On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1972

  • Jan 1 Barron Miles, American Canadian Football Hall of Fame defensive back and coach (Montreal Alouettes, BC Lions), born in Roselle, New Jersey
  • Jan 1 Lilian Thuram, French soccer defender (record 142 caps; Monaco; Parma; Juventus; Barcelona), born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • Jan 1 DJ Shadow, American DJ and songwriter
  • Jan 1 Garrett K. Gomez, American jockey (US Champion Jockey by earnings 2006-09; Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey 2007-08), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 2016)
  • Jan 2 Mattias Norström, Swedish ice hockey defenceman (LA Kings captain 2001-07; World C'ship gold Sweden 1998), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jan 2 Christopher Lennertz, American composer
  • Jan 3 Jacques Wildberger, composer
  • Jan 3 Yoon Chan, South Korean actor
  • Jan 3 Nichole Nordeman, American singer
  • Jan 4 James Longley, American documentary filmmaker, born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Jan 5 Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer, born in Corfu Island, Greece
  • Jan 6 Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 6 Nek [Filippo Neviani], Italian singer-songwriter, born in Sassuolo, Modena
  • Jan 7 Aaron John Mcintosh, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 7 Chuck Levy, American football running back (SF 49ers), born in
  • Jan 7 Donald Brashear, American NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Bedford, Indiana

  • Jan 8 Brandie Burton, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1993, 98), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Jan 8 Ted Yoder, American Yoderizing musician (hammered dulcimer), born in Goshen, Indiana
  • Jan 9 Eddie Mason, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Siler City, North Carolina
  • Jan 9 Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Jan 9 Sarah Beeny, English property developer & television presenter, born in Reading, United Kingdom
  • Jan 9 Angie Martinez, American radio & television personality, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 9 Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider & businessman (Hoffman BMX Bikes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jan 10 Thomas Lewis, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jan 10 Brian Lawler, American professional wrestler, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • Jan 11 Dexter Seigler, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 11 Huub Loeffen, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Jan 11 Rey Ordonez, Cuban-American baseball infielder (NY Mets), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jan 11 Yang Wenyi, Chinese swim star (WR/OR 50m freestyle), born in Shanghai, China
  • Jan 11 Marc Blucas, American actor, born in Butler, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 12 Dominique Ross, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jan 12 Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi, born in Delhi, India
  • Jan 12 Randy Sklar, American comedian
  • Jan 13 Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 13 Nicole Eggert, actress (Charles in Charge, Baywatch), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 13 Richard Woodley, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)

  • Jan 13 Atoosa Rubenstein, Iranian-born American magazine editor
  • Jan 13 Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast (6 Olympic gold medals Barcelona 1992), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Jan 14 Michael Davis, American NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 14 Predrag Gosta, Yugoslav-born conductor, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Jan 14 Raimondas Rumšas, Lithuanian cyclist, born in Šilutė, Lithuania
  • Jan 15 Ernie Reyes Jr., American actor & martial artist (Ernie-Sidekicks), born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 15 Claudia Winkleman, English television presenter, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15 Yang Yong-eun, South Korean golfer (PGA C'ship 2009), born in Seogwipo-si Jeju-do, South Korea
  • Jan 16 Desiree Leipham, American WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jan 16 Joe Horn, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs), born in Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Jan 16 Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor, born in Mississauga, Canada
  • Jan 16 Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner, born in Morocco
  • Jan 16 Richard T. Jones, American actor, born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 16 Greg Page, Australian musician and actor, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 17 Wendall Gaines, American NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Vernon, Texas
  • Jan 17 Ken Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter, born in Higashi-osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 17 Benno Fürmann, German actor, born in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
  • Jan 18 Dwayne Carswell, American football tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jan 18 Mike Lieberthal, American MLB catcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 18 Ryan Kuehl, American football long snapper (Washington Redskins), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 18 Steven Conley, American football linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 18 Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-), born in Mumbai, India
  • Jan 19 Tyrone Wheatley, American NFL running back (NY Giants), born in Inkster, Michigan
  • Jan 19 Joana Benedek, Romanian-born Mexican actress, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jan 19 Ron Killings, American professional wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 19 Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 19 Drea de Matteo, American actress (Swordfish, The Sopranos), born in Queens, New York
  • Jan 20 Alcides Catanho, American NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Jan 20 Nikki Haley, American politician & diplomat (Governor South Carolina, 2011-17; US UN Ambassador, 2017-), born in Bamberg, South Carolina
  • Jan 21 Alan Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jan 21 Howard Nathan, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Jan 21 Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • Jan 21 Rick Falkvinge, Swedish politician
  • Jan 21 Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
  • Jan 21 Cat Power (Chan Marshall), American musician
  • Jan 22 Steve Scifres, American football offensive lineman (Dallas Cowboys), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jan 22 Toddrick McIntosh, American NFL defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2014)
  • Jan 22 Gabriel Macht, American actor (Suits), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 22 Romi Paku, Japanese seiyu (voice actress), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 22 Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1999)
  • Jan 23 Anthony Peterson, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 23 Gary Harrell, American football player (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 23 Kez McCorvey, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Gautier, Mississippi
  • Jan 23 Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Jan 23 Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor, born in Portobello, United Kingdom
  • Jan 23 Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer, born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Jan 24 Jay Walker, American football quarterback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 24 Salima Davidson, American volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 24 Shannon Garrett, American CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
  • Jan 24 Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer, born in Kōchi
  • Jan 24 Ulla Werbrouck, Belgian judoka & politician, born in Izegem, Belgium
  • Jan 24 Beth Hart, American singer-songwriter (LA Song, Screamin' for My Supper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 26 Harrison Houston, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 27 Chad Askew, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • Jan 27 Mark Lawrence, Canadian NHL right wing (Dallas Stars, NY Islanders), born in Burlington, Ontario

  • Jan 27 Bryant Young, American football defensive tackle (San Francisco 49ers), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Jan 27 Guillermo, Mexican-born American TV personality
  • Jan 27 Mark Owen, English pop singer
  • Jan 27 Janine Ilitch, Australian netballer
  • Jan 28 Carey Bender, American former NFL running back (Buffalo Bills), born in Marion, Iowa
  • Jan 28 Elena Baranova, WNBA center (Utah Starzz)
  • Jan 28 Frank Garcia, NFL center (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 28 Nicky Southall, English footballer
  • Jan 29 Hessley Hempstead, American NFL guard (Detroit Lions), born in Upland, California
  • Jan 29 Scott Davis, American figure skater (Olympics 1994), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • Jan 29 Simon Cook, English cricketer (Victorian pace bowler joined NSW 1995-96), born in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Jan 30 Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player (Colorado Avalanche), born in Wawa, Ontario
  • Jan 31 Marvin Coleman, American basketball player (Calgary Stampeders), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jan 31 Pulu Poumele, American football guard (San Diego Chargers), born in Oceanside, California (d. 2016)
  • Jan 31 Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands

About January 1972

How Old? 48 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: Yes

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