Famous People Born Today

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 1 Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1996

Argentine-British actress, Anya Taylor-Joy, first gained international fame with her role in the period horror film, The Witch. She is trained in ballet dancing and began her career as a model when she was just 16. Her modelling career paved the way for acting and soon she was playing significant roles in TV series and films.

 2 Gina Carano

Gina Carano
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: 1982
Nationality: American

A former mixed martial artist, Gina Carano went on to become an actress; she uses her martial arts skills to perform stunts in popular action movies. Before becoming an actress, she was quite popular in the MMA scene, being termed the face of women's MMA. In 2008, she was named in a Top 10 Influential Women list.

 3 Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin
Birthdate: 1889
Nationality: British
Died: 1977

Cinema lovers around the world hold Charlie Chaplin in high esteem. One of the biggest stars of the silent film era and an icon, he left the audience in splits with his comedic performances. Even today, his performances in movies like Modern Times and The Gold Rush are considered classic. The legendary actor was also a writer, director and producer.

 4 Selena

Selena
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1971
Nationality: American
Died: 1995

Known as the queen of Tejano music, Selena became the most famous Mexican-American entertainers during the late 20th century, thanks to her contributions to fashion and music. She is one of the most influential Latin artists ever. Her rags-to-riches story, which includes struggle, fame, and finally death at the age of 23, was showcased in the 1997 film, Selena.

 5 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player, Basketball Coach
Birthdate: 1947
Nationality: American

Retired basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a legendary NBA champion and its all-time leading scorer. Known for his trademark skyhook shot, he achieved remarkable feats during his career. Later, he pursued a successful writing and acting career and was even selected U.S. global cultural ambassador. The NBA star is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 6 Claire Foy

Claire Foy
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1984
Nationality: British

 7 Gabrielle

Gabrielle
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1970
Nationality: British
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 8 Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sports coach
Birthdate: 1952
Nationality: American

 9 Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner
Birthdate: 1985
Nationality: American

 10 Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: 1927
Nationality: German
Pope Benedict XVI started off as a Hitler Youth member, but a finger injury prevented him from fighting in the German army. In 2005, he became the head of the Catholic Church. The liberal theologian-turned-conservative resigned in 2013, becoming the first pope to do so since the 1400s.

 11 Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1965
Nationality: American

Martin Lawrence is a German born-American actor and comedian. Despite being traumatized after witnessing his parents' divorce at the age of eight, Lawrence went on to succeed as a comedian and later as a leading Hollywood actor. After a problematic 1990s, which included episodes of arrests, lawsuits, and health problems, he bounced back with several hit films.

 12 Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence
Famous As: Actor and Comedian
Birthdate: 1965
Nationality: American

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence is a German-born American actor, stand-up comedian, producer, and writer. Renowned for his comedy roles in popular film series like Bad Boys and Big Momma's House, Lawrence's journey from being a Golden Gloves boxer to becoming one of Hollywood's most-loved comedic actors is quite inspirational. Over the years, he has also had a brush with the law.

 13 Akon

Akon
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1973
Nationality: American

Akon is one of the most successful R&B, hip hop and rap singers in the world. His albums Trouble, Konvicted, Freedom, El Negreeto and Akonda have many chartbusters songs. He has also founded record labels Akonik Label Group, KonLive Distribution and Konvict Mizik. He courted controversy in 2007 for an onstage act involving simulated sex with a 15-year-old girl.

 14 Ellen Barkin

Ellen Barkin
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1954
Nationality: American

 15 Jon Cryer

Jon Cryer
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1965
Nationality: American
Jon Cryer is best known for his two-time Emmy-winning performance as Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men and his Saturn Award-nominated role of Lex Luthor in DC series such as Supergirl, Batwoman, and Arrow. He has been a successful stage actor and has also appeared in NCIS.

 16 Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Artist, Cleric
Birthdate: 1939
Nationality: British
Died: 1999

 17 Margrethe II of Denmark

Margrethe II of Denmark
Famous As: Queen of Denmark
Birthdate: 1940
Margrethe II, the reigning queen of Denmark, ascended to the throne after the death of her father, King Frederick IX, becoming the first female monarch of her country since Margrethe I. At 13, she was named her father’s heir through a constitutional amendment allowing daughters to inherit the Danish throne.

 18 Rafael Benítez

Rafael Benítez
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: 1960
Nationality: Spanish

 19 Gerry Rafferty

Gerry Rafferty
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: 1947
Nationality: British
Died: 2011

 20 John Franklin

John Franklin
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: 1786
Nationality: British
Died: 1847

 21 Tom Segura

Tom Segura
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1979
Nationality: American

 22 Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: 1993
Nationality: American
Chance the Rapper is best known for his Billboard-charting mixtape Coloring Book, which was the first streaming-only album to earn a Grammy. An avid social activist in Chicago, he owns the non-profit SocialWorks. He is known for his signature style of wearing a cap with the number "3" on it.

