11 January 1787 Oberon and Titania, moons of Uranus, discovered by Sir William Herschel. The image above was taken by NASA, Voyager 2, in 1999 when the 18th Moon was identified.
1 January 1801 Dwarf planet Ceres discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi.
2 January 1959 Russian spacecraft Luna 1 launched. First spacecraft to leave Earth’s orbit.
8 January 1868 Frank Dyson. 9th Astronomer Royal 1910-1933
20 January 1930 Buzz Aldrin. Apollo 11. Second moon to walk on the Moon
8 January 1942 Stephen Hawking. English physicist and cosmologist