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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leo Abse
Politician
22-Apr-1917 19-Aug-2008 Labour MP for Torfaen, 1983-87
Forrest J. Ackerman
Author
24-Nov-1916 4-Dec-2008 Mr. Science Fiction
Edie Adams
Actor
16-Apr-1925 15-Oct-2008 Lover Come Back
Phil Agee
Spy
19-Jul-1935 7-Jan-2008 Inside the Company: CIA Diary
Ali Alatas
Diplomat
4-Nov-1932 11-Dec-2008 Indonesian Foreign Minister, 1988-99
William O. Albertini
Business
29-Jun-1943 28-Jun-2008 CFO of Bell Atlantic, 1991-97
Arthur Glenn Andrews
Politician
15-Jan-1909 25-Sep-2008 Congressman from Alabama, 1965-67
Rocky Aoki
Business
9-Oct-1938 10-Jul-2008 Benihana founder
Anne L. Armstrong
Government
27-Dec-1927 30-Jul-2008 US Ambassador to the UK, 1976-77
Roland Arnall
Business
29-Mar-1939 17-Mar-2008 Ameriquest billionaire
Eddy Arnold
Country Musician
15-May-1918 8-May-2008 The Tennessee Plowboy
Robert Arthur
Actor
18-Jun-1925 1-Oct-2008 Ace in the Hole
Robert Asprin
Author
28-Jun-1946 22-May-2008 Thieves World
Robert M. Ball
Government
28-Mar-1914 29-Jan-2008 Director of Social Security, 1962-73
Nathaniel Bar-Jonah
Criminal
15-Feb-1957 13-Apr-2008 Cannibal child killer, sentenced to 130 years
Majel Barrett
Actor
23-Feb-1932 18-Dec-2008 Widow of Gene Roddenberry
Robert H. Barrow
Military
5-Feb-1922 30-Oct-2008 27th USMC Commandant, 1979-83
Lucius Battle
Diplomat
1-Jun-1918 13-May-2008 US Ambassador to Egypt, 1964-67
Sammy Baugh
Football
17-Mar-1914 17-Dec-2008 Redskins QB and charter Hall of Famer
Buzzie Bavasi
Baseball
12-Dec-1914 1-May-2008 MLB General Manager
Jeremy Beadle
TV Personality
12-Apr-1948 30-Jan-2008 You've Been Framed
Henry Beckman
Actor
26-Nov-1921 17-Jun-2008 Capt. Clancey on Here Come the Brides
Paul Benedict
Actor
17-Dec-1938 1-Dec-2008 Harry Bentley on The Jeffersons
James Bevel
Activist
19-Oct-1936 19-Dec-2008 Civil rights activist, convicted of incest
Jimmy Carl Black
Drummer
1-Feb-1938 1-Nov-2008 Original Mothers of Invention drummer
Mr. Blackwell
Critic
29-Aug-1922 19-Oct-2008 Issued an annual "Worst-Dressed List"
Tommy Bolt
Golf
31-Mar-1916 30-Aug-2008 Winner, 1958 US Open
Sam Bottoms
Actor
17-Oct-1955 16-Dec-2008 Apocalypse Now
Albert H. Bowker
Educator
8-Sep-1919 20-Jan-2008 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1971-80
Robert F. Brachtenbach
Judge
28-Jan-1931 2-May-2008 Justice, WA Supreme Court, 1972-94
Christian Brando
Relative
11-May-1958 26-Jan-2008 Son of Marlon Brando
Irving Brecher
Screenwriter
17-Jan-1914 17-Nov-2008 Meet Me in St. Louis
William F. Buckley
Columnist
24-Nov-1925 27-Feb-2008 National Review
Algis Budrys
Author
9-Jan-1931 9-Jun-2008 Rogue Moon
Earl Butz
Government
3-Jul-1909 2-Feb-2008 Ford's disgraced Secretary of Agriculture
Charles L. Caccia
Politician
29-Apr-1930 4-May-2008 Former Canadian MP, Davenport
Don Callander
Novelist
23-Mar-1930 26-Jul-2008 Pyromancer
Peter Camejo
Activist
31-Dec-1939 13-Sep-2008 Persistent Green Party candidate
Ken Campbell
Actor
10-Dec-1941 31-Aug-2008 British experimental theatre
Ron Carey
Labor Leader
22-Mar-1936 11-Dec-2008 Teamsters President, 1992-99
George Carlin
Comic
12-May-1937 22-Jun-2008 Seven Dirty Words
Hayden Carruth
Poet
3-Aug-1921 29-Sep-2008 Brothers, I Loved You All
Henri Cartan
Mathematician
8-Jul-1904 13-Aug-2008 Leader of the math Bourbakistes
Aimé Césaire
Poet
25-Jun-1913 17-Apr-2008 Return to My Native Land
Cyd Charisse
Dancer
8-Mar-1922 17-Jun-2008 Vamp dancer in Singin' in the Rain
Arthur Chung
Head of State
10-Jan-1918 23-Jun-2008 President of Guyana, 1970-80
Arthur C. Clarke
Novelist
16-Dec-1917 19-Mar-2008 2001: A Space Odyssey
Hugo Claus
Author
5-Apr-1929 19-Mar-2008 The Sorrow of Belgium
Harlan Cleveland
Government
19-Jan-1918 30-May-2008 Futurist, diplomat
Lansana Conté
Head of State
c. 1934 22-Dec-2008 President of Guinea, 1984-2008
Hazel Court
Actor
10-Feb-1926 15-Apr-2008 Horror Queen
John Patrick Crecine
Educator
22-Aug-1939 28-Apr-2008 President of Georgia Tech, 1987-94
Michael Crichton
Novelist
23-Oct-1942 4-Nov-2008 Jurassic Park
Eddie Crowder
Football
26-Aug-1931 9-Sep-2008 Colorado Head Coach, 1963-73
James Crumley
Novelist
12-Oct-1939 17-Sep-2008 The Mexican Tree Duck
Richard Darman
Government
10-May-1943 25-Jan-2008 Carlyle Group member, former OMB Director
Jules Dassin
Film Director
18-Dec-1911 31-Mar-2008 Topkapi
Don S. Davis
Actor
4-Aug-1942 29-Jun-2008 Lt. Gen. Hammond on Stargate SG-1
Paul Davis
Singer/Songwriter
21-Apr-1948 22-Apr-2008 I Go Crazy
Michael DeBakey
Doctor
7-Sep-1908 11-Jul-2008 Father of cardiovascular surgery
William L. Dickinson
Politician
5-Jun-1925 31-Mar-2008 Congressman from Alabama, 1965-93
Bo Diddley
Guitarist
30-Dec-1928 2-Jun-2008 Blues diddler and rectangular guitarist
Cortland S. Dietler
Business
19-Sep-1921 10-Jul-2008 CEO of TransMontaigne, 1995-99
Klaus Dinger
Drummer
24-Mar-1946 20-Mar-2008 Neu!, La Dusseldorf
Ivan Dixon
Actor
6-Apr-1931 16-Mar-2008 Sgt. Kinchloe on Hogan's Heroes
Jim Dooley
Football
8-Feb-1930 8-Jan-2008 Chicago Bears Head Coach, 1968-71
Robert DoQui
Actor
20-Apr-1934 9-Feb-2008 Sgt. Reed in Robocop
Lee S. Dreyfus
Politician
20-Jun-1926 2-Jan-2008 Governor of Wisconsin, 1979-83
Avery Cardinal Dulles
Religion
24-Aug-1918 12-Dec-2008 Fordham Professor, Roman Catholic Cardinal
Gwyneth Dunwoody
Politician
12-Dec-1930 17-Apr-2008 British MP, Crewe and Nantwich
Richard J. Durrell
Publisher
c. 1925 7-Mar-2008 First publisher, People magazine
R. C. Edwards
Educator
25-Mar-1914 4-Dec-2008 President of Clemson University, 1958-79
Dock Ellis
Baseball
11-Mar-1945 19-Dec-2008 Pitched a no-hitter on LSD
Robert Fagles
Translator
11-Sep-1933 26-Mar-2008 Translator of Greek literature
W. Mark Felt
Government
17-Aug-1913 18-Dec-2008 Watergate's Deep Throat
Mel Ferrer
Actor
25-Aug-1917 2-Jun-2008 War and Peace
Bobby Fischer
Chess Player
9-Mar-1943 18-Jan-2008 Eccentric chess grandmaster
Nina Foch
Actor
20-Apr-1924 5-Dec-2008 Executive Suite
Charles B. Fruit
Business
c. 1947 27-May-2008 Chief Marketing Officer at Coca-Cola, 2004-06
George Furth
Playwright
14-Dec-1932 11-Aug-2008 Company
D. Carleton Gajdusek
Scientist
9-Sep-1923 12-Dec-2008 Kuru (slow virus infections)
Evan Griffith Galbraith
Business
2-Jul-1928 21-Jan-2008 US Ambassador to France, 1981-85
Richard I. Galland
Attorney
13-Oct-1916 27-Nov-2008 CEO of American Petrofina, 1969-83
Beverly Garland
Actor
