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Chinese New Year: Who was born in the Year of the Horse 1906-1907/1918-1919

The last day of January marked the first day of the Year of the Horse. This year, 2014, is the Year of the Horse.

John Carradine was born 5 February 1906 (d. 1988) in the year of the Fire Horse.
Promotional photos.
On 31 January 2014, the Year of the Horse began.
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Who was born in the Year of the Horse?

25 January 1906 12 February 1907 Fire Horse

  • January 15 – Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975)
  • January 21 – Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • February 5 – John Carradine, American actor (d. 1988)
  • February 7 – Puyi, Last Emperor of China (d. 1967)
  • February 10 – Lon Chaney, Jr., American actor (d. 1973)
  • February 18 – Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
  • February 22 – Helge Kjærulff-Schmidt, Danish actor (d. 1982)
  • February 26 – Madeleine Carroll, British actress (d. 1987)
  • February 28 – Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)
  • April 22 – Eddie Albert, American actor (d. 2005)
  • May 2 – Philippe Halsman, Latvian-born American photographer (d. 1979)
  • May 3 – Mary Astor, American actress and writer (d. 1987)
  • May 8 – Roberto Rossellini, Italian director (d. 1977)
  • July 1 – Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (d. 2004)
  • July 12 – Pietro Tordi, Italian actor (d. 1990)
  • August 14 – Horst P. Horst, German photographer (d. 1999)
  • August 21 – Friz Freleng, American cartoon director (d. 1995)
  • August 27 – Ed Gein, American serial killer (d. 1984)
  • October 6 – Janet Gaynor, American actress (d. 1984)
  • December 5 – Otto Preminger, Austrian-born American film director (d. 1986)
  • December 26 – Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer and actress (d. 2003)
  • December 27 – Oscar Levant, American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor (d. 1972)
  • January 3 – Ray Milland, Welsh actor (d. 1986)
  • January 20 – Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (d. 2000)

