Today’s famous birthdays list for January 1, 2021 includes celebrity Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash

FILE – Grandmaster Flash attends the 21st Annual ACE Awards hosted by the Accessories Council on Aug. 7, 2017, in New York. The DJ turns 62 on Jan. 1. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

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Birthday wishes go out to Grandmaster Flash and all the other celebrities with birthdays today.  Check out our slideshow below to see photos of famous people turning a year older on January 1st and learn an interesting fact about each of them.

Frank Langella

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 20: Actor Frank Langella onstage at the Center Theatre Group 50th Anniversary Celebration at Ahmanson Theatre on May 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Center Theatre Group)

Actor Frank Langella turns 83

Fun fact: Has portrayed Dracula both on stage and screen

Grandmaster Flash

Polar prize winner US hip hop recording artist and DJ Grandmaster Flash speaks during the price ceremony at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm on June 11, 2019. (Photo by Christine Olsson / TT News Agency / AFP)AFP via Getty Images

Rapper Grandmaster Flash turns 63

Fun fact: Inducted into the Rock Hall in 2007

Damson Idris, Morris Chestnut

Damson Idris, left, and Morris Chestnut introduce a tribute to John Singleton during an In Memoriam tribute at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Actor Morris Chestnut turns 52

Fun fact: Once appeared in a Luther Vandross music video

More celebrities with birthdays today

Singer-guitarist Country Joe McDonald of Country Joe and the Fish is 79. Comedian Don Novello (Father Guido Sarducci) is 78. Actor Rick Hurst (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) is 75. Actor Renn Woods is 63. Actor Dedee Pfeiffer (“Cybill”) is 57. R&B singer Tank is 45. Actor Eden Riegel (“The Young and the Restless”) is 40. Bassist Noah Sierota of Echosmith is 25.

Other popular or historical birthdays on January 1st

Paul Revere, Revolutionary War figure

‘Mad’ Anthony Wayne, Revolutionary War general

Betsy Ross, seamstress

E.M. Forster, author

J. Edgar Hoover, first FBI director

J.D. Salinger, author

Verne Troyer, actor

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Sean Connery, Chadwick Boseman and Kelly Preston and rocker Eddie Van Halen

2020 celebrity deaths included actors Sean Connery, Chadwick Boseman and Kelly Preston and rocker Eddie Van Halen. (AP)

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celebrity fun facts collage

Prior celebrity fun facts (Associated Press)

Celebrity fun facts

Emilia Clarke

Sophie Turner

Jason Momoa

Danielle Fishel and the ‘Boy Meets World’ cast

Chris Hemsworth

Amanda Seyfried

Kat Dennings

Robert Downey Jr.

Alyson Hannigan

Tiffani Amber Thiessen

Miley Cyrus

Emma Stone

Seth MacFarlane

Mark Hamill

Jennifer Lawrence & Mila Kunis

David Hasselhoff

Lindsay Lohan

Natalie Portman

George Clooney

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Emma Watson

Alec Baldwin

Jenna Fischer

Kate Mara

Jennifer Aniston

Alan Alda

Betty White

Dave Matthews

Danica McKellar

Taylor Swift

Britney Spears

Bill Nye

Scarlett Johansson

Rachel McAdams

Demi Moore

Julia Roberts

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A look at prior movie and tv-related fun fact lists (Associated Press)

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