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Famous New Years Babies


People born on the New Year's Day are referred to as New Year Babies. In many societies New Year Babies are said to be the luckiest of all throughout their lives. Born on the first day of the calendar New Year Babies receive much attention at the time of their birth. Several hospitals present gifts to the New Year's babies. And in some places, birth of a New Year's Baby is also reported by the media. Another reason for the hype about New Year's Baby is that in modern cultures, New Year's Day is often represented as an infant termed as Baby New Year, welcoming the new year.

Baby New Year Many of the New Year's Baby all over the world have excelled in their area of work and carved a significant niche for themselves. Such achievers have further given credence to the belief that New Year's Babies are the luckiest. Given here are names of some of the most distinguished New Year Babies from across the world.

Famous New Year's Babies in History
  • 1431 - Pope Alexander VI
  • 1704 - Soame Jenyns, English writer
  • 1735 - Paul Revere, American patriot
  • 1833 - Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect
  • 1848 - John Goff, Irish lawyer
  • 1854 - Sir James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist
  • 1860 - George Washington Carver, American educator
  • 1863 - Pierre de Coubertin, French Olympic Games initiator
  • 1874 - Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor
  • 1876 - Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist
  • 1878 - Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist
  • 1879 - E. M. Forster, English novelist
  • 1881 - Vajiravudh, King of Thailand
  • 1883 - Gabrielle Chanel, French Designer
  • 1887 - Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral
  • 1890 - Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer
  • 1892 - Artur Rodzinski, Croatian conductor
  • 1894 - Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian mathematician
  • 1895 - J. Edgar Hoover, American FBI director

Famous Modern New Year's Babies
  • 1900 - Xavier Cugat, Spanish musician
  • 1906 - Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter
  • 1909 - Barry M. Goldwater, American politician
  • 1912 - Kim Philby, British spy
  • 1919 - J. D. Salinger, American novelist
  • 1922 - Rocky Graziano, American boxer
  • 1930 - Hossain Mohammad Ershad, President of Bangladesh
  • 1942 - Martin Frost, American politician
  • 1942 - Gennadi Sarafanov, Soviet cosmonaut
  • 1943 - Don Novello, American actor
  • 1944 - Zafarullah Khan Jamali former PM of Pakistan
  • 1946 - Rivelino, Brazilian football player
  • 1951 - Ashfaq Hussain, Urdu poet
  • 1960 - Adelaide Ferreira, Portuguese singer
  • 1961 - Mark Wingett, British actor
  • 1964 - Dedee Pfeiffer, American actress
  • 1966 - Anna Burke, Australian politician
  • 1970 - Kimberly Page, American actress
  • 1972 - Lilian Thuram, French footballer
  • 1975 - Sonali Bendre, Indian actress
  • 1975 - Joe Cannon, American soccer player
  • 1975 - Robert Westerholt, Dutch guitarist (Within Temptation)
  • 1978 - Nina Bott, German actress
  • 1978 - Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda, Indian spiritual guru
  • 1979 - Brody Dalle, Australian singer (The Distillers)
  • 1979 - Koichi Domoto, Japanese artist
  • 2000 - Kala Sosefina Mileniume Kauvaka, Tongan baby born first in new millennium




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