Akkineni Nagarjuna

Born: August 29, 1959

Akkineni Nagarjuna is an actor, producer, television presenter, and entrepreneur, primarily known for his works in Telugu-language films. He has also worked in some Hindi and Tamil language films. He has received nine state Nandi Awards, three...

Akon

Born: April 16, 1973

Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, known mononymously as Akon, is a Senegalese-American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor from New Jersey.

Aksel Hennie

Born: October 29, 1975

Aksel Hennie is a Norwegian actor, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his leading role in the Norwegian film Headhunters, and as Tydeus in Hercules. He also had a supporting role in Ridley Scott's The Martian.

Akshay Kumar

Born: September 9, 1967

Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, known professionally as Akshay Kumar, is an India-born naturalized Canadian actor, producer, martial artist and television personality who works in Bollywood films.

Akshaye Khanna

Born: March 28, 1975

Akshaye Khanna is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. He has received two Filmfare Awards and is the son of late actor Vinod Khanna. After studying in Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai, Khanna made his acting debut in...

Al Alvarez

Born: August 5, 1929 Died: September 23, 2019

Alfred Alvarez was an English poet, novelist, essayist and critic who published under the name A. Alvarez and Al Alvarez.

Al Barlick

Born: May 2, 1915 Died: December 27, 1995

Albert Joseph Barlick was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League for 28 seasons. Barlick missed two seasons due to service in the United States Coast Guard and two seasons due to heart problems. He umpired...

Al Bernstein

Born: September 15, 1950

Al Bernstein is an American sportscaster, writer, stage performer, recording artist, and speaker.

Al Boliska

Al Boliska is an actor and writer, known for Let's Call the Whole Thing Orff (1971) and Zut! (1970).

Al Capp

Born: September 28, 1909 Died: November 5, 1979

Alfred Gerald Caplin, better known as Al Capp, was an American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip Li'l Abner, which he created in 1934 and continued writing and drawing until 1977. He also wrote the comic strips Abbie...

Al D'Amato

Born: August 1, 1937

Alfonse Marcello D'Amato is an American lawyer and former New York politician. A Republican, he served as United States Senator from New York from 1981 to 1999. He subsequently founded a lobbying firm, Park Strategies. As of 2020, D'Amato is the...

Al Davis

Born: July 4, 1929 Died: October 8, 2011

Allen Davis was an American football coach and executive. He was the principal owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League for 39 years, from 1972 until his death in 2011.

Al Feldstein

Born: October 24, 1925 Died: April 29, 2014

Albert Bernard Feldstein was an American writer, editor, and artist, best known for his work at EC Comics and, from 1956 to 1985, as the editor of the satirical magazine Mad. After retiring from Mad, Feldstein concentrated on American paintings of...

Al Franken

Born: May 21, 1951

Alan Stuart Franken is an American comedian, politician, media personality, and author who served as a United States senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s as a staff writer and performer on the...

Al From

Born: May 31, 1943

Al From is the founder and former CEO of the Democratic Leadership Council. His ideas and political strategies during the past quarter century played a central role in the resurgence of the modern Democratic Party. From is the author of The New...

Al Goldstein

Born: January 10, 1936 Died: December 19, 2013

Alvin "Al" Goldstein was an American pornographer. He is known for normalizing hardcore pornography in the United States.

Al Gore

Born: March 31, 1948

Albert Arnold Gore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Gore was Bill Clinton's running mate in their successful campaign in 1992, and the pair was...

Al Green

Born: April 13, 1946

Albert Leornes Greene, often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer; he is best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, ...

Al Hirschfeld

Born: June 21, 1903 Died: January 20, 2003

Albert Hirschfeld was an American caricaturist best known for his black and white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars.

Al Hirt

Born: November 7, 1922 Died: April 27, 1999

Alois Maxwell "Al" Hirt was an American trumpeter and bandleader. He is best remembered for his million-selling recordings of "Java" and the accompanying album Honey in the Horn, and for the theme music to The Green Hornet. His nicknames included...

Al Jardine

Born: September 3, 1942

Alan Charles Jardine is an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best known as the band's rhythm guitarist and for occasionally singing lead vocals on songs such as "Help Me, Rhonda", "Then I Kissed Her",...

Al Jarreau

Born: March 12, 1940 Died: February 12, 2017

Alwin Lopez Jarreau was an American singer and musician. His 1981 album Breakin' Away spent two years on the Billboard 200 and is considered one of the finest examples of the Los Angeles pop and R&B sound. The album won Jarreau the 1982 Grammy for...

Al Jolson

Born: May 26, 1886 Died: October 23, 1950

Al Jolson was a Lithuanian-born American singer, comedian, and actor. Jolson has been dubbed "the king of blackface" performers, a theatrical convention since the mid-19th century. He was also dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer" at the peak...

Al Jourgensen

Born: October 9, 1958

Alain David Jourgensen is a Cuban-American singer-songwriter, musician and music producer. Closely related with the independent record label Wax Trax!

Al Kaline

Born: December 19, 1934 Died: April 6, 2020

Albert William Kaline, nicknamed "Mr. Tiger", was an American professional baseball right fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers.

Al Leiter

Born: October 23, 1965

Alois Terry Leiter is an American former professional baseball left-handed starting pitcher. Leiter pitched 19 seasons in the Major League Baseball for New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins and New York Mets.

