Born in 1957

Jan 1 Mark Hurd co-CEO of Oracle Corporation, and the past chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Hewlett-Packard. At Hewlett-Packard, Hurd succeeded CFO Robert Wayman, who served as interim CEO from February 10, 2005 to March 28, 2005, after former CEO Carly Fiorina was forced by the board to resign. On September 22, 2006, Hurd succeeded Pat Dunn as chairman after she resigned after the pretexting controversy. Hurd resigned his positions at HP on August 6, 2010, following an investigation into a claim of sexual harassment made by a former reality TV actress. The probe concluded that the company's sexual-harassment policy was not violated, but that its standards of business conduct were
Jan 1 Madolyn Smith Osborne a former American actress.
Jan 1 Issei Noro a Japanese jazz fusion guitarist who is one of the founding members and the main composer of the band Casiopea. He has released 6 solo albums and a compilation. He also works as an instructor of a guitar clinic, and as a producer. The guitar wizard enjoys to fish, paint, cook, and perform magic tricks during his private time
Jan 1 Christopher Moore (author) an American writer of comic fantasy. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California
Jan 1 Vladimir Kiselyov a former Soviet athlete who mainly competed in the shot put during his career.
Jan 1 Vladimir Dergach a Russian professional football coach and a former player who works as an assistant manager with FC Torpedo Armavir.
Jan 1 Ramaz Shengelia a Soviet footballer player of Georgian origin.
Jan 1 Urmas Arumäe an Estonian attorney, associate professor at the Estonian Business School, and former Minister of Justice.
Jan 1 Ewa Kasprzyk (actress) a Polish actress.
Jan 1 Evangelos Venizelos a Greek politician who has been Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs since 25 June 2013. Previously, he was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance of Greece from 17 June 2011 to 21 March 2012. He is a member of the Hellenic Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement for the first electoral district of Thessaloniki
Jan 2 Beppe Gabbiani an Italian racing driver. He participated in 17 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 1 October 1978, and scored no championship points. He also participated in one non-Championship Formula One race
Jan 2 Joanna Pacuła a Polish born actress residing in Southern California. Pacuła was born in Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland. In 1979, Pacuła graduated from the Aleksander Zelwerowicz State Theatre Academy and embarked on a successful film career. She has a sister Ewa Pacuła, a model and TV personality who has also worked in the United States
Jan 2 Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam a journalist, actor, comedian, producer and director. He was better known by his initials, AVS. He has acted in nearly 500 films
Jan 3 Boris Romanovitch Rotenberg a Russian business man and oligarch. He is co-owner of the SGM group, the largest construction company for gas pipelines and electrical power supply lines in Russia. He was listed by Forbes as Russia's 100th wealthiest person in 2010. He is considered a close confidant of president Vladimir Putin
Jan 3 Bojan Križaj a Slovenian former alpine skier. During his international career he competed for the then-existing Yugoslavia
Jan 4 Gurdas Maan an Indian singer, songwriter, choreographer, and actor. He is considered one of the most notable figures in the world of Punjabi music. He was born in Giddarbaha village of the Indian state of Punjab and gained national attention in 1980 with the song "Dil Da Mamla Hai." Since then, he has gone on to record over 34 albums and has written over 305 songs. In 2013 he announced the launch of his YouTube channel to stay connected with his fans via video blogs and old as well as new music videos
Jan 4 Shohreh Solati a well-known and popular Iranian singer. She has vast artistic skills in singing and performing. Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, she has continued her music career in exile and achieved acclaim for her contribution to Iranian music
Jan 4 Joël Bats a retired goalkeeper and French international footballer.
Jan 4 Musabek Alimbekov a Kazakh politician who served as the fourth chairman of the supreme court of Kazakhstan.
Jan 4 Vesna Zmijanac a Montenegrin Serb folk singer.
Jan 4 Patty Loveless an American country music singer.
Jan 5 David Fairclough a retired English footballer, most famous for playing for Liverpool as a striker during the 1970s and 1980s.
Jan 5 Robert Swenson an American professional wrestler, stuntman, and actor.
Jan 5 Monica Guerritore an Italian actress of cinema, theatre and television.
Jan 5 Karl Allgöwer a German former footballer.
Jan 5 Kevin Hastings an Australian retired multi-award winning rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 80s. He played in Australia's New South Wales Rugby League Football Competition. One of the Eastern Suburbs clubs favourite sons, debuting with the club in 1976 until his final match in 1987. He is the father of current Sydney Roosters player Jackson Hastings
Jan 6 Nancy Lopez an American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1977 and won 48 LPGA Tour events during her LPGA career, including three major championships
Jan 6 Michael Foale a British-American astrophysicist and former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six space shuttle missions and extended stays on both Mir and the International Space Station. He was the first Briton to perform a space walk, and until 17 April 2008, he held the record for most time spent in space by a US citizen: 374 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes. He still holds the cumulative-time-in-space record for a UK citizen
Jan 6 Bernard Benton an American professional boxer.
