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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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#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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#442 Steve Biko / Steven Spielberg – 18 December 1946

Steve Biko Stephen Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) was a noted anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement. Since his death in police custody, he has been … Continue reading

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#227 Lena Horne / Susan Hayward – 30 June 1917

Lena Horne Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving … Continue reading

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#174 Malcolm X / Pol Pot – 19 May 1925

Malcolm X Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. Pol … Continue reading

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#36 Vanessa Redgrave / Boris Spassky – 30 January 1937

Vanessa Redgrave   Vanessa Redgrave, CBE (born 30 January 1937) is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist. She has made more than 35 appearances on London’s West End and Broadway, winning both the Tony and Olivier Awards. … Continue reading

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