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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Follen Adams
Poet
21-Apr-1842 8-Mar-1918 Leedle Yawcob Strauss
Ethan Allen
Military
10-Jan-1739 12-Feb-1789 Fighter with the Green Mountain Boys
Joseph Alsop
Journalist
11-Oct-1910 28-Aug-1989 Matter of Fact
Ion Antonescu
Head of State
15-Jun-1882 1-Jun-1946 Pro-Nazi dictator of Romania
J. G. Ballard
Author
18-Nov-1930 19-Apr-2009 Empire of the Sun, Crash
Robert Bárány
Doctor
22-Apr-1876 8-Apr-1936 Studied inner ear, equilibrium system
Anthony Barber
Politician
4-Jul-1920 16-Dec-2005 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1970-74
Pope Benedict XVI
Religion
16-Apr-1927   Pope Emeritus
Joseph Beuys
Artist
12-May-1921 23-Jan-1986 German conceptual artist
John Birch
Religion
28-May-1918 25-Aug-1945 Missionary to China killed during WW2
Heinrich Böll
Novelist
21-Dec-1917 16-Jul-1985 The Train Was On Time
Derek Bond
Actor
26-Jan-1919 15-Oct-2006 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Walther Bothe
Physicist
8-Jan-1891 8-Feb-1957 Coincidence method
Robert O. Bowen
Novelist
7-May-1920 9-Jun-2003 The Weight of the Cross
Charles G. Boyd
Military
15-Apr-1938   Retired General, US Air Force
Pappy Boyington
Military
4-Dec-1912 11-Jan-1988 World War II flying ace
Fernand Braudel
Historian
24-Aug-1902 27-Nov-1985 La méditerranée
Lloyd Bucher
Military
1-Sep-1927 28-Jan-2004 Commander of USS Pueblo
John Burgoyne
Military
1722 4-Jun-1792 Defeated at the Battle of Saratoga
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
22-Aug-1908 2-Aug-2004 Renowned photographer, photojournalist
James Chadwick
Physicist
20-Oct-1891 24-Jul-1974 Discovered the neutron
Maurice Chevalier
Actor
12-Sep-1888 1-Jan-1972 Love Me Tonight
Winston Churchill
Head of State
30-Nov-1874 24-Jan-1965 WWII Prime Minister of England
Cochise
Military
c. 1810 8-Jun-1874 Native American warrior
Mangas Coloradas
Military
c. 1792 18-Jan-1863 Apache Chief and warrior
Melville Cooper
Actor
15-Oct-1896 31-Mar-1973 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Rupert Davies
Actor
22-May-1916 22-Nov-1976 Inspector Maigret
Bud Day
Activist
24-Feb-1925   Former POW
Charles de Gaulle
Head of State
22-Nov-1890 9-Nov-1970 President of France, 1958-69
Hans G. Dehmelt
Physicist
9-Sep-1922   Co-Inventor of the ion trap
John Demjanjuk
Criminal
3-Apr-1920 17-Mar-2012 Retired auto worker convicted for Nazi past
Jeremiah Denton
Military
15-Jul-1924   US Senator from Alabama, 1981-87
Otto Dix
Painter
2-Dec-1891 25-Jul-1969 Expressionist vividly depicted WWI
Karl Doenitz
Military
16-Sep-1891 2-Dec-1980 U-Boat admiral
Charles-François Dumouriez
Military
25-Jan-1739 14-Mar-1823 French general, intriguer
Charles Durning
Actor
28-Feb-1923 24-Dec-2012 The Muppet Movie
Denholm Elliott
Actor
31-May-1922 6-Oct-1992 A Room with a View
Ernst Otto Fischer
Chemist
10-Nov-1918 23-Jul-2007 Organometallic "sandwich" compounds
Fritz Fischer
Historian
5-Mar-1908 1-Dec-1999 Blamed Germany for World War I
Werner Forssmann
Doctor
29-Aug-1904 2-Jun-1979 Cardiac catheterization
Arthur Franz
