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Can you name the the individuals born on each day of January?

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DateNameDescription (year of birth)
January 1Director of the FBI from 1924-72 (1895)
January 2English serial killer responsible for the Moors murders (1938)
January 3Roman politician and orator who composed the Philippics (106 BC)
January 4Frenchman who invented an eponymous system of reading for the blind (1809)
January 5Actor whose movies include The Godfather, Falling Down and Apocalypse Now (1931)
January 6King of England during the Peasants' Revolt (1367)
January 7British racing driver who was 2008 Formula 1 world champion (1985)
January 8Rock n' Roll singer known as the King (1935)
January 9President of the United States who resigned in the wake of the Watergate scandal (1913)
January 10Scottish singer who had #1 hits with Maggie May and Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? (1945)
January 11R&B artist whose hit singles include Family Affair and Not Gon' Cry (1971)
January 12Leading Nazi politician and head of the Luftwaffe during WWII (1893)
January 13Writer and creator of the Paddington Bear series (1926)
January 14American revolutionary general who defected to Britain in 1780 (1741)
January 15African American civil rights figurehead awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 (1929)
January 16Director of Halloween, The Thing and Escape from New York (1948)
DateNameDescription (year of birth)
January 17UK Prime Minister from 1916-22 and the only Welshman to hold the office (1863)
January 18Author best known for penning the Winnie the Pooh series (1882)
January 19Scottish inventor and engineer who pioneered an advanced steam engine (1736)
January 20Astronaut and second man to walk on the moon (1930)
January 21Golfer and winner of a record 18 majors (1940)
January 22English politician, scientist and philosopher who pioneered Scientific Method (1561)
January 23Pioneering Russian director whose films included October and Battleship Potemkin (1898)
January 24Roman Emperor famous for his eponymous wall in northern England (AD 76)
January 25Portuguese footballer who was named European Player of the Year in 1965 (1942)
January 26Oscar winning actor in The Sting, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid and Cool Hand Luke (1925)
January 27Influential Austrian classical composer who composed the Reqiuem (1756)
January 28President of France from 2007-12 (1955)
January 29Russian dramatist who wrote Uncle Vanya and The Cherry Orchard (1860)
January 30President of the United States elected to the office four times (1882)
January 31Brooklyn Dodgers second baseman who broke baseball's colour line in 1947 (1919)

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