Born in 1958

Jan 1 Rico Freiermuth a Swiss bobsledder who competed during the early to mid-1980s. He won a bronze medal in the four-man event at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo
Jan 1 Flemming Rasmussen a Danish engineer, producer, mixer and owner and founder of Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rasmussen is currently main engineer/producer at the Winding Road studio in Copenhagen
Jan 1 Andrei Nekrasov a Russian film and TV director from Saint Petersburg.
Jan 1 Vadym Yevtushenko a former Ukrainian footballer.
Jan 1 Grandmaster Flash an American hip hop recording artist and DJ—one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, becoming the first hip hop/rap artists to be so honored
Jan 1 David Wayne (musician) an American singer for the heavy metal bands Metal Church, Reverend and Wayne.
Jan 2 Helen Goodman a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland since 2005, and was the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for in the Department for Work and Pensions until 2010 with responsibility for child poverty and childcare.
Jan 2 Igor Sokolov a former Soviet sport shooter and Olympic champion.
Jan 2 Yahya Rahim Safavi an Iranian military commander who served as the chief commander of the Sepah from 1 September 1997 until 1 September 2007.
Jan 2 Vladimir Ovchinnikov (pianist) a Russian pianist from Belebey, Bashkir ASSR. He is the only pianist ever to win the top prizes at both the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition
Jan 3 Jānis Ķipurs a Latvian-born bobsledder who competed for the Soviet Union in the late 1980s. At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, he won two medals with a gold in the two-man event and a bronze in the four-man event
Jan 3 Shim Hyung-rae a South Korean former-comedian and filmmaker best known for directing the 1999 re-make of Yonggary and D-War , by far the most expensive Korean movie in history. He has often worked with fellow directors Nam Gi-nam and Kim Cheong-gi
Jan 4 James J. Greco an American businessman and entrepreneur. Currently, he serves as the President and COO of Newk's Eatery. Prior to joining Newk's, Greco held numerous other executive positions in the food service industry including Chief Executive Officer and President of Sbarro, Chief Executive Officer of the restaurant group Le Duff America, Chief Executive Officer of Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc., Chief Executive Officer of Fieldbrook Farms Corporation, and Chief Operating Officer of Natural Country Farms
Jan 4 Andy Borowitz an American writer, comedian, and actor. Borowitz is a New York Times-bestselling author who won the first National Press Club award for humor. He is known for creating the satirical column The Borowitz Report, which has an audience in the millions and was acquired by The New Yorker. In a profile on CBS News Sunday Morning, he was called "one of the funniest people in America"
Jan 4 Matt Frewer a Canadian American stage, TV and film actor. Acting since 1983, he is known for portraying the 1980s icon Max Headroom, the retired villain Moloch in the film adaptation of Watchmen, and Doctor Leekie in the 2013 Canadian science fiction drama Orphan Black
Jan 4 Julian Sands an English actor known for his roles in films such as Academy Award Best Picture nominee The Killing Fields, A Room with a View, the cult film Warlock, Arachnophobia and Vatel. On television, he is known for playing Vladimir Bierko in 24, and Jor-El in Smallville
Jan 4 Gary Jones (actor) a Welsh-born Canadian actor, who has worked on television and on stage in Britain and Canada. He is known for his recurring role as CMSgt. Walter Harriman in Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. He has also made guest appearances on such shows as Sliders, Cold Squad, The Outer Limits, Andromeda and Dead Like Me
Jan 4 Jim Powers an American retired professional wrestler. He most notably wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation in the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s. He also wrestled for World Championship Wrestling in the mid-1990s. The high point of his career was teaming with Paul Roma as The Young Stallions
Jan 5 Ron Kittle a former left fielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who was known mostly for his home run power, being named the 1983 AL Rookie of the Year. From 1982 through 1991, Kittle played for the Chicago White Sox , New York Yankees , Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles. He batted and threw right-handed. Kittle was also a manager for the minor league Schaumburg Flyers
Jan 5 Marvin Lee Wilson an American murderer who was executed by the State of Texas on August 7, 2012. He entered death row on May 9, 1992, for the murder of a police drug informant. Wilson abducted and shot 21-year-old Jerry Robert Williams following a physical confrontation between the two in the 1500 block of Verone in Beaumont. At the time of the murder, Wilson had two previous convictions for robbery, one of them aggravated
Jan 5 Ada Kuchařová a Czech orienteering competitor. She received three silver medals and two bronze medals at the 1983, 1987, 1989 and 1991 World Orienteering Championships
Jan 5 Ion Draica a Romanian wrestler, World Champion and Olympic Champion in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Jan 6 Margus Hanson an Estonian politician, who was the Estonian Minister of Defence from 2003 to 2004. Prior to this he was the mayor of Tartu from 1997 until 2003. He is a member of the Estonian Reform Party
Jan 6 Lyudmila Putina the ex-wife of the Russian President and former Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Jan 6 Cássia Kis a Brazilian actress of Hungarian descent. Formerly known as Cássia Kiss, she included her husband's family name in her stage name in 2010. Later, she changed the middle pseudonym from Kiss to Kis. Her current stage name is Cássia Kis Magro
Jan 6 Shlomo Glickstein an Israeli former professional tennis player.
