Famous People Quotes and Bio's

A Curated List Especially Chosen

Every person featured in this curated list of famous people quotes has been hand picked by me: . I am Quoteikon's editor and sole contributor and I have written each bio accompanying every famous person featured here. I value quality over quantity so I have limited the number of quotes on each page to what I view as the best quotes by each person, meaning there is no need to wade through hundreds of quotes just to find the one liner you have been looking for.


  • Abigail Van Buren
    Occupation: Advice columnist
    Date of Birth: 4th July 1918
    Place of Birth: Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.

  • Abraham Lincoln
    Occupation: Politician, statesman and 16th president of the U.S.
    Date of Birth: 12th February 1809
    Place of Birth: Sinking Spring Farm, Kentucky, U.S.

  • Abraham Maslow
    Occupation: Psychology professor
    Date of Birth: 1st April 1908
    Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.

  • Adolf Hitler
    Occupation: Soldier, politician, author and Führer of the Third Reich
    Date of Birth: 20th April 1889
    Place of Birth: Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary

  • Adrian Boult
    Occupation: Conductor
    Date of Birth: 8th April 1889
    Place of Birth: Chester, Cheshire, England

  • Adrian Durham
    Occupation: Radio broadcaster and football journalist
    Date of Birth: 13th May 1969
    Place of Birth: Peterborough, England

  • Albert Einstein
    Occupation: Theoretical physicist
    Date of Birth: 14th March 1879
    Place of Birth: Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire

  • Alcide de Gasperi
    Occupation: Politician and Italian prime minister
    Date of Birth: 3rd April 1881
    Place of Birth: Pieve Tesino, Tyrol, Austria-Hungary

  • Alexandre Dumas
    Occupation: Novelist and playwright
    Date of Birth: 24th July 1802
    Place of Birth: Villers-Cotterêts, Aisne, First French Republic

  • Alfred Nobel
    Occupation: Chemist and inventor
    Date of Birth: 21st October 1833
    Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

  • Alfred North Whitehead
    Occupation: Philosopher and mathematician
    Date of Birth: 15th February 1861
    Place of Birth: Ramsgate, England

  • Allen Allensworth
    Occupation: Slave, soldier and chaplain
    Date of Birth: 7th April 1842
    Place of Birth: Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

  • Ambrose Burnside
    Occupation: General and governor
    Date of Birth: 23rd May 1824
    Place of Birth: Liberty, Indiana, U.S.

  • Anthony Casso
    Occupation: Mafioso
    Date of Birth: 21st May 1940
    Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Occupation: Composer and virtuoso violinist
    Date of Birth: 4th March 1678
    Place of Birth: Venice, Republic of Venice

  • Aristotle
    Occupation: Philosopher, scientist and educator
    Date of Birth: 384 BC
    Place of Birth: Stagira, Chalcide, Northern Greece

  • Arthur Balfour
    Occupation: Politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom
    Date of Birth: 25th July 1848
    Place of Birth: East Lothian, Scotland

  • Arthur Griffith
    Occupation: Politician and President of Dáil Éireann
    Date of Birth: 31st March 1871
    Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Occupation: Philosopher and author
    Date of Birth: 22nd February 1788
    Place of Birth: Danzig, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth

  • Audrey Hepburn
    Occupation: Actress and humanitarian
    Date of Birth: 4th May 1929
    Place of Birth: Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium

  • Augusto Roa Bastos
    Occupation: Soldier, writer and journalist
    Date of Birth: 13th June 1917
    Place of Birth: Asunción, Paraguay

  • Babe Ruth
    Occupation: Professional baseball player
    Date of Birth: 
    6th February 1895
    Place of Birth: 
    Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

  • Benazir Bhutto
    Occupation: Politician, Prime Minister and Stateswoman
    Date of Birth: 
    21st June 1953
    Place of Birth: 
    Karachi, Sind, Dominion of Pakistan

  • Benito Juárez
    Occupation: Politician and 26th president of Mexico
    Date of Birth: 
    21st March 1806
    Place of Birth: 
    San Pablo Guelatao, Oaxaca, New Spain

  • Benito Mussolini
    Occupation: Journalist, politician, prime minister and dictator
    Date of Birth: 
    29th July 1883
    Place of Birth: 
    Predappio, Kingdom of Italy

  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Occupation: Politician, novelist, Prime Minister and Statesman
    Date of Birth: 
    21st December 1804
    Place of Birth: 
    Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England

  • Bertrand Russell
    Occupation: Philosopher, mathematician and historian
    Date of Birth: 
    18th May 1872
    Place of Birth: 
    Trellech, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

  • Bette Davis
    Occupation: Actress
    Date of Birth: 
    5th April 1908
    Place of Birth: 
    Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.

  • Bill Bojangles Robinson
    Occupation: Dancer and actor
    Date of Birth: 
    25th May 1878
    Place of Birth: 
    Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

  • Billie Holiday
    Occupation: Singer and songwriter
    Date of Birth: 
    7th April 1915
    Place of Birth: 
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

  • Billy Wilder
    Occupation: Director and screenwriter
    Date of Birth: 
    22nd June 1906
    Place of Birth: 
    Sucha, Austria-Hungary

  • Bing Crosby
    Occupation: Singer and actor
    Date of Birth: 
    3rd May 1903
    Place of Birth: 
    Tacoma, Washington, U.S.

  • Birgit Nilsson
    Occupation: Soprano operatic singer
    Date of Birth: 
    17th May 1918
    Place of Birth: 
    Västra Karup, Skåne, Sweden

  • Blaise Pascal
    Occupation: Mathematician, physicist and philosopher
    Date of Birth: 
    19th June 1623
    Place of Birth: 
    Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France

  • Blanche K. Bruce
    Occupation: Plantation owner and politician
    Date of Birth: 
    1st March 1841
    Place of Birth: 
    Farmville, Virginia, U.S.

  • Bob Denard
    Occupation: Soldier of fortune
    Date of Birth: 
    29th April 1929
    Place of Birth: 
    Bordeaux, France

  • Bob Hope
    Occupation: Actor, comedian and singer
    Date of Birth: 
    29th May 1903
    Place of Birth: 
    Well Hall, Eltham, London, England

  • Brendan Behan
    Occupation: Poet, novelist, and playwright
    Date of Birth: 
    9th February 1923
    Place of Birth: 
    Dublin, Ireland

  • Brian Clough
    Occupation: Footballer and football manager
    Date of Birth: 
    21st March 1935
    Place of Birth: 
    Middlesbrough, England

  • Brian Jones
    Occupation: Musician, singer and songwriter
    Date of Birth: 
    28th February 1942
    Place of Birth: 
    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

  • Brigitte Bardot
    Occupation: Actress and animal rights activist
    Date of Birth: 
    28th September 1934
    Place of Birth: 
    Paris, France

  • Burt Bacharach
    Occupation: Composer and musician
    Date of Birth: 
    12th May 1928
    Place of Birth: 
    Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.

  • Butterfly McQueen
    Occupation: Dancer and actress
    Date of Birth: 
    7th January 1911
    Place of Birth: 
    Tampa, Florida, U.S.

  • Carl Bernstein
    Occupation: Investigative journalist and author
    Date of Birth: 14th February 1944
    Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

  • Carly Simon
    Occupation: Singer, songwriter and author
    Date of Birth: 25th June 1945
    Place of Birth: Bronx, New York City, U.S.

  • Carol Potter
    Occupation: Actress
    Date of Birth: 21st May 1948
    Place of Birth: New York City, U.S.

  • Charlemagne
    Occupation: Roman Emperor and king of the Franks
    Date of Birth: 2nd April 742
    Place of Birth: Frankish Kingdom

  • Charles Aznavour
    Occupation: Singer, songwriter, actor and diplomat
    Date of Birth: 22nd May 1924
    Place of Birth: Paris, France

  • Charles Baggage
    Occupation: Mathematician and inventor
    Date of Birth: 26th December 1791
    Place of Birth: Southwark, London, U.K.

