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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Harold Adamson
Songwriter
10-Dec-1906 17-Aug-1980 Time on My Hands
Joseph P. Addabbo
Politician
17-Mar-1925 10-Apr-1986 Congressman from New York, 1961-86
Steven Adler
Drummer
22-Jan-1965   Former Guns N' Roses drummer
Louisa May Alcott
Author
29-Nov-1832 6-Mar-1888 Little Women
Vicente Aleixandre
Poet
26-Apr-1898 14-Dec-1984 Spanish surrealist poet
Idi Amin
Head of State
17-May-1928 16-Aug-2003 Former dictator of Uganda
Yasser Arafat
Politician
24-Aug-1929 10-Nov-2004 Palestinian leader, former terrorist
Desi Arnaz
Actor
2-Mar-1917 2-Dec-1986 Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy
Antonin Artaud
Playwright
4-Sep-1896 4-Mar-1948 Theater of Cruelty
Laura Ashley
Fashion Designer
7-Sep-1925 17-Sep-1985 Welsh designer
Les Aspin
Politician
21-Jul-1938 21-May-1995 US Secretary of Defense, 1993-94
Kemal Ataturk
Head of State
12-Mar-1881 10-Nov-1938 President of Turkey, 1923-38
Robert Atkins
Doctor
17-Oct-1930 17-Apr-2003 Atkins Diet doctor
Sergei Averintsev
Author
10-Dec-1937 21-Feb-2004 Myth of the Peoples of the World
Amitabh Bachchan
Actor
11-Oct-1942   Top Hindi megastar, Zanjeer
Josephine Baker
Dancer
3-Jun-1906 12-Apr-1975 Sensual dancer turned WWII spy
Tallulah Bankhead
Actor
31-Jan-1902 12-Dec-1968 Lifeboat
Clarence W. Barron
Publisher
2-Jul-1855 2-Oct-1928 Wall Street Journal proprietor, 1903-28
L. Frank Baum
Novelist
15-May-1856 6-May-1919 The Wizard of Oz
Romare Bearden
Painter
2-Sep-1911 12-Mar-1988 Collagist
Mel Blanc
Actor
30-May-1908 10-Jul-1989 Man of 1,000 Voices
Salvador Jorge Blanco
Head of State
5-Jul-1926 26-Dec-2010 President of Dominican Republic, 1982-86
Susan Block
Talk Show Host
10-Jun-1955   Sexpert
Houari Boumédienne
Head of State
23-Aug-1932 27-Dec-1978 Algerian Dictator, 1965-78
Norman Brinker
Business
3-Jun-1931 9-Jun-2009 CEO of Brinker International, 1983-95
David Brudnoy
Radio Personality
5-Jun-1940 8-Dec-2004 Boston talk radio host
Robin Bush
Relative
20-Dec-1949 11-Oct-1953 George W. Bush sister, died at age four
Maria Callas
Singer
2-Dec-1923 16-Sep-1977 Operatic Soprano
Donald W. Callender
Business
27-Sep-1927 7-Jan-2009 Marie Callender's restaurateur
Charles VIII
Royalty
30-Jun-1470 7-Apr-1498 King of France, 1483-98
Vic Chesnutt
Singer/Songwriter
12-Nov-1964 25-Dec-2009 Wheelchair-bound folk singer
Lord Randolph Churchill
Politician
13-Feb-1849 24-Jan-1895 Father of Winston Churchill
Eldridge Cleaver
Activist
31-Aug-1935 1-May-1998 Black Panther turned Republican
Kurt Cobain
Musician
20-Feb-1967 5-Apr-1994 Lead singer of Nirvana
Gary Coleman
Actor
8-Feb-1968 28-May-2010 Arnold Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes
Schuyler Colfax
Politician
23-Mar-1823 13-Jan-1885 US Vice President, 1869-73
