Notable Births in 1968

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Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)

John Singleton, American director and screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)

Heather Mills, English model, activist and writer (Out on a Limb), born in Aldershot, Hampshire

LL Cool J [James Todd Smith], American rapper (Bigger and Deffer), born in Bay Shore, New York

Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 1984), born in Fairmont, West Virginia

Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson, daughter of Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee

Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff’rent Strokes), born in Zion, llinois (d. 2010)

Josh Brolin, American actor (Johnny-Private Eye, Jimmy Hickok-Young Riders), born in Santa Monica, Canada

Molly Ringwald, American actress (16 Candles, Pretty in Pink), born in Roseville California

Daniel Craig, English actor (James Bond films), born in Chester, England

Kenny Chesney, American singer

Celine Dion, Canadian singer (I’m Your Woman), born in Charlemagne, Quebec

Patricia Arquette, American actress (Boyhood, True Romance), born in NYC, New York

Orlando Jones, American actor and comedian (MADtv, 7 Up spokesman), born in Toulminville, Alabama

Tony Hawk, American skateboarder, born in Carlsbad, California

Al B. Sure, American R&B singer

Susan Wojcicki, American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube “the most important person in advertising”, born in Santa Clara County, California

Barry Sanders, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1988, Oklahoma State; 10 x Pro Bowl; NFL MVP 1997, Detroit Lions), born in Wichita, Kansas

Gary Payton, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996, 2000; NBA All-Star 1994–98, 2000–03; Seattle SuperSonics), born in Oakland, California

Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Flint, Michigan

Debra Messing, American actress (Will & Grace), born in Brooklyn, New York

Marc Anthony [Marco Antonio Muñiz], American sala singer-songwriter, born in NYC, New York

Ricki Lake, actress (Hairspray), talk show host (Ricki), born in NYC, New York

Will Smith, American actor and rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jim Caviezel, American actor, born in Mount Vernon, Washington

Naomi Watts, British actress (King Kong, 21 Grams), born in Shoreham, Kent

Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998), born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 2017)

Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-men, The Greatest Showman), born in Sydney, Australia

Tisha Campbell, American actress (Gina-Martin, House Party), born in Newark, New Jersey

Ziggy Marley, Jamaican reggae performer and son of Bob Marley, born in Kingston, Jamaica

Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Jamaican-American reggae musician and rapper (Boombastic), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Owen Wilson, American actor (Meet the Parents, Zoolander), born in Dallas, Texas

Lucy Liu, American actress (Ally McBeal), born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York

Margaret Cho, American actress and comedienne (Face/Off), born in San Francisco, California