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#463 Seamus Heaney / Paul Sorvino – 13 April 1939

Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney (born 13 April 1939) is an Irish poet, writer and lecturer. He lives in Dublin. Regarded as an elder statesman of poetry, Heaney has received the T. S. Eliot Prize (2006) and the Nobel Prize in … Continue reading

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#413 Tina Turner / John Gummer – 26 November 1939

Tina Turner Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years. She has won numerous awards and her achievements in the rock music genre have earned her the … Continue reading

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#405 Brenda Vaccaro / Margaret Atwood – 18 November 1939

Brenda Vaccaro Brenda Buell Vaccaro (born November 18, 1939) is an American stage, television and film actress. The husky-voiced actress is a three-time Tony Award nominee, for Best Featured Actress in a Play (Cactus Flower), Best Actress in a Musical (Dow Jones), … Continue reading

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#385 Edward Holland, Jr. / Grace Slick – 30 October 1939

Edward Holland, Jr. Edward Holland, Jr. (born October 30, 1939, Detroit, Michigan, known during his recording career as Eddie Holland) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Although Holland was an early Motown artist who recorded minor hits, he started working behind the scenes due to stage fright. He … Continue reading

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#381 John Cleese / Robbie Brightwell – 27 October 1939

John Cleese John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and as a scriptwriter on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s he became a member … Continue reading

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#370 Mike Ditka / Lee Harvey Oswald – 18 October 1939

Mike Ditka Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. (born October 18, 1939), also known as “Iron Mike”, is a former American football NFL player, television commentator, and coach. Ditka coached the Chicago Bears for 11 years and New Orleans Saints for three years. Ditka and Tom Flores … Continue reading

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#296 Sir Trevor Mcdonald / Seán Brady, Primate of All Ireland – 16 August 1939

Trevor McDonald Sir Trevor McDonald OBE (born 16 August 1939) is a Trinidadian-born British newsreader and journalist. He is a news presenter with ITN, notable for having been the first black news reader in the UK. He has won more awards than any other British reporter. McDonald was knighted in 1999 … Continue reading

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#203 Jackie Stewart / Rachael Heyhoe-Flint / Diana Moran – 11 June 1939

Jackie Stewart Sir John Young Stewart, OBE (born 11 June 1939), better known as Jackie Stewart, and nicknamed The Flying Scot, is a Scottish former racing driver and team owner. He competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Drivers’ Championships. Rachael Heyhoe … Continue reading

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#132 Marty Wilde / Claudia Cardinale – 15 April 1939

Marty Wilde Marty Wilde (born Reginald Leonard Smith, 15 April 1939, Blackheath, South London) is an English singer and songwriter. He was among the first generation ofBritish pop stars to emulate American rock and roll, and is the father of pop singers Ricky Wilde, Kim Wilde and Roxanne Wilde. Claudia Cardinale … Continue reading

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#121 Francis Ford Coppola / Sir David Frost – 07 April 1939

Francis Ford Coppola Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is widely acclaimed as one of Hollywood’s most influential film directors. One of America’s most celebrated filmmakers, he epitomized the group of … Continue reading

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#96 Ron Atkinson / Kenny Lynch – 18 March 1939

Ron Atkinson Ronald Ernest Atkinson, (born 18 March 1939) commonly known as “Big Ron” and (earlier in his managerial career) “Bojangles” is an English former football player and manager. In recent years he has become one of Britain’s best-known football pundits. Kenny Lynch Kenny Lynch, OBE (born 18 … Continue reading

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