Born in 1973

Jan 1 Magnus Sahlgren a Swedish musician. He was the lead guitarist of the metal band Lake of Tears, whom his name is most associated with, until 2009. He also played with Dismember from 1998 to 2003 and with Tiamat during the recording of the acclaimed Wildhoney album in 1994. He helped the band achieve technical proficiency by helping with the songwriting and solos when he was a session artist. In 2004, he was accepted as a full-time of Lake of Tears and since then his influences have been even more visible, notably on the album Moons and Mushrooms, on which he performs solos on every track. Outside of his career in music, he is a researcher at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science
Jan 1 Bryan Thao Worra a Laotian American writer. His books include On The Other Side Of The Eye, Touching Detonations, Winter Ink, Barrow and The Tuk Tuk Diaries: My Dinner With Cluster Bombs. He is the first Laotian American to receive a Fellowship in Literature from the United States government's National Endowment for the Arts. He received the Asian Pacific Leadership Award from the State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans for Leadership in the Arts in 2009. He received the Science Fiction Poetry Association Elgin Award for Book of the Year in 2014. He was selected as a Cultural Olympian representing Laos during the 2012 London Summer Olympics
Jan 1 Li Fang (tennis) a retired female professional tennis player from China. Li turned pro in 1990, and won 2 WTA Tour doubles titles in her career. She represented her country at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Li played 7 years on the China Fed Cup team. She retired in 2001
Jan 1 Mindia Khitarishvili a Georgian composer.
Jan 1 Danny Lloyd an American teacher and former child actor.
Jan 1 Aslan Kerimov a retired football midfielder from Azerbaijan. He debuted for the national team in October 1994, and his international career earned him 74 caps, making him Azerbaijan's most capped player
Jan 1 Yusuf Dikeç a Turkish sport shooter competing in the pistol events. A retired non-commissioned officer of the Turkish Gendarmerie, the 1.80 m tall athlete at 80 kg is a member of Jandarma Gücü Sports Club
Jan 1 Shelda Bede a beach volleyball player from Brazil who won silver medals in beach volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Jan 2 Sérgio Baresi a former Brazilian football player at the position of Centre back. Nowadays, he is São Paulo manager
Jan 2 Elena Makarova a Russian former professional tennis player.
Jan 2 Yuliya Levina a Russian rower who competed for Russia in four Summer Olympics.
Jan 2 Roman Karmazin the former IBF Light Middleweight champion of the world. He is a Russian boxer who has defeated Keith Holmes and Kassim Ouma. He suffered his first loss in 2002, a twelve-round decision against Javier Castillejo of Spain in Castiliejo's hometown
Jan 2 Lucy Davis an English actress. She is best known for playing the character Dawn Tinsley in the BBC comedy The Office and as Dianne in the horror-comedy movie Shaun of the Dead
Jan 2 John Dovi a former French amateur boxer who medaled repeatedly in international competitions.
Jan 2 Dmitri Vlasov a Russian professional football coach and a former player. In 2009, he worked as an administrator for FC Zelenograd. He made his professional debut in the Soviet Second League B in 1990 for PFC CSKA-2 Moscow. He played 1 game in the UEFA Intertoto Cup 1997 for FC Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod
Jan 2 Svetlana Bubnenkova a female racing cyclist from Russia. She represented her native country at three Summer Olympics: 1996, 2000 and 2004. Her biggest achievement was winning the 2002 Giro d'Italia Femminile. Bubnenkova twice won the world title in the women's team time trial. She tested positive for the use of EPO in the Tour Féminin en Limousin 2006. In June 2007 she was suspended for two years by the French doping association. Later the UCI adopted this suspension, however due to miscommunications Bubnenkova continued to race in 2007. At the end of 2007 the UCI disqualified Bubnenkova in all races she started between June and September 2007
Jan 3 Rory Stewart a British academic, author, diplomat, and Conservative politician and chair of the Defence Select Committee. Since May 2010, he has been the Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border, in the county of Cumbria, North West England
Jan 3 Vuk Rašović a Serbian former footballer and the current manager of Serbian SuperLiga side Partizan Belgrade.
Jan 3 Jurģis Pučinskis a former Latvian soccer player in midfielder role, currently manager of the Latvian Higher League club FK Ventspils.
Jan 3 Pavel Kotsur a chess Grandmaster and FIDE Arbiter from Kazakhstan.
Jan 3 Mikhail Zaritskiy a retired Luxembourgian professional footballer. He was born in Leningrad, now Petersburg, Russian SFSR, grew up in the Soviet Union and later gained Luxembourg citizenship through marriage
Jan 3 Albert Borzenkov a Russian football coach and a former player who is currently assistant coach with FC Fakel Voronezh.
Jan 3 Artis Ābols a retired Latvian ice hockey forward who is currently the head coach of Dinamo Riga in the Kontinental Hockey League.
Jan 3 Dan Harmon an American writer and performer. He created and produced the NBC television comedy series Community, co-created the Adult Swim animated television series Rick and Morty with Justin Roiland, and, along with Rob Schrab, founded the alternative television network/website Channel 101. He also hosts a weekly eponymous podcast, Harmontown
Jan 4 Frank Høj a retired Danish professional road bicycle racer. Høj started as a stagiaire for the Zetelhallen team in 1994, and became professional in 1995 for Collstrop-Lystex. His first win as a professional came the year after
Jan 4 Sergey Tatevosyan a professional boxer from Russian Federation.
Jan 4 Laia Marull a Spanish actress. She has won three Goya Awards — Best New Actress for Fugitives , Best Actress for Take My Eyes , and Best Supporting Actress for Black Bread. She was also nominated for European Film Award for Best Actress for Take My Eyes
Jan 4 Harmony Korine an American film director, producer, screenwriter, author and occasional actor. He is best known for writing Kids and for directing Spring Breakers, Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy and Mister Lonely. His film Trash Humpers premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and won the main prize, the DOX Award, at CPH:DOX in November 2009. His film Spring Breakers was released in 2013
Jan 4 Greg de Vries a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played over 800 games with six teams in the National Hockey League. de Vries won the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2000–01 season
Jan 5 Uday Chopra a Bollywood actor, producer, screenwriter and assistant director. He is the son of the late Yash Chopra and brother of Aditya Chopra and his sister-in-law is the actress Rani Mukerji. Uday worked as an assistant director on a number of his father's and brother's movies under the Yash Raj Films banner. Chopra is the owner-manager of YRF Entertainment and manger of Yash Raj Films along with his mother Pamela Chopra and his brother Aditya Chopra, who owns the company
Jan 5 Robert Babicz a Polish music producer, mastering engineer and live performer living in Cologne, Germany. With a career spanning nearly two decades covering genres from techno to acid house to minimal, Babicz has also been known under the pseudonyms Rob Acid, Acid Warrior, Department of Dance and Sontec amongst many others. He has released a number of very well respected records on labels such as Kompakt, Treibstoff, Bedrock, Intec Digital and Steve Bug’s Audiomatique, as well his own labels, Junkfood and Babiczstyle. He is well known as a live performer, never a DJ, as he uses synths and live equipment and improvises in every set he plays
Jan 5 Phil Joel a musician and the former bassist for the Christian rock group Newsboys.
Jan 5 Diamond Foxxx an American pornographic actress.
Jan 6 Vasso Karantasiou a female beach volleyball player from Greece, who won the gold medal at the 2005 European Championships in Moscow, Russia, partnering Vassiliki Arvaniti. She represented her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in her home town, after having competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics as well
Jan 6 Scott Ferguson a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League with the Edmonton Oilers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Minnesota Wild. He is currently an assistant coach, along with fellow ex-Oiler Geoff Smith, with the Kamloops Blazers
Jan 7 Koba Gogoladze a professional boxer from Georgia. He competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics as a lightweight, losing on points in the quarterfinals to Leonard Doroftei
Jan 7 Jonna Tervomaa a Finnish pop singer and songwriter. She became famous at the age of ten, when she won the song contest "Syksyn Sävel" with the song "Minttu sekä Ville". Tervomaa started her new, adult age career in 1998 with her self-titled album
Jan 7 Baiba Broka a Latvian stage, television and film actress.
Jan 8 Jason Stevens an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. An Australia national and New South Wales State of Origin representative prop forward, he played his club football in Sydney for the George Dragons and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. Stevens retired from competitive rugby league in 2005 and has since worked as a rugby league writer
Jan 8 Sean Paul a Jamaican dancehall rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer.
Jan 8 Jeremy Spencer (drummer) an American musician, songwriter and record producer. He is the drummer for the metal band, Five Finger Death Punch. In 2012, he was named Golden God's "Best Drummer" by Revolver Magazine. He is the creator of Extreme Metal Loops CDs. His autobiography, Death Punch'd--Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem, was published on September 2, 2014 by HarperCollins imprint, Dey St, and named a New York Times Celebrity Bestseller
Jan 8 Mike Cameron an American former professional Major League Baseball outfielder. He played for the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, and Florida Marlins
Jan 8 Henning Solberg a Norwegian rally driver. Together with co-driver Ilka Minor, he currently competes in the World Rally Championship with Stobart M-Sport Ford. Solberg is the older brother of the 2003 world champion Petter Solberg and stepfather of Swedish rally driver Pontus Tidemand
Jan 9 Essam El-Hadary an Egyptian goalkeeper, playing for Egyptian Premier League club Ismaily and Egypt national football team.
Jan 9 Mitch Silpa an American writer, actor and director, who starred in NBC's The Rerun Show, and has appearances in shows such as Brothers & Sisters, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Desperate Housewives, Gilmore Girls, I'm with Her, One on One, Kitchen Confidential, Reno 911 and Joey.
Jan 9 Stevo Glogovac a former Bosnian Serb football player and currently a manager.
Jan 9 Alexander Vyukhin a Ukrainian professional ice hockey goaltender who last played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League. He perished in the tragic 2011 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl air disaster outside of Yaroslavl, Russia
Jan 9 Angela Bettis an American film and stage actress, film producer, and director best known for her lead roles in the 2002 TV adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie, the title character in May , and in Girl, Interrupted as an anorexic psychiatric patient Janet Webber.
Jan 10 Félix Trinidad a retired Puerto Rican professional boxer, considered one of the best in Puerto Rico's history. After winning five National Amateur Championships in Puerto Rico, he debuted as a professional when he was 17. He won his first world championship when he defeated Maurice Blocker for the International Boxing Federation's welterweight belt. Trinidad holds the record for second most welterweight title defenses. However, Trinidad holds the record for longest reign as Welterweight Champion, six years, eight months and fourteen days. During his career he fought Oscar De La Hoya winning the Lineal and World Boxing Council welterweight champion, Fernando Vargas in a unification fight where he won the International Boxing Federation's light middleweight title, and William Joppy for the World Boxing Association's middleweight championship. He lost to Bernard Hopkins by technical knockout and retired for the first time. Trinidad returned to action in a fight against Ricardo Mayorga and, following a fight against Winky Wright, retired a second time. In 2008, he returned to the ring to fight Roy Jones, losing the contest by unanimous decision. Subsequently, Trinidad entered a five-year hiatus without clarifying the status of his career
Jan 10 Glenn Robinson an American former professional basketball player. He played in the NBA from 1994 to 2005 for the Milwaukee Bucks, the Atlanta Hawks, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the San Antonio Spurs. Robinson attended Purdue University, was the first overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft, and is the father of Glenn Robinson III, who played college basketball at the University of Michigan and was drafted in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves