Famous People Born in January 1959

  • Jan 1 Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Afghanistan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6)
  • Jan 1 Azali Assoumani, Comorian president
  • Jan 2 Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)
  • Jan 3 Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)
  • Jan 4 Denise Matthews "Vanity", singer (Prince protege) and actress (52 Pick Up), born in Niagara Falls, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Jan 4 Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist
  • Jan 6 John Singleton, director (Boyz n The Hood), born in Los Angeles, California

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Jan 6 Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982), born in Chandigarh, Punjab

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  • Jan 6 Kathy Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 6 Nancy Rubin Sharff, New Kensington, LPGA golfer (1991 Jamie Farr-9th)
  • Jan 7 Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)
  • Jan 8 Michael Harwood, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jan 8 Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)
  • Jan 9 Otis Nixon, US baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • Jan 9 Mark Martin, American race car driver
  • Jan 9 Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Jan 9 Cristi Minculescu, Romanian musician
  • Jan 10 Chandra Cheesborough, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-84), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jan 10 Don Letts, rocker (Big Audio Dynamite)
  • Jan 10 Kirk & Curtwood, musician (Meat Puppets)
  • Jan 10 Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter
  • Jan 11 Brett Bodine, auto racer
  • Jan 12 Per Helmstad Gessle, Sweden, singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love)
  • Jan 12 Blixa Bargeld, German singer and musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
  • Jan 12 Lasana M. Sekou, Saint Martin, Caribbean, poet/author (The Salt Reaper
  • Jan 13 James Lomenzo, American musician (Megadeth)
  • Jan 14 Carl Chas Smash Smyth, rock bassist (Madness-Our House)
  • Jan 14 Geoff Tate, vocalist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • Jan 14 Paul Terry, cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984)
  • Jan 14 Susan Smith, Beloit WISC, playmate (Sept, 1981)
  • Jan 15 Pete Trewavas, Middlesbrough, bassist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • Jan 15 Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
  • Jan 16 Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
  • Jan 16 Sade, Nigerian-born singer
  • Jan 17 Susanna Hoffs, actress/rocker (Bangles-Walk Like an Egyptian)
  • Jan 17 Momoe Yamaguchi, Japanese singer and actress
  • Jan 18 Bob Rosenberg, rocker (Will To Power)
  • Jan 20 Lea Antonoplis, West Covina Cat, tennis star
  • Jan 20 Joel Rifkin, American serial killer believed to have killed up to 17 victims between 1989 and 1993 in NYC and Long Island, born in New York
  • Jan 21 Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager
  • Jan 22 Linda Blair, American actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 23 Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Jan 23 Tyrone Power Jr, actor (Shag), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 24 David Mills, American author
  • Jan 24 James Roderick Moir (alias Vic Reeves), English comedian
  • Jan 27 Chris Collinsworth, NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster
  • Jan 27 Patti Cohoon, Whittier California, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides)
  • Jan 27 Göran Hägglund, Swedish politician
  • Jan 27 Keith Olbermann, American news presenter
  • Jan 28 Dave Sharp, rock guitarist (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • Jan 28 Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
  • Jan 28 Burkhard Dallwitz, German-born composer
  • Jan 28 Randi Rhodes, Nova M Radio personality
  • Jan 30 Jody Watley, Chic, dancer (Solid Gold)/singer (Looking For a New Love)
  • Jan 31 Kelly Lynch, American actress (Drugstore Cowboy), born in Golden Walley Minnesota
  • Jan 31 Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor (Criminal Justice, Without a Trace), born in Adelaide
  • Jan 31 Kelly Moore, American stock car driver