Jeff Conaway
Actor
5-Oct-1950 27-May-2011 Grease
Tony Conigliaro
Baseball
7-Jan-1945 24-Feb-1990 Boston Red Sox
Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer
19-Feb-1473 24-May-1543 Heliocentrist, De revolutionibus
Eric A. Cornell
Physicist
19-Dec-1961   Atomic physicist, Nobel laureate
James M. Cox
Politician
31-Mar-1870 15-Jul-1957 Newspaper magnate, twice Ohio Governor
Anthony Crosland
Politician
29-Aug-1918 19-Feb-1977 UK Foreign Secretary, 1976-77
Mark Curry
Comic
1-Jun-1964   Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Harry K. Daghlian
Physicist
4-May-1921 15-Sep-1945 Casualty of the Manhattan Project
Rodney Dangerfield
Comic
22-Nov-1921 5-Oct-2004 Never did get no respect
Eric Dolphy
Jazz Musician
20-Jun-1928 29-Jun-1964 Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist
Dominique Dunne
Actor
23-Nov-1959 4-Nov-1982 Poltergeist
Marguerite Duras
Novelist
4-Apr-1914 3-Mar-1996 Hiroshima mon Amour
Seymour Durst
Business
c. 1913 19-May-1995 New York real estate mogul
Bulent Ecevit
Government
28-May-1925 5-Nov-2006 Four-time Prime Minister of Turkey
Nelson Eddy
Singer
29-Jun-1901 6-Mar-1967 Phantom of the Opera
Thomas Edison
Inventor
11-Feb-1847 18-Oct-1931 Invented the light bulb
Samuel Eilenberg
Mathematician
30-Sep-1913 30-Jan-1998 Category theory
Eminem
Rapper
17-Oct-1972   The Real Slim Shady
Marianne Faithfull
Singer/Songwriter
29-Dec-1946   Sister Morphine
Ranulph Fiennes
Explorer
7-Mar-1944   World explorer
Eddie Fisher
Singer
10-Aug-1928 22-Sep-2010 Crooner, top RCA/Victor vocalist
Thomas King Forcade
Journalist
11-Sep-1945 17-Nov-1978 Founder of High Times
Larry Fortensky
Relative
17-Jan-1952   Elizabeth Taylor's latest husband
Benjamin Franklin
Diplomat
17-Jan-1706 17-Apr-1790 American founding father
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Actor
6-Feb-1917   Cop-slapping Gabor sister
The Game
Rapper
29-Nov-1979   Ousted member of G-Unit
Jerry Garcia
Musician
1-Aug-1942 9-Aug-1995 Grateful Dead
Hank Garland
Country Musician
11-Nov-1930 27-Dec-2004 Country guitar virtuoso
Judy Garland
Singer
10-Jun-1922 22-Jun-1969 Dorothy in Wizard of Oz
Marcus Garvey
Activist
17-Aug-1887 10-Jun-1940 Pan-African black nationalist
George Gershwin
Songwriter
26-Sep-1898 11-Jul-1937 Rhapsody In Blue
Maurice Gibb
Bassist
22-Dec-1949 12-Jan-2003 Bassist and vocalist of Bee Gees
Robin Gibb
Singer
22-Dec-1949 20-May-2012 Vocalist for the Bee Gees
Gary Gilmore
Criminal
4-Dec-1940 17-Jan-1977 Executed by Utah firing squad
Greg Giraldo
Comic
10-Dec-1965 29-Sep-2010 Friday Night Stand-Up
Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Physicist
28-Jun-1906 20-Feb-1972 Shell nuclear model
Tom Gola
Basketball
13-Jan-1933   NBA Hall of Famer
Guru
Rapper
17-Jul-1962 19-Apr-2010 Rapper from Gang Starr
Jerry Hadley
