Category Archives: Business

#613 Adam Faith / Stuart Sutcliffe – 23 June 1940

Adam Faith Terence “Terry” Nelhams-Wright, known as Adam Faith (23 June 1940 – 8 March 2003), was a British teen idol, singer, actor, and financial journalist. He was one of the most charted acts of the 1960s. He became the first UK artist to lodge his initial seven hits in the Top 5. He … Continue reading

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#589 Ben Bernanke / Jim Davidson – 13 December 1953

Ben Bernanke Ben Shalom Bernanke (born December 13, 1953) is an American economist and currently chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States. Jim Davidson James Cameron “Jim” Davidson OBE (13 December 1953) is an English comedian. Despite early recognition and winning many awards throughout his … Continue reading

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#587 Michael Crichton / Anita Roddick – 23 October 1942

Michael Crichton John Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, … Continue reading

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#585 Mickey Mantle / Ken Morrison – 20 October 1931

Mickey Mantle Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball center fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees from 1951 to 1968. Mantle is regarded by many to be the greatest switch hitter of all time, and … Continue reading

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#548 Patrick Duffy / Stuart Rose – 17 March 1949

Patrick Duffy Patrick George Duffy (born March 17, 1949) is an American character actor of stage and film. He is best known for his role on the CBS television drama Dallas, where he played Bobby Ewing from 1978 to 1985 and from 1986 to 1991. Stuart Rose Sir Stuart Alan Ransom Rose (born 17 … Continue reading

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#535 Pearl Bailey / Sam Walton – 29 March 1918

Pearl Bailey Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946. In 1954, she took the role of Frankie in the film version of Carmen … Continue reading

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#528 Anton Lesser / Simon Woodruffe / Madeline Tompkins – 14 February 1952

Anton Lesser Anton Lesser (born 14 February 1952) is a British actor. He attended Moseley Grammar School and the University of Liverpool before going to RADA in 1977 where he was awarded the Bancroft Gold Medal as the most promising actor of his year. He is an Associate … Continue reading

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#514 Richard Shope / Stephen Slesinger – 25 December 1901

Richard Shope Richard Shope (December 25, 1901–October 2, 1966) was an American virologist who was first to isolate an influenza virus and first to vaccinate animals against influenza. In the 1930s, Shope, a physician at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, identified the causative agent as a … Continue reading

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#499 Simon Gregson / Paul Teutul Jr. – 02 October 1974

Simon Gregson Simon Gregson (born Simon Alan Gregory on 2 October 1974) is an English actor. He is known for being a cast member of the British soap opera Coronation Street in which he has played Steve McDonald since 1989. Paul Teutul, Jr. Paul Michael “Paulie” Teutul (born October 2, 1974) is one of the … Continue reading

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#443 Robert Urich / Rosemary Conley – 19 December 1946

Robert Urich Robert Urich (December 19, 1946 – April 16, 2002) was an American actor. He played the starring role in the television series Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988) and Vega$ (1978–1981). He also appeared in other television series over the years including: S.W.A.T. … Continue reading

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#434 Kenneth Cranham / Humphrey Smith – 12 December 1944

Kenneth Cranham Kenneth Cranham (born 12 December 1944) is a Scottish-born film, television and stage actor who has appeared in Layer Cake, Gangster No. 1, Rome, Oliver! and many other films. He is renowned for the title role in the popular 1980s comedy drama Shine on Harvey … Continue reading

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#406 Ted Turner / Jerry Fuller / Nicholas Pennell – 19 November 1938

Ted Turner Robert Edward “Ted” Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the cable news network CNN, the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel. As a philanthropist, he is known … Continue reading

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#353 Basil D’Oliveira CBE / Sir Terence Conran – 04 October 1931

Basil D’Oliveira Basil Lewis D’Oliveira CBE (born 4 October 1931) is a retired cricketer. Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, he was classified as ‘coloured’ under the apartheid regime, and hence barred from first-class cricket.  He emigrated to England in 1960. He joined the … Continue reading

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#318 Rocky Marciano / Lord Thomson of Fleet – 01 September 1923

Rocky Marciano Rocky Marciano (September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969), born Rocco Francis Marchegiano, was an Italian-American boxer and the heavyweight champion of the world from September 23, 1952, to April 27, 1956. When he retired he became the only heavyweight … Continue reading

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#312 Richard Attenborough / Marmaduke Hussey – 29 August 1923

Richard Attenborough Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE (born 29 August 1923) is an English actor, director, producer and entrepreneur. Attenborough has won two Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. He is the older brother of naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Sir David Attenborough. His breakthrough role … Continue reading

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#272 Yves Saint Laurent / Donald Neilson / Laurie Taylor – 01 August 1936

Yves Saint Laurent Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent (1 August 1936 – 1 June 2008), was a French fashion designer, one of the greatest names in French fashion in the 20th century. Donald Neilson Donald Neilson (1 August 1936 – … Continue reading

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#247 Buckminster Fuller / Oscar Hammerstein II / Kirsten Flagstad – 12 July 1895

Buckminster Fuller Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. Fuller published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth”, ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, … Continue reading

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#240 Ferdinand von Zeppelin / Eli Lilly – 08 July 1838

Ferdinand von Zeppelin Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin (also known as Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, Graf Zeppelin and in English, Count Zeppelin) (8 July 1838 – 8 March 1917) was a German general and later aircraft manufacturer, the founder of the Zeppelin … Continue reading

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#169 Mark Zuckerberg / Olly Murs – 14 May 1984

Mark Zuckerberg Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer scientist, software developer and philanthropist best known for creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is CEO and president. It was co-founded as a private company in 2004 by Zuckerberg and classmates Dustin … Continue reading

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#149 Bernard Madoff / Fred Dibnah / Klaus Voormann – 29 April 1938

Bernard Madoff Bernard Lawrence “Bernie” Madoff (born April 29, 1938) is an incarcerated American felon, former stock broker, investment advisor, non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of what has been described as the largest Ponzi scheme in history. Fred Dibnah Frederick … Continue reading

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