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List of famous people born in 1961, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1961 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 1961. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1961, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1961 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1961
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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The first African American to assume the presidency, he was previously the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008. He served in the ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Area code 808, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands, United States of America, United States, + more

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Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1961
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Ann Hart Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events. Coulter rose to prominence in the 1990s as an outspoken critic of the Clinton ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1961
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Dennis Keith Rodman is a retired American professional basketball player, who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was nicknamed "The Worm" and was known for ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America

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Boy George is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1961
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Boy George is a British singer-songwriter, who was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s to the early 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. His 1990s and 2000s-era solo music has glam ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Bexley, London, United Kingdom

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