Singer
16-Jun-1952 18-Jul-2007 Operatic tenor
Jean Hagen
Actor
3-Aug-1923 29-Aug-1977 Singin' in the Rain
Joe Haldeman
Novelist
9-Jun-1943   The Forever War
Johnny Hallyday
Singer
15-Jun-1943   French rock star, Souvenirs, Souvenirs
Jean Harlow
Actor
3-Mar-1911 7-Jun-1937 Bombshell
Nidal Malik Hasan
Military
8-Sep-1970   Fort Hood shooting
Wayne L. Hays
Politician
13-May-1911 13-Feb-1989 Congressman from Ohio, 1949-76
Gary Heidnik
Criminal
22-Nov-1943 6-Jul-1999 Sex torturer, murderer
Jimi Hendrix
Guitarist
27-Nov-1942 18-Sep-1970 Purple Haze
Jack Herer
Activist
18-Jun-1939 15-Apr-2010 Cannabis evangelist
Jon-Erik Hexum
Actor
5-Nov-1957 18-Oct-1984 Actor accidently shot himself
Dana Hill
Actor
6-May-1964 15-Jul-1996 Audrey Griswold in European Vacation
Chester Himes
Author
19-Jul-1909 12-Nov-1984 Lonely Crusade
Emperor Hirohito
Royalty
29-Apr-1901 7-Jan-1989 Emperor of Japan 1926-89
Mark W. Hofmann
Criminal
7-Dec-1954   Forger, murderer
Herbert Hoover
Head of State
10-Aug-1874 20-Oct-1964 31st US President, 1929-33
José Ramos Horta
Politician
26-Dec-1949   President of East Timor, Nobel laureate
Ian Huntley
Criminal
31-Jan-1974   Jailed for double murder
Ralf Hütter
Electronic Musician
20-Aug-1946   Kraftwerk
Oscar Hammerstein I
Theatre Producer
8-May-1847 1-Aug-1919 Olympia Theatre
Vic Janowicz
Football
26-Jan-1930 27-Feb-1996 Winner, 1950 Heisman Trophy
Warren Jeffs
Religion
3-Dec-1955   Head of FLDS polygamist clan
George Jessel
Actor
3-Apr-1898 24-May-1981 Toastmaster General of the United States
Bill Johnson
Skier
30-Mar-1960   Downhill skiing gold medal, 1984
Bob Johnson
Hockey
4-Mar-1931 26-Nov-1991 Badger Bob, coach and Hall of Famer
Raul Julia
Actor
9-Mar-1940 24-Oct-1994 Street Fighter, Addams Family
Arthur Kane
Bassist
3-Feb-1949 13-Jul-2004 Former New York Dolls bassist
Grace Kelly
Royalty
12-Nov-1929 14-Sep-1982 American-born Princess of Monaco
Nan Kempner
Socialite
24-Jul-1930 3-Jul-2005 New York City socialite
John B. Kendrick
Politician
6-Sep-1857 3-Nov-1933 Governor and Senator from Wyoming
Evel Knievel
Daredevil
17-Oct-1938 30-Nov-2007 Daredevil and one-time action figure
Fritz Kreisler
Violinist
2-Feb-1875 29-Jan-1962 Austrian violin virtuoso
Elsa Lanchester
Actor
28-Oct-1902 26-Dec-1986 Bride of Frankenstein
Lev Landau
Physicist
22-Jan-1908 1-Apr-1968 Superfluidity of helium
Martin Lawrence
Comic
16-Apr-1965   Martin
Pope Leo XII
Religion
22-Aug-1760 10-Feb-1829 Persecuted Jewry, Freemasonry
Al Lewis
Actor
30-Apr-1923 3-Feb-2006 Grandpa on The Munsters
Gordon Lightfoot
Musician
17-Nov-1938   Canadian balladeer
Abraham Lincoln
Head of State
12-Feb-1809 15-Apr-1865 16th US President, 1861-65
Henry Lee Lucas
Criminal
23-Aug-1936 12-Mar-2001 Serial killer, served a life sentence in Texas
Gideon Mantell
Geologist
