Famous Personalities Birthdays on 1st January

Enumerating some lucky ones who got the privilege to celebrate their birthday bashes on the New Year Eve. Two great occasions together. Becky Keller (January 1, 1975) Canadian ice hockey defenseman in 1998 Olympics

Chris Anstey (January 1, 1975) NBA centre, Dallas Mavericks
Johnie Church (January 1, 1974) , Seattle sea hawks : NFL defensive end
Fang Li (January 1, 1973), , 1991 Futures-Bilbao-ESP , Hunan China , Tennis star
Justin Armour , (January 1, 1973) , NFL wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills
Mercury Hayes ,(January 1, 1973) , wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons
Barron Miles (January 1, 1972) Barron Miles, Frankfurt ,NFL def back for the Pittsburgh Steelers/WLAF corner
Ivan Droppa, (January 1, 1972),Team Slovakia 1998, hockey defenseman

Bobby Holik, (January 1, 1971), New Jersey devils, team Czeh rep, Jihlava Cze, NHL left wing Bridget Pettis, (January 1, 1971), WNBA guard

Kevin Lee (January 1, 1971), New England Patriots’ NFL wide receiver                                           Kevin Mitchell (January 1, 1971), San Francisco 49ers’ NFL line-backer                                         Brian Morton (January 1, 1970) ,canoeist in 1996 Olympics and was a citizen of  Wollongong Australia,

Tom Sier ,(January 1, 1970) , South Carolina Heerenveen’s soccer player,
Vadim Glovatskiy,(January 1, 1970),Olympics 1998: team kazakhstan ‘s hockey defenseman Morris Chestnut, (January 1, 1969) actor, Boyz N the Hood
Reemt Pyka, (January 1, 1969) Bremerhaven GER, Team Germany, hockey forward John de Visser, (January 1, 1968), South Carolina Heerenveen ‘s soccer player
Sandy Richmond BC (January 1, 1968), 1996 Olympics , softball outfielder
Andy Heck ,(January 1, 1967), NFL tackle, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears
Derrick Thomas (January 1, 1967),Kansas city chiefs’ NFL line-backer

Birthdays on 1st January

Mika Nieminen, (January 1, 1966 )hockey forward, team Finland ,Tampere FIN, , Oly-br-1998
Rawley Valberde, (January 1, 1966 ),actor ,Oceanside California, Amado-Santa Barbara
Andrew O Valmon (January 1, 1965 ),400 m runner , born in Brooklyn

Harry Galbreath (January 1, 1965 ), NFL guard for the Green Bay Packers
Mark Dewey, (January 1, 1965 )Pittusburgh pirates ,U.S. baseball player,

DeDee Pfeiffer(January 1, 1964 ), actress, Cybill
Glenn Trimble, (January 1, 1963 ) son of Sam, Two ODI’s for Australia 1986,cricketer
Lance Smith(January 1, 1963 ), NFL guard for the New York Giants
Ravshanbek Aliyev, (January 1, 1962 ) Kirgiz, cosmonaut
Irv Eatman (January 1, 1961 ) , NFL tackle for the Houston Oilers
Marcia Cross (January 1, 1961 ), actress, Melrose Place
Michael David Morrison, (January 1, 1960 ) actor, Caleb Snyder-As the World Turns
Abdul Ahad Mohmand, (January 1, 1959 ) , cosmonaut of Soyuz TM-6,Afganistan
Grandmaster Flash (January 1, 1958 ), [Joseph Saddler], New York City
Ren Woods, (January 1, 1958 ),actress, born in Portland, Oregon, Fanta-Roots
Anatoli Borisovich Polonsky, (January 1, 1956 ) Russia’s Lt-colonel/cosmonaut
Sergei Vasiliyevich Avdeyev, (January 1, 1956 ) Russian cosmonaut in Soyuz TM-15,

Top 10 New Year Resolutions

Michael James Sullivan (January 1, 1955 ), born in Gary, Indiana, PGA golfer in 1980
Fr David, (January 1, 1954 )Paris, France rocker
Alpha Blondy [Seydou Kone], (January 1, 1953 ) Ivory coast, Jerusalem
Kevin Hangon ,(January 1, 1953 ), composer
Rochelle S Abramson (January 1, 1953 ), violinist
Frans Kellendonk (January 1, 1951 ), author of books like Ruin, The Good for Nothing
Jaco Pastorius (January 1, 1951 ), rocker
Morgan Fisher (January 1, 1950), British lions’ rock keyboardist                                                   Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina (January 1, 1950 ), Russian cosmonaut

Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley, (January 1, 1950 ) cosmonaut
Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko (January 1, 1949 ), Russian cosmonaut
Peter Dormer (January 1, 1949 ), arts writer
Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov (January 1, 1947 ),cosmonaut of Russia

History Behind New Year Celebrations

Gary “BB” Coleman (January 1, 1947), blues vocal/guitarist/producer
Peter Lankhorst, (January 1, 1947) Dutch MP, PPR
Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov, (January 1, 1947 ) Rus cosmonaut
Jon Corzine, (January 1, 1947 ) Politician of America
Manfred Stengl (January 1, 1946) , 2 man lugist 1960 Olympics gold , Austria
Jacques Ickx, (January 1, 1945 ) , Le Mans auto race, 6-time winner, Belgium
Charlie Davis (January 1, 1944 ), cricketer, WI batsman in 15 Tests 1968-73
Jerilyn Britz(January 1, 1943 ), LPGA golfer,  U.S. Women’s Open in 1979 , Minnesota
Country Joe McDonald (January 1, 1942 ), rock guitarist and vocalist, & the Fish, California
Don Novello, (January 1, 1942 ), [Father Guido Sarducci], comedian , Ashtabula, Ohio, SNL
Gennadi Vassilyevich Sarafanov (January 1, 1942 ), U.S.S.R., cosmonaut
George Couroupos (January 1, 1942 ), composer
Martin Frost, (January 1, 1942 ) Rep-D-TX, 1971-
Frank Langella (January 1, 1940 ),actor of New Jersey worked in Dracula , Bayonne, Diary of a Mad Housewife
Jack Kiefer, (January 1, 1940 ), PGA golfer, 1994 Ralphs Senior Classic, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Laszlo Sary (January 1, 1940 ), composer
Richard Henry Orton (January 1, 1940 ), composer
Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, (January 1, 1938 ) Queen of Netherlands, 1980-
Bill Emerson, (January 1, 1938), 1981- Rep –R-MO
Eve Queler (January 1, 1936 ), CONDUCTOR ,New York City
Eve Queler (January 1, 1936 ) U.S. jumper, won silver medal in Olympics 1956
Harold Martina, (January 1, 1935 ), pianist/conductor in Netherland Antilles
Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov (January 1, 1935 ), Russian cosmonaut
Anders Bo Leif Linde (January 1, 1933) composer
James A Abrahamson (January 1, 1933), USAF/astronaut
Joe Orton (January 1, 1933), , actor/dramatist, Prick Up Your Ears, England
Arnfried G D P (January 1, 1932),bread crumbs and a drug dealer a Dutch manufacturer

Why we celebrate new year on January 1?

Carel Brons, (January 1, 1931) composer
Siddig El Nigoumi (January 1, 1931), ceramicist
Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry (January 1, 1930 ), premier/president of  Sudan
Werner Heiden, (January 1, 1930 ) composer
Holling Gustav Vapor (January 1, 1929 ), character on Northern Exposure
Ernest R Tidyman (January 1, 1928 ), Ohio, novelist/screenwriter, French Connection
Khan Mohammad (January 1, 1928 ),Pakistani  cricketer, Paki med-fast bowler, played 13 Tests
Barbara Baxley, (January 1, 1927 )actress , Stockton California, Norma Rae, Countdown
Juliusz Luciuk, (January 1, 1927 ) composer
Maurice Bejart (January 1, 1927), French ballet choreographer, Rite of Spring
Yuri Grigorovich (January 1, 1927 ), Leningrad, choreographer
Claire Polin [Schaff](January 1, 1926 ),flautist or musicologist and composer
George Conner(January 1, 1925), line-backer for the Chicago Bears and NFL tackle
Valentina Cortesa (January 1, 1925), actress of Kidnap Syndicate and Milan Italy n many more ..
Chalmers Goodlin (January 1, 1923), U.S. test pilot of  XS-1
Milton Jackson (January 1, 1923), U.S., Ernest F. Hollings (January 1, 1922),
Alain Mimoun O’Kacha (January 1, 1921), Algerian/French cross country, won gold medal in Olympics in 1956
Elisabeth Andersen (January 1, 1920), [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress
Roger Peacock (January 1, 1920), writer
Bernard Drukker (January 1, 1919 ) Dutch organist ,pianist , orch leader,

