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Famous People Born in January 1980

  • Jan 1 Elin Nordegren, Swedish model
  • Jan 2 Mac Danzig, American mixed martial artist (The Ultimate Fighter 6 lightweight 2007), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jan 3 Angela Ruggiero, American ice hockey hall of fame defenseman (Olympics gold 1998; Chairperson IOC Athletes' Commission 2016-18), born in Panorama City, California
  • Jan 3 Rob Arnold, American guitarist (Chimaira)
  • Jan 3 Liya Kebede, Ethiopian model
  • Jan 3 David Tyree, American NFL wide receiver and executive (Pro Bowl 2005; Super Bowl 2007; NY Giants), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Jan 3 Bryan Clay, American decathlete (Olympic gold 2008; World C'ship gold 2005), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 4 Yaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian cyclist, born in Drohobych, Ukraine
  • Jan 4 Miguel Monteiro, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Jan 4 Greg Cipes, American actor, born in Coral Springs, Florida
  • Jan 4 Erin Cahill, American actress, born in Stafford, Virginia
  • Jan 5 Garette Patrick Ratliff, American actor (Return to Blue Lagoon), born in Burbank, California
  • Jan 5 Bennie Joppru, National Football League tight end, born in Dickinson, North Dakota
  • Jan 6 Steed Malbranque, French footballer, born in Mouscron, Belgium
  • Jan 8 Rachel Nichols, American actress, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jan 9 Sergio García, Spanish golfer (US Masters 2017), born in Borriol, Castellón

  • Jan 10 Matt Roney, American baseball player, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jan 10 Sarah Shahi, American actress & model, born in Euless, Texas
  • Jan 11 Lovieanne Jung, American softball player, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 11 Mike Williams, American football player, born in South Carolina, United States
  • Jan 11 Deanna Wright, American actress, born in Ocala, Florida
  • Jan 12 Bobby Crosby, American baseball player, born in Lakewood, California
  • Jan 13 Krzysztof Czerwinski, Polish conductor and organist, born in Poznan, Poland
  • Jan 13 Nils-Eric Johansson, Swedish footballer
  • Jan 13 Akira Kaji, Japanese footballer
  • Jan 13 Michael Rupp, American ice hockey player
  • Jan 14 Sosuke Sumitani, Japanese announcer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 14 Clive Clarke, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Jan 14 Cory Gibbs, American soccer player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jan 14 Ossama Haidar, Lebanese soccer player
  • Jan 14 Byron Leftwich, American football player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 14 Hiroshi Tamaki, Japanese actor & model, born in Nagoya, Japan
  • Jan 15 Matt Holliday, American baseball player, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Jan 16 Seydou Keita, Malian footballer, born in Bamako, Mali
  • Jan 16 Lin-Manuel Miranda, American composer and playwright (In The Heights, Hamilton), born in New York City
  • Jan 16 Albert Pujols, Dominican MLB 1st baseman (NL MVP 2005, 2008-9)), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

  • Jan 16 Michelle Wild, Hungarian model, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jan 16 Alyssa Edwards [Justin Johnson], American drag performer, choreographer, TV personality and businessperson (Beyond Belief Dance Company), born in Mesquite, Texas
  • Jan 17 Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian ballroom dancer, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • Jan 17 Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Person of interestZooey Deschanel

Jan 17 Zooey Deschanel, American actress (Almost Famous, New Girl), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jan 17 Kimberly Spicer, American model, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 18 Robert Green, English footballer, born in Chertsey, United Kingdom
  • Jan 18 Julius Peppers, American football player (Carolina Panthers), born in Wilson, North Carolina
  • Jan 18 Jason Segel, American actor (How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 18 Estelle Swaray, English singer, born in Hammersmith, London
  • Jan 19 Jenson Button, English auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2009; Super GT 2018), born in Frome, England
  • Jan 19 Kotoko, Japanese singer, born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • Jan 20 Philippe Cousteau Jr., French oceanographer and grandson of Jacques Cousteau, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 20 Brigitte Olivier, Belgian judoka, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Jan 20 Matthew Tuck, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine), born in Bridgend, United Kingdom
  • Jan 21 Aubrie Rippner, tennis star (1995 USTA National Girls 18), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 21 Dave Kitson, English footballer
  • Jan 21 Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • Jan 22 Subhash Ram Prajapati, Nepalese writer, born in Bhaktapur, Nepal
  • Jan 22 Jake Grove, American football player, born in Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Jan 22 Christopher Masterson, American actor, born in Long Island, New York
  • Jan 22 Ben Moody, American guitarist (Evanescence), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jan 22 Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer, born in Nunthorpe, United Kingdom
  • Jan 22 Lizz Wright, American jazz & gospel singer, born in Hahira, Georgia
  • Jan 23 Theresa Kulikowski, American gymnast (World-bronze-95, Olympics 1996), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 24 Rocky Boiman, American football player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 24 Nicole Marie Lenz, American actress, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jan 24 Yamandu Costa, Brazilian guitarist & composer (Os Fronteiriços), born in Passo Fundo
  • Jan 25 Xavi [Xavier Hernández Creus], Spanish footballer, born in Terrassa, Spain
  • Jan 25 Efstathios Tavlaridis, Greek footballer, born in Serres, Greece
  • Jan 25 Michelle McCool, American professional wrestler, born in Palatka, Florida
  • Jan 27 Marat Safin, Russian tennis player (US Open 2000, Australian Open 2005), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jan 28 Nick Carter, American singer (Backstreet Boys), born in Jamestown, New York
  • Jan 28 Jesse James American drug dealer and fugitive, born in Hollywood, California
  • Jan 29 Jason James Richter, American actor (Free Willy), born in Medford, Oregon
  • Jan 29 Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli actress & model, born in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Jan 29 Ivan Klasnić, Croatian football player, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jan 30 Joãozinho, Brazilian footballer, born in Sergipe, Brazil
  • Jan 30 Leilani Dowding, British glamour model, born in Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Jan 30 Wilmer Valderrama, American actor, born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 30 Pavel Ponomaryov, Russian-Estonian actor, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 31 James Adomian, American actor, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jan 31 Ryan Kienle, American musician, born in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Jan 31 Tiffany Limos, American actress, born in Dallas, Texas

About January 1980

How Old? 40 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: Yes

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