Born in 1978

Jan 1 Philip Mulryne a former professional footballer from Northern Ireland. He started his career at Manchester United before playing more than 150 games for Norwich City, and was a Northern Ireland international. After his retirement from football in 2008 he began studying for the Roman Catholic priesthood
Jan 1 Xavier Samin a Tahitian footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper. He currently plays for AS Tefana in the Tahiti Division Fédérale, and the Tahiti national football team
Jan 1 Laura Lopes a British art curator. Lopes is the daughter of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Andrew Parker Bowles. Her mother's remarriage in 2005 made Charles, Prince of Wales, her stepfather. She has one elder brother, Tom Parker Bowles. Through marriage, she is a member of the Astor family
Jan 1 Kris Lemche a Canadian actor who has appeared in the films Ginger Snaps, eXistenZ, Final Destination 3, My Little Eye, A Simple Curve, Alter Egos, The Last Casino, Green Guys, Edgar Floats, State's Evidence and Knockaround Guys. His television credits include La Femme Nikita, Emily of New Moon, My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star and Joan of Arcadia and he has guest starred on TV series such as Ghost Whisperer, Flash Forward, Goosebumps, Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension, Twitch City, The Division, Criminal Minds, NCIS: Los Angeles and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Jan 1 Yohann Diniz a French race walker. He is the current world-record holder for the 50 km race, with a time of 3:32:33 and for the 50,000 metres track walk, with a time of 3:35:27
Jan 1 Dmitri Vlasenkov a Russian professional ice hockey forward currently playing with Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Jan 1 Abderrahime Bouramdane a Moroccan long-distance runner who competes in marathons. He represented Morocco at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. After winning his first two marathons in Tunis and Marrakesh, Bouramdane represented his country at the World Championships in Athletics in 2005 and 2007
Jan 1 Vidya Balan an Indian actress. She has established a successful career in Bollywood and is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award, five Filmfare Awards, and five Screen Awards, and was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014. She is known for portraying strong female protagonists and has been acknowledged in the media for pioneering a change in the concept of a Hindi film heroine
Jan 1 Sergei Artyomov a retired Russian professional footballer. He made his debut in the Russian Premier League in 1996 for FC Dynamo Moscow
Jan 1 Nina Bott a German actress.
Jan 2 Kjartan Sveinsson former keyboardist for the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. He joined the band in 1998. A multi-instrumentalist, he has also played such instruments as the flute, tin whistle, oboe and even the banjo, as well as many of the unorthodox instruments that contribute to Sigur Rós's distinctive sound. He also plays the guitar
Jan 2 Karina Smirnoff an American Ukrainian-born professional ballroom dancer of Greek-Russian descent. She is best known to the general public as a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars , winning the thirteenth season with army veteran and soap opera star R. Martinez. She's also won 2 runner-up titles, a semi-final title, and several quarter final titles
Jan 2 Davit Mujiri a former football midfielder from Georgia.
Jan 2 Yevhen Levchenko a retired Ukrainian footballer. The main participant of the Russian version of the show The Bachelor-Kholostyak on Russian Televisional Channel TNT
Jan 2 Aimo Diana a retired Italian footballer who last played for Trento Calcio 1921. A player of wide range, he can appear as a midfielder or a defender, always on the right flank
Jan 2 Yuri Babenko a professional ice hockey player currently playing for Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Jan 2 Megumi Toyoguchi a Japanese voice actress employed by the talent management firm 81 Produce.
Jan 3 Dimitra Kalentzou a Greek professional basketball player. She plays for Panathinaikos and Greece women's national basketball team. She has represented national team in several Eurobasket Women and in 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women
Jan 3 Vlad Iancu a Romanian futsal player who plays for United Galati and the Romanian national futsal team.
Jan 3 Jonas Thor Olsen a Danish cross country skier who has competed since 1999. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished 48th in the 50 km, 78th in the 15 km, and was lapped in the 30 km mixed pursuit events
Jan 3 Mike York an American professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.
Jan 3 Konstantin Genich a retired Russian professional football player. Currently, he is a TV football commentator
Jan 3 Kimberley Locke an American singer-songwriter and model. She has recorded in the dance, pop and adult contemporary music genres
Jan 3 Park Sol-mi a South Korean actress.
Jan 4 Paul Licuria an Australian rules footballer, formerly in the Australian Football League. His father is Italian and his mother is Spanish
Jan 4 Fred House an American professional basketball swingman who last played for Peja of the Balkan League.
Jan 4 Daria Khaltourina a Russian sociologist, anthropologist, demographer, and a public figure. She is the head of the Group of the Monitoring of Global and Regional Risks of the Russian Academy of Sciences, co-chaiperson of the Russian Coalition for Alcohol Control, as well as the Russian Coalition for Tobacco Control. She is a laureate of the Russian Science Support Foundation Award in "The Best Economists of the Russian Academy of Sciences" nomination
Jan 4 Rustim Sabirkhouzine a Kazakh modern pentathlete. He competed at the 2004 and 2012 Summer Olympics. He finished in 10th position at the 2004 Games and in 21st at the 2008 Games
Jan 4 Karine Ruby a French snowboarder and Olympic champion. She won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. She received a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City
Jan 4 Mai Meneses None
Jan 4 Dominik Hrbatý a professional tennis player from Slovakia. He reached the semi-finals of the 1999 French Open and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World 12 in October 2005
Jan 5 Seanan McGuire an American author and filker. In 2010 she was awarded the John Campbell Award for Best New Writer by the 2010 World Science Fiction Convention, largely because of her urban fantasy/detective story Rosemary and Rue and has published a number of other novels since then also featuring October Daye
Jan 5 Sabrina Harman a former United States Army reservist, one of several persons convicted by the U.S. Army in connection with the 2003-2004 Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal in Baghdad, Iraq during and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq
Jan 5 Emilia Rydberg a Swedish pop music and soul singer, mostly known for her worldwide hit single, "Big Big World".
Jan 5 America Olivo an actress, singer and model best known as a member of the band Soluna, for her roles in the films Bitch Slap , Friday the 13th and Maniac as well as starring in the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
Jan 5 January Jones an American actress and model. She has played Betty Draper on the television series Mad Men since 2007, and is known for her roles as Cadence in American Wedding , Elizabeth Harris in Unknown , and Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class
Jan 5 Anke Wischnewski a German luger who has competed since 2001. She won two medals in the women's singles at the FIL World Luge Championships with a silver in 2007 and a bronze in 2005
Jan 5 James Valentine (musician) an American musician. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the pop rock band Maroon 5. He is also a guitarist for the indie pop band Jjamz
Jan 5 Franck Montagny a French motor racing driver, who competes in Formula E for Andretti Autosport. He briefly raced for the Super Aguri Formula One team in 2006
Jan 6 Tara Spencer-Nairn a Canadian actress best known for her work on the television series Corner Gas, in which she played Dog River Police Department Constable Karen Pelly from 2004 to 2009.
Jan 6 Nikki Einfeld a Canadian born Lyric Coloratura Soprano.
Jan 6 Bubba Franks a former American football tight end who played nine seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers 14th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft
Jan 6 Cédric Roussel a Belgian football striker currently at RUS Beloeil in Belgium.
Jan 6 David Cubillo a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and a current coach.
Jan 6 Ignas Dedura a football player who is a free agent.
Jan 6 Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo a professional male tennis player from Spain. His career-high ATP singles ranking is World 50, achieved on 2 October 2006. His favourite surface is clay, where he has won numerous ATP Challenger Tour events
Jan 6 Casey Fossum an American former professional baseball pitcher. Previously, he played for the Boston Red Sox , Arizona Diamondbacks , Tampa Bay Devil Rays , Detroit Tigers , and New York Mets of Major League Baseball, and the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball. He bats and throws left-handed
Jan 7 Israel Keyes an American serial killer, rapist, arsonist, burglar and bank robber. Keyes admitted to violent crimes as early as 1996, with the violent sexual assault of a teenage girl in Oregon. He committed a long series of rapes and murders until his capture in 2012. He was being held in custody, awaiting trial for the murder of Samantha Koenig, when he committed suicide in prison
Jan 7 Kevin Mench a former American outfielder who played eight years in Major League Baseball with the Texas Rangers , Milwaukee Brewers , Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals. He also spent a season in Nippon Professional Baseball with the Hanshin Tigers in 2009. He is most noted for having had the largest cap size in the majors when he was an active player, a feature that earned him the nickname Shrek
Jan 7 Janine Jansen a violinist and violist. She began to study the violin at age 6. Her father and both her brothers are also musicians. Her mother is a classical singer and is a sister of the bass Peter Kooy. Jansen studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Philippe Hirschhorn, and Boris Belkin. She is married to Swedish conductor Daniel Blendulf