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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Douglas Adams
Author
11-Mar-1952 11-May-2001 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Steven Adler
Drummer
22-Jan-1965   Former Guns N' Roses drummer
Adrian
Fashion Designer
3-Mar-1903 13-Sep-1959 Head of wardrobe for Cecil B. DeMille
Conrad Aiken
Poet
5-Aug-1889 17-Aug-1973 Earth Triumphant
Hafez al-Assad
Head of State
6-Oct-1930 10-Jun-2000 President of Syria, 1971-2000
Saul Alinsky
Activist
30-Jan-1909 12-Jun-1972 Rules for Radicals
Sparky Anderson
Baseball
22-Feb-1934 4-Nov-2010 Reds and Tigers manager
Christian Anfinsen
Chemist
26-Mar-1916 14-May-1995 Protein structure and folding
Ken Annakin
Film Director
10-Aug-1914 22-Apr-2009 Battle of the Bulge
Earl Anthony
Bowling
27-Apr-1938 14-Aug-2001 Professional bowler
Benigno Aquino
Politician
27-Nov-1932 21-Aug-1983 Philippine opposition leader
Neil Armstrong
Astronaut
5-Aug-1930 25-Aug-2012 First man on the Moon
Hap Arnold
Military
25-Jun-1886 15-Jan-1950 Commander, US Army Air Corps, WWII
Arthur Ashe
Tennis
10-Jul-1943 6-Feb-1993 First black man to win Wimbledon
Emmett Ashford
Baseball
23-Nov-1914 1-Mar-1980 Baseball's first black umpire
Mary Astor
Actor
3-May-1906 25-Sep-1987 The Maltese Falcon
Robert Atkins
Doctor
17-Oct-1930 17-Apr-2003 Atkins Diet doctor
Sergei Averintsev
Author
10-Dec-1937 21-Feb-2004 Myth of the Peoples of the World
Julius Axelrod
Chemist
30-May-1912 29-Dec-2004 Research of neurotransmitters
Tariq Aziz
Government
1936   Ex-Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister
Max Baer
Boxing
11-Feb-1909 21-Nov-1959 Beat Max Schmeling in 1933
John Bardeen
Physicist
23-May-1908 30-Jan-1991 Co-Inventor of the transistor
Harry Elmer Barnes
Historian
15-Jun-1889 25-Aug-1968 American conspiracy theorist
Adriana Barraza
Actor
5-Mar-1956   Babel
Joe Barton
Politician
15-Sep-1949   Congressman, Texas 6th
Barbara Bel Geddes
Actor
31-Oct-1922 8-Aug-2005 Miss Ellie on Dallas
Rex Bell
Actor
16-Oct-1903 5-Jul-1962 Cowboy actor, Nevada politician
Vincent Bendix
Inventor
12-Aug-1881 27-Mar-1945 Founder of Bendix Corporation
Charles E. Bennett
Politician
2-Dec-1910 6-Sep-2003 Congressman from Florida, 1949-93
Warren Bennis
Educator
8-Mar-1925   Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge
Mary McLeod Bethune
Educator
10-Jul-1875 18-May-1955 Black activist and educator
Ernest Bevin
Politician
9-Mar-1881 14-Apr-1951 UK Foreign Secretary, 1945-51
Ronnie Biggs
Criminal
8-Aug-1929   UK Great Train Robber
Samuel Blanc
Inventor
13-Feb-1883 20-Dec-1964 Founder of Roto-Rooter
Felix Bloch
Physicist
23-Oct-1905 10-Sep-1983 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Richard Bloch
Business
15-Feb-1926 21-Jul-2004 H&R Block, cancer activist
Artur Bodanzky
Conductor
16-Dec-1877 23-Nov-1939 Opera Conductor at the NY Met, 1915-39
Jack Bogle
Business
8-May-1929   Founder, The Vanguard Group
Nils Bohlin
Engineer
17-Jul-1920 26-Sep-2002 Three-point safety belt
David Bohm
Physicist
20-Dec-1917 29-Oct-1992 Particle physicist
Joseph Bonanno
Criminal
18-Jan-1905 12-May-2002 Bonanno crime family
Satyendra Nath Bose
Physicist
1-Jan-1894 4-Feb-1974 Bose-Einstein condensates
Louise Bourgeois
Sculptor
25-Dec-1911 31-May-2010 Crouching Spider
David Bowie
Singer/Songwriter
8-Jan-1947   Ziggy Stardust
Peter Boyle
Actor
18-Oct-1935 12-Dec-2006 Young Frankenstein
