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Eva Joly
Eva Joly, Norwegian-French judge and politician

#Eva_Joly

Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin, American novelist, humorist, and journalist

#Calvin_Trillin

Ondrej Duda
Ondrej Duda, Slovak footballer

#Ondrej_Duda

Ellis Parker Butler
Ellis Parker Butler, American author and poet (d. 1937)

#Ellis_Parker_Butler

Jacopo Sala
Jacopo Sala, Italian footballer

#Jacopo_Sala

Michel'le
Michel'le, American singer-songwriter

#Michel'le

Fausto Sozzini
Fausto Sozzini, Italian theologian and author (d. 1604)

#Fausto_Sozzini

Esther Borja
Esther Borja, Cuban soprano and actress (d. 2013)

#Esther_Borja

Anne Cecil, Countess of Oxford
Anne Cecil, Countess of Oxford, English countess (d. 1588)

#Anne_Cecil,_Countess_of_Oxford

Carl Ferdinand Cori
Carl Ferdinand Cori, Czech-American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

#Carl_Ferdinand_Cori

Olli Jokinen
Olli Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player

#Olli_Jokinen

Andrew Yeom Soo-jung
Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, South Korean cardinal

#Andrew_Yeom_Soo-jung

Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie O'Sullivan, English snooker player and radio host

#Ronnie_O'Sullivan

Jimmy Dimmock
Jimmy Dimmock, English footballer (d. 1972)

#Jimmy_Dimmock

Link Byfield
Link Byfield, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2015)

#Link_Byfield

Mikelangelo Loconte
Mikelangelo Loconte, Italian singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

#Mikelangelo_Loconte

Kim Simmonds
Kim Simmonds, Welsh blues-rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Savoy Brown)

#Kim_Simmonds

Fritz Lang
Fritz Lang, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1976)

#Fritz_Lang

Tommy Fraser
Tommy Fraser, English footballer

#Tommy_Fraser

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan, Indian cricketer

#Shikhar_Dhawan

Gary Allan
Gary Allan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

#Gary_Allan

Justin Smoak
Justin Smoak, American baseball player

#Justin_Smoak

Fred Rutten
Fred Rutten, Dutch footballer and manager

#Fred_Rutten

Giuseppe Occhialini
Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian-French physicist and academic (d. 1993)

#Giuseppe_Occhialini

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, German businessman and politician, German Federal Minister of Defence

#Karl-Theodor_zu_Guttenberg

Paul Painlevé
Paul Painlevé, French mathematician and politician, 84th Prime Minister of France (d. 1933)

#Paul_Painlevé

Hans Hellmut Kirst
Hans Hellmut Kirst, German lieutenant and author (d. 1989)

#Hans_Hellmut_Kirst

Lydia Millet
Lydia Millet, American novelist

#Lydia_Millet

Pieter Oud
Pieter Oud, Dutch historian, academic, and politician, Minister of Finance of the Netherlands (d. 1968)

#Pieter_Oud

Ross Barkley
Ross Barkley, English footballer

#Ross_Barkley

Ibrahim Maalouf
Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-French trumpet player and composer

#Ibrahim_Maalouf

Elbert Frank Cox
Elbert Frank Cox, American mathematician and academic (d. 1969)

#Elbert_Frank_Cox

Rose Wilder Lane
Rose Wilder Lane, American journalist and author (d. 1968)

#Rose_Wilder_Lane

Boris Ignatyev
Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager

#Boris_Ignatyev

Cliff Floyd
Cliff Floyd, American baseball player and sportscaster

#Cliff_Floyd

Klaus Allofs
Klaus Allofs, German footballer and manager

#Klaus_Allofs

Alvy Moore
Alvy Moore, American actor and producer (d. 1997)

#Alvy_Moore

John Henry Leech
John Henry Leech, English entomologist (d. 1900)

#John_Henry_Leech

Alf Dubs, Baron Dubs
Alf Dubs, Baron Dubs, British politician

#Alf_Dubs,_Baron_Dubs

Sheldon Lee Glashow
Sheldon Lee Glashow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

