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#647 – Dobie Gray / Mary Jo Kopechne – 26 July 1940

Dobie Gray Dobie Gray (born Lawrence Darrow Brown on July 26, 1940 – December 6, 2011) was an American singer and songwriter, whose musical career spanned soul, country, pop, and musical theater. His hit records included “The ‘In’ Crowd” in 1965 … Continue reading

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#616 Linda Gray / Patrick Mower – 12 September 1940

Linda Gray Linda Ann Gray (born September 12, 1940) is an American film, stage and television actress, director, producer and former model. Gray is best known for her role as Sue Ellen Ewing on the long-running drama series Dallas, for which she was nominated for two Golden … Continue reading

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#613 Adam Faith / Stuart Sutcliffe – 23 June 1940

Adam Faith Terence “Terry” Nelhams-Wright, known as Adam Faith (23 June 1940 – 8 March 2003), was a British teen idol, singer, actor, and financial journalist. He was one of the most charted acts of the 1960s. He became the first UK artist to lodge his initial seven hits in the Top 5. He … Continue reading

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#426 Stan Boardman / Walter Kershaw – 07 December 1940

Stan Boardman Stan Boardman (born 7 December 1940) is an English comedian. He came to fame in the 1970s, breaking into television on Opportunity Knocks and The Comedians. Walter Kershaw Walter Kershaw, born 7 December 1940, Rochdale, is an artist in oils and watercolours … Continue reading

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#414 Bruce Lee / John Alderton – 27 November 1940

Bruce Lee Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators and other … Continue reading

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#409 Terry Gilliam / Roy Thomas – 22 November 1940

Terry Gilliam Terrence Vance “Terry” Gilliam (born 22 November 1940) is a screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Gilliam is also known for directing several films, including Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen … Continue reading

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#374 Manfred Mann / Geoff Boycott – 21 October 1940

Manfred Mann Manfred Mann (born Manfred Sepse Lubowitz, 21 October 1940, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa) is a keyboard player best known as a founding member and namesake of Manfred Mann and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. Geoffrey Boycott Geoffrey Boycott OBE (born 21 October 1940) is a former Yorkshire and England … Continue reading

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#365 Cliff Richard / Christopher Timothy – 14 October 1940

Cliff Richard Sir Cliff Richard, OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb; 14 October 1940) is an English pop star, musician, performer, actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who has sold over 260 million records worldwide. Famous for his collaboration with the Shadows and his second place … Continue reading

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#300 Jill St. John / Johnny Nash / Roger Cook – 19 August 1940

Jill St. John Jill St. John (born Jill Arlyn Oppenheim; August 19, 1940) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Tiffany Case, the lead Bond girl in Diamonds Are Forever. Johnny Nash John “Johnny” Lester Nash, Jr. (born August … Continue reading

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#286 Sid Waddell / Bobby Hatfield – 10 August 1940

Sid Waddell Sid Waddell (10 August 1940 – 11 August 2012) was a British born sports commentator , television personality, author and TV producer. Waddell wrote children’s television series, Jossy’s Giants in 1986 for the BBC. He is most well known for commentating on televised Professional … Continue reading

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#199 Carole Ann Ford / Nancy Sinatra – 08 June 1940

Carole Ann Ford Carole Ann Ford (born 8 June 1940) is a British actress best known for her role as Susan Foreman, the granddaughter and original companion of the First Doctor in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. She also appeared in the 1962 … Continue reading

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#196 Tom Jones / Ronald Pickup – 07 June 1940

Tom Jones Sir Thomas John Woodward, OBE (born 7 June 1940), known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. Jones is particularly noted for his powerful voice.Since the mid 1960s, Jones has sung many styles of popular music – pop, … Continue reading

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#161 Ricky Nelson / Toni Tennille / Peter Benchley – 08 May 1940

Ricky Nelson Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985), better known as Ricky Nelson or Rick Nelson, was an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and actor. He placed fifty-three songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1957 and 1973, including nineteen top-ten hits, and … Continue reading

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#134 Billy Fury / John McCririck – 17 April 1940

Billy Fury Billy Fury, born Ronald William Wycherley (17 April 1940 – 28 January 1983), was an internationally successful English pop singer from the late 1950s to the early 1960s, and remained an active songwriter until the 1980s. John McCririck John McCririck (born … Continue reading

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#114 Penelope Keith / Mike Hailwood – 02 April 1940

Penelope Keith Penelope Anne Constance Keith, CBE, DL (née Hatfield; born 2 April 1940) is an English actor. Having started her television career in the 1950s, Penelope Keith became a household name in the United Kingdom in the 1970s when she played Margo Leadbetter in the sitcom … Continue reading

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#49 J. M. Coetzee / Brian Bennett – 9 February 1940

J. M. Coetzee John Maxwell Coetzee (born 9 February 1940) is an author and academic from South Africa. He is now an Australian citizen and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. A novelist and literary critic as well as a translator, Coetzee has won the Booker Prize twice … Continue reading

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