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Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia
Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (d. 1918)

#Alexei_Nikolaevich,_Tsarevich_of_Russia

Radclyffe Hall
Radclyffe Hall, English poet, author, and activist (d. 1943)

#Radclyffe_Hall

Maggie Lawson
Maggie Lawson, American actress

#Maggie_Lawson

Helena Blavatsky
Helena Blavatsky, Russian theosophist and scholar (d. 1891)

#Helena_Blavatsky

Hong Jeong-ho
Hong Jeong-ho, South Korean footballer

#Hong_Jeong-ho

Louise de Marillac
Louise de Marillac, co-founder of the Daughters of Charity (d. 1660)

#Louise_de_Marillac

Dominique Swain
Dominique Swain, American actress

#Dominique_Swain

Jacques Tits
Jacques Tits, Belgian-French mathematician and academic

#Jacques_Tits

Sirikit
Sirikit, Queen mother of Thailand

#Sirikit

Matthijs de Ligt
Matthijs de Ligt, Dutch footballer

#Matthijs_de_Ligt

David King (chemist)
David King, South African chemist and academic

#David_King_(chemist)

Dale Bumpers
Dale Bumpers, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 38th Governor of Arkansas (d. 2016)

#Dale_Bumpers

Campbell Newman
Campbell Newman, Australian politician, 38th Premier of Queensland

#Campbell_Newman

Walter Dean Myers
Walter Dean Myers, American author and poet (d. 2014)

#Walter_Dean_Myers

Chris Chambers
Chris Chambers, American football player

#Chris_Chambers

Gustavs Zemgals
Gustavs Zemgals, Latvian politician, 2nd President of Latvia (d. 1939)

#Gustavs_Zemgals

Ibolya Dávid
Ibolya Dávid, Hungarian lawyer and politician, Minister of Justice of Hungary

#Ibolya_Dávid

Txiki Begiristain
Txiki Begiristain, Spanish footballer

#Txiki_Begiristain

Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli, Italian footballer

#Mario_Balotelli

Park Yong-ha
Park Yong-ha, South Korean actor (d. 2010)

#Park_Yong-ha

Austra Skujyt?
Austra Skujyt?, Lithuanian pentathlete

#Austra_Skujyt?

Klara Hitler
Klara Hitler, Austrian mother of Adolf Hitler (d. 1907)

#Klara_Hitler

Bruce Greenwood
Bruce Greenwood, Canadian actor and producer

#Bruce_Greenwood

Jesper Grønkjær
Jesper Grønkjær, Danish footballer

#Jesper_Grønkjær

Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne, English model and actress

#Cara_Delevingne

Bob Buhl
Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)

#Bob_Buhl

Alexandros Tzorvas
Alexandros Tzorvas, Greek footballer

#Alexandros_Tzorvas

Gladys Bentley
Gladys Bentley, American blues singer (d. 1960)

#Gladys_Bentley

Todd Marchant
Todd Marchant, American ice hockey player and coach

#Todd_Marchant

John Nathan-Turner
John Nathan-Turner, English author and television director, producer, and writer (d. 2002)

#John_Nathan-Turner

Andy Hui
Andy Hui, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor

#Andy_Hui

Ülar Mark
Ülar Mark, Estonian architect

#Ülar_Mark

Jacob Loko
Jacob Loko, Australian rugby player

#Jacob_Loko

Matt Thiessen
Matt Thiessen, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist

#Matt_Thiessen

Archduchess Isabella Clara of Austria
Archduchess Isabella Clara of Austria, Austrian archduchess (d. 1685)

#Archduchess_Isabella_Clara_of_Austria

Dallin H. Oaks
Dallin H. Oaks, American lawyer, jurist, and religious leader

#Dallin_H._Oaks

Vikram Sarabhai
Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist and academic (d. 1971)

#Vikram_Sarabhai

Martha Hedman
Martha Hedman, Swedish-American actress and playwright (d. 1974)

#Martha_Hedman

Antoine Walker
Antoine Walker, American basketball player

#Antoine_Walker

Tokugawa Iemitsu
Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese sh?gun (d. 1651)

#Tokugawa_Iemitsu

Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille, American director and producer (d. 1959)

#Cecil_B._DeMille

Takanohana K?ji
Takanohana K?ji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 65th Yokozuna

#Takanohana_K?ji

Harry Hopman
Harry Hopman, Australian tennis player and coach (d. 1985)

#Harry_Hopman

Siddaramaiah
Siddaramaiah, Indian lawyer and politician, 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka

#Siddaramaiah

Idel Jakobson
Idel Jakobson, Latvian-Estonian NKVD officer (d. 1997)

#Idel_Jakobson

Ernestine von Kirchsberg
Ernestine von Kirchsberg, Austrian painter and educator (d. 1924)

#Ernestine_von_Kirchsberg

Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny, American jazz guitarist and composer

#Pat_Metheny

Matt Gillett
Matt Gillett, Australian rugby league player

#Matt_Gillett

Maurice Greene (composer)
Maurice Greene, English organist and composer (d. 1755)

#Maurice_Greene_(composer)

Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey, American actress

#Dana_Ivey

Djibril Cissé
Djibril Cissé, French footballer

#Djibril_Cissé

Rebecca Gayheart
Rebecca Gayheart, American actress

#Rebecca_Gayheart

Julio Urías
Julio Urías, Mexican baseball player

#Julio_Urías

Aleksandar ?uri?
Aleksandar ?uri?, Bosnian footballer

#Aleksandar_?uri?

D. J. Houlton
D. J. Houlton, American baseball player

#D._J._Houlton

Buck Owens
Buck Owens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)

#Buck_Owens

Giovanni Legrenzi
Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer (d. 1690)

#Giovanni_Legrenzi

Sunye
Sunye, South Korean singer

#Sunye

Juhan Simm
Juhan Simm, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1959)

#Juhan_Simm

Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck, American actor

#Casey_Affleck

Ioan Dicezare
Ioan Dicezare, Romanian general and pilot (d. 2012)

#Ioan_Dicezare

Danny Graham (footballer)
Danny Graham, English footballer

#Danny_Graham_(footballer)

Dorothy E. Denning
Dorothy E. Denning, American computer scientist and academic

#Dorothy_E._Denning

Marion Lorne
Marion Lorne, American actress (d. 1968)

#Marion_Lorne

Porter Wagoner
Porter Wagoner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)

#Porter_Wagoner

Keith Murdoch
Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist (d. 1952)

#Keith_Murdoch

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greek tennis player

#Stefanos_Tsitsipas

Mark Knopfler
Mark Knopfler, Scottish-English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

#Mark_Knopfler

Anthony Swofford
Anthony Swofford, American soldier and author

#Anthony_Swofford

John Derek
John Derek, American actor, director, and cinematographer (d. 1998)

#John_Derek

Lee Freedman
Lee Freedman, Australian horse trainer

#Lee_Freedman

Jacinto Benavente
Jacinto Benavente, Spanish playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)

#Jacinto_Benavente

Ewa Farna
Ewa Farna, Czech singer-songwriter

#Ewa_Farna

François Hollande
François Hollande, French lawyer and politician, 24th President of France

#François_Hollande

Jim Beaver
Jim Beaver, American actor, director, and screenwriter

#Jim_Beaver

Luna (singer)
Luna, South Korean singer, actress and presenter

#Luna_(singer)

Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt
Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, German physician and author

#Hans-Wilhelm_Müller-Wohlfahrt

Rick Ridgeway
Rick Ridgeway, American mountaineer and photographer

#Rick_Ridgeway

Jane Wyatt
Jane Wyatt, American actress (d. 2006)

#Jane_Wyatt

Boy Charlton
Boy Charlton, Australian swimmer (d. 1975)

#Boy_Charlton

Laurent Fignon
Laurent Fignon, French cyclist and sportscaster (d. 2010)

#Laurent_Fignon

Diamond Jim Brady
Diamond Jim Brady, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1917)

#Diamond_Jim_Brady

Tobias Ellwood
Tobias Ellwood, American-English captain and politician

#Tobias_Ellwood

Franciscus Sonnius
Franciscus Sonnius, Dutch counter-Reformation theologian (d. 1576)

#Franciscus_Sonnius

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Bohemian-Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1704)

#Heinrich_Ignaz_Franz_Biber

Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras, American tennis player

#Pete_Sampras

Norris McWhirter
Norris McWhirter, Scottish publisher and activist co-founded the Guinness World Records (d. 2004)

#Norris_McWhirter

George Hamilton (actor)
George Hamilton, American actor

#George_Hamilton_(actor)

Roy Romanow
Roy Romanow, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Saskatchewan

#Roy_Romanow

Hayley Wickenheiser
Hayley Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player

#Hayley_Wickenheiser

Miloš Jakeš
Miloš Jakeš, Czech communist politician

#Miloš_Jakeš

Henrik Sillem
Henrik Sillem, Dutch target shooter, mountaineer, and jurist (d. 1907)

#Henrik_Sillem

Cindy Klassen
Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater

#Cindy_Klassen

Charles Mesure
Charles Mesure, English-Australian actor and screenwriter

#Charles_Mesure

Mary Roberts Rinehart
Mary Roberts Rinehart, American author and playwright (d. 1958)

#Mary_Roberts_Rinehart

John McDermott (golfer)
John McDermott, American golfer (d. 1971)

#John_McDermott_(golfer)

Michael Hagan
Michael Hagan, Australian rugby league player and coach

#Michael_Hagan

Sam J. Jones
Sam J. Jones, American actor

#Sam_J._Jones

Jean-Paul L'Allier
Jean-Paul L'Allier, Canadian journalist and politician, 38th Mayor of Quebec City (d. 2016)

#Jean-Paul_L'Allier

Regilio Tuur
Regilio Tuur, Dutch boxer

#Regilio_Tuur

Peter Krause
Peter Krause, American actor

#Peter_Krause

Sir Mix-a-Lot
Sir Mix-a-Lot, American rapper, producer, and actor

#Sir_Mix-a-Lot

Javier Chevantón
Javier Chevantón, Uruguayan footballer

#Javier_Chevantón

Sushil Koirala
Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, 37th Prime Minister of Nepal (d. 2016)

#Sushil_Koirala

Kyle Arrington
Kyle Arrington, American football player

#Kyle_Arrington

Ron Mael
Ron Mael, American keyboard player and songwriter

#Ron_Mael

Michael Ian Black
Michael Ian Black, American comedian, actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

#Michael_Ian_Black

William Goldman
William Goldman, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 2018)

#William_Goldman

Samuel Fuller
Samuel Fuller, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1997)

#Samuel_Fuller

Mohammad Hatta
Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician, 1st Vice President of Indonesia (d. 1980)

#Mohammad_Hatta

Erwin Schrödinger
Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)

#Erwin_Schrödinger

Christy Mathewson
Christy Mathewson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1925)

#Christy_Mathewson

Albert Bartha
Albert Bartha, Hungarian general and politician, Hungarian Minister of Defence (d. 1960)

#Albert_Bartha

Tony Capaldi
Tony Capaldi, Norwegian-Northern Irish footballer

#Tony_Capaldi

Tamás Lossonczy
Tamás Lossonczy, Hungarian painter (d. 2009)

#Tamás_Lossonczy

Plaxico Burress
Plaxico Burress, American football player

#Plaxico_Burress

Parnelli Jones
Parnelli Jones, American race car driver and businessman

#Parnelli_Jones

Amanda Redman
Amanda Redman, English actress

#Amanda_Redman

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Pakistani general and politician, 6th President of Pakistan (d. 1988)

#Muhammad_Zia-ul-Haq

Edith Hamilton
Edith Hamilton, German-American author and educator (d. 1963)

#Edith_Hamilton

Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury, English boxer

#Tyson_Fury

Cantinflas
Cantinflas, Mexican actor, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1993)

#Cantinflas

George Soros
George Soros, Hungarian-American businessman and investor, founded the Soros Fund Management

#George_Soros

Toby Perkins
Toby Perkins, English businessman and politician

#Toby_Perkins

Kléber Giacomance de Souza Freitas
Kléber Giacomance de Souza Freitas, Brazilian footballer

#Kléber_Giacomance_de_Souza_Freitas

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer

#Klaas-Jan_Huntelaar

Michael J. McGivney
Michael J. McGivney, American priest, founded the Knights of Columbus (d. 1890)

#Michael_J._McGivney

Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt, American actor and director (d. 1977)

#Alfred_Lunt

Demir Demirkan
Demir Demirkan, Turkish singer-songwriter and producer

#Demir_Demirkan

Karl Stefanovic
Karl Stefanovic, Australian television host

#Karl_Stefanovic

Marvin Zeegelaar
Marvin Zeegelaar, Dutch footballer

#Marvin_Zeegelaar

C. E. M. Joad
C. E. M. Joad, English philosopher and academic (d. 1953)

#C._E._M._Joad

Katharine Lee Bates
Katharine Lee Bates, American poet and author (d. 1929)

#Katharine_Lee_Bates

Roy Hay (musician)
Roy Hay, English guitarist, keyboard player, and composer

#Roy_Hay_(musician)

Henry Reuterdahl
Henry Reuterdahl, Swedish-American artist (d. 1925)

#Henry_Reuterdahl

Robert Southey
Robert Southey, English poet and author (d. 1843)

#Robert_Southey

Tom Cleverley
Tom Cleverley, English footballer

#Tom_Cleverley

Christian III of Denmark
Christian III of Denmark (d. 1559)

#Christian_III_of_Denmark

Bruce Matthews (Canadian Army officer)
Bruce Matthews, Canadian general and businessman (d. 1991)