#Sheldon_Lee_Glashow

Ilja Antonov
Ilja Antonov, Estonian footballer

#Ilja_Antonov

Harry Nelson Pillsbury
Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player (d. 1906)

#Harry_Nelson_Pillsbury

Paul Kogerman
Paul Kogerman, Estonian chemist and academic (d. 1951)

#Paul_Kogerman

Andy Kim
Andy Kim, Canadian pop singer-songwriter

#Andy_Kim

Eddie the Eagle
Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards, British Olympic ski jumper

#Eddie_the_Eagle

Don Touhig
Don Touhig, Welsh journalist and politician

#Don_Touhig

Matteo Ferrari
Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer

#Matteo_Ferrari

Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz
Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American philosopher and academic, co-founded Radcliffe College (d. 1907)

#Elizabeth_Cabot_Agassiz

Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière
Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French-Canadian lawyer and politician, 4th Premier of Quebec (d. 1908)

#Henri-Gustave_Joly_de_Lotbinière

David Manning
David Manning, English civil servant and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States

#David_Manning

Jim Plunkett
Jim Plunkett, American football player and radio host

#Jim_Plunkett

Nicolas Cleynaerts
Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish philologist and lexicographer (d. 1542)

#Nicolas_Cleynaerts

Margaret Cho
Margaret Cho, American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter

#Margaret_Cho

Shalom Harlow
Shalom Harlow, Canadian model

#Shalom_Harlow

Don Robertson (songwriter)
Don Robertson, American songwriter and pianist (d. 2015)

#Don_Robertson_(songwriter)

Montee Ball
Montee Ball, American football player

#Montee_Ball

Milton H. Erickson
Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist and author (d. 1980)

#Milton_H._Erickson

Hilary Koprowski
Hilary Koprowski, Polish-American virologist and immunologist, created the world's first effective live polio vaccine (d. 2013)

#Hilary_Koprowski

Neil Druckmann
Neil Druckmann, American video game designer and author

#Neil_Druckmann

Arthur Currie
Arthur Currie, Canadian general (d. 1933)

#Arthur_Currie

Oleksandr Yaroslavsky
Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, Ukrainian businessman

#Oleksandr_Yaroslavsky

Krystian Zimerman
Krystian Zimerman, Polish virtuoso pianist

#Krystian_Zimerman

Afanasy Fet
Afanasy Fet, Russian poet and author (d. 1892)

#Afanasy_Fet

John Altman (composer)
John Altman, English composer and conductor

#John_Altman_(composer)

Hanif Kureishi
Hanif Kureishi, English author and playwright

#Hanif_Kureishi

Moshe Katsav
Moshe Katsav, Iranian-Israeli educator and politician, 8th President of Israel

#Moshe_Katsav

Werner Heisenberg
Werner Heisenberg, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)

#Werner_Heisenberg

Jim Messina (musician)
Jim Messina, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

#Jim_Messina_(musician)

Josh Malihabadi
Josh Malihabadi, Indian-Pakistani poet and translator (d. 1982)

#Josh_Malihabadi

Peter van der Vlag
Peter van der Vlag, Dutch footballer

#Peter_van_der_Vlag

Konstantin Korovin
Konstantin Korovin, Russian-French painter and set designer (d. 1939)

#Konstantin_Korovin

Lisa Marie (actress)
Lisa Marie, American model and actress

#Lisa_Marie_(actress)

Charlie Batch
Charlie Batch, American football player and sportscaster

#Charlie_Batch

Kaetlyn Osmond
Kaetlyn Osmond, Canadian figure skater

#Kaetlyn_Osmond

Jessica Paré
Jessica Paré, Canadian actress

#Jessica_Paré

J. J. Cale
J. J. Cale, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

#J._J._Cale

Johannes Heesters
Johannes Heesters, Dutch-German actor and singer (d. 2011)

#Johannes_Heesters

Ashikaga Yoshiaki
Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese sh?gun (d. 1597)

#Ashikaga_Yoshiaki

Serge Chapleau
Serge Chapleau, Canadian cartoonist

#Serge_Chapleau

Antti Aarne
Antti Aarne, Finnish author and academic (d. 1925)

#Antti_Aarne

Francesco Geminiani
Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1762)

#Francesco_Geminiani

John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe
John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, English admiral and politician, 2nd Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1935)

#John_Jellicoe,_1st_Earl_Jellicoe

Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial, French footballer

#Anthony_Martial

Raquel Argandoña
Raquel Argandoña, Chilean model, actress, and politician

#Raquel_Argandoña

Lin Biao
Lin Biao, Chinese general and politician, 2nd Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1971)

#Lin_Biao

Bruce Golding
Bruce Golding, Jamaican lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Jamaica

#Bruce_Golding

Frankie Muniz
Frankie Muniz, American actor, drummer, and race car driver

#Frankie_Muniz

Robert Sobukwe
Robert Sobukwe, South African banker and politician (d. 1978)

#Robert_Sobukwe

Vít?zslav Novák
Vít?zslav Novák, Czech composer and educator (d. 1949)

#Vít?zslav_Novák

Niklas Hagman
Niklas Hagman, Finnish ice hockey player

#Niklas_Hagman

Sajid Javid
Sajid Javid, British Pakistani banker and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer

#Sajid_Javid

George Shepherd (artist)
George Shepherd, English illustrator and painter (d. 1862)

#George_Shepherd_(artist)

Jeroen Krabbé
Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor, director, and producer

#Jeroen_Krabbé

Anastasio Somoza Debayle
Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Nicaraguan politician, 73rd President of Nicaragua (d. 1980)

#Anastasio_Somoza_Debayle

Emeric Pressburger
Emeric Pressburger, Hungarian-English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1988)

#Emeric_Pressburger

Nadira (actress)
Nadira, Indian actress (d. 2006)

#Nadira_(actress)

Peter Pohl
Peter Pohl, Swedish author, director, and screenwriter

#Peter_Pohl

Grace Moore
Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (d. 1947)

#Grace_Moore

Arnold Sommerfeld
Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist and academic (d. 1951)

#Arnold_Sommerfeld

José Carreras
José Carreras, Spanish tenor and actor

#José_Carreras

Fyodor Tyutchev
Fyodor Tyutchev, Russian poet and diplomat (d. 1873)

#Fyodor_Tyutchev

José Cura
José Cura, Argentinian tenor, conductor, and director

#José_Cura

LeGarrette Blount
LeGarrette Blount, American football player

#LeGarrette_Blount

Strom Thurmond
Strom Thurmond, American educator, general, and politician, 103rd Governor of South Carolina (d. 2003)

#Strom_Thurmond

Xavier Garbajosa
Xavier Garbajosa, French rugby player

#Xavier_Garbajosa

Yi-Fu Tuan
Yi-Fu Tuan, Chinese-American geographer

#Yi-Fu_Tuan

John Rzeznik
John Rzeznik, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

#John_Rzeznik

Marcus Daly
Marcus Daly, Irish-American businessman (d. 1900)

#Marcus_Daly

Trai Essex
Trai Essex, American football player

#Trai_Essex

Marcelo Zalayeta
Marcelo Zalayeta, Uruguayan footballer

#Marcelo_Zalayeta

Danny Levi
Danny Levi, New Zealand rugby league player

#Danny_Levi

Joan Didion
Joan Didion, American novelist and screenwriter

#Joan_Didion

Danny Wicks
Danny Wicks, Australian rugby league player

#Danny_Wicks

Henry Lawes
Henry Lawes, English composer (d. 1662)

#Henry_Lawes

Gareth McAuley
Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer

#Gareth_McAuley

Keri Hilson
Keri Hilson, American singer-songwriter and actress

#Keri_Hilson

David Bomberg
David Bomberg, English painter, illustrator, and academic (d. 1957)