3-Feb-1790 10-Nov-1852 English paleontologist and geologist
Vincent Margera
Relative
3-Jul-1956   Don Vito, Bam Margera's uncle
Adolfo López Mateos
Head of State
26-May-1910 22-Sep-1969 President of Mexico, 1958-64
Walter Matthau
Actor
1-Oct-1920 1-Jul-2000 Messy half of the Odd Couple
Guy de Maupassant
Author
5-Aug-1850 6-Jul-1893 French short story writer
David Edward Maust
Criminal
5-Apr-1954 20-Jan-2006 Serial killer of boys
Rik Mayall
Actor
7-Mar-1958   Rick on The Young Ones
Carson McCullers
Author
19-Feb-1917 29-Sep-1967 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Russell Means
Activist
10-Nov-1939 22-Oct-2012 American Indian Movement
George Michael
Singer/Songwriter
25-Jun-1963   Faith
Thelonious Monk
Jazz Musician
10-Oct-1917 17-Feb-1982 Influential jazz pianist and composer
Marilyn Monroe
Actor
1-Jun-1926 5-Aug-1962 Some Like It Hot
Hosni Mubarak
Head of State
4-May-1928   President of Egypt, 1981-2011
Carrie Nation
Activist
25-Nov-1846 9-Jun-1911 Temperance crusader
Patricia Neal
Actor
20-Jan-1926 8-Aug-2010 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Barbara Nichols
Actor
30-Dec-1929 5-Oct-1976 Sweet Smell of Success
Joan O'Brien
Actor
14-Feb-1936   Operation Petticoat
Michael O'Hare
Actor
6-May-1952 28-Sep-2012 Jeffrey Sinclair on Babylon 5
Keizo Obuchi
Head of State
25-Jun-1937 14-May-2000 Prime Minister of Japan, 1998-2000
Jaco Pastorius
Jazz Musician
1-Dec-1951 21-Sep-1987 Bassist for Weather Report
Evita Peron
First Lady
7-May-1919 26-Jul-1952 Don't cry for her
Fernando Poe, Jr.
Politician
20-Aug-1939 13-Dec-2004 Filipino actor turned presidential candidate
Billy Preston
Singer/Songwriter
9-Sep-1946 6-Jun-2006 You Are So Beautiful
Louis Prima
Singer
7-Dec-1910 24-Aug-1978 King of the Swingers
Gilda Radner
Comic
28-Jun-1946 20-May-1989 Saturday Night Live
Maurice Ravel
Composer
7-Mar-1875 28-Dec-1937 Bolero
Lou Rawls
Singer
1-Dec-1935 6-Jan-2006 Silky-voiced jazz/soul singer
James Earl Ray
Assassin
10-Mar-1928 23-Apr-1998 Pled guilty in Martin Luther King's assassination
Harry Reems
Pornstar
27-Aug-1947 19-Mar-2013 Deep Throat
Merlyn Rees
Politician
18-Dec-1920 5-Jan-2006 UK Home Secretary, 1976-79
Christopher Reeve
Actor
25-Sep-1952 10-Oct-2004 Superman
Wallace Reid
Actor
15-Apr-1891 18-Jan-1923 Silent film actor and director
Anne Rice
Novelist
4-Oct-1941   Vampire novelist
Adam Rich
Actor
12-Oct-1968   Nicholas Bradford on Eight is Enough
Eddie Rickenbacker
Aviator
8-Oct-1890 23-Jul-1973 Flying ace shot down 22 planes in WWI
Dave Riley
Bassist
30-Jul-1960   Big Black bassist
Alain Robert
Daredevil
7-Aug-1962   Climbs skyscrapers with his bare hands
Eric Roberts
Actor
18-Apr-1956   Restraining Order
Lynne Roberts
Actor
22-Nov-1919 1-Apr-1978 American character actress
Johnny Rotten
Musician
31-Jan-1956   Sex Pistols and Public Image, Ltd.
