On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1957

  • Jan 1 Ewa Kasprzyk, Polish actress
  • Jan 1 Evangelos Venizelos, Greek lawyer, professor and politician
  • Jan 1 Vladimir Kiselyov, Russian athlete (Olympic gold, Soviet Union, shot put 1980), born in Myski, Russia (d. 2021)
  • Jan 2 Lynne Cox, American long-distance open-water swimmer known for easing Cold War tensions by swimming from the US to the Soviet Union in 1987, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 2 Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)
  • Jan 3 Frank Dicopoulos, actor (Frank Cooper-Guiding Light), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jan 4 Patty Loveless [Ramey], singer (Blue Side of Town), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Jan 5 Vincent Calloway, American trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 5 Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Surry Hills, Australia
  • Jan 6 Michael Foale, Louth England, astronaut (STS 45, 56, 63, 84/86), born in Louth, United Kingdom

Person of interestNancy Lopez

Jan 6 Nancy Lopez, American golfer (3 major titles, 48 LPGA Tour wins), born in Torrance, California

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Jan 7 Katie Couric, American journalist & author (Today), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Jan 7 Kristen Meadows, American actress (Santa Barbara), born in Ventura, California
  • Jan 7 Nicholson Baker, American novelist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7 Julian Solis, Puerto Rican boxer, born in Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico
  • Jan 7 Reena Roy, Hindi Bollywood actress, born in Mumbai, India

  • Jan 8 Nacho Duato, Spanish classical dancer & choreographer, born in Valencia, Spain
  • Jan 8 Dwight Clark, American NFL wide receiver/executive ("The Catch" 1981 Super Bowl SF 49ers), born in Kingston, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • Jan 8 Ron Cephas Jones, American actor (This is Us), born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • Jan 9 Phil Lewis, English rock vocalist (L.A. Guns - "It's Over Now)", born in London, England
  • Jan 10 Greg Walden, U.S. Congressman from Oregon, born in The Dalles, Oregon
  • Jan 11 Darryl Dawkins, American basketball center (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets; NBA breaking a backboard rule), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2015)
  • Jan 11 Bryan Robson, English soccer midfielder, manager (90 caps; Manchester United, WBA, Middlesborough), born in Chester-le-Street, England
  • Jan 12 John Lasseter, American animation director (Pixar), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jan 13 Christina Seufert, Sacraento California, diver (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • Jan 13 Don Snow, British session and touring Hammond organ and keyboard player (Squeeze; Van Morrison), born in London, England
  • Jan 13 Mark O'Meara, American golfer (US Masters, British Open 1988), born in Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • Jan 13 Lorrie Moore, American writer
  • Jan 14 Suzanne Danielle, English actress, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 14 Anchee Min, Chinese writer, born in Shanghai, China
  • Jan 14 Steve Jordan, American session and touring drummer (Blues Brothers; The World's Most Dangerous Band; X-pensive Winos; John Mayer Trio), songwriter, and record producer, born in New York City
  • Jan 15 Mario Van Peebles, Mexican actor (Posse, South Bronx Heroes), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jan 15 Patrick Dixon, English entrepreneur, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15 David Inge, American politician, Governor of Hawaii (2014-), born in Pearl City, Hawaii
  • Jan 16 Ricardo Darin, Argentine director and actor (The Secret in Their Eyes), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jan 17 Donna Stone, American fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in New Jersey

  • Jan 17 Steve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality, born in Welch, West Virginia
  • Jan 17 Ann Nocenti, American comic book writer
  • Jan 17 Michel Vaarten, Belgian cyclist, born in Turnhout, Belgium
  • Jan 17 Keith Chegwin, English television presenter & actor, born in Walton, Liverpool (d. 2017)
  • Jan 19 Mickael Virtue, American rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jan 19 Ottis Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Jan 19 Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican politician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 21 Jacob Green, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawk)

Person of interestMike Bossy

Jan 22 Mike Bossy, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1980-83; Conn Smythe Trophy 1982; 7 x NHL All Star; NY Islanders), born in Montreal, Quebec

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Jan 22 Francis Wheen, English writer & journalist, born in England
  • Jan 22 Rene Requiestas, Filipino actor & comedian, born in Tondo, Philippines (d. 1993)
  • Jan 23 Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, daughter of Princess Grace and Prince Rainer, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Jan 23 Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 24 Adrian Edmondson, British comedian, born in Bradford, United Kingdom
  • Jan 24 Vladimir "Vlatko" Stefanovski, Macedonian guitarist, born in Prilep
  • Jan 25 Edmund Theodore Sylvers, American singer-songwriter & musician (Sylvers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 25 Jeff Gossett, American football punter (Oakland Raiders), born in Charleston, Illinois
  • Jan 25 Jenifer Lewis, American actress (Girl 6, Meteor Man, Sister Act), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 25 Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish politician, born in Kronoberg County, Sweden
  • Jan 25 Andrew P. Harris, American politician & physician, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 25 Luis Garavito [The Beast, Tribilín], Colombian serial killer described as "the world's worst serial killer" (138-300+ victims), born in Génova, Quindío, Colombia
  • Jan 26 Ashok Malhotra, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman in 7 Tests 1982-84), born in Amritsar, India
  • Jan 26 Shivlal Yadav, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner 102 Test wickets 1979-87), born in Hyderabad, India
  • Jan 26 Hawk [Michael Hegstrand], American professional wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Jan 27 Frank Miller, American comicbook writer (Batman-The Dark Knight Returns)
  • Jan 28 Harley Jane Kozak, actress (Arachnophobia, Necessary Roughness)

Person of interestNick Price

Jan 28 Nick Price, Zimbabwean golfer (PGA C'ship 1992, 94; British Open 1994), born in Durban, South Africa

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price
  • Jan 28 Frank Skinner, English comedian
  • Jan 29 Irlene Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jan 29 Jac Bico, Dutch guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
  • Jan 29 Grazyna Miller, Italian poet, translator, and journalist

Person of interestPayne Stewart

Jan 30 Payne Stewart, American golfer (US Open 1991, 99; PGA 1989), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 1999)

  • Jan 31 Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer (Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76), born in Whittier, California

About January 1957

How Old? 64 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Jan 1 - Jan 30),
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)