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Celebrities born in the year of the Horse

Chinese Zodiac Horse Sign, Meaning a burning flame or sun, sign of plants at their end.

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan was born Chan Kong-sang on April 7, 1954, in Hong Kong, China. He began studying martial arts, drama, acrobatics, and singing at age seven.He became a huge star throughout Asia and went on to have hits in the U.S. as well.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942.

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan, or Yuan Taizu, was the first emperor of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Born in today's Dadale County in Mongolia in 1162 and died in 1227, he was the son of the Kiyat-Borjigid chieftain Yisugei.

Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 (300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. He has worked on the basic laws which govern the universe.

Muammar al-Qaddafi

Muammar al-Qaddafi was born in a Bedouin tent in Sirte, Libya, in 1942. He joined the military and staged a coup to seize control of Libya in 1969, ousting King Idris.


Puyi (Wade-Giles P'u-I), also called Henry Puyi, reign name Xuantong, was the last emperor (1908-1911/12) of the Qing (Manchu) dynasty (1644-1911/12) in China.

Sophie Marceau

Born on November 17, 1966 in Paris, FranceRising to teenage idol status as the star of the hit romantic comedy La Boum, Sophie Marceau has since managed to become more than "just another pretty face."

Harrison Ford

Born July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, Harrison Ford hit superstardom as Han Solo in the three Star Wars films and as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark and its three sequels, which were all monster successes.

Kobe Bryant

Born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Kobe Bryant played for the Charlotte Hornets. He was soon traded to the L.A. Lakers, where he went on to win five championships and become one of the leading scorers of the NBA.

Li Daoyuan

Li Daoyuan was born in today's Suizhou County of North China's Hebei province into an official family. With the rich firsthand materials he had got and on the basis of Shui Jing, Li finished a famous geographical book - Shui Jing Zhu.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson was born on April 15, 1990, in Paris, France, but raised in England. The actress got her breakthrough role as a child in the hugely successful Harry Potter film franchise.





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