Born in 1976

Jan 1 Marko Topić a retired Bosnian professional footballer who played as a forward. On the club level, he last played for Russian side Saturn Moscow Oblast, representing Bosnia and Herzegovina internationally
Jan 1 Viktoria Tokovaya a Russian bobsledder who has competed since 1999. Competed in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of seventh in the two-woman event at Turin in 2006
Jan 1 Kuljeet Randhawa an Indian actress and model. The former Gladrags model was best known for her role in the Kohinoor series
Jan 1 Mustafa Doğan a retired German footballer of Turkish descent who played as a central defender.
Jan 1 Ali Hasanov an Azerbaijani artist, musician and filmmaker, participant of a number of art projects in Azerbaijan and abroad.
Jan 1 Artyom Argokov a Kazakhstani professional ice hockey player who is a defenceman for Beibarys Atyrau. He played for the Kazakhstan men's national ice hockey team in the 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2007 World Ice Hockey Championships
Jan 2 Phil Radford an American environmental, clean energy and democracy leader who served as the youngest Executive Director of Greenpeace USA. He is a co-founder of the Democracy Initiative, served as the Founder and Executive Director of Power Shift, and is a board member of Green Corps. He has a background in grassroots organizing, corporate social responsibility, climate change and clean energy. Radford lives in Washington, DC with his wife Eileen
Jan 2 Vasili Yanotovsky a retired Russian footballer.
Jan 2 Damir Zakhartdinov a retired amateur Uzbek freestyle wrestler, who competed in the men's lightweight category. Considering one of the nation's top wrestlers in his decade, Zakhartdinov has yielded a staggering record of six career medals, including a bronze in the 58-kg division at the 1999 World Wrestling Championships in Ankara, Turkey, and seized an opportunity to represent Uzbekistan in three editions of the Olympic Games. Having served as a soldier in CSKA Tashkent, Zakhartdinov trained throughout his sporting career as a member of its wrestling team under head coach Mamur Ruziev
Jan 2 Danilo Di Luca a former Italian professional road racing cyclist, best known for winning the 2007 Giro d'Italia, but also for several positive doping tests, the last of which resulting in a lifetime ban from the sport.
Jan 2 Hrysopiyi Devetzi a former Greek athlete competing in the triple jump and long jump.
Jan 2 Mahée Paiement a Quebec movie and television actress and known for playing several roles in popular Quebec movies and films since 1986.
Jan 2 Paz Vega a Spanish actress.
Jan 3 Perpetua Nkwocha a Nigerian female professional footballer, who currently plays for Swedish Damallsvenskan club Sunnanå She is also a member and the captain of the Nigeria women's national football team.
Jan 3 Lee Hyung-taik a retired professional tennis player from South Korea. He won one singles title and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World 36 in August 2007
Jan 3 Angelos Basinas a retired Greek international footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. He can also operate as a central midfielder and centre-back. He is best remembered for his key role in the Greek national team that won the 2004 European Championship
Jan 3 Dinara Drukarova a Russian actress.
Jan 3 Nicholas Gonzalez an American actor, best known for playing Alex Santiago in the TV series Resurrection Blvd.
Jan 4 Yuka Yoshida a tennis player from Japan who has one doubles win in Memphis, Tennessee. Her best grand slam result came in 1998 when she reached the Quarterfinals of the doubles at the US Open
Jan 4 Érika Olivera a female marathon runner from Chile.
Jan 4 August Diehl a German actor, primarily known to international audiences for playing SS-Sturmbannführer Dieter Hellstrom in Inglourious Basterds and Michael "Mike" Krause, Evelyn Salt's husband, in the movie Salt, as well as for his leading role in the Academy Award-winning Austrian film The Counterfeiters.
Jan 4 Seth Grahame-Smith an American best-selling author, screenwriter, and producer of film and television. He is best known as the author of The New York Times best-selling novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter; the latter of which has been adapted as a feature film. Grahame-Smith is also the co-creator, head writer and executive producer of The Hard Times of RJ Berger, a scripted television comedy appearing on MTV. In collaboration with David Katzenberg, his partner in Katzsmith Productions, Grahame-Smith is currently developing a number of projects for television and film
Jan 4 Dmitri Godunok a Russian footballer who last played for FC Akademiya Togliatti.
Jan 4 Ted Lilly an American former professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball. Lilly attended Yosemite High School in Oakhurst, California, and Fresno City College. He played in MLB for the Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers
Jan 4 Benoît Joachim a retired professional road racing cyclist from Luxembourg.
Jan 5 Corey Chavous a former American football safety who played 11 seasons in the National Football League. Chavous played for three teams, primarily as a safety but also as a cornerback. Chavous was known as one of the most instinctive safeties of his era and was a Pro Bowl selection in 2003. He is the founder of the media company and website DraftNasty.com, which specializes in coverage of the major sports with an emphasis on scouting and professional drafts. He is currently a color analyst for college football games as well as an NFL Draft analysis for CBS Sports
Jan 5 Nannie de Villiers a former professional tennis player who represented South Africa. De Villiers was born in neighbouring Namibia but moved at a young age
Jan 5 Shintarō Asanuma a Japanese scriptwriter, director, actor, and voice actor from Iwate Prefecture, Japan. He is affiliated with Office Osawa
Jan 5 Matt Wachter an American musician best known for his work with Thirty Seconds to Mars and Angels & Airwaves.
