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 
Meryl Streep
(Regarded as 'The Best Actress of Her Generation')
Meryl Streep
81
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: SummitSummit, New Jersey, United States
 2 
Pablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)
Pablo Escobar
234
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rionegro
Died: December 2, 1993
 3 
Billy Joel
(Singer, Composer)
Billy Joel
33
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
27
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
26
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
 6 
Sigourney Weaver
(American Actress and an Influential Figure in Science Fiction and Popular Culture)
Sigourney Weaver
19
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
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George Foreman
(American Retired Professional Boxer and Two-Time World Heavyweight Champion)
George Foreman
25
Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States
 8 
John Belushi
(Comedian, Actor and One of the Seven Original Cast Members of the Comedy Show 'Saturday Night Live')
John Belushi
24
Birthdate: 24th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 5, 1982
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Niki Lauda
(Austrian Former Formula One Driver)
Niki Lauda
22
Listed In: F1 Drivers
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 20, 2019
 10 
Richard Gere
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'American Gigolo', 'Pretty Woman' and 'Chicago')
Richard Gere
32
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Ric Flair
(Regarded as the Greatest Professional Wrestler of All Time)
Ric Flair
26
Listed In: WWE Wrestlers
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dubai
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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
21
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Roger Taylor
(Best Known As The Drummer Of The Rock Band 'Queen')
Roger Taylor
5
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
62
Birthdate: 20th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
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Shelley Long
(Actress, Singer and Comedian Best Known for Her Role as ‘Diane Chambers’ in the TV Series ‘Cheers’)
Shelley Long
28
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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Steve Perry
(Singer-songwriter)
Steve Perry
17
Listed In: Rock Singers
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hanford, California, United States
 18 
Maurice Gibb
(Member of Disco Group the "Bee Gees", One of the Most Successful Pop-Rock Groups of All Time.)
Maurice Gibb
12
Listed In: Record Producers
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: January 12, 2003
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Gene Simmons
(Bassist and Co-lead Singer of Hard Rock Band 'Kiss')
Gene Simmons
18
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel
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Robin Gibb
(Member of the ‘Bee Gees’ Pop Group)
Robin Gibb
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: May 20, 2012
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Tanya Roberts
(Actress and Producer Known for Role as ‘Julie Rogers’ in the TV Series ‘Charlie's Angels’)
Tanya Roberts
22
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, United States
Died: January 4, 2021
 22 
Pam Grier
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Coffy’, ‘Foxy Brown’, ‘The Big Doll House’ and ‘The Arena’)
Pam Grier
18
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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Don Johnson
15
Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flat Creek Township, Missouri, United States
 24 
Bill Nighy
(Actor)
Bill Nighy
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caterham
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Bernard Arnault
(Chairman & CEO of LMVH)
Bernard Arnault
19
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Roubaix
 26 
Sissy Spacek
(Actress)
Sissy Spacek
14
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quitman, Texas, United States
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Robert Palmer
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Batley, England
Died: September 26, 2003
 28 
Jim Varney
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Broadly Comedic Role as ‘Ernest P. Worrell’)
Jim Varney
22
Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 10, 2000
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Christopher Hitchens
(British-American Author Who is Known for Excoriating Criticisms of Public Contemporary Figures)
Christopher Hitchens
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: December 15, 2011
 30 
Phil Lynott
(Lead Vocalist of the Irish Hard Rock Band 'Thin Lizzy')
Phil Lynott
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Died: January 4, 1986
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Hank Williams Jr.
(Country Music Singer, Musician and Son of Legendary Singer Hank Williams)
Hank Williams Jr.
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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Tom Waits
(Musician, Composer, & Songwriter)
Tom Waits
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pomona, California, United States
 33 
Archie Manning
(American football player)
Archie Manning
6
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Drew, Mississippi, United States
 34 
Lindsey Buckingham
(Singer, Musician)
Lindsey Buckingham
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palo Alto
 35 
Billy Gibbons
(Guitarist, Singer)
Billy Gibbons
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Houston
 36 
Bill O'Reilly
(Conservative Political Commentator Best Known for Hosting Fox News Channel's ‘The O'Reilly Factor’)
Bill O'Reilly
16
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 37 
David Foster
(Musician who Chaired 'Verve Records' (2012 to 2016))
David Foster
22
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Victoria, Canada
 38 
David Strathairn
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
 39 
Mark Knopfler
(Former lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the rock band Dire Straits)
Mark Knopfler
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
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Lindsay Wagner
(American Actress and Acting Coach Best Known for Her Role in the TV Series ‘The Bionic Woman)
Lindsay Wagner
8
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 41 
Haruki Murakami
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
 42 
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
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Victor Garber
(Best Known for His Roles as 'Jack Bristow' in the Drama Series 'Alias' (2001–2006))
Victor Garber
6
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, Canada
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Wolfgang Puck
(Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur)
Wolfgang Puck
8
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
 45 
Garry Shandling
(Stand-up Comedian)
Garry Shandling
12
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: March 24, 2016
 46 
Dusty Hill
(Singer)
Dusty Hill
10
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dallas
 47 
Bonnie Raitt
(Blues Singer and Guitarist )
Bonnie Raitt
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
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Keith Carradine
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Tom Frank’ in the Film ‘Nashville’)
Keith Carradine
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States
 49 
Rick Springfield
(Actor, Musician and Member of the Pop Rock Group ‘Zoot’)
Rick Springfield
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Joyce DeWitt
(Actress and Comedian Known for Her Role as ‘Janet Wood’ in the TV Series ‘Three's Company')
Joyce DeWitt
8
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States