#David_Bomberg

Nick Stahl
Nick Stahl, American actor and producer

#Nick_Stahl

Nivek Ogre
Nivek Ogre, Canadian singer-songwriter

#Nivek_Ogre

Amy Acker
Amy Acker, American actress

#Amy_Acker

Zbigniew Ole?nicki (cardinal)
Zbigniew Ole?nicki, Polish cardinal and statesman (d. 1455)

#Zbigniew_Ole?nicki_(cardinal)

Cooper Cronk
Cooper Cronk, Australian rugby league player

#Cooper_Cronk

Grant Ward
Grant Ward, English footballer

#Grant_Ward

Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren, American lawyer and politician, 8th President of the United States (d. 1862)

#Martin_Van_Buren

Jack Russell (musician)
Jack Russell, American singer-songwriter and producer

#Jack_Russell_(musician)

Bhumibol Adulyadej
Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thai king (d. 2016)

#Bhumibol_Adulyadej

Alun Gwynne Jones, Baron Chalfont
Alun Gwynne Jones, Baron Chalfont, English historian and politician

#Alun_Gwynne_Jones,_Baron_Chalfont

Traian Demetrescu
Traian Demetrescu, Romanian poet and author (d. 1896)

#Traian_Demetrescu

Christina Rossetti
Christina Rossetti, English poet and author (d. 1894)

#Christina_Rossetti

Otto Preminger
Otto Preminger, Austrian-American actor, director, and producer (d. 1986)

#Otto_Preminger

Józef Pi?sudski
Józef Pi?sudski, Polish field marshal and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Poland (d. 1935)

#Józef_Pi?sudski

Nikolai Uglanov
Nikolai Uglanov, Soviet politician (d. 1937)

#Nikolai_Uglanov

Little Richard
Little Richard, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor

#Little_Richard

Paula Patton
Paula Patton, American actress

#Paula_Patton

Jim Hurtubise
Jim Hurtubise, American race car driver (d. 1989)

#Jim_Hurtubise

Gary Roenicke
Gary Roenicke, American baseball player and scout

#Gary_Roenicke

Zhu Wen
Zhu Wen, Chinese emperor (d. 912)

#Zhu_Wen

Denise Drysdale
Denise Drysdale, Australian television host and actress

#Denise_Drysdale

Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra, Indian fashion designer

#Manish_Malhotra

Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry, American basketball player

#Eddy_Curry

Ubbo Emmius
Ubbo Emmius, Dutch historian and geographer (d. 1625)

#Ubbo_Emmius

Gershom Scholem
Gershom Scholem, German-Israeli philosopher and historian (d. 1982)

#Gershom_Scholem

Pope Julius II
Pope Julius II (d. 1513)

#Pope_Julius_II

Gus Mancuso
Gus Mancuso, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1984)

#Gus_Mancuso

James Hinchcliffe
James Hinchcliffe, Canadian race car driver

#James_Hinchcliffe

Lewis Pugh
Lewis Pugh, English swimmer and lawyer

#Lewis_Pugh

Eduard Seler
Eduard Seler, German anthropologist, ethnohistorian, linguist, and academic (d. 1922)

#Eduard_Seler

Charity Adams Earley
Charity Adams Earley, Black American Army officer (d. 2002)

#Charity_Adams_Earley

George Armstrong Custer
George Armstrong Custer, American general (d. 1876)

#George_Armstrong_Custer

Walt Disney
Walt Disney, American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (d. 1966)

#Walt_Disney

Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer
Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (d. 1724)

#Robert_Harley,_1st_Earl_of_Oxford_and_Earl_Mortimer

Bryan Murray (ice hockey)
Bryan Murray, Canadian ice hockey coach (d. 2017)

#Bryan_Murray_(ice_hockey)

W?adys?aw Szpilman
W?adys?aw Szpilman, Polish pianist and composer (d. 2000)

#W?adys?aw_Szpilman

Clinton Hart Merriam
Clinton Hart Merriam, American zoologist, ornithologist, entomologist, and ethnographer (d. 1942)

#Clinton_Hart_Merriam

Dynamite Kid
Dynamite Kid, English wrestler (d. 2018)

