Born in 1970

Jan 1 Karnal Sher Khan one of only ten recipients of Pakistan's highest gallantry award, the Nishan-e-Haider. He was a Captain in the 27 Sindh Regiment of the Pakistan
Jan 1 Yevgeniya Nikonova a Russian former basketball player who competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics and in the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Jan 1 Adrián Martínez a retitred Mexican footballer who last played as a goalkeeper for Irapuato FC.
Jan 1 Sergei Kiriakov a retired Russian football player.
Jan 1 Fiona Dolman a Scottish actress best known for playing Miss Pamela Andrews in the ITV daytime drama series and spinoff to The Royal, The Royal Today, and for the role of Jackie Rosemary Lambert Bradley, PC Mike Bradley's solicitor wife in Heartbeat. She also featured in Channel 4's vampire serial Ultraviolet
Jan 1 Abdullah Al Hilali an Omani association football referee for FIFA, and the Asian Football Confederation. He has performed at many international football competitions since 2002 including the 2008 Summer Olympics, the AFC Champions League 2009 and the World Cup 2010 qualifiers
Jan 2 Eric Whitacre a Grammy-winning American composer and conductor, known for his choral, orchestral and wind ensemble music. He is also known for his "Virtual Choir" projects, bringing individual voices from around the globe together into an online choir
Jan 2 Robert John Bardo an American man serving life imprisonment without parole after being convicted in October 1991 for the murder of American actress Rebecca Schaeffer on July 18, 1989, whom he had stalked for three years beforehand.
Jan 2 Nancy St. Alban an American actress.
Jan 2 Oksana Omelianchik a retired Soviet gymnast and the all-around gold medalist of the 1985 World Championships. Omelianchik was most known for her enthusiastic showmanship, difficulty and originality, including pioneering back-to-back tumbling
Jan 2 Royce Clayton an American former Major League Baseball shortstop and has appeared in two films.
Jan 2 Sanda Ladoși a Romanian singer.
Jan 3 Lee Beom-soo a South Korean actor. He is well known for his role in Singles, Giant, On Air, Surgeon Bong Dal-hee, as well as in Prime Minister and I
Jan 3 Priit Reiska a football defender from Estonia, who also played as a midfielder. He retired in 2008. His last club was FC Kuressaare. Reiska played for the Estonia national football team at the Baltic Cup 1991, but the two matches didn't count as a full international according to the FIFA. He is currently playing for amateur side Sörve JK
Jan 3 Matt Ross an American actor. He is best known for his role as Alby Grant in the HBO series, Big Love and as Eddie Scott in the 2005 film Good Night, and Good Luck, for which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He also directed the feature film 28 Hotel Rooms. In 2011, he played Charles Montgomery on the first season of FX's anthology series American Horror Story
Jan 3 Olga Mostepanova a retired prominent Soviet gymnast. Her birth year has been variously reported as 1968 or 1969, but Mostepanova herself has stated that she was actually born in 1970. She is held in high regard for her classical elegance, artistry, difficulty and beautiful form, as well as her strong technique and being the originator of the skill known as "the Onodi" on beam
Jan 3 Boay Akonay a retired Tanzanian long-distance runner who won the bronze medal at the 1992 World Half Marathon Championships.
Jan 3 Mahaya Petrosian an Iranian actress of Armenian descent.
Jan 4 Aslanbek Ediev a Russian weightlifter.
Jan 4 Carl Frode Tiller a Norwegian author, historian and musician. His works are in Nynorsk , one of the two official Norwegian standard languages
Jan 4 Darlie Routier an American woman from Rowlett, Texas, who was convicted of murdering her 5-year-old son, Damon. As of 2014, Routier is on death row awaiting execution by lethal injection
Jan 4 Christopher Cassidy a NASA astronaut and Navy SEAL. Chris Cassidy achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy. Cassidy attended York High School, in York, Maine. He then graduated from the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1989. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the United States Naval Academy in 1993 and a Master's degree in ocean engineering from MIT in 2000. While in the Navy, Cassidy passed BUD/S and became a Navy SEAL. While a SEAL he served several tours of duty supporting the fight in the War on Terror. He resides in York, Maine with his wife, Julie Byrd, and their three children. His first spaceflight was on Space Shuttle mission STS-127, and his second was as a flight engineer for Expedition 35/36, launched aboard Soyuz TMA-08M. He was in space between July 15-31, 2009 and March 28-September 10, 2013. Cassidy has worked as a CAPCOM for both International Space Station and Space Shuttle missions in the past
Jan 4 Chris Kanyon an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his work in World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation under the ring names Chris Kanyon and Mortis
Jan 5 Vladimir Chagin a Russian rally raid driver. He has won the Dakar Rally driving Kamaz trucks in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2011, becoming the most successful single category pilot in the history of the tournament earning him the nickname "The Tsar of Dakar"
Jan 5 Vladimir Miridonov a Russian professional football coach and a former player. He made his professional debut in the Soviet Second League in 1988 for FC Krylia Sovetov Kuybyshev
Jan 5 Yuri Kovtun a retired Russian football defender, well known as 90's Russia national football team player, as well as Dynamo Moscow and Spartak Moscow stopper. He is currently an assistant coach with FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod
Jan 5 Murat Gomleshko a Russian professional football coach and a former player. He is the president of FC Torpedo Armavir
Jan 5 Oleg Veretennikov a professional association football coach and a former international footballer. He is the top goalscorer in the history of Russian Premier League, and holds several other goalscoring records. Currently, he is manager FC Rotor Volgograd
Jan 5 Troy Van Leeuwen an American musician and producer. Van Leeuwen began playing music at a young age and started playing guitar at age 13. Soon Van Leeuwen was playing in various local bands such as Jester with lead vocalist Eric Book, 60 Cycle and later Failure. During this time, Van Leeuwen also worked as a session musician for various bands and met guitarist Billy Howerdel, who later recruited Van Leeuwen to play guitar in his and Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan's alternative rock supergroup A Perfect Circle. The band's debut album Mer de Noms became the highest ever debut for a rock band, with 188,000 copies sold in its first week
Jan 5 Rick Campanelli a Canadian television personality.
