Ralph Steadman (born 15 May 1936) is a British cartoonist renowned for his political and social caricatures, cartoons and picture books. Best known for his work with American author Hunter S. Thompson. He designed a set of four British postage stamps to commemorate the appearance of Halley’s Comet in 1985.
Wavy Gravy (born Hugh Nanton Romney) (born May 15, 1936) is an American entertainer and activist for peace, best known for his hippie appearance, personality and beliefs. His name was given to him by B.B. King at the Texas International Pop Festival in 1969.
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Paul Zindel was an American playwright, novelist, and educator.
Anna Maria Alberghetti is an Italian-born operatic singer and actress.
Milan Kymlicka was a Canadian arranger , composer and conductor.
Robert Genn is a well known Canadian artist.
Claude Biwer is a member of the Senate of France.
Lionel Hitchings was an English cricketer.
Philip Thorpe Priestley is an English scientist and inventor.
Mihai Rădulescu is a Romania n novelist, poet, historian and art critic.
Mart Laga was an Estonian basketball player.
Robert Smith is the former President of the International Baseball Federation.
Jean Balissat was a composer, a professor of music and head of Swiss orchestra.