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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Willie Aames
Actor
15-Jul-1960   Tommy on Eight is Enough
Birdman of Alcatraz
Criminal
28-Jan-1890 22-Nov-1963 Subject of Burt Lancaster movie
Maxene Andrews
Singer
3-Jan-1916 21-Oct-1995 The Andrews Sisters
Kenneth Anger
Film Director
3-Feb-1930   Pioneer avant-garde filmmaker
Adam Ant
Musician
3-Nov-1954   Goody Two Shoes
Eddie Antar
Business
18-Dec-1947   Crazy Eddie
Mary Astor
Actor
3-May-1906 25-Sep-1987 The Maltese Falcon
J. D. Roy Atchison
Government
28-Aug-1954 5-Oct-2007 Assistant US Attorney
Tai Babilonia
Figure Skating
9-Sep-1959   Five-time US pairs figure skating champion
Beryl Bainbridge
Novelist
21-Nov-1934 2-Jul-2010 Master Georgie
James Baldwin
Novelist
2-Aug-1924 30-Nov-1987 Go Tell It on the Mountain
Brigitte Bardot
Actor
28-Sep-1934   Voulez-vous danser avec moi?
Rona Barrett
Columnist
8-Oct-1936   Entertainment gossip columnist
Fantasia Barrino
Singer
30-Jun-1984   American Idol winner
Drew Barrymore
Actor
22-Feb-1975   E.T., The Wedding Singer
Jürgen Bartsch
Criminal
6-Nov-1946 28-Apr-1976 Teenaged homosexual serial killer
Jacques Barzun
Historian
30-Nov-1907 25-Oct-2012 From Dawn to Decadence
Lina Basquette
Actor
19-Apr-1907 30-Sep-1994 The Godless Girl
Scotty Beckett
Actor
4-Oct-1929 10-May-1968 Child star train wreck
Ludwig van Beethoven
Composer
17-Dec-1770 26-Mar-1827 Prominent composer
Belladonna
Pornstar
21-May-1981   The Fashionistas
Hans Berger
Physicist
21-May-1873 1-Jun-1941 Electroencephalogram
Busby Berkeley
Film Director
29-Nov-1895 14-Mar-1976 Strike Up the Band
Fred Berry
Actor
13-Mar-1951 21-Oct-2003 Rerun on What's Happening!!
Halle Berry
Actor
14-Aug-1966   Monster's Ball
John Berryman
Poet
25-Oct-1914 7-Jan-1972 Homage to Mistress Bradstreet
Ludwig Boltzmann
Physicist
20-Feb-1844 5-Sep-1906 Atoms and molecules
Danny Bonaduce
Actor
13-Aug-1959   The Partridge Family
Willie Bosket
Criminal
9-Dec-1962   Inspired the Juvenile Offender Act of 1978
Eva Braun
First Lady
6-Feb-1912 30-Apr-1945 Adolf Hitler's mistress, then wife
John Brogden
Politician
28-Mar-1969   Disgraced Australian opposition leader
Divine Brown
Criminal
9-Aug-1969   Charged Hugh Grant for fellatio
Martin Bryant
Criminal
7-May-1967   Killed 35 in a shooting spree in Tasmania
Charles Bukowski
Author
16-Aug-1920 9-Mar-1994 Love is a Dog from Hell
Dan Burros
Activist
5-Mar-1937 31-Oct-1965 Antisemitic Jew outed by NY Times
Junior Byles
Singer
1948   Reggae singer, Lee "Scratch" Perry collaborator
Juanita Bynum
Religion
16-Jan-1959   Pentecostal televangelist
Capucine
Actor
6-Jan-1928 17-Mar-1990 The Pink Panther
Drew Carey
Comic
23-May-1958   The Drew Carey Show
Martine Carol
Actor
16-May-1920 6-Feb-1967 Lola Montès
Hayden Carruth
Poet
3-Aug-1921 29-Sep-2008 Brothers, I Loved You All
Kevin Carter
Photographer
13-Sep-1960 27-Jul-1994 Wanting A Meal
Nell Carter
Actor
13-Sep-1948 23-Jan-2003 Housekeeper on Gimme A Break
Roger Casement
Activist
1-Sep-1864 3-Aug-1916 Irish revolutionary, gay diarist
Johnny Cash
Country Musician
26-Feb-1932 12-Sep-2003 The Man in Black
Whittaker Chambers
Author
1-Apr-1901 9-Jul-1961 Accuser of Alger Hiss
Raymond Chandler
Author
23-Jul-1888 26-Mar-1959 Invented hard-boiled detective novel
Mark David Chapman
Assassin
10-May-1955   Assassin of Beatle John Lennon
Vic Chesnutt
Singer/Songwriter
12-Nov-1964 25-Dec-2009 Wheelchair-bound folk singer
Leslie Cheung
Singer
12-Sep-1956 1-Apr-2003 Cantopop singer, jumped to death
Christine Chubbuck
Journalist
24-Aug-1944 15-Jul-1974 Newscaster, suicided on live TV
Chyna
Wrestling
27-Dec-1969   Former pro wrestler
Voltairine de Cleyre
Anarchist
17-Nov-1866 20-Jun-1912 Anarchist without an adjective
Robert Clive
Military
29-Sep-1725 22-Nov-1774 Conquered India for Britain
Kurt Cobain
Musician
20-Feb-1967 5-Apr-1994 Lead singer of Nirvana
Gary Coleman
Actor
8-Feb-1968 28-May-2010 Arnold Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes
Judy Collins
Singer/Songwriter
1-May-1939   Folk singer
Nadia Comaneci
Gymnastics
12-Nov-1961   Olympic gymnast
Auguste Comte
Sociologist
19-Jan-1798 5-Sep-1857 Positivist founder of Sociology
Joseph Conrad
Author
3-Dec-1857 3-Aug-1924 Heart of Darkness
Charles Cullen
Criminal
1960   Claimed to have killed 30-40 patients
Adrianne Curry
Model
6-Aug-1982   America's Next Top Model
Ian Curtis
Singer
15-Jul-1956 18-May-1980 Lead singer of Joy Division
Richard Allen Davis
Criminal
2-Jun-1954   Murderer of Polly Klaas
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Singer
8-Dec-1925 16-May-1990 Coolest hepcat in the Rat Pack
Lady Diana
Royalty
1-Jul-1961 31-Aug-1997 Princess of Wales
Philip K. Dick
Novelist
16-Dec-1928 2-Mar-1982 Blade Runner
Walt Disney
Business
5-Dec-1901 15-Dec-1966 Founder of Disney empire
DJ AM
Disc Jockey
30-Mar-1973 28-Aug-2009 New York Club DJ
Micky Dolenz
Actor
8-Mar-1945   Drummer for The Monkees
Olympia Dukakis
Actor
20-Jun-1931   Tales of the City
Patty Duke
Actor
14-Dec-1946   The Patty Duke Show
Eminem
Rapper
17-Oct-1972   The Real Slim Shady
Katelyn Kristine Faber
Victim
18-Jun-1985   Kobe Bryant's accuser
Marianne Faithfull
Singer/Songwriter
29-Dec-1946   Sister Morphine
Brenda Fassie
Singer
3-Nov-1964 9-May-2004 South African pop diva
Amy Fisher
Criminal
21-Aug-1974   Long Island Lolita
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author
24-Sep-1896 21-Dec-1940 The Great Gatsby
Peter Fonda
Actor
23-Feb-1940   Easy Rider
Connie Francis
Singer
12-Dec-1938   Where the Boys Are
Kay Francis
Actor
13-Jan-1905 26-Aug-1968 Trouble in Paradise
Stephen Fry
Actor
24-Aug-1957   Jeeves and Wooster
Dave Gahan
Musician
9-May-1962   Depeche Mode
Judy Garland
Singer
10-Jun-1922 22-Jun-1969 Dorothy in Wizard of Oz
Paul Gauguin
Painter
7-Jun-1848 8-May-1903 French post-impressionist painter
Jean Genet
Novelist
19-Dec-1910 15-Apr-1986 Theatre of the Absurd
Gary Gilmore
Criminal
4-Dec-1940 17-Jan-1977 Executed by Utah firing squad
Dwight Gooden
Baseball
16-Nov-1964   Pitcher, New York Mets
Maxim Gorky
Playwright
28-Mar-1868 17-Jun-1936 The Lower Depths
Bob Grant
Actor
14-Apr-1932 8-Nov-2003 On the Buses
Cary Grant
Actor
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
Shauna Grant
Pornstar
30-May-1963 21-Mar-1984 Killed herself with a .22 rifle
Spalding Gray
Actor
5-Jun-1941 11-Jan-2004 Swimming to Cambodia monologist
Graham Greene
Novelist
2-Oct-1904 3-Apr-1991 The Third Man
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Baseball
21-Nov-1969   All-Star outfielder
Bo Gritz
Military
18-Jan-1939   Former Green Beret
Tim Gunn
TV Personality
29-Jul-1953   Project Runway
Johnny Hallyday
Singer
15-Jun-1943   French rock star, Souvenirs, Souvenirs
Tonya Harding
Figure Skating
12-Nov-1969   Figure skater caused Olympic sized scandal
Susan Hayward
Actor
30-Jun-1918 14-Mar-1975 I Want to Live!