Jan 6 José Carabalí a retired male track and field athlete from Venezuela. He competed for his native South American country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where he was eliminated in the first round of the men's 4x100 metres relay, alongside Hely Ollarves, Juan Morillo, and José Peña
Jan 6 Julie Chen an American television personality, news anchor, and producer for CBS. She has been the host of the U.S. version of the CBS reality-television program Big Brother since its debut in July 2000 and is the longest-serving host of any country's version of the show. She is also a co-host and the moderator of the CBS daytime show The Talk. Previously, she was a co-anchor of The Early Show on CBS
Jan 6 Tsanko Tsvetanov a Bulgarian football player, left-back. After ending his playing career he began coaching and was the head coach of Etar Veliko Tarnovo. Currently he is the assistant coach of Stanimir Stoilov at Botev Plovdiv
Jan 6 Ahmad Jamil Madani a retired Saudi Arabian footballer. He played in a defensive role. Ahmed is a rock defend of Saudi Arabia, is one of the greatest defenders on the passage history of Saudi Arabia
Jan 6 Radoslav Látal a former Czech football player and current football manager of MFK Košice.
Jan 6 Leonardo Astrada a retired Argentine football player, who went on to become a football manager. He currently manages Cerro Porteño
Jan 6 Sofia Kligkopoulou a Greek former basketball player who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Jan 6 Gabrielle Reece an American professional volleyball player, sports announcer, fashion model and actress.
Jan 7 Doug E. Doug an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and film director. He started his career at age 17 as a stand-up comedian. He is best known for his roles as Griffin Vesey on the CBS sitcom Cosby, Sanka Coffie in the film Cool Runnings and as the voice of Bernie in the animated film Shark Tale
Jan 7 Todd Day a retired American professional basketball player. Day is the all-time leading scorer at the University of Arkansas, and played eight seasons in the NBA. During the 2006 season, he played for the Blue Stars of Lebanon's WASL Club League
Jan 7 João Ricardo a former Angolan international footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Jan 7 Andy Burnham a British Labour Party politician and the Member of Parliament for Leigh since 2001. He is Shadow Secretary of State for Health
Jan 8 Adam Reed an American voice actor, writer, director and producer. He is most often associated with Adult Swim and 70/30 Productions
Jan 8 Rachel Friend an Australian actress and journalist.
Jan 9 Mia X a former American rapper, singer-songwriter and actress. She was the first female emcee to get a contract with rapper and entertainment magnate, Master P on his successful record label No Limit Records.She has collabertaed with several No Limit Records artists, including Master P and Silkk the Shocker on the seminal albums Ghetto D and Charge It 2 Da Game
Jan 9 Alex Staropoli a keyboard player and composer, co-founder with Luca Turilli of the Italian symphonic power metal band Rhapsody of Fire. He does the orchestral arrangements in all the band's songs. Following the split with Turilli, Staropoli is Rhapsody of Fire's only remaining founding member
Jan 9 Jan Quast a retired boxer from Germany, who competed in the light flyweight division during the late 1980s, early 1990s.
Jan 9 Axel Rodrigues de Arruda a Brazilian football player.
Jan 9 Lara Fabian a Belgo-Canadian singer. Multilingual, she sings in French, Italian and English. She has also sung in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Hebrew, Greek, and German
Jan 10 Buff Bagwell an American professional wrestler, and actor. He is best known under the ring name Buff Bagwell and for his tenure in World Championship Wrestling between 1991 and 2001, where he was a six-time World Tag Team Champion. Bagwell is recognized as the only wrestler to compete for a world title in his televised World Wrestling Federation debut, when he challenged Booker T for the WCW Championship in the main event of the July 2, 2001 edition of Monday Night Raw