Happy Birthday to these Capricorns who were born on January 18.

  1. 885 - Daigo, Emperor of Japan (d. 930)
  2. 1543 - Alfonso Ferrabosco (I), Italian composer (d. 1588)
  3. 1641 - François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, French war minister (d. 1691)
  4. 1672 - Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)
  5. 1688 - Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)
  6. 1689 - Montesquieu, French writer (d. 1755)
  7. 1779 - Peter Roget, British lexicographer (d. 1869)
  8. 1782 - Daniel Webster, American statesman (d. 1852)
  9. 1813 - Joseph Glidden, American farmer who patented barbed wire (d. 1906)
  10. 1840 - Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (d. 1921)
  11. 1842 - Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
  12. 1848 - Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer (d. 1925)
  13. 1849 - Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1920)
  14. 1850 - Seth Low, American politician (d. 1916)
  15. 1854 - Thomas Watson, American telephone pioneer (d. 1934)
  16. 1877 - Samuel Zemurray, U.S. businessman (d.1961)
  17. 1879 - Henri Giraud, French general (d. 1949)
  18. 1882 - A. A. Milne, English author (d. 1956)
  19. 1888 - Thomas Sopwith, British aviation pioneer (d. 1989)
  20. 1892 - Oliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (d. 1957)
  21. 1892 - Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)
  22. 1901 - Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
  23. 1904 - Cary Grant, English actor (d. 1986)
  24. 1905 - Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
  25. 1908 - Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born mathematician, poet, and physicist (d. 1974)
  26. 1913 - Danny Kaye, American actor (d. 1987)
  27. 1914 - Arno Schmidt, German author (d. 1979)
  28. 1914 - William Stafford, American poet (d. 1993)
  29. 1917 - Wang Yung-ching , Taiwanese businessman
  30. 1922 - Bob Bell, American clown (d. 1997)
  31. 1931 - Chun Doo-hwan, President of South Korea
  32. 1932 - Robert Anton Wilson, American author
  33. 1933 - John Boorman, Irish film director
  34. 1934 - Raymond Briggs, English writer and illustrator
  35. 1937 - John Hume, Northern Irish politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998
  36. 1938 - Curt Flood, baseball player (d. 1997)
  37. 1940 - Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1971)
  38. 1941 - David Ruffin, American singer (d. 1991)
  39. 1943 - Kay Granger, American politician
  40. 1944 - Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
  41. 1946 - Joseph Deiss, Swiss Federal Councilor
  42. 1947 - Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor and director
  43. 1949 - Philippe Starck, French designer
  44. 1949 - Bill Keller, American newspaper editor
  45. 1950 - Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (d. 1982)
  46. 1951 - Bob Latchford, English footballer
  47. 1951 - Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)
  48. 1952 - R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer
  49. 1953 - Brett Hudson, American actor
  50. 1955 - Kevin Costner, American actor
  51. 1956 - Sharon Mitchell, American porn actress
  52. 1956 - Tom Bailey, British singer (Thompson Twins)
  53. 1961 - Mark Messier, Canadian hockey player
  54. 1961 - Jeff Yagher, American actor
  55. 1964 - Jane Horrocks, British actress
  56. 1965 - Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
  57. 1967 - Kim Perrot, American basketball player (d. 1999)
  58. 1967 - Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer
  59. 1968 - Frank Quitely, Scottish comic book artist
  60. 1969 - Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
  61. 1969 - David Bautista, American professional wrestler
  62. 1970 - DJ Quik, American rapper
  63. 1970 - Peter van Petegem, Belgian cyclist
  64. 1971 - Jonathan Davis, American musician (Ko?n)
  65. 1971 - Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
  66. 1972 - Mike Lieberthal, baseball player
  67. 1973 - Crispian Mills, British musician (The Jeevas and Kula Shaker)
  68. 1974 - Michael Tunn, Australian television and radio
  69. 1974 - Maulik Pancholy, American actor
  70. 1977 - Curtis Cregan, American actor
  71. 1978 - Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player
  72. 1979 - Brian Gionta, professional hockey player
  73. 1979 - Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
  74. 1979 - Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer and producer
  75. 1980 - Julius Peppers, American football player
  76. 1981 - Kang Dong-won, South Korean model and actor
  77. 1982 - Quinn Allman, American musician (The Used)
  78. 1983 - Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
  79. 1984 - Benji Schwimmer, American dancer
  80. 1987 - Johan Djourou, Swiss footballer