Born in 1981

Jan 1 Abdülkadir Koçak a Turkish national boxer competing in the light flyweight division. Koçak boxed for Beşiktaş J.K. before transferring to Tekelspor club in Istanbul
Jan 1 Kıvanç Haznedaroğlu a Turkish chess Grandmaster and a FIDE trainer. As of the July 2013 FIDE rating list, he is ranked among active players number 1,798 in the world and number twelve in Turkey. He earned the title Grand Master on October 18, 2009. He studied Hydrogeology at Hacettepe University in Ankara
Jan 1 Anna Karin Strömstedt a Swedish cross country skier turned biathlete who has competed since 1998. Her lone World Cup victory was in a 4 x 5 km event in Switzerland in 2007
Jan 1 Eden Riegel an American actress. She portrayed Bianca Montgomery in the daytime drama All My Children, and propelled the character into a gay icon, as well as a popular figure within the medium. Nominated previously on multiple occasions, she received a Daytime Emmy Award for the role in 2005
Jan 1 Moumouni Dagano a Burkinabé footballer. He currently plays for Al-Sailiya Sport Club in Qatar
Jan 1 Jonas Armstrong an English actor best known for his appearances on television in the United Kingdom, where he played the title role in the BBC One drama series Robin Hood.
Jan 1 Zsolt Baumgartner a Hungarian former racing driver who raced for the Jordan and Minardi teams in Formula One. He was the first Hungarian driver in Formula One
Jan 1 Jacqui Maxwell an Australian actress.
Jan 1 Mladen Petrić a Croatian international footballer who plays for Greek club Panathinaikos. He also holds Swiss citizenship. He has previously played for Grasshopper, Basel, Borussia Dortmund, Hamburger SV, Fulham and West Ham United and for the Croatian national team
Jan 1 Lourembam Brojeshori Devi an Indian judoka who competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
Jan 2 Ryan Garko a former professional baseball outfielder, first baseman, and designated hitter. In college, he was a catcher. He has played for the Cleveland Indians, the San Francisco Giants, and the Texas Rangers in Major League Baseball as well as the Samsung Lions in the Korean Baseball Organization. Garko is seen by former ESPN reporter John Sickels as a good hitter who hits to all parts of the field, but with poor defensive instincts. Through 2010, he has a.275 career average, 427 hits, 55 home runs, and 250 RBI in 463 games
Jan 2 Zhang Juanjuan an archer from the People's Republic of China.
Jan 2 Kirk Hinrich an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. He has also been a member of the USA National Team
Jan 2 Juan Ferrando a Spanish football manager.
Jan 2 Flower Tucci an American nude model and pornographic actress.
Jan 2 Maxi Rodríguez an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Newell's Old Boys. Nicknamed La Fiera he is commonly used as a winger on both flanks, but can also operate as an attacking midfielder
Jan 2 Alexander Krysanov a Russian professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for and is captain of Amur Khabarovsk in the Kontinental Hockey League.
Jan 2 Hanno Balitsch a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for FSV Frankfurt.
Jan 3 Naresh Iyer a playback singer from Mumbai, India. Naresh Iyer has rendered film songs in several Indian languages and has several chart hits to his credit. His rendition of "Roobaroo" from the movie Rang De Basanti composed by R. Rahman topped the music charts for many weeks in 2006 and won him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer. He also won the Filmfare award in the R.D. Burman Musical Talent category. He is one of the few playback singers to have won both a Filmfare Award and a National Award in his professional debut singing year
Jan 3 Sergei Yashin (footballer) a Russian footballer, who plays for FC Dolgoprudny.
Jan 3 Murder of Polly Klaas an American murder victim whose case gained national attention. At the age of twelve, she was kidnapped at knife point from her mother's home during a slumber party in Petaluma, California, on October 1, 1993. She was later strangled. Richard Allen Davis was convicted of her murder in 1996 and sentenced to death
Jan 3 Ariel Seltzer an Argentine football defender who currently plays for Unión de Mar del Plata in the Torneo Argentino A.
Jan 3 Eli Manning an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League and is the active iron man for consecutive starts by a quarterback. He is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and the younger brother of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning played college football at the University of Mississippi after attending prep school at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans. He was drafted as the first overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers and immediately traded to the New York Giants, who in return gave up a package highlighted by fourth overall selection Philip Rivers
Jan 3 Andriy Donets' a Ukrainian footballer who currently plays for the Ukrainian First League club Bukovyna Chernivtsi. Donets' moved to Chornomorets from Tavriya Simferopol in June 2011. To Tavriya, in turn, he moved from FC Zakarpattia Uzhhorod in the summer of 2008
Jan 3 Kajsa Bergström a Swedish curler. The younger sister of curler Anna Le Moine, she has skipped for the club Sveg CK for the past two years
Jan 3 Klaas (DJ) known as Klaas, is a German DJ and producer from Cologne in Germany. He works with Micha Moor under the label Scream & Shout. He has remixed Global Deejays, Armand Van Helden, Eddie Thoneick, Michael Mind and is mostly known for his hit remixes of "This Time" by DJ Antoine and "Infinity" by Guru Josh
Jan 4 Silvy De Bie a Belgian singer. She was previously a vocalist for the dance band Sylver
Jan 4 Hitomi Obara a female wrestler from Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan. She is Captain in the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. On 8 August 2012, Obara won the women's 48kg freestyle wrestling gold in her first Olympic Games at London's Excel Arena
Jan 4 Ivan Savin a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Jan 4 Arsène Né a football player from Côte d'Ivoire. He is a central defender and last played for the Belgian club Hasselt
Jan 4 Nguyễn Huy Hoàng a Vietnamese football player, playing for Sông Lam Nghệ An ever since he started his professional career. He was called up in the national team in 2002 and had participated in Vietnam's first encounter in the AFC Asian Cup in 2007. He is now the captain of Sông Lam Nghệ He retired from international football in 2008 but come back in 2010 to participate in the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup
Jan 4 Freddy Meyer an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played parts of seven seasons in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Phoenix Coyotes and Atlanta Thrashers. He is currently an assistant coach for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League
Jan 4 Pavel Kirylchyk a Belarusian football midfielder who is currently playing for Gomel.
Jan 4 Sabrina Viguier a French football player who currently plays for Lyon of the Division 1 Féminine. She plays as a centre back and is a member of the France women's national football team making her debut in 2000. On 1 July 2010, Lyon announced that the club had signed Viguier from Montpellier. In her first season with the club, Viguier won the UEFA Women's Champions League
Jan 5 Corey Flynn a New Zealand rugby union player who plays in the position of hooker. He was educated at Southland Boys' High School. Flynn played provincial for Southland until he moved to Canterbury in 2003. He plays Super Rugby rugby for the Crusaders
Jan 5 Brooklyn Sudano an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for playing the role of Vanessa Scott on the ABC sitcom My Wife And Kids and Felicia on the TV series Cuts. Sudano is the daughter of Grammy Award winning singer Donna Summer and songwriter Bruce Sudano. She is also the older sister of Amanda Sudano of the music duo Johnnyswim
Jan 5 Vugar Alakbarov an Azerbaijani boxer.
Jan 5 Marco Parnela a Finnish former professional footballer who played as a defender. Active in both Switzerland and the Netherlands, Parnela made over 200 career league appearances
Jan 5 Deadmau5 a Canadian progressive-house music producer and performer from Toronto, Ontario.
Jan 6 Andrew Britton a British-born spy novelist who immigrated to the United States with his family at age seven. He published his first novel at age 23, his books were translated for international sales, and have been posted on the extended New York Times bestseller list
Jan 6 Asante Samuel an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Central Florida , and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. An All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection in 2007 and Pro Bowl selections in 2008, 2009 and 2010, Samuel won two Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots and has reached the postseason eight of his first nine seasons in the NFL. He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles for four seasons and the Atlanta Falcons for two seasons
Jan 6 Mike Jones (rapper) an American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. He initially was affiliated with the record label Swishahouse, then left to found his own label, Ice Age Entertainment. Before he was on Swishahouse he was in a group called Souf Folk, in which he used the alias Sache. He released one album with Souf Folk called Country Thuggin in 2003. He is also known for his catchphrase "MIKE JONES, WHO!, MIKE JONES, WHO..." usually repeated several times and for handing out shirts with his cell phone number printed on the back
Jan 6 Jérémie Renier a Belgian actor. He lives in Paris, France. His film debut was in the critically praised La Promesse , directed by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. He became better known to worldwide audiences in Brotherhood of the Wolf and L'Enfant. The latter was also directed by the Dardenne brothers. For his role in Potiche, he received the Magritte Award for Best Actor
Jan 6 Rinko Kikuchi a Japanese film actress. She is the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in 50 years, for her work in Babel. She also starred in Guillermo del Toro's 2013 science fiction action film Pacific Rim. She is a household name in her native Japan
Jan 6 Lyudmyla Pekur a Ukrainian footballer currently playing for Ryazan VDV in the Russian Championship. She previously played for Lehenda Chernihiv and Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv in the Ukrainian league and Kubanochka, Nadezhda Noginsk, Rossiyanka, Energiya Voronezh and Zvezda Perm in the Russian Championship. She first played the UEFA Women's Cup in 2004 with Zhytlobud-1, and later with Rossiyanka and Zvezda
Jan 7 Krishnan Sasikiran an Indian chess Grandmaster. Among Indians, he is third, after Viswanathan Anand and Pentala Harikrishna, 11 in Asia and ranked 76th in the world in FIDE rating as on December 2012
Jan 7 Andrei Rekechinski a Russian water polo player who played on the silver medal squad at the 2000 Summer Olympics and the bronze medal squad at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Jan 7 Alex Auld a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He last played for the EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League. Auld has also played for the New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, Phoenix Coyotes, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars and Ottawa Senators of the NHL. He has appeared internationally for Team Canada on three occasions: the 2001 World Junior Championships, the 2004 Spengler Cup, and the 2006 World Championships
Jan 7 Edison Miranda a Colombian professional boxer.
Jan 7 Marquis Daniels an American professional basketball player who last played for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at Auburn University before going undrafted in the 2003 NBA draft. He played his first three years for the Dallas Mavericks before being traded to the Indiana Pacers. Daniels then signed with the Boston Celtics in 2009 and the Milwaukee Bucks in 2012