Birthdays of Personalities on January 21

1337 :Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80)
1571 :John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)
1659 :Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect
1743 :John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)
1746 :Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS]
1759 :Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot
1792 :Tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma, Fries story teller (Rhymes & Tales)
1813 :John C Fr?mont, [Pathfinder], map maker/explorer (western US)/Gov (AZ)
1815 :Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)
1821 :John Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed)
1824 :Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed)
1829 :Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
1833 :Norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress)
1840 :Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician
1855 :John M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer
1865 :Heinrich E Albers-Sch?nberg, German r?ntgenologist
1867 :Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)
1872 :Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, Dutch foreign minister
1872 :Jonkhr Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, Dutch foreign minister
1875 :John Lindworsky, German jesuit/psychologist (Der Wille)
1875 :Paul E Kahle, Germany, professor of oriental studies
1883 :Olav Aukrust, Norway, poet
1884 :Katie Sandwina, Germany, legendary woman weight-lifter
1884 :Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (American Civil Liberties Union)
1885 :Huddie Ledbetter, "Leadbelly", blues singer [or 12/1/89, 1/29/89]
1885 :Umberto Nobile, Italian general
1886 :Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
1887 :Wolfgang K?hler, Ger/US Gestalt psychologist (Mentality of Apes)
1889 :Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist (Social mobility)
1891 :Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese runner
1904 :Richard P Blackmur, Mass, critic/poet (Good European)
1905 :Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (long-skirted look)
1906 :Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
1906 :John Putz, journalist
1908 :Bengt Str?mgren, G?teborg Sweden, astrophysicist (studied gas cloud)
1910 :Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
1911 :Stanley William Reed, cineaste
1912 :Konrad Bloch, Germany, biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
1917 :Rohan Butler, historian
1918 :Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist
1920 :Donald Cuthbert Coleman, economic historian
1920 :Errol Walton Barrow, PM of Barbados (DLP) (1966-76, 1986-87)
1921 :Barney Clark, 1st to receive a permanent artificial heart
1921 :Michael Stone, inventor of the Boomerang Stunt Plane, largest volume selling at FAO Schwarz for over 17 years
1922 :Jean P Vroom, Dutch sculptor
1924 :Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show)
1930 :Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russia, cosmonaut
1932 :Boris Shakhlin, Russia, gymnast (Olympic-gold-1956-60-64)
1933 :Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
1933 :William Wrigley III, chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)
1939 :Mary Ellen McAnally, Illinois, poet (Dance of the Zygotes)
1939 :Wolfman Jack, [Bob Smith], Bkln NY, DJ (Midnight Special)
1940 :Marquis of Tavistock, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1941 :Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], US singer (War)
1941 :Placido Domingo, Madrid Spain, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly)
1941 :Richie Havens, Bkln, folk singer (Here Comes the Sun)
1945 :Andrew Stein, pres of NYC council (D)
1947 :Jill Eikenberry, New Haven Ct, (Ann Kelsey-LA Law, Manhattan Project)
1947 :Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1950 :Billy Ocean, [Leslie S Charles], Trinidad, singer (Caribbean Queen)
1950 :Joseph R Tanner, Danville Ill, astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)
1956 :Bob Brill, NYC, drummer (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)
1965 :Brian Bradley, Kitchener, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1966 :Chris Hammond, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1968 :Tom Urbani, Santa Cruz CA, pitcher (St Louis Cards, Detroit Tigers)
1969 :Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1969 :Ted Long, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1971 :Doug Weight, Warren MI, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers, Team USA 98)
1972 :Alan Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1972 :Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
1973 :Bubba Miller, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
1973 :Grady Jackson, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1973 :Jamal Cox, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1974 :Jerald Sowell, fullback (NY Jets)
1974 :Jerry Wunsch, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974 :Orpheus Roye, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1975 :Willem Korsten, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
1976 :Emma Lee Bunton, "Baby Spice", Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)
1976 :Lynn Thomas, Newport News VA, playmate (May 1997)



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