Famous People Born Today

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Sebastian Stan
(Best Known for His Role as 'Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe)
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Constanța, Romania

Sebastian Stan serves as an inspiration to many youngsters as he overcame his difficult beginnings to become a popular actor in the American film industry. A self-made man, he learned the art of acting at the prestigious Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London and went on to star in hit films like Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame.

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Alfred Hitchcock
(One of the Most Influential Filmmakers of All Time)
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Birth Year: 1899
Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, England
Died: 1980

Popularly known as the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock pioneered the Hitchcockian style of filmmaking. One of the most studied filmmakers in the world, Hitchcock is also one of the most influential in the history of cinema. In his career, that spanned six decades, he directed some of the greatest films of all time, such as Psycho and Vertigo.

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Philippe Petit
(High-wire artist)
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Nemours, France
French high-wire artist Philippe Petit made headlines when he walked between the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 1971. He has also walked over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and between the WTC Twin Towers of New York City. He inspired the film The Walk and a documentary, too.
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DeMarcus Cousins
(Basketball player, Center)
DeMarcus Cousins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Mobile, United States
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Annie Oakley
(Sharpshooter)
Annie Oakley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1860
Birthplace: Darke County, Ohio, United States
Died: 1926
A legendary figure of the American west, Annie Oakley was a sharpshooter, who shot to fame when she starred in the Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. She performed for royalty and bagged in various awards and accolades for her marksmanship. Often referred to as Little Sure Shot, she became a star in a male-dominated sport. 
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Fidel Castro
(Former Prime Minister of Cuba)
Fidel Castro
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Listed In: Leaders
Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
Died: 2016

Serving as the Cuban prime minister from 1959 to 1976 and as president from 1976 to 2008, Fidel Castro was one of the most prominent Cuban leaders in the history. As the longest-reigning non-royal head of the 20th and 21st centuries, Castro was responsible for making Cuba a communist state.

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Alan Shearer
(Football Player)
Alan Shearer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Gosforth, England
Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has also worked as a BBC football pundit and a football manager. The Euro 1996 Golden Boot-winner has also represented Southampton and Blackburn Rovers, winning the 1994-1995 Premier League with the latter. With 260 goals, he became the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer.
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Sridevi
(Indian Actress Cited as the 'First Female Superstar' of Indian Cinema)
Sridevi
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Sivakasi, Madras State, India
Died: 2018

Sridevi was an Indian film actress who appeared in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam language films. Considered one of the most popular actresses of all time, Sridevi was dubbed the First Female Superstar in India. With several prestigious awards under her belt, she was also regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation.

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Debi Mazar
(Actress)
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, United States
Debi Mazar is known for films such as Goodfellas and Little Man Tate and series such as L.A. Law and Civil Wars. She has also appeared in several videos by Madonna. She is married to Italian celebrity chef Gabriele Corcos and co-hosts the show Extra Virgin with him.
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John Slattery
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Role as ‘Roger Sterling Jr.’ in the TV Series ‘Mad Men’)
John Slattery
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Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
John Slattery is best known as Roger Sterling from the series Mad Men, a role that earned him multiple Emmy nominations. He has also appeared in Broadway and Off-Broadway plays. Fans also loved him as Howard Stark in Marvel movies such as Iron Man 2, Avengers: Endgame, and Ant-Man.
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Yeo Jin-goo
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Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
South Korean actor Yeo Jin-goo started as a child actor. He gained the nickname "Nation's Little Brother" and later went on to star in series such as Moon Embracing the Sun and movies such as Hwayi: A Monster Boy, and won a Blue Dragon Film Award for the latter.
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Samuel de Champlain
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1574
Birthplace: Hiers-Brouage, Marennes-Hiers-Brouage, France
Died: 1635

Samuel de Champlain was a French colonist, navigator, draftsman, soldier, and explorer who made between 21 and 29 trips across the Atlantic Ocean. He founded Quebec and New France and is considered an important figure in Canadian history. He is also referred to as the "Father of New France." As a businessman, he founded many trading companies.

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John Logie Baird
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Birth Year: 1888
Birthplace: Helensburgh
Died: 1946

Scottish inventor, electrical engineer, and innovator, John Logie Baird, is best known for demonstrating a working TV system in 1926. He then went on to invent the first viable purely electronic color TV picture tube and founded the Baird Television Development Company. He was inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Dan Fogelberg
(Musician)
Dan Fogelberg
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: 2007
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders
(US Political Representative)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
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Listed In: Leaders
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States
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Ben Hogan
(American professional golfer)
Ben Hogan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Texas
Died: 1997

Ben Hogan was a professional golfer who is considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the game. He won nine career professional major championships, tying with Gary Player for fourth all-time. He had a deep influence on golf swing theory. Famous for his legendary ball-striking ability, he also possessed fierce determination and an iron will.  

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Bert Lahr
(Actor)
Bert Lahr
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Birth Year: 1895
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1967
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Jeanine Anez
(Politician)
Jeanine Anez
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: San Joaquin, Bolivia
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Valerie Plame
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Listed In: Writers
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
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Danny Bonaduce
(Known best as a child actor in the television series The Partridge Family, he also became a professional wrestler and radio personality.)
Danny Bonaduce
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Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Broomall, Pennsylvania, United States
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Demetrious Johnson
(Mixed martial artist)
Demetrious Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Madisonville, Kentucky, United States
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Elçin Sangu
(Turkish Actress Best Known for Her Role in the TV Series 'Kiralık Aşk')
Elçin Sangu
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Izmir, Turkey

Elçin Sangu is a Turkish model and actress best known for her portrayal of Defne Topal in a romantic drama TV series titled Kiralık Aşk, for which she received several awards, including three Golden Butterfly Awards. Over the course of her career, Elçin Sangu has appeared in several TV advertisements and campaigns and is one of the highest-paid actresses in Turkey.

