Famous People Born Today

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 1 Justin Hartley

Justin Hartley
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1977
Birthplace: Knoxville, Illinois, United States

 2 Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1945
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

An actor famous for his rugged good looks, Tom Selleck is best known for playing tough police officers and investigators in TV shows and films. Even though he has been active in the entertainment industry since the 1960s, he finally gained stardom only in the 1980s and continues to be a popular actor to date.

 3 Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey
Famous As: Media proprietor
Birthdate: 1954
Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

Oprah Winfrey is arguably one of the most iconic figures in America who broke many barriers to become one of the most influential women in the country. She is a role model for the black community and is also a fierce feminist. Her path-breaking The Oprah Winfrey Show mostly based on lives of common people catapulted her to unprecedented stardom.

 4 Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 1982
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

American singer-songwriter and actor, Adam Lambert, serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community; he became the first openly gay musician to top the U.S. Billboard 200 charts with the release of his second studio album Trespassing. Also a well-known philanthropist, Adam Lambert helps raise money for various charitable causes.

 5 Heather Graham

Heather Graham
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1970
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

American actress Heather Graham gained recognition with her performance in the movie Drugstore Cowboy and Boogie Nights. She further appeared in movies like Lost in Space, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and The Hangover. Her television credits include Law & Order True Crime and Bliss. The beautiful actress also backs numerous charitable causes, especially those related to children.

 6 Katharine Ross

Katharine Ross
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1940
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Katharine Ross is an American actress who became a prominent Hollywood personality in the late-1960s and early-1970s. She is known for her performance in popular films, such as The Graduate and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Much of her acting career was overshadowed by her highly publicized personal life and five marriages to popular personalities.

 7 Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1975
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Sara Gilbert is an American actress and filmmaker. She is credited with creating the popular CBS talk show The Talk. Since she is openly lesbian, Sara Gilbert serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community; she came out in July 2010 while preparing to launch The Talk.

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 8 William McKinley

William McKinley
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 25th President of the United States
Birthdate: 1843
Birthplace: Niles, Ohio, United States
Died: 1901

The 25th President of the United States, William McKinley led America to victory in the Spanish-American War. During his presidency, he played a major role in promoting American industry by raising protective tariffs, which in turn boosted the country's economic growth. He also played a key role in the American Civil War.

 9 Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Short-story writer
Birthdate: 1860
Birthplace: Taganrog, Russia
Died: 1904

Anton Chekhov was a Russian short-story writer and playwright. Widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of short fiction, Chekhov's works have influenced the progression of the modern short story. As a playwright, Anton Chekhov is credited with influencing the rise of modernism in theatre, along with August Strindberg and Henrik Ibsen.

 10 Edward Burns

Edward Burns
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1968
Birthplace: Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA

 11 Gia Carangi

Gia Carangi
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: 1960
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1986

A model who was active during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Gia Carangi was considered by many to be one of the first supermodels. She was featured on the covers of multiple fashion magazines, including editions of Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She also worked with various famous designers. She died of AIDS at the young age of 26.

 12 Romário

Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player, Politician
Birthdate: 1966
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One of the most prolific goal scorers in the history of football, Romario has had an engaging and electric presence both on and off field. He starred in Brazil's 1994 FIFA World Cup triumph and was named the Player of The Tournament, earning a Golden Ball. He later turned to politics after he bid adieu to the field.

 13 Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founding Father of the United States
Birthdate: 1737
Birthplace: Thetford, England
Died: 1809

English-born American political activist, philosopher, and revolutionary, Thomas Paine, is credited to have penned some of the most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution. His works inspired the common people of America and motivated them to fight for independence from British rule. He was ostracized for criticizing Christianity and died a lonely man.

 14 Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1970
Birthplace: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States

The 54th speaker of the US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan is no longer active in politics as he retired in 2018. Before his retirement, Ryan played a key role in bringing into effect the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. He also influenced a budget proposal called The Path to Prosperity and an agenda called A Better Way.