#Dynamite_Kid

Luboš Motl
Luboš Motl, Czech physicist and academic

#Luboš_Motl

Willibald Pirckheimer
Willibald Pirckheimer, German lawyer and author (d. 1530)

#Willibald_Pirckheimer

Nunnally Johnson
Nunnally Johnson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)

#Nunnally_Johnson

Ravish Kumar
Ravish Kumar, Indian journalist and author

#Ravish_Kumar

Jianwen Emperor
Jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)

#Jianwen_Emperor

C. F. Powell
C. F. Powell, English-Italian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1969)

#C._F._Powell

Laura Flanders
Laura Flanders, British journalist

#Laura_Flanders

Francisco Javier Arana
Francisco Javier Arana, Guatemalan Army colonel and briefly Guatemalan head of state (d.1949)

#Francisco_Javier_Arana

Yury Vlasov
Yury Vlasov, Ukrainian-Russian weightlifter and politician

#Yury_Vlasov

Joanna Rowsell, English cyclist
Nico Verdonck, Belgian race car driver
Rachel Komisarz, American swimmer and coach
Sachiko Kokubu, Japanese actress and model
Brian Lewis, American sprinter
Andrei Krasnopjorov, Estonian footballer
Argo Arbeiter, Estonian footballer
Duane Ross, American hurdler and coach
Mike Mahoney, American baseball player
Gabriel Hjertstedt, Swedish golfer
Ashia Hansen, American-English triple jumper
Kevin Haller, Canadian ice hockey player
Ramón Ramírez, Mexican footballer
Morgan J. Freeman, American director, producer, and screenwriter
Eric Etebari, American actor, director, and producer
Falilat Ogunkoya, Nigerian sprinter
Valeriy Spitsyn, Russian race walker
Wayne Smith, Jamaican rapper (d. 2014)
Martin Vinnicombe, Australian cyclist
Alberto Nisman, Argentinian lawyer (d. 2015)
Carrie Hamilton, American actress and playwright (d. 2002)
Doctor Dré, American television and radio host
Pablo Morales, American swimmer and coach
Ralf Dujmovits, German mountaineer
Matthew Taylor, English businessman and politician
Osvaldo Golijov, Argentinian-American composer and educator
Frans Adelaar, Dutch footballer and manager
Lee Chapman, English footballer
Adam Thorpe, French-English author, poet, and playwright
Juha Tiainen, Finnish hammer thrower (d. 2003)
Miyuki Kawanaka, Japanese singer
Gwen Lister, South African-Namibian journalist, publisher, and activist
Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Belgian painter and illustrator
Tony Gregory, Irish activist and politician (d. 2009)
Rudy Fernandez, Filipino triathlete
Sarel van der Merwe, South African race car driver
Frank Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2012)
Tony Crafter, Australian cricket umpire
James Lee Burke, American journalist, author, and academic
Harry Holgate, Australian politician, 36th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1997)
Gennadiy Agapov, Russian race walker (d. 1999)
Ladislav Novák, Czech footballer and manager (d. 2011)
Madis Kõiv, Estonian physicist, philosopher, and author (d. 2014)
W.D. Amaradeva, Sri Lankan musician and composer (d. 2016)
Adetowun Ogunsheye, first female Nigerian professor and university dean
Casey Ribicoff, American philanthropist (d. 2011)
Ken Downing, English race car driver (d. 2004)
Walt McPherson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
Kate Simon, American travel writer (d. 1990)
Sonny Boy Williamson II, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (d. 1965)

#Sonny_Boy_Williamson_II

Abraham Polonsky, American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)
Ann Nolan Clark, American historian, author, and educator (d. 1995)
Charles Robberts Swart, South African lawyer and politician, 1st State President of South Africa (d. 1982)
René Cresté, French actor and director (d. 1922)
Clyde Vernon Cessna, American pilot and businessman, founded the Cessna Aircraft Corporation (d. 1954)
John Beresford, Irish polo player (d. 1944)
Giuseppe de Majo, Italian organist and composer (d. 1771)
Francesco Scarlatti, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1741)