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Famous birthdays for Jan. 26: David Strathairn, Sasha Banks

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Famous birthdays for Jan. 26: David Strathairn, Sasha Banks
David Strathairn arrives on the red carpet at the premiere of "Nightmare Alley" on December 1 at at Alice Tully Hall in New York City. The actor turns 73 on January 26. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius.

They include:

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-- French philosopher Claude Helvetius in 1715

-- First lady Julia Grant in 1826

-- U.S. Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur in 1880

-- Bessie Coleman, first female African American/Native American pilot in 1892

-- Austrian singer Maria von Trapp in 1905

-- Louis Zamperini, American World War II prisoner of war and subject of the film Unbroken, in 1917

-- Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1918

-- Author Philip Jose Farmer in 1918

-- Actor Paul Newman in 1925

-- Cartoonist/playwright/author Jules Feiffer in 1929 (age 93)

-- Sports personality Bob Uecker in 1934 (age 88)

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-- Actor Scott Glenn in 1939 (age 83)

-- Political activist Angela Davis in 1944 (age 78)

-- Film critic Gene Siskel in 1946

-- Actor David Strathairn in 1949 (age 73)

-- Former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in 1953 (age 69)

-- Singer Lucinda Williams in 1953 (age 69)

-- Musician Eddie Van Halen in 1955

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-- Singer Anita Baker in 1958 (age 64)

-- Comedian Ellen DeGeneres in 1958 (age 64)

-- Hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky in 1961 (age 61)

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-- Soccer coach Brendan Rodgers in 1973 (age 49)

-- Actor Colin O'Donoghue in 1981 (age 41)

-- Conductor Gustavo Dudamel in 1981 (age 41)

-- Wrestler Sasha Banks, born Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado, in 1992 (age 30)

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