Famous People Born In 1940

Discover the most famous people born in 1940. The list includes people like John Lennon, Bruce Lee, James Brolin, Al Pacino, Chuck Norris and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, composers and blues musicians born in 1940. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Italy and many more countries.

John LennonJohn Lennon
(Co-founder of 'The Beatles')

9th October

British

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
(Actor, Martial Artist)

27th November

Chinese,American

Al PacinoAl Pacino
(Actor)

25th April

American

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

7th July

British

John GottiJohn Gotti
(Mobster & Mafia)

27th October

American

Chuck NorrisChuck Norris
(Martial artist)

10th March

American

Katharine RossKatharine Ross
(Actress)

29th January

American

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
(Actor)

13th July

British

James BrolinJames Brolin
(Actor)

18th July

American

James CaanJames Caan
(Actor)

26th March

American

Richard PryorRichard Pryor
(Comedian)

1st December

American

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
(American-Canadian television personality)

22nd July

Canadian,American

Michael GambonMichael Gambon
(Actor)

19th October

Irish,British

Cliff RichardCliff Richard
(Singer)

14th October

British

Carlos SlimCarlos Slim
(Entrepreneur)

28th January

Mexican

Mary Jo KopechneMary Jo Kopechne
(Political Campaign Specialist of Robert F. Kennedy)

26th July

American

Raquel WelchRaquel Welch
(Actress)

5th September

American

Nancy SinatraNancy Sinatra
(Singer)

8th June

American

John Hurt John Hurt
(Actor)

22nd January

British

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
(Musician)

8th May

American

Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
(Actor)

15th November

American

Peter FondaPeter Fonda
(Actor, Director)

23rd February

American

Smokey RobinsonSmokey Robinson
(Singer)

19th February

American

Jim BakkerJim Bakker
(Televangelist)

2nd January

American

Margrethe II of DenmarkMargrethe II of Denmark
(Queen of Denmark)

16th April

Jack NicklausJack Nicklaus
(Golfer)

21st January

American

Frankie AvalonFrankie Avalon
(Actor, Singer)

18th September

American

Muhammad YunusMuhammad Yunus

28th June

Bangladeshi

Wayne DyerWayne Dyer
(Self-Help Author and Motivational Speaker)

10th May

American

Jocelyn WildensteinJocelyn Wildenstein
(Socialite)

5th August

Swiss,American

H. R. GigerH. R. Giger
(Painter)

5th February

Swiss

Don ImusDon Imus
(Radio Talk Show Host)

23rd July

American

Nursultan NazarbayevNursultan Nazarbayev
(1st President of Kazakhstan)

6th July

Kazakh

Mario AndrettiMario Andretti

28th February

Croatian,Italian,American

Kip ThorneKip Thorne
(Physicist)

1st June

American

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph

23rd June

American

Chuck CloseChuck Close
(Painter)

5th July

American

J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
(Novelist, Author)

9th February

South African

Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai
(Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

1st April

Kenyan

Angela CarterAngela Carter

7th May

British

Alan KayAlan Kay
(Computer Scientist)

17th May

American

Tabaré VázquezTabaré Vázquez
(President of Uruguay)

17th January

Uruguayan

Robert WinstonRobert Winston
(Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter)

15th July

British

Abdurrahman WahidAbdurrahman Wahid
(Former President of Indonesia)

7th September

Indonesian

Joseph BrodskyJoseph Brodsky
(Essayist & Poet)

24th May

Russian

PelePele
(Brazilian footballer)

23rd October

Brazilian

David H. KochDavid H. Koch
(Co-owner of Koch Industries)

3rd May

American

Eduardo GaleanoEduardo Galeano
(Writer)

3rd September

Uruguayan

Tony TanTony Tan
(Seventh President of Singapore)

7th February

Singaporean

Mark WhiteMark White
(Former Governor of Texas)

17th March

American

Tom JonesTom Jones
(Welsh singer)

7th June

British

Brian JosephsonBrian Josephson
(Physicist)

