Born in 1988

Jan 1 Nelufar Hedayat a journalist and presenter who has worked across the BBC and Channel 4, including Channel 4 news. She has presented, co-produced and written documentaries for television and radio, including Shot for Going to School, Riots and Revolutions: My Arab Journey and Music, Money & Hip Hop Honeys all for BBC Three
Jan 1 Alain Traoré a Burkinabé footballer who mainly plays as a striker for FC Lorient and the Burkina Faso national team. Traoré started his career with local side Planète Champion before moving to France as a 17-year-old
Jan 1 Romain Sicard a French professional racing cyclist, for Team Europcar. In 2009 he won the under 23 World Championship Road Race. In 2010, he joined UCI ProTour team Euskaltel-Euskadi as only the second non-Spanish rider at the time – the other being Venezuelan Unai Etxebarria – to ever ride for the team
Jan 1 Nemanja Nikolić (footballer born 1988) a Montenegrin international football midfielder playing for Dinamo Minsk.
Jan 1 Ghazala Javed a Pakistani female singer of Pashto music from Swat Valley. She began singing since 2004 and was "popular with young, progressive ethnic Pashtuns in northwest Pakistan." Her music was famous not only in Pakistan but also in neighboring Afghanistan and among Pashtuns around the world
Jan 1 Marcel Gecov a Czech football player, who currently plays for Slavia Prague in the Gambrinus liga.
Jan 1 Aliya Garayeva a retired Azerbaijani gymnast. She is the 2011 World All-around bronze medalist, a two-time European All-around bronze medalist, two time Grand Prix Final All-around bronze medalist and five-time Azerbaijanii National champion
Jan 1 Grzegorz Panfil a Polish professional tennis player.
Jan 2 Damien Tussac a German international rugby union player, playing for the Leeds Carnegie in the RFU Championship and the German national rugby union team. He is a French citizen but qualifies to play for Germany because of a German grandmother
Jan 2 Peter Cheruiyot Kirui a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes over 10,000 metres on the track and in road running competitions. He was the 2011 Kenyan champion over 10,000 m and came sixth at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. He has acted as a pacemaker for major marathons and has a marathon best of 2:06:31 hours. His best for the half marathon is 59:39 minutes
Jan 2 Marko Kešelj a Serbian professional basketball player who plays for Mega Vizura of the Serbian League. He also represented the Serbian national team in the international competitions
Jan 2 Oleh Holodyuk a Ukrainian football midfielder who currently plays for Ukrainian Premier League club FC Karpaty Lviv. He is the product of the Karpaty Lviv Youth School System
Jan 2 Julian Baumgartlinger an Austrian footballer playing for 1. FSV Mainz 05 and the Austrian national team
Jan 3 J. R. Hildebrand an American race car driver. He currently competes in the Formula Drift series for Tyler McQuarrie. He previously competed in the Izod IndyCar Series, driving the #4 National Guard car for Panther Racing. Hildebrand was leading the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with two turns to go, and then crashing coming out of turn four, handing the win to Dan Wheldon. Hildebrand was injured just months later in the crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that killed Wheldon
Jan 3 Jonny Evans a Northern Irish footballer who plays as a defender for Manchester United and Northern Ireland. Evans was born in Belfast and started his career at Greenisland FC, where he was spotted by Manchester United scouts. He progressed through Manchester United's football Academy to play in several foreign tours in the summer of 2006. He then went on loan to Royal Antwerp and had two spells with Sunderland. He made his Manchester United first team debut in the 2007–08 League Cup, becoming a regular first-team squad member the following season
Jan 3 Carolina Hermann a German ice dancer. She competes with her brother, Daniel Hermann. Together, the Hermanns are the 2009 German national champions and 2008 national bronze medalists
Jan 3 Matt Frattin a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He currently plays with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. Frattin previously played for the Los Angeles Kings and Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL. In his senior season of college hockey he was honored as the WCHA player of the year
Jan 3 Ikechi Anya a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a right winger for Championship side Watford. Anya has previously played for Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton Town, as well as Spanish sides Celta de Vigo, Sevilla Atlético and Granada
Jan 3 Rodrigo de la Cadena a Mexican singer, performer, songwriter, radio host, and musician. He is best known for his performances with a variety of worldwide artists and performers. He is also the host of a live radio show in which he performs and introduces audiences with his music
Jan 4 Anestis Argyriou a Greek footballer who plays as a defender for Zawisza Bydgoszcz in the Ekstraklasa.
Jan 4 Maximilian Riedmüller a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Holstein Kiel.
