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Marcel Goc
Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player

#Marcel_Goc

Mark Cerny
Mark Cerny, American video game designer, programmer, producer and business executive

#Mark_Cerny

J. Gordon Edwards (entomologist and mountaineer)
J. Gordon Edwards, American entomologist, mountaineer, and DDT advocate (d. 2004)

#J._Gordon_Edwards_(entomologist_and_mountaineer)

Jean-Luc Brassard
Jean-Luc Brassard, Canadian skier and radio host

#Jean-Luc_Brassard

Emile Roemer
Emile Roemer, Dutch educator and politician

#Emile_Roemer

Albert Claude
Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)

#Albert_Claude

Carlo Gambino
Carlo Gambino, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1976)

#Carlo_Gambino

Ron Holloway
Ron Holloway, American saxophonist

#Ron_Holloway

Charlie Villanueva
Charlie Villanueva, American basketball player

#Charlie_Villanueva

Kenny Guinn
Kenny Guinn, American banker and politician, 27th Governor of Nevada (d. 2010)

#Kenny_Guinn

Max Beerbohm
Max Beerbohm, English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist (d. 1956)

#Max_Beerbohm

John Green (author)
John Green, American author and vlogger

#John_Green_(author)

Tosia Altman
Tosia Altman, member of the Polish resistance in World War II (d. 1943)

#Tosia_Altman

Robert Herrick (poet)
Robert Herrick, English poet and cleric (d. 1674)

#Robert_Herrick_(poet)

Andreas Kisser
Andreas Kisser, Brazilian guitarist, songwriter, and producer

#Andreas_Kisser

Jennifer Lien
Jennifer Lien, American actress

#Jennifer_Lien

Wynonie Harris
Wynonie Harris, American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)

#Wynonie_Harris

Derek Morris (ice hockey)
Derek Morris, Canadian ice hockey player

#Derek_Morris_(ice_hockey)

Alain Daigle
Alain Daigle, Canadian ice hockey player

#Alain_Daigle

José Bosingwa
José Bosingwa, Portuguese footballer

#José_Bosingwa

Oscar Hijuelos
Oscar Hijuelos, American author and academic (d. 2013)

#Oscar_Hijuelos

Gregory Jarvis
Gregory Jarvis, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1986)

#Gregory_Jarvis

Marion Bloem
Marion Bloem, Dutch author, director, and painter

#Marion_Bloem

Alexander II of Scotland
Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)

#Alexander_II_of_Scotland

Vince McMahon
Vince McMahon, American wrestler, promoter, and entrepreneur; co-founded WWE

#Vince_McMahon

Roger De Vlaeminck
Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist and coach

#Roger_De_Vlaeminck

Jürgen Macho
Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer

#Jürgen_Macho

James Weddell
James Weddell, Belgian-English sailor, hunter, and explorer (d. 1834)

#James_Weddell

Bill Goldsworthy
Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)

#Bill_Goldsworthy

Francis Pangilinan
Francis Pangilinan, Filipino lawyer and politician

#Francis_Pangilinan

Gerry Cooney
Gerry Cooney, American boxer

#Gerry_Cooney

Ronnie Grieveson
Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricketer and soldier (d. 1998)

#Ronnie_Grieveson

John I of Castile
John I of Castile (d. 1390)

#John_I_of_Castile

Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1794)

#Duchess_Sophia_Frederica_of_Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Joel Thompson (rugby league)
Joel Thompson, Australian rugby league player

#Joel_Thompson_(rugby_league)

Zonia Baber
Zonia Baber, American geographer and geologist (d. 1956)

#Zonia_Baber

Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay, American director and screenwriter

#Ava_DuVernay

Moshood Abiola
Moshood Abiola, Nigerian businessman and politician (d. 1998)

#Moshood_Abiola

Théodore Dubois
Théodore Dubois, French organist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)

#Théodore_Dubois

Tom Kendall
Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer and journalist (d. 1924)

#Tom_Kendall

Roger McCluskey
Roger McCluskey, American race car driver (d. 1993)

#Roger_McCluskey

Max Cleland
Max Cleland, American captain and politician

#Max_Cleland

Francine Lalonde
Francine Lalonde, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2014)

#Francine_Lalonde

Arthur III, Duke of Brittany
Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)

#Arthur_III,_Duke_of_Brittany

Chad Michael Murray
Chad Michael Murray, American model and actor

#Chad_Michael_Murray

Philip Henry
Philip Henry, English minister (d. 1696)

#Philip_Henry

Alaungpaya
Alaungpaya, Burmese king (d. 1760)

#Alaungpaya

Andrew Brunette
Andrew Brunette, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

#Andrew_Brunette

Tim D. White
Tim D. White, American paleoanthropologist and academic

#Tim_D._White

Kim Källström
Kim Källström, Swedish footballer

#Kim_Källström

Joe Manchin
Joe Manchin, American politician, 34th Governor of West Virginia

#Joe_Manchin

Karl Hanke
Karl Hanke, German businessman and politician (d. 1945)

#Karl_Hanke

Rich Beem
Rich Beem, American golfer

#Rich_Beem

William I of the Netherlands
William I of the Netherlands (d. 1840)

#William_I_of_the_Netherlands

Sam Torrance
Sam Torrance, Scottish golfer and sportscaster

#Sam_Torrance

Fernand Braudel
Fernand Braudel, French historian and academic (d. 1985)

#Fernand_Braudel

Sir Robert Munro, 6th Baronet
Sir Robert Munro, 6th Baronet, British politician (d. 1746)

#Sir_Robert_Munro,_6th_Baronet

John, Hereditary Prince of Saxony
John, Hereditary Prince of Saxony (d. 1537)

#John,_Hereditary_Prince_of_Saxony

Tugay Kerimo?lu
Tugay Kerimo?lu, Turkish footballer and manager

#Tugay_Kerimo?lu

Valentine Baker (pilot)
Valentine Baker, Welsh co-founder of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company (d. 1942)

#Valentine_Baker_(pilot)

Stephen Paulus
Stephen Paulus, American composer and educator (d. 2014)

#Stephen_Paulus

Dragutin Lerman
Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (d. 1918)

#Dragutin_Lerman

Malcolm Cowley
Malcolm Cowley, American novelist, poet, literary critic (d. 1989)

#Malcolm_Cowley

Joseph Akpala
Joseph Akpala, Nigerian footballer

#Joseph_Akpala

Howard Zinn
Howard Zinn, American historian, author, and activist (d. 2010)

#Howard_Zinn

Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk
Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk (d. 1626)

#Thomas_Howard,_1st_Earl_of_Suffolk

Anže Kopitar
Anže Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player

#Anže_Kopitar

Roberto Colombo (footballer)
Roberto Colombo, Italian footballer

#Roberto_Colombo_(footballer)

Alex Colville
Alex Colville, Canadian painter and academic (d. 2013)

#Alex_Colville

Salizhan Sharipov
Salizhan Sharipov, Kyrgyzstani-Russian lieutenant, pilot, and astronaut

#Salizhan_Sharipov

Daichi Miura
Daichi Miura, Japanese singer-songwriter, dancer, and choreographer

#Daichi_Miura

David Freiberg
David Freiberg, American singer and bass player

#David_Freiberg

James Calhoun (soldier)
James Calhoun, American lieutenant (d. 1876)

#James_Calhoun_(soldier)

Arian Foster
Arian Foster, American football player

#Arian_Foster

Bob Corker
Bob Corker, American businessman and politician

#Bob_Corker

Alan M. Roberts
Alan M. Roberts, Professor of Zoology at the University of Bristol

#Alan_M._Roberts

Peder Griffenfeld
Peder Griffenfeld, Danish lawyer and politician (d. 1699)

#Peder_Griffenfeld

Sam Tingle
Sam Tingle, English-Zimbabwean race car driver (d. 2008)

#Sam_Tingle

Fabiano Santacroce
Fabiano Santacroce, Italian footballer

#Fabiano_Santacroce

Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou
Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)

#Geoffrey_Plantagenet,_Count_of_Anjou

Alexander McCall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith, Rhodesian-Scottish author and educator

#Alexander_McCall_Smith

Michael Thomas (footballer, born 1967)
Michael Thomas, English footballer

#Michael_Thomas_(footballer,_born_1967)

Earl Derr Biggers
Earl Derr Biggers, American author and playwright (d. 1933)

#Earl_Derr_Biggers

Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry, English actor, journalist, producer, and screenwriter

#Stephen_Fry

Durward Kirby
Durward Kirby, American television host and announcer (d. 2000)

#Durward_Kirby

Anjali Devi
Anjali Devi, Indian actress and producer (d. 2014)

#Anjali_Devi

John Cipollina
John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (d. 1989)

#John_Cipollina

Boyd Dunlop Morehead
Boyd Dunlop Morehead, Australian politician, 10th Premier of Queensland (d. 1905)

#Boyd_Dunlop_Morehead

Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author and songwriter

#Paulo_Coelho

Jared Harris
Jared Harris, English actor

#Jared_Harris

Meg Munn
Meg Munn, English social worker and politician

#Meg_Munn

Todd Young
Todd Young, American politician

#Todd_Young

David Bowman (politician)
David Bowman, Australian lawyer and politician (d. 1916)

#David_Bowman_(politician)

Siaka Stevens
Siaka Stevens, Sierra Leonean police officer and politician, 1st President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988)

#Siaka_Stevens

Mason Williams
Mason Williams, American guitarist and composer

#Mason_Williams

Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, English cardinal (d. 2017)

#Cormac_Murphy-O'Connor

Robert Enke
Robert Enke, German footballer (d. 2009)

#Robert_Enke

Orlando Engelaar
Orlando Engelaar, Dutch footballer

#Orlando_Engelaar

Rocky Johnson
Rocky Johnson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer

#Rocky_Johnson

Camila Giangreco Campiz
Camila Giangreco Campiz, Paraguayan tennis player

#Camila_Giangreco_Campiz

Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat, Egyptian-Palestinian engineer and politician, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (d. 2004)

#Yasser_Arafat

A. S. Byatt
A. S. Byatt, English novelist and poet

#A._S._Byatt

Kenny Baker (English actor)
Kenny Baker, English actor (d. 2016)

#Kenny_Baker_(English_actor)

Linton Kwesi Johnson
Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jamaican dub poet

#Linton_Kwesi_Johnson

Shivaram Rajguru
Shivaram Rajguru, Indian activist (d. 1931)

#Shivaram_Rajguru

Anne Archer
Anne Archer, American actress and producer

#Anne_Archer

Hideo Kojima
Hideo Kojima, Japanese director, screenwriter, video game designer and video game producer

#Hideo_Kojima

Duke Kahanamoku
Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, actor, and surfer (d. 1968)

#Duke_Kahanamoku

Rocío Igarzábal
Rocío Igarzábal, Argentinian actress and singer

#Rocío_Igarzábal

Elisabeth of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brunswick-Calenberg-Göttingen
Elisabeth of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brunswick-Calenberg-Göttingen (d. 1558)

#Elisabeth_of_Brandenburg,_Duchess_of_Brunswick-Calenberg-Göttingen

Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin, American actress and producer

#Marlee_Matlin

Preston Foster
Preston Foster, American actor (d. 1970)

#Preston_Foster

Betty Dodson
Betty Dodson, American author and educator

#Betty_Dodson

Kaki King
Kaki King, American guitarist and composer

#Kaki_King

Major Garrett
Major Garrett, American journalist and author

#Major_Garrett

Denílson de Oliveira Araújo
Denílson de Oliveira Araújo, Brazilian footballer

#Denílson_de_Oliveira_Araújo

John Culberson
John Culberson, American lawyer and politician

#John_Culberson

Brett Gardner
Brett Gardner, American baseball player

#Brett_Gardner

Rupert Grint
Rupert Grint, English actor

#Rupert_Grint

Jemerson
Jemerson, Brazilian footballer

#Jemerson

Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele, Nigerian actress

#Funke_Akindele

Nick Denton
Nick Denton, English journalist and businessman, founded Gawker Media

#Nick_Denton

Vahur Afanasjev
Vahur Afanasjev, Estonian author and poet

#Vahur_Afanasjev

Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee, American minister and politician, 44th Governor of Arkansas

#Mike_Huckabee

Harry Hooper
Harry Hooper, American baseball player (d. 1974)

#Harry_Hooper

Ferdinand I of Romania
Ferdinand I of Romania (d. 1927)

#Ferdinand_I_of_Romania

Steve Guttenberg
Steve Guttenberg, American actor and producer

#Steve_Guttenberg

Juan Pedro Lanzani
Juan Pedro Lanzani, Argentinian actor and singer

#Juan_Pedro_Lanzani

Vladimir Masorin
Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral

#Vladimir_Masorin

Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator (d. 1986)

#Jorge_Luis_Borges

Shoichi Funaki
Shoichi Funaki, Japanese-American wrestler and sportscaster

#Shoichi_Funaki

Ken Hensley
Ken Hensley, English rock singer-songwriter and musician

#Ken_Hensley

John Taylor (poet)
John Taylor, English poet and author (d. 1653)

#John_Taylor_(poet)

Allen Robinson
Allen Robinson, American football player

#Allen_Robinson

Tim Salmon
Tim Salmon, American baseball player and sportscaster

#Tim_Salmon

Inge de Bruijn
Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer

#Inge_de_Bruijn

Ronee Blakley
Ronee Blakley, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

#Ronee_Blakley

Mike Shanahan
Mike Shanahan, American football player and coach

#Mike_Shanahan

Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida, Japanese footballer

#Maya_Yoshida

Thomas Rotherham
Thomas Rotherham, English cleric (d. 1500)

#Thomas_Rotherham

Wang Zhen (racewalker)
Wang Zhen, Chinese race walker

#Wang_Zhen_(racewalker)

