Famous People Born In 1956

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Discover the most famous people born in 1956. The list includes people like Carrie Fisher, Tom Hanks, Eric Roberts, Ellen DeGeneres, Mel Gibson and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, guitarists and journalists born in 1956. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Canada and many more countries.
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 1 
Tom Hanks
(One of the Most Popular Film Stars Worldwide, Known for Both His Comedic and Dramatic Roles)
Tom Hanks
80
Birthdate: 9th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Concord, California, United States
 2 
Carrie Fisher
(Famous for Playing Princess Leia in the 'Star Wars' Films)
Carrie Fisher
73
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: December 27, 2016
 3 
Larry Bird
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Larry Bird
35
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Baden Springs, Indiana, United States
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Mel Gibson
(Known For His Action Hero Roles)
Mel Gibson
64
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States
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Bob Saget
(Stand-up Comedian)
Bob Saget
55
Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 9, 2022
 6 
Bryan Cranston
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: 'Breaking Bad' and ' Malcolm in the Middle')
Bryan Cranston
20
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Anthony Bourdain
(American Celebrity Chef and TV Personality)
Anthony Bourdain
49
Listed In: Chefs
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 8, 2018
 8 
Christoph Waltz
(Best Known for His Academy Award Winning Roles in the Films: ‘Inglourious Basterds’ and 'Django Unchained')
Christoph Waltz
43
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
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Joe Montana
(One of the Greatest Quarterbacks in the History of the National Football League)
Joe Montana
21
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States
 10 
Bo Derek
(Actress)
Bo Derek
64
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
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Andy Garcia
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films ‘Ocean's Eleven’ and ‘The Godfather Part III’)
Andy Garcia
11
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
 12 
Geena Davis
(Actress Known for Her Role in Films: 'The Accidental Tourist', 'Thelma & Louise' and 'The Fly')
Geena Davis
33
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wareham, Massachusetts, United States
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Linda Hamilton
(American Actress Known for Her TV Series ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Terminator’ Film Series)
Linda Hamilton
17
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, United States
 14 
Sugar Ray Leonard
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Sugar Ray Leonard
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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Kim Cattrall
(British and Canadian Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Samantha Jones’ in the Series ‘Sex and the City’)
Kim Cattrall
34
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
 16 
Rita Wilson
(Actress)
Rita Wilson
11
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Dwight Yoakam
(Singer-Songwriter, Actor and Director)
Dwight Yoakam
9
Listed In: Country Singers
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pikeville, Kentucky, United States
 18 
Keith David
13
Birthdate: 4th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
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Maureen McCormick
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as 'Marcia Brady' in the TV Sitcom ‘The Brady Bunch’)
Maureen McCormick
10
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 20 
Mimi Rogers
(Actress)
Mimi Rogers
23
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States
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Dana Delany
(Actress)
Dana Delany
13
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 22 
William Fichtner
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
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Mae Jemison
(First African American Woman To Travel To Space)
Mae Jemison
19
Listed In: Astronauts
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States
 24 
Eric Roberts
13
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
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Kenny G
(Smooth Jazz Saxophonist and One of the Best-Selling Musicians of All Time )
Kenny G
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
 26 
Joy Mangano
(American Inventor and Entrepreneur Known for Inventions Such as the Self-Wringing Miracle Mop)
Joy Mangano
10
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: East Meadow, New York, United States
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Luis Guzmán
14
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
 28 
Gary Cole
(Actor)
Gary Cole
12
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
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Tim Daly
(Actor and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Joe Hackett’ in the TV Series ‘Wings’)
Tim Daly
11
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 30 
David Copperfield
(American Magician Known for Making the ‘Statue of Liberty’ Disappear and Walking Through the ‘Great Wall of China’)
David Copperfield
9
Listed In: Magicians
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Metuchen, New Jersey, United States
 31 
Nathan Lane
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
 32 
Larry Hogan
(62nd Governor of Maryland )
Larry Hogan
13
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 33 
Randy Rhoads
(Guitarist, Musician, Classical guitarist)
Randy Rhoads
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica
Died: March 19, 1982
 34 
Martina Navratilova
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Martina Navratilova
28
Listed In: Tennis Players
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
 35 
Cynthia Rhodes
18
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
 36 
Aileen Wuornos
(American Serial Killer)
Aileen Wuornos
174
Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochester, Michigan, United States
Died: October 9, 2002
 37 
Sinbad
(Stand-up comedian)
Sinbad
8
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States
 38 
Ian Curtis
(Singer-songwriter)
Ian Curtis
10
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stretford
Died: May 18, 1980
 39 
Matthew Adam Garber
(British Child Actor)
Matthew Adam Garber
8
Listed In: Child Actors
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stepney, London, England
Died: June 13, 1977
 40 
Björn Borg
(Swedish Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Björn Borg
31
Listed In: Tennis Players
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
 41 
Jamie Hyneman
(American Television Host and Special Effects Expert)
Jamie Hyneman
6
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marshall
 42 
Lisa Niemi
(Writer, Director and Lead Actress of the Film 'One Last Dance')
Lisa Niemi
10
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 43 
Tsai Ing-wen
(7th President of the Republic of China)
Tsai Ing-wen
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 44 
David Alan Grier
(actor, screenwriter, stage actor, television actor)
David Alan Grier
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit
 45 
Jerry Hall
(American Model, Actress and Ex-Partner of Musician 'Mick Jagger')
Jerry Hall
19
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gonzales, Texas, United States
 46 
Delta Burke
(Actress and Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Suzanne Sugarbaker’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Designing Women’)
Delta Burke
7
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States
 47 
Imelda Staunton
17
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Archway, London
 48 
Alan Ruck
(Actor)
Alan Ruck
11
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
 49 
David Caruso
10
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Forest Hills Gardens, New York, United States
 50 
Randy Jackson
(Bassist)
Randy Jackson
15
Birthdate: 23rd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States