Gary Heidnik
Criminal
22-Nov-1943 6-Jul-1999 Sex torturer, murderer
Ernest Hemingway
Author
21-Jul-1899 2-Jul-1961 The Old Man And The Sea
Rudolf Hess
Government
26-Apr-1894 17-Jul-1987 Deputy Fuhrer flew unauthorized to Scotland
John Hinckley
Assassin
29-May-1955   Shot President Reagan
Mark W. Hofmann
Criminal
7-Dec-1954   Forger, murderer
Jack Horkheimer
Astronomer
11-Jun-1938 20-Aug-2010 Naked-eye astronomer
Norman Hsu
Philanthropist
Oct-1951   Notorious Democratic donor
Sandy Hume
Journalist
c. 1969 22-Feb-1998 The Hill Correspondent, 1996-98
Uday Hussein
Royalty
18-Jun-1964 22-Jul-2003 Saddam Hussein's barbarous eldest son
Barbara Hutton
Socialite
14-Nov-1912 11-May-1979 The Poor Little Rich Girl
Betty Hutton
Actor
26-Feb-1921 11-Mar-2007 Incendiary Blonde
Vanilla Ice
Rapper
31-Oct-1968   Ice Ice Baby
Elizabeth Jennings
Poet
18-Jul-1926 26-Oct-2001 Song for a Birth or a Death
Billy Joel
Pianist
9-May-1949   Didn't start the fire
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
Ted Kaczynski
Criminal
22-May-1942   The Unabomber
Frida Kahlo
Painter
6-Jul-1907 13-Jul-1954 Unibrowed Mexican painter
Machine Gun Kelly
Criminal
18-Jul-1895 18-Jul-1954 Notorious bank robber, kidnapper
Ed Kemper
Criminal
18-Dec-1948   The Co-Ed Killer
Klaus Kinski
Actor
18-Oct-1926 23-Nov-1991 Nosferatu the Vampyre
Sally Kirkland
Actor
31-Oct-1944   Jeanette in ED TV
Arthur Koestler
Author
3-Sep-1905 3-Mar-1983 Darkness at Noon
Larry Kramer
Playwright
25-Jun-1935   The Normal Heart
Ronnie Kray
Criminal
24-Oct-1933 17-Mar-1995 Kray brothers
Tuli Kupferberg
Singer/Songwriter
28-Sep-1923 12-Jul-2010 The Fugs
Akira Kurosawa
Film Director
23-Mar-1910 6-Sep-1998 Yojimbo
Alan Ladd
Actor
3-Sep-1913 29-Jan-1964 Shane
Alexi Laiho
Guitarist
8-Apr-1979   Children of Bodom
Henri Landru
Criminal
1869 25-Feb-1922 Bluebeard murderer of 10 widows
Artie Lange
Comic
11-Oct-1967   MADtv, Howard Stern
Pierre Laval
Head of State
28-Jun-1883 15-Oct-1945 Prime Minister of Vichy France
Hector Lavoe
Singer
30-Sep-1946 29-Jun-1993 Puerto Rican salsa singer
Larry Lea
Religion
1951   Disgraced televangelist
Michel Leiris
Author
20-Apr-1901 30-Sep-1990 Surrealist, ethnographer, autobiographer
Noémie Lenoir
Model
19-Sep-1979   L'Oréal model
Meriwether Lewis
Explorer
18-Aug-1774 11-Oct-1809 Lewis and Clark expedition
Max Linder
Actor
16-Dec-1883 31-Oct-1925 Seven Years Bad Luck
Ben B. Lindsey
Judge
25-Nov-1869 26-Mar-1943 Created the first juvenile court
Shelley Long
Actor
23-Aug-1949   Diane on Cheers
Terry L. Long
Football
21-Jul-1959 7-Jun-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman
Greg Louganis
Diver
29-Jan-1960   Olympic diver, four gold medals
Henry Lee Lucas
Criminal
23-Aug-1936 12-Mar-2001 Serial killer, served a life sentence in Texas
Mabel Dodge Luhan
Author
26-Feb-1879 13-Aug-1962 Movers and Shakers
Ginger Lynn
Pornstar
14-Dec-1962   Come Hither Cum Ginger
Bernard L. Madoff
Business
29-Apr-1938   Madoff Investment Securities LLC
Kim Mathers
Relative
9-Jan-1975   Eminem's two-time ex-wife
Guy de Maupassant
Author
5-Aug-1850 6-Jul-1893 French short story writer
David Edward Maust
Criminal
5-Apr-1954 20-Jan-2006 Serial killer of boys
Julius Robert Mayer
Physicist
25-Nov-1814 20-Mar-1878 Studied thermodynamics
John McCain
Politician
29-Aug-1936   US Senator from Arizona
Mindy McCready
Country Musician
30-Nov-1975 17-Feb-2013 Troubled country music singer
Carson McCullers
Author
19-Feb-1917 29-Sep-1967 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Michael McDermott
Criminal
4-Sep-1958   Mucko killed seven coworkers
Bud McFarlane
Government
12-Jul-1937   Iran-Contra figure
Charles S. McNeer
Business
8-Apr-1926   CEO of Wisconsin Energy, 1982-91
Kate Michelman
Activist
?   NARAL President, 1985-2004
Eve Miller
Actor
8-Aug-1923 17-Aug-1973 The Big Trees
Claude Monet
Painter
14-Nov-1840 5-Dec-1926 The Water Lilies
Marilyn Monroe
Actor
1-Jun-1926 5-Aug-1962 Some Like It Hot
Rita Moreno
Actor
11-Dec-1931   West Side Story, Electric Company
Jean Moulin
Government
20-Jun-1899 8-Jul-1943 Martyr of the French Resistance
Mabel Normand
Actor
16-Nov-1892 22-Feb-1930 Tillie's Punctured Romance
Joan O'Brien
Actor
14-Feb-1936   Operation Petticoat
Sinead O'Connor
Musician
8-Dec-1966   Pop star ripped up Pope picture
Tatum O'Neal
Actor
5-Nov-1963   Paper Moon
Eugene O'Neill
Playwright
16-Oct-1888 27-Nov-1953 Long Day's Journey Into Night
Jennifer O'Neill
Actor
20-Feb-1948   Summer of '42
Yoko Ono
Artist
18-Feb-1933   Impenetrable musician, wife of John Lennon
Jack Osbourne
Relative
8-Nov-1985   Son of Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
Singer
3-Dec-1948   Black Sabbath
Lee Harvey Oswald
Assassin
18-Oct-1939 24-Nov-1963 Assassin of John F. Kennedy
Carré Otis
Model
28-Sep-1968   Mickey Rourke's ex-wife
Terrell Owens
Football
7-Dec-1973   Impact Wide Receiver
Charlie Parker
Jazz Musician
29-Aug-1920 12-Mar-1955 Be-bop jazz musician
Dorothy Parker
Author
22-Aug-1893 7-Jun-1967 Constant Reader known for acerbic quips
Barbara Payton
Actor
16-Nov-1927 8-May-1967 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Charley Pell
Football
17-Feb-1941 29-May-2001 Florida Head Coach, 1979-84
Tyler Perry
Film Director
13-Sep-1969   Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Kim Philby
Spy
1-Jan-1912 11-May-1988 One of the Cambridge Five in MI6
Rob Pilatus
Dancer
8-Jun-1965 2-Apr-1998 Troubled half of Milli Vanilli
Sylvia Plath
Poet
27-Oct-1932 11-Feb-1963 Daddy
Edgar Allan Poe
Author
19-Jan-1809 7-Oct-1849 The Raven
Dennis Price
Actor
23-Jun-1915 6-Oct-1973 The World of Wooster
Gavrilo Princip
Assassin
25-Jul-1894 28-Apr-1918 Assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Richard Pryor
Comic
1-Dec-1940 10-Dec-2005 Stand-up comic, Stir Crazy
Robert Quine
Guitarist
30-Dec-1942 31-May-2004 Sonic punk rock guitarist
Dotson Rader
Author
25-Jul-1942   I Ain't Marchin' Anymore!
