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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
- painter John Singer Sargent in 1856
- novelist Jack London in 1876
- World War II Nazi leader Hermann Goering in 1893
- mentalist The Amazing Kreskin, born George Joseph Kresge, in 1935 (age 85)
- champion heavyweight boxer Joe Frazier in 1944
- author Haruki Murakami in 1949 (age 71)
- actor Kirstie Alley in 1951 (age 69)
- radio personality Rush Limbaugh in 1951 (age 69)
- radio personality Howard Stern in 1954 (age 66)
- journalist Christiane Amanpour in 1958 (age 62)
- actor Oliver Platt in 1960 (age 60)
- Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos in 1964 (age 56)
- musician/film director Rob Zombie in 1965 (age 55)
- Heather Mills, activist and former wife of Paul McCartney, in 1968 (age 52)
- actor Rachael Harris in 1968 (age 52)
- singer Melanie Chisholm in 1974 (age 46)
- actor/singer Issa Rae in 1985 (age 35)
- actor Naya Rivera in 1987 (age 33)
- singer Zayn Malik in 1993 (age 27).

 

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