Famous People Born Today

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 1 Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme.
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Famous As: Martial Artist & Actor
Birthdate: 1960
Birthplace: Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium

Belgian actor,Jean-Claude Van Damme is best known for a string of martial arts films. He started his career as a karate fighter and competed in a number full-contact and semi-contact matches. Later he took up acting and became a star with the 1988 Hollywood film, Bloodsport. Cyborg, Lionheart, Double Impact and Universal Soldier are some of his notable films.

 2 Zac Efron

Zac Efron.
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: 1987
Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, California, U.S

An actor who rose to prominence in the late 2000s, Zac Efron is a teen heartthrob and a fan favorite who has acted in many romantic films. He is equally popular for his roles in comedy films and has won several awards. Also a singer, he has contributed to the soundtracks of numerous films.

 3 Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: 1990
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 4 Rachel Nichols

Rachel Nichols.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: 1973
Birthplace: Potomac, Maryland, United States

 5 Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova.
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: 1956
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Martina Navratilova is the world’s only tennis player to be no. 1 for more than 200 weeks in both singles and doubles. She is one of three women with a "Grand Slam Boxed Set.” She is openly lesbian and had earlier fled her country, Czechoslovakia, due to political issues.

 6 Pierre Trudeau

Pierre Trudeau.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 15th Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: 1919
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 2000

Pierre Trudeau was a Canadian politician who served as the 15th prime minister of the country. His personality generated excitement within Canada's mass media, which gave rise to the term Trudeaumania. The effects of Trudeau's contribution to Canadian nationalism can still be felt in Canada. 

 7 Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1984
Birthplace: Mumbai
Freida Pinto is best known for her award-winning portrayal of Latika in Slumdog Millionaire. She previously hosted a travel show named Full Circle. Pinto also amazed audiences with her performances in films such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Immortals, Love Sonia, and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.
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 8 Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Guitarist
Birthdate: 1926
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2017

Chuck Berry was an American singer-songwriter. Referred to as the Father of Rock and Roll, Berry is credited with pioneering rock and roll music. He is also credited with influencing the attitude with which the rock music lifestyle is usually associated. Also revered for his guitaring skills, Berry is often included in lists like the Greatest Artists of All Time.

 9 Sam Quek

Sam Quek
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Hockey player
Birthdate: 1988
Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, United Kingdom

 10 Barry Keoghan

Barry Keoghan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1992
Birthplace: Summerhill, Dublin, Ireland

 11 Jyothika

Jyothika
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1978
Birthplace: Mumbai

 12 Pam Dawber

Pam Dawber.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1951
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Pam Dawber is an American actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as Mork & Mindy and My Sister Sam. Apart from being an actress, Dawber serves as a national spokeswoman for a non-profit organization called Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which is one of the largest and oldest youth mentoring organizations in the country.

 13 Tyler Posey

Tyler Posey.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1991
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

American actor and musician, Tyler Posey played an important role in the success of the MTV series Teen Wolf where he played Scott McCall from 2011 to 2017. Also a guitarist, Posey has contributed to bands, such as Disappearing Jamie, PVMNTS, and Five North. Posey has been open about his sexuality and serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ+ community.

 14 Chuck Lorre

Chuck Lorre.
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Famous As: Writer, Television Producer, Director
Birthdate: 1952
Birthplace: Bethpage, New York

Chuck Lorre is an American actor, composer, and television director. Referred to as the King of Sitcoms throughout the 2010s, Lorre is credited with creating popular sitcoms, such as The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Dharma & Greg, The Kominsky Method, and Young Sheldon.

 15 George C. Scott

George C. Scott.
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Famous As: American film actor
Birthdate: 1927
Birthplace: Wise, Virginia, U.S
Died: 1999
George C. Scott won the Academy Award for the film Patton but also became the first actor to reject the award, as he believed no two actors or performances could be compared. Fans also loved him for his roles in A Christmas Carol, Dr. Strangelove, and Anatomy of a Murder.