17-Oct-1926 5-Dec-2008 Dotty West on Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Estelle Getty
Actor
25-Jul-1923 22-Jul-2008 The Golden Girls
Tony Gillespie
Diplomat
22-Mar-1935 7-Mar-2008 US Ambassador to Chile, 1988-91
Robert Giroux
Publisher
8-Apr-1914 5-Sep-2008 Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Willoughby Goddard
Actor
4-Jul-1926 11-Apr-2008 Gessler on William Tell
Robert F. Goheen
Educator
15-Aug-1919 31-Mar-2008 President of Princeton University, 1957-72
Dody Goodman
Actor
28-Oct-1914 22-Jun-2008 Mother on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Nathan Green Gordon
Politician
4-Sep-1916 8-Sep-2008 Lt. Governor of Arkansas, 1947-67
David Groh
Actor
21-May-1939 12-Feb-2008 Joe Gerard on Rhoda
Hua Guofeng
Head of State
16-Feb-1921 20-Aug-2008 Premier of China, 1976-80
Ed Guthman
Journalist
11-Aug-1919 31-Aug-2008 Nixon enemy, Pulitzer Prize winner
Gary Gygax
Inventor
27-Jul-1938 4-Mar-2008 Co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons
George Habash
Activist
2-Aug-1926 26-Jan-2008 Founder of the PFLP
Jörg Haider
Politician
26-Jan-1950 11-Oct-2008 Austrian extreme rightist
H. Tracy Hall
Chemist
20-Oct-1919 25-Jul-2008 Synthetic diamonds
Bernie Hamilton
Actor
12-Jun-1928 30-Dec-2008 Capt. Dobey on Starsky and Hutch
Larry Harmon
Performance Artist
2-Jan-1925 3-Jul-2008 Bozo the Clown
John Harvey-Jones
Business
16-Apr-1924 9-Jan-2008 Chairman of ICI, 1982-87
Don Haskins
Basketball
14-Mar-1930 7-Sep-2008 UTEP Head Basketball Coach, 1961-99
Isaac Hayes
Musician
20-Aug-1942 10-Aug-2008 Theme from Shaft
Jeff Healey
Guitarist
25-Mar-1966 2-Mar-2008 The Jeff Healey Band
Jesse Helms
Politician
18-Oct-1921 4-Jul-2008 US Senator from North Carolina, 1973-2003
Robert T. Herres
Military
12-Jan-1932 24-Jul-2008 Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs, 1987-90
Joachim Herz
Business
1941 31-May-2008 German coffee heir billionaire
Charlton Heston
Actor
4-Oct-1923 5-Apr-2008 The Ten Commandments
Edmund Hillary
Explorer
20-Jul-1919 11-Jan-2008 First to summit Mt. Everest
Tony Hillerman
Novelist
27-May-1925 26-Oct-2008 Mystery novels set at Navajo reservation
Patrick Hillery
Head of State
2-May-1923 12-Apr-2008 President of Ireland, 1976-90
Gordon Hinckley
Religion
23-Jun-1910 27-Jan-2008 President of the Mormon Church, 1995-2008
Albert Hofmann
Chemist
11-Jan-1906 29-Apr-2008 Discovered LSD
Mike Holovak
Football
19-Sep-1919 27-Jan-2008 NFL Head Coach, General Manager
Hendrik S. Houthakker
Economist
31-Dec-1924 15-Apr-2008 Council of Economic Advisers, 1969-71
Freddie Hubbard
Jazz Musician
7-Apr-1938 29-Dec-2008 Hard-bop jazz trumpet soloist
Roy M. Huffington
Business
4-Oct-1917 11-Jul-2008 Texas Oilman
Thomas M. Hunt
Business
27-May-1923 11-Nov-2008 President of Hunt Oil, 1955-90
Samuel P. Huntington
Author
18-Apr-1927 24-Dec-2008 The Clash of Civilizations
Leonid Hurwicz
Economist
21-Aug-1917 24-Jun-2008 Mechanism design theory
William G. Hyland
Government
18-Jan-1929 25-Mar-2008 Editor of Foreign Affairs, 1984-93
Kiyoshi Ito
Mathematician
7-Sep-1915 10-Nov-2008 Ito Calculus
Bruce Ivins
Biologist
22-Apr-1946 29-Jul-2008 Anthrax researcher and suspect
Betty James
Business
13-Feb-1918 20-Nov-2008 Slinky entrepreneur
Robert Jastrow
