Famous People Born On January 31st

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People born on January 31st are ‘wonder-workers’ and have the ability to think logically and creatively at the same time, unlike the natives of other birthdates. They are resolute in their approach towards life and are almost always mentally alert. These people are always inspired to do well in life, which can sometimes border on the lines of ‘eccentric’. However, it just that these individuals are extremely motivated in life and are people with many talents. They often end up taking jobs where they can juggle with a number of other occupations side by side and where it challenges their creativity. These individuals are ruled under the planet, Uranus that attributes to their intuitive personality combined with their enthusiastic spirit.

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Jackie Robinson
(First African-American to Play in Major League Baseball)
Jackie Robinson
35
Birth Year: 1919
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: October 24, 1972
The first African-American to play in MLB in the modern era, Jackie Robinson helped herald the end of racial segregation in baseball. He broke the baseball color line and encouraged black players not to be confined to the Negro leagues alone. In 1962, he became a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.
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Justin Randall Timberlake
(Billboard Best Performing Male Soloist in the History of the Mainstream Top 40)
Justin Randall Timberlake
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Justin Randall Timberlake is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Regarded as a pop icon, Timberlake has sold more than 56 million singles worldwide, which makes him one of the best-selling music artists. In 2007 and 2013, he was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list. Timberlake is also known for his philanthropic activities.

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Mama Dragun
(American YouTuber, Make-up Artist and Model)
Mama Dragun
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Belgium
Mama Dragun, or Nikita Dragun, is a Belgian-born Vietnamese-Mexican transgender fashion influencer and make-up artist. A popular social-media personality, she left Facebook in 2011 and focused on YouTube and Instagram later. She owns a vegan makeup line, Dragun Beauty, and starred in her own Snapchat docuseries, Nikita Unfiltered.
 4 
Kerry Washington
(Actress and Producer Famous for Her Portrayal of ‘Olivia Pope’ in the Drama Series ‘Scandal’)
Kerry Washington
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Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

American actress, Kerry Washington, attained fame when she starred in the television series, Scandal, which ran from 2012 to 2018. She was also commended for her role in the television film, Confirmation, and for the miniseries, Little Fires Everywhere. She has also acted in films like The Last King of Scotland, Django Unchained, Our Song, The Dead Girl and American Son.

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Minnie Driver
(Actress and Singer)
Minnie Driver
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: London, England
Minnie Driver is best known for her Academy Award-nominated role of Skylar in Good Will Hunting. She is also known for her supporting roles in the films Circle of Friends and Take and the series Speechless, About a Boy, and Will & Grace. She is a jazz musician, too. 
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Suzanne Pleshette
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Emily Hartley’ in the TV Series ‘The Bob Newhart Show’)
Suzanne Pleshette
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Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York, United States
Died: January 19, 2008
Suzanne Pleshette is best remembered for her Golden Globe-nominated role in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. She also appeared as Emily Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show and was nominated for both the Emmy and the Golden Globe for her portrayal of real-life hotelier Leona Helmsley in her biopic.
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Nolan Ryan
(One of the Best MLB Pitchers of All Time)
Nolan Ryan
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Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Refugio, Texas, United States

The celebrated former baseball player whose Major League career spanned 27 years, retired with record 5,714 strikeouts and seven no-hitters. Nicknamed Ryan Express, Nolan Ryan played as a pitcher and had long stints with Houston Astros and California Angels. A member of the American National Baseball Hall of Fame, he is the principal owner of Ryan Sanders Sports and Entertainment.

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Jonathan Banks
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Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Jonathan Banks became the first actor to receive nominations for Primetime Emmy Award under the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category for three different shows, all of which feature him in the main cast. He has also made contributions to a couple of video games, namely Batman: Arkham Knight and Lego The Incredibles.

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Franz Peter Schubert
(Austrian Composer and One of the Greatest Piano Virtuosos of the Late Classical and Early Romantic Era)
Franz Peter Schubert
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Birth Year: 1797
Birthplace: Himmelpfortgrund, Vienna, Austria
Died: November 19, 1828

Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert was one of the most prominent figures of the Viennese Classical and Romantic periods. He initially performed at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. His compositions include over 600 vocal works and several symphonies, operas, and piano sonatas. One of his most-talked-about works is the Unfinished Symphony.

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Jean Simmons
(Actress and Singer)
Jean Simmons
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Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 22, 2010
Jean Simmons is best remembered as Ophelia from the 1948 movie Hamlet, a role that fetched her an Oscar nomination. She won an Emmy for The Thorn Birds and a Golden Globe for Guys and Dolls. She was also known for her association with the anti-drug charity Release.
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Baba Vanga
(Mystic)
Baba Vanga
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Birth Year: 1911
Birthplace: Ustrumca, Salonica Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died: November 11, 1996
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Preity Zinta
(Actor, Model, Journalist)
Preity Zinta
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Preity Zinta is an Indian actress and entrepreneur. She is best known for her roles in the romantic drama films Kal Ho Naa Ho and Veer Zaara. She has degrees in English honors and criminal psychology but chose to become a model and actress. She is known for playing unconventional roles and is the recipient of several awards. 

