Famous People Born Today

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 1 Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne.
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 1984
Birthplace: Belleville, Canada

Success came early to Canadian singer and songwriter Avril Lavigne. At fourteen, she performed with Canadian icon, Shania Twain, and at sixteen, bagged a two-album recording contract with Arista Records. Her debut album Let Go released soon, became a huge success, made her a teen idol and earned Grammy Award nominations. With subsequent albums, her popularity has only increased.

 2 Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow.
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1972
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Gwyneth Paltrow is an American actress who has worked in several notable films, such as Emma, Seven and The Talented Mr Ripley. She won the Oscars for her role in the film Shakespeare in Love. She’s also worked on several television shows. She has been criticised for promoting unproven treatments based on pseudoscience via her lifestyle company Goop and has had to face lawsuits over it.

 3 Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev.
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: 1991
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia

Islam Makhachev is a Russian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Makhachev is currently ranked fifth in the UFC lightweight rankings. He has won one Fight of the Night award in his UFC career so far. A former Sambo competitor, Islam Makhachev became a combat sambo world champion in 2016.

 4 Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne.
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Hip-hop artist
Birthdate: 1982
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Rapper, singer and songwriter, Lil Wayne, is said to be an influential hip hop artists of his generation. Initially he was a flagship artist of Cash Money Records and then went solo. His albums are hugely popular and he has sold more than 120 million records worldwide. He has served an eight-month jail sentence for criminal possession of a weapon.

 5 Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka.
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: 1992
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

 6 Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh.
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: 1907
Birthplace: Banga, Punjab, British India
Died: 1931

Bhagat Singh is one of the most revered freedom fighters of Indian Independence movement. His execution by the British rulers at a young age of 23 inspired many young people to join the freedom struggle. His life’s mission was to free India from colonial rule and his legacy as a symbol of bravery and patriotism continues to live on.

 7 Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1947
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Born Marvin Lee Aday, rock singer Meat Loaf is best known for his Bat Out of Hell trilogy. The Grammy-winning performer has also appeared in movies such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show. After breaking a leg during a concert in Canada, he completed the tour on a wheelchair.

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 8 Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega.
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 2002
Birthplace: Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, California, United States

Jenna Ortega is one of the most successful young American actresses. Having made her acting debut at the age of 10, Ortega went on to feature in PopSugar's 20 Under 20 list at the age of 18. She uses her social media popularity to promote charitable causes. She is also a fashion icon for teenage girls.

 9 Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti.
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Italian Footballer
Birthdate: 1976
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Italian footballer Francesco Totti is known for his 25-year stint with Roma. Nicknamed “The Golden Boy” and “The Gladiator,” he led Roma to win the Serie A and the Coppa Italia. He was also part of the 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning Italian team. He was named to Pele’s FIFA 100

 10 Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr.
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: 1965
Birthplace: Beirut

Professional basketball coach and former player, Steve Kerr, is currently the head coach of the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. He has won five NBA titles as a player and three as a head coach. He has been immensely successful as a coach, helping his team break the record for the most wins in an NBA season.

 11 Simona Halep

Simona Halep.
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: 1991
Birthplace: Constanța

Simona Halep is a Romanian tennis player. With 22 WTA singles titles and two Grand Slam singles titles under her belt, Simona Halep is one of the most successful Romanian female tennis players of all time. She is also widely considered one of the WTA Tour's best returners of the current generation.

 12 Wilford Brimley

Wilford Brimley.
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1934
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

A stint at U.S. Marine Corps and a variety of jobs later, Wilford Brimley finally entered the world of acting, albeit as an extra. He established himself as a character actor and bagged his first leading role at the age of fifty. His notable work include Cocoon, The Natural and Our House. He is known for Quaker Oats commercials too.

 13 Anna Richardson

Anna Richardson.
Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: 1970
Birthplace: Wellington, Telford, United Kingdom
Anna Richardson is best known as a presenter for various Channel 4 shows such as The Sex Education Show and its four subsequent series. She has also appeared on shows such as Secret Eaters, Naked Attraction, and Love Bites. She is openly bisexual and is currently dating comedian Sue Perkins.

 14 Indira Varma

Indira Varma.
Famous As: British Actress
Birthdate: 1973
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England

British actress and narrator Indira Varma became a sensation with her debut film, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. An alumnus of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, she is a trained method actress. Besides films and TV shows, she has acted in many theater productions and is the winner of an Olivier Award.

 15 Anna Camp

Anna Camp.
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1982
Birthplace: Aiken, South Carolina

Anna Camp is an American actress who has made her mark in films, television and theatre. Her notable roles include that of villainous Sarah Newlin in the HBO vampire drama True Blood and Aubrey Posen in the Pitch Perfect film series. Her performance in the Off-Broadway play All New People earned her a nomination for the Drama Desk Award.

 16 Yash Chopra

Yash Chopra
Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Artist
Birthdate: 1932
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Died: 2012

 17 Marc Maron

Marc Maron.
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: 1963
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Stand-up comedian Marc Maron has been featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Late Show with David Letterman multiple times. He also hosted Never Mind the Buzzcocks and the weekly podcast WTF with Marc Maron. He has also presented his own IFC show, Maron, and published three books.

