Birthdays of Personalities on January 31

877 :Taejo of Goryeo of Korea ,
1512 :King Henry of Portugal ,
1543 :Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan
1550 :Henry I, Duke of Guise
1597 :John Francis Regis, French saint
1601 :Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter
1607 :James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
1612 :Hendrik Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia
1620 :Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief
1623 :Fran?ois-Xavier de Laval
1624 :Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher
1633 :Nathaniel Crew, English bishop (Durham)
1673 :Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint
1686 :Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary
1734 :Robert Morris, merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
1750 :Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800, 1803-06)
1752 :Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat
1778 :Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848)
1802 :Jan C J van Speijk, Dutch naval hero
1810 :Daniel Ruggles, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1812 :John Randolph Tucker, Capt (Confederate Navy), died in 1883
1813 :Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam, physician/pharmacist/social activist
1818 :William Raine Peck, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1871
1820 :William B. Washburn, American politician and 28th Governor of Massachusetts
1825 :Miska Magyarics, Slovene poet in Hungary
1830 :James G Blaine, the "Plumed Knight"
1835 :King William Charles Lunalilo of Hawai?i ,
1857 :George Jackson Churchward, British railroad engineer.
1863 :F Henri Berz, French existensialist philosopher (Revue the Synthesis)
1865 :Henri Desgrange, French sports figure and journalist
1865 :Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader
1868 :Theodore William Richards, chemist (atomic weights, Nobel-1914)
1869 :Henry graaf Carton de Wiart, Belgian literary/premier (1920-21)
1872 :Zane Grey, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)
1877 :Max Ettlinger, German philosopher
1878 :Willem J M van Eysinga, Dutch international law jurist
1881 :Irving Langmuir, inventor (tungsten filament lamp/Nobel 1932)
1881 :Joseph A Cushman, US, palaentologist
1881 :Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1882 :Anna Pavlova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina/choreographer
1882 :Josephus RH van Schaik, Dutch lawyer/vice-premier
1884 :Theodor Heuss, German statesman
1886 :Alfonso Lopez, Colombia, statesman (Pres UN security council-1948)
1890 :Adolf Bach, German language/sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde)
1892 :Eddie Cantor, NYC, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater)
1894 :Isham Jones, American musician
1896 :Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician
1902 :Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
1902 :Jean C M Picart le Doux, France, carpet designer
1902 :Julian H Steward, US anthropologist/professor
1902 :Nat Bailey, Canadian restaurateur
1902 :Alva Myrdal, Swedish politician, Nobel laureate
1903 :Gardner Cowles, Iowa, publisher/founder (Look Magazine)
1904 :E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/ARP-alderman/co-founder (Trouw)
1904 :L?on N H Jungschl?ger, head of military intelligence (Neth-Indies)
1905 :Charles de Trooz, Belgian literary (Le Magister et Ses Ma?tres)
1905 :John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)
1906 :R W Bonham, founder (International Braille Chess Association)
1909 :Foley Newns, British colonial administrator
1909 :Miron Grindea, literary editor
1910 :Herbert Ashworth, CEO (Nationwide Building Society)
1911 :A G Ogston, president (Trinity College-Oxford)
1911 :Christina Foyle, book seller
1914 :Jersey Joe Walcott, heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52)
1914 :Louis Osman, architect/artist/goldsmith
1914 :Faye Wright, American spiritual figure
1915 :Bobby Hackett, Providence RI, trumpeteer/orch leader (Air Time '57)
1915 :Garry Moore, [Thomas Garrison Morfit], Balt, host (I've Got a Secret)
1915 :John Profumo, president (Toynbee Hall)
1915 :Thomas Merton, France, Trappist monk/poet/essayist (7 Storey Mt)
1915 :William Crosbie, artist
1915 :Alan Lomax, American musicologist
1915 :Thomas Merton, American author and monk
1916 :Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
1916 :Violet Cane, statistician
1917 :Erich Geiringer, general practitioner campaigner
1919 :Jackie Robinson, Ga, 1st black major league baseball player (Dodgers)
1919 :Lord Lowry
1920 :Patrick Heron, painter
1920 :Robert Hersant, press baron
1920 :Stewart L Udall, St Johns Ariz, US Secretary of Interior (1961-69)
1921 :E. Fay Jones, American architect
1922 :Michael Wilford, diplomat
1923 :Norman Mailer, NJ, NYC mayoral candidate/novelist (Naked & the Dead)
1924 :Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge
1924 :Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker
1925 :Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader
1925 :Charles Aidman, Frankfort Ind, narrator (New Twilight Zone)
1925 :Fred Catherwood, MP
1925 :Benjamin Hooks, American civil rights activist
1926 :Prunella Briance, founder (National Childbirth Trust)
1927 :Norm Prescott, American animation producer
1928 :Chuck Willis, rock vocalist (C C Rider)
1928 :Eric Ash, rector (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine)
1928 :Richard Buckley, royal equerry
1928 :Robert Clatworthy, sculptor
1929 :Rudolf M?ssbauer, Germany, physicist (Nobel 1961)
1930 :Joakim Bonnier, Swedish race car driver
1931 :Christopher Chataway, British MP/athlete (world record 5k)
1931 :Ernie Banks, "Mr Cub" Chicago Cubs, Hall-of-Famer (1st baseman)
1931 :Jean Burroughs, educationalist
1931 :Nicholas Gordon Lennox, diplomat
1931 :Christopher Chataway, English athlete, newscaster and politician
1932 :Pieter Brattinga, Dutch graphic artist
1932 :Rick Hall, country/R&B singer
1933 :Joseph D Early, (Rep-D-MA, 1975- )
1933 :Walter Paulis, mineworker/pilot/Dutch MP (CDA)
1933 :Bernardo Provenzano, Sicilian organized crime figure
1934 :Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist
1935 :Oe Kenzaburo, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter)
1935 :Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese writer, Nobel laureate
1936 :Marvin Junior, singer (Dells-Oh What a Night)
1937 :Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician
1938 :Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, queen of Netherlands (1980- )
1938 :James G Watt, Colo, US Secretary of Interior (1981-83)
1938 :Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands,
1938 :James G. Watt, American politician and 43rd United States Secretary of the Interior
1940 :Kitch Christie, South African rugby union coach
1941 :George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)
1941 :Richard A Gephardt, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
1941 :Gerald McDermott, American filmmaker, children’s book author & illustrator
1944 :Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)
1944 :Charley Musselwhite, blues musician (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog)
1944 :Eugene Terre Blanche, S Afr leader of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging
1945 :Joseph Kosuth, American conceptual artist
1947 :Nolan Ryan, pitcher (Mets, Angels, Astros) (7 no-hitters, 5,714 Ks)
1948 :Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician
1949 :Ken Wilber, American author
1950 :Alexander Korzhakov, Soviet bodyguard for Boris Yeltsin
1951 :Harry Casey, [KC], rock vocalist (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
1951 :Phil Manzanera, rock guitarist (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)
1951 :Presiley Baxendale, British QC
1952 :Rosanne Musgrave, headmistress (Blackheath HS)
1952 :Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter
1953 :Aart Mol, Dutch bassist (Catapult)
1954 :Adrian Vandenberg, Amsterdam Neth, rock guitarist (Whitesnake)
1956 :Trevor A Manuel, South African UDF/ANC-leader
1957 :Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Alberta Canada, WWF champion
1958 :Rafael Santana, shortstop (NY Mets, NY Yankees)
1958 :Tom Schuman, pianist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1960 :Grant Morrison, British comic author
1960 :Akbar Ganji, Iranian dissident journalist
1961 :Lloyd Cole, guitar/vocals (& the Commotions-Rattlesnakes)
1964 :Oto Hascak, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
1964 :Martha MacCallum, American news anchor
1965 :Bobby Dollas, Montreal, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1965 :Ren? Trost, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
1966 :Al Jaworsky, [Alan Doughty], pop bassist (Jesus Jones)
1966 :Jamie Taras, CFL guard (BC Lions)
1966 :Dr Umar Alisha, Indian Sufi master
1968 :Steve Phoenix, US baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics)
1970 :Rachel Jean Marteen, Atlanta GA, playmate (Aug, 1995)
1970 :Travis Hannah, NFL/WLAF receiver (Houston Oilers, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 :Ben Cavil, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
1972 :Fritz Fequiere, WLAF guard (Barcelona Dragons, London Monarchs)
1972 :Marvin Coleman, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
1972 :Pulu Poumele, guard (San Diego Chargers)
1972 :Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
1973 :Latario Rachal, WLAF/NFL receiver (Amsterdam Admirals, SD Chargers)
1974 :Bob Mulder, soccer player (Appingedam, FC Groningen)
1974 :Pavi Sald, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
1975 :Kenard Lang, defensive end (Washington Redskins)
1975 :Jackie O, Australian radio host
1978 :Brad Rutter, American game show contestant
1978 :Ray Shah, Irish radio presenter
1978 :Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, English noble
1979 :Daniel Tammet, British savant and author
1985 :Andrew Giuliani, son of Rudy (Mayor-R-NYC, 1994-2002)



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