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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward P. Abraham
Chemist
10-Jun-1913 8-May-1999 Cephalosporins
John Quincy Adams
Head of State
11-Jul-1767 23-Feb-1848 6th US President, 1825-29
Harold Adamson
Songwriter
10-Dec-1906 17-Aug-1980 Time on My Hands
Steven Adler
Drummer
22-Jan-1965   Former Guns N' Roses drummer
Ali Alatas
Diplomat
4-Nov-1932 11-Dec-2008 Indonesian Foreign Minister, 1988-99
William Foxwell Albright
Archaeologist
24-May-1891 19-Sep-1971 Biblical archaeologist at Johns Hopkins
T. M. Aluko
Novelist
14-Jun-1918 1-May-2010 One Man, One Wife
Maryanne Amacher
Composer
25-Feb-1943 22-Oct-2009 Sound Characters (Making the Third Ear)
Mother Angelica
Religion
20-Apr-1923   Roman Catholic evangelical nun
Ken Annakin
Film Director
10-Aug-1914 22-Apr-2009 Battle of the Bulge
Michelangelo Antonioni
Film Director
29-Sep-1912 30-Jul-2007 Professione: reporter
Mary Kay Ash
Business
12-May-1918 22-Nov-2001 Cosmetics mogul
Les Aspin
Politician
21-Jul-1938 21-May-1995 US Secretary of Defense, 1993-94
Mary Astor
Actor
3-May-1906 25-Sep-1987 The Maltese Falcon
John Atanasoff
Inventor
4-Oct-1903 15-Jun-1995 Atanasoff-Berry Computer
Chet Atkins
Guitarist
20-Jun-1924 30-Jun-2001 Prominent country picker
Hoyt Axton
Country Musician
25-Mar-1938 26-Oct-1999 Folk singer, songwriter, composer
Tariq Aziz
Government
1936   Ex-Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister
Johann Sebastian Bach
Composer
21-Mar-1685 28-Jul-1750 Baroque composer
Parley Baer
Actor
5-Aug-1914 22-Nov-2002 Chester on Gunsmoke radio
George Baker
Actor
1-Apr-1931 7-Oct-2011 Ruth Rendell Mysteries
Samuel Aaron Baker
Politician
7-Nov-1874 16-Sep-1933 Governor of Missouri, 1925-29
Lucille Ball
Actor
6-Aug-1911 26-Apr-1989 I Love Lucy
Bill Ballance
Radio Personality
27-Oct-1918 23-Sep-2004 Shared naked pix of Dr. Laura
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Head of State
17-Apr-1916 10-Oct-2000 Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Jerry Barber
Golf
25-Apr-1916 23-Sep-1994 Winner, 1961 PGA Championship
Bob Barker
Game Show Host
12-Dec-1923   The Price Is Right
Brenda C. Barnes
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Sara Lee, 2005-10
Count Basie
Pianist
21-Aug-1904 26-Apr-1984 Big band pianist
Lucy Baxley
Politician
21-Dec-1937   Lt. Governor of Alabama, 2003-07
Matthew "Stymie" Beard
Actor
1-Jan-1925 8-Jan-1981 Stymie in Our Gang
Lawrence Bell
Business
5-Apr-1894 20-Oct-1956 Founder of Bell Helicopter
Melvin Belli
Attorney
29-Jul-1907 9-Jul-1996 The King of Torts
Jean-Paul Belmondo
Actor
9-Apr-1933   Itineraire d'un Enfant Gate
Pope Benedict XVI
Religion
16-Apr-1927   Pope Emeritus
Tex Beneke
Musician
12-Feb-1914 30-May-2000 Saxophonist, The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Charles E. Bennett
Politician
2-Dec-1910 6-Sep-2003 Congressman from Florida, 1949-93
Lloyd Bentsen, Jr.
Politician
11-Feb-1921 23-May-2006 US Senator, Treasury Secretary
Fred Berry
Actor
13-Mar-1951 21-Oct-2003 Rerun on What's Happening!!
Lipman Bers
Mathematician
22-May-1914 29-Oct-1993 Riemann surfaces
John Betjeman
Poet
28-Aug-1906 19-May-1984 Summoned By Bells
Bruno Bettelheim
Psychologist
28-Aug-1903 13-Mar-1990 Fraudulent child psychologist
Beau Biden
Politician
3-Feb-1969   Attorney General of Delaware
Ronnie Biggs
Criminal
8-Aug-1929   UK Great Train Robber
David H. Blackwell
Mathematician
24-Apr-1919 8-Jul-2010 Bayesian statistics
Otis Blackwell
Songwriter
16-Feb-1932 6-May-2002 Prolific R&B songwriter
Samuel Blanc
Inventor
13-Feb-1883 20-Dec-1964 Founder of Roto-Rooter
Bill Blass
Fashion Designer
22-Jun-1922 12-Jun-2002 Bill Blass, Ltd.
Angela Bofill
Singer
3-May-1954   I Try
Dirk Bogarde
Actor
28-Mar-1921 8-May-1999 A Bridge Too Far
Nils Bohlin
Engineer
17-Jul-1920 26-Sep-2002 Three-point safety belt
Niels Bohr
Physicist
7-Oct-1885 18-Nov-1962 Father of Quantum Theory
Tom Bolack
Politician
18-May-1918 20-May-1998 Governor of New Mexico, 1962-63
Charles Booth
Sociologist
30-Mar-1840 23-Nov-1916 Studied poverty in London
Edwin G. Booz
Business
2-Sep-1887 1-Oct-1951 Founder of Booz Allen Hamilton
P. W. Botha
Head of State
12-Jan-1916 31-Oct-2006 President of South Africa, 1984-89
H. A. Boucher
Politician
27-Jan-1921 19-Jun-2009 Lt. Governor of Alaska, 1970-74
Jane Bowles
Novelist
22-Feb-1917 4-May-1973 Two Serious Ladies
Peter Boyle
Actor
18-Oct-1935 12-Dec-2006 Young Frankenstein
Robert Boyle
Chemist
25-Jan-1627 30-Dec-1691 Pioneer of modern chemistry
W. A. Boyle
Labor Leader
1-Dec-1904 31-May-1985 UMW President, 1963-72
Ray Bradbury
Author
22-Aug-1920 5-Jun-2012 Fahrenheit 451
Tom Bradley
Politician
27-Dec-1917 29-Sep-1998 Mayor of Los Angeles, 1973-93
Catherine Breillat
Film Director
13-Jul-1948   Anatomy of Hell
Norm Van Brocklin
Football
15-Mar-1926 2-May-1983 NFL QB passed for 554 yards in a game
Robert H. Brooks
Business
6-Feb-1937 16-Jul-2006 Hooters chairman
Danny Joe Brown
Singer/Songwriter
24-Aug-1951 10-Mar-2005 Singer for Molly Hatchet
Ruth Brown
Singer
12-Jan-1928 17-Nov-2006 Miss Rhythm
Beau Brummell
Socialite
7-Jun-1778 30-Mar-1840 Dandy, 19th c. arbiter of fashion
John Buchan
Author
26-Aug-1875 11-Feb-1940 The Thirty-Nine Steps
Art Buchwald
Columnist
20-Oct-1925 17-Jan-2007 Syndicated columnist and humorist
James Burnham
Author
22-Nov-1905 28-Jul-1987 The Managerial Revolution
Aaron Burr
Politician
6-Feb-1756 14-Sep-1836 Killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel
Vannevar Bush
Scientist
11-Mar-1890 30-Jun-1974 Pre-internet visionary
Charles L. Caccia
Politician
29-Apr-1930 4-May-2008 Former Canadian MP, Davenport
Donald W. Callender
Business
27-Sep-1927 7-Jan-2009 Marie Callender's restaurateur
Cab Calloway
Jazz Musician
25-Dec-1907 18-Nov-1994 King of Hi-De-Ho
William W. Campbell
Astronomer
11-Apr-1862 14-Jun-1938 Stellar Motions
Harold Camping
Religion
19-Jul-1921   Keeps predicting the end of world
Al Capone
Criminal
17-Jan-1899 25-Jan-1947 Scarface
Hattie Wyatt Caraway
Politician
1-Feb-1878 21-Dec-1950 First female elected to US Senate
Benjamin Cardozo
Judge
24-May-1870 9-Jul-1938 US Supreme Court Justice, 1932-38
Mike Castle
Politician
2-Jul-1939   Congressman from Delaware, 1993-2011
Fidel Castro
Head of State
13-Aug-1926   Dictator of Cuba for almost fifty years
Joseph Chamberlain
Politician
8-Jul-1836 3-Jul-1914 British pol revered in Birmingham
Carl Charlier
Astronomer
1-Apr-1862 5-Nov-1934 Motion and the Distribution of the Stars
Jacques Chirac
Head of State
29-Nov-1932   President of France, 1995-2007
Brock Chisholm
Doctor
18-May-1896 4-Feb-1971 First Director-General of World Health Organization
Shirley Chisholm
Politician
30-Nov-1924 1-Jan-2005 First black woman elected to US House
Winston Churchill
Head of State
30-Nov-1874 24-Jan-1965 WWII Prime Minister of England
Dick Clark
TV Personality
30-Nov-1929 18-Apr-2012 American Bandstand
George Rogers Clark
Military
19-Nov-1752 13-Feb-1818 Kentucky frontier military leader
Clarence Clemons
Musician
11-Jan-1942 18-Jun-2011 Bruce Springsteen's saxophonist
George D. Clyde
Politician
21-Jul-1898 2-Apr-1972 Governor of Utah, 1957-65
Iron Eyes Cody
Actor
3-Apr-1904 4-Jan-1999 Keep America Beautiful
Pat Collins
TV Personality
7-May-1935 31-May-1997 The Hip Hypnotist
Jerry Colonna
Radio Personality
17-Sep-1904 21-Nov-1986 Sidekick of Bob Hope
John Compton
Head of State
29-Apr-1925 7-Sep-2007 Many-time Prime Minister of St. Lucia
Tony Conigliaro
Baseball
7-Jan-1945 24-Feb-1990 Boston Red Sox
Bull Connor
Government
11-Jul-1897 10-Mar-1973 Birmingham Public Safety Commissioner
Elisha Cook, Jr.
Actor
26-Dec-1903 18-May-1995 The Maltese Falcon
Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer
19-Feb-1473 24-May-1543 Heliocentrist, De revolutionibus
Ellen Corby
Actor
3-Jun-1911 14-Apr-1999 Grandma on The Waltons
Joseph Cotten
Actor
15-May-1905 6-Feb-1994 Jedidiah Leland in Citizen Kane
Noel Coward
Playwright
16-Dec-1899 26-Mar-1973 Design for Living
William H. Crawford
Politician
24-Feb-1772 15-Sep-1834 Senator and 1824 candidate for President
Herbert Croly
Author
23-Jan-1869 17-May-1930 The Promise of American Life
Ivor Cutler
Poet
15-Jan-1923 3-Mar-2006 Glasgow Dreamer
Leonardo Da Vinci
Artist
15-Apr-1452 2-May-1519 Mona Lisa, The Last Supper
John Dalton
Chemist
6-Sep-1766 27-Jul-1844 Early proponent of Atomic Theory
Rodney Dangerfield
Comic
22-Nov-1921 5-Oct-2004 Never did get no respect
Ram Dass
Religion
5-Apr-1931   Be Here Now
Dave Davies
Singer/Songwriter
3-Feb-1947   The Kinks
Joseph E. Davies
Diplomat
29-Nov-1876 9-May-1958 US Ambassador to the USSR, 1937-38
Bette Davis
Actor
5-Apr-1908 6-Oct-1989 All About Eve
Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
26-May-1926 28-Sep-1991 Jazz trumpeter, Kind of Blue
Samuel H. Day
Activist
5-Oct-1926 26-Jan-2001 Antinuke crusader
Yvonne De Carlo
Actor
1-Sep-1922 8-Jan-2007 Lily on The Munsters
Peter De Vries
Novelist
27-Feb-1910 28-Sep-1993 The Tunnel of Love
Daniel Defoe
Author
Sep-1660 24-Apr-1731 Robinson Crusoe
Floyd Dell
Journalist
28-Jun-1887 23-Jul-1969 Moon-Calf
John DeLorean
Business
6-Jan-1925 19-Mar-2005 Automobile designer and entepreneur
Richard DeVos
Business
4-Mar-1926   Co-Founder of Amway
George Dewey
Military
26-Dec-1837 16-Jan-1917 Sank the Spanish fleet at Manila
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
Charles Diebold
Business
24-Oct-1824 5-Mar-1894 Founder of Diebold
Bobby Doerr
Baseball
7-Apr-1918   Boston Red Sox Hall-of-Famer
Nate Dogg
Singer
19-Aug-1969 15-Mar-2011 G-funk singer
Sanford Ballard Dole
Politician
23-Apr-1844 9-Jun-1926 Governor of Hawaii, 1900-03
Kirk Douglas
Actor
9-Dec-1916   Spartacus
William O. Douglas
Judge
16-Oct-1898 19-Jan-1980 US Supreme Court Justice, 1939-75
Doris Duke
Philanthropist
22-Nov-1912 28-Oct-1993 Heiress to Duke fortune
William C. Durant
Business
8-Dec-1861 18-Mar-1947 Founder of General Motors
Seymour Durst
Business
c. 1913 19-May-1995 New York real estate mogul
Joseph D. Early
Politician
31-Jan-1933 9-Nov-2012 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1975-93
Max Eastman
Author
12-Jan-1883 25-Mar-1969 Socialist writer, later embraced McCarthyism
Bulent Ecevit
Government
28-May-1925 5-Nov-2006 Four-time Prime Minister of Turkey
Paul Ehrlich
Doctor
14-Mar-1854 20-Aug-1915 Father of chemotherapy
Samuel Eilenberg
Mathematician
30-Sep-1913 30-Jan-1998 Category theory
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Head of State
14-Oct-1890 28-Mar-1969 34th US President, 1953-61
Mamie Eisenhower
First Lady
14-Nov-1896 1-Nov-1979 Ike's First Lady
William A. Emerson, Jr.
Journalist
28-Feb-1923 25-Aug-2009 Editor, Saturday Evening Post, 1965-69
Georges Enesco
Composer
19-Aug-1881 4-May-1955 Oedipe
James Pollard Espy
Scientist
9-May-1785 24-Jan-1860 The Philosophy of Storms
Dale Evans
Country Musician
31-Oct-1912 7-Feb-2001 Singer and leading lady to Roy Rogers
Robert Evans
Film/TV Producer
29-Jun-1930   The Kid Stays In The Picture
King Fahd
Royalty
1923 1-Aug-2005 King of Saudi Arabia, 1982-2005
Joseph S. Farland
Diplomat
11-Aug-1914 28-Jan-2007 US Ambassador to Iran, 1972-73
Federico Fellini
Film Director
20-Jan-1920 30-Oct-1993 La Dolce Vita
W. Mark Felt
Government
17-Aug-1913 18-Dec-2008 Watergate's Deep Throat
Leo Fender
Inventor
10-Aug-1909 21-Mar-1991 Electric guitarmaker
Stepin Fetchit
Actor
30-May-1902 19-Nov-1985 Professional black stereotype
Millard Fillmore
Head of State
7-Jan-1800 8-Mar-1874 13th President of the US, 1850-53
Larry Fine
Actor
5-Oct-1902 24-Jan-1975 Larry on The Three Stooges
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Author
17-Feb-1879 9-Nov-1958 Understood Betsy
Cotton Fitzsimmons
Basketball
7-Oct-1931 24-Jul-2004 21 seasons as NBA head coach
Daniel J. Flood
Politician
26-Nov-1903 28-May-1994 Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1945-80
Dario Fo
Playwright
26-Mar-1926   Italian playwright and Nobel laureate
Gerald Ford
Head of State
14-Jul-1913 26-Dec-2006 38th US President, 1974-77
Henry Ford
Business
30-Jul-1863 7-Apr-1947 Founder of Ford Motors
John Fowles
Novelist
31-Mar-1926 5-Nov-2005 The French Lieutenant's Woman
Anne Francine
Actor
8-Aug-1917 3-Dec-1999 Stage actress, Vera Charles in MAME
Tony Franciosa
Actor
25-Oct-1928 19-Jan-2006 A Face in the Crowd
Felix Frankfurter
Judge
15-Nov-1882 22-Feb-1965 US Supreme Court Justice, 1939-62
Peter Fraser
Head of State
28-Aug-1884 5-Aug-1950 Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1940-49
Frank Frazetta
Painter
9-Feb-1928 10-May-2010 Painted Conan paperback covers
Harold Frederic
Author
19-Aug-1856 19-Oct-1898 The Damnation of Theron Ware
Caspar David Friedrich
Painter
5-Sep-1774 7-May-1840 German Romantic painter
Allen Funt
Film/TV Producer
16-Sep-1914 5-Sep-1999 Producer and host of Candid Camera
J. Marion Futrell
Politician
14-Aug-1870 20-Jun-1955 Twice Governor of Arkansas
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Actor
6-Feb-1917   Cop-slapping Gabor sister
Franz Joseph Gall
Doctor
9-Mar-1758 22-Aug-1828 Invented phrenology
Don Galloway
Actor
27-Jul-1937 8-Jan-2009 Det. Sgt. Ed Brown on Ironside
Ava Gardner
Actor
24-Dec-1922 25-Jan-1990 The Barefoot Contessa
Isabella Stewart Gardner
Philanthropist
14-Apr-1840 17-Jul-1924 Prominent art patron, collector
Jeff Garlin
Actor
5-Jun-1962   Jeff Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm
James Garner
Actor
7-Apr-1928   Jim Rockford on Rockford Files
Marcus Garvey
Activist
17-Aug-1887 10-Jun-1940 Pan-African black nationalist
Elbridge Gerry
Politician
17-Jul-1744 23-Nov-1814 Patron saint of Gerrymandering
Alice Ghostley
Actor
14-Aug-1926 21-Sep-2007 Bernice Clifton on Designing Women
Althea Gibson
Tennis
25-Aug-1927 28-Sep-2003 First black woman to win Wimbledon
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Composer
2-Jul-1714 15-Nov-1787 Orfeo ed Eurydice
Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Physicist
28-Jun-1906 20-Feb-1972 Shell nuclear model
Emma Goldman
Anarchist
27-Jun-1869 14-May-1940 Anarchist and feminist libertarian
Ron Gonzales
Politician
1951   Mayor of San Jose, 1998-2006
Raisa Gorbachev
First Lady
5-Jan-1932 20-Sep-1999 First Lady of the Soviet Union
Glenn Gould
Pianist
25-Sep-1932 4-Oct-1982 Canadian pianist, Bach soloist
Horace Gray
Judge
24-Mar-1828 15-Sep-1902 US Supreme Court Justice, 1882-1902
Rocky Graziano
Boxing
1-Jan-1919 22-May-1990 Middleweight boxing champ
Robert Cooper Grier
Judge
5-Mar-1794 25-Sep-1870 US Supreme Court Justice, 1846-70
Stephen Groombridge
Astronomer
7-Jan-1755 30-Mar-1832 A Catalogue of Circumpolar Stars
Robert Guillaume
Actor
30-Nov-1927   Benson
James Guthrie
Politician
5-Dec-1792 3-Mar-1869 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1853-57
Gary Gygax
Inventor
27-Jul-1938 4-Mar-2008 Co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons
George Habash
Activist
2-Aug-1926 26-Jan-2008 Founder of the PFLP
Uta Hagen
Actor
12-Jun-1919 14-Jan-2004 Renowned thespian and acting teacher
Corey Haim
Actor
23-Dec-1971 10-Mar-2010 The Lost Boys
Lionel Hampton
Jazz Musician
20-Apr-1908 31-Aug-2002 Jazz vibrophonist and bandleader
Knut Hamsun
Novelist
4-Aug-1859 19-Feb-1952 Norwegian novelist, Sult
George Frideric Handel
Composer
23-Feb-1685 14-Apr-1759 Messiah
Oliver Hardy
Actor
18-Jan-1892 7-Aug-1957 Laurel and Hardy
Julie Harris
Actor
2-Dec-1925   East of Eden
Bret Hart
Wrestling
2-Jul-1957   The Hitman
Childe Hassam
Painter
17-Oct-1859 27-Aug-1935 American impressionist, one of "The Ten"
Paula Hawkins
Politician
24-Jan-1927 3-Dec-2009 US Senator from Florida, 1981-87
Big Bill Haywood
Labor Leader
4-Feb-1869 18-May-1928 Industrial Workers of the World
Walt Hazzard
Basketball
15-Apr-1942 18-Nov-2011 UCLA basketball coach 1984-88
Hugh Hefner
Publisher
9-Apr-1926   Founder, Playboy magazine
Jesse Helms
Politician
18-Oct-1921 4-Jul-2008 US Senator from North Carolina, 1973-2003
Jack Herer
Activist
18-Jun-1939 15-Apr-2010 Cannabis evangelist
Lewis B. Hershey
Military
12-Sep-1893 20-May-1977 Director of Selective Service System
Melville J. Herskovits
Anthropologist
10-Sep-1895 25-Feb-1963 The Myth of the Negro Past
Elias Hicks
Religion
19-Mar-1748 27-Feb-1830 Quaker abolitionist
Dana Hill
Actor
6-May-1964 15-Jul-1996 Audrey Griswold in European Vacation
Chester Himes
Author
19-Jul-1909 12-Nov-1984 Lonely Crusade
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Chemist
12-May-1910 29-Jul-1994 Determined structure of Vitamin B12
Earl Holding
Business
29-Nov-1926 19-Apr-2013 Sinclair Oil
Sidney Holland
Head of State
18-Oct-1893 5-Aug-1961 Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1949-57
Winslow Homer
Painter
24-Feb-1836 30-Sep-1910 Maritime painter, Eight Bells
Joseph Hooker
Military
13-Nov-1814 31-Oct-1879 Union Army General
Roy Horn
Magician
3-Oct-1944   Siegfried and Roy
Curly Howard
Actor
22-Oct-1903 18-Jan-1952 Highest pitched Stooge
Ward Hunt
Judge
14-Jun-1810 24-Mar-1886 US Supreme Court Justice, 1873-82
Jeffrey Hunter
Actor
25-Nov-1926 27-May-1969 King of Kings
John Hunter
Doctor
13-Feb-1728 16-Oct-1793 English pathologist
Henrik Ibsen
Playwright
20-Mar-1828 23-May-1906 Peer Gynt
Kim Jong Il
Head of State
16-Feb-1941 17-Dec-2011 Dictator of North Korea, 1994-2011
Reed Irvine
Activist
29-Sep-1922 16-Nov-2004 Founder, Accuracy in Media
Ronald Isley
Musician
21-May-1941   An Isley brother
Charles Ives
Composer
20-Oct-1874 19-May-1954 Third Symphony (The Camp Meeting)
Edward L. Jackson
Politician
27-Dec-1873 18-Nov-1954 Governor of Indiana, 1925-29
Joe Jackson
Relative
26-Jul-1929   Patriarch of the Jackson family
Rick James
Musician
1-Feb-1948 6-Aug-2004 Superfreak
Walter W. Jenkins
Government
23-Mar-1918 23-Nov-1985 LBJ assistant, outed in gay sex scandal
Edward Jenner
Doctor
17-May-1749 26-Jan-1823 Smallpox Vaccination
Jerome K. Jerome
Author
2-May-1859 14-Jun-1927 Three Men in a Boat
George Jessel
Actor
3-Apr-1898 24-May-1981 Toastmaster General of the United States
Bunk Johnson
Jazz Musician
27-Dec-1889 7-Jul-1949 New Orleans jazz trumpeter
Lady Bird Johnson
First Lady
22-Dec-1912 11-Jul-2007 Wife of US President Lyndon Baines Johnson
Phillip Johnson
Author
1940   Intelligent Design theorist
Samuel Johnson
Lexicographer
18-Sep-1709 13-Dec-1784 A Dictionary of the English Language
Ben Jonson
Playwright
11-Jun-1572 6-Aug-1637 Volpone
Keith Joseph
Politician
17-Jan-1918 10-Dec-1994 Conservative UK Minister, Thatcher influence
Benito Juárez
Head of State
21-Mar-1806 18-Jul-1872 President of Mexico, 1861-72
Raul Julia
Actor
9-Mar-1940 24-Oct-1994 Street Fighter, Addams Family
Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Military
4-Oct-1903 16-Oct-1946 Commanded the Reich Central Security Office
Stacy Keach
Actor
2-Jun-1941   Mike Hammer, also voice narrator
Cresson H. Kearny
Inventor
7-Jan-1914 18-Dec-2003 Patriot, inventor, survivalist idol
Garrison Keillor
Radio Personality
7-Aug-1942   A Prairie Home Companion
Larry Kelley
Football
30-May-1915 27-Jun-2000 Winner, 1936 Heisman Trophy
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
Ed Kemmer
Actor
29-Oct-1921 9-Nov-2004 Cmdr. Buzz Corry on Space Patrol
Joseph P. Kennedy
Business
6-Sep-1888 18-Nov-1969 Smuggler and patriarch of the Kennedy clan
Ken Kesey
Novelist
17-Sep-1935 10-Nov-2001 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Barney Kessel
Guitarist
17-Oct-1923 6-May-2004 Be-bop guitarist
Charles F. Kettering
Engineer
29-Aug-1876 25-Nov-1958 Invented the electric starter
Ancel Keys
Scientist
26-Jan-1904 20-Nov-2004 Nutritionist, created the K ration
Coretta Scott King
Activist
27-Apr-1927 30-Jan-2006 Widow of Dr. Martin Luther King
Ernest J. King
Military
23-Nov-1878 25-Jun-1956 Chief of Naval Operations, 1942-45
Mabel King
Actor
25-Dec-1932 9-Nov-1999 What's Happening!
