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Josh Young

born May 10th, 1980

Josh Young is an American actor best known for appearing on Broadway in the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar as Judas and Amazing Grace, originating the role of John Newton.

Josh Zeid

born March 24th, 1987

Joshua Alexander Zeid (/zaɪd/ ZYDE; born March 24, 1987) is an American-Israeli former professional baseball pitcher. He plays for Team Israel. He formerly played for the Houston Astros of MLB. Zeid played for the gold-medal-winning Team USA Youth National Team in 2003. In his senior year in high school he was named Gatorade Connecticut High School Player of the Year, and Baseball America ranked him the nation's 27th-best prospect. He was drafted in the 10th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, and in 2010 he was named a South Atlantic League midseason All-Star, and won the MiLB Best Reliever (Class A–Full Season) Award. He debuted in the major leagues with the Houston Astros in 2013.

Joshua Barnes

born January 10th, 1654

Joshua Barnes FRS, was an English scholar. His work Gerania; a New Discovery of a Little Sort of People, anciently discoursed of, called Pygmies (1675) was an Utopian romance.

Joshua Bassett

born December 22nd, 2000

Joshua Taylor Bassett is an American actor and singer. He is known for his starring role as high school student Ricky Bowen in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (2019–2023), and for its accompanying soundtracks, for which he won a Children's and Family Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song for a Children's or Young Teen Program.

Joshua Chamberlain

died February 24th, 1914

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was an American college professor from Maine who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army. He became a highly respected and decorated Union officer, reaching the rank of brigadier general. He is best known for his gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Joshua Coyne

born March 5th, 1993

Joshua Coyne is an American musician and composer.

Joshua Eagle

born May 10th, 1973

Joshua Eagle is a former professional male tennis player and current professional tennis coach from Australia.

Joshua Jackson

born June 11th, 1978

Joshua Carter Jackson (born June 11, 1978) is an American-Canadian actor. He is known for his starring role as Charlie Conway in Mighty Ducks, as Pacey Witter in The WB teen drama series Dawson's Creek (1998–2003), Peter Bishop in the Fox science fiction series Fringe (2008–2013), Cole Lockhart in the Showtime drama series The Affair (2014–2018), Mickey Joseph in the drama miniseries When They See Us (2019), Bill Richardson in the drama miniseries Little Fires Everywhere (2020), and Dr. Christopher Duntsch in Dr. Death (2021).

Joshua John Miller

born December 26th, 1974

Joshua John Miller is an American actor, screenwriter, author, and director. Miller co-writes with his life partner M. A. Fortin; the two wrote the screenplay for the 2015 horror comedy The Final Girls, and the USA Network drama series Queen of the South.

Joshua Kimmich

born February 8th, 1995

Joshua Walter Kimmich is a German professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or right-back for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. Regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world, he is known for his versatility, aggression, leadership and playmaking ability. He is often compared with former Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm and is considered his successor.

Joshua Ledet

born April 9th, 1992

Joshua Ledet is an American singer from Westlake, Louisiana. In 2012 he placed third in the eleventh season of American Idol. He is known for his "soaring, church-bred brand of old school soul music." In 2017, he released a self-titled EP.

Joshua Malina

born January 17th, 1966

Joshua Charles Malina is an American film and stage actor known for playing Will Bailey on the NBC drama The West Wing, Jeremy Goodwin on Sports Night, US Attorney General David Rosen on Scandal, and Caltech President Siebert on The Big Bang Theory.

Joshua Reynolds

died February 23rd, 1792

Sir Joshua Reynolds was an English painter who specialised in portraits. John Russell said he was one of the major European painters of the 18th century. He promoted the "Grand Style" in painting, which depended on idealisation of the imperfect. He was a founder and first president of the Royal Academy of Arts and was knighted by George III in 1769.

Joshua Rifkin

born April 22nd, 1944

Joshua Rifkin is an American conductor, pianist, and musicologist. He is currently a professor of music at Boston University. As a performer he has recorded music by composers from Antoine Busnois to Silvestre Revueltas, and as a scholar has published research on composers from the Renaissance to the 20th century.

Joshua Rowley

May 1st, 1730 - February 26th, 1790

Vice-Admiral Sir Joshua Rowley, 1st Baronet was a Royal Navy officer who was the fourth son of Admiral Sir William Rowley. Sir Joshua was from an ancient English family, originating in Staffordshire (England) and was born on 1 May 1734. Rowley served with distinction in a number of battles throughout his career and was highly praised by his contemporaries. Unfortunately whilst his career was often active he did not have the opportunity to command any significant engagements and always followed rather than led. His achievements have therefore been eclipsed by his contemporaries such as Keppel, Hawke, Howe and Rodney. Rowley however remains one of the stalwart commanders of the wooden walls that kept Britain safe for so long.

