Sir David Attenborough (May 8th 1926)1926
Sir David Attenborough is an English broadcaster, biologist, natural historian and author. He's best known for writing and presenting in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection, and a comprehensive survey of fauna and flora on Earth. He's considered a national treasure in the UK.
Luc Besson (March 18th 1959)1959
Luc Besson is a French film director, screenwriter and producer. He won Best Director and Best French Director for his sci-fi action film The Fifth Element. As writer, director, or producer, Besson has been involved in the creation of more than 50 films.
Zinedine Zidane (June 23rd 1972)1972
Zinedine Zidane, popularly known as Zizou, is a French professional football manager and former attacking midfielder. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Zidane was a playmaker renowned for his elegance, vision, passing, ball control and technique. He was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003.
Catherine Deneuve (October 22nd 1943)1943
Catherine Deneuve, born Catherine Dorléac, is a French actress as well as an occasional singer, model, and producer. She's considered one of the greatest European actresses. A 14-time César Award nominee, she won the award for her performances in Truffaut's The Last Metro for which she also won the David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress.
David Guetta (November 7th 1967)1967
David Guetta is a French DJ, record producer and songwriter. He has amassed over 50 million record sales globally, with more than 10 billion streams. In 2011, 2020 and 2021, Guetta was voted the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. In 2013, Billboard crowned 'When Love Takes Over' as the number one dance-pop collaboration of all time.
Sir Paul McCartney (June 18th 1942)1942
Paul McCartney is an English singer, songwriter and musician who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist, co-songwriter and bassist for the Beatles. His honours include two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an Academy Award, 18 Grammy Awards, an appointment as a Member of the Order of the British Empire and a knighthood for services to music.
Sir Mick Jagger (July 26th 1943)1943
Mick Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer who has achieved international fame as the lead vocalist and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones. Jagger's career has spanned over six decades, and he has been described as "one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock and roll".
Sir Elton John (March 25th 1947)1947
Elton John, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, is an English singer, pianist and composer. Commonly nicknamed the "Rocket Man" after his 1972 hit single of the same name, he had led a successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s having released 31 albums since 1969. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to music and charitable services.
Dame Judi Dench (December 9th 1934)1934
Judi Dench is an English actress. Regarded as one of Britain's best actresses, she is an eight-time Academy Award nominee. Dench won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love. She is also the recipient of several honorary awards.
Dame Maggie Smith (December 28th 1934)1934
Maggie Smith is an English actress. With an extensive career on screen and stage beginning in the mid-1950s, Smith has appeared in over 60 films and 70 plays. She is one of the few artists to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting" having received the highest achievement for film, television and theatre.
Sir Patrick Stewart (July 13th 1940)1940
Sir Patrick Stewart is an English actor who has a career spanning six decades in various stage productions, television, film and video games. He has been nominated for Olivier, Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Saturn Awards. In 2010, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama.
Sir Ian McKellen (May 25th 1939)1939
Sir Ian McKellen is an English actor. His career spans seven decades having performed in genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He has received numerous awards including seven Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Barack Obama (August 4th 1961)1961
Barack Obama is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States.
Sir Billy Connolly (November 24th 1942)1942
Billy Connolly is a Scottish actor, retired comedian, artist, writer, musician, and presenter. He is sometimes known, especially in his homeland, by the Scots nickname the Big Yin ("the Big One").
Malala Yousafzai (July 12th 1997)1997
Malala Yousafza is a Pakistani activist for female education and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. On 9 October 2012, after taking an exam, Yousafzai and two other girls were shot by a Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan gunman in an assassination attempt in retaliation for her activism. After her recovery, she became a prominent activist for the right to education.
Kamala Harris (October 20th 1964)1964
Kamala Harris is an American politician and attorney who is the 49th and current vice president of the United States. She is the first female vice president and the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, as well as the first African American and first Asian American vice president.
Serena Williams (September 26th 1981)1981
Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player. She has been ranked singles world No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for 319 weeks, including a joint-record 186 consecutive weeks, and finished as the year-end No. 1 five times.
Sir Mo Farah (March 23rd 1984)1984
Mo Farah is a Somali-born British long-distance runner and the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history. His ten global championship gold medals (four Olympic and six World titles) also makes him the most successful male track distance runner globally in history.
Tiger Woods (December 30th 1975)1975
Tiger Woods, born Eldrick Tont Woods, is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins, ranks second in men's major championships, and holds numerous golf records. Woods is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time and one of the most famous athletes in history. He is an inductee of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Roger Federer (August 8th 1981)1981
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player. He has been ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 310 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks, and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. He has won 103 ATP singles titles, including 20 Grand Slam titles and 8 men's singles Wimbledon titles.