Jan 5 Diego Tristán a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a striker.
Jan 6 Lu Yi (actor) a Chinese actor and singer. He graduated from the Shanghai Theatre Academy in 1999. Lu started his actor life when he was five years old. In year of 1999, he rose to fame because of the TV series, Never Dies Content. Over the next several years after his 1999 debut in Never Dies Content, he took part in numerous TV series and films, such as Boy&Girl, Confucius, and etc. Lu married actress Bo Lei in 2006. After two years, their daughter was born
Jan 6 Johnny Yong Bosch an American actor, martial artist, voice actor and musician. His first major role was portraying Adam Park, the Black Power Ranger in the Power Rangers franchise. which led to roles in some martial arts films and television episodes. He provides the English voices for a number of anime productions and video games, including Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Vash the Stampede in Trigun, Guy Cecil in Tales of the Abyss, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Yūsaku Kitamura in Toradora!. He will be voicing Artemis in the Viz Media dubbing of the Sailor Moon series. He is the front man of the band, Eyeshine. Johnny is located in Los Angeles and does most of his voice over work at Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Animaze, New Generation Pictures, Studiopolis, and on some occasions will travel to Dallas to record shows for Funimation
Jan 6 Richard Zedník a retired Slovak professional ice hockey winger. He has played in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, and Florida Panthers
Jan 6 Daniel Tynell a Swedish cross-country skier who has won the ski marathon Vasaloppet three times, in 2002, 2006 and 2009. Tynell has also won the König Ludwig Lauf, an event that is part of Worldloppet Ski Federation, twice. He represents the ski club Grycksbo IF
Jan 6 Danny Pintauro an American actor best known for his role as Jonathan Bower on the popular American sitcom Who's the Boss? and his role in the 1983 film Cujo.
Jan 7 Éric Gagné a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher. Signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball as a free agent in 1995, Gagné began his career as a starting pitcher. After he struggled in that role, the Dodgers converted Gagné from a starter to a reliever, where for three years he was statistically the most outstanding closer in the game, winning the Cy Young Award in 2003. During that period, he set a major league record by converting 84 consecutive save opportunities. The phrase "Game Over" was heavily used by the Dodgers and the media in connection with his appearances to finish close games
Jan 7 Kierston Wareing a British actress, known for her portrayal of Kirsty Branning in the British soap opera, EastEnders, in which she appeared from 25 December 2012 until 9 January 2014.
Jan 7 Harish Raghavendra an Indian vocalist and actor from Chennai, India. He is the son of photographer P.V Raghavendran. Harish is best known for his songs like Hey Azhagiya Theeyee from Minnale, Nirpadhuve Nadapadhuve from Barathi, Devathayai Kanden from Kadhal Kondein, Sakkarai Nilave from Youth, Melliname Melliname from Shahjahan and Anbe Enn Anbe from Dhaam Dhoom. He has also acted in a few Tamil Movies. He debuted as an actor in Vikadan directed by Arun Pandiyan in which he played the lead role. He also played a brother-role for Ajith Kumar in Thirupathi, which was written and directed by Perarasu
Jan 7 Paulo Chávez a Mexican footballer.
Jan 7 Ruslan Khairov a boxer from Azerbaijan. He is competing in the Welterweight division, and won bronze medals at the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships and 2004 European Amateur Boxing Championships
Jan 7 Gabriel Urdaneta a Venezuelan football midfielder. He made 77 appearances for the Venezuela national team between 1996 and 2005, making him the third most-capped player in Venezuealan international football as of March 2008
Jan 7 Amar Suloev a retired Armenian mixed martial artist with a record of 24–7–0. He is a kickboxer/wrestler who last fought Jacek Buczko at M-1 Challenge, where he won by a TKO. Suloev has 24 wins on his record with 15 of them in the first round
Jan 7 Tyron Leitso a Canadian actor.
Jan 7 Vic Darchinyan an Armenian professional boxer. He is a three-division world champion, having won eight titles in three different weight classes. He is a former IBF Flyweight Champion and a former Undisputed WBA, WBC and IBF Super Flyweight Champion. He has also captured a record of 4 IBO titles in three weight classes. He is a southpaw boxer who currently trains with Angelo Hyder. He was previously trained by former 3-division world champion, Jeff Fenech, in Sydney and briefly by Billy Hussein. Fenech and Darchinyan are the only Australian 3-division world champions in history
Jan 7 Kaies Ghodhbane a former Tunisian footballer who played as midfielder.
Jan 7 Marcelo Bordon a retired Brazilian footballer. He lastly played centre back for Al Rayyan Sports Club in the Qatar Stars League but he was mostly known in Germany, playing for Bundesliga teams VfB Stuttgart and Schalke 04
Jan 7 Grigoriy Andreyev a Russian marathon runner.
Jan 7 Nilton Pereira Mendes a Brazilian professional footballer.
Jan 7 Alfonso Soriano a Dominican former professional baseball outfielder, designated hitter, and second baseman. He played in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, and Washington Nationals, and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Jan 7 Tomas Ražanauskas a Lithuanian former professional footballer, currently the assistant manager of Daugava Rīga in the Latvian Higher League.