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 Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney
34
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

 2 Joe Biden

Joe Biden
155
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 46th President of the United States
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States

 3 Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
37
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 3, 2016
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 4 Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking
63
Listed In: Physicists
Famous As: Theoretical Physicist - First to set out a theory of cosmology
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oxford
Died: March 14, 2018
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 5 Michael Nesmith

Michael Nesmith
2
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Singer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston

 6 Tasuku Honjo

Tasuku Honjo
18
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Immunologist
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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 7 Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin
46
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Singer & Activist
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 16, 2018
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 8 John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy
40
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 10, 1994
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 9 Ted Kaczynski

Ted Kaczynski
39
Listed In: Terrorists
Famous As: Terrorist, Anarchist
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago

 10 Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan
21
Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
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 11 Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford
25
Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 12 Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese
8
Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Flushing, New York, United States
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 13 Bob Ross

Bob Ross
19
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Died: July 4, 1995

 14 Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix
20
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 18, 1970
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 15 Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand
21
Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Singer & Actress
Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 16 Muammar Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi
24
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Libya
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Qasr Abu Hadi, Italian Libya
Died: October 20, 2011
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 17 Frank Williams

Frank Williams
1
Famous As: manager
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Shields

 18 Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly
8
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
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 19 Peter Tork

Peter Tork
0
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

 20 Carole King

Carole King
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
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 21 Tammy Faye Bakker

Tammy Faye Bakker
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Evangelist
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: nowrap International Falls, Minnesota, U.S.
Died: July 20, 2007

 22 Lou Reed

Lou Reed
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States
Died: October 27, 2013
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 23 Bob Einstein

Bob Einstein
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: January 2, 2019

 24 Judith Sheindlin

Judith Sheindlin
9
Famous As: TV personality
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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 25 Tony Sirico

Tony Sirico
2
Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 26 Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
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 27 Brian Jones

Brian Jones
12
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Founder of the Rolling Stones
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Died: July 3, 1969

 28 Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell
30
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sheffield, Alabama, United States
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 29 Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna
9
Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor, Politician, Film producer, Singer
Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amritsar
Died: July 18, 2012

 30 Madeline Kahn

Madeline Kahn
1
Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: voice actor, stage actor, film actor, television actor
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston
Died: September 3, 1999

 31 Chris Sarandon

Chris Sarandon
3
Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beckley, West Virginia, United States

 32 Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia
5
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: August 9, 1995

 33 Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert
5
Famous As: Film critic
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Urbana, Illinois, United States
Died: April 4, 2013

 34 Mehran Karimi Nasseri

Mehran Karimi Nasseri
7
Famous As: Refugee
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Masjed Soleiman, Iran

 35 Juanita Broaddrick

Juanita Broaddrick
3
Famous As: Nurse
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Arkansas, United States

 36 Ian McShane

Ian McShane
3
Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Blackburn

 37 Hu Jintao

Hu Jintao
5
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Taizhou

 38 Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton
3
Famous As: Author, Screenwriter, Film Director
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 4, 2008

 39 Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford
3
Listed In: Comedians
Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

 40 Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog
6
Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

 41 Myra Hindley

Myra Hindley
27
Listed In: Serial Killers
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crumpsall, Greater Manchester, England
Died: November 15, 2002

 42 Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Mayor of New York City
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

 43 Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones
6
Listed In: Oil Barons
Famous As: Owner of NFL's Dallas Cowboys Team
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

 44 Bob Hoskins

Bob Hoskins
3
Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England
Died: April 29, 2014

 45 Stefanie Powers

Stefanie Powers
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

 46 Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio
2
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portsmouth
Died: May 16, 2010

 47 Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 10, 2008

 48 Wayne Newton

Wayne Newton
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States

 49 Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

 50 Linda Evans

Linda Evans
3
Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Known primarily for her roles on television
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States