On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1979

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Koichi Domoto, Japanese artist
  • Jan 1 Brody Dalle, Australian singer (The Distillers)
  • Jan 2 Jonathan Greening, British footballer
  • Jan 2 Suranne Jones, British actress
  • Jan 3 Francesco Bellissimo, Italian mangaka
  • Jan 4 Tristan Gommendy, French racing driver, born in Le Chesnay, Yvelines
  • Jan 4 Jeph Howard, American musician (The Used), born in Orem, Utah
  • Jan 5 Ronnie O'Brien, Irish footballer, born in Bray, County Wicklow
  • Jan 7 Bipasha Basu, Indian model, born in New Delhi, India
  • Jan 7 Mariangel Ruiz, Venezuelan actress & model, born in San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela
  • Jan 7 Ryan Tedder, American singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jan 8 Sarah Polley, Canadian actress (Sweet Hereafter), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 8 Sequoyah, chimpanzee (son of Washoe)
  • Jan 8 Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer, born in Călinești, Romania
  • Jan 8 Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer, born in Split, Croatia
  • Jan 8 Seol Ki-hyeon, South Korean footballer, born in Jeongseon County, South Korea

  • Jan 9 Tomiko Van, Japanese singer, born in Yamato, Japan
  • Jan 10 Chris H E Smith [Daddy Mack], American rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 11 Darren Lynn Bousman, US film director, born in Overland Park, Kansas
  • Jan 11 Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysian singer, born in Kampung Awah, Malaysia
  • Jan 11 Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler, born in Waterford, Ireland
  • Jan 12 Jenny Schmidgall, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jan 12 Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer, born in Szczecin, Poland
  • Jan 13 Jill Wagner, American Actor
  • Jan 14 John Reuben, American hip hop artist, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Jan 14 Karen Elson, British supermodel, born in Oldham, United Kingdom
  • Jan 14 Angela Lindvall, American supermodel, born in Midwest City, Oklahoma
  • Jan 15 Drew Brees, American football player (New Orleans Saints), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 15 Young Dro, American rapper, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 15 Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ, born in Taiwan
  • Jan 15 Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer, born in Vratsa, Bulgaria
  • Jan 16 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • Jan 16 Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 16 Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 16 Rashawn Ross, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, trumpeter (Dave Mathews Band)
  • Jan 16 Jimmy Walker, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2016), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Jan 18 Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer, born in Cascais, Portugal
  • Jan 18 Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer & producer, born in New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Jan 18 Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player, born in Rochester, New York
  • Jan 18 Kenyatta Jones, American football player, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Jan 18 Leo Varadkar, Irish politician (Prime Minister, 2017-), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jan 19 Josu Sarriegi, Spanish football player, born in Lazkao, Spain
  • Jan 19 Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast, born in Belgorod, Russia
  • Jan 19 Wiley, English Rapper (Grime), born in Bow, London
  • Jan 20 Rob Bourdon, American musician (Linkin Park), born in Calabasas, California
  • Jan 20 Asaka Kubo, Japanese singer (A+Jyuc), born in Japan
  • Jan 20 Will Young, British singer-songwriter & actor, born in Wokingham, United Kingdom
  • Jan 21 Byung-Hyun Kim, Korean baseball player
  • Jan 21 Spider Loc, American rapper, member of G-Unit
  • Jan 21 Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby union footballer
  • Jan 23 Sampsa Astala, Finnish musician (Lordi), born in Vantaa, Finland
  • Jan 23 Larry Hughes, American basketball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 23 Juan Rincón, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Maracaibo, Venezuela
  • Jan 24 Tatyana M Ali, actress (Sesame St, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 25 Christine Lakin, American actress (Step by Step), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 25 Pi Hongyan, Chinese-born French badminton player, born in Chonqing, China
  • Jan 25 Gabe Jennings, American distance runner, born in California
  • Jan 26 Sara Rue, American actress
  • Jan 27 Rodrigo Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jan 27 Rosamund Pike, British actress (Gone Girl), born in London, England
  • Jan 27 Liesbet Van Breedam, Belgian beach volleyball player
  • Jan 27 Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer
  • Jan 28 Ali Boulala, Swedish skateboarder
  • Jan 29 Andrew Keegan, actor (Step by Step, Party of Five)
  • Jan 29 April Scott, American actress and model
  • Jan 29 Sui Feifei, Chinese basketball player
  • Jan 29 Christina Koch, American NASA astronaut (Soyuz MS-12), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Jan 30 Karen Smith, Australian hockey player (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 31 Daniel Tammet, British writer & autistic savant, born in Barking, London

About January 1979

How Old? 40 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Horse (Jan 1 - Jan 27), Goat/Sheep (Jan 28 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)