Famous People Born In 1939

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Discover the most famous people born in 1939. The list includes people like Marvin Gaye, Ian McKellen, Lee Harvey Oswald, Lee Majors, Tina Turner and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, composers and economists born in 1939. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Australia & Canada and many more countries.
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 1 
Tina Turner
(The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll")
Tina Turner
34
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nutbush, Tennessee, United States
 2 
Marvin Gaye
(Known as the 'Prince of Soul' and Popular for His Song 'Sexual Healing')
Marvin Gaye
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 1, 1984
 3 
Ian McKellen
38
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Burnley, Lancashire, England
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Paul Hogan
(Famous For His Role as Michael 'Crocodile' Dundee From the 'Crocodile Dundee' Film Series)
Paul Hogan
41
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Margaret Atwood
(Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic & Environmental Activist)
Margaret Atwood
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
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Francis Ford Coppola
(One of the Best and Most Infulential Filmmakers of the 20th-Century)
Francis Ford Coppola
14
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Lee Harvey Oswald
(U.S. Marine Veteran Who Assassinated John F. Kennedy)
Lee Harvey Oswald
28
Listed In: Murderers
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died: November 24, 1963
 8 
Dusty Springfield
(Singer, Artist, Cleric)
Dusty Springfield
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London,England
Died: March 2, 1999
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Ralph Lauren
(Fashion Designer, Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of the ‘Ralph Lauren Corporation’)
Ralph Lauren
10
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, United States
 10 
Lily Tomlin
(Comedienne & Actress)
Lily Tomlin
39
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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John Cleese
(Co-Founder of the Comedy Troupe ‘Monty Python’)
John Cleese
13
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
 12 
Ali MacGraw
(Actress)
Ali MacGraw
9
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pound Ridge, New York, United States
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Lee Majors
(Actor)
Lee Majors
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
 14 
Valerie Harper
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Rhoda Morgenstern’ on the Sitcom ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’)
Valerie Harper
7
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Suffern, New York, United States
Died: August 30, 2019
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Harvey Keitel
(American Actor Best Known For Playing Morally Ambiguous Characters)
Harvey Keitel
4
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 16 
Patrick Wayne
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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David Parker Ray
(Serial Rapist, Serial Killer)
David Parker Ray
33
Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belen, New Mexico
Died: May 28, 2002
 18 
John Amos
(Actor)
John Amos
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
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Dean Corll
(Serial Killer)
Dean Corll
36
Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Died: August 8, 1973
 20 
Wes Craven
(Film director, Screenwriter)
Wes Craven
7
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: August 30, 2015
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Ernie Davis
(American Football Player)
Ernie Davis
4
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Salem-Buffington, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 18, 1963
 22 
Grace Slick
(Retired Singer-Songwriter - Was A Key Figure in San Francisco's Early 'Psychedelic Music' Scene in the Mid-1960s)
Grace Slick
9
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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Richard Kiel
(Best Known for His Role in the Movie 'Happy Gilmore')
Richard Kiel
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 10, 2014
 24 
Scott Glenn
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Paul Sorvino
(Actor and Singer Known for His Role as ‘Paulie Cicero’ in the Film ‘Goodfellas’)
Paul Sorvino
3
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: July 25, 2022
 26 
Mike Ditka
(Former American Football Player Who Has Won an NFL Title as a Player, Assistant Coach & Head Coach)
Mike Ditka
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Carnegie, Pennsylvania, United States
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George Hamilton
12
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
 28 
Roberta Flack
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States
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Cynthia Lennon
(John Lennon's Ex-Wife)
Cynthia Lennon
7
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Blackpool, England
Died: April 1, 2015
 30 
Larry Linville
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Major Frank Burns’ on the TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
Larry Linville
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ojai, California, United States
Died: April 10, 2000
 31 
Karen Black
(American Actress, Screenwriter and Singer)
Karen Black
4
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Died: August 8, 2013
 32 
Neil Sedaka
(One of the Best Selling Pop Singer-Songwriter Known for His Hits 'Oh! Carol' and 'Calendar Girl')
Neil Sedaka
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 33 
Eddie Kendricks
(Co-founder of the Motown Singing Group 'The Temptations')
Eddie Kendricks
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Union Springs, Alabama, United States
Died: October 5, 1992
 34 
Ginger Baker
(Former Drummer known for co-founder and occasional vocalist of the rock band Cream)
Ginger Baker
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lewisham, South London, England
Died: October 6, 2019
 35 
Cleavon Little
(Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Jerry Noland’ in the TV Series ‘Temperatures Rising’)
Cleavon Little
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 22, 1992
 36 
Claudette Colvin
(Civil Rights Activist)
Claudette Colvin
9
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
 37 
Sal Mineo
(Best Known for His Role as ‘John "Plato" Crawford’ in the Film ‘Rebel Without a Cause’)
Sal Mineo
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 12, 1976
 38 
Chandra Bahadur Dangi
(Shortest Adult Male in Recorded History)
Chandra Bahadur Dangi
7
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kalimati, Salyan district of Nepal
Died: September 3, 2015
 39 
Clarence Williams III
(Known for His Role as ‘Linc Hayes’ in the TV Series ‘The Mod Squad’)
Clarence Williams III
15
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 4, 2021
 40 
Mike Farrell
(Actor & Public Speaker Known for His Role in the TV Series M*A*S*H)
Mike Farrell
9
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
 41 
Melinda Dillon
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘Absence of Malice’)
Melinda Dillon
6
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States
 42 
Dion DiMucci
(Singer-songwriter)
Dion DiMucci
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
 43 
Rick Rescorla
(British American Private Security Specialist Who Saved Thousands of Lives During 9/11)
Rick Rescorla
3
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hayle, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Died: September 11, 2001
 44 
Peter Bogdanovich
1
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston, New York, USA
 45 
Don Williams
(Singer-Songwriter)
Don Williams
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Floydada, Texas, United States
Died: September 8, 2017
 46 
Seamus Heaney
(Poet, Playwright & Translator Who Received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Seamus Heaney
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castledawson, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Died: August 30, 2013
 47 
Ray Manzarek
(Keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, an iconic rock band that was prevalent from 1965 until 1973.)
Ray Manzarek
4
Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 20, 2013
 48 
Joel Schumacher
(Director, screenwriter, producer)
Joel Schumacher
2
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 22, 2020
 49 
Maury Povich
(Television personality, best known for hosting the tabloid talk show Maury)
Maury Povich
5
Listed In: TV Presenters
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 50 
Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
(American Singer, Songwriter and Producer)
Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States