Famous People Born On January 9th

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Blessed with a great sense of humor, people born on the 9th of January are known for their idealism and intuitive skills. True to their zodiac, Capricorn, they are extremely reliable and very protective towards their loved ones. With Mars as their ruling planet, these people are confident and generous with a very practical outlook towards life. However, though the individuals are known for their tenderheartedness, they can at times be very ruthless as well. Resilience and ambitious nature is two of their most significant characteristics which give those born on this day an extra-edge over others. They are also very adoptable and tolerant by nature, owing to which they can keep themselves calm and composed in trying circumstances.

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 1 
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
(The Duchess of Cambridge)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
52
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Reading, England

Catherine “Kate” Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge after her marriage to Prince William in 2011. Associated with countless charities, Kate and William started a mental-health campaign named Heads Together. Kate also gave rise to the “Kate Middleton effect" in the fashion world and was named to Time 100.

 2 
J. K. Simmons
(One of the Most Prolific and Well-Established Character Actors of His Generation)
J. K. Simmons
19
Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
 3 
Richard Nixon
(President of the United States (1969-74))
Richard Nixon
52
Birth Year: 1913
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States
Died: April 22, 1994

Richard Nixon is the only American president in the history so far to resign from the office. His name is synonymous with the infamous Watergate scandal which led to his resignation. But his regime saw several positives too, such as end to the U.S involvement in the Vietnam War, improvement in the relationship with Soviet Union and China, and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency.

 4 
Jimmy Page
(Guitarist and Founder of the Rock Band 'Led Zeppelin')
Jimmy Page
14
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Heston, Middlesex, England

An English musician, songwriter, and record producer, Jimmy Page gained international recognition as the founder of the popular rock band Led Zeppelin. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and greatest guitarists of all time, Jimmy Page was ranked third in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Jimmy Page has influenced several popular guitarists.

 5 
Lee Van Cleef
(American Actor, Best Known for His Role in the Film ‘For a Few Dollars More’)
Lee Van Cleef
10
Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Somerville, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 16, 1989

Lee Van Cleef was an American actor popular for playing important roles in many Spaghetti Westerns. Since his physical appearance often overshadowed his acting skills, Lee Van Cleef is regarded by some as the unsung hero of the Western films of the 1950s. Ironically, his appearance served as an inspiration for characters in the Metal Gear Solid video game series.

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Muggsy Bogues
(Basketball player)
Muggsy Bogues
12
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Muggsy Bogues is a former basketball player. Standing at 5 feet 3 inches tall, Bogues is the shortest player in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). When his 14-season NBA career came to an end, Bogues served as the head coach for Charlotte Sting, which participated in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2007. 

 7 
Nicola Peltz
(American Actress Best Known for Role as ‘Bradley Martin’ in the TV Series ‘Bates Motel’)
Nicola Peltz
25
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Westchester County, New York, United States

Popular actress Nicola Peltz is known for her perofrmance in movies like The Last Airbender and Transformers: Age of Extinction as well as television series Bates Motel. Born into an affluent family, she began her acting career at the age of twelve with the award winning stage production Blackbird. Since then, she has continued acting and modelling and appeared in music videos too.

 8 
Joan Chandos Baez
(Best Known for Her Songs "Diamonds & Rust," "We Shall Overcome" and "Joe Hill")
Joan Chandos Baez
11
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States

Singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez has been active in the music world for over six decades. She emerged as a major musical figure in the counterculture era of the 1960s. Her music encompasses various genres like pop, folk-rock, country, and gospel music. She is involved in civil rights, human rights, and environmental activism as well.

 9 
Crystal Gayle
(Country Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her 1977 Hit Single 'Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue')
Crystal Gayle
23
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Paintsville, Kentucky, United States
Country-pop crossover singer Crystal Gayle is best known for her Billboard-topping track Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue and her Hot 100-charting single Talking in Your Sleep. She also gained fame for her signature floor-length hair and was named to Country Music Television’s 40 Greatest Women of Country Music.
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Sean Paul
(Rapper)
Sean Paul
10
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Sean Paul is a Jamaican recording artist and producer, widely considered one of dancehall's most prolific artists. He is best known for his singles, Temperature and Get Busy. Most of his albums have received Grammy nominations under the Best Reggae Album category.

 11 
Bob Denver
(Actor)
Bob Denver
8
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York
Died: September 2, 2005

Bob Denver was an American actor renowned for playing comedy roles in popular TV series, such as Gilligan's Island and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Bob Denver became a synonym for Gilligan, thanks to his wonderful portrayal of the comedic character. A humanitarian, Denver played Gilligan in 1992 to benefit the non-profit organization, Make-A-Wish Foundation.

