that these individuals are extremely warm and compassionate towards others, but can also be rather blunt, short-tempered or gauche. They need to be reassured that they are important for their friends and their loved ones, which can make them look extremely ‘needy’ or ‘demanding’ at times.

People born on the 28th of January are known for maintaining their health from very early on in life and rarely face any major illnesses. However, they are easily stressed out and are easily bogged down by emotions, which they need to learn to control and sort, in order to eradicate all problems from their life.

People with this birthdate find that they can earn good money in their lives but could also find themselves in a situation where they might have income fluctuations for a number of reasons. These people are always in a rush to spend their money and need to be told time and again to save in order to have a steady flow of income in the house.

The natives of this birthdate find that they do well in creative or intellectual professions pertaining to languages, the sciences or even mathematical professions. They are extremely realistic about their careers and at times, even find that music-related professions are rewarding. These people are also known to change their careers frequently.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
As lovers, these individuals put themselves in the forefront which could be a ‘death knell’ for a perfect relationship. Although some tend to put themselves ahead of their partners, there are others who get overtly emotional in a relationship and can be quite demanding of attention. These people usually regard their lovers as friends and love spontaneity in a relationship. As parents, they are extremely gentle and protective towards their children.

Lucky Colors:  Sky blue, Gold, Copper
Lucky Numbers: 1, 2
Lucky Days (of the Month): 1st and 2nd
Lucky Days (of the Week):  Saturday and Sunday