Celebrities Born On New Year's Day

Here are all the famous people who were born on January 1st, New Year's Day. Featuring actors, musicians, singers, athletes, politicians, historical figures, models, and other celebrities born on New Year's Day, this list includes living and dead celebs. Which famous people were born on January 1?

It will surprise you how many celebrities have been born on New Year's Day. Actors who have New Year's birthdays include Morris Chestnut and Verne Troyer, while singers born on January 1 include Poppy, Diamond White, and Tank. Other celebrities who were born on New Year's include Frank Langella, Jeremy Irvine, Katrina Law, Kerrie Roberts, Stacy Martin, and Meryl Davis. 

Click through the list below to see all the celebrities born on New Year's Day and celebrate two holidays in one every January.


  • Frank Langella
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    Frank A. Langella Jr. (; born January 1, 1938) is an American stage and film actor. He has won four Tony Awards, two for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performances as Richard Nixon in the play Frost/Nixon and as André in The Father and two for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performances in Edward Albee's Seascape and Ivan Turgenev's Fortune's Fool. His notable film roles include George Prager in Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), Count Dracula in Dracula (1979), Skeletor in Masters of the Universe (1987), Bob Alexander in Dave (1993), William S. Paley in Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) and Richard Nixon in the film production of Frost/Nixon (2008), which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He had a recurring role as Gabriel, the KGB handler for the lead characters, in the FX series The Americans between 2013 and 2017.
    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
    • Born: 01-01-1938
    • Credits: Frost/Nixon,The Ninth Gate,Superman Returns,Robot & Frank
  • Verne Troyer
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    Verne Jay Troyer (January 1, 1969 – April 21, 2018) was an American actor, comedian, and stunt performer who played Mini-Me in the Austin Powers film series. He was only 2 ft 8 in (81 cm) tall, the result of cartilage–hair hypoplasia; this made him one of the shortest men in the world.
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Sturgis
    • Born: 01-01-1969
    • Credits: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • Idi Amin
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    Idi Amin Dada Oumee (; c. 1925 – 16 August 2003) was a Ugandan military officer who served as the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Popularly known as the "Butcher of Uganda," he is considered one of the most brutal despots in world history.Amin was born either in Koboko or Kampala to a Kakwa father and Lugbara mother. In 1946, he joined the King's African Rifles (KAR) of the British Colonial Army as a cook. He rose to the rank of lieutenant, taking part in British actions against Somali rebels in the Shifta War and then the Mau Mau rebels in Kenya. Uganda gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1962, and Amin remained in the armed forces, rising to the position of major and being appointed Commander of the Army in 1965. He became aware that Ugandan President Milton Obote was planning to arrest him for misappropriating army funds, so he launched a military coup in 1971 and declared himself President. During his years in power, Amin shifted from being a pro-western ruler enjoying considerable support from Israel to being backed by Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, Zaire's Mobutu Sese Seko, the Soviet Union, and East Germany. In 1975, Amin became the chairman of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), a Pan-Africanist group designed to promote solidarity among African states. Uganda was a member of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights from 1977 to 1979. The UK broke diplomatic relations with Uganda in 1977, and Amin declared that he had defeated the British and added "CBE" to his title for "Conqueror of the British Empire". Radio Uganda then announced his entire title: "His Excellency President for Life, Field Marshal Alhaji Dr. Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, CBE".As Amin's rule progressed into the late 1970s, there was increased unrest against his persecution of certain ethnic groups and political dissidents, along with Uganda's very poor international standing due to Amin's support for the terrorist hijackers in Operation Entebbe. He then attempted to annex Tanzania's Kagera Region in 1978, so Tanzanian president Julius Nyerere had his troops invade Uganda; they captured Kampala on 11 April 1979 and ousted Amin from power. Amin then went into exile, first in Libya and then in Saudi Arabia, where he lived until his death on 16 August 2003. Amin's rule was characterized by rampant human rights abuses, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement. International observers and human rights groups estimate that between 100,000 and 500,000 people were killed under his regime.
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1925-2003)
    • Birthplace: Longview, Texas, USA
    • Born: 01-01-1925
    • Credits: General Idi Amin Dada, Urgent ou À quoi bon exécuter des projets puisque le projet est en lui-même une jouissance suffisante, Biography, Frost on Saturday
  • Katrina Law
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    Katrina Law is an American actress. She is known for playing the roles of Mira in the Starz television series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Spartacus: Vengeance, Nyssa al Ghul on The CW television series Arrow, and Karen Beach on the Sony Crackle series The Oath.
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Born: 09-30-1985
    • Credits: Apparition, Snow Bride, 12 Gifts of Christmas, Spartacus: War of the Damned
  • Jeffrey J. Carter (born January 1, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for and an alternate captain of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). During his NHL career, he has won the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014, has appeared in two All-Star Games in 2009 and 2017, and led the Philadelphia Flyers – for whom he played six seasons – in scoring during their 2008–09 campaign; his 46 goals during that season were good for second overall in the NHL. Carter also played 39 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2011–12 season before being traded to Los Angeles. Carter played junior in the Ontario Hockey First Team All-Star, William Hanley Trophy and CHL Sportsman of the Year honours in his final year. Joining the Flyers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, immediately after his junior career, he helped the team win the Calder Cup in 2005. Internationally, Carter has won gold medals with Team Canada at the under-18, under-20 levels and at the Olympics. During his under-20 career, he tied as Canada's all-time leading scorer at the World Juniors and was named to back-to-back Tournament All-Star Teams. He has also represented Canada at the 2006 IIHF World Championship. Carter represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where he won a gold medal.
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: London, Canada
    • Born: 01-01-1985
  • Elin Nordegren
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    Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈeːlɪn ²nuːɖɛˌɡreːn]; formerly Woods; born 1 January 1980) is the Swedish-born former wife of professional golfer Tiger Woods, who has worked as a model and nanny.
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Born: 01-01-1980