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#646 Peggy Fleming / Betty Thomas – 27 July 1948

Peggy Fleming Peggy Gail Fleming (born July 27, 1948) is an American figure skater. She is the 1968 Olympic Champion in Ladies’ singles and a three-time World Champion (1966–1968). Fleming has been a television commentator on figure skating for over 20 … Continue reading

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#628 Judy Geeson / Margaret Trudeau – 10 September 1948

Judy Geeson Judith Amanda “Judy” Geeson (born 10 September 1948) is an English actress. Geeson’s first major film appearances came in 1967 with To Sir, with Love (alongside Sidney Poitier and pop singer Lulu), and the comedy Here We Go … Continue reading

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#573 Julie Nixon Eisenhower / William Hootkins – 05 July 1948

Julie Nixon Eisenhower Julie Nixon Eisenhower (born July 5, 1948) is the younger daughter of 37th U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, and sister to Patricia Nixon Cox. While her father served as President of the United States, she wrote several books and … Continue reading

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#559 Grace Jones / Chris Chittell – 19 May 1948

Grace Jones Grace Jones (born May 19, 1948) is a Jamaican singer, model and actress. Jones started out as a model and became a muse to Andy Warhol.  She has recorded ten studio albums and appeared in several films including the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a … Continue reading

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#436 Lillian Board / Andy Peebles – 13 December 1948

Lillian Board Lillian Barbara Board, MBE (13 December 1948 – 26 December 1970) was an athlete from Great Britain, who won the silver medal in the 400 metres at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and two gold medals at the 1969 European Championships in Athletics … Continue reading

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#369 George Wendt / Margot Kidder – 17 October 1948

George Wendt George Robert Wendt (October 17, 1948) is an American actor, best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the television show Cheers. Margot Kidder Margaret Ruth “Margot” Kidder (born October 17, 1948) is a Canadian actress, best known for playing Lois Lane in … Continue reading

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#306 Jean Michel Jarre / Alexander McCall Smith – 24 August 1948

Jean Michel Jarre Jean-Michel André Jarre (born 24 August 1948) is a French composer, performer and music producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, synthpop, ambient and New Age genres, and known as an organiser of outdoor spectacles of his music featuring lights, laser displays, and fireworks. His first mainstream … Continue reading

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#274 Andy Fairweather Low / Snoo Wilson – 02 August 1948

Andy Fairweather Low Andrew Fairweather Low (born 2 August 1948, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Wales) is a Welsh guitarist, songwriter and vocalist. He was a founding member of 1960s British pop band, Amen Corner. They had four successive Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, including the #1 single “(If Paradise Is) … Continue reading

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#259 Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) / Garry Trudeau – 21 July 1948

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948 in Marylebone, London, England), originally and commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is an English musician. He is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist, and prominent convert to Islam. His early 1970s record albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and … Continue reading

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#225 Kathy Bates / Deborah Moggach – 28 June 1948

Kathy Bates Kathleen Doyle “Kathy” Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director. After several small roles in film and television, Bates rose to prominence with her performance in Misery (1990), for which she won both the Academy Award for Best Actress and … Continue reading

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#112 Jimmy Cliff / J.J. Williams – 01 April 1948

Jimmy Cliff The Honourable Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers; 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican ska and reggae singer, musician, and actor. He is the only currently living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government … Continue reading

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#110 Al Gore / Rhea Perlman – 31 March 1948

Al Gore Albert Arnold “Al” Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. He was the Democratic Party nominee for President in the 2000 U.S. presidential election. Gore … Continue reading

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#90 James Taylor / Virginia Bottomley – 12 March 1948

James Taylor James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Carrboro, North Carolina. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Virginia Bottomley Virginia Bottomley, Baroness … Continue reading

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#80 Elaine Paige / Eddy Grant – 05 March 1948

Elaine Paige Elaine Paige OBE (née Bickerstaff; born 5 March 1948) is an English singer and actress best known for her work in musical theatre. Raised in Barnet, North London, Paige attended the Aida Foster stage school and made her first professional appearance on stage … Continue reading

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#79 James Ellroy / Shakin’ Stevens – 04 March 1948

James Ellroy James Ellroy (born March 4, 1948) is an American crime writer and essayist. Ellroy has become known for a so-called “telegraphic” prose style of his most recent work, wherein he frequently omits connecting words and uses only short, staccato sentences and, in particular … Continue reading

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#72 Mike Figgis / Bernadette Peters, – 28 February 1948

Mike Figgis Michael “Mike” Figgis (born 28 February 1948) is an English film director, writer, and composer. Leaving Las Vegas earned Figgis Academy Award nominations for Best Directing and Best Screenplay, creating star turns for Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue. Bernadette Peters Bernadette Peters (born Bernadette Lazzara on February 28, … Continue reading

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#43 Alice Cooper / Frank Wills – 4 February 1948

Alice Cooper Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans more than four decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors and baby dolls, Cooper has … Continue reading

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#19 John Carpenter / Cliff Thorburn – 16 January 1948

John Carpenter John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor, composer, and occasional actor. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, his name is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction. Films: The Thing , The Fog , Halloween … Continue reading

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#14 Brendan Foster / Anthony Andrews – 12 January 1948

Brendan Foster Brendan Foster CBE (born 12 January 1948 in Hebburn, now Tyne and Wear, (County Durham at the time), England) is a British former distance runner, entrepreneur and the founder of the Great North Run. Anthony Andrews Anthony Andrews (born 12 January 1948 in London) … Continue reading

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