Actor
29-Feb-1920 17-Jun-2006 The Sniper
Roland Freisler
Government
30-Oct-1893 3-Feb-1945 Headed the Reich Ministry of Justice
Hans-Dietrich Genscher
Government
21-Mar-1927   German Foreign Minister, 1974-92
Geronimo
Military
16-Jun-1829 17-Feb-1909 The last Indian to surrender
Kurt Gerstein
Military
11-Aug-1905 25-Jul-1945 Holocaust collaborator and whistleblower
Erich Gimpel
Spy
25-Mar-1910 3-Sep-2010 Agent 146
Hermann Goering
Military
12-Jan-1893 15-Oct-1946 Founder of the Gestapo
Michael Goodliffe
Actor
1-Oct-1914 20-Mar-1976 A Night to Remember
Alexander Granach
Actor
18-Apr-1893 14-Mar-1945 Nosferatu
Günter Grass
Author
16-Oct-1927   German novelist, The Tin Drum
Otto Hahn
Chemist
8-Mar-1879 28-Jul-1968 Demonstrated fission
R. M. Hare
Philosopher
21-Mar-1919 29-Jan-2002 Moral Thinking
Heinrich Harrer
Author
6-Jul-1912 7-Jan-2006 Subject of biopic Seven Years in Tibet
Odd Hassel
Chemist
17-May-1897 11-May-1981 Conformational analysis
Derick Heathcoat-Amory
Politician
26-Dec-1899 20-Jan-1981 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1958-60
Werner Heisenberg
Physicist
5-Dec-1901 1-Feb-1976 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Percy Herbert
Actor
31-Jul-1920 6-Dec-1992 The Bridge on the River Kwai
Rudolf Hess
Government
26-Apr-1894 17-Jul-1987 Deputy Fuhrer flew unauthorized to Scotland
Richmond Pearson Hobson
Military
17-Aug-1870 16-Mar-1937 Spanish-American War hero
Saddam Hussein
Head of State
28-Apr-1937 30-Dec-2006 President of Iraq, 1979-2003
Robert G. Ingersoll
Author
11-Aug-1833 21-Jul-1899 Orator, politician, agnostic
Prentiss Ingraham
Novelist
22-Dec-1843 16-Aug-1904 Dime novelist wrote 600 Old West novels
Andrew Jackson
Head of State
15-Mar-1767 8-Jun-1845 7th US President, 1829-37
Frank James
Criminal
10-Jan-1843 18-Feb-1915 Bank robber, with James Gang
Sam Johnson
Politician
11-Oct-1930   Congressman, Texas 3rd
Nicholas Katzenbach
Government
17-Jan-1922 8-May-2012 US Attorney General, 1965-66
Ed Kemmer
Actor
29-Oct-1921 9-Nov-2004 Cmdr. Buzz Corry on Space Patrol
Yahya Khan
Head of State
4-Apr-1917 10-Aug-1980 President of Pakistan, ordered Bengali genocide
Klaus Kinski
Actor
18-Oct-1926 23-Nov-1991 Nosferatu the Vampyre
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Architect
2-Aug-1754 14-Jun-1825 Designed Washington, DC
Marquis de Lafayette
Military
6-Sep-1757 20-May-1834 French revolutionary in America
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Author
23-Dec-1896 23-Jul-1957 Il gattopardo
Max von Laue
Physicist
9-Oct-1879 23-Apr-1960 X-ray crystallography
Henry Laurens
Politician
24-Feb-1724 8-Dec-1792 Captured negotiating treaty with Holland
Robert E. Lee
Military
19-Jan-1807 12-Oct-1870 Confederate General
Siegfried Lenz
Author
17-Mar-1926   Deutschstunde
Leopold III
Royalty
3-Nov-1901 25-Sep-1983 Abdicated King of Belgium
Robert W. Levering
Politician
3-Oct-1914 11-Aug-1989 Congressman from Ohio, 1959-61
Francis Lewis
Politician
21-Mar-1713 30-Dec-1802 Signatory to Declaration of Independence
Eli Lilly
Business
8-Jul-1838 6-Jun-1898 Founder of Eli Lilly & Co.
