Ace Young

Born: November 15, 1980

Ace Young is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He gained national recognition while appearing on the fifth season of American Idol. Young is married to American Idol season-three runner-up Diana DeGarmo.

Achille Maramotti

Born: January 7, 1927 Died: January 12, 2005

Achille Maramotti, who has died aged 78, was the founder of the Italian fashion house MaxMara and claimed to have invented his country's ready-to-wear industry. Maramotti founded MaxMara in 1951 with the aim of producing good quality clothes more quickly than traditional dressmakers.

Acker Bilk

Born: January 28, 1929 Died: November 2, 2014

Bernard Stanley Bilk, MBE, known professionally as Acker Bilk, was an English clarinetist and vocalist known for his breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register style, and distinctive appearance – of goatee, bowler hat and striped waistcoat.

Action Bronson

Born: December 2, 1983

Ariyan Arslani, better known by the stage name Action Bronson, is an American rapper, writer, chef, and television presenter. In August 2012, he signed with Warner Bros. Records, but was later moved to the Atlantic Records-distributed label Vice...

Ad Reinhardt

Born: December 24, 1913 Died: August 30, 1967

Adolph Frederick "Ad" Reinhardt was an abstract painter active in New York beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1960s. He was a member of the American Abstract Artists and was a part of the movement centered on the Betty Parsons...


Born: October 31, 1966

Adam Keefe Horovitz, better known as Ad-Rock or King Ad-Rock, is an American rapper, guitarist and actor. He was a member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. He is married to musician and feminist activist Kathleen Hanna.

Ada Cambridge

Born: November 21, 1844 Died: July 19, 1926

Ada Cambridge, later known as Ada Cross, was an English-born Australian writer. She wrote more than 25 works of fiction, three volumes of poetry and two autobiographical works. Many of her novels were serialised in Australian newspapers but never...

Ada Hegerberg

Born: July 10, 1995

Ada Martine Stolsmo Hegerberg is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Division 1 F�minine club Olympique Lyonnais. She has previously played for Kolbotn and Stab�k in Toppserien.

Ada Louise Huxtable

Born: March 14, 1921 Died: January 7, 2013

Ada Louise Huxtable was an architecture critic and writer on architecture. Huxtable established architecture and urban design journalism in North America and raised the public’s awareness of the urban environment. In 1970 she was awarded the first...

Ada Lovelace

Born: December 10, 1815 Died: November 27, 1852

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.

Ada Yonath

Born: June 22, 1939

Ada E. Yonath is an Israeli crystallographer best known for her pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome. She is the current director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann...

Adam Ant

Born: November 3, 1954

Stuart Leslie Goddard, better known as Adam Ant is an English singer and musician. He gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including...

Adam Arkin

Born: August 19, 1956

Adam Arkin is an American television, film and stage actor, and director. He is known for playing the role of Aaron Shutt on Chicago Hope. He has been nominated for numerous awards, including a Tony as well as three primetime Emmys, four SAG...

Adam Baldwin

Born: February 27, 1962

Adam Baldwin is an American actor and voice actor. He starred in Full Metal Jacket as Animal Mother, as well as in the television series Firefly and its continuation film Serenity as Jayne Cobb. His roles include Stillman in Ordinary People,...

Adam Beach

Born: November 11, 1972

Adam Beach is an Aboriginal Canadian actor. He is best known for his roles as Victor in Smoke Signals, Frank Fencepost in Dance Me Outside, Tommy on Walker, Texas Ranger, Kickin' Wing in Joe Dirt, U.S. ...

Adam Braun

Born: October 31, 1983

Adam Braun is an American entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. He is COO of WeGrow by WeWork and founder of Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that builds schools and increases access to education for children in the developing...

Adam Brody

Born: December 15, 1979

Adam Jared Brody is an American actor, writer, musician, and producer. He is known for his role as Seth Cohen on the 2003 television series The O.C.. Brody has appeared in the films Mr. & Mrs. Smith, ...

Adam Brown

Born: May 29, 1980

Adam Brown is an English actor and comedian. He is best known for playing the dwarf Ori in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy and Cremble in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Adam Carolla

Born: May 27, 1964

Adam Carolla is an American radio personality, actor and podcaster. He hosts The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show distributed as a podcast which set the record as the "most downloaded podcast" as judged by Guinness World Records in 2011.

Adam Christopher

Born: February 2, 1978

Adam Christopher McGechan, who writes under the name Adam Christopher, is a New Zealand novelist. In 2006, he moved from New Zealand to North West England, where he lives with his wife.

Adam Clarke

Born: 1762 Died: August 16, 1832

Adam Clarke was a British Methodist theologian and biblical scholar.

Adam Clayton

Born: March 13, 1960

Adam Charles Clayton is an English-born Irish musician who is the bassist of the rock band U2. He has resided in County Dublin, Ireland since his family moved to Malahide in 1965, when he was five years old.

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Born: November 29, 1908 Died: April 4, 1972

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was a Baptist pastor and an American politician, who represented the Harlem neighborhood of New York City in the United States House of Representatives from 1945 until 1971. He was the first person of African-American...

Adam Clymer

Born: April 27, 1937 Died: September 10, 2018

Adam Clymer was an American journalist. He was a prolific political correspondent for The New York Times.

Adam Cohen

Born: September 18, 1972

Adam Cohen is a Canadian singer-songwriter. As a recording artist, he has released four major label albums, three in English and one in French. His album We Go Home was released on September 15, 2014. Currently residing in Los Angeles, he is also...

