Namesakes

Australian Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Ben Chifley   1945-1949  
Fictional Characters from Books: 1 character
Ben Pentland   1967   Christy  
Fictional Characters from Television: 6 characters
Ben Weston   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Ben Seaver   1985   Growing Pains  
Ben Pentland   1994   Christy  
Ben Kinkirk   1996   7th Heaven  
Ben Harmon   2011   American Horror Story  
Ben Murphy   2016   The Family  
Hall-of-Famers: 1 baseball
(baseball) Ben Taylor   2006  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 chemistry, 1 physics
(physics) Ben Roy Mottelson   1975  
(chemistry) Ben Feringa   2016  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 14 actors
Ben Johnson   1918-1996  
Ben Gazzara   1930-2012  
Ben Kingsley   1943-  
Ben Daniels   1964-  
Ben Stiller   1965-  
Ben Miles   1966-  
Ben Shenkman   1968-  
Ben Affleck   1972-  
Benjamin McKenzie (a.k.a. Ben)   1978-  
Ben Lawson   1980-  
Ben Feldman   1980-  
Ben Savage   1980-  
Ben Whishaw   1980-  
Ben Barnes   1981-  
Notable Athletes: 7 rugby, 5 soccer, 1 baseball, 1 golf
(baseball) Ben Taylor   1888-1953  
(golf) Ben Hogan   1912-1997  
(soccer) Ben Wijnstekers   1955-  
(soccer) Ben Foster   1983-  
(rugby) Ben Franks   1984-  
(rugby) Ben Smith   1986-  
(rugby) Ben McCalman   1988-  
(rugby) Ben Morgan   1989-  
(rugby) Ben Youngs   1989-  
(rugby) Ben Volavola   1991-  
(rugby) Ben Tameifuna   1991-  
(soccer) Nassim Ben Khalifa   1992-  
(soccer) Ben Halloran   1992-  
(soccer) Ben Davies   1993-  
Notable Businesspeople: 1 businessperson
Ben Cohen   1951-  
Notable Filmmakers: 1 producer
Ben Affleck   1972-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 television
(television) Ben Crabbé   1962-  
Notable Politicians and Statespeople: 1 politician, 1 statesperson
Benjamin Franklin (a.k.a. Ben)   1706-1790  
Ben Bot   1937-  
Notable Writers: 1 author, 1 playwright
Ben Jonson   1572-1637  
Ben Okri   1959-  
Olympic Medalists: 4 silver, 3 gold, 2 bronze, 1 silver/bronze, 1 silver/gold
(silver/bronze) Ben Adams   1912   high jump - standing; long jump - standing  
(silver) Ben Hedges   1928   high jump  
(silver) Ben Eastman   1932   400 m  
(silver) Ben Jipcho   1972   3000 m steeplechase  
(bronze) Ben Johnson   1984   100 m; 4x100 m relay  
(bronze) Ben Spijkers   1988   judo  
(silver/gold) Ben Ainslie   1996; 2000; 2004; 2008; 2012   sailing  
(gold) Ben Sheets   2000   baseball  
(silver) Ben Wigmore   2004   baseball  
(gold) Ben Wildman-Tobriner   2008   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Ben Maher   2012   equestrian  
Oscar Award Winners: 2 actors
(actor) Ben Johnson   1971   The Last Picture Show  
(actor) Ben Kingsley   1982   Gandhi  
Title Characters: 2 songs, 1 book, 1 musical
(musical) Benjamin Franklin (a.k.a. Ben)   1964   Ben Franklin in Paris  
(song) Ben   1972   Ben  
(song) Ben   1988   Ben's Song  
(book) Ben   2008   Princess Ben