Astronomer
7-Sep-1925 8-Feb-2008 Red Giants and White Dwarfs
Van Johnson
Actor
25-Aug-1916 12-Dec-2008 The Caine Mutiny
Russell Johnston
Politician
28-Jul-1932 27-Jul-2008 Liberal MP from Inverness, 1964-97
Norman Dello Joio
Composer
24-Jan-1913 24-Jul-2008 Meditation on Ecclesiastes
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Politician
10-Sep-1949 20-Aug-2008 Congresswoman, Ohio 11th
Hamilton Jordan
Government
21-Sep-1944 20-May-2008 White House Chief of Staff, 1979-80
Joseph M. Juran
Scientist
24-Dec-1904 28-Feb-2008 The Pareto Principle
Mauricio Kagel
Composer
24-Dec-1931 18-Sep-2008 Absurdist composer
Stanley Kamel
Actor
1-Jan-1943 8-Apr-2008 Dr. Kroger on Monk
Jack Kamen
Cartoonist
29-May-1920 5-Aug-2008 EC Comics artist
Carl Karcher
Business
16-Jan-1917 11-Jan-2008 Founder of Carl's Jr.
Evelyn Keyes
Actor
20-Nov-1916 4-Jul-2008 Gone with the Wind
Vo Van Kiet
Head of State
23-Nov-1922 11-Jun-2008 Prime Minister of Vietnam, 1991-97
Martin S. Kimmel
Business
9-Apr-1916 15-Apr-2008 Founder of Kimco Realty
Eartha Kitt
Singer
17-Jan-1927 25-Dec-2008 Catwoman
Catherine Baker Knoll
Politician
3-Sep-1930 12-Nov-2008 Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania, 2003-08
Harvey Korman
Comic
15-Feb-1927 29-May-2008 The Carol Burnett Show
Killer Kowalski
Wrestling
13-Oct-1926 30-Aug-2008 Professional wrestler, 1947-76
Don LaFontaine
Actor
26-Aug-1940 1-Sep-2008 Voiceover powerhouse
Willis Lamb
Physicist
12-Jul-1913 15-May-2008 Detailed the hydrogen spectrum
Tom Lantos
Politician
1-Feb-1928 11-Feb-2008 Congressman from California, 1981-2008
John Phillip Law
Actor
7-Sep-1937 13-May-2008 The Russians Are Coming
Joshua Lederberg
Biologist
23-May-1925 2-Feb-2008 Genetic properties of bacteria
Raymond F. Lederer
Politician
19-May-1938 1-Dec-2008 Congressman snagged in ABSCAM
Heath Ledger
Actor
4-Apr-1979 22-Jan-2008 Brokeback Mountain
Hugh Lloyd
Actor
22-Apr-1923 14-Jul-2008 Hugh and I
Edward Lorenz
Scientist
23-May-1917 16-Apr-2008 Chaos theory
Mildred Loving
Activist
22-Jun-1939 2-May-2008 Interracial marriage
Bernie Mac
Comic
5-Oct-1957 9-Aug-2008 The Bernie Mac Show
Donald C. MacDonald
Politician
7-Dec-1913 8-Mar-2008 Leader of Ontario CCF and NDP, 1953-70
John MacDougall
Politician
8-Dec-1947 13-Aug-2008 Labour MP for Glenrothes, 2005-08
Jeff MacKay
Actor
20-Oct-1948 22-Aug-2008 French on Baa Baa Black Sheep
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Religion
12-Jan-1917 5-Feb-2008 Transcendental meditation guru
Abby Mann
Screenwriter
1-Dec-1927 25-Mar-2008 Judgment at Nuremberg
Dick Martin
Comic
30-Jan-1922 24-May-2008 Laugh-In
Anne Clark Martindell
Politician
18-Jul-1914 11-Jun-2008 US Ambassador to New Zealand, 1979-81
Steven R. McCracken
Business
1953 7-Feb-2008 CEO of Owens-Illinois, 2004-06
Wesley L. McDonald
Military
6-Jul-1924 8-Feb-2008 Led 1983 invasion of Grenada
Jim McKay
Sports Journalist
24-Sep-1921 7-Jun-2008 Host of Wide World of Sports
Andrew J. McKelvey
Business
c. 1935 27-Nov-2008 Founder of TMP Worldwide
Victor A. McKusick
Scientist
21-Oct-1921 22-Jul-2008 Father of medical genetics
Clem McSpadden
Politician
9-Nov-1925 7-Jul-2008 Congressman from Oklahoma, 1973-75
Evan Mecham
Politician
