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The Most Famous Person the Same Age as You

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Many millions of people were born the same year as you, including some who went on to fame and fortune as actors, musicians, sports stars, or — a more recent phenomenon, applicable only if you’re young — stars on such social media platforms as YouTube and TikTok. (Click here to learn how many people were born the year you were born.)

Canvassing a list of celebrity birthdays dating back to 1930 reveals that even some of the eldest are still very much active in their professions. For instance, 91-year-old Clint Eastwood is still directing movies. And 88-year-old Willie Nelson still gets on his famous tour bus to sing and play around the country. Check this list of musicians with legendarily long careers.

The definition of what constitutes a celebrity changes over time, of course. In the past, it was mostly entertainment and sports personalities who reached the pinnacle of fame. Today, social media has christened a new category of celebrities. The 11-year-old dancer and lip-syncher known only as Txunamy has more than two million followers on TikTok and twice that on Instagram. Dancer Heaven King, also 11, is a YouTube star.  

Click here to see the most famous person born the same year you were

They’re included 24/7 Tempo’s list of the most famous people born every year between 1930 and 2010. So are basketball greats, formidable professional wrestlers, and past presidents (and one current one) — as well as actors, actresses, and singers galore.

To identify the most famous person born every year between 1930 and 2010, 24/7 Tempo reviewed celebrity birthdays for each year on FamousBirthdays. The site ranks celebrities in the order of each one ’s popularity for his or her age. For the years 1930 through 1995, we also consulted YouGovAmerica’s rankings of the most famous people in the country for Q1 of 2021, defined by the percentage of people polled who have heard of each person, and chose only those scoring 75% or more. YouGovAmerica ranks very few younger celebrities and almost no social media personalities, so from 1996 through 2010, we relied solely on Famous Birthdays. Only celebrities born in the U.S. appear on the list. All were still living as of June 18, 2021.

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1930: Clint Eastwood
> Birthday: May 31
> Birthplace: San Francisco, California
> Known as: Actor/director

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1931: James Earl Jones
> Birthday: Jan. 17
> Birthplace: Arkabutla, Mississippi
> Known as: Actor

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1932: Loretta Lynn
> Birthday: April 14
> Birthplace: Butcher Hollow, Kentucky
> Known as: Singer, songwriter

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1933: Willie Nelson
> Birthday: April 29
> Birthplace: Abbott, Texas
> Known as: Singer, songwriter, actor

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1934: Shirley MacLaine
> Birthday: April 24
> Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia
> Known as: Actress

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1935: Woody Allen
> Birthday: Dec. 1
> Birthplace: The Bronx, New York
> Known as: Director, writer, actor

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1936: Robert Redford
> Birthday: Aug. 18
> Birthplace: Santa Monica, California
> Known as: Actor, director

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1937: Morgan Freeman
> Birthday: June 1
> Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee
> Known as: Actor, director

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1938: Christopher Lloyd
> Birthday: Oct. 22
> Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut
> Known as: Actor

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1939: Tina Turner
> Birthday: Nov. 26
> Birthplace: Brownsville, Tennessee
> Known as: Singer, songwriter

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1940: Chuck Norris
> Birthday: March 10
> Birthplace: Ryan, Oklahoma
> Known as: Actor, martial artist

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1941: Bernie Sanders
> Birthday: Sept. 8
> Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
> Known as: U.S. Senator

1942: Joe Biden
> Birthday: Nov. 20
> Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania
> Known as: 46th President of the United States

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1943: Robert De Niro
> Birthday: Aug. 17
> Birthplace: New York, New York
> Known as: Actor, producer

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1944: Danny DeVito
> Birthday: Nov. 17
> Birthplace: Neptune Township, New Jersey
> Known as: Actor

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1945: Tom Selleck
> Birthday: Jan. 29
> Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
> Known as: Actor, producer

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1946: Donald Trump
> Birthday: June 14
> Birthplace: Queens, New York
> Known as: 45th President of the United States

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1947: Hillary Clinton
> Birthday: Oct. 26
> Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
> Known as: Former U.S. Senator and First Lady and Secretary of State of the United States

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1948: Samuel L. Jackson
> Birthday: Dec. 21
> Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
> Known as: Actor, producer

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1949: Caitlyn Jenner
> Birthday: Oct. 28
> Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York
> Known as: Media personality, retired Olympic athlete

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1950: Dr. Phil (McGraw)
> Birthday: Sept. 1
> Birthplace: Vinita, Oklahoma
> Known as: Media personality

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1951: Mark Hamill
> Birthday: Sept. 25
> Birthplace: Oakland, California
> Known as: Actor

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1952: George Strait
> Birthday: May 18
> Birthplace: Poteet, Texas
> Known as: Singer, songwriter

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1953: Hulk Hogan
> Birthday: Aug. 11
> Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia
> Known as: Professional wrestler

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1954: Oprah Winfrey
> Birthday: Jan. 29
> Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi
> Known as: Media personality, actress, producer

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1955: Kris Jenner
> Birthday: Nov. 5
> Birthplace: San Diego, California
> Known as: Media personality, businesswoman

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1956: Tom Hanks
> Birthday: July 9
> Birthplace: Concord, California
> Known as: Actor, producer

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1957: Vanna White
> Birthday: Feb. 18
> Birthplace: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
> Known as: Media personality

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1958: Ellen DeGeneres
> Birthday: Jan. 26
> Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana
> Known as: Comedian, media personality

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1959: Magic Johnson
> Birthday: Aug. 14
> Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan
> Known as: Former professional basketball player and executive

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1960: RuPaul
> Birthday: Nov. 17
> Birthplace: San Diego, California
> Known as: Drag queen, actor, media personality

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1961: Barack Obama
> Birthday: Aug. 4
> Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
> Known as: 44th President of the United States

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1962: Tom Cruise
> Birthday: July 3
> Birthplace: Syracuse, New York
> Known as: Actor

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1963: Michael Jordan
> Birthday: Feb. 17
> Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
> Known as: Former professional basketball player, businessman

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1964: Michelle Obama
> Birthday: Jan. 17
> Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
> Known as: Former First Lady of the United States, author

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1965: Robert Downey Jr.
> Birthday: April 4
> Birthplace: New York, New York
> Known as: Actor, producer

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1966: Adam Sandler
> Birthday: Sept. 9
> Birthplace: New York, New York
> Known as: Actor, producer

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1967: Matt LeBlanc
> Birthday: July 25
> Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts
> Known as: Actor

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1968: Will Smith
> Birthday: Sept. 25
> Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
> Known as: Actor, rapper

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1969: Jennifer Lopez
> Birthday: July 24
> Birthplace: New York, New York
> Known as: Actress, singer

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1970: Queen Latifah
> Birthday: March 18
> Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey
> Known as: Actress, singer, rapper

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1971: Snoop Dogg
> Birthday: Oct. 20
> Birthplace: Long Beach, California
> Known as: Rapper, singer, actor, media personality

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1972: Dwayne Johnson
> Birthday: May 2
> Birthplace: Hayward, California
> Known as: Actor, former professional wrestler

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1973: 48 years old: Neil Patrick Harris
> Birthday: June 15
> Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico
> Known as: Actor

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1974: Leonardo DiCaprio
> Birthday: Nov. 11
> Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
> Known as: Actor, producer

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1975: Angelina Jolie
> Birthday: June 4
> Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
> Known as: Actress, director

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1976: Blake Shelton
> Birthday: June 18
> Birthplace: Ada, Oklahoma
> Known as: Singer

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1977: John Cena
> Birthday: April 23
> Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts
> Known as: Professional wrestler, actor

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1978: Usher
> Birthday: Oct. 14
> Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
> Known as: Singer, songwriter

