Alan Yang

Born: August 22, 1983

Alan Michael Yang is an American screenwriter, producer, director and actor. He was a writer and producer for the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, for which he received his first Emmy nomination. With Aziz Ansari, Yang co-created the Netflix...

Alan Young

Born: November 19, 1919 Died: May 19, 2016

Alan Young was an English–American actor, voice actor, comedian and radio and television host, whom TV Guide called "the Charlie Chaplin of television". He was best known for his role as gentle Wilbur Post in the television comedy series Mister...

Alan Zweibel

Born: May 20, 1950

Alan Zweibel is an American television writer, author, playwright, and screenwriter who was one of the original Saturday Night Live writers, a co-creator of It's Garry Shandling's Show, and consulting producer on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Alana Blanchard

Born: March 5, 1990

Alana Rene Blanchard is an American professional surfer and model. Blanchard has surfed on the ASP World Tour.

Alana Stewart

Born: May 18, 1945

Alana Hamilton Stewart is an American actress and former model. She has also used her maiden name, Alana Collins, and her names from her first marriage, Alana Collins-Hamilton and Alana Hamilton, professionally.

Alane Ferguson

Born: February 8, 1957

Alane Ferguson is an author who has won the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery novel in 1990 for Show Me the Evidence. Ferguson was born in Cumberland, Maryland, in 1957. Her mother is children's author Gloria Skurzynski.

Alanis Morissette

Born: June 1, 1974

Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Morissette began her career in Canada in the early 1990s with two mildly successful dance-pop albums. Afterward, as...

Alanna Ubach

Born: October 3, 1975

Alanna Noel Ubach is an American actress, known for her roles in Coco as Mama Imelda, Legally Blonde as Serena McGuire, and Meet the Fockers as Isabel Villalobos.

Alannah Myles

Born: December 25, 1958

Alannah Myles is a Canadian singer/songwriter who has won both a Grammy and a Juno Award for her recording of the song “Black Velvet”. The song was a top-ten hit in Canada and a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1990.

Alastair Campbell

Born: May 25, 1957

Alastair Campbell is a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. A former 'Mind Champion of the Year', he is an ambassador for several mental health charities.

Alastair Cook

Born: December 25, 1984

Sir Alastair Nathan Cook CBE is an English cricketer who plays for Essex County Cricket Club, and formerly for England in all international formats. A former captain of the England Test and One-Day International teams, he holds a number of English...

Alastair Reynolds

Born: March 13, 1966

Alastair Preston Reynolds is a British science fiction author. He specialises in hard science fiction and space opera. He spent his early years in Cornwall, moved back to Wales before going to Newcastle University, where he read physics and...

Alastair Wood


Alaya Dawn Johnson

Born: March 31, 1982

Alaya Dawn Johnson is an American writer of speculative fiction.

Alban Berg

Born: February 9, 1885 Died: December 24, 1935

Alban Maria Johannes Berg was an Austrian composer of the Second Viennese School. His compositional style combined Romantic lyricism with the twelve-tone technique.

Alben W. Barkley

Born: November 24, 1877 Died: April 30, 1956

Alben William Barkley was an American lawyer and politician from Kentucky who served in both houses of Congress and as the 35th vice president of the United States from 1949 to 1953. In 1905, he was elected county attorney for McCracken County,...

Alber Elbaz

Born: June 12, 1961

Alber Elbaz is an Israeli fashion designer. After positions at a number of other fashion houses, he was the creative director of Lanvin in Paris from 2001 until 2015.

Albert Bandura

Born: December 4, 1925

Albert Bandura OC is a Canadian-American psychologist who is the David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University.

Albert Barnes

Born: December 1, 1798 Died: December 24, 1870

Albert Barnes was an American theologian, born in Rome, New York. He graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, in 1820, and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1823.

Albert Brooks

Born: July 22, 1947

Albert Brooks is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for 1987's Broadcast News and was widely praised for his performance as a ruthless Jewish mobster in the 2011...

Albert Bushnell Hart

Born: July 1, 1854 Died: July 16, 1943

Albert Bushnell Hart was an American historian, writer, and editor based at Harvard University. One of the first generation of professionally trained historians in the United States, a prolific author ...

Albert Camus

Born: November 7, 1913 Died: January 4, 1960

Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second youngest recipient in history. Camus was born in Algeria to French parents. He spent his childhood in a poor neighbourhood and later studied philosophy at the University of Algiers.

Albert Claude

Born: August 24, 1899 Died: May 22, 1983

Albert Claude was a Belgian-American cell biologist and medical doctor who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Christian de Duve and George Emil Palade. His elementary education started in a comprehensive primary school...

Albert Einstein

Born: March 14, 1879 Died: April 18, 1955

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics).

Albert Ellis

Born: September 27, 1913 Died: July 24, 2007

Albert Ellis was an American psychologist who in 1955 developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. He held MA and PhD degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University and the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Albert Finney

Born: May 9, 1936 Died: February 7, 2019

Albert Finney was an English actor who worked in film, television and theatre. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked in the theatre before attaining prominence on screen in the early 1960s, debuting with The Entertainer,...

Albert Gallatin

Born: January 29, 1761 Died: August 12, 1849

Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin, born de Gallatin was an American politician, diplomat, ethnologist and linguist. Biographer Nicholas Dungan states he was: "America's Swiss Founding Father."

