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Famous People Born in January 1981

  • Jan 1 Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian auto racer (German Formula Renault C'ship 1999), born in Debrecen, Hungary
  • Jan 1 Jonas Armstrong, Irish-born British actor (Robin Hood), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jan 1 Eden Riegel, American actress (All My Children), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 2 Maxi Rodríguez, soccer midfielder (57 caps; Atlético Madrid, Newell's Old Boys), born in Rosario, Argentina

Person of interestEli Manning

Jan 3 Eli Manning, American NFL quarterback (MVP Super Bowls 2007, 11; Pro Bowl 2008, 11, 12, 15; NY Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Quarterback Eli Manning
NFL Quarterback
Eli Manning
  • Jan 3 Chris Blais, American off-road racing rider (Motorcycle San Felipe 250 2005; Dakar Rally 2007 3rd overall), born in Apple Valley, California
  • Jan 4 Alicia Garza, American writer and civil rights activist (co-founded #BlackLivesMatter), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 5 Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Jan 5 Brooklyn Sudano, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 6 Mike Jones, American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 6 Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 6 Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Jan 6 Asante Samuel, National Football League Defensive Back, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jan 7 Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Cold Lake, Canada
  • Jan 7 Marquis Daniels, American basketball player, born in Jasper, Florida
  • Jan 8 Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player, born in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Jan 8 Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player, born in Guangzhou, China
  • Jan 9 Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer, born in Łódź, Poland
  • Jan 10 Brian Joo, Korean-American singer, born in Absecon, New Jersey

Person of interestJared Kushner

Jan 10 Jared Kushner, American real estate developer and advisor to Donald Trump, born in Livingston, New Jersey

Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump Jared Kushner
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump
Jared Kushner
  • Jan 11 Jamelia Niela Davis, English singer, born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 11 Tom Meighan, British singer (Kasabian), born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Jan 12 Dan Klecko, American football player, born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 13 Reggie Brown, American football player
  • Jan 13 Shad Gaspard, American professional wrestler, bodyguard, and actor, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)
  • Jan 13 Jason James, Welsh musician (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • Jan 13 Darrell Rasner, American baseball player
  • Jan 14 Abdelmalek Cherrad, Algerian football, born in La Tronche, France
  • Jan 14 Rosa López, Spanish singer, born in Láchar, Spain
  • Jan 15 Pitbull [Armando Christian Perez], American rapper, born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 15 El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer, born in Dakar, Senegal
  • Jan 15 Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer, born in Perth, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15 Howie Day, American singer, born in Bangor, Maine
  • Jan 16 Nick Valensi, American guitarist (The Strokes), born in New York
  • Jan 16 Bobby Zamora, English footballer, born in Barking, United Kingdom
  • Jan 17 Ray J [William Ray Norwood Jr.], American singer and actor (Everything You Want), born in McComb, Mississippi

  • Jan 17 Warren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Jan 17 Scott Mechlowicz, American actor, born in New York
  • Jan 18 Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jan 18 Kang Dong-won, South Korean model & actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • Jan 18 Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player, born in Namur, Belgium
  • Jan 19 Asier Del Horno, Spanish footballer, born in Barakaldo, Spain
  • Jan 19 Lucho González, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jan 20 Freddy Guzmán, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Jan 20 Owen Hargreaves, English football player & television pundit, born in Calgary, Canada
  • Jan 20 Crystal Lowe, Canadian actress & model, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 21 Ivan Ergić, Serbian footballer
  • Jan 21 Gillian Chung Yan-tung, Hong Kong singer (Twins)
  • Jan 21 Jamie Dalrymple, English cricketer
  • Jan 21 Dany Heatley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 21 Andy Lee, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • Jan 21 Izabella Miko, Polish-born actress and model
  • Jan 21 Alex Ubago, Spanish-Basque singer-songwriter
  • Jan 22 Ibrahima Sonko, French footballer, born in Bignona, Senegal
  • Jan 22 Willa Ford, American singer, born in Ruskin, Florida
  • Jan 22 Beverley Mitchell, American actress, born in Arcadia, California
  • Jan 23 Rob Friend, Canadian football player, born in Rosetown, Canada
  • Jan 23 Greg Smith, American UFC fighter, born in Vallejo, California
  • Jan 24 Travis Hanson, American baseball player, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 25 Tose Proeski, Macedonian Singer, born in Prilep, Macedonia (d. 2007)
  • Jan 25 Francis Jeffers, English footballer, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Person of interestAlicia Keys

Jan 25 Alicia Keys [Cook], American singer-songwriter (Fallin, Where Do We Go From Here), born in NYC, New York

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-Songwriter
Alicia Keys
  • Jan 26 Juan Jose Haedo, Argentinian cyclist, born in Chascomús, Argentina
  • Jan 26 Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan Spanish conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic), born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Jan 27 Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player

Person of interestElijah Wood

Jan 28 Elijah Wood, American actor (The Good Son, The Lord of the Rings), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Jan 28 Rick Razzano, American football player
  • Jan 29 Jonny Lang, American blues musician, born in Fargo, North Dakota
  • Jan 29 Álex Ubago, Spanish musician, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Jan 29 Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jan 30 Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer, born in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
  • Jan 30 Mathias Lauda, Austrian racing driver, born in Salzburg, Austria
  • Jan 30 Peter Crouch, English footballer, born in Macclesfield, United Kingdom
  • Jan 30 Josh Kelley, American musician, born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Jan 31 Sergio D. Acosta, American Chicano Filmmaker, born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 31 Julio Arca, Argentinian football player, born in Quilmes, Argentina

Person of interestJustin Timberlake

Jan 31 Justin Timberlake, American singer-songwriter & actor (Sexyback, My Love), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake

About January 1981

How Old? 39 years old
Generation: Millennial
Leap Year: No

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