Famous People Born In 1942

Discover the most famous people born in 1942. The list includes people like Stephen Hawking, Muhammad Ali, Harrison Ford, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, guitarists and journalists born in 1942. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & 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 
Muhammad Ali
(The Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of All Time)

Muhammad Ali
85
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 3, 2016

 2 
Stephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist - First to Set Out a Theory of Cosmology)

Stephen Hawking
133
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: March 14, 2018

 3 
Bob Ross
(Painter)

Bob Ross
35
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Died: July 4, 1995
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Harrison Ford
(One of The Highest-Grossing Actors in North America)

Harrison Ford
54
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Aretha Franklin
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists in the World & 'Queen of Soul')

Aretha Franklin
80
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 16, 2018

 6 
Jimi Hendrix
(One of the Most Influential Electric Guitarists & the Greatest Instrumentalist in the History of Rock Music)

Jimi Hendrix
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 18, 1970
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 7 
Paul McCartney
(Co-Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Beatles' and One of the Most Successful Composers of All Time)

Paul McCartney
66
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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 8 
John Wayne Gacy
(Serial Killer & Sex Offender)

John Wayne Gacy
128
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 10, 1994
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 9 
Barbra Streisand
(Singer & Actress)

Barbra Streisand
42
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 10 
Martin Scorsese
(Director, Producer and One of the Major Figures of the 'New Hollywood' Era)

Martin Scorsese
12
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Flushing, New York, United States
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 11 
Carole King
(Composer)

Carole King
30
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York

 12 
Jerry Garcia
(The Lead Guitarist and a Vocalist with the Rock Band the "Grateful Dead")

Jerry Garcia
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 9, 1995
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 13 
Billy Connolly
(Stand-up Comedian)

Billy Connolly
15
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 14 
Brian Wilson
(Co-Founder of the Rock Band 'Beach Boys')

Brian Wilson
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
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 15 
Judith Sheindlin
(TV personality)

Judith Sheindlin
13
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 16 
Brian Jones
(English Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer and Founder of the Rock Band 'The Rolling Stones')

Brian Jones
18
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Died: July 3, 1969
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Amitabh Bachchan
29
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

 18 
Jerry Jones
(Owner of NFL's Dallas Cowboys Team)

Jerry Jones
8
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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 19 
Huey P. Newton
(Revolutionary, Co-founder of the Black Panther Party)

Huey P. Newton
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 22, 1989

 20 
Madeline Kahn
(Former Actress whose credits include History of the World, Part I, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein)

Madeline Kahn
1
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 3, 1999
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 21 
Isaac Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)

Isaac Hayes
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 10, 2008

 22 
Carlos Hathcock
(Military Personnel)

Carlos Hathcock
16
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas
Died: February 23, 1999
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 23 
Lou Reed
(Lead Guitarist, Vocalist & Principal Songwriter of the Rock Band “The Velvet Underground”)

Lou Reed
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 27, 2013

 24 

Ian McShane
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Blackburn
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 25 
Ted Kaczynski
(Unabomber)

Ted Kaczynski
60
Listed In: Terrorists
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 26 
Roger Ebert
(Film Critic for the "Chicago Sun-Times")

Roger Ebert
7
Listed In: Film Critics
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Urbana, Illinois, United States
Died: April 4, 2013
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 27 
Michael Crichton
(Best Known as the Author of “Jurassic Park” and the creator of the TV Drama “ER”)

Michael Crichton
4
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 4, 2008

 28 
Tammy Wynette
(Singer-songwriter)

Tammy Wynette
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States
Died: April 6, 1998
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 29 

Annette Funicello
4
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: April 8, 2013

 30 

Frankie Lymon
7
Listed In: Rock Singers
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 27, 1968

 31 
Curtis Mayfield
(Singer, Guitarist)

Curtis Mayfield
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 26, 1999

 32 

David Ogden Stiers
1
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: March 3, 2018

 33 
Calvin Klein
(Fashion Designer)

Calvin Klein
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

 34 
Tasuku Honjo
(Immunologist)

Tasuku Honjo
23
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

 35 
George Jung
(Drug Trafficker)

George Jung
9
Listed In: Drug Lords
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 5, 2021

 36 

Terry Jones
8
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: January 21, 2020

 37 

Isabel Allende
11
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 38 
Michael Nesmith
(Musician, Singer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor, Guitarist, Songwriter)

Michael Nesmith
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston

 39 
Ronnie James Dio
(Former heavy metal singer, songwriter and composer)

Ronnie James Dio
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: May 16, 2010

 40 
Fred Thompson
(United States Senator from Tennessee (1994-2003))

Fred Thompson
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sheffield, Alabama, United States
Died: November 1, 2015

 41 
Linda Evans
(Known primarily for her roles on television)

Linda Evans
4
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States

 42 
Sandra Dee
(Actress)

Sandra Dee
8
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 20, 2005

 43 
John Thaw
(Actor)

John Thaw
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West Gorton, Manchester, England, UK
Died: February 21, 2002

 44 
Werner Herzog
(Film director)

Werner Herzog
6
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

 45 

Stefanie Powers
2
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

 46 
Scott Wilson
(American film actor)

Scott Wilson
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, United States

 47 

Bob Hoskins
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England
Died: April 29, 2014

 48 
Melvin Franklin
(R&B Singer)

Melvin Franklin
5
Birthdate: 12th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
Died: February 23, 1995

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Chris Sarandon
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beckley, West Virginia, United States

 50 
Leon Russell
(Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Guitarist)

Leon Russell
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lawton
Died: November 13, 2016