 23 Peter Ustinov

Peter Ustinov
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1921
Nationality: British
Died: 2004

 24 Phoebe Fox

Phoebe Fox
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1987
Nationality: British

Phoebe Fox is an English actress known for playing Marial in the comedy-drama television series The Great. The daughter of Prue Clarke and Stuart Fox, Phoebe Fox followed in the footsteps of her parents to establish herself in the entertainment industry. Apart from playing important roles in films and TV series, Fox is also known for her work in theatre.

 25 Billy West

Billy West
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1952
Nationality: American

 26 Sadie Sink

Sadie Sink
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 2002
Nationality: American

Sadie Sink is an American actress best known for playing Maxine Mayfield in the popular horror mystery-thriller television series Stranger Things, for which she received nominations at MTV Movie & TV Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2018, she was honored with the Award of Excellence for Narration for her contribution to an animal rights documentary titled Dominion.

 27 Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta
Famous As: Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: 1978
Nationality: Indian

 28 Mia Yim

Mia Yim
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: 1989
Nationality: American

 29 Shu Qi

Shu Qi
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1976
Nationality: Taiwanese

Shu Qi is a Taiwanese-Hong Kong model and actress best known for playing Nie Yinniang in the critically acclaimed 2015 film, The Assassin, for which she received the prestigious Asian Film Award. Starting from 2013, Shu Qi was named in three successive Forbes China Celebrity 100 lists. She is also one of the highest-paid Taiwanese-Hong Kong actresses.

 30 Lukas Haas

Lukas Haas
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1976
Nationality: American

 31 Dawn Brancheau

Dawn Brancheau
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Animal Trainer
Birthdate: 1969
Nationality: American
Died: 2010
The late SeaWorld animal trainer Dawn Brancheau is remembered for her work with orcas. She revamped the Shamu show. She was killed by an orca named Tilikum during a routine performance at SeaWorld. Her death inspired the documentary Blackfish which highlighted the cruelty inflicted on animals in captivity.

 32 Gary Delaney

Gary Delaney
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1973
Nationality: British

 33 David Graf

David Graf
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1950
Nationality: American
Died: 2001
David Graf is best known as Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry from the Police Academy film franchise. He has appeared in series such as Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and The West Wing, too. He has also been part of the Screen Actors Guild national board.

 34 Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1918
Nationality: Irish, Indian, British
Died: 2002

Spike Milligan was a British-Irish actor, writer, poet, comedian, and playwright. He is credited with co-creating and writing the popular radio comedy program, The Goon Show. His comic novel Puckoon has been adapted into a film and stage play. In August 1999, BBC conducted a poll, according to which Spike was voted the funniest person of the last millennium.

 35 Vickie Guerrero

Vickie Guerrero
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Manager (professional wrestling)
Birthdate: 1968
Nationality: American

 36 Lorraine Nicholson

Lorraine Nicholson
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1990
Nationality: American

Lorraine Nicholson, daughter of actors Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard, is best known as Alana Blanchard from the biographical film Soul Surfer. She started her career as a child actor in Something's Gotta Give, which also stared her father. She has also directed short films such as Life Boat.

 37 Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Famous As: Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Birthdate: 1955
Nationality: Luxembourgian
Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, had an elite education, having traveled to the U.K, the U.S., and Switzerland for his studies. He met Cuban-born Maria Teresa at the University of Geneva, and eventually walked the aisle with her. He became Luxembourg’s sixth Grand Duke after his father’s abdication in 2000.

 38 Louis The Pious

Louis I The Pious
Famous As: King of Aquitaine, King of Franks & Co-Emperor (Holy Roman Empire)
Birthdate: 0778
Nationality: German, French
Died: 0840
Son of Charlemagne, Louis The Pious, became the king of Aquitaine at age 3. He crowned himself the emperor of the Franks immediately after his father’s death. His reign was riddled with three civil wars, while his death caused another civil war, which finally culminated in the Treaty of Verdun.

 39 Frank Williams

Frank Williams
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: manager
Birthdate: 1942
Nationality: British

 40 Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 1924
Nationality: American
Died: 1994

 41 Ann Romney

Ann Romney
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Equestrian
Birthdate: 1949
Nationality: American

 42 Max Beesley

Max Beesley
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1971
Nationality: British, American

 43 Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: 1935
Nationality: American

 44 Luis Muriel

Luis Muriel
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: 1991
Nationality: Colombian

 45 Nick Berry

Nick Berry
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1963
Nationality: British

 46 Ian MacKaye

Ian MacKaye
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1962
Nationality: American

 47 Aaron Lennon

Aaron Lennon
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: 1987
Nationality: British

 48 Will Fuller

Will Fuller
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: 1994
Nationality: American

 49 Luol Deng

Luol Deng
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: 1985
Nationality: Sudanese, British

 50 Patricia Altschul

Patricia Altschul
Famous As: Art Collector, Socialite
Birthdate: 1941
Nationality: American

Socialite, art collector, and reality TV personality, Patricia Altschul, is the widow of former Goldman Sachs partner Arthur G. Altschul. She has been a trustee of several nonprofit organizations including the Historic Hudson Valley and the New York Historical Society. She received a Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston in 2013.