Desmond Llewelyn
Actor
12-Sep-1914 19-Dec-1999 "Q" in James Bond films
Konrad Lorenz
Zoologist
7-Nov-1903 27-Feb-1989 Founder of modern ethology
Jessica Lynch
Victim
26-Apr-1983   PFC captured by Iraq, rescued
Ferdinand Marcos
Head of State
11-Sep-1917 28-Sep-1989 Disgraced Philippine dictator
John McCain
Politician
29-Aug-1936   US Senator from Arizona
Lachlan McIntosh
Military
17-Mar-1725 20-Feb-1806 Killed Button Gwinnett in a duel
Josef Mengele
Doctor
16-Mar-1911 7-Feb-1979 The Angel of Death
Willy Messerschmitt
Engineer
26-Jun-1898 17-Sep-1978 Designer of Nazi fighter planes
Olivier Messiaen
Composer
10-Dec-1908 27-Apr-1992 Turangalîla-Symphonie
Marcel Minnaert
Astronomer
12-Feb-1893 26-Oct-1970 Solar spectrophotometry
François Mitterrand
Head of State
26-Oct-1916 8-Jan-1996 President of France, 1981-95
Jose Maria Morelos
Military
30-Sep-1765 22-Dec-1815 Mexico's war for independence
Fred Morrison
Business
23-Jan-1920 9-Feb-2010 Invented the frisbee
Manuel Noriega
Head of State
11-Feb-1938   Panamanian dictator
Ronald G. W. Norrish
Chemist
9-Nov-1897 7-Jun-1978 Rapid chemical processes
Osceola
Military
c. 1804 30-Jan-1838 Seminole Indian chief
Paul Paray
Conductor
24-May-1886 10-Oct-1979 Music Director, Detroit Symphony, 1951-62
Friedrich Paulus
Military
23-Sep-1890 1-Feb-1957 Surrendered to Russians at Stalingrad
Pete Peterson
Diplomat
26-Jun-1935   US Ambassador to Vietnam, 1997-2001
Phaedo
Philosopher
c. 415 BC ? Founded a school in Elis
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Government
25-Feb-1746 16-Aug-1825 Not one cent for tribute
Donald Pleasence
Actor
5-Oct-1919 2-Feb-1995 The Great Escape
Pythagoras
Mathematician
c. 580 BC c. 500 BC Pythagorean Theorem
William Quantrill
Criminal
31-Jul-1837 6-Jun-1865 Quantrill's Raiders
Jean-Paul Sartre
Philosopher
21-Jun-1905 15-Apr-1980 Nausea, No Exit
Pierre Schoendoerffer
Film Director
5-May-1928 14-Mar-2012 The Anderson Platoon
Albert Schweitzer
Activist
14-Jan-1875 4-Sep-1965 Humanitarian and theologian
Ronald Searle
Cartoonist
3-Mar-1920 30-Dec-2011 St. Trinian's
Claude Simon
Novelist
10-Oct-1913 6-Jul-2005 Le Tricheur
Sitting Bull
Military
c. 1831 15-Dec-1890 Warrior Chief of the Sioux
Paul-Henri Spaak
Head of State
25-Jan-1899 31-Jul-1972 Belgian Prime Minister, NATO chief
Patrick Steptoe
Doctor
9-Jun-1913 21-Mar-1988 In vitro fertilization
James Stockdale
Military
23-Dec-1923 5-Jul-2005 H. Ross Perot's would-be Vice President
George Stoneman
Military
8-Aug-1822 5-Sep-1894 Civil War general, California governor
Dolph Sweet
Actor
18-Jul-1920 8-May-1985 Chief Carl Kanisky on Gimme a Break!
Orson Swindle
Government
8-Mar-1937   Federal Trade Commissioner, 1997-2005
Nikolaas Tinbergen
Zoologist
15-Apr-1907 21-Dec-1988 Grand Master of Ethology
Josip Broz Tito
Head of State
7-May-1892 4-May-1980 Communist dictator of Yugoslavia
Laurens van der Post
Author
13-Dec-1906 15-Dec-1996 The Lost World of the Kalahari
Carl von Clausewitz
Military
1-Jun-1780 16-Nov-1831 On War
Kurt Vonnegut
Novelist
11-Nov-1922 11-Apr-2007 Slaughterhouse Five
Jonathan M. Wainwright
Military
23-Aug-1883 2-Sep-1953 Commander of the Philippines
Mary Edwards Walker
Doctor
26-Nov-1832 21-Feb-1919 First female US Army surgeon
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Philosopher
26-Apr-1889 29-Apr-1951 Destroyed metaphysics
Georg Wittig
Chemist
16-Jun-1897 26-Aug-1987 Wittig Reaction
Peter Wyngarde
Actor
23-Aug-1933   Jason King


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