On This Day

Famous Birthdays on January 6 (Part 2)

Person of interestKapil Dev

1959 Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982), born in Chandigarh, Punjab

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev
  • 1959 Kathy Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1960 Paul Azinger, American golfer, broadcaster (PGA C'ship 1993, 12 PGA Tour titles), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • 1960 Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer, born in London, England
  • 1961 Howie Long, American NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow), born in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • 1962 Philip Brown, English 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1962 Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestMichael Houser

1962 Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic), born in Boone, North Carolina (d. 2002)

Guitarist Michael Houser
Michael Houser
  • 1963 Norm Charlton, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Fort Polk, California
  • 1963 Paul Brindley, English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
  • 1963 Philippe Perrin, French test pilot, born in Meknes, Morocco
  • 1964 Charles Haley, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Gladys, Virginia
  • 1964 Mark O'Toole, English musician (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax), born in Walton, Liverpool
  • 1964 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2005)
  • 1964 Henry Maske, German boxer, born in Treuenbrietzen, Germany
  • 1964 Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler, born in Dallas, Texas

  • 1964 Yuri, Mexican actress and singer, born in Veracruz, Mexico
  • 1964 Anthony Scaramucci, American financier and White House Communications Director (2017-), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1965 José DeJesús, American baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965 Lindsay Burns, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Big Timber, Montana
  • 1965 Tim McDonald, NFL player (SF 49ers), born in Fresno, California
  • 1965 Bjorn Lomborg, Danish mathematician, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • 1965 Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
  • 1965 Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler, born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1966 Bob Kratch, NFL guard (NE Patriots), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Donnell Woolford, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1966 Shahid Saeed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman in Test v India 1989), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1966 Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1966 A. R. Rahman, Indian composer, born in Madras, India
  • 1966 Chris Antley, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 1991, 1999; Preakness 1999), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (d. 2000)
  • 1967 Larry Donald, American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1967 Peter Loran, American rock vocalist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1968 Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1968 John Singleton, American director and screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • 1969 Alvin Morman, American baseball pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Rockingam, North Carolina
  • 1969 Nick A'Hern, Australian 20k walker (Olympics 22-92, 96), born in Swansea, United Kingdom

  • 1969 Norman Reedus, American model & actor (The Walking Dead), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • 1970 Daniel Naulty, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player & actress (Extremists), born in La Jolla, California
  • 1970 Geert Brusselers, Dutch football player & coach (NAC), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1970 John Gerak, NFL tight end/guide (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1970 Keenan McCardell, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Jaguars), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Kerrin Petty, Swedish-American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Townshend, Vermont
  • 1970 Julie Chen, American television presenter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 Myron Baker, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Haughton, Louisiana
  • 1971 Gary Wiseman, American punk-rock drummer, born in Tyler, Texas
  • 1972 Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1972 Nek [Filippo Neviani], Italian singer-songwriter, born in Sassuolo, Modena
  • 1973 Sairaj Bahatule, Indian cricketer (promising Bombay leg-spin all-rounder), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1974 Juan Roque, American football tackle (Detroit Lions), born in San Diego, California
  • 1974 Paul Grant, NBA center (Minn Timberwolves), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1974 Daniel Cordone, Argentine footballer, born in General Rodríguez Partido, Argentina
  • 1975 James Farrior, American football linebacker (NY Jets), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1975 Laura Berg, American softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • 1975 Jeremy Linn, American 100m breaststroke (Olympics-silver/gold-96), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Yukana, Japanese voicer actress & singer, born in Futtsu, Japan
  • 1975 Jason King, English radio DJ (Radio 1), born in Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
  • 1976 Danny Pintauro, American actor (Jonathan-Who's the Boss), born in Milltown, New Jersey
  • 1976 Richard Zednik, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Wash), born in Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
  • 1978 Steve Hartsell, American pairs skater (with partner Danielle Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1978 Nikki Einfeld, Canadian coloratura soprano, born in Manitoba
  • 1978 Casey Fossum, American baseball player, born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • 1978 Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1980 Steed Malbranque, French footballer, born in Mouscron, Belgium
  • 1981 Mike Jones, American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1981 Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1981 Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1981 Asante Samuel, National Football League Defensive Back, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1982 Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1982 Brian Bass, American baseball player, born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • 1982 Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality, born in Utica, New York

Person of interestEddie Redmayne

1982 Eddie Redmayne, English actor (The Other Boleyn Girl, The Theory of Everything), born in London

  • 1984 Sean O'Brien, Australian professional windsurfer, born in Carlow, Republic of Ireland
  • 1984 A. J. Hawk, American football player, born in Kettering, Ohio
  • 1984 Kate McKinnon, American actress and comedian (Ghostbusters), born in Sea Cliff, New York
  • 1986 Paul McShane, Irish footballer, born in Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
  • 1986 Alex Turner, English musician (Arctic Monkeys), born in High Green, Sheffield
  • 1986 Irina Shayk, Russian model, born in Yemanzhelinsk, USSR
  • 1989 Baby lion-tailed macaques, at Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)
  • 1991 Nikola Saric, Danish footballer, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1994 Jameis Winston, American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2013, Florida State; Pro Bowl 2015, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Bessemer, Alabama