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Celebrities Born On New Year's Eve

Updated February 21, 2018 7.5k views123 items

Here are all the famous people who were born on December 31 AKA New Year's Eve. Featuring actors, musicians, singers, athletes, politicians, models, and other celebrities born on New Year's Eve, this list includes living and dead celebs. Which famous people were born on December 31?

It will surprise you how many celebrities have been born on NYE. Actors who have December 31 birthdays include Anthony Hopkins and Val Kilmer, while singers born on December 31 include Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers and Psy. Other celebrities who were born on New Year's Eve include Gabby Douglas, Ben Kingsley, John Denver, Sandra Itzel, and Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight. 

Click through the list below to see all the celebrities born on December 31. 

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  • Anthony Hopkins
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    Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated three additional times. Hopkins has also won three BAFTAs, two Emmys, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and in 2008, he received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: Margam, United Kingdom
    • Born: 1937-12-31

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  • Val Edward Kilmer (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. Originally a stage actor, Kilmer became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret! (1984) and Real Genius (1985), as well as the military action film Top Gun (1986), the fantasy film Willow (1988), and the western Tombstone (1993). Some of his other notable film roles include Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991), armed robber Chris Shiherlis in Heat (1995), Bruce Wayne / Batman in Batman Forever (1995), Simon Templar in The Saint (1997), and Moses in The Prince of Egypt (1998).... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Born: 1959-12-31

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  • Donna Summer
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    LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name based on her married name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter and actress. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer was the first artist in history to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the United States Billboard 200 chart and charted four number-one singles in the US within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 130 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She also charted two number-one singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the US and a... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1948-2012)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Born: 1948-12-31

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  • John Denver
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    Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, activist, and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. Starting in the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was one of America's best-selling performers, and AllMusic has described Denver as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era".Denver recorded... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 54 (1943-1997)
    • Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States of America
    • Born: 1943-12-31