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Notable Birthdays for January 12

Those born on this date include:

- French fairy tale writer Charles Perrault, author of the Mother Goose stories, in 1628
- British statesman

Edmund Burke in 1729
- Painter John Singer Sargent in 1856
- Novelist Jack London in 1876
- World War II Nazi leader Hermann Goering in 1893
- Western singer/actor Tex Ritter in 1905
- Mentalist The Amazing Kreskin (born George Joseph Kresge) in 1935 (age 78)
- Champion heavyweight boxer Joe Frazier in 1944
- Radio personalities Rush Limbaugh in 1951 (age 62) and Howard Stern in 1954 (age 59)
- News personality Christiane Amanpour in 1958 (age 55)
- Actors Kirstie Alley in 1951 (age 62) and Oliver Platt in 1960 (age 53)
- Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos in 1964 (age 49)
- Musician and film director Rob Zombie in 1965 (age 48)
- Heather Mills, activist, and former wife of Paul McCartney, in 1968 (age 45).

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