Famous People with the Sun In Capricorn


(DEC. 22-JAN. 19)

December 27, 1734 - Paul Revere - Was an American silversmith and a patriot in the American Revolution. Because he was glorified after his death for his role as a messenger in the battles of Lexington and Concord, Revere's name and his "midnight ride" are well-known in the United States as a patriotic symbol. In his lifetime, Revere was a prosperous and prominent Boston craftsman, who helped organize an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the British military. Revere later served as an officer in one of the most disastrous campaigns of the American Revolutionary War, a role for which he was later exonerated. After the war, he was early to recognize the potential for large-scale manufacturing of metal. Revere was likely born in very late December in Boston's North End on this day.
December 22, 1812 - Lady Bird Johnson - First Lady
December 22, 1901 - André Kostelanetz - was a popular orchestral music conductor and arranger, one of the pioneers of easy listening music. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on this day.
December 22, 1938 - Lucien Bouchard - 27th Premier of Quebec.
December 22, 1945 - Diane Sawyer - News caster.
December 22, 1948 - Steve Garvey - Sports Figure Baseball Great
December 22, 1962 - Ralph Fiennes - Actor - Fiennes is best known for his Oscar-nominated performance in such acclaimed films as "Schindler's List" and "The English Patient," as well as portraying Lord Voldemort in the "Harry Potter" movies. He earned a 2007 Tony award nomination for his work in the play "Faith Healer" and an Emmy nomination the same year for his performance in the TV movie "Bernard and Doris." Fiennes was born in Suffolk, England, on this day.
December 22, 1993 - Ali Lohan - Actress and singer - Ali is probably best known as the sister of pop star Lindsay Lohan, as well as starring in the reality series "Living Lohan." Beginning her career as a fashion model, Lohan has released the album "Lohan Holiday" and the single "All The Way Around." She recently made her film debut in the direct to DVD comedy "Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghost Out?" Lohan was born in Merrick, New York, on this day.
December 23, 1918 - Helmut Schmidt - Politician
December 23, 1926 - Robert Bly - Writer
December 23, 1945 - Harry Shearer
December 23, 1946 - Susan Lucci - Actress - Lucci is most easily recognized by soap opera fans for her Emmy-winning portrayal of Erica Kane on the long running soap "All My Children,
" a role she has played since 1970. she was a recent contestant on "Dancing With the Stars' and starred on Broadway in a production of "Annie Get Your Gun." Lucci is the mother of Liza Huber, who recently starred on the soap "Passion." Lucci was born in Scarsdale, New York, on this day.
December 23, 1969 - Martha Byrne - Actress - Byrne is probably best known for portraying Lily Snyder on the soap opera "As the World Turns" from 1985-2008. Currently, she plays Andrea Floyd on the soap "General Hospital." She has starred in the TV Movie "Anna to the Infinite Power" and also serves as a scriptwriter on the soap "The Bold and the Beautiful." Byrne also sings and has released three music albums. Martha was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, on this day.
December 24, 1503 - Michel de Nostradomus - Astrologer
December 24, 1546 - Tycho Brahe - Astrologer
December 24, 1809 - Kit Carson - Western Figure
December 24, 1822 - Matthew Arnold - Was an English poet, and cultural critic.
December 24, 1905 - Howard Hughes - Recluse - Was an American aviator, industrialist, film producer/director, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people in the world. He gained fame in the late 1920s as a maverick film producer, making big budget and often controversial films like Hell's Angels, Scarface, and The Outlaw. As an aviator, Hughes set multiple world air-speed records (for which he won many awards, including the Congressional Gold Medal), built the Hughes H-1 Racer and H-4 "Spruce Goose" aircraft, and acquired and expanded Trans World Airlines. Despite his contributions to aeronautics and his other professional achievements, Hughes is perhaps most widely remembered for his highly-publicized descent into madness in later life. Nonetheless, Hughes' legacy is still visible through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and he remains one of the most influential aviators in American history. Born Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. in either Humble, Texas or Houston, Texas on this day.
December 24, 1905 - Ava Gardner - Actress
December 24, 1944 - Daniel Johnson Jr.- 25th Premier of Quebec - A former Quebec politician. He was a member of the Liberal Party of Quebec and was Premier of the Province of Quebec, Canada for most of 1994.His father, Daniel Johnson, Sr. and his brother Pierre-Marc Johnson., had been the Premier of Quebec. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on this day.
December 24, 1949 - Sissy Spacek - Actress
December 24, 1954 - Annie Lennox - Singer
December 24, 1955 - Grand Bush - Actor - This veteran actor who has appeared in such major films as "Colors," "Lethal Weapon" and "Demolition Man." He appeared in the groundbreaking TV miniseries "Roots" and performed on stage in the rock musical "Hair." On the small screen, Bush has guest-starred on episodes of "JAG," "Chicago Hope," and "Walker, Texas Ranger." He and his wife, TV journalist Sharon Crews, are reportedly currently developing independent projects. Grand was born in Los Angeles on this day.
December 24, 1966 - Diedrich Bader - Actor - Bader is probably had his biggest success as Oswald Lee Harvey on the hit series "The Drew Carey Show" from 1995-2004. He's appeared recently on episodes of "Bones," "CSI: Miami," and "King of the Hill" as well as giving voice to the caped crusader in "Batman: The Brave and the Bold." On the big screen, he's appeared in films such as "Space Buddies," "Meet the Spartans' and "Napoleon Dynamite." Bader was born in Alexandria, Va., on this day.
December 24, 1974 - Ryan Seacrest - Television Host
December 25, 1821 - Clara Barton - Nurse
December 25, 1870 - Helena Rubenstein - Cosmetics - Was a Polish-American cosmetics industrialist, founder and eponym of Helena Rubinstein, Incorporated, which made her one of the world's richest women. Born Chaja Rubinstein in Kraków, Austria-Hungary (now Poland) on this day.
December 25, 1887 - Conrad Hilton Jr.- Hotel Empire - Was an American hotelier and founder of the Hilton Hotel chain. He is the great-grandfather of Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton. The Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston is named after Conrad Hilton, as is the College of Business Administration building at Loyola Marymount University. Born in San Antonio, Socorro County, New Mexico Territory (now New Mexico) on this day.
December 25, 1899 - Humphrey Bogart - Was an Academy Award-winning American actor and film star. Born New York City, New York,
December 25, 1907 - Cab Calloway - Entertainer
December 25, 1918 - Anwar Sadat - Muhammad Anwar Al Sadat -  Political Leader - Was the third President of Egypt, serving from October 15, 1970 until his assassination on October 6, 1981. He was a senior member of the Free Officers group that overthrew the Muhammad Ali Dynasty in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, and a close confidant of Gamal Abdel Nasser, whom he succeeded as President in 1970. Born in Mit Abu al-Kum, al-Minufiyah, Egypt on this day.
