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Arlen Specter
Arlen Specter, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)

#Arlen_Specter

Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova, Russian-English ballerina and actress (d. 1931)

#Anna_Pavlova

Omar Hakim
Omar Hakim, American drummer, producer, arranger, and composer

#Omar_Hakim

Britannicus
Britannicus, Roman son of Claudius (d. 55)

#Britannicus

Franco Zeffirelli
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian director, producer, and politician (d. 2019)

#Franco_Zeffirelli

Jacques Herbrand
Jacques Herbrand, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1931)

#Jacques_Herbrand

Carl Reichenbach
Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (d. 1869)

#Carl_Reichenbach

Arsenio Hall
Arsenio Hall, American actor and talk show host

#Arsenio_Hall

Louis Tsatoumas
Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper

#Louis_Tsatoumas

Ajda Pekkan
Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer-songwriter and actress

#Ajda_Pekkan

Angelo Branduardi
Angelo Branduardi, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist

#Angelo_Branduardi

Cotton Mather
Cotton Mather, English-American minister and author (d. 1728)

#Cotton_Mather

Paul Crook
Paul Crook, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

#Paul_Crook

Ki?n Phúc
Ki?n Phúc, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1884)

#Ki?n_Phúc

Olivia Hooker
Olivia Hooker, African-American sailor (d. 2018)

#Olivia_Hooker

Nicolás Otamendi
Nicolás Otamendi, Argentine footballer

#Nicolás_Otamendi

Rudolf Jakob Camerarius
Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (d. 1721)

#Rudolf_Jakob_Camerarius

Pierre Louis Dulong
Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist and chemist (d. 1838)

#Pierre_Louis_Dulong

Judy Blume
Judy Blume, Jewish-American author and educator

#Judy_Blume

Pat Dobson
Pat Dobson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2006)

#Pat_Dobson

Jim Creeggan
Jim Creeggan, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player

#Jim_Creeggan

Charles Groves Wright Anderson
Charles Groves Wright Anderson, South African-Australian colonel and politician (d. 1988)

#Charles_Groves_Wright_Anderson

Michelangelo Cerquozzi
Michelangelo Cerquozzi, Italian painter (d. 1660)

#Michelangelo_Cerquozzi

Joe Dever
Joe Dever, English fantasy author (d. 2016)

#Joe_Dever

Bryan Roy
Bryan Roy, Dutch footballer and manager

#Bryan_Roy

Wade McKinnon
Wade McKinnon, Australian rugby league player

#Wade_McKinnon

Leon Kass
Leon Kass, American physician, scientist, and educator

#Leon_Kass

Kristian Djurhuus
Kristian Djurhuus, Faroese lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1984)

#Kristian_Djurhuus

Dayananda Saraswati
Dayananda Saraswati, Indian monk and philosopher, founded Arya Samaj (d. 1883)

#Dayananda_Saraswati

Lorne Greene
Lorne Greene, Canadian-American actor (d. 1987)

#Lorne_Greene

David Westlake
David Westlake, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

#David_Westlake

Walter Nash
Walter Nash, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1968)

#Walter_Nash

Bill Laswell
Bill Laswell, American bass player and producer

#Bill_Laswell

Brett Hodgson
Brett Hodgson, Australian rugby league player and coach

#Brett_Hodgson

Nicholas Soames
Nicholas Soames, English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces

#Nicholas_Soames

Norman Farberow
Norman Farberow, American psychologist and academic (d. 2015)

#Norman_Farberow

Charles Pinot Duclos
Charles Pinot Duclos, French author (d. 1772)

#Charles_Pinot_Duclos

Julius Streicher
Julius Streicher, German publisher, founded Der Stürmer (d. 1946)

#Julius_Streicher

Christian Cullen
Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby player

#Christian_Cullen

Judd Winick
Judd Winick, American author and illustrator

#Judd_Winick

Peter Cooper
Peter Cooper, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Cooper Union (d. 1883)

#Peter_Cooper

Marie Lloyd
Marie Lloyd, English actress and singer (d. 1922)

#Marie_Lloyd

Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci, American actress and producer

#Christina_Ricci

Scott Menville
Scott Menville, American voice actor, singer, actor and musician

#Scott_Menville

Frederick II of Legnica
Frederick II of Legnica, Duke of Legnica (d. 1547)

#Frederick_II_of_Legnica

Zoran Muši?
Zoran Muši?, Slovene painter and illustrator (d. 2005)

#Zoran_Muši?

Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin, American actor

#Josh_Brolin

Dominguinhos
Dominguinhos, Brazilian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2013)

#Dominguinhos

Andrei Sidorenkov
Andrei Sidorenkov, Estonian footballer

#Andrei_Sidorenkov

Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky, American director, producer, and screenwriter

#Darren_Aronofsky

Conrad II of Italy
Conrad II of Italy (d. 1101)

#Conrad_II_of_Italy

13th Dalai Lama
13th Dalai Lama (d. 1933)

#13th_Dalai_Lama

Anthony Tuitavake
Anthony Tuitavake, New Zealand rugby player

#Anthony_Tuitavake

Johan Laidoner
Johan Laidoner, Estonian-Russian general (d. 1953)

#Johan_Laidoner

Daniello Bartoli
Daniello Bartoli, Italian Jesuit priest (d. 1685)

#Daniello_Bartoli

Jesse Spencer
Jesse Spencer, Australian actor and violinist

#Jesse_Spencer

Ray Kurzweil
Ray Kurzweil, American computer scientist and engineer

#Ray_Kurzweil

Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin, English geologist and theorist (d. 1882)

#Charles_Darwin

Chick Hafey
Chick Hafey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1973)

#Chick_Hafey

George Preca
George Preca, Maltese priest and saint (d. 1962)

#George_Preca

Michael Ironside
Michael Ironside, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

#Michael_Ironside

Forrest Tucker
Forrest Tucker, American actor (d. 1986)

#Forrest_Tucker

John Winthrop the Younger
John Winthrop the Younger, English-American lawyer and politician, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)

#John_Winthrop_the_Younger

Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III, American football player

#Robert_Griffin_III

Julian Schwinger
Julian Schwinger, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

#Julian_Schwinger

Hanna Neumann
Johanna von Caemmerer, German mathematician (d. 1971)

#Hanna_Neumann

Maud Adams
Maud Adams, Swedish model and actress

#Maud_Adams

Naseem Hamed
Naseem Hamed, English boxer

#Naseem_Hamed

Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski, American race car driver

#Brad_Keselowski

Thomas Moran
Thomas Moran, British-American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School (d. 1926)

#Thomas_Moran

Ehud Barak
Ehud Barak, Israeli general and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Israel

#Ehud_Barak

Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

#Steve_Hackett

Louisa Adams
Louisa Adams, English-American wife of John Quincy Adams, 6th First Lady of the United States (d. 1852)

#Louisa_Adams

Charles Van Doren
Charles Van Doren, American academic (d. 2019)

#Charles_Van_Doren

George Meredith
George Meredith, English novelist and poet (d. 1909)

#George_Meredith

Gianni Romme
Gianni Romme, Dutch speed skater

#Gianni_Romme

Peter Vanderkaay
Peter Vanderkaay, American swimmer

#Peter_Vanderkaay

Giovanni II Bentivoglio
Giovanni II Bentivoglio, Italian noble (d. 1508)

#Giovanni_II_Bentivoglio

Caspar Barlaeus
Caspar Barlaeus, Dutch historian, poet, and theologian (d. 1648)

#Caspar_Barlaeus

Lev Shestov
Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (d. 1938)

#Lev_Shestov

Brian Carlson
Brian Carlson, Australian rugby league player (d. 1987)

#Brian_Carlson

Lou Andreas-Salomé
Lou Andreas-Salomé, Russian-German psychoanalyst and author (d. 1937)

#Lou_Andreas-Salomé

Andrew Goodpaster
Andrew Goodpaster, American general (d. 2005)

#Andrew_Goodpaster

Tex Beneke
Tex Beneke, American singer, saxophonist, and bandleader (d. 2000)

#Tex_Beneke

John Henry, Margrave of Moravia
John Henry, Margrave of Moravia, (d. 1375)

#John_Henry,_Margrave_of_Moravia

Hussein Onn
Hussein Onn, Malaysian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1990)

#Hussein_Onn

Étienne-Louis Boullée
Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)

#Étienne-Louis_Boullée

David D. Friedman
David D. Friedman, American economist, physicist, and scholar

#David_D._Friedman

Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane, American rapper

#Gucci_Mane

William Wetmore Story
William Wetmore Story, American sculptor, architect, poet and editor

#William_Wetmore_Story

Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor
Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1835)

#Francis_II,_Holy_Roman_Emperor

Max Beckmann
Max Beckmann, German painter and sculptor (d. 1950)

#Max_Beckmann

Louis Renault (industrialist)
Louis Renault, French engineer and businessman, co-founded Renault (d. 1944)

#Louis_Renault_(industrialist)

Chet Lemon
Chet Lemon, American baseball player and coach

#Chet_Lemon

François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers
François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)

#François-Paul_Brueys_d'Aigalliers

Ray Manzarek
Ray Manzarek, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2013)

#Ray_Manzarek

Bill Russell
Bill Russell, American basketball player and coach

#Bill_Russell

Kuj? Yoritsune
Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese sh?gun (d. 1256)

#Kuj?_Yoritsune

Johann Joseph Christian
Johann Joseph Christian, German Baroque sculptor and woodcarver (d. 1777)

#Johann_Joseph_Christian

John L. Lewis
John L. Lewis, American miner and union leader (d. 1969)

#John_L._Lewis

Jan Swammerdam
Jan Swammerdam, Dutch biologist and zoologist (d. 1680)

#Jan_Swammerdam

Patrick Herrmann
Patrick Herrmann, German footballer

#Patrick_Herrmann

Roger J. Traynor
Roger J. Traynor, American lawyer and jurist, 23rd Chief Justice of California (d. 1983)

#Roger_J._Traynor

Valentín Canalizo
Valentín Canalizo, Mexican general and politician. 14th President (1843-1844) (d. 1850)

#Valentín_Canalizo

Mike Posner
Mike Posner, American singer-songwriter and producer

#Mike_Posner

Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras, Greek-French director and producer

#Costa-Gavras

Norbert Provencher
Norbert Provencher, Canadian bishop and missionary (d. 1853)

#Norbert_Provencher

Alexander Petrov (chess player)
Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player and composer (d. 1867)

#Alexander_Petrov_(chess_player)

Bobby Peel
Bobby Peel, English cricketer and coach (d. 1943)

#Bobby_Peel

Omar Bradley
Omar Bradley, American general (d. 1981)

#Omar_Bradley

Jim Harris (politician)
Jim Harris, Canadian environmentalist and politician

#Jim_Harris_(politician)

Anne Osborn Krueger
Anne Osborn Krueger, American economist and academic

#Anne_Osborn_Krueger

Janwillem van de Wetering
Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch-American author and translator (d. 2008)

#Janwillem_van_de_Wetering

Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller, Swiss ice hockey player

#Jonas_Hiller

Jan Ladislav Dussek
Jan Ladislav Dussek, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1812)

#Jan_Ladislav_Dussek

Brian Robertson (guitarist)
Brian Robertson, Scottish rock guitarist and songwriter

#Brian_Robertson_(guitarist)

Tzimis Panousis
Tzimis Panousis, Greek comedian, singer, and author (d. 2018)

#Tzimis_Panousis

Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué
Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German author and poet (d. 1843)

#Friedrich_de_la_Motte_Fouqué

Juan Carlos Ferrero
Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player

#Juan_Carlos_Ferrero

Carlton Brewster
Carlton Brewster, American football player and coach

#Carlton_Brewster

Michel Martelly
Michel Martelly, Haitian singer and politician, 56th President of Haiti

#Michel_Martelly

Marie Vassilieff
Marie Vassilieff, Russian-French painter (d. 1957)

#Marie_Vassilieff

Chynna Phillips
Chynna Phillips, American singer and actress

#Chynna_Phillips

Eugène Atget
Eugène Atget, French photographer (d. 1927)

#Eugène_Atget

Dom DiMaggio
Dom DiMaggio, American baseball player (d. 2009)

#Dom_DiMaggio

Charles Mathiesen
Charles Mathiesen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1994)

#Charles_Mathiesen

Sarah Lancaster
Sarah Lancaster, American actress

#Sarah_Lancaster

Ad Melkert
Ad Melkert, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment

#Ad_Melkert

Phil Zimmermann
Phil Zimmermann, American cryptographer and programmer

#Phil_Zimmermann

DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray, American football player

#DeMarco_Murray

Hong Myung-bo
Hong Myung-bo, South Korean footballer and manager

#Hong_Myung-bo

Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, American author (d. 1980)

#Alice_Roosevelt_Longworth

Kim Ji-min (actress)
Kim Ji-min, South Korean actress

#Kim_Ji-min_(actress)

Axel Jensen
Axel Jensen, Norwegian author and poet (d. 2003)

#Axel_Jensen

Anneli Drecker
Anneli Drecker, Norwegian singer and actress

#Anneli_Drecker

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, 16th President of the United States (d. 1865)

#Abraham_Lincoln

Tara Strong
Tara Strong, Canadian voice actress and singer

#Tara_Strong

Jimmy Conrad
Jimmy Conrad, American soccer player and manager

#Jimmy_Conrad

Rolf Brem
Rolf Brem, Swiss sculptor and illustrator (d. 2014)

#Rolf_Brem

Joseph Jordania
Joseph Jordania, Georgian-Australian musicologist and academic

#Joseph_Jordania

Antonio Chatman, American football player
Paul Anderson, English actor
Steve Backley, English javelin thrower
Alemayehu Atomsa, Ethiopian educator and politician (d. 2014)
Christine Elise, American actress and producer
Rubén Amaro, Jr., American baseball player and manager
Di Farmer, Queensland Member of Parliament
Outback Jack, Australian-American wrestler
Joanna Kerns, American actress and director
Michael McDonald, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
Simon MacCorkindale, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
Jean Eyeghé Ndong, Gabonese politician, Prime Minister of Gabon
Naomi Uemura, Japanese mountaineer and explorer (d. 1984)
Alan Ebringer, Australian immunologist, professor at King's College in the University of London
Gene McDaniels, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
Annette Crosbie, Scottish actress
Julian Simon, American economist, author, and academic (d. 1998)
John Doyle, Irish hurler and politician (d. 2010)
Vincent Montana, Jr., American drummer and composer (d. 2013)
Joe Garagiola, Sr., American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2016)
Joan Mitchell, American-French painter (d. 1992)
Raymond Mhlaba, South African anti-apartheid and ANC activist (d. 2005)
Joseph Alioto, American lawyer and politician, 36th Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
R. F. Delderfield, English author and playwright (d. 1972)
Sigmund Rascher, German physician (d. 1945)
Jean Effel, French painter, caricaturist, illustrator and journalist (d. 1982)
Joseph Kearns, American actor (d. 1962)
Ted Mack, American radio and television host (d. 1976)
William Collier, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1987)
Wallace Ford, English-American actor and singer (d. 1966)
Lincoln LaPaz, American astronomer and academic (d. 1985)
Bhante Dharmawara, Cambodian monk, lawyer, and judge (d. 1999)
Heinrich Lenz, German-Italian physicist and academic (d. 1865)
Bernard Courtois, French chemist and academic (d. 1838)
Thomas Campion, English composer, poet, and physician (d. 1620)
Won Gyun, Korean general and admiral (d. 1597)
Princess ?ku of Japan (d. 702)
Daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei, nominal empress regnant of Northern Wei