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Today's Birthdays of Famous People & Celebrities:
Anatole France1844
Anatole France
Novelist - French novelist
Wilbur Wright1867
Wilbur Wright
Aviator - Co-inventor of the airplane
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Lord Halifax
Politician - British Conservative politician
Charlie Chaplin1889
Charlie Chaplin
Actor - Silent film comedian
Polly Adler1900
Polly Adler
Author - A House is Not a Home
Barry Nelson1920
Barry Nelson
Actor - Yank on the Burma Road
image not available1921
Peter Ustinov
Actor -
Kingsley Amis1922
Kingsley Amis
Novelist - Lucky Jim
Bobby Vinton1935
Bobby Vinton
Musician - Sealed With A Kiss
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar1947
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Basketball - NBA records for most minutes, most points
Today's Birthdays of Famous People & Celebrities - Complete

Today's Death Anniversaries of Famous People & Celebrities:
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Aphra Behn
Poet -
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon1788
Comte de Buffon
Naturalist - Histoire Naturelle
Alexis de Tocqueville1859
Alexis de Tocqueville
Historian - Democracy in America
Victor Ewald1935
Victor Ewald
Composer - Brass Quintets
Edna Ferber1968
Edna Ferber
Novelist - Show Boat and Giant
image not available1994
Ralph Ellison
Author -
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Mitch Mitchell1947
Mitch Mitchell
Drummer - Drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Miriam Makeba 1932
Miriam Makeba
Singer - South African singer and civil rights activist
Michael Crichton1942
Michael Crichton
Author - Jurassic Park, Westworld, etc.
Yma Sumac1924

Yma Sumac
Singer - Vocalist with a 4.5-octave
Studs Terkel1912
Studs Terkel
Author - Working
Most Influencial People:
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Jesus of Nazareth
Religion - Son of God
Albert Einstein, 19471879

Albert Einstein
Physicist - Theory of relativity
Isaac Newton1643
Isaac Newton
Physicist - Father of modern physics
Paul the Apostle0010

Paul the Apostle
Religion - Apostle to the Gentiles

Religion - Wrote the Torah
Religion - Muslim Prophet
Cai Lun0050
Cai Lun
Inventor - Inventor of paper
Johannes Gutenberg1398
Johannes Gutenberg
Inventor - Inventor of movable type
Christopher Columbus1451
Christopher Columbus
Explorer - Re-discovered the New World
Louis Pasteur1822
Louis Pasteur
Chemist - Discovered process of pasteurization
Galileo Galilei1564
Galileo Galilei
Astronomer - Invented telescope
Philosopher - Politics
Euclid of Alexandria0365

Euclid of Alexandria
Mathematician - The Elements
Adolf Hitler1889

Adolf Hitler
Head of State - Teppichfresser
Osama bin Laden1957
Osama Bin Laden
Terrorist - Head of al Qaeda terrorist organization
Abraham Lincoln1809
Abraham Lincoln
President - 16th US President, 1861-65
George W. Bush1946
George W. Bush
President - 43rd US President
Ronald Reagan1911
Ronald Reagan
President - 40th US President, 1981-89
Martin Luther1483
Martin Luther
Religion - Created Protestant movement
Thomas Edison1847
Thomas A. Edison
Inventor - Invented the light bulb
Gautama Buddha
Religion - Enlightened One
Religion - Founder of Confucianism
Martin Luther King, Jr1929
Martin Luther King
Activist - African American civil rights activist
William Shakespeare1564
William Shakespeare
Playwright - Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth
Karl Marx1818
Karl Marx
Philosopher - Das Kapital, Communist Manifesto

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Pancho Villa1878
Pancho Villa
Military - Revolutionary, invaded United States
Nicanor Abelardo1893
Nicanor Abelardo
Composer - Kundiman songs
Jack LaLanne1914
Jack LaLanne
Fitness Guru - Fitness guru
Frank Abagnale1948
Frank Abagnale
Criminal - Catch Me If You Can
Angelina Jolie1975
Angelina Jolie
Actor - Tomb Raider
Megan Fox1986
Megan Fox
Actor - Sydney Shanowski on Hope and Faith
Elizabeth Taylor1932

Elizabeth Taylor
Actor - Cleopatra
Trey Smith1992
Trey Smith
Actor - Son of Will Smith
Katy Perry1984
Katy Perry
Singer/Songwriter - I Kissed a Girl
Aubrey Graham1986
Aubrey Graham
Actor - Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi

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