Born in 1962

Jan 1 Jeffrey Falcon an American actor appearing in martial arts films. His most notable starring role was in the film Six-String Samurai
Jan 1 Vladimir Popov (wrestler) a Russian former wrestler who competed in the 1988 Summer Olympics.
Jan 1 Reggie Gross a journeyman heavyweight boxer in the 1980s. His most notable wins were upsets of undefeated Smokin' Bert Cooper and outstanding amateur and 14-0 pro Jimmy Clark
Jan 1 Anton Muscatelli the Principal of the University of Glasgow and one of the United Kingdom's top economists.
Jan 2 Carmelo Gómez a Spanish actor. He was born and worked in the village of Sahagún until he moved for his acting studies to Salamanca. He is the recipient of two Goya Awards, for best supporting actor in El método and best leading actor in Días contados
Jan 2 Adlan Varayev a Russian former wrestler who competed in the 1988 Summer Olympics.
Jan 3 Guillermo Fariñas a Cuban doctor of psychology, independent journalist and political dissident in Cuba. He has conducted 23 hunger strikes over the years to protest various elements of the Cuban regime. He has stated that he is ready to die in the struggle against censorship in Cuba
Jan 3 Ivan Bisyuk a Ukrainian politician and statesman. He has held the positions of First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food and chairman of Agrarian Party of Ukraine
Jan 3 Guy Pratt a session bassist and also a songwriter, actor and comedian. He is the son of the actor Mike Pratt. In 1996, he married Gala, the daughter of Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. The couple live with their son in London
Jan 4 André Rouvoet a former Dutch politician of the ChristianUnion. First as a member of the RPF until the party merged with the Reformed Political League to form the ChristianUnion. He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 17 May 1994 until 22 February 2007. When the ChristianUnion party leader Kars Veling retired, Rouvoet unexpectedly became the new party leader and the Parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives serving from 12 November 2002 until 22 February 2007. On that day, he became Minister of Youth and Family and Deputy Prime Minister serving from 22 February 2007 until 14 October 2010 in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet. He returned to the House of Representatives on 17 June 2010 and again as parliamentary leader. On 29 April 2011 he announced his retired from politics. He was succeeded as party leader and parliamentary leader by Arie Slob
Jan 4 Laila Elwi a famous Egyptian actress. She is of mixed blood. Her father is Egyptian and her mother is Greek. Actress Laila Elwi has starred in more than 70 movies and has been honored at Egyptian and international festivals with prestigious awards for most of her roles. She has also been the head – or member – of several jury committees for local and international festivals. Recently, she has received an award for her lifetime achievements along with Egyptian actress Safiya El Emary, South Korean actress Yun Jung-Hee, American actor Richard Gere, and French actress Juliette Binoche during the opening of the 34th Cairo International Film Festival
Jan 4 Harlan Coben an American author of mystery novels and thrillers. The plots of his novels often involve the resurfacing of unresolved or misinterpreted events in the past and often have multiple plot twists. Both series of Coben's books are set in and around New York and New Jersey, and some of the supporting characters in the two series have appeared in both
Jan 4 Peter Steele the lead singer, bassist, and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative. Before forming Type O Negative, he had created the metal group Fallout and the thrash band Carnivore
Jan 4 Natalya Bochina a Soviet athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres. Bochina trained at Dynamo in Leningrad
Jan 4 Michael France an American screenwriter. He is best remembered for writing the screenplays for Cliffhanger , the James Bond film GoldenEye , and the popular comic book films Hulk , The Punisher , and Fantastic Four
Jan 4 Joe Kleine a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA.
Jan 4 Robin Guthrie a musician best known as co-founder of the Cocteau Twins. During his career Guthrie has played guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums and other musical instruments, in addition to programming, sampling and sound processing. Guthrie also works extensively as a producer and engineer
Jan 5 Andrew Rawnsley a British political journalist and broadcaster. A columnist for The Observer, he has written two books on New Labour
Jan 5 David DeCoteau an American and Canadian film director and producer.
Jan 5 Danny Jackson a pitcher with a 15-year career from 1983 to 1997. He played for the Kansas City Royals of the American League and the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Louis Cardinals and the San Diego Padres all of the National League
Jan 5 Suzy Amis an American former film actress and former model.
Jan 6 Michael Houser a founding member and lead guitarist of the band Widespread Panic. He appeared on 7 studio albums with "Panic" during his 16-year tenure with the band from 1986-2002. He is also featured on 4 live albums by Widespread Panic , as well as several archive releases, live video concerts and compilations
Jan 6 Aleksei Maklakov a Russian actor and singer. Well known in Russia for his current starring role as Praporshchik Shmatko on the REN TV series Soldiers
Jan 6 Andris Liepa a world ballet star, director and producer. He's the son of Māris Liepa, who was one of the greatest ballet dancers from Bolshoi Ballet
Jan 6 Kim Weon-kee a retired South Korean Greco-Roman wrestler and Olympic champion.
