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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chinua Achebe
Novelist
16-Nov-1930 22-Mar-2013 Things Fall Apart
Brooke Adams
Actor
8-Feb-1949   Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Don Adams
Actor
13-Apr-1926 25-Sep-2005 Maxwell Smart on Get Smart
Emilio Aguinaldo
Head of State
22-Mar-1869 6-Feb-1964 1st President of the Philippines
Birdman of Alcatraz
Criminal
28-Jan-1890 22-Nov-1963 Subject of Burt Lancaster movie
Alan Alda
Actor
28-Jan-1936   Capt. Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H
Tim Allen
Actor
13-Jun-1953   Home Improvement
Patty Andrews
Singer
16-Feb-1918 30-Jan-2013 The Andrews Sisters
Peggy Ashcroft
Actor
22-Dec-1907 14-Jun-1991 A Passage to India
Frank Ballance
Politician
15-Feb-1942   Congressman from North Carolina, 2003-04
Lynn Bari
Actor
18-Dec-1913 20-Nov-1989 Shock
Justine Bateman
Actor
19-Feb-1966   Mallory Keaton on Family Ties
Frank Beard
Drummer
11-Jun-1949   ZZ Top
Glenn Beck
TV Personality
10-Feb-1964   Conservative TV and talk radio host
Kate Beckinsale
Actor
26-Jul-1973   Pearl Harbor
Barbara Bel Geddes
Actor
31-Oct-1922 8-Aug-2005 Miss Ellie on Dallas
William Bendix
Actor
14-Jan-1906 14-Dec-1964 The Life of Riley
Constance Bennett
Actor
22-Oct-1904 24-Jul-1965 The Affairs of Cellini
Elisabeth Bergner
Actor
22-Aug-1897 12-May-1986 Escape Me Never
Nate Berkus
Designer
17-Sep-1971   Interior decorator, often on Oprah
Joan Blondell
Actor
30-Aug-1906 25-Dec-1979 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Ward Bond
Actor
9-Apr-1903 5-Nov-1960 Wagon Train
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Royalty
4-Aug-1900 30-Mar-2002 The Queen Mother
Henry Brown
Politician
20-Dec-1935   Congressman, South Carolina 1st
Raymond Burr
Actor
21-May-1917 12-Sep-1993 Perry Mason
George W. Bush
Head of State
6-Jul-1946   43rd US President, 2001-09
Jenna Bush
Relative
25-Nov-1981   Twin daughter of George W. Bush
Rachel Carson
Scientist
27-May-1907 14-Apr-1964 Mother of the environmental movement
Howard Carter
Archaeologist
9-May-1874 2-Mar-1939 Uncovered Tutankhamun's Tomb
Winston Churchill
Head of State
30-Nov-1874 24-Jan-1965 WWII Prime Minister of England
Peter Cook
Comic
19-Nov-1937 9-Jan-1995 Bedazzled
Jackie Cooper
Actor
15-Sep-1922 3-May-2011 Jackie in Our Gang
Kevin Costner
Actor
18-Jan-1955   Dances with Wolves
Glenn Curtiss
Aviator
21-May-1878 23-Jul-1930 American aviation pioneer
Olivia de Havilland
Actor
1-Jul-1916   Gone With the Wind
Mike Douglas
Talk Show Host
11-Aug-1925 11-Aug-2006 The Mike Douglas Show
Fran Drescher
Actor
30-Sep-1957   The Nanny
Minnie Driver
Actor
31-Jan-1970   Good Will Hunting
Patty Duke
Actor
14-Dec-1946   The Patty Duke Show
Lenny Dykstra
Baseball
10-Feb-1963   Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder
Vince Edwards
Actor
7-Jul-1928 11-Mar-1996 Ben Casey
Zac Efron
Actor
18-Oct-1987   High School Musical
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Head of State
14-Oct-1890 28-Mar-1969 34th US President, 1953-61
Eddie Fisher
Singer
10-Aug-1928 22-Sep-2010 Crooner, top RCA/Victor vocalist
Jane Fonda
Actor
21-Dec-1937   Barbarella
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
Clark Gable
Actor
1-Feb-1901 16-Nov-1960 Gone With the Wind
Mahatma Gandhi
Activist
2-Oct-1869 30-Jan-1948 Proselytizer of nonviolence
Ava Gardner
Actor
24-Dec-1922 25-Jan-1990 The Barefoot Contessa
Greer Garson
Actor
29-Sep-1904 6-Apr-1996 Mrs. Miniver
Israel Gelfand
Mathematician
2-Sep-1913 5-Oct-2009 Banach algebras, Lie groups
Mel Gibson
Actor
3-Jan-1956   Mad Max
Melissa Gilbert
Actor
8-May-1964   Little House on the Prairie
Betty Grable
Actor
18-Dec-1916 2-Jul-1973 The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs
Kelsey Grammer
Actor
21-Feb-1955   Frasier
Alexander Granach
Actor
18-Apr-1893 14-Mar-1945 Nosferatu
Kirk Hammett
Guitarist
18-Nov-1962   Guitarist for Metallica
Katharine Hepburn
Actor
12-May-1907 29-Jun-2003 The Philadelphia Story
Orel Hershiser
Baseball
16-Sep-1958   Bulldog
Vladimir Horowitz
Pianist
1-Oct-1903 5-Nov-1989 Virtuoso pianist
Julianne Hough
Dancer
20-Jul-1988   Dancing with the Stars
James B. Hunt
Politician
16-May-1937   Twice Governor of North Carolina
Eric Idle
Comic
29-Mar-1943   Monty Python
Jim Jeffords
Politician
11-May-1934   US Senator from Vermont, 1989-2007
Pope John Paul II
Religion
18-May-1920 2-Apr-2005 Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1978-2005
Brian Johnson
Singer
5-Oct-1947   Frontman of AC/DC
Lyndon B. Johnson
Head of State
27-Aug-1908 22-Jan-1973 36th US President, 1963-69
Chloe Jones
Pornstar
17-Jun-1975 2-Jun-2005 Where the Boys Aren't 17
Jennifer Jones
Actor
2-Mar-1919 17-Dec-2009 The Song of Bernadette
Frida Kahlo
Painter
6-Jul-1907 13-Jul-1954 Unibrowed Mexican painter
Danny Kaye
Actor
18-Jan-1913 3-Mar-1987 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Sibel Kekilli
Actor
16-Jun-1980   Head-On
Grace Kelly
Royalty
12-Nov-1929 14-Sep-1982 American-born Princess of Monaco
R. Kelly
Musician
8-Jan-1967   Trapped In The Closet
John F. Kennedy
Head of State
29-May-1917 22-Nov-1963 35th US President, 1961-63
John Maynard Keynes
Economist
5-Jun-1883 21-Apr-1946 Father of Keynesian economics
Jimmy Kimmel
Talk Show Host
13-Nov-1967   The Man Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live
Fritz Kreisler
Violinist
2-Feb-1875 29-Jan-1962 Austrian violin virtuoso
Veronica Lake
Actor
14-Nov-1922 7-Jul-1973 Sullivan's Travels
Dorothy Lamour
Actor
10-Dec-1914 22-Sep-1996 My Favorite Brunette
Burt Lancaster
Actor
2-Nov-1913 20-Oct-1994 Elmer Gantry
Franklin K. Lane
Government
15-Jul-1864 18-May-1921 US Secretary of the Interior, 1913-20
Wen Ho Lee
Victim
21-Dec-1939   Allegedly spied for China
Janet Leigh
Actor
6-Jul-1927 4-Oct-2004 Psycho
Greg LeMond
Cyclist
26-Jun-1961   Three-time Tour de France winner
G. Gordon Liddy
Government
30-Nov-1930   Watergate criminal, talk-show-host
Howard Lindsay
Playwright
29-Mar-1889 11-Feb-1968 The Sound of Music
Margaret Lindsay
Actor
19-Sep-1910 9-May-1981 The House of the Seven Gables
Lindsay Lohan
Actor
2-Jul-1986   Mean Girls
Carole Lombard
Actor
6-Oct-1908 16-Jan-1942 My Man Godfrey
Jack London
Novelist
12-Jan-1876 22-Nov-1916 Call of the Wild
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Socialite
12-Feb-1884 20-Feb-1980 The Other Washington Monument
Al Lopez
Baseball
20-Aug-1908 30-Oct-2005 Catcher, manager, MLB Hall-of-Famer
Lydia Lunch
Musician
2-Jun-1959   Punk and spoken word confrontationalist
Jeanette MacDonald
Actor
18-Jun-1903 14-Jan-1965 The Merry Widow
George Maciunas
Artist
8-Nov-1931 9-May-1978 Founder of Fluxus
Iain Macleod
Politician
11-Nov-1913 20-Jul-1970 UK Colonial Secretary, 1959-61
Josie Maran
Model
8-May-1978   Fashion model, sometime actress
Fredric March
Actor
31-Aug-1897 14-Apr-1975 The Best Years of Our Lives
Brenda Marshall
Actor
29-Sep-1915 30-Jul-1992 Footsteps in the Dark
Dean Martin
Singer
7-Jun-1917 25-Dec-1995 Member of Rat Pack
Nick Mason
Drummer
27-Jan-1945   Drummer for Pink Floyd
Henri Matisse
Painter
31-Dec-1869 3-Nov-1954 Free, expressive French painter
Victor Mature
Actor
29-Jan-1913 4-Aug-1999 Samson and Delilah
Amelie Mauresmo
Tennis
5-Jul-1979   Franco-lesbian tennis player
Gates McFadden
Actor
2-Mar-1949   Dr. Crusher on Star Trek: TNG
Tim McGraw
Country Musician
1-May-1967   Not a Moment Too Soon
Denny McLain
Baseball
29-Mar-1944   Cy Young Award winner, embezzler
Charlie Melancon
Politician
3-Oct-1947   Congressman from Louisiana, 2005-11
Russ Meyer
Film Director
21-Mar-1922 18-Sep-2004 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Bret Michaels
Singer
15-Mar-1963   Poison frontman
Bette Midler
Singer
1-Dec-1945   Ol' Red Hair
Mike Mills
Bassist
17-Dec-1958   Bassist for R.E.M.
Tom Mix
Actor
6-Jan-1880 12-Oct-1940 Old-time silent movie cowboy
Marilyn Monroe
Actor
1-Jun-1926 5-Aug-1962 Some Like It Hot
Colleen Moore
Actor
19-Aug-1900 25-Jan-1988 Ella Cinders
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Politician
16-Mar-1927 26-Mar-2003 US Senator from New York, 1977-2001
Carey Mulligan
Actor
28-May-1985   An Education
Audie Murphy
Actor
20-Jun-1924 28-May-1971 War hero turned cowboy actor
Stan Musial
Baseball
21-Nov-1920 19-Jan-2013 St. Louis Cardinals
Anne Nagel
Actor
29-Sep-1915 6-Jul-1966 The Green Hornet
Sandra Day O'Connor
Judge
26-Mar-1930   US Supreme Court Justice, 1981-2006
Maureen O'Hara
Actor
17-Aug-1920   Miracle on 34th Street
Dennis O'Keefe
Actor
29-Mar-1908 31-Aug-1968 Brewster's Millions
Eugene O'Neill
Playwright
16-Oct-1888 27-Nov-1953 Long Day's Journey Into Night
Keith Olbermann
Pundit
27-Jan-1959   Countdown
Laurence Olivier
Actor
22-May-1907 11-Jul-1989 Shakespearean actor
Suze Orman
Author
5-Jun-1951   The Road to Wealth
Donny Osmond
Musician
9-Dec-1957   Donny and Marie Show
George Pataki
Politician
24-Jun-1945   Governor of New York, 1995-2006
Paul
Royalty
14-Dec-1901 6-Mar-1964 King of Greece, 1947-64
John Barton Payne
Government
26-Jan-1855 24-Jan-1935 Red Cross Chairman, 1921-35
Gregory Peck
Actor
5-Apr-1916 12-Jun-2003 To Kill A Mockingbird
Ty Pennington
TV Personality
19-Oct-1965   Carpenter on Trading Spaces
Evita Peron
First Lady
7-May-1919 26-Jul-1952 Don't cry for her
Sylvia Plath
Poet
27-Oct-1932 11-Feb-1963 Daddy
C. W. Post
Business
26-Oct-1854 9-May-1914 Invented Postum and Grape-Nuts
Adam Clayton Powell
Politician
29-Nov-1908 4-Apr-1972 Congressman from New York, 1945-71
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Judge
19-Sep-1907 25-Aug-1998 US Supreme Court Justice, 1972-87
Lisa Marie Presley
Relative
1-Feb-1968   Daughter of Elvis Presley
Muammar Qaddafi
Head of State
