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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank Abagnale
Criminal
27-Apr-1948   Catch Me If You Can
Peter Abelard
Philosopher
1079 21-Apr-1142 French scholastic philosopher
Norm Abram
TV Personality
1950   Master carpenter, This Old House
Aníbal Acevedo-Vilá
Politician
13-Feb-1962   Governor of Puerto Rico, 2005-09
Lord Acton
Historian
10-Jan-1834 19-Jun-1902 British historian
Francisco Javier Ramírez Acuña
Government
22-Apr-1952   Mexican Minister of the Interior, 2006-08
Valdas Adamkus
Head of State
3-Nov-1926   President of Lithuania, 2004-09
Don Adams
Actor
13-Apr-1926 25-Sep-2005 Maxwell Smart on Get Smart
Gerry Adams
Politician
6-Oct-1948   President of Sinn Fein
Joseph P. Addabbo
Politician
17-Mar-1925 10-Apr-1986 Congressman from New York, 1961-86
David Addington
Government
22-Jan-1957   Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff
Hugh J. Addonizio
Politician
31-Jan-1914 2-Feb-1981 Mayor of Newark, 1962-70
Konrad Adenauer
Politician
5-Jan-1876 19-Apr-1967 Chancellor of West Germany, 1949-61
Joe Adonis
Criminal
22-Nov-1902 26-Nov-1971 Mafia boss, eventually deported
Pope Adrian I
Religion
? 25-Dec-795 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 772-95
Pope Adrian II
Religion
792 AD 14-Dec-872 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 867-72
Pope Adrian IV
Religion
c. 1100 1-Sep-1159 Roman Catholic Pope, 1154-59
Pope Adrian VI
Religion
2-Mar-1459 14-Sep-1523 Roman Catholic Pope, 1522-23
St. Agatha
Religion
? 5-Feb-251 AD Patron saint of Catania
Pope Agatho
Religion
c. 577 AD 10-Jan-681 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 678-81
Mary Cunningham Agee
Activist
1951   The Nurturing Network
Phil Agee
Spy
19-Jul-1935 7-Jan-2008 Inside the Company: CIA Diary
Giovanni Agnelli
Business
13-Aug-1866 16-Dec-1945 Founder of Fiat
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
Mathematician
16-May-1718 9-Jan-1799 Instituzioni Analitiche
Cornelius Agrippa
Magician
14-Sep-1486 18-Feb-1535 Three Books of Occult Philosophy
Christina Aguilera
Singer
18-Dec-1980   Genie in a Bottle
Emilio Aguinaldo
Head of State
22-Mar-1869 6-Feb-1964 1st President of the Philippines
Bertie Ahern
Head of State
12-Sep-1951   Prime Minister of Ireland, 1997-2008
Danny Aiello
Actor
20-Jun-1933   The Last Don
Air Force Amy
Pornstar
c. 1965   Moonlite Bunny Ranch
Jessica Alba
Actor
28-Apr-1981   Dark Angel
Licia Albanese
Singer
22-Jul-1913   Operatic soprano, La Bohème
Isaac Albéniz
Composer
29-May-1860 18-May-1909 Iberia
Giulio Alberoni
Religion
21-May-1664 16-Jun-1752 Powerful Italo-Spanish cardinal
Albert I
Royalty
8-Apr-1875 17-Feb-1934 King of Belgium, 1909-34
Prince Albert II
Royalty
14-Mar-1958   Sovereign Prince of Monaco
Tomaso Albinoni
Composer
8-Jun-1671 17-Jan-1751 Adagio in G minor
Joseph P. Albright
Judge
8-Nov-1938 20-Mar-2009 WV Supreme Court Justice, 2001-09
Niceto Alcalá-Zamora
Government
6-Jul-1877 18-Feb-1949 1st President of the Second Spanish Republic
Alan Alda
Actor
28-Jan-1936   Capt. Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H
Ruggero J. Aldisert
Judge
10-Nov-1919   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, 1968-86
Ulisse Aldrovandi
Naturalist
11-Sep-1522 10-Mar-1605 Pioneering entomologist and naturalist
Pope Alexander II
Religion
? 21-Apr-1075 Roman Catholic Pope, 1061-73
Pope Alexander III
Religion
c. 1105 30-Aug-1181 Roman Catholic Pope, 1159-81
Pope Alexander V
Religion
c. 1339 4-May-1410 Roman Catholic Pope, 1409-10
Pope Alexander VI
Religion
1-Jan-1431 18-Aug-1503 Divided the New World for Portugal, Spain
Pope Alexander VII
Religion
13-Feb-1599 22-May-1667 Roman Catholic Pope, 1655-67
Pope Alexander VIII
Religion
22-Apr-1610 1-Feb-1691 Roman Catholic Pope, 1689-91
Raúl Alfonsín
Head of State
13-Mar-1927 31-Mar-2009 President of Argentina, 1983-89
Alfonso XII
Royalty
28-Nov-1857 25-Nov-1885 King of Spain, 1874-85
Alfonso XIII
Royalty
17-May-1886 28-Feb-1941 King of Spain, 1902-31
Angela Alioto
Politician
20-Oct-1949   San Francisco politician and pundit
Joseph Alioto
Politician
12-Feb-1916 29-Jan-1998 Mayor of San Franscisco, 1968-76
Samuel Alito
Judge
1-Apr-1950   US Supreme Court Justice
William Allain
Politician
14-Feb-1928   Governor of Mississippi, 1984-88
Chad Allen
Actor
5-Jun-1974   Matthew Cooper on Dr. Quinn
Charlotte Allen
Journalist
?   Conservative writer
Fred Allen
Comic
31-May-1894 17-Mar-1956 Town Hall Tonight
Gracie Allen
Actor
26-Jul-1895 27-Aug-1964 Say goodnight Gracie
Red Allen
Jazz Musician
7-Jan-1908 17-Apr-1967 Jazz trumpeter
Richard V. Allen
Government
1-Jan-1936   Reagan National Security Advisor
Bobby Allison
Auto Racing
3-Dec-1937   Three-time winner of the Daytona 500
Fernando Alonso
Auto Racing
29-Jul-1981   Spanish Formula 1 racer
Albrecht Altdorfer
Painter
c. 1480 12-Feb-1538 Giorgione of the North
Jason Altmire
Politician
7-Mar-1968   Congressman, Pennsylvania 4th
Pedro de Alvarado
Military
c. 1495 4-Jul-1541 Spanish conqueror of Americas
Phil Alvarado
Boxing
18-Jan-1919 25-Dec-2003 Greatest amateur boxer ever
José Alvarez
Sculptor
1768 1827 Court sculptor to Ferdinand VII
Alois Alzheimer
Doctor
14-Jun-1864 19-Dec-1915 Alzheimer's Disease
Christiane Amanpour
Journalist
12-Jan-1958   Host of ABC's This Week
Georges d'Amboise
Religion
1460 25-May-1510 Prime Minister under Louis XII
St. Ambrose
Religion
c. 340 AD 4-Apr-397 AD Church Father, fought Arianism
Don Ameche
Actor
31-May-1904 6-Dec-1993 Trading Places
Bartolommeo Ammannati
Architect
18-Jun-1511 22-Apr-1592 Designed the Pitti Palace
Albert Anastasia
Criminal
26-Feb-1902 25-Oct-1957 Gambino crime boss
Rudolfo Anaya
Author
30-Oct-1937   Bless Me, Ultima
Toney Anaya
Politician
29-Apr-1941   Governor of New Mexico, 1983-87
Giulio Andreotti
Head of State
14-Jan-1919   Six-time Prime Minister of Italy
Michael Andretti
Auto Racing
5-Oct-1962   Indy car racer
Ivo Andric
Author
9-Oct-1892 13-Mar-1975 The Bridge on the Drina
Pier Angeli
Actor
19-Jun-1932 10-Sep-1971 Tomorrow Is Too Late
Mother Angelica
Religion
20-Apr-1923   Roman Catholic evangelical nun
Fra Angelico
Painter
c. 1395 18-Feb-1455 Dominican friar and Florentine painter
Scott Angelle
Politician
20-Nov-1961   Lt. Governor of Louisiana
Frank Annunzio
Politician
12-Jan-1915 8-Apr-2001 Congressman from Illinois, 1965-93
Harry Lee Anstead
Judge
4-Nov-1937   Justice, Florida Supreme Court
Jerry Apodaca
Politician
3-Oct-1934   Governor of New Mexico, 1975-79
St. Thomas Aquinas
Religion
1225 7-Mar-1274 Catholicism's leading theologian
Benigno Aquino
Politician
27-Nov-1932 21-Aug-1983 Philippine opposition leader
Benigno Aquino III
Head of State
8-Feb-1960   President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
Head of State
25-Jan-1933 1-Aug-2009 President of the Philippines, 1986-92
Denys Arcand
Film Director
25-Jun-1941   The Barbarian Invasions
Eddie Arcaro
Jockey
19-Feb-1916 14-Nov-1997 Two-time Triple Crown winner
Bill Archer
Politician
22-Mar-1928   Congressman from Texas, 1971-2001
Michael Arcuri
Politician
11-Jun-1959   Congressman from New York, 2007-11
Gustavo Arellano
Journalist
3-Feb-1979   ˇAsk a Mexican!
Pietro Aretino
Author
20-Apr-1492 21-Oct-1556 Sonetti lussuriosi
Dario Argento
Film Director
7-Sep-1940   Deep Red
Francis Arinze
Religion
1-Nov-1932   Congregation of Divine Worship
Ludovico Ariosto
Poet
8-Sep-1474 6-Jul-1533 Orlando Furioso
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Head of State
15-Jul-1953   Twice overthrown president of Haiti
Paul Arizin
Basketball
9-Mar-1928 12-Dec-2006 Philadelphia Warriors
Richard Arlen
Actor
1-Sep-1898 28-Mar-1976 Island of Lost Souls
John Armstrong
Politician
25-Nov-1758 1-Apr-1843 US Secretary of War, 1813-14
Karen Armstrong
Author
14-Nov-1944   A History of God
Desi Arnaz
Actor
2-Mar-1917 2-Dec-1986 Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy
Thomas Arundel
Religion
1353 19-Feb-1414 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1396-1414
Juana de Asbaje
Poet
12-Nov-1651 17-Apr-1695 America's first feminist poet
Henry F. Ashurst
Politician
13-Sep-1874 31-May-1962 US Senator from Arizona, 1912-41
Asin
Actor
26-Oct-1985   Ghajini
Mary Astor
Actor
3-May-1906 25-Sep-1987 The Maltese Falcon
Michael J. Astrue
Government
c. 1956   Social Security Commissioner
Prince of Asturias
Royalty
30-Jan-1968   Heir to the throne of Spain
King Athelstan
Royalty
c. 895 AD 27-Oct-939 AD King of England, 924-39 AD
Charles Atlas
Fitness Guru
30-Oct-1892 23-Dec-1972 Former 97-pound weakling
Lee Atwater
Politician
27-Feb-1951 29-Mar-1991 RNC Chairman, 1988-90
Eric Audé
Actor
5-Apr-1980   Dude Where's My Car?
St. Augustine
Religion
13-Nov-354 AD 28-Aug-430 AD Confessions
St. Augustine of Canterbury
Religion
? 26-May-604 AD First Archbishop of Canterbury
Augustus II
Royalty
12-May-1670 1-Feb-1733 King of Poland, Elector of Saxony
Augustus III
Royalty
17-Oct-1696 5-Oct-1763 Elector of Saxony, King of Poland
Steve Austria
Politician
12-Oct-1958   Congressman, Ohio 7th
Aventinus
Historian
4-Jul-1477 9-Jan-1534 Annals of Bavaria
Pedro Menéndez de Avilés
Military
15-Feb-1519 17-Sep-1574 Founder of St. Augustine, Florida
Amedeo Avogadro
Physicist
9-Aug-1776 9-Jul-1856 Avogadro's number
Dan Aykroyd
Actor
1-Jul-1952   Saturday Night Live, Dr. Detroit
Kelly Ayotte
Politician
27-Jun-1968   US Senator from New Hampshire
Jose Maria Aznar
Head of State
25-Feb-1953   Prime Minister of Spain, 1996-2004
Bruce Babbitt
Politician
27-Jun-1938   Governor of Arizona, 1978-87
Anthony Babington
Criminal
24-Oct-1561 20-Sep-1586 Plotted to overthrow Elizabeth I
Joe Baca
Politician
23-Jan-1947   Congressman, California 43rd
Andrew Bacevich
Historian
1947   American Empire
Gaetano Badalamenti
Criminal
14-Sep-1923 29-Apr-2004 Don Tano, the Boss of Bosses
Louise Bagshawe
Novelist
28-Jun-1971   Chick lit novelist, British MP for Corby
Bret Baier
Journalist
4-Aug-1970   Fox News Channel anchor
Michael Baius
Religion
1513 16-Sep-1589 Belgian theologian
Vasco Nuñez de Balboa
Explorer
1475 12-Jan-1519 Discovered Pacific Ocean
John Baldacci
Politician
30-Jan-1955   Governor of Maine, 2003-11
Alesso Baldovinetti
Painter
14-Oct-1427 29-Aug-1499 15th c. Florentine painter
Alec Baldwin
Actor
3-Apr-1958   A Baldwin Brother
John Ball
Naturalist
20-Aug-1818 21-Oct-1889 Irish Alpinist
Anne Bancroft
Actor
17-Sep-1931 6-Jun-2005 Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate
Adolph Bandelier
Anthropologist
6-Aug-1840 18-Mar-1914 Native cultures of the American southwest
Antonio Banderas
Actor
10-Aug-1960   Zorro
Hugo Banzer
Head of State
10-May-1926 5-May-2002 Dictator, then President, of Bolivia
Juanita P. Baranco
Business
19-Mar-1949   Baranco Automotive Group
John Barbirolli
Conductor
2-Dec-1899 29-Jul-1970 Conductor at The Hallé, 1943-70
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Playwright
17-Jan-1600 25-May-1681 La Vida es Sueño
James A. Barcia
Politician
25-Feb-1952   Congressman from Michigan, 1993-2003
Brigitte Bardot
Actor
28-Sep-1934   Voulez-vous danser avec moi?
Sara Bareilles
Actor
7-Dec-1979   Kaleidoscope Heart
Rosemary Barkett
Judge
29-Aug-1939   11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Lou Barletta
Politician
28-Jan-1956   Congressman, Pennsylvania 11th
Binnie Barnes
Actor
25-May-1903 27-Jul-1998 The Private Life of Henry VIII
Joseph M. Barr
Politician
28-May-1906 26-Aug-1982 Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1959-70
Andrew C. Barrett
Government
14-Apr-1942   FCC Commissioner, 1989-96
Colleen C. Barrett
Business
14-Sep-1944   President of Southwest Airlines
Frank A. Barrett
Politician
10-Nov-1892 20-May-1962 Governor and Senator from Wyoming
James E. Barrett
Judge
8-Apr-1922 7-Nov-2011 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1971-87
Tom Barrett
Politician
8-Dec-1953   Mayor of Milwaukee
Durão Barroso
Head of State
23-Mar-1956   European Commission President
Philip Barry
Playwright
18-Jun-1896 3-Dec-1949 The Philadelphia Story
Ethel Barrymore
Actor
15-Aug-1879 18-Jun-1959 None But the Lonely Heart
John Barrymore
Actor
15-Feb-1882 29-May-1942 Romeo and Juliet
John Drew Barrymore
Actor
4-Jun-1932 29-Nov-2004 High School Confidential!
Lionel Barrymore
Actor
28-Apr-1878 15-Nov-1954 Young Dr. Kildare
Sidney Barthelemy
Politician
17-Mar-1942   Mayor of New Orleans, 1986-94
Maria Bartiromo
Journalist
11-Sep-1967   CNBC financial correspondent
Dewey F. Bartlett
Politician
28-Mar-1919 1-Mar-1979 Governor and Senator from Oklahoma
Jürgen Bartsch
Criminal
6-Nov-1946 28-Apr-1976 Teenaged homosexual serial killer
Rainer Barzel
Politician
20-Jun-1924 26-Aug-2006 CDU Chairman, 1971-73
Georges Bataille
Philosopher
10-Sep-1897 8-Jul-1962 Histoire de l'oeil
Stephen Báthory
Royalty
27-Sep-1533 12-Dec-1586 King of Poland, 1575-86
Charles Batteux
Philosopher
6-May-1713 14-Jul-1780 Les Beaux-Arts réduits
Charles Baudelaire
Poet
9-Apr-1821 31-Aug-1867 Les Fleurs du Mal
Baudouin I
Royalty
7-Sep-1930 31-Jul-1993 King of Belgium, 1951-93
William J. Bauer
Judge
15-Sep-1926   7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1975-93
Mario Bava
Film Director
31-Jul-1914 27-Apr-1980 Black Sunday
Carlos T. Bea
Judge
18-Apr-1934   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Jennifer Beals
Actor
19-Dec-1963   Flashdance
Roy Bean
Judge
c. 1828 16-Mar-1903 Law West of the Pecos
Aubrey Beardsley
Artist
21-Aug-1872 16-Mar-1898 Leading late 19th c. English illustrator
Bob Beauprez
Politician
22-Sep-1948   Congressman from Colorado, 2003-07
Garcelle Beauvais
Actor
26-Nov-1966   ADA Heywood on NYPD Blue
Xavier Becerra
Politician
26-Jan-1958   Congressman, California 31st
Thomas Becket
Religion
c. 1118 29-Dec-1170 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1162-70
Henri Becquerel
Physicist
15-Dec-1852 25-Aug-1908 Discoverer of radioactivity
Venerable Bede
Religion
c. 672 AD 25-May-735 AD Ecclesiastical History
Brian Bedford
Actor
16-Feb-1935   The School for Wives
Sybille Bedford
Novelist
16-Mar-1911 17-Feb-2006 A Favourite of the Gods
Auguste Beernaert
Diplomat
26-Jul-1829 6-Oct-1912 Belgian Prime Minister, Nobel recipient
Ludwig van Beethoven
Composer
17-Dec-1770 26-Mar-1827 Prominent composer
Brendan Behan
Playwright
9-Feb-1923 20-Mar-1964 The Hostage
Dominic Behan
Playwright
1929 3-Aug-1989 The Patriot Game
Michael Behe
Biologist
18-Jan-1952   Darwin's Black Box
Robert Bellarmine
Religion
4-Oct-1542 17-Sep-1621 Italian Cardinal and theologian
Joachim du Bellay
Poet
c. 1522 1-Jan-1560 French Pléiade poet
Giovanni Bellini
Painter
c. 1430 1516 Altarpiece with St Vincent Ferrar
Lorenzo Bellini
Doctor
3-Sep-1643 8-Jan-1704 Discovered kidney's Bellini Ducts
Vincenzo Bellini
Composer
3-Nov-1801 23-Sep-1835 I Puritani di Scozia
Andrés Bello
Poet
29-Nov-1781 15-Oct-1865 South American intellectual, poet
Maria Bello
Actor
18-Apr-1967   Dr. Anna Del Amico on ER
Hilaire Belloc
Author
27-Jul-1870 16-Jul-1953 The Bad Child's Book of Beasts
Jean-Paul Belmondo
Actor
9-Apr-1933   Itineraire d'un Enfant Gate
Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo
Activist
3-Feb-1948   Peace activist, Nobel Prize recipient
Eusebius J. Beltran
Religion
31-Aug-1934   Catholic Archbishop of Oklahoma City
Pietro Bembo
Scholar
20-May-1470 18-Jan-1547 Prose della volgar lingua
William Bendix
Actor
14-Jan-1906 14-Dec-1964 The Life of Riley
Pope Benedict IX
Religion
? 1056 Roman Catholic Pope, 1033-48
Pope Benedict XI
Religion
1240 7-Jul-1304 Roman Catholic Pope, 1303-04
Pope Benedict XII
Religion
? 25-Apr-1342 Roman Catholic Pope, 1334-42
Pope Benedict XIII
Religion
2-Feb-1649 21-Feb-1730 Roman Catholic Pope, 1724-30
Pope Benedict XIV
Religion
31-Mar-1675 3-May-1758 Roman Catholic Pope, 1740-58
Pope Benedict XV
Religion
21-Nov-1854 22-Jan-1922 Sat out World War I
Pope Benedict XVI
Religion
16-Apr-1927   Roman Catholic Pontiff
Dan Benishek
Politician
20-Apr-1952   Congressman, Michigan 1st
Regina Benjamin
Doctor
26-Oct-1956   US Surgeon General
James Gordon Bennett
Publisher
1-Sep-1795 1-Jun-1872 Founder, The New York Herald
Robert S. Bennett
Attorney
2-Aug-1939   Washington attorney
William Bennett
Government
31-Jul-1943   Former Drug Czar and gambling man
Chris Benoit
Wrestling
21-May-1967 25-Jun-2007 WWE wrestler, murder/suicide
Craig Benson
Politician
8-Oct-1954   Governor of New Hampshire, 2003-05
Berengar of Tours
Religion
c. 999 AD 10-Jan-1088 Early anti-transubstantiation theologian
Tom Berenger
Actor
31-May-1949   Platoon
Oscar Berger
Head of State
11-Aug-1946   President of Guatemala, 2004-08
Mary Kay Bergman
Actor
5-Jun-1961 11-Nov-1999 South Park
Silvio Berlusconi
Head of State
29-Sep-1936   Former Prime Minister of Italy
Gael García Bernal
Actor
30-Nov-1978   The Motorcycle Diaries
Georges Bernanos
Novelist
20-Feb-1888 5-Jul-1948 The Diary of a Country Priest
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Religion
1090 20-Aug-1153 Reformed the Cistercian Order
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Religion
2-Apr-1928 14-Nov-1996 Archbishop of Chicago, 1982-96
Richard O. Berndt
Business
c. 1942   Partner, Gallagher Evelius & Jones
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Sculptor
7-Dec-1598 28-Nov-1680 Baroque sculptor and architect
Daniel Berrigan
Author
9-May-1921   The Trial of the Catonsville Nine
John Berryman
Poet
25-Oct-1914 7-Jan-1972 Homage to Mistress Bradstreet
Valerie Bertinelli
Actor
23-Apr-1960   One Day at a Time
Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua
Religion
17-Jun-1923 31-Jan-2012 Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia, 1987-2003
Mario Biaggi
Politician
26-Oct-1917   Congressman from New York, 1969-88
Kenneth Bianchi
Criminal
22-May-1951   Half of the Hillside Strangler duo
Georges Bidault
Head of State
5-Oct-1899 27-Jan-1983 French President, PM, and Foreign Minister
Beau Biden
Politician
3-Feb-1969   Attorney General of Delaware
Jill Jacobs Biden
Relative
5-Jun-1951   Wife of Joe Biden
Joseph Biden
Politician
20-Nov-1942   Vice President of the United States
Jason Biggs
Actor
12-May-1978   American Pie
Michael A. Bilandic
Politician
13-Feb-1923 16-Jan-2002 Mayor of Chicago, 1976-79
Brian Bilbray
Politician
28-Jan-1951   Congressman, California 50th
James H. Bilbray
Politician
19-May-1938   Congressman from Nevada, 1987-95
Thomas Bilney
Religion
c. 1495 19-Aug-1531 English martyr, influenced Latimer
James D. Bindenagel
Diplomat
30-Jun-1949   Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, 1999-2001
William E. Bindley
Business
6-Oct-1940   Founder of Bindley Western Industries
Timothy Bishop
Politician
1-Jun-1950   Congressman, New York 1st
G. W. Bitzer
Cinematographer
21-Apr-1872 29-Apr-1944 The Birth of a Nation
Conrad Black
Business
25-Aug-1944   Rapacious newspaper mogul
Earl Blackwell
Business
3-May-1913 1-Mar-1995 Celebrity publicist
Cherie Blair
First Lady
23-Sep-1954   Wife of Tony Blair
Tony Blair
Head of State
6-May-1953   UK Prime Minister, 1997-2007
Kathleen Blanco
Politician
15-Dec-1942   Governor of Louisiana
William Peter Blatty
Author
7-Jan-1928   The Exorcist
Brenda Blethyn
Actor
20-Feb-1946   Secrets & Lies
Thomas J. Bliley, Jr.
Politician
28-Jan-1932   Congressman from Virginia, 1981-2001
Scott Bloch
Government
c. 1958   Office of Special Counsel, 2004-08
Peter Blute
Politician
28-Jan-1956   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1993-97
Ann Blyth
Actor
16-Aug-1928   Mildred Pierce
Trajano Boccalini
Author
1556 16-Nov-1613 Ragguagli di Parnaso
John Boccieri
Politician
5-Oct-1969   Congressman from Ohio, 2009-11
Giambattista Bodoni
Publisher
16-Feb-1740 29-Nov-1813 Italian printer
Sherwood Boehlert
Politician
28-Sep-1936   Congressman from New York, 1983-2007
John Boehner
Politician
17-Nov-1949   Speaker of the US House
William Boeing
Business
1-Oct-1881 28-Sep-1956 Founder of Boeing, United Airlines
Hale Boggs
Politician
15-Feb-1914 16-Oct-1972 Congressman from Louisiana, 1941-72
Lindy Boggs
Politician
13-Mar-1916   Congresswoman from Louisiana, 1973-91
Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.
Attorney
18-Sep-1940   Patton Boggs
John Bohlinger
Politician
21-Apr-1936   Lt. Governor of Montana
Arrigo Boito
Composer
24-Feb-1842 10-Jun-1918 Mefistofele
Emperor Bokassa I
Royalty
22-Feb-1921 3-Nov-1996 Central African Emperor
Edward Boland
Politician
1-Oct-1911 4-Nov-2001 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1953-89
Mary Boland
Actor
28-Jan-1880 23-Jun-1965 Ruggles of Red Gap
Enrique Bolaños
Head of State
13-May-1928   President of Nicaragua
Jim Bolger
Head of State
31-May-1935   Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1990-97
Michael F. Bolin
Judge
c. 1948   Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
Heinrich Böll
Novelist
21-Dec-1917 16-Jul-1985 The Train Was On Time
Joseph Bologna
Actor
30-Dec-1934   Blame it on Rio
Edmund Bolton
Historian
c. 1575 c. 1633 Hypercritica
Erma Bombeck
Columnist
21-Feb-1927 22-Apr-1996 The Grass is Always Greener
Charles J. Bonaparte
Government
9-Jun-1851 28-Jun-1921 US Attorney General, 1906-09
Rich Bond
Government
1950   RNC Chairman, 1992-93
Giotto di Bondone
Painter
1267 8-Jan-1337 Preeminent 14th c. Italian Painter
David Bonior
Politician
6-Jun-1945   Congressman from Michigan, 1977-2003
Sonny Bono
Singer
16-Feb-1935 5-Jan-1998 Moustached half of Sonny and Cher
Emilinha Borba
Singer
31-Aug-1921 3-Oct-2005 Queen of Brazilian Radio
Madeleine Bordallo
Politician
31-May-1933   Congresswoman, Guam
William D. Borders
Religion
9-Oct-1913 19-Apr-2010 Archbishop of Baltimore, 1974-89
Paris Bordone
Painter
1500 19-Jan-1571 Venetian Renaissance painter
Giovanni Alfonso Borelli
Doctor
28-Jan-1608 31-Dec-1679 De motu animalium
Cesare Borgia
Religion
Sep-1476 12-Mar-1507 Cardinal of Valencia
St. Francis Borgia
Religion
28-Oct-1510 30-Sep-1572 The canonized Borgia
Lucrezia Borgia
Royalty
18-Apr-1480 24-Jun-1519 Infamous poisoner
Ambrogio Borgognone
Painter
c. 1455 1524 Milanese Renaissance painter
Robert Bork
Government
1-Mar-1927   Fired Archibald Cox, later got himself borked
Robert Borski
Politician
20-Oct-1948   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1983-2003
Brian Boru
Royalty
940 AD 23-Apr-1014 High King of Ireland, 1002-14
Frank Borzage
Film Director
23-Apr-1894 19-Jun-1962 A Farewell to Arms
Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich
Astronomer
18-May-1711 13-Feb-1787 Theoria philosophiae naturalis
Larry Bossidy
Business
5-Mar-1935   CEO of Honeywell
Giovanni Bottesini
Musician
22-Dec-1821 7-Jul-1889 Cristoforo Colombo
Sandro Botticelli
Painter
1-Mar-1445 17-May-1510 Florentine early Renaissance painter
Adolphe-William Bouguereau
Painter
30-Nov-1835 19-Aug-1905 The Abduction of Psyche
Roy Bourgeois
Activist
1938   School of the Americas Watch
Jim Bowie
Military
10-Apr-1796 6-Mar-1836 Knife fighter, Alamo combatant
Charles Boyer
Actor
28-Aug-1899 26-Aug-1978 Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Danny Boyle
Film Director
20-Oct-1956   Trainspotting
Emmet D. Boyle
Politician
26-Jul-1879 3-Jan-1926 Governor of Nevada, 1915-23
Lara Flynn Boyle
Actor
24-Mar-1970   Wayne's World
Peter Boyle
Actor
18-Oct-1935 12-Dec-2006 Young Frankenstein
Susan Boyle
Singer
1-Apr-1961   Britain's Got Talent
Brent Bozell
Activist
14-Jul-1955   Media Research Center
Kevin Brady
Politician
11-Apr-1955   Congressman, Texas 8th
Robert Brady
Politician
7-Apr-1945   Congressman, Pennsylvania 1st
Alice Braga
Actor
15-Apr-1983   City of God
Sonia Braga
Actor
8-Jun-1950   Dona Flor And Her Two Husbands
Louis Braille
Inventor
4-Jan-1809 6-Jan-1852 Reading system for the blind
Pierre de Brantôme
Historian
c. 1540 15-Jul-1614 French historical writer, biographer
Donna Brazile
Author
15-Dec-1959   Al Gore's 2000 campaign manager
John Breaux
Politician
1-Mar-1944   US Senator from Louisiana, 1987-2005
John G. Breen
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Sherwin-Williams, 1979-99
L. Paul Bremer
Government
30-Sep-1941   Director of the Iraq Provisional Authority
Eileen Brennan
Actor
3-Sep-1932   Capt. Lewis on Private Benjamin
Joseph E. Brennan
Politician
2-Nov-1934   Governor of Maine, 1979-87
William J. Brennan
Judge
25-Apr-1906 24-Jul-1997 US Supreme Court Justice, 1956-90
Jimmy Breslin
Columnist
17-Oct-1930   The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
Jordana Brewster
Actor
26-Apr-1980   The Faculty
Molly Corbett Broad
Business
1941   University Chancellor
Betty Broderick
Criminal
7-Nov-1947   Killed her husband, and his lover
James Broderick
Actor
7-Mar-1927 1-Nov-1982 Doug Lawrence on Family
John Brogden
Politician
28-Mar-1969   Disgraced Australian opposition leader
Timothy P. Broglio
Religion
22-Dec-1951   Archbishop of US Military Services
Pierce Brosnan
Actor
16-May-1951   Remington Steele, James Bond
Heywood Broun
Journalist
7-Dec-1888 18-Dec-1939 Muckraking reporter of the 1920s and '30s
Anthony G. Brown
Politician
21-Nov-1961   Lt. Governor of Maryland
George Mackay Brown
Poet
17-Oct-1921 13-Apr-1996 Time in a Red Coat
Jerry Brown
Politician
7-Apr-1938   Governor of California
Molly Brown
Activist
18-Jul-1867 26-Oct-1932 Unsinkable
Pamela Brown
Actor
8-Jul-1917 18-Sep-1975 Lust for Life
Pat Brown
Politician
21-Apr-1905 16-Feb-1996 Governor of California, 1959-67
Peter Campbell Brown
Attorney
12-Aug-1913 23-Jul-1994 Corporation Counsel of NYC, 1955-58
Ginny Brown-Waite
Politician
5-Oct-1943   Congresswoman from Florida, 2003-11
Sam Brownback
Politician
12-Sep-1956   Governor of Kansas
Anton Bruckner
Composer
4-Sep-1824 11-Oct-1896 Mass in D Minor
Pieter Brueghel
Painter
c. 1520 c. 1569 Fanciful Flemish painter
Alexander J. Brunett
Religion
17-Jan-1934   Catholic Archbishop of Seattle, 1997-2010
Ivan Brunetti
Cartoonist
3-Oct-1967   Schizo
Joseph L. Bruno
Politician
8-Apr-1929   NY Senate Majority Leader
John Bruton
Head of State
18-May-1947   Prime Minister of Ireland, 1994-97
Mika Brzezinski
Journalist
2-May-1967   Co-Host, Morning Joe
Pat Buchanan
Columnist
2-Nov-1938   Crossfire
Lloyd Bucher
Military
1-Sep-1927 28-Jan-2004 Commander of USS Pueblo
James L. Buckley
Politician
9-Mar-1923   US Senator from New York, 1971-77
William F. Buckley
Columnist
24-Nov-1925 27-Feb-2008 National Review
Daniel M. Buechlein
Religion
20-Apr-1938   Catholic Archbishop of Indianapolis
Ann Marie Buerkle
Politician
8-May-1951   Congresswoman, New York 25th
Geneviève Bujold
Actor
1-Jul-1942   Coma
Whitey Bulger
Criminal
3-Sep-1929   Accused Boston crimelord
Gerald Bull
Inventor
8-Mar-1928 22-Mar-1990 Supergun builder
John Bull
Composer
c. 1562 12-Mar-1628 English composer and organist
Jim Bunning
Politician
23-Oct-1931   US Senator from Kentucky
Anthony Burgess
Novelist
25-Feb-1917 25-Nov-1993 A Clockwork Orange
Hubert de Burgh
Judge
? 1243 Chief Justiciar of England
Henry Burghersh
Government
1292 4-Dec-1340 Chancellor of England, 1328-30
Anne M. Burke
Judge
3-Feb-1944   Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
Chris Burke
Actor
26-Aug-1965   Corky on Life Goes On
Frank W. Burke
Politician
1-Jun-1920 29-Jun-2007 Mayor of Louisville, 1969-1973
John Burke
Politician
25-Feb-1859 14-May-1937 North Dakota Governor, US Treasurer
Raymond Leo Burke
Religion
30-Jun-1948   Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
William R. Burleigh
Business
6-Sep-1935   CEO of EW Scripps, 1996-2000
Dorsey Burnette
Musician
28-Dec-1932 19-Aug-1979 The Rock 'n Roll Trio
John Anthony Burns
Politician
30-Mar-1909 5-Apr-1975 Governor of Hawaii, 1962-74
LeVar Burton
Actor
16-Feb-1957   La Forge on Star Trek: TNG
Richard de Bury
Author
24-Jan-1286 24-Apr-1345 Philobiblon
Francine Busby
Politician
3-Mar-1951   San Diego politician
Leo Buscaglia
Author
31-Mar-1924 11-Jun-1998 Dr. Hug
Hermann Busenbaum
Religion
1600 31-Jan-1668 Medulla theologiae moralis
Columba Bush
Relative
1953   Wife of Florida governor Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush
Politician
11-Feb-1953   Governor of Florida, 1999-2007
Albert G. Bustamante
Politician
8-Apr-1935   Congressman from Texas, 1985-93
Alban Butler
Author
24-Oct-1710 15-May-1773 Lives of the Saints
Pierce Butler
Judge
17-Mar-1866 16-Nov-1939 US Supreme Court Justice, 1923-39
William Byrd
Composer
1543 4-Jul-1623 English madrigalist, composer
Brendan T. Byrne
Politician
1-Apr-1924   Governor of New Jersey, 1974-82
Jane Byrne
Politician
24-May-1934   Mayor of Chicago, 1979-83
Susan Bysiewicz
Politician
1961   Connecticut Secretary of State
John Cabot
Explorer
c. 1450 1499 Discovered North America
Sebastian Cabot
Explorer
1476 1557 16th century Italian/English explorer
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Religion
15-Jul-1850 22-Dec-1917 Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Alvise Cadamosto
Explorer
1432 18-Jul-1488 Discovered Cape Verde islands
Jefferson Caffery
Diplomat
1-Dec-1886 13-Apr-1974 US Ambassador to Egypt, France, Brazil, Cuba
Nicolas Cage
Actor
7-Jan-1964   Leaving Las Vegas
James Cagney
Actor
17-Jul-1899 30-Mar-1986 New York tough guy
Thomas Cahill
Author
29-Mar-1940   How the Irish Saved Civilization
James M. Cain
Novelist
1-Jul-1892 27-Oct-1977 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Santiago Calatrava
Architect
28-Jul-1951   Designer of new WTC transit station
Felipe Calderón
Head of State
18-Aug-1962   President of Mexico
Sila Calderón
Politician
23-Sep-1942   Governor of Puerto Rico
Joseph Califano
Government
15-May-1931   Carter's HEW Secretary
Sonny Callahan
Politician
11-Sep-1932   Congressman from Alabama, 1985-2003
Pope Callistus III
Religion
31-Dec-1378 6-Aug-1458 Posthumously vindicated Joan of Arc
Roberto Calvi
Business
13-Apr-1920 17-Jun-1982 Vatican banker who died mysteriously
Felix Perez Camacho
Politician
30-Oct-1957   Governor of Guam
Manuel Ávila Camacho
Head of State
24-Apr-1897 13-Oct-1955 President of Mexico, 1940-46
J. Donald Cameron
Politician
14-May-1833 30-Aug-1918 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1877-97
Luís de Camões
Poet
c. 1524 10-Jun-1580 Os Lusíadas
Dave Camp
Politician
9-Jul-1953   Congressman, Michigan 4th
Tommaso Campanella
Philosopher
5-Sep-1568 21-May-1639 La città del Sole
Gaspare Campari
Business
1828 1882 Founder of Gruppo Campari
Jack M. Campbell
Politician
10-Sep-1916 14-Jun-1999 Governor of New Mexico, 1963-67
Tom Campbell
Politician
14-Aug-1952   Congressman from California, 1995-2001
Edmund Campion
Religion
24-Jan-1540 1-Dec-1581 Jesuit martyr, hanged at Tyburn
Arsenio Martinez Campos
Head of State
14-Dec-1831 23-Sep-1900 Spanish Governor of Cuba
Canaletto
Painter
7-Oct-1697 19-Apr-1768 Venetian painter of views
John Candy
Actor
31-Oct-1950 4-Mar-1994 Uncle Buck
Joseph Canizaro
Business
1937   Real estate mogul
Stanislao Cannizzaro
Chemist
13-Jul-1826 10-May-1910 Atomic vs Molecular weights
Antonio Canova
Sculptor
1-Nov-1757 13-Oct-1822 Rejuvenated sculpture in Italy
Francisco Canseco
Politician
30-Jul-1949   Congressman, Texas 23rd
Raoul G. Cantero III
Judge
1-Aug-1960   Justice, Florida Supreme Court
Maria Cantwell
Politician
13-Oct-1958   US Senator from Washington
Joseph Cao
Politician
13-Mar-1967   Congressman from Louisiana, 2009-11
Al Capone
Criminal
17-Jan-1899 25-Jan-1947 Scarface
John Cappelletti
Football
9-Aug-1952   Winner, 1973 Heisman Trophy
Frank Capra
Film Director
18-May-1897 3-Sep-1991 It's A Wonderful Life
Michael E. Capuano
Politician
9-Jan-1952   Congressman, Massachusetts 8th
Caravaggio
Painter
28-Sep-1573 18-Jul-1610 Temperamental painter
Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio
Painter
1495 1543 Italian frieze painter
Don Carcieri
Politician
16-Dec-1942   Governor of Rhode Island, 2003-11
Girolamo Cardano
Doctor
24-Sep-1501 21-Sep-1576 De Subtilitate
Ernesto Cardenal
Poet
20-Jan-1925   Liberation theologist, important Nicaraguan poet
Dennis Cardoza
Politician
31-Mar-1959   Congressman, California 18th
Giosuè Carducci
Poet
27-Jul-1835 16-Feb-1907 Odi barbare
Steve Carell
Comic
16-Aug-1962   Office manager at Dunder-Mifflin
Hugh L. Carey
Politician
11-Apr-1919 7-Aug-2011 Governor of New York, 1975-83
David F. Cargo
Politician
13-Jan-1929   Governor of New Mexico, 1967-71
António Óscar Carmona
Head of State
24-Nov-1869 18-Apr-1951 President of Portugal, 1926-51
Lou Carnesecca
Basketball
5-Jan-1925   Longtime coach, St. John's University
Chris Carney
Politician
2-Mar-1959   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 2007-11
Princess Caroline
Royalty
23-Jan-1957   Daughter of Prince Rainier
Howie Carr
Columnist
17-Jan-1952   Boston Herald columnist, talk-radio host
Alexis Carrel
Doctor
28-Jun-1873 5-Nov-1944 Sutured blood vessels
José Carreras
Singer
5-Dec-1946   The third tenor
Luis Posada Carriles
Terrorist
c. 1928   Cuban terrorist in US custody
Leonora Carrington
Painter
6-Apr-1917 25-May-2011 Last surviving Surrealist
Jim Carroll
Author
1-Aug-1950 11-Sep-2009 The Basketball Diaries
Leo G. Carroll
Actor
25-Oct-1892 16-Oct-1972 Waverly on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Pat Carroll
Actor
5-May-1927   Make Room for Daddy
Frank Carson
Comic
11-Jun-1926 22-Feb-2012 Irish comedian
Kit Carson
Explorer
24-Dec-1809 23-May-1868 Frontiersman and Indian agent
Kevin Carter
Photographer
13-Sep-1960 27-Jul-1994 Wanting A Meal
Edward P. Carville
Politician
14-May-1885 27-Jun-1956 Governor of Nevada, 1939-45
James Carville
Government
25-Oct-1944   Clinton campaign strategist
Pablo Casals
Cellist
29-Dec-1876 22-Oct-1973 Spanish cellist and conductor
Roger Casement
Activist
1-Sep-1864 3-Aug-1916 Irish revolutionary, gay diarist
Bob Casey, Jr.
