On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1978

  • Jan 1 Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda, Indian spiritualist
  • Jan 1 Nina Bott, German actress
  • Jan 1 Philip Mulryne, Northern Irish soccer midfielder (27 caps; Norwich City) and Dominican friar and priest, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jan 1 Tarik O'Regan, British composer
  • Jan 2 Devin Doherty, actor (Jimmy Clayton-Swan's Crossing)
  • Jan 2 Toyoguchi Megumi, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
  • Jan 2 Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American ballroom dancer and TV personality (Dancing with the Stars), born in Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Jan 3 Kimberley Locke, American singer
  • Jan 3 Park Sol-mi, South Korean actress
  • Jan 3 Dominic Wood, English children's television presenter and magician
  • Jan 4 Dominik Hrbatý, Slovakian tennis player, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Jan 4 Mai Meneses, Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 5 Franck Montagny, French Formula One driver, born in Feurs, France
  • Jan 5 January Jones, American actress, born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Jan 5 Sabrina Harman, American military figure and accused torturer, born in Lorton, Virginia
  • Jan 6 Steve Hartsell, American pairs skater (& Danielle Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Jan 6 Nikki Einfeld, Canadian coloratura soprano, born in Manitoba
  • Jan 6 Casey Fossum, American baseball player, born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Jan 6 Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Jan 7 Kevin Mench, American baseball player, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jan 8 Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster, born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan
  • Jan 9 Gennaro Gattuso, Italian footballer, born in Corigliano Calabro, Italy
  • Jan 9 Mathieu Garon, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Chandler, Canada
  • Jan 9 Chad Johnson, American football player, born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 9 AJ McLean, American singer (Backstreet Boys), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Jan 9 Maggie Rizer, American model & AIDS activist, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jan 10 Brent Smith, American singer (Shinedown), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jan 11 Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jan 11 Emile Heskey, English footballer, born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Jan 11 Holly Brisley, Australian actress, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Jan 12 Bonaventure Kalou, Ivorian footballer, born in Oumé, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Jan 12 Amerie, American singer & songwriter, born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • Jan 12 Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher, born in Los Mochis, Mexico
  • Jan 12 Jeremy Camp, American musician, born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Jan 12 Kim Sa Rang, Korean actress, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • Jan 12 Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris), born in Anderson, Indiana

  • Jan 14 Just Blaze [Justin Smith], American hip hop producer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jan 14 Shawn Crawford, American sprinter, born in Van Wyck, South Carolina
  • Jan 15 Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist, born in Latisana, Italy
  • Jan 15 Eddie Cahill, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 16 Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player, born in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
  • Jan 18 Thor Hushovd, Norwegian former professional road bicycle racer widely considered the greatest Norwegian cyclist of all time, born in Grimstad, Norway
  • Jan 18 Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player, born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jan 20 Sonja Kesselschläger, German heptathlete, born in Finsterwalde, Germany
  • Jan 20 Allan Søgaard, Danish football player, born in Brædstrup, Denmark
  • Jan 20 Joy Giovanni, American actress & glamour model, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 21 Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete
  • Jan 21 Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin, American Singer
  • Jan 21 Phil Stacey, American Idol finalist
  • Jan 21 Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player
  • Jan 22 Chone Figgins, American baseball player, born in Leary, Georgia
  • Jan 25 Charlene Princess of Monaco [Charlene Wittstock], Zimbabwean South African born wife of Prince Albert II, and Olympic swimmer, born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia
  • Jan 25 Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist, born in Oryol, Russia
  • Jan 25 Jason Roberts, English-born footballer, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 25 Derrick Turnbow, American baseball player, born in Union City, Tennessee
  • Jan 25 Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian comedian & politician, President of Ukraine (2019-), born in Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR
  • Jan 26 Estéban Germán, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Jan 26 Corina Morariu, American tennis player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 26 Kelly Stables, American actress, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 27 Pete Laforest, Canadian baseball player
  • Jan 28 Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer
  • Jan 28 Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer
  • Jan 28 Jamie Carragher, English footballer
  • Jan 29 Martin Schmitt, German ski jumper, born in Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
  • Jan 29 Rob Bironas, American football player, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jan 30 John Patterson, American baseball player, born in Orange, Texas
  • Jan 31 Fabián Caballero, Argentine footballer, born in Misiones Province, Argentina
  • Jan 31 Brad Rutter, Jeopardy! champion, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 31 Ray Shah, Irish Big Brother contestant, born in Dublin, Ireland

About January 1978

How Old? 42 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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