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Every person featured in this curated list of people quotes has been hand picked by Quoteikon's editor and sole contributor Michael Joseph who has written the mini bio accompanying each person. We value quality over quantity so we have limited the number of quotes on each page to what we view as the best quotes by each person, so 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Lauren
    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