Famous People Born In 1942

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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.
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Muhammad Ali
(The Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of All Time)
Muhammad Ali
98
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
144
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: March 14, 2018
 3 
Bob Ross
(Painter)
Bob Ross
40
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
69
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Jimi Hendrix
(One of the Most Influential Electric Guitarists & the Greatest Instrumentalist in the History of Rock Music)
Jimi Hendrix
39
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 18, 1970
 6 
Aretha Franklin
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists in the World & 'Queen of Soul')
Aretha Franklin
95
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 16, 2018
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Paul McCartney
(Co-Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Beatles' and One of the Most Successful Composers of All Time)
Paul McCartney
77
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
 8 
John Wayne Gacy
(Serial Killer & Sex Offender)
John Wayne Gacy
164
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 10, 1994
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Barbra Streisand
(One of the Few Performers Who Have Been Awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT))
Barbra Streisand
49
Birthdate: 24th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 10 
Carole King
(Composer)
Carole King
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
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Martin Scorsese
(Director, Producer and One of the Major Figures of the 'New Hollywood' Era)
Martin Scorsese
15
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Flushing, New York, United States
 12 
Jerry Garcia
(The Lead Guitarist and a Vocalist with the Rock Band the "Grateful Dead")
Jerry Garcia
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 9, 1995
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Brian Wilson
(Co-Founder of the Rock Band 'Beach Boys')
Brian Wilson
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
 14 
Judith Sheindlin
(TV personality)
Judith Sheindlin
15
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Billy Connolly
(Stand-up Comedian)
Billy Connolly
22
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
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Madeline Kahn
(Known for Her Comedic Roles in Films)
Madeline Kahn
1
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 3, 1999
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Brian Jones
(English Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer and Founder of the Rock Band 'The Rolling Stones')
Brian Jones
21
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Died: July 3, 1969
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Amitabh Bachchan
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Isaac Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)
Isaac Hayes
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 10, 2008
 20 
Jerry Jones
(Owner of NFL's Dallas Cowboys Team)
Jerry Jones
9
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Huey P. Newton
(Revolutionary, Co-founder of the Black Panther Party)
Huey P. Newton
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 22, 1989
 22 
Michael Crichton
(Best Known as the Author of “Jurassic Park” and the creator of the TV Drama “ER”)
Michael Crichton
5
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 4, 2008
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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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Ian McShane
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Blackburn
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Lou Reed
(Lead Guitarist, Vocalist & Principal Songwriter of the Rock Band “The Velvet Underground”)
Lou Reed
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 27, 2013
 26 
Tammy Wynette
(Singer-songwriter)
Tammy Wynette
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States
Died: April 6, 1998
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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
 28 
Annette Funicello
(Actress and Singer)
Annette Funicello
5
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: April 8, 2013
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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
 30 
Tasuku Honjo
(Immunologist)
Tasuku Honjo
23
Listed In: Immunologists
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan
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David Ogden Stiers
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Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: March 3, 2018
 32 
Curtis Mayfield
(Singer, Guitarist)
Curtis Mayfield
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 26, 1999
 33 
George Jung
(American Drug Trafficker and Smuggler)
George Jung
17
Listed In: Drug Lords
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA
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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
 35 
Ronnie James Dio
(Former heavy metal singer, songwriter and composer)
Ronnie James Dio
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: May 16, 2010
 36 
Fred Thompson
(Former United States Senator from Tennessee (1994 - 2003))
Fred Thompson
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sheffield, Alabama, United States
Died: November 1, 2015
 37 
Michael Nesmith
(Musician, Singer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Michael Nesmith
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston
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Calvin Klein
(American Fashion Designer and Founder of 'Calvin Klein Inc')
Calvin Klein
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
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Isabel Allende
(Chilean-American Author Known for Her Novels: ‘The House of the Spirits’ and ‘City of the Beasts’)
Isabel Allende
15
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
 40 
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
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Terry Jones
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Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: January 21, 2020
 42 
Bob Hoskins
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England
Died: April 29, 2014
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Stefanie Powers
2
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
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John Thaw
(Actor)
John Thaw
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West Gorton, Manchester, England, UK
Died: February 21, 2002
 45 
Ted Kaczynski
(American Domestic Terrorist)
Ted Kaczynski
63
Listed In: Terrorists
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Tony Sirico
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Series 'The Sopranos')
Tony Sirico
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 47 
Werner Herzog
(German Film Director Regarded as a Pioneer of 'New German Cinema')
Werner Herzog
8
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
 48 
Melvin Franklin
(R&B Singer)
Melvin Franklin
9
Birthdate: 12th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
Died: February 23, 1995
 49 
Scott Wilson
(American film actor)
Scott Wilson
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, United States
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Chris Sarandon
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beckley, West Virginia, United States