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#565 Richard Beckinsale / Shelley Hack / Ben Shelly – 6 July 1947

Richard Beckinsale Richard Arthur Beckinsale (6 July 1947 – 19 March 1979) was an English actor, best known for his roles as Lennie Godber in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge and Alan Moore in the British sitcom Rising Damp. He was the father of actresses Samantha Beckinsale and Kate Beckinsale. Shelley Hack Shelley Marie … Continue reading

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#564 Salman Rushdie / Freddy Head – 19 June 1947

Salman Rushdie Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight’s Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981. His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the centre of a major controversy, provoking protests from Muslims in several countries, some … Continue reading

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#563 David Helfgott / Michael Cochrane – 19 May 1947

David Helfgott David Helfgott (born 19 May 1947) is an Australian concert pianist. He is as well known for having schizoaffective disorder as he is for his piano playing. Helfgott’s life inspired the Oscar-winning film Shine. Michael Cochrane Michael Dundonald Cochrane (born 19 May 1947) is an English actor who … Continue reading

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#537 Meredith Baxter / Michael Gross – 21 June 1947

Meredith Baxter Meredith Baxter (born June 21, 1947), also known for some years as Meredith Baxter-Birney, is an American actress and producer. She is known for her acting roles including three television series: Family (1976–1980), an ABC television-network drama, Family Ties (1982–1989), an NBC television-network situation comedy, and Dan Vs. (2011–present), a situation comedy on The Hub television-network. Michael Gross Michael Gross (born … Continue reading

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#533 Tom Scholz / Kim Campbell / Paul Condon – 10 March 1947

Tom Scholz Donald Thomas “Tom” Scholz (born March 10, 1947) is an American rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, inventor, and mechanical engineer, best known as the founder of the band Boston. He is also the inventor of the Rockman guitar amplifier. Kim Campbell Avril Phædra Douglas “Kim” Campbell, PC, CC, QC (born March 10, 1947) is … Continue reading

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#517 David Bowie / Terry Sylvester – 08 January 1947

David Bowie David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016) was an English musician, actor, record producer and arranger. A major figure for over four decades in the world of popular music, Bowie is widely regarded as … Continue reading

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#505 Peter Noone / Steve Hodson – 5 November 1947

Peter Noone Peter Noone (born Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone, 5 November 1947, Davyhulme, Manchester) is an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and actor, best known as “Herman” of the successful 1960s rock group Herman’s Hermits. Steve Hodson Steve Hodson (born Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, 5 November … Continue reading

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#454 Ted Danson / Cozy Powell – 29 December 1947

Ted Danson Edward Bridge “Ted” Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor best known for his role as central character Sam Malone in the sitcom Cheers, and his role as Dr. John Becker on the series Becker. Cozy Powell Colin … Continue reading

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#380 Hillary Clinton / Jaclyn Smith – 26 October 1947

Hillary Rodham Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. She was a United States Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of … Continue reading

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#349 Marc Bolan / Rula Lenska – 30 September 1947

Marc Bolan Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English singer-songwriter, guitarist and poet. He is best known for his work with British rock band T. Rex. His music, as well as his highly original sense of style and … Continue reading

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#345 Barbara Dickson / Meat Loaf – 27 September 1947

Barbara Dickson Barbara Ruth Dickson OBE (born Dunfermline, Fife, 27 September 1947) is a Scottish singer whose hits include “I Know Him So Well” and “January February”. She is also a two-time Olivier Award-winning actress with roles including Anita Braithwaite in TV’s Band of Gold and … Continue reading

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#323 Bruce Rioch / Jane Curtin – 06 September 1947

Bruce Rioch Bruce David Rioch (born 6 September 1947) is an English-born football manager and former player. He was manager of Aalborg BK in the Danish Superliga, until his sacking on 23 October 2008. Jane Curtin Jane Therese Curtin (born September 6, 1947) is … Continue reading

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#290 Maddy Prior / Danielle Steel – 14 August 1947

Maddy Prior Maddy Prior (born 14 August 1947, Blackpool, England) is an English folk singer, best known as the lead vocalist of Steeleye Span. Danielle Steel Danielle Fernande Dominique Schuelein-Steel (born August 14, 1947, New York City) better known as Danielle Steel, is an American romantic … Continue reading

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#262 David Essex / Larry Manetti – 23 July 1947

David Essex David Essex OBE (born David Albert Cook, 23 July 1947) is an English actor and singer. Since the 1970s, Essex has attained nineteen Top 40 singles in the UK (including two numbers ones), and sixteen Top 40 albums. His first notable acting role … Continue reading

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#221 Mick Fleetwood / Peter Weller – 24 June 1947

Mick Fleetwood Michael John Kells “Mick” Fleetwood (born 24 June 1947) is a British musician and actor best known for his role as the drummer and namesake of the blues/rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. His surname, combined with that of John McVie, was the … Continue reading

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#195 Robert Englund / David Blunkett – 06 June 1947

Robert Englund Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor and voice-actor, best known for playing the fictional serial killer Freddy Krueger, in The Nightmare On Elm Street film series. He received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting … Continue reading

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#190 Jonathan Pryce / Ronnie Wood / Ron Dennis / Jan Harvey– 01 June 1947

Jonathan Pryce Jonathan Pryce, CBE (born 1 June 1947) is a Welsh stage and film actor and singer. His work in theatre, including an award-winning performance in the title role of the Royal Court Theatre’s Hamlet, led to several supporting roles in film and television. He … Continue reading

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#139 Iggy Pop / Adrian Juste – 21 April 1947

Iggy Pop Iggy Pop (born James Newell “Jim” Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and occasional actor. He is considered an influential innovator of punk rock, hard rock, and other styles of rock music. Pop began calling himself “Iggy” after his first band in high school … Continue reading

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#127 Tom Clancy / David Letterman – 12 April 1947

Tom Clancy Thomas Leo “Tom” Clancy Jr. (born April 12, 1947) is an American author, best known for his technically detailed espionage, military science and techno thriller storylines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War, along with video games which he did … Continue reading

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#81 Dick Fosbury / Kiki Dee – 06 March 1947

Dick Fosbury Richard Douglas “Dick” Fosbury (born March 6, 1947) is a former track and field athlete who revolutionized the high jump event, using a back-first technique, now known as the Fosbury Flop. His method was to sprint diagonally towards the bar, then … Continue reading

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