Famous People Born On January 8th

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Individuals born on January 8th fall under the influence of Capricorn, the tenth sun sign. This sign is ruled by the planet Saturn. These individuals tend to be introverted, but balance their reserved personalities by being resourceful and honest. Capricorns are much disciplined and tend to demand the same from others. Since Saturn rules them, these individuals tend to be humorous, but a bit reserved with a practical streak. They tend to be organized and can juggle multiple tasks with ease. Capricorns will continue on with a project long after others give up. They tend to plan carefully, and as a result, achieve outstanding results with seemingly little effort. These individuals can also be pessimistic and hold grudges.

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 1 
Stephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist - First to Set Out a Theory of Cosmology)
Stephen Hawking
144
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist and cosmologist, who despite being afflicted motor neurone disease that severely limited his physical abilities, was able to build a phenomenally successful career. He was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Hawking was ranked 25 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, in 2002.

 2 
Elvis Presley
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Icons of the 20th Century and 'The King of Rock and Roll')
Elvis Presley
105
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1977
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, winner of 3 Grammys, and pioneer of the Pelvis move, Elvis Presley was a musical phenomenon of the 20th century. Known for his humbleness, love for God and devotion to his country, Presley had numerous gold, platinum and multi-platinum records to his credit, including 18 number 1 hits and 38 top ten hits.
 3 
David Bowie
(Regarded as One of the Most Influential Musicians of the 20th Century)
David Bowie
102
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 10, 2016

English singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Dubbed "The Greatest Rock Star Ever" by Rolling Stone magazine, he rose to international prominence in the 1970s with his innovative style of music. Deeply dedicated to his profession, he remained musically active until his death in 2016.

 4 
Stephen Fry
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Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England

One half of the famous comedy duo Fry and Laurie, Stephen Fry is an English actor and comedian. Considered a living legend by many, Stephen Fry has made major contributions to the field of entertainment and literature. An openly gay man, Fry serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community. He is also known for his charitable activities.

 5 
Valkyrae
(Gamer)
Valkyrae
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Washington
Rachell Hofstetter, better known as Valkyrae, shot to fame with her YouTube gaming channel. She is equally popular on Instagram. She previously worked at GameStop and was a Twitch streamer. The first female 100 Thieves content creator, she supports female gamers and signed an exclusive contract with YouTube in 2020.
 6 
Shirley Bassey
14
Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales

Shirley Bassey is one of the most popular Welsh singers of all time. Blessed with an expressive voice, Shirley Bassey is renowned for recording the theme songs of popular James Bond movies, such as Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, and Goldfinger. In 2000, she was appointed a DBE for services to performing arts.

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Bruce Kingsbury
(Victoria Cross Winner)
Bruce Kingsbury
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Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: August 29, 1942

Bruce Kingsbury was an Australian soldier best remembered for his efforts during the Second World War. Kingsbury lost his life while counter-attacking the Japanese forces during the Battle of Isurava. Kingsbury's counter-attack proved beneficial for the Australians and his bravery during the battle was honored with the Victoria Cross. 

 8 
David Silva
(Football player)
David Silva
5
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Arguineguín, Spain
Spanish footballer David Silva played a key role in Spain's victories in the UEFA Euro Cup in 2008 and 2012 and the FIFA World Cup in 2010. A midfielder, he is known for his dribbling skills and ability to retain possession of the ball. Having played for football clubs like Valencia and Manchester United, he currently plays for Real Sociedad.
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José Ferrer
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films: ‘Moulin Rouge’, ‘The Caine Mutiny’ and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’)
José Ferrer
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Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: January 26, 1992

José Ferrer was a Puerto Rican actor and director who established himself in the American theatre and film industry. He received an Academy Award for his performance in Cyrano de Bergerac, becoming the first Hispanic actor and the first Puerto Rican-born actor to win the award. In 1985, he became the first actor to receive the National Medal of Arts.

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Graham Chapman
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Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Stoneygate, Leicester, England
Died: October 4, 1989

Graham Chapman was an English comedian, author, actor, and writer. An important member of the popular comedy group Monty Python, Chapman was also a patron of the Dangerous Sports Club. An openly gay comedian, Chapman supported gay rights throughout his life. In September 2012, a blue plaque was unveiled at The Angel pub in North London to commemorate Graham Chapman.

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Carl Rogers
(Psychologist)
Carl Rogers
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Birth Year: 1902
Birthplace: Oak Park
Died: February 4, 1987

Psychologist Carl Rogers was the first to introduce a client-centric approach to psychotherapy and addressed the patient as the client. Besides working on troubled children, he also taught at various institutes, such as the University of Chicago. On Becoming a Person remains one of his best-known books.

