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.

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
(American-Canadian television personality)

22nd July

Canadian,American

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
(Actor, Martial Artist)

27th November

Chinese,American

Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi
(Politician)

26th March

American

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

9th October

British

John GottiJohn Gotti
(Mobster & Mafia)

27th October

American

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

7th July

British

Al PacinoAl Pacino
(Actor)

25th April

American

Chuck NorrisChuck Norris
(Martial artist)

10th March

American

Smokey RobinsonSmokey Robinson
(Singer)

19th February

American

Jack NicklausJack Nicklaus
(Golfer)

21st January

American

Richard PryorRichard Pryor
(Comedian)

1st December

American

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
(Actor)

13th July

British

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Katharine RossKatharine Ross
(Actress)

29th January

American

James BrolinJames Brolin
(Actor)

18th July

American

Carlos SlimCarlos Slim
(Entrepreneur)

28th January

Mexican

James CaanJames Caan
(Actor)

26th March

American

Raquel WelchRaquel Welch
(Actress)

5th September

American

Michael GambonMichael Gambon
(Actor)

19th October

Irish,British

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Nursultan NazarbayevNursultan Nazarbayev
(1st President of Kazakhstan)

6th July

Kazakh

Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
(Actor)

15th November

American

John Hurt John Hurt
(Actor)

22nd January

British

Nancy SinatraNancy Sinatra
(Singer)

8th June

American

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson
(Musician)

8th May

American

Peter FondaPeter Fonda
(Actor, Director)

23rd February

American

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Jim BakkerJim Bakker
(Televangelist)

2nd January

American

Cliff RichardCliff Richard
(Singer)

14th October

British

Paul PelosiPaul Pelosi
(Businessman)

15th April

American

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

16th April

Giorgio MoroderGiorgio Moroder
(Singer)

26th April

Italian

Frankie AvalonFrankie Avalon
(Actor, Singer)

18th September

American

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Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph

23rd June

American

Mario AndrettiMario Andretti

28th February

Croatian,Italian,American

Jocelyn WildensteinJocelyn Wildenstein
(Socialite)

5th August

Swiss,American

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

26th July

American

Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
(Actress)

21st June

American

Don ImusDon Imus
(Radio Talk Show Host)

23rd July

American

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

10th May

American

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

5th February

Swiss

Kip ThorneKip Thorne
(Physicist)

1st June

American

Muhammad YunusMuhammad Yunus

28th June

Bangladeshi

Michel TemerMichel Temer
(37th President of Brazil)

23rd September

Brazilian

Donna MillsDonna Mills
(Actress)

11th December

American

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Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai
(Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

1st April

Kenyan

Jo Ann PflugJo Ann Pflug
(Actress)

2nd May

American

Chuck CloseChuck Close
(Painter)

5th July

American

Roman GabrielRoman Gabriel
(American Football Player)

5th August

American

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

9th February

South African

Angela CarterAngela Carter

7th May

British

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Tabaré VázquezTabaré Vázquez
(President of Uruguay)

17th January

Uruguayan

Abdurrahman WahidAbdurrahman Wahid
(Former President of Indonesia)

7th September

Indonesian

PelePele
(Brazilian footballer)

23rd October

Brazilian

Alan KayAlan Kay
(Computer Scientist)

17th May

American

Robert WinstonRobert Winston
(Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter)

15th July

British

Joseph BrodskyJoseph Brodsky
(Essayist & Poet)

24th May

Russian

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

6th June

British

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

Tom JonesTom Jones
(Welsh singer)

7th June

British

Mark WhiteMark White
(Former Governor of Texas)

17th March

American

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Brian JosephsonBrian Josephson
(Physicist)

4th January

British

Joseph L. GoldsteinJoseph L. Goldstein
(Molecular Geneticist)

18th April

American

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

30th November

American

David BrudnoyDavid Brudnoy
(Talk Radio Host)

5th June

American

Georgi IvanovGeorgi Ivanov
(Cosmonaut)

2nd July

Bulgarian

Oscar Arias SanchezOscar Arias Sanchez
(President of Costa Rica)

13th September

Costa Rican

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Frank Vincent ZappaFrank Vincent Zappa
(American musician)

21st December

American

Ginny NewhartGinny Newhart
(Socialite, wife of Bob Newhart)

9th December

American

Martin SheenMartin Sheen
(Actor)

3rd August

American

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

12th December

American

Bob KnightBob Knight
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)

25th October

American

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

22nd November

British,American

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James CromwellJames Cromwell
(Actor)

27th January

American

Sharad PawarSharad Pawar
(Politician)

12th December

Indian

Billy McNeillBilly McNeill
(Association football player, Association football manager)

2nd March

British

Julie ChristieJulie Christie
(Actress, activist)

14th April

Indian,British

Vicente FernándezVicente Fernández
(Singer, Actor, Film actor)

17th February

Mexican

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

11th September

American

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Barbara ValentinBarbara Valentin
(Actor)

15th December

Austrian

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

12th April

American

Raul JuliaRaul Julia
(Actor)

30th November

Matthew FoxMatthew Fox

21st December

American

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

26th May

American

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

15th April

British

Jimmy GreavesJimmy Greaves
(Footballer)

20th February

British

The Iron SheikThe Iron Sheik
(Professional wrestler, Actor)

15th March

American

Howard HessemanHoward Hesseman
(Actor, Television actor)

27th February

American

Stuart SutcliffeStuart Sutcliffe
(Painter, musician)

23rd June

British

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

4th February

Canadian,American

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

10th January

Indian

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

21st October

British

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

29th November

Canadian

Constantine II of GreeceConstantine II of Greece
(Yachtmaster)

2nd June

Greek

Perry EllisPerry Ellis
(Fashion designer)

3rd March

American

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

9th May

American

Bill MedleyBill Medley
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)

19th September

American

Anthony CassoAnthony Casso
(mobster)

21st May

American

Linda GrayLinda Gray
(Actress)

30th November

American

Elke SommerElke Sommer
(Actor, Singer, Painter, Model, Musician)

5th November

German