  • Charles Barry
    Occupation: Architect
    Date of Birth: 23rd May 1795
    Place of Birth: Westminster, London

  • Charles Baudelaire
    Occupation: Poet, author and critic
    Date of Birth: 9th April 1821
    Place of Birth: Paris, France

  • Charles Darwin
    Occupation: Author, biologist, naturalist and geologist
    Date of Birth: 12th February 1809
    Place of Birth: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

  • Charles de Gaulle
    Occupation: Soldier, resistance leader and French president
    Date of Birth: 22nd November 1890
    Place of Birth: Lille, France

  • Charles Dickens
    Occupation: Writer, novelist and social reformer
    Date of Birth: 7th February 1812
    Place of Birth: Landport, Hampshire, England

  • Charles Stewart Parnell
    Occupation: Irish nationalist politician
    Date of Birth: 27th June 1846
    Place of Birth: Avondale, County Wicklow, Ireland

  • Charles Waddell Chesnutt
    Occupation: Author and political activist
    Date of Birth: 20th June 1858
    Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

  • Che Guevara
    Occupation: Revolutionary, doctor and author
    Date of Birth: 14th June 1928
    Place of Birth: Rosario, Santa Fe province, Argentina

  • Chiang Kai-shek
    Occupation: Revolutionary and military leader
    Date of Birth: 31st October 1887
    Place of Birth: Fenghua, Zhejiang, Qing dynasty China

  • Christopher Columbus
    Occupation: Explorer, navigator and colonist
    Date of Birth: 31st October 1451
    Place of Birth: Genoa, Republic of Genoa

  • Cicely Tyson
    Occupation: Actress and model
    Date of Birth: 19th December 1924
    Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, U.S.

  • Clark Gable
    Occupation: Actor
    Date of Birth: 1st February 1901
    Place of Birth: Cadiz, Ohio, U.S.

  • Clark L Hull
    Occupation: Psychologist and author
    Date of Birth: 24th May 1884
    Place of Birth: Akron, New York, U.S.

  • Claude Monet
    Occupation: Artist and painter
    Date of Birth: 14th November 1840
    Place of Birth: Paris, France

  • Coco Chanel
    Occupation: Fashion designer
    Date of Birth: 19th August 1883
    Place of Birth: Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France

  • Daniel F Malan
    Occupation: Politician and prime minister
    Date of Birth: 22nd May 1874
    Place of Birth: Riebeek-Wes, Cape Colony

  • Dante Alighieri
    Occupation: Poet and philosopher
    Date of Birth: 21st May 1265
    Place of Birth: Florence, Republic of Florence

  • Darryl McDaniels
    Occupation: Rapper and music producer
    Date of Birth: 31st May 1964
    Place of Birth: Harlem, New York, U.S.

  • David Frost
    Occupation: Television host and journalist
    Date of Birth: 7th April 1939
    Place of Birth: Tenterden, Kent, England

  • David Lloyd George
    Occupation: Lawyer, politician and prime minister
    Date of Birth: 17th January 1863
    Place of Birth: Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire, England

  • Dean Martin
    Occupation: Actor, singer and comedian
    Date of Birth: 7th June 1917
    Place of Birth: Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.

  • Dennis Weaver
    Occupation: Actor and environmentalist
    Date of Birth: 4th June 1924
    Place of Birth: Joplin, Missouri, U.S.

  • Diana Dors
    Occupation: Actress and model
    Date of Birth: 23rd October 1931
    Place of Birth: Swindon, Wiltshire, England

  • Diana Ross
    Occupation: Singer and actress
    Date of Birth: 26th March 1944
    Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

  • Didier Drogba
    Occupation: Professional footballer
    Date of Birth: 11th March 1978
    Place of Birth: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

  • Ding Ling
    Occupation: Writer and author
    Date of Birth: 12th October 1904
    Place of Birth: Linli, Hunan, China

  • Dirk Bogarde
    Occupation: Actor, author and novelist
    Date of Birth: 28th March 1921
    Place of Birth: West Hampstead, London, England

  • Dizzy Dean
    Occupation: Baseball player and sportscaster
    Date of Birth: 16th January 1910
    Place of Birth: Lucas, Arkansas, U.S.

  • Dolly Parton
    Occupation: Singer, songwriter and actress
    Date of Birth: 19th January 1946
    Place of Birth: Pittman Center, Tennessee, U.S.

  • Donald Trump
    Occupation: Real estate executive and 45th U.S. president
    Date of Birth: 14th June 1946
    Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, U.S.

  • Doris Day
    Occupation: Singer, actress and animal activist
    Date of Birth: 3rd April 1922
    Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

  • Douglas MacArthur
    Occupation: Soldier and general of the U.S. army
    Date of Birth: 26th January 1880
    Place of Birth: Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.

  • Drew Barrymore
    Occupation: Actress, author and producer
    Date of Birth: 22nd February 1975
    Place of Birth: Culver City, California, U.S.

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Occupation: General and 34th president of the U.S.
    Date of Birth: 14th October 1890
    Place of Birth: Denison, Texas, U.S.

  • Dylan Thomas
    Occupation: Poet and writer
    Date of Birth: 27th October 1914
    Place of Birth: Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

  • Eamon de Valera
    Occupation: Politician, prime minister and president of Ireland
    Date of Birth: 14th October 1882
    Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Occupation: Poet and short story writer
    Date of Birth: 19th January 1809
    Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

  • Edith Piaf
    Occupation: Singer and actress
    Date of Birth: 19th December 1915
    Place of Birth: Belleville, Paris, France

  • Edward De Vere
    Occupation: Poet and playwright
    Date of Birth: 12th April 1550
    Place of Birth: Hedingham Castle, Essex, England

  • Edward Lear
    Occupation: Artist, author, illustrator and poet
    Date of Birth: 12th May 1812
    Place of Birth: Holloway, Middlesex, England

  • Edwin Henry Landseer
    Occupation: Artist, painter and sculptor
    Date of Birth: 7th March 1802
    Place of Birth: London, England

  • Elizabeth Taylor
    Occupation: Actress
    Date of Birth: 27th February 1932
    Place of Birth: London, England, U.K.

  • Ella Fitzgerald
    Occupation: Jazz singer
    Date of Birth: 25th April 1917
    Place of Birth: Newport News, Virginia, U.S.

  • Ellen DeGeneres
    Occupation: Comedienne, talk show host and producer
    Date of Birth: 26th January 1958
    Place of Birth: Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.

  • Elvis Presley
    Occupation: Singer, actor and king
    Date of Birth: 8th January 1935
    Place of Birth: Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.

  • Emil Cioran
    Occupation: Philosopher and author
    Date of Birth: 8th April 1911
    Place of Birth: Resinár, Austria-Hungary

  • Emile Zola
    Occupation: Novelist and playwright
    Date of Birth: 2nd April 1840
    Place of Birth: Paris, France

  • Emilio Aguinaldo
    Occupation: Military leader, politician and president
    Date of Birth: 22nd March 1869
    Place of Birth: Kawit, Cavite, Philippines

  • Eric Clapton
    Occupation: Singer, songwriter and guitarist
    Date of Birth: 30th March 1945
    Place of Birth: Ripley, Surrey, England

  • Erich Fromm
    Occupation: Psychologist and philosopher
    Date of Birth: 23rd March 1900
    Place of Birth: Frankfurt am Main, German Empire

  • Ernest Hemingway
    Occupation: Novelist and short-story writer
    Date of Birth: 21st July 1899
    Place of Birth: Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.

  • Ernest Lawson
    Occupation: Artist and landscape painter
    Date of Birth: 22nd March 1873
    Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Errol Flynn
    Occupation: Actor and philanderer
    Date of Birth: 20th June 1909
    Place of Birth: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

  • Eva Peron
    Occupation: Actress and politician
    Date of Birth: 7th May 1919
    Place of Birth: Los Toldos, Argentina

  • Evo Morales
    Occupation: Union leader, politician and president
    Date of Birth: 26th October 1959
    Place of Birth: Isallawi, Sullka, Bolivia

  • Farrah Fawcett
    Occupation: Actress, model, and artist
    Date of Birth: 2nd February 1947
    Place of Birth: Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.

  • Federico Garcia Lorca
    Occupation: Poet and playwright
    Date of Birth: 5th June 1898
    Place of Birth: Granada, Andalusia, Spain

  • Ferdinand Marcos
    Occupation: Politician and 10th President of the Philippines
    Date of Birth: 11th September 1917
    Place of Birth: Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands

  • Ferenc Puskás
    Occupation: Footballer, coach and manager
    Date of Birth: 2nd April 1927
    Place of Birth: Budapest, Hungary

  • Fidel Castro
    Occupation: Revolutionary leader
    Date of Birth: 13th August 1926
    Place of Birth: Birán, Cuba

  • Florence Nightingale
    Occupation: Nurse and statistician
    Date of Birth: 12th May 1820
    Place of Birth: Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany

  • Francis Bacon
    Occupation: Philosopher and Lord Chancellor
    Date of Birth: 22nd January 1561
    Place of Birth: The Strand, London, England

  • Francisco de Paula Santander
    Occupation: Freedom fighter, president and statesman
    Date of Birth: 2nd April 1792
    Place of Birth: Rosario de Cúcuta, New Granada

  • Francisco Goya
    Occupation: Artist and painter
    Date of Birth: 30th March 1746
    Place of Birth: Fuendetodos, Spain

  • Francis Crick
    Occupation: Physicist and neuroscientist
    Date of Birth: 8th June 1916
    Place of Birth: Weston Favell, Northamptonshire, England

  • Francis Ford Coppola
    Occupation: Movie director, producer and screenwriter
    Date of Birth: 7th April 1939
    Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

  • Francis Galton
    Occupation: Sociologist, psychologist and anthropologist
    Date of Birth: 16th February 1822
    Place of Birth: Sparkbrook, Birmingham, England

  • Franklin D Roosevelt
    Occupation: Politician and 32nd U.S. President
    Date of Birth: 30th January 1882
    Place of Birth: Hyde Park, New York, U.S.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Occupation: Architect and designer
    Date of Birth: 8th June 1867
    Place of Birth: Richland Center, Wisconsin, U.S.

  • Frank Sinatra
    Occupation: Singer, actor and producer
    Date of Birth: 12th December 1915
    Place of Birth: Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.

  • Franz Liszt
    Occupation: Composer and pianist
    Date of Birth: 22nd October 1811
    Place of Birth: Doborján, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire

  • Franz Kafka
    Occupation: Novelist and short story writer
    Date of Birth: 3rd July 1883
    Place of Birth: Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)

  • Fred Astaire
    Occupation: Dancer, actor and singer
    Date of Birth: 10th May 1899, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Place of Birth: 22nd June 1987, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

  • Frédéric Chopin
    Occupation: Composer and pianist
    Date of Birth: 1st March 1810
    Place of Birth: Żelazowa Wola, Mazowsze, Duchy of Warsaw

  • Frederik Willem De Klerk
    Occupation: Politician and president
    Date of Birth: 18th March 1936
    Place of Birth: Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Occupation: Philosopher and author
    Date of Birth: 15th October 1844
    Place of Birth: Röcken, Province of Saxony, Kingdom of Prussia

  • Galileo Galilei
    Occupation: Mathematician, astronomer and philosopher
    Date of Birth: 15th February 1564
    Place of Birth: Pisa, Duchy of Florence

  • Gary Player
    Occupation: Golfer
    Date of Birth: 1st November 1935
    Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa

  • George Bernard Shaw
    Occupation: Critic, playwright and author
    Date of Birth: 26th July 1856
    Place of Birth: Portobello, Dublin, Ireland

  • George Formby
    Occupation: Singer, musician and actor
    Date of Birth: 26th May 1904
    Place of Birth: Wigan Lancashire U.K.

  • George III
    Occupation: Monarch, King of Great Britain
    Date of Birth: 4th June 1738
    Place of Birth: Norfolk House, London

  • George Orwell
    Occupation: Novelist and polemic journalist
    Date of Birth: 25th June 1903
    Place of Birth: Motihari, Bihar, British India

  • Georges Pompidou
    Occupation: Banker, politician, prime minister and president
    Date of Birth: 5th July 1911
    Place of Birth: Montboudif, France

  • George Stephenson
    Occupation: Engineer and inventor
    Date of Birth: 9th June 1781
    Place of Birth: Wylam, Northumberland, England

  • Giacomo Casanova
    Occupation: Author, philanderer and spy
    Date of Birth: 2nd April 1725
    Place of Birth: Venice, Republic of Venice

  • Gina Lollobrigida
    Occupation: Actress and sculptor
    Date of Birth: 4th July 1927
    Place of Birth: Subiaco, Italy

  • Giorgio Armani
    Occupation: Fashion designer
    Date of Birth: 11th July 1934
    Place of Birth: Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

  • Giovanni Morassutti
    Occupation: Actor, theatre director and cultural entrepreneur
    Date of Birth: 15th March 1980
    Place of Birth: Padua, Italy

  • Giuseppe Garibaldi
    Occupation: General, nationalist and freedom fighter
    Date of Birth: 4th July 1807
    Place of Birth: Nice, First French Empire

  • Giuseppe Verdi
    Occupation: Opera composer
    Date of Birth: 10th October 1813
    Place of Birth: Le Roncole, Taro, French Empire

  • Guru Nanak
    Occupation: Founder of the Sikh religion
    Date of Birth: 29th November 1469
    Place of Birth: Rāi Bhoi Kī Talvaṇḍī

  • Gustave Courbet
    Occupation: Artist, painter and sculptor
    Date of Birth: 10th June 1819
    Place of Birth: Ornans, Doubs, Kingdom of France

  • Gustav Kirchhoff
    Occupation: Physicist
    Date of Birth: 12th March 1824
    Place of Birth: Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia

  • Gustav Klimt
    Occupation: Artist and painter
    Date of Birth: 14th July 1862
    Place of Birth: Baumgarten, Austrian Empire

  • Gustav Mahler
    Occupation: Composer and conductor
    Date of Birth: 7th July 1860
    Place of Birth: Kalischt, Bohemia, Austrian Empire

  • Gwendolyn Brooks
    Occupation: Poet, teacher and author
    Date of Birth: 7th June 1917
    Place of Birth: Topeka, Kansas, U.S.

  • Haile Selassie
    Occupation: Regent and emperor
    Date of Birth: 23rd July 1892
    Place of Birth: Ejersa Goro, Ethiopian Empire

  • Hal Needham
    Occupation: Stuntman, actor, screenwriter and director
    Date of Birth: 6th March 1931
    Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

  • Hans Christian Andersen
    Occupation: Author, poet and novelist
    Date of Birth: 2nd April 1805
    Place of Birth: Odense, Funen, Kingdom of Denmark

  • Harold Macmillan
    Occupation: Soldier, politician and prime minister
    Date of Birth: 10th February 1894
    Place of Birth: Belgravia, London, England

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Occupation: Author
    Date of Birth: 14th June 1811
    Place of Birth: Litchfield, Connecticut, U.S.

  • Harrison Ford
    Occupation: Actor and movie producer
    Date of Birth: 13th July 1942
    Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

  • Harry S Truman
    Occupation: Politician and 33rd president of the United States
    Date of Birth: 8th May 1884
    Place of Birth: Lamar, Missouri, U.S.

  • Heinrich Himmler
    Occupation: Reichsführer of the SS
    Date of Birth: 7th October 1900
    Place of Birth: Munich, Bavaria, German Empire

  • Helen Mirren
    Occupation: Actress
    Date of Birth: 26th July 1945
    Place of Birth: Chiswick, London, England

  • Henry Addington
    Occupation: Politician and prime minister
    Date of Birth: 30th May 1757
    Place of Birth: Holborn, Middlesex, England

  • Henry Cowell
    Occupation: Pianist and composer
    Date of Birth: 11th March 1897
    Place of Birth: Menlo Park, California, U.S.

  • Henry Ford
    Occupation: Industrialist and car maker
    Date of Birth: 30th July 1863
    Place of Birth: Greenfield Township, Michigan, U.S.

