On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1962

  • Jan 1 Ravshanbek Aliyev, Kirgiz, cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Ari Up, German musician (The Slits)
  • Jan 1 Pierce Holt, American NFL defensive lineman (Pro Bowl, All-Pro selection 1992; San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons), born in Marlin, Texas
  • Jan 3 Darren Daulton, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1992, 93, 95; World Series 1997; Silver Slugger Award 1992; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Arkansas City, Kansas (d. 2017)
  • Jan 3 Francesca Lia Block, American author
  • Jan 3 Guy Pratt, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 3 Gavin Hastings OBE, Scottish rugby union fullback and captain (61 caps Scotland, 6 caps British Lions; Watsonians, London Scottish, Cambridge University), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jan 4 Joe Kleine, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls)
  • Jan 4 Martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • Jan 4 Patrick Cassidy, American actor and composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4 Laila Eloui, Egyptian actress
  • Jan 4 Peter Steele, American musician (Type O Negative)
  • Jan 5 Suzy Amis, American actress (Blame it on Rio, Where the Heart is), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jan 5 Brendon Kuruppu, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman, 201* debut v NZ 1987), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Jan 5 Danny Jackson, American baseball pitcher (Royals/Phillies/Cardinals), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jan 5 Donald John Cowie, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand

  • Jan 6 Philip Brown, English 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 6 Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestMichael Houser

Jan 6 Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic), born in Boone, North Carolina (d. 2002)

Guitarist Michael Houser
Guitarist
Michael Houser
  • Jan 7 Hallie Todd, American actress (Check is in the Mail), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 7 Jeff Montgomery, American baseball player (KC Royals), born in Wellston, Ohio
  • Jan 7 Aleksandr Dugin, Russian politician, born in Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
  • Jan 8 Chris Marion, American musician, born in Belton, Texas
  • Jan 10 Jim Lindeman, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jan 10 Michael Fortier, Canadian politician, born in Quebec City, Canada
  • Jan 11 Donn Pall, Evergreen Park IL, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, Fl Marlins)
  • Jan 11 Julie Moran, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight, Independence Day)
  • Jan 11 Kim Coles, American actress (Synclaire-Living Single), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 11 Susan Lindauer, American peace activist and accused spy
  • Jan 12 Richie Richardson, West Indies cricketer (elegant West Indian batsman 1983-95), born in Five Islands Village, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Jan 12 Gunde Svan, Swedish cross country skier (4 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Järna, Sweden
  • Jan 12 Joe Quesada, American comic book writer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 13 Brett Maxie, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • Jan 13 Kevin Mitchell, American baseball outfielder (NL MVP 1989; MLB All Star 1989, 90; SF Giants), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 13 Trace Adkins, American country singer (Ladies Love Country Boys, You're Gonna Miss This), born in Sarepta, Louisiana
  • Jan 14 Patricia Morrison, American musician (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jan 14 Michael McCaul, American politician, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 15 Creflo Dollar, American televangelist, born in College Park, Georgia
  • Jan 15 Conrad Lant, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Kevin Ross, American NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Jan 16 Paul Webb, English rocker (TalkTalk), born in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Labor Party politician, born in Bellingen, Australia
  • Jan 16 Maxine Jones, American R&B singer (En Vogue), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Person of interestJim Carrey

Jan 17 Jim Carrey, Canadian-American actor (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dumb & Dumber, The Mask), born in Ontario Canada

Actor and Comedian Jim Carrey
Actor and Comedian
Jim Carrey
  • Jan 17 Sebastian Junger, American journalist & author, born in Belmont, Massachusetts
  • Jan 18 Alison Arngrim, American actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 18 David O'Connor, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 18 Dito, Portuguese soccer defender (17 caps; Braga, Benfica, Vitória Setúbal) and manager (Portimonense, Moreirense), born in Barcelos, Portugal (d. 2020)
  • Jan 19 Chris Sabo, American baseball 3rd baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 19 Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist, born in Valkenswaard, Netherlands
  • Jan 21 Marie Trintignant, French actress (d. 2003)
  • Jan 21 Tyler Cowen, American economist
  • Jan 22 Robert Mailhouse, American actor (Brian-Days of our Life), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 22 Choi Min-sik, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jan 22 Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, born in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Jan 23 Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer & journalist, born in Cádiz, Spain
  • Jan 23 Vasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress, born in Mytilene, Greece
  • Jan 25 Chris Chelios, American ice hockey player (3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 26 Roshan Guneratne, Sri Lankan cricketer (wicketless in only Test SL v Aust 1983), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka (d. 2005)
  • Jan 26 Tim May, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-95), born in North Adelaide, Australia
  • Jan 26 Tom Keifer, American rock guitarist & vocalist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station), born in Springfield, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 26 Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer, born in Cordoba, Argentina
  • Jan 27 James F Doehring, shot putter (Olympic silver 1992), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Jan 27 Michael Collins, clarinetist
  • Jan 27 Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
  • Jan 28 Keith Hamilton Cobb, Tarrytown NY, actor (Noah Keefer-All My Children)
  • Jan 28 Michael Cage, NBA forward/center (Cleveland Cavaliers, NJ Nets)
  • Jan 28 Sam Phillips [Leslie Ann Phillips], American singer-songwriter (Martinis & Bikinis, Gilmore Girls, Bunheads), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 28 Patrice Motsepe, South African mining businessman, Africa's 1st black billionaire (African Rainbow Minerals), born in Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa
  • Jan 29 Nicholas Turturro, actor (James Martinez-NYPD Blue), born in Queens, New York
  • Jan 29 Olga Tokarczuk, Polish writer (Primeval and Other Times), 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature, born in Sulechów, Poland
  • Jan 30 Abdullah II of Jordan, King of Jordan (1999-present), born in Amman, Jordan
  • Jan 30 Mary Kay Letourneau, American convicted statutory rapist, born in Tustin, California
  • Jan 31 Sophie Muller, English music video director, born in London, United Kingdom

About January 1962

How Old? 58 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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