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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward Abbey
Author
29-Jan-1927 14-Mar-1989 Desert Solitaire
James Agee
Poet
27-Nov-1909 16-May-1955 A Death in the Family
Tenley Albright
Figure Skating
18-Jul-1935   Olympic figure skater, Gold Medal in 1956
Piers Anthony
Novelist
6-Aug-1934   Xanth, Incarnations of Immortality
Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
4-Aug-1901 6-Jul-1971 Jazz trumpeter
Tallulah Bankhead
Actor
31-Jan-1902 12-Dec-1968 Lifeboat
Drew Barrymore
Actor
22-Feb-1975   E.T., The Wedding Singer
Jeff Beck
Guitarist
24-Jun-1944   Exceptional rock guitarist
Wolf Blitzer
Journalist
22-Mar-1948   The Situation Room
Ruth Brown
Singer
12-Jan-1928 17-Nov-2006 Miss Rhythm
Bebe Buell
Model
14-Jul-1953   Liv Tyler's mom
Ralph Bunche
Diplomat
4-Aug-1904 9-Dec-1971 UN Mediator in Palestine 1948
Ellen Burstyn
Actor
7-Dec-1932   Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
George W. Bush
Head of State
6-Jul-1946   43rd US President, 2001-09
Simon Callow
Actor
13-Jun-1949   British theatre actor
Truman Capote
Novelist
30-Sep-1924 25-Aug-1984 In Cold Blood
Dixie Carter
Actor
25-May-1939 10-Apr-2010 Designing Women
Mama Cass
Singer
19-Sep-1941 29-Jul-1974 The Mamas and the Papas
Prince Charles
Royalty
14-Nov-1948   Heir to the throne of Britain
Roberto Clemente
Baseball
18-Aug-1934 31-Dec-1972 Puerto Rican baseball star
Bill Clinton
Head of State
19-Aug-1946   42nd US President, 1993-2001
Ty Cobb
Baseball
18-Dec-1886 17-Jul-1961 Legendary Detroit Tigers hitter
Bill Cosby
Comic
12-Jul-1937   Comedy fixture, pudding industry shill
Joe DiMaggio
Baseball
25-Nov-1914 8-Mar-1999 Where have you gone
Roy O. Disney
Business
24-Jun-1893 20-Dec-1971 Walt Disney's brother
Lou Dobbs
TV Personality
24-Sep-1945   CNN anchor, Lou Dobbs Tonight
Kirk Douglas
Actor
9-Dec-1916   Spartacus
W. E. B. Du Bois
Sociologist
23-Feb-1868 27-Aug-1963 Civil rights activist
Michael Dukakis
Politician
3-Nov-1933   Twice Governor of Massachusetts
Amelia Earhart
Aviator
24-Jul-1897 2-Jul-1937 Misplaced aviatrix
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Head of State
14-Oct-1890 28-Mar-1969 34th US President, 1953-61
Abraham Flexner
Educator
13-Nov-1866 21-Sep-1959 The American College
Clark Gable
Actor
1-Feb-1901 16-Nov-1960 Gone With the Wind
Indira Gandhi
Head of State
19-Nov-1917 31-Oct-1984 First Female Prime Minister of India
Zane Grey
Novelist
31-Jan-1872 23-Oct-1939 Riders of the Purple Sage
Josh Groban
Musician
27-Feb-1981   Album Closer 3x platinum
Andy Grove
Business
2-Sep-1936   CEO of Intel, 1987-98
Oliver Hardy
Actor
18-Jan-1892 7-Aug-1957 Laurel and Hardy
George Harrison
Musician
25-Feb-1943 29-Nov-2001 Beatle
Joseph Heller
Author
1-May-1923 12-Dec-1999 Catch-22
Ernest Hemingway
Author
21-Jul-1899 2-Jul-1961 The Old Man And The Sea
Langston Hughes
Poet
1-Feb-1902 22-May-1967 The Negro Speaks of Rivers
John Irving
Novelist
2-Mar-1942   The World According to Garp
Scarlett Johansson
Actor
22-Nov-1984   Ghost World, Lost in Translation
Pope John Paul I
Religion
17-Oct-1912 28-Sep-1978 Pope for 33 days, in summer 1978
Lyndon B. Johnson
Head of State
27-Aug-1908 22-Jan-1973 36th US President, 1963-69
Star Jones
TV Personality
24-Mar-1962   The View
Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
First Lady
5-Mar-1898 23-Oct-2003 The Dragon Lady
Arthur Koestler
Author
3-Sep-1905 3-Mar-1983 Darkness at Noon
Tony Kushner
Playwright
16-Jul-1956   Angels in America
Fiorello LaGuardia
Politician
11-Dec-1882 20-Sep-1947 New York City Mayor, 1934-45
Frances Langford
Singer
4-Apr-1914 11-Jul-2005 Hooray for Hollywood
Peggy Lee
Singer
26-May-1920 21-Jan-2002 Is That All There Is?
Henry R. Luce
Business
3-Apr-1898 28-Feb-1967 Founded Time Magazine
Lorna Luft
Actor
21-Nov-1952   Daughter of Judy Garland
Mickey Mantle
Baseball
20-Oct-1931 13-Aug-1995 Twelve times in the World Series
Beryl Markham
Aviator
26-Oct-1902 3-Aug-1986 West with the Night
George C. Marshall
Military
31-Dec-1880 16-Oct-1959 US Army Chief of Staff, 1939-45
Russell Means
Activist
10-Nov-1939 22-Oct-2012 American Indian Movement
H. L. Mencken
Critic
12-Sep-1880 29-Jan-1956 The American Language
Thelonious Monk
Jazz Musician
10-Oct-1917 17-Feb-1982 Influential jazz pianist and composer
Mandy Moore
Singer
10-Apr-1984   Candy
Anne Murray
Singer
20-Jun-1945   Mellow Canadian singer
Stan Musial
Baseball
21-Nov-1920 19-Jan-2013 St. Louis Cardinals
Mike Nesmith
Musician
30-Dec-1942   Monkee
David Niven
Actor
1-Mar-1909 29-Jul-1983 Pencil-moustachioed actor
Richard M. Nixon
Head of State
9-Jan-1913 22-Apr-1994 37th US President, 1969-74
Anita O'Day
Singer/Songwriter
18-Oct-1919 23-Nov-2006 Feminine master of scat
Rosa Parks
Activist
4-Feb-1913 24-Oct-2005 Wouldn't sit in the back of the bus
Tom Petty
Musician
20-Oct-1950   Don't Come Around Here No More
Sylvia Plath
Poet
27-Oct-1932 11-Feb-1963 Daddy
Vincent Price
Actor
27-May-1911 25-Oct-1993 Master of the macabre
Tex Ritter
Country Musician
12-Jan-1905 2-Jan-1974 You Two-Timed Me Once Too Often
Norman Rockwell
Painter
3-Feb-1894 8-Nov-1978 Saturday Evening Post artist
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Head of State
30-Jan-1882 12-Apr-1945 US President during WWII
Damon Runyon
Journalist
4-Oct-1884 10-Dec-1946 Guys and Dolls
Bayard Rustin
Activist
17-Mar-1910 24-Aug-1987 Organized the 1963 March on Washington
Babe Ruth
Baseball
6-Feb-1895 16-Aug-1948 The Bambino
Margaret Sanger
Activist
14-Sep-1879 6-Sep-1966 Birth control advocate
May Sarton
Poet
3-May-1912 16-Jul-1995 Plant Dreaming Deep
Martin Scorsese
Film Director
17-Nov-1942   Taxi Driver
Joel Siegel
Critic
7-Jul-1943 29-Jun-2007 Film critic
George Sisler
Baseball
24-Mar-1893 26-Mar-1973 Batted .420 in 1921
Ringo Starr
Drummer
7-Jul-1940   Beatle
John Steinbeck
Novelist
27-Feb-1902 20-Dec-1968 The Grapes of Wrath
Gloria Stuart
Actor
4-Jul-1910 27-Sep-2010 Rose in Titanic
Maria Tallchief
Dancer
24-Jan-1925 11-Apr-2013 New York City Ballet
Elizabeth Taylor
Actor
27-Feb-1932 23-Mar-2011 Cleopatra
Irving Thalberg
Film/TV Producer
30-May-1899 14-Sep-1936 De-facto boss of MGM Studios
Mel Tormé
Singer
13-Sep-1925 5-Jun-1999 The Velvet Fog
Leon Trotsky
Activist
26-Oct-1879 21-Aug-1940 Bolshevik exile, murdered by Stalin
Ernest Tubb
Musician
9-Feb-1914 6-Sep-1984 The Texas Troubador
Robert Penn Warren
Poet
24-Apr-1905 15-Sep-1989 First US Poet Laureate
Elie Wiesel
Activist
30-Sep-1928   Anti-Holocaust and human-rights activist
Tennessee Williams
Playwright
26-Mar-1911 25-Feb-1983 The Glass Menagerie
William Carlos Williams
Poet
17-Sep-1883 4-Mar-1963 Pictures from Brueghel
Brian Wilson
Singer/Songwriter
20-Jun-1942   Troubled Beach Boy
Jackie Wilson
Singer
9-Jun-1934 21-Jan-1984 Lonely Teardrops
Natalie Wood
Actor
20-Jul-1938 29-Nov-1981 Rebel Without A Cause
John Wooden
Basketball
14-Oct-1910 4-Jun-2010 Winningest-ever college basketball coach
Richard Wright
Author
4-Sep-1908 28-Nov-1960 Native Son
William Butler Yeats
Poet
13-Jun-1865 28-Jan-1939 The Land of Heart's Desire


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