Francis (Latin: Franciscus ; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. As such, he is both head of the Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He is the first pope to be a Jesuit, to come from the Americas, and to come from the Southern Hemisphere.
Tommy Steele OBE (born Thomas William Hicks, 17 December 1936), is an English entertainer. Steele is widely regarded as Britain’s first teen idol and rock and roll star.
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Rosemary Martin was an English actress.
Jerry Adair was a professional baseball player.
Klaus Kinkel is a German civil servant, lawyer, and politician
Isidro Sánchez García-Figueras is a Spanish retired footballer
Kenneth Robinson is a retired Anglican priest .
Joseph Amlong is an American competition rower and Olympic champion
Richard Humphrey is a former English cricket er.
Tommy Banks is a Canadian pianist, conductor, arranger, composer
Kim Woo-jung was the founder of the Daewoo Group.
Rollie Sheldon is a former professional baseball player
Al Miller is a former U.S. professional soccer coach
Duco Van Binsbergen was a provincial level politician from Alberta , Canada
Frank Martinus Arion is an author and language advocate.