Famous People Born In 1917

Discover the most famous people born in 1917. The list includes people like Indira Gandhi, Louis Zamperini, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ferdinand Marcos, Desi Arnaz and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, novelists and actresses born in 1917. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy.
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Famous As: 35th President of the United States
Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brookline
Died: November 22, 1963

 2 Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: October 31, 1984
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 3 Dean Martin

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Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Singer
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio
Died: December 25, 1995

 4 Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor.
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Socialite, Actress
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest
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 5 Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum.
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport
Died: July 1, 1997

 6 Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: December 2, 1986
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 7 Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby.
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Famous As: Comic Book Artist
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 6, 1994
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 8 Ferdinand Marcos

Ferdinand Marcos.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of the Philippines
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands
Died: September 28, 1989
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 9 M. G. Ramachandran

M. G. Ramachandran.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Actor, Politician
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kandy, British Ceylon (Now Sri Lanka)
Died: December 24, 1987

 10 Raymond Burr

Raymond Burr
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada
Died: September 12, 1993
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 11 Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut, U.S.
Died: July 8, 2012

 12 Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald.
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Listed In: Jazz Singers
Famous As: Jazz Singer
Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, United States
Died: June 15, 1996
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 13 Louis Zamperini

Louis Zamperini.
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Famous As: Prisoner of War Survivor
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Olean, New York
Died: July 2, 2014

 14 Henry Ford II

Henry Ford II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Business Person
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 29, 1987
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 15 Jane Wyman

Jane Wyman.
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Died: September 10, 2007

 16 Lena Horne

Lena Horne.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant
Died: May 9, 2010
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 17 Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine.
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 15, 2013

 18 Sir Arthur Charles Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minehead, Somerset, England
Died: March 19, 2008
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 19 Robert Byrd

Robert Byrd.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Wilkesboro
Died: June 28, 2010

 20 Allen Ludden

Allen Ludden.
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Listed In: Game Show Hosts
Famous As: Game Show Host
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Died: June 9, 1981
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 21 Phyllis Diller

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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States
Died: August 20, 2012

 22 Park-Chung-hee

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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of South Korea
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gumi, South Korea
Died: October 26, 1979
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 23 Mel Ferrer

Mel Ferrer.
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Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Elberon, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 2, 2008

 24 Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward.
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: March 14, 1975
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 25 Edith Bouvier Beale

Edith Bouvier Beale
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Actor, Dancer, Socialite, Model
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City
Died: January 9, 2002

 26 Gene Rayburn

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Famous As: Radio & Television Personality
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Christopher, Illinois
Died: November 29, 1999
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 27 Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz Pianist & Composer
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 17, 1982

 28 Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: April 2, 1987
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 29 Nur Muhammad Taraki

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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nawa, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
Died: October 8, 1979

 30 Richard Boone

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Listed In: Boxers
Famous As: Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: January 10, 1981

 31 John Franzese

John Franzese.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Crime Boss
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naples

 32 Anthony Provenzano

Anthony Provenzano.
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Listed In: Gangsters
Famous As: Gangster
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York, United States
Died: December 12, 1988

 33 Yahya Khan

Yahya Khan.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Pakistan
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Punjab, Pakistan
Died: August 10, 1980

 34 June Allyson

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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: July 8, 2006

 35 I. M. Pei

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Famous As: Master of Modern Architecture
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Suzhou, China
Died: May 16, 2019

 36 Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Bandleader
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cheraw, South Carolina, United States
Died: January 6, 1993

 37 Oliver Tambo

Oliver Tambo
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mbizana Local Municipality
Died: April 24, 1993

 38 Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: American film actor
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cogdell, Georgia, United States
Died: February 4, 2005

 39 Kirk Kerkorian

Kirk Kerkorian.
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Listed In: Investors
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: June 15, 2015

 40 Isabel Sanford

Isabel Sanford.
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City
Died: July 9, 2004

 41 John Lee Hooker

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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Coahoma County
Died: June 21, 2001

 42 Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Ham

 43 Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess.
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harpurhey, Manchester, England
Died: November 22, 1993

 44 Red Auerbach

Red Auerbach.
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Listed In: Coaches
Famous As: American basketball coach
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: October 28, 2006

 45 Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film director, Actor, Television producer, Author
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 30, 2007

 46 David Tomlinson

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Died: June 24, 2000

 47 Jack Soo

Jack Soo
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
Died: January 11, 1979

 48 George Gaynes

George Gaynes
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland, Russia [now Finland]
Died: February 15, 2016

 49 June Foray

June Foray
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Famous As: Voice actor, Actor
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 26, 2017

 50 Dabbs Greer

Dabbs Greer.
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fairview, Missouri
Died: April 28, 2007