Famous People Born Today

 1 Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1946
Nationality: American

Multifaceted personality, Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, author and businesswoman and is known mainly for her work in country music. She has received various accolades and awards in her very successful singing career spanning several decades and has composed over 3,000 songs. She has also worked in several movies and is a prolific songwriter.

 2 Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1982
Nationality: American
Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of Bend, earned the 2013 GovFresh Mayor of the Year award. A Harvard alumnus, he has worked as a McKinsey consultant and served the Navy. He is the first openly gay candidate to win a U.S. presidential primary. He met his husband through a dating app.

 3 Mac Miller

Mac Miller
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: American Rapper, Singer
Birthdate: 1992
Nationality: American
Died: 2018

Before his death at the age of 26, Mac Miller had a major impact as a rapper and songwriter. Blue Slide Park, his studio album, became the first independently distributed maiden album since 1995 to top the US Billboard 200. His personal life was marred by depression, substance abuse, and legal issues. He died of drug overdose.

 4 Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1809
Nationality: American
Died: 1849

American writer Edgar Allan Poe is regarded as the architect of modern short story, the inventor of the detective-fiction genre and a major contributor towards science fiction genre. The influential writer is recognised for his tales of mystery and macabre. His notable works include The Raven (poem), The Tell-Tale Heart and The Fall of the House of Usher (short stories).

 5 Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: 1989
Nationality: American

Dustin Poirier is an American mixed martial artist who currently fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). An absolute angel off the ring, Poirier often auctions his UFC kit to donate money to various charitable causes. In 2018, he founded a non-profit organization called The Good Fight Foundation, along with his wife.

 6 Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1943
Nationality: American
Died: 1970

Best known for her powerful mezzo-soprano voice, Janis Joplin was one of the most successful rock stars of her era. Before dying at the age of 27, she achieved so much that Rolling Stone magazine included her in its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list in 2004 and 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2008.

 7 Soumitra Chatterjee

Soumitra Chatterjee
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1935
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 8 Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1954
Nationality: American

Talented film and television actress Katey Sagal’s big break came with the popular comedy series Married.... with Children. Later, she lent her voice for the animated series Futurama and gave an award winning performance in the drama series Sons of Anarchy. Her film credits include Futurama: Bender's Big Score and Pitch Perfect 2. She has also released two music albums.

 9 Desi Arnaz Jr.

Desi Arnaz Jr.
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1953
Nationality: American

 10 Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Confederate General in the American Civil War
Birthdate: 1807
Nationality: American
Died: 1870

A commander of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, Robert E. Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia. He was a skilled tactician who served in the US Army for 32 years. Brilliant from a young age, he was a top graduate of the US Military Academy. In his later years, he became president of Washington College.

 11 Martin Bashir

Martin Bashir
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: 1963
Nationality: British

 12 Pat Patterson

Pat Patterson
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: 1941
Nationality: Canadian, American

 13 Tippi Hedren

Tippi Hedren
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1930
Nationality: American

 14 JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: 1988
Nationality: American

 15 Luke Macfarlane

Luke Macfarlane
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1980
Nationality: Canadian
Canadian actor Luke Macfarlane is best known for his performance as Scotty Wandell in Brothers & Sisters. He has appeared in countless Hallmark Christmas movies. Fans also loved him as RAC Agent D'avin Jaqobis in the sci-fi series Killjoys. He came out as gay in a newspaper interview.

 16 Francis II of France

Francis II of France
Famous As: King of France
Birthdate: 1544
Nationality: French
Died: 1560
Francis II, son of Henry II and Catherine de' Medici, reigned as the king of France from 1559 to 1560. He took over the throne at age 15, after his father’s death. His reign witnessed conflicts between the Protestants and the Catholics, including coups such as the Amboise Conspiracy.

 17 Logan Lerman

Logan Lerman
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1992
Nationality: American

Logan Lerman is an American actor who gained international recognition after portraying the title role in the Percy Jackson film series. Lerman serves as an inspiration to those who want to pursue their dream as he chose to become an actor after being born in a family of medical professionals. He is also credited with forming a band called Indigo.

 18 Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Snger
Birthdate: 1949
Nationality: British
Died: 2003

 19 Drea de Matteo

Drea de Matteo
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1972
Nationality: American
Drea de Matteo is best known for her Emmy-winning performance as Adriana La Cerva in The Sopranos. Fans have also loved her as Angie Bolen in Desperate Housewives, as Gina Tribbiani in Joey, and as Wendy Teller in Sons of Anarchy. She has been named to Maxim Hot 100, too.

