Famous People Born in 1961
Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1961 -
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Director / 1961 -
Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy began doing stand-up as a teenager. He became a popular Saturday Night Live cast member and starred in several box-office hits.
Children's Activist, Princess / 1961 - 1997
Princess Diana was Princess of Wales while married to Prince Charles. One of the most adored members of the British royal family, she died in a 1997 car crash.
Activist, Film Actor, Television Actor / 1961 -
People's sexiest man alive George Clooney is an Oscar-winning actor best known for playing Dr. Doug Ross on TV's ER and Danny Ocean in the Ocean's Eleven films.
Michael J. Fox
Film Actor, Television Actor / 1961 -
Michael J. Fox first achieved stardom as Alex P. Keaton on the popular sitcom Family Ties and went on to have great success as a film and television actor, appearing in such films as Back to the Future and Teen Wolf, and on TV series like Spin City.
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