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Notable Birthdays for January 21

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Those born on this date include:

- Soldier/Vermont folk hero Ethan Allen in 1738
- explorer/historian John Fremont in 1813
- Confederate Gen. Thomas Stonewall Jackson in 1824
- Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin in 1869
- Roger Nash Baldwin, founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, in 1884
- blues musician Lead Belly, born Huddie William Ledbetter, in 1888
- French fashion designer Christian Dior in 1905
- German high-wire walker Karl Wallenda in 1905
- actor Telly Savalas in 1922
- actor Paul Scofield in 1922
- British comedian Benny Hill in 1924
- disc jockey Robert Wolfman Jack Smith in 1938
- golfer Jack Nicklaus in 1940 (age 82)
- opera star Placido Domingo in 1941 (age 81)
- folk musician Richie Havens in 1941
- singer Mac Davis in 1942
- singer Edwin Starr in 1942
- actor Jill Eikenberry in 1947 (age 75)
- singer Billy Ocean in 1950 (age 72)
- former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke in 1950 (age 72)
- former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in 1951 (age 71)
- Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 1953
- artist Jeff Koons in 1955 (age 67)
- actor Robby Benson in 1956 (age 66)
- actor Geena Davis in 1956 (age 66)
- basketball Hall of Fame member Hakeem Olajuwon in 1963 (age 59)
- singer Emma Baby Spice Bunton in 1976 (age 46).

 

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