Category Archives: Technology

#624 Jo Brand / Kate Buffery / Quentin Willson – 23 July 1957

Jo Brand Josephine Grace “Jo” Brand (born 23 July 1957) is a BAFTA-winning English comedienne, writer, and actress. Commencing her entertainment career with a move from psychiatric nursing to the alternative comedy stand-up scene, she went on to appear on The Brain Drain, Channel 4’s Jo Brand Through the Cakehole, Getting On and … 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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#516 Sergei Avdeyev / Eleanor David – 01 January 1956

Sergei Avdeyev Sergei Avdeyev (Сергей Васильевич Авдеев, born 1 January 1956) is a Russian engineer and cosmonaut. Avdeyev at one point held the record for cumulative time spent in space with 747.59 days in earth orbit, accumulated through three tours of duty aboard the Mir Space Station. He … Continue reading

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#428 Kirk Douglas / Curtis Pitts – 09 December 1916

Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch (born December 9, 1916) is an American stage and film actor, film producer and author. His popular films include Champion (1949), Ace in the Hole (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Lust for Life (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Gunfight at the … Continue reading

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#326 Dennis Ritchie / Otis Redding – 09 September 1941

Dennis Ritchie Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie (September 9, 1941 – October 8, 2011) was  an American computer scientist notable for developing C and for having influence on other programming languages, as well as operating systems such as Multics and Unix. He received the Turing Award in 1983 and the National Medal … Continue reading

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