Abby Wambach

Born: June 2, 1980

Mary Abigail Wambach is an American retired soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist, a FIFA Women's World Cup champion and a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Abdallah Salem el-Badri

Born: May 25, 1940

Abdalla Salem el-Badri is a former Libyan official who served as Chairman of the National Oil Corporation, Minister of Petroleum, Minister of Energy, Minister of Management, and Deputy Prime Minister. He was also the longest-serving Secretary...

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Born: November 19, 1954

Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi is an Egyptian politician who is the sixth and current President of Egypt, former Director of Military Intelligence, former Minister of Defence, and former General.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Born: March 2, 1937

Abdelaziz Bouteflika is an Algerian politician who served as President of Algeria for 20 years, from 1999 to his resignation in 2019.

Abdolkarim Soroush

Born: December 16, 1945

Abdolkarim Soroush, is an Iranian Islamic thinker, reformer, Rumi scholar, public intellectual, and a former professor of philosophy at the University of Tehran and Imam Khomeini International University. He is arguably the most influential figure...

Abdoulaye Wade

Born: May 29, 1926

Abdoulaye Wade is a Senegalese politician who was President of Senegal from 2000 to 2012. He is also the Secretary-General of the Senegalese Democratic Party, having led the party since it was founded in 1974.

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Born: July 10, 1954

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair عبد العزيز الغرير is an Emirati billionaire businessman. He is the chairman of Mashreq Bank and a director of the Abdullah Al Ghurair Group of Companies, one of the largest business groups in the Middle East, with operations...

Abdul Qadeer Khan

Born: April 1, 1936

Abdul Qadeer Khan NI, HI, FPAS, DEng, known as A. Q. Khan, is a Pakistani nuclear physicist and metallurgist who is colloquially known as the "father of uranium enrichment project" for his nation's clandestine atomic bomb program— though he was...

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Born: November 26, 1939

Abdullah bin Ahmad Badawi is a Malaysian politician who served as the 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2003 to 2009. He was also the President of the United Malays National Organisation, the largest political party in Malaysia, and led the...

Abdullah II of Jordan

Born: January 30, 1962

Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein has been King of Jordan since 7 February 1999. As a member of the Hashemite dynasty, the royal family of Jordan since 1921, Abdullah is a 41st-generation direct descendant of Muhammad.

Abdullah Ibrahim

Born: October 9, 1934

Abdullah Ibrahim is a South African pianist and composer. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of Cape Town, ranging from traditional African songs to the gospel of the AME Church and...

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Born: August 1, 1924 Died: January 23, 2015

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques from the death of his half-brother, King Fahd, on 1 August 2005 until his own death in 2015. Abdullah, like Fahd, was one of the many sons of Ibn Saud,...

Abdurrahman Wahid

Born: September 7, 1940 Died: December 30, 2009

Abdurrahman Wahid, colloquially known as Gus Dur, was an Indonesian Muslim religious and political leader who served as the fourth president of Indonesia from 1999 to 2001.

Abdus Salam

Born: January 29, 1926 Died: November 21, 1996

Mohammad Abdus Salam NI, SPk, KBE, was a Pakistani theoretical physicist. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory.

Abe Fortas

Born: June 19, 1910 Died: April 5, 1982

Abraham Fortas was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1965 to 1969.

Abe Lemons

Born: November 21, 1922 Died: September 2, 2002

A.E. "Abe" Lemons was an American college basketball player and coach. As a head coach at Oklahoma City University, Pan American University and the University of Texas at Austin, he compiled a record of 594–343 in 34 seasons.

Abe Vigoda

Born: February 24, 1921 Died: January 26, 2016

Abraham Vigoda was an American actor known for his portrayals of Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather and Phil Fish in Barney Miller and Fish.

Abel Ferrara

Born: July 19, 1951

Abel Ferrara is an American filmmaker, known for the provocative and often controversial content in his movies, his use of neo-noir imagery and gritty urban settings. A long-time independent filmmaker, some of his best known movies include Ms .45,...

Abel Korzeniowski

Born: July 18, 1972

Abel Korzeniowski is a Polish composer of film and theatre scores.


Born: July 8, 1957

American-born multi-genre author Aberjhani is a historian, columnist, novelist, poet, artist, and editor. Although well known for his blog articles on literature and politics, he is perhaps best known as co-author of Encyclopedia of the Harlem...

Abhijit Banerjee

Born: February 21, 1961

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is an American economist of Indian origin who is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Abhishek Bachchan

Born: February 5, 1976

Abhishek Bachchan is an Indian film actor and film producer known for his work in Bollywood. Part of the Bachchan family, he is the son of actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.

Abi Morgan

Born: 1968

Abigail Louise Morgan OBE is a Welsh playwright and screenwriter known for her works for television, such as Sex Traffic and The Hour, and the films Brick Lane, The Iron Lady, Shame and Suffragette.

Abigail Adams

Born: November 22, 1744 Died: October 28, 1818

Abigail Adams was the wife and closest advisor of John Adams, as well as the mother of John Quincy Adams. She is sometimes considered to have been a Founder of the United States, and is now designated as the first Second Lady and second First Lady...

Abigail Breslin

Born: April 14, 1996

Abigail Kathleen Breslin is an American actress and singer. Born and raised in New York City, Breslin began acting in commercials when she was three years old and made her film debut in M. Night Shyamalan's science fiction horror film Signs, at...