Politician
13-Apr-1960   US Senator from Pennsylvania
James V. Casey
Religion
22-Sep-1914 14-Mar-1986 Archbishop of Denver, 1967-86
Robert P. Casey
Politician
9-Jan-1932 30-May-2000 Governor of Pennsylvania, 1987-95
William Casey
Spy
13-Mar-1913 29-Jan-1987 CIA Director, 1981-87
Pat Cash
Tennis
27-May-1965   Winner, 1987 Wimbledon
Rosanne Cash
Country Musician
24-May-1955   Rhythm and Romance
Brian Cashman
Baseball
3-Jul-1967   General Manager, NY Yankees
Casimir III
Royalty
1310 5-Nov-1370 King of Poland, 1333-70
Casimir IV
Royalty
30-Nov-1427 7-Jun-1492 King of Poland, 1447-92
Giovanni Domenico Cassini
Astronomer
8-Jun-1625 14-Sep-1712 Italo-French astronomer
Andrea del Castagno
Painter
c. 1400 19-Aug-1457 Florentine painter
Paul Castellano
Criminal
20-Jun-1915 16-Dec-1985 Gambino crime boss
Adriano Castellesi
Religion
c. 1460 c. 1521 Secretary to Pope Alexander VI
Michel de Castelnau
Military
1517 1592 French Ambassador to Elizabeth I
Giovanni Battista Casti
Poet
29-Aug-1724 5-Feb-1803 Novelle Galanti
Baldassare Castiglione
Author
6-Dec-1478 7-Feb-1529 Il Cortegiano
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Painter
23-Mar-1609 5-May-1664 Italian pastoral painter
António Feliciano de Castilho
Poet
18-Jan-1800 18-Jun-1875 A noite de Castello
Cristóbal de Castillejo
Poet
1490 12-Jun-1556 Spanish poet, disliked Italian forms
Alonso de Castillo Solorzano
Novelist
1584 1648 Tardes Entretenidas
Mike Castle
Politician
2-Jul-1939   Congressman from Delaware, 1993-2011
Raúl H. Castro
Politician
12-Jun-1916   Governor of Arizona, 1975-77
St. Catherine of Alexandria
Religion
c. 3rd c. AD c. 4th c. AD Patron saint of virgins and nuns
Catherine of Aragon
Royalty
16-Dec-1485 7-Jan-1536 First wife of King Henry VIII
Catherine of Braganza
Royalty
25-Nov-1638 31-Dec-1705 Consort of English King Charles II
St. Catherine of Siena
Religion
25-Mar-1347 29-Apr-1380 Patron saint of Italy
Augustin-Louis Cauchy
Mathematician
21-Aug-1789 23-May-1857 Infinitesimals, theory of substitution groups
Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Head of State
15-Jul-1939   President of Portugal
Francesco Cavalli
Composer
14-Feb-1602 14-Jan-1676 Didone
Pietro Cavallini
Painter
c. 1250 1344 Early Italian Renaissance painter
Felice Cavallotti
Politician
6-Oct-1842 6-Mar-1898 Italian radical politician
Jerome P. Cavanagh
Politician
16-Jun-1928 27-Nov-1979 Mayor of Detroit, 1962-70
Michael F. Cavanagh
Judge
21-Oct-1940   Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
James Caviezel
Actor
26-Sep-1968   Passion
Charles Cawley
Business
1941   Cofounder, MBNA Corporation
Don Cazayoux
Politician
17-Jan-1964   Congressman, Louisiana 6th
St. Cecilia
Religion
? c. 180 AD Patron saint of music, the blind
Camilo José Cela
Author
11-May-1916 17-Jan-2002 Spanish novelist and Nobel laureate
Anthony J. Celebrezze, Jr.
Politician
1941 4-Jul-2003 Ohio Attorney General, 1983-91
Anthony J. Celebrezze
Politician
4-Sep-1910 29-Oct-1998 Mayor of Cleveland, 1954-61
Pope Celestine I
Religion
? 27-Jul-432 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 422-432 AD
Pope Celestine II
Religion
? 8-Mar-1144 Roman Catholic Pope, 1143-44
Pope Celestine III
Religion
c. 1106 8-Jan-1198 Roman Catholic Pope, 1191-98
Pope Celestine IV
Religion
? 10-Nov-1241 Roman Catholic Pope, 1241
Pope Celestine V
Religion
1215 19-May-1296 Roman Catholic Pope, 1294
Benvenuto Cellini
Sculptor
1-Nov-1500 13-Feb-1571 Florentine Mannerist goldsmith and sculptor
Paul Cellucci
Politician
24-Apr-1948   Governor of Massachusetts, 1997-2001
Beatrice Cenci
Criminal
6-Feb-1577 11-Sep-1599 Italian beauty, murdered her father
Miguel de Cervantes
Novelist
29-Sep-1547 22-Apr-1616 Don Quixote
Gonzalo de Céspedes y Meneses
Novelist
c. 1585 1638 Poema trágico
Pablo de Céspedes
Poet
1538 26-Jul-1608 Spanish poet, painter, sculptor, etc.
Steve Chabot
Politician
22-Jan-1953   Congressman, Ohio 1st
Henri, Comte de Chambord
Royalty
29-Sep-1820 24-Aug-1883 Pretender to the French throne
Philippe de Champaigne
Painter
26-May-1602 12-Aug-1674 Prolific French Baroque painter
Stockard Channing
Actor
13-Feb-1944   The First Lady on The West Wing
Bruce Chapman
Government
1-Dec-1940   Founder of the Discovery Institute
Ray Chapman
Baseball
15-Jan-1891 17-Aug-1920 Fatally hit by pitch
Charles J. Chaput
Religion
26-Sep-1944   Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia
Jean-Martin Charcot
Doctor
29-Nov-1825 16-Aug-1893 Father of neurology
Charice
Singer
10-May-1992   Filipina pop singer
Charlemagne
Royalty
c. 747 AD 28-Jan-814 AD Holy Roman Emperor
Charles II
Royalty
6-Nov-1661 1-Nov-1700 King of Spain, 1665-1700
King Charles II
Royalty
29-May-1630 6-Feb-1685 King of England 1660-85
Charles III
Royalty
20-Jan-1716 14-Dec-1788 King of Spain, 1759-88
Charles IV
Royalty
11-Nov-1748 20-Jan-1819 King of Spain, 1788-1808
Charles IX
Royalty
27-Jun-1550 30-May-1574 King of France 1561-74
Charles the Simple
Royalty
17-Sep-879 AD 7-Oct-929 AD King of France, 898-922
Charles X
Royalty
9-Oct-1757 6-Nov-1836 King of France, 1824-30
Charles, duc d'Orléans
Poet
24-Nov-1394 4-Jan-1465 Medieval French courtly poet
Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix
Explorer
29-Oct-1682 1-Feb-1761 Jesuit explorer of America
Charo
Singer
13-Mar-1941   Cuchi Cuchi
Pierre Charron
Philosopher
1541 16-Nov-1603 De la Sagesse
Alain Chartier
Poet
c. 1392 1449 La Belle Dame sans merci
Michel Chartrand
Labor Leader
20-Dec-1916 12-Apr-2010 Quebec nationalist labor activist
François-René de Chateaubriand
Author
4-Sep-1768 4-Jul-1848 Génie du christianisme
Carlos Chávez
Composer
13-Jun-1899 2-Aug-1978 Sinfonía de Antígona
Cesar Chavez
Labor Leader
31-Mar-1927 23-Apr-1993 Mastermind of the California grape boycott
Dennis Chavez
Politician
8-Apr-1888 18-Nov-1962 US Senator from New Mexico, 1935-62
Hugo Chavez
Head of State
28-Jul-1954   President of Venezuela
Linda Chavez
Activist
17-Jun-1947   Neoconservative activist, pundit
Martin Chavez
Politician
1952   Mayor of Albuquerque
Luigi Cherubini
Composer
14-Sep-1760 15-Mar-1842 The Water Carrier
G. K. Chesterton
Author
29-May-1874 14-Jun-1936 The Man Who Was Thursday
Ben Chifley
Head of State
22-Sep-1885 13-Jun-1951 Prime Minister of Australia, 1945-49
Ming W. Chin
Judge
31-Aug-1942   Justice, California Supreme Court
Jacques Chirac
Head of State
29-Nov-1932   President of France, 1995-2007
Joaquim Chissano
Head of State
22-Oct-1939   President of Mozambique, 1986-2005
Anna Chlumsky
Actor
3-Dec-1980   My Girl
Kate Chopin
Novelist
8-Feb-1851 22-Aug-1904 The Awakening
Chrétien de Troyes
Poet
fl. 1165-80 fl. 1165-80 Author of Arthurian romances
Jean Chrétien
Head of State
11-Jan-1934   Prime Minister of Canada, 1993-2003
Christopher J. Christie
Politician
6-Sep-1962   Governor of New Jersey
Christina of Sweden
Royalty
8-Dec-1626 16-Apr-1689 Crossdressing Queen of Sweden 1632-54
Christine de Pizan
Poet
1364 c. 1430 Le Livre des trois vertus
St. John Chrysostom
Religion
c. 345 AD 14-Sep-407 AD Church Father, Archbishop of Constantinople
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Head of State
9-Dec-1920   President of Italy, 1999-2006
Cimabue
Painter
c. 1240 1302 Florentine painter in the Byzantine style
Domenico Cimarosa
Composer
17-Dec-1749 1-Jan-1801 Il Matrimonio segreto
Gustavo Cisneros
Business
1945   Billionaire Venezuelan media mogul
Henry Cisneros
Politician
11-Jun-1947   Secretary of HUD, 1993-97
Benjamin R. Civiletti
Attorney
17-Jul-1935   US Attorney General, 1979-81
Donald D. Clancy
Politician
24-Jul-1921 12-Jun-2007 Congressman from Ohio, 1961-77
Tom Clancy
Novelist
12-Apr-1947   The Hunt for Red October
St. Clare
Religion
16-Jul-1194 11-Aug-1253 Founder of the Franciscan Nuns
Joe Clark
Head of State
5-Jun-1939   Prime Minister of Canada, 1979-80
Mary Higgins Clark
Novelist
24-Dec-1929   A Stranger is Watching
Wesley Clark
Military
23-Dec-1944   Supreme Allied Commander, 1997-2000
William P. Clark
Government
23-Oct-1931   US Secretary of the Interior, 1983-85
Hansen Clarke
Politician
3-Mar-1957   Congressman, Michigan 13th
Albert Claude
Scientist
23-Aug-1899 22-May-1983 Microstructure of the cell
Paul Claudel
Poet
6-Aug-1868 23-Feb-1955 French poet and diplomat
Lacy Clay
Politician
27-Jul-1956   Congressman, Missouri 1st
William L. Clay
Politician
30-Apr-1931   Congressman from Missouri, 1969-2001
St. Clement I
Religion
fl. 1st c. AD fl. 1st c. AD Roman Catholic Pope, 88-97 AD
Pope Clement II
Religion
? 9-Oct-1047 Roman Catholic Pope, 1046-47
Pope Clement III
Religion
? 20-Mar-1191 Roman Catholic Pope, 1187-91
Pope Clement IV
Religion
? 29-Nov-1268 Roman Catholic Pope, 1265-68
Pope Clement IX
Religion
28-Jan-1600 9-Dec-1669 Roman Catholic Pope, 1667-69
Clement of Alexandria
Religion
c. 150 AD c. 215 AD Early Church Father
Pope Clement V
Religion
c. 1260 20-Apr-1314 Roman Catholic Pope, 1305-14
Pope Clement VI
Religion
1291 6-Dec-1352 Roman Catholic Pope, 1342-52
Pope Clement VII
Religion
26-May-1478 25-Sep-1534 Roman Catholic Pope, 1523-34
Pope Clement VIII
Religion
24-Feb-1536 5-Mar-1605 Roman Catholic Pope, 1592-1605
Pope Clement X
Religion
13-Jul-1590 22-Jul-1676 Roman Catholic Pope, 1670-76
Pope Clement XI
Religion
22-Jul-1649 19-Mar-1721 Roman Catholic Pope, 1700-21
Pope Clement XII
Religion
7-Apr-1652 6-Feb-1740 Roman Catholic Pope, 1730-40
Pope Clement XIII
Religion
7-Mar-1693 2-Feb-1769 Roman Catholic Pope, 1758-69
Pope Clement XIV
Religion
31-Oct-1705 22-Sep-1774 Roman Catholic Pope, 1769-74
Muzio Clementi
Composer
24-Jan-1752 10-Mar-1832 Gradus ad Parnassum
Miss Cleo
Paranormal
12-Aug-1962   Psychic fraud takes VISA, M/C
Rosemary Clooney
Singer
23-May-1928 29-Jun-2002 Come On-a My House
Charles I. Clough, Jr.
Business
c. 1942   Merrill Lynch Investment Strategist, 1987-2000
Martha Coakley
Politician
14-Jul-1953   Attorney General of Massachusetts
Imogene Coca
Actor
18-Nov-1908 2-Jun-2001 Your Show of Shows
Richard J. Codey
Politician
27-Nov-1946   Governor of New Jersey, 2004-06
John Cardinal Cody
Religion
24-Dec-1907 25-Apr-1982 Archbishop of Chicago, 1965-82
Paulo Coelho
Novelist
24-Aug-1947   The Alchemist
Tony Coelho
Politician
15-Jun-1942   Congressman from California, 1979-89
George M. Cohan
Composer
3-Jul-1878 5-Nov-1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Jean-Baptiste Colbert
Government
29-Aug-1619 6-Sep-1683 Economic reformer under Louis XIV
Stephen Colbert
Comic
13-May-1964   The Colbert Report
Colette
Novelist
28-Jan-1873 3-Aug-1954 Gigi
Duane E. Collins
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Parker Hannifin, 1993-2001
John F. Collins
Politician
20-Jul-1919 23-Nov-1995 Mayor of Boston, 1960-68
Michael Collins
Activist
16-Oct-1890 22-Aug-1922 Irish Nationalist, spymaster
Pauline Collins
Actor
3-Sep-1940   Shirley Valentine
Susan Collins
Politician
7-Dec-1952   US Senator from Maine
Alvaro Colom
Head of State
15-Jun-1951   President of Guatemala
Padraic Colum
Novelist
8-Dec-1881 11-Jan-1972 Wild Earth
St. Columba
Religion
7-Dec-521 AD 9-Jun-597 AD Converted the Picts
Christopher Columbus
Explorer
1451 20-May-1506 Rediscovered the New World
Sean Connery
Actor
25-Aug-1930   James Bond
Harry Connick, Jr.
Singer
11-Sep-1967   Golden voiced singer/actor
Gerry Connolly
Politician
30-Mar-1950   Congressman, Virginia 11th
John T. Connor
Business
3-Nov-1914 6-Oct-2000 CEO of Allied Chemical, 1967-79
Chuck Connors
Actor
10-Apr-1921 10-Nov-1992 The Rifleman
Joseph Conrad
Author
3-Dec-1857 3-Aug-1924 Heart of Darkness
Paul Conrad
Cartoonist
27-Jun-1924 4-Sep-2010 Political cartoonist
Silvio O. Conte
Politician
9-Nov-1921 8-Feb-1991 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1959-91
Tim Conway
Actor
15-Dec-1933   The Carol Burnett Show
Jackie Coogan
Actor
26-Oct-1914 1-Mar-1984 Uncle Fester in The Addams Family
Terence Cardinal Cooke
Religion
1-Mar-1921 6-Oct-1983 Archbishop of New York, 1968-83
Gerry Cooney
Boxing
24-Aug-1956   Fought Larry Holmes
Gary Cooper
Actor
7-May-1901 14-May-1961 High Noon
Pete Coors
Relative
20-Sep-1946   Coors scion
Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer
19-Feb-1473 24-May-1543 Heliocentrist, De revolutionibus
Sheila Copps
Politician
27-Nov-1952   Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, 1993-97
Tom Corbett
Politician
17-Jun-1949   Governor of Pennsylvania
Pedro de Cordoba
Actor
28-Sep-1881 16-Sep-1950 The Ghost Breakers
Arcangelo Corelli
Violinist
17-Feb-1653 8-Jan-1713 Concerti Grossi
Carl Cori
Scientist
5-Dec-1896 20-Oct-1984 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Gerty Cori
Scientist
15-Aug-1896 26-Oct-1957 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Robert Cormier
Author
17-Jan-1925 2-Nov-2000 I am the Cheese
Pierre Corneille
Playwright
6-Jun-1606 1-Oct-1684 Le Cid
Chris Cornell
Musician
20-Jul-1964   Soundgarden frontman
Robert J. Cornell
Politician
16-Dec-1919 10-May-2009 Congressman from Wisconsin, 1975-79
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Explorer
c. 1510 22-Sep-1554 Discovered the Grand Canyon
Rafael Correa
Head of State
6-Apr-1963   President of Ecuador
Correggio
Painter
Aug-1494 5-Mar-1534 Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine
Carol A. Corrigan
Judge
16-Aug-1948   Justice, California Supreme Court
Mairead Corrigan
Activist
27-Jan-1944   Nobel Prize recipient
Jerome Corsi
Activist
31-Aug-1946   Co-Author, Unfit for Command
Bud Cort
Actor
29-Mar-1948   Harold in Harold and Maude
Hernando Cortes
Explorer
1485 2-Dec-1547 Spanish Conquistador, conquered Mexico
Francesco Cossiga
Head of State
26-Jul-1928 17-Aug-2010 President of Italy, 1985-92
Jim Costa
Politician
13-Apr-1952   Congressman, California 20th
Elvis Costello
Musician
25-Aug-1954   My Aim Is True
Jerry Costello
Politician
25-Sep-1949   Congressman, Illinois 12th
Father Charles Coughlin
Religion
25-Oct-1891 27-Oct-1979 Radio opponent of FDR
William Courtenay
Religion
c. 1342 31-Jul-1396 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1381-96
William Edward Cousins
Religion
20-Aug-1902 14-Sep-1988 Archbishop of Milwaukee, 1958-77
Clyde Cowan
Physicist
6-Dec-1919 24-May-1974 Co-Discover of the neutrino
Brian Cowen
Head of State
10-Jan-1960   Prime Minister of Ireland, 2008-11
Christopher Cox
Politician
16-Oct-1952   Chairman of the SEC
Phillip R. Cox
Business
1947   Cox Financial Corporation
William J. Coyne
Politician
24-Aug-1936   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1981-2003
Jeanne Crain
Actor
25-May-1925 14-Dec-2003 20th Century Fox studio actress
Cleveland Cram
Spy
21-Dec-1917 9-Jan-1999 History of the Counterintelligence Staff
Chip Cravaack
Politician
29-Dec-1959   Congressman, Minnesota 8th
Lorenzo di Credi
Painter
1459 1537 Florentine Renaissance painter
Santiago Creel
Politician
11-Dec-1954   President of the PAN Senate Delegation
Francesco Crispi
Head of State
4-Oct-1819 12-Aug-1901 Sicilian patriot, Italian premier
Mark Critz
Politician
5-Jan-1962   Congressman, Pennsylvania 12th
Bing Crosby
Singer
3-May-1903 14-Oct-1977 White Christmas
Robert B. Crosby
Politician
26-Mar-1911 7-Jan-2000 Governor of Nebraska, 1953-55
Joseph Crowley
Politician
16-Mar-1962   Congressman, New York 7th
Robert Crumb
Cartoonist
30-Aug-1943   Weirdo, Zap Comix
António Diniz da Cruz e Silva
Poet
1731 5-Oct-1799 Hyssope
Ken Cuccinelli
Politician
30-Jul-1968   Virginia Attorney General
Henry Cuellar
Politician
19-Sep-1955   Congressman, Texas 28th
Javier Pérez de Cuellar
Government
19-Jan-1920   UN Secretary General, 1982-91
Xavier Cugat
Musician
1-Jan-1900 27-Oct-1990 The Rumba King
Kieran Culkin
Actor
30-Sep-1982   Brother of Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Culkin
Actor
26-Aug-1980   Home Alone
Rory Culkin
Actor
21-Jul-1989   Kid in Signs
Andrew Cuomo
Government
6-Dec-1957   Governor of New York
Mario Cuomo
Politician
15-Jun-1932   Governor of New York, 1983-95
Jane Curtin
Actor
6-Sep-1947   SNL, Third Rock from the Sun
John Curtin
Head of State
8-Jan-1885 5-Jul-1945 Prime Minister of Australia, 1941-45
Elden Curtiss
Religion
16-Jun-1932   Catholic Archbishop of Omaha
John Cusack
Actor
28-Jun-1966   High Fidelity
Richard Cardinal Cushing
Religion
24-Aug-1895 2-Nov-1970 Catholic Archbishop of Boston, 1944-70
Henry Ian Cusick
Actor
17-Apr-1967   Desmond Hume on Lost
St. Cuthbert
Religion
634 AD 20-Mar-687 AD Bishop of Lindesfarne
Nicholas D'Agosto
Actor
17-Apr-1980   Fired Up!
Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne
Military
11-Sep-1611 27-Jul-1675 Turenne
Ambrose D'évreux
Historian
fl. 1190 fl. 1190 L'Estoire de la Guerre Sainte
Gaston, duc d'Orléans
Royalty
25-Apr-1608 2-Feb-1660 Treacherous heir of Louis XIII
Dinesh D'Souza
Author
25-Apr-1961   Conservative author
Genelia D'Souza
Actor
5-Aug-1987   Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na
Howie D
Singer
22-Aug-1973   The Backstreet Boys
Vasco da Gama
Explorer
c. 1469 24-Dec-1524 Portuguese explorer, conqueror, privateer
Leonardo Da Vinci
Artist
15-Apr-1452 2-May-1519 Mona Lisa, The Last Supper
André Dacier
Scholar
6-Apr-1651 18-Sep-1722 French classical scholar
Kim Dae-Jung
Head of State
3-Dec-1925 18-Aug-2009 South Korean President, 1998-2003
Dagobert I
Royalty
605 AD 19-Jan-639 AD King of the Franks, 629-39
Kathy Dahlkemper
Politician
10-Dec-1957   Congresswoman from Pennsylvania, 2009-11
Richard J. Daley
Politician
15-May-1902 20-Dec-1976 Mayor of Chicago, 1955-76
Richard M. Daley
Politician
24-Apr-1942   Mayor of Chicago, 1989-2011
William M. Daley
Government
8-Aug-1948   White House Chief of Staff, 2011-12
Luigi Dallapiccola
Composer
3-Feb-1904 19-Feb-1975 Canti di Prigionia
Pope Damasus I
Religion
c. 304 AD 11-Dec-384 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 366-84 AD
Pope Damasus II
Religion
? 9-Aug-1048 Roman Catholic Pope, 1048
Al D'Amato
Politician
1-Aug-1937   US Senator from New York, 1981-99
Pietro Damiani
Religion
1007 22-Feb-1072 11th c. Doctor of the Chuch
Father Damien
Religion
3-Jan-1840 15-Apr-1889 Attended to lepers at Molokai
Robert-François Damiens
Assassin
9-Jan-1715 28-Mar-1757 Attacked Louis XV of France
Vic Damone
Singer
12-Jun-1928   Singer of ballads
Godfried Danneels
Religion
4-Jun-1933   Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels
Pat Danner
Politician
13-Jan-1934   Congresswoman from Missouri, 1993-2001
Linda Dano
Actor
12-May-1943   Another World
Dante
Poet
1265 14-Sep-1321 La Divina Commedia
Mark Dantonio
Football
9-Mar-1956   Head Coach, Michigan State
Dame Darcy
Cartoonist
11-Jun-1971   Meat Cake, Suckdog
Tom Daschle
Politician
9-Dec-1947   US Senator from South Dakota, 1987-2005
Duffy Daugherty
Football
8-Sep-1915 25-Sep-1987 MSU Head Coach, 1954-72
Sir William Davenant
Poet
1606 7-Apr-1668 Gondibert
St. David
Religion
c. 500 AD c. 580 AD Patron saint of Wales
David II
Royalty
5-Mar-1324 22-Feb-1371 King of Scotland, 1329-71
Arrigo Caterino Davila
Historian
30-Oct-1576 26-May-1631 Istoria delle guerre civili di Francia
Gray Davis
Politician
26-Dec-1942   Governor of California, 1999-2003
Pam Dawber
Actor
18-Oct-1951   Mork and Mindy
Dennis Day
Radio Personality
21-May-1918 22-Jun-1988 On Jack Benny's radio show
Dorothy Day
Activist
8-Nov-1897 29-Nov-1980 Founder of the Catholic Worker movement
Juan Bautista de Anza
Explorer
Jul-1736 19-Dec-1788 Spanish explorer
Samuel de Champlain
Explorer
1567 25-Dec-1635 Namesake of Lake Champlain
Catherine de Medici
Royalty
13-Apr-1519 5-Jan-1589 De facto ruler of France, 1547-59
Robert De Niro
Actor
17-Aug-1943   The Godfather: Part II
Eamon de Valera
Head of State
14-Oct-1882 29-Aug-1975 President of Ireland, 1959-73
Karl Dean
Politician
20-Sep-1955   Mayor of Nashville
John Cardinal Dearden
Religion
15-Oct-1907 1-Aug-1988 Archbishop of Detroit, 1958-80
Dennis DeConcini
Politician
8-May-1937   US Senator from Arizona, 1977-95
Peter DeFazio
Politician
27-May-1947   Congressman, Oregon 4th
John J. DeGioia
Educator
1957   President, Georgetown University
Jean-Luc Dehaene
Head of State
7-Aug-1940   Prime Minister of Belgium, 1992-99
Dolores del Rio
Actor
3-Aug-1905 11-Apr-1983 Flying Down to Rio
Christopher Del Sesto
Politician
10-Mar-1907 23-Dec-1973 Governor of Rhode Island, 1959-61
Bill Delahunt
Politician
18-Jul-1941   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1997-2011
Kim Delaney
Actor
29-Nov-1961   Det. Diane Russell on NYPD Blue
Giada De Laurentiis
Chef
22-Aug-1970   Everyday Italian
Rosa DeLauro
Politician
2-Mar-1943   Congresswoman, Connecticut 3rd
Grazia Deledda
Author
27-Sep-1871 15-Aug-1936 Novels of Sardinia
Don DeLillo
Novelist
20-Nov-1936   White Noise
Stefano Della Bella
Engraver
17-May-1610 12-Jul-1664 Florentine engraver
Giovanni Della Casa
Poet
28-Jun-1503 14-Nov-1556 Galateo
Jacopo Della Quercia
Sculptor
c. 1374 20-Oct-1438 Influential early Renaissance sculptor
Walter Dellinger
Attorney
15-May-1941   Duke University law professor
Alain Delon
Actor
8-Nov-1935   Le Samouraï
Jacques DeMolay
Military
c. 1244 18-Mar-1314 Last Grand Master of the Knights Templar
John N. Dempsey
Politician
3-Jan-1915 16-Jul-1989 Governor of Connecticut, 1959-61
Catherine Deneuve
Actor
22-Oct-1943   Dancer in the Dark
Carlo Denina
Historian
1731 5-Dec-1813 Delle revoluzioni d'Italia
St. Denis
Religion
? c. 250 AD Patron saint of France
Brian Dennehy
Actor
9-Jul-1938   First Blood
Jeremiah Denton
Military
15-Jul-1924   US Senator from Alabama, 1981-87
Agostino Depretis
Head of State
13-Jan-1813 29-Jul-1887 Three-time Prime Minister of Italy
Bo Derek
Actor
20-Nov-1956   10
Edward J. Derwinski
Politician
15-Sep-1926 15-Jan-2012 US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 1989-92
Pierre-Joseph Desault
Doctor
6-Feb-1738 1-Jun-1795 Surgeon at Hôtel Dieu
René Descartes
Philosopher
31-Mar-1596 11-Feb-1650 Discours de la Méthode
João de Deus
Poet
8-Mar-1830 11-Jan-1896 Flores do Campo
Paul A. Dever
Politician
15-Jan-1903 11-Apr-1958 Governor of Massachusetts, 1949-53
Henri-Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville
Chemist
11-Mar-1818 1-Jul-1881 Process for obtaining aluminum
Donald Devine
Government
c. 1937   Director, Office of Personnel Management, 1981-85
Bernadette Devlin
Politician
23-Apr-1947   Northern Ireland nationalist
Mike DeWine
Politician
5-Jan-1947   US Senator from Ohio, 1995-2007
Dennis DeYoung
Singer/Songwriter
18-Feb-1947   Former lead singer, Styx
Diablo Cody
Author
14-Jun-1978   Candy Girl
Fra Diamante
Painter
1400 c. 1485 Italian fresco painter
Bob Diamond
Business
27-Jul-1951   Group CEO at Barclays, 2011-12
Diane de France
Royalty
1538 11-Jan-1619 Daughter of Henri II
Diane de Poitiers
Aristocrat
3-Sep-1499 22-Apr-1566 Mistress of Henri II
Bartholomew Diaz
Explorer
c. 1450 29-May-1500 Found the Cape of Good Hope
Porfirio Díaz
Head of State
15-Sep-1830 2-Jul-1915 Twice President of Mexico
Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Politician
13-Aug-1954   Congressman from Florida, 1993-2011
Mario Diaz-Balart
Politician
25-Sep-1961   Congressman, Florida 21st
Leo Diegel
Golf
27-Apr-1899 8-May-1951 Winner, 1928 and 1929 PGA Championships
Sepp Dietrich
Military
28-May-1892 22-Apr-1966 Nazi general, guilty of war crimes
Everard Digby
Criminal
16-May-1578 30-Jan-1606 Gunpowder Plot
Kenelm Digby
Scientist
11-Jul-1603 11-Jun-1665 Founding member of the Royal Society
Matt Dillon
Actor
18-Feb-1964   Drugstore Cowboy
Joe DiMaggio
Baseball
25-Nov-1914 8-Mar-1999 Where have you gone
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
Religion
23-May-1949   Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
Celine Dion
Singer
30-Mar-1968   Canadian diva
Dionysius Areopagiticus
Religion
fl. 1st c. AD fl. 1st c. AD Converted by St. Paul
Dionysius Exiguus
Religion
c. 470 AD c. 540 AD 6th century chronologer
Edward D. DiPrete
Politician
8-Jul-1934   Governor of Rhode Island, 1985-91
Michael V. DiSalle
Politician
6-Jan-1908 14-Sep-1981 Governor of Ohio, 1959-63
Mike Ditka
Football
18-Oct-1939   Chicago Bears Head Coach, 1982-92
Jeane Dixon
Paranormal
5-Jan-1918 25-Jan-1997 High profile astrologer
Lurita Alexis Doan
Government
4-Jan-1958   General Services Administration
Alfred Döblin
Novelist
10-Aug-1878 26-Jun-1957 Berlin Alexanderplatz
Chris Dodd
Politician
27-May-1944   US Senator from Connecticut, 1981-2011
Claire Dodd
Actor
29-Dec-1908 23-Nov-1973 Footlight Parade
Thomas J. Dodd
Politician
15-May-1907 24-May-1971 US Senator from Connecticut, 1958-71
Anthony R. Dolan
Government
7-Jul-1948   President Reagan's chief speechwriter
Charles F. Dolan
Business
16-Oct-1926   CEO of Cablevision, 1985-95
Terry Dolan
Activist
1950 28-Dec-1986 Conservative activist
Timothy M. Dolan
Religion
6-Feb-1950   Catholic Archbishop of New York
Engelbert Dollfuss
Head of State
4-Oct-1892 25-Jul-1934 Austrian Chancellor murdered by Nazis
Domenichino
Painter
21-Oct-1581 6-Apr-1641 Baroque Italian painter
Pete Domenici
Politician
7-May-1932   US Senator from New Mexico, 1973-2009
St. Dominic
Religion
1170 6-Aug-1221 Founder of the Dominican Order
Don John of Austria
Royalty
24-Feb-1547 1-Oct-1578 Defeated Turks at Lepanto
Don John the Younger
Royalty
1629 16-Sep-1679 Illegitimate son of Philip IV
Donatello
Sculptor
1386 13-Dec-1466 Italian Renaissance sculptor
Gaetano Donizetti
Composer
29-Nov-1797 8-Apr-1848 Lucia di Lammermoor
Brian J. Donnelly
Politician
2-Mar-1946   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1979-93
Joe Donnelly
Politician
28-Sep-1955   Congressman, Indiana 2nd
Peter M. Donohue
Educator
c. 1953   President, Villanova University
William Donohue
Activist
18-Jul-1947   Catholic League president
Raymond J. Donovan
Politician
31-Aug-1930   US Secretary of Labor, 1981-85
Tate Donovan
Actor
25-Sep-1963   Jimmy Cooper on The O.C.
Wild Bill Donovan
Government
1-Jan-1883 8-Feb-1959 Founded the OSS
Steve Doocy
Journalist
19-Oct-1956   Fox & Friends
Jim Dooley
Football
8-Feb-1930 8-Jan-2008 Chicago Bears Head Coach, 1968-71
Tom Dooley
Activist
17-Jan-1927 18-Jan-1961 Deliver Us from Evil
Andrea Doria
Military
30-Nov-1466 25-Nov-1560 Genoese condottiere admiral
Bob Dornan
Politician
3-Apr-1933   Congressman from California, 1977-97
Illeana Douglas
Actor
25-Jul-1965   Grace of My Heart
Ross Douthat
Columnist
28-Nov-1979   New York Times columnist
Matthew Dowd
Government
c. 1962   Bush/Cheney Chief Campaign Strategist
Maureen Dowd
Columnist
14-Jan-1952   New York Times columnist
John Dowland
Composer
c. 1562 21-Jan-1626 Lachrimae, Lutenist
David Doyle
Actor
1-Dec-1929 26-Feb-1997 Bosley on Charlie's Angels
Mario Draghi
Business
3-Sep-1947   President, European Central Bank
Theodore Dreiser
Novelist
27-Aug-1871 28-Dec-1945 An American Tragedy
Paul Dresser
Songwriter
21-Apr-1857 30-Jan-1906 My Gal Sal
Steve Driehaus
Politician
24-Jun-1966   Congressman from Ohio, 2009-11
Robert Drinan
Politician
15-Nov-1920 28-Jan-2007 Jesuit priest, Massachusetts Congressman
John Dryden
Poet
19-Aug-1631 1-May-1700 Absalom and Achitophel
Al Dubin
Songwriter
10-Jun-1891 11-Feb-1945 Lullaby of Broadway
Duccio di Buoninsegna
Painter
c. 1260 c. 1318 Founder of the Sienese school
Guillaume Dufay
Composer
c. 1400 27-Nov-1474 Composer of the Burgundian school
Julia Duffy
Actor
27-Jun-1951   Stephanie on Newhart
Sean Duffy
Politician
3-Oct-1971   Congressman, Wisconsin 7th
Patty Duke
Actor
14-Dec-1946   The Patty Duke Show
Avery Cardinal Dulles
Religion
24-Aug-1918 12-Dec-2008 Fordham Professor, Roman Catholic Cardinal
Faye Dunaway
Actor
14-Jan-1941   Network
William Dunbar
Poet
c. 1460 c. 1520 The Thrissil and the Rois
Duncan I
Royalty
15-Aug-1001 1-Aug-1040 King of Scotland, 1034-40
Duncan II
Royalty
? 1094 King of Scotland, 1093-94
Dominick Dunne
Novelist
29-Oct-1925 26-Aug-2009 High society novelist, true crime writer
Dominique Dunne
Actor
23-Nov-1959 4-Nov-1982 Poltergeist
Edward F. Dunne
Politician
12-Oct-1853 24-May-1937 Governor of Illinois, 1913-17
Finley Peter Dunne
Author
10-Jul-1867 24-Apr-1936 Creator of Mr. Dooley
John Duns Scotus
Religion
c. 1265 8-Nov-1308 14th century Scottish scholar
Maurice Duplessis
Politician
20-Apr-1890 7-Sep-1959 Premier of Quebec, 1936-39 & 1944-59
Francesco Durante
Composer
15-Mar-1684 13-Aug-1755 Pastoral Mass
Jimmy Durante
Comic
10-Feb-1893 20-Jan-1980 Everybody wants ta get inta da act
Dick Durbin
Politician
21-Nov-1944   US Senator from Illinois
David Durenberger
Politician
19-Aug-1934   US Senator from Minnesota, 1978-95
Martin P. Durkin
Government
18-Mar-1894 19-Jan-1955 US Secretary of Labor, 1953
Robert Dutkowsky
Business
2-Jan-1955   CEO of Tech Data
Christian de Duve
Scientist
2-Oct-1917   Microstructure of the cell
Roy P. Dyson
Politician
15-Nov-1948   Congressman from Maryland, 1981-91
Thomas Eagleton
Politician
4-Sep-1929 4-Mar-2007 US Senator from Missouri, 1969-87
Anthony F. Earley, Jr.
Business
29-Jul-1949   CEO of DTE Energy
Michael Easley
Politician
23-Mar-1950   Governor of North Carolina, 2001-09
Jayne Eastwood
Actor
17-Dec-1946   Chicago
John Eccles
Scientist
27-Jan-1903 2-May-1997 Membrane potential of nerves
Luis Echeverría
Head of State
17-Jan-1922   President of Mexico, 1970-76
Johann Eck
Religion
13-Nov-1486 10-Feb-1543 Martin Luther's Catholic opponent
Dietrich Eckart
Playwright
23-Mar-1868 25-Dec-1923 Nazi intellectual, Hitler's best friend
Fred J. Eckert
Politician
6-May-1941   US Congressman, ambassador
Edwin Edwards
Politician
7-Aug-1927   Former governor, convicted felon
Elaine S. Edwards
Politician
8-Mar-1929   US Senator from Louisiana, 1972
Vince Edwards
Actor
7-Jul-1928 11-Mar-1996 Ben Casey
Edward Cardinal Egan
Religion
2-Apr-1932   Catholic Archbishop of New York, 2000-09
Michael J. Egan
Politician
8-Aug-1926   Georgia State Senator
Richard Egan
Actor
29-Jul-1921 20-Jul-1987 Samuel Clegg on Capitol
William A. Egan
Politician
8-Oct-1914 6-May-1984 Twice Governor of Alaska
Colin Egglesfield
Actor
9-Feb-1973   Dr. Josh Madden on All My Children
Adolf Eichmann
Criminal
19-Mar-1906 31-May-1962 Nazi war criminal
Einhard
Author
c. 770 AD 14-Mar-840 AD Biographer, friend of Charlemagne
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Royalty
c. 1121 31-Mar-1204 12th-century Queen of France, England
Edward Elgar
Composer
2-Jun-1857 23-Feb-1934 Pomp and Circumstance
Ray Eliot
Football
13-Jun-1905 24-Feb-1980 Illini Head Coach, 1942-59
Allen J. Ellender
Politician
24-Sep-1890 27-Jul-1972 US Senator from Louisiana, 1937-72
Ruth Ellis
Criminal
9-Oct-1925 13-Jul-1955 Last woman hanged in England
Renee Ellmers
Politician
9-Feb-1964   Congresswoman, North Carolina 2nd
Brad Ellsworth
Politician
11-Sep-1958   Congressman from Indiana, 2007-11
Victor Emmanuel II
Royalty
14-Mar-1820 9-Jan-1878 King of Italy, Sardinia
Juan del Encina
Playwright
12-Jul-1469 1529 Founder of Spanish drama
Thomas O. Enders
Diplomat
28-Nov-1932 17-Mar-1996 US Ambassador to Canada, Spain
Engelbert of Admont
Religion
c. 1250 12-May-1331 Abbot of Admont
John Engler
Politician
12-Oct-1948   Governor of Michigan, 1991-2003
Enya
Musician
17-May-1961   Orinoco Flow
St. Epiphanius
Religion
c. 315 AD 402 AD Foe to Origenism
Johannes Scotus Erigena
Philosopher
815 AD 877 AD De Divisione Naturae
Jaime Escalante
Educator
31-Dec-1930 30-Mar-2010 Celebrated high school calculus teacher
M. C. Escher
Artist
17-Jun-1898 27-Mar-1972 Illogical lithographer
Juan Escoiquiz
Politician
1762 27-Nov-1820 Favorite of King Ferdinand VII
Anna Eshoo
Politician
13-Dec-1942   Congresswoman, California 14th
Alois Estermann
Government
29-Oct-1954 4-May-1998 Swiss Guard, murdered
Joe Eszterhas
Screenwriter
23-Nov-1944   Showgirls, Basic Instinct
Bartolomeo Eustachi
Scientist
c. 1500 27-Aug-1574 Anatomist
Jackie Evancho
Singer
9-Apr-2000   Dream With Me
Linda Evangelista
Model
10-May-1965   Won't wake up for less than $10K/day
Lane Evans
Politician
4-Aug-1951   Congressman, Illinois 17th
Rupert Everett
Actor
29-May-1959   My Best Friend's Wedding
Chris Evert
Tennis
21-Dec-1954   The Ice Maiden
Patricia O. Ewers
Educator
22-Jul-1935   President of Pace University, 1990-2000
Gaston Eyskens
Head of State
1-Apr-1905 3-Jan-1988 Thrice Prime Minister of Belgium
Mark Eyskens
Head of State
29-Apr-1933   Prime Minister of Belgium, 1981
Red Faber
Baseball
6-Sep-1888 25-Sep-1976 Chicago White Sox spitballer, Hall-of-Famer
Gentile da Fabriano
Painter
c. 1370 1427 Italian Gothic painter
John M. Facciola
Judge
c. 1944   US Magistrate Judge, District of Columbia
Max Faget
Scientist
26-Aug-1921 9-Oct-2004 Designer of NASA spacecraft
Charles Fahy
Attorney
27-Aug-1892 17-Sep-1979 Solicitor General, Appellate Judge
Lola Falana
Dancer
11-Sep-1942   Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets
Manuel de Falla
Composer
23-Nov-1876 14-Nov-1946 La Vida Breve
George H. Fallon
Politician
24-Jul-1902 21-Mar-1980 Congressman from Maryland, 1945-71
Jimmy Fallon
Comic
19-Sep-1974   Saturday Night Live
William J. Fallon
Military
30-Dec-1944   C-in-C, US Central Command, 2007-08
Gabriele Falloppio
Doctor
1523 9-Oct-1562 Observationes anatomicae
John Fante
Author
8-Apr-1909 8-May-1983 Bukowski's idol
Chris Farley
Comic
15-Feb-1964 17-Dec-1997 Saturday Night Live
James A. Farley
Government
30-May-1888 9-Jun-1976 US Postmaster General, 1933-40
Thomas T. Farley
Attorney
10-Nov-1934   Partner, Petersen & Fonda
Vera Farmiga
Actor
6-Aug-1973   Down to the Bone
Alessandro Farnese
Military
27-Aug-1545 3-Dec-1592 Duke of Parma
Jamie Farr
Actor
1-Jul-1934   Cpl. Klinger on M*A*S*H
James T. Farrell
Novelist
27-Feb-1904 22-Aug-1979 Studs Lonigan trilogy
Mike Farrell
Actor
6-Feb-1939   BJ Hunnicutt on M*A*S*H
John Farrow
Screenwriter
10-Feb-1904 28-Jan-1963 Around the World in Eighty Days
Mia Farrow
Actor
9-Feb-1945   Rosemary's Baby
Michael Fassbender
Actor
2-Apr-1977   Centurion
John C. Favalora
Religion
5-Dec-1935   Catholic Archbishop of Miami
Brett Favre
Football
10-Oct-1969   Minnesota Vikings QB
Farrah Fawcett
Actor
2-Feb-1947 25-Jun-2009 Original blonde on Charlie's Angels
Guy Fawkes
Criminal
13-Apr-1570 31-Jan-1606 Tried to blow up British Parliament
Maureen A. Fay
Educator
c. 1934   President, University of Detroit Mercy, 1990-2004
Marie-Madeleine de la Fayette
Novelist
1634 25-May-1693 La Princesse de Clèves
Roger Federer
Tennis
8-Aug-1981   Winner of 15 Grand Slam titles
John Feehery
Government
c. 1963   Washington lobbyist, pundit
Maria Felix
Actor
8-Apr-1914 8-Apr-2002 The most famous Mexican movie star
François Fénelon
Author
6-Aug-1651 7-Jan-1715 Télémaque
Ferdinand VI
Royalty
23-Sep-1713 10-Aug-1759 King of Spain, 1746-59
Ferdinand VII
Royalty
14-Oct-1784 29-Sep-1833 King of Spain, 1808 and 1814-33
King Ferdinand II
Royalty
10-Mar-1452 23-Jan-1516 King of Spain, bankrolled Columbus
Michael Ferguson
Politician
22-Jul-1970   Congressman from New Jersey, 2001-09
Fernando I
Royalty
31-Oct-1345 22-Oct-1383 King of Portugal, 1367-83
Abel Ferrara
Film Director
19-Jul-1951   Bad Lieutenant
Enzo Ferrari
Business
18-Feb-1898 14-Aug-1988 Legendary automobile maker
Galileo Ferraris
Physicist
31-Oct-1847 7-Feb-1897 Invented the induction motor
Geraldine Ferraro
Politician
26-Aug-1935 26-Mar-2011 Walter Mondale's VP candidate in 1984
Edwin Feulner
Activist
12-Aug-1941   Heritage Foundation founder
Marsilio Ficino
Philosopher
19-Oct-1433 1-Oct-1499 Italian humanist philosopher
Luís Figo
Soccer
4-Nov-1972   Inter Milan FC
Francesco Filelfo
Scholar
1398 1481 Italian humanist
François Fillon
Head of State
4-Mar-1954   Prime Minister of France, 2007-10
Tom Fink
Politician
26-Aug-1928   Mayor of Anchorage, 1987-94
Frank Finlay
Actor
6-Aug-1926   Othello
Joan Finney
Politician
12-Feb-1925 28-Jul-2001 Governor of Kansas, 1991-95
Linda Fiorentino
Actor
9-Mar-1958   Dogma, Jade
Rudolf Firkusny
Pianist
11-Feb-1912 19-Jul-1994 Czech-American piano prodigy
Edward Fitzalan-Howard
Aristocrat
2-Dec-1956   18th Duke of Norfolk
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author
24-Sep-1896 21-Dec-1940 The Great Gatsby
Garret FitzGerald
Head of State
9-Feb-1926 19-May-2011 Twice Prime Minister of Ireland
Patrick J. Fitzgerald
Government
22-Dec-1960   Special Counsel for Plame case
Peter Fitzgerald
Politician
20-Oct-1960   US Senator from Illinois, 1999-2005
Thom Fitzgerald
Film Director
8-Jul-1968   The Hanging Garden
Thomas R. Fitzgerald
Judge
c. 1941   Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
Mike Fitzpatrick
Politician
28-Jun-1963   Congressman, Pennsylvania 8th
Peter F. Flaherty
Politician
25-Jun-1924 18-Apr-2005 Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1970-77
Michael Flanagan
Politician
9-Nov-1962   Congressman from Illinois, 1995-97
Chuck Fleischmann
Politician
11-Oct-1962   Congressman, Tennessee 3rd
Alexander Fleming
Scientist
6-Aug-1881 11-Mar-1955 Discovered penicillin
Juan Diego Flórez
Singer
13-Jan-1973   Operatic tenor
James Florio
Politician
29-Aug-1937   Governor of New Jersey, 1990-94
John T. Flynn
Journalist
25-Oct-1882 13-Apr-1964 The Roosevelt Myth
Raymond L. Flynn
Politician
22-Jul-1939   Mayor of Boston, 1984-93
Vince Flynn
Novelist
1966   Term Limits
Ferdinand Foch
Military
2-Oct-1851 20-Mar-1929 Allied Supreme Commander WWI
Thomas Foglietta
Politician
3-Dec-1928 13-Nov-2004 Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1981-97
Mark Foley
Politician
8-Sep-1954   Congressman from Florida, 1995-2006
Kathryn Forbes
Author
20-Mar-1908 15-May-1966 Mama's Bank Account
Michael Forbes
Politician
16-Jul-1952   Congressman from New York, 1995-2001
Ford Madox Ford
Novelist
17-Dec-1873 26-Jun-1939 The Good Soldier
John Ford
Film Director
1-Feb-1894 31-Aug-1973 How Green Was My Valley
Whitey Ford
Baseball
21-Oct-1928   Ten World Series wins
Frank Forde
Head of State
18-Jul-1890 28-Jan-1983 Prime Minister of Australia, 1945
Pope Formosus
Religion
c. 816 AD 4-Apr-896 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 891-896
James V. Forrestal
Government
15-Feb-1892 22-May-1949 US Secretary of Defense, 1947-49
Jeff Fortenberry
Politician
27-Dec-1960   Congressman, Nebraska 1st
Luis Fortuño
Politician
31-Oct-1960   Governor of Puerto Rico
Pim Fortuyn
Government
19-Feb-1948 6-May-2002 Assassinated Dutch parliamentary candidate
Vito Fossella
Politician
9-Mar-1965   Congressman from New York, 1997-2009
Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
Mathematician
21-Mar-1768 16-May-1830 Fourier series
Liam Fox
Politician
22-Sep-1961   UK Conservative Party Co-Chair
Vicente Fox
Head of State
2-Jul-1942   President of Mexico, 2000-06
Virginia Foxx
Politician
29-Jun-1943   Congresswoman, North Carolina 5th
St. Francis de Sales
Religion
21-Aug-1567 28-Dec-1622 Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary
St. Francis of Assisi
Religion
1181 3-Oct-1226 Founder of the Franciscan order
Francisco Franco
Head of State
4-Dec-1892 20-Nov-1975 Spanish Generalissimo, 1939-75
Hans Frank
Military
23-May-1900 16-Oct-1946 Nazi King of Poland
Mary Frann
Actor
27-Feb-1943 23-Sep-1998 Joanna Loudon on Newhart
William Frawley
Actor
26-Feb-1887 3-Mar-1966 Fred on I Love Lucy
David Freddoso
Journalist
c. 1976   National Review Online
King Frederick I
Royalty
c. 1122 10-Jun-1190 King of Germany, Barbarossa
J. Richard Fredericks
Business
1945   US Ambassador to Switzerland, 1999-2001
Louis Freeh
Government
6-Jan-1950   FBI Director, 1993-2001
Eduardo Frei
Head of State
24-Jun-1942   President of Chile, 1994-2000
Girolamo Frescobaldi
Composer
1583 1-Mar-1643 Italian organist and composer
Brian Friel
Playwright
9-Jan-1929   Dancing at Lughnasa
Dan Frisa
Politician
27-Apr-1955   Congressman from New York, 1995-97
Josef Fritzl
Criminal
9-Apr-1935   Kept daughter in basement for 24 years
Ann M. Fudge
Business
23-Apr-1951   CEO of Young & Rubicam, 2003-07
Carlos Fuentes
Novelist
11-Nov-1928 15-May-2012 La muerte de Artemio Cruz
Alberto Fujimori
Head of State
28-Jul-1938   President of Peru, 1990-2000
Annette Funicello
Actor
22-Oct-1942   Former Mouseketeer
Foster Furcolo
Politician
29-Jul-1911 5-Jul-1995 Governor of Massachusetts, 1957-61
Leo R. Futia
Business
27-Aug-1919   Former Chairman of Guardian Life
Magda Gabor
Actor
11-Jun-1914 6-Jun-1997 The least-known Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Actor
6-Feb-1917   Cop-slapping Gabor sister
Giovanni Gabrieli
Composer
1557 12-Aug-1612 Italian composer at St. Mark's
John Wayne Gacy
Criminal
17-Mar-1942 10-May-1994 28 dead boys in his crawlspace
Jim Gaffigan
Comic
7-Jul-1966   Beyond the Pale
Helen Gahagan
Actor
25-Nov-1900 28-Jun-1980 Actress, California Congresswoman
Arthur J. Gajarsa
Judge
1-Mar-1941   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Galileo Galilei
Astronomer
15-Feb-1564 8-Jan-1642 Copernican observational astronomer
David Gallagher
Actor
9-Feb-1985   Simon Camden on 7th Heaven
Delia Gallagher
Journalist
11-Mar-1970   CNN Faith and Values Correspondent
Richard H. Gallagher
Engineer
17-Nov-1927 30-Sep-1997 Finite element method
Vincent Gallo
Actor
11-Apr-1961   Buffalo '66
Leopoldo Galtieri
Head of State
15-Jul-1926 12-Jan-2003 Invaded Falklands, ran death squads
Baldassare Galuppi
Composer
18-Oct-1706 3-Jan-1784 Il Filosofo di Campagna
Luigi Galvani
Doctor
9-Sep-1737 4-Dec-1798 Explored bioelectical phenomena
Carlo Gambino
Criminal
24-Aug-1902 15-Oct-1976 Don of the Gambino Crime family
Sonia Gandhi
Politician
9-Dec-1946   Declined Prime Minister-ship of India
Joe Garagiola
Baseball
12-Feb-1926   St. Louis Cardinal turned sportscaster
Federico García Lorca
Poet
5-Jun-1898 18-Aug-1936 Lament for a Bullfighter
Gabriel García Márquez
Author
6-Mar-1928   One Hundred Years of Solitude
Alan García
Head of State
23-May-1949   President of Peru
Stephen Gardiner
Religion
c. 1493 12-Nov-1555 English bishop, statesman
J. Joseph Garrahy
Politician
26-Nov-1930 24-Jan-2012 Governor of Rhode Island, 1977-85
João Batista de Almeida Garrett
Playwright
4-Feb-1799 9-Dec-1854 Frei Luís da Sousa
Jennie Garth
Actor
3-Apr-1972   Kelly on Beverly Hills 90210
Steve Garvey
Baseball
22-Dec-1948   Former LA Dodger
Edward D. Garza
Politician
c. 1969   Mayor of San Antonio, 2001-05
Emilio M. Garza
Judge
1-Aug-1947   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Kika de la Garza
Politician
22-Sep-1927   Congressman from Texas, 1965-97
Oliver P. Garza
Diplomat
1941   US Ambassador to Nicaragua, 1999-2002
Vittorio Gassman
Actor
1-Sep-1922 29-Jun-2000 The Great War
Melinda Gates
Philanthropist
15-Aug-1964   Married to Bill Gates
Antoni Gaudi
Architect
25-Jun-1852 10-Jun-1926 La Sagrada Família
Claire L. Gaudiani
Educator
1944   President, Connecticut College, 1988-2001
William Jay Gaynor
Politician
1849 10-Sep-1913 NYC mayor, shot in throat
Mark Gearan
Government
16-Sep-1956   Peace Corps Director, 1995-99
Vito Genovese
Criminal
27-Nov-1897 14-Feb-1969 Genovese crime family
Artemisia Gentileschi
Painter
1593 1642 Italian Baroque painter
Orazio Gentileschi
Painter
1562 c. 1639 Italian Baroque painter
Geoffrey of Monmouth
Historian
c. 1100 1155 Historia regum Britanniae
St. George
Religion
? 23-Apr-303 AD Patron saint of England
Francis Cardinal George
Religion
16-Jan-1937   Catholic Archbishop of Chicago
Terry George
Film Director
20-Dec-1952   Hotel Rwanda
Carlo Gesualdo
Composer
c. 1560 8-Sep-1613 Composer of madrigals, murdered his wife
Lorenzo Ghiberti
Sculptor
c. 1378 1-Dec-1455 Cast the Florence Baptistery doors
Domenico Ghirlandaio
Painter
1449 11-Jan-1494 Florentine painter
Carlos Ghosn
Business
9-Mar-1954   CEO of Nissan and Renault
Giambologna
Sculptor
1529 13-Aug-1608 The Rape of the Sabine Women
Sam Giancana
Criminal
24-May-1908 19-Jun-1975 Chicago Mafia boss, 1957-66
A. P. Giannini
Business
6-May-1870 3-Jun-1949 Founder of Bank of America
Ben Gibbard
Musician
11-Aug-1976   Death Cab for Cutie
Chris Gibson
Politician
13-May-1964   Congressman, New York 20th
Debbie Gibson
Singer
31-Aug-1970   Arch-nemesis: Tiffany
Henry Gibson
Actor
21-Sep-1935 14-Sep-2009 Laugh-In
Mel Gibson
Actor
3-Jan-1956   Mad Max
Gilbert de la Porrée
Religion
1070 4-Sep-1154 De sex principiis
Jim Gilchrist
Activist
1949   Minuteman Project founder
Eric Gill
Typographer
22-Feb-1882 17-Nov-1940 Typographer, Gill Sans
Ed Gillespie
Politician
1-Aug-1962   RNC Chairman, 2003-05
Kirsten Gillibrand
Politician
9-Dec-1966   US Senator from New York
John J. Gilligan
Politician
22-Mar-1921   Governor of Ohio, 1971-75
Patrick Gilmore
Composer
25-Dec-1829 24-Sep-1892 The Father of The American Band
Phil Gingrey
Politician
10-Jul-1942   Congressman, Georgia 11th
Newt Gingrich
Politician
17-Jun-1943   Speaker of the House, 1995-99
Vincenzo Gioberti
Philosopher
5-Apr-1801 26-Nov-1852 Rinnovamenlo civile d'Italia
Melchiorre Gioja
Economist
20-Sep-1767 2-Jan-1829 Filosofia della Statistica
Luca Giordano
Painter
18-Oct-1632 3-Jan-1705 Leading Neapolitan painter
Giorgione
Painter
c. 1477 1510 Enigmatic Italian portraitist
George Gipp
Football
18-Feb-1895 14-Dec-1920 Win one for the Gipper
Greg Giraldo
Comic
10-Dec-1965 29-Sep-2010 Friday Night Stand-Up
David Girard-diCarlo
Lobbyist
20-Jan-1943   Lobbyist, US Ambassador to Austria
Rudy Giuliani
Politician
28-May-1944   Mayor of New York City, 1994-2001
Jackie Gleason
Actor
26-Feb-1916 24-Jun-1987 Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners
Paul Gleason
Actor
4-May-1939 27-May-2006 The Breakfast Club
Parris Glendening
Politician
11-Jun-1942   Governor of Maryland, 1995-2003
Mary Ann Glendon
Diplomat
7-Oct-1938   US Ambassador to the Vatican
Rumer Godden
Author
10-Dec-1907 8-Nov-1998 The River
Joseph Goebbels
Government
29-Oct-1897 1-May-1945 Reich Minister of Propaganda
José Horacio Gómez
Religion
26-Dec-1951   Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles
Selena Gomez
Actor
22-Jul-1992   Wizards of Waverly Place
Luís de Góngora y Argote
Poet
11-Jul-1561 23-May-1627 Soledades
Carlos de Singuenza y Góngora
Mathematician
20-Aug-1645 22-Aug-1700 Mathematician, historian of the New World
Alberto Gonzales
Government
4-Aug-1955   US Attorney General, 2005-07
Charlie Gonzalez
Politician
5-May-1945   Congressman, Texas 20th
Henry B. Gonzalez
Politician
3-May-1916 28-Nov-2000 Congressman from Texas, 1961-99
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Historian
4-Jan-1943   Team of Rivals
Paul Gosar
Politician
27-Nov-1958   Congressman, Arizona 1st
John Gotti
Criminal
27-Oct-1940 10-Jun-2002 The Teflon Don
Peter Gotti
Criminal
c. 1939   Gambino Boss after John Gotti
Francisco de Goya
Painter
30-Mar-1746 16-Apr-1828 The 3rd of May 1808
Benozzo Gozzoli
Painter
1420 4-Oct-1497 Murals of the Campo Santo at Pisa
J. Peter Grace
Business
25-May-1913 19-Apr-1995 W.R. Grace scion
William Russell Grace
Business
10-May-1832 21-Mar-1904 Founder of W. R. Grace & Company
Lauren Graham
Actor
16-Mar-1967   Belly Buttons are Cool
Enrique Granados
Composer
27-Jul-1867 24-Mar-1916 Goyescas
William T. Granahan
Politician
26-Jul-1895 25-May-1956 Congressman from Pennsylvania
Jennifer Granholm
Politician
5-Feb-1959   Governor of Michigan, 2003-11
Shauna Grant
Pornstar
30-May-1963 21-Mar-1984 Killed herself with a .22 rifle
Ella T. Grasso
Politician
10-May-1919 5-Feb-1981 First woman elected governor of Connecticut
Richard Grasso
Business
1946   CEO of the NYSE, 1995-2003
Gratian
Attorney
fl. 12th c. AD fl. 12th c. AD Founder of canon law
Gratian
Royalty
18-Apr-359 AD 25-Aug-383 AD Western Roman Emperor, 375-83 AD
Sammy "The Bull" Gravano
Criminal
12-Mar-1945   Testified against John Gotti
Vince Gray
Government
8-Nov-1942   Mayor of Washington DC
El Greco
Painter
1541 7-Apr-1614 Burial of the Count de Orgaz
Mark Green
Politician
1-Jun-1960   US Ambassador to Tanzania
William J. Green III
Politician
24-Jun-1938   Mayor of Philadelphia, 1980-84
William J. Green, Jr.
Politician
5-Mar-1910 21-Dec-1963 Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1949-63
Graham Greene
Novelist
2-Oct-1904 3-Apr-1991 The Third Man
Chris Gregoire
Politician
24-Mar-1947   Governor of Washington
Pope Gregory I
Religion
c. 540 AD 12-Mar-604 AD Gregory the Great
Pope Gregory II
Religion
669 AD 11-Feb-731 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 715-731
Pope Gregory III
Religion
? 29-Nov-741 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 731-41
Pope Gregory IV
Religion
? 25-Jan-844 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 827-44
Pope Gregory IX
Religion
c. 1170 22-Aug-1241 Roman Catholic Pope, 1227-41
Pope Gregory V
Religion
972 AD 18-Feb-999 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 996-99
Pope Gregory VI
Religion
? 1048 Roman Catholic Pope, 1045-46
Pope Gregory VII
Religion
c. 1020 25-May-1085 Lost power struggle with Henry IV
Pope Gregory VIII
Religion
? 1187 Roman Catholic Pope, 1187
Pope Gregory X
Religion
c. 1210 10-Jan-1276 Roman Catholic Pope, 1271-76
Pope Gregory XI
Religion
1329 26-Mar-1378 Roman Catholic Pope, 1370-78
Pope Gregory XII
Religion
c. 1326 18-Oct-1417 Roman Catholic Pope, 1406-15
Pope Gregory XIII
Religion
7-Jan-1502 10-Apr-1585 Roman Catholic Pope, 1572-85
Pope Gregory XIV
Religion
11-Feb-1535 15-Oct-1591 Roman Catholic Pope, 1590-91
Pope Gregory XV
Religion
9-Jan-1554 8-Jul-1623 Roman Catholic Pope, 1621-23
Pope Gregory XVI
Religion
18-Sep-1765 1-Jun-1846 Papal spendthrift, hated railroads
Wilton D. Gregory
Religion
7-Dec-1947   Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta
Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset
Poet
29-Aug-1709 16-Jun-1777 Vert Vert
Jacques Grévin
Playwright
1538 5-Nov-1570 Les Ébahis
Roman S. Gribbs
Politician
29-Dec-1925   Mayor of Detroit, 1970-74
Joe Grifasi
Actor
14-Jun-1944   The Bronx Is Burning
John Howard Griffin
Author
16-Jul-1920 9-Sep-1980 Black Like Me
Raúl Grijalva
Politician
19-Feb-1948   Congressman, Arizona 7th
Michael Grimm
Politician
7-Feb-1970   Congressman, New York 13th
Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen
Novelist
c. 1621 17-Aug-1676 Simplicius Simplicissimus
Dave Grohl
Musician
14-Jan-1969   Nirvana, Foo Fighters
Lou Groza
Football
25-Jan-1924 29-Nov-2000 With Cleveland Browns for 21 years
Bear Grylls
TV Personality
7-Jun-1974   Man vs. Wild
Romano Guardini
Religion
17-Feb-1885 1-Oct-1968 Roman Catholic theologian
John Guare
Playwright
5-Feb-1938   Six Degrees of Separation
Frank J. Guarini
Politician
20-Aug-1924   Congressman from New Jersey, 1979-93
Bob Guccione
Business
17-Dec-1930 20-Oct-2010 Founder, Penthouse magazine
Bob Guccione, Jr.
Relative
c. 1956   Spin magazine's ex-publisher
Gilbert Gude
Politician
9-Mar-1923 7-Jun-2007 Congressman from Maryland, 1967-77
Franz Guertner
Government
26-Aug-1881 29-Jan-1941 Reich Minister of Justice
Ron Guidry
Baseball
28-Aug-1950   Yankees Pitcher, 1975-88
Alec Guinness
Actor
2-Apr-1914 5-Aug-2000 Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars
Arthur Guinness
Business
1725 23-Jan-1803 Invented stout, founded Guinness Brewery
Robert Guiscard
Military
c. 1015 15-Jul-1085 Norman conqueror of South Italy
Sean Gunn
Actor
22-May-1974   Kirk Gleason on Gilmore Girls
Alfred Gusenbauer
Head of State
8-Feb-1960   Chancellor of Austria, 2007-08
António Guterres
Head of State
30-Apr-1948   Prime Minister of Portugal, 1995-2002
Luis Gutierrez
Politician
10-Dec-1953   Congressman, Illinois 4th
Gil Gutknecht
Politician
20-Mar-1951   Congressman, Minnesota 1st
Dafydd ap Gwilym
Poet
c. 1340 1400 Greatest medieval Welsh poet
Haakon IV Haakonsson
Royalty
1204 15-Dec-1263 King of Norway, 1217-63
Jeff Habay
Politician
9-May-1966   Pennsylvania State Legislator, 1996-2006
Louis-Christophe-François Hachette
Publisher
5-May-1800 31-Jul-1864 French textbook publisher
Joan Hackett
Actor
1-Mar-1934 8-Oct-1983 Only When I Laugh
Jerry Hadley
Singer
16-Jun-1952 18-Jul-2007 Operatic tenor
Jessica Hagedorn
Author
1949   Dogeaters
E. R. Haggar
Business
18-Sep-1916 29-Sep-2004 President/CEO of Haggar Clothing Co.
Jörg Haider
Politician
26-Jan-1950 11-Oct-2008 Austrian extreme rightist
Alexander Haig
Government
2-Dec-1924 20-Feb-2010 US Secretary of State, 1981-82
George Halas
Football
2-Feb-1895 31-Oct-1983 Founder of the Chicago Bears
Jack Haley
Actor
10-Aug-1898 6-Jun-1979 Tin Man on The Wizard of Oz
Anthony Michael Hall
Actor
14-Apr-1968   Sixteen Candles
Pete Hamill
Journalist
24-Jun-1935   The New York Post
Lewis Hamilton
Auto Racing
7-Jan-1985   Formula 1 Racer
Neil Hamilton
Actor
9-Sep-1899 24-Sep-1984 Commissioner Gordon on Batman
Sean Hannity
TV Personality
30-Dec-1961   Hannity & Colmes
Donna Hanover
Radio Personality
13-Feb-1950   WOR Radio Morning Co-Host, NYC
Joseph Aloysius Hansom
Architect
26-Oct-1803 29-Jun-1882 Invented the Hansom Cab
Robert Hanssen
Spy
18-Apr-1944   Russian mole inside the FBI
Jerome Hanus
Religion
25-May-1940   Catholic Archbishop of Dubuque
Jean Hardouin
Scholar
22-Dec-1646 3-Sep-1729 Confused Jesuit scholar
Frank Hardy
Novelist
21-Mar-1917 28-Mar-1994 Power Without Glory
Phil Hare
Politician
21-Feb-1949   Congressman from Illinois, 2007-11
Tom Harkin
Politician
19-Nov-1939   US Senator from Iowa
Mark Harmon
Actor
2-Sep-1951   NCIS
Guillermo Haro
Astronomer
21-Mar-1913 26-Apr-1988 Herbig-Haro objects
Pamela Harriman
Diplomat
20-Mar-1920 5-Feb-1997 Socialite and Ambassador to France, 1993-97
Donald J. Harrington
Educator
2-Oct-1945   President, St. John's University
Andy Harris
Politician
25-Jun-1957   Congressman, Maryland 1st
Dolores Hart
Actor
20-Oct-1938   Where the Boys Are
Ian Hart
Actor
8-Oct-1964   Played John Lennon in Backbeat
Melissa Hart
Politician
4-Apr-1962   Congresswoman from Pennsylvania, 2001-07
Melissa Joan Hart
Actor
18-Apr-1976   Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Hal Hartley
Film Director
3-Nov-1959   Henry Fool
Gabby Hartnett
Baseball
20-Dec-1900 20-Dec-1972 Chicago Cubs catcher, Hall-of-Famer
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
TV Personality
28-May-1977   The View
David Hasselhoff
Actor
17-Jul-1952   Knight Rider, Baywatch
Charles Haughey
Head of State
16-Sep-1925 13-Jun-2006 Three-time Prime Minister of Ireland
June Haver
Actor
10-Jun-1926 4-Jul-2005 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Salma Hayek
Actor
2-Sep-1966   Frida
Susan Hayward
Actor
30-Jun-1918 14-Mar-1975 I Want to Live!
Rita Hayworth
Actor
17-Oct-1918 14-May-1987 Gilda
Edith Head
Designer
28-Oct-1897 24-Oct-1981 Hollywood costume designer
Bernadine P. Healy
Doctor
4-Aug-1944 6-Aug-2011 President, American Red Cross, 1999-2001
Seamus Heaney
Poet
13-Apr-1939   The Spirit Level
Loyola Hearn
Politician
25-Mar-1943   Canadian MP, St. John's South--Mount Pearl
F. Edward Hebert
Politician
12-Oct-1901 29-Dec-1979 Congressman from Louisiana, 1941-77
Joe Heck
Politician
30-Oct-1961   Congressman, Nevada 3rd
Teresa Heinz
Relative
5-Oct-1938   Wife of John Kerry
Helena
Relative
c. 247 AD c. 327 AD Mother of Constantine the Great
Marg Helgenberger
Actor
16-Nov-1958   Species
Katherine Helmond
Actor
5-Jul-1928   Jessica Tate on Soap
Jan Baptist van Helmont
Chemist
12-Jan-1580 30-Dec-1644 Recognized discrete gases
Ernest Hemingway
Author
21-Jul-1899 2-Jul-1961 The Old Man And The Sea
Bill Hemmer
TV Personality
14-Nov-1964   Co-Host, America's Newsroom
Florence Henderson
Actor
14-Feb-1934   Carol (mom) on The Brady Bunch
Tony Hendra
Comic
1941   National Lampoon
Paul Hendrickson
Author
29-Apr-1944   Hemingway's Boat
Henri II
Royalty
31-Mar-1519 10-Jul-1559 King of France, 1547-59
Henri IV
Royalty
13-Dec-1553 14-May-1610 King of France, 1589-1610
King Henry III
Royalty
1-Oct-1207 16-Nov-1272 King of England, 1216-72
Hergé
Cartoonist
23-May-1907 3-Mar-1983 Tintin
Javier Hernandez
Soccer
1-Jun-1988   Manchester United forward
Robert Hersant
Publisher
30-Jan-1920 21-Apr-1996 Le Papivore
Dennis M. Hertel
Politician
7-Dec-1948   Congressman from Michigan, 1981-93
Theodore Hesburgh
Educator
25-May-1917   President, University of Notre Dame, 1952-87
Victor Francis Hess
Physicist
24-Jun-1883 17-Dec-1964 Proved cosmic origin of radiation
George de Hevesy
Chemist
1-Aug-1885 5-Jul-1966 Radioisotope researcher
Christopher Hewett
Actor
5-Apr-1922 3-Aug-2001 Mr. Belvedere
Walter J. Hickel
Politician
18-Aug-1919 7-May-2010 Twice Governor of Alaska
John J. Hickey
Politician
22-Aug-1911 22-Sep-1970 Governor of Wyoming, 1959-61
Miguel Hidalgo
Religion
8-May-1753 30-Jul-1811 Father of Mexican independence
Brian Higgins
Politician
6-Oct-1959   Congressman, New York 27th
Hildegard von Bingen
Religion
16-Sep-1098 17-Sep-1179 Scivias seu Visiones
Henry Hill
Criminal
11-Jun-1943 12-Jun-2012 Mobster inspired Goodfellas
Barron Hilton
Business
23-Oct-1927   Chairman of Hilton Hotels
Conrad Hilton
Business
25-Dec-1887 3-Jan-1979 Founder, Hilton Hotels
Paris Hilton
Socialite
17-Feb-1981   The Simple Life
Heinrich Himmler
Government
7-Oct-1900 23-May-1945 Leader of the SS
Maurice Hinchey
Politician
27-Oct-1938   Congressman, New York 22nd
Hincmar
Religion
c. 805 AD 21-Dec-882 AD Archbishop of Reims
Myra Hindley
Criminal
23-Jul-1942 15-Nov-2002 The Moors Murders
Ciarán Hinds
Actor
9-Feb-1953   Munich
Gregory Hines
Dancer
14-Feb-1946 9-Aug-2003 Tap dancer
Rubén Hinojosa
Politician
20-Aug-1940   Congressman, Texas 15th
Arthur Cardinal Hinsley
Religion
25-Aug-1865 17-Mar-1943 Archbishop of Westminster, 1935-43
Hippolytus
Religion
c. 170 AD 235 AD Writer of the early church
Alfred Hitchcock
Film Director
13-Aug-1899 29-Apr-1980 Master of Suspense
Adolf Hitler
Head of State
20-Apr-1889 30-Apr-1945 Chancellor of Germany, 1933-45
James Hoban
Architect
c. 1758 8-Dec-1831 Architect of the White House
Mike Hodges
Film Director
29-Jul-1932   Get Carter
John Hoeven
Politician
13-Mar-1957   US Senator from North Dakota
Andreas Hofer
Military
22-Nov-1767 20-Feb-1810 Tirolese patriot, insurgent
Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst
Head of State
31-Mar-1819 6-Jul-1901 German Chancellor, 1894-1900
Tim Holden
Politician
5-Mar-1957   Congressman, Pennsylvania 17th
Billie Holiday
Singer
7-Apr-1915 17-Jul-1959 Lady Sings the Blues
Agnieszka Holland
Film Director
28-Nov-1948   Europa, Europa
François Hollande
Politician
12-Aug-1954   President of France
Mike Holovak
Football
19-Sep-1919 27-Jan-2008 NFL Head Coach, General Manager
Dennis H. Holtschneider
Educator
14-Jan-1965   President, DePaul University
Pope Honorius I
Religion
? 12-Oct-638 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 625-638 AD
Pope Honorius II
Religion
? 13-Feb-1130 Roman Catholic Pope, 1124-30
Pope Honorius III
Religion
? 18-Mar-1227 Roman Catholic Pope, 1216-27
Pope Honorius IV
Religion
c. 1210 3-Apr-1287 Roman Catholic Pope, 1285-87
Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim
Historian
27-Jan-1701 2-Sep-1790 Febronius
Harry Hooper
Baseball
24-Aug-1887 18-Dec-1974 MLB Hall of Famer
Bob Hope
Comic
29-May-1903 27-Jul-2003 Centenarian comic
Dolores Hope
Musician
27-May-1909 19-Sep-2011 Widow of Bob Hope
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Poet
28-Jul-1844 8-Jun-1889 Defeated the tyranny of poetic meter
Lon Horiuchi
Government
9-Jun-1954   Sniper who killed Vicki Weaver
Pope Hormisdas
Religion
? 6-Aug-523 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 514-23
Paul Hornung
Football
23-Dec-1935   Green Bay Packer, Heisman winner
Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Pianist
23-Jun-1892 22-May-1993 Polish-American pianist
James J. Howard
Politician
24-Jul-1927 25-Mar-1988 Congressman from New Jersey, 1965-88
Hrosvitha
Playwright
c. 935 AD c. 1000 AD Female medieval dramatist
Deal Hudson
Religion
30-Nov-1949   Karl Rove's favorite Catholic
Tim Huelskamp
Politician
11-Nov-1968   Congressman, Kansas 1st
Pierre-Daniel Huet
Religion
8-Feb-1630 26-Jan-1721 Bishop of Avranches
Alfred C. Hughes
Religion
2-Dec-1932   Catholic Archbishop of New Orleans
Barnard Hughes
Actor
16-Jul-1915 11-Jul-2006 High priest in TRON
Richard J. Hughes
Politician
10-Aug-1909 7-Dec-1992 Governor of New Jersey, 1962-70
Victor Hugo
Author
26-Feb-1802 23-May-1885 Les Miserables
Kenny Hulshof
Politician
22-May-1958   Congressman from Missouri, 1997-2009
Basil Cardinal Hume
Religion
2-Mar-1923 17-Jun-1999 Archbishop of Westminster, 1976-99
John Hume
Politician
18-Jan-1937   Northern Ireland pol, Nobel recipient
Maria Innocentia Hummel
Painter
21-May-1909 6-Nov-1946 Catholic nun, painter
Cláudio Hummes
Religion
8-Aug-1934   Archbishop of São Paulo
Carol W. Hunstein
Judge
16-Aug-1944   Justice, Georgia Supreme Court
Tab Hunter
Actor
11-Jul-1931   Damn Yankees
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
TV Personality
27-Feb-1942   NPR, NewsHour reporter
Robert A. Hurley
Politician
25-Aug-1895 3-May-1968 Governor of Connecticut, 1941-43
Jan Hus
Religion
c. 1373 6-Jul-1415 Czech reformer and martyr
Betty Hutton
Actor
26-Feb-1921 11-Mar-2007 Incendiary Blonde
Joris-Karl Huysmans
Author
5-Feb-1848 12-May-1907 Decadent author, À Rebours
Henry Hyde
Politician
18-Apr-1924 29-Nov-2007 Congressman from Illinois, 1975-2007
Roh Moo Hyun
Head of State
6-Aug-1946 23-May-2009 President of South Korea, 2003-08
David I
Royalty
c. 1084 24-May-1153 King of Scotland, 1124-53
Joseph I
Royalty
26-Jul-1678 17-Apr-1711 Holy Roman Emperor, 1705-11
Kenneth I
Royalty
? 858 AD King of Scotland, 832-58 AD
Lee Iacocca
Business
15-Oct-1924   Former chairman, Chrysler Corporation
Armando Iannucci
Screenwriter
28-Nov-1963   The Thick of It
Julio Iglesias
Singer
23-Sep-1943   International pop star
Karen Ignagni
Business
c. 1953   America's Health Insurance Plans PAC
Ignatius of Antioch
Religion
c. 35 AD c. 110 AD Early Church Father
Ivan Illich
Philosopher
4-Sep-1926 2-Dec-2002 Deschooling Society
Laura Ingraham
Pundit
19-Jun-1964   The Hillary Trap
Pope Innocent I
Religion
? 12-Mar-417 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 402-17
Pope Innocent II
Religion
? 22-Sep-1143 Roman Catholic Pope, 1130-43
Pope Innocent III
Religion
c. 1160 16-Jun-1216 Pope, launched two Crusades
Pope Innocent IX
Religion
20-Jul-1519 30-Dec-1591 Roman Catholic Pope, 1591
Pope Innocent V
Religion
c. 1225 22-Jun-1276 Roman Catholic Pope, 1276
Pope Innocent VI
Religion
? 12-Sep-1362 Roman Catholic Pope, 1352-62
Pope Innocent VII
Religion
1336 6-Nov-1406 Roman Catholic Pope, 1404-06
Pope Innocent VIII
Religion
1432 25-Jul-1492 Roman Catholic Pope, 1484-92
Pope Innocent X
Religion
6-May-1574 7-Jan-1655 Roman Catholic Pope, 1644-55
Pope Innocent XI
Religion
16-May-1611 12-Aug-1689 Roman Catholic Pope, 1676-89
Pope Innocent XII
Religion
13-Mar-1615 27-Sep-1700 Roman Catholic Pope, 1691-1700
Pope Innocent XIII
Religion
13-May-1655 7-Mar-1724 Roman Catholic Pope, 1721-24
Pope Innocent IV
Religion
? 7-Dec-1254 Roman Catholic Pope, 1243-54
John Ireland
Religion
11-Sep-1838 25-Sep-1918 Catholic Archbishop of St. Paul, 1888-1918
Irenaeus
Religion
c. 130 AD c. 200 AD Ante-Nicene theologian
Queen Isabella
Royalty
22-Apr-1451 26-Nov-1504 Bankrolled Columbus, persecuted Jews
Isidore of Seville
Encyclopaedist
c. 560 AD 4-Apr-636 AD Originum sive Etymologiarum
Agustín de Iturbide
Military
27-Sep-1783 19-Jul-1824 Emperor of Mexico, 1822-23
Bruce Ivins
Biologist
22-Apr-1946 29-Jul-2008 Anthrax researcher and suspect
Max Jacob
Poet
12-Jul-1876 5-Mar-1944 Le Cornet à dés
Andrew Jacobs, Jr.
Politician
24-Feb-1932   Congressman from Indiana, 1965-97
Bianca Jagger
Model
2-May-1945   First wife of Mick Jagger
James I
Royalty
1394 20-Feb-1437 King of Scotland, 1406-37
James I
Royalty
2-Feb-1208 27-Jul-1276 King of Aragon, 1213-76
King James II
Royalty
14-Oct-1633 16-Sep-1701 King of England, 1685-88
James III
Royalty
May-1452 11-Jun-1488 King of Scotland, 1460-88
James IV
Royalty
17-Mar-1473 9-Sep-1513 King of Scotland, 1488-1513
James V
Royalty
10-Apr-1512 14-Dec-1542 King of Scotland, 1513-42
James II
Royalty
16-Oct-1430 3-Aug-1460 King of Scotland, 1437-60
Rick James
Musician
1-Feb-1948 6-Aug-2004 Superfreak
Susan Saint James
Actor
14-Aug-1946   Wife in McMillan and Wife
Jenna Jameson
Pornstar
9-Apr-1974   Got naked with Howard Stern in Private Parts
Cornelius Jansen
Religion
28-Oct-1585 6-May-1638 Father of Jansenism
St. Januarius
Religion
? c. 305 AD Patron saint of Naples
Wojciech Jaruzelski
Head of State
6-Jul-1923   Final communist leader of Poland
Lionel Jeffries
Actor
10-Jun-1926 19-Feb-2010 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
John I. Jenkins
Educator
17-Dec-1953   President, University of Notre Dame
Walter W. Jenkins
Government
23-Mar-1918 23-Nov-1985 LBJ assistant, outed in gay sex scandal
Elizabeth Jennings
Poet
18-Jul-1926 26-Oct-2001 Song for a Birth or a Death
St. Jerome
Religion
c. 340 AD 30-Sep-420 AD Church Father, translated Vulgate
Ann Jillian
Actor
29-Jan-1951   Ellis Island
Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros
Religion
1436 8-Nov-1517 Ascetic Spanish Cardinal and statesman
Juan Ramón Jiménez
Poet
24-Dec-1881 29-May-1958 Pastorales
Bobby Jindal
Politician
10-Jun-1971   Governor of Louisiana
Joan of Arc
Religion
6-Jan-1412 30-May-1431 Maid of Orleans, burned at the stake
João I
Royalty
11-Apr-1357 14-Aug-1433 King of Portugal, 1385-1433
João II
Royalty
3-Mar-1455 25-Oct-1495 King of Portugal, 1481-95
João IV
Royalty
18-Mar-1604 6-Nov-1656 King of Portugal, 1640-56
João V
Royalty
22-Oct-1689 31-Jul-1750 King of Portugal, 1706-50
João VI
Royalty
13-May-1767 10-Mar-1826 King of Portugal, 1816-26
João III
Royalty
6-Jun-1502 11-Jun-1557 King of Portugal, 1521-57
Mike Johanns
Politician
18-Jun-1950   US Senator from Nebraska
Pope John I
Religion
? 18-May-526 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 523-26
Pope John II
Religion
? 8-May-535 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 533-35
Pope John III
Religion
? 13-Jul-574 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 561-74
Pope John IV
Religion
? 12-Oct-642 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 640-42
Pope John IX
Religion
? Jan-900 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 898-900
King John Lackland
Royalty
24-Dec-1166 18-Oct-1216 Signed the Magna Carta, then reneged
St. John of Beverley
Religion
? 7-May-721 AD Medieval English saint
John of Gaunt
Royalty
Mar-1340 3-Feb-1399 Duke of Lancaster
St. John of Nepomuk
Religion
c. 1345 20-Mar-1393 Patron saint of Bohemia
John of Salisbury
Author
c. 1120 25-Oct-1180 Policraticus and Metalogicon
St. John of the Cross
Religion
24-Jun-1542 14-Dec-1591 Spanish mystic, Doctor of the Church
Pope John Paul I
Religion
17-Oct-1912 28-Sep-1978 Pope for 33 days, in summer 1978
Pope John Paul II
Religion
18-May-1920 2-Apr-2005 Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1978-2005
Pope John V
Religion
? 2-Aug-686 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 685-86
Pope John VI
Religion
? 11-Jan-705 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 701-05
Pope John VII
Religion
? 18-Oct-707 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 705-07
Pope John VIII
Religion
? 16-Dec-882 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 872-882
Pope John X
Religion
? 928 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 914-28
Pope John XI
Religion
c. 910 AD 936 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 931-936
Pope John XII
Religion
c. 937 AD 14-May-964 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 955-964
Pope John XIII
Religion
? 6-Sep-972 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 965-72
Pope John XIV
Religion
? 20-Aug-984 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 983-84
Pope John XIX
Religion
? 1032 Roman Catholic Pope, 1024-32
Pope John XV
Religion
? 996 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 985-96
Pope John XXI
Religion
c. 1215 20-May-1277 Roman Catholic Pope, 1276-77
Pope John XXII
Religion
1249 4-Dec-1334 Roman Catholic Pope, 1316-34
Pope John XXIII
Religion
25-Nov-1881 3-Jun-1963 Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1958-63
Chris John
Politician
5-Jan-1960   Congressman from Louisiana, 1997-2005
Luci Baines Johnson
Relative
2-Jul-1947   Daughter of LBJ
Casey Jones
Daredevil
14-Mar-1863 30-Apr-1900 Railroad hero, sort of
Henry Jones
Actor
1-Aug-1912 17-May-1999 The Bad Seed
Jennifer Jones
Actor
2-Mar-1919 17-Dec-2009 The Song of Bernadette
Jenny Jones
Talk Show Host
7-Jun-1946   The Jenny Jones Show
Mother Jones
Activist
1-Aug-1837 30-Nov-1930 The grandmother of all agitators
Spike Jones
Musician
14-Dec-1911 1-May-1965 Cocktails for Two
Walter B. Jones
Politician
10-Feb-1943   Congressman, North Carolina 3rd
Ben Jonson
Playwright
11-Jun-1572 6-Aug-1637 Volpone
Jacob Jordaens
Painter
19-May-1593 18-Oct-1678 Flemish painter, associate of Rubens
Marian Jordan
Actor
15-Apr-1898 7-Apr-1961 Molly of Fibber McGee and Molly
Joseph II
Royalty
13-Mar-1741 20-Feb-1790 Holy Roman Emperor, 1765-90
Father Joseph
Religion
4-Nov-1577 18-Dec-1638 Confidant of Cardinal Richelieu
Josephine
Royalty
23-Jun-1763 29-May-1814 Empress of France
Jovian
Royalty
c. 332 AD 17-Feb-364 AD Roman Emperor, 363-64 AD
James Joyce
Author
2-Feb-1882 13-Jan-1941 Ulysses
King Juan Carlos
Head of State
5-Jan-1938   King of Spain
Benito Juárez
Head of State
21-Mar-1806 18-Jul-1872 President of Mexico, 1861-72
Arline Judge
Actor
21-Feb-1912 7-Feb-1974 B-Movie actress, collector of husbands
Patty Judge
Politician
2-Nov-1943   Lt. Governor of Iowa
Pope Julius I
Religion
? 12-Apr-352 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 337-52
Pope Julius II
Religion
5-Dec-1443 21-Feb-1513 Roman Catholic Pope, 1503-13
Pope Julius III
Religion
10-Sep-1487 23-Mar-1555 Roman Catholic Pope, 1550-55
Justin Martyr
Religion
c. 100 AD c. 165 AD Apology
Lech Kaczynski
Head of State
18-Jun-1949 10-Apr-2010 President of Poland, 2005-10
Frida Kahlo
Painter
6-Jul-1907 13-Jul-1954 Unibrowed Mexican painter
Tim Kaine
Politician
26-Feb-1958   Governor of Virginia, 2006-10
Paul Kanjorski
Politician
2-Apr-1937   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1985-2011
Marcy Kaptur
Politician
17-Jun-1946   Congresswoman, Ohio 9th
Carl Karcher
Business
16-Jan-1917 11-Jan-2008 Founder of Carl's Jr.
John Mark Karr
Criminal
11-Dec-1964   JonBenét Ramsey murder suspect
Mary Karr
Author
16-Jan-1955   The Liars' Club
Ted Kaufman
Government
15-Mar-1939   TARP oversight panel
Brett M. Kavanaugh
Judge
12-Feb-1965   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Staci Keanan
Actor
6-Jun-1975   Dana Foster on Step by Step
Bil Keane
Cartoonist
5-Oct-1922 8-Nov-2011 Family Circus
Charles Keating
Business
4-Dec-1923   Morality crusader, white-collar swindler
Frank Keating
Politician
10-Feb-1944   Governor of Oklahoma, 1995-2003
Paul Keating
Head of State
18-Jan-1944   Prime Minister of Australia, 1991-96
William R. Keating
Politician
6-Sep-1952   Congressman, Massachusetts 10th
Michael Keaton
Actor
9-Sep-1951   Batman
John Keegan
Historian
15-May-1934 2-Aug-2012 The Face of Battle
William Cardinal Keeler
Religion
4-Mar-1931   Archbishop of Baltimore, 1989-2007
Andrew Kehoe
Criminal
1-Feb-1872 18-May-1927 Bath School Bomber
Kitty Kelley
Author
4-Apr-1942   Controversial biogratrix
Daniel Hugh Kelly
Actor
10-Aug-1952   Hardcastle and McCormick
David Kelly
Actor
11-Jul-1929 12-Feb-2012 Waking Ned
Edward J. Kelly
Politician
1-May-1876 20-Oct-1950 Mayor of Chicago, 1933-47
Gene Kelly
Actor
23-Aug-1912 2-Feb-1996 Singin' in the Rain
Grace Kelly
Royalty
12-Nov-1929 14-Sep-1982 American-born Princess of Monaco
Mike Kelly
Politician
10-May-1948   Congressman, Pennsylvania 3rd
Moira Kelly
Actor
6-Mar-1968   Mandy on The West Wing
Ned Kelly
Criminal
Jun-1855 11-Nov-1880 Iron-clad Australian outlaw
Paul J. Kelly, Jr.
Judge
6-Dec-1940   10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Ruth Kelly
Politician
9-May-1968   UK Minister of Transport
Anthony Kennedy
Judge
23-Jul-1936   US Supreme Court Justice
Caroline Kennedy
Relative
27-Nov-1957   Daughter of John F. Kennedy
Charles Kennedy
Politician
25-Nov-1959   Leader of Liberal Democrats, 1999-2006
Ethel Kennedy
Relative
11-Apr-1928   Robert F. Kennedy's widow
Joan Kennedy
Relative
9-Sep-1936   First wife of Ted Kennedy
John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Relative
25-Nov-1960 16-Jul-1999 Son of John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
Head of State
29-May-1917 22-Nov-1963 35th US President, 1961-63
Joseph P. Kennedy
Business
6-Sep-1888 18-Nov-1969 Smuggler and patriarch of the Kennedy clan
Joseph Patrick Kennedy II
Politician
24-Sep-1952   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1987-99
Kathleen Kennedy
Relative
20-Feb-1920 13-May-1948 Sister of John F. Kennedy
Mark Kennedy
Politician
11-Apr-1957   Congressman, Minnesota 6th
Patrick Joseph Kennedy
Politician
14-Jul-1967   Congressman from Rhode Island, 1995-2011
Robert F. Kennedy
Politician
20-Nov-1925 6-Jun-1968 Slain Presidential candidate
Rosemary Kennedy
Relative
13-Sep-1918 7-Jan-2005 Kennedy sibling, institutionalized
Ted Kennedy
Politician
22-Feb-1932 25-Aug-2009 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1962-2009
Thomas Kennedy
Labor Leader
2-Nov-1887 19-Jan-1963 UMW President, 1960-63
William Kennedy
Novelist
16-Jan-1928   Ironweed and The Cotton Club
Barbara Kennelly
Politician
10-Jul-1936   Congresswoman from Connecticut, 1982-99
Martin H. Kennelly
Politician
11-Aug-1887 29-Nov-1961 Mayor of Chicago, 1947-55
Kenneth II
Royalty
? 995 AD King of Scotland, 971-95
Enda Kenny
Head of State
24-Apr-1951   Prime Minister of Ireland
Tom Kenny
Comic
13-Jul-1962   Mr. Show, SpongeBob SquarePants
Dorothea Kent
Actor
6-Jun-1916 10-Dec-1990 It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Joseph Kernan
Politician
8-Apr-1946   Governor of Indiana, 2003-05
John Kerry
Politician
11-Dec-1943   US Senator from Massachusetts
Richard Kerry
Diplomat
28-Jul-1915 29-Jul-2000 Father of John Kerry
Alan Keyes
Radio Personality
7-Aug-1950   Illinois carpetbagger
Mwai Kibaki
Head of State
15-Nov-1931   President of Kenya
Nicole Kidman
Actor
20-Jun-1967   Moulin Rouge
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Head of State
6-Apr-1904 9-Mar-1988 German Chancellor, 1966-69
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Film Director
27-Jun-1941 13-Mar-1996 Trois Couleurs
Dale Kildee
Politician
16-Sep-1929   Congressman, Michigan 5th
Moses E. Kiley
Religion
13-Nov-1876 15-Apr-1953 Archbishop of Milwaukee, 1940-53
Joyce Kilmer
Poet
6-Dec-1886 30-Jul-1918 Trees
Mary Jo Kilroy
Politician
30-Apr-1949   Congresswoman from Ohio, 2009-11
Jimmy Kimmel
Talk Show Host
13-Nov-1967   The Man Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live
James Kimsey
Business
1939   AOL's founding CEO
Edward J. King
Politician
11-May-1925 18-Sep-2006 Governor of Massachusetts, 1979-83
John W. King
Politician
10-Oct-1918 9-Aug-1996 Governor of New Hampshire, 1963-69
Pete King
Politician
5-Apr-1944   Congressman, New York 3rd
Steve King
Politician
28-May-1949   Congressman, Iowa 5th
Klaus Kinkel
Politician
17-Dec-1936   German Foreign Minister, 1992-98
Eusebio Kino
Religion
10-Aug-1645 15-Mar-1711 Jesuit missionary to Mexico
Athanasius Kircher
Scientist
2-May-1601 28-Nov-1680 Master of a Hundred Arts
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Head of State
19-Feb-1953   President of Argentina
Néstor Kirchner
Head of State
25-Feb-1950 27-Oct-2010 President of Argentina, 2003-07
Ann Kirkpatrick
Politician
14-Mar-1950   Congresswoman from Arizona, 2009-11
Jerry Kleczka
Politician
26-Nov-1943   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1984-2005
Kevin Kline
Actor
24-Oct-1947   A Fish Called Wanda
Scott L. Klug
Politician
16-Jan-1953   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1991-99
John Kluge
Business
21-Sep-1914 7-Sep-2010 Media mogul, Metromedia, Inc.
