Famous People Born Today

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George Michael
(Singer-Songwriter)

George Michael
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: East Finchley, London, England
Died: 2016

George Michael is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham and later went solo. His first solo single Careless Whisper reached number one in over 20 countries. He came out as gay in 1998. He was often in news for his personal life and legal troubles.

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Anthony Bourdain
(Celebrity Chef, TV Personality)

Anthony Bourdain
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2018

Anthony Bourdain was an American celebrity chef. He was also a renowned author, media personality and travel documentarian. His shows about the exploration of international culture and cuisine were very popular. Apart from writing several books on food and cooking and travel explorations, Bourdain also wrote fiction and historical non-fiction. In June 8, 2018, he died by suicide in France.

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George Orwell
(Known for His Novels “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-Four”)

George Orwell
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Listed In: Writers
Birth Year: 1903
Birthplace: Motihari, Bihar, India
Died: 1950

The king of dystopia and satire, George Orwell, the pen name adopted by Eric Arthur Blair, was a well-known novelist and critic of the 20th century. A man with a strong mind of his own, Orwell never backed down from stating his views on the socio-political climate he lived in, which he expressed profusely through his influential essays and novels.

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McKenna Grace
(Actress)

McKenna Grace
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Birth Year: 2006
Birthplace: Grapevine, Texas, United States

Mckenna Grace is an American actress who began her professional acting career at the age of six. Having won several awards for her work so far, Grace is considered one of the most talented child actresses of her generation. A vegetarian, Mckenna Grace has worked with organizations, such as PETA and Farm Sanctuary.

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Ricky Gervais
(Actor, Comedian)

Ricky Gervais
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Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Whitley, Reading, England

Ricky Gervais is one of the best known comedians in the world. He attained fame after starring in the British television series The Office. Later, he ventured into a successful stand-up comedy career. He has performed at many shows and has also acted in several films. However, his dark comedy has often been called insensitive and offensive by several critics.

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Linda Cardellini
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Redwood City, California, United States

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Sonia Sotomayor
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (since 2009))

Sonia Sotomayor
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Sonia Sotomayor, the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of America, entered the record books when in August 2009 she became the first Hispanic and the fourth woman to be appointed to the court. She’s a strong defendant of the rights of accused and has raised her voice against misdemeanors by the police and the prosecutors, and abuses in prisons.

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Dell Curry
(Basketball player)

Dell Curry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
Former basketball player Dell Curry, father of NBA players Stephen and Seth Curry, is mostly known for his 10-year stint with the NBA team Charlotte Hornets and became their all-time leader in points and three-point field goals. Curry is now a color commentator for the Hornets’ broadcasts. 

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Antoni Gaudí
(Architect)

Antoni Gaudí
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Listed In: Architects
Birth Year: 1852
Birthplace: Reus
Died: 1926
Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí is remembered as a prominent figure of Catalan Modernism. Most of his works, including the incomplete church of the Sagrada Família, are in Barcelona. His innovative methods included the use of trencadís. By 2005, seven of his creations had been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Carly Simon
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Songs ‘You're So Vain’, ‘Nobody Does It Better’ & ‘Let the River Run’)

Carly Simon
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Carly Simon began as part of the Simon Sisters, with her sister Lucy. She won a Grammy with her first album and has since delivered many chartbusting tracks, including Nobody Does It Better from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. She has also written several children’s books.

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Lord Mountbatten
(Last Viceroy of British India)

Lord Mountbatten
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Listed In: Leaders
Birth Year: 1900
Birthplace: Frogmore House, Windsor, England
Died: 1979

The last Viceroy of India and the first governor-general of independent India, Lord Mountbatten was a British Royal Navy officer and statesman. Born to a prominent aristocratic family in England, he had a successful military career and was made the NATO Commander Allied Forces Mediterranean in his later career. He was assassinated in 1979.

