On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1957

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Ewa Kasprzyk, Polish actress
  • Jan 1 Evangelos Venizelos, Greek lawyer, professor and politician
  • Jan 2 Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)
  • Jan 3 Frank Dicopoulos, actor (Frank Cooper-Guiding Light), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jan 3 Bojan Križај, Slovenian skier
  • 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 (LA 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 professional basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets), 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, rocker (Squeeze)
  • 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 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 16 Ricardo Darin, Argentine director and actor (The Secret in Their Eyes), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jan 17 Donna Stone, NJ, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 17 Steve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality
  • Jan 17 Ann Nocenti, American comic book writer
  • Jan 17 Michel Vaarten, Belgian cyclist
  • 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, NHL forward (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
  • 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, cricketer (Indian batsman in 7 Tests 1982-84)
  • Jan 26 Shivlal Yadav, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 102 Test wickets 1979-87)
  • 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? 62 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Jan 1 - Jan 30), Rooster (Jan 31 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)