Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and pianist. Although known for her soul recordings and referred to as the The Queen of Soul, Franklin is adept at jazz, blues, R&B and gospel music. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Franklin No. 1 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time.
Richard Timothy Smith (born 25 March 1942), better known under his stage name Richard O’Brien, is an English writer, actor, television presenter and theatreperformer. He is perhaps best known for writing the cult musical The Rocky Horror Show and for his role in presenting the popular TV show The Crystal Maze. In addition to writing The Rocky Horror Show O’Brien also appeared in its 1975 film adaptation as the character Riff Raff.
Kim Woodburn (born Patricia Mary MacKenzie on 25 March 1942 in Portsmouth, Hampshire) is an English television presenter and expert cleaner who is best known for co-presenting the British television programme How Clean Is Your House?
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Aleksander Sopliński is a Polish politician.
Robert Joseph Birgeneau is a Canadian physicist, educator, and university administrator.
Ana Blandiana pen name of Otilia Valeria Coman, is a Romanian poet, essayist, and political figure.
Basarab Eftimie Nicolescu is a theoretical physicist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique,Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Énergies, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.