Happy Birthday to these Capricorns who were born on January 8.

  1. 1556 - Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
  2. 1583 - Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian (d. 1643)
  3. 1601 - Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)
  4. 1628 - François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxembourg, French general (d. (1695)
  5. 1632 - Samuel Pufendorf, German jurist (d. 1694)
  6. 1635 - Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop of Toledo (d. 1709)
  7. 1735 - John Carroll (priest), first American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)
  8. 1763 - Edmond Charles Genêt, French ambassador to the United States (d. 1834)
  9. 1786 - Nicholas Biddle, President of the Second Bank of the United States (d. 1844)
  10. 1788 - Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
  11. 1792 - Lowell Mason, American composer (d. 1872)
  12. 1805 - John Bigler, Governor of California (d. 1871)
  13. 1805 - Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)
  14. 1817 - Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (d. 1893)
  15. 1821 - James Longstreet, American Confederate general (d. 1904)
  16. 1821 - W.H.L. Wallace, American Union general {d. 1862)
  17. 1823 - Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (d. 1913)
  18. 1824 - Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
  19. 1824 - Wilkie Collins, British novelist (d. 1889)
  20. 1836 - Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch artist (d. 1912)
  21. 1843 - Frederick Abberline, British police investigator (d. 1929)
  22. 1852 - James Milton Carroll, was a Baptist pastor, leader, historian, and author (d. 1931)
  23. 1860 - Emma Booth, the fourth child of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1903)
  24. 1867 - Emily Greene Balch, American writer and pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1961)
  25. 1870 - Miguel Primo de Rivera, dictator of Spain (d. 1930)
  26. 1871 - James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 1940)
  27. 1873 - Iuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (d. 1953)
  28. 1881 - Henrik Shipstead, U.S. Senator from Minnesota (d. 1960)
  29. 1883 - Patrick J. Hurley, U.S. Secretary of War (d. 1963)
  30. 1883 - Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (d. 1941)
  31. 1885 - John Curtin, fourteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1945)
  32. 1885 - A. J. Muste, Dutch-born civil rights activist and pacifist (d. 1967)
  33. 1888 - Matthew Moore, Irish actor (d. 1960)
  34. 1891 - Walther Bothe, German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (d. 1957)
  35. 1891 - Bronislava Nijinska, Russian choreographer (d. 1972)
  36. 1896 - Arthur Ford, American psychic spiritual medium (d. 1971)
  37. 1897 - Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)
  38. 1902 - Carl Rogers, American psychologist (1883)
  39. 1903 - Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist (d. 1960)
  40. 1904 - Karl Brandt, Nazi war ciminal (d. 1948)
  41. 1905 - Franjo Cardinal Seper, Croatian Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
  42. 1905 - Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (d. 1988)
  43. 1908 - William Hartnell, British actor (d. 1975)
  44. 1909 - Willy Millowitsch, German actor (d. 1999)
  45. 1909 - José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)
  46. 1909 - Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)
  47. 1910 - Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, Russian ballerina (d. 1988)
  48. 1915 - Walker Cooper, baseball player (d. 1991)
  49. 1923 - Larry Storch, American actor
  50. 1923 - Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (d. 1985)
  51. 1923 - Joseph Weizenbaum, German-born computer scientist
  52. 1924 - Ron Moody, English actor
  53. 1926 - Evelyn Lear, American soprano
  54. 1926 - Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer
  55. 1926 - Soupy Sales, American comedian
  56. 1931 - Bill Graham, German-born American music promoter (d. 1991)
  57. 1933 - Charles Osgood, American journalist and commentator
  58. 1934 - Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
  59. 1934 - Roy Kinnear, English actor (d. 1988)
  60. 1934 - Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)
  61. 1934 - Gene Freese, baseball player
  62. 1935 - Elvis Presley, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)
  63. 1937 - Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer
  64. 1937 - John Hume, Irish politician
  65. 1938 - Bob Eubanks, American game show host
  66. 1941 - Graham Chapman, British comedian (d. 1989)
  67. 1941 - Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
  68. 1942 - Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author
  69. 1942 - Junichiro Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan
  70. 1942 - Yvette Mimieux, American actress
  71. 1944 - Terry Brooks American writer
  72. 1946 - Robby Krieger, American musician (The Doors)
  73. 1947 - David Bowie, English musician
  74. 1947 - Samuel Schmid, Swiss Federal Councilor
  75. 1951 - Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia
  76. 1953 - Bruce Sutter, baseball player
  77. 1955 - Mike Reno, Canadian musician (Loverboy)
  78. 1958 - Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican professional wrestler
  79. 1959 - Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Crowded House) (d. 2005)
  80. 1961 - Calvin Smith, American athlete
  81. 1967 - Michelle Forbes, American actress
  82. 1967 - R. Kelly, American singer
  83. 1969 - Ami Dolenz, American actress
  84. 1969 - Jeff Abercrombie, American musician (Fuel (band))
  85. 1970 - Dave Eggers, American writer and publisher
  86. 1971 - Jason Giambi, baseball player
  87. 1971 - Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss football (soccer) goalkeeper
  88. 1973 - Mark Knight, English video game composer, sound designer, and electric violin player
  89. 1973 - Sean Paul, Jamaican singer
  90. 1973 - Jason Stevens, Australian rugby league player
  91. 1975 - DJ Clue, American DJ and producer
  92. 1976 - Jenny Lewis, American actress and musician (Rilo Kiley)
  93. 1977 - Amber Benson, American actress
  94. 1977 - Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress
  95. 1978 - Marco Fu, Hong Kong snooker player
  96. 1979 - Adrian Mutu, Romanian soccer player
  97. 1979 - Sarah Polley, Canadian actress
  98. 1980 - Rachel Nichols, American actress
  99. 1981 - Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player
  100. 1982 - Gaby Hoffmann, American actress
  101. 1983 - Chris Mordetsky, American professional wrestler
  102. 1985 - Rachael Lampa, American singer
  103. 1986 - Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
  104. 1991 - Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer