Born in 1974

Jan 1 Giorgos Theodotou a Cypriot football defender. He last played for Anorthosis of Cyprus. His former teams are AC Omonia, AEK Larnaca and EPA Larnaca, where he started his career
Jan 1 Christian Paradis a Conservative Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons for Mégantic—L'Érable. He was first elected in the 2006 federal election and served as parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources until January 4, 2007, when he was appointed Secretary of State for Agriculture and Agri-food Canada and the Rural Secretariat. On June 25, 2008, Paradis was appointed Minister of Public Works and Government Services, retaining his position as Secretary of State for Agriculture until October that same year. On October 30, 2008, in a cabinet shuffle following the election, he would retain the Public Works portfolio. In addition, he succeeded Lawrence Cannon as Quebec Lieutenant and now sits directly beside Harper in the house of commons. On January 19, 2010, in a cabinet shuffle, Prime Minister Harper appointed him Minister of Natural Resources. On May 18, 2011, in a cabinet shuffle he was appointed to be the Minister of Industry. On July 15, 2013 in a cabinet shuffle, he was appointed as Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie
Jan 2 Deborah Sengl an Austrian painter and artist. She attended the University of Applied Arts Vienna and received a diploma in 1997. Sengl is the daughter of the painter Peter Sengl and the artist Susanne Lacombe
Jan 2 Jason de Vos a soccer commentator for the TSN and former professional football player, most recently at Ipswich Town. He played international football for Canada. In 2012 as part of the Canadian Soccer Association's centennial celebration, he was named to the on the all-time Canada XI men's team
Jan 2 Ludmila Formanová a former Czech middle distance runner who specialized in the 800 metres.
Jan 2 Tomáš Řepka a professional Czech football defender. He last played for SK Hvozdnice
Jan 3 Pablo Thiam a retired Guinean football defensive midfielder. He holds a German passport
Jan 3 Mikhail Segal a Russian film director, writer.
Jan 3 Hayley Yelling a British runner. She is the sister-in-law of fellow British runner Liz Yelling. She married Jamie Higham in 2009
Jan 3 Alessandro Petacchi an Italian professional road racing cyclist, who rides for the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team. A specialist sprinter, Petacchi has won 48 grand tour stages with wins of the points jersey in the Giro d'Italia in 2004, the Vuelta a España in 2005 and the Tour de France in 2010. He also won the classics Milan – San Remo in 2005 and Paris-Tours in 2007. His career spanned over 18 years during which he earned 183 victories
Jan 3 Mike Ireland a Canadian long track speed skater.
Jan 3 Robert-Jan Derksen a Dutch professional golfer.
Jan 4 Danilo Hondo a German professional road bicycle racer, for Trek Factory Racing. He won the German National Road Race in 2002. He was banned from professional cycling and then later won his appeal to return to the sport
Jan 4 Andrasch Starke a jockey in international Thoroughbred horse racing.
Jan 4 Armin Zöggeler a retired Italian luger and double Olympic champion. He is one of the most successful men in the sport, nicknamed Il Cannibale , for his notable series of victories, or The Iceblood Champion, for his always cold, rational approach to the races
Jan 4 Tricky Stewart an American songwriter, music producer, music publisher, executive producer, recording industry executive and recording studio owner. He is also a former president of A&R at Epic Records. In a career spanning over 20 years, Stewart, at the helm of his company RedZone Entertainment, is responsible for over 25 million records sold. He is noted for producing many hip hop, R&B and pop chart topping singles, such as Beyoncé's "Single Ladies ", Britney Spears's "Me Against the Music", Mýa's "Case of the Ex", Rihanna's "Umbrella", Mary Blige's "Just Fine", Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" and "Obsessed", Jesse McCartney's "Leavin'", Justin Bieber's "Baby", Ciara's "Ride", Nicole Scherzinger's "Your Love" and many others
Jan 4 Fernando Sanz a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.
Jan 4 Ian Moor an English singer, and the Stars in Their Eyes Champion of Champions.
Jan 5 Sarah-Jane Honeywell an English television presenter, actress, dancer, acrobat/aerialist best known for her work on the CBeebies television channel.
Jan 5 Iwan Thomas a sprinter who represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Olympic Games in the 400 m, and Wales at the Commonwealth Games. Thomas is a former European and Commonwealth games champion
Jan 5 Vardan Minasyan an Armenian football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. He is the former manager of the Armenia national football team
Jan 5 Vladimir Loginov (footballer) a retired football forward from Kazakhstan. He obtained a total number of 23 caps for the Kazakhstan national football team during his career, scoring two goals
Jan 5 Daisy Bates (actress) a British actress.
Jan 6 Marlon Anderson a former Major League Baseball utility player. He was widely known for his clutch hits, and writers for publications including The New York Times and Newsday had referred to him as one of the best pinch-hitters in the game. During the 2012 season, he served as the hitting coach for the Potomac Nationals
Jan 6 Paul Grant (basketball) a retired American professional basketball player. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jan 6 Daniel Cordone a former Argentine professional football player who played as a striker.
Jan 7 John Rich an American country music singer-songwriter. From 1992 to 1998, he was a member of the country music band Lonestar, in which he played bass guitar and alternated with Richie McDonald as lead vocalist. After being fired from the band in 1998, he embarked on a solo career on BNA Records in the late 1990s, releasing two singles for the label and recording Underneath the Same Moon, which was not released until 2006. By 2003, he joined Big Kenny to form the duo Big & Rich, who released three albums on Warner Bros. Records as well as ten singles, including the Number One "Lost in This Moment". After Big & Rich went on hiatus in 2007, Rich began work on a second solo album, Son of a Preacher Man, which has produced two more chart singles. In 2011, Rich released two Extended Plays, Rich Rocks and For the Kids before re-establishing Big & Rich in 2012
Jan 7 Yu Genwei a retired Chinese football player who played his entire career for Tianjin Teda as a versatile attacking midfielder or striker. He is also famous for having played for the Chinese football team and being a participant at the 2002 FIFA World Cup
Jan 7 Sally Taylor (singer-songwriter) the daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon. Like her parents and brother Ben Taylor, she has pursued a musical career and has become known for her acoustic sound, witty vocals, and evocative, introspective writing. She is a former member of the indie band The Slip
Jan 7 Victoria Smurfit an Irish actress.
Jan 7 İbrahim Kutluay a Turkish former professional basketball player. He played at the shooting guard position. He scored a record 50 points at the 1996 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship against Italy, and also 41 points in a FIBA Euroleague game against Cibona Zagreb during the 1998-99 season
Jan 7 Kostyantyn Zhevago a Ukrainian entrepreneur, the youngest self-made billionaire in Europe. He was the first Eastern European to present one of his companies — Ferrexpo to the London Stock Exchange. Zhevago controls the "Finances and Credit" group — one of largest conglomerates of Ukraine; holds a post of FC Vorskla honorary president. He has been a member of the Verkhovna Rada since 1998
Jan 7 Julen Guerrero a Spanish retired footballer who played solely for Athletic Club de Bilbao.
Jan 7 Alenka Bikar a retired female sprinter from Slovenia. She specialised in the 200 metres, competing in three Olympic games from 1996-2004. She was also named Slovenian Sportswoman of the Year in 2001. Bikar won the gold medal in the 200m in the Mediterranean Games in 2005
Jan 7 Svetlana Metkina a Russian actress from Moscow. She is known outside Russia for playing the Czechoslovak reporter Lenka Janáček in the 2006 film Bobby
Jan 8 Maria Matsouka a Greek politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement; part of the Party of European Socialists.
Jan 9 Farhan Akhtar an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer, lyricist and television host. Born in Mumbai to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up under the influence of the film industry. After completing his schooling in Maneckji Cooper school, he pursued a commerce degree in HR College, Mumbai, before dropping out, and beginning his career in films by working as an assistant director in Lamhe and Himalay Putra
Jan 9 Sávio a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a left winger. Known as "Anjo Loiro" and "Diabo Loiro" , he played most of his professional career in Spain – being a part of Real Madrid's setup during four and a half seasons and appearing in more than 300 official games with four different teams
Jan 9 Stevie Crawford a Scottish professional football player and manager. He is currently the assistant coach of Heart of Midlothian
Jan 9 Wangay Dorji a former football player from Bhutan. He played as striker for Samtse, Ranjung United, Druk Pol and Transport United
Jan 10 Clinton O'Brien an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. A Queensland State of Origin representative forward, he played club football in Australia for the Sydney Roosters, South Queensland Crushers, Gold Coast Chargers and Newcastle Knights , as well as English club Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Jan 10 Bob Peeters a Belgian football manager and former player, who currently manages Charlton Athletic. He was appointed as manager on 27 May 2014, and is being assisted by first-team coach Damian Matthew
Jan 10 Ryōka Yuzuki a Japanese voice actress.
Jan 10 Steve Marlet a retired French footballer and coach, who played as a forward. He was capped 23 times and scored six goals for the French national team, winning the Confederations Cup in 2001 and 2003 and featuring at Euro 2004
Jan 10 Andrey Korneyev a breaststroke swimmer from Russia, who won the bronze medal in the men's 200 m breaststroke event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. A year earlier he captured the gold medal in the same event at the 1995 European Championships in Vienna, Austria
Jan 10 Japhet Zwane a South African former footballer who played as a left winger.
Jan 10 Davide Dionigi an Italian footballer currently manager and former player.
Jan 10 Mansueto Velasco a Filipino boxer and comedian from Bago City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He competed in the Men's 48 kg category at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and took home the silver medal, the Philippines' only medal of the games. He is the younger brother of Roel Velasco, winner of the Olympic bronze in the 1992 Summer Olympics, who is also a light-flyweight. Before this, he was one of the three Filipino boxers who clinched gold medals in the 1994 Asian Games held in Hiroshima, Japan
Jan 10 Jemaine Clement a New Zealand comedian, actor and multi-instrumentalist, best known as one half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords along with Bret McKenzie.
Jan 10 Hrithik Roshan an Indian film actor. He has established a successful career in Bollywood, has won six Filmfare Awards, and is cited in the media as one of the most attractive male celebrities in India