Albert Gubay

Born: April 9, 1928 Died: January 5, 2016

Albert Gubay, KC*SG was a Welsh businessman and philanthropist, who made his fortune with the Kwik Save retail chain, building it further on investments, mainly in property development.

Albert Hammond, Jr.

Born: April 9, 1980

Albert Hammond Jr. is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and music producer. He is most famous for his role as rhythm and lead guitarist, as well as occasional keyboard player and backing vocalist, in the American rock band The Strokes. He...

Albert Hofmann

Born: January 11, 1906 Died: April 29, 2008

Albert Hofmann was a Swiss chemist known best for being the first known person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide. Hofmann was also the first person to isolate, synthesize, and name the...

Albert II of Belgium

Born: June 6, 1934

Albert II; Dutch: Albert Felix Humbert Theodoor Christiaan Eugène Marie, German: Albrecht Felix Humbert Theodor Christian Eugen Maria, born 6 June 1934 reigned as King of the Belgians, from 1993 until his abdication in 2013.

Albert J. Nock

Born: October 13, 1870 Died: August 19, 1945

Albert Jay Nock was an American libertarian author, editor first of The Freeman and then The Nation, educational theorist, Georgist, and social critic of the early and middle 20th century.

Albert King

Born: April 25, 1923 Died: December 21, 1992

Albert Nelson, known by his stage name Albert King, was an American blues guitarist and singer whose playing influenced many other blues guitarists. He is perhaps best known for the popular and influential album Born Under a Bad Sign and its title...

Albert Maltz

Born: October 28, 1908 Died: April 26, 1985

Albert Maltz was an American playwright, fiction writer and screenwriter. He was one of the Hollywood Ten who were jailed in 1950 for their 1947 refusal to testify before the US Congress about their alleged involvement with the Communist Party...

Albert Murray

Born: May 12, 1916 Died: August 18, 2013

Albert L. Murray was an American literary and jazz critic, novelist, essayist and biographer.

Albert Oehlen

Born: September 17, 1954

Albert Oehlen is a contemporary German artist. Oehlen lives and works in Bühler and Segovia.

Albert Pike

Born: December 29, 1809 Died: April 2, 1891

Albert Pike was an American author, poet, orator, jurist and prominent member of the Freemasons. He was also a senior officer of the Confederate States Army who commanded the District of Indian Territory in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the...

Albert Pujols

Born: January 16, 1980

José Alberto Pujols Alcántara is a Dominican professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball. He previously played 11 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals, with whom he was a three-time...

Albert R. Broccoli

Born: April 5, 1909 Died: June 27, 1996

Albert Romolo Broccoli, nicknamed "Cubby", was an American film producer who made more than 40 motion pictures throughout his career. Most of the films were made in the United Kingdom and often filmed at Pinewood Studios.

Albert Reynolds

Born: November 3, 1932 Died: August 21, 2014

Albert Reynolds was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Taoiseach from 1992 to 1994, Leader of Fianna Fáil from 1992 to 1994, Minister for Finance from 1988 to 1991, Minister for Industry ...

Albert S. Ruddy

Born: March 28, 1930

Albert Stotland Ruddy is a Canadian-born film and television producer.

Albert Schweitzer

Born: January 14, 1875 Died: September 4, 1965

Albert Schweitzer OM was an Alsatian polymath. He was a theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician. A Lutheran, Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by the historical-critical method current at this time, as well as the traditional Christian view.

Albert Shanker

Born: September 14, 1928 Died: February 22, 1997

Albert Shanker was president of the United Federation of Teachers from 1964 to 1985 and president of the American Federation of Teachers from 1974 to 1997.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Born: September 16, 1893 Died: October 22, 1986

Albert Szent-Györgyi de Nagyrápolt was a Hungarian biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937. He is credited with first isolating vitamin C and discovering the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle.

Albert Wynn

Born: September 10, 1951

Albert Russell Wynn is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 4th district of Maryland from 1993 to 2008. On February 13, 2008, Wynn was defeated in the Democratic primary by...

Alberta Hunter

Born: April 1, 1895 Died: October 17, 1984

Alberta Hunter was an American jazz and blues singer and songwriter from the early 1920s to the late 1950s. After twenty years of working as a nurse, Hunter resumed her singing career in 1977.

Alberto Del Rio

Born: May 25, 1977

José Alberto Rodríguez Chucuan is a Mexican-American professional wrestler, professional wrestling promoter, and mixed martial artist. He is best known for his time in WWE under the ring name Alberto Del Rio, and Impact Wrestling under the ring...

Alberto Fujimori

Born: July 28, 1938

Alberto Fujimori is a former Peruvian politician who served as the President of Peru from 28 July 1990 to 22 November 2000. His government is credited with the creation of Fujimorism, defeating the Shining Path insurgency and restoring Peru's...

Alberto Giacometti

Born: October 10, 1901 Died: January 11, 1966

Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker. Beginning in 1922, he lived and worked mainly in Paris but regularly visited his hometown Borgonovo to see his family and work on his art. Giacometti was one of the most...

Alberto Gonzales

Born: August 4, 1955

Alberto R. Gonzales is an American lawyer who served as the 80th United States Attorney General, appointed in February 2005 by President George W. Bush, becoming the highest-ranking Hispanic American in executive government to date. He was the...