Born in 1977

Jan 1 María de la Paz Hernández a field hockey player from Argentina, who won the silver medal with the national women's hockey team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and bronze medals at the 2004 & 2008 Summer Olympics in Athens and Beijing. She was also member of the argentinian squad that won the Hockey World Cup in Perth, Australia in 2002. Her brother is current Argentina rugby star Juan Martín Hernández
Jan 1 Leoš Friedl an inactive Czech professional tennis player best known for his doubles play with František Čermák. He is coached by Lubomir Gerla. During his career, Friedl won 16 top-level doubles titles and the 2001 Wimbledon mixed doubles title with Daniela Hantuchová, where they beat Mike Bryan and Liezel Huber, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Jan 1 Hasan Salihamidžić a Bosnian former professional footballer. He made a name for himself while playing for Bayern Munich for nine seasons with whom he won the Bundesliga title six times, DFB-Pokal title four times, the 2000–01 UEFA Champions League, where he also scored in the final, and the 2001 Intercontinental Cup. He has also played for Italian giant Juventus for four seasons
Jan 1 Bobby Roode a Canadian professional wrestler. He is signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling , where he is the current TNA World Heavyweight Champion in his second reign. His first reign, at 256 days, holds the record for the longest reign. He also holds the record as one-half of the longest reigning TNA World Tag Team Champions with his former partner, James Storm
Jan 1 Azra Kolaković a Bosnian pop singer. Her most recent album Povratka nema was released in 2011
Jan 1 Kim Jong-su a North Korean sport shooter who competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In Athens, he won the bronze medal in the 50 metre pistol competition, and finished eighth in the air pistol final. In Beijing, he won a silver medal in 50 metre pistol and a bronze medal in 10 metre air pistol, but was later disqualified for doping and stripped of both medals
Jan 1 Lucky Isibor a Nigerian professional footballer.
Jan 1 Iris Bahr an American actress, comedian, director, writer and producer. She has appeared on Friends , Curb Your Enthusiasm as Rachel Heinemann , and The King of Queens. Bahr also played a lead role in the 2006 film Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, and played the director of a documentary in the 2010 horror film The Last Exorcism. Her TV series Svetlana which she wrote, directed, starred and executive produced, ran on Mark Cuban's cable network HDnet for two seasons. She completed filming the Sony pilot Irreverisble opposite David Schwimmer in April 2014. She will also guest star in Two and a Half Men in its 12th and final season
Jan 1 Abdihakem Abdirahman a Somali-American long-distance runner. He has competed in the Olympics for the United States in the 10,000 meters and the marathon
Jan 1 Jerry Yan born 1 January 1977. He is a Taiwanese actor and became famous as part of the "F4". His birth name is Liao Yangzhen
Jan 2 Aleš Píša a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga. He was chosen as an over-age selection in the ninth round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, 272nd overall, by the Edmonton Oilers
Jan 2 Sergei Skoblyakov a Russian footballer currently playing for FK Khimki. He spent his playing career at FC Tom Tomsk for about 10 years
Jan 2 Benjamin Nivet a French professional footballer. He is an attacking midfielder and was at Ligue 1 club Troyes from 2002 to 2007. He signed a three-year contract with SM Caen on 8 June 2007 a club newly promoted to Ligue 1. After five years in Caen, he returned to Troyes, promoted to Ligue 1, where he signed a one-year contract
Jan 2 Andrey Lyavonchyk a Belarusian professional footballer. As of 2012, he plays for Shakhtyor Salihorsk
Jan 2 Stefan Koubek a retired tennis player from Austria. Koubek plays left-handed with a double-handed backhand. His idol when growing up was Thomas Muster. Koubek has won three titles, two of which have come on hardcourts; despite this, he says his favorite surface is clay
Jan 2 Brian Boucher an American former professional ice hockey goaltender who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks, and Carolina Hurricanes. Boucher currently holds the NHL's modern record for the longest shutout streak at 5:32:01, set while he was a member of the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2003–04 NHL season
Jan 2 Radosav Bulić a Montenegrin former football midfielder.
Jan 2 Nikos Soultanidis a Greek football player.
Jan 3 Murad Umakhanov a Russian wrestler and Olympic champion in Freestyle wrestling.
Jan 3 Youssef Safri a Moroccan former footballer who currently is an assistant coach for Raja Casablanca.
Jan 3 Lee Bowyer an English former professional footballer born in Canning Town, London. Bowyer has previously played for several English clubs including Leeds United, Charlton Athletic, West Ham United, Newcastle United, Birmingham City and Ipswich Town. Bowyer has been capped once by the England national football team. Since 2010, Bowyer has held the record for most yellow cards received in the Premier League
Jan 3 A. J. Burnett Allan James "A. J." Burnett is an American professional baseball starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. Previously, he played in MLB for the Florida Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, and Philadelphia Phillies
Jan 3 Mayumi Iizuka a Japanese voice actress and J-pop singer who was born in Tokyo and grew up in Taiwan and Yokohama. Iizuka is a member of Gekidan Wakakusa and Tokuma Japan Communications
Jan 4 Ozell Wells a Dominican / American basketball coach, scout, ordained minister, entrepreneur, author and businessman.
Jan 4 Tim Wheeler a Northern Irish guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist for the rock band Ash. He formed the band with Mark Hamilton and they were originally called Vietnam. Wheeler can be seen playing a Korina Gibson Flying V in almost all of Ash's music videos. He has written nearly all of their notable pieces such as "Oh Yeah", "Shining Light", "Girl From Mars", "Kung Fu", and "Goldfinger". In September 2014 Tim announced details of his debut solo album "Lost Domain" with a release date of 3 November 2014
Jan 4 Dmitri Nabokov (ice hockey) a Russian professional ice hockey forward.
Jan 4 David Millar a Scottish former professional road racing cyclist. He is most associated with his long spells with two team, Cofidis from 1997-2004 and Garmin-Sharp from 2008-2014. He has won four stages of the Tour de France, five of the Vuelta a España and one stage of the Giro d'Italia. He was the British national road champion and the national time trial champion, both in 2007. He is the only British rider to have worn all Tour de France jerseys and one of six to have worn the yellow jersey. He was also the first British riders ever to have worn the leader's jersey in all three Grand Tours
Jan 4 Teitur Lassen a Faroese musician, singer-songwriter and producer based on the Faroe Islands. He is a winner of multiple Danish Music Awards and has toured globally since his debut release, Poetry & Aeroplanes, in 2003
Jan 4 Jonathan Cochet a French racing driver. He won the Championnat de France Formule Renault in 1997. He was also a test driver with the Renault Formula One team in 2006
Jan 4 Solon Bixler an American rock–indie musician. He is a former guitarist for the bands Thirty Seconds to Mars and Earlimart. He is currently the lead male vocal and guitar player in the band Great Northern
Jan 4 Dan Shanahan an Irish hurler who played as a centre-forward for the Waterford senior team.
Jan 4 Irán Castillo a Mexican actress and singer.
Jan 5 Olunike Adeliyi a Canadian actress. She appeared in the 2010 horror film Saw 3D, and guest-starred as Leah Kerns in the television series Flashpoint
Jan 5 Matej Ferjan a Slovenian motorcycle speedway rider who also rode for the Hungary national speedway team.
Jan 5 Aleksei Medvedev (footballer) a Russian professional footballer. He plays for FC Saturn Ramenskoye
Jan 5 Marcus Trick a German international rugby union player, playing for the SC Neuenheim in the Rugby-Bundesliga and the German national rugby union team.
Jan 6 Genevieve O'Reilly an Irish actress who has worked in both the United Kingdom and Australia.
Jan 6 Marc Johnson (skateboarder) a professional skateboarder who is best known for founding the Enjoi skateboard brand and receiving the Thrasher "Skater of the Year" award in 2007.
Jan 7 Vanessa Lorenzo a model. She has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, ELLE,Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition
Jan 7 Marco Storari an Italian professional footballer who plays for Juventus F.C. as a goalkeeper.
Jan 7 Brent Sopel a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.
Jan 7 Sofi Oksanen a Finnish contemporary writer. She's considered one of the most prominent contemporary authors of her generation as well as a global literary phenomenon. She was born in Jyväskylä. Her father is Finnish and her mother is Estonian. So far, Oksanen has published four novels, of which Purge has gained widest recognition, and two plays. She has received several international and domestic awards for her literary work. Latest was the Swedish Academys Nordic Prize for her body of work
Jan 7 Ruslan Hilazyev a Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder.
Jan 7 Michelle Behennah a British model.
Jan 7 Dustin Diamond an American actor, musician, director, and stand-up comedian best known for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers in the television shows Saved by the Bell, Good Morning, Miss Bliss, Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Saved by the Bell: The New Class.
Jan 7 John Gidding a Turkish-American architect, television personality, and former fashion model.
Jan 8 Melanie Seeger a German race walker. She has represented Germany at the Summer Olympics on three occasions. She has also competed at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics on four occasions and walked at four consecutive editions of the European Athletics Championships
Jan 8 Trey Smith (author) an ex-safe robber, author, documentary producer, and founder of the God in a Nutshell Project. Trey Smith is best known for his role in the 1999 safe robbery of prominent television evangelist Mike Murdock, a lead fundraiser for TBN, PTL, Daystar, Benny Hinn and others. Smith released a book titled Thieves: One Dirty TV pastor and the Man Who Robbed Him in 2011 which covered the safe robbery of Mike Murdock and paints a dark picture of the "world of prosperity gospel". Murdock refused interviews and has previously declined to answer questions about money
Jan 8 Torun Eriksen a Norwegian Jazz singer, whose musical talents first came to prominence as a music student at high school in Norway. From the age of six, she sang in various gospel choirs, and by the age of 19 had become a featured soloist. With a background steeped in soul, jazz, pop, and through her choral experience she began writing her first compositions. A major influence was the world of jazz standards via the Real Book. After moving to Oslo in 1997, she enrolled at the «Norwegian Institute for Stage and Studio»
Jan 8 Ruslan Kostyshyn a retired professional and international Ukrainian football midfielder and current football manager.