Famous People Born In 1939

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.

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 
Tina Turner
(The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll")

Tina Turner
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nutbush, Tennessee, United States

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Marvin Gaye
(Known as the 'Prince of Soul' and Popular for His Song 'Sexual Healing')

Marvin Gaye
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 1, 1984

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Ian McKellen
36
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
33
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Margaret Atwood
(Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic & Environmental Activist)

Margaret Atwood
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

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Francis Ford Coppola
14
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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John Cleese
(Co-Founder of the Comedy Troupe ‘Monty Python’)

John Cleese
11
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Lee Harvey Oswald
(U.S. Marine Veteran Who Assassinated John F. Kennedy)

Lee Harvey Oswald
25
Listed In: Murderers
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died: November 24, 1963
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Lily Tomlin
(Comedienne & Actress)

Lily Tomlin
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Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Ralph Lauren
(Fashion Designer)

Ralph Lauren
9
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
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Dusty Springfield
(Singer, Artist, Cleric)

Dusty Springfield
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London,England
Died: March 2, 1999

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Lee Majors
(Actor)

Lee Majors
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
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Ali MacGraw
(Actress)

Ali MacGraw
7
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pound Ridge, New York, United States

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Harvey Keitel
(Actor known for his swaggering tough-guy persona and wryly gruff delivery)

Harvey Keitel
4
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Dean Corll
(Serial Killer)

Dean Corll
26
Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Died: August 8, 1973

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Patrick Wayne
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Valerie Harper
4
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Suffern, New York, United States
Died: August 30, 2019

 18 
David Parker Ray
(Serial Rapist, Serial Killer)

David Parker Ray
27
Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belen, New Mexico
Died: May 28, 2002
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Ernie Davis
(American Football Player)

Ernie Davis
3
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Salem-Buffington, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 18, 1963

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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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Scott Glenn
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 22 
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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Paul Sorvino
3
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 24 
Wes Craven
(Film director, Screenwriter)

Wes Craven
4
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: August 30, 2015
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Roberta Flack
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States

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Larry Linville
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ojai, California, United States
Died: April 10, 2000
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 27 
Neil Sedaka
(One of the Best Selling Pop Singer-Songwriter Known for His Hits 'Oh! Carol' and 'Calendar Girl')

Neil Sedaka
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 28 
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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Eddie Kendricks
(Co-founder of the Motown Singing Group 'The Temptations')

Eddie Kendricks
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Union Springs, Alabama, United States
Died: October 5, 1992

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Richard Kiel
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 10, 2014

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Mike Farrell
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

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George Hamilton
11
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

 33 
Claudette Colvin
(Civil Rights Activist)

Claudette Colvin
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Cleavon Little
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 22, 1992

Clarence Williams III
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 4, 2021

 36 
Chandra Bahadur Dangi
(Shortest Adult Male in Recorded History)

Chandra Bahadur Dangi
6
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kalimati, Salyan district of Nepal
Died: September 3, 2015

Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

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Melinda Dillon
6
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States

 39 
Sal Mineo
(Actor)

Sal Mineo
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 12, 1976

 40 
Dion DiMucci
(Singer-songwriter)

Dion DiMucci
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

 41 
Ginger Baker
(Former Drummer known for co-founder and occasional vocalist of the rock band Cream)

Ginger Baker
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lewisham, South London, England
Died: October 6, 2019

 42 
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

 43 
Karen Black
(Actress)

Karen Black
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Died: August 8, 2013

 44 
Sara Dylan
(Bob Dylan's first wife, Actress)

Sara Dylan
12
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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Joel Schumacher
(Director, screenwriter, producer)

Joel Schumacher
1
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 22, 2020

 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 
John Howard
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

John Howard
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 49 
Robert Hansen
(Serial Killer)

Robert Hansen
48
Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Estherville, Iowa, United States
Died: August 21, 2014

 50 
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