Born in 1987

Jan 1 Gilbert Brulé a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who is currently playing for Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the Kontinental Hockey League. Drafted out of the Western Hockey League , Brulé played major junior with the Vancouver Giants for three seasons. After being named the WHL rookie of the year in 2004, Brulé was selected as the WHL playoff MVP and led the Memorial Cup in scoring, as part of the Giants' WHL championship-winning season two years later. Selected sixth overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, he began his NHL career with the Columbus Blue Jackets before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers prior to the 2008–09 season. After three seasons with the Oilers, he was placed on waivers, then acquired by the Coyotes for the 2011-12 season and playoffs. He then joined the ZSC Lions for the 2012-13 season. Brulé was released by the Zurich based team in October 2012. Internationally, Brulé has represented Team Canada at the 2004 World U-17 Hockey Challenge and 2004 U-18 Junior World Cup, winning silver and gold medals, respectively
Jan 1 Dmitri Shikurin a Russian professional footballer. He plays for FC Zhemchuzhina Yalta
Jan 1 Patric Hörnqvist a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League.
Jan 1 Devin Setoguchi a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who is currently plays with the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. Setoguchi is Half-Yonsei. He was drafted by the Sharks in the first round, eighth overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and has also played with the Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets
Jan 1 Tanat Nusserbayev a Kazakh football player, who plays for FC Astana.
Jan 1 Igor Lysyj a Russian chess grandmaster.
Jan 1 Khamis Leyano a South Sudanese footballer who currently plays as a striker. He is the vice-captain of the national team. He captained the team in the 2012 CECAFA Cup in the absence of Richard Justin and James Moga
Jan 1 Kidane Tadesse an Eritrean long-distance runner who specializes in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres.
Jan 1 Meryl Davis an American ice dancer. With partner Charlie White, she is the 2014 Olympic Champion, a two-time World champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, two-time World silver medalist, five-time Grand Prix Final champion , three-time Four Continents champion and six-time U.S. national champion. At the 2014 Winter Olympics, they also won a bronze medal in the team event
Jan 1 Nana Dzagnidze a chess player from Georgia, who achieved the title of International Grandmaster in 2008. She was the best individual female player during the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway, ahead of Hou Yifan
Jan 1 Will Brandenburg a World Cup alpine ski racer on the U.S. Ski Team and specializes in slalom
Jan 1 Sherif Ashraf an Egyptian international footballer who plays at El Gouna. He is known as a prolific goalscorer and is renowned for his mastery of set pieces
Jan 1 Ben Alnwick an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Peterborough United.
Jan 1 Tameem Al-Kubati a Yemeni taekwondo practitioner.
Jan 1 Estefanía Craciún a retired Uruguayan tennis player.
Jan 2 Nađa Higl a Serbian swimmer. She was World Champion in 200 m breaststroke
Jan 2 Shelley Hennig an American actress and beauty pageant titleholder who held the Miss Teen USA 2004 title. She played Stephanie Johnson on Days of Our Lives and starred in the CW series The Secret Circle as Diana Meade. She currently plays the character Malia Tate in Teen Wolf
Jan 2 Loïc Rémy a French professional footballer who plays for English club Chelsea and the France national team, primarily as a striker. He was described by his former manager Didier Deschamps as "a young international who is fast and powerful with huge potential"
Jan 2 Noha Abd Rabo an Egyptian taekwondo practitioner. Abd Rabo qualified for the women's heavyweight class at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after winning the championship title from the African Qualification Tournament in Tripoli, Libya. She lost the preliminary round of sixteen match to Norway's Nina Solheim, with a score of 3–9. Because her opponent advanced further into the final match, Abd Rabo took advantage of the repechage round by defeating Malaysia's Che Chew Chan. She progressed to the bronze medal match, but narrowly lost the medal to Great Britain's Sarah Stevenson, with a score of 1–5
Jan 2 Adrien Niyonshuti a professional bicycle racer for South African UCI Continental team MTN Qhubeka. Although he survived, six of Niyonshuti's brothers were killed in the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. Niyonshuti began riding a bicycle given to him by his uncle as a teenager, when he came to the attention of former professional cyclist Jonathan Boyer in 2006 during the first Wooden Bike Classic. After riding for the Rwanda national cycling team, Niyonshuti secured a professional contract with Team MTN Cycling, beginning in the 2009 professional season
Jan 2 Nikola Mitrović a Serbian footballer who plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Premier League, as a defensive midfielder.
