Happy Birthday to these Capricorns who were born on January 12.

  1. 1483 - Henry III of Nassau-Breda, German nobleman (d. 1538)
  2. 1562 - Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1630)
  3. 1576 - Petrus Scriverius, Dutch writer (d. 1660)
  4. 1591 - Giuseppe Ribera, Spanish painter (d. 1652)
  5. 1597 - François Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)
  6. 1628 - Charles Perrault, French folklorist (d. 1703)
  7. 1715 - Jacques Duphly, French composer (d. 1789)
  8. 1716 - Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general (d. 1795)
  9. 1723 - Samuel Langdon, American President of Harvard University (d. 1797)
  10. 1729 - Edmund Burke, Irish statesman (d. 1797)
  11. 1737 - John Hancock, American statesman (d. 1793)
  12. 1746 - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss pedagogue (d. 1827)
  13. 1751 - Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1825)
  14. 1786 - Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (d. 1855)
  15. 1797 - Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician (d. 1873)
  16. 1849 - Jean Béraud, French painter (d. 1935)
  17. 1856 - John Singer Sargent, American artist (d. 1925)
  18. 1863 - Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (d. 1902)
  19. 1873 - Spiridon Louis, Greek runner (d. 1940)
  20. 1876 - Jack London, American author (d. 1916)
  21. 1876 - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Italian composer (d. 1948)
  22. 1877 - Frank J. Corr, American politican (d. 1934)
  23. 1878 - Ferenc Molnár, Hungarian writer (d. 1952)
  24. 1879 - Ray Harroun, American race car driver (d. 1968)
  25. 1882 - Milton Sills, American actor (d. 1930)
  26. 1884 - Texas Guinan, American actress (d. 1933)
  27. 1892 - Mikhail Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1976)
  28. 1893 - Hermann Göring, Nazi official (d. 1946)
  29. 1893 - Alfred Rosenberg, Nazi official (d. 1946)
  30. 1896 - Rex Ingram, Irish director (d. 1950)
  31. 1899 - Paul Hermann Müller, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
  32. 1902 - Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)
  33. 1905 - Tex Ritter, American actor (d. 1974)
  34. 1905 - James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
  35. 1906 - Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (d. 1942)
  36. 1907 - Patsy Kelly, American actress (d. 1981)
  37. 1907 - Sergei Korolev, Russian rocket scientist (d. 1966)
  38. 1908 - Jean Delannoy, French film director
  39. 1908 - Clement Hurd, American illustrator (d. 1988)
  40. 1910 - Luise Rainer, German actress
  41. 1915 - Paul Jarrico, American writer (d. 1997)
  42. 1916 - Pieter Willem Botha, former President of South Africa (d. 2006)
  43. 1916 - Jay McShann, American musician
  44. 1917 - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist
  45. 1920 - James L. Farmer, Jr., American activist (d. 1999)
  46. 1923 - Ira Hayes, American soldier (d. 1955)
  47. 1925 - Scottie MacGregor, American actress
  48. 1926 - Ray Price, American singer
  49. 1928 - Ruth Brown, American singer
  50. 1928 - Lloyd Ruby, American race car driver
  51. 1930 - Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player (d. 1974)
  52. 1930 - Glenn Yarborough, American singer
  53. 1932 - Des O'Connor, British television presenter
  54. 1935 - Kreskin, mentalist
  55. 1937 - Shirley Eaton, British actress
  56. 1944 - Joe Frazier, American boxer
  57. 1944 - Vlastimil Hort, Czechoslovakian chess player
  58. 1946 - George Duke, American musician
  59. 1946 - Lady Cosgrove, Scottish judiciary figure
  60. 1948 - Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (d. 2001)
  61. 1948 - Kenny Allen, English footballer
  62. 1948 - William Nicholson, English writer
  63. 1949 - Haruki Murakami, Japanese novelist
  64. 1949 - Wayne Wang, Hong Kong-born film director
  65. 1950 - Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician
  66. 1950 - Bob McEwen, American politician
  67. 1950 - Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)
  68. 1951 - Kirstie Alley, American actress
  69. 1951 - Ann Althouse, American law professor
  70. 1951 - Rush Limbaugh, American radio personality
  71. 1952 - Walter Mosley, American author
  72. 1954 - Howard Stern, American radio host
  73. 1955 - Rockne O'Bannon, writer
  74. 1957 - John Lasseter, American director
  75. 1959 - Blixa Bargeld, German singer (Einstürzende Neubauten)
  76. 1959 - Per Gessle, Swedish songwriter
  77. 1960 - Oliver Platt, Canadian actor
  78. 1960 - Dominique Wilkins, American basketball player
  79. 1964 - Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur
  80. 1965 - Rob Zombie, American musician
  81. 1966 - Olivier Martinez, French actor
  82. 1967 - Vendela Kirsebom, Swedish supermodel
  83. 1968 - Heather Mills McCartney, British activist
  84. 1969 - Robert Prosinecki, Croatian footballer
  85. 1970 - Zack de la Rocha, American musician (Rage Against the Machine)
  86. 1970 - Raekwon, American rapper
  87. 1972 - Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi
  88. 1972 - Espen Knutsen, Norwegian hockey player
  89. 1972 - Jason Sklar, American comedian
  90. 1972 - Randy Sklar, American comedian
  91. 1974 - Melanie Chisholm, British singer
  92. 1974 - Tor Arne Hetland, Norwegian cross-country skiier
  93. 1977 - Dominic Etli, American footballer
  94. 1978 - Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris)
  95. 1978 - Kim Sa Rang, Korean actress
  96. 1978 - Luis Ayala, Baseball pitcher
  97. 1979 - Marián Hossa, Slovak ice hockey player
  98. 1979 - Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer
  99. 1980 - Amerie, American singer and songwriter
  100. 1980 - Bobby Crosby, American baseball player
  101. 1982 - Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player
  102. 1982 - Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbekistanian boxer
  103. 1984 - Scott Olsen, American baseball player
  104. 1987 - Will Rothhaar, American Actor
  105. 1988 - Chris Casement, Irish footballer
  106. 1989 - Zeeshan Aslam, Pakistani Prince
  107. 1990 - Sergey Karjakin, Ukrainian chess player