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Famous People Born in January 1966

  • Jan 1 Rawley Valberde, Oceanside California, actor (Amado-Santa Barbara)
  • Jan 3 Chetan Sharma, Indian cricket fast bowler (23 Tests, 61 wickets; 65 ODI), born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India
  • Jan 3 Luis Sojo, Venezuelan MLB infielder (World Series 1996, 1998–2000; Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Petare, Edo Miranda, Venezuela
  • Jan 3 Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer
  • Jan 4 Deana Carter, American country singer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jan 5 Kate Schellenbach, American musician (Luscious Jackson), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 5 Renaldo Turnbull, American NFL defensive end (New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers), born in Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands
  • Jan 6 Bob Kratch, NFL guard (NE Patriots), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 6 Donnell Woolford, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 6 Shahid Saeed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman in Test v India 1989), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Jan 6 Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Jan 6 A. R. Rahman, Indian composer, born in Madras, India
  • Jan 6 Chris Antley, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 1991, 1999; Preakness 1999), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (d. 2000)
  • Jan 7 Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, American publicist & wife of John Kennedy Jr, born in White Plains, New York (d. 1999)
  • Jan 7 Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 7 Randy Burridge, Canadian NHL left wing (NHL All Star 1992; Washington Capitals,; Boston Bruins), born in Fort Erie, Ontario
  • Jan 7 Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Jan 7 Corrie Sanders, South African boxer, (WBO heavyweight champion, 2003), born in Brits, South Africa (d. 2012)
  • Jan 8 Maria Pitillo, American actress (Ryan's Hope, Natural Born Killers), born in Elmira, New York
  • Jan 8 Loretta Lee [Lee Lai Chan], Chinese actress (Happy Ghost), born in British Hong Kong
  • Jan 8 Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1990)
  • Jan 9 Jimmie Jones, American football defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • Jan 9 Candi Milo, American voice actress, born in Palm Springs, California
  • Jan 10 Steve Kramer, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 11 Marc Acito, American novelist and humorist
  • Jan 11 Kelley Law, Canadian curler
  • Jan 12 Craig Parry, Australian golfer (US Open 1993 3rd; PGA Tour titles), born in Sunshine, Victoria
  • Jan 12 Linda Ferrando, Italian tennis star, born in Genoa, Italy
  • Jan 12 Olivier Martinez, French actor (The Horseman on the Roof), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 13 Marcus Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)

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Jan 13 Patrick Dempsey, American actor (Grey's Anatomy), born in Lewiston, Maine

  • Jan 13 Tabitha Stevens, fictional character (Bewitched)
  • Jan 13 Simon Shelton Barnes, British actor (Teletubbies-Tinky Winky), born in Bethnal Green, London (d. 2018)
  • Jan 14 Daniel J. Schneider, American actor (Dennis-Head of the Class), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 14 Matt Brock, American NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Jan 15 Betsy Mitchell, American 100m backstroke swimmer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 16 Anthony Washington, American discus thrower (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Glasgow, Montana
  • Jan 16 Jack McDowell, American pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Jan 17 Anna Ivan, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 17 Don Myrah, American cyclist (Olympics 20th-96), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 17 Shabba Ranks [Rexton Gordon], Jamaican dancehall musician & reggae deejay (X-tra Naked), born in St. Ann, Jamaica
  • Jan 17 Trish Johnson, British golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles; 19 LET wins), born in Bristol, England
  • Jan 18 Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 18 André Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jan 19 Anthony Young, American baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 19 Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Västervik, Sweden
  • Jan 19 Sylvain Cote, Canadian NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • Jan 19 Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer, born in Vetlanda, Sweden
  • Jan 20 Bert Weidner, American NFL guard (Miami Dolphins), born in Eden, New York
  • Jan 20 Chris Morris, American NBA forward (Utah Jazz), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 20 Rich Gannon, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1999–2002; First-team All-Pro 2000, 02; NFL MVP 2002; Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 20 Tracii Guns [Tracy Ulrich], American rock guitarist and songwriter (L.A. Guns - "It's Over Now"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 20 Rainn Wilson, American actor (The Office, Juno), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 21 Chris Hammond, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Jan 21 Katrine Michaelsen, Gentokte Denmark, Miss Denmark (1984)
  • Jan 22 Carlton Haselrig, American football guard (Pro Bowl 1992; Pittsburgh Steelers) and wrestler (6 x NCAA titles; Pitt-Johnstown), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Jan 22 Nishantha Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan ODI allrounder), born in Gampaha, Sri Lanka
  • Jan 23 Haywoode Workman, American NBA guard (Indiana Pacers), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jan 23 Mike Brim, American NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals), born in Danville, Virginia (d. 2005)
  • Jan 23 Scott Fortune, American volleyball player (Olympic gold 1988, bronze 1992, 96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jan 24 Mike Forgeron, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Main-a-dieu, Canada
  • Jan 24 Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian, born in Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
  • Jan 25 John Velyvis, American rower & surgeon (Olympics 1996), born in North Adams, Massachusetts
  • Jan 25 Mark Schlereth, American NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Jan 25 Paul Ranheim, American NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 25 Pavel Torgajev, Russian ice hockey player (Calgary Flames), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • Jan 25 Chet Culver, American politician (Governor of Iowa), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 27 Tamlyn Tomita, Okinawa, actress (Karate Kid 2, Ming Li-Santa Barbara)
  • Jan 28 Jeff Uhlenhake, NFL center (New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins)
  • Jan 28 Michal Pivonka, Kladno Cze, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • Jan 29 Romário, Brazilian footballer & politician, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jan 30 Danielle Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Jan 30 Daphne Ashbrook, American actress (Liz-Our Family Honor), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 31 Al Jaworsky [Doughty], English musician & bassist (Jesus Jones), born in Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Jan 31 Charles Dimry, American football cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Philadelphia Eagles), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 31 Jamie Taras, Canadian football player (BC Lions), born in Acton, Ontario

About January 1966

How Old? 55 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Jan 1 - Jan 20), Horse (Jan 21 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)