12-May-1924 22-Feb-2008 Governor of Arizona, 1987-88
Bill Melendez
Cartoonist
15-Nov-1916 2-Sep-2008 A Charlie Brown Christmas
Allan Melvin
Actor
18-Feb-1923 17-Jan-2008 Archie Bunker's Place
Howard Metzenbaum
Politician
4-Jun-1917 12-Mar-2008 US Senator from Ohio, 1977-95
Anthony Minghella
Film Director
6-Jan-1954 18-Mar-2008 The English Patient
Mitch Mitchell
Drummer
9-Jun-1947 12-Nov-2008 Drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Robert Mondavi
Business
12-Jun-1913 16-May-2008 Vintner
Orville Moody
Golf
9-Dec-1933 8-Aug-2008 Winner, 1969 US Open
Robin Moore
Author
31-Oct-1925 21-Feb-2008 The Green Berets
Rudy Ray Moore
Actor
17-Mar-1937 19-Oct-2008 Dolemite
Barry Morse
Actor
10-Jun-1918 2-Feb-2008 Lt. Gerard on The Fugitive
Imad Fayez Mugniyah
Terrorist
7-Dec-1962 12-Feb-2008 Hezbollah International terror wing
Robert Mulligan
Film Director
23-Aug-1925 20-Dec-2008 To Kill a Mockingbird
Bobby Murcer
Baseball
20-May-1946 12-Jul-2008 MLB player, Yankees sportscaster
Levy Mwanawasa
Head of State
3-Sep-1948 19-Aug-2008 President of Zambia, 2002-08
Jack Narz
Game Show Host
13-Nov-1922 15-Oct-2008 Concentration
Lois Nettleton
Actor
6-Aug-1929 18-Jan-2008 Butterfly
Pete Newell
Basketball
3-Aug-1915 17-Nov-2008 Influential NCAA coach
Paul Newman
Actor
26-Jan-1925 26-Sep-2008 Salad dressing magnate
David D. Newsom
Diplomat
6-Jan-1918 30-Mar-2008 US Ambassador to Philippines, 1977-78
Conor Cruise O'Brien
Author
3-Nov-1917 18-Dec-2008 Irish Parliamentarian and Scholar
Odetta
Singer
31-Dec-1930 2-Dec-2008 Queen of American Folk Music
William Odom
Military
23-Jun-1932 30-May-2008 NSA Director 1985-88
Revius O. Ortique, Jr.
Judge
14-Jun-1924 22-Jun-2008 Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court
Anita Page
Actor
4-Aug-1910 6-Sep-2008 The Broadway Melody
Bettie Page
Model
22-Apr-1923 11-Dec-2008 Black-haired bondage pin-up queen
George E. Palade
Scientist
19-Nov-1912 7-Oct-2008 Microstructure of the cell
Deborah Jeane Palfrey
Criminal
18-Mar-1956 1-May-2008 The DC Madam
Tassos Papadopoulos
Head of State
7-Jan-1934 12-Dec-2008 President of Cyprus, 2003-08
Kenneth Parnell
Criminal
26-Sep-1932 21-Jan-2008 Kidnapped Steven Stayner
Michael Pate
Actor
26-Feb-1920 1-Sep-2008 Hondo
William N. Patman
Politician
26-Mar-1927 9-Dec-2008 Congressman from Texas, 1981-85
Randy Pausch
Educator
23-Oct-1960 25-Jul-2008 The Last Lecture
Joseph Pevney
Film Director
15-Sep-1911 18-May-2008 Man of a Thousand Faces
Nouhak Phoumsavanh
Head of State
9-Apr-1910 9-Sep-2008 President of Laos, 1992-98
Papa Pilgrim
Criminal
c. 1941 24-May-2008 Hillbilly Heaven
Harold Pinter
Playwright
10-Oct-1930 24-Dec-2008 The Birthday Party
Suzanne Pleshette
Actor
31-Jan-1937 19-Jan-2008 The Birds
Johnny Podres
Baseball
30-Sep-1932 13-Jan-2008 1955 World Series MVP
Sydney Pollack
Film Director
1-Jul-1934 26-May-2008 Tootsie
John Pont
Football
13-Nov-1927 1-Jul-2008 IU-Bloomington Head Coach, 1965-72
David H. Popper
Diplomat
3-Oct-1912 24-Jul-2008 US Ambassador to Chile, 1974-77
Dith Pran
Journalist
27-Sep-1942 30-Mar-2008 Subject of The Killing Fields
Robert Prosky
Actor
13-Dec-1930 8-Dec-2008 Pat Chase on Veronica's Closet
Lucian W. Pye
Scholar
21-Oct-1921 5-Sep-2008 Sinologist