Mark Kirk
Politician
15-Sep-1959   US Senator from Illinois
Claude Kitchin
Politician
24-Mar-1869 31-May-1923 Congressman from North Carolina, 1901-23
Gustav Klimt
Painter
14-Jul-1862 6-Feb-1918 Founder of the Vienna Sezession
Leon Klinghoffer
Victim
24-Sep-1916 7-Oct-1985 Shot and thrown overboard by terrorists
Evel Knievel
Daredevil
17-Oct-1938 30-Nov-2007 Daredevil and one-time action figure
Ed Koch
Politician
12-Dec-1924 1-Feb-2013 Mayor of New York City, 1978-89
Ray Kroc
Business
5-Oct-1902 14-Jan-1984 McDonald's fast food tycoon
Gustav Krupp
Business
7-Aug-1870 16-Jan-1950 Industrialist, Nazi war criminal
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Activist
8-Jul-1926 24-Aug-2004 On Death And Dying
Ryszard Kuklinski
Spy
13-Jun-1930 10-Feb-2004 Polish Cold War era spy who worked with CIA
Tuli Kupferberg
Singer/Songwriter
28-Sep-1923 12-Jul-2010 The Fugs
Polykarp Kusch
Physicist
26-Jan-1911 20-Mar-1993 Magnetic moment of the electron
Édouard Lalo
Composer
27-Jan-1823 22-Apr-1892 Le Roi d'Ys
Joseph Rucker Lamar
Judge
15-Oct-1857 2-Jan-1916 US Supreme Court Justice, 1911-16
Burt Lancaster
Actor
2-Nov-1913 20-Oct-1994 Elmer Gantry
Elsa Lanchester
Actor
28-Oct-1902 26-Dec-1986 Bride of Frankenstein
David Landau
Actor
9-Mar-1879 20-Sep-1935 Judge Priest
Stan Laurel
Actor
16-Jun-1890 23-Feb-1965 Laurel and Hardy
Rod Laver
Tennis
9-Aug-1938   Winner of 1962 and 1969 Grand Slam
Peggy Lee
Singer
26-May-1920 21-Jan-2002 Is That All There Is?
Robert E. Lee
Military
19-Jan-1807 12-Oct-1870 Confederate General
Vladimir Lenin
Head of State
22-Apr-1870 21-Jan-1924 Revolutionary leader of Soviet Union
James Lick
Business
25-Aug-1796 1-Oct-1876 Lick Observatory
Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady
13-Dec-1818 16-Jul-1882 Wife of US President Abraham Lincoln
Art Linkletter
TV Personality
17-Jul-1912 26-May-2010 Kids Say the Darndest Things
Carolus Linnaeus
Botanist
23-May-1707 10-Jan-1778 Created a taxonomy of the species
Seymour M. Lipset
Sociologist
18-Mar-1922 31-Dec-2006 American Exceptionalism
Carl Loewe
Composer
30-Nov-1796 20-Apr-1869 German composer of ballads
Albert Lutuli
Activist
c. 1898 21-Jul-1967 ANC president, Nobel Prize recipient
Douglas MacArthur II
Diplomat
5-Jul-1909 15-Nov-1997 Career US Ambassador
John D. MacArthur
Philanthropist
6-Mar-1897 6-Jan-1978 Philanthropist, MacArthur Foundation
John A. Macdonald
Head of State
11-Jan-1815 6-Jun-1891 Canadian Prime Minister, founding father
Ernst Mach
Physicist
18-Feb-1838 19-Feb-1916 Optical and sensory perceptualist
Lester Maddox
Politician
30-Sep-1915 25-Jun-2003 Governor of Georgia, 1967-71
Jock Mahoney
Actor
7-Feb-1919 14-Dec-1989 Yancy Derringer
Charles T. Manatt
Attorney
9-Jun-1936 22-Jul-2011 DNC Chairman, 1981-85
William Manchester
Author
1-Apr-1922 1-Jun-2004 The Arms of Krupp
Mao
Head of State
26-Dec-1893 9-Sep-1976 Great Leap Forward!
Princess Margaret
Royalty
21-Aug-1930 9-Feb-2002 QEII's sister, the Countess of Snowdon
Lynn Margulis
Biologist
5-Mar-1935 22-Nov-2011 Origin of eukaryotic organelles
Edwin Markham
Poet
23-Apr-1852 7-Mar-1940 The Man With the Hoe
Don Marquis
Journalist
29-Jul-1878 29-Dec-1937 archy and mehitabel
George Preston Marshall
Football
11-Oct-1896 9-Aug-1969 Redskins owner, halftime show pioneer
Groucho Marx
Comic
2-Oct-1890 19-Aug-1977 You Bet Your Life
Typhoid Mary
Chef
22-Sep-1869 11-Nov-1938 Notorious typhoid carrier
Cindy Hensley McCain
Relative
20-May-1954   Wife of John McCain
Rue McClanahan
Actor
21-Feb-1934 3-Jun-2010 Blanche on The Golden Girls
Pat McCormick
Comic
30-Jun-1927 29-Jul-2005 Smokey and the Bandit
Carson McCullers
Author
19-Feb-1917 29-Sep-1967 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Hattie McDaniel
Actor
10-Jun-1893 26-Oct-1952 Mammy in Gone with the Wind
Robert B. McGehee
Business
c. 1943 9-Oct-2007 CEO of Progress Energy, 2004-07
Mary McGrory
Journalist
22-Aug-1918 21-Apr-2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning Liberal Icon
Edwin M. McMillan
Physicist
18-Sep-1907 7-Sep-1991 Discovered neptunium and plutonium
Peter Medawar
Biologist
28-Feb-1915 2-Oct-1987 Acquired immunological tolerance
H. L. Mencken
Critic
12-Sep-1880 29-Jan-1956 The American Language
Josef Mengele
Doctor
16-Mar-1911 7-Feb-1979 The Angel of Death
Robert Menzies
Head of State
20-Dec-1894 15-May-1978 Twice Prime Minister of Australia
Gerard Mercator
Cartographer
5-Mar-1512 2-Dec-1594 The Mercator Projection
Don Meredith
Football
10-Apr-1938 5-Dec-2010 Dallas Cowboys, Monday Night Foorball
William Meredith
Poet
9-Jan-1919 30-May-2007 Partial Accounts
David Merrick
Theatre Producer
27-Nov-1911 25-Apr-2000 Hello, Dolly!
Dale Messick
Cartoonist
11-Apr-1906 5-Apr-2005 Comic strip Brenda Starr
Don Messick
Actor
7-Sep-1926 24-Oct-1997 Voice of Scooby Doo
Charles Messier
Astronomer
26-Jun-1730 12-Apr-1817 Cataloguer of M objects
Ruben Mettler
Business
23-Feb-1924 23-May-2006 CEO of TRW, 1969-77
Bret Michaels
Singer
15-Mar-1963   Poison frontman
Vern Mikkelsen
Basketball
21-Oct-1928   NBA Hall of Famer
Agnes de Mille
Choreographer
18-Sep-1905 7-Oct-1993 Influential American choreographer
Arnold Miller
Labor Leader
25-Apr-1923 12-Jul-1985 UMW President, 1972-79
Stanley Miller
Chemist
7-Mar-1930 20-May-2007 Miller-Urey Experiment
Warren Mitchell
Actor
14-Jan-1926   Alf Garnett on Till Death Us Do Part
Lola Montez
Dancer
17-Feb-1821 17-Jan-1861 Mistress of Ludwig I of Bavaria
Dudley Moore
Comic
19-Apr-1935 27-Mar-2002 Arthur
Samantha Morton
Actor
13-May-1977   Sweet and Lowdown
Hosni Mubarak
Head of State
4-May-1928   President of Egypt, 1981-2011
Robert Mugabe
Head of State
21-Feb-1924   President of Zimbabwe
William Mulholland
Engineer
11-Sep-1855 22-Jul-1935 Los Angeles Aqueduct
Edvard Munch
Painter
12-Dec-1863 23-Jan-1944 Scream
Frankie Muñiz
Actor
5-Dec-1985   Malcolm in the Middle
Robert Musil
Novelist
6-Nov-1880 15-Apr-1942 Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften
Bill Musselman
Basketball
13-Aug-1940 5-May-2000 Timberwolves Head Coach, 1989-91
Bess Myerson
Model
16-Jul-1924   First Jewish Miss America
Conlon Nancarrow
Composer
27-Oct-1912 10-Aug-1997 Studies for Player Piano
Jack Nance
Actor
21-Dec-1943 30-Dec-1996 Eraserhead
Alan Napier
Actor
7-Jan-1903 8-Aug-1988 Alfred on Batman
Patricia Neal
Actor
20-Jan-1926 8-Aug-2010 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Jawaharlal Nehru
Head of State
14-Nov-1889 27-May-1964 First Prime Minister of India
Ruth Nelson
Actor
2-Aug-1905 12-Sep-1992 Awakenings
S. I. Newhouse, Sr.
Publisher
24-May-1895 29-Aug-1979 Founder of Advance Publications
Arnold Newman
Photographer
3-Mar-1918 6-Jun-2006 Environmental portraitist
Fayard Nicholas
Dancer
20-Oct-1914 24-Jan-2006 Tapdancer, The Nicholas Brothers
Pat Nixon
First Lady
16-Mar-1912 22-Jun-1993 Wife of US President Richard M. Nixon
Richard M. Nixon
Head of State
9-Jan-1913 22-Apr-1994 37th US President, 1969-74
Lyn Nofziger
Government
8-Jun-1924 27-Mar-2006 GOP political operative
Manuel Noriega
Head of State
11-Feb-1938   Panamanian dictator
Red Norvo
Jazz Musician
31-Mar-1908 6-Apr-1999 Jazz xylophonist
Frank O'Connor
Author
17-Sep-1903 10-Mar-1966 Guests of the Nation
Patrice O'Neal
Comic
7-Dec-1969 29-Nov-2011 Mr. P
Merle Oberon
Actor
19-Feb-1911 23-Nov-1979 Wuthering Heights
Keizo Obuchi
Head of State
25-Jun-1937 14-May-2000 Prime Minister of Japan, 1998-2000
Revius O. Ortique, Jr.
Judge
14-Jun-1924 22-Jun-2008 Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court
Baby Marie Osborne
Actor
5-Nov-1911 11-Nov-2010 Silent-era child star
Jack Paar
Talk Show Host
1-May-1918 27-Jan-2004 Second host of the Tonight Show
LaWanda Page
Actor
19-Oct-1920 14-Sep-2002 Aunt Esther on Sanford and Son
Nam June Paik
Artist
20-Jul-1932 29-Jan-2006 Korean-American video artist
Colonel Tom Parker
Business
26-Jun-1909 21-Jan-1997 Elvis Presley's manager
Jean Parker
Actor
11-Aug-1915 30-Nov-2005 Little Women
Talcott Parsons
Sociologist
13-Dec-1902 8-May-1979 The Structure of Social Action
Tonye Patano
Actor
1961   Heylia James on Weeds
Minnie Pearl
Singer
25-Oct-1912 4-Mar-1996 Her hat cost $1.98
William Penn
Government
14-Oct-1644 30-Jul-1718 Founder of Pennsylvania
Carl Perkins
Jazz Musician
9-Apr-1932 19-Jan-1998 Blue Suede Shoes
Dennis Peron
Activist
8-Apr-1945   Medical marijuana
Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
15-Aug-1925 24-Dec-2007 Maharajah of the keyboard
Philippe IV
Royalty
1268 29-Nov-1314 King of France, 1285-1314
Samuel R. Pierce
Politician
8-Sep-1922 31-Oct-2000 US Secretary of HUD, 1981-89
Allan Pinkerton
Business
25-Aug-1819 1-Jul-1884 Pinkerton National Detective Agency
Augusto Pinochet
Head of State
25-Nov-1915 10-Dec-2006 Overthrew Chile with CIA's help
Mahlon Pitney
Judge
5-Feb-1858 9-Dec-1924 US Supreme Court Justice, 1912-22
Aubrey Plaza
Comic
26-Jun-1984   Parks and Recreation
June Pointer
Musician
30-Nov-1953 11-Apr-2006 The Pointer Sisters
Charles Ponzi
Criminal
3-Mar-1882 18-Jun-1949 Get-rich-quick schemes
Ferdinand Porsche
Engineer
3-Sep-1875 30-Jan-1951 Designer of the Volkswagen Beetle
Katherine Anne Porter
Author
15-May-1890 18-Sep-1980 Ship of Fools
Archibald Philip Primrose
Head of State
7-May-1847 21-May-1929 UK Prime Minister 1894-95
John Profumo
Politician
30-Jan-1915 10-Mar-2006 Resigned House of Commons over an affair
William Proxmire
Politician
11-Nov-1915 15-Dec-2005 US Senator from Wisconsin, 1957-89
Barbara Pym
Novelist
2-Jun-1913 11-Jan-1980 Some Tame Gazelle
Sun Ra
Jazz Musician
22-May-1914 30-May-1993 Jazz musician from Saturn
Ted Radcliffe
Baseball
7-Jul-1902 11-Aug-2005 Double Duty
J. Lee Rankin
Government
7-Jul-1907 28-Jun-1996 US Solicitor General, 1956-61
Arthur Ravenel, Jr.
