On This Day

Famous Birthdays on January 12 (Part 2)

  • 1964 Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star, born in Córdoba, Argentina

Person of interestJeff Bezos

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

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • 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 NHL forward (Team Sweden, San Jose), born in Östersund, Sweden
  • 1967 Vendela Kirsebom, Norwegian-Swedish model (Sports Illustrated 1993), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Person of interestHeather Mills

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

Activist and Media Personality Heather Mills
Activist and Media Personality
Heather Mills
  • 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
  • 1970 Jenny Griffith, American WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1995), born in Burbank, California
  • 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 comedian
  • 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), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)

Person of interestMel C

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

Singer-Songwriter Mel C
Singer-Songwriter
Mel C
  • 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 & 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 Amerie, American singer & songwriter, born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • 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 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)

Person of interestZayn Malik

1993 Zayn Malik, English pop singer (One Direction), born in Bradford, England

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
  • 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