December 25, 1924 - Rod Serling - Writer -was an American screenwriter, best known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone. Born Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling in Syracuse, New York on this day.
December 25, 1925 - Carlos Castaneda - Writer - was a Peruvian-born American author. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his purported training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism. His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages. The books and Castaneda, who rarely spoke in public about his work, have been controversial for many years. Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices which enable an increased awareness. Academic critics claim the books are works of fiction, citing the books' internal contradictions, discrepancies between the books and anthropological data, alternate sources for Castaneda's detailed knowledge of shamanic practices and lack of corroborating evidence. Born in Cajamarca, Perú on this day.
December 25, 1946 - Larry Csonka - Sports Figure
December 25, 1949 - Sissy Spacek - Actress
December 25, 1954 - Annie Lennox - Singer
December 25, 1971 - Dido - Singer - whose distinctive choppy hairstyle became known as the Dido flip. Dido is probably best known for her 2000 collaboration with Eminem on the hit single "Stan." Dido was also nominated for a 2003 Grammy award for her single "White Flag." Her albums include "No Angel," "Life For Rent" and her most recent release. "Safe Trip Home." Dido was born Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong on this day in London, England.
December 26, 1893 - Robert Ripley - Cartoonist
December 26, 1893 - Mao Tse-Tung - Political Leader - Ruler of Red China
December 26, 1891 - Henry Miller - Writer - was an American writer and painter. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, and Black Spring. He also wrote travel memoirs and essays of literary criticism and analysis. Born Henry Valentine Miller  in the Yorkville section of Manhattan, New York City, of German Catholic heritage on this day.
December 26, 1914 - Richard Widmark - Actor
December 26, 1921 - Steve Allen - Comedian Entertainer
December 26, 1924 - Alan King - Comedian
December 26, 1954 -  Ozzie Smith
December 26, 1963 - Lars Ulrich - Drummer - Ulrich has been the drummer for the heavy metal band Metallica since its inception in 1981. The driving beat behind such hit albums as "Kill 'em All," "Ride The Lightning" and "The Black Album," Ulrich in recent years has become a high-profile opponent or free Internet music downloads. Ulrich has been romantically linked to actress Connie Nielsen. Ulrich was born in Gentofte, Denmark, on this day.
December 26, 1971 - Jared Leto - Actor - Leto has appeared in films such as "Lonely Hearts," "Alexander" and "Panic Room." Leto first drew notice starring with Claire Danes in the 1994 teen drama series "My So Call Life." In the future, Leto will star in the upcoming films "Mr. Nobody" and "Tekken." Besides acting, Leto also performs in the band 30 Seconds to Mars with his brother Shannon. Leto was born in Bossier City, La., on this day.
December 27, 1571 - Johann Kepler - was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century astronomical revolution. He is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion, codified by later astronomers based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican Astrononomy. They also provided one of the foundations for Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation. Kepler was born at the Imperial Free City of Weil der Stadt (now part of the Stuttgart Region in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, 30 km west of Stuttgart's center) on this day.
December 27, 1822 - Louis Pasteur - Scientist - Was a French chemist and microbiologist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease. His experiments supported the germ theory of disease, also reducing mortality from puerperal fever (childbed), and he created the first vaccine for rabies. He was best known to the general public for inventing a method to stop milk and wine from causing sickness - this process came to be called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of microbiology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch. He is also credited with dispelling the theory of spontaneous generation with his experiment employing chicken broth and a goose neck flask. He also made many discoveries in the field of chemistry, most notably the asymmetry of crystals. He is buried beneath the Institute Pasteur, an incredibly rare honor in France, where being buried in a cemetery is mandatory save for the fewer than 300 "Great Men" who are entombed in the Panthéon. Born Louis Jean Pasteur in Dole in the Jura region of France on this day.
December 27, 1823 - Sir MacKenzie Bowell
December 27, 1901 - Marlene Dietrich - Actress - Was a German-born American actress, singer and entertainer. She is considered to be the first German actress to flourish in Hollywood. Dietrich had a contralto singing range. She managed to remain popular by continually re-inventing herself through her long lasting career. During the 1920s she began her work as a cabaret singer, chorus girl and film actress in Berlin. In the 1930s, she became a Hollywood actress, a World War II frontline entertainer, and lastly an international stage show performer from the 1950s to the 1970s. By the end of her career she had become an entertainment icon of the 20th century. Dietrich was born Marie Magdalene Dietrich in Schöneberg, a district of Berlin, Germany on this day.
December 27, 1906 - Oscar Levant - was an American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor. He was more famous for his mordant character and witticisms, on the radio and in movies and television, than for his music. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on this day.
December 27, 1939 -  John Amos
December 27, 1948 - Gerard Depardieu - Actor
December 27, 1952 - Tovah Feldshuh - Actress - Feldshuh made her biggest splash on the stage, starring in Broadway productions of "Yentl," "Lend Me A Tenor" and, most recently "Golda's Balcony." On television, she's had a recurring roles on "Crossing Jordan" and "Law & Order." Her film credits include "Brewster's Millions" and "The Blue Iguana." In her latest film, she co-starring with Natasha Lyonne in "Goyband." Feldshuh was born in New York City on this day.
December 28, 1856 - Woodrow Wilson - Was the twenty-eighth President of the United States. A leading intellectual of the Progressive Era, he served as President of Princeton University and then became the Governor of New Jersey in 1910. With Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft dividing the Republican Party vote, Wilson was elected President as a Democrat in 1912. He proved highly successful in leading a Democratic Congress to pass major legislation that included the Federal Trade Commission, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Underwood Tariff, the Federal Farm Loan Act and most notably the Federal Reserve System. Born Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia on this day.
