The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people born in 1940

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee (1940 - 1973)

American actor and martial artist
John Lennon

John Lennon (1940 - 1980)

English singer and songwriter
Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris (81)

American actor and martial artist
Al Pacino

Al Pacino (81)

American actor
Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim (81)

Mexican businessman, founded Grupo Carso
Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart (81)

English actor
Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen (81)

American actor

Pelé (81)

Brazilian football player
Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr (81)

English musician and the drummer of The Beatles
Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor (1940 - 2005)

American comedian and actor
Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)

American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch (81)

American actress
James Brolin

James Brolin (81)

American actor
John Gotti

John Gotti (1940 - 2002)

American mobster
Tom Jones

Tom Jones (81)

British singer
Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon (81)

Irish-English actor
John Hurt

John Hurt (1940 - 2017)

English Actor
Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson (81)

American singer-songwriter and producer
James Caan

James Caan (81)

America actor
Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra (81)

American singer and actress
Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam (81)

British filmmaker and comedian
Bob Knight

Bob Knight (81)

American basketball coach
Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard (81)

British singer and musician
Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus (81)

American golfer
Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek (1940 - 2020)

Canadian-American TV personality
Levon Helm

Levon Helm (1940 - 2012)

American musician and actor
Katharine Ross

Katharine Ross (81)

American actress
Julie Christie

Julie Christie (81)

British actress
Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer (81)

British author
Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon (81)

American actor and singer
Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson (1940 - 1985)

American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph (1940 - 1994)

American runner
Linda Gray

Linda Gray (81)

American actress
Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock (81)

American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer
Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma (81)

American director
Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus (81)

Bangladeshi economist
George A. Romero

George A. Romero (1940 - 2017)

American director and producer
Margrethe II of Denmark

Margrethe II of Denmark (81)

Queen of Denmark
Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder (81)

Italian composer
Jill St. John

Jill St. John (81)

American actress
Chuck Close

Chuck Close (1940 - 2021)

American painter and photographer
Lance Henriksen

Lance Henriksen (81)

American actor and painter
David Koch

David Koch (1940 - 2019)

American businessman and politician
James Brady

James Brady (1940 - 2014)

American activist, 15th White House Press Secretary
Raúl Juliá

Raúl Juliá (1940 - 1994)

Puerto Rican actor
Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar (80)

Indian politician
Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy (81)

American politician
Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi (81)

American politician
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai (1940 - 2011)

Kenyan environmental and political activist
Pauline Collins

Pauline Collins (81)

English actress
J. M. Coetzee

J. M. Coetzee (81)

South African author