  • Henry Kissinger
    Occupation: Politician and diplomat
    Date of Birth: 27th May 1923
    Place of Birth: Fürth, Germany

  • Henry Raeburn
    Occupation: Artist and painter
    Date of Birth: 4th March 1756
    Place of Birth: Stockbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Hermann Göring
    Occupation: Commander In Chief Of The Luftwaffe
    Date of Birth: 12th January 1893
    Place of Birth: Rosenheim, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire

  • Hernan Cortes
    Occupation: Conquistador and Governor
    Date of Birth: 1485
    Place of Birth: Medellín, Extremadura, Castile

  • Ho Chi Minh
    Occupation: Revolutionary and 1st President of Vietnam
    Date of Birth: 19th May 1890
    Place of Birth: Kim Liên, Nghệ An Province, French Indochina

  • Horatio Nelson
    Occupation: British Royal Navy Officer
    Date of Birth: 29th September 1758
    Place of Birth: Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England

  • Hugo Chavez
    Occupation: Soldier, politician and president
    Date of Birth: 28th July 1954
    Place of Birth: Sabaneta, Venezuela

  • Humphrey Bogart
    Occupation: Actor and cultural icon
    Date of Birth: 25th December 1899
    Place of Birth: New York City, U.S.

  • Ian McEwan
    Occupation: Novelist and screenwriter
    Date of Birth: 21st June 1948
    Place of Birth: Aldershot, England

  • Ice Cube
    Occupation: Rapper, actor, producer and screenwriter
    Date of Birth: 15th June 1969
    Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

  • Igor Stravinsky
    Occupation: Composer, conductor and pianist
    Date of Birth: 17th June 1882
    Place of Birth: Oranienbaum, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire

  • Ilie Nastase
    Occupation: Tennis player
    Date of Birth: 19th July 1946
    Place of Birth: Bucharest, Romania

  • Imelda Marcos
    Occupation: Politician and first lady of the Philippines
    Date of Birth: 2nd July 1929
    Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines

  • Immanuel Kant
    Occupation: Philosopher
    Date of Birth: 22nd April 1724
    Place of Birth: Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia

  • Isaac Babel
    Occupation: Journalist, writer and playwright
    Date of Birth: 13th July 1894
    Place of Birth: Odessa, Russian Empire

  • Isaac Newton
    Occupation: Physicist, mathematician and astronomer
    Date of Birth: 4th January 1643
    Place of Birth: Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England

  • Isabella Rossellini
    Occupation: Actress, model and author
    Date of Birth: 18th June 1952
    Place of Birth: Lazio, Rome, Italy

  • Isaiah Berlin
    Occupation: Historian, political theorist and philosopher
    Date of Birth: 6th June 1909
    Place of Birth: Riga, Russian Empire

  • Iwan Bloch
    Occupation: Dermatologist, psychiatrist, sexologist and author
    Date of Birth: 8th April 1872
    Place of Birth: Delmenhorst, Grand Ducal Oldenburg, Germany

  • Jack Lemmon
    Occupation: Actor and musician
    Date of Birth: 8th February 1925
    Place of Birth: Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.

  • James Cagney
    Occupation: Actor and dancer
    Date of Birth: 17th July 1899
    Place of Birth: New York City, U.S.

  • James Dean
    Occupation: Actor and cultural icon
    Date of Birth: 8th February 1931
    Place of Birth: Marion, Indiana, U.S.

  • James Joyce
    Occupation: Novelist and poet
    Date of Birth: 2nd February 1882
    Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

  • James Keir Hardie
    Occupation: Politician and first leader of the Labour Party
    Date of Birth: 15th August 1856
    Place of Birth: Newhouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland

  • James Parkinson
    Occupation: Surgeon, geologist and social and political activist
    Date of Birth: 11th April 1755
    Place of Birth: Shoreditch, London, England

  • Jane Bolin
    Occupation: Attorney and judge
    Date of Birth: 11th April 1908
    Place of Birth: Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.

  • Jason Miller
    Occupation: Playwright, character actor and director
    Date of Birth: 22nd April 1939
    Place of Birth: Long Island City, New York, U.S.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    Occupation: Freedom fighter, statesman and prime minister
    Date of Birth: 14th November 1889
    Place of Birth: Allahabad, India

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    Occupation: Philosopher
    Date of Birth: 28th June 1712
    Place of Birth: Grand Rue, Geneva, Republic of Geneva

  • Jean Moulin
    Occupation: Prefect and WW2 resistance leader
    Date of Birth: 20th June 1899
    Place of Birth: Béziers, Languedoc, France

  • Jimmy Boyle
    Occupation: Author, artist and sculptor
    Date of Birth: 17th May 1944
    Place of Birth: Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Jo Ann Robinson
    Occupation: Teacher and civil rights activist
    Date of Birth: 17th April 1912
    Place of Birth: Culloden, Georgia U.S.

  • Joey Gallo
    Occupation: Self employed gangster
    Date of Birth: 7th April 1929
    Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

  • John Constable
    Occupation: Artist and painter
    Date of Birth: 11th June 1776
    Place of Birth: East Bergholt, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

  • John F. Kennedy
    Occupation: 35th President of the U.S.
    Date of Birth: 29th May 1917
    Place of Birth: Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.

  • John Keats
    Occupation: Poet
    Date of Birth: 31st October 1795
    Place of Birth: Moorgate, London, England

  • John Lennon
    Occupation: Singer, musician and peace activist
    Date of Birth: 9th October 1940
    Place of Birth: Liverpool, England

  • Johns Hopkins
    Occupation: Investor and Philanthropist
    Date of Birth: 19th May 1795
    Place of Birth: Anne Arundel County, Maryland, U.S.

  • John Wayne
    Occupation: Actor
    Date of Birth: 26th May 1907
    Place of Birth: Winterset, Iowa, U.S.

  • Joseph Goebbels
    Occupation: Reich Minister of Propaganda
    Date of Birth: 29th October 1897
    Place of Birth: Rheydt, Rhine Province, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire

  • Joseph Peter Grace
    Occupation: CEO and industrialist
    Date of Birth: 25th May 1913
    Place of Birth: Manhasset, New York, U.S.

  • Joseph Stalin
    Occupation: Supreme leader of the Soviet Union
    Date of Birth: 18th December 1878
    Place of Birth: Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire

  • Karl Lagerfeld
    Occupation: Fashion designer, artist and photographer
    Date of Birth: 10th September 1933
    Place of Birth: Hamburg, Germany

  • Karl Marx
    Occupation: Philosopher and political theorist
    Date of Birth: 5th May 1818
    Place of Birth: Trier, Kingdom of Prussia

  • Kathe Kollwitz
    Occupation: Artist, painter and sculptress
    Date of Birth: 8th July 1867
    Place of Birth: Königsberg, Prussia

  • Katherine Dunham
    Occupation: Dancer, choreographer and author
    Date of Birth: 22nd June 1909
    Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

  • Keith Moon
    Occupation: Drummer, songwriter and actor
    Date of Birth: 23rd August 1946
    Place of Birth: Wembley, London U.K.

  • Keith Relf
    Occupation: Singer, songwriter and musician
    Date of Birth: 22nd March 1943
    Place of Birth: Richmond, Surrey, England

  • Kelly Monaco
    Occupation: Model and actress
    Date of Birth: 23rd May 1976
    Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

  • Kenny Rogers
    Occupation: Singer, songwriter and actor
    Date of Birth: 21st August 1938
    Place of Birth: Houston, Texas, U.S.

  • Kevin Spacey
    Occupation: Actor and producer
    Date of Birth: 26th July 1959
    Place of Birth: South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.

  • Kim Jong Il
    Occupation: Supreme Leader of North Korea
    Date of Birth: 16th February 1941
    Place of Birth: Vyatskoye, Soviet Union

  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    Occupation: Entrepreneur and founder of Biocon
    Date of Birth: 23rd March 1953
    Place of Birth: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

  • Knute Rockne
    Occupation: American football coach
    Date of Birth: 4th March 1888
    Place of Birth: Voss, Norway

  • Lauren Bacall
    Occupation: Actor and model
    Date of Birth: 16th September 1924
    Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, U.S.