 15 Rag’n’Bone Man

Rag’n’Bone Man
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 1985
Birthplace: Uckfield, East Sussex

Rag'n'Bone Man is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for his baritone voice, Rag'n'Bone Man was named British Breakthrough Act at the 2017 Brit Awards where he also won the prestigious Critics' Choice Award. Over the years, he has also received several other awards like Echo Awards, NRJ Music Award, and an Ivor Novello Award.

 16 Rodrigo Blankenship

Rodrigo Blankenship
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: 1997
Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, United States

 17 John D. Rockefeller Jr.

John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Philanthropist & Businessman
Birthdate: 1874
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Died: 1960

Financier and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. Was the only son of Standard Oil co-founder, John D. Rockefeller. An alumnus of Brown University, he was very principled and careful with money from an early age. He joined his father’s business and went on to become one of the largest real estate holders in Manhattan.

 18 Ernie Lively

Ernie Lively
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1947
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Actor and acting coach Ernie Lively is the father of actors Blake and Eric Lively. He is best known for his roles in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and its sequel. He has also appeared in series such as Malibu Shores, The West Wing, and The X-Files

 19 Claudine Longet

Claudine Longet
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1942
Birthplace: Paris, France
French singer Claudine Georgette Longet gained fame with Billboard-charting singles such as Here, There and Everywhere. She was charged with the murder of her boyfriend, Olympic skier Vladimir 'Spider' Sabich, in 1976 and later convicted of negligent homicide. She has remained away from the media ever since.

 20 Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: 1985
Birthplace: Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Spanish basketball sensation Marc Gasol is one of the most promising centers from his country. He has previously been part of NBA teams such as the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers. The 3-time NBA All-Star has also earned 2 Olympic team silver medals as part of the Spanish national team.

 21 Athina Onassis Roussel

Athina Onassis Roussel
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Equestrian
Birthdate: 1985
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

 22 Don Shirley

Don Shirley
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 1927
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, USA
Died: 2013

 23 Victor Mature

Victor Mature
Famous As: actor, stage actor, television actor, film actor
Birthdate: 1913
Died: 1999

 24 John Forsythe

John Forsythe
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1918
Birthplace: New Jersey
Died: 2010

Actor, producer, narrator, and drama teacher, John Forsythe, began his six-decade-long career in the entertainment industry in the 1940s. Initially a small-time actor, he built a strong reputation as a character actor over the years and branched out into teaching and production as well. He also appeared as a panelist on numerous game shows.

 25 Leslie Bricusse

Leslie Bricusse
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Musician, Playwright, Lyricist, Screenwriter, Poet, Songwriter, Film score composer
Birthdate: 1931
Birthplace: London

 26 Rob Bironas

Rob Bironas
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: 1978
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2014

 27 Lewis Pullman

Lewis Pullman
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1993
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 28 Nicholas Turturro

Nicholas Turturro
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1962
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 29 Madison Bailey

Madison Bailey
Famous As: TV Actresses
Birthdate: 1999
Birthplace: Kernersville, North Carolina, United States

 30 Abdus Salam

Abdus Salam
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Theoretical Physicist
Birthdate: 1926
Birthplace: Sahiwal
Died: 1996

Abdus Salam was a Pakistani theoretical physicist who became the first Pakistani to be honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics. He was also the second person from an Islamic country to receive any Nobel Prize. He won the award in 1979 for his work concerning the electroweak unification theory. Salam played a major role in popularizing physics in Pakistan.

 31 Jedediah Bila

Jedediah Bila
Famous As: TV Host
Birthdate: 1979
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

TV host and author Jedediah Bila is best known for co-hosting the talk show The View. An alumnus of  Columbia University, she began her career as a teacher and taught creative writing and improvisation. She eventually transitioned to a TV career and joined Fox News as a contributor. She is also an author and has written two books. 

 32 Rachel Uchitel

Rachel Uchitel
Famous As: Hostess
Birthdate: 1975
Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, USA

 33 Josip Iličić

Josip Iličić
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: 1988
Birthplace: Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 34 Riff Raff

Riff Raff
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: 1982
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 35 Walter Lewin

Walter Lewin
Famous As: Astronomer, University teacher, Astrophysicist, Physicist
Birthdate: 1936
Birthplace: The Hague

 36 Jody Scheckter

Jody Scheckter
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: South African racing driver
Birthdate: 1950
Birthplace: East London

The only Formula One World Champion from Africa, Jody David Scheckter made his debut at the US Grand Prix in 1972, shortly after moving from South Africa to Britain. Two years later he registered his first win with the Swedish Grand Prix. His last win was at the 1979 Italian Grand Prix. In 1980, he retired from motor racing.

 37 Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1939
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Australian author and feminist Germaine Greer made headlines with her first book, The Female Eunuch, which focused on female sexuality. Greer’s career boasts of a PhD in literature, and she has also taught at the University of Warwick and other institutes. She was later named an Australian National Living Treasure.

 38 Isabel Lucas

Isabel Lucas
Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: 1985
Birthplace: Melbourne

Best known for her award-winning role of Tasha Andrews in the Australian series Home and Away, model-actor Isabel Lucas later gained international fame as Alice from the film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. She is an environmental activist, too, and has also represented causes such as breast cancer awareness.

 39 Clare Balding

Clare Balding
Famous As: Television presenter, Journalist, Autobiographer
Birthdate: 1971
Birthplace: Kingsclere

 40 Monica Horan

Monica Horan
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1963
Birthplace: Darby, Pennsylvania
Monica Horan soared to fame with her role as Amy MacDougall-Barone, Robert Barone's girlfriend, and then wife, in the iconic series Everybody Loves Raymond. She later married the executive producer of the show, Philip Rosenthal. She also delivered an Emmy-nominated performance, as Kieran Cannistra, in The Bold and the Beautiful.

 41 Ayane Sakura

Ayane Sakura
Famous As: Voice Actress
Birthdate: 1994
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Japanese voice actor Ayane Sakura soared to fame with her voice work in manga and anime projects such as Is the Order a Rabbit? and My Hero Academia. The Seiyu Award-winning artist has earned the nickname Ayaneru because of her love for sleeping in her spare time.

 42 Swedenborg

Famous As: Theologian, Philosopher, Scientist
Birthdate: 1688
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1772

Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish pluralistic-Christian philosopher, mystic, theologian, and scientist. Swedenborg started hogging the limelight after writing a book on the afterlife titled Heaven and Hell, which released in 1758. A prolific scientist and inventor, Swedenborg experienced spiritual awakening after which he started working on reforming Christianity. He even claimed that he could converse with angels and demons.

 43 Teresa Teng

Teresa Teng
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1953
Birthplace: Yunlin County
Died: 1995

 44 Terry Kinney

Terry Kinney
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1954
Birthplace: Lincoln, Illinois, USA

 45 W. C. Fields

W. C. Fields
Birthdate: 1880
Birthplace: Darby
Died: 1946

 46 Ann Jillian

Ann Jillian
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1950
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

 47 Tommy Ramone

Tommy Ramone
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Record Producer, Drummer
Birthdate: 1949
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: 2014

Tommy Ramone was a Hungarian-American record producer, musician, and songwriter. For four years, he served as the drummer for the punk rock band the Ramones. The band was often cited as the first true punk rock group and was highly influential. Even though he left the group in the late 1970s, he maintained good relations with his former bandmates. 

 48 Andrew Keegan

Andrew Keegan
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1979
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 49 Dorothy Malone

Dorothy Malone
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1924
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: 2018

 50 Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1953
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Charlie Wilson is an American singer, record producer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the now-defunct R&B and funk band, The Gap Band, for which he also served as the lead vocalist. As a solo artist, he has received several awards, including a couple of Lifetime Achievement Awards. Wilson is also an ardent supporter of American servicemen and women.