December 28, 1908 - Lew Ayres - Actor
December 28, 1932 - Nichelle Nichols - Actress - Nichols is well known to sci-fi fans worldwide as Lt. Uhura from the classic TV series "Star Trek"  and "Star Trek" movies. She began her career as a model and sang with the bands of Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before landing her signature role in 1966. In 1994, Nichols wrote the autobiography "Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories," Recently, she guest-starred on "The Simpsons" and appears regularly on the hit TV show "Heroes." Nichelle was born in Robbins, Ill., on this day.
December 28, 1934 - Maggie Smith - Actress
December 28, 1954 - Denzel Washington - Actor
December 28, 1973 - Seth Meyers - Actor and comedian - Meyers has been a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" since 2001, primarily anchoring weekend update since 2006, and currently serves as the show's head writer. He's also appeared in movies such as "Journey to the Center of The Earth," "See This movie" and "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist." Meyers is the brother of "Mad TV's" Josh Meyers. Meyers was born in Bedford, N.H., on this day.
December 29, 1809 - William Gladstone - Prime Minister
December 29, 1876 - Pablo Casals - Conductor - best known during his professional career as Pablo Casals, was a Spanish Catalan cellist and later conductor. He made many recordings throughout his career, of solo, chamber, and orchestral music, also as conductor, but Casals is perhaps best remembered for the recording of the Bach: Cello Suites he made from 1936 to 1939. Born Pau Casals i Defilló in El Vendrell, Catalonia, Spain on this day.
December 29, 1936 - Mary Tyler Moore- Sitcom Actress - Is an Academy Award-nominated and seven-time Emmy Award-winning American actress and comedian, primarily known for her roles in sitcoms and television. Moore is arguably best known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a 30-something single woman who worked as a news producer at WJM-TV in Minneapolis, and for her early role as Laura Petrie, wife of television comedy writer Rob Petrie (played by Dick Van Dyke) on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966). Moore played leading roles in two of the most fondly remembered classic comedy series, making a tremendous impact on television over two decades. She has also appeared in various films over the years. Her best-remembered performance came in 1980's Ordinary People, which garnered her an Oscar nomination for a role that was the polar opposite of the characters viewers had become accustomed to seeing her portray on television. This TV icon has recently guest-starred on episodes of "Lipstick Jungle" and "That '70s Show." She has also been active in charity work and various political causes, particularly animals and diabetes rights. In 2009, Moore released the book "Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, And Oh Yeah, Diabetes." Born in the Brooklyn Heights section of Brooklyn, New York on this day.
December 29, 1938 - Jon Voight - Actor
December 29, 1947 - Ted Danson - Actor - Danson is best remembered for his two time Emmy-winning role as Sam Malone on the classic comedy series "Cheers." He's also starred in the successful sitcom "Becker" and had a recurring role on the popular cable show "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Currently, he stars opposite Glenn Close in the drama series "Damages." Danson has been married to actress Mary Steenburgen since 1995. Ted was born in San Diego on this day.
December 30, 1895 - Lotte von Strahl - Psychic
December 30, 1865 - Rudyard Kipling - Writer - was an English author and poet, born in Bombay, British India, and best known for his works The Jungle Book (1894), The Second Jungle Book (1895), Just So Stories (1902), and Puck of Pook's Hill (1906); his novel, Kim (1901); his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), If— (1910) and Ulster 1912 (1912); and his many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888) and the collections Life's Handicap (1891), The Day's Work (1898), and Plain Tales from the Hills (1888). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Kipling was born in Bombay, British India on this day.
December 30, 1914 - Bert Parks - Entertainer
December 30, 1935 - Sandy Koufax - Sports Figure
December 30, 1946 - Patti Smith - Entertainer
December 30, 1959 - Tracey Ullman - British Actress -naturalized United States U.S.citizen, comedienne actress, singer, dancer, screenwriter, and author, In 1987, she launched her American TV career with the Fox Network's weekly The Tracey Ullman Show. In 1996 Emmy-winning HBO series Tracey Takes On.  Born Slough, Buckinghamshire (now Berkshire), United Kingdom
December 30, 1873 - Was elected Governor of New York four times, and was the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. He was the first Roman Catholic and Irish-American to run for President as a major party nominee. He lost the election to Herbert Hoover. He then became president of the Empire State, Inc. and was instrumental in getting the Empire State Building built during the Great Depression. Born Alfred Emanuel Smith, Jr., in the multiethnic Lower East Side of Manhattan, on Oliver Street, within sight of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was then under construction on this day.
December 30, 1965 - Heidi Lynne Fleiss known as the "Hollywood Madam" Her ring had numerous famous and wealthy clients shocked the world. Born in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California.
December 30, 1980 - Eliza Dushku - Actress - Dushku currently stars on the series "Dollhouse." She also starred on the short-lived series "Tru Calling" as well as appearing regularly on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel." On the big screen, she's starred in movies such as "Wrong Turn," "Soul Survivors" and "Bring It On." Dushku has been linked to Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Rick Fox. Dushku was born in Watrtown, Mass., on this day.
December 30, 1982 - Kristin Kreuk - Actress - Kreuk may be best known as Lana Lang on the hit TV series "Smallville." She starred in the title role of the TV movie "Snow White: The Fairest Of Them All" and appeared in the sci-fi miniseries "Legend of Earthsea." On the big screen, Kreuk has appeared in films such as "Eurotrip," "Partition" and the upcoming action movie "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li." (2009). Kreuk was born in Vancouver, Canada on this day. 
December 31, 1886 - Elizabeth Arden - Cosmetics
December 31, 1869 - Henri Matisse - Artist - Was a French artist, known for his use of color and his fluid, brilliant and original draughtsman ship. As a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the 20th century. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of color and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art. Born Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France on this day.
December 31, 1908 - S. Wiesenthal - Activist
December 31, 1936 - Noel Tyl - Astrologer