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Angela Kinsey
(Actress)

Angela Kinsey
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Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Rising to fame with her role in the sitcom The Office, actress Angela Kinsey began her career as an intern on the NBC talk show Late Night with Conan O'Brien. She received many acting offers and soon made a foray into TV dramas. She has also appeared in many films. She loves cats and supports Alley Cat Allies.

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La La Anthony
(Television personality)

La La Anthony
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

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June Lockhart
(Actress)

June Lockhart
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Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

June Lockhart is best known for playing screen mothers Ruth Martin in Lassie and Maureen Robinson in Lost in Space. She also won a Tony for her role in the Broadway play For Love or Money. The two-time Emmy nominee was also popular as Dr. Janet Craig in Petticoat Junction.

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Jimmie Walker
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Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Actor and stand-up comedian Jimmie Walker is best known as James Evans Jr. from the series Good Times, a role that earned him a Golden Globe nomination. He became famous for his signature catchphrase, “Dy-no-mite!” He has also appeared in films such as Super Shark and the series Bustin' Loose.

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Tilman Fertitta
(CEO of Landry's Inc)

Tilman Fertitta
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Listed In: Business People
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Entrepreneur Tilman Fertitta is the CEO and owner of Landry's, Inc., one of the largest hospitality brands in the U.S., which owns multiple restaurants, casinos, and hotels. He is also the owner of the NBA team Houston Rockets and has his own reality series, Billion Dollar Buyer.

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Dikembe Mutombo
(Basketball player)

Dikembe Mutombo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Karisma Kapoor
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Mumbai

Karisma Kapoor is an Indian film actress best known for her association with the Hindi film industry. Born into the famous Kapoor family, Karisma achieved popularity during the 1990s when she played important roles in successful films like Jigar. She then established herself as the leading actress of Bollywood by winning prestigious awards like National Film Award and Filmfare Awards.

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Busy Philipps
(Actress)

Busy Philipps
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States

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Rain
(Singer-songwriter)

Rain
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea

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Phyllis George
(Businesswoman and Sportscaster, Co-Host of the CBS Show ‘The NFL Today’ and Winner of ‘Miss America 1971’)

Phyllis George
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Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Denton, Texas, United States
Died: 2020
Sportscaster Phyllis George initially soared to fame as the winner of Miss Texas 1970 and Miss America 1971. She then became a reporter and co-presenter of The NFL Today. As the wife of KFC owner and Kentucky governor John Y. Brown Jr., she was also the First Lady of Kentucky.

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Sidney Lumet
(Prolific Filmaker of the Modern Era Known for Eliciting Strong Performances From His Cast Members)

Sidney Lumet
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Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2011
Academy Honorary Award-winning director/producer Sidney Lumet is best known for directing iconic films such as 12 Angry Men and Dog Day Afternoon. He began his career with Off-Broadway productions. He later worked in multiple films with Sean Connery and came to be known as an "actor's director."

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B. J. Habibie
(President of Indonesia)

B. J. Habibie
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Listed In: Leaders
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Parepare, Indonesia
Died: 2019

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Pooja Umashankar
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Henry H. Arnold
(Military Leader)

Henry H. Arnold
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Listed In: Leaders
Birth Year: 1886
Birthplace: Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1950

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Jeff Cohen
(Attorney)

Jeff Cohen
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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James Meredith
(Civil Rights Activist and the First African American Student Admitted to the 'University of Mississippi')

James Meredith
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Listed In: Activists
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

James Meredith created history by becoming the first Black student at the University of Mississippi. A civil rights activist and an author, he had also been part of the U.S. Air Force. He was shot at while on his March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson, but survived.

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Eric Carle
(Author)

Eric Carle
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Listed In: Writers
Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: 2021

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Matt Schaub
(American football player)

Matt Schaub
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Aftab Shivdasani
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

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Kristin Nelson
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Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: 2018
Kristin Nelson is remembered for her appearances in films such as The Resurrection of Broncho Billy. She was married to actor/musician Ricky Nelson but later got involved in a bitter custody battle involving their fourth son, Sam. A primitive painter, too, she had published an autobiography interspersed with her paintings. 

