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.

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 
Bruce Lee
(Actor, Martial Artist)

Bruce Lee
54
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 20, 1973

 2 
John Lennon
(The Founder, Co-Songwriter, Co-Lead Vocalist & Rhythm Guitarist of 'The Beatles')

John Lennon
83
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 8, 1980

 3 
Pele
(Football player)

Pele
30
Listed In: Football Players
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tres Coracoes, Brazil
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Al Pacino
(One of the Few Actors To Achieve the 'Triple Crown of Acting')

Al Pacino
40
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
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Chuck Norris
(Martial Artist, Actor)

Chuck Norris
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ryan, Oklahoma, United States

 6 

Patrick Stewart
12
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mirfield, Yorkshire, England
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 7 
Richard Pryor
(Comedian)

Richard Pryor
11
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died: December 10, 2005
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 8 
Ringo Starr
(Musician)

Ringo Starr
35
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dingle, Liverpool, England
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 9 
Alex Trebek
(Game Show Host)

Alex Trebek
23
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada
Died: November 8, 2020

 10 
Raquel Welch
(Actress)

Raquel Welch
10
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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 11 
Tom Jones
(Singer)

Tom Jones
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Treforest, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales

 12 

Frank Vincent Zappa
18
Listed In: Guitarists
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: December 4, 1993
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 13 
Ricky Nelson
(Musician)

Ricky Nelson
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 31, 1985

 14 
John Gotti
(Boss of the Gambino Crime Family)

John Gotti
17
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 10, 2002
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 15 
James Caan
(Actor)

James Caan
11
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

 16 

Jack Nicklaus
13
Listed In: Golfers
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
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 17 
Smokey Robinson
(Ffounder and Front Man of the Motown Vocal Group 'The Miracles')

Smokey Robinson
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 18 
John Hurt
(Actor)

John Hurt
11
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: January 27, 2017
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 19 
Dionne Warwick
(Singer & Actress)

Dionne Warwick
10
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: City of Orange, New Jersey, United States

 20 

Katharine Ross
13
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
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 21 
Carlos Slim
(Entrepreneur)

Carlos Slim
16
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 22 

John Mahoney
5
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: February 4, 2018
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 23 
Terry Gilliam
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Animator, Film actor)

Terry Gilliam
5
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis

 24 

Sam Waterston
6
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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 25 

James Cromwell
7
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 26 

Nancy Sinatra
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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 27 
Frankie Avalon
(Actor, Singer)

Frankie Avalon
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 28 
Vicente Fernández
(Singer, actor, and movie producer whose career has spanned more than fifty years and resulted in seven Latin Grammy Awards.)

Vicente Fernández
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: December 12, 2021
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 29 
Jill St. John
(Actress)

Jill St. John
5
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 30 

Cliff Richard
5
Listed In: Pop Singers
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lucknow

 31 
Raul Julia
(Actor)

Raul Julia
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Floral Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: October 24, 1994

 32 
Margrethe II of Denmark
(Queen of Denmark)

Margrethe II of Denmark
5
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 33 

James Brolin
10
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Westwood, California, United States

 34 
George A. Romero
(Film director)

George A. Romero
4
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 16, 2017

 35 
Wilma Rudolph
(Sprinter)

Wilma Rudolph
12
Listed In: Athletes
Birthdate: 23rd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: November 12, 1994

 36 
Levon Helm
(Singer, Musician, Autobiographer, Composer, Actor, Mandolinist, Drummer, Songwriter)

Levon Helm
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Elaine
Died: April 19, 2012

 37 
Herbie Hancock
(Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician, Keyboardist, Actor, Musician, Pianist, Film score composer)

Herbie Hancock
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago

 38 
Burt Young
(Actor)

Burt Young
1
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 39 
Mario Andretti
(Racing driver)

Mario Andretti
8
Listed In: Race Car Drivers
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Motovun, Croatia

 40 
Wayne Dyer
(Self-Help Author and Motivational Speaker)

Wayne Dyer
6
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: August 29, 2015

 41 
Julie Christie
(Film actress)

Julie Christie
3
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chabua, Assam, British India

 42 

Giorgio Moroder
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Urtijëi, South Tyrol

 43 

David Jason
4
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edmonton, London, England, UK

 44 
Donna Mills
(Actress)

Donna Mills
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 45 
Bob Knight
(Basketball coach)

Bob Knight
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Massillon, Ohio, United States

 46 
Tony Mendez
(CIA Officer)

Tony Mendez
12
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eureka, Nevada, United States
Died: January 19, 2019

 47 
John Lewis
(Former United States Representative)

John Lewis
15
Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alabama, United States
Died: July 17, 2020

 48 
Merlin Olsen
(American Football Player)

Merlin Olsen
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Logan, Utah, USA
Died: March 11, 2010

 49 
Al Jarreau
(Musician)

Al Jarreau
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 12, 2017

 50 
Mary Jo Kopechne
(Political Campaign Specialist of Robert F. Kennedy)

Mary Jo Kopechne
2
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 18, 1969