Politician
29-Mar-1927   Congressman from South Carolina, 1987-95
John Rawls
Philosopher
21-Feb-1921 24-Nov-2002 A Theory of Justice
Henry J. Raymond
Journalist
24-Jan-1820 19-Jun-1869 Co-Founder of The New York Times
Bebe Rebozo
Business
17-Nov-1912 8-May-1998 Nixon confidant
Harry Reid
Politician
2-Dec-1939   US Senate Majority Leader
Max Reinhardt
Theater Director
9-Sep-1873 30-Oct-1943 Filmed A Midsummer Night's Dream
Auguste Renoir
Painter
25-Feb-1841 3-Dec-1919 Le Bal au Moulin de la Galette
Joshua Reynolds
Painter
16-Jul-1723 23-Feb-1792 English portraitist
Thomas D. Rice
Comic
20-May-1808 19-Sep-1860 Played "Jim Crow"
Eddie Rickenbacker
Aviator
8-Oct-1890 23-Jul-1973 Flying ace shot down 22 planes in WWI
Dave Riley
Bassist
30-Jul-1960   Big Black bassist
James Whitcomb Riley
Poet
7-Oct-1849 22-Jul-1916 The Hoosier Poet
Bobby Robson
Soccer
18-Feb-1933 31-Jul-2009 English soccer manager
Ed Rollins
Government
19-Mar-1943   GOP political strategist
Art Rooney
Football
27-Jan-1901 25-Aug-1988 Pittsburgh Steelers owner
Kermit Roosevelt, Jr.
Government
16-Feb-1916 8-Jun-2000 1953 Iran coup
Abe Rosenthal
Journalist
2-May-1922 10-May-2006 NY Times Executive Editor, 1977-86
Ted Ross
Actor
30-Jun-1934 3-Sep-2002 Cowardly Lion in The Wiz
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Painter
12-May-1828 9-Apr-1882 English pre-Raphaelite painter
Joseph Rotblat
Physicist
4-Nov-1908 31-Aug-2005 Nuclear physicist, anti-nuke activist
Mark Roth
Bowling
10-Apr-1951   Professional bowler
Mike Royko
Columnist
19-Sep-1932 29-Apr-1997 Syndicated Chicago columnist
Muriel Rukeyser
Poet
15-Dec-1913 12-Feb-1980 The Book of the Dead
Wiley Rutledge
Judge
20-Jul-1894 10-Sep-1949 US Supreme Court Justice, 1943-49
Irene Ryan
Actor
17-Oct-1902 26-Apr-1973 Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies
James A. Ryder
Business
28-Jul-1913 25-Mar-1997 Founder of Ryder System
António de Oliveira Salazar
Head of State
28-Apr-1889 27-Jul-1970 Ruler of Portugal, 1932-68
May Sarton
Poet
3-May-1912 16-Jul-1995 Plant Dreaming Deep
Merl Saunders
Pianist
14-Feb-1934 24-Oct-2008 Jazz & New Age keyboardist
Grant Sawyer
Politician
14-Dec-1918 19-Feb-1996 Governor of Nevada, 1959-67
Victor H. Schiro
Politician
6-May-1904 29-Aug-1992 Mayor of New Orleans, 1961-70
John Schlesinger
Film Director
16-Feb-1926 25-Jul-2003 Marathon Man
Charles Schulz
Cartoonist
26-Nov-1922 12-Feb-2000 Cartoonist created Peanuts
Albert Schweitzer
Activist
14-Jan-1875 4-Sep-1965 Humanitarian and theologian
Kurt Schwitters
Artist
20-Jun-1887 8-Jan-1948 Collagist, Merz
Raymond Scott
Musician
10-Sep-1908 8-Feb-1994 Powerhouse, invented the sequencer
Glenn Seaborg
Physicist
19-Apr-1912 25-Feb-1999 Co-Discoverer of Plutonium
Harry Secombe
Actor
8-Sep-1921 11-Apr-2001 Neddie Seagoon on The Goon Show
George Seldes
Journalist
16-Nov-1890 2-Jul-1995 Witness to a Century
Raymond P. Shafer
Politician
5-Mar-1917 12-Dec-2006 Governor of Pennsylvania, 1967-71
John Shalikashvili
Military
27-Jun-1936 23-Jul-2011 Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1993-97
Ariel Sharon
Head of State
26-Feb-1928   Prime Minister of Israel, 2001-06
Charles Sheeler
Painter
16-Jul-1883 7-May-1965 American modernist painter, precisionist
David Shoenberg
Physicist
4-Jan-1911 10-Mar-2004 Physicist at Cambridge
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Relative
10-Jul-1921 11-Aug-2009 Founder of the Special Olympics
Alexander Shulgin
Chemist
17-Jun-1925   Rediscovered MDMA
Norodom Sihanouk
Royalty
31-Oct-1922 15-Oct-2012 King of Cambodia
Jaime Cardinal Sin
Religion
31-Aug-1928 21-Jun-2005 Former Archbishop of Manila
Zutty Singleton
Jazz Musician
14-May-1898 14-Jul-1975 New Orleans jazz drummer
Sam Snead
Golf
27-May-1912 23-May-2002 Winner of 82 PGA tournaments
Izler Solomon
Conductor
11-Jan-1910 6-Dec-1987 Director, Indianapolis Symphony, 1956-76
Ted Sorensen
Attorney
8-May-1928 31-Oct-2010 Aide to JFK
Terry Southern
Novelist
1-May-1924 29-Oct-1995 Dr. Strangelove
Aaron Spelling
Film/TV Producer
22-Apr-1923 23-Jun-2006 Beverly Hills 90210
Benny Spellman
Singer
11-Dec-1931 3-Jun-2011 Fortune Teller
Josef Stalin
Head of State
18-Dec-1878 5-Mar-1953 Brutal dictator, Soviet Union
Henry Morton Stanley
Explorer
28-Jan-1841 10-May-1904 Dr. Livingstone, I presume?
