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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank Abagnale
Criminal
27-Apr-1948   Catch Me If You Can
Birdman of Alcatraz
Criminal
28-Jan-1890 22-Nov-1963 Subject of Burt Lancaster movie
Lily Allen
Singer
2-May-1985   Smile
Benedict Arnold
Military
14-Jan-1741 14-Jun-1801 Betrayed colonists to British
Rosanna Arquette
Actor
10-Aug-1959   Desperately Seeking Susan
Pedro Menéndez de Avilés
Military
15-Feb-1519 17-Sep-1574 Founder of St. Augustine, Florida
Candy Barr
Performance Artist
6-Jul-1935 30-Dec-2005 Exotic dancer from the 1950s
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Painter
22-Dec-1960 12-Aug-1988 NYC graffiti artist
Belladonna
Pornstar
21-May-1981   The Fashionistas
Vincent Bendix
Inventor
12-Aug-1881 27-Mar-1945 Founder of Bendix Corporation
Constantin Brancusi
Sculptor
19-Feb-1876 16-Mar-1957 Bird in Space
Ruth Brown
Singer
12-Jan-1928 17-Nov-2006 Miss Rhythm
John Bunny
Actor
21-Sep-1863 26-Apr-1915 Comic starred in over 200 short films
Christy Canyon
Pornstar
17-Jun-1966   Jugs and Kisses, Your Ass My Tongue
Evans F. Carlson
Military
26-Feb-1896 27-May-1947 Carlson's Raiders
Asia Carrera
Pornstar
6-Aug-1973   Mensa member, pornstar
Kit Carson
Explorer
24-Dec-1809 23-May-1868 Frontiersman and Indian agent
Whittaker Chambers
Author
1-Apr-1901 9-Jul-1961 Accuser of Alger Hiss
Eileen Chang
Author
30-Sep-1920 8-Sep-1995 Lust, Caution
Mark David Chapman
Assassin
10-May-1955   Assassin of Beatle John Lennon
Jean Cocteau
Poet
5-Jul-1889 11-Oct-1963 La Belle et la BÍte
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet
21-Oct-1772 25-Jul-1834 Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Gregory Corso
Poet
26-Mar-1930 17-Jan-2001 Beat poet, Gasoline
Davy Crockett
Military
17-Aug-1786 6-Mar-1836 King of the Wild Frontier
Thomas Dangerfield
Criminal
1650 1685 English conspirator
Martin Dardis
Journalist
c. 1922 16-May-2006 Followed the Watergate money to Nixon
Richard Allen Davis
Criminal
2-Jun-1954   Murderer of Polly Klaas
Richard Dawson
Game Show Host
20-Nov-1932 2-Jun-2012 Host of Family Feud, 1976-85
Thomas De Quincey
Author
15-Aug-1785 8-Dec-1859 Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
Loren Dean
Actor
31-Jul-1969   Mumford
Donald DeFreeze
Criminal
16-Nov-1943 17-May-1974 Symbionese Liberation Army
John Denver
Country Musician
31-Dec-1943 12-Oct-1997 Rocky Mountain High
Persi Diaconis
Mathematician
31-Jan-1945   Science of random numbers
Porfirio Díaz
Head of State
15-Sep-1830 2-Jul-1915 Twice President of Mexico
Dorothea Dix
Activist
4-Apr-1802 17-Jul-1887 Activist for the insane
Ducky DooLittle
Author
3-Jun-1970   Crackpot sexologist
Harlan Ellison
Author
27-May-1934   I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
Gary Evans
Criminal
7-Oct-1954 14-Aug-1998 New York state burglar, serial killer
Frances Farmer
Actor
19-Sep-1913 1-Aug-1970 Hollywood actress, institutionalized
Federico Fellini
Film Director
20-Jan-1920 30-Oct-1993 La Dolce Vita
Jim Fisk
Business
1-Apr-1834 6-Jan-1872 Business partner of Jay Gould
Pretty Boy Floyd
Criminal
3-Feb-1904 22-Oct-1934 Bank robber
Althea Flynt
Relative
6-Nov-1953 27-Jun-1987 Larry Flynt's dead wife
Henry Ford
Business
30-Jul-1863 7-Apr-1947 Founder of Ford Motors
Benjamin Franklin
Diplomat
17-Jan-1706 17-Apr-1790 American founding father
Clarence Earl Gideon
Criminal
30-Aug-1910 18-Jan-1972 Gideon v. Wainwright
Jim Gilchrist
Activist
1949   Minuteman Project founder
Maxim Gorky
Playwright
28-Mar-1868 17-Jun-1936 The Lower Depths
Cary Grant
Actor
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
Charley Grapewin
Actor
20-Dec-1869 2-Feb-1956 Tobacco Road
Merle Haggard
Country Musician
6-Apr-1937   Okie From Muskogee
Arvid Harnack
Spy
24-May-1901 22-Dec-1942 Hanged by the Nazis for espionage
Raymond Hatton
Actor