December 31, 1937 - Anthony Hopkins - Skilled Actor - Hopkins was forever immortalized in Hollywood for his Oscar winning performance as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 classic thriller "The Silence of the Lambs." He's also earned Oscar nominations for his work in "Amistad," "Nixon" and "The Remains of the Day." This versatile thespian also won Emmy awards for his roles in the TV movies "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case" and "the Bunker." Hopkins was born in Port Talbot, Wales, on this day.
December 31, 1943 - John Denver - Singer
December 31, 1943 - Ben Kingsley - Actor - Kingsley won a 1982 Academy Award for his brilliant performance in the film "Gandi." Kingsley has a distinguished resume with films such as "Schindler's List," "Tock Everlasting" and "Oliver Twist" to his credit. In 2006, Kingsley was nominated for an Emmy award for his performance in the TV movie "Mrs. Harris." Kingsley was knighted Sir Ben Kingsley in 2001. Kingsley was born Krishma Bhanji, in Yorksire, England, on this day.
December 31, 1959 - Val Kilmer - Actor
December 31, 1964 - Dedee Pfeiffer - Actress, the younger sister of megastar Michelle Pfeiffer
December 31, 1969 - Verne Troyer - Actor
January 1, 1864 - Alfred Stieglitz - Was an American photographer who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an acceptable art form alongside painting and sculpture. Many of his photographs are known for appearing like those other art forms, and he is also known for his marriage to painter Georgia O'Keefe, most famous for her large-scale paintings of flowers. Raised in a brownstone on Manhattan's Upper East Side on this day.
January 1, 1895 - J. Edgar Hoover - FBI Director
January 1, 1900 - Xavier Cugat - Bandleader
January 1, 1909 - Barry Goldwater - Politician - was a five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–1987) and the Republican Party's nominee for President in the 1964 election. He was also a Major General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was frequently referred to as "Mr. Conservative" in numerous media articles. Goldwater is the politician most often credited for sparking the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s. He also had a substantial impact on the libertarian movement. Goldwater was born in Phoenix, in what was then the Arizona Territory on this day.
January 1, 1919 - J. D. Salinger - Writer - Is an American author, best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, as well as his reclusive nature. He has not published an original work since 1965 and has not been interviewed since 1980.Born Jerome David Salinger in Manhattan, New York on this day.
January 1, 1938 - Frank Langella - Actor - Langella won tony awards for his stage performances in plays such as "Frost/Nixon" (for which he also received an Oscar nomination in the 2008 film), "Seascape" and "Fortune's Fool." Langella also has an extensive resume of films including "Dracula," "Superman Returns" and the recent release "The Box." Langella also starred in the upcoming sequel "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps." Langella was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, on this day.
January 1, 1968 - Cuba Gooding Jr. - Actor
January 1, 1968 - Catherine McCormack - Actress - McCormack first drew notice as Murron in the 1995 Academy Award-winning film "Braveheart." She went on to star in such movies as "Dangerous Beauty," "Shadow Of the Vampire" and "28 Weeks Later." She's also performed in British stage production of "The 39 steps,' "A Doll's House" and "A Portrait of a Lady." McCormack was born in Hampshire, England, on this day.
January 2, 1873 - Therese De Lisieux - Saint
January 2, 1880 - Joseph Stalin - Dictator
January 2, 1920 - Isaac Asimov - was a Russian-born American author and professor of biochemistry, a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.
January 2, 1940 - Jim Bakker - Religious Figure
January 2, 1967 - Tia Carrere - Actress and singer - Carrere starred as Sydney Fox on the series "Relic Hunter" from 1999-2002. She's also starred in films such as "Wayne's World" and "True Lies," and has guest-starred on series such as "CSI: Miami," "Nip/Tuck" and "The O.C." Carrere is also an accomplished singer and won a Grammy in 2008 for the album "Hawaiiana" and another Grammy in 2009 for the album "Ikena." Carrere was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on this date.
January 2, 1971 - Taye Diggs - Actor - Diggs has starred in such films as "The House on Haunted Hill," "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" and "Rent." He began his career in the stage production of "Rent" and went on to become a cast member of the long-running soap "Guiding Light." He's had recurring roles on the TV shows "Grey Anatomy" and "Will & Grace" and currently stars in the drama "Private Practice." Diggs was born in New Jersey on this day.
January 2, 1983 - Kate Bosworth
January 3, 1892 - J. R. R. Tolkien - Writer Author of 'the Lords of the Rings"
January 3, 1897 - Marion Davies - was an American film actress. Davies is best remembered for her relationship with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Even during her career, her high-profile social life often obscured her professional career. In her posthumously published memoirs, Davies claimed she wasn't an actress, knew nothing about politics, and described herself as a "silly, giggly idiot," but this is in keeping with her modest, self-deprecating personality. Davies was born Marion Cecilia Douras in Brooklyn, New York on this day
January 3, 1909 - Victor Borge - Musician -was a Danish-American humorist, entertainer and pianist, affectionately known as the Clown Prince of Denmark and the Great Dane. Borge played his first major concert in 1926 at the Danish concert-hall Odd Fellow Palæet (The Odd Fellow Mansion). After a few years as a classical concert pianist, he started his now famous "stand up" act, with the signature blend of piano music and jokes. He married American Elsie Chilton in 1933, the same year he debuted with his revue acts. Borge started touring extensively in Europe, where he began telling anti-Nazi jokes. When the Nazis occupied Denmark during World War II, Borge was playing a concert in Sweden, and managed to escape to Finland. He traveled to America on the USS American Legion, the last passenger ship that made it out of Europe prior to the war, and arrived August 28, 1940 with only 20 dollars, three of which went to the customs fee. Disguised as a sailor, Borge returned to Denmark once during the occupation to visit his dying mother. Even though Borge didn't speak a word of English upon arrival, he quickly managed to adapt his jokes to the American audience, learning English by watching movies. He took the name of Victor Borge, and, in 1941, he started on Rudy Vallee's radio show, but was hired soon after by Bing Crosby for his Kraft Music Hall. From then on, it went quickly for Borge, who won Best New Radio Performer of the Year in 1942. Soon after the award, he was offered film roles with stars such as Frank Sinatra (in Higher and Higher). While hosting The Victor Borge Show on NBC from 1946. Borge used physical and visual elements in his live and televised performances. He would play a strange-sounding piano tune from sheet music, looking increasingly confused; turning the sheet upside down, he would then play the actual tune, flashing a joyful smile of accomplishment to the audience (he had, at first, been literally playing the actual tune upside down). When his energetic playing of another song would cause him to fall off the piano bench, he would open the seat lid, take out the two ends of an automotive seatbelt, and buckle himself onto the bench, "for safety". Born Børge Rosenbaum in Copenhagen, Denmark on this day.
