On This Day

Famous Birthdays on January 12 (Part 2)

  • 1963 François Girard, French Canadian film director and screenwriter, born in Saint-Félicien, Quebec
  • 1964 Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star, born in Córdoba, Argentina

Jeff Bezos

1964 Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • 1965 Henry Thomas, American defensive tackle (Detroit Lions, New England Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1965 Mark Moore, British dance music record producer & DJ (S'Express-Winter Course), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1965 Rob Zombie [Cummings], American musician & filmmaker, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Biram Dah Abeid, Mauritanian politician & slavery abolitionist advocate, born in Rosso, Trarza
  • 1966 Craig Parry, Australian golfer (US Open 1993 3rd; PGA Tour titles), born in Sunshine, Victoria
  • 1966 Linda Ferrando, Italian tennis star, born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1966 Olivier Martinez, French actor (The Horseman on the Roof), born in Paris, France
  • 1967 Farrah Forke, American actress (Dweebs; Mr Rhodes; Disclosure; Heat), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1967 Marco Boogers, Dutch soccer player (RKC, Sparta, West Ham United), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1967 Ulf Dahlén, Swedish SEL and NHL forward, 1985-2003 (Team Sweden, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, and 5 other teams), born in Östersund, Sweden
  • 1967 Vendela Kirsebom, Norwegian-Swedish model (Sports Illustrated 1993), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Heather Mills

1968 Heather Mills, English model, activist and writer (Out on a Limb), born in Aldershot, Hampshire

  • 1968 Vince Buck, American NFL safety (New Orleans Saints), born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • 1968 Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1968 Mauro Silva, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1968 Raf Simons, Belgian fashion designer (Dior 2012-2015), born in Neerpelt, Limburg
  • 1968 Rachael Harris, American actress, born in Worthington, Ohio
  • 1969 David Mitchell, English novelist (Cloud Atlas), born in Southport, England
  • 1969 Cam Russell, Canadian NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1969 Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer, born in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
  • 1969 Olga Domuladzhanova, Russian boxer (World amateur heavyweight gold 2001), born in Tashkent, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1970 Raekwon [Corey Woods], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Zack de la Rocha, American rock musician (Rage Against the Machine), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1971 Andy Fox, American baseball infielder (NY Yankees), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1971 Oscar Sturgis, American NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Hamlet, North Carolina
  • 1971 Scott Burrell, American NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1971 Shane Dronett, American NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos), born in Orange, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1972 Dominique Ross, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1972 Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi, born in Delhi, India
  • 1972 Randy Sklar, American twin comedian (Sklar Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1972 Jason Sklar, American twin comedian (Sklar Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1973 Greg Morton, American actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1973 Dan Haseltine, American singer (Jars of Clay), born in Hampton, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Matt Wong, American musician (Reel Big Fish), born in Hilo, Hawaii
  • 1973 Hande Yener, Turkish singer, born in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1973 Prashant Bhargava, American filmmaker (Patang: The Kite), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1973 Brian Culbertson, American smooth jazz, funk, and funk keyboardist, composer, and producer ("Nice & Slow"; "Colors Of Love"), born in Decatur, Illinois

Mel C

1974 Melanie Chisholm, English singer "Sporty Spice" (Spice Girls - "Wannabee"), born in Whiston, England

  • 1974 Tor Arne Hetland, Norwegian cross-country skier, born in Stavanger, Norway
  • 1975 Chase Hampton, American pop-rocker (The Party - "Rodeo", "That's Why"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1975 Jocelyn Thibault, Canadian NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1975 Jason Freese, American musician, born in Orange County, California
  • 1976 Miki Nakatani, Japanese actress and singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1977 Yoandy Garlobo, Cuban baseball player, born in Jovellanos, Cuba
  • 1977 Cade McNown, American football player, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1977 Piolo Pascual, Filipino actor, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1978 Bonaventure Kalou, Ivorian footballer, born in Oumé, Côte d’Ivoire
  • 1978 Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher, born in Los Mochis, Mexico
  • 1978 Jeremy Camp, American musician, born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • 1978 Kim Sa Rang, Korean actress, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1978 Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris), born in Anderson, Indiana
  • 1979 Jenny Schmidgall, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1979 Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer, born in Szczecin, Poland
  • 1980 Amerie [Rogers] American pop singer-songwriter, born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • 1980 Bobby Crosby, American baseball player, born in Lakewood, California
  • 1981 Dan Klecko, American football player, born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1982 Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbekistanian boxer
  • 1982 Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player, born in Strasbourg, France
  • 1982 Dimitrios Tsiamis, Greek triple jumper, born in Karditsa, Greece
  • 1982 Hans Van Alphen, Belgian decathlete, born in Turnhout, Belgium
  • 1982 Chris Ray, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1982 Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player, born in Oakland, California
  • 1984 Scott Olsen, American baseball player, born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • 1985 Yohana Cobo, Spanish actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1985 Artem Milevskiy, Ukrainian footballer, born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1985 Issa Rae, American actress, writer and producer (Insecure), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1986 Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1987 Naya Rivera, American actress (Glee), born in Santa Clarita, California
  • 1987 Salvatore Sirigu, Italian footballer, born in Nuoro, Italy
  • 1987 Will Rothhaar, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1988 Andrew Lawrence, American actor (Brotherly Love, Recess), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1988 Chris Casement, Irish footballer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1990 Sergey Karjakin, Ukrainian chess player, born in Simferopol
  • 1992 Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol, born in Niigata Prefecture, Japan (d. 2017)

Zayn Malik

1993 Zayn Malik, British pop singer (One Direction, 2010-15 - "Story Of My Life"; solo -"Pillowtalk"), born in Bradford, England

  • 1995 Laurel McGoff, American singer, born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • 1995 Motjeka Madisha, South African soccer defender (13 caps; Mamelodi Sundowns), born in Tembisa, South Africa (d. 2020)
  • 1996 Sarah Morales, Mexican, Siamese twin (survived), born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1996 Sarahi Morales, Mexican Siamese twin (died on Jan 27, 1996), born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1998 Nathan Gamble, American child actor, born in Tacoma, Washington