Famous People Born In 1921

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Discover the most famous people born in 1921. The list includes people like Verghese Kurien, Nancy Reagan, Sugar Ray Robinson, Charles Bronson, Gene Roddenberry and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, actresses and poets born in 1921. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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John Glenn
(Tthe First American to Orbit the Earth)
John Glenn
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cambridge, Ohio, United States
Died: December 8, 2016
 2 
Prince Philip
(Husband of Queen Elizabeth II)
Prince Philip
90
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece
Died: April 9, 2021
 3 
Charles Bronson
(American Actor Best Known for Playing the Role of Police Officers, Gunfighters and Vigilantes)
Charles Bronson
14
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 30, 2003
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Chuck Connors
(Famous for His Portrayal of ‘Lucas McCain’ in the ABC series ‘The Rifleman’)
Chuck Connors
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Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 10, 1992
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Rodney Dangerfield
(Stand-up Comedian Who Was Known for His Self-Deprecating One-Liner Humor and Catchphrase 'I Don't Get No Respect!')
Rodney Dangerfield
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Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Deer Park, New York, United States
Died: October 5, 2004
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Nancy Reagan
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Nancy Reagan
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Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 6, 2016
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Sugar Ray Robinson
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Sugar Ray Robinson
11
Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ailey, Georgia, United States
Died: April 12, 1989
 8 
Lana Turner
(One of the Highest Paid Actresses in the United States During the 1940s)
Lana Turner
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Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wallace, Idaho, United States
Died: June 29, 1995
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Brian Keith
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 24, 1997
 10 
Donna Reed
(American film actress)
Donna Reed
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denison
Died: January 14, 1986
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Gene Roddenberry
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Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: El Paso
Died: October 24, 1991
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Deborah Kerr
(Actress)
Deborah Kerr
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Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: October 16, 2007
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Jane Russell
(Actress)
Jane Russell
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bemidji, Minnesota
Died: February 28, 2011
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Satyajit Ray
(Indian filmmaker)
Satyajit Ray
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Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: April 23, 1992
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Sophie Scholl
(German Student and Anti-Nazi Political Activist)
Sophie Scholl
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Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forchtenberg, Germany
Died: February 22, 1943
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Abe Vigoda
(Best Known for His Role in The Film ‘The Godfather’)
Abe Vigoda
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 26, 2016
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Nancy Kulp
(Actress)
Nancy Kulp
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 3, 1991
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Esther Williams
(Former swimmer who became a movie icon in aqua musicals)
Esther Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Died: June 6, 2013
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Alan Hale Jr.
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Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: January 2, 1990
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P. V. Narasimha Rao
(Prime Minister of India (1991-96))
P. V. Narasimha Rao
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Karimnagar, India
Died: December 23, 2004
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Alex Haley
(Writer)
Alex Haley
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: February 10, 1992
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver
(American Philanthropist and Founder of the ‘Special Olympics’)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 11, 2009
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Peter Ustinov
(British Actor Known for Playing 'Inspector Hercule Poirot' in 'Agatha Christie' Mystery Films)
Peter Ustinov
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Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Swiss Cottage, London, England
Died: March 28, 2004
 24 
Mary Jackson
(Mathematician)
Mary Jackson
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 11, 2005
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Carol Channing
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Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: January 15, 2019
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James Whitmore
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: February 6, 2009
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Steve Allen
(TV personality)
Steve Allen
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Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 30, 2000
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Tom Poston
(Actor)
Tom Poston
2
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: April 30, 2007
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Michael of Romania
(The Last King of Romania (1927 - 1930))
Michael of Romania
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania
Died: December 5, 2017
 30 
Tommy Cooper
(Comedian)
Tommy Cooper
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Listed In: Comedians
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caerphilly
Died: April 15, 1984
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Betty Friedan
(Feminist, Writer)
Betty Friedan
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Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: eoria, Illinois, United States
Died: February 4, 2004
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Betty Hutton
(film actor, singer, stage actor, television actor)
Betty Hutton
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Battle Creek
Died: March 11, 2007
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Paulo Freire
(Educator and Philosopher)
Paulo Freire
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Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Recife, Brazil
Died: May 2, 1997
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Monty Hall
(Best known as the game show host and producer of Let's Make a Deal)
Monty Hall
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Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: September 30, 2017
 35 
Judy Holliday
(Actress)
Judy Holliday
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: June 7, 1965
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Verghese Kurien
(Social Entrepreneur)
Verghese Kurien
2
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Calicut, (Madras Presidency) (now Kozhikode, Kerala, India)
Died: September 9, 2012
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Jackie Stallone
(American Astrologer, Dancer, Wrestling Promoter and Mother of Actor Sylvester Stallone)
Jackie Stallone
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Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: September 21, 2020
 38 
Dirk Bogarde
(English actor)
Dirk Bogarde
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London
Died: May 8, 1999
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John Agar
(Actor)
John Agar
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 7, 2002
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Fahd of Saudi Arabia
(The Longest-Reigning King of Saudi Arabia (1982 - 2005))
Fahd of Saudi Arabia
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Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: August 1, 2005
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R. K. Laxman
(Cartoonist & Creator of 'The Common Man")
R. K. Laxman
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Listed In: Cartoonists
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mysore
Died: January 26, 2015
 42 
John Rawls
(Philosopher)
John Rawls
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: November 24, 2002
 43 
Seretse Khama
(Politician)
Seretse Khama
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Serowe, Botswana
Died: July 13, 1980
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Patricia Highsmith
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: February 4, 1995
 45 
Hugh Downs
(Broadcaster)
Hugh Downs
1
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: July 1, 2020
 46 
Harald Quandt
(Industrialist, the son of industrialist Günther Quandt and Magda Behrend Rietschel)
Harald Quandt
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Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
Died: September 22, 1967
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Yves Montand
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monsummano Terme, Italy
Died: November 9, 1991
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Andrei Sakharov
(Soviet Nuclear Physicist, Dissident and Winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize for Peace)
Andrei Sakharov
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 14, 1989
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Sheb Wooley
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erick, Oklahoma, United States
Died: September 16, 2003
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Françoise Gilot
(Is a French Painter, Best known for her relationship with Pablo Picasso)
Françoise Gilot
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France