January 3, 1932 - Dabney Coleman - Actor
January 3, 1950 - Victoria Principle - Actress
January 3, 1956 - Mel Gibson - Actor
January 3, 1960 - Joan Chen - actress and director - Chen first big international film success came when she starred I the acclaimed 1987 epic "The Last Emperor." She went on to star as Josie in the cult series "Twin Peaks" and the subsequent film "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me." Her other films include "Heaven & earth," "On Deadly Ground" and, most recently, "Americanese." Chen also directed Richard Gere and Winona Ryder in the 2000 tear-jerker, "Autumn in New York." Chen was born in Shanghai, China, on this day.
January 4, 1643 - Isaac Newton - Scientist
January 4, 1809 - Louis Braille - Was the inventor of braille, a world-wide system used by blind and visually impaired people for reading and writing. Braille is read by passing the fingers over characters made up of an arrangement of one to six embossed points. It has been adapted to almost every known language. Born in Coupvray, France on this day.
January 4, 1938 - Dyan Cannon - Actress
January 4, 1958 - Matt Frewer - Actor
January 4, 1963 - Dave Foley - Actor and comedian - Foley rose to fame as a cast member of the Canadian sketch comedy show "Kids In The Hall" from 1989-1994. He went on to star as Dave Nelson on the popular comedy series "NewsRadio" from 1995-99 and he also had a recurring role on TV's "Will and Grace." On the big screen, Foley has appeared in films such as "The Wrong Guy," "Sky High" and "Blast From the Past." Foley was born in Toronto, Canada on this day.
January 5, 1876 - Konrad Adenauer - Chancellor
January 5, 1893 - P. Yogananda - Guru
January 5, 1918 - Jean Dixon - Psychic
January 5, 1928 - Walter Mondale - Politician
January 5, 1931 -  Robert Duvall - Actor
January 5, 1946 - Diane Keaton - Actress
January 5, 1969 - Marilyn Manson - Rock star - Manson been the singer for the metal band Marilyn Manson since 1989. He grew to fame in the 1990s with albums such as "Antichrist Superstar" and "Smells Like Children." Manson, born Brian Warner, has branched off into acting and has appeared in films such as "Lost Highway," "Jawbreaker" and "Rise." The singer has also penned the autobiography "The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell." Manson was born in Canton, Ohio, on this day.
January 5, 1978 - January Jones - Actress - Jones has drawn widespread acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as Betty Draper on the hit TV series "Mad Men." On the big screen, Jones has starred in films such as "American Pie," "We are Marshall" and "Anger Management." Jones was born in Sioux Falls, S.D., on this day.
January 6, 1572 - Johannes Kepler - Astronomer
January 6, 1832 - Gustave Dore - Artist
January 6, 1872 - Alexander Sciabian - Composer
January 6, 1878 - Carl Sandburg - Poet - Was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln. H. L. Mencken called Carl Sandburg "indubitably an American in every pulse-beat." Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois on this day.
January 6, 1913 - Loretta Young - was an Academy Award-winning American actress. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah as Gretchen Young (she took the name Michaela at confirmation) on this day.
January 6, 1915 - Alan Watts - Writer
January 6, 1925 - John Delorean - Celebrity
January 6, 1947 - David Bowie - Musician
January 6, 1950 - Richard Norton - Martial arts star - Norton has played in such films as "Road House 2," "License to Kill" and "The Octagon." Before his acting career began in 1980, Norton worked as a bodyguard for a number of celebrities including The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and James Taylor. He recently starred in the Aussie drama "Under a Red Moon" and served as fight coordinator for the 2007 "Stone Cold" Steve Austin film "The Condemned." Born in Australia on this day.
January 6, 1955 - Rowan Atkinson - Actor/ comedian - Who plays "Mr. Bean & BlackAdder."
January 6, 1969 - Joey Lauren Adams - Actress
January 6, 1969 - Norman Reedus - Actor - Reedus has starred in movies such as "The Boondock Saint," "Deuces Wild" and "Red Canyon," as well as starring in the recent release "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day." On the small screen, Reedus has guest starred on shows such as "Law & Order: SVU," "Charmed" and "Masters of Horror." The Actor has a son with supermodel Helena Christensen. Reedus was born in Hollywood, Florida, on this day.
January 7, 1572 - Johannes Kepler - Astronomer
January 7, 1844 - Bernadette - Saint
January 7, 1912 - Charles Samuel Addams - Cartoonist
January 7, 1948 - Kenny Loggins - Singer/ Musician
January 7, 1956 - David Caruso - TV actor - One of his earliest parts was a recurring role on "Hill Street Blue" and his film debut was the 1980 movie "Getting Wasted." This birthday guy currently stars as Horatio Caine on the prime time crime drama "CSI: Miami." His career skyrocketed when he portrayed detective John Kelly on the gritty hit TV series "NYPD Blue" in 1993. His film credits include "Kiss Of Death," "Season 9" and "Proof of Life." Caruso was born in Queens, New York, on this day.
January 7, 1957 - Katie Couric - Journalist - Couric has served as anchor of "CBS Evening News" since 2006 as well as frequently appearing on the news show "60 Minutes." Couric rose to fame as a host of the popular "Today" show from 1991-2006. Couric has guest-starred on the series "Will & Grace" and "Murphy Brown" and has also appeared in the movies "Austin Powers in Goldmember" and "Shark Tale." Couric was born in Arlington, Va., on this day.
January 8, 1864 - Prince Albert Victor - Royalty
January 8, 1896 - Arthur Ford - Medium
January 8, 1911 - Gypsy Rose Lee - Was an American actress, burlesque entertainer and writer whose 1957 memoir, written as a monument to her mother, was made into the stage musical and film Gypsy. Born as Rose Louise Hovick in Seattle, Washington on this day.
January 8, 1935 - Elvis Presley - Musician - Was an American singer, musician and actor. He is considered a cultural icon, sometimes referred to as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll", or simply "The King." Presley began his career as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him popular—and controversial—as did his uninhibited stage and television performances. He recorded songs in the rock and roll genre, with tracks like "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock" later embodying the style. Presley had a versatile voice and had unusually wide success encompassing other genres, including gospel, blues, ballads and pop. To date, he has been inducted into four music halls of fame. In the 1960s, Presley made the majority of his thirty-one movies—mainly poorly reviewed, but financially successful, musicals. In 1968, he returned with acclaim to live music in a television special, and thereafter performed across the U.S., notably in Las Vegas. Throughout his career, he set records for concert attendance, television ratings and recordings sales. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in the history of popular music. Born Elvis Aaron Presley in Memphis, Tennessee, USA on this day.
