On This Day

Famous People Born in 1971

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 1,293

  • Jan 1 Bobby Holik, Czech ice hockey center (Stanley Cup 1995, 2000; New Jersey Devils; NHL All-Star 1998-99), born in Jihlava, Czech Republic
  • Jan 1 Bridget Pettis, American basketball guard (WNBA champion 2007, 09 assistant coach, Phoenix Mercury), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • Jan 1 Scott Riggs, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year 2002), born in Bahama, North Carolina
  • Jan 2 Aamer Nazir, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (6 Tests, 20 wickets; 9 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Jan 2 Taye Diggs, American actor
  • Jan 4 Carlos Perez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Nigua, Dominican Republic
  • Jan 4 Deb Sonnenberg, Canadian softball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jan 4 Garrison Hearst, American NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers), born in Lincolnton, Georgia
  • Jan 4 Jeremy Licht, American actor (Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4 Orlanda Truitt, American football wide receiver (Oakland Raiders), born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • Jan 4 Richard Chee Quee, Australian-Chinese cricketer (NSW opening batsman Fiji/Chin ancestry), born in Camperdown, Australia
  • Jan 4 Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist & sculptor, born in Chikuma, Nagano Prefecture
  • Jan 5 Jason Bates, American baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Downey, California
  • Jan 5 Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 6 Myron Baker, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Haughton, Louisiana
  • Jan 6 Gary Wiseman, American punk-rock drummer, born in Tyler, Texas

  • Jan 7 C.W. Anderson, American professional wrestler, born in Emit, North Carolina
  • Jan 7 Tina Anderson, American comic book writer
  • Jan 8 Billy Joe Hobert, American NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders), born in Puyallup, Washington
  • Jan 8 Brook Lee, American actress & model (Miss Hawaii 1997, Miss USA 1997, Miss Universe 1997), born in Pearl City, Hawaii
  • Jan 8 Darren Langdon, Canadian NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Deer Lake, Canada
  • Jan 8 Jason Giambi, American baseball infielder (Oakland A's), born in West Covina, California
  • Jan 8 Roosevelt Potts, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in Rayville, Louisiana
  • Jan 8 Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss footballer, born in Frauenfeld, Switzerland
  • Jan 9 Bill Schroeder, American NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Jan 9 Elizabeth Punsalan, American ice skater (Olympic 15-94), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jan 9 Scott Thornton, Canadian hockey left wing (941 NHL games; Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks), born in London, Ontario
  • Jan 9 MF Doom [Daniel Dumile], American hip hop artist, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 9 Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian novelist & cultural critic, born in Brockville, Canada
  • Jan 9 Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director, born in Shimane Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 10 Sergi Bruguera, Italian tennis star, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Jan 11 Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)

Person of interestMary J. Blige

Jan 11 Mary J. Blige, American R&B singer-songwriter (Be Without You) and actress (I Can Do Bad All By Myself), born in NYC, New York

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
  • Jan 11 Noah Cantor, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jan 11 Stephen Smith, high jumper, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jan 12 Andy Fox, American baseball infielder (NY Yankees), born in Sacramento, California

  • Jan 12 Oscar Sturgis, American NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Hamlet, North Carolina
  • Jan 12 Scott Burrell, American NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 12 Shane Dronett, American NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos), born in Orange, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Jan 13 Elmer Dessens, Hermosillo Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Jan 13 John Mallory Asher, American film actor/director
  • Jan 14 Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer, born in Arta, Greece
  • Jan 14 Lasse Kjus, Norwegian skier, born in Oslo, Norway
  • Jan 15 LeShon Johnson, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Haskell, Oklahoma

