George Granville "Patience is the virtue of an ass, who treads beneath his burden and complains not."

George Granville
(03/09/1666 – 01/29/1735)
English politician
King George III "A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me."

King George III
(06/04/1738 – 01/29/1820)
British royalty
William McKinley "My wife, be careful, Cortelyou, how you tell her—oh, be careful."

William McKinley
(01/29/1843 – 09/14/1901)
US President (25) , to his secretary, on being shot by an assassin
Anton Chekhov "Any idiot can face a crisis—it's this day-to-day living that wears you out."

Anton Chekhov
(01/29/1860 – 07/15/1904)
Russian writer ("The Cherry Orchard")
Frederick Delius "Music is an outburst of the soul."

Frederick Delius
(01/29/1862 – 06/10/1934)
English composer ("Song of Summer")
Romain Rolland "I know at last what distinguishes man from animals; financial worries."

Romain Rolland
(01/29/1866 – 12/30/1944)
French writer ("Jean-Christophe")
John Davison Rockefeller, Jr. "A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship."

John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
(01/29/1874 – 05/11/1960)
US zillionaire
(son of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.; father of Nelson Rockefeller)
William Claude Dukenfield "My illness is due to my doctor's insistence that I drink milk, a whitish fluid they force down helpless babies."

W. C. Fields
(01/29/1880 – 12/25/1946)
US comic actor ("The Bank Dick")
Edward Lear "And what can we expect if we haven't any dinner, But to lose our teeth and eyelashes and keep on growing thinner?"

Edward Lear
(05/12/1812 – 01/29/1888)
English painter, writer ("The Book of Nonsense")
Martha Edna Wright Griffiths "The biggest problem in politics is that you help some S.O.B. get what he wants and then he throws you out of the train."

Martha Wright Griffiths
(01/29/1912 – 04/22/2003)
US congress (MI)
Victor Mature "I'm no actor—and I have sixty-four pictures to prove it."

Victor Mature
(01/29/1913 – 08/04/1999)
US actor ("Samson and Delilah")
Norman Frederick Simpson "Knocked down a doctor? With an ambulance? How could she? It's a contradiction in terms!"

N. F. Simpson
(01/29/1919 – 08/27/2011)
English writer ("One Way Pendulum")
Sidney Aaron Chayefski "Now listen to me, goddamnit! The Arabs are simplying buying us! A handful of agas, shahs, and emirs who despise this country and everything it stands for—democracy, freedom, the right for me to get up on television and tell you about it—a couple of dozen medieval fanatics are going to own where you work, where you live, what you read, what you see, your cars, your bowling alleys, your mortgages, your schools, your churches, your libraries, your kids, your whole life...!"

Paddy Chayefsky
(01/29/1923 – 08/01/1981)
US writer ("Network")
Edward Paul Abbey "To the intelligent man or woman, life appears infinitely mysterious. But the stupid have an answer for every question."

Edward Abbey
(01/29/1927 – 03/14/1989)
US writer ("The Monkey Wrench Gang")
Douglas Haig, First Earl Haig "Obviously, the greater the length of a war the higher is likely to be the number of casualties in it on either side."

Douglas Haig
(06/19/1861 – 01/29/1928)
Scottish military
Sara Teasdale "I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes."

Sara Teasdale
(08/08/1884 – 01/29/1933)
US writer ("There Will Come Soft Rains")
Germaine Greer "Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. It has no mother."

Germaine Greer
(01/29/1939 – )
Australian feminist ("The Female Eunuch")
Robin Morgan "Don't accept rides from strange men, and remember that all men are strange."

Robin Morgan
(01/29/1941 – )
US editor (Ms magazine) ("Sisterhood is Powerful")
William Allen White "Consistency is the paste jewel that only cheap men cherish."

William Allen White
(02/10/1868 – 01/29/1944)
US writer ("The Real Issue: A Book of Kansas Stories")
(same dates as Jimmy Durante)
Tom Selleck "Son, never throw a punch at a redwood."

Tom Selleck
(01/29/1945 – )
US actor ("Magnum, P.I.")
Tamas Erdelyi "We play short songs and short sets for people who don't have a lot of spare time."

Tommy Ramone
(01/29/1949 – 07/11/2014)
US drummer (Ramones)
Ann Jura Nauseda "When I was a teenager, I was Little Miss Gloves... I couldn't say 'Hey, man' to save my life."

Ann Jillian
(01/29/1950 – )
US actor ("It's a Living") , on growing up in the 1960s
Louis Frausto Pérez, Jr. "I went from being a Grammy-award winning artist to fifteen minutes later pushing a cart in Ralph's Market and buying some Pampers."

Louie Pérez
(01/29/1953 – )
US drummer (Los Lobos) , on fame from "La Bamba"
Oprah Winfrey "All my life I have always known I was born to greatness."

Oprah Winfrey
(01/29/1954 – )
US TV person
Henry Louis Mencken "If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl."

H. L. Mencken
(09/12/1880 – 01/29/1956)
US writer ("The American Language; An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States")
Fritz Kreisler "Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses. I got only fairly near."

Fritz Kreisler
(02/02/1875 – 01/29/1962)
Austrian composer ("Thaïs-Meditation")
(died near his birthday)
Robert Frost "I'm not confused, I'm just well-mixed."

Robert Frost
(03/26/1874 – 01/29/1963)
US poet ("North of Boston")
Alan Ladd "I have the face of an aging choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight. If you can figure out my success on the screen you're a better man than I."

Alan Ladd
(09/03/1913 – 01/29/1964)
US actor ("The Blue Dahlia")
Edward J. Burns, Jr. "I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check."

Edward Burns
(01/29/1968 – )
US actor ("The Groomsmen")
(dated Heather Graham (same birthday); married to Christy Turlington)
Basil Henry Liddell Hart "The chief incalculable in war is the human will."

B. H. Liddell Hart
(10/31/1895 – 01/29/1970)
English military historian ("The Real War, 1914-1918")
Heather Graham "Whenever I meet people who seem really sweet and unassuming, I kind of wonder about them."

Heather Graham
(01/29/1970 – )
US actor ("Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me")
(dated Edward Burns (same birthday))
Jimmy Durante, hot cha cha!

John Barrymore: "You should play Hamlet."
Jimmy Durante: "To hell with them small towns. I'll stick to New York."
(02/10/1893 – 01/29/1980)
US pianist, singer, actor ("Inka Dinka Doo")
(same dates as William Allen White)
Jon Gordon Langseth Jr. "The only things I spend my money on are phone bills and guitars."

Jonny Lang
(01/29/1981 – )
US singer, guitarist ("Lie To Me")
(his wife Haylie Johnson was born exactly a year earlier)
Willie Dixon "I've been real lucky about writing people songs, but a lot of times if I picked a song, the guy didn't want the song for himself. You had to use backwards psychology—I'd say this is a song for Muddy Waters if I wanted Howlin' Wolf to do it because they seemed to have a little thing going on between them."

Willie Dixon
(07/01/1915 – 01/29/1992)
US singer, songwriter ("Spoonful")
Willis Marie Van Schaak "Sex is currency. What's the use of being beautiful if you can't profit from it?" *

Lili St. Cyr
(06/03/1918 – 01/29/1999)
US dancer, actor, and clothing line ("The Naked and the Dead")
"There's a hell of a lot of horny people out there who are not being gratified in the way they should be."

Colleen McCullough
(06/01/1937 – 01/29/2015)
Australian writer ("The Thorn Birds")