Famous People Born In 1931

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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.
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 1 
James Dean
(American Actor Who is Remembered as a Cultural Icon of Teenage Disillusionment and Social Estrangement)
James Dean
38
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
44
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
 3 
Sam Cooke
(Singer-songwriter)
Sam Cooke
32
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 11, 1964
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William Shatner
(Famous for His Portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in the 'Star Trek' Franchise)
William Shatner
47
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
19
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 27, 2015
 6 
Desmond Tutu
(First Black African Archbishop of Cape Town & Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
Desmond Tutu
59
Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Klerksdorp, South Africa
Died: December 26, 2021
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Mickey Mantle
(One of the Greatest Switch Hitters in Baseball History)
Mickey Mantle
12
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spavinaw, Oklahoma, United States
Died: August 13, 1995
 8 
Angie Dickinson
(Actress role in Gun the Man Down (1956) with James Arness and the Western film Rio Bravo (1959))
Angie Dickinson
11
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kulm, North Dakota, United States
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Barbara Eden
(Actress, Singer and Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Jeannie’ in the TV Series ‘I Dream of Jeannie’)
Barbara Eden
19
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
 10 
Anne Bancroft
(Actress)
Anne Bancroft
10
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 6, 2005
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Rita Moreno
(Puerto Rican Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Role as 'Anita' in 'West Side Story')
Rita Moreno
22
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico
 12 
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(Aerospace Scientist & 11th President of India)
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
118
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: July 27, 2015
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Rip Torn
(Actor)
Rip Torn
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Temple, Texas, United States
Died: July 9, 2019
 14 
Regis Philbin
18
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Robert Duvall
(One of the Greatest American Actors of All Time)
Robert Duvall
23
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
 16 
Willie Mays
(One of the Best All-Around Players in the History of Baseball)
Willie Mays
5
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westfield, Alabama, United States
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Charles Nelson Reilly
(Best Known for His TV Shows “Match Game” and “The Ghost & Mrs. Muir”)
Charles Nelson Reilly
9
Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 25, 2007
 18 
Mikhail Gorbachev
(Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union)
Mikhail Gorbachev
34
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Privol'noe, Russia
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Toni Morrison
(Novelist)
Toni Morrison
36
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio
Died: August 5, 2019
 20 
Larry Hagman
(Actor, Director and Producer Known for His Role as ‘J. R. Ewing’ in the TV Soap Opera ‘Dallas’)
Larry Hagman
3
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: November 23, 2012
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Jerry Van Dyke
4
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Danville, Illinois, USA
Died: January 5, 2018
 22 
Della Reese
(Known for Her 1959 Hit Single 'Don't You Know?' and Her Role in the TV Series 'Touched by an Angel')
Della Reese
6
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Black Bottom, Detroit, United States
Died: November 19, 2017
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George Jones
(Country Singer Best Known for His Song ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today')
George Jones
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saratoga, Texas, United States
Died: April 26, 2013
 24 
Dan Rather
(Journalist and News Anchor of the ‘CBS Evening News’)
Dan Rather
11
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wharton, Texas, United States
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Ian Holm
(British Actor Best Known for His Role in the Film 'Chariots on Fire')
Ian Holm
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goodmayes, Essex, England
Died: June 19, 2020
 26 
Leslie Caron
(Actress & Dancer Known for Her Films: 'Lili' and 'The L-Shaped Room')
Leslie Caron
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boulogne-sur-Seine, Paris, France
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Jack Swigert
(Astronaut)
Jack Swigert
17
Listed In: Astronauts
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado
Died: December 27, 1982
 28 
Martin Milner
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Route 66’ and ‘Adam-12’)
Martin Milner
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 28th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 6, 2015
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Mike Nichols
(Director Best Known for His Works 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' and 'The Graduate')
Mike Nichols
6
Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 19, 2014
 30 
Olympia Dukakis
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Rose Castorini’ in the Film ‘Moonstruck’)
Olympia Dukakis
18
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 1, 2021
 31 
Barbara Bain
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Cinnamon Carter’ in TV Series ‘Mission: Impossible’)
Barbara Bain
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 32 
David Janssen
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Richard Kimble’ in the TV Series ‘The Fugitive’)
David Janssen
12
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naponee, Nebraska, United States
Died: February 13, 1980
 33 
Boris Yeltsin
(Former President of Russia)
Boris Yeltsin
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Butka
Died: April 23, 2007
 34 
Diana Dors
(English Actress and a 'Sex Symbol' of the Mid 20th Century)
Diana Dors
7
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Died: May 4, 1984
 35 
Roger Penrose
(English Mathematician, Mathematical Physicist and Winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics)
Roger Penrose
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colchester, England
 36 
John Le Carré
(Novelist)
John Le Carré
5
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poole, Dorset, England
 37 
Dominic Chianese
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Corrado "Junior" Soprano’ in the TV Series ‘The Sopranos’)
Dominic Chianese
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
 38 
Marla Gibbs
(Actress)
Marla Gibbs
9
Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
 39 
Philip Baker Hall
5
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, USA
 40 
Anita Ekberg
(Swedish Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Sylvia’ in the Film ‘La Dolce Vita’)
Anita Ekberg
8
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden
Died: January 11, 2015
 41 
Tom Wolfe
(American author)
Tom Wolfe
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: March 14, 2018
 42 
Rip Taylor
(Actor)
Rip Taylor
4
Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
 43 
Alvin Ailey
(Dancer)
Alvin Ailey
18
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rogers, Texas, United States
Died: December 1, 1989
 44 
Gavin MacLeod
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York, United States
 45 
Tom Laughlin
4
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: December 12, 2013
 46 
Mitzi Gaynor
(American actress)
Mitzi Gaynor
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 47 
Dean Smith
(Basketball Coach)
Dean Smith
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas, United States
Died: February 7, 2015
 48 
Hal Linden
(Actor)
Hal Linden
6
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Bill Walsh
(Former American football coach of the San Francisco 49ers in the 1980s who popularized spread-passing in the West Coast Offense)
Bill Walsh
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 30, 2007
 50 
Ernie Banks
(Baseball player)
Ernie Banks
1
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: January 23, 2015