The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

January 15th famous birthdays

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)

American activist and minister

Dove Cameron

Dove Cameron (25)

American actress

Grace VanderWaal

Grace VanderWaal (17)

American singer


Skrillex (33)

American musician


Pitbull (40)

American rapper


BadKid.Jay (16)

American rapper and Instagram star

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro (37)

American journalist

Kelly Kelly

Kelly Kelly (34)

American wrestler and model

Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins (56)

American boxer

Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman (49)

English journalist

Regina King

Regina King (50)

American actress

Shane McMahon

Shane McMahon (51)

American wrestler and businessman

Rohan Kohli

Rohan Kohli (22)

American YouTuber

Drew Brees

Drew Brees (42)

American football player

Aristotle Onassis

Aristotle Onassis (1906 - 1975)

Turkish-Greek businessman

Darren Chen

Darren Chen (26)

Taiwanese actor


Molière (1622 - 1673)

French playwright and actor

Billie Faiers

Billie Faiers (31)

English reality star

Stephen Bear

Stephen Bear (31)

English reality star

Kent Hovind

Kent Hovind (68)

American evangelist

Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart (1941 - 2010)

American singer-songwriter

El Hadji Diouf

El Hadji Diouf (40)

Senegalese footballer

Ibn Saud

Ibn Saud (1876 - 1953)

Saudi Arabian king

Jessy Schram

Jessy Schram (35)

American actress


Charo (70)

Spanish-American comedienne and singer

Edward Teller

Edward Teller (1908 - 2003)

Hungarian-American physicist

Gene Krupa

Gene Krupa (1909 - 1973)

American drummer and composer

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill (43)

American actor


Mayawati (65)

Indian politician, 23rd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Victoria Caro

Victoria Caro (20)

Spanish internet personality

Will Oldham

Will Oldham (51)

American singer-songwriter and actor

Myke Towers

Myke Towers (27)

Puerto Rican rapper

Jermaine Pennant

Jermaine Pennant (38)

English footballer

Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy (47)

Fashion designer

Marc Bartra

Marc Bartra (30)

Spanish footballer

Chad Lowe

Chad Lowe (53)

American actor, director, and producer

9th Wonder

9th Wonder (46)

American rapper and producer

Sanai Victoria

Sanai Victoria (14)

American actress

Princess Michael of Kent

Princess Michael of Kent (76)

Wife of Prince Michael of Kent

Michael Seater

Michael Seater (34)

Canadian actor

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809 - 1865)

French politician, philosopher, and economist

Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin (74)


Emina Jahovic

Emina Jahovic (39)

Serbian singer and actress

René Adler

René Adler (36)

German footballer

Jamie Clayton

Jamie Clayton (43)

American actress

Ronnie Van Zant

Ronnie Van Zant (1948 - 1977)

American singer and songwriter

Mary Pierce

Mary Pierce (46)

French tennis player

On this day

January 15 in History

  • 1759

    January 15, 1759:

    The British Museum opens to the general public.

  • 1844

    January 15, 1844:

    The University of Notre Dame officially becomes a chartered institution.

  • 1892

    January 15, 1892:

    The inventor of basketball, James Naismith publishes his rules for the game in Triangle Magazine.

  • 1919

    January 15, 1919:

    Rosa Luxemburg, co-founder of the German Communist Party, is arrested and killed for her role as an instigator of the Spartacus Revolution, a communist uprising.

  • 1967

    January 15, 1967:

    The first Super Bowl game is played between Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers with the latter emerging as winners.

  • 1971

    January 15, 1971:

    George Harrison’s single, “My Sweet Lord” is released in the UK.

  • 1974

    January 15, 1974:

    The comedy television series, “Happy Days” airs its pilot episode for the first time on ABC.

  • 1981

    January 15, 1981:

    “Hill Street Blues”, the comedic police procedural drama series starts airing on NBC.

  • 2001

    January 15, 2001:

    The free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia goes online for the first time.

  • 2009

    January 15, 2009:

    The Captain Chesley Sullenberger III-piloted US Airways flight number 1549 lands in the Hudson River not long after takeoff with no fatalities.