 16 Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos.
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Famous As: Commentator
Birthdate: 1984
Birthplace: Kent, England

Milo Yiannopoulos is a British far-right public speaker, political commentator, writer, and polemicist. He often ridicules feminism, political correctness, social justice, and Islam through his writings and speeches. His comments have attracted criticisms, and he is permanently banned from Twitter and Facebook. Although he is openly gay, he advocates against homosexuality and takes part in straight pride parades.

 17 Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: 1947
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: 1997

 18 Peter Boyle

Peter Boyle.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1935
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania
Died: 2006

Peter Boyle was an American actor, best known for playing Frank Barone in the popular TV series Everybody Loves Raymond. Boyle's death, which was caused by multiple myeloma and heart disease, had a great impact on many of his colleagues. His widow, Loraine, founded the Peter Boyle Memorial Fund, which is the most successful fundraiser for the International Myeloma Foundation.

 19 Erin Moran

Erin Moran
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1960
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: 2017

 20 Zakir Naik

Zakir Naik
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Physician, Writer, Intellectual, Preacher
Birthdate: 1965
Birthplace: Mumbai

Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is also the founder of the Islamic Research Foundation and his own broadcast network, Peace TV. Though a qualified surgeon, he later gained fame as a public speaker. His channel is banned in multiple countries, such as India, Bangladesh, and the UK, for its extremist nature.

 21 Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1938
Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, United States
Died: 2020

Actress Dawn Wells is best remembered for her role as Mary Ann Summers in the CBS sitcom Gilligan's Island. She studied theater arts and design at the University of Washington and made her TV debut soon after. Venturing into films as well, she went on to build a successful acting career. Besides acting, she was involved in many charitable endeavors.

 22 Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: American singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 1979
Birthplace: Camden, Arkansas, U.S.
Grammy-winning R&B/pop singer-songwriter Ne-Yo soared to fame with his debut album, In My Own Words, which included the Billboard 200-topping track So Sick. He is also known for his tracks Let Me Love You, Closer, and Miss Independent. He has been a judge on the show World of Dance.

 23 Letitia James

Letitia James
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: 1958
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 24 Om Puri

Om Puri
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1950
Birthplace: Ambala, Punjab, India
Died: 2017

 25 James Foley

James Foley
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Famous As: photojournalist,teacher, journalist
Birthdate: 1973
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: 2014

 26 Inger Stevens

Inger Stevens.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1934
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1970

Inger Stevens was a Swedish-American actress whose promising career was cut short when she committed suicide at age 35. Stevens is remembered for her performance in TV series like The Farmer's Daughter, for which she received the Golden Globe for Best TV Star – Female in 1963. Her performance in the series also earned her an Emmy nomination in 1964.

 27 Bob Weinstein

Bob Weinstein.
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Famous As: Film Producer
Birthdate: 1954
Birthplace: Flushing, New York, United States
Producer Robert Weinstein, better known as Bob Weinstein, founded Dimension Films and has also co-chaired Lantern Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, and Miramax Films, his three ventures with his brother Harvey. He has produced major horror and action blockbusters such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Halloween films.

 28 Arliss Howard

Arliss Howard.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1954
Birthplace: Independence, Missouri
After appearing in various low-budget TV movies and features, Arliss Howard first tasted success with Full Metal Jacket. Since then there's been no looking back. He is well-known for his phenomenal roles in Men Don't Leave, The Lost World: Jurrasic Park and Tequila Sunrise. He has extensive stage credits, too.

 29 Klaus Kinski

Klaus Kinski
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1926
Birthplace: Sopot, Poland
Died: 1991

 30 Frederick III, German Emperor

Frederick III, German Emperor.
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1831
Birthplace: New Palace, Potsdam, Germany
Died: 1888

Frederick III, German Emperor reigned as the king of Prussia and emperor of the German Empire from 9 March 1888 until his death on 15 June 1888. Although he played key roles during the Austro-Prussian, Second Schleswig, and Franco-Prussian wars, Frederick professed hatred for warfare and was willing to make the German Empire more liberal before his untimely death.

 31 Mike Ditka

Mike Ditka.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player, NFL Coach
Birthdate: 1939
Birthplace: Carnegie
Mike Ditka, nicknamed “Iron Mike,” was a star footballer for the Chicago Bears, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Dallas Cowboys. He has coached the Cowboys and has also trained the Bears to win the Super Bowl XX. He has also worked as a sports broadcaster for ESPN and NBC.  

 32 Thomas Hearns

Thomas Hearns
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: 1958
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Thomas Hearns is an American retired boxer who became the first boxer in the history of boxing to win world titles in five different weight classes. Nicknamed the Hitman, Thomas Hearns was named Fighter of the Year in 1980 by The Ring magazine. He was also named Fighter of the Year in 1984 by the Boxing Writers Association of America. 

 33 Howard Shore

Howard Shore
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Conductor, Film score composer
Birthdate: 1946
Birthplace: Toronto

 34 Joe Morton

Joe Morton.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1947
Birthplace: Harlem, New York

 35 Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Public Speaker
Birthdate: 1990
Birthplace: Wasilla, Alaska, United States
Bristol Palin, the eldest daughter of Todd and Sarah Palin, is best known for her stint on the reality show Dancing with the Stars and her performance in the series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She is also a real-estate agent and has written a memoir. 

 36 Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Alpine Ski Racer
Birthdate: 1984
Birthplace: Saint Paul
Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman Olympic gold-medalist in downhill skiing, with her win at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She is one of five women with a World Cup race win in all alpine skiing categories. The 2010 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year is also the second-highest-ranked skier ever.

 37 Joy Bryant

Joy Bryant.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1974
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States

Joy Bryant is an American actress, fashion model, and businesswoman. After starting her modeling career by appearing in commercials for brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph LaurenVictoria's Secret, and Gap, Bryant went on to establish herself as an actress. In 2006, she won the Hollywood Film Award for her portrayal of Patricia in the drama film, Bobby.

 38 Toby Regbo

Toby Regbo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1991
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

 39 Rhod Gilbert

Rhod Gilbert
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1968
Birthplace: Carmarthen, Wales

Perrier Best Newcomer Award-nominated comedian Rhod Gilbert is also a writer and producer, known for his shows such as Rhod Gilbert vs. Kilimanjaro and Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience. Named to the list of the Top 50 Comedians by The Times, he is also an avid badminton player.

 40 Prince Eugene of Savoy

Prince Eugene of Savoy
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: 1663
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1736

 41 Zhou Xun

Zhou Xun.
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: 1974
Birthplace: Quzhou, Zhejiang
Chinese actor Zhou Xun made headlines in late 2020 when she split up with her actor husband Archie Kao after a 6-year marriage, following divorce rumors. The Cloud Atlas star is one of China’s Four Dan Actresses and has received major accolades such as the Golden Rooster Award.

 42 Alex Cora

Alex Cora
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: 1975
Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico

 43 Jim Ratcliffe

Jim Ratcliffe
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: 1952
Birthplace: Failsworth, Lancashire, England

 44 Mike Tindall

Mike Tindall
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: 1978
Birthplace: Otley

Mike Tindall is an English former rugby union player who represented Bath Rugby, Gloucester Rugby, and the England national rugby union team. He helped his national team win the 2003 Six Nations Championship as well as the 2003 World Cup. Tindall earned 75 caps for England and represented his country in 11 Six Nations Championships. 

 45 Yoenis Céspedes

Yoenis Céspedes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: 1985
Birthplace: Campechuela, Granma, Cuba

 46 Bobby Troup

Bobby Troup
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Actor, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Officer
Birthdate: 1918
Birthplace: Harrisburg
Died: 1999

 47 Robbie Savage

Robbie Savage
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: 1974
Birthplace: Wrexham

 48 Swwapnil Joshi

Swwapnil Joshi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1977
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

 49 Amish Tripathi

Amish Tripathi
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1974
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 50 Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Trumpeter
Birthdate: 1961
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States