Louis D. Brandeis
Judge
13-Nov-1856 5-Oct-1941 US Supreme Court Justice, 1916-39
Styles Bridges
Politician
9-Sep-1898 26-Nov-1961 Governor and Senator from New Hampshire
Joseph Brodsky
Poet
24-May-1940 28-Jan-1996 "Social parasite" turned Poet Laureate
Herbert C. Brown
Chemist
22-May-1912 19-Dec-2004 Discovered organoboranes
Ruth Brown
Singer
12-Jan-1928 17-Nov-2006 Miss Rhythm
Sylvia Browne
Paranormal
19-Oct-1936   Afraid to accept Randi's $1 million challenge
Luther Burbank
Botanist
7-Mar-1849 11-Apr-1926 Botanist and plant breeder
Gene Burns
Radio Personality
?   KGO-AM evening talk show host
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Novelist
1-Sep-1875 19-Mar-1950 Tarzan
William S. Burroughs
Author
5-Feb-1914 2-Aug-1997 Naked Lunch
Richard G. Butler
Activist
23-Feb-1918 8-Sep-2004 Founder of the Aryan Nations
Pat Califia
Author
8-Mar-1954   FTM transgendered sex writer
Melvin Calvin
Chemist
8-Apr-1911 8-Jan-1997 Deciphered photosynthesis
Archie Campbell
Actor
7-Nov-1914 29-Aug-1987 Hee Haw
Carroll Campbell
Politician
24-Jul-1940 7-Dec-2005 Governor of South Carolina, 1987-95
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Head of State
7-Sep-1836 22-Apr-1908 UK Prime Minister, 1905-08
Benjamin Cardozo
Judge
24-May-1870 9-Jul-1938 US Supreme Court Justice, 1932-38
George Carlin
Comic
12-May-1937 22-Jun-2008 Seven Dirty Words
Jack L. Chalker
Author
17-Dec-1944 11-Feb-2005 SF author, wrote Well World series
Whittaker Chambers
Author
1-Apr-1901 9-Jul-1961 Accuser of Alger Hiss
Albert "Happy" Chandler
Politician
14-Jul-1898 15-Jun-1991 Kentucky Governor, Baseball Commissioner
Otis Chandler
Publisher
23-Nov-1927 27-Feb-2006 Publisher of the L.A. Times, 1960-80
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Astronomer
19-Oct-1910 21-Aug-1995 Evolutionary stages of stars
Harry Chapin
Singer/Songwriter
7-Dec-1942 16-Jul-1981 Cat's in the Cradle
John Cheever
Author
27-May-1912 18-Jun-1982 The Enormous Radio
Dick Cheney
Politician
30-Jan-1941   US Vice President, 2001-09
Dick Clark
TV Personality
30-Nov-1929 18-Apr-2012 American Bandstand
Clark Clifford
Government
25-Dec-1906 10-Oct-1998 US Secretary of Defense, 1968-69
Jerry Colonna
Radio Personality
17-Sep-1904 21-Nov-1986 Sidekick of Bob Hope
Tony Conigliaro
Baseball
7-Jan-1945 24-Feb-1990 Boston Red Sox
Alistair Cooke
Journalist
20-Nov-1908 29-Mar-2004 Alistair Cooke's America
Juan Corona
Criminal
1934   Serial killer serving 25 life sentences
Father Charles Coughlin
Religion
25-Oct-1891 27-Oct-1979 Radio opponent of FDR
Jacques Cousteau
Activist
11-Jun-1910 25-Jun-1997 Oceanographer, environmentalist
Thomas George Cowling
Mathematician
17-Jun-1906 16-Jun-1990 Cowling model
Barbara Cubin
Politician
30-Nov-1946   Congresswoman from Wyoming, 1995-2009
Rodney Dangerfield
Comic
22-Nov-1921 5-Oct-2004 Never did get no respect
Harry M. Daugherty
Government
26-Jan-1860 12-Oct-1941 US Attorney General, 1921-24
Peter Debye
Physicist
24-Mar-1884 2-Nov-1966 Studied molecular structure, dipoles
Ted Demme
Film Director
26-Oct-1963 13-Jan-2002 Blow
Gerard Depardieu
Actor
27-Dec-1948   Cyrano de Bergerac
Richard DeVos
Business
4-Mar-1926   Co-Founder of Amway
Philip K. Dick
Novelist
16-Dec-1928 2-Mar-1982 Blade Runner
Bo Diddley
Guitarist
30-Dec-1928 2-Jun-2008 Blues diddler and rectangular guitarist
Otto Diels
Chemist
23-Jan-1876 7-Mar-1954 Diels-Alder Reaction
Martin Dies, Jr.
