The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died on January 1st

Hank Williams

Hank Williams (1923 - 1953)

American singer and songwriter
Lexii Alijai

Lexii Alijai (1998 - 2020)

American rapper
Fred West

Fred West (1941 - 1995)

English serial killer
Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005)

American educator, politician, and author
Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper (1906 - 1992)

American computer scientist
Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt (1944 - 1997)

American musician and songwriter
Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo (1932 - 2015)

American politician, 52nd Governor of New York
Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas (1933 - 2015)

American actress
David Stern

David Stern (1942 - 2020)

American businessman
Heinrich Hertz

Heinrich Hertz (1857 - 1894)

Physicist and Electronic Engineer
Edward Weston

Edward Weston (1886 - 1958)

American photographer
Ray Walston

Ray Walston (1914 - 2001)

American actor
Oscar Zeta Acosta

Oscar Zeta Acosta (1935 - 1974)

American attorney, politician, and activist
Maurice Chevalier

Maurice Chevalier (1888 - 1972)

French actor and singer
Alois Brunner

Alois Brunner (1912 - 2010)

Austrian Nazi war criminal
Thomas Rolfe

Thomas Rolfe (1615 - 1680)

American son of Pocahontas
Roger Zelazny

Roger Zelazny (1937 - 1995)

American author
James Francis Edward Stuart

James Francis Edward Stuart (1688 - 1766)

English son of James II of England
Percy Fawcett

Percy Fawcett (1867 - 1925)

Artillery officer Archaeologist Explorer
Lhasa de Sela

Lhasa de Sela (1972 - 2010)

American-Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
Floyd Little

Floyd Little (1942 - 2021)

American football player
Eugene Wigner

Eugene Wigner (1902 - 1995)

Hungarian physicist and mathematician
Patti Page

Patti Page (1927 - 2013)

American singer and actress
Louis Jolliet

Louis Jolliet (1645 - 1700)

Canadian explorer
Arleigh Burke

Arleigh Burke (1901 - 1996)

United States Navy admiral and Navy Cross recipient
Don Larsen

Don Larsen (1929 - 2020)

American professional baseball player, pitcher
Ulrich Beck

Ulrich Beck (1944 - 2015)

German sociologist
Fusajiro Yamauchi

Fusajiro Yamauchi (1859 - 1940)

Nintendo president and founder
Frank Seiberling

Frank Seiberling (1859 - 1955)

American innovator and founder
Roland Hayes

Roland Hayes (1887 - 1977)

African American singer
Willie Keeler

Willie Keeler (1872 - 1923)

American baseball player
Vincent Auriol

Vincent Auriol (1884 - 1966)

French politician, 16th President of the French Republic
Dorothy Molter

Dorothy Molter (1907 - 1986)

American nurse, resort owner
Joe Frisco

Joe Frisco (1889 - 1958)

American Dancer, Comedian
Jess Stacy

Jess Stacy (1904 - 1995)

American musician
Ivan Graziani

Ivan Graziani (1945 - 1997)

Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist
Alessandro Piccinini

Alessandro Piccinini (1566 - 1638)

Italian lutenist and composer
Frank Matthews

Frank Matthews (1902 - 1981)

English footballer