Famous People Born in 1961

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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 Illinois State Senate from 1997 until 2004. Obama was born in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, two years after the territory was admitted to the Union as the 50th state. Raised largely in Hawaii, Obama also spent one year of his childhood in Washington State and four years in Indonesia. After graduating from Columbia University in New York City in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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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 administration. Her first book concerned the Bill Clinton impeachment, and sprang from her experience writing legal briefs for Paula Jones's attorneys, as well as columns she wrote about the cases. Coulter has described herself as a polemicist who likes to "stir up the pot", and does not "pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do", drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

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 his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities. Rodman played at the small forward position in his early years before becoming a power forward. He earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award twice. He also led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA championships. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

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 influences, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. During the 1980s, Boy George was the lead singer of the Grammy and Brit Award winning pop band Culture Club where he became known for his soulful voice and androgynous appearance. He also founded and was lead singer of Jesus Loves You during the period 1989–1992. Being involved in many activities, he has released fewer music recordings in the last decade. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Bexley, London, United Kingdom

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