Birthdays of Personalities on January 28

1457 :Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)
1578 :Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)
1582 :John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon)
1600 :Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)
1608 :Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer
1611 :Johannes Hevelius, Danzig, astronomer (star cataloger)
1688 :Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
1693 :Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
1702 :Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer
1706 :John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)
1714 :Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
1717 :Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)
1768 :Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
1775 :Peter the Great, Russia
1784 :George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State
1815 :Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1875
1818 :George Sewall Boutwell, MC (Union), died in 1905
1822 :Alexander MacKenzie, (L) 2nd PM of Canada (1873-78)
1825 :George Edward Pickett, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
1828 :Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor
1828 :Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1868
1831 :Henry Brevard Davidson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1833 :Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)
1840 :?douard Vaillant, French socialist politician/communard
1841 :Henry Stanley, Engld, journalist/explorer (found Livingston in Africa)
1853 :Jos? Mart? y Perez, Cuba, poet/essayist/politician
1855 :William Seward Burroughs, NY, inventor (recording adding machine)
1865 :Kaarlo Juho St?hlberg, 1st president of Finland (1919-25)
1869 :Ozaki K?y?, Japan, novelist/essayist/haiku poet (The Heart)
1873 :Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, Burgundy France, novelist (Ch?ri, Gigi)
1874 :Ernst Rabel, Austrian/US law historian (Grundz?ge)
1884 :Auguste Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist)
1884 :Jean Felix Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist)
1884 :Lucien H d'Azambuja, France, astronomer (chromosome of sun)
1886 :Artur Rubinstein, L?dz Poland, pianist
1891 :Camille Melloy, [Paepe], Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)
1897 :Valentin Katayev, Odessa Ukraine, novelist/playwright (Embezzled)
1899 :Zilner T Randolph, jazz trumpeter/arranger
1900 :Alexandre AM Stols [Chl van Halsbeke], publisher (History of Ecuador)
1900 :Anni Holdmann, Germany, 100m runner (Olympic-1928)
1903 :Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, crystallographer (1st woman in Royal Society)
1905 :Gaston R?bry, Flemish cyclist
1906 :Harry van Kruiningen, [Henri A Janssen], painter/graphic artist
1909 :Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II-George Medal)
1912 :Jackson Pollock, Cody Wyoming, expressionist painter (Lavender Mist)
1912 :William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)
1913 :Oliver Chesterton, chartered surveyor
1918 :Harry M Corbett, Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People)
1918 :Trevor Skeet, British MP
1918 :Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician/human rights worker
1920 :James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
1922 :Robert W Holley, US, biochemist, worked with RNA (Nobel '68)
1924 :Frank R Lautenberg, (Sen-D-NJ)
1925 :Henry Harris, British professor of medicine
1927 :J D Hughes, Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)
1927 :James Callaghan, British MP
1927 :Ronnie Scott, jazz musician/club-owner
1928 :Martin Sinnatt, Major-General/secretary (Kennel Club)
1928 :MG Falcon, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
1928 :Slade Gorton, (Sen-R-WA, 1981- )
1929 :Acker Bilk, singer (Stranger on the Shore)
1929 :Claes Oldenburg, Stockholm Sweden, US pop artist (Alphabet/Good Humor)
1929 :Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby international/journalist
1930 :David Morris, British MEP
1931 :Timothy Kitson, former MP
1932 :David Thompson, CEO (Gestetner Holdings)
1932 :Thomas J Bliley Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )
1932 :W Parry O'Brien, Calif, shot putter (Oly-2 gold/silver-52, 56, 60, 64)
1932 :Windlesham, Lord
1934 :Bill White, US, 1st baseman (Cards)/announcer (Yanks)/pres (NL)
1934 :BR White, principal (Regent's Park College-Oxford)
1935 :Manuel dos Santos Lima, Angolian revolutionary/poet (Pele do Diabo)
1936 :Bill Jordan, British trade unionist
1936 :Enid Castle, principal (Cheltenham Ladies' College)
1936 :Jack Scott, vocalist (My True Love)
1939 :John M Fabian, Goosecreek Tx, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 7, STS 51G)
1942 :Hansdj?rgen B?umler, Germany, pairs ice skater (Olympic-silver-1968)
1943 :Dick Taylor, rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry on Me)
1944 :Arnold M?hren, Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats-Sailin' Home)
1944 :Brian Keenan, NYC, rock drummer (Chamber Bros-Time Has Come Today)
1944 :James Cran, British MP
1944 :John Edmonds, British trade unionist
1945 :Nick Raynsford, British MP
1946 :Rick Allen, Ark, rock bassist (Box Tops-Letter)
1947 :MJ Ainsworth, CEO (Institute of Chartered Secretaries)
1947 :Valerie Bragg, principal (City Technology College-Kingshurst)
1948 :Gareth Roscoe, legal adviser (BBC)
1948 :Mamoru Mohri, Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)
1949 :Thomas J Downey, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
1950 :David Carl Hilmers, Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)
1950 :Glyn Ford, British MEP
1951 :Gordon Prentice, British MP
1951 :Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk, Kkishkov Ukraine, astronaut (STS 87)
1951 :William Nelson Jr, US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)
1954 :Shawn Murray, rock drummer (Mink Deville)
1959 :Dave Sharp, rock guitarist (Alarm-In the Summertime)
1961 :Luann L Lee, Santa Monica Ca, playmate (Jan, 1987)
1963 :Colleen Harp, Washington DC, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994)
1963 :Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
1966 :Michal Pivonka, Kladno Cze, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
1967 :Peter Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, FC Utrecht)
1968 :Peter Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, FC Utrecht)
1968 :Sarah McLachlan, folk singer (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy)
1969 :John Veenhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
1970 :Donald Tardy, US, death metal drummer (Obituary, Cause of Death)
1972 :Elena Baranova, WNBA center (Utah Starzz)
1974 :Jermaine Dye, Oakland CA, outfielder (Atlanta Braves)
1974 :Vitaly Tregubov, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1974 :Zack Bronson, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
1980 :Nick Carter, singer (Backstreet Boys)
1985 :Athina Onassis, daughter of Christina



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