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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Don Adams
Actor
13-Apr-1926 25-Sep-2005 Maxwell Smart on Get Smart
Mary Astor
Actor
3-May-1906 25-Sep-1987 The Maltese Falcon
Atahualpa
Royalty
c. 1502 29-Aug-1533 Incan king ransomed, killed by Pizarro
Lee Atwater
Politician
27-Feb-1951 29-Mar-1991 RNC Chairman, 1988-90
Augustus II
Royalty
12-May-1670 1-Feb-1733 King of Poland, Elector of Saxony
Augustus III
Royalty
17-Oct-1696 5-Oct-1763 Elector of Saxony, King of Poland
Binnie Barnes
Actor
25-May-1903 27-Jul-1998 The Private Life of Henry VIII
Aubrey Beardsley
Artist
21-Aug-1872 16-Mar-1898 Leading late 19th c. English illustrator
Mary Kay Bergman
Actor
5-Jun-1961 11-Nov-1999 South Park
Lennox Berkeley
Composer
12-May-1903 26-Dec-1989 Stabat Mater
G. W. Bitzer
Cinematographer
21-Apr-1872 29-Apr-1944 The Birth of a Nation
Conrad Black
Business
25-Aug-1944   Rapacious newspaper mogul
Tony Blair
Head of State
6-May-1953   UK Prime Minister, 1997-2007
Emperor Bokassa I
Royalty
22-Feb-1921 3-Nov-1996 Central African Emperor
Erma Bombeck
Columnist
21-Feb-1927 22-Apr-1996 The Grass is Always Greener
Robert Bork
Government
1-Mar-1927 19-Dec-2012 Fired Archibald Cox, later got himself borked
James Boswell
Author
29-Oct-1740 19-May-1795 The Life of Samuel Johnson
Jim Bowie
Military
10-Apr-1796 6-Mar-1836 Knife fighter, Alamo combatant
L. Brent Bozell
Author
15-Jan-1926 15-Apr-1997 The Warren Revolution
Heywood Broun
Journalist
7-Dec-1888 18-Dec-1939 Muckraking reporter of the 1920s and '30s
George Mackay Brown
Poet
17-Oct-1921 13-Apr-1996 Time in a Red Coat
Sam Brownback
Politician
12-Sep-1956   Governor of Kansas
Peter H. Burnett
Politician
15-Nov-1807 17-May-1895 Governor of California, 1849-51
Jeb Bush
Politician
11-Feb-1953   Governor of Florida, 1999-2007
Roger Casement
Activist
1-Sep-1864 3-Aug-1916 Irish revolutionary, gay diarist
Charice
Singer
10-May-1992   Filipina pop singer
King Charles II
Royalty
29-May-1630 6-Feb-1685 King of England 1660-85
G. K. Chesterton
Author
29-May-1874 14-Jun-1936 The Man Who Was Thursday
Christina of Sweden
Royalty
8-Dec-1626 16-Apr-1689 Crossdressing Queen of Sweden 1632-54
Wesley Clark
Military
23-Dec-1944   Supreme Allied Commander, 1997-2000
Hansen Clarke
Politician
3-Mar-1957   Congressman, Michigan 13th
Gerty Cori
Scientist
15-Aug-1896 26-Oct-1957 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne
Military
11-Sep-1611 27-Jul-1675 Turenne
André Dacier
Scholar
6-Apr-1651 18-Sep-1722 French classical scholar
Kim Dae-Jung
Head of State
3-Dec-1925 18-Aug-2009 South Korean President, 1998-2003
Duffy Daugherty
Football
8-Sep-1915 25-Sep-1987 MSU Head Coach, 1954-72
Dorothy Day
Activist
8-Nov-1897 29-Nov-1980 Founder of the Catholic Worker movement
Karl Dean
Politician
20-Sep-1955   Mayor of Nashville
Everard Digby
Criminal
16-May-1578 30-Jan-1606 Gunpowder Plot
Alfred Döblin
Novelist
10-Aug-1878 26-Jun-1957 Berlin Alexanderplatz
Ross Douthat
Columnist
28-Nov-1979   New York Times columnist
John Dowland
Composer
