On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1958

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Grandmaster Flash, [Joseph Saddler], American rocker (Message), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 1 Ren Woods, actress (Fanta-Roots), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 2 Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian pianist
  • Jan 3 Shim Hyung-rae, South Korean filmmaker
  • Jan 4 Matt Frewer, actor (Max Headroom, Doctor Doctor), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 4 Julian Sands, English actor (A Room with a View, Arachnophobia), born in Otley, Yorkshire, England
  • Jan 4 Andy Borowitz, American comedian and satirist
  • Jan 4 Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor
  • Jan 6 Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist, television presenter and newspaper editor
  • Jan 6 Scott Bryce, American actor ( As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7 Donna Rice Hughes, American author & speaker, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 7 Peter Mokaba, South African politician (South African Youth Congress), born in Pietersburg, South Africa
  • Jan 8 Rey Misterio Sr., Mexican wrestler, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Jan 9 Mehmet Ali Ağca, Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II, born in Hekimhan, Turkey
  • Jan 9 Stephen Neale, British philosopher
  • Jan 10 Anatoly Pisarenko, Soviet weightlifter, born in Kiev, Ukraine

  • Jan 11 Vicki Peterson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Bangles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 11 Diego León Montoya Sánchez, former Colombian crime boss
  • Jan 12 Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 13 Ricardo Acuna, Chile, tennis star
  • Jan 14 Colin Ferguson, murderer (6 people on the LIRR on Dec 7, 1993), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jan 15 Boris Tadić, President of Serbia, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Jan 16 Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer
  • Jan 16 Lena Ek, Swedish politician
  • Jan 17 Jez Strode, rocker (Kajagoogoo)
  • Jan 18 Jeffrey N Williams, United States Army officer & NASA astronaut, born in Village of Superior, Wisconsin
  • Jan 18 Larry Smith, American NBA player, born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi
  • Jan 19 Thomas Kinkade, American painter, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)
  • Jan 20 Lorenzo Lamas, American actor (Lance-Falcon Crest, California Fever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 21 Miguel Alejandro, American actor (Popi), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 22 Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player & manager, born in Dafni, Greece
  • Jan 24 Frank Ullrich, East Germany, world biathlon champion
  • Jan 24 Neil Allen, American baseball player
  • Jan 24 Jools Holland, British musician and TV presenter, born in Blackheath, London
  • Jan 25 Dinah Manoff, American actress (Elaine-Soap, Carol Weston-Empty Nest), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 25 Gary Brian Tibbs, English rock bassist (Adam & The Ants, Roxy Music), born in London, England

  • Jan 25 Harti Weirather, Austrian alpine skier, born in Reutte, Austria
  • Jan 26 Anita Baker, singer (Giving You the Best That I Got), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jan 26 B James Lowry, rocker (Boys Band)

Person of interestEllen DeGeneres

Jan 26 Ellen DeGeneres, comediene (Ellen Morgan-Ellen), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • Jan 26 Norman Lamont Hassan, British reggae musician (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Jan 26 Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer
  • Jan 27 Alan Milburn, British MP
  • Jan 27 Charles Waltz, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • Jan 27 James Grippando, American novelist
  • Jan 27 Kadri Mälk, Estonian artist and jewelry designer
  • Jan 29 Judy Norton-Taylor, American actress (Mary Ellen - The Waltons), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 29 Ole Mortensen, cricketer (pace bowler for Derbyshire & Denmark)
  • Jan 30 Brett Butler, American comedian (Grace-Grace Under Fire), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jan 30 Rob van Zandvoort, Dutch rock vocalist & keyboardist (Jack of Hearts), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • Jan 31 Rafael Santana, Dominican baseball shortstop (NY Mets, NY Yankees), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Jan 31 Tom Schuman, American pianist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Buffalo, New York

About January 1958

How Old? 61 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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