A. A. Milne

Born: January 18, 1882 Died: January 31, 1956

Alan Alexander Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work.

A. B. Yehoshua

Born: December 9, 1936

Abraham B. Yehoshua is an Israeli novelist, essayist, and playwright, published as A. B. Yehoshua. The New York Times called him the "Israeli Faulkner".

A. Balasubramaniam

Born: 1971

Alwar Balasubramaniam also known as “Bala, ” is an Indian artist works in a variety of mediums such as sculpture, painting and printmaking. He was born in 1971 in Tamil Nadu, India.

A. Bartlett Giamatti

Born: April 4, 1938 Died: September 1, 1989

Angelo Bartlett Giamatti was an American professor of English Renaissance literature, the president of Yale University, and the seventh Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Giamatti served as Commissioner for only five months before dying...

A. C. Benson

Born: April 24, 1862 Died: June 17, 1925

Arthur Christopher Benson, FRSL was an English essayist, poet, author and academic and the 28th Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is noted for having written the words of the song "Land of Hope and Glory".

A. E. Hotchner

Born: June 28, 1917 Died: February 15, 2020

Aaron Edward Hotchner was an American editor, novelist, playwright, and biographer. He wrote many television screenplays as well as a biography of Ernest Hemingway. He co-founded the charity food company Newman's Own with actor Paul Newman.

A. E. Housman

Born: March 26, 1859 Died: April 30, 1936

Alfred Edward Housman, usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. Lyrical and almost epigrammatic in form, the poems wistfully evoke the...

A. E. Waite

Born: October 2, 1857 Died: May 19, 1942

Arthur Edward Waite was an American-born British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite tarot deck.

A. E. van Vogt

Born: April 26, 1912 Died: January 26, 2000

Alfred Elton van Vogt was a Canadian-born science fiction author. His fragmented, bizarre narrative style influenced later science fiction writers, notably Philip K. Dick.

A. J. Bowen

Born: December 21, 1977

Alfred Charles "A. J." Bowen Jr. is an American actor and producer. He starred in The Signal and A Horrible Way To Die.

A. J. Buckley

Born: February 9, 1977

Alan John "A. J." Buckley is an Irish–Canadian actor.

A. J. Cook

Born: July 22, 1978

Andrea Joy Cook is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. She has also appeared in The Virgin Suicides, Higher Ground, Ripper, Out Cold, and Final...

A. J. Foyt

Born: January 16, 1935

Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr. is an American retired auto racing driver who has raced in numerous genres of motorsports. His open wheel racing includes United States Automobile Club Champ cars, sprint cars, and midget cars. He raced stock cars in...

A. J. Jacobs

Born: March 20, 1968

Arnold Stephen "A. J." Jacobs Jr. is an American journalist, author, and lecturer best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments. He is an editor at large for Esquire and has worked for the Antioch Daily Ledger and Entertainment Weekly.

A. J. Langer

Born: May 22, 1974

Allison Joy Courtenay, Countess of Devon, commonly known as A. J. Langer, is an American former actress most notable for her role as Rayanne Graff on the television series My So-Called Life.

A. J. Liebling

Born: October 18, 1904 Died: December 28, 1963

Abbott Joseph "A. J." Liebling was an American journalist who was closely associated with The New Yorker from 1935 until his death.

A. J. McLean

Born: January 9, 1978

Alexander James McLean is an American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, and model. He is a member of the vocal group the Backstreet Boys.

A. J. Muste

Born: January 8, 1885 Died: February 11, 1967

Abraham Johannes Muste was a Dutch-born American clergyman and political activist. Muste is best remembered for his work in the labor movement, pacifist movement, antiwar movement, and the Civil Rights Movement.

A. J. P. Taylor

Born: March 25, 1906 Died: September 7, 1990

Alan John Percivale Taylor FBA was a British historian who specialised in 19th- and 20th-century European diplomacy. Both a journalist and a broadcaster, he became well known to millions through his television lectures.

A. James Clark

Born: December 2, 1927 Died: March 20, 2015

Alfred James Clark was an American engineer, businessman and philanthropist. He was chairman and CEO of Clark Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

A. K. Antony

Born: December 28, 1940

Arackaparambil Kurien Antony, better known as A. K. Antony is an Indian politician and attorney who was the 23rd Defence Minister of India. He is the current Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, from Kerala for the fifth term since 1985.

A. N. Wilson

Born: October 27, 1950

Andrew Norman Wilson is an English writer and newspaper columnist known for his critical biographies, novels and works of popular history. He is an occasional columnist for the Daily Mail and a former columnist for the London Evening Standard.

A. P. Herbert

Born: September 24, 1890 Died: November 11, 1971

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert CH, usually known as A. P. Herbert or simply A. P. H., was an English humorist, novelist, playwright and law reform activist, and an Independent Member of Parliament for Oxford University from 1935 until 1950, when...

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Born: October 15, 1931 Died: July 27, 2015

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an aerospace scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering.

