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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Ellen DeGeneres
    Occupation: Comedienne, talk show host and producer
    Date of Birth: 26th January 1958
    Place of Birth: Metairie, Louisiana, 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 Lawson
    Occupation: Artist and landscape painter
    Date of Birth: 22nd March 1873
    Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 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)

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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