Douglas W. Kmiec
Scholar
24-Sep-1951   US Ambassador to Malta
Richard F. Kneip
Politician
7-Jan-1933 9-Mar-1987 Governor of South Dakota, 1971-78
Catherine Baker Knoll
Politician
3-Sep-1930 12-Nov-2008 Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania, 2003-08
Joseph Knollenberg
Politician
28-Nov-1933   Congressman, Michigan 9th
David H. Koch
Business
3-May-1940   Conservative philanthropist, Koch heir
Helmut Kohl
Head of State
3-Apr-1930   Chancellor of Germany 1982-98
Dean R. Koontz
Novelist
9-Jul-1945   Demon Seed
Mary Jo Kopechne
Victim
26-Jul-1940 18-Jul-1969 Dead woman in Ted Kennedy's car
Josef Krips
Conductor
8-Apr-1902 13-Oct-1974 Director, Buffalo Philharmonic, 1954-63
Steve Kroft
Journalist
22-Aug-1945   60 Minutes
John A. Krol
Business
16-Oct-1936   CEO of DuPont, 1995-98
Gene Krupa
Drummer
15-Jan-1909 16-Oct-1973 Pioneering drummer
Mary Anne Krupsak
Politician
26-Mar-1932   Lt. Governor of New York, 1975-78
Dennis Kucinich
Politician
8-Oct-1946   Congressman, Ohio 10th
Lawrence Kudlow
Economist
20-Aug-1947   Kudlow & Cramer
John Kufuor
Head of State
8-Dec-1938   President of Ghana, 2001-09
Jeffrey T. Kuhner
Radio Personality
1-Sep-1969   Conservative pundit
Ted Kulongoski
Politician
5-Nov-1940   Governor of Oregon, 2003-11
Joseph E. Kurtz
Religion
18-Aug-1946   Catholic Archbishop of Louisville
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Architect
2-Aug-1754 14-Jun-1825 Designed Washington, DC
Toussaint L'Ouverture
Military
20-May-1743 7-Apr-1803 Led the 1791 Slave Rebellion
John La Farge
Painter
31-Mar-1835 14-Nov-1910 Painter, muralist, stained-glass designer
Thomas G. Labrecque
Business
17-Sep-1938 16-Oct-2000 CEO of Chase Manhattan, 1990-96
Luis Alberto Lacalle
Head of State
13-Jul-1941   President of Uruguay, 1990-95
Jacques Lacan
Psychiatrist
13-Apr-1901 9-Sep-1981 The Mirror Stage as Formative of the I
Lactantius
Religion
c. 260 AD c. 340 AD Institutions
Diane Ladd
Actor
29-Nov-1942   Chinatown
Ladislas I
Royalty
27-Jun-1040 29-Jul-1095 King of Hungary, 1077-95
Ladislas IV
Royalty
1262 10-Jul-1290 King of Hungary, 1272-90
Lady Gaga
Singer
28-Mar-1986   The Fame
René Laënnec
Doctor
17-Feb-1781 13-Aug-1826 Stethoscope
Jim Lafferty
Government
?   Republican press flak
Hedy Lamarr
Actor
9-Nov-1913 19-Jan-2000 Actress, invented frequency hopping
Brian Lamb
Talk Show Host
9-Oct-1941   Founded C-SPAN
Ferruccio Lamborghini
Business
28-Apr-1916 20-Feb-1993 Lamborghini tractors and sports cars
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Author
23-Dec-1896 23-Jul-1957 Il gattopardo
Nick Lampson
Politician
14-Feb-1945   Former Congressman from Texas
Leonard Lance
Politician
25-Jun-1952   Congressman, New Jersey 7th
Mary Landrieu
Politician
23-Nov-1955   US Senator from Louisiana
Mitch Landrieu
Politician
16-Aug-1960   Mayor of New Orleans
Moon Landrieu
Politician
23-Jul-1930   Mayor of New Orleans, 1970-78
Henri Landru
Criminal
1869 25-Feb-1922 Bluebeard murderer of 10 widows
Jeff Landry
Politician
23-Dec-1970   Congressman, Louisiana 3rd
Karl Landsteiner
Scientist
14-Jun-1868 26-Jun-1943 Discovered blood typing
Nathan Lane
Actor
3-Feb-1956   The Producers
Thomas J. Lane
Politician
6-Jul-1898 14-Jun-1994 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1941-63
Fritz Lang
Film Director
5-Dec-1890 2-Aug-1976 Metropolis
William Langer
Politician
30-Sep-1886 8-Nov-1959 Governor and Senator from North Dakota
Judith Ann Lanzinger
Judge
2-Apr-1946   Justice, Ohio Supreme Court
Pierre-Simon Laplace
Mathematician
23-Mar-1749 5-Mar-1827 Traité du Mécanique Céleste
Philip Larkin
Poet
9-Aug-1922 2-Dec-1985 The Whitsun Weddings
James A. Larocco
Diplomat
1948   US Ambassador to Kuwait, 1997-2001
John Larson
Politician
22-Jul-1948   Congressman, Connecticut 1st
Orlando di Lasso
Composer
1530 14-Jun-1594 Psalmi Davidis Poenitentiales
Charles Laughton
Actor
1-Jul-1899 15-Dec-1962 Island of Lost Souls
José P. Laurel
Head of State
9-Mar-1891 6-Nov-1959 3rd President of the Philippines
Wilfrid Laurier
Head of State
20-Nov-1841 17-Feb-1919 Canadian Prime Minister
Henry of Lausanne
Religion
fl. 12th c. fl. 12th c. 12th century French heretic
Frank J. Lausche
Politician
14-Nov-1895 21-Apr-1990 Governor, Senator from Ohio
Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier
Chemist
26-Aug-1743 8-May-1794 Father of modern chemistry
Bernard Cardinal Law
Religion
4-Nov-1931   Archbishop of Boston, 1984-2002
Patricia Kennedy Lawford
Socialite
6-May-1924 17-Sep-2006 Kennedy sister, wife of Peter Lawford
Lucy Lawless
Actor
29-Mar-1968   Xena, Warrior Princess
David L. Lawrence
Politician
18-Jun-1889 21-Nov-1966 Governor of Pennsylvania, 1959-63
Paul Laxalt
Politician
2-Aug-1922   US Senator from Nevada, 1974-87
Rick Lazio
Politician
13-Mar-1958   Congressman from New York, 1993-2001
Jean-Marie Le Pen
Politician
20-Jun-1928   French nationalist
Frank Leahy
Football
27-Aug-1908 21-Jun-1973 Longtime Notre Dame Head Coach
Patrick Leahy
Politician
31-Mar-1940   US Senator from Vermont
William P. Leahy
Educator
1948   President, Boston College
Denis Leary
Comic
18-Aug-1957   Loud, smoking comic
John C. Lechleiter
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Eli Lilly
Paul LeClerc
Administrator
28-May-1941   CEO of New York Public Library
Raymond F. Lederer
Politician
19-May-1938 1-Dec-2008 Congressman snagged in ABSCAM
Dixie Lee
Singer
4-Nov-1911 1-Nov-1952 Singer and wife of Bing Crosby
Anne Lefèvre
Scholar
1654 17-Aug-1720 Translator of Homer into French
Vivien Leigh
Actor
5-Nov-1913 8-Jul-1967 Gone With The Wind
George LeMieux
Politician
21-May-1969   US Senator from Florida, 2009-11
Mario Lemieux
Hockey
5-Oct-1965   Pittsburgh Penguins
Jack Lemmon
Actor
8-Feb-1925 27-Jun-2001 The Odd Couple
Lotte Lenya
Singer
18-Oct-1898 27-Nov-1981 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Allen U. Lenzmeier
Business
c. 1944   Vice Chairman of Best Buy, 2004-09
Pope Leo I
Religion
c. 390 AD 10-Nov-461 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 440-61
Pope Leo II
Religion
? 3-Jul-683 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 682-83
Pope Leo III
Religion
c. 750 AD 12-Jun-816 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 795-816
Pope Leo IV
Religion
? 17-Jul-855 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 847-55
Pope Leo IX
Religion
21-Jun-1002 19-Apr-1054 Roman Catholic Pope, 1049-54
Pope Leo VIII
Religion
? 1-Mar-965 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 963-65
Pope Leo X
Religion
11-Dec-1475 1-Dec-1521 Excommunicated Martin Luther
Pope Leo XI
Religion
2-Jun-1535 27-Apr-1605 Roman Catholic Pope, 1605
Pope Leo XII
Religion
22-Aug-1760 10-Feb-1829 Persecuted Jewry, Freemasonry
Pope Leo XIII
Religion
2-Mar-1810 20-Jul-1903 Condemned Freemasonry
Juan Ponce de León
Explorer
1460 1521 Sought the Fountain of Youth
Elmore Leonard
Novelist
11-Oct-1925   Crime novelist, including Swag
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Composer
8-Mar-1857 9-Aug-1919 Pagliacci
Leopold III
Royalty
3-Nov-1901 25-Sep-1983 Abdicated King of Belgium
Paul LePage
Politician
9-Oct-1948   Governor of Maine
Theresa LePore
Government
c. 1955   Butterfly ballot mastermind
Alain René Lesage
Novelist
6-May-1668 17-Nov-1747 Gil Blas
Joan Leslie
Actor
26-Jan-1925   Yankee Doodle Dandy
Yves Leterme
Head of State
6-Oct-1960   Belgian Foreign Minister
Mary Kay Letourneau
Criminal
30-Jan-1962   America's Favorite Sex Offender
William J. Levada
Religion
15-Jun-1936   Head Inquisitor
William Levy
Actor
29-Aug-1980   Triunfo del Amor
Arthur Lewis
Economist
23-Jan-1915 15-Jun-1991 Economics of developing nations
Adriana Lima
Model
12-Jun-1981   Brazilian supermodel
Thomas Linacre
Doctor
c. 1460 20-Oct-1524 Established the Royal Academy of Physicians
Tim Lincecum
Baseball
15-Jun-1984   Pitcher, San Francisco Giants
Bill Lipinski
Politician
22-Dec-1937   Congressman from Illinois, 1983-2005
Dan Lipinski
Politician
15-Jul-1966   Congressman, Illinois 3rd
Fra Filippo Lippi
Painter
c. 1406 10-Oct-1469 Coronation of the Virgin
Jerome Edward Listecki
Religion
12-Mar-1949   Catholic Archbishop of Milwaukee
Franz Liszt
Composer
22-Oct-1811 31-Jul-1886 Hungarian composer
Frank LoBiondo
Politician
12-May-1946   Congressman, New Jersey 2nd
Gene Lockhart
Actor
18-Jul-1891 31-Mar-1957 Algiers
June Lockhart
Actor
25-Jun-1925   Mom on Lassie, Lost in Space
David Lodge
Novelist
28-Jan-1935   How Far Can You Go?
Donal Logue
Actor
27-Feb-1966   Jimmy the Cab Driver
Lindsay Lohan
Actor
2-Jul-1986   Mean Girls
Vince Lombardi
Football
11-Jun-1913 3-Sep-1970 Winning isn't everything, It's the only thing
Wendy E. Long
Activist
c. 1960   Judicial Confirmation Network
Pietro Longhi
Painter
1702 8-May-1785 18th century Venetian painter
Eva Longoria
Actor
15-Mar-1975   Desperate Housewives
James Longstreet
Military
8-Jan-1821 2-Jan-1904 Confederate Army General
George Lopez
Comic
23-Apr-1961   Stand-up comic, George Lopez Show
Javy Lopez
Baseball
5-Nov-1970   Catcher Atlanta Braves #8
Jennifer Lopez
Singer
24-Jul-1969   Maid in Manhattan
Kathryn Jean Lopez
Columnist
22-Mar-1976   National Review Online editor
Sophia Loren
Actor
20-Sep-1934   La Ciociara
Frank Lorenzo
Business
19-May-1940   Former CEO, Eastern Airlines
Louis III
Royalty
863 AD 5-Aug-882 AD King of France, 879-82
Louis IX
Royalty
25-Apr-1214 25-Aug-1270 King of France, 1229-70
Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d'Orléans
Royalty
13-Apr-1747 6-Nov-1793 Philippe Égalité
Louis the Stammerer
Royalty
1-Nov-846 AD 10-Apr-879 AD King of France, 877-79
Louis VIII
Royalty
5-Sep-1187 8-Nov-1226 King of France, 1223-26
Louis X
Royalty
4-Oct-1289 5-Jun-1316 King of France, 1314-16
Louis XI
Royalty
3-Jul-1423 30-Aug-1483 King of France, 1461-83
Louis XIV
Royalty
5-Sep-1638 1-Sep-1715 Le Roi Soleil
Louis XV
Royalty
15-Feb-1710 10-May-1774 King of France, 1715-74
Louis XVI
Royalty
23-Aug-1754 21-Jan-1793 King of France, 1774-91
Louis XVII
Royalty
27-Mar-1785 8-Jun-1795 Dauphin, Titular King of France
Louis XVIII
Royalty
17-Nov-1755 16-Sep-1824 King of France, 1814-15 & 1815-24
Louise of Savoy
Royalty
11-Sep-1476 22-Sep-1531 Dutchess of Angoulême
Frank Lovejoy
Actor
28-Mar-1912 2-Oct-1962 The Hitch-Hiker
Robert Lowell
Poet
1-Mar-1917 12-Sep-1977 Lord Weary's Castle
Bill Lowery
Politician
2-May-1947   Congressman from California, 1981-93
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Religion
1491 31-Jul-1556 Founder of the Jesuit order
Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada
Head of State
1-Jul-1930   Twice President of Bolivia
Monica C. Lozano
Publisher
21-Jul-1956   Publisher of La Opinión
Susan Lucci
Actor
23-Dec-1946   Erica Kane on All My Children
Clare Boothe Luce
Politician
10-Apr-1903 9-Oct-1987 Congresswoman, wife of Henry R. Luce
Lucky Luciano
Criminal
24-Nov-1897 26-Jan-1962 Founder of Murder, Inc.
Pope Lucius I
Religion
? 5-Mar-254 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 253-54 AD
Pope Lucius II
Religion
? 15-Feb-1145 Roman Catholic Pope, 1144-45
Pope Lucius III
Religion
c. 1097 25-Nov-1185 Roman Catholic Pope, 1181-85
Allen Ludden
Game Show Host
5-Oct-1917 9-Jun-1981 Host of Password
Ludwig II
Royalty
25-Aug-1845 13-Jun-1886 Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria, 1864-86
Blaine Luetkemeyer
Politician
7-May-1952   Congressman, Missouri 9th
Fernando Lugo
Head of State
30-May-1951   President of Paraguay, 2008-12
Bela Lugosi
Actor
20-Oct-1882 16-Aug-1956 Dracula
Bernardino Luini
Painter
c. 1481 1532 Painter of the Lombard School
Ben R. Luján
Politician
7-Jun-1972   Congressman, New Mexico 3rd
Manny Lujan
Politician
12-May-1928   US Secretary of the Interior 1989-93
Jan Lukasiewicz
Mathematician
21-Dec-1878 13-Feb-1956 Invented Reverse Polish Notation
St. Luke
Religion
fl. 1st c. AD fl. 1st c. AD Author of the third Gospel
Charles J. Luken
Politician
18-Jul-1951   Twice Mayor of Cincinnati
Thomas A. Luken
Politician
9-Jul-1925   Congressman from Ohio, 1977-91
Raymond Lull
Religion
1232 29-Jun-1315 Catalan mystic
Jean-Baptiste Lully
Composer
28-Nov-1632 22-Mar-1687 Founder of French opera
Diego Luna
Actor
29-Dec-1979   Y tu Mamá También
Dan Lungren
Politician
22-Sep-1946   Congressman, California 3rd
Gary Lunn
Politician
8-May-1957   Canadian Minister of Natural Resources
Joseph Luns
Politician
28-Aug-1911 17-Jul-2002 Dutch Foreign Minister, 1952-71
Patti LuPone
Actor
21-Apr-1949   Won Tony for Evita
Jean-Marie Lustiger
Religion
17-Sep-1926 5-Aug-2007 Archbishop of Paris, 1981-2005
Bill Luther
Politician
27-Jun-1945   Congressman from Minnesota, 1995-2003
John Lydgate
Poet
c. 1370 c. 1451 Troy Book
Jack Lynch
Head of State
15-Aug-1917 20-Oct-1999 Twice Prime Minister of Ireland
John Lynch
Actor
26-Dec-1961   Cal
Stephen Lynch
Politician
31-Mar-1955   Congressman, Massachusetts 9th
Susan M. Lyne
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Cecil B. Lyon
Diplomat
8-Nov-1903 6-Apr-1993 US Ambassador to Chile, Sri Lanka
Joseph Lyons
Head of State
15-Sep-1879 7-Apr-1939 Prime Minister of Australia, 1932-39
Eric Mabius
Actor
22-Apr-1971   Tim Haspell on The L Word
Diosdado Macapagal
Head of State
28-Sep-1910 21-Apr-1997 9th President of the Philippines
Seán MacBride
Activist
26-Jan-1904 15-Jan-1988 Irish revolutionary, Nobel Prize recipient
José Agostinho de Macedo
Poet
11-Sep-1761 2-Oct-1831 Os Burros
Niccolò Machiavelli
Author
3-May-1469 22-Jun-1527 The Prince
Connie Mack IV
Politician
12-Aug-1967   Congressman, Florida 14th
Connie Mack
Politician
29-Oct-1940   US Senator from Florida, 1989-2001
Ted Mack
TV Personality
12-Feb-1904 12-Jul-1976 Original Amateur Hour
Walter Macken
Novelist
3-May-1915 22-Apr-1967 Rain on the Wind
Compton MacKenzie
Novelist
17-Jan-1883 30-Nov-1972 Carnival
Seumas MacManus
Author
1869 1960 A Lad of the O'Friels
Fred MacMurray
Actor
30-Aug-1908 6-Nov-1991 The Absent-Minded Professor
Walter J. Maddock
Politician
13-Sep-1880 25-Jan-1951 Governor of North Dakota, 1928-29
Francisco Madero
Head of State
30-Oct-1873 22-Feb-1913 El loquito President of Mexico, 1911-13
Edward R. Madigan
Politician
13-Jan-1936 7-Dec-1994 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1991-93
Madonna
Singer/Songwriter
16-Aug-1958   Like a Virgin
Miguel de la Madrid
Head of State
12-Dec-1934 1-Apr-2012 President of Mexico, 1982-88
Dan Maffei
Politician
4-Jul-1968   Congressman from New York, 2009-11
Patrick Magee
Actor
31-Mar-1922 14-Aug-1982 Mr. Alexander in A Clockwork Orange
Ferdinand Magellan
Explorer
1480 27-Apr-1521 Circumnavigated the globe
Olaus Magnus
Historian
1490 1558 Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus
Gustav Mahler
Composer
7-Jul-1860 18-May-1911 Das Lied von der Erde
Roger Cardinal Mahony
Religion
27-Feb-1936   Cardinal, Archbishop of Los Angeles
Adam Cardinal Maida
Religion
18-Mar-1930   Catholic Archbishop of Detroit, 1990-2009
Aristide Maillol
Sculptor
8-Apr-1861 27-Sep-1944 Sculptor of the female nude
Nicolas Malebranche
Philosopher
6-Aug-1638 13-Oct-1715 De la recherche de la vérité
Michelle Malkin
Columnist
20-Oct-1970   Syndicated conservative columnist
Louis Malle
Film Director
30-Oct-1932 23-Nov-1995 Atlantic City
Dan Malloy
Politician
21-Jul-1955   Governor of Connecticut
Marcello Malpighi
Doctor
10-Mar-1628 30-Nov-1694 Early microscopic anatomist
Serphin Maltese
Politician
7-Dec-1932   New York State Senator, 1988-2008
Joe Manchin
Politician
24-Aug-1947   US Senator from West Virginia
James Clarence Mangan
Poet
1-May-1803 20-Jun-1849 O'Hussey's Ode to the Maguire
Robert W. Mann
Inventor
1924 16-Jun-2006 Prosthetic devices
Timothy Cardinal Manning
Religion
15-Nov-1909 23-Jun-1989 Archbishop of Los Angeles, 1970-85
Robert Mannyng
Poet
c. 1264 c. 1340 Handlyng Synne
François Mansart
Architect
Jan-1598 Sep-1666 17th c. French Baroque architect
Henry J. Mansell
Religion
10-Oct-1937   Catholic Archbishop of Hartford
Andrea Mantegna
Painter
c. 1431 13-Sep-1506 Camera degli Sposi
Thomas J. Manton
Politician
3-Nov-1932 22-Jul-2006 Congressman from New York, 1985-99
Aldus Manutius
Publisher
1449 6-Feb-1515 Founder of Aldine Press
Alessandro Manzoni
Poet
7-Mar-1785 22-May-1873 I Promessi Sposi
Diego Maradona
Soccer
30-Oct-1960   Led Argentina to 1986 World Cup Final
Salvatore Maranzano
Criminal
1868 10-Sep-1931 Capo di tutti capi
Marcantonio
Engraver
c. 1480 c. 1534 Italian Renaissance engraver
Vito Marcantonio
Politician
10-Dec-1902 9-Aug-1954 American Labor Party
Gabriel Marcel
Philosopher
7-Dec-1889 8-Oct-1973 French existential philosopher
Pope Marcellinus
Religion
? 304 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 296-304
Pope Marcellus I
Religion
? 16-Jan-309 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 309
Pope Marcellus II
Religion
6-May-1501 30-Apr-1555 Roman Catholic Pope, 1555
Ted Marchibroda
Football
15-Mar-1931   Retired NFL head coach
Rocky Marciano
Boxing
1-Sep-1924 31-Aug-1969 Undefeated heavyweight
Ferdinand Marcos
Head of State
11-Sep-1917 28-Sep-1989 Disgraced Philippine dictator
Margaret
Royalty
1283 1290 The Maid of Norway
St. Margaret
Royalty
c. 1045 17-Nov-1093 Queen of Scotland
Margaret of Angoulême
Royalty
11-Apr-1492 21-Dec-1549 Consort of Henry II of Navarre
Margaret of Anjou
Royalty
23-Mar-1430 25-Aug-1482 Consort of English King Henry VI
Margaret of Austria
Royalty
10-Jan-1480 1-Dec-1530 Duchess of Savoy, Dutch Regent
Margaret of Parma
Royalty
28-Dec-1522 18-Jan-1586 Regent of the Netherlands, 1559-67
Margaret of Valois
Royalty
14-May-1553 27-Mar-1615 Consort of Henry of Navarre
Margrethe I
Royalty
1353 28-Oct-1412 Queen of Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Maria Theresa
Royalty
13-May-1717 28-Nov-1780 Archduchess of Austria
Marie Antoinette
Royalty
2-Nov-1755 16-Oct-1793 Cake proponent
Marie Thérèse
Royalty
10-Sep-1638 30-Jul-1683 Queen Consort of Louis XIV
Constance Marie
Actor
9-Sep-1965   Nikki Alvarez on Santa Barbara
Rose Marie
Actor
15-Aug-1923   Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show
Tom Marino
Politician
15-Aug-1952   Congressman, Pennsylvania 10th
Pope Marinus I
Religion
? 15-May-884 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 882-84
Pope Marinus II
Religion
? 946 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 942-46
Jean-Luc Marion
Philosopher
3-Jul-1946   Phenomenologist, God Without Being
Edme Mariotte
Scientist
c. 1620 12-May-1684 Discovered eye's blind spot
Roger Maris
Baseball
10-Sep-1934 14-Dec-1985 Broke Babe Ruth's home run record
Jacques Maritain
Philosopher
18-Nov-1882 28-Apr-1973 Interpreter of St. Thomas
Betsy Markey
Politician
27-Apr-1956   Congresswoman from Colorado, 2009-11
Ed Markey
Politician
11-Jul-1946   Congressman, Massachusetts 7th
Garry Marshall
Film Director
13-Nov-1934   Happy Days
Jim Marshall
Politician
31-Mar-1948   Congressman from Georgia, 2003-11
Charles Martel
Royalty
23-Aug-686 AD 22-Oct-741 AD Stopped the 732 AD Moorish advance
Phil Martelli
Basketball
31-Aug-1954   Head Coach, Saint Joseph's
Wilfried Martens
Head of State
19-Apr-1936   Prime Minister of Belgium, 1981-92
Chris Martin
Musician
2-Mar-1977   Lead vocals, Coldplay
Dean Martin
Singer
7-Jun-1917 25-Dec-1995 Member of Rat Pack
Joseph W. Martin, Jr.
