On This Day

Famous Birthdays on January 3 (Part 2)

  • 1974 Alessandro Petacchi, Italian road cyclist (Tour de France 2010; Giro d'Italia 2004; Vuelta a España 2005), born in La Spezia, Italy
  • 1975 Danica McKellar, actress (Winnie Cooper-Wonder Years) [or Mar 3]
  • 1975 Jason Marsden, actor (General Hospital, Eddie-Munsters Today)
  • 1975 Thomas Bangalter, French DJ (Daft Punk)
  • 1976 Angelos Basinas, Greek soccer defensive midfielder (100 caps; European C'ship 2004), born in Chalkida, Greece
  • 1976 Alisen Down, Canadian actress
  • 1976 Dinara Drukarova, Russian actress
  • 1976 Nicholas Gonzalez, American actor
  • 1977 Lee Bowyer, English soccer midfielder and manager (1 cap; Leeds United; manager Charlton Athletic 2018-19), born in London, England
  • 1977 A.J. Burnett, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2015; World Series 2009; AL strikeout leader 2008; no-hitter 2001), born in North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1977 Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress (seiyū)
  • 1978 Kimberley Locke, American singer
  • 1978 Park Sol-mi, South Korean actress
  • 1978 Dominic Wood, English children's television presenter and magician
  • 1979 Francesco Bellissimo, Italian mangaka
  • 1980 Angela Ruggiero, American ice hockey hall of fame defenseman (Olympics gold 1998; Chairperson IOC Athletes' Commission 2016-18), born in Panorama City, California

  • 1980 Rob Arnold, American guitarist (Chimaira)
  • 1980 Liya Kebede, Ethiopian model
  • 1980 David Tyree, American NFL wide receiver and executive (Pro Bowl 2005; Super Bowl 2007; NY Giants), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1980 Bryan Clay, American decathlete (Olympic gold 2008; World C'ship gold 2005), born in Austin, Texas

Person of interestEli Manning

1981 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
  • 1981 Chris Blais, American off-road racing rider (Motorcycle San Felipe 250 2005; Dakar Rally 2007 3rd overall), born in Apple Valley, California
  • 1986 Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer
  • 1986 Jacob Timpano, Australian soccer player
  • 1986 Liam Treadwell, English National Hunt jockey (Grand National 2009; 300+ race wins), born in Arundel, England (d. 2020)
  • 1988 Jonny Evans, Northern Irish soccer defender (84 caps; Manchester United, WBA, Leicester City), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1988 Rodrigo de la Cadena, Mexican artist and performer
  • 1988 Ikechi Anya, Scottish soccer midfielder (29 caps; Watford, Derby County), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1989 Anya Rozova [Anya Kop], Russian American model and America's Next Top Model contestant, born in Leningrad, USSR
  • 1989 Alex D. Linz, American actor, born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1989 Kōhei Uchimura, Japanese gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 2012; team, all-round 2016; World C'ships 10 x gold), born in Kitakyushu, Japan
  • 1989 Ben Matulino, New Zealand rugby league forward (23 caps; NZ Warriors, Wests Tigers), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1990 Yoichiro Kakitani, Japanese soccer midfielder (18 caps; Cerezo Osaka), born in Osaka, Japan

Person of interestFlorence Pugh

1996 Florence Pugh, English actress (Outlaw Kingdom, Little Women), born in Oxford, England

Actress Florence Pugh
Actress
Florence Pugh

Person of interestGreta Thunberg

2003 Greta Thunberg, Swedish climate change activist, born in Stockholm, Sweden

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
Climate Activist
Greta Thunberg