The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

January 1st famous birthdays

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan (43)

Indian model and actress

J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

American 1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Verne Troyer

Verne Troyer (1969 - 2018)

American actor and stuntman

Sonali Bendre

Sonali Bendre (46)

Indian model and actress

Elin Nordegren

Elin Nordegren (41)

Swedish-American model

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere (29)

English footballer

Crayator

Crayator (28)

Australian Twitch star

Nia Lovelis

Nia Lovelis (24)

American drummer

Cole Hafers

Cole Hafers (19)

American TikTok star

Celia Braud

Celia Braud (17)

American internet star

Diamond White

Diamond White (22)

American singer

Nana Patekar

Nana Patekar (70)

Indian actor

Stunna 4 Vegas

Stunna 4 Vegas (25)

American rapper

Ssoyoung

Ssoyoung (34)

South Korean YouTube star

Axel Auriant

Axel Auriant (23)

French actor

Jack Ramsay

Jack Ramsay (21)

English Instagram star

Itsacrello

Itsacrello (19)

American TikTok star

Jack Fowler

Jack Fowler (25)

English reality star

Holly Ramsay

Holly Ramsay (21)

English TV and Instagram star

Aidan Kohn-Murphy

Aidan Kohn-Murphy (17)

American TikTok star

Rumer Noel

Rumer Noel (29)

American dancer

Katrina Law

Katrina Law (36)

American actress

Bob Menendez

Bob Menendez (67)

American politician, 29th Governor of New Mexico

Duane Martin

Duane Martin (51)

American actor

Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater (1909 - 1998)

American army officer and politician

Erika Saccone

Erika Saccone (23)

Irish YouTube star

Nyannyancosplay

Nyannyancosplay (22)

American TikTok star

Sophie Okonedo

Sophie Okonedo (53)

English actress and singer

Poppy

Poppy (26)

American singer

Alexis Painter

Alexis Painter (20)

American TikTok personality

Nextraker

Nextraker (32)

American YouTuber

Caryn Marjorie

Caryn Marjorie (21)

American YouTube star

Morris Chestnut

Morris Chestnut (52)

American actor

Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash (63)

Barbadian rapper and DJ

Eiichiro Oda

Eiichiro Oda (46)

Japanese illustrator

Tim Dog

Tim Dog (1967 - 2013)

American rapper

Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred Stieglitz (1864 - 1946)

American photographer

Angourie Rice

Angourie Rice (20)

Australian actress

Danny Lloyd

Danny Lloyd (48)

American actor

Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross (1752 - 1836)

American seamstress, designed the Flag of the United States

Donia Samir Ghanem

Donia Samir Ghanem (36)

Egyptian actress

Sonta Me'Shay

Sonta Me'Shay (24)

American singer

DPR Live

DPR Live (28)

South Korean rapper

Daniel Haye

Daniel Haye (30)

Canadian YouTube star

Lauren Silverman

Lauren Silverman (44)

Mother of Simon Cowell's child

Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta (71)

Indian-Canadian director and screenwriter

On this day

January 1 in History

  • 1804

    January 1, 1804:

    Haiti’s independence from French colonial rule is declared.

  • 1818

    January 1, 1818:

    “Frankenstein” by author Mary Shelley is published.

  • 1863

    January 1, 1863:

    U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation to free US Confederacy slaves.

  • 1915

    January 1, 1915:

    The film, “A Birth of a Nation” by D.W. Griffith is previewed to a limited audience at the Riverside, California-based Loring Opera House under the title “The Clansman”.

  • 1958

    January 1, 1958:

    Johnny Cash holds his first prison concert at the San Quentin State Prison.

  • 1959

    January 1, 1959:

    Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba as his dictatorial regime is brought to an end by Fidel Castro.

  • 1994

    January 1, 1994:

    The North American Free Trade Agreement is effected to eliminate barriers to trade amongst Canada, United States and Mexico.

  • 2002

    January 1, 2002:

    The use of the Euro starts amongst participating members of the European Union.

  • 2011

    January 1, 2011:

    The basic cable channel named Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) starts transmission.

  • January 1, 2011:

    Singer Shania Twain marries Frederick Thiebaud in Puerto Rico.