Jan 4 Artur Litvinchuk a Belarusian sprint canoer who has competed since the late 2000s. He won the gold medal in the K-4 1000 m event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Jan 4 Goran Drmić a Bosnian professional footballer who last played for FC Krylia Sovetov Samara.
Jan 4 Maksym Pashayev a professional Ukrainian football defender who played for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the Ukrainian Premier League. He died in a car accident in Hradyzk, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine
Jan 4 Pavlo Pashayev a professional Ukrainian football midfielder who plays for FC Metalurh Zaporizhya in the Ukrainian Premier League.
Jan 5 Ion Echaide a Spanish professional footballer who plays for CA Osasuna as a defender.
Jan 5 Yago Fernández a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Oriental Lisboa in the Segunda Liga, as a central defender.
Jan 5 Jonathan Tehau a Tahitian footballer currently playing for A.S. Tefana. He is the brother of twins Lorenzo Tehau and Alvin Tehau and cousin of Teaonui Tehau, all playing for Tahiti national football team. He is a full-time member of the Tahiti national football team
Jan 5 Lewis Stevenson (Scottish footballer) a Scottish professional association football player who plays for Hibernian in the Scottish Championship. He can play as a full back or a midfielder. He is currently the longest serving player at the club, having made his debut in September 2005
Jan 5 Miroslav Raduljica a Serbian professional basketball player who currently plays for Shandong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. He also represents the Serbian national basketball team in international competition
Jan 5 Nikola Kalinić a Croatian footballer who plays as a striker for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the Ukrainian Premier League.
Jan 5 Baba Diawara a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Getafe CF on loan from Sevilla FC as a striker.
Jan 5 Fabian Posch an Austrian handball player for SC Ferlach and the Austrian national team.
Jan 5 Pauline (singer) a French composer, with Algerian origin, songwriter and singer.
Jan 5 Mario de Luna a Mexican footballer. He currently plays for Puebla F.C. on loan from Guadalajara as a defender
Jan 6 Mikael Daez a Filipino commercial model, Actor, News Anchor, Television Host and blogger. Daez is well known for playing a Philippine historical drama entitled Amaya alongside Marian Rivera and the remake of a hit blockbuster 1980's film "Tempataion Island."
Jan 6 Magdalena Lamparska a Polish film and theater actress. In 2011, Lamparska graduated from the Aleksander Zelwerowicz State Theatre Academy in Warsaw
Jan 6 Dmitri Prudnikov a Russian futsal player who is currently playing for Viz-Sinara, and the Russian national futsal team.
Jan 6 Jefferson Andrade Siqueira a Brazilian striker who plays for Latina.
Jan 6 Daniel Davari a goalkeeper of Iranian and Polish descent who currently plays for Grasshopper in Switzerland's top flight and the Iranian national team.
Jan 6 Irina Gumenyuk a Russian track and field athlete who competes in the triple jump. She was the silver medallist in the event at the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships. Her triple jump personal best is 14.48 metres, set in 2013
Jan 6 Davron Askarov a Kyrgyzstani international footballer who plays professionally for Dordoi, as a defender.
Jan 7 Robert Sheehan an Irish actor. He is best known for television roles such as Nathan Young in Misfits and Darren in Love/Hate, as well as the 2009 film Cherrybomb alongside Rupert Grint. He has also co-starred in the film Killing Bono, alongside Ben Barnes, as Ivan McCormick. He recently starred in John Crowley's production of M. Synge's comic play The Playboy of the Western World at the Old Vic Theatre, London, which finished in November 2011
Jan 7 Daniel Halfar a German footballer who currently plays for 1. FC Köln in the German Bundesliga
Jan 7 Scott Pendlebury a professional Australian rules football player and current captain of the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League.
Jan 7 Sergei Mošnikov an Estonian professional footballer of Russian descent, who plays in Meistriliiga, for Flora. He plays the position of midfielder and is 1.76 m tall. Sergei Mošnikov played for Dutch club SC Heerenveen at youth level
Jan 7 Haley Bennett an American actress and singer.
Jan 8 Pavlo Lobtsov a Ukrainian professional football player. As of 2013, he plays for FC Arsenal Bila Tserkva
Jan 8 Tomáš Krupčík a Czech biathlete. He competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, in sprint and individual
Jan 8 Jirès Kembo Ekoko a footballer from Democratic Republic of the Congo, who plays for Emirati club Al Ain His father is Kembo Uba Kembo, who played for DR Congo national team in the 1974 FIFA World Cup.