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Devin McCourty
(American football player)
Devin McCourty
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Nyack, New York, United States
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Lucas Moura
(Association football player)
Lucas Moura
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
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Presnel Kimpembe
(Footballer centre-back position)
Presnel Kimpembe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Beaumont-sur-Oise, France
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Neville Brand
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Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Griswold, Iowa, USA
Died: 1992
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Dawnn Lewis
(Actress)
Dawnn Lewis
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Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Feargal Sharkey
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Feargal Sharkey is a Northern Irish singer best known for his association with the popular rock band The Undertones where he was the lead vocalist. Also known for his contribution to the UK's commercial music industry, Sharkey was appointed OBE for services to music during the 2019 Birthday Honours. A fly fisherman, Sharkey also campaigns against the pollution of rivers.

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Shoaib Akhtar
(Cricketer, Autobiographer)
Shoaib Akhtar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Rawalpindi

Shoaib Akhtar is a Pakistani former cricketer. A fast bowler, he was the first one to be recorded bowling at 100 miles per hour, a feat that earned him the nickname “Rawalpindi Express.” He is a controversial figure. He retired from international cricket in 2011. He now runs a YouTube channel and has appeared in a few TV shows. 

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Randy Shughart
(Military personnel, Aviator, Soldier)
Randy Shughart
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Lincoln
Died: 1993
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Jason McCourty
(American Football player)
Jason McCourty
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Nyack, New York, United States
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Alvaro Rico
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: La Puebla de Montalbán, Toledo, Spain
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Cary Stayner
(Serial Killer)
Cary Stayner
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Listed In: Criminals
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Merced, California

Cary Stayner is a serial killer convicted of the murders of four women in 1999. He had a troubled childhood. His brother Steven was a kidnap victim, and Cary himself was allegedly molested as a young boy. As a young man, he became involved with drugs and entered the world of crime. He is currently on death row.

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Deborah Falconer
(Singer-songwriter and Ex-Wife of Robert Downey Jr.)
Deborah Falconer
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Listed In: Fashion
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Deborah Falconer has appeared in quite a few films, such as the comedy Pyrates and the biographical film The Doors. She also released music albums such as Untangle and Brave Like Me. She was previously married to actor Robert Downey Jr. and also had a son with him.
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Don Ho
(Best known for theme song Tiny Bubbles)
Don Ho
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Kaka'ako, Hawaii, United States
Died: 2007
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Kevin Tighe
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Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Patrick Queen
(American football player)
Patrick Queen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Ventress, Louisiana, United States
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Freya Mavor
(Actress)
Freya Mavor
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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Heike Makatsch
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Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany

The daughter of former German ice-hockey player Rainer Makatsch, Heike Makatsch initially apprenticed as a dressmaker. She began her entertainment career hosting shows such as Interaktiv. She later appeared in movies such as Love Actually and Am I Beautiful? She also earned an Emmy nomination for Margarete Steiff.

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Frederick Sanger
(Biochemist)
Frederick Sanger
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Listed In: Scientists
Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: Rendcomb
Died: 2013

Frederick Sanger remains one of only two people to have won the Nobel Prize twice in the same category. The British biochemist is remembered for his ground-breaking work on nucleic acids and the insulin molecule. The son of a Quaker medical missionary, Sanger, too, grew up believing in Quakerism.

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Betty Lou Bredemus
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Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2015
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Domenico Dolce
(Fashion designer)
Domenico Dolce
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Listed In: Business People
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Polizzi Generosa, Italy

Domenico Dolce, part of the world-renowned fashion designer duo Dolce & Gabbana, was born into a family of Italian tailors. Dolce dropped out of fashion school to venture into independent work. He and his partner, Stefano Gabbana, whom he had met at a nightclub, were previously in an open relationship.

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Zoe Quinn
(Video Game Developer)
Zoe Quinn
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: United States
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Phil Taylor
(darts player)
Phil Taylor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent
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Howard Marks
(Welsh Drug Smuggler and Author of the Bestselling Autobiography, ‘Mr. Nice’)
Howard Marks
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Listed In: Criminals
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Kenfig Hill, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: 2016

An Oxford alumnus, Dennis Howard Marks was an aspiring teacher before chose the world of drugs. He went from consuming cannabis to selling it, and was eventually jailed for 7 years. He used numerous pseudonyms, such as Mr. Nice and Marco Polo, and also penned a bestselling memoir.

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Rod Hull
(Comedian)
Rod Hull
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Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
Died: 1999
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Kristalina Georgieva
(Managing Director of the IMF)
Kristalina Georgieva
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Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian environmental economist Kristalina Georgieva, the MD of IMF, believes developed nations should help low-income countries to prevent the Great Divergence. Her career boasts of a stint at the World Bank Group. She made it to the 2020 Time 100 and was named the European of the Year in 2010.

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Lucy Stone
(American Abolitionist, Suffragist, Orator, and Women's Rights Activist)
Lucy Stone
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Listed In: Activists
Birth Year: 1818
Birthplace: West Brookfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: 1893

Lucy Stone was an American abolitionist, suffragist, orator, and women's rights activist. She was the first woman to earn a college degree from Massachusetts. Stone played a key role in the formation of the Woman's National Loyal League as well as the American Woman Suffrage Association. In 1986, she was made an inductee of the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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Adam Housley
(Former correspondent for Fox News)
Adam Housley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Napa, California, United States
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James Morrison
(singer-songwriter, guitarist, singer)
James Morrison
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Rugby