Michael Johnson (September 13th 1967)1967
Michael Johnson is an American retired sprinter who won four Olympic gold medals and 8 World Championships gold medals in the span of his career. He formerly held the world and Olympic records in the 200 m and 400 m, as well as the world record in the indoor 400 m. He also once held the world's best time in the 300 m.
Martina Navratilova (October 18th 1956)1956
Martina Navratilova is a Czechoslovakian and American former professional tennis player and coach. Widely considered among the greatest tennis players of all time, Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 major women's doubles titles, and 10 major mixed doubles titles for a combined total of 59 major titles.
Daley Thompson (July 30th 1958)1958
Daley Thompson, born Francis Morgan Ayodélé Thompson, is a British former decathlete. He won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and broke the world record for the event four times. He was unbeaten in competition for nine years.
Steve Ovett (October 9th 1955)1955
Steve Ovett is a retired British track athlete. A middle-distance runner, he was the gold medalist in the 800 m at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, and set 5 world records for 1500 m and the mile run and a world record at two miles. He won 45 consecutive 1500 and mile races from 1977 to 1980.
Wayne Gretzky (January 26th 1921)1921
Wayne Gretzky is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "the Great One", he has been called the greatest hockey player ever by many sportswriters, players, the NHL itself, and by The Hockey News.
Sebastian Coe (September 29th 1956)1956
Sebastian Coe is a British politician and former track and field athlete. Coe won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984. He headed the successful London bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics and became chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.
Cathy Freeman (February 16th 1973)1973
Cathy Freeman is an Australian former sprinter who specialized in the 400 m event. Freeman was the first Australian Indigenous person to become a Commonwealth Games gold medalist at age 16. At the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada, Freeman won gold in both the 200 m and 400 m.
Bill Gates (October 28th 1955)1955
Bill Gates is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist. He is a co-founder of Microsoft. Later in his career Gates has pursued many business and philanthropic endeavors.
Aung San Suu Kyi (June 19th 1945)1945
Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who served as State Counsellor of Myanmar and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2021. She has served as the chairperson of the National League for Democracy since 2011.
Keith Richards (December 18th 1943)1943
Keith Richards is an English musician, singer, and songwriter who has achieved international fame as the co-founder, guitarist, secondary vocalist, and co-principal songwriter of the Rolling Stones. In 1989, Richards was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004, into the UK Music Hall of Fame with the Rolling Stones.
Ringo Starr (July 7th 1940)1940
Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who achieved international fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He was inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a Beatle in 1988 and as a solo artist in 2015, and appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to music.
Eric Idle (March 29th 1943)1943
Eric Idle is a former member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python and the parody rock band The Rutles, and is the writer of the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical Spamalot (based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail).
John Cleese (October 27th 1939)1939
John Cleese is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Emerging from the Cambridge Footlights in the 60s, he first achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Sir Michael Palin (May 5th 1943)1943
Michael Palin is an English actor, comedian, writer, television presenter, and public speaker. Since 1980, he has made a number of travel documentaries. Palin was made a BAFTA fellow, the highest honour conferred by the organisation, has been awarded a CBE for services to television and received a knighthood for services to travel, culture and geography.
Bob Dylan (May 24th 1941)1941
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter. Often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture during a career spanning more than 60 years. He has sold more than 125 million records, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.
Dolly Parton (January 19th 1946)1946
Dolly Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and businesswoman, known primarily for her work in country music. She has won 11 Grammy Awards and 50 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award.
Richard Dawkins (March 26th 1941)1941
Richard Dawkins is a British evolutionary biologist and author. He came to prominence with his book The Selfish Gene which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution. His book The Extended Phenotype introduced the concept that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily limited to an organism's body, but can stretch far into the environment.
King Charles (November 14th 1948)1948
King Charles III is the King of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. He is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. He was the oldest and the longest-serving heir apparent in British history. He was also the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held the title since July 1958.
Sir Tom Jones (June 7th 1940)1940
Sir Tom Jones, Thomas Jones Woodward, is a Welsh singer. He has sold over 100 million records, with 36 Top 40 hits in the UK and 19 in the US including 'It's Not Unusual', 'What's New Pussycat?' and the theme song for the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to music in 2005.
Liza Minnelli (March 12th 1946)1946
Liza Minnelli is an American actress, singer, dancer and choreographer and is among a rare group of performers awarded an Emmy, Grammy (Grammy Legend Award), Oscar, and Tony (EGOT). Minnelli is a Knight of the French Legion of Honour
Cyndi Lauper (June 22nd 1953)1953
Cyndi Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBTQ+ rights activist. She achieved success in the 1980s with her debut album She's So Unusual and became the first female solo artist to have four top-five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun', 'Time After Time', 'She Bop', and 'All Through the Night'.
Prince George (July 22nd 2013)2013
Prince George of Wales is the eldest child of William, Prince of Wales. He was born at St Mary's Hospital in London, and is second in the line of succession to the British throne.
Madonna (August 16th 1958)1958
Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is known as the "Queen of Pop". She has also been referred to as the "Material Girl" and has been praised for her business acumen. Madonna has been a controversial figure throughout her career and has been known for pushing the boundaries.
Robert De Niro (August 17th 1943)1943
Robert De Niro is an American actor and producer who has starred in over 100 films. He is best known for his roles in The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull, and Taxi Driver. De Niro has won two Academy Awards and been nominated for eight others.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet (September 3rd 1953)1953
Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a French film director, producer, and screenwriter known for his inventive visual style. He first gained international acclaim for directing The City of Lost Children (1995), a dark fantasy film which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Julio Iglesias (September 23rd 1943)1943
Julio Iglesias is a Spanish singer and songwriter who has sold over 300 million records worldwide. He is one of the best-selling Latin artists of all time and has won numerous awards, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Christopher Lloyd (October 22nd 1938)1938
Christopher Lloyd is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his roles as Jim Ignatowski on the television series Taxi, Dr. Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Uncle Fester in The Addams Family.
Francis Cabrel (November 23rd 1953)1953
Francis Cabrel (born 23 November 1953) is a French singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released a number of albums falling mostly within the realm of folk with occasional forays into other genres. Early in his career, Cabrel was the opening act for artists such as Marie Carmen.
Brad Pitt (December 18th 1963)1963
Brad Pitt is an American actor and producer. He has received multiple awards and nominations, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. He has appeared in a number of films including Thelma & Louise, A River Runs Through It, and Fight Club.
Mikhail Gorbachev (March 2nd 1931)1931
Mikhail Gorbachev is a Russian and former Soviet politician and the final leader of the Soviet Union. Widely considered one of the most significant figures of the second half of the 20th century, Gorbachev remains the subject of controversy. He is praised for his role in ending the Cold War and introducing new political freedoms in the Soviet Union.
Henry Kissinger (May 27th 1923)1923
Henry Kissinger is a German-born American politician, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant who served as United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Kissinger is both condemned as an alleged war criminal and venerated as a highly effective U.S. Secretary of State.
David Hockney (July 9th 1937)1937
David Hockney is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.
Buzz Aldrin (January 20th 1930)1930
Buzz Aldrin, born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr., is an American former astronaut, engineer and fighter pilot. He made three spacewalks as pilot of the 1966 Gemini 12 mission. He was also the Lunar Module Eagle pilot on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission where he and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first two people to land on the Moon.
Rupert Murdoch (March 11th 1931)1931
Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-born American media tycoon. He's the owner of News Corp which encompasses hundreds of local, national, and international publishing outlets around the world. With a net worth of over US$21 billion, Murdoch is the 31st richest person in the United States and the 71st richest in the world.
Tina Turner (November 26th 1939)1939
Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock, is an American-born Swiss singer and actress. Widely referred to as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll", she rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before launching a successful career as a solo performer. She's sold over 100 million records and received 12 Grammy Awards.
Princess Mary of Denmark (February 5th 1972)1972
Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, R.E. (born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson) is the wife of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark. Frederik is the heir apparent to the throne, which means that should he succeed, Mary will automatically become queen consort of Denmark.
Sting (October 2nd 1951)1951
Sting, born Gordon Sumner, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He was the frontman, songwriter and bassist for new wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1984. He launched a solo career in 1985. In 2003, Sting received a CBE from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for services to music.
Bo Derek (November 20th 1956)1956
Bo Derek, born Mary Collins, is an American actress and model. Now semi-retired, she makes occasional film, television, and documentary appearances.
Michael Schumacher (January 3rd 1969)1969
Michael Schumacher is a German former racing driver who competed in Formula One for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari, and Mercedes. Schumacher has a joint-record seven World Drivers' Championship titles. He suffered a severe brain injury in a skiing accident.
Elisabeth Badinter (March 5th 1944)1944
Élisabeth Badinter is a French philosopher, author and historian. She's best known for her philosophical treatises on feminism and women's role in society. Badinter is the largest shareholder of Publicis Groupe, a multinational advertising and public relations company, and the chairwoman of its supervisory board.
Robert Badinter (March 30th 1928)1928
Robert Badinter is a French lawyer, politician, and author who enacted the abolition of the death penalty in France in 1981. He has also served in high-level appointed positions with national and international bodies working for justice and the rule of law.