Politician
5-Nov-1900 14-Nov-1972 Congressman from Texas
Sepp Dietrich
Military
28-May-1892 22-Apr-1966 Nazi general, guilty of war crimes
David Dinkins
Politician
10-Jul-1927   Mayor of New York City, 1989-93
Mike Ditka
Football
18-Oct-1939   Chicago Bears Head Coach, 1982-92
Thomas J. Dodd
Politician
15-May-1907 24-May-1971 US Senator from Connecticut, 1958-71
Eric Dolphy
Jazz Musician
20-Jun-1928 29-Jun-1964 Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist
Troy Donahue
Actor
27-Jan-1936 2-Sep-2001 A Summer Place
Morton Downey, Jr.
Talk Show Host
9-Dec-1933 12-Mar-2001 Mort the Mouth
Michael Clarke Duncan
Actor
10-Dec-1957 3-Sep-2012 The Green Mile
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Head of State
14-Oct-1890 28-Mar-1969 34th US President, 1953-61
Sergei Eisenstein
Film Director
23-Jan-1898 11-Feb-1948 Alexander Nevsky
Hanns Eisler
Composer
6-Jul-1898 6-Sep-1962 German radical composer
Roy Eldridge
Jazz Musician
30-Jan-1911 26-Feb-1989 Swing-era jazz trumpeter
Stanley Elkin
Novelist
11-May-1930 31-May-1995 The Living End
Harlan Ellison
Author
27-May-1934   I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
Zhou Enlai
Head of State
5-Mar-1898 8-Jan-1976 Mao's right-hand man
Dennis Erectus
Radio Personality
1949 13-Jun-2012 Early KOME shock jock
Jaime Escalante
Educator
31-Dec-1930 30-Mar-2010 Celebrated high school calculus teacher
William Faulkner
Author
25-Sep-1897 6-Jul-1962 The Reivers
Arthur Fiedler
Conductor
17-Dec-1894 10-Jul-1979 Conductor of the Boston Pops
Ranulph Fiennes
Explorer
7-Mar-1944   World explorer
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author
24-Sep-1896 21-Dec-1940 The Great Gatsby
James Montgomery Flagg
Painter
18-Jun-1877 27-May-1960 I Want YOU for U.S. Army
Alexander Fleming
Scientist
6-Aug-1881 11-Mar-1955 Discovered penicillin
Ian Fleming
Novelist
28-May-1908 12-Aug-1964 Author of the James Bond series
Paul J. Flory
Chemist
19-Jun-1910 9-Sep-1985 Studied polymers
James Franck
Physicist
26-Aug-1882 21-May-1964 Franck-Hertz experiment
William Friedman
Scientist
24-Sep-1891 12-Nov-1969 Cryptography pioneer
R. Buckminster Fuller
Architect
12-Jul-1895 1-Jul-1983 Futurist, invented the geodesic dome
Gallagher
Comic
24-Jul-1947   Watermelon's natural enemy
John Garfield
Actor
4-Mar-1913 21-May-1952 Gentleman's Agreement
Roswell Garst
Agriculturalist
14-Jun-1898 5-Nov-1977 Hybrid corn farmer, amateur diplomat
Green Gartside
Musician
22-Jun-1955   Frontman for Scritti Politti
Michael Gerson
Politician
1965   Washington Post columnist
Maurice Gibb
Bassist
22-Dec-1949 12-Jan-2003 Bassist and vocalist of Bee Gees
John H. Gibbon, Jr.