Jan 6 Vangelis Vlachos a former Greek football player and current coach.
Jan 7 Hallie Todd an American actress, producer and writer, known for her roles as Penny Waters on Brothers and as Jo McGuire on Lizzie McGuire.
Jan 7 Leo Van der Elst a Belgian retired footballer who played mainly as a defensive midfielder.
Jan 7 Hiromichi Tanaka a Japanese video game developer, game producer, game director and game designer. He was Senior Vice President of Software Development at Square Enix and the head of the company's Product Development Division-3. He is best known as the former lead developer of Final Fantasy XI, Square's first massively multiplayer online role playing game. He oversaw ongoing development of that title and Final Fantasy XIV until late 2010. He also recently led the development of the Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy III, having worked in a senior role on the original version of the game in 1990
Jan 7 Florica Lavric a Romanian rower.
Jan 7 Aleksandr Dugin a Russian philosopher and political scientist known for his fascist views. He has two PhDs from NGMA University in Rostov Oblast and is known for his Fourth Political Theory and the Theory of the Multipolar World. He has close ties with the Kremlin and the Russian military, serving as an advisor to State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin
Jan 8 Chris Marion an American musician best known as a member of Little River Band and for his contribution to the gospel music industry.
Jan 8 Anatoliy Serdyukov a Russian politician and businessman who was the defense minister from 15 February 2007 to 6 November 2012. During his tenure as defense minister, he launched several major reforms of the Russian military
Jan 8 Mikhail Vasilyevich Ignatyev a Chuvash politician who is serving as the President of the Chuvash Republic.
Jan 9 Ray Houghton a retired football player, and current analyst and commentator with RTÉ Sport. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Houghton played international football for the Republic of Ireland, for whom he qualified through his Irish father
Jan 9 Cecilia Gabriela a Mexican actress known best for her work in telenovelas.
Jan 10 Michael Fortier a former Canadian Minister of International Trade and a former Conservative senator from Quebec. He lost as the Conservative candidate for the riding of Vaudreuil-Soulanges in the 2008 Canadian election
Jan 10 Samira Said a Moroccan singer.
Jan 11 Kim Coles an American actress and comedian, known for her role as a cast member on the sketch comedy, In Living Color, and as Synclaire James on the Fox series, Living Single.
Jan 11 Chris Bryant a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Rhondda since 2001 and the Shadow Minister for Welfare Reform since 2013. He was previously the Minister of State for Europe and the Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
Jan 12 Gunde Svan a former Swedish cross-country skier and auto racing driver. During his cross-country skiing career he won a total of four gold, one silver and one bronze medals at the Winter Olympics. Svan won a total of seven golds , three silvers , and one bronze at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Svan also won the 15 km once and the 50 km twice at the Holmenkollen ski festival. In 1984, he earned the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal, and in 1985, he earned the Holmenkollen medal. He is currently active as a board member of the International Ski Federation
Jan 12 Radek Drulák a Czech former football striker. He played 16 matches for the Czech Republic and scored six goals. He also participated at the UEFA Euro 1996, and won a silver medal
Jan 12 Emanuele Pirro an Italian former Formula One driver and five time Le Mans 24 hour winner.
Jan 12 Luna Vachon a Canadian-American professional wrestler better known by the ring name Luna Vachon.
Jan 13 Trace Adkins an American singer and actor. He made his debut in 1995 with the album Dreamin' Out Loud, released on Capitol Records Nashville. Since then, Adkins has released seven more studio albums and two Greatest Hits compilations. In addition, he has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits " No Thinkin' Thing", "Ladies Love Country Boys", and "You're Gonna Miss This", which peaked in 1997, 2007, and 2008, respectively. "I Left Something Turned on at Home" went to 1 on Canada's country chart. All but one of his studio albums have received gold or platinum certification in the United States; his highest-selling to date is 2005's Songs About Me, which has been certified 2× Multi-Platinum for shipping two million copies. Trace Adkins is widely known for his distinctive baritone singing voice
Jan 13 Paul Higgins a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 25 games in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jan 13 Tor Heiestad a Norwegian shooter.
Jan 13 Markus Bott a former boxer.
Jan 13 Kevin Mitchell (baseball) a former American Major League Baseball left fielder. A two-time All-Star and the 1989 NL MVP, he became widely known not only for his occasional brilliance on the field, but also for his unpredictable and sometimes volatile behavior off the field
Jan 14 Michael McCaul the U.S. Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district, serving since 2005. Since the beginning of the 113th Congress, he has been the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district stretches from Austin to Houston. As of 2012 he is the wealthiest member of Congress