Irina Krush (born December 24, 1983) is an American chess player and won U.S. Women's Chess Championship in 1998 and 2007. Born in Odessa, USSR, she is widely known for her series of chess training videos, the "Krushing Attacks" series. Krush learned to play chess at age five, emigrating with her parents to Brooklyn that same year (1989). Krush attended Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, known to be one of the top high school chess teams in the USA.
Holly Rachel Vukadinovic (born 11 May 1983), better known by her stage name, Holly Valance, is an Australian model, actress and singer. Valance began her career as Felicity "Flick" Scully on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. In 2002, she released her debut album, Footprints, which yielded the international number-one hit single "Kiss Kiss".
Jon Lech Johansen (born November 18, 1983 in Harstad, Norway), also known as DVD Jon, is a Norwegian programmer famous for his work on reverse engineering data formats. He is most famous for his involvement in the release of the DeCSS software, which decodes the content-scrambling system used for DVD licensing enforcement. Jon is a self-trained software engineer, who quit high school at the first year to spend more time with the DeCSS case.
Jessica Dawn Lynch (born April 26, 1983) is a former Private First Class (PFC) in the United States Army Quartermaster Corps. Lynch served in Iraq during the 2003 invasion by U.S. and allied forces. On March 23, 2003 she was injured and captured by Iraqi forces, but was recovered on April 1 by U.S. special operations forces, with the incident subsequently receiving considerable news coverage. Lynch, along with major media outlets, has since accused the U.S.
LaRon Louis James (born February 18, 1982), better known by his stage name Juelz Santana, is an American rapper, producer and actor. He came to fame following his appearances on Cam'ron's 2002 singles, "Oh Boy" and "Hey Ma". In 2003, his debut album From Me to U was released by Def Jam Recordings; his next album What the Game's Been Missing! contained the top-ten single "There It Go (The Whistle Song)"
Tareq Aziz (born 4 September 1983 in Chittagong) is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He got off to a great start in his international career taking 3/19 in his debut at his hometown Chittagong in January 2002. Unfortunately there was not much to follow this success. His three test matches brought him just one wicket for 261 runs. In recent times, he has been dogged by injuries.
Oxana Malaya (Оксана Малая) (born November 4, 1983) was found as an 8-year-old feral child in Ukraine in 1991, having lived most of her life in the company of dogs. She picked up a number of dog-like habits and found it difficult to master language. She has lived in the Baraboy Clinic in Odessa for people with mental disabilities since her discovery.
Hikaru Utada (宇多田 ヒカル Utada Hikaru, born January 19, 1983), known by her stage name Utada in America and Europe, and as Hikki in Japan, is a Japanese-American singer and songwriter, arranger, and record producer.
Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters (born 8 June 1983) is a Belgian professional tennis player. She is a former World No. 1 ranked player in singles and in doubles. As of February 1, 2010, Clijsters is ranked World No. 17. Clijsters has won 36 WTA singles titles and 11 WTA doubles titles. She won the US Open singles title in 2005 and 2009. She has also won the WTA Tour Championships singles title in 2002 and 2003. In doubles, she's won the French Open and Wimbledon titles in 2003.
Jason Anthony Rocco Spezza (born June 13, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Spezza is known for his speed and playmaking abilities, and centres Ottawa's number one scoring line. After beginning his major junior career at the early age of 15 in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Spezza was selected second overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators.
Zachary Gowen (born March 30, 1983) is an American professional wrestler. Gowen has competed for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on their SmackDown! brand, as well as Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Gowen was diagnosed with cancer as a child. Because of that, he lost his leg at the age of 8. It was a necessary move, as according to his doctors and parents, he would have died if the amputation had not been done.
Francisco Bojado (born May 11, 1983) is a professional boxer at the international level. A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, Bojado's nickname is Panchito. Bojado was born in Mexico, but moved to the United States at age 3.
Carolina Evelyn Klüft (born February 2, 1983) is a Swedish athlete competing in triple jump, long jump and formerly in heptathlon and pentathlon. She won the Olympic heptathlon title in 2004. She is also a three-time World and double European heptathlon champion. Klüft first rose to prominence by winning the heptathlon at the 2002 European Championships and setting a new world junior record of 6,542 points.
Anna Lührmann (born June 14, 1983) became the youngest-ever member of the German Parliament in 2002, as well as the youngest member of parliament in the world. She became involved in the party at thirteen and her election came after a fast career in the youth organisation Grün-Alternatives Jugendbündnis. She belongs to the moderate wing of the Green Party.
Ruslan Ponomariov (born October 11, 1983) is a Ukrainian chess player and former FIDE world champion. On the January 2010 FIDE Elo rating list Ponomariov had a rating of 2737, making him number thirteen in the world and the Ukrainian number two, behind Vassily Ivanchuk. His highest rating ever was 2743 on the April 2002 FIDE list.
René Goguen (born December 15, 1983) better known by his ring name René Duprée, is a Canadian professional wrestler. Goguen is best known for his tenure in World Wrestling Entertainment, where he is a one time World Tag Team Champion with Sylvain Grenier as the tag team La Résistance and a one time WWE Tag Team Champion with Kenzo Suzuki.
Michelle Branch (born July 2, 1983) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for the Grammy-winning collaboration with Santana, "The Game of Love". During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums, The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper. In 2003, she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Following her marriage and subsequent pregnancy in 2004, Branch placed her career on hold.
Jelena Dokić (born 12 April 1983) is an Australian female professional tennis player of Serbian and Croatian descent. During the height of her career, she played for Serbia and Montenegro (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia prior to February 2003) and reached a career-high ranking of World No. 4 on 19 August 2002. After several family-related difficulties (mostly involving her father), she slowly slipped down the rankings in 2006.
Jordan Taylor Hanson (born March 14, 1983 in Jenks, Oklahoma) is one of the singers in the band Hanson. He also plays keyboard, percussion, drums, guitar, and piano. He is also the lead singer of supergroup Tinted Windows.
Thomas Gernon is an academic who won the Millennium Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (Ireland) for his work on the numerical modeling of urbanization trends in Europe . His project The Geography and Mathematics of Europe’s Urban Centres was also awarded the prestigious Alumni Prize at the 12th European Union Contest for Young Scientists.
Sean Biggerstaff (born 15 March 1983) is a Scottish actor best known for playing Oliver Wood, the Gryffindor Quidditch team captain and keeper, who coaches Harry, in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Aimee Rachel Osbourne (born 2 September 1983) is an English singer, actress and columnist. She is the third child of singer Ozzy Osbourne and the first child to Ozzy's second wife Sharon. Unlike her full-siblings Jack and Kelly, she chose not to appear on her family's MTV reality show, The Osbournes. She also has three half-siblings from Ozzy's first marriage to Thelma Riley; Elliot (son of Riley, adopted by Ozzy), Jessica, and Louis.
Milena "Mila" Kunis is an American actress. Her television work includes the role of Jackie Burkhart on That '70s Show and the voice of Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy. She has also played roles in film, such as Rachel Jansen in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Solara in The Book of Eli.