Al Lewis

Born: April 30, 1923 Died: February 3, 2006

Al Lewis was an American actor best known for his role as Count Dracula lookalike Grandpa on the television series The Munsters from 1964 to 1966 and its film versions. Later in life, he was a restaurant owner, political candidate, and radio...

Al Lopez

Born: August 20, 1908 Died: October 30, 2005

Alfonso Ramón López was a Spanish-American professional baseball catcher and manager. He played in Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Robins / Dodgers, Boston Bees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Cleveland ...

Al Madrigal

Born: July 4, 1971

Alessandro Liborio Madrigal is an American comedian, writer, actor and producer. He is a co-founder of the All Things Comedy podcast network, alongside Bill Burr. He rose to fame on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a regular correspondent for...

Al McGuire

Born: September 7, 1928 Died: January 26, 2001

Alfred James McGuire was an American college basketball coach and broadcaster, the head coach at Marquette University from 1964 to 1977. He won a national championship in his final season at Marquette, and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial...

Al Michaels

Born: November 12, 1944

Alan Richard Michaels is an American television sportscaster. Now employed by NBC after nearly three decades with ABC Sports, Michaels is known for his many years calling play-by-play of National Football ...

Al Oerter

Born: September 19, 1936 Died: October 1, 2007

Alfred Oerter Jr. was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. He was the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games. Oerter is an inductee of the IAAF Hall of...

Al Pacino

Born: April 25, 1940

Alfredo James Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. In a career spanning over five decades, he has received many awards and nominations, including an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. He is one of the few...

Al Purdy

Born: December 30, 1918 Died: April 21, 2000

Alfred Wellington Purdy, OC OOnt was a 20th-century Canadian free verse poet. Purdy's writing career spanned fifty-six years. His works include thirty-nine books of poetry; a novel; two volumes of memoirs and four books of correspondence, in...

Al Roker

Born: August 20, 1954

Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. is an American weather forecaster, journalist, television personality, actor, and author. He is the current weather anchor on NBC's Today. Roker also serves as co-host on 3rd Hour Today, although the latter was not...

Al Seckel

Born: September 3, 1958 Died: 2015

Alfred Paul "Al" Seckel was an American collector and popularizer of visual and other types of sensory illusions, who wrote books about them. He was active in the Freethought movement as a skeptic in the 1980s.

Al Sharpton

Born: October 3, 1954

Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, talk show host and politician. Sharpton is the founder of the National Action Network. In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S....

Al Smith

Born: December 30, 1873 Died: October 4, 1944

Alfred Emanuel Smith was an American politician who served four terms as Governor of New York and was the Democratic Party's candidate for president in 1928. Smith was the foremost urban leader of the Efficiency Movement in the United States and...

Al Spalding

Born: September 2, 1850 Died: September 9, 1915

Albert Goodwill Spalding was an American pitcher, manager, and executive in the early years of professional baseball, and the co-founder of A.G. Spalding sporting goods company. He was born and raised in Byron, Illinois yet graduated from Rockford...

Al Stewart

Born: September 5, 1945

Alastair Ian Stewart is a Scottish singer-songwriter and folk-rock musician who rose to prominence as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s. He developed a unique style of combining folk-rock songs with delicately woven tales of...

Al Unser

Born: April 19, 1962

Alfred Unser Jr., nicknamed "Little Al", "Al Junior", or simply "Junior", is a retired American race car driver and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

Al Walser

Born: July 16, 1976

Al Walser is a Swiss-born Liechtenstein singer, songwriter, and record producer residing in Los Angeles, CA. Walser first gained fame as a member of German Eurodance group Fun Factory with whom he toured worldwide.

Al Yankovic

Born: October 23, 1959

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, and author who is known for humorous songs that make light of pop culture and often parody specific songs by...

Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Born: 1983

Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani is the sister of Qatar's ruling Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and daughter of the country's Father Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and former First Lady Moza bint Nasser.

Al-Waleed bin Talal

Born: March 7, 1955

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is a Saudi Arabian businessman, investor, philanthropist and a member of the Saudi royal family. He was listed on Time magazine's Time 100, an annual list of the hundred most influential people in...

Alafair Burke

Born: October 1969

Alafair S. Burke is an American crime novelist, professor of law, and legal commentator. She is the New York Times bestselling author of eighteen crime novels, including The Ex, The Wife, and The Better ...

Alain Aspect

Born: June 15, 1947

Alain Aspect is a French physicist noted for his experimental work on quantum entanglement.

Alain Badiou

Born: January 17, 1937

Alain Badiou is a French philosopher, formerly chair of Philosophy at the École normale supérieure and founder of the faculty of Philosophy of the Université de Paris VIII with Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault and Jean-François Lyotard.

Alain Bouchard

Born: 1949

Alain Bouchard OC OQ is a Canadian billionaire businessman. He is co-founder and chairman of Alimentation Couche-Tard, and also serves on the board of directors of Atrium Innovations. Both corporations are based in Quebec.

Alain Dehaze

Born: 1963

Alain Dehaze is a Belgian business executive who is currently serving as the CEO of The Adecco Group. Having previously worked as the Adecco Regional Chief for Northern Europe and France, he joined The Adecco Group in September 2015.