7-Jul-1887 21-Oct-1971 Prolific character actor
Richard Hell
Musician
2-Oct-1949   Blank Generation
Lance Henriksen
Actor
5-May-1940   Aliens, Dead Man
Hermann Hesse
Author
2-Jul-1877 9-Aug-1962 Siddhartha
John Lee Hooker
Musician
22-Aug-1917 21-Jun-2001 Prominent blues musician
Harry Houdini
Magician
24-Mar-1874 31-Oct-1926 Best-known magician and debunker
Sam Houston
Head of State
2-Mar-1793 26-Jul-1863 President of Texas, 1836-38 and 1841-44
Alberta Hunter
Singer
1-Apr-1895 17-Oct-1984 Downhearted Blues
Rick James
Musician
1-Feb-1948 6-Aug-2004 Superfreak
Jack Johnson
Boxing
31-Mar-1878 10-Jun-1946 First black heavyweight champion
Al Jolson
Singer
26-May-1886 23-Oct-1950 The Jazz Singer
Jenny Jones
Talk Show Host
7-Jun-1946   The Jenny Jones Show
Rickie Lee Jones
Musician
8-Nov-1954   Chuck E's in Love
Chiang Kai-Shek
Head of State
31-Oct-1887 5-Apr-1975 President of Nationalist China
Danny Kaye
Actor
18-Jan-1913 3-Mar-1987 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Christine Keeler
Model
2-Feb-1942   John Profumo's mistress
Cyndi Lauper
Singer/Songwriter
22-Jun-1953   Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Megan Leigh
Pornstar
2-Mar-1964 16-Jun-1990 Ali Boobie & the 40 D's
Traci Lords
Pornstar
7-May-1968   We Love You, Traci
Peter Lorre
Actor
26-Jun-1904 23-Mar-1964 The Maltese Falcon
Lucian
Author
120 AD c. 180 AD Dialogues of the Dead
Lydia Lunch
Musician
2-Jun-1959   Punk and spoken word confrontationalist
Nelson Mandela
Head of State
18-Jul-1918   President of South Africa, 1994-99
Edwin Markham
Poet
23-Apr-1852 7-Mar-1940 The Man With the Hoe
James Marshall
Explorer
8-Oct-1810 10-Aug-1885 Discovered gold at Sutter's Mill
Henry Mayhew
Journalist
1812 25-Jul-1887 Punch
Rod McKuen
Poet
29-Apr-1933   A Boy Named Charlie Brown
Golda Meir
Head of State
3-May-1898 8-Dec-1978 Fourth Prime Minister of Israel
Joseph Merrick
Oddity
5-Aug-1862 11-Apr-1890 The Elephant Man
Robert Mitchum
Actor
6-Aug-1917 1-Jul-1997 Cape Fear
Tommy Mottola
Business
14-Jul-1949   Former head of Sony Music
William Mulholland
Engineer
11-Sep-1855 22-Jul-1935 Los Angeles Aqueduct
Alfred P. Murrah
Judge
27-Oct-1904 30-Oct-1975 Oklahoma City Federal Building namesake
Carl Panzram
Criminal
28-Jun-1891 5-Sep-1930 Relentless sociopath, serial killer
Roddy Piper
Wrestling
17-Apr-1954   Here to kick ass, chew bubble gum
Prince
Musician
7-Jun-1958   Purple Rain
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Mathematician
22-Dec-1887 26-Apr-1920 Self-educated mathematician
Arthur Rimbaud
Poet
20-Oct-1854 10-Nov-1891 Une Saison en Enfer
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Philosopher
28-Jun-1712 2-Jul-1778 Conceptualized the Social Contract
Katey Sagal
Actor
19-Jan-1954   Peg Bundy on Married With Children
Artie Shaw
Musician
23-May-1910 30-Dec-2004 Clarinetist, big band leader
Mary Shelley
Novelist
30-Aug-1797 1-Feb-1851 Frankenstein
Blaze Starr
Performance Artist
1-Jan-1932   Stripper
Karrine Steffans
Model
24-Aug-1978   Confessions of a Video Vixen
Ford Sterling
Actor
3-Nov-1883 13-Oct-1939 Keystone Cop
Inger Stevens
Actor
18-Oct-1934 30-Apr-1970 The Farmer's Daughter
Ilsa Strix
Pornstar
15-Dec-1967   Professional dominatrix
Theodore Sturgeon
Author
26-Feb-1918 8-May-1985 More Than Human
Hans Tausen
Religion
1494 11-Nov-1561 Danish Protestant reformer
Jim Thorpe
Football
28-May-1887 28-Mar-1953 Olympics and football
Lil' Wayne
Rapper
27-Sep-1982   Tha Carter
Oprah Winfrey
Talk Show Host
29-Jan-1954   The Oprah Winfrey Show
David Wojnarowicz
Artist
14-Sep-1955 22-Jul-1992 One Day This Kid
Beatrice Wood
Artist
3-Mar-1893 12-Mar-1998 Mama of Dada
Aileen Wuornos
Criminal
29-Feb-1956 9-Oct-2002 Notorious serial killer
Ed Wynn
Actor
9-Nov-1886 19-Jun-1966 Requiem for a Heavyweight
Raul Yzaguirre
Activist
22-Jul-1939   National Council of La Raza


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