Person of interestRegina King

Jan 15 Regina King, American actress (Southland, If Beale Street Could Talk), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Actress Regina King
Actress
Regina King
  • Jan 16 Josh Evans, American actor (Ricochett, The Doors), born in New York
  • Jan 16 Junior Bryant, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jan 16 Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jan 16 Scott Williams, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Orange County, California
  • Jan 16 Sergei Bruguera, Spanish tennis star, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Jan 16 Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Jan 17 Derek Plante, American NHL center (Buffalo Sabres), born in Cloquet, Minnesota
  • Jan 17 Peter Winter, Australian decathlete (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jan 17 Tyler Houston, American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 17 Kid Rock [Robert James Ritchie], American rapper, songwriter, musician and actor (Devil Without a Cause), born in Romeo, Michigan
  • Jan 17 Richard Burns, English rally driver, born in Reading, England (d. 2005)
  • Jan 17 Leonardo Ciampa, Italian-American musician, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 17 Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress, born in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 17 Ann Wolfe, American boxer, born in Oberlin, Louisiana
  • Jan 18 Andre Coleman, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jan 18 Greg Engel, American NFL center (San Diego Chargers), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Jan 18 Jonathan Davis, American singer (Korn), born in Bakersfield, California
  • Jan 18 Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian racing driver (Formula 3000 1991), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jan 18 Pep Guardiola, Spanish football midfielder & manager (Spain 47 caps, manager Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City), born in Santpedor, Spain
  • Jan 18 Seamus O'Regan, Canadian politician & television personality, born in St. John's, Canada
  • Jan 18 Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author & journalist, born in Nakuru, Rift Valley
  • Jan 19 Jeff Juden, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants), born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • Jan 19 Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Jan 19 Shawn Wayans, American actor (In Living Color), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 19 John Wozniak, American singer & songwriter (Marcy Playground)
  • Jan 20 Andrei Skabelka, Belarusian ice hockey player & coach (Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Jan 20 Johnny Mitchell, American football tight end (NY Jets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 20 Gary Barlow, English singer (Take That), born in Frodsham, United Kingdom
  • Jan 20 Questlove [Ahmir Thompson], American DJ, producer and music journalist (The Roots), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 20 Brian Giles, American baseball player, born in El Cajon, California
  • Jan 21 Doug Edwards, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Jan 21 Doug Weight, Warren MI, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers, Team USA 98)
  • Jan 21 Tommy Puett, actor (Tyler-Life Goes On, America's Top 10), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jan 21 Alan McManus, Scottish snooker player
  • Jan 22 Bucky Brooks, American NFL wide receiver & sportswriter (Sports Illustrated; NFL Network and NFL.com), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Jan 22 Stan Collymore, English football player, born in Stone, United Kingdom
  • Jan 23 Adam Parore, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 23 Julie Foudy, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 23 Kevin Mawae, American football center (Seattle Seahawks), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jan 23 Mark Grimmette, American doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jan 23 Lorne Spicer, British TV presenter, born in Upminster, United Kingdom
  • Jan 23 Marc Nelson, American singer & songwriter, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 24 Cory Bailey, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Marion, Illinois
  • Jan 24 Joe Panos, American football offensive lineman (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Jan 24 Saalman Raelyn, American actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold), born in Fostoria, Ohio
  • Jan 24 Tonya Crowe, American actress (Olivia-Knots Landing), born in Long Beach, California

  • Jan 24 Andrea Mackris, American television producer, born in Missouri, United States
  • Jan 25 Herman Smith, American football defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs, London Monarchs), born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi
  • Jan 25 Kerry Taylor, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Bemidji, Minnesota
  • Jan 25 Kevin Williams, American football wide receiver (Az Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 25 Vincent Brisby, American NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 25 Luca Badoer, Italian racing driver, born in Montebelluna, Italy
  • Jan 25 China Kantner, American actress & daughter of Grace Slick, born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 25 Ana Ortiz, American actress & singer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Jan 26 Lee Naylor, Australian 400m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Walsall, United Kingdom
  • Jan 26 Min Tang, Chinese tennis player (1995 Futures-Canberra AUS), born in Hunan, China
  • Jan 26 Bryan Callen, American actor, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Jan 26 Dorian Gregory, American actor, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 27 Mark Noordlander, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Jan 27 Patrice Brisebois, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 29 Jamal Fountaine, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Atlanta Falcons), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 30 Brent Moss, American football running back (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Jan 30 Chris Slade, American football player (New England Patriots), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Jan 30 Kimo Von Oelhoffen, American football defensive tackle (Cin Bengals), born in Kaunakakai, Hawaii
  • Jan 30 Milko Pieren, Dutch football player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Jan 30 Quentin Neujahr, American ice hockey player (Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns), born in Seward, Nebraska
  • Jan 30 Takeshi Yamanaka, Japanese ice hockey coach and player (Team Japan 1998), born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • Jan 30 Trent Klatt, American ice hockey player (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota
  • Jan 30 Darren Boyd, British actor, born in Hastings, United Kingdom
  • Jan 31 Corey Holliday, American football wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jan 31 Dimitris Markos, Greek footballer, born in Kilkis, Greece
  • Jan 31 Lee Young Ae, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jan 31 Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian, born in Dundrum, United Kingdom
  • Feb 1 Michael C. Hall, American actor (Dexter, Six Feet Under), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Feb 1 Ajay Jadeja, Indian cricket batsman (15 Tests; 196 ODIs, 6 x 100), born in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
  • Feb 1 Tommy Salo, Swedish ice hockey goalie (Olympic gold 1994; World C'ship gold 1998; NHL All Star 2000, 02; Edmonton Oilers), born in Surahammar, Sweden