Doctor
29-Sep-1903 5-Feb-1973 Open-heart surgery
Althea Gibson
Tennis
25-Aug-1927 28-Sep-2003 First black woman to win Wimbledon
Vitaly L. Ginzburg
Physicist
4-Oct-1916 8-Nov-2009 Type-II superconductors
Todd Glass
Comic
1964   Vintage Todd Glass and Other Crap
Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Physicist
28-Jun-1906 20-Feb-1972 Shell nuclear model
Kelsey Grammer
Actor
21-Feb-1955   Frasier
Fred Grandy
Actor
29-Jun-1948   Congressman, Gopher on The Love Boat
Wilson Greatbatch
Inventor
6-Sep-1919 27-Sep-2011 Implantable pacemaker
Zane Grey
Novelist
31-Jan-1872 23-Oct-1939 Riders of the Purple Sage
Eddie Griffin
Comic
15-Jul-1968   Undercover Brother
Robert Guillaume
Actor
30-Nov-1927   Benson
Guru
Rapper
17-Jul-1962 19-Apr-2010 Rapper from Gang Starr
Fritz Haber
Chemist
9-Dec-1868 29-Jan-1934 Synthesized ammonia, chemical warfare
Philip C. Habib
Diplomat
25-Feb-1920 24-May-1992 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1971-74
Gene Hackman
Actor
30-Jan-1930   The Conversation
Paul Haggis
Screenwriter
10-Mar-1953   Crash
Joan Hammond
Singer
24-May-1912 26-Nov-1996 Operatic soprano
Oliver Hardy
Actor
18-Jan-1892 7-Aug-1957 Laurel and Hardy
Bobby Hatfield
Singer
10-Aug-1940 5-Nov-2003 The Righteous Brothers
Rondo Hatton
Actor
22-Apr-1894 2-Feb-1946 Horror actor afflicted with acromegaly
Charles Haughey
Head of State
16-Sep-1925 13-Jun-2006 Three-time Prime Minister of Ireland
Norman Haworth
Chemist
19-Mar-1883 19-Mar-1950 Carbohydrates and vitamin C
F. A. Hayek
Economist
8-May-1899 23-Mar-1992 Austrian economist
Wayne L. Hays
Politician
13-May-1911 13-Feb-1989 Congressman from Ohio, 1949-76
Lafcadio Hearn
Author
27-Jun-1850 26-Sep-1904 Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation
Van Heflin
Actor
13-Dec-1910 23-Jul-1971 Till the Clouds Roll By
Lillian Hellman
Playwright
20-Jun-1905 30-Jun-1984 Little Foxes
Jim Henson
Performance Artist
24-Sep-1936 16-May-1990 Creator of the Muppets
Herblock
Cartoonist
13-Oct-1909 7-Oct-2001 Editorial Cartoonist, The Washington Post
Jack Herer
Activist
18-Jun-1939 15-Apr-2010 Cannabis evangelist
Tony Hillerman
Novelist
27-May-1925 26-Oct-2008 Mystery novels set at Navajo reservation
Myra Hindley
Criminal
23-Jul-1942 15-Nov-2002 The Moors Murders
Gil Hodges
Baseball
4-Apr-1924 2-Apr-1972 Eight-time All-Star
Robert Hofstadter
Physicist
5-Feb-1915 17-Nov-1990 Size, shape, and structure of neutrons and protons
Gareth Hunt
Actor
7-Feb-1942 14-Mar-2007 The New Avengers
Punch Imlach
Hockey
15-Mar-1918 1-Dec-1987 NHL Coach, Hall of Famer
Bobby Ingram
Guitarist
1957   Lead Guitarist, Molly Hatchet
Reed Irvine
Activist
29-Sep-1922 16-Nov-2004 Founder, Accuracy in Media
Illinois Jacquet
Musician
31-Oct-1922 22-Jul-2004 Squealing saxophone legend
Cheddi Jagan
Head of State
22-Mar-1918 6-Mar-1997 President of Guyana, 1992-97
Janet Jagan
Head of State
20-Oct-1920 28-Mar-2009 President of Guyana, 1997-99
Mariss Jansons
Conductor
14-Jan-1943   Conductor, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
George Jessel
Actor
3-Apr-1898 24-May-1981 Toastmaster General of the United States
Lyndon B. Johnson
Head of State
27-Aug-1908 22-Jan-1973 36th US President, 1963-69
Duke Kahanamoku
Swimmer