  • Laurence Olivier
    Occupation: Actor and director
    Date of Birth: 22nd May 1907
    Place of Birth: Dorking, Surrey, England

  • Lavrentiy Beria
    Occupation: Soviet politician and chief of the secret police
    Date of Birth: 29th March 1899
    Place of Birth: Merkheuli, Sukhum Okrug, Russian Empire

  • Lech Kaczynski
    Occupation: Polish politician and and former president
    Date of Birth: 18th June 1949
    Place of Birth: Warsaw, Poland

  • Lena Horne
    Occupation: Singer, dancer and actress
    Date of Birth: 30th June 1917
    Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

  • Leonardo da Vinci
    Occupation: Artist, engineer, sculptor and inventor
    Date of Birth: 15th April 1452
    Place of Birth: Vinci, Republic of Florence

  • Leonid Brezhnev
    Occupation: Politician and fifth leader of the Soviet Union
    Date of Birth: 19th December 1906
    Place of Birth: Kamenskoye, Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire

  • Leon Trotsky
    Occupation: Revolutionary and political theorist
    Date of Birth: 7th November 1879
    Place of Birth: Yanovka, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire

  • Leo Sayer
    Occupation: Singer, songwriter and musician
    Date of Birth: 21st May 1948
    Place of Birth: Shoreham On Sea, Sussex, England

  • Les Paul
    Occupation: Musician, songwriter and inventor
    Date of Birth: 9th June 1915
    Place of Birth: Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S.

  • Liam Neeson
    Occupation: Actor
    Date of Birth: 7th June 1952
    Place of Birth: Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

  • Lillian Hellman
    Occupation: Playwright and screenwriter
    Date of Birth: 20th June 1905
    Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

  • Liza Minnelli
    Occupation: Actress, singer and dancer
    Date of Birth: 12th March 1946
    Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

  • Lord Byron
    Occupation: Poet, peer and philanderer
    Date of Birth: 22nd January 1788
    Place of Birth: London, England

  • Lucille Clifton
    Occupation: Poet and writer
    Date of Birth: 27th June 1936
    Place of Birth: Depew, New York, U.S.

  • Luigi Pirandello
    Occupation: Playwright, novelist and poet
    Date of Birth: 28th June 1867
    Place of Birth: Girgenti, Sicily, Italy

  • Luis Walter Alvarez
    Occupation: Physicist and professor
    Date of Birth: 13th June 1911
    Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, U.S.

  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Occupation: Lawyer, Politician, Activist and Writer
    Date of Birth: 2nd October 1869
    Place of Birth: Porbandar, Bombay Presidency, British India

  • Mao Zedong
    Occupation: Revolutionary and Chinese communist leader
    Date of Birth: 26th December 1893
    Place of Birth: Shaoshan, Hunan, Qing Empire

  • Marc Chagall
    Occupation: Artist and painter
    Date of Birth: 6th July 1887
    Place of Birth: Liozna, Vitebsk, Russian Empire

  • Marco Polo
    Occupation: Merchant, explorer and writer
    Date of Birth: 15th September 1254
    Place of Birth: Venice, Republic of Venice

  • Marian Wright Edelman
    Occupation: Lawyer and childrens rights activist
    Date of Birth: 6th June 1939
    Place of Birth: Bennettsville, South Carolina, U.S.

  • Marilyn Monroe
    Occupation: Actress, singer and model
    Date of Birth: 1st June 1926
    Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

  • Mark Twain
    Occupation: Author, publisher and lecturer
    Date of Birth: 30th November 1835
    Place of Birth: Florida, Missouri, U.S.

  • Marquis de Sade
    Occupation: Writer, philosopher and philanderer
    Date of Birth: 2nd June 1740
    Place of Birth: Paris, France

  • Martha Stewart
    Occupation: Businesswoman, writer and television personality
    Date of Birth: 3rd August 1941
    Place of Birth: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.

  • Martha Washington
    Occupation: Plantation owner and first lady of the U.S.
    Date of Birth: 13th June 1731
    Place of Birth: Chestnut Grove, Virginia U.S.

  • Martin Bormann
    Occupation: Private Secretary to Adolf Hitler
    Date of Birth: 17th June 1900
    Place of Birth: Wegeleben, Prussia, German Empire

  • Martin Luther King Jr
    Occupation: Church minister and leader of the civil rights movement
    Date of Birth: 15th January 1929
    Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

  • Martin Sheen
    Occupation: Actor and activist
    Date of Birth: 3rd August 1940
    Place of Birth: Dayton, Ohio, U.S.

  • Mary White Ovington
    Occupation: Journalist, author, Social and political activist
    Date of Birth: 11th April 1865
    Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

  • Matthew C Perry
    Occupation: Naval officer and Commodore of the United States Navy
    Date of Birth: 10th April 1794
    Place of Birth: Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.

  • Mel Blanc
    Occupation: Actor, voice actor and comedian
    Date of Birth: 30th May 1908
    Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, U.S.

  • Michael Caine
    Occupation: Actor, producer and author
    Date of Birth: 14th March 1933
    Place of Birth: Rotherhithe, London, England

  • Michael Collins
    Occupation: Soldier and revolutionary leader
    Date of Birth: 16th October 1890
    Place of Birth: Sam's Cross, County Cork, Ireland

  • Michelangelo
    Occupation: Sculptor, painter, architect and poet
    Date of Birth: 6th March 1475
    Place of Birth: Caprese, Arezzo, Republic of Florence

  • Michio Kaku
    Occupation: Theoretical physicist, author and professor
    Date of Birth: 24th January 1947
    Place of Birth: San Jose, California, U.S.

  • Mickey Spillane
    Occupation: Novelist and actor
    Date of Birth: 9th March 1918
    Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.

  • Mike Tyson
    Occupation: Boxer and world champion
    Date of Birth: 30th June 1966
    Place of Birth: Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

  • Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
    Occupation: The last Shah of Iran
    Date of Birth: 26th October 1919
    Place of Birth: Tehran, Persia

  • Montgomery Clift
    Occupation: Actor
    Date of Birth: 17th October 1920
    Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

  • Morgan Freeman
    Occupation: Actor and producer
    Date of Birth: 1st June 1937
    Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

  • Muammar al-Gaddafi
    Occupation: Revolutionary leader and dictator of Libya
    Date of Birth: 7th June 1942
    Place of Birth: Qasr Abu Hadi, Italian Libya

  • Muhammad Ali
    Occupation: Boxer and world champion
    Date of Birth: 17th January 1942
    Place of Birth: Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

  • Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
    Occupation: Soldier, founder and first President of Turkey
    Date of Birth: 19th May 1881
    Place of Birth: Salonica, Salonica Vilayet, Ottoman Empire

  • Nancy Wilson
    Occupation: Singer, songwriter and musician
    Date of Birth: 16th March 1954
    Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, U.S.

  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Occupation: Emperor and military general
    Date of Birth: 15th August 1769
    Place of Birth: Ajaccio, Corsica, France

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest
    Occupation: Plantation owner, slave trader and soldier
    Date of Birth: 13th July 1821
    Place of Birth: Chapel Hill, Tennessee, U.S.

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Occupation: Novelist and writer
    Date of Birth: 4th July 1804
    Place of Birth: Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.

  • Neil Diamond
    Occupation: Singer, songwriter, musician and actor
    Date of Birth: 24th January 1941
    Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

  • Nelson Mandela
    Occupation: Lawyer, activist and politician
    Date of Birth: 18th July 1918
    Place of Birth: Mvezo, Cape Province, South Africa

  • Nelson Rockefeller
    Occupation: Businessman and politician
    Date of Birth: 8th July 1908
    Place of Birth: Bar Harbor, Maine, U.S.

  • Nicholas II
    Occupation: Tsar and emperor of Russia
    Date of Birth: 18th May 1868
    Place of Birth: Alexander Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire

  • Nicholas Murray Butler
    Occupation: Philosopher and president of Columbia University
    Date of Birth: 2nd April 1862
    Place of Birth: Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.

  • Nicolaus Copernicus
    Occupation: Canon, astronomer and mathematician
    Date of Birth: 19th February 1473
    Place of Birth: Toruń, Prussia (Now Poland)

  • Nikita Khrushchev
    Occupation: Soviet statesman and cold war leader of USSR
    Date of Birth: 15th April 1894
    Place of Birth: Kalinovka, Kursk Governorate, Russian Empire

  • Nikki Giovanni
    Occupation: Poet, writer and professor
    Date of Birth: 7th June 1943
    Place of Birth: Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.

