#174 Malcolm X / Pol Pot – 19 May 1925

Malcolm X

Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.

Pol Pot

Pol Pot was born Saloth Sar on 19 May 1925 in Kompong Thong province in central Cambodia. Pol Pot was leader of the Khmer Rouge, a communist regime that ruled Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, and caused the deaths of more than one million people.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_X
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/pot_pol.shtml

Also born on this day :
Brian Moll is a British born character actor.
Kenneth Binks was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons.
Ken Coote was an English footballer.
Ib Eisner was a Danish artist.
John C. Squires was a United States Army soldier.
Chet Upham was an oil and natural gas business man.
F. Gordon A. Stone was an English chemist.
Guy Provost was a French Canadian actor.

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