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Notable Birthdays for January 12

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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 62)
- champion heavyweight boxer Joe Frazier in 1944
- radio personality Rush Limbaugh in 1951 (age 66)
- radio personality Howard Stern in 1954 (age 63)
- journalist Christiane Amanpour in 1958 (age 59)
- actor Kirstie Alley in 1951 (age 66)
- actor Oliver Platt in 1960 (age 57)
- Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos in 1964 (age 53)
- musician and film director Rob Zombie in 1965 (age 52)
- Heather Mills, activist and former wife of Paul McCartney, in 1968 (age 49).

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