Famous People Born In 1918

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Discover the most famous people born in 1918. The list includes people like Nelson Mandela, Richard Feynman, Ingmar Bergman, Rita Hayworth, Nicolae Ceau?escu and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, chemists and physicists born in 1918. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Nelson Mandela
( Anti-Apartheid Activist Who Served as the First President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999)
Nelson Mandela
57
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mvezo, South Africa
Died: December 5, 2013
 2 
Katherine Johnson
(Mathematician and One of the First African-American Women to Work as a NASA Scientist)
Katherine Johnson
69
Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Virginia, United States
Died: February 24, 2020
 3 
Billy Graham
(American Evangelist and an Ordained Southern Baptist Minister)
Billy Graham
36
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 21, 2018
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Robert Wadlow
(Tallest Person Ever Known)
Robert Wadlow
9
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States
Died: July 15, 1940
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Rita Hayworth
(American Actress, Dancer, Producer and One of the Most Glamorous Screen Idols of the 1940s)
Rita Hayworth
16
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 14, 1987
 6 
Richard Feynman
(One of the Joint Winners of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965)
Richard Feynman
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 15, 1988
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Sam Walton
(Businessman)
Sam Walton
27
Listed In: Retailers
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Died: April 5, 1992
 8 
Ted Williams
(One of the Greatest Hitters in Baseball History)
Ted Williams
7
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: July 5, 2002
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William Holden
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classical Hollywood Cinema)
William Holden
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: O'Fallon, Illinois, United States
Died: November 12, 1981
 10 
Richard Winters
(United States Army Officer and a Decorated War Veteran)
Richard Winters
13
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Holland, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 2, 2011
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Leonard Bernstein
(Composer Whose Best-Known Work is the Broadway Musical 'West Side Story')
Leonard Bernstein
23
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 14, 1990
 12 
Rosemary Kennedy
(Sister of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy)
Rosemary Kennedy
15
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 7, 2005
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Ingmar Bergman
(One of the Most Talented and Influential Filmmakers of All Time)
Ingmar Bergman
22
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Uppsala, Uppland, Sweden
Died: July 30, 2007
 14 
Bruce Kingsbury
(Victoria Cross Winner)
Bruce Kingsbury
8
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: August 29, 1942
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Novelist & Writer Best Known for His Work 'The Gulag Archipelago')
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kislovodsk, Russia
Died: August 3, 2008
 16 
Anwar Sadat
(Former President of Egypt)
Anwar Sadat
7
Listed In: Presidents
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mit Abu al-Kum
Died: October 6, 1981
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Nicolae Ceaușescu
(Former President of Romania)
Nicolae Ceaușescu
26
Listed In: Dictators
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Scornicești
Died: December 25, 1989
 18 
Mike Wallace
(Journalist, TV Presenter, Host)
Mike Wallace
9
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 7, 2012
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Nipsey Russell
(Stand-up Comedian)
Nipsey Russell
4
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Died: October 2, 2005
 20 
Bobby Riggs
(Tennis player)
Bobby Riggs
4
Listed In: Tennis Players
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 25, 1995
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Ben Johnson
(Stuntman)
Ben Johnson
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Foraker, Oklahoma, United States
Died: April 8, 1996
 22 
Howard Cosell
(Journalist)
Howard Cosell
8
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winston-Salem
Died: April 23, 1995
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Spike Milligan
(Actor, Comedian and Cast Member of the British Radio Comedy Programme ‘The Goon Show’)
Spike Milligan
2
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Died: February 27, 2002
 24 
Art Carney
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Role as ‘Ed Norton’ in the TV Sitcom ‘The Honeymooners’)
Art Carney
2
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Died: November 9, 2003
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Betty Ford
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Betty Ford
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 8, 2011
 26 
John Forsythe
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Jersey
Died: April 1, 2010
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Ida Lupino
(Actress)
Ida Lupino
5
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England, UK
Died: August 3, 1995
 28 
Paul Harvey
(Radio Broadcaster)
Paul Harvey
1
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tulsa
Died: February 28, 2009
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Joey Bishop
(Entertainer)
Joey Bishop
1
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: October 17, 2007
 30 
Mutsuhiro Watanabe
(Imperial Japanese Army Corporal)
Mutsuhiro Watanabe
23
Listed In: War Criminals
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Japan
Died: April 1, 2003
 31 
Audra Lindley
(Actress)
Audra Lindley
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 16, 1997
 32 
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
(1st President of the United Arab Emirates)
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
9
Listed In: Presidents
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Died: November 2, 2004
 33 
Teresa Wright
(Actress)
Teresa Wright
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: March 6, 2005
 34 
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
(Indian Yoga Guru and Founder of Transcendental Meditation Movement)
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
13
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rajim, Chhattisgarh, India
Died: February 5, 2008
 35 
Robert Preston
(Former Actor best known for his role as Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man on the Broadway stage in 1957)
Robert Preston
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 21, 1987
 36 
Jeff Chandler
15
Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 17, 1961
 37 
Anne Gwynne
(Actress)
Anne Gwynne
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States
Died: March 31, 2003
 38 
Oral Roberts
(Televangelist)
Oral Roberts
17
Listed In: Televangelists
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ada, Oklahoma, United States
Died: December 15, 2009
 39 
Mary Kay Ash
(Businesswoman)
Mary Kay Ash
8
Listed In: Business Women
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hot Wells, Cypress, Texas, United States
Died: November 22, 2001
 40 
Jack Paar
(Actor)
Jack Paar
1
Birthdate: 1st May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Died: January 27, 2004
 41 
Ahmed Deedat
(Writer)
Ahmed Deedat
10
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Surat
Died: August 8, 2005
 42 
Lewis Nixon
(Was a United States Army officer who, during World War II)
Lewis Nixon
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 11, 1995
 43 
Kurt Waldheim
(Fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations )
Kurt Waldheim
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sankt Andrä-Wördern, Austria
Died: June 14, 2007
 44 
Patty Andrews
9
Listed In: Jazz Singers
Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mound, Minnesota, United States
Died: January 13, 2013
 45 
Pearl Bailey
(Actress)
Pearl Bailey
2
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, USA
Died: August 17, 1990
 46 
Efrem Zimbalist Jr
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: May 2, 2014
 47 
Bob Feller
(Baseball player)
Bob Feller
1
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Van Meter, Iowa, United States
Died: December 15, 2010
 48 
Robert Walker
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: August 28, 1951
 49 
Pee Wee Reese
(Baseball player)
Pee Wee Reese
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ekron
Died: August 14, 1999
 50 
Bobby Troup
(Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Actor, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Officer)
Bobby Troup
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harrisburg
Died: February 7, 1999