 20 Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Film actor, Singer, Comedian, Stage actor
Birthdate: 1942
Nationality: British

 21 Jenson Button

Jenson Button
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: 1980
Nationality: British

 22 Shawn Wayans

Shawn Wayans
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1971
Nationality: American
Shawn Wayans is best known for writing and appearing in the sitcom The Wayans Bros., along with his brother Marlon. He appeared in various roles in the comedy series In Living Color, along with his brother and the show’s creator, Keenen, and was also part of the Scary Movie franchise. 

 23 Jodie Sweetin

Jodie Sweetin
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1982
Nationality: American

Jodie Sweetin is an American television personality and actress. Despite suffering from alcohol and drug addiction, Sweetin has managed to establish herself in the TV industry. Sober since 2008, Sweetin serves as an inspiration to those suffering from addiction. Apart from being an advocate of drug rehab programs, Sweetin also supports political and social movements, such as Black Lives Matter.

 24 Varun Tej

Varun Tej
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1990
Nationality: Indian

 25 Shelley Fabares

Shelley Fabares
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1944
Nationality: American

Shelley Fabares is an American actress best known for playing Christine Armstrong in the popular television series, Coach, for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Also known for her skills as a singer, Fabares recorded Lee Pockriss' and Lyn Duddy's song, Johnny Angel, in 1961, helping it reach the top position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

 26 Pasha Kovalev

Pasha Kovalev
Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: 1980
Nationality: Russian

 27 Jack Schlossberg

Jack Schlossberg
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Caroline Kennedy's son
Birthdate: 1993
Nationality: American
Jack Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and grandson of John F. Kennedy, is a Yale and Harvard alumnus. He co-founded ReLight New York, to light up homes of the less privileged, as an eighth-grader. He has made several official public appearances with his mother.

 28 Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1977
Nationality: American

 29 Henry Herbert, 7th Earl of Carnarvon

Henry Herbert, 7th Earl of Carnarvon
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Racing Manager
Birthdate: 1924
Nationality: British
Died: 2001

 30 Jeff Van Gundy

Jeff Van Gundy
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Coach
Birthdate: 1962
Nationality: American
Jeff Van Gundy is a former basketball coach who now serves as an ESPN commentator. He has been the head coach of the NBA teams the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets. He also led the American national basketball team to win the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup gold medal.

 31 Marsha Thomason

Marsha Thomason
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1976
Nationality: British

 32 Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle
Famous As: Director
Birthdate: 1985
Nationality: French, American

 33 Junior Seau

Junior Seau
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: 1969
Nationality: American
Died: 2012

 34 Jean Stapleton

Jean Stapleton
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1923
Nationality: American
Died: 2013

 35 Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade
Famous As: Painter, Artist
Birthdate: 1958
Nationality: American
Died: 2012

 36 Paula Deen

Paula Deen
Famous As: TV personality
Birthdate: 1947
Nationality: American

 37 Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne
Famous As: French artist
Birthdate: 1839
Nationality: French
Died: 1906

 38 Antoine Fuqua

Antoine Fuqua
Listed In:
Famous As: Film director, Film producer
Birthdate: 1966
Nationality: American

 39 Mike Thalassitis

Mike Thalassitis
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: 1993
Nationality: British
Died: 2019

 40 John Bercow

John Bercow
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1963
Nationality: British

 41 James Watt

James Watt
Famous As: Inventor of Steam Engine
Birthdate: 1736
Nationality: Scottish
Died: 1819

 42 Carl Brashear

Carl Brashear
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: 1931
Nationality: American
Died: 2006

 43 Taliesin Jaffe

Taliesin Jaffe
Famous As: Voice Actor
Birthdate: 1977
Nationality: American

 44 Auguste Comte

Auguste Comte
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 1798
Nationality: French
Died: 1857

 45 Nicholas Colasanto

Nicholas Colasanto
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1924
Nationality: American
Died: 1985

 46 Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: 1921
Nationality: American
Died: 1995

 47 Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: 1944
Nationality: American

 48 Lisa Lu

Lisa Lu
Famous As: Actor, Musician, Stage actor, Television actor
Birthdate: 1927
Nationality:

 49 Jim Morris

Jim Morris
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: 1964
Nationality: American

 50 Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Photographer, Film director
Birthdate: 1954
Nationality: American