Happy Birthday to these Capricorns who were born on January 6.

  1. 1367 - Richard II of England (d. 1400)
  2. 1412 - Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date) (d. 1431)
  3. 1486 - Martin Agricola, German composer (d. 1556)
  4. 1488 - Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (d. 1540)
  5. 1525 - Caspar Peucer, German reformer (d. 1602)
  6. 1561 - Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician (d. 1656)
  7. 1587 - Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimentel, Count-Duke of Olivares, Spanish statesman (d. 1645)
  8. 1595 - Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French man of letters (d. 1650)
  9. 1617 - Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (d. 1673)
  10. 1706 - Benjamin Franklin, American statesman (d. 1790)
  11. 1714 - Percivall Pott, English physician (d. 1788)
  12. 1793 - James Madison Porter, American politician (d. 1862)
  13. 1795 - Anselme Payen, French chemist (d. 1871)
  14. 1807 - Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor (d. 1891)
  15. 1822 - Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (d. 1890)
  16. 1832 - Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
  17. 1838 - Max Bruch, German composer (d. 1920)
  18. 1848 - Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet (d. 1876)
  19. 1870 - Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
  20. 1872 - Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (d. 1915)
  21. 1878 - Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian (d. 1967)
  22. 1880 - Tom Mix, American actor (d. 1940)
  23. 1882 - Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop (d. 1965)
  24. 1882 - Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1961)
  25. 1882 - Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (d. 1949)
  26. 1883 - Khalil Gibran, Lebanese writer (d. 1931)
  27. 1898 - James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
  28. 1899 - Phyllis Haver, American actress (d. 1960)
  29. 1899 - Heinrich Nordhoff, German automobile engineer (d. 1968)
  30. 1903 - Maurice Abravanel, Greek-born conductor (d. 1993)
  31. 1905 - Idris Davies, Welsh poet (d. 1953)
  32. 1910 - Morris Wright, American writer (d. 1998)
  33. 1910 - Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)
  34. 1913 - Edward Gierek, Polish politician (d. 2001)
  35. 1914 - Danny Thomas, American actor (d. 1991)
  36. 1915 - Alan Watts, English writer (d. 1973)
  37. 1917 - Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)
  38. 1920 - Sun Myung Moon, Korean evangelist
  39. 1920 - John Maynard Smith, English biologist (d. 2004)
  40. 1920 - Early Wynn, baseball player (d. 1999)
  41. 1920 - Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (d. 1987)
  42. 1923 - Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  43. 1924 - Earl Scruggs, American musician
  44. 1925 - John De Lorean, American auto maker (d. 2005)
  45. 1926 - Ralph Branca, baseball player
  46. 1926 - Kim Dae-jung, President of South Korea and Nobel Prize laureate
  47. 1926 - Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (d. 2003)
  48. 1926 - Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
  49. 1929 - Babrak Karmal, Afghani politician (d. 1996)
  50. 1930 - Vic Tayback, American actor (d. 1990)
  51. 1931 - Capucine, French actress (d. 1990)
  52. 1931 - E. L. Doctorow, American author
  53. 1931 - Dickie Moore, Canadian hockey player
  54. 1932 - Stuart A. Rice, American chemist
  55. 1933 - Oleg Makarov, cosmonaut (d. 2003)
  56. 1933 - Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
  57. 1936 - Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo, President of Uruguay
  58. 1936 - Rubén Amaro, Sr., baseball player
  59. 1940 - Penny Lernoux, American journalist (d. 1989)
  60. 1940 - Van McCoy, American musician (d. 1979)
  61. 1943 - Terry Venables, English football manager
  62. 1944 - Bonnie Franklin, American actress
  63. 1944 - Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  64. 1945 - Allen Appel, American novelist
  65. 1945 - Kojo Nnamdi, host on NPR station WAMU
  66. 1946 - Syd Barrett, English guitarist (d. 2006)
  67. 1947 - Sandy Denny, English vocalist (d. 1978)
  68. 1951 - Kim Wilson, American musician
  69. 1952 - Frank Sivero, Italian-American actor
  70. 1952 - Moondog Spot, wrestler (d. 2003)
  71. 1953 - Malcolm Young, Scottish-born Australian guitarist (AC/DC)
  72. 1954 - Hans Robert Hiegel, German architect
  73. 1954 - Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer
  74. 1954 - Anthony Minghella, British director
  75. 1955 - Rowan Atkinson, English comedian and actor
  76. 1957 - Nancy Lopez, American golfer
  77. 1959 - Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer
  78. 1959 - Kathy Sledge, American singer
  79. 1960 - Nigella Lawson, British chef and writer
  80. 1960 - Howie Long, American football star
  81. 1962 - Michael Houser, American musician (d. 2002)
  82. 1963 - Jazzie B, American musician
  83. 1964 - Henry Maske, German boxer
  84. 1964 - Charles Haley, Former Dallas Cowboy
  85. 1964 - Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
  86. 1964 - Mark O'Toole, British musician
  87. 1965 - Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
  88. 1965 - Konnan, professional wrestler
  89. 1966 - Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor
  90. 1966 - A. R. Rahman, Indian Music Composer
  91. 1966 - Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)
  92. 1968 - John Singleton, American film director
  93. 1970 - Julie Chen, American television presenter
  94. 1970 - Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player
  95. 1972 - Nek, Italian singer
  96. 1974 - Nicole DeHuff. American actress (d. 2005)
  97. 1975 - James Farrior, American football player
  98. 1976 - Danny Pintauro, American actor
  99. 1976 - Richard Zedník, Slovak ice hockey player
  100. 1978 - Nikki Einfeld, Canadian opera singer
  101. 1980 - Steed Malbranque, French footballer
  102. 1980 - Hiromi Oshima, Japanese adult model
  103. 1981 - Mike Jones, American rapper
  104. 1981 - Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
  105. 1982 - Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player
  106. 1984 - AJ Hawk, American footbal player