24-Aug-1890 22-Jan-1968 Olympic swimmer, five-time medalist
Chiang Kai-Shek
Head of State
31-Oct-1887 5-Apr-1975 President of Nationalist China
Max Kampelman
Diplomat
7-Nov-1920 25-Jan-2013 US Ambassador to the CSCE
Estes Kefauver
Politician
26-Jul-1903 10-Aug-1963 US Senator from Tennessee, 1949-63
William D. Kelley
Government
12-Apr-1814 9-Jan-1890 Powerful 19th century Congressman
Machine Gun Kelly
Criminal
18-Jul-1895 18-Jul-1954 Notorious bank robber, kidnapper
Joan Kennedy
Relative
9-Sep-1936   First wife of Ted Kennedy
Jomo Kenyatta
Head of State
20-Oct-1892 22-Aug-1978 President of Kenya, 1964-78
John Maynard Keynes
Economist
5-Jun-1883 21-Apr-1946 Father of Keynesian economics
Bruce King
Politician
6-Apr-1924 13-Nov-2009 Three-time Governor of New Mexico
Coretta Scott King
Activist
27-Apr-1927 30-Jan-2006 Widow of Dr. Martin Luther King
Larry King
Talk Show Host
19-Nov-1933   Larry King Live
Alfred Kinsey
Scientist
23-Jun-1894 25-Aug-1956 Researched human sexual behavior
Les Kinsolving
Journalist
18-Dec-1927   WorldNetDaily
Willard M. Kiplinger
Journalist
8-Jan-1891 6-Aug-1967 Kiplinger Washington Editors
Ed Koch
Politician
12-Dec-1924 1-Feb-2013 Mayor of New York City, 1978-89
Robert Koch
Doctor
11-Dec-1843 27-May-1910 Germ theory of disease
Mort Kondracke
Columnist
28-Apr-1939   Tolerated by Fox, McLaughlin
Gene Krupa
Drummer
15-Jan-1909 16-Oct-1973 Pioneering drummer
Frankie Laine
Singer
30-Mar-1913 6-Feb-2007 Moonlight Gambler, Rawhide
Burt Lancaster
Actor
2-Nov-1913 20-Oct-1994 Elmer Gantry
David L. Lander
Actor
22-Jun-1947   Squiggy on Laverne & Shirley
Karl Landsteiner
Scientist
14-Jun-1868 26-Jun-1943 Discovered blood typing
Irving Langmuir
Chemist
31-Jan-1881 16-Aug-1957 Inventor of the high-vacuum tube
Bob Lanier
Politician
10-Mar-1925   Mayor of Houston, 1992-98
Gregory S. Lashutka
Politician
1944   Mayor of Columbus, 1992-2000
Tommy Lasorda
Baseball
22-Sep-1927   Manager of the LA Dodgers, 1977-96
Stan Laurel
Actor
16-Jun-1890 23-Feb-1965 Laurel and Hardy
Jerry Lawler
Wrestling
29-Nov-1949   Bitchslapped Andy Kaufman on Letterman
Walter Legge
Music Producer
1-Jun-1906 22-Mar-1979 Classical music producer at EMI
Jim Lehrer
Journalist
19-May-1934   PBS NewsHour
Luis Leloir
Chemist
6-Sep-1906 2-Dec-1987 Conversion of carbohydrates
Aldo Leopold
Naturalist
11-Jan-1887 21-Apr-1948 A Sand County Almanac
Larry Levenson
Business
c. 1936 23-Jan-1999 Founder of Plato's Retreat
Jerry Lewis
Comic
16-Mar-1926   Muscular Dystrophy Association
Peter B. Lewis
Business
11-Nov-1933   Chairman of Progressive
Mark Linkous
Singer/Songwriter
9-Sep-1962 6-Mar-2010 Sparklehorse
Earl Long
Politician
26-Aug-1895 5-Sep-1960 Three-time Governor of Louisiana
Huey Long
Politician
30-Aug-1893 10-Sep-1935 Governor and Senator from Louisiana
Al Lopez
Baseball
20-Aug-1908 30-Oct-2005 Catcher, manager, MLB Hall-of-Famer
Joe Louis
Boxing
13-May-1914 12-Apr-1981 The Champ
Ernst Lubitsch
Film Director
28-Jan-1892 30-Nov-1947 To Be or Not To Be
Manny Lujan
Politician
12-May-1928   US Secretary of the Interior 1989-93
Salvador Luria
Biologist
13-Aug-1912 6-Feb-1991 Natural selection in bacteria
Edmund C. Lynch
Business
19-May-1885 12-May-1938 The Lynch of Merrill-Lynch
Paul Lynde
