The following is a list of notable world Capricorns who were born on January 1.

  1. 766 - Ali ar-Rida, Shia Imam (d. 818)
  2. 1431 - Pope Alexander VI (d. 1503)
  3. 1449 - Lorenzo de Medici, Italian statesman (d. 1492)
  4. 1484 - Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant leader (d. 1531)
  5. 1516 - Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1551)
  6. 1557 - Stephen Bocskay, Prince of Transylvania (d. 1606)
  7. 1600 - Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (d. 1649)
  8. 1614 - John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (d. 1672)
  9. 1618 - Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish painter (d. 1682)
  10. 1638 - Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (d. 1685)
  11. 1648 - Elkanah Settle, English writer (d. 1724)
  12. 1655 - Christian Thomasius, German jurist (d. 1728)
  13. 1684 - Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (d. 1748)
  14. 1704 - Soame Jenyns, English writer (d. 1787)
  15. 1711 - Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (d. 1749)
  16. 1714 - Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (d. 1780)
  17. 1735 - Paul Revere, American patriot (d. 1818)
  18. 1750 - Frederick Muhlenberg, 1st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1801)
  19. 1752 - Betsy Ross, American seamstress (d. 1836)
  20. 1774 - André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (d. 1860)
  21. 1823 - Sándor Petofi, Hungarian poet and revolutionary (d. 1849)
  22. 1833 - Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (d. 1902)
  23. 1848 - John Goff, Irish lawyer (d. 1924)
  24. 1854 - Sir James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist (d. 1941)
  25. 1860 - George Washington Carver, American educator (d. 1943)
  26. 1863 - Pierre de Coubertin, French Olympic Games initiator(d. 1937)
  27. 1864 - Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer (d. 1946)
  28. 1868 - Snitz Edwards, American actor (d. 1937)
  29. 1873 - Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (d. 1952)
  30. 1874 - Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (d. 1927)
  31. 1874 - Frank Knox, American Secretary of the Navy (d. 1944)
  32. 1876 - Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist (d. 1933)
  33. 1878 - Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist (d. 1929)
  34. 1879 - E. M. Forster, English novelist (d. 1970)
  35. 1881 - Vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)
  36. 1883 - Gabrielle Chanel, French Designer (d. 1971)
  37. 1887 - Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral (d. 1945)
  38. 1890 - Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (d. 1966)
  39. 1892 - Artur Rodzinski, Croatian conductor (d. 1958)
  40. 1894 - Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian mathematician (d. 1974)
  41. 1895 - J. Edgar Hoover, American FBI director (d. 1972)
  42. 1900 - Xavier Cugat, Spanish musician (d. 1990)
  43. 1900 - Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat(d. 1986)
  44. 1902 - Buster Nupen, South African cricketer (d. 1977)
  45. 1904 - Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (d. 1982)
  46. 1904 - Ethan Allen, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  47. 1905 - Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (d. 1985)
  48. 1906 - Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)
  49. 1909 - Dana Andrews, American actor (d. 1992)
  50. 1909 - Barry M. Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)
  51. 1911 - Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  52. 1912 - Kim Philby, British spy (d. 1988)
  53. 1917 - Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)
  54. 1917 - Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)
  55. 1918 - Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
  56. 1919 - J. D. Salinger, American novelist
  57. 1920 - Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  58. 1921 - Isma'il Raji' al-Faruqi, Palestinian-born philosopher (d. 1986)
  59. 1922 - Rocky Graziano, American boxer (d. 1990)
  60. 1925 - Stymie Beard, American actor (d. 1981)
  61. 1927 - Vernon L. Smith, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner
  62. 1927 - Doak Walker, American football star (d. 1998)
  63. 1928 - Ernest Tidyman, American writer (d. 1984)
  64. 1930 - Hossain Mohammad Ershad, President of Bangladesh
  65. 1933 - Frederick Lowy, Canadian medical educator
  66. 1933 - Joe Orton, English writer (d. 1967)
  67. 1938 - Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (d. 2005)
  68. 1940 - Frank Langella American actor
  69. 1942 - Martin Frost, American politician
  70. 1942 - Country Joe McDonald, American musician (Country Joe and the Fish)
  71. 1942 - Gennadi Sarafanov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2005)
  72. 1943 - Don Novello, American actor
  73. 1943 - Jimmy Hart, Wrestling manager
  74. 1944 - Zafarullah Khan Jamali former Prime Minister of Pakistan
  75. 1945 - Jacky Ickx, Belgian race car driver
  76. 1946 - Rivelino, Brazilian football player
  77. 1947 - Jon Corzine, American politician
  78. 1947 - Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer
  79. 1948 - Pavel Grachev, Russian general
  80. 1951 - Ashfaq Hussain, Urdu poet
  81. 1953 - Greg Carmichael, British guitarist
  82. 1954 - Robert Menendez, American politician
  83. 1956 - Mark R. Hughes, American enterpeneur (d. 2000)
  84. 1957 - Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor
  85. 1958 - Grandmaster Flash, Barbados-born musician
  86. 1959 - Azali Assoumani, Comorese president
  87. 1960 - Adelaide Ferreira, Portuguese singer
  88. 1961 - Mark Wingett, British actor
  89. 1964 - Dedee Pfeiffer, American actress
  90. 1966 - Anna Burke, Australian politician
  91. 1966 - Embeth Davidtz, American actress
  92. 1967 - Derrick Thomas, American football player (d. 2000)
  93. 1968 - Davor Suker, Croatian footballer
  94. 1969 - Verne Troyer, American actor
  95. 1970 - Gabriel Jarret, American actor
  96. 1970 - Kimberly Page, American actress
  97. 1971 - Paul Luscher, singer/songwriter
  98. 1971 - Bobby Holik, Czech hockey player
  99. 1972 - Neve McIntosh, Scottish actress
  100. 1972 - Lilian Thuram, French footballer
  101. 1975 - Joe Cannon, American soccer player
  102. 1975 - Robert Westerholt, Dutch guitarist (Within Temptation)
  103. 1976 - Caleb Wyatt, American motocross rider
  104. 1977 - Hasan Salihamidic, Bosnian footballer
  105. 1977 - Saukrates, Canadian rapper.
  106. 1978 - Nina Bott, German actress
  107. 1978 - Jared Fogle, American personality
  108. 1978 - Phillip Mulryne, Northern Irish footballer
  109. 1978 - Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda, Indian spiritual guru
  110. 1979 - Brody Dalle, Australian singer (The Distillers)
  111. 1979 - Koichi Domoto, Japanese artist
  112. 1980 - Elin Nordegren, Swedish model
  113. 1980 - Nils-Eric Johansson, Swedish footballer
  114. 1981 - Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver
  115. 1981 - Abdulkadir Kocak, Turkish boxer
  116. 1981 - Eden Riegel, American actress
  117. 1982 - David Nalbandian, Argentinian tennis player
  118. 1983 - Calum Davenport, English footballer
  119. 1984 - Michael Witt, Australian rugby league footballer
  120. 1984 - Jose Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian footballer
  121. 1985 - Steven Davis, Irish footballer
  122. 1985 - Don Paysan, Canadian professional wrestler
  123. 1992 - Martin Leung, Canadian trombone player