c. 1562 21-Jan-1626 Lachrimae, Lutenist
John Dryden
Poet
19-Aug-1631 1-May-1700 Absalom and Achitophel
Al Dubin
Songwriter
10-Jun-1891 11-Feb-1945 Lullaby of Broadway
Ray Eliot
Football
13-Jun-1905 24-Feb-1980 Illini Head Coach, 1942-59
Lola Falana
Dancer
11-Sep-1942   Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets
John Farrow
Screenwriter
10-Feb-1904 28-Jan-1963 Around the World in Eighty Days
Ford Madox Ford
Novelist
17-Dec-1873 26-Jun-1939 The Good Soldier
Hans Frank
Military
23-May-1900 16-Oct-1946 Nazi King of Poland
Jennie Garth
Actor
3-Apr-1972   Kelly on Beverly Hills 90210
Edward Gibbon
Historian
8-May-1737 16-Jan-1794 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Eric Gill
Typographer
22-Feb-1882 17-Nov-1940 Typographer, Gill Sans
Newt Gingrich
Politician
17-Jun-1943   Speaker of the House, 1995-99
George Gipp
Football
18-Feb-1895 14-Dec-1920 Win one for the Gipper
Rumer Godden
Author
10-Dec-1907 8-Nov-1998 The River
Antonio Gramsci
Activist
23-Jan-1891 27-Apr-1937 Founder of the Italian Communist Party
Graham Greene
Novelist
2-Oct-1904 3-Apr-1991 The Third Man
John Howard Griffin
Author
16-Jul-1920 9-Sep-1980 Black Like Me
Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen
Novelist
c. 1621 17-Aug-1676 Simplicius Simplicissimus
Alec Guinness
Actor
2-Apr-1914 5-Aug-2000 Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars
John Gummer
Politician
26-Nov-1939   British MP, Suffolk Coastal
Arlo Guthrie
Singer/Songwriter
10-Jul-1947   Alice's Restaurant
Robert Hanssen
Spy
18-Apr-1944   Russian mole inside the FBI
Pamela Harriman
Diplomat
20-Mar-1920 5-Feb-1997 Socialite and Ambassador to France, 1993-97
Ernest Hemingway
Author
21-Jul-1899 2-Jul-1961 The Old Man And The Sea
Henri IV
Royalty
13-Dec-1553 14-May-1610 King of France, 1589-1610
Bob Hope
Comic
29-May-1903 27-Jul-2003 Centenarian comic
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Poet
28-Jul-1844 8-Jun-1889 Defeated the tyranny of poetic meter
Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Pianist
23-Jun-1892 22-May-1993 Polish-American pianist
Deal Hudson
Religion
30-Nov-1949   Karl Rove's favorite Catholic
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
TV Personality
27-Feb-1942   NPR, NewsHour reporter
Laura Ingraham
Pundit
19-Jun-1964   The Hillary Trap
Max Jacob
Poet
12-Jul-1876 5-Mar-1944 Le Cornet à dés
King James II
Royalty
14-Oct-1633 16-Sep-1701 King of England, 1685-88
Walter W. Jenkins
Government
23-Mar-1918 23-Nov-1985 LBJ assistant, outed in gay sex scandal
Bobby Jindal
Politician
10-Jun-1971   Governor of Louisiana
Luci Baines Johnson
Relative
2-Jul-1947   Daughter of LBJ
Ben Jonson
Playwright
11-Jun-1572 6-Aug-1637 Volpone
John Mark Karr
Criminal
11-Dec-1964   JonBenét Ramsey murder suspect
Mary Karr
Author
16-Jan-1955   The Liars' Club
Willmoore Kendall
Author
5-Mar-1909 30-Jun-1967 Conservative author
Joyce Kilmer
Poet
6-Dec-1886 30-Jul-1918 Trees
Otto Klemperer
Conductor
14-May-1885 6-Jul-1973 Prominent German conductor
John Kluge
Business
21-Sep-1914 7-Sep-2010 Media mogul, Metromedia, Inc.
