Category Archives: Politics

#652 U Thant / Ann Sothern – 22 January 1909

U Thant U Thant (January 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974) was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971. Ann Sothern Ann Sothern (January 22, 1909 – March 15, 2001) was an American … Continue reading

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#647 – Dobie Gray / Mary Jo Kopechne – 26 July 1940

Dobie Gray Dobie Gray (born Lawrence Darrow Brown on July 26, 1940 – December 6, 2011) was an American singer and songwriter, whose musical career spanned soul, country, pop, and musical theater. His hit records included “The ‘In’ Crowd” in 1965 … Continue reading

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#639 Nick Mason / Mairead Maguire – 27 January 1944

Nick Mason Nicholas Berkeley “Nick” Mason (born 27 January 1944) is an English drummer and composer, best known for his work with Pink Floyd. He is the only constant member of the band since its formation in 1965. Despite solely writing only … Continue reading

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#636 Leon Trotsky / King Baggot – 7 November 1879

Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky ( 7 November 1879 – 21 August 1940) was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army. On 20 August 1940, Trotsky was attacked in his … Continue reading

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#635 Winston Churchill / Lucy Maud Montgomery – 30 November 1874

Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 (that is, for most … Continue reading

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#628 Judy Geeson / Margaret Trudeau – 10 September 1948

Judy Geeson Judith Amanda “Judy” Geeson (born 10 September 1948) is an English actress. Geeson’s first major film appearances came in 1967 with To Sir, with Love (alongside Sidney Poitier and pop singer Lulu), and the comedy Here We Go … Continue reading

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#611 Ralph Steadman / Wavy Gravy – 15 May 1936

Ralph Steadman 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 … Continue reading

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#610 Bix Beiderbecke / Clare Boothe Luce – 10 March 1903

Bix Beiderbecke Leon Bismark “Bix” Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was an American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer. Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s. Clare Boothe Luce Clare Boothe Luce (March 10, 1903 – October 9, 1987) was the … Continue reading

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#590 Gene Krupa / Norman Baillie-Stewart – 15 January 1909

Gene Krupa Eugene Bertram “Gene” Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz and big band drummer and composer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. Norman Baillie-Stewart Norman Baillie-Stewart (15 January 1909 – 7 June 1966) was a British army officer known as The Officer … Continue reading

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#573 Julie Nixon Eisenhower / William Hootkins – 05 July 1948

Julie Nixon Eisenhower Julie Nixon Eisenhower (born July 5, 1948) is the younger daughter of 37th U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, and sister to Patricia Nixon Cox. While her father served as President of the United States, she wrote several books and … Continue reading

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#565 Richard Beckinsale / Shelley Hack / Ben Shelly – 6 July 1947

Richard Beckinsale Richard Arthur Beckinsale (6 July 1947 – 19 March 1979) was an English actor, best known for his roles as Lennie Godber in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge and Alan Moore in the British sitcom Rising Damp. He was the father of actresses Samantha Beckinsale and Kate Beckinsale. Shelley Hack Shelley Marie … Continue reading

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#562 Gary Kildall / Robert Kilroy-Silk – 19 May 1942

Gary Kildall Gary Arlen Kildall (May 19, 1942 – July 11, 1994) was an American computer scientist and microcomputer entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system and founded Digital Research, Inc. (DRI). Kildall was one of the first people to see microprocessors as fully capable computers rather than equipment controllers and to organize a … Continue reading

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#533 Tom Scholz / Kim Campbell / Paul Condon – 10 March 1947

Tom Scholz Donald Thomas “Tom” Scholz (born March 10, 1947) is an American rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, inventor, and mechanical engineer, best known as the founder of the band Boston. He is also the inventor of the Rockman guitar amplifier. Kim Campbell Avril Phædra Douglas “Kim” Campbell, PC, CC, QC (born March 10, 1947) is … Continue reading

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#526 Gordon Brown / Phil Neal – 20 February 1951

Gordon Brown James Gordon Brown (born 20 February 1951) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010. He previously served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour Government from 1997 to 2007, the longest-serving holder of the office in modern history. Brown has been a Member … Continue reading

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#511 – Nigel Pivaro / Phil Woolas – 11 December 1959

Nigel Pivaro Nigel Pivaro (born 11 December 1959) is an English journalist who as an actor was best known for playing Terry Duckworth, the son of Vera and Jack Duckworth inCoronation Street. Phil Woolas Philip James Woolas (born 11 December 1959) was a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of … Continue reading

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#507 Veronica Lake / Boutros Boutros-Ghali – 14 November 1922

Veronica Lake Veronica Lake (born Constance Frances Marie Ockelman in Brooklyn, New York) (November 14, 1922 – July 7, 1973) was an American film actress and pin-up model. She received both popular and critical acclaim, most notably for her role in Sullivan’s Travels and her femme fatale roles in film noir with Alan Ladd during … Continue reading

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#497 Diane Abbott / Dai Bradley – 27 September 1953

Diane Abbott Diane Julie Abbott (born 27 September 1953) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 1987, when she became the first black woman to be elected to the House of Commons. In 2010, Abbott became … Continue reading

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#491 Dana / Timothy Bottoms – 30 August 1951

Dana Dana Rosemary Scallon (born Rosemary Brown on 30 August 1951) is better known simply as Dana, an Irish singer and former politician. She achieved fame when she won the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest with “All Kinds of Everything”, a subsequent worldwide million-seller. Over thirty singles and thirty albums … Continue reading

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#484 Abraham Lincoln / Charles Darwin – 12 February 1809

Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination. As president, he led the country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis—the American Civil War—preserving the Union … Continue reading

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#479 Jackie Wilson / Michael Mates / Donald Duck – 09 June 1934

Jackie Wilson Jack Leroy “Jackie” Wilson, Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American singer and performer. Wilson was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. Wilson’s first single was “Reet Petite”. His other hits include “(Your Love Keeps … Continue reading

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