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Ho Chi Minh
(Former PM and President of Democratic Republic of Vietnam)
Ho Chi Minh
37
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cụm di tích Hoàng trù, Vietnam
Died: September 2, 1969
Vietnamese Communist revolutionary Hồ Chí Minh led the Việt Minh independence movement and served as North Vietnam’s prime minister, from 1945 to 1955, and president, from 1945 to 1969. He was an integral part of the Vietnam War. South Vietnam’s former capital, Saigon, was later renamed Ho Chi Minh City.
 2 
Võ Nguyên Giáp
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lệ Thủy District, Vietnam
Died: October 4, 2013

Võ Nguyên Giáp was a politician who also served in the Vietnam People's Army as an army general. Regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest military strategists, Giáp played key roles as a military commander in the First Indochina War and in the Second Indochina War. He is also credited with laying the foundation for the Annamite Range trail.

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Thuy Trang
(Vietnamese-American Actress, Known for Her Role as ‘Trini Kwan’ in the TV Series ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’)
Thuy Trang
20
Birthdate: December 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Died: September 3, 2001

Thuy Trang was a Vietnamese-American actress who is remembered for her portrayal of the first Yellow Ranger on the popular TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Unfortunately, she joined the infamous 27 Club when she passed away after suffering internal injuries caused by a car accident on September 3, 2001, in San Francisco, California, USA.

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Thich Nhat Hanh
(Buddhist monk and peace activist who has founded dozens of schools and universities and has published over 100 books.)
Thich Nhat Hanh
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huế, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, French Indochina
 5 
Thich Quang Duc
(Former Vietnamese monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963)
Thich Quang Duc
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1897 AD
Birthplace: Hội Khánh, Vietnam
Died: June 11, 1963
 6 
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
(Appearing in a world famous, Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph from the Vietnam War in 1972)
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
4
Birthdate: April 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trảng Bàng, Vietnam

Phan Thi Kim Phuc is a South Vietnamese-born Canadian woman. As a nine-year-old child, she was captured in a photograph taken during the Vietnam War, in which she is shown running naked on a road following a napalm attack. It took her a long time to recover from her injuries. As an adult, she is a peace activist.  

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Cung Le
(Actor & Mixed Martial Artist Known for His Role in the 2012 Film ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’)
Cung Le
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cung Le is a Vietnamese-born American actor, retired kickboxer, Sanshou fighter, and mixed martial artist. He has competed in popular promotions, such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A former International Kickboxing World Champion in the Light Heavyweight division, Cung Le has an impressive record of 17–0 in kickboxing. He is also a former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion.

 8 
Veronica Ngo
(Actress and singer who won the award for Best Actress at the 2007 Vietnam Film Festival for her appearance in the film Haunted Manor.)
Veronica Ngo
8
Birthdate: February 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cầu Kè District, Vietnam
 9 
Dustin Nguyen
(Actor, known for his roles as Harry Truman Ioki on 21 Jump Street and as Johnny Loh on VIP)
Dustin Nguyen
6
Birthdate: September 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Born to Vietnamese parents who were related to the entertainment industry, Dustin Nguyen moved to the US in the wake of the rise of the Viet Cong. A skilled martial artist, he is best known for his roles in movies such as Little Fish and in series such as 21 Jump Street.

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Madame Nhu
(First Lady of South Vietnam)
Madame Nhu
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanoi
Died: April 24, 2011
 11 
Le Duc Tho
(Revolutionary)
Le Duc Tho
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ha Nam Province
Died: October 13, 1990
 12 
Johnny Tri Nguyen
(American-Vietnamese actor)
Johnny Tri Nguyen
3
Birthdate: January 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City
 13 
Gia Long
(Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty of Vietnam)
Gia Long
5
Birthdate: February 8, 1762
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hue
Died: February 3, 1820

Gia Long was a Vietnamese emperor who is credited with unifying Vietnam in 1802 before founding the Nguyen dynasty. He reigned as the first emperor of the Nguyen dynasty from 1802 until his death in 1820. He also ruled as the emperor of Vietnam from 1804 to 1820. Gia Long is also credited with popularizing Confucianism in Vietnam.