A. P. Martinich

Born: June 28, 1946

Aloysius Patrick Martinich, usually cited as A. P. Martinich, is an American analytic philosopher. He is the Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor of Philosophy and Professor of History at University of Texas at Austin.

A. Philip Randolph

Born: April 15, 1889 Died: May 16, 1979

Asa Philip Randolph was an American labor unionist, civil rights activist, and socialist politician. In 1925, he organized and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly African-American labor union.

A. R. Ammons

Born: February 18, 1926 Died: February 25, 2001

Archie Randolph Ammons was an American poet who won the annual National Book Award for Poetry in 1973 and 1993.

A. R. Rahman

Born: January 6, 1967

Allahrakka Rahman, known professionally as A. R. Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer and music producer who works predominantly in Tamil and Hindi movies. In 2010, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Bhushan, the nation's third-highest...

A. S. Byatt

Born: August 24, 1936

Dame Antonia Susan Duffy DBE HonFBA, known professionally as A. S. Byatt, is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner. In 2008, The Times newspaper named her on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

A. Scott Berg

Born: December 4, 1949

Andrew Scott Berg is an American biographer. After graduating from Princeton University in 1971, Berg expanded his senior thesis on editor Maxwell Perkins into a full-length biography, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, which won a National Book...

A. Whitney Brown

Born: July 8, 1952

Alan Whitney Brown is an American writer and comedian best known for work on Saturday Night Live in the 1980s. In addition to writing for the program, he appeared opposite Dennis Miller in a biting satirical Weekend Update commentary segment...

A.J. Styles

Born: June 2, 1977

Allen Neal Jones is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name AJ Styles and is the current WWE Intercontinental Champion in his first reign. He is overall a twenty-seven...

AB de Villiers

Born: February 17, 1984

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, is a South African cricketer. In limited overs cricket he is an attacking batsman. He was named as the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times during his 15-year international career. His name was also featured in...

AJ Lee

Born: March 19, 1987

April Jeanette Mendez is an American author and former professional wrestler. She is best known for her time in the professional wrestling promotion WWE under the ring name AJ Lee. Born and raised in New Jersey, Mendez began her professional...

AJ Michalka

Born: April 10, 1991

Amanda Joy Michalka is an American actress, voice actress, singer-songwriter, and musician. She was a model before becoming an actress and is best known as one half of the duo Aly and AJ with her sister Aly Michalka.


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Aage Bohr

Born: June 19, 1922 Died: September 8, 2009

Aage Niels Bohr was a Danish nuclear physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1975 with Ben Mottelson and James Rainwater "for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and ...


Born: January 16, 1979 Died: August 25, 2001

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, actress and model. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Detroit, she first gained recognition at the age of 10, when she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys...

Aamir Khan

Born: March 14, 1965

Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan is an Indian actor, director, filmmaker and television talk-show host. Through his career spanning over thirty years in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of...

Aaron Allston

Born: December 8, 1960 Died: February 27, 2014

Aaron Dale Allston was an American game designer and author of many science fiction books, notably Star Wars novels.

Aaron Ashmore

Born: October 7, 1979

Aaron Richard Ashmore is a Canadian film and television actor. He is known for his roles on American television series, such as Jimmy Olsen on Smallville and Steve Jinks on Warehouse 13 and Johnny Jaqobis on the Canadian television series...

Aaron Brown

Born: November 10, 1948

Aaron Brown is an American broadcast journalist most recognized for his coverage of the September 11 attacks on CNN. He was a longtime reporter for ABC, the founding host of ABC's World News Now, weekend anchor of World News Tonight and the host...

Aaron Burr

Born: February 6, 1756 Died: September 14, 1836

Aaron Burr Jr. was an American politician and lawyer. A Founding Father, he served as the third vice president of the United States during President Thomas Jefferson's first term from 1801 to 1805.

Aaron Carter

Born: December 7, 1987

Aaron Charles Carter is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, dancer and record producer. He first came to fame as a pop and hip hop singer in the late 1990s, establishing himself as a star among pre-teen and teenage audiences during the...

Aaron Ciechanover

Born: October 1, 1947

Aaron Ciechanover is an Israeli biologist, who won the Nobel prize in Chemistry for characterizing the method that cells use to degrade and recycle proteins using ubiquitin.

Aaron Copland

Born: November 14, 1900 Died: December 2, 1990

Aaron Copland was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later a conductor of his own and other American music. Copland was referred to by his peers and critics as "the Dean of American Composers".

Aaron D. O'Connell

Born: March 5, 1981

Aaron Douglas O'Connell is an American experimental quantum physicist. While working under Andrew N. Cleland and John M. Martinis at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he created the world's first quantum machine.

Aaron Diehl

Born: September 22, 1985

Aaron Diehl is an American jazz pianist. Diehl is considered a jazz virtuoso and composer. He is the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival Commission Artist, becoming one of the youngest artists to receive this honor, and composed Three Streams of...

Aaron Donald

Born: May 23, 1991

Aaron Charles Donald is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He played college football at Pittsburgh, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American. He was drafted by the Rams with...