Jan 2 Pavlo Ksyonz a Ukrainian footballer who currently plays for Ukrainian Premier League club Metalist Kharkiv on loan from FC Karpaty Lviv. He transferred from FC Zakarpattia Uzhhorod during the 2010 winter transfer season
Jan 2 Dioko Kaluyituka a DR Congo association football player who is currently playing for Al Ahli SC in the Qatar Stars League. He has represented his country Congo DR 30 times, scoring 9 times. He has also represented his former club TP Mazembe in International football in both CAF Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup
Jan 2 Vitaly Anikeyenko a Ukrainian-Russian professional ice hockey player. Born in Kiev, Anikeyenko spent the entirety of his professional hockey career with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League, save for the a loan spell with Metallurg Novokuznetsk during 2007–08. He was a member of the Russian national team that competed in the IIHF World Championship's under 18 and under 20 levels; winning a silver medal for the country in 2007. Anikeyenko was drafted 70th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He died along with most of the Lokomotiv team in a plane crash on the first day of the 2011–12 season
Jan 3 Kim Ok-bin a South Korean actress. Kim made her debut in an online beauty contest in 2004, and began her acting career with a role in 2005 film Voice. Subsequent appearances include the television drama series Over the Rainbow and films such as Dasepo Naughty Girls and The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan. Kim has received several award nominations, and won Best Actress at the 2009 Sitges Film Festival for her role in Thirst
Jan 3 Anchal Joseph an Indian American fashion model and actress. She competed on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 7
Jan 3 Daniel Estrada Agirrezabalaga a Spanish footballer who plays for Real Sociedad mainly as a right midfielder.
Jan 3 Edgar Bruno da Silva a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Al Shabab as a striker.
Jan 3 Luiz Carlos Nascimento Júnior an association footballer. He plays as a defender, either as a centre back or as a full back
Jan 3 Aleksei Druzin a Russian professional football player. Currently, he plays for FC Gazovik Orenburg
Jan 3 Reto Berra a Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League. Berra played seven seasons in Switzerland's National League A, spending time with the ZSC Lions, HC Davos and SCL Tigers before joining EHC Biel in 2009 where he was the team's starting goaltender for four years. He was an NHL draft pick of the Louis Blues, selected in the fourth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and was traded to the Calgary Flames, with whom he made his NHL debut in 2013–14. Internationally, Berra has played with the Swiss National Team on several occasions; he has appeared in two World Championships At the 2013 tournament, he shared goaltending duties with Martin Gerber and helped lead Switzerland to a silver medal, the nation's first of any colour in 60 years
Jan 3 Leonidas Panagopoulos a Greek footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Universitatea Cluj in Liga I.
Jan 4 Przemysław Tytoń a Polish goalkeeper who plays for Elche in the Spanish La Liga, on loan from Dutch Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven.
Jan 4 Danny Simpson an English footballer who plays as a right back for Leicester City. A product of the Manchester United academy, Simpson has also played on loan for Sunderland, Ipswich Town and Blackburn Rovers in England and Royal Antwerp in Belgium. He was on loan at Newcastle for six months before signing for them on a permanent basis in January 2010. After four years with Newcastle, he joined QPR on a free transfer in June 2013
Jan 4 Nikolaj Misiuk a Lithuanian footballer who plays as a forward. Born in Vilnius, he made 58 appearances in the A Lyga for Žalgiris, FBK Kaunas and Tauras Tauragė. Misiuk also played in the Meistriliiga for Narva Trans and the Belarusian Premier League for Neman Grodno. In 2011, he made one appearance in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League, and spent time on trial with Plymouth Argyle
Jan 5 Alexander Salák a Czech professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays for SKA Saint Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League
Jan 5 Sito Riera a Spanish footballer who plays for FC Kairat in Kazakhstan as a forward.
Jan 5 Ioan Mera a Romanian football player who plays for Liga I club Rapid București.
Jan 5 Kristin Cavallari an American television personality, fashion designer, and actress. Born in Denver, Colorado, she attended Laguna Beach High School as a teenager. In 2004, Cavallari came to prominence after being cast in the reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, which documented the lives of her and her friends
Jan 5 Serhiy Barylko a professional Ukrainian football midfielder who plays for Obolon Kyiv in the Ukrainian Premier League. Barylko was the product of the Metalist Youth School system. Myron Markevych promoted Barylko to the senior team at the end of the 2006–07 season. However, Barylko continues to play for the Metalist Reserves as well
Jan 5 Antônio Flávio a Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Ponte Preta. Antônio Flávio is more commonly known as Flávio by the fans and commentators
Jan 5 Michael Gilday a former Canadian short track speed skater from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Jan 6 Tan Si a Chinese footballer currently playing as a striker for Wuhan Zall in the China League One.
Jan 6 Edino Steele a Jamaican sprinter. He is known for winning a silver medal in the 4 x 400 metre at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships; and for his controversial failed appearance on the 2012 Jamaican Olympics 4 x 400 team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He competed in the 4x400 metres relay event at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, winning a silver medal
Jan 6 Justin Kripps a Canadian bobsledder who has competed since 2006. He won his first Bobsleigh World Cup race in the men's four bob at the meeting in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, January 2008 alongside Pierre Lueders, Ken Kotyk and David Bissett
Jan 6 Rizvan Gadzhiev a male freestyle wrestler from Belarus. He participated in Men's freestyle 55 kg at 2008 Summer Olympics. He lost in 1/8 with Dilshod Mansurov from Uzbekistan
Jan 6 Miguel Vázquez a Mexican professional boxer and a former IBF Lightweight Champion. He is managed by fellow boxer, Antonio Margarito
Jan 6 Bongani Khumalo a South African professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Tottenham Hotspur, and South Africa.
Jan 6 Gemma Gibbons a British Judoka. Competing in the women's -70 kg category, she has represented England and Great Britain at Junior, U-23, 'B' and Senior level
Jan 6 Zhang Lin (swimmer) a Chinese swimmer specializing in the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle events.