 18 Shaun Cassidy

Shaun Cassidy.
Famous As: Producer, Actor, Singer
Birthdate: 1958
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Shaun Cassidy is an American singer, writer, actor, and producer. Apart from playing important roles in TV series like The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries and Breaking Away, Cassidy is also credited with creating TV series, such as American Gothic and Invasion. Also a successful singer, Cassidy released chart-busting albums like Shaun Cassidy, Born Late, and Under Wraps.

 19 Sudha Chandran

Sudha Chandran
Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1965
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

 20 Stephan Jenkins

Stephan Jenkins
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 1964
Birthplace: Oakland, USA

 21 Andy Lau

Andy Lau.
Famous As: Actor, Film Producer, Singer
Birthdate: 1961
Birthplace: Tai Po, Hong Kong
Hong Kong actor and singer Andy Lau is known as the Fourth Tiger of the Five Tiger Generals of TVB. He set a Guinness record for winning the highest number of awards by a Cantopop artist. He owns a production house and has also written two books.

 22 Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor.
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1970
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tamara Taylor is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Dr. Camille Saroyan in the popular crime procedural comedy-drama TV series, Bones. Taylor dropped out of high school in order to pursue modeling and travel around the world. Her mother's decision to support her daughter's choice of career proved to be fruitful as Taylor became a successful actress.

 23 Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams.
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founding Father of the United States
Birthdate: 1722
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1803
Samuel Adams, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, also served as the governor of Massachusetts. Samuel formed the Boston Tea Party and also played a major role in drafting the Articles of Confederation and the Massachusetts Constitution. He was a second cousin of President John Adams.

 24 Rahul Dev

Rahul Dev
Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: 1968
Birthplace: Delhi

 25 Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Actor, Film producer, Film actor, Television actor, Karateka
Birthdate: 1950
Birthplace: Higashi-Azabu

 26 Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Actor, Writer, Musician, Blogger, Television actor
Birthdate: 1974
Birthplace: Seattle

 27 Luke Campbell

Luke Campbell
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: boxer
Birthdate: 1987
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull

 28 Tara Westover

Tara Westover.
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Memoirist
Birthdate: 1986
Birthplace: Clifton, Idaho, United States

Tara Westover is an American historian, essayist, and memoirist. She achieved popularity in 2018 when she published her memoir Educated, which debuted atop The New York Times bestseller list. Subsequently, the daily newspaper named Educated among the 10 Best Books of the year. In 2019, Tara Westover was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people list.

 29 William Conrad

William Conrad.
Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: 1920
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky
Died: 1994

William Conrad was an American actor and filmmaker whose entertainment career in radio, television, and film spanned five decades. He achieved popularity after starring as Frank Cannon in the popular detective television series, Cannon. In 1997, William Conrad was posthumously inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame.

 30 Arielle Vandenberg

Arielle Vandenberg.
Famous As: Actress, Model and Social Media Star
Birthdate: 1986
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California

 31 Denis Lawson

Denis Lawson
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1947
Birthplace: Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

 32 Monica Puig

Monica Puig
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: 1993
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

 33 Patrick Muldoon

Patrick Muldoon
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1968
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 34 Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1966
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA

 35 A Martinez

A Martinez
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1948
Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA

 36 Will Sampson

Will Sampson
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1933
Birthplace: Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 1987

 37 Trick Daddy

Trick Daddy
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: 1974
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 38 Melissa Newman

Melissa Newman.
Famous As: Daughter of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward
Birthdate: 1961
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles,

 39 Maxwel Cornet

Maxwel Cornet
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: 1996
Birthplace: Bregbo

 40 Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: 1949
Birthplace: Dayton

 41 Sofia Milos

Sofia Milos.
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1969
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland

Sofia Milos is an Italian Greek actress and model best known for her portrayal of Yelina Salas in the popular American police procedural TV series, CSI: Miami. Before establishing herself as an actress, Milos entered several beauty pageants, winning provincial, regional, and national contests.

 42 Chris Avellone

Chris Avellone
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Game Designer
Birthdate: 1971
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

 43 Dick Advocaat

Dick Advocaat
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: 1947
Birthplace: The Hague

 44 Randy Bachman

Randy Bachman
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: 1943
Birthplace: Winnipeg

 45 Jayne Meadows

Jayne Meadows.
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1919
Birthplace: Wuchang District
Died: 2015

 46 Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: 1981
Birthplace: Dunedin

 47 Alexis Stewart

Alexis Stewart
Famous As: Radio personality, Television presenter, Journalist
Birthdate: 1965
Birthplace: New York City

 48 Lola Kirke

Lola Kirke
Famous As: Film actress
Birthdate: 1990
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England

 49 Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott.
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Shadow Home Secretary
Birthdate: 1953
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom

 50 Arthur Blank

Arthur Blank.
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 1942
Birthplace: Sunnyside, New York