Famous People Born In 1947

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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.
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 1 
Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Actor & Former Mr. Universe)
Arnold Schwarzenegger
63
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thal, Austria
 2 
David Bowie
(Regarded as One of the Most Influential Musicians of the 20th Century)
David Bowie
119
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 10, 2016
 3 
Elton John
(Singer, Pianist and Composer- One of the Best-Selling Artists of All Time)
Elton John
103
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pinner, England
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Stephen King
(A Prolific & Immensely Popular Author of Horror Fiction)
Stephen King
55
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
29
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 6 
Farrah Fawcett
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Jill Munroe’ in the TV Series ‘Charlie's Angels’)
Farrah Fawcett
25
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
32
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampton, London, England
 8 
Ted Danson
(Best Known for His Roles in the NBC Sitcom ‘Cheers’ and the CBS Sitcom ‘Becker’)
Ted Danson
13
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
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David Letterman
(Television Host and Producer Best Known for His Long-Running Talk Show ‘Late Show with David Letterman’)
David Letterman
26
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
 10 
Jeff Lynne
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer)
Jeff Lynne
28
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shard End
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Carlos Santana
(Mexican-American Guitarist Who was Member of the Rock Band 'Santana')
Carlos Santana
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Autlán, Jalisco, Mexico
 12 
Johan Cruyff
(One of the Greatest Football Players & One of the Best Managers Ever)
Johan Cruyff
23
Listed In: Football Players
Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 24, 2016
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Sam Neill
(Actor, Director and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Alan Grant’ in ‘Jurassic Park’ Film Series)
Sam Neill
19
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omagh, Northern Ireland
 14 
Larry David
(Best Known as The Cocreator of The Television series 'Seinfeld' & as The Star of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm')
Larry David
29
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Glenn Close
(Actress)
Glenn Close
21
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
 16 
Jonathan Banks
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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Meat Loaf
(American Rock Singer Known for His Powerful, Wide-Ranging Voice and Theatrical Live Shows)
Meat Loaf
34
Listed In: Rock Singers
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: January 20, 2022
 18 
Nolan Ryan
(One of the Best MLB Pitchers of All Time)
Nolan Ryan
15
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Refugio, Texas, United States
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Tom Clancy
(American Author Best Known for His Novel ‘The Hunt for Red October’)
Tom Clancy
9
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: October 1, 2013
 20 
Tim Matheson
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Jonny Quest’)
Tim Matheson
11
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
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Iggy Pop
(Vocalist and Lyricist of Proto-Punk Band 'The Stooges')
Iggy Pop
29
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Muskegon, Michigan, United States
 22 
James Patterson
(American Author Known for His Thrillers, Mysteries and Romance Novels)
James Patterson
5
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
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Richard Dreyfus
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 24 
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
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James Woods
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: 'Salvador' and 'Ghosts of Mississippi')
James Woods
25
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vernal, Utah, United States
 26 
Joe Mantegna
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Minnie Riperton
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Minnie Riperton
5
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: July 12, 1979
 28 
Paulo Coelho
(Brazilian lyricist)
Paulo Coelho
17
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Jonathan Pryce
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Carmel, Flintshire
 30 
Alan Sugar
(British Business Magnate and Founder of Consumer Electronics Company 'Amstrad')
Alan Sugar
18
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney
 31 
Emmylou Harris
(Singer, Songwriter and Musician)
Emmylou Harris
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
 32 
Don Henley
(Founding Member, Drummer and Co-Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Eagles')
Don Henley
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gilmer, Texas, United States
 33 
Kiki Camarena
(American Intelligence Officer for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration Who was Kidnapped & Murdered By Drug Traffickers)
Kiki Camarena
11
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexicali, Mexico
Died: February 9, 1985
 34 
Michael McKean
(Known for Appearing in Television Series Like ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Laverne & Shirley’)
Michael McKean
7
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 35 
Gregg Allman
(Member of the Rock Band 'The Allman Brothers Band')
Gregg Allman
19
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: May 27, 2017
 36 
Afeni Shakur
(American Political Activist and Member of the ‘Black Panther Party’)
Afeni Shakur
14
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lumberton, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 2, 2016
 37 
Benjamin Orr
(Best Known as the Bassist, Co-founder, and Co-lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Cars')
Benjamin Orr
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Died: October 3, 2000
 38 
Pete Maravich
(American Professional Basketball Player and One of the Best Ball Handlers of All Time)
Pete Maravich
8
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 5, 1988
 39 
Gerald McRaney
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Simon & Simon’, ‘Major Dad’ and ‘Promised Land’)
Gerald McRaney
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Collins, Mississippi, United States
 40 
Salman Rushdie
(Indian-born British-American Author Best Known for His Novel ‘The Satanic Verses’)
Salman Rushdie
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
 41 
Robert Kiyosaki
(Businessman, Author and Founder of 'Rich Global LLC' and the 'Rich Dad Company')
Robert Kiyosaki
15
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hilo, Hawaii, United States
 42 
Meredith Baxter
17
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Pasadena, California
 43 
Kevin Kline
(Academy Award-Winning Actor, Who Has Also Appeared in Several Productions of Shakespeare's Plays)
Kevin Kline
18
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 44 
John Ratzenberger
(Actor who portrayed Cliff Clavin on the comedy series Cheers, for which he earned two Primetime Emmy nominations)
John Ratzenberger
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
 45 
James Dyson
(Founder of ‘Dyson Ltd’ and Inventor of the Dual Cyclone Bagless Vacuum Cleaner)
James Dyson
8
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cromer, England
 46 
Alan Thicke
(Best Known for Playing Dr. Jason Seaver on the 1980s Sitcom ‘Growing Pains’ on ABC)
Alan Thicke
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kirkland Lake, Canada
Died: December 13, 2016
 47 
Mick Fleetwood
(Musician)
Mick Fleetwood
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Redruth, Cornwall, England
 48 
Marc Bolan
(English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.)
Marc Bolan
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 16, 1977
 49 
Cindy Williams
(Actress and Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Shirley Feeney’ on the TV Sitcom ‘Happy Days’)
Cindy Williams
5
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 50 
James Hunt
(British Racing Driver Who Won the Formula One World Championship in 1976)
James Hunt
11
Listed In: Race Car Drivers
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belmont, Surrey, England
Died: June 15, 1993