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1979: Kourtney Kardashian
> Birthday: April 18
> Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
> Known as: Media personality, model

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1980: Kim Kardashian
> Birthday: Oct. 21
> Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
> Known as: Media personality, businesswoman

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1981: Beyoncé
> Birthday: Sept. 4
> Birthplace: Houston, Texas
> Known as: Singer, actress

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1982: Lil Wayne
> Birthday: Sept. 27
> Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
> Known as: Rapper, singer

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1983: Carrie Underwood
> Birthday: March 10
> Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma
> Known as: Singer, songwriter

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1984: LeBron James
> Birthday: Dec. 30
> Birthplace: Akron, Ohio
> Known as: Professional basketball player

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1985: Bruno Mars
> Birthday: Oct. 8
> Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
> Known as: Singer, songwriter

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1986: Lady Gaga
> Birthday: March 28
> Birthplace: New York, New York
> Known as: Singer, songwriter, actress

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1987: Zac Efron
> Birthday: Oct. 18
> Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, California
> Known as: Actor

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1988: Emma Stone
> Birthday: Nov. 6
> Birthplace: Scottsdale, Arizona
> Known as: Actress

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1989: Taylor Swift
> Birthday: Dec. 13
> Birthplace: West Reading, Pennsylvania
> Known as: Singer, songwriter

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1990: Jennifer Lawrence
> Birthday: Dec. 2
> Birthplace: Indian Hills, Kentucky
> Known as: Actress

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1991: Emma Roberts
> Birthday: Feb. 10
> Birthplace: Rhinebeck, New York
> Known as: Actress

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1992: Selena Gomez
> Birthday: July 22
> Birthplace: Grand Prairie, Texas
> Known as: Singer

1993: Ariana Grande
> Birthday: June 26
> Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida
> Known as: Singer

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1994: Dakota Fanning
> Birthday: Feb. 23
> Birthplace: Conyers, Georgia
> Known as: Actress

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1995: Kendall Jenner
> Birthday: Nov. 3
> Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
> Known as: Model, media personality

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1996: Zendaya
> Birthday: Sept. 1
> Birthplace: Oakland, California
> Known as: Actress, singer

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1997: Kylie Jenner
> Birthday: Aug. 10
> Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
> Known as: Media personality, model

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1998: Brent Rivera
> Birthday: Jan. 9
> Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California
> Known as: Social media personality

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1999: Bryce Hall
> Birthday: Aug. 14
> Birthplace: Ellicott City, Maryland
> Known as: Social media personality

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2000: Addison Rae
> Birthday: Oct. 6
> Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana
> Known as: Social media personality

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2001: Billie Eilish
> Birthday: Dec. 18
> Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
> Known as: Singer, songwriter

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2002: Jacob Sartorius
> Birthday: Oct. 2
> Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma
> Known as: Social media personality, singer

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2003: JoJo Siwa
> Birthday: May 19
> Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
> Known as: Social media personality, dancer, singer

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2004: Charli D’Amelio
> Birthday: May 1
> Birthplace: Norwalk, Connecticut
> Known as: Social media personality, dancer

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2005: Brooklyn Queen
> Birthday: July 3
> Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
> Known as: Rapper

Source: Courtesy of Jentzen Ramirez

2006: Jentzen Ramirez
> Birthday: Aug. 8
> Birthplace: Austin, Texas
> Known as: Actor, social media personality

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2007: Piper Rockelle
> Birthday: Aug. 21
> Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
> Known as: Social media personality, actress, singer

Source: Courtesy of Coco Quinn

2008: Coco Quinn
> Birthday: June 7
> Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
> Known as: Social media personality, singer, dancer

Source: Courtesy of Txunamy Ortiz

2009: Txunamy
> Birthday: March 23
> Birthplace: California City, California
> Known as: Social media personality, actress

Source: Courtesy of Social Media Week

2010: Heaven King
> Birthday: Aug. 8
> Birthplace: Georgia (?)
> Known as: Social media personality, dancer

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