Friday, January 29

Crossword - Famous January Birthdays

This crossword puzzle about famous people born in January will help you practise your reading skills. The answers to the questions are either countries or nationalities. Scroll down to page 2 of the PDF file to see the clues.

Scan through the list of birthdays of famous people who were born in January further down the page to find the answers.




Popular January festivals, special days, and events:

December 26 - January 1 - Kwanzaa
January 1 - New Years Day
January 14 - Hindu festival Makar Sankranti
January 13-16 - Hindu Harvest Festival Pongal
Jaunary 15 - Martin Luther King Day
January 20 - Hindu Festival Vasant Panchami
January 25 - Scottish Festival Burns Night
January 26 - Australia Day
January 30 - Mahayana Buddhist New Year
January 30 - Jewish Festival Tu B'Shevat
January 31 - Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Sikh)

Some famous people born in January:

January 1, 1895 - J. Edgar Hoover
January 2, 1920 - science fiction writer Issac Asimov
January 3, 1969 - racing driver Michael Schumacher
January 4, 1809 - Louis Braille
January 6, 1367 - King Richard II of England
January 7, 1985 - British racing driver Lewis Hamilton.
January 8, 1935 - singer Elvis Presley
January 9, 1908 - French writer Simone de Beauvoir
January 10, 1903 - British sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth
January 12, 1856 - American painter John Singer Sargent
January 15, 1622 - African-American civil rights activist
January 17, 1706 - US president Benjamin Franklin
January 19, 1839 - French Artist Paul Cézanne
January 20, 1930 - US astronaut Buzz Aldrin
January 21, 1934 - Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo
January 22, 1935 - American R & B singer Sam Cooke
January 24, AD36 - Roman Emperor Hadrian
January 25, 1759 - Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns
January 26, 1908 - French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli
January 27, 1756 - German composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
January 28, 1955 - French President Nicolas Sarkozy
January 29, 1860 - Russian author Anton Chekhov
January 30, 1882 - US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
January 31, 1938 - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands




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