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Rachel Nichols
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Augusta, Maine, United States
 13 
Maria Ozawa
(Adult Film Star, AV idol, Stripper, Actor, Glamour model, Model)
Maria Ozawa
4
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Hokkaidō

Born to a Japanese mother and a French-Canadian father, Maria Ozawa was raised in Japan and began her career in adult films at age 19. Also known as Miyabi, she has worked on Japanese TV shows and has also worked as a model. She is also known as an AV Idol.

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Gaby Hoffmann
(Actress)
Gaby Hoffmann
1
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Gaby Hoffmann is best known for her Emmy-nominated roles in the series Girls and Transparent. She had initially been a child actor in films such as Now and Then and Volcano. She has also appeared in Sleepless in Seattle and has won a Young Artist Award for Field of Dreams.
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Ron Cephas Jones
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Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
 16 
Soupy Sales
(Comedian)
Soupy Sales
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Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Franklinton, North Carolina, United States
Died: October 22, 2009
 17 
Genevieve Padalecki
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.
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Gypsy Rose Lee
(One of the First Burlesque Artists to Imbue a Striptease With Grace and Style)
Gypsy Rose Lee
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Birth Year: 1911
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: April 26, 1970

Gypsy Rose Lee was an American vedette and burlesque entertainer best remembered for her striptease act. She was also an actress, playwright, and author whose memoir inspired the 1959 stage musical, Gypsy. Lee's life inspired several works of art, including a song titled Gypsy Rose Lee by The Distillers. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Alfred Russel Wallace
(Naturalist, Explorer, Geographer, Anthropologist and Biologist)
Alfred Russel Wallace
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Birth Year: 1823
Birthplace: Llanbadoc
Died: November 7, 1913

British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace is largely remembered for his theory of evolution through natural selection, which inspired Charles Darwin’s studies. He began his career as a surveyor’s apprentice and later introduced concepts such as reinforcement in animals, also known as the Wallace effect. He was awarded the Order of Merit.

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Maximilian Kolbe
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Birth Year: 1894
Birthplace: Zduńska Wola, Poland
Died: August 14, 1941

Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar and a Catholic priest. Venerated as Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Maximilian is best remembered for volunteering to die at the death camp of Auschwitz in place of a stranger during World War II. In 1982, Pope John Paul II declared Maximilian Kolbe a martyr of charity.

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Saeed Jaffrey
(Britain's Highest-Profile Asian Actor)
Saeed Jaffrey
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Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Malerkotla, Punjab India
Died: November 15, 2015

Saeed Jaffrey is remembered for his roles in series such as Tandoori Nights and Merchant Ivory Productions movies such as The Guru. He won a Filmfare for his performance in Shatranj Ke Khilari, narrated the audiobook Kama Sutra, and voiced all characters in a BBC broadcast of A Suitable Boy

 22 
Cynthia Erivo
(Actress)
Cynthia Erivo
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Stockwell, London, England, United Kingdom
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Michelle Forbes
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Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

Actress, Michelle Forbes, is best known for her role in the TV series The Killing, for which she received a Saturn Award. As a young girl, she wanted to become a dancer and received formal training at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She is more active on TV though she has appeared in a few films.

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Roy Kinnear
(British Character Actor)
Roy Kinnear
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Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 20, 1988

Roy Kinnear was a British actor known for playing important roles in Richard Lester's films, such as Help!, How I Won the War, and The Three Musketeers. Kinnear died in an accident while filming the 1989 sequel of The Three Musketeers. In 1994, the 'Roy Kinnear Trust' was founded in his honor. The foundation aims at helping differently-abled young adults.

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Sam Riley
(Actor)
Sam Riley
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Menston, West Yorkshire, England

The English actor and singer was shot into fame with his stellar performance in the critically acclaimed movie Control which centred around musician Ian Curtis. 13 is another movie in which Sam Riley’s acting skills came in for praise. He was the lead singer of the band, 10,000 Things. He is married to actress Alexandra Maria Lara.

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Jenny Lewis
(Singer-songwriter)
Jenny Lewis
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Larry Storch
4
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Bob Eubanks
5
Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States
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Robby Krieger
(Guitarist and singer-songwriter best known as the guitarist of the rock band the Doors)
Robby Krieger
1
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 30 
Ryan Destiny
(Singer, Actress)
Ryan Destiny
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Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
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Robert Stroud
1
Birth Year: 1890
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: November 21, 1963
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Annabel Scholey
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
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Tarun Kumar
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Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
 34 
Yvette Mimieux
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Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
 35 
Owen Joyner
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Birth Year: 2001
Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Owen Joyner is best known as Crispo Powers from the Nickelodeon series 100 Things to Do Before High School. He began his career with the Oklahoma-based Sooner Theatre. Fans also loved him as Arc in the series Knight Squad and as Alex in the Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms.
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William Hartnell
0
Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: St. Pancras, London, England, UK
Died: April 23, 1975
 37 
Nena von Schlebrügge
(Swedish and American Fashion Model)
Nena von Schlebrügge
1
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Born to a German father and a Swedish mother, in Mexico, Nena von Schlebrügge plunged into modeling after being scouted by a Vogue photographer at 14. She made waves with the film Ciao! Manhattan. She now works as a psychotherapist and is the MD of Tibet House US
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Rey Misterio Sr.
1
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Rey Misterio Sr. is a former professional wrestler who was ranked 212th in the PWI 500 list in 2004. After retiring, Misterio started his career as a trainer and joined hands with Super Astro and Negro Casas to open a gym in 1987. Misterio is known to have trained several superstars, including his nephew Rey Mysterio Jr.