Politician
3-Nov-1884 6-Mar-1968 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1933-67
Michael Martin
Politician
3-Jul-1945   Speaker of the House of Commons, 2000-09
Paul Martin
Head of State
28-Aug-1938   21st Prime Minister of Canada
Ricardo Martinelli
Head of State
11-Mar-1952   President of Panama
Bob Martinez
Politician
25-Dec-1934   Governor of Florida, 1987-91
Matthew G. Martinez
Politician
14-Feb-1929 15-Oct-2011 Congressman from California, 1982-2001
Mel Martinez
Government
23-Oct-1946   US Senator from Florida, 2005-09
Susana Martinez
Politician
14-Jul-1959   Governor of New Mexico
Simone Martini
Painter
c. 1284 1344 Sienese school painter
Wilhelm Marx
Head of State
15-Jan-1863 5-Aug-1946 German Chancellor 1923-25, 1926-28
Queen Mary I
Royalty
18-Feb-1516 17-Nov-1558 Queen of England, 1553-58
Mary I of Scotland
Royalty
8-Dec-1542 8-Feb-1587 Mary, Queen of Scots
Masaccio
Painter
21-Dec-1401 1428 Frescoes of the Brancacci Chapel
Pietro Mascagni
Composer
7-Dec-1863 2-Aug-1945 Cavalleria Rusticana
Frank R. Mascara
Politician
19-Jan-1930 10-Jul-2011 Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1995-2003
Alfieri Maserati
Business
23-Sep-1887 3-Mar-1932 Founder of Maserati S.p.A
Eric Massa
Politician
16-Sep-1959   Congressman from New York, 2009-10
Joe Masseria
Criminal
1879 15-Apr-1931 NY mobster, killed by Luciano
Philip Massinger
Playwright
1583 1639 The Virgin Martyr
Mireille Mathieu
Singer
22-Jul-1946   Internationally renown French chanteuse
Matthew Paris
Historian
c. 1200 1259 Chronica Majora
Chris Matthews
Talk Show Host
17-Dec-1945   Hardball with Chris Matthews
Dakin Matthews
Actor
7-Nov-1940   Character actor
Matthias
Royalty
24-Feb-1557 20-Mar-1619 Holy Roman Emperor, 1612-19
Matthias Corvinus
Royalty
24-Feb-1443 6-Apr-1490 King of Hungary, 1458-90
François Mauriac
Novelist
11-Oct-1885 1-Sep-1970 Le Noeud de Vipères
Maximilian I
Royalty
22-Mar-1459 12-Jan-1519 Holy Roman Emperor, 1493-1519
Maximilian II
Royalty
31-Jul-1527 12-Oct-1576 Holy Roman Emperor, 1564-76
Jules Mazarin
Religion
14-Jul-1602 9-Mar-1661 French Cardinal and Statesman
Mary McAleese
Head of State
27-Jun-1951   President of Ireland
James McAuley
Poet
12-Oct-1917 15-Oct-1976 Australian poet, Ern Malley hoaxer
Terry McAuliffe
Politician
9-Feb-1957   Chairman of the DNC, 2001-05
Barry McCaffrey
Government
17-Nov-1942   White House Drug Czar, 1996-2001
Mercedes McCambridge
Actor
17-Mar-1916 2-Mar-2004 All the King's Men
Pat McCarran
Politician
8-Aug-1876 28-Sep-1954 US Senator from Nevada, 1933-54
Theodore Cardinal McCarrick
Religion
7-Jul-1930   Archbishop of Washington, 2000-06
Carolyn McCarthy
Politician
5-Jan-1944   Congresswoman, New York 4th
Cormac McCarthy
Novelist
20-Jul-1933   All the Pretty Horses
Eugene McCarthy
Politician
29-Mar-1916 10-Dec-2005 US Senator from Minnesota, 1959-71
Joe McCarthy
Baseball
21-Apr-1887 13-Jan-1978 Yankees manager for 15 years
Joseph McCarthy
Politician
14-Nov-1908 2-May-1957 US Senator from Wisconsin, 1947-57
Karen McCarthy
Politician
18-Mar-1947 5-Oct-2010 Congresswoman from Missouri, 1995-2005
Mike McCarthy
Football
10-Nov-1963   Head Coach, Green Bay Packers
Thomas McCarthy
Actor
30-Jan-1966   The Station Agent
Paul McCartney
Musician
18-Jun-1942   Beatle
Claire McCaskill
Politician
24-Jul-1953   US Senator from Missouri
Michael McCaul
Politician
14-Jan-1962   Congressman, Texas 10th
Sarah McClendon
Journalist
8-Jul-1910 8-Jan-2003 White House Reporter FDR to GWB
Frank McCloskey
Politician
12-Jun-1939 2-Nov-2003 Congressman from Indiana, 1983-95
Betty McCollum
Politician
12-Jul-1954   Congresswoman, Minnesota 4th
John McCone
Government
4-Jan-1902 14-Feb-1991 CIA Director, 1961-65
John McCormack
Singer
14-Jun-1884 16-Sep-1945 Operatic tenor, Irish balladeer
John W. McCormack
Politician
21-Dec-1891 22-Nov-1980 Speaker of the House, 1962-70
Norma McCorvey
Activist
22-Sep-1947   Jane Roe, of Roe v. Wade
Thaddeus McCotter
Politician
22-Aug-1965   Congressman from Michigan, 2003-12
Julie McCullough
Actor
30-Jan-1965   Playboy centerfold, actress
Dylan McDermott
Actor
26-Oct-1961   Bobby Donnell on The Practice
James A. McDivitt
Astronaut
10-Jun-1929   Commander, Gemini 4 and Apollo 9
William J. McDonald
Attorney
1928 19-Feb-1990 Chief Lawyer at Union Pacific, 1969-89
Bob McDonnell
Politician
15-Jun-1954   Governor of Virginia
Denis McDonough
Government
2-Dec-1969   Deputy National Security Advisor
John McEnroe
Tennis
16-Feb-1959   Winner of 17 Grand Slam titles
Michael C. McFarland
Educator
1948   President, College of the Holy Cross
Paul McGann
Actor
14-Nov-1959   Withnail & I
Jack McGee
Actor
2-Feb-1949   Chief Jerry Reilly on Rescue Me
Arthur A. McGiverin
Judge
10-Nov-1928   Iowa Chief Justice, 1987-2000
James McGovern
Politician
20-Nov-1959   Congressman, Massachusetts 3rd
Maureen McGovern
Singer
27-Jul-1949   The Morning After
James P. McGranery
Government
8-Jul-1895 23-Dec-1962 US Attorney General, 1952-53
J. Howard McGrath
Government
28-Nov-1903 2-Sep-1966 US Attorney General, 1949-52
Mark McGrath
Musician
15-Mar-1968   Frontman for Sugar Ray
Mary McGrory
Journalist
22-Aug-1918 21-Apr-2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning Liberal Icon
Dalton McGuinty
Politician
19-Jul-1955   Premier of Ontario
David McGuinty
Politician
25-Feb-1960   Canadian MP, Ottawa South
William McGurn
Government
4-Dec-1958   Chief speechwriter for Bush, 2005-08
Patrick McHenry
Politician
22-Oct-1975   Congressman, North Carolina 10th
Jimmy McHugh
Songwriter
10-Jul-1893 23-May-1969 On the Sunny Side of the Street
John McHugh
Politician
29-Sep-1948   US Secretary of the Army
Matthew McHugh
Politician
6-Dec-1938   Congressman from New York, 1975-93
Scott McInnis
Politician
9-May-1953   Congressman from Colorado, 1993-2005
Joey McIntyre
Singer
31-Dec-1972   New Kids on the Block
Thomas J. McIntyre
Politician
20-Feb-1915 8-Aug-1992 US Senator from New Hampshire, 1962-79
Claude McKay
Novelist
15-Sep-1890 22-May-1948 Home to Harlem
John McKay
Football
5-Jul-1923 10-Jun-2001 USC Trojans Head Coach, 1960-75
David W. McKeague
Judge
5-Nov-1946   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Andrew J. McKenna
Business
17-Sep-1929   Owner of Schwarz Paper
Joseph McKenna
Judge
10-Aug-1843 21-Nov-1926 US Supreme Court Justice, 1898-1925
John S. McKiernan
Politician
15-Oct-1911 9-Mar-1997 Governor of Rhode Island, 1950-51
Cynthia McKinney
Politician
17-Mar-1955   Congresswoman from Georgia, 1993-2003 and 2005-07
John McLaughlin
Talk Show Host
29-Mar-1927   The McLaughlin Group
Marshall McLuhan
Author
21-Jul-1911 31-Dec-1980 The medium is the message
Ed McMahon
Talk Show Host
6-Mar-1923 23-Jun-2009 The Tonight Show
Jim McMahon
Football
21-Aug-1959   Retired NFL Quarterback
Michael McMahon
Politician
12-Sep-1957   Congressman from New York, 2009-11
John F. McManus
Activist
1935   President, John Birch Society
C. Thomas McMillen
Politician
26-May-1952   Congressman from Maryland, 1987-93
Mary Ann G. McMorrow
Judge
16-Jan-1930   Illinois Chief Justice, 2002-06
Jerry McNerney
Politician
18-Jun-1951   Congressman, California 11th
Michael McNulty
Politician
16-Sep-1947   Congressman from New York, 1989-2009
Joseph M. McShane
Educator
19-Jun-1949   President, Fordham University
Timothy McVeigh
Terrorist
23-Apr-1968 11-Jun-2001 Oklahoma City Bomber
James M. Mead
Politician
27-Dec-1885 15-Mar-1964 US Senator from New York, 1938-47
Audrey Meadows
Actor
8-Feb-1926 3-Feb-1996 Alice Kramden on The Honeymooners
Colm Meaney
Actor
30-May-1953   Transporter Chief O'Brien in Star Trek: TNG
Humberto Cardinal Medeiros
Religion
6-Oct-1915 17-Sep-1983 Archbishop of Boston, 1970-83
Kay Medford
Actor
14-Sep-1914 10-Apr-1980 Bye Bye Birdie
Cosimo de Medici
Government
27-Sep-1389 1-Aug-1464 Uncrowned king of Florence
Lorenzo de Medici
Government
1-Jan-1449 8-Apr-1492 Ruler of Florence, patron of the arts
Marie de Medici
Royalty
26-Apr-1573 3-Jul-1642 Regent of France, 1610-17
Marty Meehan
Politician
30-Dec-1956   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1993-2007
Patrick Meehan
Politician
20-Oct-1955   Congressman, Pennsylvania 7th
Charlie Melancon
Politician
3-Oct-1947   Congressman from Louisiana, 2005-11
Terry Melcher
Music Producer
8-Feb-1942 19-Nov-2004 Songwriter for Byrds, Beach Boys
Bill Melendez
Cartoonist
15-Nov-1916 2-Sep-2008 A Charlie Brown Christmas
Macedonio Melloni
Physicist
11-Apr-1798 11-Aug-1854 Diathermancy
Christopher Meloni
Actor
2-Apr-1961   Law & Order: SVU, Oz
Hans Memling
Painter
c. 1430 11-Aug-1494 Flemish painter, Bruges school
Gregor Mendel
Scientist
22-Jul-1822 6-Jan-1884 Discovered the laws of inheritance
Carlos Menem
Head of State
2-Jul-1930   President of Argentina, 1989-99
Bob Menendez
Politician
1-Jan-1954   US Senator from New Jersey
Josef Mengele
Doctor
16-Mar-1911 7-Feb-1979 The Angel of Death
Carl Menger
Economist
28-Feb-1840 26-Feb-1921 Founder, Austrian School of Economics
Gerard Mercator
Cartographer
5-Mar-1512 2-Dec-1594 The Mercator Projection
Marin Mersenne
Mathematician
8-Sep-1588 1-Sep-1648 L'Harmonie universelle
Thomas Merton
Author
31-Jan-1915 10-Dec-1968 The Seven Storey Mountain
Friedrich Merz
Politician
11-Nov-1955   CDU Bundestag leader
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
Grace Metalious
Novelist
8-Sep-1924 25-Feb-1964 Peyton Place
Metastasio
Poet
3-Jan-1698 12-Apr-1782 Italian librettist of the 18th century
Albert Cardinal Meyer
Religion
9-Mar-1903 9-Apr-1965 Archbishop of Chicago, 1958-65
Urban Meyer
Football
10-Jul-1964   Football Coach at Ohio State University
Robert B. Meyner
Politician
3-Jul-1908 27-May-1990 Governor of New Jersey, 1954-62
Princess Michael of Kent
Royalty
15-Jun-1945   Wife of Prince Michael of Kent
Michelangelo
Sculptor
6-Mar-1475 18-Feb-1564 Renaissance sculptor and painter
Roberto Micheletti
Head of State
3-Aug-1943   President of Honduras, after 2009 coup
André Michelin
Business
16-Jan-1853 4-Apr-1931 Founder of Michelin Group
Dom Miguel de Bragança
Royalty
26-Oct-1802 14-Nov-1866 Pretender to the throne of Portugal
Barbara Mikulski
Politician
20-Jul-1936   US Senator from Maryland
Alyssa Milano
Actor
19-Dec-1972   Charmed
Marilyn Milian
TV Personality
1-May-1961   The People's Court
Charles E. F. Millard
Government
c. 1957   Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2007-09
Frank Miller
Author
27-Jan-1957   The Dark Knight Returns
George Miller
Politician
17-May-1945   Congressman, California 7th
Jack R. Miller
Politician
6-Jun-1916 29-Aug-1994 US Senator from Iowa, 1961-73
Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Novelist
23-Jan-1923 9-Jan-1996 A Canticle for Leibowitz
William E. Miller
Politician
22-Mar-1914 24-Jun-1983 Congressman from New York, 1951-65
Kate Millett
Activist
14-Sep-1934   Sexual Politics
Sal Mineo
Actor
10-Jan-1939 12-Feb-1976 Dies in Rebel Without A Cause
Joseph G. Minish
Politician
1-Sep-1916 24-Nov-2007 Congressman from New Jersey, 1963-85
Minnie Minoso
Baseball
29-Nov-1922   The Cuban Comet
Manuel Miranda
Activist
c. 1959   Third Branch Conference
Jimi Mistry
Actor
1973   The Guru
George J. Mitchell
Politician
20-Aug-1933   US Senator from Maine, 1980-95
Sharon Mitchell
Pornstar
18-Jan-1952   Starship Intercourse
Rhona Mitra
Actor
9-Aug-1976   Tara on The Practice
François Mitterrand
Head of State
26-Oct-1916 8-Jan-1996 President of France, 1981-95
Joseph Moakley
Politician
27-Apr-1927 28-May-2001 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1973-2001
Alfred Molina
Actor
24-May-1953   Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2
Guy Molinari
Politician
23-Nov-1928   Congressman from New York, 1981-89
Al Molinaro
Actor
24-Jun-1919   Alfred on Happy Days
Taylor Momsen
Actor
26-Jul-1993   Gossip Girl
Kelly Monaco
Actor
23-May-1976   Port Charles
Thomas Monaghan
Business
25-Mar-1937   Domino's Pizza founder, pro-life activist
Christopher Monckton
Politician
14-Feb-1952   Deputy Leader, UK Independence Party
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Activist
20-Sep-1833 10-Feb-1918 Founder of the Lombard League
Jean Monnet
Diplomat
09-Nov-1888 16-Mar-1979 Worked to unify Europe
Michel de Montaigne
Essayist
28-Feb-1533 23-Sep-1592 Essays
Ricardo Montalban
Actor
25-Nov-1920 14-Jan-2009 Roarke on Fantasy Island
Yves Montand
Actor
13-Oct-1921 9-Nov-1991 Let's Make Love
Maria Montessori
Educator
31-Aug-1870 6-May-1952 Founder of Montessori Education Method
Claudio Monteverdi
Composer
15-May-1567 29-Nov-1643 Vespro della Beata Vergine
Edward Cardinal Mooney
Religion
9-May-1882 25-Oct-1958 Archbishop of Detroit, 1937-58
Brian Moore
Novelist
25-Aug-1921 10-Jan-1999 The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
George Moore
Novelist
23-Feb-1852 21-Jan-1933 Esther Waters
Kimberly A. Moore
Judge
15-Jun-1968   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Mandy Moore
Singer
10-Apr-1984   Candy
Mary Tyler Moore
Actor
29-Dec-1936   The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Michael Moore
Film Director
23-Apr-1954   Fahrenheit 9/11
Dylan Moran
Comic
3-Nov-1971   David in Shaun of the Dead
Erin Moran
Actor
18-Oct-1960   Joanie on Happy Days
Jim Moran
Politician
16-May-1945   Congressman, Virginia 8th
Sir Thomas More
Philosopher
7-Feb-1477 6-Jul-1535 Utopia
Jeanne Moreau
Actor
23-Jan-1928   Jules et Jim
Connie Morella
Politician
12-Feb-1931   Congresswoman from Maryland, 1987-2003
Jose Maria Morelos
Military
30-Sep-1765 22-Dec-1815 Mexico's war for independence
Manuel Gomez Morin
Politician
27-Feb-1897 19-Apr-1972 One of the Seven Sages of Mexico
Stanley Morison
Typographer
6-May-1889 11-Oct-1967 Times New Roman
Thomas Morley
Composer
c. 1557 Oct-1602 Laboravi in Gemitu Meo
Aldo Moro
Head of State
23-Sep-1916 9-May-1978 Kidnapped and murdered PM of Italy
DeLesseps S. Morrison
Politician
18-Jan-1912 22-May-1964 Mayor of New Orleans, 1946-61
Neil Morrissey
Actor
4-Jul-1962   Men Behaving Badly
George Moscone
Politician
24-Nov-1929 27-Nov-1978 Mayor of San Francisco, 1976-78
Mireya Moscoso
Head of State
1-Jul-1946   President of Panama, 1999-2004
Steven W. Mosher
Scholar
9-May-1948   Prominent Sinologist
Willard Motley
Author
14-Jul-1909 4-Mar-1965 The original Bud Billiken
Brian T. Moynihan
Business
9-Oct-1959   CEO, Bank of America
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Politician
16-Mar-1927 26-Mar-2003 US Senator from New York, 1977-2001
Marcel Moyse
Musician
17-May-1889 1-Nov-1984 Virtuoso flautist
Angelo R. Mozilo
Business
1938   Former CEO of Countrywide
Samuel Mudd
Doctor
20-Dec-1833 10-Jan-1883 Physician who treated Lincoln's assassin
Robert Mugabe
Head of State
21-Feb-1924   President of Zimbabwe
Kate Mulgrew
Actor
29-Apr-1955   Star Trek: Voyager
William Mulholland
Engineer
11-Sep-1855 22-Jul-1935 Los Angeles Aqueduct
Peter Mullan
Actor
2-Nov-1959   My Name Is Joe
Gerry Mulligan
Jazz Musician
6-Apr-1927 20-Jan-1996 Greatest jazz baritonist of all time
James J. Mulva
Business
19-Jun-1946   CEO of Conoco-Phillips
Mick Mulvaney
Politician
21-Jul-1967   Congressman, South Carolina 5th
George Cardinal Mundelein
Religion
2-Jul-1872 2-Oct-1939 Archbishop of Chicago, 1915-39
Anthony Muñoz
Football
19-Aug-1958   Tackle, NFL Hall of Famer
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Painter
1618 3-Apr-1682 17th c. Spanish Baroque painter
Frank Murkowski
Politician
28-Mar-1933   Governor of Alaska, 2002-06
Lisa Murkowski
Politician
22-May-1957   US Senator from Alaska
Francis P. Murphy
Politician
16-Aug-1877 19-Dec-1958 Governor of New Hampshire, 1937-41
Frank Murphy
Judge
13-Apr-1890 19-Jul-1949 US Supreme Court Justice, 1940-49
John M. Murphy
Politician
3-Aug-1926   Congressman snagged in ABSCAM
Michael E. Murphy
Government
1962   Founding partner, D.C. Navigators
Patrick Murphy
Politician
19-Oct-1973   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 2007-11
Paul Murphy
Politician
25-Nov-1948   British MP, Torfaen
Scott Murphy
Politician
26-Jan-1970   Congressman from New York, 2009-11
Tim Murphy
Politician
11-Sep-1952   Congressman, Pennsylvania 18th
Tom Murphy
Politician
15-Aug-1944   Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1994-2006
Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor
Religion
24-Aug-1932   Archbishop of Westminster
Bill Murray
Actor
21-Sep-1950   Meatballs, SNL alumnus
Devon Murray
Actor
28-Oct-1988   Seamus Finnigan in Harry Potter
Joel Murray
Actor
17-Apr-1963   Pete Cavanaugh on Dharma & Greg
Patty Murray
Politician
11-Oct-1950   US Senator from Washington
Jack Murtha
Politician
17-Jun-1932 8-Feb-2010 Pennsylvania Congressman, 1974-2010
Ed Muskie
Politician
28-Mar-1914 26-Mar-1996 US Senator from Maine, 1959-80
Joseph A. Mussomeli
Diplomat
26-May-1952   US Ambassador to Cambodia
Bingu wa Mutharika
Head of State
24-Feb-1934 5-Apr-2012 President of Malawi, 2004-12
Girolamo Muziano
Painter
1528 1592 Italian Renaissance painter
Dee Dee Myers
Government
1-Sep-1961   Bill Clinton's press secretary
John J. Myers
Religion
26-Jul-1941   Catholic Archbishop of Newark
Dennis M. Nally
Business
c. 1952   Chairman of Price Waterhouse Coopers
Joe Namath
Football
31-May-1943   Football player and pantyhose wearer
Andrew Napolitano
Pundit
6-Jun-1950   Senior Judicial Analyst, FOX News
Grace Napolitano
Politician
4-Dec-1936   Congresswoman, California 38th
Robert L. Nardelli
Business
17-May-1948   CEO of Chrysler
Milton Nascimento
Singer/Songwriter
26-Oct-1942   Clube da Esquina
Condé Nast
Business
26-Mar-1873 19-Sep-1942 Founder of Condé Nast Publications
Bernard Nathanson
Activist
31-Jul-1926   Pro-life activist, former abortionist
Giulio Natta
Chemist
26-Feb-1903 2-May-1979 Ziegler-Natta catalysts for polymerization
Joseph F. Naumann
Religion
4-Jun-1949   Catholic Archbishop of Kansas City
Patricia Neal
Actor
20-Jan-1926 8-Aug-2010 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Richard Neal
Politician
14-Feb-1949   Congressman, Massachusetts 2nd
Ralph Neas
Activist
17-May-1946   People for the American Way
Liam Neeson
Actor
7-Jun-1952   Rob Roy, Gangs of New York
Baby Face Nelson
Criminal
6-Dec-1908 27-Nov-1934 Public Enemy Number One
Nennius
Historian
fl. 800 AD fl. 800 AD Historia Britonum
Philip Neri
Religion
21-Jul-1515 26-May-1595 Congregation of the Oratory
Pablo Neruda
Poet
12-Jul-1904 23-Sep-1973 Residencia en la Tierra
Amado Nervo
Poet
27-Aug-1870 24-May-1919 Modernismo poet, La Revista Moderna
E. Nesbit
Novelist
15-Aug-1858 4-May-1924 The Story of the Treasure Seekers
Richard John Neuhaus
Religion
14-May-1936 8-Jan-2009 Catholic priest
Robert G. Neumann
Diplomat
2-Jan-1916 18-Jun-1999 US Ambassador to Afghanistan, 1969-73
George Neumayr
Columnist
c. 1972   Editor, Catholic World Report
Richard Neville
Military
22-Nov-1428 14-Apr-1471 Earl of Warwick
Bob Newhart
Comic
5-Sep-1929   The Bob Newhart Show
Gavin Newsom
Politician
10-Oct-1967   Lt. Governor of California
John Newton
Military
24-Aug-1823 1-May-1895 Union Army General and engineer
Bob Ney
Politician
5-Jul-1954   Congressman from Ohio, 1995-2006
Edward N. Ney
Business
26-May-1925   CEO of Young & Rubicam, 1970-86
Niccolò Niccoli
Scholar
1363 3-Feb-1437 Italian humanist
St. Nicholas
Religion
fl. 3rd c. AD fl. 3rd c. AD Patron saint of Russia
Pope Nicholas I
Religion
c. 820 AD 13-Nov-867 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 858-67
Pope Nicholas II
Religion
? 27-Aug-1061 Roman Catholic Pope, 1058-61
Pope Nicholas III
Religion
c. 1225 22-Aug-1280 Roman Catholic Pope, 1277-80
Jim Nicholson
Government
4-Feb-1938   US Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Don Nickles
Politician
6-Dec-1948   US Senator from Oklahoma, 1981-2005
George Hugh Niederauer
Religion
14-Jun-1936   Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco
Julian M. Niemczyk
Military
26-Aug-1920 16-Sep-2009 US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1986-89
John C. Nienstedt
Religion
18-Mar-1947   Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Nicéphore Niépce
Chemist
7-Mar-1765 5-Jul-1833 Inventor of photography
Anaïs Nin
Author
21-Feb-1903 14-Jan-1977 Diary of Anaïs Nin
Robert Nix, Jr.
Judge
13-Jul-1928 23-Aug-2003 Pennsylvania Chief Justice, 1984-96
Kwame Nkrumah
Head of State
21-Sep-1909 27-Apr-1972 First President of Ghana
Philip W. Noel
Politician
5-Jun-1931   Governor of Rhode Island, 1973-77
Nick Nolte
Actor
8-Feb-1941   48 Hours
Peggy Noonan
Journalist
7-Sep-1950   Coined A thousand points of light
Tom Noonan
Actor
12-Apr-1951   Manhunter
George Noory
Radio Personality
4-Jun-1950   Coast to Coast AM
Mabel Normand
Actor
16-Nov-1892 22-Feb-1930 Tillie's Punctured Romance
Anne Northup
Politician
22-Jan-1948   Congresswoman from Kentucky, 1997-2007
Nostradamus
Paranormal
14-Dec-1503 1-Jul-1566 Notoriously ambiguous prophet
John A. Notte, Jr.
Politician
3-May-1909 7-Mar-1983 Governor of Rhode Island, 1961-63
Kim Novak
Actor
13-Feb-1933   Vertigo doppelganger
Michael Novak
Religion
9-Sep-1933   The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism
Robert Novak
Columnist
26-Feb-1931 18-Aug-2009 Conservative ideologue, outed Valerie Plame
Ramon Novarro
Actor
6-Feb-1899 30-Oct-1968 Ben-Hur
Antonia C. Novello
Doctor
23-Aug-1944   US Surgeon General, 1990-93
Don Novello
Comic
1-Jan-1943   Comic priest Father Guido Sarducci
Lisa Nowak
Astronaut
10-May-1963   According to lawyer, no diaper
Devin Nunes
Politician
1-Oct-1973   Congressman, California 21st
Kate O'Beirne
Columnist
c. 1949   Conservative pundit
Conan O'Brien
Talk Show Host
18-Apr-1963   Briefly hosted The Tonight Show
Conor Cruise O'Brien
Author
3-Nov-1917 18-Dec-2008 Irish Parliamentarian and Scholar
Edmond O'Brien
Actor
10-Sep-1915 9-May-1985 The Great Imposter
Edna O'Brien
Novelist
15-Dec-1930   The Country Girls
Edwin Frederick O'Brien
Religion
8-Apr-1939   Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore
Flann O'Brien
Author
5-Oct-1911 1-Apr-1966 At Swim-Two-Birds
Margaret O'Brien
Actor
15-Jan-1937   Meet Me in St. Louis
Pat O'Brien
Actor
11-Nov-1899 15-Oct-1983 Angels with Dirty Faces
Mike O'Callaghan
Politician
10-Sep-1929 5-Mar-2004 Governor of Nevada, 1971-79
Daniel O'Connell
Politician
6-Aug-1775 15-May-1847 Irish hero, called The Liberator
David M. O'Connell
Educator
21-Apr-1955   President, Catholic University of America
Jerry O'Connell
Actor
17-Feb-1974   Pete Kaczmarek in The Defenders
Bob O'Connor
Politician
9-Dec-1944 1-Sep-2006 Mayor of Pittsburgh, 2006
Carroll O'Connor
Actor
2-Aug-1924 21-Jun-2001 Archie Bunker in All in the Family
Flannery O'Connor
Author
25-Mar-1925 3-Aug-1964 A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Frances O'Connor
Actor
12-Jun-1967   Artificial Intelligence: AI
James J. O'Connor
Business
15-Mar-1937   CEO of Commonwealth Edison, 1980-98
John Cardinal O'Connor
Religion
15-Jan-1920 3-May-2000 Archbishop of New York, 1984-2000
Maureen O'Connor
Judge
7-Aug-1951   Justice, Ohio Supreme Court
Sinead O'Connor
Musician
8-Dec-1966   Pop star ripped up Pope picture
Una O'Connor
Actor
23-Oct-1880 4-Feb-1959 Googly-eyed character actress
Herbert O'Conor
Politician
17-Nov-1896 4-Mar-1960 Governor and Senator from Maryland
Chris O'Donnell
Actor
26-Jun-1970   NCIS Los Angeles
Rosie O'Donnell
Talk Show Host
21-Mar-1962   The Rosie O'Donnell Show
Terrence O'Donnell
Judge
11-Feb-1946   Justice, Ohio Supreme Court
Chris O'Dowd
Actor
9-Oct-1979   Roy on The IT Crowd
Sean O'Faolain
Novelist
22-Feb-1900 20-Apr-1991 Come Back to Erin
James A. O'Gorman
Politician
5-May-1860 17-May-1943 US Senator from New York, 1911-17
Paul O'Grady
Comic
14-Jun-1955   British drag queen
Catherine O'Hara
Comic
4-Mar-1954   Delia in Beetlejuice
David O'Hara
Actor
9-Jul-1965   Braveheart
John O'Hara
Author
31-Jan-1905 11-Apr-1970 Appointment in Samarra
Maureen O'Hara
Actor
17-Aug-1920   Miracle on 34th Street
Johnny O'Keefe
Musician
6-Jan-1935 6-Oct-1978 King of Australian rock and roll
Martin O'Malley
Politician
18-Jan-1963   Governor of Maryland
Seán Cardinal O'Malley
Religion
29-Jun-1944   Catholic Archbishop of Boston
Hugh O'Neill
Military
c. 1540 1616 Irish Rebel, 2nd Earl of Tyrone
Tip O'Neill
Politician
9-Dec-1912 5-Jan-1994 Speaker of the House, 1977-87
Bill O'Reilly
Talk Show Host
10-Sep-1949   The O'Reilly Factor
Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain
Judge
28-Mar-1937   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Peter O'Toole
Actor
2-Aug-1932   Lawrence of Arabia
James Oberstar
Politician
10-Sep-1934   Congressman from Minnesota, 1975-2011
Jim Oberweis
Business
1946   Republican dairy magnate
David Obey
Politician
3-Oct-1938   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1969-2011
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Politician
13-Nov-1953   Mayor of Mexico City
Lorena Ochoa
Golf
15-Nov-1981   Winner of 2 Majors
William of Ockham
Philosopher
c. 1285 9-Apr-1348 Occam's Razor
Odo of Bayeux
Military
c. 1036 1097 Bishop of Bayeux
Jacques Offenbach
Composer
20-Jun-1819 5-Oct-1880 Inventor of the the opérette
Olaf I Tryggvason
Royalty
969 AD 1000 AD King of Norway, 995-1000 AD
Olaf II Haraldsson
Royalty
995 AD 29-Jul-1030 King of Norway, 1016-29
Ermanno Olmi
Film Director
24-Jul-1931   L'albero degli zoccoli
Barbara Olson
TV Personality
27-Dec-1955 11-Sep-2001 Conservative TV pundit
Frank A. Olson
Business
19-Jul-1932   CEO of Hertz Corporation, 1977-99
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
First Lady
28-Jul-1929 19-May-1994 Wife of John F. Kennedy
Jerry Orbach
Actor
20-Oct-1935 28-Dec-2004 Lennie Briscoe from Law & Order
Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
Head of State
12-Mar-1911 15-Jul-1979 President of Mexico, 1964-70
Origen
Religion
c. 185 AD c. 254 AD Early Church Father
Bernard van Orley
Painter
1492 6-Jan-1542 Flemish Renaissance painter
Orm
Author
fl. 1200 AD fl. 1200 AD Ormulum
Orosius
Historian
fl. 415 AD fl. 415 AD Early Christian historian
Felice Orsini
Assassin
1819 13-Mar-1858 Attempted assassin of Napoleon III
Abraham Ortelius
Cartographer
14-Apr-1527 4-Jul-1598 Theatrum Orbis Terrarum atlas
Ulises Ruiz Ortiz
Politician
9-Apr-1958   Disputed governor of Oaxaca
Baby Marie Osborne
Actor
5-Nov-1911 11-Nov-2010 Silent-era child star
Joan Osborne
Singer/Songwriter
8-Jul-1962   One of Us
St. Oswald
Royalty
c. 605 AD 5-Aug-642 AD King of Northumbria, 633-42
Butch Otter
Politician
3-May-1942   Governor of Idaho
Otto
Royalty
1-Jun-1815 26-Jul-1867 King of Greece, 1832-62
Otto I
Royalty
23-Nov-912 AD 7-May-973 AD Holy Roman Emperor
Otto II
Royalty
955 AD 7-Dec-983 AD Holy Roman Emperor, 967-83
Otto III
Royalty
980 AD 23-Jan-1002 Holy Roman Emperor, 996-1002
Otto of Freising
Historian
c. 1114 22-Sep-1158 German chronicler and bishop
Otto IV
Royalty
c. 1182 19-May-1218 Holy Roman Emperor, 1209-15
William Oughtred
Mathematician
5-Mar-1574 30-Jun-1660 Inventor of the slide rule
Johann Friedrich Overbeck
Painter
3-Jul-1789 12-Nov-1869 German religious painter
Bill Owens
Politician
22-Oct-1950   Governor of Colorado, 1999-2007
Al Pacino
Actor
25-Apr-1940   Michael Corleone in The Godfather
Manny Pacquiao
Boxing
17-Dec-1978   World boxing champion, Congressman
Alan Page
Football
7-Aug-1945   Vikings and Bears defensive tackle
Giovanni Paisiello
Composer
9-May-1740 5-Jun-1816 Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Carl Paladino
Business
24-Aug-1946   Buffalo real estate baron
Steven Palazzo
Politician
21-Feb-1970   Congressman, Mississippi 4th
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Composer
c. 1525 2-Feb-1594 Italian Renaissance composer
Frank Pallone
Politician
30-Oct-1951   Congressman, New Jersey 6th
Jacopo Palma
Painter
c. 1480 30-Jul-1528 Palma Vecchio, Venetian painter
Sam Palmisano
Business
29-Jul-1951   CEO of IBM
John M. Palms
Physicist
6-Jun-1935   President, University of South Carolina, 1991-2002
Pandulph
Religion
? 16-Sep-1226 Papal legate to England
Leon Panetta
Government
28-Jun-1938   US Secretary of Defense
Sir Anthony Panizzi
Curator
16-Sep-1797 8-Apr-1879 Librarian of the British Museum
Pasquale Paoli
Military
26-Apr-1725 5-Feb-1807 Corsican patriot
Papias
Religion
fl. 2nd c. AD fl. 2nd c. AD Early Church Father
Paracelsus
Chemist
11-Nov-1493 24-Sep-1541 Alchemist and doctor
Paul Paray
Conductor
24-May-1886 10-Oct-1979 Music Director, Detroit Symphony, 1951-62
Ambroise Paré
Doctor
1510 20-Dec-1590 Prominent 16th c. French surgeon
Juan de Pareja
Painter
c. 1606 1670 Velázquez's slave turned painter
Giuseppe Parini
Poet
22-May-1729 15-Aug-1799 Il Mattino
Parmigiano
Painter
11-Jan-1503 24-Aug-1540 Painter of the Lombard School
Louella Parsons
Columnist
6-Aug-1881 9-Dec-1972 Hollywood queen of gossip
Paolo Paruta
Historian
14-May-1540 6-Dec-1598 Official historian of Venice
Blaise Pascal
Mathematician
19-Jun-1623 19-Aug-1662 French thinker and mathematician
Pope Paschal I
Religion
? 11-Feb-824 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 817-24
Pope Paschal II
Religion
? 21-Jan-1118 Roman Catholic Pope, 1099-1118
Bill Pascrell
Politician
25-Jan-1937   Congressman, New Jersey 8th
Carlo Passaglia
Religion
2-May-1812 12-Mar-1887 Advocate of Italian unity
Jean Passerat
Poet
18-Oct-1534 14-Sep-1602 Satyre ménippée
Louis Pasteur
Chemist
27-Dec-1822 28-Sep-1895 Discovered process of pasteurization
Ed Pastor
Politician
28-Jun-1943   Congressman, Arizona 4th
George Pataki
Politician
24-Jun-1945   Governor of New York, 1995-2006
Joe Paterno
Football
21-Dec-1926 22-Jan-2012 Penn State Head Coach, 1966-2011
Coventry Patmore
Poet
23-Jul-1823 26-Nov-1896 The Unknown Eros
St. Patrick
Religion
387 AD 17-Mar-493 AD Patron saint of Ireland
Floyd Patterson
Boxing
4-Jan-1935 11-May-2006 Heavyweight champion at age 21
Robert Pattinson
Actor
13-May-1986   Edward Cullen in Twilight
Thomas W. Pauken
Activist
11-Jun-1944   Conservative activist
Pope Paul I
Religion
? 28-Jun-767 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 757-67
Pope Paul II
Religion
23-Feb-1417 26-Jul-1471 Roman Catholic Pope, 1464-71
Pope Paul III
Religion
29-Feb-1468 10-Nov-1549 Roman Catholic Pope, 1534-49
Pope Paul IV
Religion
28-Jun-1476 18-Aug-1559 Roman Catholic Pope, 1555-59
Pope Paul V
Religion
17-Sep-1552 28-Jan-1621 Roman Catholic Pope, 1605-21
Pope Paul VI
Religion
26-Sep-1897 6-Aug-1978 The pilgrim pope
Luciano Pavarotti
Singer
12-Oct-1935 6-Sep-2007 Operatic tenor
Bill Paxon
Politician
29-Apr-1954   Congressman from New York, 1989-99
Octavio Paz
Poet
31-Mar-1914 19-Apr-1998 The Labyrinth of Solitude
Gregory Peck
Actor
5-Apr-1916 12-Jun-2003 To Kill A Mockingbird
Pedro the Cruel
Royalty
30-Aug-1334 23-Mar-1369 King of Castile 1333-69
Pedro II
Royalty
2-Dec-1825 5-Dec-1891 Emperor of Brazil, 1831-89
Westbrook Pegler
Columnist
2-Aug-1894 24-Jun-1969 Ultraconservative newspaper columnist
Nicholas Claude Fabri de Peiresc
Astronomer
1-Dec-1580 24-Jun-1637 Discovered Orion Nebula
Pelagius
Religion
c. 360 AD c. 420 AD British theologian, Pelagianism
Pope Pelagius I
Religion
? 4-Mar-561 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 555-61
Pope Pelagius II
Religion
? 7-Feb-590 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 579-90
Pelé
Soccer
23-Oct-1940   Brazil's greatest soccer player
Anthony Pellicano
Business
22-Mar-1944   Hollywood private eye
Silvio Pellico
Playwright
25-Jun-1789 31-Jan-1854 Le Mie Prigioni
Nancy Pelosi
Politician
26-Mar-1940   Speaker of the House, 2007-11
Tom Pendergast
Politician
22-Jul-1873 26-Jan-1945 Missouri political boss
Alex Penelas
Politician
18-Dec-1961   Mayor of Miami-Dade County, 1996-2004
Sean Penn
Actor
17-Aug-1960   Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Sir Henry Percy
Military
20-Mar-1364 21-Jul-1403 Hotspur
Walker Percy
Author
28-May-1916 10-May-1990 The Moviegoer
José María de Pereda
Novelist
6-Feb-1833 1-Mar-1906 Sotileza
Carlos Andres Perez
Head of State
27-Oct-1922 25-Dec-2010 Twice President of Venezuela, impeached
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Composer
4-Jan-1710 16-Mar-1736 La Serva Padrona
Jacopo Peri
Composer
20-Aug-1561 12-Aug-1633 Dafne, the first opera
Evita Peron
First Lady
7-May-1919 26-Jul-1952 Don't cry for her
Isabel Peron
Head of State
4-Feb-1931   Dancer, President of Argentina, 1974-76
Juan Peron
Head of State
8-Oct-1895 1-Jul-1974 Twice President of Argentina
Rudy Perpich
Politician
27-Jun-1928 21-Sep-1995 Twice Governor of Minnesota
Charles Perrault
Author
12-Jan-1628 16-May-1703 Tales of Mother Goose
Tom Perriello
Politician
9-Oct-1974   Congressman from Virginia, 2009-11
Perugino
Painter
c. 1450 1523 Decorated the Sistine Chapel
Max F. Perutz
Chemist
19-May-1914 6-Feb-2002 X-Ray analysis of hemoglobin
Baldassarre Peruzzi
Architect
7-Mar-1481 6-Jan-1536 Sienese architect, quadratura painter
Dionysius Petavius
Religion
21-Aug-1583 11-Dec-1652 De Theologicis Dogmatibus
St. Peter
Religion
? 67 AD First Bishop of Rome
Peter Lombard
Religion
c. 1100 21-Aug-1160 Sententiarum Libri Quatuor
Peter of Savoy
Royalty
c. 1203 16-May-1268 Earl of Richmond
Peter the Hermit
Religion
c. 1050 8-Jul-1115 Pauper on the First Crusade
Evan Peters
Actor
20-Jan-1987   Tate Langdon on American Horror Story
Michael Peterson
Author
23-Oct-1943   The Staircase
Pete Peterson
Diplomat
26-Jun-1935   US Ambassador to Vietnam, 1997-2001
Scott Peterson
Criminal
24-Oct-1972   Murdered pregnant wife Laci
Petrarch
Scholar
20-Jul-1304 19-Jul-1374 Father of Humanism
John J. Phelan, Jr.
