Celebrities born in places that are no longer the places they were when the celebrity was born there

Chang and Eng Bunker, born in Siam.

Victoria Principal claims to have been born the first child of American parents in Occupied Japan(which though it wasn’t the actual name is how it was referred to then on somemerchandiseand on some maps). Some dispute her saying that either she was born before 1950 as she claims or she was not the first child born of American parents there, but she was born in Occupied Japan.

(Don’t know if this counts, but several entertainers from Mississippi and Louisiana grew up in areas that were pretty much destroyed by Katrina and the buildings associated with their childhoods are not there anymore.)

Goran Visnjic (Dr. Luka from ER) “was born in the Dalmatian coastal city of Šibenik, Yugoslavia, now Croatia”.

Elie Wiesel was born in the 20,000 person Jewish ghetto of Sighet village in Transylvania, then part of the Kingdom of Romania. The Kingdom of Romania ceased to exist when the last monarch (Michael) abdicated in 1947, Transylvania’s borders have changed several times, Sighet’s name has been changed to Sighetu Marmaţieiand the Jewish population is about 21 (which for perspective is only slightly more than the number of former synagogues that still stand in the city).

There are a number of musicians born in the former USSR: Katie Melua, Regina Spektor, and Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello.
Noted Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent was born in Newfoundland when it was still a self governing British colony.

Chrissie Hynde :smiley:

Hee! I love it when I get a joke!

Vaclav Havel was born in Czechoslovakia.

Ted Stevens was born in the Territory of Alaska.

Zsa Zsa Gabor was born in Budapest, then in Austria-Hungary, in 1917.

Not unless it included Indianapolis at the time.

awesome. Damn you, Limbaugh!