Famous People Born Today

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 1 Diane Lane

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1965
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Ranked 79th on VH1’s list of 100 Greatest Kid Stars, Diane Lane started off as a child actress before becoming a well-known leading Hollywood actress. Also known for her beauty, Diane has been featured in lists, such as Top 99 Most Desirable Women. A talented actress, Diane Lane has also worked with several charity organizations, such as Heifer International.

 2 Michael Hutchence

Michael Hutchence

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 1960
Birthplace: Crows Nest, Australia
Died: 1997

Michael Hutchence, co-founder of the Australian rock band INXS, was known for his wild lifestyle, his affairs with celebrities, and his history of drug abuse. He was named to News.com’s list of the 15 greatest Australian singers of all time but unfortunately died by suicide in a Sydney hotel room.

 3 Gabriel Macht

Gabriel Macht

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1972
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States

The son of actor Stephen Macht, Gabriel Macht followed in his father’s footsteps to become a popular actor and film producer in his own right. A vegetarian who practices green living, Gabriel Macht was one of the guests at Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

 4 John Hurt

John Hurt

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1940
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: 2017
John Hurt is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated performances in Midnight Express and The Elephant Man. His death scene in Alien is considered one of the most memorable in history. He lent his voice to The Lord of The Rings and appeared in the Harry Potter and Hellboy films.

 5 Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 1931
Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1964
The King of Soul Sam Cooke is best remembered for his hits A Change is Gonna Come, You Send Me, and Wonderful World. He began singing gospel as a child and later joined The Soul Stirrers. He was shot and killed by a motel manager in Los Angeles. 

 6 Lord Byron

Lord Byron

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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Politician
Birthdate: 1788
Birthplace: Dover, United Kingdom
Died: 1824

Widely considered one of the greatest British poets of all time, Lord Byron remains influential as his works are widely read even today. He was also one of the most important personalities of the Romantic Movement. He is also known for his role in the Greek War of Independence, for which the Greeks consider him a national hero.

 7 Steve Perry

Steve Perry

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 1949
Birthplace: Hanford, California, United States
Stephen Perry, the lead vocalist of the rock band Journey, was named “The Voice” by legendary singer Jon Bon Jovi. One of Rolling Stone‘s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” Perry also had a successful solo career. He is part of the Songwriter’s and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.

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 8 Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri

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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Restaurateur, Cookbook Author
Birthdate: 1968
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Primarily a restaurateur, Guy Fieri is a testimony to the fact that any professional can become famous if they are passionate enough in doing what they do best. From being a restaurateur, he went on to become a TV personality, hosting shows for Food Network channel. By mid-2010, he had become the face of the network.

 9 Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

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Listed In: Intellectuals & Academics
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 1561
Birthplace: Strand, London, England
Died: 1626

Francis Bacon was a Renaissance philosopher and author who was known as the Father of Empiricism, because of his belief in the scientific method and theory that scientific knowledge can only be created through inductive reasoning and experience. He was later knighted and served as the first Queen’s counsel.

 10 Linda Blair

Linda Blair

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1959
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

 11 Bhuvan Bam

Bhuvan Bam

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Listed In: YouTubers
Famous As: YouTuber
Birthdate: 1995
Birthplace: Baroda, India

 12 Logic

Logic

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: 1990
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Rapper and hip-hop artist Logic, earlier known as “Psychological,” initially gained fame with his Young Sinatra mixtapes, which helped him secure a deal with Def Jam Recordings. After delivering gold and platinum albums, he quit music and became a Twitch and YouTube star. He has written a bestselling novel, too.

 13 Greg Oden

Greg Oden

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: 1988
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States

 14 Daniel Wayne Smith

Daniel Wayne Smith

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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Anna Nicole Smith’s Son
Birthdate: 1986
Birthplace: Mexia, Texas
Died: 2006

Daniel Wayne Smith was the son of model/actor Anna Nicole Smith with her first husband. He made occasional appearances on his mother’s show The Anna Nicole Show. He died of an accidental drug overdose at age 20, at his mother’s maternity ward, shortly after the birth of his half-sister Dannielynn.

 15 Balthazar Getty

Balthazar Getty

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1975
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Balthazar Getty is an American musician and actor best known for playing Tommy Walker in the family drama television series Brothers & Sisters. Over the years, he has been an important member of the popular indie rock band Ringside. Also a humanitarian, Balthazar Getty works closely with a non-profit organization called The Lunchbox Fund.

 16 Christopher Masterson

Christopher Masterson

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1980
Birthplace: Long Island, New York

Actor Christopher Masterson is best known for playing the protagonist Malcolm’s eldest brother Francis in the TV series Malcolm in the Middle. Although his parents are not involved in the show business, he and his siblings are all actors. In the 2010s, he ventured into deejaying as well. He is a follower of Scientology.

 17 Walter Raleigh

Walter Raleigh

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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat
Birthdate: 1554
Birthplace: East Budleigh
Died: 1618
English explorer Walter Raleigh is best remembered for his involvement in the Siege of Smerwick and for colonizing North America. He made smoking tobacco popular in England. His accounts of his first voyage to South America led to the legend of El Dorado. He was executed to please the Spanish.

 18 Bill Bixby

Bill Bixby

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1934
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1993
Actor/director/game-show panelist Bill Bixby is best known as Tim O’Hara from My Favorite Martian, as Anthony Blake from The Magician, and as Dr. David Banner from The Incredible Hulk. He has also delivered Emmy-nominated performances in the series Rich Man, Poor Man and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.

 19 Namrata Shirodkar

Namrata Shirodkar

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: 1972
Birthplace: Mumbai

 20 Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Director
Birthdate: 1953
Birthplace: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
Indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has directed films such as Stranger Than Paradise, Coffee and Cigarettes, and The Dead Don’t Die. He has also composed music for many of his films and has released a couple of albums. He is known for his minimalism and global elements in his films.

 21 Olivia d’Abo

Olivia d'Abo

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1969
Birthplace: London, England

 22 Ray Rice

Ray Rice

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: 1987
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States

 23 Nigel Benn

Nigel Benn

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: 1964
Birthplace: Ilford, East London, England

Known as The Dark Destroyer, boxer Nigel Benn has been both a middleweight and a super-middleweight world champion. He had also previously been part of the British Army in West Germany and Northern Ireland. He is also known for his rivalry with fellow British boxer Chris Eubank.

 24 Quandre Diggs

Quandre Diggs

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: 1993
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 25 Piper Laurie

Piper Laurie

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1932
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Actress Piper Laurie is best known for her role in the film The Hustler, for which she received an Academy Award nomination. In a career spanning seven decades, she has appeared in numerous award-winning films and TV shows. She is also a sculptor working in marble and clay. She is a recipient of  “The Spirit of Hope Award.”

 26 John Donne

John Donne

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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, lawyer, satirist
Birthdate: 1572
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1631
English metaphysical poet John Donne is best known for his touch of sensuality and spirituality in his poems. One of his best-known poems is The Canonization. He had also worked on Latin translations, elegies, sermons, and epigrams. He was known for his reckless lifestyle, that affected his financial status. 

 27 Philip Hamilton

Philip Hamilton

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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Alexander Hamilton’s Son
Birthdate: 1782
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: 1801

The eldest child of Alexander Hamilton—one of the founding fathers of the USA—Philip Hamilton was an intelligent student and the pride of his father. His young life came to end following a deadly duel with lawyer, George Eacker, who made offensive remarks about Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton, himself, lost his life in a similar manner three years later.