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Le Duan
(Former General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam)
Le Duan
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Triệu Đông, Vietnam
Died: July 10, 1986
 15 
Ngo Bao Chau
(Mathematician)
Ngo Bao Chau
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hanoi
 16 
Lady Trieu
(Warrior)
Lady Trieu
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 8, 0226
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jiuzhen, Vietnam
Died: 0248 AD
 17 
Bao Dai
(Emperor of Vietnam (1926–45))
Bao Dai
6
Birthdate: October 22, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam
Died: July 31, 1997
 18 
Nguyen Van Thieu
(Politician)
Nguyen Van Thieu
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Phan Rang–Tháp Chàm, Ninh Thuận Province, French Indochina
Died: September 29, 2001
 19 
Tran Hung Dao
(Statesman)
Tran Hung Dao
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1228 AD
Birthplace: Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam
Died: 1300 AD
 20 
Lê Lợi
(Emperor of Vietnam)
Lê Lợi
1
Birthdate: September 10, 1385
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lam Son, Vietnam
Died: September 7, 1433
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Ngo Dinh Diem
(President of Vietnam)
Ngo Dinh Diem
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quảng Bình, French Indochina (present-day Vietnam)
Died: November 2, 1963

Vietnamese politician Ngo Dinh Diem served as the final prime minister of the State of Vietnam and later as the president of South Vietnam. Beginning his civil service career in the court of Emperor Bảo Đại, he later denounced the emperor and founded his own political party. Subjected to many assassination attempts, he was murdered during the 1963 military coup. 

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Todd Haberkorn
(Voice actor)
Todd Haberkorn
10
Birthdate: August 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, USA
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Alexandre Yersin
(Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis)
Alexandre Yersin
6
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 22, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aubonne, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
Died: March 1, 1943

Alexandre Yersin was a physician and bacteriologist. He is credited with co-discovering Yersinia pestis, the bacillus that causes the bubonic plague. Also an agriculturist, Yersin pioneered the cultivation of rubber trees. He is revered by the Vietnamese people because of his association with Hanoi Medical University; a private university in Da Lat is named in his honor.

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Nguyen Ngoc Loan
(Military personnel)
Nguyen Ngoc Loan
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Huế, Vietnam
Died: July 14, 1998
 25 
Minh Mang
(Emperor)
Minh Mang
1
Birthdate: May 25, 1791
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gia Định, Việt Nam
Died: January 20, 1841
 26 
Phi Nhung
(Former Vietnamese-language singer)
Phi Nhung
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pleiku, Vietnam
Died: September 28, 2021
 27 
Nguyen Khanh
(Military officer)
Nguyen Khanh
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tra Vinh, Vietnam
Died: January 11, 2013
Pham Van Dong
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mộ Đức District
Died: April 29, 2000
 29 
Linh Dan Pham
(Actress)
Linh Dan Pham
2
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 30 
Hung Huynh
2
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: January 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City
 31 
Ocean Vuong
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 32 
Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ca Mau Province
 33 
Duong Van Minh
(Politician)
Duong Van Minh
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mỹ Tho
Died: August 6, 2001
Nguyen Cao Ky
5
Listed In:
Birthdate: September 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
 35 
Dat Phan
(American comedian)
Dat Phan
5
Birthdate: January 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City
 36 
Nick Ut
(Photographer, War photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist)
Nick Ut
4
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: March 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Long An
 37 
Khai Dinh
(Emperor of Vietnam)
Khai Dinh
1
Birthdate: August 10, 1885
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Phú Xuân, Vietnam
Died: November 6, 1925
 38 
Jacqueline Nguyen
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Da Lat
 39 
Bebe Pham
(Vietnamese model)
Bebe Pham
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biên Hòa
 40 
Janet Nguyen
(California State Senator)
Janet Nguyen
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City
 41 
Truong Tan Sang
(President)
Truong Tan Sang
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Đức Hòa District
 42 
Leyna Nguyen
(American-Vietnamese anchor)
Leyna Nguyen
0
Birthdate: December 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Đông Hà
 43 
Thuy Thu Le
(Actress)
Thuy Thu Le
0
Birthdate: August 23, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City
 44 
Phan Boi Chau
(Political Figure)
Phan Boi Chau
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 26, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nghe An, Vietnam
Died: October 29, 1940
 45 
Truong Chinh
(Politician)
Truong Chinh
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Xuan Truong District, Nam Dịnh Province, Vietnam
Died: September 30, 1988
 46 
Tan Le
(Entrepreneur)
Tan Le
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vietnam
 47 
Viet D. Dinh
(Lawyer)
Viet D. Dinh
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City
 48 
Tran Anh Hung
(Film director)
Tran Anh Hung
1
Birthdate: December 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mỹ Tho, South Vietnam
 49 
Ieng Sary
(Politician)
Ieng Sary
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tra Vinh, Vietnam
Died: March 14, 2013
 50 
Tôn Đức Thắng
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Xuyên, Vietnam
Died: March 30, 1980