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Kelly Lynch
(Actress and Model)
Kelly Lynch
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Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States

Kelly Lynch is best known for her Independent Spirit Award-nominated roles in Drugstore Cowboy and The Beans of Egypt, Maine. She also appeared in series such as The L Word, 90210, and Magic City, and in movies such as Curly Sue and Virtuosity. She is married to writer/producer Mitch Glazer. 

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Martha MacCallum
(News Anchor)
Martha MacCallum
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York
Journalist and anchor Martha MacCallum is best known as the host of The Story with Martha MacCallum on Fox News. The two-time Gracie Award-winner has also been dragged into controversy for suggesting that the gender pay gap may be a myth and for calling COVID-19 the “China Virus.”
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Jessica Walter
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Lucille Bluth’ in the TV Series ‘Arrested Development’)
Jessica Walter
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Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 24, 2021
Jessica Walter is best known for her Satellite Award-winning performance as Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development and her Emmy-winning titular role in the series Amy Prentiss. Fans also loved her in the movies Play Misty For Me and Grand Prix. She has also voiced characters in Archer and Dinosaurs.
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Tokugawa Ieyasu
(Military Leader)
Tokugawa Ieyasu
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Birth Year: 1543
Birthplace: Okazaki Castle, Mikawa (now Okazaki, Japan)
Died: June 1, 1616

Tokugawa Ieyasu was the founder and first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He is considered one of the three "Great Unifiers" of Japan. He was the son of Matsudaira Hirotada, a minor local warlord. He grew up to be an ambitious young man with exemplary leadership qualities and eventually founded the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. 

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Carol Channing
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Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: January 15, 2019
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Tallulah Bankhead
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Birth Year: 1902
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Died: December 12, 1968
Tallulah Bankhead was the daughter of former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives William Brockman Bankhead. She also gained fame for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat. She had also been part of radio and TV shows. She had a life riddled with bisexual promiscuity and alcoholism.
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Vitalik Buterin
(Computer scientist)
Vitalik Buterin
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Kolomna, Russia
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Guido van Rossum
(Dutch Programmer Known for Creating the 'Python' Programming Language)
Guido van Rossum
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Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Dutch programmer Guido van Rossum is known as the inventor of the Python programming language. He has also worked with Google and Dropbox earlier. In November 2020, he announced he announced his decision to join the Developer Division of Microsoft. He has won several honors, such as the NLUUG Award.
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Terry Kath
(Known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago)
Terry Kath
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Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 23, 1978
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Paul Scheer
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: New Hyde Park, New York, USA
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Patricia Velásquez
(Venezuelan actress and model, most well-known for her portrayal of Anck-su-namun in the film The Mummy and The Mummy Returns)
Patricia Velásquez
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Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela

Patricia Velásquez is a Venezuelan model and actress best known for playing Anck-su-namun in The Mummy (1999). A former beauty queen, Velásquez took part in the Miss Venezuela 1989 contest. Patricia Velásquez is also a humanitarian; she earned the Women Together award in 2009 for her work with UNESCO. She also runs a non-profit organization called The Wayuu Taya Foundation.

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Joel Courtney
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Monterey, California
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Doug Pederson
(Football coach)
Doug Pederson
2
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Bellingham, Washington, USA
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Jean Speegle Howard
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Birth Year: 1927
Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma, United States
Died: September 2, 2000
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Philip Glass
(Founder of the Philip Glass Ensemble)
Philip Glass
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Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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John Dye
(Actor)
John Dye
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Amory, Mississippi, United States
Died: January 10, 2011
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John Agar
(Actor)
John Agar
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Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 7, 2002
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Ernie Banks
(Baseball player)
Ernie Banks
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Birth Year: 1931
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: January 23, 2015
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Norman Mailer
(Author of 'The Naked and the Dead', 'Armies of the Night' and 'The Executioner's Song')
Norman Mailer
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Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 10, 2007

Norman Mailer was an American journalist, novelist, essayist, filmmaker, actor, and playwright. A prolific writer, Mailer had at least one best-selling book in each of the seven decades post Second World War. Overall, he had 11 best-selling books in a career spanning over 60 years. A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, Mailer is regarded as an innovator of New Journalism.

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Lee Young-ae
(Actress)
Lee Young-ae
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Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Lee Young-ae soared to fame with the series Jewel in The Palace and the Park Chan-wook thriller Sympathy For Lady Vengeance. However, after marrying businessman Jeong Ho-young, she quit films, while enjoying her stint as a stay-at-home mom for her twins. She later returned, playing artist Shin Saimdang in Saimdang.

