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
50
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
100
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
92
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
47
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(One of the Best Players in NBA History)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 6 
Brian May
(Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Queen')
Brian May
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampton, London, England
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Farrah Fawcett
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Jill Munroe’ in the TV Series ‘Charlie's Angels’)
Farrah Fawcett
24
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Died: June 25, 2009
 8 
David Letterman
(Television Host and Producer Best Known for His Long-Running Talk Show ‘Late Show with David Letterman’)
David Letterman
24
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Ted Danson
(Best Known for His Roles in the NBC Sitcom ‘Cheers’ and the CBS Sitcom ‘Becker’)
Ted Danson
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
 10 
Jeff Lynne
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer)
Jeff Lynne
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shard End
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Johan Cruyff
(One of the Greatest Football Players & One of the Best Managers Ever)
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
15
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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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
18
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omagh, Northern Ireland
 14 
Carlos Santana
(Mexican-American Guitarist Who was Member of the Rock Band 'Santana')
Carlos Santana
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Autlán, Jalisco, Mexico
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Larry David
(Best Known as The Cocreator of The Television series 'Seinfeld' & as The Star of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm')
Larry David
26
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 16 
Tom Clancy
(American Author Best Known for His Novel ‘The Hunt for Red October’)
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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Tim Matheson
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Jonny Quest’)
Tim Matheson
10
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
 18 
Iggy Pop
(Vocalist and Lyricist of Proto-Punk Band 'The Stooges')
Iggy Pop
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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Nolan Ryan
(One of the Best MLB Pitchers of All Time)
Nolan Ryan
14
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Refugio, Texas, United States
 20 
James Woods
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: 'Salvador' and 'Ghosts of Mississippi')
James Woods
21
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vernal, Utah, United States
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Jonathan Banks
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 22 
James Patterson
(American Author Known for His Thrillers, Mysteries and Romance Novels)
James Patterson
3
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
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Kiki Camarena
(American Intelligence Officer for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration Who was Kidnapped & Murdered By Drug Traffickers)
Kiki Camarena
8
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexicali, Mexico
Died: February 9, 1985
 24 
Richard Dreyfus
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Jonathan Pryce
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Carmel, Flintshire
 26 
Paulo Coelho
(Brazilian lyricist)
Paulo Coelho
15
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Joe Mantegna
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 28 
Emmylou Harris
(Singer, Songwriter and Musician)
Emmylou Harris
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Alan Sugar
14
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney
 30 
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
 31 
Minnie Riperton
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Minnie Riperton
4
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: July 12, 1979
 32 
Meat Loaf
(Singer)
Meat Loaf
25
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: January 20, 2022
 33 
Afeni Shakur
(American Political Activist and Member of the ‘Black Panther Party’)
Afeni Shakur
13
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lumberton, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 2, 2016
 34 
Gerald McRaney
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Simon & Simon’, ‘Major Dad’ and ‘Promised Land’)
Gerald McRaney
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Collins, Mississippi, United States
 35 
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
 36 
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
 37 
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
 38 
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
 39 
Gregg Allman
(Member of the Rock Band 'The Allman Brothers Band')
Gregg Allman
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 8th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: May 27, 2017
 40 
Patricia Krenwinkel
(American Convicted Murderer and Member of the Manson Family)
Patricia Krenwinkel
7
Listed In: Murderers
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 41 
Cindy Williams
(Actress and Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Shirley Feeney’ on the TV Sitcom ‘Happy Days’)
Cindy Williams
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 42 
Salman Rushdie
(Indian-born British-American Author Best Known for His Novel ‘The Satanic Verses’)
Salman Rushdie
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
 43 
Benjamin Orr
(Best Known as the Bassist, Co-founder, and Co-lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Cars')
Benjamin Orr
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Died: October 3, 2000
 44 
Meredith Baxter
14
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Pasadena, California
 45 
James Hunt
(Racing driver)
James Hunt
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belmont, Surrey, England,
Died: June 15, 1993
 46 
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
 47 
Temple Grandin
(Scientist)
Temple Grandin
9
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 48 
Alan Thicke
(Best Known for Playing Dr. Jason Seaver on the 1980s Sitcom 'Growing Pains')
Alan Thicke
6
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 13, 2016
 49 
Kevin Kline
(Academy Award-Winning Actor, Who Has Also Appeared in Several Productions of Shakespeare's Plays)
Kevin Kline
15
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Robert Englund
5
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States