Birthdays of Personalities on January 6

1367 :Richard II, Bordeaux, France, king of England (1377-99)
1412 :Joan of Arc, Domremy, martyr
1488 :Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (Silvae)
1585 :Claude Favre baron de Perouges seigneur de Vaugelas, French grammarian
1587 :Gaspar de Guzm n, Count of Olivares, Premier of Spain (1621-43)
1602 :Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Dutch baron of Sucha/army leader
1728 :Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet
1776 :Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel
1799 :Jedediah Strong Smith, US fur trader/explorer
1800 :Willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician
1807 :Joseph Holt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894
1811 :Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction senator, died in 1874
1822 :Heinrich Schliemann, German polyglot/archeologist (Troje)
1827 :John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
1827 :John Wesley Frazer, Brig General (Confederate Army), die in 1906
1832 :Gustave Dor?, Strasbourg Fr, illustrator (Inferno, Ancient Mariner)
1835 :Martin K?hler, Germany, theologist
1842 :Clarence King, mining engineer (geologist)
1850 :Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist (New Era)
1854 :Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle)
1859 :Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)
1864 :Ban Johnson, Norwalk Ct, baseball founder (American League)
1873 :Karl Straube, German organist/conductor
1882 :Samuel Rayburn, Tenn, (Rep-D-Tx), speaker of the House (1940-57)
1883 :Khalil Gibran, Lebanon, mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
1889 :Alan M Bateman, Canadian geologist (Yale professor)
1896 :Abram N Pritzker, US businessman (Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine)
1896 :Freerk Siemon Wolters, notary/resistance fighter
1897 :P?ter Veres, literary/Hungarian minister of defense
1901 :T?mas Gudmundsson, Iceland, poet
1906 :Benedict Vilakazi, S Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
1906 :Jaap Wagemaker, [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor
1909 :Johannes H Moesman, Dutch surrealist painter (Rumor)
1911 :Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70)
1913 :Edward Gierek, party leader (Polish CP)
1913 :Loretta Young, Salt Lake City Ut, actr (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger)
1914 :Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
1915 :Don Edwards, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
1918 :Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)
1919 :Sylvia Syms, US singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes)
1920 :Early Wynn, Hartford Ala, baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)
1920 :Sun Myung Moon, evangelist (Unification Church-Moonies)
1921 :Lou Harris, pollster (Lou Harris Poll)
1923 :Leah Chase, master chef, in the creole tradition
1924 :Earl Scruggs, NC, bluegrass musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett)
1925 :John Z DeLorean, former automaker (DeLorean)
1929 :Wilbert Harrison, R & B singer (Kansas City)
1930 :Denis Pitts, journalist
1931 :E[dgar] L[aurence] Doctorow,, NYC, novelist (World's Fair)
1931 :Gerard van Muiden, Dutch MP (CDA)
1932 :Sacha Distel, French singer
1934 :Bobby Lord, Sanford Fla, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1935 :Nino Tempo, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
1935 :Paul Wilson, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
1936 :Julio Mar?a Sanguinetti Cairolo, president of Uruguay (1985-90, 95- )
1937 :Lou Holtz, US, football coach (NJ Jets)
1940 :Ed Zschau, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
1941 :Sandy Denny, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go)
1943 :Paul James Nunn, mountaineer
1943 :Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager
1944 :Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager [or 1943]
1945 :Barry John, Welsh international rugby player
1945 :Pepe Le Pew, cartoon skunk (Au Dorable Kitty)
1946 :Roger Keith (Syd) Barrett, lead guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in Wall)
1947 :Ian Millar, Halifax NS, dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Oly-96)
1948 :Guy Spencer Gardner, Alta Vista Va, Lt Col USAF/astro (STS 27, STS 35)
1948 :Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
1949 :Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1953 :Malcolm Young, Glasgow Scotland, guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
1954 :Norbert Hahn, German DR, 2 man luge (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1957 :C Michael Foale, Louth England, astronaut (STS 45, 56, 63, 84/86)
1959 :Kathy Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1961 :Dirk de Vries, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
1962 :Philip Brown, Birmingham Engl, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1984)
1963 :Norm Charlton, Fort Polk LA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
1963 :Paul Brindley, English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
1963 :Philippe Perrin, Meknes Morocco, Lt Col FAF/astronaut
1964 :Mark O'Toole, bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
1965 :Christine Wachtel, E German running star (world indoor record 800m)
1965 :Jose Dejesus, US baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
1967 :Larry Donald, Cincinnati Ohio, US boxer (Olympic-92)
1967 :Peter Loran, Teaneck NJ, rock vocalist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
1968 :Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle (Phila Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals)
1968 :Vlastimil Plavucha, Banska Bystrica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
1969 :Alvin Morman, Rockingham NC, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1970 :Daniel Naulty, LA Calif, pitcher (Minn Twins)
1970 :Geert Brusselers, soccer player (NAC)
1970 :Ren? Binken, soccer player (Volendam)
1972 :Denis Montana, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts)
1972 :Shae Marks, New Orleans LA, playmate (May, 1994)
1974 :Juan Roque, tackle (Detroit Lions)
1974 :Marcus Crandell, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
1975 :James Farrior, linebacker (NY Jets)
1976 :Richard Zednik, Bystrica CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Wash)
1978 :Steve Hartsell, Ann Arbor Mich, pairs skater (& Danielle Hartsell)
1989 :Baby lion-tailed macaques, at Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)



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