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Notable Birthdays for January 18

Those born on this date include:

- French philosopher Montesquieu in 1689
- English physician Peter Roget, who compiled Roget's Thesaurus, in 1779
- American orator and statesman Daniel Webster in 1782
- English author A.A. Milne, who wrote Winnie the Pooh, in 1882
- Comedian Oliver Hardy of the Laurel and Hardy movie team, in 1892
- Actors Cary Grant in 1904 and Danny Kaye in 1913
- American inventor Ray Dolby and filmmaker John Boorman, both in 1933 (age 80)
- Former Northern Ireland politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate John Hume in 1937 (age 76)
- Former baseball star Curt Flood in 1938
- Singers David Ruffin and Bobby Goldsboro (age 72), both in 1941
- And actors Kevin Costner in 1955 (age 58) and Jesse L. Martin in 1969 (age 44).

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