Comic
13-Jun-1926 10-Jan-1982 Hollywood Square
Moms Mabley
Comic
19-Mar-1894 23-May-1975 Pioneering black comedienne
Donald Maclean
Spy
25-May-1913 6-Mar-1983 Spy for Moscow, Cambridge Five
Lester Maddox
Politician
30-Sep-1915 25-Jun-2003 Governor of Georgia, 1967-71
Om Malik
Journalist
29-Sep-1966   GigaOM
Charlie Manuel
Baseball
4-Jan-1944   Manager, Philadelphia Phillies
Diego Maradona
Soccer
30-Oct-1960   Led Argentina to 1986 World Cup Final
Guglielmo Marconi
Scientist
25-Apr-1874 20-Jul-1937 Inventor of radio
Thomas R. Marshall
Politician
14-Mar-1854 1-Jun-1925 Vice President under Wilson
Walter Matthau
Actor
1-Oct-1920 1-Jul-2000 Messy half of the Odd Couple
John Matuszak
Football
25-Oct-1950 17-Jun-1989 Oakland Raider turned actor
John McAfee
Business
18-Sep-1945   Antivirus entepreneur and yoga wannabe
Daniel T. McCarty
Politician
18-Jan-1912 28-Sep-1953 Governor of Florida, 1953
Hattie McDaniel
Actor
10-Jun-1893 26-Oct-1952 Mammy in Gone with the Wind
Edward Mellanby
Doctor
8-Apr-1884 30-Jan-1955 Rickets
John Cougar Mellencamp
Singer/Songwriter
7-Oct-1951   Jack and Diane
James A. Michener
Novelist
3-Feb-1907 16-Oct-1997 South Pacific
Nelson A. Miles
Military
8-Aug-1839 15-May-1925 Army volunteer promoted to Commanding General
Stanley Milgram
Psychologist
15-Aug-1933 20-Dec-1984 Milgram Experiment
Arnold Miller
Labor Leader
25-Apr-1923 12-Jul-1985 UMW President, 1972-79
Robert A. Millikan
Physicist
22-Mar-1868 19-Dec-1953 Determined the charge of an electron
John Mitchell
Government
15-Sep-1913 9-Nov-1988 US Attorney General, Watergate figure
Dimitri Mitropoulos
Conductor
1-Mar-1896 2-Nov-1960 Conductor, NY Philharmonic, 1949-58
Eric Morecambe
Comic
14-May-1926 28-May-1984 Morecambe and Wise
Walter Mossberg
Columnist
27-Mar-1947   Technology columnist, Wall Street Journal
Hosni Mubarak
Head of State
4-May-1928   President of Egypt, 1981-2011
Helmut Newton
Photographer
31-Oct-1920 23-Jan-2004 Celebrity photographer
Harry Nilsson
Singer/Songwriter
15-Jun-1941 15-Jan-1994 Me and My Arrow
Paul Nitze
Diplomat
16-Jan-1907 19-Oct-2004 US cold warrior
George O'Brien
Actor
19-Apr-1899 4-Sep-1985 Sunrise
Donald O'Connor
Actor
28-Aug-1925 27-Sep-2003 Singin' in the Rain
Rosie O'Donnell
Talk Show Host
21-Mar-1962   The Rosie O'Donnell Show
Maureen O'Hara
Actor
17-Aug-1920   Miracle on 34th Street
C. William O'Neill
Politician
14-Feb-1916 20-Aug-1978 Governor of Ohio, 1957-59
Kerry Packer
Business
17-Dec-1937 26-Dec-2005 Richest man in Australia
Bettie Page
Model
22-Apr-1923 11-Dec-2008 Black-haired bondage pin-up queen
Colonel Tom Parker
Business
26-Jun-1909 21-Jan-1997 Elvis Presley's manager
William H. Parker
Government
21-Jun-1902 16-Jul-1966 Chief of LAPD, 1950-66
Jeffry M. Picower
Business
5-May-1942 25-Oct-2009 Became billionaire via Madoff's Ponzi
William Pigott
Business
27-Jun-1860 19-Jul-1929 Pacific Car & Foundry
Bo Pilgrim
Business
8-May-1928   Co-Founder of Pilgrim's Pride
Augusto Pinochet
Head of State
25-Nov-1915 10-Dec-2006 Overthrew Chile with CIA's help
Pope Pius X
Religion
2-Jun-1835 20-Aug-1914 Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1903-14
June Pointer
Musician
30-Nov-1953 11-Apr-2006 The Pointer Sisters
Generoso Pope, Jr.
