List of Famous people who born in 1931

William Shatner

First Name William
Last Name Shatner
Born on March 22, 1931 (age 93)
Born in Canada, Quebec
Height 175 cm | 5'9

William Shatner is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer. In his seven decades of acting, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk, being a part of Star Trek, and life after Star Trek. Shatner has also co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe, and a series of science fiction novels called TekWar, that were adapted for television.

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Rita Moreno

Rosa Dolores Alverío Marcano
First Name Rita
Last Name Moreno
Born on December 11, 1931 (age 92)
Born in Puerto Rico
Height 157 cm | 5'2

Rita Moreno is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer, and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years; her notable acting work includes supporting roles in the musical films Singin' in the Rain (1952), The King and I (1956) and West Side Story (1961), as well as a 1971 to 1977 stint on the children's television series The Electric Company, and a supporting role as Sister Peter Marie Reimondo on the HBO series Oz from 1997 to 2003. Her other notable films include Popi (1969), Carnal Knowledge (1971), The Four Seasons (1981), I Like It Like That (1994) and the cult film Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). She voiced the titular role of Carmen Sandiego in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? from 1994 to 1999. For theater, she is best known for her role as Googie Gomez in The Ritz.

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Clarence Avant

First Name Clarence
Last Name Avant
Born on February 25, 1931 (age 93)

Clarence Alexander Avant is an American music executive, entrepreneur, and film producer, who also goes by the name of "The Black Godfather".

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Rupert Murdoch

First Name Rupert
Last Name Murdoch
Born on March 11, 1931 (age 93)
Born in Australia, Victoria

Keith Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-born American media mogul. Through his company News Corp, he is the owner of hundreds of local, national, and international publishing outlets around the world, including in the UK, in Australia, in the US, book publisher HarperCollins, and the television broadcasting channels Sky News Australia and Fox News. He was also the owner of Sky, 21st Century Fox, and the now-defunct News of the World.

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James Dean

James Byron Dean
First Name James
Last Name Dean
Born on February 8, 1931
Died on September 30, 1955 (aged 24)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955) and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant (1956).

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Mikhail Gorbachev

Михаил Сергеевич Горбачёв
First Name Mikhail
Last Name Gorbachev
Born on March 2, 1931
Died on August 30, 2022 (aged 91)

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is a Russian and former Soviet politician. The eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, he was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. He was also the country's head of state from 1988 until 1991, serving as the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1988 to 1989, chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 1989 to 1990, and president of the Soviet Union from 1990 to 1991. Ideologically, Gorbachev initially adhered to Marxism–Leninism, although he had moved towards social democracy by the early 1990s.

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James Earl Jones

First Name James
Last Name Jones
Born on January 17, 1931 (age 93)
Height 187 cm | 6'2

James Earl Jones is an American actor whose career spans more than seven decades. He has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors for his performances in film, theater and television, and "one of the greatest actors in American history".

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Syukuro Manabe

First Name Syukuro
Born on November 30, 0000 (age 2023)

Syukuro "Suki" Manabe is a meteorologist and climatologist who pioneered the use of computers to simulate global climate change and natural climate variations.

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Chun Doo-hwan

First Name Chun
Last Name Doo-hwan
Born on March 6, 1931
Died on November 23, 2021 (aged 90)

Chun Doo-hwan is a former South Korean politician and Republic of Korea Army General who served as the President of South Korea from 1980 to 1988. From December 1979 to September 1980, he was the country's de facto leader, ruling as an unelected military strongman with civilian president Choi Kyu-hah largely as a figurehead. Chun was sentenced to death in 1996 for his role in the Gwangju Massacre but was later pardoned by President Kim Young-sam, with the advice of then President-elect Kim Dae-jung, whom Chun's administration had sentenced to death some 20 years earlier.

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Klaus Hasselmann

First Name Klaus
Last Name Hasselmann
Born on October 25, 1931 (age 92)
Born in Germany

Klaus Ferdinand Hasselmann is a leading German oceanographer and climate modeller. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Hamburg and former Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. He was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Syukuro Manabe and Giorgio Parisi.

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