11 February 1918 31 January 1919 Earth Horse

  • February 15 – Allan Arbus, American actor (M*A*S*H) (d. 2013)
  • February 16 – Patty Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (d. 2013)
  • March 29 - Pearl Bailey, African-American singer and actress (d. 1990) /Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart (d. 1992)
  • April 8 – Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (d. 2011)
  • April 17 – William Holden, American actor (d. 1981)
  • April 18 - Gabriel Axel, Danish film director - Shinobu Hashimoto, Japanese screenwriter
  • May 1 – Jack Paar, American television show host (The Tonight Show) (d. 2004)
  • Eddy Arnold, American country music singer (d. 2008)
  • Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (d. 2009)
  • May 18 – Claudia Bryar, American actress (d. 2011)
  • June 8 – Robert Preston, American actor (The Music Man) (d. 1987)
  • July 4 - Ann Landers, American advice columnist (d. 2002)/Pauline Phillips, American advice columnist, popularly known as Abigail Van Buren (d. 2013)/ Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (d. 2006)
  • July 6 – Sebastian Cabot, American actor (Family Affair) (d. 1977)
  • July 26 – Marjorie Lord, American actress
  • August 3 – Sidney Gottlieb, American Central Intelligence Agency official (d. 1999)
  • August 4 – Noel Willman, Irish actor (d. 1988)
  • August 5 – Betty Oliphant, co-founder of National Ballet of Canada (d. 2004)
  • August 26 – Hutton Gibson, religion writer and father of actor Mel Gibson
  • September 3 – Helen Wagner, American soap opera actress (d. 2010)
  • September 4 - Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster (d. 2009)
  • September 15 – Nipsey Russell, American comedian (d. 2005)
  • September 17 – Chaim Herzog, 6th President of Israel 1983–93 (d. 1997)
  • September 21 – John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (d. 2007)
  • September 22 – Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (d. 1988)
  • September 27 – Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (d. 1984)
  • September 28
  • Ángel Labruna, Argentine soccer player and manager (d. 1983)
  • Arnold Stang, American comic actor (d. 2009)
  • October 4 – Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • October 6 – Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (d. 2010)
  • October 8 – Jens Christian Skou, Danish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • October 9 – E. Howard Hunt, Watergate break-in coordinator (d. 2007)
  • October 17 – Rita Hayworth, American actress (d. 1987)
  • October 18
  • Konstantinos Mitsotakis, former Greek Prime Minister
  • Bobby Troup, American singer-songwriter and actor (Emergency!) (d. 1999)
  • October 19
  • Louis Althusser, French philosopher (d. 1990)
  • Robert S. Strauss, Democratic National Committee Chairman
  • October 23 – Augusta Dabney, American actress (d. 2008)
  • October 27
  • Mihkel Mathiesen, Estonian statesman (d. 2003)
  • Teresa Wright, American actress (d. 2005)
  • October 31 – Ian Stevenson, American parapsychologist (d. 2007)
  • November 3
  • Bob Feller, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (d. 2007)
  • Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator from Louisiana (d. 2003)
  • Raimon Panikkar, Spanish theologian (d. 2010)
  • Dean Riesner, American film and television screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • November 4
  • Art Carney, American actor (The Honeymooners) (d. 2003)
  • Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chapparal) (d. 1994)
  • November 7 – Billy Graham, American evangelist, spiritual adviser to several U.S. Presidents
  • November 9 – Spiro Agnew, American Vice President (d. 1996)
  • November 10 – Ernst Otto Fischer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • November 13 – Jack Elam, American actor (d. 2003)
  • November 21 – Dorothy Maguire Chapman, American professional baseball player (d. 1981)
  • November 29 – Madeleine L'Engle, American author (d. 2007)
  • November 30 – Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor (The FBI)
  • December 8 – Gérard Souzay, French baritone (d. 2004)
  • December 9 – Jerome Beatty, Jr., author of children's literature (d. 2002)
  • December 11 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
  • December 12 – Joe Williams, American jazz singer (d. 1999)
  • December 15 – Jeff Chandler, American actor (d. 1961)
  • December 20 – Joseph Payne Brennan, American poet/author (d. 1990)
  • December 21
  • Donald Regan, American Treasury Secretary and White House Chief of Staff (d. 2003)
  • Kurt Waldheim, President of Austria and Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 2007)
  • December 23
  • José Greco, Italian-born flamenco dancer (d. 2001)
  • Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of Germany
  • December 25
  • Bertie Mee, English football player and manager (d. 2001)
  • Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1981)
  • January 1 – J. D. Salinger, American novelist (The Catcher in the Rye) (d. 2010)
  • January 5 – Hector Abhayavardhana, Sri Lankan political theorist (d. 2012)
  • January 10 – Amzie Strickland, American actress (d. 2006)
  • January 13 – Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables) (d. 2003)
  • January 14
  • Andy Rooney, American journalist (60 Minutes) (d. 2011)
  • Giulio Andreotti, Italian politician (d. 2013)
  • January 15 – George Cadle Price, first Prime Minister of Belize (d. 2011)
  • January 23
  • Frances Bay, Canadian actress (d. 2011)
  • Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist (d. 2013)
  • Ernie Kovacs, American comedian (d. 1962)
  • Bob Paisley, British football player and manager (d. 1996)
  • January 24 – Leon Kirchner, American composer (d. 2009)
  • January 25
  • Edwin Newman, American journalist and writer (NBC Nightly News) (d. 2010)
  • Eula Beal, American contralto (d. 2008)
  • January 26 – Valentino Mazzola, Italian footballer (d. 1949)
  • January 27 – Ross Bagdasarian, American musician and actor (Alvin and the Chipmunks) (d. 1972)
  • January 30 – John C. Elliott, American politician and 39th Governor of American Samoa (d. 2001)
  • January 31 – Jackie Robinson, African-American baseball player (d. 1972)