Lawrence Kudlow
Economist
20-Aug-1947   Kudlow & Cramer
Karl Landsteiner
Scientist
14-Jun-1868 26-Jun-1943 Discovered blood typing
Dixie Lee
Singer
4-Nov-1911 1-Nov-1952 Singer and wife of Bing Crosby
Anne Lefèvre
Scholar
1654 17-Aug-1720 Translator of Homer into French
William Levy
Actor
29-Aug-1980   Triunfo del Amor
Robert Lowell
Poet
1-Mar-1917 12-Sep-1977 Lord Weary's Castle
Clare Boothe Luce
Politician
10-Apr-1903 9-Oct-1987 Congresswoman, wife of Henry R. Luce
Jean-Marie Lustiger
Religion
17-Sep-1926 5-Aug-2007 Archbishop of Paris, 1981-2005
Compton MacKenzie
Novelist
17-Jan-1883 30-Nov-1972 Carnival
Gustav Mahler
Composer
7-Jul-1860 18-May-1911 Das Lied von der Erde
Jacques Maritain
Philosopher
18-Nov-1882 28-Apr-1973 Interpreter of St. Thomas
James McAuley
Poet
12-Oct-1917 15-Oct-1976 Australian poet, Ern Malley hoaxer
Norma McCorvey
Activist
22-Sep-1947   Jane Roe, of Roe v. Wade
Claude McKay
Novelist
15-Sep-1890 22-May-1948 Home to Harlem
Carlos Menem
Head of State
2-Jul-1930   President of Argentina, 1989-99
Thomas Merton
Author
31-Jan-1915 10-Dec-1968 The Seven Storey Mountain
Frank S. Meyer
Author
9-May-1909 1-Apr-1972 In Defense of Freedom
Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Novelist
23-Jan-1923 9-Jan-1996 A Canticle for Leibowitz
Montezuma II
Head of State
1466 30-Jun-1520 Aztec leader, capitulated to the Spanish
Steven W. Mosher
Scholar
9-May-1948   Prominent Sinologist
Malcolm Muggeridge
Author
24-Mar-1903 14-Nov-1990 Highly iconoclastic English wit
Bernard Nathanson
Activist
31-Jul-1926   Pro-life activist, former abortionist
E. Nesbit
Novelist
15-Aug-1858 4-May-1924 The Story of the Treasure Seekers
Richard John Neuhaus
Religion
14-May-1936 8-Jan-2009 Catholic priest
John Henry Newman
Religion
21-Feb-1801 11-Aug-1890 Oxford Movement
John Newton
Military
24-Aug-1823 1-May-1895 Union Army General and engineer
Peggy Noonan
Journalist
7-Sep-1950   Coined A thousand points of light
Robert Novak
Columnist
26-Feb-1931 18-Aug-2009 Conservative ideologue, outed Valerie Plame
Titus Oates
Criminal
15-Sep-1649 12-Jul-1705 Popish Plot
Jacques Offenbach
Composer
20-Jun-1819 5-Oct-1880 Inventor of the the opérette
William Oughtred
Mathematician
5-Mar-1574 30-Jun-1660 Inventor of the slide rule
Johann Friedrich Overbeck
Painter
3-Jul-1789 12-Nov-1869 German religious painter
Louella Parsons
Columnist
6-Aug-1881 9-Dec-1972 Hollywood queen of gossip
Blaise Pascal
Mathematician
19-Jun-1623 19-Aug-1662 French thinker and mathematician
Walker Percy
Author
28-May-1916 10-May-1990 The Moviegoer
Max F. Perutz
Chemist
19-May-1914 6-Feb-2002 X-Ray analysis of hemoglobin
Pete Peterson
Diplomat
26-Jun-1935   US Ambassador to Vietnam, 1997-2001
Ramesh Ponnuru
Columnist
16-Aug-1974   Senior Editor, National Review
Katherine Anne Porter
Author
15-May-1890 18-Sep-1980 Ship of Fools
Augustus Welby Pugin
Architect
1-Mar-1812 14-Sep-1852 Built the Houses of Parliament
William Quantrill
Criminal
