Birthdays of Personalities on January 15

1432 :Afonso V "the African", king of Portugal (1438-1481)
1507 :Johann Oporinus [Herbster], Swiss book publisher (Koran)
1567 :Black Box, [Catherine Quinol], Guadeloupe, vocalist (Love Sensation)
1716 :Philip Livingston, merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
1791 :Franz Gillparzer, Austrian tragic dramatist (Golden Fleece)
1793 :Ferdinand G Waldm?ller, Austrian painter
1795 :Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/man of letters
1798 :Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends)
1809 :Cornelia Connelly, Phila, founder (Society of the Holy Child Jesus)
1809 :Pierre Joseph Proudhon, France, politician (libertarian socialist)
1813 :James Marion Sims, SC, surgeon/gynecologist (vesicovaginal operation)
1814 :Ludwig Schl?fli, Swiss vicar/mathematician
1815 :Henry Morris Naglee, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1817 :Lewis Golding Arnold, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1871
1821 :Lafayette McLaws, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1826 :Mikhail Saltykov, Spas-Ugol Russia, satirist (Family of Noblemen)
1841 :Lord Frederick Stanley, presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup
1845 :Ella Flagg Young, 1st woman pres (National Educational Association)
1850 :Mihail Eminesco, [Eminovici], Romanian poet (Samanul Dionis)
1850 :Sonya Kurtovsky Kovalevsky, mathemetician (Acad of Science)
1858 :Giovanni Segantini, Italy, painter
1863 :Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian
1863 :Wilhelm Marx, premier (Prussia)
1866 :Nathan S?derblom, Lutheran archbishop, internationalist (Nobel '30)
1868 :Noach Zjordanija, Georgian veterinarian/premier (1918-21)
1870 :Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer (Greenland)
1873 :Max Adler, Austria sociologist/socialist theorist
1877 :Lewis M Terman, Ind, psychologist (developed Stanford-Binet IQ test)
1882 :Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist (Polish Peasant in Europe)
1891 :Osip E Mandelstam, Warsaw Poland, Russian poet (Noise of Time)
1892 :Rex Ingram, [Reginald IM Hitchcock], dir (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)
1893 :Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premiere of Yugoslavia (1939-4.)
1894 :Edmond Rubbens, Belgian attorney/minister of colonization
1900 :C?sar Domela, Dutch painter (Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis son)
1902 :Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, king (Saudi Arabia)
1906 :Aristotle Onassis, Greece, rich shipping magnate
1908 :Edward Teller, Budapest Hungary, fathered H-bomb (Manhattan Project)
1909 :Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman's drummer (Sing Sing Sing)
1911 :Wim Kan, Dutch cabaretier
1912 :Michel J-P Debr?, premier of France (1959-62)
1914 :Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian
1916 :Mikki Doyle, journalist
1918 :Andreas M Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law)
1918 :Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1971)
1920 :John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Phila, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY
1920 :John Junor, British editor in chief (Sunday Express)
1923 :Lee Teng-hui, president of ROC (Taiwan), head of KMT (1988- )
1925 :Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist
1925 :Ruth Slenczynska, Sacramento, California, pianist
1927 :Norm Crosby, Boston MA, comedian (Young at Heart Comedians)
1929 :"Queen Ida" Guillory, Ziadaco music
1929 :Martin Luther King Jr, Atlanta, dreamer (Nobel 1964)
1931 :Derek Meddings, special effects technician
1931 :Thomas Hoving, NYC, news correspondent (20/20)
1935 :Malcolm Frager, St Louis, Missouri, pianist
1942 :Edward "Sonny" Bivins, US singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye)
1943 :Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award)
1945 :Marie-Christine AHI von Leibnitz, (German?)/British princess
1947 :Andrea Martin, Portland ME, comediene (SCTV, Club Paradise)
1948 :Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV)
1950 :David Lynn Jones, Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean)
1951 :Martha Davis, Calif, vocalist/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame)
1955 :Enrico Mentana, Milan Italy, Italian newscaster (RAI)
1956 :Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic-gold-1980)
1959 :Pete Trewavas, Middlesbrough, bassist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
1961 :Iris DeMent, Paragould Ar, country singer (Our Town)
1963 :Erling Kagge, Norway, explorer (South Pole)
1963 :Richard Nasheim, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1964 :Cees van der de Linden, soccer player
1965 :Michael Clemons, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
1967 :Lisa Lisa, [Velez], rock vocalist (& Cult Jam)
1969 :Adam Burt, Detroit, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
1969 :Delino DeShields, Seaford DE, infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers)
1969 :Marsha Miller, Rochester NY, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995)
1969 :Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1970 :Elroy Kromheer, soccer player (FC Volendam)
1971 :LeShon Johnson, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
1973 :Daniel Nijhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
1973 :Randy Srochenski, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1974 :Mike Minter, safety (Carolina Panthers)



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