Happy Birthday to these Capricorns who were born on January 4.

  1. 1077 - Emperor Zhezong of Song Dynasty in China (d. 1100)
  2. 1334 - Amadeus VI of Savoy (d. 1383)
  3. 1581 - James Ussher, Irish Anglican archbishop (d. 1656)
  4. 1643 - Sir Isaac Newton, English mathematician and natural philosopher (d. 1727)
  5. 1664 - Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (d. 1742)
  6. 1672 - Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)
  7. 1710 - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (d. 1736)
  8. 1720 - Johann Friedrich Agricola, German composer (d. 1774)
  9. 1785 - Jakob Grimm, German philologist and folklorist (d. 1863)
  10. 1809 - Louis Braille, French inventor of Braille (d. 1852)
  11. 1832 - George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)
  12. 1838 - Charles Sherwood Stratton, American circus performer (d. 1883)
  13. 1839 - Carl Humann, German engineer (d. 1896)
  14. 1848 - Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
  15. 1869 - Tommy Corcoran, baseball player (d. 1960)
  16. 1874 - Josef Suk, Czech composer (d. 1935)
  17. 1881 - Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German sculptor (d. 1919)
  18. 1882 - Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1943)
  19. 1883 - Max Eastman, American writer (d. 1969)
  20. 1894 - Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (d. 1962)
  21. 1896 - Everett Dirksen, American politician (d. 1969)
  22. 1896 - André Masson, French artist (d. 1987)
  23. 1900 - James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)
  24. 1901 - C. L. R. James, writer and journalist (d. 1989)
  25. 1905 - Sterling Holloway, American actor (d. 1992)
  26. 1913 - Malietoa Tanumafili II, Sovereign Ruler of Samoa
  27. 1914 - Jane Wyman, American actress
  28. 1914 - Herman Franks, baseball player
  29. 1920 - William Colby, American CIA director (d. 1996)
  30. 1924 - Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
  31. 1925 - Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish cross-country skier (d. 2003)
  32. 1929 - Yayoi Kusama, Japanese artist, sculptor
  33. 1930 - Sorrell Booke, American actor (d. 1994)
  34. 1930 - Don Shula, American football coach
  35. 1931 - Adi Lady Lala Mara, First Lady of Fiji
  36. 1935 - Floyd Patterson, American boxer (d. 2006)
  37. 1937 - Grace Bumbry, American singer
  38. 1937 - Dyan Cannon, American actress
  39. 1940 - Helmut Jahn, German architect
  40. 1940 - Brian David Josephson, Nobel laureate
  41. 1940 - Gao Xingjian, Nobel laureate
  42. 1941 - Maureen Reagan, American political activist (d. 2001)
  43. 1943 - Doris Kearns Goodwin, American writer
  44. 1945 - Richard R. Schrock, Nobel laureate
  45. 1945 - Vesa-Matti Loiri, Finnish entertainer
  46. 1950 - John Louis Evans, convicted murderer (d. 1983)
  47. 1953 - Norberto Alonso, Argentine footballer
  48. 1953 - George Tenet, American CIA director
  49. 1956 - Bernard Sumner, English musician (New Order)
  50. 1957 - Patty Loveless, American singer
  51. 1958 - Matt Frewer, American actor
  52. 1959 - Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist
  53. 1958 - Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor
  54. 1960 - Michael Stipe, American singer (R.E.M.)
  55. 1961 - Lee Curreri, American actor
  56. 1962 - Peter Steele, American musician (Type O Negative)
  57. 1962 - Robin Guthrie, Scottish guitarist
  58. 1963 - Dave Foley, Canadian comedian and actor
  59. 1963 - Till Lindemann, German singer (Rammstein)
  60. 1965 - Beth Gibbons, English singer (Portishead)
  61. 1965 - Julia Ormond, English actress
  62. 1966 - Deana Carter, American singer
  63. 1971 - Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist, sculptor
  64. 1977 - Tim Wheeler, Irish singer (Ash)
  65. 1978 - Dwight Freeney, American football player
  66. 1978 - Dominik Hrbatý, Slovakian tennis player
  67. 1979 - Jeph Howard, American musician (The Used)
  68. 1979 - Tristan Gommendy, French racing driver
  69. 1982 - Richard Logan English footballer
  70. 1982 - Kang Hye-jeong, South Korean actress
  71. 1985 - Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver
  72. 1995 - María Isabel, Spanish singer