Joshua Samuda

born December 23rd, 1988

Joshua Samuda (born December 23, 1988) is a former American football offensive guard. He played college football at Massachusetts.

Joshua Sinclair-Evans

born March 29th, 1995

Joshua Sinclair-Evans (born 29 March 1995) is an English actor. He is known for portraying the role of Josh in the Disney Channel musical series The Lodge.

Joshua Slocum

born February 20th, 1844

Joshua Slocum was the first person to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian-born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. In 1900 he wrote a book about his journey, Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an international best-seller. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray.

Joshua W. Alexander

died February 27th, 1936

Joshua Willis Alexander was United States secretary of commerce from December 16, 1919, to March 4, 1921, in the administration of President Woodrow Wilson.

Josia Thugwane

born April 15th, 1971

Josia Thugwane is a South African retired long-distance runner, best known for winning the gold medal in the marathon at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Thugwane, who is of Ndebele heritage, is the first black athlete to earn an Olympic gold for South Africa.

Josiah Hornblower

died January 21st, 1809

Josiah Hornblower was an English engineer and statesman in Belleville, New Jersey. He was a delegate for New Jersey in the Continental Congress in 1785 and 1786.

Josiah McCracken

born March 30th, 1874

Josiah Calvin McCracken was an American football player and track and field athlete.

Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp

died April 16th, 1941

Josiah Charles Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, was an English industrialist, economist, civil servant, statistician, writer, and banker. He was a director of the Bank of England and chairman of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

Josiah Thomas (politician)

April 28th, 1863 - February 5th, 1933

Josiah Thomas was an Australian politician. He was elected to the House of Representatives at the inaugural 1901 federal election, representing the Labor Party. Thomas served as a minister in Andrew Fisher's first two governments, as Postmaster-General and Minister for External Affairs (1911–1913). He joined the Nationalist Party after the 1916 Labor split and transferred to the Senate at the 1917 election, serving as a Senator for New South Wales from 1917 to 1923 and from 1925 to 1929.

Josiah Willard Gibbs

February 11th, 1839 - April 28th, 1903

Josiah Willard Gibbs was an American scientist who made significant theoretical contributions to physics, chemistry, and mathematics. His work on the applications of thermodynamics was instrumental in transforming physical chemistry into a rigorous deductive science. Together with James Clerk Maxwell and Ludwig Boltzmann, he created statistical mechanics, explaining the laws of thermodynamics as consequences of the statistical properties of ensembles of the possible states of a physical system composed of many particles. Gibbs also worked on the application of Maxwell's equations to problems in physical optics. As a mathematician, he created modern vector calculus and described the Gibbs phenomenon in the theory of Fourier analysis.

Josiane Balasko

born April 15th, 1950

Josiane Balasko is a French actress, writer, and director. She has been nominated seven times for César Awards, and won twice.

Josias I, Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg

born March 18th, 1554

Count Josias I of Waldeck-Eisenberg was a German nobleman who was Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg from 1578 until his death.

Josie Bissett

born October 5th, 1970

Jolyn Christine Heutmaker (born October 5, 1970), known professionally as Josie Bissett, is an American actress. She is known for her role as Jane Mancini on the television series Melrose Place (1992–1999), and for her television film appearances over the past three decades.

Josie Davis

born January 16th, 1973

Josie Rebecca Davis (born January 16, 1973) is an American actress, screenwriter and producer, best known for her role as Sarah Powell in the television sitcom Charles in Charge from 1987 to 1990.

Josie Lawrence

born June 6th, 1959

Josie Lawrence (born Wendy Lawrence; 6 June 1959) is an English actress and comedian. She is best known for her work with the Comedy Store Players improvisational troupe, the television series Whose Line Is It Anyway? and as Manda Best in EastEnders.

Josie Loren

born March 19th, 1987

Josie Loren Lopez (born March 19, 1987) is an American attorney and former actress, best known for the role of Kaylie Cruz in the ABC Family series Make It or Break It, and as FBI Agent Michelle Vega in the TV series The Mentalist.

Josif Pančić

born April 17th, 1814

Josif Pančić was a Serbian botanist, a doctor of medicine, a lecturer at the Great School, and the first president of the Serbian Royal Academy. He extensively documented the flora of Serbia, and is credited with having classified many species of plants which were unknown to the botanical community at that time. Pančić is credited with discovering the Serbian spruce. He is regarded as the father of Serbian botany.
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