Business
13-Jan-1927 2-Oct-1988 National Enquirer and Weekly World News
Cecil Powell
Physicist
5-Dec-1903 9-Aug-1969 Discovered the pi-meson
Edgar Prince
Business
3-May-1931 2-Mar-1995 Prince Manufacturing
Richard Pryor
Comic
1-Dec-1940 10-Dec-2005 Stand-up comic, Stir Crazy
Tito Puente
Musician
20-Apr-1923 31-May-2000 Popular Latin bandleader
Carroll Quigley
Educator
9-Nov-1910 3-Jan-1977 Harvard professor, mentor to Bill Clinton
Julius Raab
Head of State
29-Nov-1891 8-Jan-1964 Chancellor of Austria, 1953-61
James Rainwater
Physicist
9-Dec-1917 31-May-1986 Determined shapes of nuclei
Corin Redgrave
Actor
16-Jul-1939 6-Apr-2010 Not About Nightingales
Wilhelm Reich
Scientist
24-Mar-1897 3-Nov-1957 Founder of Orgonomy
Fritz Reiner
Conductor
19-Dec-1888 15-Nov-1963 Music Director, Chicago Symphony, 1953-62
Richard Samuel Reynolds
Business
15-Aug-1881 29-Jul-1955 Founder of Reynolds Metals
Charles Richter
Scientist
26-Apr-1900 30-Sep-1985 Groundbreaking seismologist
Marty Robbins
Country Musician
26-Sep-1925 8-Dec-1982 El Paso
Oral Roberts
Religion
24-Jan-1918 15-Dec-2009 Televangelist, faith healer
Joe M. Rodgers
Business
12-Nov-1933 2-Feb-2009 US Ambassador to France, 1985-89
James Rolph, Jr.
Government
23-Aug-1869 2-Jun-1934 Mayor of San Francisco, 1912-31
George W. Romney
Politician
8-Jul-1907 26-Jul-1995 Presidential candidate, admitted brainwashing
Charles G. Ross
Government
9-Nov-1885 5-Dec-1950 White House Press Secretary for Truman
Joe E. Ross
Actor
15-Mar-1914 13-Aug-1982 Car 54, Where Are You?
John H. Rousselot
Politician
1-Nov-1927 11-May-2003 Congressman from California, 1961-63 & 1970-83
Zelda Rubinstein
Actor
1-Jan-1933 27-Jan-2010 Tangina in Poltergeist
Gail Russell
Actor
21-Sep-1924 26-Aug-1961 Angel and the Badman
Bayard Rustin
Activist
17-Mar-1910 24-Aug-1987 Organized the 1963 March on Washington
Audrey Santo
Victim
19-Dec-1983 14-Apr-2007 Miracle girl in a coma
Mario Savio
Activist
8-Dec-1942 6-Nov-1996 Free Speech Movement
Terry Sawchuk
Hockey
28-Dec-1929 31-May-1970 Goalie, NHL Hall of Famer
Bo Schembechler
Football
1-Apr-1929 17-Nov-2006 Michigan Wolverines Head Coach, 1969-89
Terri Schiavo
Victim
3-Dec-1963 31-Mar-2005 Human vegetable, 1990-2005
Alex Schoenbaum
Business
8-Aug-1915 6-Dec-1996 Founder, Shoney's
Avery Schreiber
Comic
9-Apr-1935 7-Jan-2002 Burns and Schreiber
Robert Schuller
Religion
16-Sep-1926   World's most upbeat televangelist
Kurt Schwitters
Artist
20-Jun-1887 8-Jan-1948 Collagist, Merz
DJ Screw
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