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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jane Addams
Activist
6-Sep-1860 21-May-1935 Founder of Hull House
Andre Agassi
Tennis
29-Apr-1970   Winner of 8 Grand Slam singles
Debbie Allen
Dancer
16-Jan-1950   All About You
Walter Benjamin
Philosopher
15-Jul-1892 26-Sep-1940 The Arcades Project
Silvio Berlusconi
Head of State
29-Sep-1936   Former Prime Minister of Italy
Heston Blumenthal
Chef
17-May-1966   The Fat Duck
Sonny Bono
Singer
16-Feb-1935 5-Jan-1998 Moustached half of Sonny and Cher
Richard Burton
Actor
10-Nov-1925 5-Aug-1984 Nineteen Eighty Four
George H.W. Bush
Head of State
12-Jun-1924   41st US President, 1989-93
Brett Butler
Comic
20-Jan-1958   Comedian with southern drawl
John Cage
Composer
5-Sep-1912 12-Aug-1992 Experimental composer
James Cagney
Actor
17-Jul-1899 30-Mar-1986 New York tough guy
Robert Capa
Photographer
22-Oct-1913 25-May-1954 War photographer
Jean Cocteau
Poet
5-Jul-1889 11-Oct-1963 La Belle et la BÍte
e. e. cummings
Poet
14-Oct-1894 3-Sep-1962 Majuscule-challenged American poet
William Barker Cushing
Military
4-Nov-1842 17-Dec-1874 Civil War naval hero
Richard Harding Davis
Author
18-Apr-1864 11-Apr-1916 Yellow-era journalist
Robert Duncan
Poet
7-Jan-1919 3-Feb-1988 Bending the Bow
Queen Elizabeth II
Royalty
21-Apr-1926   Queen of England
Robert Evans
Film/TV Producer
29-Jun-1930   The Kid Stays In The Picture
Janet Flanner
Journalist
13-Mar-1892 7-Nov-1978 The New Yorker
Errol Flynn
Actor
20-Jun-1909 14-Oct-1959 Robin Hood
Dian Fossey
Anthropologist
16-Jan-1932 26-Dec-1985 Gorillas in the Mist
Al Franken
Politician
21-May-1951   US Senator from Minnesota
George Gissing
Novelist
22-Nov-1857 28-Jan-1903 New Grub Street
Benny Goodman
Jazz Musician
30-May-1909 13-Jun-1986 Bespectacled jazz clarinetist
Hermann Hesse
Author
2-Jul-1877 9-Aug-1962 Siddhartha
A. E. Housman
Poet
26-Mar-1859 30-Apr-1936 A Shropshire Lad
James Joyce
Author
2-Feb-1882 13-Jan-1941 Ulysses
Jack Lemmon
Actor
8-Feb-1925 27-Jun-2001 The Odd Couple
James Levine
Conductor
23-Jun-1943   Music Director, NY Metropolitan Opera
Carolus Linnaeus
Botanist
23-May-1707 10-Jan-1778 Created a taxonomy of the species
Malcolm Lowry
Novelist
28-Jul-1909 27-Jun-1957 Under the Volcano
Bela Lugosi
Actor
20-Oct-1882 16-Aug-1956 Dracula
Compton MacKenzie
Novelist
17-Jan-1883 30-Nov-1972 Carnival
Karl Marx
Economist
5-May-1818 14-Mar-1883 Das Kapital, Communist Manifesto
Marcel Mauss
Sociologist
10-May-1872 10-Feb-1950 The Gift
Claude McKay
Novelist
15-Sep-1890 22-May-1948 Home to Harlem
Herman Melville
Author
1-Aug-1819 28-Sep-1891 Moby Dick
Florence Nightingale
Activist
12-May-1820 13-Aug-1910 Established nursing as a profession
Luciano Pavarotti
Singer
12-Oct-1935 6-Sep-2007 Operatic tenor
Pablo Picasso
Painter
25-Oct-1881 8-Apr-1973 Abstract painter and sculptor
Pope Pius IX
Religion
13-May-1792 7-Feb-1878 Declared himself infallible
Jay Rockefeller
Politician
18-Jun-1937   US Senator from West Virginia
Yves Saint Laurent
Fashion Designer
1-Aug-1936 1-Jun-2008 Christian Dior protege
Francis W. Sargent
Politician
29-Jul-1915 21-Oct-1998 Governor of Massachusetts, 1969-75
Jim Saxton
Politician
22-Jan-1943   Congressman, New Jersey 3rd
Jane Seymour
Actor
15-Feb-1951   Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Todd Solondz
Film Director
15-Oct-1959   Welcome to the Dollhouse
Muriel Spark
Novelist
1-Feb-1918 13-Apr-2006 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Robert Louis Stevenson
Author
13-Nov-1850 3-Dec-1894 Treasure Island
Sharon Stone
Actor
10-Mar-1958   Basic Instinct
Elizabeth Taylor
Actor
27-Feb-1932 23-Mar-2011 Cleopatra
Hunter S. Thompson
Journalist
18-Jul-1937 20-Feb-2005 Gonzo journalist and author
Peter Ustinov
Actor
16-Apr-1921 28-Mar-2004 British stage actor
Justin Vernon
Singer/Songwriter
30-Apr-1981   Frontman for Bon Iver
Paul Wellstone
Politician
21-Jul-1944 25-Oct-2002 US Senator from Minnesota, 1991-2002
Elizabeth Wilson
Actor
4-Apr-1921   The Graduate


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