The following is a list of notable world Capricorns who were born on January 2.

  1. 1642 - Mehmed IV, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1693)
  2. 1647 - Nathaniel Bacon, English-born American colonist (d. 1676)
  3. 1713 - Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803)
  4. 1719 - Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797)
  5. 1727 - James Wolfe, British general (d. 1759)
  6. 1777 - Christian Daniel Rauch, German sculptor (d. 1857)
  7. 1822 - Rudolf Clausius, German physicist (d. 1888)
  8. 1827 - Peter Semenov of Tian Shan, Russian explorer (d. 1914)
  9. 1836 - Mendele Moykher Sforim, Jewish writer (d. 1917)
  10. 1837 - Mily Balakirev, Russian composer (d. 1910)
  11. 1870 - Ernst Barlach, German sculptor (d. 1938)
  12. 1873 - Thérèse de Lisieux, French Roman-Catholic nun (d. 1897)
  13. 1877 - Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (d.1906)
  14. 1886 - Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (d. 1938)
  15. 1896 - Dziga Vertov, Russian filmmaker (d. 1954)
  16. 1897 - Jim Londos, wrestler (d. 1975)
  17. 1904 - Sally Rand, American fan dancer (d. 1979)
  18. 1905 - Michael Tippett, English composer (d. 1998)
  19. 1905 - Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (d. 1938)
  20. 1913 - Anna Lee, English actress (d. 2004)
  21. 1917 - Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)
  22. 1920 - Isaac Asimov, Russian-born author (d. 1992)
  23. 1930 - Julius LaRosa, American singer
  24. 1933 - Morimura Seiichi, Japanese novelist
  25. 1936 - Roger Miller, American singer (d. 1992)
  26. 1938 - Ian Brady, British serial killer
  27. 1938 - Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author
  28. 1939 - Jim Bakker, American televangelist
  29. 1942 - Dennis Hastert, 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  30. 1942 - Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  31. 1944 - Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician
  32. 1946 - Richard Cole, American tour manager
  33. 1947 - Jack Hanna, American zoologist
  34. 1947 - Calvin Hill, American football player
  35. 1949 - Christopher Durang, American playwright
  36. 1950 - David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist
  37. 1954 - Henry Bonilla, American politician
  38. 1954 - Dawn Silva, American singer (The Brides of Funkenstein, P-Funk)
  39. 1955 - Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  40. 1958 - Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian pianist
  41. 1960 - Christian Bartolf, German scientist
  42. 1960 - Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author
  43. 1961 - Gabrielle Carteris, American actress
  44. 1961 - Todd Haynes, American film director
  45. 1963 - David Cone, American baseball player
  46. 1963 - Edgar Martinez, American baseball player
  47. 1964 - Pernell Whitaker, American boxer
  48. 1965 - Greg Swindell, American baseball player
  49. 1967 - Tia Carrere, American actress
  50. 1968 - Cuba Gooding Jr., American actor
  51. 1968 - Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion
  52. 1968 - Evan Parke, Jamaican actor
  53. 1969 - Tommy Morrison, American boxer
  54. 1969 - Christy Turlington, American model
  55. 1969 - Róbert Švehla, Slovak ice hockey player
  56. 1970 - Royce Clayton, American baseball player
  57. 1971 - Lisa Harrison, American basketball player
  58. 1971 - Renee Elise Goldsberry, African American actress, and singer
  59. 1972 - Taye Diggs, American actor
  60. 1973 - Lucy Davis, British actress
  61. 1975 - Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union player
  62. 1975 - Doug Robb, American singer (Hoobastank)
  63. 1975 - Chris Cheney, Australian musician (The Living End)
  64. 1976 - Cletidus Hunt, American football player
  65. 1976 - Danilo Di Luca, Italian cyclist
  66. 1976 - Paz Vega, Spanish actress
  67. 1980 - Mac Danzig, American Mixed martial arts combatant
  68. 1981 - Hanno Balitsch, German footballer
  69. 1981 - Kirk Hinrich, basketball player
  70. 1981 - Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
  71. 1983 - Kate Bosworth, American actress
  72. 1984 - Colleen Taylor, American journalist
  73. 1985 - Heather O'Reilly, American soccer player