 28 C. L. Franklin

C. L. Franklin

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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Baptist minister
Birthdate: 1915
Birthplace: Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1984

C. L. Franklin was an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. Dubbed the man with the million-dollar voice, Franklin was renowned for preaching his sermons throughout the country. During the 1950s and 1960s, Franklin worked towards ending prejudicial practices against the black people in Detroit. He is also credited with encouraging his daughter Aretha Franklin to pursue music.

 29 Orianthi

Orianthi

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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Rock Musician, Singer
Birthdate: 1985
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Named one among the 12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists by Elle magazine, Australian musician, singer and songwriter Orianthi Penny Panagaris began playing the guitar at the age of three and moved to acoustic by six. At fifteen, she began her professional career, concurrently focusing on songwriting and released her debut independent album at the age of 20. 

 30 Daniel Johnston

Daniel Johnston

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 1961
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

 31 Jonathan Woodgate

Jonathan Woodgate

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: 1980
Birthplace: Middlesbrough

 32 Malcolm McLaren

Malcolm McLaren

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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Screenwriter, Songwriter, Talent agent, Record producer, Talent manager
Birthdate: 1946
Birthplace: Stoke Newington
Died: 2010

 33 Sami Gayle

Sami Gayle

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1996
Birthplace: Florida, United States

 34 Diana Douglas

Diana Douglas

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1923
Birthplace: Devonshire, Bermuda
Died: 2015

 35 Steven Adler

Steven Adler

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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Drummer, Songwriter, Autobiographer
Birthdate: 1965
Birthplace: Cleveland

 36 D. W. Griffith

D. W. Griffith

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: American director
Birthdate: 1875
Birthplace: Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1948

 37 Timothy Dexter

Timothy Dexter

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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 1747
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1806

 38 Ibn Taymiyyah

Ibn Taymiyyah

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Listed In: Intellectuals & Academics
Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: 1263
Birthplace: Harran, Turkey
Died: 1328

 39 Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard

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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Pulp Fiction Writer
Birthdate: 1906
Birthplace: Peaster
Died: 1936

 40 Jason Peters

Jason Peters

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: 1982
Birthplace: Queen City, Texas, United States

 41 DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff

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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Club DJ, Disc jockey, Actor, Television actor, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: 1965
Birthplace: Philadelphia

 42 Conrad Veidt

Conrad Veidt

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1893
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1943
Ironically, though he and his wife fled from Nazi Germany to Britain, actor Conrad Veidt was cast as a Nazi villain in quite a few films. Best known for his roles in Casablanca and The Thief of Baghdad, he died playing his favorite sport, golf, at an LA golf course. 

 43 Mickey Gall

Mickey Gall

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: 1992
Birthplace: Green Brook, New Jersey, United States of America

 44 Beverley Mitchell

Beverley Mitchell

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1981
Birthplace: Arcadia, California, USA

 45 Ashwini Kalsekar

Ashwini Kalsekar

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1970
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

 46 Rogério Ceni

Rogério Ceni

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: 1973
Birthplace: Pato Branco

 47 Tully Blanchard

Tully Blanchard

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: 1954
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 48 Shane Long

Shane Long

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: 1987
Birthplace: Gortnahoe, Ireland

 49 Sergei Eisenstein

Sergei Eisenstein

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Listed In: Film & Theater Personalities
Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: 1898
Birthplace: Latvia
Died: 1948
Known for his use of the montage as a leading element in his films, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein of Battleship Potemkin and Ivan the Terrible fame was also fond of close-up shots. He often used an ensemble of amateur actors and also included haiku-inspired elements in his work.

 50 Hjalmar Schacht

Hjalmar Schacht

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Listed In: Intellectuals & Academics
Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: 1877
Birthplace: Tinglev, Denmark
Died: 1970

German banker Hjalmar Schacht was appreciated for his role in saving the Weimar Republic from inflation and later served as the Reichsminister of Economics under Adolf Hitler. Following as assassination attempt on Hitler, her was imprisoned, but was later freed and then set up his own bank in Düsseldorf.