Business
7-May-1931 4-Aug-2012 CEO of the NYSE, 1984-91
Digger Phelps
Basketball
4-Jul-1941   Notre Dame Head Coach, 1971-91
Emmanuel Philibert
Royalty
8-Jul-1528 30-Aug-1580 Duke of Savoy
St. Philip
Religion
fl. 1st c. AD fl. 1st c. AD Apostle of Jesus
Philip I
Royalty
22-Jul-1478 25-Sep-1506 King of Castile, 1506
Philip II
Royalty
21-May-1527 13-Sep-1598 King of Spain, 1556-98
Philip III
Royalty
14-Apr-1578 31-Mar-1621 King of Spain, 1598-1621
Philip IV
Royalty
8-Apr-1605 17-Sep-1665 King of Spain, 1621-65
Philip V
Royalty
19-Dec-1683 9-Jul-1746 King of Spain, 1700-46
Philippa of Hainaut
Royalty
c. 1314 15-Aug-1369 Queen of King Edward III
Philippe I
Royalty
23-May-1052 29-Jul-1108 King of France 1060-1108
Philippe IV
Royalty
1268 29-Nov-1314 King of France, 1285-1314
Mike Piazza
Baseball
4-Sep-1968   Mets catcher
Piero della Francesca
Painter
c. 1420 12-Oct-1492 The Legend of the True Cross
William Pigott
Business
27-Jun-1860 19-Jul-1929 Pacific Car & Foundry
Daniel Edward Pilarczyk
Religion
12-Aug-1934   Catholic Archbishop of Cincinnati
Józef Pilsudski
Military
5-Dec-1867 12-May-1935 Military dictator of Poland, 1926-35
Sebastián Piñera
Head of State
1-Dec-1949   President of Chile
Augusto Pinochet
Head of State
25-Nov-1915 10-Dec-2006 Overthrew Chile with CIA's help
Freida Pinto
Actor
18-Oct-1984   Slumdog Millionaire
Ezio Pinza
Singer
18-May-1892 9-May-1957 Operatic bass, NY Metropolitan Opera
Giambattista Piranesi
Engraver
4-Oct-1720 9-Nov-1778 Italian graphic artist
Jeanine Pirro
Government
2-Jun-1951   Westchester County DA
Pisanello
Artist
c. 1380 1456 Renaissance medallist, painter
Andrea Pisano
Sculptor
c. 1270 1348 South Baptistery doors in Florence
Giovanni Pisano
Sculptor
c. 1250 c. 1314 Gothic Italian sculptor
Nicola Pisano
Sculptor
c. 1220 c. 1278 Classical Italian sculptor
Zazu Pitts
Actor
3-Jan-1894 7-Jun-1963 The Wedding March
Pope Pius II
Religion
18-Oct-1405 14-Aug-1464 Roman Catholic Pope, 1458-64
Pope Pius IV
Religion
31-Mar-1499 9-Dec-1565 Roman Catholic Pope 1560-65
Pope Pius IX
Religion
13-May-1792 7-Feb-1878 Declared himself infallible
Pope Pius V
Religion
17-Jan-1504 1-May-1572 Roman Catholic Pope, 1566-72
Pope Pius VI
Religion
27-Dec-1717 29-Aug-1799 Roman Catholic Pope, 1775-99
Pope Pius VII
Religion
14-Aug-1740 20-Aug-1823 Roman Catholic Pope 1800-23
Pope Pius VIII
Religion
20-Nov-1761 30-Nov-1830 Pope for 20 months, maybe poisoned
Pope Pius X
Religion
2-Jun-1835 20-Aug-1914 Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1903-14
Pope Pius XI
Religion
31-May-1857 10-Feb-1939 Signed Lateran Treaties with Mussolini
Pope Pius XII
Religion
2-Mar-1876 9-Oct-1958 Signed treaty with Hitler
Pope Pius III
Religion
9-May-1439 18-Oct-1503 Roman Catholic Pope, 1503
Francisco Pizarro
Explorer
c. 1471 26-Jun-1541 Conqueror of the Inca
Fernando Poe, Jr.
Politician
20-Aug-1939 13-Dec-2004 Filipino actor turned presidential candidate
Tony Poe
Military
18-Sep-1924 27-Jul-2003 CIA ear collection operative in Southeast Asia
Politian
Scholar
14-Jul-1454 28-Sep-1494 Humanist under Lorenzo de Medici
Marco Polo
Explorer
c. 1254 8-Jan-1324 Travels of Marco Polo
Richard Pombo
Politician
8-Jan-1961   Congressman from California, 1993-2007
Amilcare Ponchielli
Composer
31-Aug-1834 16-Jan-1886 La Gioconda
Elena Poniatowska
Journalist
19-May-1932   Mexican feminist writer, journalist
Ramesh Ponnuru
Columnist
16-Aug-1974   Senior Editor, National Review
Pontormo
Painter
24-May-1494 Dec-1556 Florentine Mannerist painter
Charles Ponzi
Criminal
3-Mar-1882 18-Jun-1949 Get-rich-quick schemes
Alexander Pope
Poet
21-May-1688 30-May-1744 The Dunciad
Generoso Pope, Jr.
Business
13-Jan-1927 2-Oct-1988 National Enquirer and Weekly World News
Jerzy Popieluszko
Activist
23-Sep-1947 19-Oct-1984 Priest murdered by Polish government
John Popper
Musician
29-Mar-1967   Harmonica player, Blues Traveler
John C. Porfilio
Judge
14-Oct-1934   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-99
Porphyry of Gaza
Religion
c. 350 AD 26-Feb-420 AD Bishop of Gaza
Giambattista della Porta
Scientist
c. 1538 4-Feb-1615 Magia Naturalis
Jon Porter
Politician
16-May-1955   Congressman from Nevada, 2003-09
William J. Porter
Diplomat
1-Sep-1914 15-Mar-1988 US Ambassador to Algeria, Vietnam, Korea
Michael Portillo
Politician
26-May-1953   Former Conservative MP
Jorge Posada
Baseball
17-Aug-1971   New York Yankees catcher
Parker Posey
Actor
8-Nov-1968   Waiting for Guffman
Bud Post
unspecified
5-Apr-1939 15-Jan-2006 Unhappy lottery millionaire
Monica Potter
Actor
30-Jun-1971   Lori Colson on Boston Legal
Tyrone Power
Actor
5-May-1913 15-Nov-1958 Witness for the Prosecution
Moana Pozzi
Pornstar
27-Apr-1961 15-Sep-1994 Backdoor Summer 2
Larry Pressler
Politician
29-Mar-1942   US Senator from South Dakota, 1979-97
Josquin Des Prez
Composer
c. 1445 27-Aug-1521 Master Renaissance composer
Vincent Price
Actor
27-May-1911 25-Oct-1993 Master of the macabre
Freddie Prinze
Actor
22-Jun-1954 29-Jan-1977 Chico of Chico and the Man
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Actor
8-Mar-1976   She's All That
Romano Prodi
Politician
9-Aug-1939   Prime Minister of Italy, 2006-07
Marcel Proust
Author
10-Jul-1871 18-Nov-1922 In Search of Lost Time
William H. Pryor, Jr.
Judge
26-Apr-1962   11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Giacomo Puccini
Composer
22-Dec-1858 29-Nov-1924 Madame Butterfly
Kirby Puckett
Baseball
14-Mar-1960 6-Mar-2006 Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer
Augustus Welby Pugin
Architect
1-Mar-1812 14-Sep-1852 Built the Houses of Parliament
Casimir Pulaski
Military
7-Mar-1745 11-Oct-1779 Polish General in the American Revolution
Joe Queenan
Author
3-Nov-1950   Closing Time
Carroll Quigley
Educator
9-Nov-1910 3-Jan-1977 Harvard professor, mentor to Bill Clinton
Mike Quigley
Politician
17-Oct-1958   Congressman, Illinois 5th
Maeve Quinlan
Actor
16-Nov-1964   South of Nowhere
Aidan Quinn
Actor
8-Mar-1959   Reckless
Christine C. Quinn
Politician
25-Jul-1966   Speaker, New York City Council
Colin Quinn
Comic
6-Jun-1959   Tough Crowd, SNL
Francesco Quinn
Actor
22-Mar-1963 5-Aug-2011 Platoon
Jack Quinn
Politician
13-Apr-1951   Congressman from New York, 1993-2005
Kenneth M. Quinn
Diplomat
26-May-1942   US Ambassador to Cambodia, 1996-99
Pat Quinn
Politician
16-Dec-1948   Governor of Illinois
William F. Quinn
Politician
13-Jul-1919 28-Aug-2006 Governor of Hawaii, 1957-62
Elpidio Quirino
Head of State
16-Nov-1890 29-Feb-1956 6th President of the Philippines
Julius Raab
Head of State
29-Nov-1891 8-Jan-1964 Chancellor of Austria, 1953-61
Rabanus Maurus
Author
c. 776 AD 4-Feb-856 AD Carolingian religious scholar
David Rabe
Playwright
10-Mar-1940   Sticks and Bones
François Rabelais
Author
c. 1494 9-Apr-1553 Gargantua and Pantagruel
Marc Racicot
Politician
24-Jul-1948   Governor of Montana, 1993-2001
Jean Racine
Playwright
20-Dec-1639 21-Apr-1699 Phèdre
George Radanovich
Politician
20-Jun-1955   Congressman from California, 1995-2011
Lee Radziwill
Relative
3-Mar-1933   Jackie O's sister married a Polish prince
Jean-Pierre Raffarin
Head of State
3-Aug-1948   Prime Minister of France, 2002-05
Karl Rahner
Religion
5-Mar-1904 30-Mar-1984 Leading Roman Catholic theologian
Kathleen Raine
Poet
14-Jun-1908 6-Jul-2003 Cambridge poet, scholar of Blake
Prince Rainier
Royalty
31-May-1923 6-Apr-2005 Monarch of Monaco, 1949-2005
Gilles de Rais
Criminal
10-Nov-1404 26-Oct-1440 Fifteenth-century child killer
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Composer
25-Sep-1683 12-Sep-1764 Hippolyte et Aricie
Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Doctor
1-May-1852 17-Oct-1934 Structure of the nervous system
Lee Ranaldo
Guitarist
3-Feb-1956   Sonic Youth
Armand de Rancé
Religion
9-Jan-1626 27-Oct-1700 Trappist Movement
Giuliana Rancic
TV Personality
17-Aug-1975   E! News Anchor
Charles Rangel
Politician
11-Jun-1930   Congressman, New York 15th
Raphael
Painter
6-Apr-1483 6-Apr-1520 Italian High Renaissance painter
John J. Raskob
Business
12-Mar-1879 14-Oct-1950 Built the Empire State Building
Luke Ravenstahl
Politician
6-Feb-1980   Mayor of Pittsburgh
Jerry Rawlings
Head of State
22-Jun-1947   President of Ghana, 1981-93
James Earl Ray
Assassin
10-Mar-1928 23-Apr-1998 Pled guilty in Martin Luther King's assassination
Martha Raye
Actor
27-Aug-1916 19-Oct-1994 Monsieur Verdoux
Johnny Rebel
Singer
1938   Segregationist Singer
Jack Reed
Politician
12-Nov-1949   US Senator from Rhode Island
Tom Reed
Politician
18-Nov-1971   Congressman, New York 29th
William H. Regnery
Business
12-Oct-1877 c. 1954 America First Committee
Otto J. Reich
Diplomat
16-Oct-1945   US Ambassador to Venezuela, 1986-89
John C. Reilly
Actor
24-May-1965   Boogie Nights
Jim Renacci
Politician
3-Dec-1958   Congressman, Ohio 16th
Guido Reni
Painter
4-Nov-1575 18-Aug-1642 Painter of the Bolognese school
Rick Renzi
Politician
11-Jun-1958   Congressman from Arizona, 2003-09
Ottorino Respighi
Composer
9-Jul-1879 18-Apr-1936 Belfagor
Johann Reuchlin
Scholar
22-Feb-1455 6-Jun-1522 German humanist and Hebraist
Silvestre Reyes
Politician
10-Nov-1944   Congressman, Texas 16th
Albert Reynolds
Head of State
3-Nov-1932   Prime Minister of Ireland, 1992-94
Frank Reynolds
Journalist
29-Nov-1923 20-Jul-1983 Former ABC News anchor
John W. Reynolds
Politician
4-Apr-1921 6-Jan-2002 Governor of Wisconsin, 1963-65
Bernardim Ribeiro
Author
c. 1482 Oct-1552 Menina e Moça
José de Ribera
Painter
12-Jan-1588 2-Sep-1652 Spanish-Neapolitan painter
Matteo Ricci
Religion
6-Oct-1552 11-May-1610 Jesuit missionary to China
Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr.
Diplomat
c. 1951   US Ambassador to Turkey
King Richard the Lionheart
Head of State
8-Sep-1157 6-Apr-1199 King of England, 1189-99
Denise Richards
Actor
17-Feb-1971   Starship Troopers
Bill Richardson
Politician
15-Nov-1947   Governor of New Mexico, 2003-11
Ralph Richardson
Actor
19-Dec-1902 10-Oct-1983 Things To Come
Cardinal Richelieu
Religion
9-Sep-1585 4-Dec-1642 King of France's chief advisor, 1624-42
Tom Ridge
Politician
26-Aug-1945   US Secretary of Homeland Security, 2003-04
Justin Cardinal Rigali
Religion
19-Apr-1935   Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia
Augusto Righi
Physicist
27-Aug-1850 8-Jun-1920 Electromagnetic waves
Matthew Rinaldo
Politician
1-Sep-1931   Congressman from New Jersey, 1973-93
Kevin A. Ring
Attorney
c. 1970   Team Abramoff
Dick Riordan
Politician
1-May-1930   Mayor of Los Angeles, 1993-2001
Kelly Ripa
Actor
2-Oct-1970   Faith on Hope & Faith
James E. Risch
Business
3-May-1943   US Senator from Idaho
Cyril Ritchard
Actor
1-Dec-1897 18-Dec-1977 Stage actor, Capt. Hook in Peter Pan
Bill Ritter
Politician
6-Sep-1956   Governor of Colorado, 2007-11
Bruce Ritter
Religion
25-Feb-1927 7-Oct-1999 Disgraced priest
David Rivera
Politician
16-Sep-1965   Congressman, Florida 25th
Henry M. Rivera
Attorney
25-Sep-1947   FCC Commissioner, 1981-85
Tim Robbins
Actor
16-Oct-1958   The Player, Jacob's Ladder
Robert II
Royalty
27-Mar-972 AD 20-Jul-1031 King of France, 996-1031
Robert III
Royalty
c. 1337 4-Apr-1406 King of Scotland, 1390-1406
Cokie Roberts
Journalist
27-Dec-1943   ABC's This Week
Dennis J. Roberts
Politician
8-Apr-1903 30-Jun-1994 Governor of Rhode Island, 1951-59
Jane Sullivan Roberts
Activist
c. 1955   Wife of US Chief Justice John Roberts
John G. Roberts, Jr.
Judge
27-Jan-1955   US Chief Justice
Mary Robinson
Head of State
21-May-1944   President of Ireland, 1990-97
Comte de Rochambeau
Military
1-Jul-1725 12-May-1807 French hero of American Revolution
Gerard R. Roche
Business
c. 1931   Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles
François de la Rochefoucauld
Author
15-Sep-1613 16-Mar-1680 Maxims
Allan Rock
Politician
30-Aug-1947   Canadian Ambassador to the UN, 2004-06
Knute Rockne
Football
4-Mar-1888 31-Mar-1931 Notre Dame Head Coach, 1918-30
Lew Rockwell
Activist
1-Jul-1944   Libertarian activist
Thomas J. Rodi
Religion
27-Mar-1949   Catholic Archbishop of Mobile
Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
12-Nov-1840 17-Nov-1917 Sculptor in bronze
Ciro Rodriguez
Politician
9-Dec-1946   Congressman from Texas, 1997-2005 and 2007-11
Félix Rodríguez
Spy
31-May-1941   Bay of Pigs, Iran-Contra operative
Paul Rodriguez
Actor
19-Jan-1955   A Million to Juan
Richard Rodriguez
Essayist
31-Jul-1944   Hunger of Memory
Robert A. Roe
Politician
28-Feb-1924   Congressman from New Jersey, 1969-93
Ernst Roehm
Government
28-Nov-1887 1-Jul-1934 Organizer of Hitler's Brownshirts, the SA
Timothy J. Roemer
Politician
30-Oct-1956   9-11 Commission member
Al Roker
TV Personality
20-Aug-1954   Today Show weatherman
Todd Rokita
Politician
9-Feb-1970   Congressman, Indiana 4th
Frederick Rolfe
Author
22-Jul-1860 25-Oct-1913 Baron Corvo
John M. Roll
Judge
8-Feb-1947 8-Jan-2011 US District Court Judge, murdered
Ed Rollins
Government
19-Mar-1943   GOP political strategist
Giulio Romano
Painter
1492 1-Nov-1546 Principal heir to Raphael
Cesar Romero
Actor
15-Feb-1907 1-Jan-1994 The Joker on Batman
Saoirse Ronan
Actor
12-Apr-1994   Atonement
Pierre de Ronsard
Poet
11-Sep-1524 27-Dec-1585 Lead Pléiade poet
Francis Rooney
Business
4-Dec-1953   US Ambassador to the Vatican, 2005-08
J. Patrick Rooney
Business
13-Dec-1927 15-Sep-2008 Golden Rule Insurance
John J. Rooney
Politician
29-Nov-1903 26-Oct-1975 Congressman from New York, 1944-74
Tom Rooney
Politician
21-Nov-1970   Congressman, Florida 16th
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Politician
15-Jul-1952   Congresswoman, Florida 18th
William S. Rosecrans
Military
6-Sep-1819 11-Mar-1898 Union Army General
Albert Rosellini
Politician
21-Jan-1910 10-Oct-2011 Governor of Washington, 1957-65
Gioacchino Rossini
Composer
29-Feb-1792 13-Nov-1868 William Tell Overture
Dan Rostenkowski
Politician
2-Jan-1928 11-Aug-2010 Congressman from Illinois, 1959-95
Lillian Roth
Actor
13-Dec-1910 12-May-1980 I'll Cry Tomorrow
Georges Rouault
Painter
27-May-1871 13-Feb-1958 Expressionist painter of clowns, Christs
Mike Rounds
Politician
24-Oct-1954   Governor of South Dakota, 2003-11
Mickey Rourke
Actor
16-Sep-1952   The Wrestler
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Philosopher
28-Jun-1712 2-Jul-1778 Conceptualized the Social Contract
John Rowland
Politician
24-May-1957   Governor of Connecticut, 1995-2004
Candida Royalle
Pornstar
15-Oct-1950   Femmes De Sade
Edward R. Roybal
Politician
10-Feb-1916 24-Oct-2005 Congressman from California, 1963-93
Lucille Roybal-Allard
Politician
12-Jun-1941   Congresswoman, California 34th
Ed Royce
Politician
12-Oct-1951   Congressman, California 40th
Peter Paul Rubens
Painter
28-Jun-1577 30-May-1640 Flemish baroque painter
Marco Rubio
Politician
28-May-1971   US Senator from Florida
Kevin Rudd
Head of State
21-Sep-1957   Prime Minister of Australia, 2007-10
Eric Rudolph
Criminal
19-Sep-1966   White supremacist, Olympic Park Bomber
Mercedes Ruehl
Actor
28-Feb-1948   Married to the Mob
Joaquin Ruiz
Educator
1951   Science Dean, University of Arizona
Jon Runyan
Politician
27-Nov-1973   Congressman, New Jersey 3rd
Cathy Ruse
Activist
c. 1965   Senior Fellow, Family Research Council
Ken Russell
Film Director
3-Jul-1927 27-Nov-2011 Altered States
Rosalind Russell
Actor
4-Jun-1907 28-Nov-1976 Auntie Mame
Tim Russert
Talk Show Host
7-May-1950 13-Jun-2008 Meet the Press
Babe Ruth
Baseball
6-Feb-1895 16-Aug-1948 The Bambino
Larry Ruvo
Business
c. 1946   Southern Wines & Spirits of Nevada
Buddy Ryan
Football
17-Feb-1934   Retired NFL Coach
Eileen Ryan
Actor
16-Oct-1928   Matriarch of the Penn family
Jeri Ryan
Actor
22-Feb-1968   Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager
Mary Ryan
Diplomat
1-Oct-1940 25-Apr-2006 US Ambassador to Swaziland, 1988-90
Meg Ryan
Actor
19-Nov-1961   Sleepless In Seattle
Paul Ryan
Politician
29-Jan-1970   Congressman, Wisconsin 1st
Robert Ryan
Actor
11-Nov-1909 11-Jul-1973 Billy Budd
Tim Ryan
Politician
16-Jul-1973   Congressman, Ohio 17th
Mário de Sá-Carneiro
Poet
19-May-1890 26-Apr-1916 Dispersão
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Singer/Songwriter
20-Feb-1941   Universal Soldier
Pat Sajak
Game Show Host
26-Oct-1946   Wheel of Fortune
António de Oliveira Salazar
Head of State
28-Apr-1889 27-Jul-1970 Ruler of Portugal, 1932-68
John Salazar
Politician
21-Jul-1953   Congressman from Colorado, 2005-11
Ken Salazar
Politician
2-Mar-1955   US Secretary of the Interior
Pierre Salinger
Journalist
14-Jun-1925 16-Oct-2004 Former ABC News Correspondent
Thomas P. Salmon
Politician
19-Aug-1932   Governor of Vermont, 1973-77
Lea Salonga
Singer
22-Feb-1971   Miss Saigon
Patrick Sammon
Activist
1974   President, Log Cabin Republicans
Linda Sánchez
Politician
28-Jan-1969   Congresswoman, California 39th
Loretta Sanchez
Politician
7-Jan-1960   Congresswoman, California 47th
Robert Fortune Sanchez
Religion
20-Mar-1934 20-Jan-2012 Catholic Archbishop of Santa Fe, 1974-93
Brian Sandoval
Politician
5-Aug-1963   Governor of Nevada
Bobby Sands
Activist
9-Mar-1954 5-May-1981 Irish hunger striker
Antonio López de Santa Anna
Military
21-Feb-1794 21-Jun-1876 Hero of Tampico
Audrey Santo
Victim
19-Dec-1983 14-Apr-2007 Miracle girl in a coma
Rick Santorum
Politician
10-May-1958   US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1995-2007
Juan Manuel Santos
Head of State
10-Aug-1951   President of Colombia
Carmine De Sapio
Government
10-Dec-1908 27-Jul-2004 The Last Boss of Tammany Hall
Mia Sara
Actor
19-Jun-1967   Queenie
Cristina Saralegui
TV Personality
29-Jan-1948   The Hispanic Oprah
Susan Sarandon
Actor
4-Oct-1946   Louise in Thelma and Louise
Adolfo Sardina
Fashion Designer
15-Feb-1933   Designer favored by Nancy Reagan
Joseph D. Sargent
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Guardian Life, 1995-2003
Nicolas Sarkozy
Politician
28-Jan-1955   President of France, 2007-12
Paolo Sarpi
Activist
14-Aug-1552 14-Jan-1623 Venetian patriot, church reformer
Jacques Sarrazin
Painter
1588 3-Dec-1660 Painted western dome of the Louvre
J. Peter Sartain
Religion
6-Jun-1952   Catholic Archbishop of Seattle
Giuseppe Sarti
Composer
28-Dec-1729 28-Jul-1802 I Due Litiganti
Andrea del Sarto
Painter
16-Jul-1486 28-Sep-1530 Florentine school
Siegfried Sassoon
Poet
8-Sep-1886 1-Sep-1967 War Poems
Michael Joseph Savage
Head of State
23-Mar-1872 27-Mar-1940 Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1935-40
Mario Savio
Activist
8-Dec-1942 6-Nov-1996 Free Speech Movement
Girolamo Savonarola
Religion
21-Sep-1452 23-May-1498 Italian monk and martyr
Kathleen Hawk Sawyer
Government
c. 1950   Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 1992-2003
Antonin Scalia
Judge
11-Mar-1936   US Supreme Court Justice
Alessandro Scarlatti
Composer
2-May-1660 24-Oct-1725 Mitridate Eupatore
Domenico Scarlatti
Composer
26-Oct-1685 23-Jul-1757 Composed 555 sonatas
Johnathon Schaech
Actor
10-Sep-1969   The Doom Generation
Dan Schaefer
Politician
25-Jan-1936 16-Apr-2006 Congressman from Colorado, 1983-99
Bob Schaffer
Politician
24-Jul-1962   Congressman from Colorado, 1997-2003
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Politician
3-Apr-1948   NATO Secretary General, 2004-09
Terri Schiavo
Victim
3-Dec-1963 31-Mar-2005 Human vegetable, 1990-2005
Edward Schillebeeckx
Religion
12-Nov-1914 23-Dec-2009 Catholic theologian
Bobby Schilling
Politician
23-Jan-1964   Congressman, Illinois 17th
Oskar Schindler
Activist
28-Apr-1908 9-Oct-1974 Saved over 1000 from Nazis
Phyllis Schlafly
Activist
15-Aug-1924   Opponent of women's liberation
Jean Schmidt
Politician
29-Nov-1951   Congresswoman, Ohio 2nd
John G. Schmitz
Politician
12-Aug-1930 10-Jan-2001 Congressman from California, 1970-73
Joseph E. Schmitz
Government
c. 1956   Pentagon Inspector General, 2002-05
Martin Schongauer
Engraver
1445 2-Feb-1491 The Wise and Foolish Virgins
William Schreyer
Business
13-Jan-1928 22-Jan-2011 CEO of Merrill Lynch, 1984-92
Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist
12-Aug-1887 4-Jan-1961 Schrödinger's wave equation
Dwight Schultz
Actor
24-Nov-1947   Murdoch on The A-Team
Richard M. Schulze
Business
1940   Founder of Best Buy
Joseph Schumpeter
Economist
8-Feb-1883 8-Jan-1950 Creative Destruction
Charles M. Schwab
Business
18-Feb-1862 19-Sep-1939 Founder of Bethlehem Steel
Theodor Schwann
Scientist
7-Dec-1810 11-Jan-1882 Cell Theorist
Joe Schwarz
Politician
15-Nov-1937   Congressman from Michigan, 2005-07
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor
30-Jul-1947   Governor of California, 2003-11
David Schweikert
Politician
3-Mar-1962   Congressman, Arizona 5th
Brian Schweitzer
Politician
4-Sep-1955   Governor of Montana
Roger L. Schwietz
Religion
3-Jul-1940   Catholic Archbishop of Anchorage
Martin Scorsese
Film Director
17-Nov-1942   Taxi Driver
Lizabeth Scott
Actor
29-Sep-1922   Dead Reckoning
Willard W. Scott, Jr.
Military
18-Feb-1926 1-Jan-2009 Superintendent of West Point, 1981-86
James Scullin
Head of State
18-Sep-1876 28-Jan-1953 Prime Minister of Australia, 1929-32
Andrea Seastrand
Politician
5-Aug-1941   Congresswoman from California, 1995-97
Chief Seattle
Military
c. 1786 7-Jun-1866 Namesake of the city of Seattle
Kathleen Sebelius
Politician
15-May-1948   US Secretary of HHS
John Seigenthaler
Editor
27-Jul-1927   Tennessean editor, RFK aide
Robert V. Seminara
Business
c. 1972   Apollo Management
Ignaz Semmelweis
Doctor
1-Jul-1818 13-Aug-1865 Pioneer of antiseptics
Léopold Senghor
Head of State
9-Oct-1906 20-Dec-2001 President of Senegal, 1960-80
Troy Senik
Government
c. 1983   Speechwriter for George W. Bush
Pope Sergius I
Religion
? 8-Sep-701 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 687-701
Pope Sergius II
Religion
? 27-Jan-847 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 844-47
Pope Sergius III
Religion
? 14-Apr-911 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 904-911
Frank Serpico
Activist
14-Apr-1936   The most dangerous man alive - An honest cop
José Serrano
Politician
24-Oct-1943   Congressman, New York 16th
Michael Servetus
Religion
c. 1511 27-Oct-1553 De Trinitatis Erroribus
Desiderio da Settignano
Sculptor
c. 1430 1464 Florentine sculptor
Chloe Sevigny
Actor
18-Nov-1974   HIV-infected girl in Kids
Giuliana Sgrena
Activist
20-Dec-1948   Marxist journalist, kidnapped in Iraq
Frank Shakespeare
Diplomat
9-Apr-1925   US Ambassador to the Vatican, 1986-89
Donna Shalala
Government
14-Feb-1941   Secretary of HHS, 1993-2001
Paul Shanley
Religion
25-Jan-1931   Molesting priest
James C. Shannon
Politician
21-Jul-1896 6-Mar-1980 Governor of Connecticut, 1948-49
E. Clay Shaw
Politician
19-Apr-1939   Congressman from Florida, 1981-2007
Carol Shea-Porter
Politician
2-Dec-1954   Congresswoman from New Hampshire, 2007-11
Wilfrid Sheed
Author
27-Dec-1930 19-Jan-2011 Office Politics
Cindy Sheehan
Activist
10-Jul-1957   Peace Mom
Michael J. Sheehan
Religion
9-Jul-1939   Catholic Archbishop of Santa Fe
Rick Sheehy
Politician
3-Oct-1959   Lt. Governor of Nebraska
Fulton J. Sheen
Religion
8-May-1895 9-Dec-1979 America's first televangelist
Martin Sheen
Actor
3-Aug-1940   The West Wing
Lawrence Cardinal Shehan
Religion
18-Mar-1898 26-Aug-1984 Archbishop of Baltimore, 1961-74
Kevin Shelley
Government
16-Nov-1955   California Secretary of State, 2003-05
Bob Sheppard
Sports Journalist
20-Oct-1910 11-Jul-2010 Voice of Yankee Stadium
Philip Henry Sheridan
Military
6-Mar-1831 5-Aug-1888 Union Army General
Brooke Shields
Model
31-May-1965   Suddenly Susan
Mark Shields
Columnist
25-May-1937   Shields and Brooks
Talia Shire
Actor
25-Apr-1946   Connie in The Godfather
Bud Shivers
Business
1946   Texans for Quality Health Care
Martin Short
Comic
26-Mar-1950   SNL and Primetime Glick
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Relative
10-Jul-1921 11-Aug-2009 Founder of the Special Olympics
Maria Shriver
Journalist
6-Nov-1955   Married to Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sargent Shriver
Activist
9-Nov-1915 18-Jan-2011 First Director of the Peace Corps
Vittorio De Sica
Film Director
7-Jul-1902 13-Nov-1974 Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Don Siegelman
Politician
24-Feb-1946   Governor of Alabama, 1999-2003
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Author
5-May-1846 15-Nov-1916 Quo Vadis?
Sigismund
Royalty
15-Feb-1368 9-Dec-1437 Holy Roman Emperor, 1433-37
Gerry Sikorski
Politician
26-Apr-1948   Congressman from Minnesota, 1983-93
Henry Silva
Actor
15-Sep-1928   The Manchurian Candidate
Clifford D. Simak
Novelist
3-Aug-1904 25-Apr-1988 City and The Visitors
Richard Simmons
Fitness Guru
12-Jul-1948   Flamboyant weight loss guru
Simon of Sudbury
Religion
? 14-Jun-1381 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1375-81
William E. Simon
Government
27-Nov-1927 3-Jun-2000 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1974-77
Nicole Brown Simpson
Victim
19-May-1959 12-Jun-1994 OJ's murdered ex-wife
Naomi Sims
Model
30-Mar-1948 1-Aug-2009 Pioneering black supermodel
Jaime Cardinal Sin
Religion
31-Aug-1928 21-Jun-2005 Former Archbishop of Manila
Gary Sinise
Actor
17-Mar-1955   Det. Taylor on CSI: NY
George Sinner
Politician
19-May-1928   Governor of North Dakota, 1985-92
John Sirica
Judge
19-Mar-1904 14-Aug-1992 Watergate judge
Tony Sirico
Actor
29-Jul-1942   Paulie Walnuts
Edith Sitwell
Poet
7-Sep-1887 9-Dec-1964 Façade
Pope Sixtus III
Religion
? 19-Aug-440 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 432-40
Pope Sixtus IV
Religion
21-Jul-1414 12-Aug-1484 Roman Catholic Pope, 1471-84
Pope Sixtus V
Religion
13-Dec-1521 27-Aug-1590 Roman Catholic Pope, 1585-90
Michael Skakel
Criminal
19-Sep-1960   Convicted of murdering Martha Moxley
Jim Slattery
Politician
4-Aug-1948   Congressman from Kansas, 1983-95
Tony Slattery
Actor
9-Nov-1959   Whose Line Is it Anyway?
Curtis Sliwa
Activist
26-Mar-1954   Founder of the Guardian Angels
Benjamin A. Smith II
Politician
16-Mar-1916 6-Sep-1991 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1960-62
Alfred E. Smith
Government
30-Dec-1873 4-Oct-1944 Twice Governor of New York
Ali Smith
Author
24-Aug-1962   There But For The
Chris Smith
Politician
4-Mar-1953   Congressman, New Jersey 4th
Iain Duncan Smith
Politician
9-Apr-1954   Conservative Party leader, 2001-03
Jean Kennedy Smith
Diplomat
20-Feb-1928   US Ambassador to Ireland, 1993-98
John F. Smith, Jr.