 12 
Joely Richardson
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Julia McNamara’ in the TV Series ‘Nip/Tuck’)
Joely Richardson
6
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England

Joely Richardson is an English actress whose decision to turn towards acting after giving up on her ambition of becoming a tennis player has proved fruitful. Apart from being an actress, Joely Richardson is also a humanitarian; she serves as an ambassador for UK's principal charity for kids with brain injury, The Children's Trust.

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Simone de Beauvoir
(French Existentialist Philosopher, Writer, Social Theorist, and Feminist Activist)
Simone de Beauvoir
10
Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 14, 1986
French author and existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir is best remembered for her feminist treatise The Second Sex and her novels The Mandarins and She Came to Stay. Her literary contributions also include essays, biographies, and her autobiographical works. She won the Prix Goncourt and the Jerusalem Prize.
 14 
Dave Matthews
(Lead Vocalist, Songwriter and Guitarist of the 'Dave Matthews Band')
Dave Matthews
9
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
South African-born American singer Dave Matthews gained fame as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Dave Matthews Band. Known for hits such as So Much to Say, Some Devil, and Gravedigger, he has won two Grammys, one with the band and the other as a solo artist. 
 15 
Omari Hardwick
7
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, USA
 16 
Chad Johnson
(American Football Player)
Chad Johnson
10
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
 17 
Paul Cezanne
(French Artist and Post-Impressionist Painter)
Paul Cezanne
13
Birth Year: 1839
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: October 22, 1906

French artist Paul Cézanne was a prominent Post-Impressionist painter and influenced much of the early-20th-century movement known as Cubism. Some of his notable works include The Card Players, The Bathers, and Pyramid of Skulls. He experimented with water colors and had created a host of still-life paintings.

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A. J. McLean
(Singer-Songwriter)
A. J. McLean
2
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Har Gobind Khorana
3
Birth Year: 1922
Birthplace: Punjab, India
Died: November 9, 2011

Born into a poor family in British India, Har Gobind Khorana studied on scholarships and later bagged a seat at the University of Liverpool and thus moved to England. The renowned biochemist ended up winning the Nobel Prize for his research on how nucleotides in nucleic acids control protein synthesis.

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Bart Starr
(American football quarterback and coach)
Bart Starr
1
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: May 26, 2019
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Shareef O'Neal
(Basketball player)
Shareef O'Neal
12
Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Shareef O'Neal, son of legendary basketball player Shaquille O'Neal, plays college basketball for the Southeastern Conference team LSU Tigers. He was redshirted in his first season with the UCLA Bruins. He had a heart condition and later underwent surgery and also wore a monitoring device during practice.
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Brent Rivera
(YouTuber, Viner)
Brent Rivera
21
Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California
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Joey Lauren Adams
6
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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Joseph Parker
6
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
 25 
Imelda Staunton
15
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Archway, London
 26 
Matt Bevin
(62nd Governor of Kentucky)
Matt Bevin
19
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
 27 
Sergio Garcia
5
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Borriol, Province of Castellón Castellón, Spain
 28 
John B. Watson
(Psychologist)
John B. Watson
5
Birth Year: 1878
Birthplace: Travelers Rest, South Carolina, United States
Died: September 25, 1958

John B. Watson was the first to introduce the theory of behaviorism to psychology. He believed human behavior, like animal behavior, should be studied under objective and experimental conditions. One of his experiments included conditioning the fear of white rats into an 11-year-old boy he named Little Albert.

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Lara Fabian
(One of the Best-Selling Belgian Female Artists of All Time)
Lara Fabian
3
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Etterbeek, Belgium

Lara Fabian is a Canadian-Belgian musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. One of the best-selling Belgian music artists ever, Fabian has sold more than 20 million records all over the world. Over the course of her career, she has won many prestigious awards, such as Félix Awards and World Music Awards.

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Anusha Dandekar
(MTV VJ, Actress and Singer)
Anusha Dandekar
6
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan

Anusha Dandekar is an Indian-Australian VJ, actress, and singer. She is popularly known for hosting many TV shows. Beginning her career as a TV anchor and VJ, she branched out into acting as well, making her film debut with a role in the Bollywood film Mumbai Matinee. Since then, she has appeared in a few other movies.

