Born in 1960

Jan 1 Rayo de Jalisco Jr. the ring name of a Mexican Luchador Enmascarado whose real name has not been revealed, per Lucha Libre traditions. Rayo de Jalisco, is the son of Rayo de Jalisco a famous wrestler from the early days of Lucha Libre; he also has a son who wrestles under the name Rayman. Rayo, is a former two time CMLL World Heavyweight Champion and the reigning WWA World Heavyweight Champion, a title he has held since March 21, 2003. Rayo de Jalisco, Jr.'s real name is not a matter of public record, as is often the case with masked wrestlers in Mexico where their private lives are kept a secret from the wrestling fans
Jan 1 Michael Seibert (figure skater) an American ice dancer. He competed with Judy Blumberg. The duo won the gold medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships five times, captured the bronze medal at the World Figure Skating Championships three times, and competed at the Winter Olympics twice
Jan 1 Kunihiko Ryo a Zainichi Korean composer, arranger, record producer, and pianist. His Korean name is Yang Bang-Ean
Jan 1 Oleksandr Shlapak a Ukrainian politician, bureaucrat, and current Minister of Finance of Ukraine.
Jan 1 James O'Barr an American graphic artist, best known as the creator of the comic book series The Crow.
Jan 1 Luis Gabelo Conejo a Costa Rican retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Jan 1 Sergey Danilin a Soviet luger who competed from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s. Competing in four Winter Olympics, he earned the silver medal in the men's singles event at Sarajevo in 1984
Jan 1 Yaroslav Hrytsak a famous Ukrainian historian, Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor visiting of the Central European University.
Jan 1 Alexey Vyzmanavin a Russian chess Grandmaster.
Jan 1 Toomas Vitsut an Estonian politician, the Chairman of the City Council of Tallinn since 2005. He is also the founder of the institutional round table for resolving the ethnic tensions caused by the conflict around controversial Bronze Soldier statue in Tallinn. Vitsut belongs to the Estonian Centre Party
Jan 1 Danny Wilson (footballer born 1960) a former footballer and manager, currently in his second spell coaching Barnsley, where he began his managerial career. He has previously coached Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City, Milton Keynes Dons, Hartlepool United, Swindon Town and Sheffield United
Jan 2 Shinji Hosokawa a retired Japanese judoka who won two Olympic medals during the 1980s.
Jan 2 Naoki Urasawa a Japanese manga artist and occasional musician. He has been called one of the artists that changed the history of manga, and has received the Shogakukan Manga Award three times, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize twice, and the Kodansha Manga Award once
Jan 2 Sergey Koryashkin a Soviet fencer. He won a silver medal in the team sabre event at the 1988 Summer Olympics
Jan 2 Ahmad Bourghani an influential Iranian reformist politician, notable journalist, writer and political analyst.
Jan 2 Raman Lamba an Indian cricketer who played in four Tests and 32 One Day Internationals, mainly as a batsman. He also represented Ireland in unofficial One Day International matches. Lamba died after slipping into coma due to internal haemorrhage, three days after being hit on the temple by a cricket ball while fielding in Bangladesh's league cricket
Jan 3 Marla Glen an American singer.
Jan 3 Russell Spence an English racing driver. He now runs a construction business in London
Jan 4 Michael Stipe an American singer, lyricist, film producer and visual artist. He was the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011
Jan 4 Joseph P. Overton a Senior Vice President of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He is known for conceiving of the idea since known as the Overton window. On June 30,2003, he died from an ultralight airplane crash
Jan 4 Aleksandr Krupskiy a retired pole vaulter who represented the USSR and later Russia. He won the 1982 European Athletics Championships as well as three medals at the European Indoor Championships
Jan 4 Art Paul Schlosser an artist,cartoonist,comedian,journalist, musician, poet,singer,songwriter in Madison, Wisconsin. He plays humorous novelty, gospel, & political songs and draws cartoons currently for Madison Street Pulse Newspaper where he also summits poems and interviews people. Art Paul also has painting many different paintings and has participated in various art projects
Jan 4 April Winchell an American actress, writer, talk radio host, commentator, voice artist, and comedienne.
Jan 5 Steve Jones (aviator) a British airline pilot and an aerobatics pilot competing in the Red Bull Air Race World Series, flying a Zivko Edge 540.
Jan 5 Anton Shokh a Kazakhstani professional football player and coach.
Jan 5 Hans Stangassinger a West German luger who competed in the early 1980s. He won the gold medal in the men's doubles event at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo
Jan 5 Glenn Strömberg a Swedish former footballer. He won the 1982 UEFA Cup with IFK Göteborg. Apart from Göteborg, he has also played for Benfica and Atalanta. He was voted Swedish footballer of the year, winning Guldbollen 1985. For his majestic way of playing in the midfield he was nicknamed "The Marathon Man". His usual position was central midfield or defensive midfield. Strömberg currently work as an expert commentator for Sveriges Television, for Viasat on UEFA Champions League and F.A. Premier League matches and for sports betting site as an expert. In June 2012, Glenn Strömberg launched his own football site,, in Swedish and English
Jan 5 Otar Korgalidze a former Georgian professional football player and manager.
