Famous People Born In 1947

Discover the most famous people born in 1947. The list includes people like Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Bowie, O. J. Simpson, Stephen King and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, guitarists, composers and hard rock musicians born in 1947. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & France 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 
David Bowie
(Regarded as One of the Most Influential Musicians of the 20th Century)

David Bowie
86
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 10, 2016

 2 
Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Actor & Former Mr. Universe)

Arnold Schwarzenegger
34
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thal, Austria

 3 
Elton John
(Singer, Pianist and Composer- One of the Best-Selling Artists of All Time)

Elton John
77
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pinner, England
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 4 
Stephen King
(A Prolific & Immensely Popular Author of Horror Fiction)

Stephen King
38
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
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 5 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(One of the Best Players in NBA History)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 6 

Farrah Fawcett
20
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Died: June 25, 2009
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Brian May
(Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Queen')

Brian May
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampton, London, England
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 8 
David Letterman
(TV Presenter, TV Host)

David Letterman
24
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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 9 
Ted Danson
(Actor)

Ted Danson
7
Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

 10 
Jeff Lynne
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer)

Jeff Lynne
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shard End
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Johan Cruyff
(Football player)

Johan Cruyff
18
Listed In: Football Players
Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 24, 2016

 12 
Glenn Close
(Actress)

Glenn Close
14
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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 13 
Carlos Santana
(Guitarist)

Carlos Santana
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Autlán, Mexico

 14 
Tom Clancy
(Novelist)

Tom Clancy
5
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: October 1, 2013
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 15 
Larry David
(Best Known as The Cocreator of The Television series 'Seinfeld' & as The Star of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm')

Larry David
20
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 16 
Iggy Pop
(Vocalist and Lyricist of Proto-Punk Band 'The Stooges')

Iggy Pop
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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 17 
Nolan Ryan
(Baseball player)

Nolan Ryan
14
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Refugio, Texas, United States

 18 
James Woods
(Actor, Producer)

James Woods
19
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vernal, Utah, United States
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James Patterson
3
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States

 20 

Tim Matheson
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
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 21 
Kiki Camarena
(Police officer & Undercover Agent)

Kiki Camarena
5
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexicali, Mexico
Died: February 9, 1985

 22 
Sam Neill
(Actor)

Sam Neill
14
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omagh, Northern Ireland
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Richard Dreyfus
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Alan Sugar
11
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney
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Jonathan Banks
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 26 

Jonathan Pryce
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Carmel, Flintshire
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 27 

Joe Mantegna
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 28 
Paulo Coelho
(Brazilian lyricist)

Paulo Coelho
11
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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 29 
Minnie Riperton
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)

Minnie Riperton
4
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: July 12, 1979

 30 
Emmylou Harris
(Singer, Songwriter and Musician)

Emmylou Harris
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

 31 
Afeni Shakur
(Activist)

Afeni Shakur
12
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lumberton, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 2, 2016

 32 
John Ratzenberger
(Actor who portrayed Cliff Clavin on the comedy series Cheers, for which he earned two Primetime Emmy nominations)

John Ratzenberger
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

 33 
Alan Thicke
(Best Known for Playing Dr. Jason Seaver on the 1980s Sitcom 'Growing Pains')

Alan Thicke
4
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 13, 2016

 34 
Joe Walsh
(Singer and Guitarist Who Was Member of Three Successful Rock Bands: 'The Eagles', 'James Gang' & 'Ringo Starr’)

Joe Walsh
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States

 35 

Gerald McRaney
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Collins, Mississippi, United States

 36 
Temple Grandin
(Scientist)

Temple Grandin
8
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 37 
James Hunt
(Racing driver)

James Hunt
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belmont, Surrey, England,
Died: June 15, 1993

 38 
Benjamin Orr
(Best Known as the Bassist, Co-founder, and Co-lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Cars')

Benjamin Orr
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Died: October 3, 2000

 39 
Pete Maravich
(Basketball player)

Pete Maravich
8
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 5, 1988

 40 

Robert Englund
3
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States

 41 
Michael McKean
(Known for Appearing in Television Series Like ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Laverne & Shirley’)

Michael McKean
6
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 42 
Patricia Krenwinkel
(Murderer, Member of Manson Crime Family)

Patricia Krenwinkel
7
Listed In: Murderers
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 43 
Don Henley
(Founding Member, Drummer and Co-Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Eagles')

Don Henley
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gilmer, Texas, United States

 44 
James Dyson
(Inventor of the dual cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner)

James Dyson
7
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cromer, England

 45 
Edward James Olmos
(He is best known for his roles as Lieutenant Martin "Marty" Castillo in Miami Vice)

Edward James Olmos
1
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Los Angeles, California, United States

 46 

Meredith Baxter
9
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Pasadena, California

 47 
Meat Loaf
(Singer)

Meat Loaf
24
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: January 20, 2022

 48 

Kevin Kline
14
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

 49 
Marc Bolan
(English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.)

Marc Bolan
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 16, 1977

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Richard Jenkins
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 4th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: DeKalb, Illinois, United States