1942 20-Oct-2011 Dictator of Libya
Dan Quayle
Politician
4-Feb-1947   Vice President under George H.W. Bush
Walter Reed
Scientist
13-Sep-1851 22-Nov-1902 Proved mosquitos spread Yellow Fever
Christopher Reeve
Actor
25-Sep-1952 10-Oct-2004 Superman
Frederic Remington
Sculptor
4-Oct-1861 26-Dec-1909 The Bronco Buster
James Reston
Journalist
3-Nov-1909 6-Dec-1995 The New York Times
Tex Ritter
Country Musician
12-Jan-1905 2-Jan-1974 You Two-Timed Me Once Too Often
Ben Roethlisberger
Football
2-Mar-1982   Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Architect
27-Mar-1886 17-Aug-1969 The Glass Skyscraper
Cesar Romero
Actor
15-Feb-1907 1-Jan-1994 The Joker on Batman
George W. Romney
Politician
8-Jul-1907 26-Jul-1995 Presidential candidate, admitted brainwashing
Andy Rooney
Journalist
14-Jan-1919 4-Nov-2011 60 Minutes' resident crank
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Head of State
30-Jan-1882 12-Apr-1945 US President during WWII
Carl Sagan
Astronomer
9-Nov-1934 20-Dec-1996 Popular astronomer, host of Cosmos
William Saroyan
Author
31-Aug-1908 18-May-1981 The Time of Your Life
Maximilian Schell
Actor
8-Dec-1930   Judgment at Nuremberg
Tom Schieffer
Diplomat
4-Oct-1947   US Ambassador to Japan, 2005-09
Curt Schilling
Baseball
14-Nov-1966   Boston Red Sox pitcher
Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer
25-Sep-1906 9-Aug-1975 Symphony No. 7
Wallis Simpson
Royalty
19-Jun-1896 24-Apr-1986 Duchess of Windsor
Mary Decker Slaney
Track and Field
4-Aug-1958   Runner
Ruth Snyder
Criminal
1895 12-Jan-1928 Electrocuted for murdering husband
Ann Sothern
Actor
22-Jan-1909 15-Mar-2001 Private Secretary
Boris Spassky
Chess Player
30-Jan-1937   Grandmaster defeated by Bobby Fischer
Richard Speck
Criminal
6-Dec-1941 5-Dec-1991 Killed eight student nurses
Igor Stravinsky
Composer
17-Jun-1882 6-Apr-1971 The Rite of Spring
Preston Sturges
Screenwriter
29-Aug-1898 6-Aug-1959 Sullivan's Travels
Bo Svenson
Actor
13-Feb-1944   North Dallas Forty
Lilyan Tashman
Actor
23-Oct-1899 21-Mar-1934 Puttin' on the Ritz
Elizabeth Taylor
Actor
27-Feb-1932 23-Mar-2011 Cleopatra
Iva Toguri
Radio Personality
4-Jul-1916 26-Sep-2006 Never actually was Tokyo Rose
Lee Trevino
Golf
1-Dec-1939   Pro golfer hosted Golf for Swingers
Verne Troyer
Actor
1-Jan-1969   Mini-Me
Lana Turner
Actor
8-Feb-1920 29-Jun-1995 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Ben Wallace
Basketball
10-Sep-1974   Cleveland Cavaliers
Kurt Warner
Football
22-Jun-1971   Un-drafted NFL star quarterback
Chris Webber
Basketball
1-Mar-1973   2003 NBA All-star, Sacramento Kings
Charles Whitman
Criminal
24-Jun-1941 1-Aug-1966 University Tower sharpshooter
Bernie Williams
Baseball
13-Sep-1968   New York Yankees
Doug Williams
Football
9-Aug-1955   Former NFL and USFL quarterback
Tennessee Williams
Playwright
26-Mar-1911 25-Feb-1983 The Glass Menagerie
Pete Wilson
Politician
23-Aug-1933   Governor of California, 1991-99
John Wooden
Basketball
14-Oct-1910 4-Jun-2010 Winningest-ever college basketball coach
Tammy Wynette
Country Musician
5-May-1942 6-Apr-1998 Stand By Your Man
Giuseppe Zangara
Assassin
7-Sep-1900 20-Mar-1933 Tried to kill Franklin D. Roosevelt


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