Richard Steele
Author
1672 1-Sep-1729 The Spectator
Saul Steinberg
Business
1939   Ex-CEO of Reliance Group Holdings
Bram Stoker
Author
8-Nov-1847 20-Apr-1912 Dracula
George Stoneman
Military
8-Aug-1822 5-Sep-1894 Civil War general, California governor
Igor Stravinsky
Composer
17-Jun-1882 6-Apr-1971 The Rite of Spring
Gustav Stresemann
Head of State
10-May-1878 3-Oct-1929 German Chancellor 1923
Peter Struck
Government
24-Jan-1943 19-Dec-2012 German Defense Minister, 2002-05
Gilbert Stuart
Painter
3-Dec-1755 9-Jul-1828 American portrait painter
Levi Stubbs
Singer
6-Jun-1936 17-Oct-2008 Lead vocalist, The Four Tops
Suharto
Head of State
8-Jun-1921 27-Jan-2008 President of Indonesia, 1967-98
Eric Sykes
Actor
4-May-1923 4-Jul-2012 The Plank
Helen Taft
First Lady
2-Jun-1861 22-May-1943 Wife of US President William Howard Taft
Oliver Tambo
Government
27-Oct-1917 24-Apr-1993 ANC President, 1969-91
Giuseppe Tartini
Violinist
8-Apr-1692 26-Feb-1770 Trillo del Diavolo
Shooby Taylor
Singer
19-Sep-1929 4-Jun-2003 The Human Horn
Zola Taylor
Singer
17-Mar-1934 30-Apr-2007 The Platters
Esaias Tegnér
Author
13-Nov-1782 2-Nov-1846 Frithjofs Saga
Margaret Thatcher
Head of State
13-Oct-1925 8-Apr-2013 UK Prime Minister, 1979-90
Meldrim Thomson, Jr.
Politician
8-Mar-1912 19-Apr-2001 Governor of New Hampshire, 1973-79
Paul Tibbets
Military
23-Feb-1915 1-Nov-2007 Pilot of the Enola Gay
Nikolaas Tinbergen
Zoologist
15-Apr-1907 21-Dec-1988 Grand Master of Ethology
Tom of Finland
Artist
8-May-1920 7-Nov-1991 Beefcake fetish artist
Mel Tormé
Singer
13-Sep-1925 5-Jun-1999 The Velvet Fog
Tomas Tranströmer
Poet
15-Apr-1931   Scandinavian poet
John Tyler
Head of State
29-Mar-1790 18-Jan-1862 10th President of the U.S.
Letitia Tyler
First Lady
12-Nov-1790 10-Sep-1842 First wife of US President John Tyler
Fyodor Tyutchev
Poet
23-Nov-1803 15-Jul-1873 Russian Golden Age poet
Jack Valenti
Business
5-Sep-1921 26-Apr-2007 Presidential advisor, headed the MPAA
Luther Vandross
Singer
20-Apr-1951 1-Jul-2005 R&B Singer, Never Too Much
Vanity
Singer
4-Jan-1959   Lingerie-clad Prince protégé
William S. Vare
Politician
24-Dec-1867 7-Aug-1934 Philadelphia political boss
Eugène François Vidocq
Government
23-Jul-1775 11-May-1857 Criminal-turned-criminologist
Vincent du Vigneaud
Chemist
18-May-1901 11-Dec-1978 Synthesized vasopressin and oxytocin
Abdurrahman Wahid
Head of State
4-Aug-1940 30-Dec-2009 President of Indonesia, 1999-2001
John W. Weeks
Politician
11-Apr-1860 12-Jul-1926 US Secretary of War, 1921-25
Johnny Weissmuller
Actor
2-Jun-1904 20-Jan-1984 Gold Medalist became Tarzan
Robert Welch
Activist
1-Dec-1899 6-Jan-1985 Founder, John Birch Society
Kitty Wells
Country Musician
30-Aug-1919 16-Jul-2012 First Queen of Country Music
Paul Wendkos
Film Director
20-Sep-1922 12-Nov-2009 Gidget
Mae West
Actor
17-Aug-1893 22-Nov-1980 Go up and see her sometime
Roland West
Film Director
20-Feb-1885 31-Mar-1952 The Bat Whispers
Barry White
Singer
12-Sep-1944 4-Jul-2003 Soulful R&B singer
Walt Whitman
Poet
31-May-1819 26-Mar-1892 Leaves of Grass
John S. Wilder
Politician
3-Jun-1921 1-Jan-2010 Lt. Governor of Tennessee, 1971-2007
Wallace Wilkinson
Politician
12-Dec-1941 5-Jul-2002 Governor of Kentucky, 1987-91
David Williams
Philosopher
1738 29-Jun-1816 Founder, Royal Literary Fund
Ted Williams
Baseball
30-Aug-1918 5-Jul-2002 Cryonically preserved .400 hitter
William Carlos Williams
Poet
17-Sep-1883 4-Mar-1963 Pictures from Brueghel
Bill Willis
Football
5-Oct-1921 27-Nov-2007 Cleveland Browns, NFL Hall of Famer
Charlie Wilson
Politician
18-Jan-1943 14-Apr-2013 Congressman from Ohio, 2007-11
Henry Wilson
Politician
16-Feb-1812 22-Nov-1875 Vice President under Grant
Woodrow Wilson
Head of State
28-Dec-1856 3-Feb-1924 28th US President, 1913-21
Tex Winter
Basketball
25-Feb-1922   KSU Head Coach, 1953-68
Basil Wolverton
Artist
9-Jul-1909 31-Dec-1978 Mad magazine artist
Victor Wong
Actor
31-Jul-1927 12-Sep-2001 Egg Shen
Irene Worth
Actor
23-Jun-1916 10-Mar-2002 Lost in Yonkers
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Physicist
19-Jul-1921 30-May-2011 Developed radioimmunoassay technique
Fusajiro Yamauchi
Business
22-Nov-1860 Jan-1940 Founder of Nintendo
Molly Yard
Activist
6-Jul-1912 21-Sep-2005 President of NOW, 1987-91
Herbert O. Yardley
Scientist
13-Apr-1889 7-Aug-1958 U.S. cryptographer during WWI
Alvin York
Military
13-Dec-1887 2-Sep-1964 Highly decorated WWI veteran
Zhao Ziyang
Politician
17-Oct-1919 16-Jan-2005 6th Chinese Premier sought reforms
George Zucco
Actor
11-Jan-1886 28-May-1960 Fog Island


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