January 8, 1939 - Yvette Mimieux - Actress
January 8, 1946 - Robby Krieger - Musician
January 8, 1947 - David Bowie - Singer
January 8, 1951 - John McTiernan - Director - McTiernan is known for directing such super-charged action blockbusters as "Predator," "Die Hard"and "The Hunt For Red October." He also had the dubious distinction of winning two 1994 Razzie Awards for Worst Picture and Worst Director for the flop "Last Action Hero." McTiernan next project will be directing the upcoming crime thriller "Run." McTiernan was born in Albany, New York, on this day.
January 8, 1965 - Michelle Forbes - Actress - Michelle first drew attention for her Emmy nominated role as Dr. Sonni wells on the soap "Guiding Light" from 1987-89. She went on to appear on series such as "Homicide: Life on the Street," "24" and "True Blood." On the big screen, Forbes' resume of films includes "Escape From L.A.," "Swimming With Sharks" and "Kalifornia." Forbes was born in Austin, Texas on this day.
January 8, 1979 - Sarah Polley - Actress - Polley has starred in such films as "Dawn of the Dead," "The Secret Life Of Words" and "My Life Without Me." Polley first graced the big screen at age 4 in the children's film "One Magic Christmas." The performer is currently slated opposite Jared Leto in the upcoming science-fiction movie "Mr. Nobody." Polley was born in Toronto, Canada on this day.
January 9, 1898 - Gracie Fields - Entertainer
January 9, 1902 - Rudolph Bing - Opera Admin.
January 10, 1904 - Ray Bolger - was an American entertainer of stage and screen, best known for his portrayal of the Scarecrow and Kansas farmworker Hunk in the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.
January 9, 1908 - Simone de Beauvoir - Writer
January 9, 1913 - Richard Nixon - President US - Was the thirty-seventh President of the United States (1969–1974) and the only American president to resign from that office. He was also Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Born Richard Milhous Nixon in Yorba Linda, California on this day.
January 9, 1914 - Gypsy Rose Lee - Entertainer
January 9, 1928 - Judith Kranz - Writer
January 9, 1939 - Susannah York - Actress - York distinguished acting career is highlighted by a 1969 Oscar nomination for her performance in "The Shoot horses, Don't They?" and a 1972 Emmy nomination for her work in the TV movie "Jane Eyre." She's also had memorable roles in "Superman,,""A Man For All Seasons" and "Tom Jones." Recently, York did her turn in British theater, appearing in the 2008 production of "Wuthering Heights"{ and the 2007 tour "The Wings of the Dove." York was born in London, England on this day.
January 9, 1941 - Joan Baez - Is an American folk singer and songwriter. Born in Staten Island, NYC, USA
January 9, 1944 - Jimmy Page - Musician
January 9, 1951 - Crystal Gayle - Singer
January 9, 1965 - Joely Richardson - actress - Richardson has portrayed Julie McNamara on the hit TV series "Nip/Tuck" since 2003. Her films include Disney's "101 Dalmatians," "King Ralph" and "Maybe Baby." The pedigreed performer is the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and film director Tony Richardson as well as the sister of Natasha Richardson. Joely was born in London, England on this day.
January 9, 1974 - Omari Hardwick - Actor - Omari currently stars as Ty Curtis on the TV crime drama "Dark Blue." Hardwick also has appeared on the big screen in films like "The A-Team," "For Colored Girls" and "Gridiron Gang." An accomplished athlete before getting into acting. Hardwick was a starting defensive back for the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team. Hardwick was born in Savannah, Georgia, on this day.-
January 10, 1887 - Robinson Jeffers - Writer
January 10, 1927 - Giselle MacKenzie - Singer
January 10, 1945 - Rod Stewart - Singer/ Musician
January 10, 1949 - George Foreman
January 10, 1953 - Pat Benetar - Singer
January 10, 1961 - Evan Handler - Actor - Handler is probably best recognized for playing Charlotte's husband Harry in the series "Sex and the City" as well as the recently released movie of the same name. Currently, Handler stars with David Duchovny in the cable series "Californication." His film credits including "The three Stooges," "Natural Born Killers" and "Taps." The actor has also written the book "Time On Fire: My Comedy Of Terrors." Handler was born in Queens, New York on this day.
January 11, 1842 - William James - Writer
January 11, 1928 - Grant Tinker - TV Production
January 11, 1934 - Jean Chretien - 20th Prime Minister of Canada
January 11, 1946 - Naomi Judd - Singer duo the Judds
January 11, 1962 - Kim Cole - Actress - Coles is probably best known for portraying Synclaire James Jones on the popular series "Living Single" from 1993-98. Coles has a recurring role on the current series "!0 Items or Less" and starred in the short-lived "The Geena Davis Show." She's appeared as a contestant on the reality show's "Celebrity Fit Club" and "The Mole" and was a cast member of the hit sketch comedy series "In Living Color" in 1990. Coles was born in Brooklyn, New York, on this day.
January 11, 1972 - Amanda Peet
January 12, 1876 - Jack London - was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a lucrative career exclusively from writing. Born near Third and Brannan Streets in San Francisco on this day.
January 12, 1893 - Herman Goering - Nazi
January 12, 1915 - Martin Agronski - TV Host
January 12, 1951 - Rush Limbaugh - Radio Host
January 12, 1951 - Kirstie Alley - Actress played " Rebecca from Cheers"
January 12, 1954 - Howard Stern - Talk Radio Shock Jock. The guy is currently the host of the popular "The Howard Stern Show," and has had his own nationally syndicated radio show in one form or another since 1986. He's penned the books "Private Parts" and "Miss America" and even tried his hand at acting when he starred as himself in the 1997 film version of "Private Parts." He hosted his own comedy TV show in 1990 and briefly ran a campaign for governor of New York in 1994. Stern was born in New York City on this day.
January 12, 1968 - Heather Ann Mills McCartney - estranged wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney born Hampshire, England
January 13, 1832 - Horatio Alger - Writer
January 13, 1860 - J. Pershing - Military
January 13, 1866 - Sophie Tucker - Entertainer
January 13, 1913 - Ralph Edwards - Broadcaster
January 13, 1919 - Robert Stack - Actor
January 13, 1943 - Richard Moll - Actor - Moll was forever immortalized in TV history as zany bailiff Bull Shannon in the hit series "Night Court." Since Bull was put out to pasture in 1992, Moll has appeared mostly in second-tier movies, but has guest-starred on series such as "Smallville," "Babylon 5" and "7th Heaven." Moll will next appear on the big screen in 2010 in the horror movie "Razor." Moll was born in Pasadena, California, on this day.
January 13, 1961 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus -Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus' Comedian/ Actress played Elaine Benes in "Seinfeld" and now the sitcom "The New Adventure of Old Christine" and Recurring characters on Saturday Night Live