Michael Redd
Michael Redd, American basketball player

#Michael_Redd

William Wilberforce
William Wilberforce, English philanthropist and politician (d. 1833)

#William_Wilberforce

Lavinia Fontana
Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter and educator (d. 1614)

#Lavinia_Fontana

Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle, American comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter

#Dave_Chappelle

Jean Rhys
Jean Rhys, Dominican-English novelist (d. 1979)

#Jean_Rhys

Erin Molan
Erin Molan, Australian journalist and sportscaster

#Erin_Molan

Sophia Brahe
Sophia Brahe, Danish horticulturalist and astronomer (d. 1643)

#Sophia_Brahe

Alex O'Loughlin
Alex O'Loughlin, Australian actor, writer, director, and producer

#Alex_O'Loughlin

Arthur Jensen
Arthur Jensen, American psychologist and academic (d. 2012)

#Arthur_Jensen

Madsen Pirie
Madsen Pirie, British academic, President and co-founder of the Adam Smith Institute

#Madsen_Pirie

Charles Snead Houston
Charles Snead Houston, American physician and mountaineer (d. 2009)

#Charles_Snead_Houston

Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card, American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist, and columnist

#Orson_Scott_Card

Antonio Stoppani
Antonio Stoppani, Italian geologist and scholar (d. 1891)

#Antonio_Stoppani

George Perris
George Perris, Greek-French singer-songwriter and pianist

#George_Perris

Reggie Miller
Reggie Miller, American basketball player and sportscaster

#Reggie_Miller

Richard Cushing
Richard Cushing, American cardinal (d. 1970)

#Richard_Cushing

René Lévesque
René Lévesque, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Premier of Quebec (d. 1987)

#René_Lévesque

Lady Amelia Windsor, member of the British royal family
Reynaldo, Brazilian footballer
Manu Ma'u, New Zealand rugby league player
Nick Adenhart, American baseball player (d. 2009)
Glen Atle Larsen, Norwegian footballer
Per Gade, Danish footballer
Nordin Wooter, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
Simon Dennis, English rower and academic
Mark de Vries, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
Jans Koerts, Dutch cyclist
Benoît Brunet, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
Brian Rajadurai, Sri Lankan-Canadian cricketer
Éric Bernard, French race car driver
Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player and coach
Chris Offutt, American author and academic
Jeffrey Daniel, American singer-songwriter and dancer
Dick Lee, Singaporean singer-songwriter and playwright
Heini Otto, Dutch footballer, coach, and manager
Ian Grob, English race car driver
Carlo Curley, American organist and educator (d. 2012)
Danny Joe Brown, American southern rock singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2005)
John Banaszak, American football player and coach
Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005)
Sauli Niinistö, Finnish captain and politician, 12th President of Finland

#Sauli_Niinistö

Jean Michel Jarre, French pianist, composer, and producer
Kim Sung-il, South Korean commander and pilot
Jim Fox, American rock drummer and organist
Marsha P. Johnson, African American gay liberation activist and drag queen
Molly Duncan, Scottish saxophonist
Henry Braden, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
Jimmy Soul, American pop-soul singer (d. 1988)
Peter Gummer, Baron Chadlington, English businessman
Keith Savage, English rugby player
Susan Sheehan, Austrian-American journalist and author
Arthur B. C. Walker, Jr., American physicist and academic (d. 2001)
Prince Rupert Loewenstein, Spanish-English banker and manager (d. 2014)
Richard Meale, Australian pianist and composer (d. 2009)
Robert D. Hales, American captain and religious leader (d. 2017)
Jackie Brenston, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (d. 1979)
Harry Markowitz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
David Ireland, Australian author and playwright
Nancy Spero, American painter and academic (d. 2009)
Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferrante & Teicher) (d. 2008)
Alyn Ainsworth, English singer and conductor (d. 1990)
Eric Simms, English ornithologist and conservationist (d. 2009)
Enrique Llanes, Mexican wrestler (d. 2004)
Sikander Bakht, Indian field hockey player and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (d. 2004)
Dennis James, American game show host (d. 1997)
James Tiptree, Jr., American psychologist and author (d. 1987)
Bruno Giacometti, Swiss architect, designed the Hallenstadion (d. 2012)
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1974)
Ida Cook, English campaigner for Jewish refugees, and romantic novelist as Mary Burchell (d. 1986)
Maria Zubreeva, Soviet painter, graphic artist, and designer (d. 1991)
Gaylord DuBois, American author and poet (d. 1993)
Fred Rose, American pianist, songwriter, and publisher (d. 1954)
Haim Ernst Wertheimer, German-Israeli biochemist and academic (d. 1978)
Peter Ernst Wilde, German physician and journalist (d. 1785)
Fujiwara no Genshi, Japanese empress consort (d. 1039)