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Victor Ortiz
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Garden City, Kansas, United States
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Joanne Dru
(Actress)
Joanne Dru
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Birth Year: 1922
Birthplace: Logan, West Virginia, United States
Died: September 10, 1996
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Tyler Hubbard
(Musician)
Tyler Hubbard
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Monroe, Georgia
Tyler Hubbard is best known as part of the country music duo Florida Georgia Line, which also consists of music artist Brian Kelley. He has also released solo tracks. He and Kelley own the music publishing company Tree Vibez Music and the independent label Round Here Records.
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James Franciscus
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Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Clayton, Missouri, United States
Died: July 8, 1991
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Thomas Merton
(Writer & theologian was ordained to the Catholic priesthood and given the name "Father Louis".)
Thomas Merton
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Birth Year: 1915
Birthplace: Prades, France
Died: December 10, 1968

American Trappist monk and theologian Thomas Merton was ordained a priest and named Father Louis. He was a member of the monastery Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani. He is remembered for his bestselling autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, and for his study of Eastern religions such as Buddhism.

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Matt Rhule
(American Football coach)
Matt Rhule
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: New York City New York, United States
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Daniela Bianchi
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Tatiana Romanova’ in the James Bond Film ‘From Russia with Love’)
Daniela Bianchi
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Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Daniela Bianchi is an Italian actress known for her portrayal of Bond girl Tatiana Romanova in the popular spy film, From Russia with Love. After appearing in the second James Bond film, Bianchi landed roles in a number of Italian and French movies. Apart from acting, Daniela Bianchi also studied ballet and worked as a fashion model.

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Donte DiVincenzo
(Basketball Player)
Donte DiVincenzo
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Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Newark, Delaware, United States
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Dexter Fletcher
1
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England, UK
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Vernon Davis
(American Football Player)
Vernon Davis
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Connie Booth
(Actress, Psychotherapist)
Connie Booth
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Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Indianapolis
Connie Booth is best known as Polly Sherman from the series Fawlty Towers. She was also seen in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the series Monty Python's Flying Circus. She also appeared on stage. After retiring from acting, she began working as a psychotherapist in London.
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Gemma Collins
(Businesswoman)
Gemma Collins
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Romford, England

Reality star and entrepreneur Gemma Collins soared to fame with reality shows such as The Only Way Is Essex, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Big Brother, and Dancing on Ice. She later launched her own reality franchise, Gemma Collins: Diva, and her own BBC podcast.

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Amelia Bullmore
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom
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Kealia Ohai
(Soccer Player)
Kealia Ohai
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Draper, Utah, United States
 47 
Zane Grey
(Novelist)
Zane Grey
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Birth Year: 1872
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Died: October 23, 1939
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Megan Ellison
(Film producer)
Megan Ellison
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Robert Saleh
(American Football Coach)
Robert Saleh
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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Mario Lanza
(Actor, Tenor)
Mario Lanza
2
Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 7, 1959

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 31st

Personality
The natives of this birthdate have dual personalities. They have the ability to mesmerize people with their talents and at the same time have the ability to hurt others with their sharp ego. Ruled by the planet of Uranus, these individuals are intelligent, get easily repelled by non-intellectual crowds, are crowd-pullers and enjoy a holistic lifestyle. Their bright spirit attracts hordes of people around them and they easily create a mutually compassionate bond with people they care about. However, the flipside to these personalities is that they find it difficult to take a stand in life.

Health
People born on this birth date usually suffer from stress-related problems and fatigue due to their quick-paced, exciting lifestyle. Their physical and mental health are outstandingly in concurrence to their emotions and they are thus, more equipped to cope with illnesses than their other counterparts. These people need to have a balanced diet and rest adequately for an enriching life.

Finance
The people born on this day are good with finances but prefer for others to manage it for them rather than themselves. They are also better off at handling other people’s finances than their own. These people are good at saving but find it very difficult to resist spending when they have a good offer at hand.

Career
Work choices or careers can be extremely difficult for a person born on this day as they are people with many talents. They need to be appreciated at the work-front in order to do well in life and need to work in their own space and time. The most lucrative careers for these individuals can be found in the entertainment industry or they even do well as counsellors.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Unlike their other counterparts, these Aquarians are not very affected if they do not find the loves of their lives easily and are not too particular about commitment. However, if they do get into a committed relationship, they are viciously passionate and listen to their instincts more than their ‘heart’ in a relationship. They constantly seek a ‘best friend’ in a partner and look for people who can complete them. As parents, they give their children their own space and time to become what they want to become in life and are not very fussy about their upbringing.

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