On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1963

  • Jan 1 Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1980; WR 1979 2:28.36), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Jan 2 David Cone, American baseball pitcher (perfect game 1999; AL Cy Young Award 1994; 5 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1992, 96, 98–2000), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jan 2 Edgar Martínez, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman and DH (7 × MLB All-Star; 5 × Silver Slugger Award; AL batting champion 1992, 95; Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 3 Aamer Malik, Pakistani cricket batsman (14 Tests, 2x100s 1989; 24 ODIs), born in Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Jan 3 Jim Everett, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1990; NFL passing TD leader 1988, 89; LA Rams, New Orleans Saints), born in Emporia, Kansas
  • Jan 3 Jerome Young, American pro wrestler (New Jack), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Jan 3 Alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist
  • Jan 4 Dave Foley, actor and comedian (Kids In The Hall, Dave Nelson on NewsRadio)
  • Jan 4 Linda Muri, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Killingly, Connecticut
  • Jan 4 Till Lindemann, German heavy metal singer (Rammstein), born in Leipzig, East Germany
  • Jan 5 Jeff Fassero, American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Jan 5 Rick Ambrose, Dutch singer (Jewel)
  • Jan 6 Norm Charlton, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Fort Polk, California
  • Jan 6 Paul Brindley, English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
  • Jan 6 Philippe Perrin, French test pilot, born in Meknes, Morocco
  • Jan 7 Craig Shipley, Australian-American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Parramatta, Australia
  • Jan 7 Clint Mansell, English musician and composer, born in Coventry, United Kingdom

Person of interestRand Paul

Jan 7 Rand Paul, American politician (Senate-R-Kentucky 2011-), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

US Senator Rand Paul
US Senator
Rand Paul
  • Jan 8 Hiromi Kobayashi, Japanese golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Iwaki, Fukushima
  • Jan 9 Michael Everson, Irish-American expert in writing systems and Unicode, born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10 Mark Pryor, American politician, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Jan 10 Deborah Bone, English mental health nurse who was the inspiration for the song Disco 2000 by Jarvis Cocker, born in Sheffield, England (d. 2014)
  • Jan 11 Jason Connery, actor (Robin Hood), born in London, England
  • Jan 11 Kate Gompert, Ames lA, tennis star
  • Jan 11 Petra Schneider, East German swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 400m medley Moscow), born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • Jan 11 Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
  • Jan 12 François Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter, born in Saint-Félicien, Quebec
  • Jan 13 Tim Kelly, American rock guitarist (Slaughter), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • Jan 13 Kevin McClatchy, American businessman

Person of interestSteven Soderbergh

Jan 14 Steven Soderbergh, American producer, director, writer (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Jan 14 Adjoa Andoh, English actress (Casualty, Bridgerton), born in Bristol, England
  • Jan 15 Erling Kagge, Norwegian explorer (South Pole), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Jan 15 Lijuan Geng, Chinese-Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Hebei, China
  • Jan 15 Richard Nasheim, Canadian-Austrian ice hockey coach and forward (Team Austria 1998), born in Regina, Canada
  • Jan 15 Yaro Dachniwsky, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 16 James May, English television presenter, born in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Jan 17 Kai Hansen, German singer & guitarist (Gamma Ray), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jan 17 Cyrus Chestnut, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 18 Maxime Bernier, French-Canadian politician, born in Saint-Georges, Canada
  • Jan 18 Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 18 Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter, born in Tver Oblast, Russia
  • Jan 18 Tom Alexander, American model, and actor (Forbidden Dance; Dream A Little Evil), born in New York City (d. 1992)
  • Jan 19 Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul - "Keep on Movin'"), born in Acton, London
  • Jan 19 Michael Adams, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jan 19 Martin Bashir, British reporter, born in Wandsworth, London
  • Jan 19 John Bercow, British politician (C), Speaker of the House of Commons (2009-), born in London, England
  • Jan 20 Scott Fisher, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 20 James Denton, American actor, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jan 20 Mark Ryden, American Pop Surrealist painter, album cover art creator (Micheal Jackson; Aerosmith; 4 Non-Blondes), born in Medford, Oregon
  • Jan 21 Detlef Schrempf, German NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)
  • Jan 21 Jessie Hester, NFL wide receiver (Raiders, Falcons, Colts, Rams), born in Belle Glade, Florida

Person of interestHakeem Olajuwon

Jan 21 Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigerian-American NBA center (Houston Rockets, Olympic gold 1996), born in Lagos, Nigeria

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Jan 22 Jeff Treadway, American baseball infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Jan 22 Andrei Tchmil, Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist, born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • Jan 23 Gail O'Grady, American actress (Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, NYPD Blue), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 23 Rocco Romano, Canadian CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders), born in Hamilton, Canada
  • Jan 23 Guido Karp, German music photographer, born in Mayen, West Germany
  • Jan 24 Martyn Grimley, English field hockey player, born in Halifax, United Kingdom
  • Jan 24 Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer, born in Sittard, Netherlands
  • Jan 25 Carl Fysh, British pop-rocker (Brother Beyond - "Can You Keep a Secret?")
  • Jan 25 Marcello Giordani, Italian tenor (Metropolitan Opera, 1993-2008), born in Augusta, Sicily (d. 2019)
  • Jan 26 Andrew Ridgeley, British pop guitarist, songwriter and producer (Wham - "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"), born in Windlesham, Surrey, England
  • Jan 26 Jazzie B [Beresford Romeo], English rapper (Soul II Soul - "Feel Free"), born in Hornsey, London, England
  • Jan 26 Simon O'Donnell, Australian cricketer (Deniliquin NSW ODI all-rounder 1985-90), born in Deniliquin, Australia
  • Jan 26 José Mourinho, Portuguese football manager (Chelsea), born in Setúbal, Lisbon
  • Jan 28 Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax, 1983-95, 2005-08 - State of Euphoria), born in Rockland County, New York
  • Jan 28 Denise Biellmann, Swiss figure skater (Olympic 4th 1980), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jan 29 Bob Holly, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 30 Danny Wright, American new age pianist, and composer, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jan 31 John Dye, American actor (Andrew-Touched by an Angel), born in Amory, Mississippi (d. 2011)

About January 1963

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

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (Jan 1 - Jan 24), Rabbit (Jan 25 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)