#Bruce_Matthews_(Canadian_Army_officer)

Jonathan Coachman
Jonathan Coachman, American basketball player, wrestler, and sportscaster

#Jonathan_Coachman

Leung Chun-ying
Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong businessman and politician, 3rd Chief Executive of Hong Kong

#Leung_Chun-ying

Guy Gibson
Guy Gibson, Anglo-Indian commander and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1944)

#Guy_Gibson

Teo Gheorghiu, Swiss pianist and actor
Isabella Escobar, Guatemalan tennis player
Sam Hoare, Australian rugby league player
Jesinta Campbell, Australian model
Martin Zurawsky, German footballer
Vanessa Watts, West Indian cricketer
Andrei Agius, Maltese footballer
Franck Moutsinga, German rugby player
Bryan Pata, American football player (d. 2006)
Manoa Vosawai, Italian rugby player
Boban Grn?arov, Macedonian footballer
Ian Hutchinson, English motorcycle racer
Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby player
Mikko Lindström, Finnish guitarist
Pedro Collins, Barbadian cricketer
Matt Clement, American baseball player and coach
Mark Iuliano, Italian footballer and manager
Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer
Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer and manager
Jim Schlossnagle, American baseball player and coach
Stuart Williams, Nevisian cricketer
Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor and politician
Thorsten Boer, German footballer and manager
Andrey Plotnikov, Russian race walker
K?ji Kitao, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 60th Yokozuna
Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
Greg Thomas, Welsh-English cricketer
Kerry Boustead, Australian rugby league player
Jürgen Dehmel, German bass player and songwriter
Friedhelm Schütte, German footballer
Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer
Rob Borbidge, Australian politician, 35th Premier of Queensland
Daniel Biles, American associate justice of the Kansas Supreme Court
Klaus Toppmöller, German football manager and former player
August "Kid Creole" Darnell, American musician, bandleader, singer-songwriter, and record producer
Alex Naumik, Lithuanian-Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
Lou Martin, Northern Irish pianist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2012)
Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek admiral and politician
Graham J. Zellick, English academic and jurist
Terry Nutkins, English television host and author (d. 2012)
Réjean Ducharme, Canadian author and playwright (d. 2017)
L. M. Kit Carson, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
Eddie Barlow, South African cricketer and coach (d. 2005)
Pam Kilborn, Australian track and field athlete
Kjell Grede, Swedish director and screenwriter (d. 2017)
John Cazale, American actor (d. 1978)
Robin Nicholson, English metallurgist and academic
Frederic Lindsay, Scottish author and educator (d. 2013)
Charlie O'Donnell, American radio and television announcer (d. 2010)
Kanagaratnam Sriskandan, Sri Lankan engineer and civil servant (d. 2010)
Dan Curtis, American director and producer (d. 2006)
Charles Blackman, Australian painter and illustrator (d. 2018)
Joe Jones, American R&B singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)
Douglas Croft, American child actor (d. 1963)
George Wetherill, American physicist and academic (d. 2006)
Ross McWhirter, Scottish publisher and activist, co-founded the Guinness World Records (d. 1975)
Donald Justice, American poet and writing teacher (d. 2004)
Guillermo Cano Isaza, Colombian journalist (d. 1986)
Derek Shackleton, English cricketer, coach, and umpire (d. 2007)
John Holt, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1997)
Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (d. 1987)
Percy Mayfield, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
Charles Gibson, American ethnohistorian (d. 1985)
Margaret Burbidge, English-American astrophysicist and academic
Sid Bernstein, American record producer (d. 2013)
Oliver Crawford, American screenwriter and author (d. 2008)
Edward Pinkowski, American writer, journalist and Polonia historian
Michael Kidd, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)
Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and songwriter (d. 1981)
Gerd Buchdahl, German-English philosopher and author (d. 2001)
Richard L. Bare, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
Yusof bin Ishak, Singaporean journalist and politician, 1st President of Singapore (d. 1970)
Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean physician and politician, 2nd President of Singapore (d. 1981)
Joe Besser, American actor (d. 1988)
Tedd Pierce, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1972)
Ben Sealey, Trinidadian cricketer (d. 1963)
Maurice Fernandes, Guyanese cricketer (d. 1981)
Zerna Sharp, American author and educator (d. 1981)
Jean Cabannes, French physicist and academic (d. 1959)
Karl Faber, Prussian historian and academic (d. 1853)
George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1830)
John Balguy, English philosopher and author (d. 1748)
Sir William Curtius FRS, German magistrate, English baronet (d. 1678)
Abraham Zacuto, Jewish astronomer, astrologer, mathematician, rabbi and historian (d. 1515)