Adam Cole

Born: July 5, 1989

Austin Jenkins is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the NXT brand under the ring name Adam Cole. He is the leader of The Undisputed Era, alongside Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly, and Roderick Strong.

Adam Conover

Born: March 2, 1983

Adam Conover is an American comedian, writer, voice actor, and television host. He is the creator and host of the half-hour truTV show Adam Ruins Everything, which is based on the CollegeHumor series of the same name. He is also the host of the...

Adam Curtis

Born: May 26, 1955

Kevin Adam Curtis is a British documentary filmmaker. His favourite theme is "power and how it works in society", and his works explore areas of sociology, psychology, philosophy and political history.

Adam D'Angelo

Born: 1984

Adam D'Angelo is an American internet entrepreneur. He is best known as the co-founder and CEO of Quora, based in Mountain View, California. He was chief technology officer of Facebook, and also served as its vice president of engineering, until...

Adam Davidson

Born: 1970

Adam Davidson is an American journalist focusing on business and economics issues for National Public Radio. He was a co-founder of NPR's Planet Money program. Previously he has covered globalization issues, the Asian tsunami, and the war in Iraq,...

Adam DeVine

Born: November 7, 1983

Adam Patrick DeVine is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and singer. He is one of the stars and co-creators of the Comedy Central series Workaholics and Adam DeVine's House Party. He played the role of Bumper in the musical...

Adam Dell

Born: January 14, 1970

Adam R. Dell is an American venture capitalist and is the brother of Michael Dell, the founder of computer manufacturing company Dell Inc.

Adam Derek Scott

Born: July 16, 1980

Adam Derek Scott is an Australian professional golfer who plays mainly on the PGA Tour. He was the World No. 1 ranked golfer, from mid-May to August 2014. He has won 31 professional tournaments around the world, on many of golf's major tours.

Adam Draper

Adam Draper is the CEO and Founder of Boost, a startup accelerator. He has invested in companies, started companies, and more. Adam Draper is a fourth generation venture capitalist and Super Smash player. He also co-founded Xpert Financial while still in his senior year at UCLA.

Adam Driver

Born: November 19, 1983

Adam Douglas Driver is an American actor. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Saturn Award and a Volpi Cup, as well as nominations for a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Critics'...

Adam Duritz

Born: August 1, 1964

Adam Fredric Duritz is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and film producer. He is known as the frontman for the rock band Counting Crows, of which he is a founding member and principal composer.

Adam Elliott

Born: October 16, 1994

Adam Elliott is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row forward for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the NRL. He has played for Country NSW and the Indigenous All Stars sides. Known in certain Australian...

Adam F. Goldberg

Born: April 2, 1976

Adam Frederick Goldberg is an American television and film producer and writer, best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series Breaking In, Imaginary Mary, Schooled, and The Goldbergs, the last of which is a biopic of his own...

Adam Faith

Born: June 23, 1940 Died: March 8, 2003

Terence Nelhams-Wright, known as Adam Faith, was an English teen idol, singer, actor and financial journalist. He was one of the most charted acts of the 1960s. He became the first UK artist to lodge his initial seven hits in the Top 5. He was...

Adam Ferguson

Born: July 1, 1723 Died: February 22, 1816

Adam Ferguson, FRSE, also known as Ferguson of Raith, was a Scottish philosopher and historian of the Scottish Enlightenment. Ferguson was sympathetic to traditional societies, such as the Highlands, for producing courage and loyalty.

Adam Ferrara

Born: February 2, 1966

Adam Ferrara is an American actor and comedian known for playing the role of Chief "Needles" Nelson on the FX series Rescue Me. He was a co-host on the U.S. version of Top Gear and played NYPD Sgt. Frank Verelli opposite Edie Falco on Showtime...

Adam G. Sevani

Born: June 29, 1992

Adam G. Sevani is an American actor and dancer, known for playing Robert Alexander III / Moose in the Step Up film series.

Adam Garcia

Born: June 1, 1973

Adam Gabriel Garcia is an Australian stage, television and film actor who is best known for lead roles in musicals such as Saturday Night Fever and Kiss Me, Kate. He is also a trained tap dancer and singer. Garcia has been nominated twice at the...

Adam Giles

Born: April 10, 1973

Adam Graham Giles is an Australian former politician and former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory as well as the former leader of the Country Liberal Party in the unicameral Northern Territory Parliament. Giles was the first Indigenous...

Adam Goldberg

Born: April 2, 1976

Adam Frederick Goldberg is an American television and film producer and writer, best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series Breaking In, Imaginary Mary, Schooled, and The Goldbergs, the last of which is a biopic of his own...

Adam Gopnik

Born: August 24, 1956

Adam Gopnik is an American writer and essayist. He is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker—to which he has contributed non-fiction, fiction, memoir and criticism since 1986 – and as the ...

Adam Grant

Born: August 13, 1981

Adam M. Grant is an American psychologist and author who is currently a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania specializing in organizational psychology. He received academic tenure aged 28, making him the youngest...

Adam Green

Born: March 31, 1975

Adam Green is an American actor-filmmaker known for horror and comedy films, including the Hatchet franchise, Frozen, and the television series Holliston.

Adam Hamilton

Born: July 12, 1964

Adam Hamilton is an American minister. He is the senior pastor of the 22,000-member United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, the largest United Methodist congregation in the world, measured by both weekend attendance and...

Adam Hasner

Born: November 25, 1969

Adam Michael Hasner, is a former State Representative in the Florida House of Representatives. He served as a State Representative for District 87 until 2010.