Francis Pym
Politician
13-Feb-1922 6-Mar-2008 UK Foreign Secretary, 1982-83
John Rauch
Football
20-Aug-1927 10-Jun-2008 Raiders Head Coach, 1966-68
Robert Rauschenberg
Sculptor
22-Oct-1925 13-May-2008 American modern sculptor and painter
Jerry Reed
Country Musician
20-Mar-1937 1-Sep-2008 When You're Hot, You're Hot
Brad Renfro
Actor
25-Jul-1982 15-Jan-2008 The Client
Eugene C. Renzi
Military
16-Dec-1933 9-Feb-2008 Army Maj. Gen., ManTech VP
Nicola Rescigno
Conductor
28-May-1916 4-Aug-2008 Conductor, Dallas Opera, 1957-90
Julius B. Richmond
Government
26-Sep-1916 27-Jul-2008 US Surgeon General, 1977-81
Dino Risi
Film Director
23-Dec-1916 7-Jun-2008 The Easy Life
Alain Robbe-Grillet
Novelist
18-Aug-1922 18-Feb-2008 Proponent of the nouveau roman
Irv Robbins
Business
6-Dec-1917 5-May-2008 Co-Founder of Baskin-Robbins
Paul G. Rogers
Politician
4-Jun-1921 13-Oct-2008 Congressman from Florida, 1955-79
J. Patrick Rooney
Business
13-Dec-1927 15-Sep-2008 Golden Rule Insurance
Tim Russert
Talk Show Host
7-May-1950 13-Jun-2008 Meet the Press
Yves Saint Laurent
Fashion Designer
1-Aug-1936 1-Jun-2008 Christian Dior protege
Edwin E. Salpeter
Astronomer
3-Dec-1924 26-Nov-2008 Quantitative electron microscopic autoradiography
Merl Saunders
Pianist
14-Feb-1934 24-Oct-2008 Jazz & New Age keyboardist
Ann Savage
Actor
19-Feb-1921 25-Dec-2008 Detour
Eugene Sawyer
Politician
3-Sep-1934 19-Jan-2008 Mayor of Chicago, 1987-89
Roy Scheider
Actor
10-Nov-1932 10-Feb-2008 Jaws
Paul Scofield
Actor
21-Jan-1922 19-Mar-2008 A Man For All Seaons
John F. Seiberling
Politician
8-Sep-1918 2-Aug-2008 Congressman from Ohio, 1971-87
Maurice M. Shapiro
Physicist
13-Nov-1915 27-Feb-2008 Composition and origin of cosmic rays
Arthur Shawcross
Criminal
6-Jun-1945 10-Nov-2008 Genesee River Killer
J. R. Simplot
Business
9-Jan-1909 25-May-2008 Fabulously wealthy Idaho potato farmer
Eugene C. Sit
Business
8-Aug-1938 24-Jun-2008 Sit Investment Associates
Larry Smith
Football
12-Sep-1939 28-Jan-2008 Missouri Head Coach, 1994-2000
Joseph T. Sneed
Judge
21-Jul-1920 9-Feb-2008 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1973-87
Tony Snow
Government
1-Jun-1955 12-Jul-2008 Fox News pundit, White House press secretary
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Author
11-Dec-1918 3-Aug-2008 The Gulag Archipelago
James LeVoy Sorenson
Business
30-Jul-1921 20-Jan-2008 Utah billionaire
William Spoelhof
Educator
8-Dec-1909 3-Dec-2008 President of Calvin College, 1951-76
Jo Stafford
Singer
12-Nov-1917 16-Jul-2008 You Belong to Me
Jock Stallard
Politician
5-Nov-1921 29-Mar-2008 British MP, St. Pancras North, 1970-83
Dave Stevens
Cartoonist
29-Jul-1955 10-Mar-2008 The Rocketeer
Gil Stratton
Actor
2-Jun-1922 11-Oct-2008 Character actor, sportscaster
Levi Stubbs
Singer
6-Jun-1936 17-Oct-2008 Lead vocalist, The Four Tops
Suharto
Head of State
8-Jun-1921 27-Jan-2008 President of Indonesia, 1967-98
Yma Sumac
Singer
10-Sep-1924 1-Nov-2008 Vocalist with a 4.5-octave range
John Templeton
Philanthropist
29-Nov-1912 8-Jul-2008 Billionaire fund manager
Studs Terkel
Author
16-May-1912 31-Oct-2008 Working
Porter E. Thompson
Business
1916 26-Feb-2008 President of Bechtel, 1975-83
Paul H. Todd, Jr.
