Famous People Born In 1931

Discover the most famous people born in 1931. The list includes people like A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, James Dean, James Earl Jones, Rupert Murdoch, Mikhail Gorbachev and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, poets and playwrights born in 1931. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Canada 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 
James Dean
(Actor)

James Dean
28
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marion, Indiana, United States
Died: September 30, 1955

 2 
James Earl Jones
(One of the Greatest Actors in American History)

James Earl Jones
33
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States

 3 
Sam Cooke
(Singer-songwriter)

Sam Cooke
21
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 11, 1964
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 4 
William Shatner
(Famous for His Portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in the 'Star Trek' Franchise)

William Shatner
39
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
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Leonard Nimoy
(Known for Playing 'Spock' in The 'Star Trek' Franchise)

Leonard Nimoy
11
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 27, 2015

 6 
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(Aerospace Scientist & 11th President of India)

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
82
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: July 27, 2015
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 7 
Desmond Tutu
(Anti-Apartheid Activist, Theologian)

Desmond Tutu
37
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Klerksdorp, South Africa
Died: December 26, 2021
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 8 
Barbara Eden
(Actress)

Barbara Eden
10
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
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 9 
Angie Dickinson
(Actress role in Gun the Man Down (1956) with James Arness and the Western film Rio Bravo (1959))

Angie Dickinson
9
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kulm, North Dakota, United States

 10 
Rita Moreno
(Singer and actress who famously played Anita in the film version of West Side Story)

Rita Moreno
17
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico
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 11 
Rip Torn
(Actor)

Rip Torn
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Temple, Texas, United States
Died: July 9, 2021

 12 
Mickey Mantle
(Baseball player)

Mickey Mantle
10
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spavinaw, Oklahoma, United States
Died: August 13, 1995
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Regis Philbin
10
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 14 
Anne Bancroft
(Actress)

Anne Bancroft
6
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 6, 2005
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 15 
Toni Morrison
(Novelist)

Toni Morrison
23
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio
Died: August 5, 2019

 16 
Mikhail Gorbachev
(President of the Soviet Union (1990-91))

Mikhail Gorbachev
22
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Privol'noe, Russia
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Charles Nelson Reilly
7
Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South Bronx, New York, United States
Died: May 25, 2007

 18 
Willie Mays
(Baseball player)

Willie Mays
4
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westfield, Alabama, United States
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 19 

Robert Duvall
15
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

 20 
Osho Rajneesh
(Spiritual leader)

Osho Rajneesh
24
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Raisen, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: January 19, 1990
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 21 
Della Reese
(Singer, Actress)

Della Reese
2
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Black Bottom, Detroit, United States
Died: November 19, 2017

 22 
Ian Holm
(Actor)

Ian Holm
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goodmayes
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 23 

Larry Hagman
3
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: November 23, 2012

 24 
George Jones
(Musician, singer, and songwriter)

George Jones
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saratoga, Texas, United States
Died: April 26, 2013
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 25 
Dan Rather
(Journalist)

Dan Rather
6
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wharton, Texas, United States

 26 
Jack Swigert
(Astronaut)

Jack Swigert
13
Listed In: Astronauts
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado
Died: December 27, 1982
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 27 

Jerry Van Dyke
2
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Danville, Illinois, USA
Died: January 5, 2018

 28 
Diana Dors
(Actress)

Diana Dors
3
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK
Died: May 4, 1984
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 29 
Mike Nichols
(Director, Producer, Actor)

Mike Nichols
3
Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 19, 2014

 30 
Barbara Bain
(Actress)

Barbara Bain
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 31 
Leslie Caron
(Actress, Dancer)

Leslie Caron
3
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France

 32 
Roger Penrose
(Mathematician)

Roger Penrose
2
Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colchester, England

 33 

Olympia Dukakis
14
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 1, 2021

 34 

David Janssen
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naponee, Nebraska, United States
Died: February 13, 1980

 35 

Martin Milner
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 28th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 6, 2015

 36 
John Le Carré
(Novelist)

John Le Carré
3
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poole, Dorset, England

 37 

Dominic Chianese
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

 38 
Rip Taylor
(Actor)

Rip Taylor
1
Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

 39 

Philip Baker Hall
3
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, USA

 40 
Marla Gibbs
(Actress)

Marla Gibbs
3
Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

 41 
Daniel Ellsberg
(Activist)

Daniel Ellsberg
4
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

 42 

Tom Laughlin
0
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: December 12, 2013

 43 

Gavin MacLeod
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York, United States

 44 
Alvin Ailey
(Dancer)

Alvin Ailey
9
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rogers, Texas, United States
Died: December 1, 1989

 45 
Claire Bloom
(Actress)

Claire Bloom
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England

 46 
Anita Ekberg
(Actress)

Anita Ekberg
7
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden
Died: January 11, 2015

 47 
Mitzi Gaynor
(American actress)

Mitzi Gaynor
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 48 
Hal Linden
(Actor)

Hal Linden
2
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 49 
Ernie Banks
(Baseball player)

Ernie Banks
0
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: January 23, 2015

 50 

Robert Stephens
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bristol, England, UK
Died: November 12, 1995