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Cassie Gaines
7
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 20, 1977
 32 
David Costabile
2
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 33 
James Acaster
(Comedian)
James Acaster
6
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Kettering, Northamptonshire, England

English comedian James Acaster is best known for his shows such as The Island and We the Jury. While he initially studied music and played drums for various bands, Acaster found fame with stand-up comedy. He has penned bestsellers such as James Acaster's Classic Scrapes and also has a Netflix special.

 34 
Rigoberta Menchú
(Guatemalan Human Rights Activist and Winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize )
Rigoberta Menchú
16
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Laj Chimel, Guatemala

Nobel Peace Prize-winning Guatemalan activist is known for her fight for the rights of indigenous people and women. Her entire family was accused of participating in guerrilla activities, brutalized, and killed by the Guatemalan army. She has been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and founded the first Guatemalan indigenous political party.

 35 
Wengie
(YouTuber)
Wengie
7
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Guangzhou

Chinese-Australian YouTuber Wengie has earned a phenomenally huge fan base on YouTube with her DIY, beauty, fashion, and prank videos. She has also experimented with music, releasing tracks such as Baby Believe Me. She also manages a channel that is exclusively dedicated to content related to her two cats. 

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Flo Milli
(Rapper)
Flo Milli
9
Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
 37 
Susannah York
(Actress)
Susannah York
1
Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England
Died: January 15, 2011
 38 
David Ellison
(Producer)
David Ellison
2
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Santa Clara County, California, United States
 39 
Lady Randolph Churchill
(Socialite, Mother of Winston Churchill)
Lady Randolph Churchill
2
Birth Year: 1854
Birthplace: Cobble Hill, New York, United States
Died: June 29, 1921
 40 
Freddie Starr
(Comedian)
Freddie Starr
3
Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Huyton, Lancashire, England
Died: May 9, 2019
 41 
David Johansen
(Singer-songwriter best known as a member of the seminal proto-punk band the New York Dolls)
David Johansen
2
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States
 42 
Dick Enberg
(Sportscaster)
Dick Enberg
2
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
Died: December 21, 2017
 43 
Deon Cole
(Comedian)
Deon Cole
4
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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John Doman
(Actor)
John Doman
2
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
 45 
Nicola Coughlan
6
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland
 46 
Fernando Lamas
(Former Actor and Director)
Fernando Lamas
3
Birth Year: 1915
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: October 8, 1982
 47 
Marcus Peters
(American football player)
Marcus Peters
5
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
 48 
Mark Martin
(Race Car Driver)
Mark Martin
2
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Batesville, Arkansas, United States
 49 
Wilbur A. Smith
(Novelist)
Wilbur A. Smith
2
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Kabwe, Zambia
Died: November 13, 2021

South African novelist, Wilbur A. Smith, specializes in historical fiction and writes extensively about the international involvement in Southern Africa over the past few centuries. An accountant by profession, he started writing professionally when he was in his 30s. Many of his novels became best-sellers, and he has sold more than 120 million copies of his 35 published novels. 

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Scott Walker
(Singer-songwriter)
Scott Walker
0
Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Died: March 22, 2019

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 9th

Personality
Extremely goal-oriented and dedicated by nature, those born on this particular day are very ambitious, even though at times they may be a little indecisive and confused. Through their perseverance and hard work, they can overcome any obstacle and can bounce back from even the knottiest of situations. However, these individuals can be a little ruthless which may earn them lot of enemies, therefore it is very important for them to learn how to control their temper. Fearless by nature, people born on this day can achieve a lot in their life if they can keep their calm.

Health
Extremely career driven, these people can go to any length to achieve what they aspire to, even if it takes putting their health and happiness at stake. These individuals are susceptible to stress related problems and may also suffer from fatigue and a weak immune system. It is essential for them to inculcate a healthy and nutritious dietary habit into their lifestyle.

Finance
Hardworking and ambitious by nature, those born on this day attain financial stability in their lives, even though they dislike being bogged down by day to day financial matters and investments. However, at times they tend to overspend, especially during their youth and thus need to organize their finances well.

Career
They love exciting job opportunities which offer them enough growth. They have a knack for business and advertising and usually do well in these fields. Some of them can be interested in media and politics as well. However, they have a tendency to experiment with a variety of career options.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Shy by nature, these people share intimacy with only a few of their trusted friends. However, once they find their soul mate, they tend to open themselves emotionally and are prepared to settle down. As parents, they are very friendly and like to spend time with their kids. However, at times they can be extremely protective as well.

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Red & Gray
Lucky Numbers: 1 & 9
Lucky Days (of the Month): 1st & 9th
Lucky Days (of the Week): Tuesday & Saturday