Famous People Born In 1949

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Discover the most famous people born in 1949. The list includes people like Pablo Escobar, Gary Ridgway, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Hitchens and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, guitarists, composers and journalists born in 1949. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.
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 1 
Pablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)
Pablo Escobar
154
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rionegro
Died: December 2, 1993
 2 
Meryl Streep
(Regarded as 'The Best Actress of Her Generation')
Meryl Streep
59
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: SummitSummit, New Jersey, United States
 3 
Billy Joel
(Singer, Composer)
Billy Joel
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Bruce Springsteen
(One of the Best-Selling Rock Singer-Songwriters and Founder of the Rock Band 'E Street Band')
Bruce Springsteen
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
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Lionel Richie
(Co-Lead Singer Of Funk Band The Commodores)
Lionel Richie
22
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
 6 
Richard Gere
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'American Gigolo', 'Pretty Woman' and 'Chicago')
Richard Gere
26
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Sigourney Weaver
(American Actress and an Influential Figure in Science Fiction and Popular Culture)
Sigourney Weaver
16
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 8 
George Foreman
(American Retired Professional Boxer and Two-Time World Heavyweight Champion)
George Foreman
20
Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States
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John Belushi
(Comedian, Actor and One of the Seven Original Cast Members of the Comedy Show 'Saturday Night Live')
John Belushi
22
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 5, 1982
 10 
Niki Lauda
(Former Formula One driver)
Niki Lauda
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 20, 2019
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Ric Flair
(Regarded as the Greatest Professional Wrestler of All Time)
Ric Flair
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
 12 
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dubai
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Philippe Petit
(High-wire artist)
Philippe Petit
41
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nemours, France
 14 
Gary Ridgway
(Serial Killer)
Gary Ridgway
55
Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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Jeff Bridges
(Actor Best Known for His Films: ‘Crazy Heart’, 'The Last Picture Show' and 'The Last Picture Show')
Jeff Bridges
15
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 16 
Roger Taylor
(Best Known As The Drummer Of The Rock Band 'Queen')
Roger Taylor
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: King's Lynn, Norfolk, England
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Jessica Lange
(One of the Greatest Actresses of All Time)
Jessica Lange
56
Birthdate: 20th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
 18 
Gene Simmons
(Bassist and Co-lead Singer of Hard Rock Band 'Kiss')
Gene Simmons
16
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel
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Shelley Long
(Actress)
Shelley Long
25
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
 20 
Pam Grier
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Coffy’, ‘Foxy Brown’, ‘The Big Doll House’ and ‘The Arena’)
Pam Grier
14
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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Tanya Roberts
(Actress and Producer Known for Role as ‘Julie Rogers’ in the TV Series ‘Charlie's Angels’)
Tanya Roberts
20
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, United States
Died: January 4, 2021
 22 
Maurice Gibb
(Member of Disco Group the "Bee Gees", One of the Most Successful Pop-Rock Groups of All Time.)
Maurice Gibb
10
Listed In: Record Producers
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: January 12, 2003
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Steve Perry
(Singer-songwriter)
Steve Perry
13
Listed In: Rock Singers
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hanford, California, United States
 24 
Robin Gibb
(Member of the ‘Bee Gees’ Pop Group)
Robin Gibb
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: May 20, 2012
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Don Johnson
13
Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flat Creek Township, Missouri, United States
 26 
Bernard Arnault
(Chairman & CEO of LMVH)
Bernard Arnault
18
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Roubaix
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Bill Nighy
(Actor)
Bill Nighy
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caterham
 28 
Christopher Hitchens
(British-American Author Who is Known for Excoriating Criticisms of Public Contemporary Figures)
Christopher Hitchens
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: December 15, 2011
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Jim Varney
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Broadly Comedic Role as ‘Ernest P. Worrell’)
Jim Varney
19
Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 10, 2000
 30 
Robert Pickton
(Serial killer)
Robert Pickton
9
Listed In: Murderers
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Port Coquitlam
 31 
Tom Waits
(Musician, Composer, & Songwriter)
Tom Waits
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pomona, California, United States
 32 
Robert Palmer
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Batley, England
Died: September 26, 2003
 33 
Sissy Spacek
(Actress)
Sissy Spacek
11
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quitman, Texas, United States
 34 
Bill O'Reilly
(Conservative Political Commentator Best Known for Hosting Fox News Channel's ‘The O'Reilly Factor’)
Bill O'Reilly
14
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 35 
Phil Lynott
(Lead Vocalist of the Irish Hard Rock Band 'Thin Lizzy')
Phil Lynott
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Died: January 4, 1986
 36 
Carlos Lehder
(Drug Lord)
Carlos Lehder
22
Listed In: Drug Lords
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Armenia, Colombia
 37 
Hank Williams Jr.
(Country Music Singer, Musician and Son of Legendary Singer Hank Williams)
Hank Williams Jr.
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
 38 
Haruki Murakami
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
 39 
Archie Manning
(American football player)
Archie Manning
6
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Drew, Mississippi, United States
 40 
Mark Knopfler
(Former lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the rock band Dire Straits)
Mark Knopfler
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
 41 
Lindsay Wagner
6
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 42 
David Strathairn
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
 43 
David Foster
(Musician who Chaired 'Verve Records' (2012 to 2016))
David Foster
18
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Victoria, Canada
 44 
Victor Garber
(Best Known for His Roles as 'Jack Bristow' in the Drama Series 'Alias' (2001–2006))
Victor Garber
5
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, Canada
 45 
Billy Gibbons
(Guitarist, Singer)
Billy Gibbons
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Houston
 46 
Lindsey Buckingham
(Singer, Musician)
Lindsey Buckingham
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palo Alto
 47 
Keith Carradine
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Tom Frank’ in the Film ‘Nashville’)
Keith Carradine
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States
 48 
Larry Holmes
(American Former Professional Boxer)
Larry Holmes
7
Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cuthbert, Georgia, United States
 49 
Rick Springfield
(Actor, Musician and Member of the Pop Rock Group ‘Zoot’)
Rick Springfield
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 50 
Loretta Devine
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Adele Webber’ in the TV Series ‘Grey's Anatomy’)
Loretta Devine
11
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States