January 13, 1966 - Patrick Dempsey - Actor - Dempsey currently stars as Dr. shepherd on the hit medical drama "Grey's anatomy." he had recurring roles on "Will & Grace" and "the Practice" and has appeared on the big screen in films such as "Enchanted," "Scream 3" and "Mobsters." Besides acting, Dempsey is part owner of the Vision racing team in the Indy Car Series and also competes as a driver in the Rolex Sports car series. Dempsey was born in Lewiston, Maine, on this day.
January 14, 1875 - Albert Schweitzer - Humanitarian - Was an Alsatian theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. He was born in Kaisersberg in Alsace-Lorraine, a bilingual Romano-Germanic region which France regained from Germany after World War I. Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of historical Jesus current at his time and the traditional Christian view, depicting a Jesus who expected the imminent end of the world. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his philosophy of "reverence for life",[1] expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa (then French Equatorial Africa) .Born in Kaisersberg on this day.
January 14, 1412 - Joan of Arc - Saint
January 14, 1919 - Andy Rooney - TV Personality
January 14, 1941 - Faye Dunaway - Actress
January 14, 1941 - Gamble Benedict - Heiress
January 14, 1948 - Carl Weathers - Actor - Weathers is probably best recognized for his performance as Apollo Creed in the 1976 Oscar winner "Rocky." he is a former football player and played for the Oakland Raiders in 1970 and 1971. his acting career blossomed with films such as "Predator," "Happy Gilmore" and "Action Jackson." He also appeared on TV in "Arrested Development" and "ER," as well as on the current series "Brothers." Weathers was born in New Orleans on this day.
January 14, 1968 - LL Cool J - Rapper and actor - LL rose to stardom in the late '80s and early '90s with hit singles such as "Mama Said Knock You Out," "I'm Bad" and "I Need Love." Still prominent in music with the recent release of his latest album "Exit 13," LL has also established himself as a legitimate actor over the past 20 years with roles in films such as "Deep Blue sea," "Any Given Sunday" and "Last Holiday." LL was born in Queens, N.Y., on this day.
January 14, 1969 - Jason Bateman - Actor
January 15, 1622 - Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, also known by his stage name, Molière - Was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known dramas are Le Misanthrope, (The Misanthrope), L'Ecole des femmes (The School for Wives), Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur, (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite), L'Avare ou l'École du mensonge (The Miser), Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid), and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman). Born in Paris, France on this day.
January 15, 1906 - Aristotle Onassis - Industrialist - was one of the richest shipping magnates of the 20th century. Some sources say he was born in 1900 and later changed his age to be 16 so as to avoid deportation from Turkey. Born in Karatass, a suburb of Smyrna, Ottoman Empire (now İzmir, Turkey) on this day.
January 15, 1913 - Lloyd Bridges - Actor
January 15, 1929 - Martin Luther King Jr.- Civil Rights
January 15, 1947 - Andrea Martin - Actress and comedian - Martin starred on the offbeat cult comedy series "SCTV" from 1976-1983 and won two Emmy awards for her writing on the show. She won a 1992 Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway production of "My Favorite Year" and she's appeared in films such as "Wag The Dog," "The Producers" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Martin was born in Portland, Maine, on this day.
January 15, 1957 -  Mario Van Peebles - Actor
January 15, 1960 - Oliver Platt - Actor - Platt is an established actor whose credits include the recent blockbuster movie "2012" (2009). He starred in the series "Huff" and had recurring roles on "Nip/Tuck" and "The West Wing," and portrayed George Steinbrenner in the miniseries "The Bronx is Burning." His extensive resume of film appearances include roles in "Frost/Nixon," "The Ice Harvest" and "Lake Placid." Platt was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, on this day.
January 15, 1968 - Chad Lowe - Actor
January 15, 1978 - Eddie Cahill - Actor - Cahill has starred as Detective Flack on the hit series "CSI: NY" since 2004. Cahill starred in the short-live TV series "Glory Days," as well as appearing in recurring roles on "Friends" and "Felicity." On the big screen, Cahill has appeared in such movies as "The Lords of Dogtown," "This is Not a Test" and "Miracle." In 2000, Cahill appeared on stage in a production of "The Altruists." Cahill was born in New York City, New York ,on this day.
January 16, 1901 - F. Batista - Dictator
January 16, 1908 - Ethel Merman - Entertainer Singer - Was an American actress and singer for musical theatre, well known for her powerful voice, often hailed by critics as "The Grande Dame of the Broadway stage". Merman was born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann in her maternal grandmother's house at 359 6th Avenue, Astoria, Queens, New York on this day.
January 16, 1948 - John Carpenter
January 16, 1950 - Debbie Allen - Actress and director - Allen is best recognized for starring on the series "Fame" from 1982-1987 and the 1980 movie of the same name. She currently stars in the new TV version of "Fame" as well. Allen has directed episodes of the hit series "Everybody Hates Chris," "Girlfriends" and "That's So Raven." She's also produced "The Crosby Show' spin-off "A Different World" and, coincidentally, is the sister of "The Cosby Show' star Phylicia Rashad. Allen was born in Houston, Texas, on this day.
January 16, 1959 - Sade - Singer - born Helen Folasade - 
January 16, 1968 - Danni Ashe - The Billion Download Woman, Adult Photo Model and Business Woman born in Beaufort, South Carolina, U.S.
January 16, 1974 - Kate Moss - Supermodel - Moss is one of the most recognized models in the world as well as one of the richest, cashing in on her "Warf look." She's been romantically linked to actor Johnny Depp, as well as to musicians Pete Doherty and Jamie Hince. She is noted for her charity work, supporting the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity and appearing at Comic Relief. Moss was born in Croydon, England, on this day.  
January 17, 1706 - Benjamin Franklin - was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman and diplomat. As a scientist he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and a musical instrument. He formed both the first public lending library in America and first fire department in Pennsylvania. Franklin is credited as being foundational to the roots of American values and character, a marriage of the practical and democratic Puritan values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on this day.
January 17, 1863 - David Llloyd Geroge - Prime Minister
January 17, 1899 - Al Capone - Mafia Boss/ Gangster
January 17, 1927 - Tom Dooley - Humanitarian
January 17, 1933 - Shari Lewis - Puppeteer
January 17, 1931 - James Earl Jones born Todd Jones Actor-the voice of  Darth Vader from "Star Wars"
January 17, 1939 - TV host - Povich has hosted the daytime talk show "Maury" (formerly known as "The Maury Povich Show") since 1991. A former news anchor at local stations from Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Povich hosted the popular syndicated news show "A Current Affair" from 1986-1990. In 2000, Povich was the host of the short return of the classic game show "Twenty One." Povich has been married to newswoman Connie Chung since 1984. Povich was born in Washington, D.C., on this day.
January 17, 1942 - Muhammad Ali "Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr." - Boxer
January 17, 1944 - Joe Frazier - Boxer
January 17, 1949 - Andy Kaufman - Comedian
January 17, 1962 - Jim Carrey - Comedian / Actor
January 17, 1971 - Kid Rock - Rocker - Rock has topped the charts with singles such as "Bawitdaba," "Only God Knows Wh," and "All Summer Long." Born Robert James Ritchie, has been nominated for five Grammy awards and has a new album in the pipeline. Besides music, Rock has dabbled in acting, appearing in the films "Joe Dirt" and "Biker Boyz." as well as guest-starring on "The Simpsons" and "South Park." Rock was born in Romeo, Mich., on this day.
January 17, 1980 - Zooey Deschanel - Actress, Musician and Singer - Is an American actress, musician and singer. Deschanel made her film debut in 1999's Mumford and soon became known for memorable, deadpan supporting roles in films such as Almost Famous (2000), The New Guy (2002), Big Trouble (2002) and The Good Girl (2002). She then began playing lead roles, All the Real Girls (2003), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Winter Passing (2005), Failure to Launch in (2006), Tin Man in (2007) and Bridge to Terabithia (2007). Since 2001, Deschanel has performed in the jazz cabaret act If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies with fellow actress Samantha Shelton. Born Zooey Claire Deschanel in Los Angeles, California, United States on this day.
January 18, 1815 - Sir John A. Macdonald - Canada's First Prime Minister
January 18, 1822 - Alexander MacKenzie
January 18, 1840 - A.P. Seinnett - Occultist
January 18, 1892 - Oliver Hardy - Was an American Comedian Actor of the Silent Film Era and after, famous as the second half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted nearly 40 years. Hardy’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 1500 Vine Street, Hollywood, California. Born born Oliver Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia on this day.
January 18, 1904 - Cary Grant - Actor - better known by his stage name, Cary Grant, was a British-born American actor. With his distinctive Mid-Atlantic accent, he was noted as perhaps the foremost exemplar of the debonair leading man, handsome, virile, charismatic and charming. He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time of American cinema, after Humphrey Bogart, by the American Film Institute. He was well known for starring in classic films such as The Philadelphia Story, North by Northwest, Notorious, His Girl Friday, To Catch A Thief, Bringing Up Baby and The Bishop's Wife. Born Archibald Alec Leach was born in Horfield, Bristol, England on this day.
January 18, 1913 - Danny Kaye - was an American award-winning actor, singer and comedian. Born David Daniel Kaminsky to Jewish Ukrainian immigrants in Brooklyn, New York on this day.
January 18, 1933 - John Boorman - Producer and director - Boorman has directed such memorable films as "Deliverance," "Excalibur" and "Zardoz." He's also produced the movies "The Tailor of Panama," "The General" and "Beyond Rangoon." This father of actors Charley and Katrine Boorman will next direct and produce the Roman epic "Memoirs of Hadrian" starring Daniel Craig. Boorman was born in Surrey, England, on this day.
January 18, 1955 - Kevin Costner - Actor
January 18, 1964 - Jane Horrocks - Is an English actress, musician, and singer. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art with Imogen Stubbs and Ralph Fiennes and began her career with the Royal Shakespeare Company.[3] She first drew critical notice for her performance in the 1990 film Life is Sweet and became a household name with the role of Bubble in Absolutely Fabulous, in which she also played Katy Grin in the last two seasons of the series. Born Barbara Jane Horrocks in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, UK on this day.
January 18, 1965 - Dave Attell - Comedian
January 18, 1980 - Jason Segel- Actor - Jason has portrayed Marshall on the series "How I Met Your Mother" since2005. He's also starred in films such as "I Love You, Man," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Knocked Up." Segel will next star in the kids' movie "The Muppets." An accomplished musician, Segel contributed to the soundtrack of the comedy "Get Him to the Greek." Segel was born in Los Angeles on this day.
January 19, 1809 - Edgar Allen Poe - Writer
January 19, 1839 - Paul Cezanne - Artist - was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic Endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. The line attributed to both Matisse and Picasso that Cézanne "is the father of us all" cannot be easily dismissed. Cézanne's work demonstrates a mastery of design, colour, composition and draftsmanship. His often repetitive, sensitive and exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognisable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields, at once both a direct expression of the sensations of the observing eye and an abstraction from observed nature. Born in Aix-en-Provence, one of the southernmost regions of France on this day.
January 19, 1943 - Janis Joplin - Singer
January 19, 1946 - Dolly Parton - Western Singer/ Actress
January 19, 1964 - Katey Sagal - Actress - Katey rose to fame as Peggy Bundy on "Married With Children" and would go onto star on the hit series "8 Simple Rules," as well as providing the voice of Leela on the animated series "Futurama." Currentlt, Segal stars as Gemma on the series "Sons of Anarchy." A former singer, Segal sang bac-up vocals on the solo album of Kiss' Gene Simmons. Was born in Hollywood, California on this date.
January 19, 1961 - Paul McCrane - Actor - McCrane portrayed Dr. "Rocket" Romano on the hit series "ER" and has appeared on "24," "Ugly Betty' and "The X-files." On the big screen, McCrane appeared in "RoboCop," "From the Earth to the Moon" and "Fame." the actor composed two songs for the movie "Fame" and received a 1980 Grammy nomination for his contributions to the score. McCrane was born in Philadelphia, on this day.
January 19, 1969 - Wendy Moniz - Actress - Moniz is probably best recognized for her role as Dinah Marier on the soap opera "Guiding Light" from 1995 -99. She was regular on the series "Nash Bridges" as well as her recent stint on the short-lived series "Big Shots." Moniz is the wife of actor Frank Grillo who co-starred on "Guiding Light" and the couple has two children. Moniz was born in Kansas City, Mo., on this day.
January 19, 1971 - Shawn Wayans - Comedian

Practical and prudent
Ambitious and disciplined
Patient and careful
Humorous and reserved

On the dark side....

Pessimistic and fatalistic
Miserly and grudging




  • Reliability

  • Professionalism

  • Knowing what you discuss

  • Firm Foundations

  • Purpose


  • Wild Schemes

  • Fantasies

  • Go-nowhere jobs

  • Ignominy

  • Ridicule


The color of choice for Capricorn is BROWN
and most dark colors 
Dark Green, Dark Blue, Gray and Black



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