31-Jul-1837 6-Jun-1865 Quantrill's Raiders
Kathleen Raine
Poet
14-Jun-1908 6-Jul-2003 Cambridge poet, scholar of Blake
William E. Riker
Religion
1873 3-Dec-1969 Holy City cult leader
Frederick Rolfe
Author
22-Jul-1860 25-Oct-1913 Baron Corvo
William S. Rosecrans
Military
6-Sep-1819 11-Mar-1898 Union Army General
Lillian Roth
Actor
13-Dec-1910 12-May-1980 I'll Cry Tomorrow
Georges Rouault
Painter
27-May-1871 13-Feb-1958 Expressionist painter of clowns, Christs
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Philosopher
28-Jun-1712 2-Jul-1778 Conceptualized the Social Contract
Siegfried Sassoon
Poet
8-Sep-1886 1-Sep-1967 War Poems
John T. Scopes
Educator
3-Aug-1900 21-Oct-1970 Defendant in the Scopes Monkey Trial
Chief Seattle
Military
c. 1786 7-Jun-1866 Namesake of the city of Seattle
Edith Sitwell
Poet
7-Sep-1887 9-Dec-1964 Façade
Iain Duncan Smith
Politician
9-Apr-1954   Conservative Party leader, 2001-03
Ruth Snyder
Criminal
1895 12-Jan-1928 Electrocuted for murdering husband
Muriel Spark
Novelist
1-Feb-1918 13-Apr-2006 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Nicolaus Steno
Geologist
10-Jan-1631 25-Nov-1686 De solido intra solidum
Thomas Stucley
Military
c. 1525 4-Aug-1578 English military adventurer
Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux
Author
2-Oct-1619 10-Nov-1692 Historiettes
Alfred Tarski
Mathematician
14-Jan-1902 26-Oct-1983 Tarski's indefinability theorem
Allen Tate
Poet
19-Nov-1899 9-Feb-1979 Mr. Pope and Other Poems
Randall Terry
Activist
25-Apr-1959   Operation Rescue founder
Nguyen Van Thieu
Head of State
5-Apr-1923 29-Sep-2001 President of South Vietnam, 1967-75
John Thompson
Head of State
10-Nov-1845 12-Dec-1894 Prime Minister of Canada, 1892-94
Alice B. Toklas
Relative
30-Apr-1877 7-Mar-1967 Gertrude Stein's lover
Maria von Trapp
Singer
26-Jan-1905 28-Mar-1987 The Sound of Music
Margaret Trudeau
First Lady
10-Sep-1948   Ex-Wife of Pierre Trudeau
Vaughn Ververs
Journalist
10-Jan-1969   Editor of The Hotline 2002-05
Vlad the Impaler
Royalty
Dec-1431 Dec-1476 Dracula, rather fancied impaling folk
John von Neumann
Mathematician
28-Dec-1903 8-Feb-1957 Computing pioneer, inventor of Game Theory
Friedrich von Schlegel
Philosopher
10-Mar-1772 12-Jan-1829 Founder of the German Romantic movement
Robert F. Wagner, Sr.
Politician
8-Jun-1877 4-May-1953 US Senator from New York, 1927-49
Bruno Walter
Conductor
15-Sep-1876 17-Feb-1962 Conductor, Leipzig Gewandhaus, 1929-33
Leonard Warren
Singer
21-Apr-1911 4-Mar-1960 Operatic baritone, NY Metropolitan Opera
John Wayne
Actor
26-May-1907 11-Jun-1979 The Duke
Robert Welch
Activist
1-Dec-1899 6-Jan-1985 Founder, John Birch Society
Oscar Wilde
Playwright
16-Oct-1854 30-Nov-1900 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Johann Winckelmann
Archaeologist
9-Dec-1717 8-Jun-1768 Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums
Jane Wyman
Actor
5-Jan-1917 10-Sep-2007 Falcon Crest


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