  • Feb 1 Zlatko Zahovič, Slovenian soccer midfielder (80 caps; Partizan, Porto, Benfica), born in Maribor, Slovenia
  • Feb 1 Ron Welty, American musician, born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 1 Harald Brattbakk, Norwegian soccer striker (17 caps; Rosenburg, Celtic), born in Trondheim, Norway
  • Feb 2 Ken Dilger, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Feb 2 Tony Miller, Mount Pleasant Texas, 400m runner
  • Feb 3 Eric Owens, Danville VA, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Feb 3 Marcus Buckley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Feb 3 Roman Cechmanek, NHL goaltender (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • Feb 3 Elisa Donovan, American actress
  • Feb 3 Sarah Kane, English playwright (d. 1999)
  • Feb 3 Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
  • Feb 4 Maarten Atmodikoro, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • Feb 4 Pete Pierson, NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Feb 4 Sterling Palmer, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 4 Michael Goorjian, American actor (Party Of Five, SLC Punk!), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 4 Rob Corddry, American actor and comedian
  • Feb 5 Dianne Norman, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
  • Feb 5 Marcus Redman, American actor (Raymond-Doogie Howser)
  • Feb 5 Sara Evans, American singer, born in Boonville, Missouri
  • Feb 6 Brad Hogg, Australian cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996), born in Narrogin, Australia
  • Feb 6 Carlos Rogers, American NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 6 Lance Bade, American target shooter (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Vancouver, Washington
  • Feb 6 Mana Endo, Japanese tennis player (1996 3rd round Aust Open), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Feb 6 Peter Tchernyshev, Russian dance skater (with Naomi Lang), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Feb 6 Dana Eskelson, American actress, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 6 Brian Stepanek, American actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 7 Andrew Currey, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 7 Marvin Graves, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Feb 8 William "Will" Turpin, American musician (Collective Soul) and producer (Gooey Music), born in Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Feb 9 Gonzalo Floyd, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

  • Feb 9 Jason Mathews, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Feb 9 Jim Miller, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Atl Falcons, Jaguars)
  • Feb 9 Ken Felder, American baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Feb 9 Pat O'Neill, NFL punter/place kicker (NE Patriots)
  • Feb 9 Sharon Case, Det Mich, actress (Sharon Collins-Young & Restless)
  • Feb 9 Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer
  • Feb 10 Kevin Sefcik, American infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Oaklawn, Illinois
  • Feb 10 Marty Nothstein, US sprint cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 10 Wayne Gandy, American football offensive tackle (St Louis Rams), born in Haines City, Florida
  • Feb 10 Louie Spicolli [Louis Mucciolo Jr.], American wrestler, born in San Pedro, California (d. 1998)
  • Feb 11 John Bock, Americn NFL center (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins), born in Crystal Lake, Illinois
  • Feb 11 Linda Wild, American tennis star (1993 Melbourne Open), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Feb 11 Damian Lewis, British actor, born in St John's Wood, London
  • Feb 12 Lincoln Kennedy, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 12 Romeo Bandison, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • Feb 12 Shane Tonkin, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • Feb 12 Shante Carver, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Stockton, California
  • Feb 13 Jim Reid, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Feb 13 Mats Sundin, Swedish NHL center (Olympics gold 2006; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Bromma, Sweden
  • Feb 13 Shelly Hammonds, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings), born in Barnwell, South Carolina
  • Feb 13 Todd Williams, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Feb 13 Sonia [Evans], British singer, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Feb 14 Derrick Witherspoon, American NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Feb 14 Gheorghe Muresan, American NBA center (Washington Bullets/Wizards), born in Tritenii de Jos, Romania
  • Feb 14 Kenny Shedd, American football receiver (New York Jets, Oakland Raiders), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Feb 14 Lonnie Johnson, American NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Feb 14 Kris Aquino, Filipino actress & TV host, born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • Feb 14 Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer, born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Feb 14 Tommy Dreamer, American professional wrestler, born in Yonkers, New York
  • Feb 15 Jim Butler, US table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Iowa City, Iowa

  • Feb 15 Renee O'Connor, American actress (Xena Warrior Princess), born in Katy, Texas
  • Feb 15 Ray Sefo, New Zealand kick boxer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 16 Anthony Abrams, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 16 Chi Kredell, water polo driver (Olympics 1996), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 16 Larry Jones, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 16 Marco Sas, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • Feb 16 Mike Hubbard, MBA catcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Feb 17 Martyn Bennett, Canadian composer (d. 2005)
  • Feb 17 Jeremy Edwards, British actor
  • Feb 17 Denise Richards, American actress
  • Feb 18 George Teague, American NFL safety (Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers), born in Oscoda, Michigan
  • Feb 18 Constantin Popa, Romanian-Israeli basketball player, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Feb 19 Becky Dyroen-Lancer, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • Feb 19 Glyn Milburn, NFL running back/kick returner (Den Broncos, Det Lions)
  • Feb 19 Wally Williams, NFL center/guard (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Feb 19 William Henderson, NFL running back (Super Bowl 1996, Green Bay Packers; Pro Bowl, All Pro 2004), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 19 Gil Shaham, Israeli-American violinist, born in Urbana, Illinois
  • Feb 20 Jari Litmanen, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Feb 20 Shalanda Burt, US murderess

About 1971

How Old? 48 or 49 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Jan 1 - Jan 26), Pig (Jan 27 - Dec 31)