Jan 5 Phil Thornalley an English songwriter-producer who has worked in the music industry since 1978. He is perhaps best known for co-writing the Ednaswap song "Torn" and "Mama Do" for Pixie Lott. He was also a member of The Cure in the early 1980s, as well as the acting frontman for the band Johnny Hates Jazz in the early 1990s
Jan 6 Nigella Lawson an English journalist, broadcaster, television personality, gourmet, and food writer. She is the daughter of Nigel Lawson, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Vanessa Lawson, whose family owned the Lyons and food and catering business. After graduating from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, Lawson started work as a book reviewer and restaurant critic, later becoming the deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times in 1986. She then embarked upon a career as a freelance journalist, writing for a number of newspapers and magazines. In 1998, she brought out her first cook book, How to Eat, which sold 300,000 copies and became a best-seller. She wrote her second book in 2000, How to Be a Domestic Goddess, which won her the British Book Award for Author of the Year
Jan 6 Kari Jalonen a professional ice hockey coach and former player. He played parts of two seasons at the NHL level, with the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, but is best known for his time in SM-liiga. He is the current head coach of the Finnish national team
Jan 6 Oleksandr Feldman a Ukrainian businessman and politician, financier of education, and one of the community leaders of the Ukrainian Jewish community.
Jan 6 Paul Reinhart a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Atlanta Flames, Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League. He was a first round selection by the Flames, 12th overall, at the 1979 NHL Entry Draft with whom he immediately broke into the NHL. He relocated with the franchise to Calgary in 1980, playing a total of nine seasons with the Flames franchise until he was traded to Vancouver in 1988. He was a two-time all-star and played with Team Canada on three occasions, winning bronze medals at the World Championships in 1982 and 1983. Chronic back problems plagued him throughout his career and forced his retirement in 1990. Settling in Vancouver following his playing career, Reinhart became a stock market financier and investor. He was briefly involved with the Vancouver Ravens of the National Lacrosse League in the early 2000s
Jan 6 Ulrike Mai a German television, movie, voice and theater actress. Among her native German she speaks English, French and Russian languages
Jan 6 Anaclet Wamba a professional boxer in the Cruiserweight division.
Jan 6 Natalia Bestemianova a Russian ice dancer who competed for the Soviet Union. With her partner Andrei Bukin, she is the 1988 Olympic Champion, 1984 Olympic silver medalist, four-time World champion, three-time World silver medalist, and five-time European champion
Jan 6 Howie Long an American former National Football League defensive end and actor. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, and is currently a studio analyst for Fox Sports Networks' NFL coverage
Jan 6 Paul Azinger an American professional golfer and occasional TV golf analyst. He spent almost 300 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking between 1988 and 1994
Jan 7 Loretta Sanchez the U.S. Representative for California's 46th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1997. Sanchez has represented California's 47th congressional district from 2003 to 2013 and the 46th district from 1997 to 2003. She is a member of the Democratic Party, and a member of the Blue Dog Coalition. The district lies in central Orange County
Jan 7 David Marciano an American actor best known for his roles as Detective Raymond Vecchio in the television series Due South and Detective Steve Billings in the FX police drama The Shield. Marciano is currently cast as Virgil, a surveillance expert, in the Showtime television series Homeland
Jan 7 Georgi Kondratiev a retired Soviet international and Belarusian footballer. From 2011 to 2014 he was in charge of Belarus national team
Jan 7 Gundars Āboliņš a Latvian actor. He works for the New Riga Theatre in Riga, having formerly worked for the Dailes Theatre. He was awarded the Spēlmaņu nakts gada aktieris in 2006
Jan 8 Dave Weckl an American jazz fusion drummer.
Jan 9 Bas Heijne a Dutch writer and translator. He was born in Nijmegen and studied English language and literature in Amsterdam. Heijne published in De Tijd, NRC Handelsblad, HP, De Groene Amsterdammer, and Vrij Nederland. Since 1991, he works for NRC Handelsblad. He translated works by E.M. Forster and Evelyn Waugh. Heijne won the Henriette Roland Holst Prize for the book Hollandse toestanden with a collection of his columns from NRC Handelsblad
Jan 9 Pascal Fabre a former racing driver from France. He participated in 14 Formula One Grands Prix with the uncompetitive AGS team, debuting on April 12, 1987. He scored no championship points and was replaced before the end of the season by Roberto Moreno
Jan 10 Benoît Pelletier lawyer, academic, and politician in the Canadian province of Quebec. He was a Liberal member of the National Assembly of Quebec from 1998 to 2008 and was a prominent cabinet minister in the government of Jean Charest. He is best known for promoting the concept of "asymmetric federalism," wherein Quebec nationalism may be incorporated into a decentralized Canadian federal structure
Jan 10 Gurinder Chadha a British film director of Sikh Indian origin. Most of her films explore the lives of Indians living in the United Kingdom. She is best known for the hit films Bhaji on the Beach , Bend It Like Beckham , Bride and Prejudice and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. Her most recent project is the comedy film It's a Wonderful Afterlife released on 21 April 2010
Jan 10 Kari Heikkilä a former Finnish ice hockey player and current coach.
Jan 10 Brian Cowen an Irish former politician who served as Taoiseach of Ireland from 7 May 2008 to 9 March 2011. He was head of a coalition government led by Fianna Fáil which until 23 January 2011 had the support of the Green Party and independent TDs
Jan 10 Vladimir Baryshev a Russian professional football coach and a former player. He made his professional debut in the Soviet Second League in 1977 for FC Turbina Naberezhnye Chelny. He played 6 games in the UEFA Intertoto Cup 1996 for FC KAMAZ-Chally Naberezhnye Chelny