Ahmet Necdet Sezner

Born: September 13, 1941

Ahmet Necdet Sezer is a Turkish politician who was the tenth President of Turkey, serving from 2000 to 2007. Previously he was President of the Constitutional Court of Turkey from 1998 to 2000. The Grand National Assembly of Turkey elected Sezer...

Ahmet Zappa

Born: May 15, 1974

Ahmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa is an American musician and writer, and executor of the Zappa Family Trust.

Ahna O'Reilly

Born: September 21, 1984

Ahna O'Reilly is an American actress. She is best known for her role in the film The Help.

Ai Weiwei

Born: August 28, 1957

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist. Ai grew up in the far north-west of China, where he lived under harsh conditions due to his father's exile. As an activist, he has been openly critical of the Chinese Government's stance on...

Ai-jen Poo

Born: 1974

Ai-jen Poo is an American labor activist. She is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

Aida Turturro

Born: September 25, 1962

Aida Turturro is an American actress best known for playing Janice Soprano, sister of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, on the HBO drama series The Sopranos.

Aidan Chambers

Born: December 27, 1934

Aidan Chambers is a British author of children's and young-adult novels. He won both the British Carnegie Medal and the American Printz Award for Postcards from No Man's Land. For his "lasting contribution to children's literature" he won the...

Aidan Gillen

Born: April 24, 1968

Aidan Gillen is an Irish actor. He is known for his portrayals of Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones, Dr. J. Allen Hynek in The History Channel's Project Blue Book, Tommy ...

Aidan Quinn

Born: March 8, 1959

Aidan Quinn is an Irish American actor, who made his film debut in Reckless. He has starred in over 80 feature films, including Desperately Seeking Susan, The Mission, Stakeout, Avalon, Benny & Joon, Legends of the Fall, Mary Shelley's...

Aidan Turner

Born: June 19, 1983

Aidan Turner is an Irish actor. He played the roles of Ross Poldark in the 2015–2019 BBC adaptation of The Poldark Novels by Winston Graham, Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Desperate Romantics, Ruair� McGowan in The Clinic, and John Mitchell in the...

Aiden Wilson Tozer

Born: April 21, 1897 Died: May 12, 1963

Aiden Wilson Tozer was an American Christian pastor, author, magazine editor, and spiritual mentor. For his accomplishments, he received honorary doctorates from Wheaton and Houghton Colleges.

Aidy Bryant

Born: May 7, 1987

Aidan Mackenzy Bryant is an American actress and comedian. She is known as a cast member on the late-night variety series Saturday Night Live, beginning in season 38. For her work on the series, she has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy...

Aileen Lee

Born: 1970

Aileen Lee is a U.S. seed investor. A venture capital investor, she is the founder of Cowboy Ventures. Lee coined the often-used Silicon Valley term unicorn in a TechCrunch article "Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning from Billion-Dollar...

Aileen Quinn

Born: June 28, 1971

Aileen Quinn is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her role as Annie Bennett Warbucks in Annie.

Ailyn Perez

Born: August 15, 1979

Ailyn Pérez is an American operatic soprano known for her interpretation of Violetta, Mimì and Thaïs. She is a 2019 Opera News Awards Honoree, and the winner of the 2012 Richard Tucker Award. In 2016, she received the $50,000 Beverly Sills Award...

Aime Cesaire

Born: June 26, 1913 Died: April 17, 2008

Aimé Fernand David Césaire was a Francophone and French poet, an Afro-Caribbean author and politician from the region of Martinique. He was "one of the founders of the n�gritude movement in Francophone literature".

Aimee Bender

Born: June 28, 1969

Aimee Bender is an American novelist and short story writer, known for her surreal stories and characters. She is a 2011 recipient of the Alex Awards.

Aimee Carter

Born: January 24, 1986

Aimee Carter is an American writer of young adult fiction.

Aimee Garcia

Born: November 28, 1978

Aimee Sandimés Garcia López de Ordóñez is an American actress. She is known for her television roles as Veronica Palmero on the ABC sitcom George Lopez, Yvonne Sanchez on the CBS period drama Vegas, Jamie Batista on the Showtime drama Dexter and...

Aimee Mann

Born: September 8, 1960

Aimee Mann is an American singer-songwriter. In the 1980s Mann was the bassist and a vocalist for 'Til Tuesday, and wrote their top-ten single "Voices Carry". She released her debut solo album, Whatever, in 1993, and has released many albums...

Aimee Mullins

Born: July 20, 1975

Aimee Mullins is an American athlete, actress, and public speaker. She was born with a medical condition that resulted in the amputation of both of her lower legs. She competed against able-bodied athletes in National Collegiate Athletic...

Aimee Osbourne

Born: September 2, 1983

Aimée Rachel Osbourne is an English-American actress and singer. She is the eldest daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.

Aimee Teegarden

Born: October 10, 1989

Aimee Teegarden is an American actress, model, and producer. She starred as Julie Taylor in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights. In 2014, she starred as Emery Whitehill in The CW's short-lived science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed.

Aimee Willmott

Born: February 26, 1993

Aimee Willmott is an English competitive swimmer who has represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games, FINA world championships and European championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games. She was the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion in...

Ainsley Earhardt

Born: September 20, 1976

Ainsley Earhardt is an American Fox News television personality and author. She is the co-host of Fox & Friends.

Aisha Hinds

Born: November 13, 1975

Aisha Jamila Hinds is an American television, stage and film actress. She had supporting roles in a number of television series, include The Shield, True Blood, Detroit 1-8-7 and Under the Dome. In 2016, she played Fannie Lou Hamer in biographical...

Aisha Tyler

Born: September 18, 1970

Aisha Naomi Tyler is an American actress, comedian, director and talk show host. She is known for playing Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer, Dr. Tara Lewis in Criminal Minds, Mother ...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Born: November 1, 1973

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an Indian actress and the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant. Through her successful acting career, she has established herself as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India.

Aishwarya Rajesh

Born: January 10, 1990

Aishwarya Rajesh is an Indian actress who has appeared in leading roles primarily in Tamil cinema as well as Telugu and Malayalam films. Among her awards include two SIIMA Awards and a Filmfare Award South. Aishwarya started her career as...

Aisling Bea

Born: March 16, 1984

Aisling Clíodhnadh O'Sullivan, known professionally as Aisling Bea, is an Irish comedian, actor, and screenwriter.

Aja Brown

Born: April 17, 1982

Aja Lena Brown is an American politician who currently serves as Mayor of Compton, California. She won the election, defeating both incumbent mayor Eric J. Perrodin and former mayor Omar Bradley.

Aja Naomi King

Born: January 11, 1985

Aja Naomi King is an American actress. She began her career in guest-starring roles on television, and starred as Cassandra Kopelson in The CW medical comedy-drama Emily Owens, M.D..

Ajay Devgan

Born: April 2, 1969

Vishal Devgan, known professionally as Ajay Devgan, is an Indian film actor, director and producer. He is widely considered as one of the most popular and influential actors of Hindi cinema, who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films.

Ajay Mehta

Ajay Mehta is an Indian actor based in North America, known for his deep baritone voice.

Ajay Naidu

Born: February 12, 1972

Ajay Kalahastri Naidu is an American actor, most known for playing Samir in Office Space.

Ajay Piramal

Born: August 3, 1955

Ajay Piramal is an Indian billionaire industrialist, and the chairman of the Piramal Group, a conglomerate with interests in pharmaceutical, financial services, real estate, healthcare analytics and glass packaging.

Ajit Pai

Born: January 10, 1973

Ajit Varadaraj Pai is an American lawyer who serves as Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. The son of Indian immigrants to the United States, Pai grew up in Parsons, Kansas. He studied social studies at Harvard University, then...

Ajith Kumar

Born: May 1, 1971

Ajith Kumar is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Tamil cinema. Referred to by fans and media as "Thala". To date, Ajith has starred in over 50 films. Among his awards include four Vijay Awards, three Cinema Express Awards, three Filmfare...

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Born: August 25, 1934 Died: January 8, 2017

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was an Iranian politician, writer and one of the founding fathers of the Islamic Republic who was the fourth President of Iran from 3 August 1989 until 3 August 1997. He was the head of the Assembly of Experts from 2007...


Died: 1335 BC

Akhenaten, also spelled Echnaton, Akhenaton, Ikhnaton, and Khuenaten, was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh reigning c. 1353–1336 or 1351–1334 BC, the tenth ruler of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Before the fifth year of his reign, he was known as Amenhotep...

Akhil Sharma

Born: July 22, 1971

Akhil Sharma is an Indian-American author and professor of creative writing. His first published novel An Obedient Father won the 2001 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. His second, Family Life, won the 2015 Folio Prize and 2016 International Dublin...

Akhmad Kadyrov

Born: August 23, 1951

Akhmad-Haji Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov, also spelled Akhmat, was the Chief Mufti of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in the 1990s during and after the First Chechen War.


Born: December 23, 1933

Akihito is a member of the Imperial House of Japan who reigned as the 125th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, from 7 January 1989 until 30 April 2019, Heisei era. He succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne upon the...

Akio Morita

Born: January 26, 1921 Died: October 3, 1999

Akio Morita, KBE January 26, 1921 – October 3, 1999 was a Japanese businessman and co-founder of Sony along with Masaru Ibuka.

Akio Toyoda

Born: May 3, 1956

Akio Toyoda is a Japanese business executive and the current president of Toyota Motor Corporation. He is the great grandson of the Japanese industrialist Sakichi Toyoda, and the grandson of both the ...

Akira Kurosawa

Born: March 23, 1910 Died: September 6, 1998

Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. He is regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. Kurosawa entered the Japanese film...

Akira Suzuki

Born: September 12, 1930

Akira Suzuki is a Japanese chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate, who first published the Suzuki reaction, the organic reaction of an aryl- or vinyl-boronic acid with an aryl- or vinyl-halide catalyzed by a palladium complex, in 1979.

Akira Toriyama

Born: April 5, 1955

Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga artist and character designer. He first achieved mainstream recognition for his highly successful manga series Dr. Slump, before going on to create Dragon Ball—his ...

Akiva Schaffer

Born: December 1, 1977

Akiva D. Schaffer is an American film director, actor, and writer. He is a member of the comedy group the Lonely Island.

Akiva ben Joseph

Born: 50 AD Died: 135 AD

Akiva ben Yosef also known as Rabbi Akiva, was a leading Jewish scholar and sage, a tanna, of the latter part of the first century and the beginning of the second century. Rabbi Akiva was a leading contributor to the Mishnah and to Midrash...