Lou Reed
Musician
2-Mar-1942   The Velvet Underground
Rene Rivkin
Business
6-Jun-1944 1-May-2005 Disgraced Australian stockbroker
Paul Robeson
Singer
9-Apr-1898 23-Jan-1976 20th Century renaissance man
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Painter
12-May-1828 9-Apr-1882 English pre-Raphaelite painter
Gia Scala
Actor
3-Mar-1934 30-Apr-1972 The Guns of Navarone
Christopher Scarver
Criminal
c. 1969   Murdered Jeffrey Dahmer
Maria Schneider
Actor
27-Mar-1952 3-Feb-2011 Last Tango in Paris
Robert Schumann
Composer
8-Jun-1810 29-Jul-1856 Toccata
Kurt Schwitters
Artist
20-Jun-1887 8-Jan-1948 Collagist, Merz
Jean Seberg
Actor
13-Nov-1938 8-Sep-1979 Saint Joan
Anne Sexton
Poet
9-Nov-1928 4-Oct-1974 Live or Die
Sidney Sheldon
Author
11-Feb-1917 30-Jan-2007 Annie Get Your Gun
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poet
4-Aug-1792 8-Jul-1822 Prometheus Unbound
William Shockley
Physicist
13-Feb-1910 12-Aug-1989 Co-Inventor of the transistor
Karen Silkwood
Victim
19-Feb-1946 13-Nov-1974 Nuclear whistleblower
Nina Simone
Singer
21-Feb-1933 21-Apr-2003 The High Priestess of Soul
Richard Speck
Criminal
6-Dec-1941 5-Dec-1991 Killed eight student nurses
Rick Springfield
Musician
23-Aug-1949   Jessie's Girl
Nancy Spungen
Victim
27-Feb-1958 12-Oct-1978 Sid Vicious's girlfriend
Cary Stayner
Criminal
12-Aug-1961   Yosemite killer
Peter Steele
Musician
4-Jan-1962 14-Apr-2010 Frontman for Type O Negative
Karrine Steffans
Model
24-Aug-1978   Confessions of a Video Vixen
Inger Stevens
Actor
18-Oct-1934 30-Apr-1970 The Farmer's Daughter
Adalbert Stifter
Author
23-Oct-1805 28-Jan-1868 Studien
James Stockdale
Military
23-Dec-1923 5-Jul-2005 H. Ross Perot's would-be Vice President
Donna Summer
Singer
31-Dec-1948 17-May-2012 Hot Stuff
Carl Switzer
Actor
7-Aug-1927 21-Jan-1959 Alfalfa in Our Gang
Elizabeth Taylor
Actor
27-Feb-1932 23-Mar-2011 Cleopatra
Hideki Tojo
Head of State
30-Dec-1884 23-Dec-1948 Prime Minister of Japan, 1941-44
François Truffaut
Film Director
6-Feb-1932 21-Oct-1984 Last Metro
Lana Turner
Actor
8-Feb-1920 29-Jun-1995 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Tina Turner
Singer
26-Nov-1939   What's Love Got to Do With It
Vincent van Gogh
Painter
30-Mar-1853 29-Jul-1890 Troubled and brilliant painter
Sid Vicious
Bassist
10-May-1957 2-Feb-1979 Sex Pistols bassist
Daniel von Bargen
Actor
5-Jun-1950   Kruger on Seinfeld
Karl-Heinrich von Stuelpnagel
Military
2-Jan-1886 30-Aug-1944 Nazi general, tried to overthrow Hitler
Kurt Vonnegut
Novelist
11-Nov-1922 11-Apr-2007 Slaughterhouse Five
Wilfrid Voynich
Activist
31-Oct-1865 19-Mar-1930 Voynich manuscript
Jean Wallace
Actor
12-Oct-1923 14-Feb-1990 The Big Combo
Mike Wallace
Journalist
9-May-1918 7-Apr-2012 Veteran 60 Minutes correspondent
Bill Ward
Drummer
5-May-1948   Drummer for Black Sabbath
Coral Eugene Watts
Criminal
7-Nov-1953 21-Sep-2007 Maybe America's most prolific serial killer
Evelyn Waugh
Novelist
28-Oct-1903 10-Apr-1966 Brideshead Revisited
Tuesday Weld
Actor
27-Aug-1943   Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Hank Williams, Jr.
Country Musician
26-May-1949   Monday Night Football theme
Montel Williams
Talk Show Host
3-Jul-1956   The Montel Williams Show
Owen Wilson
Actor
18-Nov-1968   Zoolander
Oprah Winfrey
Talk Show Host
29-Jan-1954   The Oprah Winfrey Show
Mary Wollstonecraft
Author
27-Apr-1759 10-Sep-1797 Vindication of the Rights of Women
Natalie Wood
Actor
20-Jul-1938 29-Nov-1981 Rebel Without A Cause
Virginia Woolf
Novelist
25-Jan-1882 28-Mar-1941 Suicidal English novelist
Aileen Wuornos
Criminal
29-Feb-1956 9-Oct-2002 Notorious serial killer
Andrea Yates
Criminal Defendant
2-Jul-1964   Drowned her five children
Paula Yates
TV Personality
24-Apr-1960 17-Sep-2000 Rock Stars in Their Underpants
Boris Yeltsin
Head of State
1-Feb-1931 23-Apr-2007 First president of post-Soviet Russia
Robert Young
Actor
22-Feb-1907 21-Jul-1998 Marcus Welby, M.D.


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