Carole Landis, (January 1, 1919 ) Fairchild WI, actress of the movies One Million BC &Topper Returns
J.D. Salinger (January 1, 1919 ), American Novelist, Catcher in the Rye
D. Salinger Willy den Ouden (January 1, 1918) Dutch swimmer, WR 100m, 1:04.06
Earl Wrightson (January 1, 1916)singer ,Maryland, Paul Whiteman’s Goodyear Revue
Francois Bondy (January 1, 1915), writer
Lewis Bingham Keeble (January 1, 1915) town planner
Eliot Janeway (January 1, 1913) financial writer,and had written Economics of Chaos
Kim Philby (January 1, 1912) British spy/Soviet mole
Victor Reuther Wheeling (January 1, 1912), labor leader in West Virginia
Hank Greenberg (January 1, 1911), Detroit Tiger
Russ Bender (January 1, 1910), actor and writer of  Amazing Colossal Man and Space Monster
D. D. Hindlekar (January 1, 1909), Indian wicket keeper- batsman (1936-46)
Dana Andrews (January 1, 1909)actor of Collins Mississippi,
Kinue Hitoma (January 1, 1908), Japanese 800m runner,won silver medal in Olympics 1928     Erich Schmid (January 1, 1907) composer

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Frank Stack (January 1, 1906), Canadian speed skater,won bronze medal in  Olympic-1932
Melvin Price (January 1, 1905), Rep-D-IL, 1945-
Buster Nupen (January 1, 1902) cricketer, 1-eyed South African quick, great on matting
Dimiter Nenov (January 1, 1902), composer
Hubert van Doorne (January 1, 1900), Dutch auto manufacturer, DAF
William Haines (January 1, 1900), Staunton, Virginian actor, Xavier Cugat (January 1, 1900), born in Spain, bandleader,  Abbe Lane his wife , Amban. (January 1, 19??) Beloved Goddess/High Priestess/Patron Saint of a.r.c.
Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa (January 1, 1899) composer
Lev V Kuleshov (January 1, 1899), Russian director/theorist, Po Zakonu
Raymond Loucheur (January 1, 1899), composer
George van Derton (January 1, 1898), Belgian
George van Derton (January 1, 1898), Belgian racer and had won 500 race
Viktor Ullmann (January 1, 1898)  composer of opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis
Walter Greaza (January 1, 1897) St. Paul, Minnesota, actor, Martin Kane Private Eye
Maurice Jacobson (January 1, 1896) composer
Teinosuke Kinugasa (January 1, 1896), Japanese actor and director ;done  Jujiro, Jigoku-mon
Yitzhak Edel, (January 1, 1896) composer
Nathaniel Shilkret (January 1, 1895), New York City’s conductor
J. Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895), American Public Servant
Artur Rodzinski, (January 1, 1892) Spalato, Dalmatia, Poland, conductor/composer
Manuel Roxas y Acuna (January 1, 1892), 1st president of Philippines
Miklos Radnai (January 1, 1892), composer
Frank Pettingell (January 1, 1891), actor of Liverpool England, Gaslight, Goose Steps Out
Florence Lawrence (January 1, 1890), Hamilton Ont, actress of silent screens, Confidence
Alexander Smallens (January 1, 1889 ), St. Petersburg, Russia, conductor
Charles Bickford, (January 1, 1889 )actor of Cambridge Massachusetts, John-The Virginian
Tadeusz Jarecki, (January 1, 1889 ) composer
Tom Dugan (January 1, 1889 )actor of Dublin Ireland,worked in Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway
Wilhelm Canaris (January 1, 1887), German admiral/head German military intelligence
Roland Diggle (January 1, 1885), composer
Federigo Tozzi (January 1, 1883) Italian writer and Italian journalist; His contributions are La Torre, Tre Croci
[Hei]ko E Arnoldi (January 1, 1883) , Dutch actor and theatre director ,3 Drops of Water
W C Wendelaar (January 1, 1882), mayor of Alkmaar, 1919-34, /Dutch MP, VVD
Carry van Bridges (January 1, 1881), [de Haan], Dutch author, Heleen, Eva
Edie Martin (January 1, 1880), born in London, England, actress done movies like Titfield Thunderbolt
Shalom Asch (January 1, 1880), yiddish writer, Motke Ganev, poland
Edward M Forster (January 1, 1879 ), England, novelist , some of his contributions : Passage to India and Howards End
Emile Argand (January 1, 1879 ), Swiss geologist, Dekbladen Theory
Ernest Jones (January 1, 1879 ) psychoanalystin british estates , written Life and Work of Sigmund Freud
William Fox (January 1, 1879 ) U.S. film head , Nickelodeon
Edward M. Forster (January 1, 1879 ), written Novels in english
Franko Goldman (January 1, 1878 )Edwin, composer
Francois Ambrosiny (January 1, 1878), French dancer/choreograph, L’oiseau enchante
Johan C Altorf (January 1, 1876), sculptor, October 3rd monument
Charles Rist (January 1, 1875,French economist
N F Druce, (January 1, 1875) cricketer, 5 Tests for England vs. Australia 1897-98
Hugo Leichtentritt (January 1, 1874), composer
Mariano Azuela (January 1, 1873), Mexico, novelist, The Flies, The Bosses
Louis EJM de la Vallee-Poussin (January 1, 1869), Belgian indologist
Charles Edward Montague (January 1, 1867), English author/critic, Fiery Particles
Lew Fields (January 1, 1867), comedian of Weber and Fields
Giuseppe Ferrata (January 1, 1865) composer
Alfred Stieglitz (January 1, 1864) U.S. photographer and U.S. art dealer,and deals in Camera
Aleko Konstantinov, (January 1, 1863) Bulgarian writerand has written “To Chicago and Back”