Abigail Disney

Born: January 24, 1960

Abigail Edna Disney is an American documentary filmmaker, philanthropist, and social activist. She produced the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell, and is the executive producer, writer, and director of The Armor of Light, which won an Emmy...

Abigail Johnson

Born: December 19, 1961

Abigail Pierrepont Johnson is an American billionaire businesswoman. Since 2014, Johnson has been president and chief executive officer of American investment firm Fidelity Investments, and chairman of its international sister company Fidelity...

Abigail Spencer

Born: August 4, 1981

Abigail Leigh Spencer is an American actress. She began her career playing Rebecca Tyree on the ABC daytime television soap opera All My Children, before going on to star in the Lifetime crime drama series Angela's Eyes. She also had recurring...

Abigail Washburn

Born: November 10, 1977

Abigail Washburn is an American clawhammer banjo player and singer. She performs and records as a soloist, as well as with the old-time bands Uncle Earl and Sparrow Quartet, experimental group The Wu Force, and as a duo with her husband Béla...

Abraham A. Ribicoff

Born: April 9, 1910 Died: February 22, 1998

Abraham Alexander Ribicoff was an American Democratic Party politician. He served as a United States Senator, as the 80th Governor of Connecticut and as President John F. Kennedy's Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. He was Connecticut's...

Abraham Benrubi

Born: October 4, 1969

Abraham Rubin Hercules Benrubi is an American character actor known for his appearances as Jerry Markovic on the long-running U.S. TV drama ER, for his first role as Larry Kubiac on the series Parker ...

Abraham Cahan

Born: July 7, 1860 Died: August 31, 1951

Abraham "Abe" Cahan was a Belarusian-born Jewish American socialist newspaper editor, novelist, and politician. Cahan was one of the founders of The Forward, an American Yiddish publication, and was its editor-in-chief for 43 years.

Abraham Clark

Born: February 15, 1726 Died: September 15, 1794

Abraham Clark was an American politician and Revolutionary War figure. He was delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress where he signed the Declaration of Independence and later served in the ...

Abraham Cowley

Born: 1618 Died: July 28, 1667

Abraham Cowley was an English poet born in the City of London late in 1618. He was one of the leading English poets of the 17th century, with 14 printings of his Works published between 1668 and 1721.

Abraham Flexner

Born: November 13, 1866 Died: September 21, 1959

Abraham Flexner was an American educator, best known for his role in the 20th century reform of medical and higher education in the United States and Canada.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Born: January 11, 1907 Died: December 23, 1972

Abraham Joshua Heschel was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century.

Abraham Kuyper

Born: October 29, 1837 Died: November 8, 1920

Abraham Kuijper, publicly known as Abraham Kuyper, was Prime Minister of the Netherlands between 1901 and 1905, an influential neo-Calvinist theologian and also a journalist.

Abraham Lincoln

Born: February 12, 1809 Died: April 15, 1865

Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

Abraham Maslow

Born: April 1, 1908 Died: June 8, 1970

Abraham Harold Maslow was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization.

Abraham Pais

Born: May 19, 1918 Died: July 28, 2000

Abraham Pais was a Dutch-American physicist and science historian. Pais earned his Ph.D. from University of Utrecht just prior to a Nazi ban on Jewish participation in Dutch universities during World War II.

Abraham Polonsky

Born: December 5, 1910 Died: October 26, 1999

Abraham Lincoln Polonsky was an American film director, screenwriter, essayist and novelist. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Body and Soul but in the early 1950s ...

Abraham Robinson

Born: October 6, 1918 Died: April 11, 1974

Abraham Robinson was a mathematician who is most widely known for development of non-standard analysis, a mathematically rigorous system whereby infinitesimal and infinite numbers were reincorporated into modern mathematics. Nearly half of...

Abraham Verghese

Born: May 30, 1955

Abraham Verghese is an American physician, author, Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. He is also the author of three...

Abraham Whipple

Born: September 26, 1733 Died: May 27, 1819

Abraham Whipple was an American Revolutionary War commander in the Continental Navy, and later one of the founders of Marietta, Ohio.

Abraham Zapruder

Born: May 15, 1905 Died: August 30, 1970

Abraham Zapruder was a Ukrainian-born American clothing manufacturer who witnessed the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.

Abu Abbas

Born: December 10, 1948 Died: March 8, 2004

Muhammad Zaidan, also known as Abu Abbas AH-boo ə-BAHSS or Muhammad Abbas, was the founder and a leader of the Palestine Liberation Front Organization.

Abu Bakar Bashir

Born: August 17, 1938

Abu Bakar Ba'asyir also known as Abu Bakar Bashir, Abdus Somad, and Ustad Abu is an Indonesian Muslim cleric and leader of Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid. He ran the Al-Mukmin boarding school in Ngruki, Central Java, which he co-founded with Abdullah...

Abu Bakr

Born: October 27, 573 AD Died: August 23, 634 AD

Abu Bakr Abdullah ibn Uthman, was a companion and, through his daughter Aisha, a father-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, as well as the first of the Rashidun Caliphs.

Aby Rosen

Born: May 16, 1960

Aby J. Rosen is a West German-born American real estate tycoon living in New York City. He is the co-founder of RFR Holding, which owns a portfolio of 71 properties in United States cities including New York, Miami, and Las Vegas; and Tel Aviv,...

Ace Frehley

Born: April 27, 1951

Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley is an American musician and songwriter best known as the original lead guitarist, occasional lead vocalist and co-founding member of the rock band Kiss. He invented the persona of The Spaceman and played with the group...