Alain Delon (November 8th 1936)1936
Alain Delon is a French actor and filmmaker. In 1985, he won the César Award for Best Actor for his performance in Notre histoire (1984). In 1991, he received France's Legion of Honour. At the 45th Berlin International Film Festival, he won the Honorary Golden Bear. At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, he received the Honorary Palme d'Or.
Enrico Macias (December 11th 1938)1938
Enrico Macias, born Gaston Ghrenassia, is an Algerian-French singer, songwriter and musician of Algerian Jewish descent. He was named Singer of Peace by UN Secretary, General Kurt Waldheim, in 1980 after he donated the proceeds of his single 'Malheur à celui qui blesse un enfant' to the Unicef .
Mireille Mathieu (July 22nd 1946)1946
Mirielle Mathieu is a French singer. She has recorded over 1200 songs in eleven languages, with more than 122 million records sold worldwide.
Brigitte Bardot (September 28th 1934)1934
Brigitte Bardot is a French animal rights activist and former actress, singer and model. Bardot is a member of the Global 500 Roll of Honour of the United Nations Environment Programme and has received awards from UNESCO and PETA. Los Angeles Times Magazine ranked her second on the "50 Most Beautiful Women In Film".
Bruce Springsteen (September 23rd 1949)1949
Bruce Springsteen is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He has released twenty studio albums, many of which feature his backing band the E Street Band. Springsteen was inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. He is ranked 23rd on Rolling Stone's list of the Greatest Artists of All Time.
Bono (May 10th 1960)1960
Bono, born Paul Hewson, is an Irish singer-songwriter, activist, and philanthropist. He is the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the rock band U2. As a member of U2, Bono has received 22 Grammy Awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Greta Thunberg (January 3rd 2003)2003
Great Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation. She received numerous honours and awards, including an honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and inclusion in Time's 100 most influential people.
Michael Jordan (February 17th 1963)1963
Michael Jordan is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. Jordan is also known for his product endorsements. He fueled the success of Nike's Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1984. In 2014, Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated at $1.6 billion.
Michelle Obama (January 17th 1964)1964
Michelle Obama is an American attorney and author who served as the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. She is the wife of former President Barack Obama. As first lady, Obama served as a role model for women and worked as an advocate for many causes.
Prince William (June 21st 1982)1982
Prince William, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, is a member of the British royal family. He is the elder son of King Charles III, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and is first in the line to the British throne. He is married to Catherine Middleton and has three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis of Cambridge.
Prince Harry (September 25th 1984)1984
Prince Harry, born Henry, is a member of the British royal family. He is the younger son of King Charles III, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne. Harry was made Duke of Sussex prior to his wedding to Meghan Markle.
Catherine Princess of Wales (January 9th 1982)1982
Catherine, Princess of Wales, also known as Kate Middleton, is a member of the British royal family. She is married to Prince William, Prince of Wales, heir apparent, making Catherine a likely future queen consort.
Camilla, Queen Consort (July 17th 1947)1947
Camilla, Queen Consort, is a member of the British royal family. Her husband is King Charles III.
Yoko Ono (February 18th 1933)1933
Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter and peace activist. Her work also encompasses performance art, which she performs in both English and Japanese. She became well known in 1969 when she married English singer John Lennon of the Beatles The couple used their honeymoon as a stage for public protests against the Vietnam War.
Liam Gallagher (September 21st 1972)1972
Liam Gallagher is an English singer and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as a solo artist. After leaving Oasis in 2009, he formed the rock band Beady Eye before releasing his debut solo album in 2017.
Michael Caine (March 14th 1933)1933
Sir Michael Caine, CBE is an English actor, producer, and author. He has appeared in more than 130 films and is one of Britain's most recognisable and prolific character actors. Caine was born in South London, the son of Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fishmonger.
Isabelle Huppert (March 16th 1953)1953
Isabelle Huppert is a French actress. She has appeared in more than 100 films and television productions since her debut in 1971. She is the most nominated actress for the César Award, with 16 nominations. She won the César Award for Best Actress in 1996 for La Cérémonie.
Tony Blair (May 6th 1953)1953
Tony Blair is a British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. A member of the Labour Party, Blair was elected as Prime Minister in following the Labour Party's landslide victory in the 1997 general election. He served as Leader of the Opposition from 1994 to 1997.
Pierce Brosnan (May 16th 1953)1953
Pierce Brosnan is an Irish actor, film producer, and activist. After leaving comprehensive school at age 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration, but soon began acting. He became known for his leading role as James Bond in the film series of the same name.
Johnny Depp (June 9th 1963)1963
Johnny Depp is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. He is known for his roles in Edward Scissorhands (1990), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Rango (2011), and Pirates of the Caribbean (2003).
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