Jan 7 Nicholson Baker an American writer of fiction and non-fiction. His fiction generally de-emphasizes narrative in favor of careful description and characterization. He often focuses on minute inspection of his characters' and narrators' stream of consciousness. Baker has written about poetry, literature, library systems, history, politics, time manipulation, youth, and sex. He has written about libraries getting rid of books and newspapers and created the American Newspaper Repository. He received a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 for his nonfiction book Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper and the International Hermann Hesse Price in 2014. Baker has also written about and edited at Wikipedia. A pacifist, he has also written about the buildup to World War II
Jan 7 Reena Roy a Hindi film actress. She performed leading roles in many films from 1972 to 1985
Jan 7 Ilya Mikhalchuk a Russian politician. From 2008 to 2012 he was the Governor of Arkhangelsk Oblast
Jan 7 Kristen Meadows an actress who has appeared in such daytime TV soap operas as One Life to Live as Mimi King and Santa Barbara as Victoria Lane.
Jan 7 Katie Couric an American journalist and author. She currently serves as Yahoo Global News Anchor
Jan 8 David Lang (composer) an American composer living in New York City. He was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Music for The Little Match Girl Passion
Jan 8 Calvin Natt a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'6" forward, Natt played at Northeast Louisiana University under coach Lenny Fant. After college, he played 11 NBA seasons , spending time with the New Jersey Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, San Antonio Spurs, and Indiana Pacers. He represented the Nuggets in the 1985 NBA All-Star Game, and retired with 10,291 career points. He is the older brother of former NBA player Kenny Natt. Natt's nickname was "Pit Bull"
Jan 8 Nacho Duato a Spanish modern ballet dancer and choreographer. After a long and successful career, he was selected by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Education as the artistic director of the National Spanish Dance Company in June 1990. In July 2010 Nacho Duato was appointed the artistic director of the ballet at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, effective from January 2011
Jan 9 Kari Hotakainen a Finnish writer. Hotakainen started his writing career as a reporter in Pori. In 1986, he moved to Helsinki. He became a full-time writer in 1996. He has two children with his wife, sound technician Tarja Laaksonen, whom he married in 1983. He has also worked as a copywriter and as a columnist for the Helsingin Sanomat
Jan 9 Aníbal Fernández an Argentine Justicialist Party politician, lawyer, and certified public accountant who has been a close ally and loyal champion of both the late President Néstor Kirchner and the current President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. He has held several cabinet positions under three presidents, serving in these offices for a total of over nine years. He served as Minister of Production under Eduardo Duhalde, as Interior Minister under Néstor Kirchner, as Minister of Justice under Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and as the President's Cabinet Chief from 2009 to 2011
Jan 9 Anna Akhsharumova a Woman Grandmaster of chess. She is the wife of chess grandmaster Boris Gulko
Jan 9 Phil Lewis an English vocalist for the American hard rock band L.A. Guns. He was born on January 9, 1957 in London, England. He has lived and worked in the U.S. since the 1980s but was privately educated at Royal Russell School in Surrey, England
Jan 9 Bibie a singer, famous for her 1985 hit "Tout doucement".
Jan 9 Yury Bandazhevsky a scientist working on sanitary consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. He was the first to create an institute in Belarus, in 1989, specially dedicated to scientific work on the 1986 Chernobyl disaster
Jan 10 Greg Walden the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district, serving since 1999. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is the only Republican representative in the state of Oregon
Jan 10 Uri Maklev an Israeli politician and member of the Knesset for the Haredi party Degel HaTorah, which together with Agudat Yisrael forms the United Torah Judaism list.
Jan 10 Galina Kakovkina a Russian artist, a painter, representative of the Nizhny Novgorod underground, and one of the founders of the creative association of artists Cherny Prud.
Jan 10 Eshaq Jahangiri an Iranian politician and human rights activist and first vice president of Hassan Rouhani's government. Jahangiri was the minister of industries and mines from 1997 to 2005 under President Mohammad Khatami. Before that, he was governor of Isfahan Province. He was also a member of Parliament for two terms
Jan 10 Paula Smith a former American tennis player.
Jan 11 Peter Moore (Australian rules footballer) a former Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood and Melbourne in the Victorian Football League.
Jan 11 Bryan Robson an English football manager and a former player. He began his career with West Bromwich Albion in 1972 before moving to Manchester United in 1981 where he became the longest serving captain in the club's history