Facts about One Direction

Facts about the band One Direction

Update: Although Zayn Malik chose to leave One Direction in March 2015, we have chosen to keep the facts about him in this article. Since January 2016, the band has been on an indefinite hiatus. The individual members have since focused on individual projects.


Age of members

  • Elders: Louis Tomlinson was born on December 24, 1991, making him the oldest member of One Direction. His zodiac sign is Capricorn
  • Second oldest: Zayn Malik was born on January 12, 1993, making him the second oldest member of the group. His zodiac sign is Capricorn
  • Middle: Liam Payne was born on August 29, 1993, placing him in the middle of One Direction in terms of age. His zodiac sign is Virgo
  • Second youngest: Niall Horan was born on September 13, 1993, making him the second youngest member of the group. His zodiac sign is Virgo
  • Youngest: Harry Styles was born on February 1, 1994, making him the youngest member of One Direction. His zodiac sign is Aquarius
Fact: One Direction is one of the most popular boy bands of all time
Attribution: Brett Robson – Wikipedia.org

Facts: One Direction formed on the British TV show ‘The X Factor’ in 2010


  • St. Louis: Confidence and a good sense of humor are the two most important qualities in a girl for Louis Tomlinson. He also likes girls who eat carrots (!?)
  • Zayn: Zayn Malik likes smart girls and has a weakness for girls’ eyes
  • Liam: Liam Payne loves girls with beautiful eyes. He also likes shy girls and can’t stand girls with too much confidence
  • Niall: For Niall Horan, the most important thing in a girl is that she’s someone he can laugh with and that she doesn’t take herself too seriously
  • Harry: There are two things Harry Styles can’t stand; girls who swear and girls who smoke


Dream women and male idols

  • St. Louis: Natalie Portman and Robbie Williams
  • Zayn: Megan Fox and Justin Timberlake
  • Liam: Leona Lewis and Gary Barlow
  • Niall: Cheryl Cole and Michael Bublé
  • Harry: Adele and David Hasselhoff


One Directions pets

  • Pig’s foot: Louis Tomlinson is an animal thief! He stole a pig’s foot from a house where the boys from One Direction lived – however, he had to return the foot when the owners of the house called the boys’ manager
  • Lions: Zayn Malik’s favorite animals are lions. He describes himself as a cat person, although his first pet was a dog called Tyson
  • Turtles: Liam Payne’s favorite animals are turtles and he has two named Boris and Archimedes
  • Goldfish: Niall Horan’s first pets were two goldfish called Tom and Jerry. Unfortunately, they died when Niall’s older brother overfed them! Today he has a goldfish and a cat
  • Animal lover: Harry Styles’ favorite animal is undoubtedly turtles, but he loves animals in general and therefore also likes cats, dogs, hamsters, rabbits and even pigeons. He also has a hamster with a very inventive name: Hamster


One Direction’s music taste

  • The Fray: Louis Tomlinson’s favorite band is ‘The Fray’ and his favorite song is ‘Look After You’ by the same band
  • *Nsync: Zayn Malik’s favorite band is *Nsync and his favorite song is Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. His favorite album is ‘Griffiti’ by Chris Brown
  • Michael Bublé: Liam Payne’s favorite song is ‘End of May’ by Michael Bublé. His favorite track on One Direction’s album ‘Up All Night’ is ‘I want’
  • Coldplay: Niall Horan’s favorite band is Coldplay. However, he generally likes rock and listens to The Eagles, Bon Jovi and The Script a lot. His favorite track on ‘Up All Night’ is ‘One Thing’
  • John Mayer: Harry Styles’ favorite song is ‘Free Falling’ by John Mayer. The best love song for him is ‘Lady In Red’ by Chris de Burgh