Here we make a list of famous people who were born on Christmas day.
1. Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton is the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived. He published his great work, Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, in 1687, in which he presented his law of gravitation and laws of motion. With these laws he solved the problem of predicting exactly the positions and motions of the stars and planets. Newton was born after the death of his father on Christmas Day, 1642, in Woolsthorpe, England.
2. Humphrey Bogart
He is arguably the greatest and most influential actors of all time who was ranked #1 on AFI’s list of the greatest screen actors. Bogart usually played dark and complex characters in noir movies. There is a argument to be made that he is the second most famous person to be born on Christmas Day. He was born in the year 1899 in New York City.
3. Anwar Sadat
Anwar Sadat was the third president of Egypt, from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by members of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad on 6 October 1981. He shared the 1978 Nobel Prize for Peace with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin for initiating peace negotiations with Israel which culminated in the signing of Egypt–Israel peace treaty. The signing of the treaty was also the primary factor in his assassination. He was born on the Christmas day in the year 1918 in Mit Abu El Kom, Egypt.
4. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the 10th Prime Minister of India who served for three terms. He was a member of the RSS, a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation. Atal was born on 25th December in the year 1924 in Gwalior, India.
5. Irish McCalla
Irish McCalla was a television actress who was famous for portraying Sheena on the 1955 TV series ‘Sheena, Queen of the Jungle’. She was also a “Vargas Girl” model. The statuesque star was ranked #73 in Playboy’s Sex Stars of the Century. She was born on the Christmas day in the year 1928 in Nebraska.
6. Hanna Schygulla
Hanna Schygulla is a German actress who is known as the muse of director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, with whom she collaborated in 23 movies. She is the only German actress to date who received an award from the National Society of Film Critics in 2009. She was born on the Christmas day in the year 1943 in Chorzów, Poland.
7. Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek is a Oscar-winning actress who rose to prominence after her appearance in horror masterpiece, Carrie (1976). Her other notable movies are Badlands (1973), 3 Women (1977) and Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980). She was born on the Christmas day in the year 1949 in Texas.
8. Annie Lennox
She is a Scottish singer who has been named as one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone. Annie and her fellow musician Dave Stewart who formed the pop duo Eurythmics, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. The singer was born on the Christmas day in the year 1954 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
9. Helena Christensen
Helena Christensen is a Danish supermodel who was a Victoria’s Secret Angel in the 1990s. She came into prominence after starring in the music video for Chris Isaak’s song “Wicked Game“. The model was born on the Christmas day in the year 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
10. Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau is the 23rd prime minister of Canada who is the eldest son of 15th Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau. He is the second-youngest prime minister in Canadian history who has been serving since 2015. He was born on the Christmas day in the year 1971 in Ottawa, Canada.
Dido is a English singer whose song “Thank You” was sampled in “Stan” by rapper Eminem. Her debut album No Angel (1999) sold over 21 million copies worldwide. She was born on the same day as Justin Trudeau, that is Christmas day in the year 1971 in Kensington, London.
12. Jeremy Strong
Jeremy Strong is a Emmy Award-winning television actor who came into prominence in 2018 with the role of media conglomerate heir, Kendall Roy, in the HBO drama series Succession (2018–2023). He was born on the Christmas day in the year 1978 in Boston, Massachusetts.