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V. P. Singh
(Prime Minister of India (1989-90))

V. P. Singh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birth Year: 1931
Birthplace: Prayagraj, India
Died: 2008

V. P. Singh served as the Indian prime minister briefly between 1989 and 1990. The Raja Bahadur of Manda, he was the only Indian prime minister who was also a former king. Initially a Congress member, he later established the Janata Dal. He was married to the Raja of Deogarh’s daughter.

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Willard Van Orman Quine
(Mathematician, Analytic philosopher, Philosopher of language, Epistemologist, Philosopher of science, University teacher, Professor, Philosopher)

Willard Van Orman Quine
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Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: Akron
Died: 2000

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Shah Alam II
(Emperor)

Shah Alam II
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Birth Year: 1728
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: 1806

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Anatoli Bugorski
(physicist, nuclear scientist)

Anatoli Bugorski
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Listed In: Scientists
Birth Year: 1942
Russian particle physicist Anatoli Bugorski is known as the man who survived after putting his head inside a particle accelerator while examining a faulty equipment. The radiation caused partial paralysis of his face and loss of hearing in his left ear. The Soviet government prevented him from talking about this for decades.

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Lauren Bush
(Model, Actor)

Lauren Bush
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Listed In: Fashion
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Houston

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Sibongile Mlambo
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Zimbabwe

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Lola Ponce
(Singer, Actress, Model, Spokesperson)

Lola Ponce
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Listed In: Fashion
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Capitán Bermúdez, Santa Fe Province, Argentina

Lola Ponce is an Argentine-Italian composer, singer-songwriter, and actress. She achieved popularity after playing Esméralda in a musical titled Notre-Dame de Paris, which was staged in Italy and Spain. She is known among music lovers around the world as she performs in English, Spanish, and Italian.

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Chloe Webb
(Actress)

Chloe Webb
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Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

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Layla El
(Dancer)

Layla El
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Listed In: Dancers
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: London, England, UK

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Rose Schlossberg
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

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Craig Johnston
(Footballer)

Craig Johnston
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Johannesburg

Craig Johnston is a former football player who played in the English Football League. He is best known for representing Liverpool with which he won five league titles, European Cup, and an FA Cup. Johnston scored 40 goals for Liverpool while appearing in 271 games. Also an innovator, Craig Johnston is credited with designing the prototype for Adidas' Predator boot.

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Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
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Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Kuwait City

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Peyo
(Comics Writer and Artist)

Peyo
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Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Schaerbeek, Belgium
Died: 1992

Peyo was a Belgian artist and comic book writer best remembered for creating popular comics series like Johan and Peewit and The Smurfs. He is also credited with creating several other comics series like Jacky and Célestin and Steven Strong. Peyo also founded his own publishing house called Cartoon Creation.

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Tim Finn
(Singer who has achieved success as a member of the rock group Split Enz and as a solo artist)

Tim Finn
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Te Awamutu, New Zealand

Tim Finn is a New Zealand musician and singer. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band Split Enz, which achieved popularity during the 1970s and 1980s. Over the course of his illustrious career, Tim Finn has won several prestigious awards, such as the RIANZ Awards, Countdown Australian Music Awards, and Helpmann Award.

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Willis Reed
(Basketball Player)

Willis Reed
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Bernice, Louisiana

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Shannon Lucio
(Actress)

Shannon Lucio
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

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Robert Venturi
(Architect)

Robert Venturi
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Listed In: Architects
Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2018

Robert Venturi was an American architect who founded the successful architectural firm, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. One of the 20th century's leading architectural figures, Venturi helped shape the way that students, planners, and architects think about architecture. Renowned for designing buildings like the Vanna Venturi House, Robert Venturi was honored with the prestigious National Medal of Arts in 1992.

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Super Cat
(Singer, Disc jockey)

Super Cat
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Kingston

Super Cat is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay who achieved tremendous popularity during the 1980s and 1990s dancehall movement. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest deejays of the Jamaican dancehall scene.

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William Basinski
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States