A former law student and muezzin, Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Nami (احمد النامي, ʼAḥmad bin ‘Abdullāh an-Nāmī; also transliterated Alnami or al-Nawi) (December 7, 1977 – September 11, 2001) was named by the FBI as one of the hijackers of United Airlines flight 93 as part of the September 11 attacks.
Sarah Michelle Prinze (born April 14, 1977), better known by her birth name of Sarah Michelle Gellar, is an American film and television actress. She became widely known with her role as the character Buffy Summers in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for which she won a total of six Teen Choice Awards and the Saturn Award for Best Genre TV Actress and received a Golden Globe Award nomination. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for her work in All My Children as character Kendall Hart.
Chandra Ann Levy (April 14, 1977–ca. May 1, 2001) was an intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C. , who disappeared in May 2001 and is presumed murdered after her skeletal remains were found in Rock Creek Park in May 2002. The investigation into her disappearance uncovered an extramarital affair with then-U.S.
Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart (born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter. She gained popularity through her 1996 debut album Tidal, especially with the Grammy Award-winning single "Criminal" and its music video. Her music is influenced by everything from early jazz, pop, to alt-rock. It is also characterized by Apple's candid personal lyrics and imaginative productions, often featuring idiosyncratic arrangements with instruments as varied as the french horn and optigan.
Elena Viktorovna Berezhnaya is a Russian pair skater. With partner Anton Sikharulidze, she is the 1998 Olympic silver medalist and 2002 Olympic co-champion. Their 2002 gold medal was shared with Canadian pair Jamie Salé and David Pelletier after the controversy regarding the judging of the long program of that competition. Berezhnaya had also represented Latvia in competition.
Sophie Dahl (born Sophie Holloway, 15 September 1977 in London) is an English author and former model. She is the daughter of actor Julian Holloway and writer Tessa Dahl. Her maternal grandparents were author Roald Dahl and actress Patricia Neal. Her paternal grandfather was actor Stanley Holloway. She was the inspiration for Sophie, the main character in her maternal grandfather's book The BFG. After being expelled from school Dahl was discovered by Isabella Blow, a Vogue stylist.
Fernando Vargas (born December 7, 1977) is a former Mexican boxing|boxer and two-time world champion, who won a bronze medal as an amateur at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. His nicknames include "Ferocious", "The Aztec Warrior" and "El Feroz". Some of Fernando's notable wins include victories over former world champions Raúl Márquez, Ike Quartey and Winky Wright.
Laila Ali (born December 30, 1977 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a professional boxer. She is the daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali and his third wife Veronica Porsche Ali. She was their second child and is the most famous of the nine children born to Muhammad Ali. Ali has a degree in business from Santa Monica College and previously owned a Balloon and Halloween mask shop in California before becoming a boxer. She is 5' 10" (1.78 m), with a reach of 70.4", and weighs around 160 lbs (72.5 kg).
Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda (born February 11, 1977) is a Japanese American musician, record producer, and artist from Agoura Hills, California. He is best known as the rapper, songwriter, keyboardist, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of rock band Linkin Park, and as a solo rapper in his side-project, Fort Minor. He also provides artwork, production and mixing for both groups.
Bradford Phillip Delson (born December 1, 1977) is an American musician, best known as the lead guitarist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park. He is also the A&R Representative for Machine Shop Recordings.
Emanuel David "Manu" Ginóbili is an Argentine professional basketball player. Coming from a family of professional basketball players, he is a member of the Argentine men's national basketball team and the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ginóbili spent the early part of his basketball career in Argentina and Italy, where he won several individual and team honors.
Sarah Hope Slean (born on 21 June 1977) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, painter, and photographer from Pickering, Ontario. She has released seven albums to date (including EPs and live albums). She recorded her first EP Universe (1997) at the age of nineteen and has since completed four studio albums, Blue Parade (1998), Night Bugs (2002), Day One (2004), and The Baroness (2008). Her second EP The Baroness Redecorates was released on December 9, 2008.
