Famous 96 Years Old

The list of famous 96 years old includes L. K. Advani, Ethel Kennedy, Tom Lehrer, Rosemary Harris, James Watson. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actresses, poets and actors and from other domains of life. This list of 96 years old includes people from United States, England, Germany & India and many more countries.
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Jim Lovell
(One of the First Three Astronauts to Fly to and Orbit the Moon)
Jim Lovell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Retired American astronaut Jim Lovell commanded the iconic Apollo 13 mission and was one of the first three human beings to fly to the Moon, orbit it, and get back to Earth. He had also been a US Navy captain. Following his retirement, Lovell launched a restaurant in Lake Forest.

 2 
Gina Lollobrigida
(Italian Actress and Photojournalist Who was One of the Highest-Profile European Actresses of the 1950s and 1960s)
Gina Lollobrigida
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Birthdate: July 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy

Gina Lollobrigida is an Italian actress and photojournalist counted amongst the highest-profile European actresses of the 1950s and 1960s. Considered a  sex symbol in her youth, she had a successful career both in the film and TV industries. She later built a second career as a photojournalist. She is a recipient of the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award.  

 3 
Tom Lehrer
(American musician)
Tom Lehrer
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, Manhattan

While he grew up to be a Harvard math professor, that didn’t stop Tom Lehrer from pursuing his childhood love for music. He gained fame as a satirical composer, with songs such as So Long, Mom, I’m Off to Drop the Bomb and That Was The Year That Was.

 4 
James Watson
(Molecular Biologist Who Co-discovered the Double Helix Structure of DNA With Francis Crick)
James Watson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

James Watson is a geneticist, molecular biologist, and zoologist. He is credited with co-authoring the academic paper that propounded the double helix structure of nucleic acids such as DNA for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962. In 1977, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1997, he was awarded the National Medal of Science.

 5 
Margaret Keane
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Birthdate: September 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
 6 
Ethel Kennedy
(Wife of Robert Francis Kennedy)
Ethel Kennedy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert F. Kennedy, vowed not to remarry after the assassination of her husband in 1968. She established the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She inspired the documentary Ethel, directed by her daughter Rory.
 7 
Rosemary Harris
(English Actress Best Known for Her Film ‘Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead’)
Rosemary Harris
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Birthdate: September 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ashby, United Kingdom

Rosemary Harris is an English actress known for playing Aunt May in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man film series. The winner of several awards, including a Golden Globe Award and Tony Award, Harris was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1986. In 1994, she received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the 1994 film Tom & Viv.

 8 
Frank Borman
(NASA Astronaut Who was the Commander of 'Apollo 8' Mission)
Frank Borman
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gary

Frank Borman is an American former US Air Force colonel, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, businessman, and NASA astronaut. The commander of Apollo 8, Borman was the first of 24 astronauts to have flown to the Moon. In 1982, Frank Borman was made an inductee of the International Space Hall of Fame.

 9 
Doc Severinsen
(Musician)
Doc Severinsen
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arlington, Oregon, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Estelle Parsons
(Actress)
Estelle Parsons
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Birthdate: November 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 11 
Paul Dooley
(Actor)
Paul Dooley
4
Birthdate: February 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Ed Ames
(Singer)
Ed Ames
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 13 
Joss Ackland
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Birthdate: February 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Kensington, London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 14 
Harry Markowitz
(Economist)
Harry Markowitz
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Birthdate: August 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 15 
L. K. Advani
(Indian Politician Who Served as the 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004)
L. K. Advani
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Karāchi, Pakistan

L. K. Advani is a retired Indian politician who served as the Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004. A co-founder of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he has also been the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha on two occasions. He is a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honor.

 16 
Roger Mudd
(Broadcaster)
Roger Mudd
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Birthdate: February 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 17 
Estelle Harris
(Actress)
Estelle Harris
3
Birthdate: April 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 18 
William J. Perry
(Mathematician)
William J. Perry
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 11, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, United States U.S.
 19 
Peter Munk
(Engineer)
Peter Munk
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Budapest

Peter Munk was a Hungarian-Canadian investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is credited with founding numerous high-profile business ventures, such as Clairtone Sound Corporation Limited, Barrick Gold Corporation, and TrizecHahn Corporation. He also helped found the Peter and Melanie Munk Charitable Foundation which has given away over $300 million to various non-profit organizations that aim at improving the lives of Canadians.

 20 
Patricia Driscoll
(Actress)
Patricia Driscoll
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Birthdate: December 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Clonakilty, Ireland
 21 
Micheline Bernardini
(Dancer)
Micheline Bernardini
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Colmar, France

Micheline Bernardini is a French retired nude dancer who worked at the Casino de Paris. Bernardini is best known for modeling Louis Réard's first two-piece swimsuit, which he later called the bikini. After achieving immense popularity by modeling the first bikini in 1946, Micheline Bernardini went on to appear in several revues at the Tivoli Theatre from 1948 to 1958.

 22 
Reynaldo Bignone
(Politician, Military personnel)
Reynaldo Bignone
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 21, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Morón, Buenos Aires

Reynaldo Bignone was an Argentine general who ruled as a military dictator from 1982 to 1983. He was involved in the kidnapping and murder of people who opposed the military junta during the Dirty War. He also ordered the annihilation of all documentation on the missing people. Reynaldo Bignone was sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment in 2010.