Politician
22-Sep-1921 18-Nov-2008 Congressman from Michigan, 1965-67
Margaret Truman
Relative
17-Feb-1924 29-Jan-2008 Harry S. Truman's mystery novelist daughter
Cecil H. Underwood
Politician
5-Nov-1922 24-Nov-2008 Twice Governor of West Virginia
Gene Upshaw
Football
15-Aug-1945 20-Aug-2008 NFL Hall-of-Fame Guard, NFLPA Leader
Jørn Utzon
Architect
9-Apr-1918 29-Nov-2008 Sydney Opera House
Lionel Van Deerlin
Politician
25-Jul-1914 17-May-2008 Congressman from California, 1963-81
Vicki Van Meter
Aviator
13-Mar-1982 15-Mar-2008 Child cross-country aviator
Reg Varney
Actor
11-Jul-1916 16-Nov-2008 On the Buses
Sunny von Bulow
Victim
1-Sep-1932 6-Dec-2008 Heiress in a coma for 28 years
Peter Jon de Vos
Diplomat
24-Dec-1938 9-Jun-2008 US Ambassador to Costa Rica, 1994-97
David Foster Wallace
Novelist
21-Feb-1962 12-Sep-2008 Infinite Jest
Y. C. Wang
Business
18-Jan-1917 15-Oct-2008 Taiwanese plastics billionaire
Dee Dee Warwick
Singer
25-Sep-1945 19-Oct-2008 Influential but obscure soul singer
Dennis Weatherstone
Business
29-Nov-1930 13-Jun-2008 CEO of JP Morgan, 1990-94
John Webb
Judge
18-Sep-1926 18-Sep-2008 NC State Supreme Court Justice, 1986-98
Stephen H. Weiss
Business
c. 1935 16-Apr-2008 Co-Founder, Weiss, Peck & Greer
Joseph Weizenbaum
Computer Programmer
8-Jan-1923 5-Mar-2008 ELIZA
Louie Welch
Politician
9-Dec-1918 27-Jan-2008 Mayor of Houston, 1964-73
Thomas H. Weller
Scientist
15-Jun-1915 23-Aug-2008 Cultured the polio virus
Paul Weyrich
Columnist
7-Oct-1942 18-Dec-2008 Conservative activist
William Wharton
Novelist
7-Nov-1925 29-Oct-2008 Birdy
John Archibald Wheeler
Physicist
9-Jul-1911 13-Apr-2008 The Mechanism of Nuclear Fission
Charles Z. Wick
Government
12-Oct-1917 20-Jul-2008 Director of the USIA, 1981-89
Richard Widmark
Actor
26-Dec-1914 24-Mar-2008 Kiss of Death
Stan Winston
Artist
7-Apr-1946 15-Jun-2008 Special effects artist
Rick Wright
Musician
28-Jul-1943 15-Sep-2008 Keyboardist for Pink Floyd
Hector Zazou
Composer
11-Jul-1948 8-Sep-2008 Electronic and World music composer


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NNDB has added thousands of bibliographies for people, organizations, schools, and general topics, listing more than 50,000 books and 120,000 other kinds of references. They may be accessed by the "Bibliography" tab at the top of most pages, or via the "Related Topics" box in the sidebar. Please feel free to suggest books that might be critical omissions.