Jan 6 Wayne Barlowe an American science fiction and fantasy writer and painter. He has painted over 300 book and magazine covers and illustrations for many major book publishers, as well as Life magazine, Time, and Newsweek. His parents, Sy and Dorothea Barlowe, were both natural history artists
Jan 6 Scott Bryce an American film and television actor. Bryce is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Craig Montgomery on As the World Turns
Jan 7 Donna Rice Hughes president and CEO of Enough Is Enough. In her work with Enough is Enough, Hughes has appeared on a variety of outlets as an Internet safety expert and advocate for children and families. She first became known as a key figure in a widely publicized 1987 political scandal that contributed to end the second campaign of Gary Hart for the Democratic Party nomination for President
Jan 7 Yasmin Ahmad a film director, writer and scriptwriter from Malaysia and was also the executive creative director at Leo Burnett Kuala Lumpur. Her television commercials and films are well known in Malaysia for their humour, heart and love that crosses cross-cultural barriers, in particular her ads for Petronas, the national oil and gas company. Her works have won multiple awards both within Malaysia and internationally. However in Malaysia itself, her films are highly controversial since they depict events and relationships seen as forbidden by social conservatives, especially hard-line interpretations of Islam
Jan 7 Rosa Liksom a Finnish writer and artist. She studied anthropology and social sciences at the universities of Helsinki, Copenhagen and Moscow. She won the H. Erkko Award in 1985 for her debut novel Yhden yön pysäkki and the Finlandia Prize in 2011 for Hytti nro 6
Jan 7 Miki Biasion an Italian rally driver, two-time World Rally champion.
Jan 7 Linda Kozlowski an American former actress. She has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award
Jan 7 James Hatfield an American author.
Jan 8 Dave Silk a retired professional American ice hockey player. His professional career, which spanned 20 years, included 249 NHL regular season games with the Boston Bruins, Winnipeg Jets, Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers. Silk is arguably most famous for being a member of the 1980 US Men's hockey team that won the gold medal at the Olympics in Lake Placid. He is the cousin of former NHL and Boston Bruins player Mike Milbury
Jan 8 Piers Lane an Australian classical pianist. His performance career has taken him to more than 40 countries. His concerto repertoire exceeds 75 works
Jan 8 Allan Kennedy a former American football player. He played offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers
Jan 8 Roman Wójcicki a retired Polish football player.
Jan 9 Stephen Neale a British Analytic philosopher and specialist in the philosophy of language who has written extensively about meaning, information, interpretation, and communication, and more generally about issues at the intersection of philosophy and linguistics. Neale is currently Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics and holder of the John Kornblith Family Chair in the Philosophy of Science and Values at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and has previously held positions at Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, and Rutgers University. He is one of the world's leading authorities on Bertrand Russell's Theory of Descriptions, on the philosophies of Paul Grice and Donald Davidson, and on the intricacies of formal arguments in logic known as slingshots. His best known writings are the books Descriptions and Facing Facts , and the articles "Meaning, Grammar, and Indeterminacy" , "Paul Grice and the Philosophy of Language" , "Term limits" , "No Plagiarism Here!"
Jan 9 Mehmet Ali Ağca a Turkish assassin who murdered left-wing journalist Abdi İpekçi on February 1, 1979 and later shot and wounded Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1981, after escaping from a Turkish prison. After serving 19 years of imprisonment in Italy where he was visited by the Pope and converted to Christianity, he was deported to Turkey, where he served a ten-year sentence. He was released on January 18, 2010. Ağca has described himself as a mercenary with no political orientation, although he is known to have been a member of the Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves organization
Jan 10 You In-tak a retired South Korean freestyle wrestler and Olympic champion.
Jan 10 Eddie Cheever an American racing driver who raced for almost thirty years in Formula One, sports cars, CART and the Indy Racing League. Cheever participated in 143 World Championship Formula One races and started 132, more than any other American, driving for nine different teams from 1978 through 1989. In 1997, he formed his own IRL team and won the 1998 Indianapolis 500 as both owner and driver. The team now competes in sports cars
Jan 10 Dov Khenin an Israeli political-scientist, lawyer, and member of the Knesset for the left-wing Hadash party. He is a member of the central committee of Maki , an activist for socio-economic equality and an environmentalist. His father was David Khenin, one of the leaders of Maki
Jan 10 Mikhail Beketov a Russian journalist who came to widespread attention when he was attacked in an assault thought to be connected with his coverage of the planned destruction of the Khimki Forest to make way for the Moscow–Saint Petersburg motorway.
Jan 10 Caroline Langrishe an English actress.
Jan 10 Anatoly Pisarenko an Olympic weightlifter for the USSR. He trained at Dynamo in Kiev
Jan 11 Diego León Montoya Sánchez a former Colombian crime boss leader of the Norte del Valle drug cartel. On October 25, 2002, Montoya was listed as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker on the United States Department of Treasury's Specially Designated National List
Jan 11 Trevor Taylor (singer) a Jamaican-German singer, musician, music producer, and songwriter. His stage name was Supa He is best known as the first leading vocalist of the German band Bad Boys Blue
Jan 11 Alyson Reed an American dancer and actress.
Jan 11 Irina Deriugina a Ukrainian former individual rhythmic gymnast. She is the only Soviet rhythmic gymnast to win two all- around world titles, which she won in 1977 and 1979. Her mother, Albina, was her coach. Her success influenced the further development of rhythmic gymnastics in Kiev