Business
6-Apr-1938   CEO of General Motors, 1992-2000
Kevin Smith
Film Director
2-Aug-1970   Mallrats
Robert C. Smith
Politician
30-Mar-1941   US Senator from New Hampshire, 1990-2003
William Kennedy Smith
Relative
4-Sep-1960   Lesser Kennedy, not guilty of rape
Jimmy Smits
Actor
9-Jul-1955   L.A. Law
Tony Snow
Government
1-Jun-1955 12-Jul-2008 Fox News pundit, White House press secretary
Ruth Snyder
Criminal
1895 12-Jan-1928 Electrocuted for murdering husband
Mário Soares
Head of State
7-Dec-1924   President of Portugal, 1986-96
David Sokol
Business
1956   CEO, MidAmerican Energy Holdings, 1993-2008
Hilda Solis
Politician
20-Oct-1957   US Secretary of Labor
Anastasio Somoza
Head of State
5-Dec-1925 17-Sep-1980 Dictator of Nicaragua
Edward Sorin
Religion
6-Feb-1814 31-Oct-1893 Founder, University of Notre Dame
Sammy Sosa
Baseball
12-Nov-1968   Caught with a corked bat
Hernando de Soto
Explorer
1496 21-May-1542 Explored the Mississippi
Sonia Sotomayor
Judge
25-Jun-1954   US Supreme Court Justice
Stephen Cardinal Kim Sou-Hwan
Religion
8-May-1922 16-Feb-2009 Catholic Archbishop of Seoul, 1968-98
Robert Southwell
Religion
c. 1561 21-Feb-1595 Catholic martyr, hanged at Tyburn
Leslie H. Southwick
Judge
10-Feb-1950   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Steve Spagnuolo
Football
21-Dec-1959   Head Coach, St. Louis Rams
Muriel Spark
Novelist
1-Feb-1918 13-Apr-2006 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Nicholas Sparks
Novelist
31-Dec-1965   The Notebook
Jackie Speier
Politician
14-May-1950   Congresswoman, California 12th
Francis Cardinal Spellman
Religion
4-May-1889 2-Dec-1967 Archbishop of New York, 1939-67
Bud Spencer
Actor
31-Oct-1929   My Name Is Trinity
Robert J. Spitzer
Educator
16-May-1952   President of Gonzaga University
Dusty Springfield
Singer
16-Apr-1939 2-Mar-1999 Son of a Preacher Man
Bruce Springsteen
Musician
23-Sep-1949   The Boss
Jasmin St. Claire
Pornstar
23-Oct-1970   World's Biggest Gang Bang II
Alex-St. James
Activist
c. 1960   African American Republican Leadership Council
Norman St. John-Stevas
Politician
18-May-1929   Leader, House of Commons, 1979-81
James Cardinal Stafford
Religion
26-Jul-1932   Archbishop of Denver, 1986-96
Jock Stallard
Politician
5-Nov-1921 29-Mar-2008 British MP, St. Pancras North, 1970-83
Sylvester Stallone
Actor
6-Jul-1946   Rocky, Rambo
Maurice H. Stans
Government
22-Mar-1908 14-Apr-1998 US Commerce Secretary, 1969-72
Maureen Stapleton
Actor
21-Jun-1925 13-Mar-2006 Won an Oscar for playing Emma Goldman
Michael S. Steele
Politician
19-Oct-1958   RNC Chairman, 2009-11
Nicolaus Steno
Geologist
10-Jan-1631 25-Nov-1686 De solido intra solidum
Mattie Stepanek
Poet
17-Jul-1990 22-Jun-2004 Muscular-dystrophic boy-poet
Princess Stephanie
Royalty
1-Feb-1965   Daughter of Prince Rainier
Stephen I
Religion
c. 975 AD 15-Aug-1038 First King of Hungary
King Stephen
Royalty
1096 25-Oct-1154 King of England, 1135-54
Pope Stephen II
Religion
? 26-Apr-757 AD Forged the Donation of Constantine
Pope Stephen III
Religion
c. 720 AD 24-Jan-772 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 768-72 AD
Pope Stephen IV
Religion
? 24-Jan-817 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 816-17 AD
Pope Stephen IX
Religion
c. 1000 29-Mar-1058 Roman Catholic Pope, 1057-58
Pope Stephen V
Religion
? 14-Sep-891 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 885-91 AD
Pope Stephen VI
Religion
? Aug-897 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 896-7
Skip Stephenson
Comic
18-Apr-1940 18-May-1992 Real People
Simon Stevin
Mathematician
1548 1620 Founder of hydrostatics
Adalbert Stifter
Author
23-Oct-1805 28-Jan-1868 Studien
Stigand
Religion
? 22-Feb-1072 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1052-70
Flavius Stilicho
Military
365 AD 22-Aug-408 AD Roman general and diplomat
John Stockton
Basketball
26-Mar-1962   Utah Jazz, 1984-2003
Veit Stoss
Sculptor
1438 1533 16th. c. German sculptor, woodcarver
Alessandro Stradella
Composer
1642 28-Feb-1682 S. Giovanni Battista
Antonio Stradivari
Artist
1644 18-Dec-1737 Violin maker
Gregor Strasser
Politician
31-May-1892 30-Jun-1934 Loyal Nazi, devout socialist
Julius Streicher
Journalist
12-Feb-1885 16-Oct-1946 Editor of Der Stuermer 1923-45
Whitley Strieber
Novelist
13-Jun-1945   Alien-abductee wrote Communion
Elaine Stritch
Actor
2-Feb-1925   Two's Company
Samuel Cardinal Stritch
Religion
17-Aug-1887 27-May-1958 Archbishop of Chicago, 1939-58
Henrietta Anne Stuart
Royalty
16-Jun-1644 30-Jun-1670 Daughter of Charles I of England
Thomas Stucley
Military
c. 1525 4-Aug-1578 English military adventurer
Bart Stupak
Politician
29-Feb-1952   Congressman from Michigan, 1993-2011
Adolfo Suárez
Head of State
25-Sep-1932   Prime Minister of Spain, 1982-91
Francisco Suárez
Philosopher
5-Jan-1548 25-Sep-1617 Spanish philosopher-theologian
Antonio José de Sucre
Military
3-Feb-1795 4-Jun-1830 South American revolutionary
Suger
Religion
1081 13-Jan-1151 Counsellor to Louis VI and VII
Andrew Sullivan
Journalist
10-Aug-1963   The Daily Dish
John Sullivan
Politician
1-Jan-1965   Congressman, Oklahoma 1st
John E. Sununu
Politician
10-Sep-1964   Former US Senator from New Hampshire
John H. Sununu
Government
2-Jul-1939   George H.W. Bush's Chief of Staff
Heinrich Suso
Religion
21-Mar-1295 25-Jan-1366 German mystic
Kiefer Sutherland
Actor
21-Dec-1966   24
Peter Sutherland
Government
25-Apr-1946   First Director General of the WTO
John Sweeney
Politician
9-Aug-1955   Congressman from New York, 1999-2007
Jane Swift
Politician
24-Feb-1965   Governor of Massachusetts, 2001-03
Loretta Swit
Actor
4-Nov-1937   Hot Lips on M*A*S*H
St. Swithun
Religion
c. 800 AD 2-Jul-862 AD Bishop of Winchester
Catherine Swynford
Royalty
c. 1350 10-May-1403 Wife of John of Gaunt
Pope Sylvester I
Religion
? 335 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 314-35 AD
Pope Symmachus
Religion
? 19-Jul-515 AD Roman Catholic Pope, 498-514
Edmund Cardinal Szoka
Religion
14-Sep-1927   Archbishop of Detroit, 1981-90
Gay Talese
Author
7-Feb-1932   Honor Thy Father
Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux
Author
2-Oct-1619 10-Nov-1692 Historiettes
J. Ernest Talley
Business
3-Apr-1935 21-Jun-2003 Rent-A-Center
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Diplomat
2-Feb-1754 17-May-1838 Preeminent French diplomat
Thomas Tallis
Composer
c. 1510 23-Nov-1585 Miserere Nostri
Manuel Tamayo y Baus
Playwright
15-Sep-1829 20-Jun-1898 Lances de Honor
Tancred
Military
c. 1075 12-Dec-1112 Leader of the First Crusade
Tancred
Royalty
? 20-Feb-1194 King of Sicily
Napper Tandy
Politician
1740 24-Aug-1803 Irish politician and revolutionary
Roger Brooke Taney
Judge
17-Mar-1777 12-Oct-1864 US Chief Justice, 1836-64
Calisto Tanzi
Business
1938   Founder of Parmalat, now jailed
Alfred Tarski
Mathematician
14-Jan-1902 26-Oct-1983 Tarski's indefinability theorem
Niccolò Tartaglia
Mathematician
1499 13-Dec-1557 Inaugurated science of Ballistics
Giuseppe Tartini
Violinist
8-Apr-1692 26-Feb-1770 Trillo del Diavolo
Torquato Tasso
Poet
11-Mar-1544 25-Apr-1595 Gerusalemme Liberata
Alessandro Tassoni
Poet
28-Sep-1565 25-Apr-1635 The Rape of the Bucket
Allen Tate
Poet
19-Nov-1899 9-Feb-1979 Mr. Pope and Other Poems
Thomas J. Tauke
Politician
11-Oct-1950   Congressman from Iowa, 1979-91
Johann Tauler
Religion
c. 1300 16-Jun-1361 German mystic
Ellen Tauscher
Politician
15-Nov-1951   Former Congresswoman, California 10th
Billy Tauzin
Politician
14-Jun-1943   Congressman from Louisiana, 1980-2005
Charles Taylor
Philosopher
5-Nov-1931   Sources of the Self
Clifford W. Taylor
Judge
9-Nov-1942   Michigan Chief Justice
Gene Taylor
Politician
17-Sep-1953   Congressman from Mississippi, 1989-2011
John Taylor
Bassist
20-Jun-1960   Bassist for Duran Duran
William Desmond Taylor
Film Director
26-Apr-1872 1-Feb-1922 Early Hollywood director, murdered
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Philosopher
1-May-1881 10-Apr-1955 The Phenomenon of Man
Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada
Head of State
25-Apr-1827 21-Apr-1889 President of Mexico, 1872-76
Bernardino Telesio
Philosopher
1509 Oct-1588 De Rerum Natura
Teresa of Avila
Religion
28-Mar-1515 4-Oct-1582 Mystic, Carmelite nun
Mother Teresa
Religion
26-Aug-1910 5-Sep-1997 Missionaries of Charity
Peter Terpeluk, Jr.
Diplomat
18-Feb-1948 23-Aug-2011 US Ambassador to Luxembourg, 2002-05
Johann Tetzel
Religion
c. 1460 4-Jul-1519 Seller of indulgences
Louis-Jacques Thénard
Chemist
4-May-1777 21-Jun-1857 Traité de Chimie élémentaire
Marie Amélie Thérèse
Royalty
26-Apr-1782 24-Mar-1866 Queen Consort of Louis-Philippe
Adolphe Thiers
Head of State
18-Apr-1797 3-Sep-1877 First President of the Third Republic
Nguyen Van Thieu
Head of State
5-Apr-1923 29-Sep-2001 President of South Vietnam, 1967-75
St. Thomas de Cantelupe
Religion
c. 1218 25-Aug-1282 13th century English saint
Thomas à Kempis
Religion
1380 8-Aug-1471 Imitation of Christ
Clarence Thomas
Judge
23-Jun-1948   US Supreme Court Justice
Danny Thomas
Actor
6-Jan-1914 6-Feb-1991 Make Room For Daddy
Marlo Thomas
Actor
21-Nov-1937   That Girl
Andrea Thompson
Actor
6-Jan-1960   Det. Kirkendall on NYPD Blue
John Thompson
Head of State
10-Nov-1845 12-Dec-1894 Prime Minister of Canada, 1892-94
Mike Thompson
Politician
24-Jan-1951   Congressman, California 1st
Tommy Thompson
Government
19-Nov-1941   Governor of Wisconsin, 1987-2001
Pat Tiberi
Politician
21-Oct-1962   Congressman, Ohio 12th
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Painter
5-Mar-1696 27-Mar-1770 18th century Venetian painter
Tiny Tim
Musician
12-Apr-1932 30-Nov-1996 Tip Toe Thru the Tulips
Leo Tindemans
Head of State
16-Apr-1922   Prime Minister of Belgium, 1974-78
Tintoretto
Painter
c. 1518 31-May-1594 Venetian Renaissance painter
Titian
Painter
1488 27-Aug-1576 16th c. Venetian Renaissance painter
Jean Hoefer Toal
Judge
11-Aug-1943   South Carolina Chief Justice
Maurice J. Tobin
Politician
22-May-1901 19-Jul-1953 US Secretary of Labor, 1948-53
Alexis de Tocqueville
Historian
29-Jul-1805 16-Apr-1859 Democracy in America
Alice B. Toklas
Relative
30-Apr-1877 7-Mar-1967 Gertrude Stein's lover
J. R. R. Tolkien
Author
3-Jan-1892 2-Sep-1973 Lord of the Rings
Lauren Tom
Actor
4-Aug-1961   Amy Wong on Futurama
Bruno Tonioli
Choreographer
25-Nov-1955   Judge, Dancing with the Stars
Paul Tonko
Politician
18-Jun-1949   Congressman, New York 21st
Pat Toomey
Politician
17-Nov-1961   US Senator from Pennsylvania
Peter G. Torkildsen
Politician
28-Jan-1958   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1993-97
Torquemada
Religion
1420 16-Sep-1498 Grand Inquisitor
Martín Torrijos
Head of State
18-Jul-1963   President of Panama, 2004-09
James Towey
Government
c. 1955   Faith-Based Initiatives Czar, 2002-06
Frances Fragos Townsend
Government
28-Dec-1961   White House Homeland Security Advisor 2004-08
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Politician
4-Jul-1951   Lt. Governor of Maryland, 1995-2003
Spencer Tracy
Actor
5-Apr-1900 10-Jun-1967 Two consecutive Best Actor Oscars
James Traficant
Politician
8-May-1941   Disgraced former Ohio Congressman
Maria von Trapp
Singer
26-Jan-1905 28-Mar-1987 The Sound of Music
José Joaquín Trejos
Head of State
18-Apr-1916 10-Feb-2010 President of Costa Rica, 1966-70
Lee Trevino
Golf
1-Dec-1939   Pro golfer hosted Golf for Swingers
Giangiorgio Trissino
Scholar
8-Jul-1478 8-Dec-1550 Sofonisba
Trithemius
Religion
1-Feb-1462 13-Dec-1516 Polygraphia
Liz Trotta
Journalist
28-Mar-1937   Fox News contributor
Margaret Trudeau
First Lady
10-Sep-1948   Ex-Wife of Pierre Trudeau
Pierre Trudeau
Head of State
18-Oct-1919 28-Sep-2000 Twice Prime Minister of Canada
James R. Trueman
Business
25-May-1935 11-Jun-1986 Founder of Red Roof Inns
Rafael Leónidas Trujillo
Head of State
24-Oct-1891 30-May-1961 Dictator of the Dominican Republic
Richard Trumka
Labor Leader
24-Jul-1949   AFL-CIO President
Margaret Tudor
Royalty
29-Nov-1489 18-Oct-1541 Queen of Scotland, 1503-13
John V. Tunney
Politician
26-Jun-1934   US Senator from California, 1971-77
Paige Turco
Actor
17-May-1965   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II
John Turner
Head of State
7-Jun-1929   Prime Minister of Canada, 1984
Ben Turpin
Actor
19-Sep-1869 1-Jul-1940 Cross-eyed comic actor
John Turturro
Actor
28-Feb-1957   Barton Fink, Five Corners
Julia Gardiner Tyler
First Lady
23-Jul-1820 10-Jul-1889 Second wife of US President John Tyler
Emmett Tyrrell
Columnist
1943   Publisher, The American Spectator
Paolo Uccello
Painter
1397 10-Dec-1475 The Battle of San Romano
Umberto I
Royalty
14-Mar-1844 29-Jul-1900 King of Italy, 1878-1900
Umberto II
Royalty
15-Sep-1904 18-Mar-1983 King of Italy, 1946
Miguel de Unamuno
Philosopher
29-Sep-1864 31-Dec-1936 El Cristo de Velázquez
Sigrid Undset
Author
20-May-1882 10-Jun-1949 Kristin Lavransdåtter
Gabrielle Union
Actor
29-Oct-1972   Night Stalker
Pope Urban II
Religion
c. 1035 29-Jul-1099 Roman Catholic Pope, 1088-99
Pope Urban III
Religion
? 19-Oct-1187 Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1185-87
Pope Urban IV
Religion
c. 1200 2-Oct-1264 Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1261-64
Pope Urban V
Religion
1309 19-Dec-1370 Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1362-70
Pope Urban VI
Religion
1318 15-Oct-1389 Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1378-89
Pope Urban VII
Religion
4-Aug-1521 27-Sep-1590 Roman Catholic Pope, 1590
Pope Urban VIII
Religion
5-Apr-1568 29-Jul-1644 Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1623-44
Alvaro Uribe
Head of State
4-Jul-1952   President of Colombia, 2002-10
Ladislas V
Royalty
22-Feb-1440 23-Nov-1457 King of Hungary and Bohemia
Perino del Vaga
Painter
28-Jun-1500 19-Oct-1547 Painter of the Roman School
Ritchie Valens
Musician
13-May-1941 3-Feb-1959 La Bamba
Jack Valenti
Business
5-Sep-1921 26-Apr-2007 Presidential advisor, headed the MPAA
Rudolph Valentino
Actor
6-May-1895 23-Aug-1926 Latin lover of the silent film era
Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball
1-Nov-1960   Winner of 1981 NL Cy Young Award
Lorenzo Valla
Scholar
1407 1-Aug-1457 Debunked the Donation of Constantine
Steve Van Andel
Business
c. 1955   Amway scion
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Actor
18-Oct-1960   Timecop
Ernest van den Haag
Scholar
15-Sep-1914 21-Mar-2002 Punishing Criminals
James Van Praagh
Paranormal
23-Aug-1958   Spiritualist faker
Charles Vanik
Politician
7-Apr-1913 30-Aug-2007 Congressman from Ohio, 1955-81
Paul Vario
Criminal
9-Jul-1914 22-Nov-1988 Lucchese Crime Family
John Varley
Business
1-Apr-1956   CEO of Barclays
Giorgio Vasari
Artist
30-Jul-1511 27-Jun-1574 Lives of the Artists
Robert Vaughn
Actor
22-Nov-1932   Napoleon Solo on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Vince Vaughn
Actor
28-Mar-1970   Swingers
Emmanuelle Vaugier
Actor
23-Jun-1976   Dr. Helen Bryce on Smallville
Lope de Vega
Playwright
25-Nov-1562 27-Aug-1635 Reformed Spanish comedy
Luis Calderón Vega
Politician
27-Feb-1911 7-Dec-1989 Los Siete Sabios de México
Urban J. Vehr
Religion
30-May-1891 19-Sep-1973 Archbishop of Denver, 1941-67
Diego Velázquez
Painter
6-Jun-1599 6-Aug-1660 Las Meninas
Fausto Veranzio
Engineer
1551 27-Jan-1617 Tested Da Vinci's parachute
Eduardo Verastegui
Singer
21-May-1974   Chasing Papi
Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
9-Oct-1813 27-Jan-1901 La Traviata
Sofia Vergara
Actor
10-Jul-1972   Gloria on Modern Family
Jules Verne
Author
8-Feb-1828 24-Mar-1905 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Kate Vernon
Actor
1961   Lorraine Prescott on Falcon Crest
Paolo Veronese
Painter
1528 9-Apr-1588 Italian Renaissance painter
Giovanni da Verrazano
Explorer
1485 1528 Discovered New York Harbor
Andrea del Verrocchio
Painter
1435 1488 Florentine Renaissance painter and sculptor
Vaughn Ververs
Journalist
10-Jan-1969   Editor of The Hotline 2002-05
Andreas Vesalius
Doctor
31-Dec-1514 Jun-1564 De Humani Corporis Fabrica
Amerigo Vespucci
Explorer
9-Mar-1454 22-Feb-1512 American eponym
Linda Vester
Talk Show Host
11-Jun-1965   Fox News Channel talk show host
David Vetter
Victim
21-Sep-1971 22-Feb-1984 The Boy in the Bubble
Victor Emmanuel III
Royalty
11-Nov-1869 28-Dec-1947 King of Italy, 1900-46
Pope Victor I
Religion
? c. 198 AD First Roman Catholic Pope from Africa
Pope Victor II
Religion
1018 28-Jul-1057 Bishop of Eichstädt, Pope from 1055-57
Pope Victor III
Religion
1027 16-Sep-1087 Roman Catholic Pope, 1086-87
Guadalupe Victoria
Head of State
29-Sep-1786 21-Mar-1843 First President of Mexico
Eugène François Vidocq
Government
23-Jul-1775 11-May-1857 Criminal-turned-criminologist
Allen H. Vigneron
Religion
21-Oct-1948   Catholic Archbishop of Detroit
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Composer
5-Mar-1887 17-Nov-1959 Bachianas Brasileiras
Antonio Villaraigosa
Government
23-Jan-1953   Mayor of Los Angeles
Dominique de Villepin
Head of State
14-Nov-1953   Prime Minister of France, 2005-07
Thomas Vilsack
Politician
13-Dec-1950   US Secretary of Agriculture
St. Vincent de Paul
Religion
24-Apr-1576 27-Sep-1660 Filles de la Charité
Bobby Vinton
Singer
16-Apr-1935   Sealed With A Kiss
Peter Visclosky
Politician
13-Aug-1949   Congressman, Indiana 1st
David Vitter
Politician
3-May-1961   US Senator from Louisiana
Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia
Royalty
12-Feb-1937   Crown Prince of Italy
Antonio Vivaldi
Composer
4-Mar-1678 28-Jul-1741 The Four Seasons
Vlad the Impaler
Royalty
Dec-1431 Dec-1476 Dracula, rather fancied impaling folk
Joseph Vlasic
Business
1904 10-Jul-1986 Pickle baron
John G. Vlazny
Religion
22-Feb-1937   Catholic Archbishop of Portland
Walther von der Vogelweide
Poet
c. 1170 c. 1230 Medieval German lyric poet
Jon Voight
Actor
29-Dec-1938   Midnight Cowboy
George Voinovich
Politician
15-Jul-1936   US Senator from Ohio
Harold L. Volkmer
Politician
4-Apr-1931 16-Apr-2011 Congressman from Missouri, 1977-97
John A. Volpe
Politician
8-Dec-1908 11-Sep-1994 Twice Governor of Massachusetts
Alessandro Volta
Physicist
18-Feb-1745 5-Mar-1827 Invented electric battery
Erich von Däniken
Author
14-Apr-1935   Chariots of the Gods?
Georg von Hertling
Head of State
31-Aug-1843 4-Jan-1919 German Chancellor 1917-18
John Von Kannon
Activist
c. 1950   Heritage Foundation
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
Historian
31-Jul-1909 26-May-1999 Conservative ideologue
Klemens Wenzel von Metternich
Diplomat
15-May-1773 11-Jun-1859 Influential Austrian ambassador
John von Neumann
Mathematician
28-Dec-1903 8-Feb-1957 Computing pioneer, inventor of Game Theory
Franz von Papen
Diplomat
29-Oct-1879 2-May-1969 Nazi ambassador
Friedrich von Schlegel
Philosopher
10-Mar-1772 12-Jan-1829 Founder of the German Romantic movement
Claus von Stauffenberg
Military
15-Nov-1907 20-Jul-1944 Tried to kill Hitler in 1944
Albrecht von Wallenstein
Military
24-Sep-1583 25-Feb-1634 Attempted to unite Germany
Jacobus de Voragine
Author
1228 13-Jul-1298 Golden Legend
Ann L. Wagner
Diplomat
c. 1958   US Ambassador to Luxembourg
Raymond Wagner, Jr.
Business
1959   Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Robert F. Wagner, Jr.
Politician
20-Apr-1910 12-Feb-1991 Mayor of New York City, 1954-65
Robert F. Wagner, Sr.
Politician
8-Jun-1877 4-May-1953 US Senator from New York, 1927-49
Mark Wahlberg
Actor
5-Jun-1971   Formerly of the Funky Bunch
Becky Wahlstrom
Actor
25-Apr-1975   Grace Polk on Joan of Arcadia
Louis Wain
Painter
5-Aug-1860 4-Jul-1939 The Man Who Drew Cats
Walafrid Strabo
Religion
c. 808 AD 18-Aug-849 AD Glosa ordinaria
Kurt Waldheim
Government
21-Dec-1918 14-Jun-2007 UN Secretary General, 1972-82
Martin Waldseemuller
Cartographer
1475 1522 Put America on the map
Anna Walentynowicz
Activist
13-Aug-1929 10-Apr-2010 Catalyst for the Solidarnosc union
Lech Walesa
Head of State
29-Sep-1943   Polish labor leader, president
St. Walpurgis
Religion
c. 710 AD 25-Feb-779 AD English missionary to Germany
David I. Walsh
Politician
11-Nov-1872 11-Jun-1947 Governor and Senator from Massachusetts
Donnie Walsh
Basketball
1-Mar-1941   President of the New York Knicks
Jim Walsh
Politician
19-Jun-1947   Congressman from New York, 1989-2009
John Walsh
TV Personality
26-Dec-1945   America's Most Wanted
Kate Walsh
Actor
13-Oct-1967   Dr. Montgomery on Private Practice
Thomas J. Walsh
Politician
12-Jun-1859 2-Mar-1933 US Senator from Montana, 1913-33
William D. Walsh
Business
c. 1930   Sequoia Associates
Thomas Walsingham
Historian
? c. 1422 Historia Anglicana
Bruno Walter
Conductor
15-Sep-1876 17-Feb-1962 Conductor, Leipzig Gewandhaus, 1929-33
Hubert Walter
Judge
? 13-Jul-1205 Justiciar, Archbishop of Canterbury
Julie Walters
Actor
22-Feb-1950   Educating Rita
Vernon Walters
Government
3-Jan-1917 10-Feb-2002 US Ambassador to the UN, 1985-89
Tim Walz
Politician
6-Apr-1964   Congressman, Minnesota 1st
Patrick Warburton
Actor
14-Nov-1964   Puddy on Seinfeld
Bernie Ward
Radio Personality
5-Apr-1951   Former KGO talk show host
Joseph Ward
Head of State
26-Apr-1856 8-Jul-1930 Twice Prime Minister of New Zealand
William Warham
Religion
c. 1450 22-Aug-1532 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1504-32
Kurt Warner
Football
22-Jun-1971   Un-drafted NFL star quarterback
Harry Warren
Composer
24-Dec-1893 22-Sep-1981 Forty-Second Street
Leonard Warren
Singer
21-Apr-1911 4-Mar-1960 Operatic baritone, NY Metropolitan Opera
James Watkins
Government
7-Mar-1927 26-Jul-2012 US Secretary of Energy, 1989-93
Auberon Waugh
Columnist
17-Nov-1939 16-Jan-2001 Columnist for Private Eye
Evelyn Waugh
Novelist
28-Oct-1903 10-Apr-1966 Brideshead Revisited
John Wayne
Actor
26-May-1907 11-Jun-1979 The Duke
Rembert Weakland
Religion
2-Apr-1927   Archbishop of Milwaukee, 1977-2002
Carl Maria von Weber
Composer
18-Nov-1786 5-Jun-1826 Oberon
Anton Webern
Composer
3-Dec-1883 15-Sep-1945 Atonal composer
George Weigel
Activist
1951   Ethics and Public Policy Center
Teri Weigel
Pornstar
24-Feb-1962   Lips Wide Shut, Whores R Us
Johnny Weir
Figure Skating
2-Jul-1984   Olympic figure skater
Adam Weishaupt
Activist
6-Feb-1748 18-Nov-1811 Founder of the Bavarian Illuminati
Peter Welch
Politician
2-May-1947   Congressman from Vermont
Lawrence Welk
Conductor
11-Mar-1903 17-May-1992 Big band leader, TV champagne music host
Papa Wemba
Musician
14-Jun-1949   King of Rhumba Rock
George Wendt
Actor
17-Oct-1948   Norm on Cheers
Arsène Wenger
Soccer
22-Oct-1949   Arsenal manager
Robert Weygand
Politician
10-May-1948   Congressman from Rhode Island, 1997-2001
William Wharton
Novelist
7-Nov-1925 29-Oct-2008 Birdy
Dan White
Assassin
2-Sep-1946 21-Oct-1985 Assassinated George Moscone and Harvey Milk
Edward Douglass White
Judge
3-Nov-1845 19-May-1921 US Chief Justice, 1910-21
Jack White
Musician
9-Jul-1975   Frontman for The White Stripes
Kevin H. White
Politician
25-Sep-1929 27-Jan-2012 Mayor of Boston, 1968-84
Robert E. White
Diplomat
21-Sep-1926   US Ambassador to El Salvador, 1980-81
Charles Whitman
Criminal
24-Jun-1941 1-Aug-1966 University Tower sharpshooter
Benson K. Whitney
Diplomat
1956   US Ambassador to Norway
Jordyn Wieber
Gymnastics
12-Jul-1995   Olympic gymnast
Eric F. Wieschaus
Scientist
8-Jun-1947   Embryonic development of fruit flies
Jeffrey Wigand
Scientist
17-Dec-1942   Tobacco industry whistleblower
Robert A. Wild
Educator
c. 1940   President, Marquette University
Oscar Wilde
Playwright
16-Oct-1854 30-Nov-1900 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lenny Wilkens
Basketball
28-Oct-1937   Winningest coach in NBA history
William of Auvergne
Religion
c. 1180 1249 Bishop of Paris, 1228-49
William of Auxerre
Religion
c. 1150 3-Nov-1231 Summa Aurea
Anthony A. Williams
Politician
28-Jul-1951   Mayor of Washington DC, 1999-2007
Betty Williams
Activist
22-May-1943   Peace activist, Nobel Prize recipient
Edward Bennett Williams
Attorney
31-May-1920 13-Aug-1988 Washington Superlawyer
Jayson Williams
Basketball
22-Feb-1968   Retired and imprisoned NBA player
John Patrick Williams
Politician
30-Oct-1937   Congressman from Montana, 1979-97
Juan Williams
Pundit
10-Apr-1954   Fox News commentator
Michael Williams
Actor
9-Jul-1935 11-Jan-2001 Educating Rita
Garry Wills
Historian
22-May-1934   Lincoln at Gettysburg
Meredith Willson
Composer
18-May-1902 15-Jun-1984 The Music Man
Charlie Wilson
Politician
18-Jan-1943   Congressman from Ohio, 2007-11
Malcolm Wilson
Politician
26-Feb-1914 13-Mar-2000 Governor of New York, 1973-75
Pete Wilson
Journalist
Apr-1945 20-Jul-2007 KGO -TV and AM anchor/host
Johann Winckelmann
Archaeologist
9-Dec-1717 8-Jun-1768 Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums
Lizz Winstead
Comic
5-Aug-1961   Daily Show co-creator
Frederick The Wise
Government
17-Jan-1463 5-May-1525 Elector of Saxony
Joel-Peter Witkin
Photographer
13-Sep-1939   Photographer of the macabre
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Philosopher
26-Apr-1889 29-Apr-1951 Destroyed metaphysics
John Wojtowicz
Criminal
9-Mar-1945 2-Jan-2006 Bank robber inspired Dog Day Afternoon
Dick Wolf
Film/TV Producer
20-Dec-1946   Producer of Law and Order
Gene Wolfe
Novelist
7-May-1931   The Book of the New Sun
Wolfram von Eschenbach
Poet
c. 1170 c. 1220 Parzival
Thomas Wolsey
Religion
c. 1475 29-Nov-1530 Powerful English cardinal
Elijah Wood
Actor
28-Jan-1981   Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings
James Woods
Actor
18-Apr-1947   Casino, Any Given Sunday
Donald W. Wuerl
Religion
12-Nov-1940   Archbishop of Washington DC
Christian Wulff
Politician
19-Jun-1959   President of Germany, 2010-12
Jane Wyatt
Actor
12-Aug-1910 20-Oct-2006 Father Knows Best
John Wycliffe
Religion
c. 1330 31-Dec-1384 Translated the bible into English
Jane Wyman
Actor
5-Jan-1917 10-Sep-2007 Falcon Crest
St. Francis Xavier
Religion
7-Apr-1506 3-Dec-1552 Jesuit missionary
Xuxa
TV Personality
27-Mar-1963   Model children's TV host
Frankie Yankovic
Musician
15-Jul-1915 14-Oct-1998 America's Polka King
Ivan Osipovich Yarkovsky
Physicist
24-May-1844 22-Jan-1902 Yarkovsky effect
Amy Yasbeck
Actor
12-Sep-1963   Casey Davenport on Wings
Carl Yastrzemski
Baseball
22-Aug-1939   Red Sox left-fielder, 3000 hits, 400 homers
Loretta Young
Actor
6-Jan-1913 12-Aug-2000 Platinum Blonde
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Head of State
4-Aug-1960   Prime Minister of Spain
Ernesto Zedillo
Head of State
27-Dec-1951   President of Mexico, 1994-2000
Franco Zeffirelli
Film Director
12-Feb-1923   Romeo and Juliet
Robert Zemeckis
Film Director
14-May-1952   Back To The Future
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Actor
25-Sep-1969   Traffic
Anthony Zinni
Military
17-Sep-1943   Former C-in-C, U.S. Central Command
Barry Zito
Baseball
13-May-1978   SF Giants pitcher
Francisco de Zurbarán
Painter
1598 27-Aug-1664 Spanish Baroque painter



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