Nathaniel Dourif Friedman (born August 6, 1977), known as Nat, is a programmer who co-founded Ximian along with Miguel de Icaza in 1999, a company that was later bought by Novell in 2003. Friedman held the post of CEO of Ximian from 1999 to 2001 when Ximian brought in David Patrick as an external CEO after the company raised fifteen million dollars of venture capital. Before Ximian, Friedman worked on the GNU ROPE project, and interned at Silicon Graphics and Microsoft.
Mi Hyun Kim (born in Inchon on 13 January 1977) is a professional golfer from South Korea. She turned professional in 1996 and won 11 events on the LPGA of Korea Tour (KLPGA) between 1996 and 1999. In 1999, she joined the LPGA Tour and was named was Rookie of the Year that year. She has won eight LPGA events with her best finish in a major championship second place at the 2001 Women's British Open. Kim has been given the nickname "Peanut" because she stands only 5 foot 1 inches.
Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper and actor. Along with his manager, Chaka Zulu, Ludacris is the co-founder of Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings. Ludacris is the highest-selling Southern hip hop solo artist of all time with over 17 million units sold in the United States and 24 million records sold worldwide.
Kristopher Lee Roe (born January 12, 1977 in Anderson, Indiana) is the singer and guitarist for pop punk band The Ataris, formed in 1995. The Ataris released their fifth full length album Welcome the Night on February 20, 2007.
Kerri Allyson Strug (born November 19, 1977) is an American gymnast from Tucson, Arizona. She was a member of the Magnificent Seven, the gymnastics team that represented the United States at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, and is remembered for performing the vault despite having seriously injured her ankle, to clinch a gold medal in the women's team competition.
Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack (November 10, 1977 – December 20, 2009), known professionally as Brittany Murphy, was an American actress and singer. She starred in films such as Clueless, Girl, Interrupted, Spun, 8 Mile, Uptown Girls, Sin City, Happy Feet, and Riding in Cars with Boys. She voiced Luanne Platter on the animated TV series King of the Hill. Her final film, Abandoned, is expected to be released in early 2010.
Emilíana Torrini (born May 16, 1977) is an Icelandic singer, best known for her 1999 album Love in the Time of Science and for performing "Gollum's Song", during the ending credits of Peter Jackson's film '.
Adam Małysz (born 3 December 1977) is a Polish ski jumper born and still living in the town of Wisła in southern Poland. Małysz is considered to be one of the best and most successful ski jumpers of all time, winning 38 World Cup competitions, with only Finn Matti Nykänen having won more (46). Małysz is the only ski jumper ever to win the World Cup 4 times (equalling the result of Matti Nykänen) and 3 times in a row.
John Clayton Mayer is an American musician. Raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston before moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 1997, where he refined his skills and gained a following. His first two studio albums, Room for Squares and Heavier Things, did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status. In 2003, he won a Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Grammy Award for "Your Body Is a Wonderland".
Heather Mercer (b. circa 1977) is an American Christian missionary. She was one of eight aid workers on trial in Afghanistan for preaching Christianity. She was held captive until anti-Taliban forces liberated her in November, 2001.
Thierry Daniel Henry (born 17 August 1977) is a French footballer who plays for Spanish La Liga club Barcelona and the French national team. Henry was born in Les Ulis, Essonne—a tough suburb of Paris—where he played for an array of local sides as a youngster and showed great promise as a goal-scorer. He was spotted by AS Monaco in 1990 and signed instantly, making his professional debut in 1994.
Amber Nicole Benson (born January 8, 1977) is an American actress, writer, film director, and film producer. She is best known for her role as Tara Maclay on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but has also directed, produced and starred in her own films Chance (2002) and Lovers, Liars & Lunatics (2006). She is also co-director with Adam Busch of the upcoming film Drones.