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Pierre de Coubertin (January 1, 1863), France, baron, revived Olympic games
Snitz Edwards (January 1, 1862 ), Hungary, actor, College, Phantom of the Opera
James Frazer, (January 1, 1854 ) Britain, anthropologist/author, The Golden Bough
Hans Koessler (January 1, 1853) a known composer
Nikola Pasic (January 1, 1846), Serbian nationalist and serbian premier, 1891 to 1926
Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky (January 1, 1843) ,a known  composer
William Hugh Young (January 1, 1838) Brig General of Confederate Army,his sad demise in 1901
William Joseph Westbrook (January 1, 1831),
William Lewis “Old Tige” Cabell (January 1, 1827), Brig General Confederate Army
Arthur Hugh Clough, poet (January 1, 1819), friend of Matthew Arnold
George Foster Shepley (January 1, 1819), volunteers of Brig General Union , his sad demise in 1878
Martin H Klaproth (January 1, 1817) Germany, chemist
Charles Renouvier (January 1, 1815), French philosopher, neocriticism
John Pieter Heije (January 1, 1809), Dutch physician/writer/poet, Silver Fleet
Sydney Nelson, (January 1, 1800) composer
Vaclav Horak (January 1, 1800), composer
Henrik A Bjerregaard (January 1, 1792), Norwegian writer/poet, Sonner af Norge
William Beale (January 1, 1784), composer
Micah Hawkins (January 1, 1777), composer
John Kinker (January 1, 1764), Dutch linguist , Dutch philosopher, Dutch poet, gangster
Elizabeth Griscom (January 1, 1752), Ross, maker of flags , betsy
Giovanni Furno (January 1, 1748),a well-known composer
Mad” Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745) , a general
Paul Revere (January 1, 1735), silversmith and a US patriot
John F E Acton, (January 1, 1734) cruel premier of Naples
Edmund Burke, (January 1, 1729)author in British estates, Philosophy and Inquiry
Christian Friedrich Gregor (January 1, 1723)a well-known composer
Kristijonas Donelaitis (January 1, 1714), Lutheran pastor, A Lithuanian poet of The Seas
Johann H H Butz (January 1, 1709), German or Dutch organ builder
Johann Pfeiffer (January 1, 1697 ) a well-known composer
Johann Krieger (January 1, 1652 ) a well-known composer
Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres (January 1, 1638 ), French poet/playwright
Christoph Bernhard (January 1, 1628 ),

Different sounds of new year in different languages

Isaac Sweers (January 1, 1622 ), A Well-known Dutch Admiral/Civil rights activist/general
Bartolome Esteban Murillo (January 1, 1618 ), Baroque artist [baptized] in Spain
Franciscus Balduinus (January 1, 1520 ), [Francois Baudouin] a well-known lawyer
Caspar Cruciger (January 1, 1504 ), German church reformer
Huldrych Zwingli (January 1, 1481), Swiss Protestant reformer
Sigismund I (January 1, 1467), the old, king of Poland
Lorenzo de’Medici (January 1, 1449), [The Magnificent] of Florence
Alexander VI [Rodrigo Borgia ](January 1, 1431), Spanish/Italian pope from 1492-1503
Charles (January 1, 1387) The king of Navarra known for his anger temperament

Basilius (January 1, 1379) the Great, of Caesarea, holyman, Moralia

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