  • Nikola Tesla
    Occupation: Physicist and inventor
    Date of Birth: 10th July 1856
    Place of Birth: Smiljan, Austrian Empire (now Croatia)

  • Noël Coward
    Occupation: Playwright, composer and actor
    Date of Birth: 16th December 1899
    Place of Birth: Teddington, Middlesex, England, UK

  • Octavio Paz
    Occupation: Poet and diplomat
    Date of Birth: 31st March 1914
    Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

  • O.J. Simpson
    Occupation: American footballer and actor
    Date of Birth: 9th July 1947
    Place of Birth: San Francisco, California

  • Oliver Reed
    Occupation: Actor
    Date of Birth: 13th February 1938
    Place of Birth: Wimbledon, London, England

  • Olivia De Havilland
    Occupation: Actress and writer
    Date of Birth: 1st July 1916
    Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

  • Omar Sharif
    Occupation: Actor
    Date of Birth: 10th April 1932
    Place of Birth: Alexandria, Egypt

  • Oprah Winfrey
    Occupation: Talk show host, actress and producer
    Date of Birth: 29th January 1954
    Place of Birth: Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.

  • Orlando Bloom
    Occupation: Actor
    Date of Birth: 13th January 1977
    Place of Birth: Canterbury, Kent, England

  • Orson Welles
    Occupation: Actor
    Date of Birth: 6th May 1915
    Place of Birth: Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.

  • Oscar Hammerstein II
    Occupation: Librettist and theatrical producer
    Date of Birth: 12th July 1895
    Place of Birth: New York City, U.S.

  • Oscar Wilde
    Occupation: Author, playwright and poet
    Date of Birth: 16th October 1854
    Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

  • Otto Von Bismarck
    Occupation: Prussian president and Chancellor of the German Empire
    Date of Birth: 1st April 1815
    Place of Birth: Schönhausen, Province of Saxony, Prussia

  • Ovid
    Occupation: Poet
    Date of Birth: Born: 20 March 43 BC
    Place of Birth: Sulmo, Italy, Roman Republic

  • Pablo Picasso
    Occupation: Artist and painter
    Date of Birth: 25th October 1881
    Place of Birth: Málaga, Spain

  • Pancho Villa
    Occupation: Bandit, soldier and revolutionary
    Date of Birth: 5th June 1878
    Place of Birth: San Juan del Rio, Durango, Mexico

  • Pat Boone
    Occupation: Singer, composer and actor
    Date of Birth: 1st June 1934
    Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.

  • Patrick Lichfield
    Occupation: Photographer
    Date of Birth: 25th April 1939
    Place of Birth: Chelsea, London, England

  • Pattie Boyd
    Occupation: Model, photographer and author
    Date of Birth: 17th March 1944
    Place of Birth: Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom

  • Paul Cézanne
    Occupation: Artist and painter
    Date of Birth: 19th January 1839
    Place of Birth: Aix-en-Provence, France

  • Paulette Goddard
    Occupation: Actress and model
    Date of Birth: 3rd June 1910
    Place of Birth: Whitestone Landing, Queens, New York, U.S.

  • Paul Gauguin
    Occupation: Artist and painter
    Date of Birth: 7th June 1848
    Place of Birth: Paris, France

  • Paul Newman
    Occupation: Actor, director, race car driver and philanthropist
    Date of Birth: 26th January 1925
    Place of Birth: Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.

  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Occupation: Poet, dramatist and novelist
    Date of Birth: 4th August 1792
    Place of Birth: Field Place, Warnham, West Sussex, England, UK

  • Peter Carl Faberge
    Occupation: Jeweller
    Date of Birth: 30th May 1846
    Place of Birth: Saint Petersburg, Russia

  • Peter Lorre
    Occupation: Actor
    Date of Birth: 26th June 1904
    Place of Birth: Rózsahegy, Austria-Hungary

  • Peter Paul Rubens
    Occupation: Artist, painter and diplomat
    Date of Birth: 28th June 1577
    Place of Birth: Siegen, Nassau-Dillenburg, Holy Roman Empire

  • Peter The Great
    Occupation: Tsar and Emperor of Russia
    Date of Birth: 9th June 1672
    Place of Birth: Moscow, Russia

  • Philip Michael Thomas
    Occupation: Actor and singer
    Date of Birth: 26th May 1949
    Place of Birth: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

  • Plato
    Occupation: Philosopher
    Date of Birth: 428 BC
    Place of Birth: Athens, Greece

  • Pol Pot
    Occupation: Revolutionary and dictator
    Date of Birth: 19th May 1925
    Place of Birth: Prek Sbauv, Kampong Thom, Cambodia

  • Qian Xuan
    Occupation: Artist, poet and painter
    Date of Birth: 1235
    Place of Birth: Wuxing, Zhejiang Province, China

  • Qi Baishi
    Occupation: Artist, painter and poet
    Date of Birth: 1st January 1864
    Place of Birth: Xiangtan, Hunan, China

  • Queen Cleopatra VII
    Occupation: Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt
    Date of Birth: 69 BC
    Place of Birth: Alexandria, Egypt

  • Queen Elizabeth I
    Occupation: Queen of England
    Date of Birth: 7th September 1533
    Place of Birth: Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, England

  • Queen Latifah
    Occupation: Singer, songwriter, actress, TV host and producer
    Date of Birth: 18th March 1970
    Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

  • Queen Rania Of Jordan
    Occupation: Queen, author, and peoples advocate
    Date of Birth: 31st August 1970
    Place of Birth: Kuwait City, Kuwait

  • Queen Rani Of Jhansi
    Occupation: Queen and rebel leader
    Date of Birth: 19th November 1828
    Place of Birth: Varanasi, India

  • Quentin Crisp
    Occupation: Actor, writer, raconteur and artists model
    Date of Birth: 25th December 1908
    Place of Birth: Sutton, Surrey, England

  • Quentin Tarantino
    Occupation: Director and screenwriter
    Date of Birth: 27th March 1963
    Place of Birth: Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.

  • Quincy Jones
    Occupation: Record producer, composer and musician
    Date of Birth: 14th March 1933
    Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Occupation: Poet, composer, writer, philosopher and painter
    Date of Birth: 7th May 1861
    Place of Birth: Calcutta, British India

  • Ram Mohan Roy
    Occupation: Reformist
    Date of Birth: 22nd May 1772
    Place of Birth: Radhanagar, Bengal, British India

  • Ramsay MacDonald
    Occupation: Politician and Prime Minister
    Date of Birth: 12th October 1866
    Place of Birth: Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland, UK

  • Raul Alfonsin
    Occupation: Lawyer, politician and president of Argentina
    Date of Birth: 12th March 1927
    Place of Birth: Chascomús, Argentina

  • Rembrandt
    Occupation: Artist and painter
    Date of Birth: 15th July 1606
    Place of Birth: Leiden, Dutch Republic

  • Richard Nixon
    Occupation: Politician and 37th president of the U.S.
    Date of Birth: 9th January 1913
    Place of Birth: Yorba Linda, California, U.S.

  • Richard Strauss
    Occupation: Composer and conductor
    Date of Birth: 11th June 1864
    Place of Birth: Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria

  • Ringo Starr
    Occupation: Drummer, singer and actor
    Date of Birth: 7th July 1940
    Place of Birth: Dingle, Liverpool, U.K.

  • Robert Durst
    Occupation: Real estate
    Date of Birth: 12th April 1943
    Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

  • Robert Falcon Scott
    Occupation: Naval officer and polar explorer
    Date of Birth: 6th June 1868
    Place of Birth: Plymouth, Devon, England

  • Robert L Johnson
    Occupation: Businessman
    Date of Birth: 8th April 1946
    Place of Birth: Hickory, Mississippi, U.S.

  • Robert Mugabe
    Occupation: Revolutionary, politician, prime minister and president
    Date of Birth: 21st February 1924
    Place of Birth: Kutama, Southern Rhodesia

  • Robert The Bruce
    Occupation: Rebel leader and King Of Scotland
    Date of Birth: 11th July 1274
    Place of Birth: Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland

  • Ruben Gonzalez
    Occupation: Musician
    Date of Birth: 26th May 1919
    Place of Birth: Santa Clara, Cuba

  • Rudyard Kipling
    Occupation: Journalist, author and poet
    Date of Birth: 30th December 1865
    Place of Birth: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India

  • Samuel Beckett
    Occupation: Novelist, playwright and poet
    Date of Birth: 13th April 1906
    Place of Birth: Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Occupation: Composer, virtuoso pianist and conductor
    Date of Birth: 1st April 1873
    Place of Birth: Semyonovo, Novgorod Governorate, Russian Empire

  • Sigmund Freud
    Occupation: Neurologist, psychoanalyst and author
    Date of Birth: 6th May 1856
    Place of Birth: Freiberg, Moravia, Austrian Empire

  • Simon Bolivar
    Occupation: Soldier, revolutionary, politician and president
    Date of Birth: 24th July 1783
    Place of Birth: Caracas, Captaincy General of Venezuela, Spanish Empire

  • Sirhan Sirhan
    Occupation: Stable boy, jockey and assassin
    Date of Birth: 19th March 1944
    Place of Birth: Jerusalem, Palestine (now Israel)

  • Sirimavo Bandaranike
    Occupation: Politician and prime minister
    Date of Birth: 17th April 1916
    Place of Birth: Ratnapura, British Colony of Ceylon

  • Spencer Dryden
    Occupation: Musician and drummer
    Date of Birth: 7th April 1938
    Place of Birth: New York, U.S.

  • Stan Laurel
    Occupation: Actor, comedian, writer and director
    Date of Birth: 16th June 1890
    Place of Birth: Ulverston, Lancashire, England

  • Stanley Baldwin
    Occupation: Industrialist, politician and prime minister
    Date of Birth: 3rd August 1867
    Place of Birth: Bewdley, Worcestershire, England

  • Steve McQueen
    Occupation: Actor
    Date of Birth: 24th March 1930
    Place of Birth: Beech Grove, Indiana, U.S.

  • Sugar Minott
    Occupation: Singer, songwriter and record producer
    Date of Birth: 25th May 1956
    Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica

  • Sukarno
    Occupation: Freedom fighter and president of Indonesia
    Date of Birth: 6th June 1901
    Place of Birth: Surabaya, East Java, Dutch East Indies

  • Susan Hayward
    Occupation: Actress and singer
    Date of Birth: 30th June 1917
    Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

  • Suzanne Lenglen
    Occupation: Tennis Player
    Date of Birth: 24th May 1899
    Place of Birth: Paris, France

  • Tallulah Bankhead
    Occupation: Actress of stage and screen
    Date of Birth: 31st January 1902
    Place of Birth: Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.

  • Terry Crews
    Occupation: American footballer, artist and actor
    Date of Birth: 30th July 1968
    Place of Birth: Flint, Michigan, U.S.

  • Thabo Mbeki
    Occupation: 2nd president of South Africa
    Date of Birth: 18th June 1942
    Place of Birth: Idutywa, Eastern Cape, South Africa

  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Occupation: Statesman, president and conservationist
    Date of Birth: 27th October 1858
    Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

  • Thomas Arne
    Occupation: Composer and musician
    Date of Birth: 12th March 1710
    Place of Birth: Covent Garden, London, England

  • Thomas Eakins
    Occupation: Artist, painter and educator
    Date of Birth: 25th July 1844
    Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

  • Thomas Hardy
    Occupation: Novelist and poet
    Date of Birth: 2nd June 1840
    Place of Birth: Stinsford, Dorset, England

  • Thomas Jefferson
    Occupation: Lawyer, politician and president
    Date of Birth: 13th April 1743
    Place of Birth: Shadwell, Colony of Virginia, British America

  • Thomas Mann
    Occupation: Novelist and short story writer
    Date of Birth: 6th June 1875
    Place of Birth: Lübeck, German Empire

  • Tina Turner
    Occupation: Singer, songwriter, dancer and actress
    Date of Birth: 26th November 1939
    Place of Birth: Nutbush, Tennessee, U.S.

  • Tokugawa Ieyasu
    Occupation: Warrior, statesman and shogun
    Date of Birth: 31st January 1543
    Place of Birth: Okazaki Castle, Mikawa (now Okazaki, Japan)

  • Tony Bennett
    Occupation: Singer and Painter
    Date of Birth: 3rd August 1926
    Place of Birth: Astoria, Queens, New York, U.S.

  • Tony Bouza
    Occupation: Police officer and author
    Date of Birth: 10th April 1928
    Place of Birth: Ferrol, Spain

  • Tony Curtis
    Occupation: Actor
    Date of Birth: 3rd June 1925
    Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, U.S.

  • Ugo Foscolo
    Occupation: Patriot, poet, soldier and writer
    Date of Birth: 6th February 1778
    Place of Birth: Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Republic of Venice

  • Uhuru Kenyatta
    Occupation: Politician, president and statesman
    Date of Birth: 26th October 1961
    Place of Birth: Nairobi, Kenya Colony

  • Ulysses S. Grant
    Occupation: General and 18th U.S. President
    Date of Birth: 27th April 1822
    Place of Birth: Point Pleasant, Ohio, U.S.

  • Uma Thurman
    Occupation: Actress and model
    Date of Birth: 29th April 1970
    Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

  • U Ne Win
    Occupation: Political and military leader
    Date of Birth: 24th May 1911
    Place of Birth: Paungdale, Pegu Province, Lower Burma, British India

  • Upton Sinclair
    Occupation: Author and novelist
    Date of Birth: 20th September 1878
    Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

  • Uri Geller
    Occupation: Illusionist and psychic
    Date of Birth: 20th December 1946
    Place of Birth: Tel Aviv, Palestine (now Israel)

  • Ursula Andress
    Occupation: Actress and model
    Date of Birth: 19th March 1936
    Place of Birth: Ostermundigen, Switzerland

  • Usain Bolt
    Occupation: Sprinter and athlete
    Date of Birth: 21st August 1986
    Place of Birth: Sherwood Content, Jamaica

  • Usha Uthup
    Occupation: Singer and actress
    Date of Birth: 7th November 1947
    Place of Birth: Bombay, Bombay State, India

  • Usher
    Occupation: Singer, songwriter and actor
    Date of Birth: 14th October 1978
    Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

  • Vaclav Havel
    Occupation: Poet, playwright and president
    Date of Birth: 5th October 1936
    Place of Birth: Prague, Czechoslovakia

  • Valentina Tereshkova
    Occupation: Cosmonaut who was the first woman in space
    Date of Birth: 6th March 1937
    Place of Birth: Bolshoye Maslennikovo, Soviet Union

  • Vera Wang
    Occupation: Fashion designer
    Date of Birth: 27th March 1949
    Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

  • Vicente Fox
    Occupation: Statesman, president and businessman
    Date of Birth: 2nd July 1942
    Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

  • Vigdis Finnbogadottir
    Occupation: Academic and president of Iceland
    Date of Birth: 15th April 1930
    Place of Birth: Reykjavík, Iceland

  • Viktor Yushchenko
    Occupation: Banker, prime minister and president
    Date of Birth: 23rd February 1954
    Place of Birth: Khoruzhivka, Sumy Oblast, Ukraine, Soviet Union

  • Vincent Van Gogh
    Occupation: Artist and painter
    Date of Birth: 30th March 1853
    Place of Birth: Zundert, Netherlands

  • Vladimir Horowitz
    Occupation: Classical pianist
    Date of Birth: 1st October 1903
    Place of Birth: Kiev, Russian Empire

  • Vladimir Lenin
    Occupation: Revolutionary, politician and political leader
    Date of Birth: 22nd April 1870
    Place of Birth: Simbirsk, Russian Empire

  • Vladimir Putin
    Occupation: Secret service agent, politician, and president
    Date of Birth: 7th October 1952
    Place of Birth: Leningrad, Soviet Union

  • Vojislav Kostunica
    Occupation: Statesman, president and prime minister
    Date of Birth: 24th March 1944
    Place of Birth: Belgrade, German occupied Serbia

  • Voltaire
    Occupation: Writer and philosopher
    Date of Birth: 21st November 1694
    Place of Birth: Paris, France

  • Wallis Simpson
    Occupation: Socialite and Duchess of Windsor
    Date of Birth: 19th June 1896
    Place of Birth: Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, U.S.

