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List of famous people born in 1918, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1918 is loosely ordered by popularity, so the most well-known people are at the top. All sorts of men and women are featured on this list, including actors, singers, musicians and athletes born in 1918. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1918, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1918 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1918
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William Franklin Graham Jr. (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018) was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him "among the most influential Christian leaders" of the 20th century.As a preacher, he held large indoor and outdoor rallies with sermons that were broadcast on radio and television; some were still being re-broadcast into the 21st century. In his six decades on television, Graham hosted annual "Crusades", evangelistic campaigns that ran from 1947 until his retirement in 2005. He also hosted the radio show Hour of Decision ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 100

Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America

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Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1918
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Elizabeth Anne Ford (née Bloomer; April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011) was the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977, as the wife of President Gerald Ford. As First Lady, she was active in social policy and set a precedent as a politically active presidential spouse. Ford also served as the Second Lady of the United States from 1973 to 1974. Throughout her husband's term in office, she maintained high approval ratings despite opposition from some conservative Republicans who objected to her more moderate and liberal positions on social issues. Ford was noted for raising breast cancer awareness following her 1974 mastectomy. In addition, she was a passionate supporter of the Equal Rights ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 93 (1918-2011)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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George Lincoln Rockwell ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1918
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George Lincoln Rockwell (March 9, 1918 – August 25, 1967) was an American politician and neo-Nazi. In 1959, he was discharged from the United States Navy because of his political views and founded the American Nazi Party. Rockwell denied The Holocaust and believed that Martin Luther King Jr. was a tool for Jewish Communists wanting to rule the white community. He blamed the civil rights movement on the Jews. He regarded Hitler as "the White savior of the twentieth century". He regarded blacks as a "primitive, lethargic race who desired only simple pleasures and a life of irresponsibility" and supported the resettlement of all American Negroes in a new African state to be funded by the U.S. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 49 (1918-1967)

Birthplace: Bloomington, Illinois, United States of America

Howard Cosell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1918
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Howard William Cosell (; né Cohen; March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist and author, who was prominent and influential on radio, television and print media from the early 1960s into the mid 1980s. He was also an actor who played minor roles in several TV programs and movies. Cosell was widely known for his blustery, confident personality. Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. There's no question that I'm all of those things." In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times described Cosell's effect on American sports coverage: "He entered sports broadcasting in the mid-1950s, when the predominant style was ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 77 (1918-1995)

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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