Wiley Rutledge
Judge
20-Jul-1894 10-Sep-1949 US Supreme Court Justice, 1943-49
Saladin
Royalty
c. 1137 4-Mar-1193 Retook Jerusalem in 1187
Audrey Santo
Victim
19-Dec-1983 14-Apr-2007 Miracle girl in a coma
Ron Santo
Baseball
25-Feb-1940 2-Dec-2010 Third baseman, Chicago Cubs
Jean-Paul Sartre
Philosopher
21-Jun-1905 15-Apr-1980 Nausea, No Exit
Savannah
Pornstar
9-Oct-1970 11-Jul-1994 Saturday Night Beaver
Mario Savio
Activist
8-Dec-1942 6-Nov-1996 Free Speech Movement
Terri Schiavo
Victim
3-Dec-1963 31-Mar-2005 Human vegetable, 1990-2005
Bon Scott
Musician
9-Jul-1946 19-Feb-1980 Lead Singer for AC/DC
Debralee Scott
Actor
2-Apr-1953 5-Apr-2005 Feathered hair in Police Academy
Ayrton Senna
Auto Racing
21-Mar-1960 1-May-1994 Three-time Formula 1 champion
Tupac Shakur
Rapper
16-Jun-1971 13-Sep-1996 All Eyez on Me
Ariel Sharon
Head of State
26-Feb-1928   Prime Minister of Israel, 2001-06
Matthew Shepard
Victim
1-Dec-1976 12-Oct-1998 Gay hate crime victim
Joan Sims
Actor
9-May-1930 28-Jun-2001 Carry On...
Grace Slick
Singer
30-Oct-1939   Jefferson Airplane and Starship
Anna Nicole Smith
Model
28-Nov-1967 8-Feb-2007 Addled golddigger
Ringo Starr
Drummer
7-Jul-1940   Beatle
Bram Stoker
Author
8-Nov-1847 20-Apr-1912 Dracula
Ida M. Tarbell
Journalist
5-Nov-1857 6-Jan-1944 History of the Standard Oil Company
Sean Taylor
Football
1-Apr-1983 27-Nov-2007 Washington Redskins safety, murdered 2007
Irving Thalberg
Film/TV Producer
30-May-1899 14-Sep-1936 De-facto boss of MGM Studios
Nguyen Van Thieu
Head of State
5-Apr-1923 29-Sep-2001 President of South Vietnam, 1967-75
Dylan Thomas
Poet
27-Oct-1914 9-Nov-1953 Most influential Welsh poet
Tiberius
Royalty
16-Nov-42 BC 16-Mar-37 AD Roman Emperor, 14-37 AD
Josip Broz Tito
Head of State
7-May-1892 4-May-1980 Communist dictator of Yugoslavia
Mark Twain
Author
30-Nov-1835 21-Apr-1910 Huckleberry Finn
Martin Van Buren
Head of State
5-Dec-1782 24-Jul-1862 8th US President, 1837-41
Lionel Van Deerlin
Politician
25-Jul-1914 17-May-2008 Congressman from California, 1963-81
Luther Vandross
Singer
20-Apr-1951 1-Jul-2005 R&B Singer, Never Too Much
David Vetter
Victim
21-Sep-1971 22-Feb-1984 The Boy in the Bubble
Sunny von Bulow
Victim
1-Sep-1932 6-Dec-2008 Heiress in a coma for 28 years
Walther von Reichenau
Military
16-Aug-1884 17-Jan-1942 Nazi general, encouraged atrocities
Charles Walgreen
Business
9-Oct-1873 11-Dec-1939 Founder of Walgreen Co.
Ellen G. White
Religion
26-Nov-1827 16-Jul-1915 Adventist seer of visions
Jemima Wilkinson
Religion
29-Nov-1752 1-Jul-1819 The Universal Friend
Charlie Wilson
Politician
18-Jan-1943 14-Apr-2013 Congressman from Ohio, 2007-11
Jackie Wilson
Singer
9-Jun-1934 21-Jan-1984 Lonely Teardrops
Debra Winger
Actor
16-May-1955   An Officer and a Gentleman
Stevie Wonder
Singer/Songwriter
13-May-1950   Signed, Sealed, and Delivered
Zhao Ziyang
Politician
17-Oct-1919 16-Jan-2005 6th Chinese Premier sought reforms


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