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Notable Birthdays for January 19

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Those born on this date include:

- Scottish engineer James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, in 1736
- Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in 1807
- American short story writer/poet Edgar Allan Poe in 1809
- French post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne in 1839
- Ebony magazine founder John H. Johnson in 1918
- former U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar in 1920
- author Patricia Highsmith in 1921
- actor Jean Stapleton in 1923
- actor Tippi Hedren in 1930 (age 92)
- television newscaster Robert MacNeil in 1931 (age 91)
- singer Phil Everly in 1939
- British stage singer/actor Michael Crawford in 1942 (age 80)
- singer Janis Joplin in 1943
- actor Shelley Fabares in 1944 (age 78)
- singer Dolly Parton in 1946 (age 76)
- chef Paula Deen in 1947 (age 75)
- singer/actor Desi Arnaz Jr. in 1953 (age 69)
- artist Cindy Sherman in 1954 (age 68)
- actor Katey Sagal in 1954 (age 68)
- comedian Paul Rodriguez in 1955 (67)
- painter Thomas Kinkade in 1958
- author Edwidge Danticat in 1969 (age 53)
- actor Shawn Wayans in 1971 (age 51)
- comedian Frank Caliendo in 1974 (age 48)
- actor Jodie Sweetin in 1982 (age 40)
- Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in 1982 (age 40)
- filmmaker Damien Chazelle in 1985 (age 37)
- U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Shawn Johnson in 1992 (age 30)
- rapper Mac Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, in 1992
- actor Logan Lerman in 1992 (age 30)
- model Natalia Bryant in 2003 (age 19).

 

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