Happy Birthday to these Capricorns who were born on January 7.

  1. 1 BC (O.S.) - Jesus of Nazareth, central figure of Christianity, date celebrated by Eastern Orthodox churches as Christmas (d. circa 30) (Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25 according to the Julian Calendar, which for now coincides with January 7 on the Gregorian Calendar, but this will eventually shift.)
  2. 1355 - Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, son of Edward III of England (d. 1397)
  3. 1502 - Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585)
  4. 1528 - Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre (d. 1572)
  5. 1647 - Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1677)
  6. 1685 - Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (d. 1761)
  7. 1706 - Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (d. 1751)
  8. 1718 - Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War general (d. 1790)
  9. 1768 - Joseph Bonaparte, King of Naples (d. 1844)
  10. 1800 - Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States (d. 1874)
  11. 1827 - Sir Sandford Fleming, a Canadian engineer and inventor, known for the introduction of Universal Standard Time (d. 1915)
  12. 1831 - Heinrich von Stephan, German labor organizer (d. 1897)
  13. 1834 - Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and inventor (d. 1874)
  14. 1844 - Bernadette Soubirous, French saint (d. 1879)
  15. 1860 - Emanuil Manolov, Bulgarian composer (d. 1902)
  16. 1871 - Felix Édouard Justin Émile Borel, French mathematician, politician, and resistance fighter (d. 1956)
  17. 1873 - Adolph Zukor, Hungarian producer (d. 1976)
  18. 1875 - Thomas Hicks, American runner (d. 1963)
  19. 1891 - Zora Neale Hurston, American author (d. 1960)
  20. 1896 - Arnold Ridley, British playwright and actor (d. 1984)
  21. 1899 - Francis Poulenc, French composer (d. 1963)
  22. 1903 - Warren Hull, American actor (d. 1974)
  23. 1903 - Alan Napier, English actor (d. 1988)
  24. 1908 - Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)
  25. 1910 - Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani poet (d. (1984)
  26. 1910 - Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)
  27. 1911 - Butterfly McQueen, American actress (d. 1995)
  28. 1912 - Charles Addams, American cartoonist (d. 1988)
  29. 1913 - Johnny Mize, baseball player (d. 1993)
  30. 1916 - Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (d. 1975)
  31. 1922 - Vincent Gardenia, Italian-born actor (d. 1992)
  32. 1922 - Jean-Pierre Rampal, French flutist (d. 2000)
  33. 1922 - Alvin Dark, baseball player and manager
  34. 1923 - Hugh Kenner, Canadian literary critic (d. 2003)
  35. 1925 - Gerald Durrell British naturalist, zookeeper, author, and television presenter (d. 1995)
  36. 1928 - William Peter Blatty, American screenwriter
  37. 1929 - Terry Moore, American actress
  38. 1934 - Charlie Jenkins, American runner
  39. 1935 - Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist
  40. 1935 - Valeri Kubasov, cosmonaut
  41. 1937 - Paul Revere, American musician
  42. 1938 - Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
  43. 1938 - Rory Storm, British singer (d. 1972)
  44. 1939 - Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Connie Chung's husband
  45. 1941 - Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  46. 1941 - John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  47. 1942 - Vasily Alexeev, Russian weightlifter
  48. 1944 - Arne Scheie, Norwegian sports commentator
  49. 1945 - Tony Conigliaro, American baseball player (d. 1990)
  50. 1945 - Dick Marty, Swiss politician
  51. 1946 - Jann Wenner, American publisher
  52. 1947 - Shobha De, Indian writer
  53. 1947 - Hristo Spasov Tsanoff, Bulgarian composer
  54. 1948 - Kenny Loggins, American singer
  55. 1949 - Steven Williams, American actor
  56. 1950 - Erin Gray, American actress
  57. 1950 - Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer and songwriter
  58. 1951 - Helen Worth, British actress
  59. 1951 - James Beard, American wrestling referee
  60. 1952 - Sammo Hung, Hong Kong actor, producer and director
  61. 1956 - David Caruso, American actor
  62. 1957 - Nicholson Baker, American novelist
  63. 1957 - Katie Couric, American television host
  64. 1957 - Julian Solis, Puerto Rican boxer
  65. 1959 - Kathy Valentine, American musician (The Go-Gos)
  66. 1962 - Aleksandr Dugin, Russian politician
  67. 1964 - Nicolas Cage, American actor, director, and producer
  68. 1966 - Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, American publicist (d. 1999)
  69. 1967 - Mark Lamarr, British comedian and broadcaster
  70. 1967 - Guy Hebert, American professional hockey goaltender
  71. 1970 - Doug E. Doug, American actor
  72. 1970 - Joao Ricardo, Angolan footballer
  73. 1971 - David Yost, American actor
  74. 1971 - C.W. Anderson, American professional wrestler
  75. 1972 - Donald Brashear, American ice hockey player (Philadelphia Flyers)
  76. 1973 - Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer
  77. 1976 - Eric Gagné, Canadian baseball player
  78. 1976 - Alfonso Soriano, Dominican Major League Baseball player
  79. 1977 - Michelle Behennah, British model
  80. 1977 - Dustin Diamond, American actor
  81. 1979 - Bipasha Basu, Indian model and actress
  82. 1980 - Mariangel Ruiz, Venezuelan hostess, actress, and model
  83. 1981 - Marquis Daniels, American basketball player
  84. 1985 - Lewis Hamilton, British racing driver
  85. 1990 - Liam Aiken, American actor
  86. 1990 - Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater