John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock music.
Lynda Bellingham (31 May 1948 – 19 October 2014) was a Canadian-born English actress, broadcaster and author, known for her television roles for ITV and appearances on Loose Women. She is best known as the head of the family in the Oxo television adverts during the 1980s.
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Jeff Cotton is an American rock guitarist , known for his work as a member of Captain Beefheart ‘s Magic Band.
Martin Hannett, initially credited as Martin Zero, was a record producer.
Mike Edwards, known as Swami Deva Pramada, was an English cellist and music teacher.
Jackie Marsh is an English former footballer who played for Stoke City.
John Saunderson was an Australian politician.
Jürgen Stark is a German economist.
Clive Young is the Anglican Bishop of Dunwich.
Bård Mikkelsen is a Norwegian businessperson.
Elio Lo Cascio is an Italian historian.
Otto Altenbach is a German former racing driver.
João de Abreu is a Portuguese fencer.
Janusz Weiss is a Polish journalist and television personality.
Paulinho da Costa is a Brazilian percussionist.
Duncan Hunter is an American politician.
Gloria Molina is an American politician, a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Jack Baldwin is a race car driver.
Svetlana Alexievich is a Belarusian investigative journalist.
Isaiah “Bunny” Wilson is a former professional basketball player.