  • Walter Raleigh
    Occupation: Writer, poet, and explorer
    Date of Birth: 22nd January 1552
    Place of Birth: Hayes Barton, East Budleigh, Devon, England

  • Walter Winchell
    Occupation: Journalist and gossip columnist
    Date of Birth: 7th April 1897
    Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, U.S.

  • Wangari Maathai
    Occupation: Environmental and political activist
    Date of Birth: 1st April 1940
    Place of Birth: Nyeri, Kenya

  • Warren Beatty
    Occupation: Actor, director and producer
    Date of Birth: 30th March 1937
    Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

  • Wernher von Braun
    Occupation: Rocket scientist
    Date of Birth: 23rd March 1912
    Place of Birth: Wirsitz, Posen Province, German Empire

  • Wilfred Owen
    Occupation: War poet
    Date of Birth: 18th March 1893
    Place of Birth: Oswestry, Shropshire, England

  • Wilhelm Liebknecht
    Occupation: Journalist, politician and author
    Date of Birth: 29th March 1826
    Place of Birth: Giessen, Germany

  • Wilhelm Reich
    Occupation: Psychoanalyst and inventor
    Date of Birth: 24th March 1897
    Place of Birth: Dobzau, Austria-Hungary

  • William Ewart Gladstone
    Occupation: Politician, prime minister and statesman
    Date of Birth: 29th December 1809
    Place of Birth: Rodney Street, Liverpool, England

  • William Grant Still
    Occupation: Composer and conductor
    Date of Birth: 11th May 1895
    Place of Birth: Woodville, Mississippi, U.S.

  • William Harvey
    Occupation: Royal physician to the crown
    Date of Birth: 1st April 1578
    Place of Birth: Folkestone, Kent, England

  • William James
    Occupation: Psychologist and philosopher
    Date of Birth: 11th January 1841
    Place of Birth: New York City, U.S.

  • William Lamb 2nd Viscount Melbourne
    Occupation: Politician, Prime Minister and statesman
    Date of Birth: 15th March 1779
    Place of Birth: London, England

  • William Monroe Trotter
    Occupation: Editor and civil rights activist
    Date of Birth: 7th April 1872
    Place of Birth: Chillicothe, Ohio, U.S.

  • William Shakespeare
    Occupation: Playwright, poet and actor
    Date of Birth: 23rd April 1564
    Place of Birth: Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, Kingdom of England

  • William Wordsworth
    Occupation: Poet of the English Romantics
    Date of Birth: 7th April 1770
    Place of Birth: Cockermouth, Cumberland, England

  • Winston Churchill
    Occupation: Soldier, correspondent and Prime Minister
    Date of Birth: 30th November 1874
    Place of Birth: Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England

  • Wolfe Tone
    Occupation: Barrister and Irish freedom fighter
    Date of Birth: 20th June 1763
    Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Occupation: Musician and classical composer
    Date of Birth: 27th January 1756
    Place of Birth: Salzburg, Holy Roman Empire (now Austria)

  • Xaviera Hollander
    Occupation: Call Girl, madam and author
    Date of Birth: 15th June 1943
    Place of Birth: Soerabaja, Dutch East Indies

  • Xavier Dolan
    Occupation: Actor, director and screenwriter
    Date of Birth: 20th March 1989
    Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • Xavier Niel
    Occupation: Entrepreneur and businessman
    Date of Birth: 25th August 1967
    Place of Birth: Maisons-Alfort, Paris, France

  • Xenocrates
    Occupation: Philosopher and Scholarch of the Academy
    Date of Birth: 396BC
    Place of Birth: Chalcedon, Classical Greece

  • Xenophanes
    Occupation: Poet, philosopher and social critic
    Date of Birth: 560 BC
    Place of Birth: Colophon, Ancient Greece (now Turkey)

  • Xenophon
    Occupation: Soldier, philosopher and historian
    Date of Birth: 431 BC
    Place of Birth: Erchia, Ancient Greece

  • Xi Jinping
    Occupation: President of the People's Republic of China
    Date of Birth: 15th June 1953
    Place of Birth: Beijing, China

  • Xi Yu Lin
    Occupation: Professional golfer
    Date of Birth: 25th February 1996
    Place of Birth: Guangzhou, China

  • Xun Kuang
    Occupation: Confucian philosopher
    Date of Birth: 310BC
    Place of Birth: State of Zhao, China

  • Xu Zhimo
    Occupation: Poet and literary translator
    Date of Birth: 15th January 1897
    Place of Birth: Haining, Zhejiang province, China

  • Yakov Borisovich Zeldovich
    Occupation: Astrophysicist and cosmologist
    Date of Birth: 8th March 1914
    Place of Birth: Minsk, Russian Empire

  • Yasmin Le Bon
    Occupation: Model and designer
    Date of Birth: 29th October 1964
    Place of Birth: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

  • Yasser Arafat
    Occupation: 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority
    Date of Birth: 24th August 1929
    Place of Birth: Cairo, Egypt

  • Yasunari Kawabata
    Occupation: Novelist and short story writer
    Date of Birth: 11th June 1899
    Place of Birth: Osaka, Japan

  • Yogi Berra
    Occupation: Baseball player, manager and coach
    Date of Birth: 12th May 1925
    Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

  • Yoko Ono
    Occupation: Musician, poet and artist
    Date of Birth: 18th February 1933
    Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

  • Yo-Yo Ma
    Occupation: Musician and cellist
    Date of Birth: 7th October 1955
    Place of Birth: Paris, France

  • Yul Brynner
    Occupation: Actor
    Date of Birth: 11th July 1920
    Place of Birth: Vladivostok, Primorskaya Oblast, Far Eastern Republic

  • Yuri Gagarin
    Occupation: Pilot and cosmonaut
    Date of Birth: 9th March 1934
    Place of Birth: Klushino, Gzhatskiy Rayon, Zapadnaya Oblast, Soviet Union

  • Yves Saint Laurent
    Occupation: Fashion designer
    Date of Birth: 1st August 1936
    Place of Birth: Oran, French Algeria

  • Zachary Taylor
    Occupation: Soldier and 12th U.S. president
    Date of Birth: 24th November 1784
    Place of Birth: Barboursville, Virginia, U.S.

  • Zach Galifianakis
    Occupation: Actor, writer and comedian
    Date of Birth: 1st October 1969
    Place of Birth: Wilkesboro, North Carolina, U.S.

  • Zeppo Marx
    Occupation: Actor, comedian and inventor
    Date of Birth: 25th February 1901
    Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

  • Zhang Ziyi
    Occupation: Actress, dancer and model
    Date of Birth: 9th February 1979
    Place of Birth: Beijing, China

  • Zhao Ziyang
    Occupation: 3rd Premier of the People's Republic of China
    Date of Birth: 17th October 1919
    Place of Birth: Hua County, Henan, China

  • Zhou Xun
    Occupation: Actress and singer
    Date of Birth: 18th October 1974
    Place of Birth: Quzhou, Zhejiang, China

  • Zhu Yuanzhang
    Occupation: Soldier, founder and 1st emperor of the Ming Dynasty
    Date of Birth: 21st October 1328
    Place of Birth: Haozhou, Henan Jiangbei, Yuan Empire

  • Zinedine Zidane
    Occupation: Footballer and football manager
    Date of Birth: 23rd June 1972
    Place of Birth: Marseille, France

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    Occupation: Footballer
    Date of Birth: 3rd October 1981
    Place of Birth: Malmö, Sweden

  • Zoe Wanamaker
    Occupation: Actress
    Date of Birth: 23rd May 1949
    Place of Birth: New York City, U.S.

  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Occupation: Actress and socialite
    Date of Birth: 6th February 1917
    Place of Birth: Budapest, Austria Hungary