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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kenneth Alibek
Biologist
c. 1951   Biological weapons designer
Rafid Ahmed Alwan
Hoaxer
1968   "Curveball"
Nadia Comaneci
Gymnastics
12-Nov-1961   Olympic gymnast
Charles-François Dumouriez
Military
25-Jan-1739 14-Mar-1823 French general, intriguer
Milos Forman
Film Director
18-Feb-1932   One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
George Gamow
Physicist
4-Mar-1904 19-Aug-1968 Proponent of Big Bang Theory
Roberto C. Goizueta
Business
18-Nov-1931 18-Oct-1997 CEO of Coca-Cola, 1981-97
Donald Maclean
Spy
25-May-1913 6-Mar-1983 Spy for Moscow, Cambridge Five
Georgi Markov
Victim
1-Mar-1929 11-Sep-1978 Killed with a ricin-tipped umbrella
Martina Navratilova
Tennis
18-Oct-1956   Nine-time Wimbledon winner
Rudolf Nureyev
Dancer
17-Mar-1938 6-Jan-1993 Defected to France from Kirov Ballet
Kim Philby
Spy
1-Jan-1912 11-May-1988 One of the Cambridge Five in MI6
Wernher von Braun
Scientist
23-Mar-1912 16-Jun-1977 German-American rocket scientist


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