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Peng Shuai
(Tennis player known for being ranked the number one doubles player in November 2014)
Peng Shuai
1
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Xiangtan, China
 40 
John Curtin
(14th Prime Minister of Australia (1941 - 1945))
John Curtin
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Birth Year: 1885
Birthplace: Creswick, Australia
Died: July 5, 1945

Born to Irish immigrants, John Curtin had witnessed working-class uprisings in his younger days, which led him to join Australia’s Labour Movement. He was the only Australian prime minister with a Western Australian seat. The strenuous job of leading his country during World War II affected his health.

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Glenn Robinson III
(Basketball player)
Glenn Robinson III
1
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
 42 
Dwight Clark
(American football player)
Dwight Clark
1
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 4, 2018
 43 
Carolina Herrera
(Venezuelan Fashion Designer Known for Her Elegance and for Dressing Various First Ladies)
Carolina Herrera
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Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Born into an affluent political family of Caracas, Carolina Herrera was introduced to fashion by her socialite grandmother. The Venezuelan-American designer, who owns a luxury clothing line and a fragrance line, is known for dressing up celebrities and eminent personalities such as Michelle Obama and Renee Zellweger. 
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Josh Meyers
2
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
 45 
James Longstreet
(United States Minister to the Ottoman Empire (1880-81))
James Longstreet
7
Birth Year: 1821
Birthplace: Edgefield, South Carolina, United States
Died: January 2, 1904
 46 
Bella Dayne
(Actress)
Bella Dayne
0
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 47 
Paul Hester
(Former Drummer and Co-founder of Crowded House)
Paul Hester
1
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: March 26, 2005
 48 
Ron Moody
(Actor)
Ron Moody
0
Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Tottenham, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 11, 2015
 49 
Charles Osgood
(journalist)
Charles Osgood
0
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: New York City
Prince Vincent of Denmark
8
Birth Year: 2011
Birthplace: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 8th   

Personality
People born on this day have great organizational skills and a deeply ingrained work ethic. They tend to be realistic, conventional in their thinking, and they possess a respect for authority that borders on being excessive, at times. Capricorns tend to favor simple foods and time with family. They enjoy studying history, collecting antiques, and they value privacy. They intensely dislike being teased or embarrassed. These individuals can’t tolerate disorder or being pressurized. They also give and expect unconditional love from everyone in their lives. However, one should not expect these individuals to ever voluntarily accept new ideas or walk an unknown path.

Health
Capricorns may have issues with their knees, joints, and bones, which makes these individuals vulnerable to arthritis, rheumatism, and general joint pain. They also tend to have dry, sensitive skin. Capricorns also have problems with alcoholism. They tend to worry too much and skip meals, which saps their energy. There is also a tendency to overeat after a long workday. The love of spicy food is an inherent trait in Capricorns and often leads to intestinal issues. On the plus side, Capricorns tend to live long lives since, apart from alcoholism, their health issues don’t tend to be life-shortening.

Finance
Since Capricorns tend to be dedicated workers and are practical thinkers saving money is not a problem. These hardworking individuals also tend to be self-motivated. They are on top of monthly bills and constantly tweak their household budgets. They are also always on the lookout for money-making opportunities.

Careers
Capricorns tend to do well in careers that require organization and patience. They are stable employees who make excellent accountants, financial planners and professional organizers. These individuals have an eye for detail, so they also make good computer programmers and small business owners.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Capricorns tend to be wary of the opposite sex and take time to warm-up to the idea of a relationship. However, once they decide to marry, they are dedicated partners who due to their long-term planning ability create a stable family life. However, the individuals born on this particular day have a tendency to hold emotional situations at bay. However, since Capricorns are an earth sign, they want to improve everything about themselves and are willing to try and learn what it takes to be a truly loving spouse and parent.

Trivia
Lucky Colors: Grey, White & Black
Lucky Numbers: 8 & 9
Lucky Days (of the Month): 2nd, 11th, 20th & 29th.
Lucky Days (of the Week): Saturday