4th January

British

Joseph L. GoldsteinJoseph L. Goldstein
(Molecular Geneticist)

18th April

American

Kumar Bhattacharyya, Baron BhattacharyyaKumar Bhattacharyya, Baron Bhattacharyya
(Life peer)

6th June

British

Oscar Arias SanchezOscar Arias Sanchez
(President of Costa Rica)

13th September

Costa Rican

David BrudnoyDavid Brudnoy
(Talk Radio Host)

5th June

American

Georgi IvanovGeorgi Ivanov
(Cosmonaut)

2nd July

Bulgarian

Joanna HollandJoanna Holland
(Johnny Carson's Ex-wife)

30th November

American

Ginny NewhartGinny Newhart
(Socialite, wife of Bob Newhart)

9th December

American

Frank Vincent ZappaFrank Vincent Zappa
(American musician)

21st December

American

Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi
(Politician)

26th March

American

Martin SheenMartin Sheen
(Actor)

3rd August

American

Bob KnightBob Knight
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)

25th October

American

James CromwellJames Cromwell
(Actor)

27th January

American

Terry GilliamTerry Gilliam
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Animator, Film actor)

22nd November

British,American

Barbara ValentinBarbara Valentin
(Actor)

15th December

Austrian

Bernardo BertolucciBernardo Bertolucci
(Director)

16th March

Italian

Dionne WarwickDionne Warwick
(Singer, Actor, Television presenter, Musician)

12th December

American

Michel TemerMichel Temer
(Politician, Lawyer)

23rd September

Brazilian

Brian De PalmaBrian De Palma
(film director, screenwriter, film producer)

11th September

American

Julie ChristieJulie Christie
(Actress, activist)

14th April

Indian,British

Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock
(Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician, Keyboardist, Actor, Musician, Pianist, Film score composer)

12th April

American

George A. RomeroGeorge A. Romero
(American-Canadian filmmaker)

4th February

Canadian,American

Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
(Politician, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer, Children's writer)

15th April

British

Sharad PawarSharad Pawar
(Politician)

12th December

Indian

Giorgio MoroderGiorgio Moroder
(Composer, Disc jockey, Songwriter, Record producer, Film score composer)

26th April

Italian

Dario ArgentoDario Argento
(Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Composer)

7th September

Italian

Levon HelmLevon Helm
(Singer, Musician, Autobiographer, Composer, Actor, Mandolinist, Drummer, Songwriter)

26th May

American

Kuldip Singh ChandpuriKuldip Singh Chandpuri
(Indian Army)

22nd November

Indian

Matthew FoxMatthew Fox

21st December

American

Howard HessemanHoward Hesseman
(Actor, Television actor)

27th February

American

K. J. YesudasK. J. Yesudas
(Singer)

10th January

Indian

Jimmy GreavesJimmy Greaves
(Footballer)

20th February

British

Al JarreauAl Jarreau
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Social worker)

12th March

American

Stuart SutcliffeStuart Sutcliffe
(Painter, musician)

23rd June

British

Constantine II of GreeceConstantine II of Greece
(Yachtmaster)

2nd June

Greek

Vicente FernándezVicente Fernández
(Singer, Actor, Film actor)

17th February

Mexican

Manfred MannManfred Mann
(jazz musician, pianist, record producer, composer)

21st October

British

The Iron SheikThe Iron Sheik
(Professional wrestler, Actor)

15th March

American

Gary GilmoreGary Gilmore
(Murderer, Criminal, Thief)

30th November

Denny DohertyDenny Doherty
(Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Actor)

29th November

Canadian

Dr. JohnDr. John
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Jazz musician, Guitarist)

21st November

American

Talitha GettyTalitha Getty
(Actor, Model)

18th October

Bill MedleyBill Medley
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)

19th September

American

James L. BrooksJames L. Brooks
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Writer)

9th May

American

Denis LawDenis Law
(Association football player)

24th February

British

Sue GraftonSue Grafton
(American author)

24th April

American

Linda GrayLinda Gray
(Actress)

30th November

American

Barney FrankBarney Frank
(Politician)

31st March

American