Famous People Born Today

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 1 Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: 1930
Nationality: British
Died: 2017

From working as a photographer to becoming one of the members of the British royal family, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon had an amazing journey. Despite being known for his marriage with Princess Margaret, he was also known for his philanthropy and charity work. He also co-designed the Snowdon Aviary, which is now part of the famous London Zoo.

 2 Tobias Menzies

Tobias Menzies
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1974
Nationality: British

Tobias Menzies is an English actor. Over the years, Menzies has contributed immensely to the British film, TV, and theatre industries. He was also part of one of the most popular TV series of all time, Game of Thrones. His fine acting performance has earned him Golden Globe nominations among many other honors.

 3 Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston
Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: 1956
Nationality: American

American actor Bryan Cranston became a household name when he starred in the hit television series Breaking Bad. He won four Primetime Emmy Awards for the role. Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle and Sneaky Pete are some of his other notable series. He has also worked in many films and has received critical acclaim for movies like Trumbo and The Upside.

 4 Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1970
Nationality: British

One of the most popular and decorated British-American actresses, Rachel Weisz is the recipient of many awards, such as the Academy Award. One of the most beautiful actresses, she has been featured on several magazine covers. In 2010, Rachel Weisz was named the global ambassador for L'Oréal. She has also served as fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez's muse.

 5 Jenna Fischer

Jenna Fischer
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1974
Nationality: American

Actress Jenna Fischer is best known for her role in the NBC sitcom, The Office, for which she received an Emmy nomination. She was interested in performing from a young age and studied theater in college. Entering the entertainment industry in the late 1990s, she struggled for a while before making a name for herself as an actress. 

 6 John Heard

John Heard
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1946
Nationality: American
Died: 2017
John Heard is best known for his Emmy-nominated guest role of Detective Vin Makazian in The Sopranos. Audiences also loved him as Peter McCallister, the father of Macaulay Culkin’s character, in Home Alone and its sequel. A talented stage actor, he delivered an award-winning performance in G.R. Point

 7 Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 1962
Nationality: American
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 8 Peter Sarsgaard

Peter Sarsgaard
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1971
Nationality: American

Peter Sarsgaard is a versatile American actor known for his work on stage, films, and TV series. A world-renowned actor, Peter is equally good with women and has dated several good-looking women like Dita Von Teese and Shalom Harlow.

 9 Reinhard Heydrich

Reinhard Heydrich
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Nazi Official
Birthdate: 1904
Nationality: German
Died: 1942

Reinhard Heydrich was a Nazi police officer and a high-ranking SS. Heydrich is widely regarded as one of the main architects of the Holocaust, a World War II genocide that killed some six million Jews. Described by Adolf Hitler as the man with the iron heart, Heydrich is regarded as the darkest figure of the Nazi era by many historians.

 10 Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1980
Nationality: American
Laura Prepon is best known as Donna Pinciotti from That '70s Show. Her role as Alex Vause in Orange Is the New Black won her both the Satellite and SAG awards. Fans also loved her in The Girl on the Train and as real-life serial killer Karla Homolka in Karla.

 11 Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: 1988
Nationality: Kyrgyz

 12 Rik Mayall

Rik Mayall
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1958
Nationality: British
Died: 2014

Rik Mayall was an English comedian, actor, and writer. A pioneer of alternative comedy, Rik Mayall's approach to sitcom and creativity inspired a generation of comedians. Widely regarded as one of the greatest comedy performers of all time, Rik Mayall received several posthumous honors after sudden and untimely death at the age of 56.

 13 Bel Powley

Bel Powley
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1992
Nationality: British

 14 Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher
Famous As: Actor, Film producer, Film director
Birthdate: 1955
Nationality: Indian

 15 Radhika Pandit

Radhika Pandit
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1984
Nationality: Indian

 16 Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1964
Nationality: American

Wanda Sykes is an American actress, writer, and comedian. In 2004, Sykes was named in Entertainment Weekly magazine's list of 25 funniest people in America. Also known for her role as an activist, Sykes has been emceeing fundraisers and hosting events to tackle issues concerning same-sex marriages. She is also an ardent supporter of the Ruth Ellis Center.

 17 Arnab Goswami

Arnab Goswami
Famous As: journalist
Birthdate: 1973
Nationality: Indian

 18 Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
Birthdate: 1944
Nationality: American
Died: 1997

Country singer Townes Van Zandt is remembered for his melancholy and lyrical tracks. His hits such as Pancho and Lefty and To Live Is to Fly have influenced many artists of subsequent generations. He struggled with depression and spent a considerable part of his life in cheap shacks and motels.

 19 Matthew Vaughn

Matthew Vaughn
Famous As: Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Writer
Birthdate: 1971

 20 Viv Richards

Viv Richards
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: 1952
Nationality: Antiguan

 21 Ranulph Fiennes

Ranulph Fiennes
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer, Writer, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: 1944
Nationality: British

 22 Haley Lu Richardson

Haley Lu Richardson
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1995
Nationality: American

 23 Ejner Johansson

Ejner Johansson
Famous As: Art Historian
Birthdate: 1922
Nationality: Danish
Died: 2001

 24 Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian
Famous As: Dutch Painter
Birthdate: 1872
Nationality: Dutch
Died: 1944

Dutch painter Piet Mondrian is remembered for pioneering what is known as 20th-century abstract art. He co-founded the De Stijl art movement with Theo van Doesburg and gave rise to Neoplasticism. His art was influenced by Cubism. Many of his paintings consist of geometric shapes in particular sets of colors.

 25 Tammy Faye Bakker

Tammy Faye Bakker
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Evangelist
Birthdate: 1942
Nationality: American
Died: 2007

 26 Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1964
Nationality: American

Author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis was part of the literary Brat Pack. A skilled satirist, he often repeats the same characters in his novels. Some of his bestselling works include Less Than Zero and American Psycho, and four of his novels have been adapted into movies.

 27 Michael Eisner

Michael Eisner
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 1942
Nationality: American

Michael Eisner is an American businessman. From 1984 to 2005, Eisner served as the chief executive officer and chairman of The Walt Disney Company. For his contribution to the American entertainment industry, Eisner was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2012, he was made an inductee of the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

 28 Russell Williams

Russell Williams
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: serial killer
Birthdate: 1963
Nationality: Canadian, British

 29 John C. Malone

John C. Malone
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Business Tycoon, Philanthropist
Birthdate: 1941
Nationality: American

Billionaire businessman John C. Malone is currently the chairman of Liberty Media, Liberty Global, and Qurate Retail Group. Previously, he was the CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI). He is also believed to be the largest private landowner in USA. He established the Malone Family Foundation and has given away millions of dollars in charity, especially to educational institutions. 

 30 T. J. Thyne

T. J. Thyne
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1975
Nationality: American

 31 Adam Neumann

Adam Neumann
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-founder of WeWork
Birthdate: 1979
Nationality: Israeli, American

Adam Neumann is an Israeli-American businessman. He is credited with co-founding the popular commercial real estate company, WeWork, which he established in 2010 alongside his wife Rebekah Neumann and Miguel McKelvey. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Adam Neumann had aspirations like becoming the first trillionaire, living forever, and becoming president of the world.

 32 Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 1875
Nationality: French
Died: 1937
French impressionist composer Maurice Ravel is best known for his orchestral composition Boléro. He rejected the Legion d'honneur and all French awards. He was one the first composers to realize the importance of recording music to gain a wider reach. Most of his music consisted of piano and orchestration.

 33 Al-Walīd ibn Ṭalāl ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Āl Saʿūd

Al-Walīd ibn Ṭalāl ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Āl Saʿūd
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 1955
Nationality: Saudi Arabian

 34 E. L. James

E. L. James
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1963
Nationality: British

 35 Jay Duplass

Jay Duplass
Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: 1973
Nationality: American

 36 Lynn Swann

Lynn Swann
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: 1952
Nationality: American

 37 Todd Kohlhepp

Todd Kohlhepp
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: 1971
Nationality: American

 38 Hatem Ben Arfa

Hatem Ben Arfa
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: 1987
Nationality: French

 39 Donna Murphy

Donna Murphy
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1959
Nationality: American

 40 Al-Waleed bin Talal

Al-Waleed bin Talal
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Business magnate
Birthdate: 1955
Nationality: Saudi Arabian

 41 Nick Searcy

Nick Searcy
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1959
Nationality: British, American

 42 Brandon T Jackson

Brandon T Jackson
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: 1984
Nationality: American

 43 Raftaar

Raftaar
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: 1988
Nationality: Indian

 44 Bruce Prichard

Bruce Prichard
Famous As: Manager (professional wrestling)
Birthdate: 1963
Nationality: American

 45 Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lend
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former No 1 tennis Player
Birthdate: 1960
Nationality: Czech, American

 46 Franco Harris

Franco Harris
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: 1950
Nationality: American

 47 Robert Harris

Robert Harris
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: 1957
Nationality: British

 48 Willard Scott

Willard Scott
Famous As: Actor, Television actor, Writer
Birthdate: 1934
Nationality: American

 49 Peter Wolf

Peter Wolf
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 1946
Nationality: American

 50 Lucilla

Lucilla
Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0150
Nationality: Italian
Died: 0182