Richard Anthony “Dick” Wolf (born December 20, 1946) is an American producer, specializing in crime dramas such as Miami Vice and the Law & Order franchise. Throughout his career he has won several awards including an Emmy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Lesley Judd (born 20 December 1946, London, UK) is an English dancer and TV presenter, best known as a long-serving host of the BBC children’s programme Blue Peter. Judd initially presented with Valerie Singleton, but mainly John Noakes and Peter Purves, a partnership that lasted until 1978 and remains the show’s longest-running line-up. Before Blue Peter, she had appeared as part of the dance troupe the Young Generation.
Uri Geller (Hebrew: אורי גלר; born 20 December 1946) is a self-proclaimed psychic known for his trademark television performances of spoon bending and other supposed psychic effects. Geller used to call his abilities “psychic,” but now prefers to refer to himself as a “mystifier” and entertainer.
John Spencer (December 20, 1946 – December 16, 2005) was an American film and television actor. He was most widely known for playing White House Chief of StaffLeo McGarry on the NBC political drama series The West Wing, which earned him an Emmy Award in 2002.
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Aristóbulo Istúriz is a Venezuelan politician and academic.
David Goldie was a priest in the Church of England.
Sonny Perdue was the 81st Governor of Georgia.
Ivon Moore-Brabazon, 3rd Baron Brabazon of Tara is a British Conservative politician.
Bill Hosket, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player.
János Csík is a former Hungarian handball player.
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Hannes Manninen is a Finnish politician.
Bruce Dan was one of the American researchers with the Toxic Shock Syndrome Task Force.