 23 
Yaacov Agam
(Artist, Sculptor, Experimental artist, Visual artist, Painter)
Yaacov Agam
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rishon LeZion

A pioneer of optical and kinetic art, Yaacov Agam is best-known for his 3-D creations. The son of a Russian rabbi, he studied art in places such as Jerusalem and Paris. His art includes manipulable sculptures, musical fountains, and fluid geometric forms. He also created the largest menorah in the world.

 24 
Hardy Krüger
(Actor)
Hardy Krüger
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Birthdate: April 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wedding, Berlin, Germany
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 25 
Henepola Gunaratana
(Monk)
Henepola Gunaratana
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Henepola, Sri Lanka
 26 
Endel Tulving
(Neuroscientist, Psychologist)
Endel Tulving
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Birthdate: May 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pechory

Endel Tulving is an Estonian-born Canadian experimental psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist. He is best known for his pioneering research on human memory. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University and began his academic work at the University of Toronto, where he remained for the rest of his career. He is a recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award. 

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John Ashbery
(Poet, Writer, University teacher, Journalist)
John Ashbery
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Listed In:
Birthdate: July 28, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rochester
 28 
Desmond Morris
(English Ethologist, Zoologist, Author, and Surrealist Painter)
Desmond Morris
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Purton, Wiltshire, England

Desmond Morris is an English ethologist, zoologist, author, and surrealist painter. He is well-known for his book The Naked Ape and for his TV shows, such as Zoo Time. Desmond Morris is also known for his work as the writer and presenter of the popular BBC documentary The Human Animal.

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Daisaku Ikeda
(Poet, Writer)
Daisaku Ikeda
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Birthdate: January 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ōta-ku

Daisaku Ikeda is a Japanese Buddhist educator, author, philosopher, and nuclear disarmament advocate. He is best known for serving as the founding president of the world's largest Buddhist lay organization, Soka Gakkai International (SGI). Daisaku Ikeda has won several international awards like the United Nations Peace Medal, Tagore Peace Award, and Rosa Parks Humanitarian Award.

 30 
Alex Katz
(Artist)
Alex Katz
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Birthdate: July 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 31 
W. S. Merwin
(Poet, Writer, Translator)
W. S. Merwin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
 32 
Monty Norman
(Composer, Film producer, Musician, Film score composer)
Monty Norman
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
 33 
Christa Ludwig
(Mezzo-soprano)
Christa Ludwig
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 34 
Lee Shau-kee
(Businessperson who is founder of Henderson Land Development)
Lee Shau-kee
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shunde, Guangdong, China
 35 
Hans Modrow
(German Politician)
Hans Modrow
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jasienica, Poland

Hans Modrow is a German politician best known as East Germany's last communist premier. In 1995, Modrow was convicted of perjury and electoral fraud by the Dresden District Court after the conclusion of Communist rule in Germany. Since German reunification, Hans Modrow has been writing several books on his political experiences.

 36 
Frank Sedgman
(Australian Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Frank Sedgman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mont Albert, Victoria, Australia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 37 
William Kennedy
(American writer)
William Kennedy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
 38 
Alma Adamkienė
(First Lady)
Alma Adamkienė
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Birthdate: February 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Šiauliai, Lithuania
 39 
Bob Harrison
(Basketball Player)
Bob Harrison
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
George Lamming
(Novelist)
George Lamming
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Carrington Village, Barbados
 41 
Martin E. Marty
(Historian of religion)
Martin E. Marty
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Birthdate: February 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: West Point, Nebraska, United States
 42 
Hans Herrmann
(German Retired Formula One Driver)
Hans Herrmann
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
 43 
Thomas Kinsella
(Poet)
Thomas Kinsella
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 44 
Arnold Rüütel
(Former President of Estonia)
Arnold Rüütel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saaremaa

Arnold Rüütel is an Estonian agricultural scientist and politician. He is best known for his service as the President of Estonia from 2001 to 2006. He also served as the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Estonia from 1990 to 1992.

 45 
Frederick Vreeland
(Diplomat)
Frederick Vreeland
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Danbury
 46 
Ciriaco De Mita
(Politician)
Ciriaco De Mita
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nusco, Italy
 47 
Franciszek Pieczka
(Actor)
Franciszek Pieczka
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Birthdate: January 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Godów, Silesia, Poland
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 48 
Mooryati Soedibyo
(Indonesian Businesswoman and Founder of the Cosmetics Company Named 'Mustika Ratu')
Mooryati Soedibyo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Surakarta, Indonesia

Mooryati Soedibyo is an Indonesian businesswoman and political figure. A member of an Indonesian royal family, Soedibyo was ranked seventh on the 99 most influential women list by the Globe Asia magazine in 2007. Mooryati Soedibyo is credited with founding a cosmetics company named Mustika Ratu.

 49 
Eileen Ryan
(Actress)
Eileen Ryan
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Birthdate: October 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 50 
Gerard Brennan
(10th Chief Justice of Australia)
Gerard Brennan
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia