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.

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).


Born: 384 BC Died: 322 BC

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, the founder of the Lyceum and the Peripatetic school of philosophy and Aristotelian tradition.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Born: October 15, 1931 Died: July 27, 2015

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an aerospace scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering.

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.

Adam Smith

Born: June 5, 1723 Died: July 17, 1790

Adam Smith FRSA was a Scottish economist, philosopher and author as well as a moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment, also known as ''The Father of Economics'' or ''The Father of Capitalism''.


Born: 525 BC Died: 456 BC

Aeschylus was an ancient Greek tragedian. He is often described as the father of tragedy. Academics' knowledge of the genre begins with his work, and understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays.


Born: 620 BC Died: 564 BC

Aesop was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables.

Alan Watts

Born: January 6, 1915 Died: November 16, 1973

Alan Wilson Watts was a British philosopher who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York.

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 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.

Aldous Huxley

Born: July 26, 1894 Died: November 22, 1963

Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and philosopher. He wrote nearly fifty books—both novels and non-fiction works—as well as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems. Born into the prominent Huxley family, he graduated from Balliol College, Oxford with an undergraduate degree in English literature.

Alexander Graham Bell

Born: March 3, 1847 Died: August 2, 1922

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born American inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885.

Alexander Hamilton

Born: January 11, 1755 Died: July 12, 1804

Alexander Hamilton was an American statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker and economist. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Alexander Pope

Born: May 21, 1688 Died: May 30, 1744

Alexander Pope is regarded as one of the greatest English poets, and the foremost poet of the early eighteenth century. He is best known for his satirical and discursive poetry—including The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism—as well as for his translation of Homer.

Alexander the Great

Born: 356 BC Died: 323 BC

Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of 20.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Born: October 13, 1989 Died: n/a

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, popularly referred to as AOC, is an American politician and activist who serves as the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district. The district includes the eastern part of the Bronx and portions of north-central Queens in New York City.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Born: July 29, 1805 Died: April 16, 1859

Alexis Charles-Henri-Maurice Clérel, Viscount de Tocqueville was a French diplomat, political scientist and historian. He was best known for his works Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution.

Alfred Hitchcock

Born: August 13, 1899 Died: April 29, 1980

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential and extensively studied filmmakers in the history of cinema.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Born: August 6, 1809 Died: October 6, 1892

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson FRS was a British poet. He was the Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. In 1829, Tennyson was awarded the Chancellor's Gold Medal at Cambridge for one of his first pieces, "Timbuktu."

Ali Krieger

Born: July 28, 1984

Alexandra Blaire Krieger is an American soccer player for the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League, the highest division of women's professional soccer in the United States, and the United States women's national soccer team.

Alice Walker

Born: February 9, 1944

Alice Walker is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and social activist. In 1982, she wrote the novel The Color Purple, for which she won the National Book Award for hardcover fiction, and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She also wrote the novels Meridian and The Third Life of Grange Copeland.

Ambrose Bierce

Born: June 24, 1842 Died: 1914

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War veteran. Bierce's book The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of "The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.

Amelia Earhart

Born: July 24, 1898 Died: July 2, 1937

Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

Andrew Carnegie

Born: November 25, 1835 Died: August 11, 1919

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist. Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history.

Andrew Jackson

Born: March 15, 1767 Died: June 8, 1845

Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Before being elected to the presidency, Jackson gained fame as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of Congress.

Andrew Yang

Born: May 15, 1955

Andrew Yang is an American 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, entrepreneur, lawyer, and philanthropist. He is the founder of Venture for America, a nonprofit that focuses on creating jobs in struggling American cities.

Andy Warhol

Born: August 6, 1928 Died: February 22, 1987

Andy Warhol was an American artist, director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.

Anne Frank

Born: June 12, 1929 Died: 1945

Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank; 12 June 1929 – February or March 1945 was a German-born Dutch-Jewish diarist.

Ansel Adams

Born: February 20, 1902 Died: April 22, 1984

Ansel Easton Adams was a landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. He helped found Group f/64, an association of photographers advocating "pure" photography which favored sharp focus and the use of the full tonal range of a photograph.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Born: June 29, 1900 Died: July 31, 1944

Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry, simply known as de Saint-Exupéry, was a French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and also won the United States National Book Award.

Ariana Grande

Born: June 26, 1993

Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. A multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist, she is known for her wide vocal range, which critics have often compared to that of Mariah Carey. Born in Boca Raton, Florida, Grande began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical, 13.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Born: July 30, 1947

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American politician, actor, filmmaker, businessman, author, and former professional bodybuilder. He served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. As of 2019, he is the most recent Republican governor of California.

Arthur Ashe

Born: July 10, 1943 Died: February 6, 1993

Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. was an American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles. Ashe was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. He retired in 1980.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Born: May 22, 1859 Died: July 7, 1930

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL was a British writer, who created the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and more than fifty short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Born: February 22, 1788 Died: September 21, 1860

Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation, wherein he characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind and insatiable metaphysical will.

Audre Lorde

Born: February 18, 1934 Died: November 17, 1992

Audre Lorde was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. As a poet, she is best known for technical mastery and emotional expression, as well as her poems that express anger and outrage at civil and social injustices she observed throughout her life.

Audrey Hepburn

Born: May 4, 1929 Died: January 20, 1993

Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood, and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

Ayn Rand

Born: February 2, 1905 Died: March 6, 1982

Ayn Rand was a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism. Educated in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway in 1935 and 1936.

A Boogie wit da Hoodie

Born: December 6, 1995

Artist Julius Dubose, known professionally as A Boogie wit da Hoodie, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is signed to his own label, Highbridge the Label, and Atlantic Records.

A. A. Milne

Born: January 18, 1882 Died: January 31, 1956

Alan Alexander Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work.

A. B. Yehoshua

Born: December 9, 1936

Abraham B. Yehoshua is an Israeli novelist, essayist, and playwright, published as A. B. Yehoshua. The New York Times called him the "Israeli Faulkner".

A. Balasubramaniam

Born: 1971

Alwar Balasubramaniam also known as “Bala, ” is an Indian artist works in a variety of mediums such as sculpture, painting and printmaking. He was born in 1971 in Tamil Nadu, India.

A. Bartlett Giamatti

Born: April 4, 1938 Died: September 1, 1989

Angelo Bartlett Giamatti was an American professor of English Renaissance literature, the president of Yale University, and the seventh Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Giamatti served as Commissioner for only five months before dying...

A. C. Benson

Born: April 24, 1862 Died: June 17, 1925

Arthur Christopher Benson, FRSL was an English essayist, poet, author and academic and the 28th Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is noted for having written the words of the song "Land of Hope and Glory".

A. E. Hotchner

Born: June 28, 1917 Died: February 15, 2020

Aaron Edward Hotchner was an American editor, novelist, playwright, and biographer. He wrote many television screenplays as well as a biography of Ernest Hemingway. He co-founded the charity food company Newman's Own with actor Paul Newman.

A. E. Housman

Born: March 26, 1859 Died: April 30, 1936

Alfred Edward Housman, usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. Lyrical and almost epigrammatic in form, the poems wistfully evoke the...

A. E. van Vogt

Born: April 26, 1912 Died: January 26, 2000

Alfred Elton van Vogt was a Canadian-born science fiction author. His fragmented, bizarre narrative style influenced later science fiction writers, notably Philip K. Dick.

A. E. Waite

Born: October 2, 1857 Died: May 19, 1942

Arthur Edward Waite was an American-born British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite tarot deck.

A. J. Bowen

Born: December 21, 1977

Alfred Charles "A. J." Bowen Jr. is an American actor and producer. He starred in The Signal and A Horrible Way To Die.

A. J. Buckley

Born: February 9, 1977

Alan John "A. J." Buckley is an Irish–Canadian actor.

A. J. Cook

Born: July 22, 1978

Andrea Joy Cook is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. She has also appeared in The Virgin Suicides, Higher Ground, Ripper, Out Cold, and Final...

A. J. Foyt

Born: January 16, 1935

Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr. is an American retired auto racing driver who has raced in numerous genres of motorsports. His open wheel racing includes United States Automobile Club Champ cars, sprint cars, and midget cars. He raced stock cars in...

A. J. Jacobs

Born: March 20, 1968

Arnold Stephen "A. J." Jacobs Jr. is an American journalist, author, and lecturer best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments. He is an editor at large for Esquire and has worked for the Antioch Daily Ledger and Entertainment Weekly.

A. J. Langer

Born: May 22, 1974

Allison Joy Courtenay, Countess of Devon, commonly known as A. J. Langer, is an American former actress most notable for her role as Rayanne Graff on the television series My So-Called Life.

A. J. Liebling

Born: October 18, 1904 Died: December 28, 1963

Abbott Joseph "A. J." Liebling was an American journalist who was closely associated with The New Yorker from 1935 until his death.

A. J. McLean

Born: January 9, 1978

Alexander James McLean is an American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, and model. He is a member of the vocal group the Backstreet Boys.

A. J. Muste

Born: January 8, 1885 Died: February 11, 1967

Abraham Johannes Muste was a Dutch-born American clergyman and political activist. Muste is best remembered for his work in the labor movement, pacifist movement, antiwar movement, and the Civil Rights Movement.

A. J. P. Taylor

Born: March 25, 1906 Died: September 7, 1990

Alan John Percivale Taylor FBA was a British historian who specialised in 19th- and 20th-century European diplomacy. Both a journalist and a broadcaster, he became well known to millions through his television lectures.

A. James Clark

Born: December 2, 1927 Died: March 20, 2015

Alfred James Clark was an American engineer, businessman and philanthropist. He was chairman and CEO of Clark Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

A. K. Antony

Born: December 28, 1940

Arackaparambil Kurien Antony, better known as A. K. Antony is an Indian politician and attorney who was the 23rd Defence Minister of India. He is the current Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, from Kerala for the fifth term since 1985.

A. N. Wilson

Born: October 27, 1950

Andrew Norman Wilson is an English writer and newspaper columnist known for his critical biographies, novels and works of popular history. He is an occasional columnist for the Daily Mail and a former columnist for the London Evening Standard.

A. P. Herbert

Born: September 24, 1890 Died: November 11, 1971

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert CH, usually known as A. P. Herbert or simply A. P. H., was an English humorist, novelist, playwright and law reform activist, and an Independent Member of Parliament for Oxford University from 1935 until 1950, when...

A. P. Martinich

Born: June 28, 1946

Aloysius Patrick Martinich, usually cited as A. P. Martinich, is an American analytic philosopher. He is the Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor of Philosophy and Professor of History at University of Texas at Austin.

A. Philip Randolph

Born: April 15, 1889 Died: May 16, 1979

Asa Philip Randolph was an American labor unionist, civil rights activist, and socialist politician. In 1925, he organized and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly African-American labor union.

A. R. Ammons

Born: February 18, 1926 Died: February 25, 2001

Archie Randolph Ammons was an American poet who won the annual National Book Award for Poetry in 1973 and 1993.

A. R. Rahman

Born: January 6, 1967

Allahrakka Rahman, known professionally as A. R. Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer and music producer who works predominantly in Tamil and Hindi movies. In 2010, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Bhushan, the nation's third-highest...

A. S. Byatt

Born: August 24, 1936

Dame Antonia Susan Duffy DBE HonFBA, known professionally as A. S. Byatt, is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner. In 2008, The Times newspaper named her on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

A. Scott Berg

Born: December 4, 1949

Andrew Scott Berg is an American biographer. After graduating from Princeton University in 1971, Berg expanded his senior thesis on editor Maxwell Perkins into a full-length biography, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, which won a National Book...

A. Whitney Brown

Born: July 8, 1952

Alan Whitney Brown is an American writer and comedian best known for work on Saturday Night Live in the 1980s. In addition to writing for the program, he appeared opposite Dennis Miller in a biting satirical Weekend Update commentary segment...

A.J. Styles

Born: June 2, 1977

Allen Neal Jones is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name AJ Styles and is the current WWE Intercontinental Champion in his first reign. He is overall a twenty-seven...

Aage Bohr

Born: June 19, 1922 Died: September 8, 2009

Aage Niels Bohr was a Danish nuclear physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1975 with Ben Mottelson and James Rainwater "for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and ...


Born: January 16, 1979 Died: August 25, 2001

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, actress and model. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Detroit, she first gained recognition at the age of 10, when she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys...

Aamir Khan

Born: March 14, 1965

Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan is an Indian actor, director, filmmaker and television talk-show host. Through his career spanning over thirty years in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of...

Aaron Allston

Born: December 8, 1960 Died: February 27, 2014

Aaron Dale Allston was an American game designer and author of many science fiction books, notably Star Wars novels.

Aaron Ashmore

Born: October 7, 1979

Aaron Richard Ashmore is a Canadian film and television actor. He is known for his roles on American television series, such as Jimmy Olsen on Smallville and Steve Jinks on Warehouse 13 and Johnny Jaqobis on the Canadian television series...

Aaron Brown

Born: November 10, 1948

Aaron Brown is an American broadcast journalist most recognized for his coverage of the September 11 attacks on CNN. He was a longtime reporter for ABC, the founding host of ABC's World News Now, weekend anchor of World News Tonight and the host...

Aaron Burr

Born: February 6, 1756 Died: September 14, 1836

Aaron Burr Jr. was an American politician and lawyer. A Founding Father, he served as the third vice president of the United States during President Thomas Jefferson's first term from 1801 to 1805.

Aaron Carter

Born: December 7, 1987

Aaron Charles Carter is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, dancer and record producer. He first came to fame as a pop and hip hop singer in the late 1990s, establishing himself as a star among pre-teen and teenage audiences during the...

Aaron Ciechanover

Born: October 1, 1947

Aaron Ciechanover is an Israeli biologist, who won the Nobel prize in Chemistry for characterizing the method that cells use to degrade and recycle proteins using ubiquitin.

Aaron Copland

Born: November 14, 1900 Died: December 2, 1990

Aaron Copland was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later a conductor of his own and other American music. Copland was referred to by his peers and critics as "the Dean of American Composers".

Aaron D. O'Connell

Born: March 5, 1981

Aaron Douglas O'Connell is an American experimental quantum physicist. While working under Andrew N. Cleland and John M. Martinis at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he created the world's first quantum machine.

Aaron Diehl

Born: September 22, 1985

Aaron Diehl is an American jazz pianist. Diehl is considered a jazz virtuoso and composer. He is the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival Commission Artist, becoming one of the youngest artists to receive this honor, and composed Three Streams of...

Aaron Donald

Born: May 23, 1991

Aaron Charles Donald is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He played college football at Pittsburgh, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American. He was drafted by the Rams with...

Aaron Douglas

Born: August 23, 1971

Aaron Douglas is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as Galen Tyrol on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica. He headlined on the CTV drama The Bridge, which was also picked up by CBS for broadcast in the United...

Aaron Eckhart

Born: March 12, 1968

Aaron Edward Eckhart is an American actor. Born in Cupertino, California, Eckhart moved to the United Kingdom at age 13, when his father relocated the family. Several years later, he began his acting career by performing in school plays, before...

Aaron Ehasz

Born: June 16, 1973

Aaron Gabriel Ehasz is an American television writer and producer. His body of work primarily consists of animated series, including as head writer and co-executive producer of Avatar: The Last Airbender, although he did serve as a producer on the...

Aaron Funk

Born: January 11, 1975

Aaron Funk, known as Venetian Snares, is a Canadian electronic musician based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is widely known for innovating and popularising the breakcore genre, and is one of the most recognisable artists to be signed to Planet Mu, an...

Aaron Hill

Born: February 10, 1685 Died: February 8, 1750

Aaron Hill was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer. The son of a country gentleman of Wiltshire, Hill was educated at Westminster School, and afterwards travelled in the East. He was the author of 17 plays, some of them, such as his...

Aaron Huey

Born: December 9, 1975

Aaron Huey is an American photojournalist and documentary photographer who is most widely known for his walk across America in 2002, his work as a National Geographic photographer, and for the art and advocacy non-profit called Amplifier. He grew...

Aaron Judge

Born: April 26, 1992

Aaron James Judge is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. Judge was unanimously selected as the American League Rookie of the Year in 2017 and finished second in voting for the AL Most...

Aaron Klein

Born: 1979

Aaron Klein is a strategic advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He is reportedly one of Netanyahu's closest advisors. He also served as chief strategist for Netanyahu's successful 2020 election campaign.

Aaron Klug

Born: August 11, 1926 Died: November 20, 2018

Sir Aaron Klug OM FRS FMedSci HonFRMS was a Lithuanian-born, South African-educated, British biophysicist, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation...

Aaron Koblin

Born: January 14, 1982

Aaron Koblin is an American digital media artist and entrepreneur best known for his innovative use of data visualization and his pioneering work in crowdsourcing, virtual reality, and interactive film. He is Co-Founder and President of virtual...

Aaron Lazar

Born: June 21, 1976

Aaron Lazar is an American artist and entrepreneur.

Aaron Levie

Born: December 27, 1985

Aaron Winsor Levie is an American entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of the enterprise cloud company Box.

Aaron McGruder

Born: May 29, 1974

Aaron Vincent McGruder is an American writer, lecturer, producer, screenwriter and cartoonist best known for writing and drawing The Boondocks, a Universal Press Syndicate comic strip and its animated TV series adaptation for which he was the...

Aaron Neville

Born: January 24, 1941

Aaron Joseph Neville is an American R&B and soul vocalist and musician. He has had four platinum albums and four Top 10 hits in the United States, including three that went to #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. His debut single, from...

Aaron Patzer

Born: November 20, 1980

Aaron Patzer is an Internet entrepreneur and the founder of Mint.com, the financial management tool which was acquired by Intuit and has over 10 million users.

Aaron Paul

Born: August 27, 1979

Aaron Paul Sturtevant is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Jesse Pinkman in the AMC series Breaking Bad, for which he won several awards, including the Critics' Choice Television Award ...

Aaron Peirsol

Born: July 23, 1983

Aaron Wells Peirsol is an American former competition swimmer and backstroke specialist who is a former world champion and world record-holder. He is a three-time Olympian and seven-time Olympic medalist. As a member of the U.S. national team, he...

Aaron Ramsey

Born: December 26, 1990

Aaron James Ramsey is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Juventus and the Wales national team. Ramsey mainly plays as a box-to-box midfielder, but has also been deployed on the left and right wings.

Aaron Rodgers

Born: December 2, 1983

Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Rodgers played college football at California, where he set several career passing records, including lowest single-season and...

Aaron Ruell

Born: June 23, 1976

Derek Aaron Ruell, is an American director and photographer. He is most recognized for his performance as Kip Dynamite in the indie movie Napoleon Dynamite.

Aaron Sanchez

Born: February 12, 1976

Aarón Sánchez is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, cookbook author and philanthropist of Mexican descent. He is the executive chef and part-owner of the Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans.

Aaron Schock

Born: May 28, 1981

Aaron Jon Schock is a former American politician who was Republican U.S. Representative for Illinois's 18th congressional district from 2009 until 2015. The district is based in Peoria and includes part of Springfield.

Aaron Siskind

Born: December 4, 1903 Died: February 8, 1991

Aaron Siskind was an American photographer whose work focuses on the details of things, presented as flat surfaces to create a new image independent of the original subject.

Aaron Sorkin

Born: June 9, 1961

Aaron Benjamin Sorkin is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright. His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men, The Farnsworth Invention and To Kill a Mockingbird; the ...

Aaron Spelling

Born: April 22, 1923 Died: June 23, 2006

Aaron Spelling was an American film and television producer. His productions include the TV series Family, Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Dynasty, Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, 7th Heaven, and Charmed. He also served as...

Aaron Stanford

Born: December 27, 1976

Aaron Stanford is an American actor best known for his roles as Pyro in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, and Doug in the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes. From 2010 to 2013, he starred as Birkhoff in Nikita. He has also starred as James Cole on the...

Aaron Staton

Born: August 10, 1980

Aaron Staton is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Ken Cosgrove on the AMC drama series Mad Men and for portraying Cole Phelps in the video game L.A. Noire, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Performer.

Aaron Swartz

Born: November 8, 1986 Died: January 11, 2013

Aaron Hillel Swartz was an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer, and Internet hacktivist.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Born: June 13, 1990

Aaron Perry Taylor-Johnson is an English actor and screenwriter, best known for his portrayal of the title character in the Kick-Ass films and Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Aaron Tveit

Born: October 21, 1983

Aaron Kyle Tveit is an American actor and singer. He is known for originating the musical theatre roles of Gabe in Next to Normal, Frank Abagnale Jr. in the stage version of Catch Me If You Can, and the role of Christian in Moulin Rouge! on...

Aaron Yoo

Born: May 12, 1979

Aaron Yoo is a Korean American actor. He is best known for appearing in the films Disturbia, 21 and Friday the 13th as well as playing Russell Kwon in the sci-fi series The Tomorrow People.

Aarti Mann

Born: March 3, 1978

Aarti Majmudar, better known by her stage name Aarti Mann, is an Indian-American actress. She has starred in several television programs, including a part in the sci-fi drama Heroes. She is best known for playing the role of Priya Koothrappali in...

Aarti Sequeira

Born: August 19, 1978

Aarti Lucica Sequeira is an Indian cook and television personality, best known as the winner of the sixth season of Food Network's reality television show, The Next Food Network Star. In 2010, after her victory, her show Aarti Party premiered on...

Aasif Mandvi

Born: March 5, 1966

Aasif Hakim Mandviwala, known professionally as Aasif Mandvi, is a British-American actor and comedian. He began appearing as an occasional contributing correspondent on The Daily Show on August 9, 2006. On March 12, 2007, he was promoted to a...

AB de Villiers

Born: February 17, 1984

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, is a South African cricketer. In limited overs cricket he is an attacking batsman. He was named as the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times during his 15-year international career. His name was also featured in...

Abba Eban

Born: February 2, 1915 Died: November 17, 2002

Abba Solomon Meir Eban was an Israeli diplomat and politician, and a scholar of the Arabic and Hebrew languages. During his career, he was Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister, Education Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and ambassador to the United...

Abbas Kiarostami

Born: June 22, 1940 Died: July 4, 2016

Abbas Kiarostami was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, poet, photographer, and film producer. An active film-maker from 1970, Kiarostami had been involved in the production of over forty films, including shorts and documentaries.

Abbe Pierre

Born: August 5, 1912 Died: January 22, 2007

Abbé Pierre, OFM Cap, GOQ was a French Catholic priest, member of the Resistance during World War II, and deputy of the Popular Republican Movement. Abbé is a courtesy title given to Catholic priests in French-speaking countries.

Abbey Clancy

Born: January 10, 1986

Abigail Marie Clancy, known as Abbey Clancy, is an English lingerie and catwalk model and television personality. She was the runner-up of Britain's Next Top Model in 2006 and won series 11 of Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. Since 2015 she has been...

Abbey Lee Kershaw

Born: June 12, 1987

Abbey Lee Kershaw, or simply Abbey Lee, is an Australian model, actress and musician. Following several years of success leading up to the 2011 fashion seasons, V magazine dubbed Kershaw a supermodel. Models.com has listed her as an "Industry...

Abbey Lincoln

Born: August 6, 1930 Died: August 14, 2010

Anna Marie Wooldridge, known professionally as Abbey Lincoln, was an American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress. She was a civil rights activist beginning in the 1960s. Lincoln made a career not only out of delivering deeply felt...

Abbi Glines

Born: April 16, 1977

Abbi Glines is an American New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling novelist. Her new-adult fiction titled Fallen Too Far was self-published on eBook and paperback in 2012. The remaining of the 'Too Far' series, Never Too Far...

Abbi Jacobson

Born: February 1, 1984

Abbi Jacobson is an American comedian, writer, actress and illustrator. She co-created and co-starred in the Comedy Central series Broad City with Ilana Glazer, based on the web series of the same name.

Abbie Cobb

Born: June 6, 1985

Abbie Cobb is an American actress and author. She is known for her recurring roles as Emily Bradford on 90210 and as Kimantha on Suburgatory.

Abbie Cornish

Born: August 7, 1982

Abbie Cornish, also known by her rap name Dusk, is an Australian actress and rapper. Following her lead performance in 2004's Somersault, Cornish is best known for her film roles as Fanny Brawne in ...

Abbie Hoffman

Born: November 30, 1936 Died: April 12, 1989

Abbot Howard Hoffman, better known as Abbie Hoffmann, was an American political and social activist, anarchist, socialist, and revolutionary who co-founded the Youth International Party. He was also a leading proponent of the Flower Power...

Abbott L. Lowell

Born: December 13, 1856 Died: January 6, 1943

Abbott Lawrence Lowell was a U.S. educator and legal scholar. He was President of Harvard University from 1909 to 1933. With an "aristocratic sense of mission and self-certainty," Lowell cut a large figure in American education and to some extent...

Abby Elliott

Born: June 16, 1987

Abby Elliott is an American actress and comedian who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for four seasons and has since starred on the Bravo comedy Odd Mom Out and the NBC sitcom Indebted. She is the daughter of actor/comedian Chris Elliott.

Abby Huntsman

Born: May 1, 1986

Abigail Haight Huntsman is an American journalist and television personality. The daughter of former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. and Mary Kaye Huntsman, Huntsman rose to prominence as a host on MSNBC and NBC News.

Abby Johnson

Born: July 10, 1980

Abby Johnson is an American anti-abortion activist who previously worked at Planned Parenthood as a clinic director, but resigned in October 2009. She states that she resigned after watching an abortion on ultrasound.

Abby Lee Miller

Born: September 21, 1965

Abigale Lee Miller is an American dance instructor, choreographer, and reality television personality. She is the founder of the Abby Lee Dance Company, which appeared on the reality television series Dance Moms for eight seasons. In June 2016,...

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 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 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 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 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...

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 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 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 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.

Adam Hicks

Born: November 28, 1992

Adam Paul Nielson Hicks is an American actor, rapper, singer, and songwriter. His first leading role was in How to Eat Fried Worms. He was also known for playing Luther in the Disney XD series Zeke and Luther and Wendell "Wen" Gifford in the film...

Adam Hochschild

Born: October 5, 1942

Adam Hochschild is an American author, journalist, historian and lecturer. His best-known works include King Leopold's Ghost, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914–1918, Bury the Chains, The Mirror at Midnight, The Unquiet Ghost,...

Adam Hughes

Born: May 5, 1967

Adam Hughes is an American comics artist and illustrator best known to American comic book readers for his renderings of pinup-style female characters, and his cover work on titles such as Wonder Woman and Catwoman.

Adam Johnson

Born: July 14, 1987

Adam Johnson is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger. A product of the Middlesbrough youth academy, he came to prominence after making his debut aged 17 in a UEFA Cup match. He made 120 appearances for Middlesbrough, also...

Adam Jones

Born: August 1, 1985

Adam LaMarque Jones is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks. The Mariners...

Adam Kinzinger

Born: February 27, 1978

Adam Daniel Kinzinger is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 16th congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was first elected to Congress in 2010, winning election to represent...

Adam Kluger

Adam Kluger is a music manager, and the founder and CEO of the Kluger Agency, an agency that arranges product placements in music videos and on musical recordings.

Adam Lamberg

Born: September 14, 1984

Adam Matthew Lamberg is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of David "Gordo" Gordon in the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire from 2001 through 2004, and in The Lizzie McGuire Movie. He will reprise his role as Gordo in the upcoming...

Adam Lambert

Born: January 29, 1982

Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide. Lambert rose to fame in 2009 after finishing as runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol.

Adam Lashinsky

Veteran journalist Adam Lashinsky, the bestselling author of Inside Apple, traces the origins of Kalanick's massive ambitions in his humble roots, and he explores Uber's murky beginnings and the wild ride of its rapid growth and expansion into different industries.

Adam Levine

Born: March 18, 1979

Adam Noah Levine is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and the lead singer of the pop rock band Maroon 5. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Levine began his musical career in 1994 with the band Kara's Flowers, of which he...

Adam Mansbach

Born: July 1, 1976

Adam Mansbach is an American author, and has previously been a visiting professor of literature at Rutgers University-Camden, with their New Voices Visiting Writers program.

Adam McKay

Born: April 17, 1968

Adam McKay is an American film and television writer, director and producer. McKay served as head writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live for two seasons.

Adam Michnik

Born: October 17, 1946

Adam Michnik is a Polish historian, essayist, former dissident, public intellectual, and editor-in-chief of the Polish newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza. Reared in a family of committed communists, Michnik became an opponent of Poland's communist regime...

Adam Neumann

Born: 1979

Adam Neumann is an Israeli-American former billionaire businessman. In 2010, he co-founded WeWork, alongside Miguel McKelvey and his spouse Rebekah Neumann.

Adam Oates

Born: August 27, 1962

Adam Robert Oates is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, former co-head coach for the New Jersey Devils and former head coach for the Washington Capitals.

Adam Ondra

Born: February 5, 1993

Adam Ondra is a Czech professional rock climber, specializing in lead climbing and bouldering. Rock & Ice magazine described Ondra in 2013 as a prodigy and the leading climber of his generation, Ondra is the only male athlete to have won World...

Adam Osborne

Born: March 6, 1939 Died: March 18, 2003

Adam Osborne was a British-American author, book and software publisher, and computer designer who founded several companies in the United States and elsewhere. He introduced the Osborne 1, the first commercially successful portable computer.

Adam Ostrow

Adam Ostrow is an American businessman, writer and speaker who currently serves as the Chief Digital Officer at TEGNA Inc. Before joining TEGNA, Ostrow was Chief Strategy Officer at Mashable.

Adam Page

Born: July 27, 1991

Stephen Blake Woltz is an American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling under the ring name "Hangman" Adam Page, where he is one-half of the current AEW World Tag Team Champions with his Elite stablemate, Kenny Omega, with...

Adam Pally

Born: March 18, 1982

Adam Saul Pally is an American actor, comedian and writer, best known for starring as Max Blum in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings and as Dr. Peter Prentice in The Mindy Project. He also starred in the FOX comedy Making History. Pally is also...

Adam Pascal

Born: October 25, 1970

Adam Pascal is an American actor, singer, and musician, known for his performance as Roger Davis in the original 1996 cast of Jonathan Larson's musical Rent on Broadway, the 2005 movie version of the musical, and the Broadway tour of Rent in 2009....

Adam Peaty

Born: December 28, 1994

Adam George Peaty, MBE is a British competitive swimmer who specialises in the breaststroke. He has represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games, World Championships and European Championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games.

Adam Petty

Born: July 10, 1980 Died: May 12, 2000

Adam Kyler Petty was an American professional racing driver. He was the fourth generation from the Petty family to drive in races in the highest division of NASCAR racing. He is believed to be the first fourth-generation athlete in all of modern...

Adam Rapp

Born: June 15, 1968

Adam Rapp is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, musician and film director. His play, Red Light Winter, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2006.

Adam Rayner

Born: August 28, 1977

Adam Chance Angus Rayner is an English actor, who has appeared on television in Mistresses, At Home with the Braithwaites and Making Waves. He has also appeared on stage in The Rivals, Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing.

Adam Rex

Born: May 16, 1973

Adam Michael Rex is an American illustrator and writer of children's books living in Tucson, Arizona.

Adam Rich

Born: October 12, 1968

Adam Rich is an American actor noted for his role as Nicholas Bradford, the youngest son on the television series Eight Is Enough, which ran for five seasons.

Adam Richman

Born: May 16, 1974

Adam Richman is an American actor and television personality. He has hosted various dining and eating-challenge programs on the Travel Channel.

Adam Rickitt

Born: May 29, 1978

Adam Peter Rickitt is an English actor, singer and model. He portrayed the role Nick Tilsley in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 1997 to 1999, and again from 2002 to 2004.

Adam Riess

Born: December 16, 1969

Adam Guy Riess is an American astrophysicist and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute and is known for his research in using supernovae as cosmological probes.

Adam Rippon

Born: November 11, 1989

Adam Richard Rippon is an American former figure skater. He won the 2010 Four Continents Championships and the 2016 U.S. National Championships. Earlier in his career, he won the 2008 and 2009 World Junior Championships, the 2007–08 Junior Grand...

Adam Rodriguez

Born: April 2, 1975

Adam Michael Rodriguez is an American actor, screenwriter and director. He became known for his long running role as Eric Delko on CSI: Miami. He portrayed Task Force Agent and the newest recruit to the BAU, Agent Luke Alvez, in Criminal Minds.

Adam Ross

Born: February 15, 1967

Adam Ross is an American writer and editor best known for his 2010 novel Mr. Peanut.

Adam Sadowsky

Born: October 28, 1970

Adam Sadowsky is an American entrepreneur and former actor. He is the president of Syyn Labs, the company responsible for building the Rube Goldberg Machine featured in the music video for the OK Go song "This Too Shall Pass".

Adam Sandler

Born: September 9, 1966

Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and singer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, he went on to star in many Hollywood feature films, which have combined to earn more than $2 billion at...

Adam Savage

Born: July 15, 1967

Adam Whitney Savage is an American special effects designer and fabricator, actor, educator, and television personality and producer, known as the former co-host of the Discovery Channel television series MythBusters and Unchained Reaction.

Adam Schiff

Born: June 22, 1960

Adam Bennett Schiff is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Schiff is currently in his 10th term as a congressman,...

Adam Schlesinger

Born: October 31, 1967 Died: April 1, 2020

Adam Lyons Schlesinger was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, and drummer. He won three Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, and the ASCAP Pop Music Award, and was nominated for Academy, Tony, and Golden Globe...

Adam Scott

Born: April 3, 1973

Adam Paul Scott is an American actor, comedian, producer, and podcaster. He is known for his role as Ben Wyatt in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation for which he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy...

Adam Sedgwick

Born: March 22, 1785 Died: January 27, 1873

Adam Sedgwick was a British geologist and priest, one of the founders of modern geology. He proposed the Cambrian and Devonian period of the geological timescale.

Adam Shankman

Born: November 27, 1964

Adam Michael Shankman is an American film director, producer, dancer, author, actor, and choreographer. He was a judge on seasons 3–10 of the television program So You Think You Can Dance. He began his professional career in musical theater, and...

Adam Silver

Born: April 25, 1962

Adam Silver is an American businessman, lawyer and sports executive who is the fifth and current commissioner of the National Basketball Association.

Adam Silvera

Born: June 7, 1990

Adam Silvera is an American author of young adult fiction novels, known for his bestselling novels They Both Die at the End and Infinity Son.

Adam Weishaupt

Born: February 6, 1748 Died: November 18, 1830

Johann Adam Weishaupt was a German philosopher, professor of civil law and later canon law, and founder of the Order of the Illuminati, a secret society.

Adam West

Born: September 19, 1928 Died: June 9, 2017

William West Anderson, known professionally as Adam West, was an American actor, known primarily for his role as Batman in the 1960s ABC series of the same name and its 1966 theatrical feature film. West began acting in films in the 1950s.

Adam Wingard

Born: December 3, 1982

Adam Wingard is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, cinematographer, and composer. He is notable for his works in the horror genre, especially the films You're Next, The Guest, and Death Note.

Adam Yauch

Born: August 5, 1964 Died: May 4, 2012

Adam Nathaniel Yauch was an American rapper, bass player and filmmaker who was a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. He used the stage name MCA. Yauch founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, an independent film production and...

Adam-Troy Castro

Born: May 20, 1960

Adam-Troy Castro is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer living in Palm Beach County, Florida. He has more than one hundred stories to his credit and has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Stoker.

Adan Canto

Born: December 5, 1981

Adan Canto is a Mexican-American actor and director. He is best known for his role as Sunspot in the 2014 superhero film X-Men: Days of Future Past. On television, Canto played Paul Torres on the Fox drama series The Following, and in 2015 starred...

Addison Mizner

Born: December 12, 1872 Died: February 5, 1933

Addison Cairns Mizner was an American resort architect whose Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival style interpretations left an indelible stamp on South Florida, where it continues to inspire architects and land developers.

Addison Timlin

Born: June 29, 1991

Addison Jayne Timlin White is an American actress, best known for her roles as Jami Lerner in The Town That Dreaded Sundown and Colleen Lunsford in Little Sister. She is also known for playing Sasha Bingham in Showtime's Californication.

Adebayo Akinfenwa

Born: May 10, 1982

Saheed Adebayo Akinfenwa is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for EFL Championship club Wycombe Wanderers. His first professional breakthrough came at Doncaster Rovers, having spent time up until then in the lower leagues...

Adeel Akhtar

Born: September 18, 1980

Adeel Akhtar is a British actor. In 2017, he won a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his role in Murdered by My Father.

Adela Florence Nicolson

Born: April 9, 1865 Died: October 4, 1904

Violet Nicolson, was an English poet who wrote under the pseudonym Laurence Hope, however she became known as Violet Nicolson. In the late 1900s, she became best-selling author.

Adelaide Anne Procter

Born: October 30, 1825 Died: February 2, 1864

Adelaide Anne Procter was an English poet and philanthropist. She worked prominently on behalf of unemployed women and the homeless, and was actively involved with feminist groups and journals. Procter never married. She became unhealthy, possibly...

Adelaide Clemens

Born: November 30, 1989

Adelaide Clemens is an Australian actress. She was nominated for a Logie Award in 2008 for her role in the television series Love My Way. In 2012, she played Valentine Wannop in BBC's television miniseries adaptation Parade's End.

Adelaide Kane

Born: August 9, 1990

Adelaide Victoria Kane is an Australian actress. She gained recognition for her roles as Lolly Allen in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Cora Hale in the third season of MTV's Teen Wolf, Tenaya 7 ...

Adelbert von Chamisso

Born: January 30, 1781 Died: August 21, 1838

Adelbert von Chamisso was a German poet and botanist, author of Peter Schlemihl, a famous story about a man who sold his shadow. He was commonly known in French as Adelbert de Chamisso de Boncourt, a name referring to the family estate at...


Born: May 5, 1988

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE, known mononymously as Adele, is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a recording contract with XL Recordings. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards Critics' Choice...

Adele Exarchopoulos

Born: November 22, 1993

Adèle Exarchopoulos is a French actress. She is best known for her leading role as Adèle in Blue Is the Warmest Colour, for which she earned international attention and critical acclaim; at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, she became the youngest...

Adelina Sotnikova

Born: July 1, 1996

Adelina Dmitriyevna Sotnikova is a retired Russian figure skater. She is the 2014 Olympic champion, a two-time Europeans silver medalist, a two-time Rostelecom Cup bronze medalist, and a four-time Russian national champion.

Aden Young

Born: November 30, 1971

Aden Young is a Canadian-Australian actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Daniel Holden in the SundanceTV drama Rectify, for which he was twice nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

Adena Friedman

Born: 1969

Adena T. Friedman is an American businesswoman. She currently serves as the President and CEO of Nasdaq. She was formerly the managing director and CFO of The Carlyle Group.

Adeo Ressi

Adeo Ressi is an American entrepreneur and investor who is the founder and CEO of TheFunded and The Founder Institute. He has been a fixture in the Silicon Valley since creating TheFunded in 2007. His previous business ventures include methodfive,...

Adepero Oduye

Adepero Oduye is an American actress, director, singer, and writer. She is known for her leading role in Pariah, as well as supporting roles in 12 Years a Slave, The Big Short and Widows.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Born: August 22, 1967

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is an English actor, director, and former fashion model known for his roles as Simon Adebisi in Oz, Nykwana Wombosi in The Bourne Identity, Kurse in Thor: The Dark World, Killer ...

Adhir Kalyan

Born: August 4, 1983

Adhir Kalyan is a South African-born actor noted for his role as Timmy in the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement.

Adi Godrej

Born: April 3, 1942

Adi Burjorji Godrej is an Indian billionaire industrialist and businessman, head of the Godrej family, and chairman of the Godrej Group. As of 2018, he has a net worth of US$2.9 billion.

Adina Porter

Born: March 13, 1971

Adina Elizabeth Porter is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Lettie Mae Thornton on the HBO fantasy horror series True Blood, Kendra James on the HBO drama series The Newsroom, and Indra on the CW science fiction drama series...

Aditi Rao Hydari

Born: October 28, 1986

Aditi Rao Hydari is an Indian actress, dancer and singer who works in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. She made her on-screen debut with Malayalam film Prajapathi in 2006. For the Tamil film Sringaram in 2007, she played the role of a...

Aditi Shankardass

Aditi Shankardass is a British neuroscientist. She has appeared on new media to discuss developmental disorders in children, including CNN, ABC News, Times of India, and Financial Express, a topic she discussed in her widely acclaimed TED talk in...

Aditya Roy Kapur

Born: November 16, 1985

Aditya Roy Kapur is an Indian film actor who works in Hindi-language films. He made his Bollywood debut with 2009 film London Dreams but rose to fame with 2013 film Aashiqui 2.

Adlai Stevenson I

Born: October 23, 1835 Died: June 14, 1914

Adlai Ewing Stevenson served as the 23rd vice president of the United States from 1893 to 1897. Previously, he served as a representative from Illinois in the late 1870s and early 1880s.

Adlai Stevenson II

Born: February 5, 1900 Died: July 14, 1965

Adlai Ewing Stevenson II was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. Raised in Bloomington, Illinois, Stevenson was a member of the Democratic Party.

Adnan Pachachi

Born: May 14, 1923 Died: November 17, 2019

Adnan al-Pachachi or Adnan Muzahim Ameen al-Pachachi was a veteran Iraqi and Emirati politician and diplomat who served as Foreign Minister.

Adnan Sami

Born: August 15, 1971

Adnan Sami Khan is a Pakistani-born Indian singer, musician, music composer, and pianist. He performs Indian and Western music, including for Hindi movies. His most notable instrument is the piano. He has been credited as "the first musician to...

Adolf Galland

Born: March 19, 1912 Died: February 9, 1996

Adolf Josef Ferdinand Galland was a German Luftwaffe general and flying ace who served throughout the Second World War in Europe. He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western Front and in the Defence of the Reich.

Adolf Loos

Born: December 10, 1870 Died: August 23, 1933

Adolf Franz Karl Viktor Maria Loos was an Austrian and Czechoslovak architect and influential European theorist of modern architecture.

Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

Born: December 2, 1949 Died: June 5, 2005

Adolfo Aguilar Zinser was a Mexican scholar, diplomat and politician who served as a National Security Advisor to President Vicente Fox and as a UN Security Council Ambassador in the midst of the US invasion of Iraq.

Adolfo Cambiaso

Born: April 15, 1975

Adolfo Cambiaso is an Argentine professional polo player with a 10-goal handicap rating. He is currently ranked number one in the world.

Adolfo Perez Esquivel

Born: November 26, 1931

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel is an Argentine activist, community organizer, painter, writer and sculptor. He was the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize for his opposition to Argentina's last civil-military ...

Adolph Gottlieb

Born: March 14, 1903 Died: March 4, 1974

Adolph Gottlieb was an American abstract expressionist painter, sculptor and printmaker.

Adolph Green

Born: December 2, 1914 Died: October 23, 2002

Adolph Green was an American lyricist and playwright who, with long-time collaborator Betty Comden, penned the screenplays and songs for some of the most beloved film musicals, particularly as part of Arthur Freed's production unit at Metro...

Adolph Zukor

Born: January 7, 1873 Died: June 10, 1976

Adolph Zukor was an Austro-Hungarian-born American film producer best known as one of the three founders of Paramount Pictures. He produced America's first feature-length film, The Prisoner of Zenda in 1913.

Adolphe Menjou

Born: February 18, 1890 Died: October 29, 1963

Adolphe Jean Menjou was an American actor. His career spanned both silent films and talkies. He appeared in such films as Charlie Chaplin's A Woman of Paris, where he played the lead role; Stanley ...

Adoniram Judson

Born: August 9, 1788 Died: April 12, 1850

Adoniram Judson, Jr. was an American Congregationalist and later Particular Baptist missionary, who served in Burma for almost forty years. At the age of 25, Adoniram Judson was sent from North America to preach in Burma.

Adora Svitak

Born: October 15, 1997

Adora Svitak is an American writer, public speaker, former child prodigy, and activist. She now works for the Wikimedia Foundation as a communications associate.

Adria Arjona

Born: April 25, 1992

Adria Arjona Torres is an American actress and model. She played the role of Anathema Device in the TV adaptation of Good Omens and will appear in the upcoming Morbius.

Adrian Belew

Born: December 23, 1949

Adrian Belew is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. A multi-instrumentalist primarily known as a guitarist and singer, Belew is noted for his unusual, impressionistic approach to guitar ...

Adrian Cronauer

Born: September 8, 1938 Died: July 18, 2018

Adrian Joseph Cronauer was a United States Air Force Airman 1st Class and radio personality whose experiences as an innovative disc jockey on American Forces Network during the Vietnam War inspired the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam starring...

Adrian Edmondson

Born: January 24, 1957

Adrian Charles Edmondson is an English comedian, actor, musician and television presenter. He was part of the alternative comedy boom in the early 1980s and had roles in the television series The Young Ones and Bottom, which he wrote together with...

Adrian Grenier

Born: July 10, 1976

Adrian Grenier is an American actor, producer, director, musician and environmentalist. He is best known for playing Vincent Chase in the television series Entourage. He has appeared in films such as Drive Me Crazy, The Devil Wears Prada and Trash...

Adrian Lyne

Born: March 4, 1941

Adrian Lyne is an English film director, writer and producer. Having begun his career directing television commercials, Lyne is best known for directing Foxes, Fatal Attraction, 9� Weeks, Flashdance, Indecent Proposal, Jacob's Ladder and...

Adrian McKinty

Born: 1968

Adrian McKinty is a Northern Irish writer of crime and mystery novels and young adult fiction, best known for his 2020 award winning thriller, The Chain, and the Sean Duffy novels set in Northern Ireland during The Troubles.

Adrian Mitchell

Born: October 24, 1932 Died: December 20, 2008

Adrian Mitchell FRSL was an English poet, novelist and playwright. A former journalist, he became a noted figure on the British Left. For almost half a century he was the foremost poet of the country's anti-Bomb movement. The critic Kenneth Tynan...

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Born: December 9, 1963

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc is an American journalist whose works focus on the marginalized members of society: adolescents living in poverty, prostitutes, women in prison, etc. She is best known for her 2003 non-fiction book Random Family.

Adrian Peterson

Born: March 21, 1985

Adrian Lewis Peterson is an American football running back for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League. He played college football at Oklahoma, where he set the freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards during the 2004 season.

Adrian Rogers

Born: September 12, 1931 Died: November 15, 2005

Adrian Pierce Rogers was an American Southern Baptist pastor and conservative author. He served three terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Rogers was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He entered Christian ministry at the age of...

Adrian Smith

Born: February 27, 1957

Adrian Frederick "H" Smith is an English guitarist and pianist, member of Iron Maiden, for whom he writes songs and performs live backing vocals on some tracks. Smith grew up in London and became interested in rock music at 15.

Adrian Tomine

Born: May 31, 1974

Adrian Tomine is an American contemporary cartoonist. He is best known for his ongoing comic book series Optic Nerve and his illustrations in The New Yorker.

Adrian Younge

Born: 1978

Adrian Younge is an American composer, arranger and music producer based in the Los Angeles area. He is also an entertainment law professor and edits and scores films. Younge played bass and keyboards in a band during the late 1990s, and began...

Adriana Barraza

Born: March 5, 1956

Adriana Barraza is a Mexican actress, acting teacher, and director. In 1999 director Alejandro González Iñárritu cast her as the mother of Gael García Bernal's character in Amores perros, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign...

Adriana Lima

Born: June 12, 1981

Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model and actress, best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1999 to 2018. She was the longest-running model and named "the most valuable Victoria's Secret Angel" in 2017.

Adriana Trigiani

Born: September 3, 1969

Adriana Trigiani is an Italian-American best-selling author of eighteen books, award-winning playwright, television writer/producer, film director/screenwriter/producer, and entrepreneur based in New York City. Trigiani has published a novel a...

Adriane Lenox

Born: September 11, 1956

Adriane Lenox is an American actress, best known for her performances in Broadway theatre. Her performance in the play Doubt: A Parable garnered her the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 2005. She received another Tony Award...

Adrianne Palicki

Born: May 6, 1983

Adrianne Lee Palicki is an American actress. She is best known for her starring roles as Tyra Collette in the NBC sports drama series Friday Night Lights, as Barbara "Bobbi" Morse in the ABC superhero ...

Adriano Giannini

Born: May 10, 1971

Adriano Giannini is an Italian actor and voice actor.

Adrien Brody

Born: April 14, 1973

Adrien Brody is an American actor and producer. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age twenty-nine, making him the youngest actor to...

Adrienne Bailon

Born: October 24, 1983

Adrienne Eliza Houghton is an American singer, actress, television personality, Youtuber, and entrepreneur. She is a former member of girl groups such as 3LW and the Cheetah Girls. Since 2013, Bailon has been a co-host of the daytime talk show The...

Adrienne Barbeau

Born: June 11, 1945

Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress, singer and the author of three books. Barbeau came to prominence in the 1970s as Broadway's original Rizzo in the musical Grease, and as Carol Traynor, the divorced daughter of Maude Findlay on the...

Adrienne C. Moore

Born: August 14, 1980

Adrienne C. Moore is an American actress. She is known for her role as Cindy "Black Cindy" Hayes in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.

Adrienne Clarkson

Born: February 10, 1939

Adrienne Louise Clarkson PC CC CMM COM CD FRSC FRAIC FRCPSC is a Hong Kong-born Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 26th since Canadian Confederation.

Adrienne Gusoff

Adrienne is a widely published freelance writer (books and articles), award-winning advertising and greeting card designer, product and game creator, teacher/lecturer and business owner. She is the author of “Dirty Yiddish Slang” (Ulysses Press) and among the most quoted humorists on the Internet.

Adrienne Kennedy

Born: September 13, 1931

Adrienne Kennedy is an American playwright. She is best known for Funnyhouse of a Negro, which premiered in 1964 and won an Obie Award. She won a lifetime Obie as well. In 2018 she inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

Adrienne Mayor

Born: April 22, 1946

Adrienne Mayor is a historian of ancient science and a classical folklorist. Mayor specializes in ancient history and the study of "folk science", or how pre-scientific cultures interpreted data about the natural world, and how these...

Adrienne Rich

Born: May 16, 1929 Died: March 27, 2012

Adrienne Cecile Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century", and was credited with bringing "the oppression of women and lesbians to...

Adrienne Shelly

Born: June 24, 1966 Died: November 1, 2006

Adrienne Levine, better known by the stage name Adrienne Shelly, was an American actress, film director and screenwriter. She became known for roles in independent films such as 1989's The Unbelievable Truth and 1990's Trust. She wrote, co-starred...

Adwoa Aboah

Born: May 18, 1992

Adwoa Caitlin Maria Aboah is a British fashion model. In December 2017 she appeared on the cover of British Vogue. She has also been on the cover of American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Poland, and i-D. In 2017, the fashion industry voted her as...

Aeriel Miranda

Born: April 3, 1992

Aeriél Christine Gabrielle "ARI" Miranda is an American actress. She is best known for her recurring role as Shana Fring on the ABC Family series, Pretty Little Liars. She was first introduced as Shana on the web series, Pretty Dirty Secrets,...

Aerin Lauder

Born: April 23, 1970

Aerin Rebecca Lauder Zinterhofer is an American billionaire heiress and businesswoman.


Born: 389 BC Died: 314 BC

Aeschines was a Greek statesman and one of the ten Attic orators.

Afrika Bambaataa

Born: April 17, 1957

Afrika Bambaataa is an American disc jockey, rapper, songwriter and producer from the South Bronx, New York. He is notable for releasing a series of genre-defining electro tracks in the 1980s that influenced the development of hip hop culture.


Born: September 9, 1987

Nick van de Wall, better known as Afrojack, is a Dutch-Surinamese DJ, record producer, and remixer from Spijkenisse. In 2007, he founded the record label Wall Recordings; his debut album Forget the World was released in 2014.

Aga Khan IV

Born: December 13, 1936

Prince Shāh Karim al-Husayni, known as His Highness the Aga Khan outside Ismaili Muslim communities, and by the religious title Mawlana Hazar Imam to Ismaili communities, KBE, CC is the 49th and current Imam of Nizari Ismailism, a denomination of...

Agatha Christie

Born: September 15, 1890 Died: January 12, 1976

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE was an English writer known for her sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.

Agnes Bruckner

Born: August 16, 1985

Agnes Bruckner is an American actress and former model. She began acting in television in the late 1990s and has since appeared in several films, including The Woods, Blue Car, Murder by Numbers, Blood and Chocolate, and The Anna Nicole Story.

Agnes de Mille

Born: September 18, 1905 Died: October 7, 1993

Agnes George de Mille was an American dancer and choreographer.

Agnes Gund

Born: 1938

Agnes Gund is an American philanthropist and arts patron, collector of modern and contemporary art, and arts education and social justice advocate. She is President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art and Chairman of its International Council. She...

Agnes Macphail

Born: March 24, 1890 Died: February 13, 1954

Agnes Campbell Macphail was a Canadian politician from Ontario who was the country's first female Member of Parliament. First elected to the House of Commons of Canada in 1921, she served as an MP until 1940.

Agnes Martin

Born: March 22, 1912 Died: December 16, 2004

Agnes Bernice Martin, RCA, was a Canadian-born American abstract painter. Her work has been defined as an "essay in discretion on inward-ness and silence". Although she is often considered or referred to as a minimalist, Martin considered herself...

Agnes Obel

Born: October 28, 1980

Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel is a Danish singer, songwriter, and musician. Her first album, Philharmonics, was released by PIAS Recordings on 4 October 2010 and was certified gold in June 2011 by the Belgian Entertainment Association after selling...

Agnes Repplier

Born: April 1, 1855 Died: December 15, 1950

Agnes Repplier was an American essayist.

Agnes Smedley

Born: February 23, 1892 Died: May 6, 1950

Agnes Smedley was an American journalist and writer, well known for her semi-autobiographical novel Daughter of Earth as well as for her sympathetic chronicling of the Communist forces in the Chinese Civil War.

Agnes Varda

Born: May 30, 1928 Died: March 29, 2019

Agnès Varda was a Belgian-born French film director, screenwriter, photographer, and artist. Her work was pioneering for, and central to, the development of the widely influential French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

Agnetha Faltskog

Born: April 5, 1950

Agneta Åse Fältskog, better known as Agnetha Fältskog, is a Swedish singer, songwriter, musician and actress.

Agnieszka Radwanska

Born: March 6, 1989

Agnieszka Roma Radwańska is a Polish former professional tennis player. Known for making intelligent use of the court, she won twenty career singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 2 in July 2012.

Agustin Castillo

Born: June 15, 1963

Alberto Agustín Castillo Gallardo is a former Peruvian professional footballer and currently manager.

Agyness Deyn

Born: February 16, 1983

Agyness Deyn is an English model and actress.

Aharon Appelfeld

Born: February 16, 1932 Died: January 4, 2018

Aharon Appelfeld was an Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor.

Ahmad Jamal

Born: July 2, 1930

Ahmad Jamal is an American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator. For five decades, he has been one of the most successful small-group leaders in jazz.

Ahmed Ben Bella

Born: December 25, 1916 Died: April 11, 2012

Ahmed Ben Bella was an Algerian politician, socialist soldier and revolutionary who served as the first President of Algeria from 1963 to 1965.

Ahmed Best

Born: August 19, 1973

Ahmed Best is an American actor. He gained recognition in 1999 for providing motion capture and voice of the character of Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars franchise. He also created, wrote, directed, and produced his own TV show, which he titled...

Ahmed Chalabi

Born: October 30, 1944 Died: November 3, 2015

Ahmed Abdel Hadi Chalabi was an Iraqi politician, a founder of the Iraqi National Congress and the President of the Governing Council of Iraq. He was interim Minister of Oil in Iraq in April–May 2005 and December 2005 – January 2006 and Deputy...

Ahmed Zewail

Born: February 26, 1946 Died: August 2, 2016

Ahmed Hassan Zewail was an Egyptian chemist, known as the "father of femtochemistry". He was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on femtochemistry and became the first Egyptian to win a Nobel Prize in a scientific field.

Ahmet Davutoglu

Born: February 26, 1959

Ahmet Davutoğlu is a Turkish academic, politician and former diplomat who served as the 26th Prime Minister of Turkey and Leader of the Justice and Development Party from 2014 to 2016.

Ahmet Ertegun

Born: July 31, 1923 Died: December 14, 2006

Ahmet Ertegun was a Turkish-American businessman, songwriter and philanthropist. Ertegun was the co-founder and president of Atlantic Records. He discovered and championed many leading rhythm and blues and rock musicians. Ertegun also wrote...

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.

AJ Lee

Born: March 19, 1987

April Jeanette Mendez is an American author and former professional wrestler. She is best known for her time in the professional wrestling promotion WWE under the ring name AJ Lee. Born and raised in New Jersey, Mendez began her professional...

AJ Michalka

Born: April 10, 1991

Amanda Joy Michalka is an American actress, voice actress, singer-songwriter, and musician. She was a model before becoming an actress and is best known as one half of the duo Aly and AJ with her sister Aly Michalka.

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 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...

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.

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...


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 de Botton

Born: December 20, 1969

Alain de Botton, FRSL is a Swiss-born British philosopher and author. His books discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life. He published Essays in Love, which went on to sell two million...

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.

Alain Delon

Born: November 8, 1935

Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French actor and businessman. He is known as one of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols from the 1960s.

Alain Ducasse

Born: September 13, 1956

Alain Ducasse is a French-born Monégasque chef. He operates a number of restaurants including Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester which holds three stars in the Michelin Guide.

Alain Juppe

Born: August 15, 1945

Alain Marie Juppé is a French politician. A member of The Republicans, he was Prime Minister of France from 1995 to 1997 under President Jacques Chirac, during which period he faced major strikes that paralysed the country and became very...

Alain Prost

Born: February 24, 1955

Alain Marie Pascal Prost OBE is a retired French racing driver and a four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion. From 1987 until 2001 he held the record for most Grand Prix victories, and is considered as one of the greatest F1 drivers ever.

Alain Rene Le Sage

Born: May 6, 1668 Died: November 17, 1747

Alain-René Lesage was a French novelist and playwright. Lesage is best known for his comic novel The Devil upon Two Sticks, his comedy Turcaret, and his picaresque novel Gil Blas.

Alain Resnais

Born: June 3, 1922 Died: March 1, 2014

Alain Resnais was a French film director and screenwriter whose career extended over more than six decades. After training as a film editor in the mid-1940s, he went on to direct a number of short films which included Night and Fog, an influential...

Alain Robert

Born: August 7, 1962

Alain Robert is a French rock climber and urban climber, from Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. Known as "the French Spider-Man" or "the Human Spider," Robert is famous for his free solo climbing, scaling skyscrapers using no climbing...

Alain Wertheimer

Born: September 28, 1948

Alain Wertheimer is a French billionaire businessman, based in New York City. He owns a controlling interest in Chanel, with his brother G�rard.

Alaina Huffman

Born: April 17, 1980

Alaina Kalanj is a Canadian film and television actress. She is also known professionally as Alaina Huffman best known for the Canadian television series Painkiller Jane, where she played the character Maureen Bowers.

Alan Alda

Born: January 28, 1936

Alan Alda is an American actor, director, screenwriter, comedian, and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he played Hawkeye Pierce in the war television series M*A*S*H. He has ...

Alan Arkin

Born: March 26, 1934

Alan Wolf Arkin is an American actor, director and screenwriter. With a film career spanning seven decades, Arkin is known for his performances in The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming; Wait ...

Alan Autry

Born: July 31, 1952

Carlos Alan Autry Jr., is an American actor, politician, and former National Football League player. During his brief football career, he was known as Carlos Brown. He played the role of Captain Bubba Skinner on the NBC television series, In the...

Alan Ayckbourn

Born: April 12, 1939

Sir Alan Ayckbourn CBE FRSA is a prolific British playwright and director. He has written and produced more than seventy full-length plays in Scarborough and London and was, between 1972 and 2009, the ...

Alan Ball

Born: May 13, 1957

Alan Erwin Ball is an American writer, director, and producer for television, film, and theater. Ball wrote the screenplay for American Beauty, for which he earned an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Alan Bates

Born: February 17, 1934 Died: December 27, 2003

Sir Alan Arthur Bates, CBE was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, when he appeared in films ranging from the popular children's story Whistle Down the Wind to the "kitchen sink" drama A Kind of Loving.

Alan Bean

Born: March 15, 1932 Died: May 26, 2018

Alan LaVern Bean was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut; he was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3.

Alan Bennett

Born: May 9, 1934

Alan Bennett is an English actor, author, playwright, and screenwriter. He was born in Leeds and attended Oxford University, where he studied history and performed with the Oxford Revue. He stayed to teach and research medieval history at the...

Alan Bleasdale

Born: March 23, 1946

Alan Bleasdale is an English screenwriter, best known for social realist drama serials based on the lives of ordinary people. A former teacher, he has written for radio, stage and screen, and has also written novels.

Alan Bradley

Born: 1938

Alan Bradley is a Canadian mystery writer known for his Flavia de Luce series, which began with the acclaimed The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.

Alan Brien

Born: March 12, 1925 Died: May 23, 2008

Alan Brien was an English journalist best known for his novel Lenin. This took the form of a fictional diary charting Lenin's life from the death of his father to shortly before his own demise in 1924.

Alan Bullock

Born: December 13, 1914 Died: February 2, 2004

Alan Louis Charles Bullock, Baron Bullock, FBA was a British historian. He is best known for his book Hitler: A Study in Tyranny which was the first comprehensive biography of Adolf Hitler and influenced many other major biographies of Hitler.

Alan C. Greenberg

Born: September 3, 1927 Died: July 25, 2014

Alan Courtney "Ace" Greenberg was a chairman of the executive committee of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc.

Alan Casden

Born: 1945

Alan I. Casden is a real estate businessman who lives in Beverly Hills, California. Casden's real estate companies have built over 90,000 multi-family apartments since the 1980s. He also owns 3,100 luxury apartments in Los Angeles.

Alan Cheuse

Born: January 23, 1940 Died: July 31, 2015

Alan Stuart Cheuse was an American writer, editor, professor of literature, and radio commentator. A longtime NPR book commentator, he was also the author of five novels, five collections of short stories and novellas, a memoir and a collection of...

Alan Clark

Born: April 13, 1928 Died: September 5, 1999

Alan Kenneth Mackenzie Clark was a British Conservative Member of Parliament, author and diarist. He served as a junior minister in Margaret Thatcher's governments at the Departments of Employment, Trade and Defence. He became a member of the...

Alan Cohen

Born: February 28, 1950

Alan Cohen is the author of 22 popular inspirational books and CDs, including the best-selling The Dragan Doesn't Live Here Anymore. He lives in Hawaii.

Alan Colmes

Born: September 24, 1950 Died: February 23, 2017

Alan Samuel Colmes was an American radio and television host, liberal political commentator for the Fox News Channel, and blogger.

Alan Cooper

Born: June 3, 1952

Alan Cooper is an American software designer and programmer. Widely recognized as the “Father of Visual Basic", Cooper is also known for his books About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design and The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why...

Alan Coren

Born: June 27, 1938 Died: October 18, 2007

Alan Coren was an English humourist, writer and satirist who was well known as a regular panellist on the BBC radio quiz The News Quiz and a team captain on BBC television's Call My Bluff. Coren was also a journalist, and for almost a decade was...

Alan Cox

Born: June 23, 1971

Alan Cox is an American radio/TV personality. Cox is currently the afternoon host on 100.7 WMMS in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also a frequent guest host for the nationally syndicated "America Now" show.

Alan Cranston

Born: June 19, 1914 Died: December 31, 2000

Alan MacGregor Cranston was an American politician and journalist who served as a United States Senator from California from 1969 to 1993 and as President of the World Federalist Association from 1949 to 1952. Born in Palo Alto, California,...

Alan Cumming

Born: January 27, 1965

Alan Cumming OBE is a Scottish–American actor, comedian, singer, writer, filmmaker, and activist who has acted in numerous films, television shows, and plays.

Alan Dale

Born: May 6, 1947

Alan Hugh Dale is a New Zealand-born actor. As a child, Dale enjoyed theatre and rugby. After retiring from the sport, he took on a number of occupations, before deciding to become a professional actor at age 27.

Alan Davies

Born: March 6, 1966

Alan Roger Davies is an English stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He has played the title role in the BBC mystery drama series Jonathan Creek since 1997, and has been the only permanent panellist on ...

Alan Dean Foster

Born: November 18, 1946

Alan Dean Foster is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction, who has written several book series, more than 20 standalone novels and many novelizations of film scripts.

Alan Dershowitz

Born: September 1, 1938

Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American lawyer and legal scholar known for his scholarship of U.S. constitutional law and American criminal law, and a noted commentator on civil liberties issues.

Alan Dundes

Born: September 8, 1934 Died: March 30, 2005

Alan Dundes was a folklorist at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been described as "widely credited with helping to shape modern folklore scholarship", and "one of the most admired and ...

Alan Furst

Born: February 20, 1941

Alan Furst is an American author of historical spy novels. Furst has been called "an heir to the tradition of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene," whom he cites along with Joseph Roth and Arthur Koestler as important influences.

Alan G. Poindexter

Born: November 5, 1961 Died: July 1, 2012

Alan Goodwin "Dex" Poindexter was an American naval officer and a NASA astronaut. Poindexter was selected in the 1998 NASA Group and went into orbit aboard Space Shuttle missions STS-122 and STS-131.

Alan Garner

Born: October 17, 1934

Alan Garner OBE FRSL is an English novelist best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales.

Alan Gerry

Born: December 24, 1929

Alan Gerry is an American billionaire and founder of Cablevision Industries.

Alan Gorrie

Born: July 19, 1946

Alan Edward Gorrie is a Scottish bassist, guitarist, keyboardist and singer. He is a founding member of the Average White Band and remains one of two original members in the group's current line-up.

Alan Grayson

Born: March 13, 1958

Alan Mark Grayson is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who was the United States Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district from 2013 to 2017 and Florida's 8th congressional district from 2009 to 2011.

Alan Greenspan

Born: March 6, 1926

Alan Greenspan KBE is an American economist who served as Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. He works as a private adviser and provides consulting for firms through his company, Greenspan Associates LLC.

Alan Gregg

Born: January 14, 1952

Allan Gregg is a Canadian pollster, political advisor, television interviewer and pundit.

Alan Guth

Born: February 27, 1947

Alan Harvey Guth is an American theoretical physicist and cosmologist. Guth has researched elementary particle theory. He is Victor Weisskopf Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Alan Hansen

Born: June 13, 1955

Alan David Hansen is a Scottish former football player and BBC television football pundit. He played as a central defender for Partick Thistle, for the successful Liverpool team of the late '70s and '80s, and for Scotland.

Alan Hovhaness

Born: March 8, 1911 Died: June 21, 2000

Alan Hovhaness was an American composer. He was one of the most prolific 20th-century composers, with his official catalog comprising 67 numbered symphonies and 434 opus numbers. The true tally is well over 500 surviving works, since many opus...

Alan Huffman

Alan Huffman is an American author and journalist. He is the author of five nonfiction books, three of which deal with history related to the American South. He is notable as an opposition researcher.

Alan J. Dixon

Born: July 7, 1927 Died: July 6, 2014

Alan John Dixon was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served in the Illinois General Assembly from 1951 to 1971, as the Illinois Treasurer from 1971 to 1977, as the Illinois Secretary of State from 1977 to 1981 and as a...

Alan J. Heeger

Alan Jay Heeger is an American physicist, academic and Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry.

Alan J. Pakula

Born: April 7, 1928 Died: November 19, 1998

Alan Jay Pakula was an American film director, writer and producer. He was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture for To Kill a Mockingbird, Best Director for All the President's Men and Best Adapted Screenplay for Sophie's Choice.

Alan Jackson

Born: October 17, 1958

Alan Eugene Jackson is an American singer and songwriter. He is known for blending traditional honky-tonk and mainstream country pop sounds, as well as penning many of his own songs. Jackson has recorded 16 studio albums, three greatest hits...

Alan Jay Lerner

Born: August 31, 1918 Died: June 14, 1986

Alan Jay Lerner was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre both for the stage and on film. He won three...

Alan K. Simpson

Born: September 2, 1931

Alan Kooi Simpson is an American politician and member of the Republican Party, who represented Wyoming in the United States Senate. He also served as co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with Democratic Party...

Alan Kay

Born: May 17, 1940

Alan Curtis Kay is an American computer scientist. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society of Arts. He is best known for his pioneering work on...

Alan Keyes

Born: August 7, 1950

Alan Lee Keyes is an American conservative political activist, pundit, author and former ambassador. A doctoral graduate of Harvard University, Keyes began his diplomatic career in the U.S. Foreign Service in 1979 at the United States consulate in...

Alan King

Born: December 26, 1927 Died: May 9, 2004

Alan King was an American actor and comedian known for his biting wit and often angry humorous rants. King became well known as a Jewish comedian and satirist. He was also a serious actor who appeared in a number of movies and television shows....

Alan Kulwicki

Born: December 14, 1954 Died: April 1, 1993

Alan Dennis Kulwicki, nicknamed "Special K" and the "Polish Prince", was an American auto racing driver and team owner. He started racing at local short tracks in Wisconsin before moving up to regional stock car touring series.

Alan Ladd

Born: September 3, 1913 Died: January 29, 1964

Alan Walbridge Ladd was an American actor and film and television producer. Ladd found success in film in the 1940s and early 1950s, particularly in Westerns such as Shane and in films noir. He was often paired with Veronica Lake in noirish films...

Alan Lakein

Born: 1938

Alan Lakein is a well-known author on personal time management, including How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life which has sold over 3 million copies. Lakein is credited for several quotes, including "Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time...

Alan Lewis

Born: June 1, 1964

David Alan Lewis is a former Irish cricketer and rugby union referee. He is also an occasional media commentator on Irish cricket. His father, Ian, and daughters, Robyn and Gaby, have also played cricket for Ireland

Alan Lightman

Born: November 28, 1948

Alan Paige Lightman is an American physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur. He has served on the faculties of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently Professor of the Practice of the Humanities at the...

Alan Lomax

Born: January 31, 1915 Died: July 19, 2002

Alan Lomax was an American ethnomusicologist, best known for his numerous field recordings of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a musician himself, as well as a folklorist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian,...

Alan Lowenthal

Born: March 8, 1941

Alan Stuart Lowenthal is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for California's 47th congressional district since 2013.

Alan Mak

Born: November 19, 1983

Alan Mak is a British Conservative Party politician who was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Havant constituency in Hampshire in 2015. He is the first person of Han Chinese and East Asian origin to be elected to the House of Commons.

Alan Menken

Born: July 22, 1949

Alan Irwin Menken is an American composer, songwriter, music conductor, director and record producer. Menken is best known for his scores and songs for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Alan Mollohan

Born: May 14, 1943

Alan Bowlby Mollohan is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for West Virginia's 1st congressional district from 1983 to 2011. He was a member of the Democratic Party and the Blue Dog Coalition.

Alan Moore

Born: November 18, 1953

Alan Moore is an English writer known primarily for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Ballad of Halo Jones, Swamp Thing, Batman: The Killing Joke and From Hell. Regarded by some as the best comics writer in the...

Alan Mulally

Born: August 4, 1945

Alan Roger Mulally is an American aerospace engineer and manufacturing executive. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ford Motor Company. He retired from Ford Motor Company on July 1, 2014.

Alan Nunnelee

Born: October 9, 1958 Died: February 6, 2015

Patrick Alan Nunnelee was an American businessman and politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Mississippi's 1st congressional district from 2011 until his death in 2015. Previously he served in the Mississippi State Senate,...

Alan Oliveira

Born: August 21, 1992

Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira is a Paralympian athlete from Brazil competing mainly in category T44 sprint events. Oliveira is a double-below-the-knee amputee, classifying him in the Paralympic T43 class; athletes in this class run in T44 event.

Alan Parker

Born: February 14, 1944 Died: July 31, 2020

Sir Alan William Parker CBE was an English filmmaker. His early career, beginning in his late teens, was spent as a copywriter and director of television advertisements. After about ten years of filming adverts, many of which won awards for...

Alan Parsons

Born: December 20, 1948

Alan Parsons is an English audio engineer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. Parsons's father was Parsons Code developer Denys Parsons, his mother, Kelty MacLeod.

Alan Paton

Born: January 11, 1903 Died: April 12, 1988

Alan Stewart Paton was a South African author and anti-apartheid activist. His works include the novels Cry, the Beloved Country and Too Late the Phalarope.

Alan Patricof

Born: 1934

Alan Patricof is an American investor, one of the early pioneers of the venture capital and private equity industries. He founded Apax Partners, which is today one of the largest private equity firms globally.

Alan Perlis

Born: April 1, 1922 Died: February 7, 1990

Alan Jay Perlis was an American computer scientist and professor at Purdue University, Carnegie Mellon University and Yale University. He is best known for his pioneering work in programming languages and was the first recipient of the Turing...

Alan Price

Born: April 19, 1942

Alan Price is an English musician, best known as the original keyboardist for the British band the Animals and for his subsequent solo work. Price was born in Fatfield, Washington, County Durham, and was educated at Jarrow Grammar School, County...

Alan Rickman

Born: February 21, 1946 Died: January 14, 2016

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was an English actor and director. Known for his languid tone and delivery, Rickman's signature sound was the result of a speech impediment when he could not move his lower jaw properly as a child.

Alan Ritchson

Born: November 28, 1982

Alan Michael Ritchson is an American actor, model, and singer. He is known for his modeling career as well as his portrayals of the superhero Aquaman on The CW's Smallville and Thad Castle on Spike TV's Blue Mountain State.

Alan Rosenberg

Born: October 4, 1950

Alan Rosenberg is an American actor. Rosenberg is perhaps best known for his character Eli Levinson which appeared in both the series Civil Wars and the popular L.A. Law. From 2005 to 2009, he was president of the Screen Actors Guild, the...

Alan Ruck

Born: July 1, 1956

Alan Douglas Ruck is an American actor. He played Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller's best friend in John Hughes's Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Stuart Bondek, a lecherous, power-hungry member of the mayor's staff in the ABC sitcom Spin City.

Alan Rudolph

Born: December 18, 1943

Alan Steven Rudolph is an American film director and screenwriter.

Alan Schaaf

Born: October 21, 1987

Alan Schaaf is an American entrepreneur. He is best known as the founder and CEO of the image sharing app and website Imgur.

Alan Shearer

Born: August 13, 1970

Alan Shearer CBE DL is an English retired footballer who played as a striker. Widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation and one of the greatest players in the history of the Premier League, he is the Premier League's record...

Alan Shepard

Born: November 18, 1923 Died: July 21, 1998

Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. was an American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman. In 1961, he became the first American to travel into space, and in 1971, he walked on the Moon.

Alan Siegel

Born: August 26, 1938

Alan Siegel is the CEO of Siegelvision, a brand identity consultancy. He is the founder and chairman emeritus of the global brand strategy firm Siegel+Gale.

Alan Smith

Born: October 28, 1980

Alan Smith is an English footballer who last played for Notts County. He has also represented the England national team, winning 19 caps. Smith was known for his aggressive on pitch mentality and high pressing style of football.

Alan Stern

Born: November 22, 1957

Sol Alan Stern is an American engineer and planetary scientist. He is the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Chief Scientist at Moon Express.

Alan Sugar

Born: March 24, 1947

Alan Michael Sugar, Baron Sugar is a British business magnate, media personality, politician, and political adviser. In 1968, he started what would later become his largest business venture, consumer electronics company Amstrad. In 2007, he sold...

Alan Taylor

Born: 1965

Alan Taylor is an American television and film director. He is known for his work on TV shows such as Lost, The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Deadwood, and Mad Men. He also directed...

Alan Thicke

Born: March 1, 1947 Died: December 13, 2016

Alan Thicke was a Canadian actor, songwriter, game and talk show host. He was the father of singer Robin Thicke. In 2013, Thicke was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. Thicke was best known for playing Dr. Jason Seaver on the 1980s sitcom...

Alan Tudyk

Born: March 16, 1971

Alan Wray Tudyk is an American actor and voice actor known for his roles as Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the space western series Firefly and the film Serenity and Tucker McGee in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.

Alan Turing

Born: June 23, 1912 Died: June 7, 1954

Alan Mathison Turing OBE FRS was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist.

Alan Vega

Born: June 23, 1938 Died: July 16, 2016

Boruch Alan Bermowitz, known professionally as Alan Vega, was an American vocalist and visual artist, primarily known for his work with the electronic protopunk duo Suicide.

Alan W. Livingston

Born: October 15, 1917 Died: March 13, 2009

Alan Wendell Livingston was an American businessman best known for his tenures at Capitol Records, first as a writer/producer best known for creating Bozo the Clown for a series of record-album and illustrative read-along children's book sets.

Alan Walker

Born: August 24, 1997

Alan Olav Walker is a British-Norwegian DJ and record producer. In 2015, Walker received international acclaim after releasing the single "Faded", which received platinum certifications in 14 countries. In 2019, he was ranked 27th on DJ Mag's Top...

Alan Wilson

Born: July 4, 1943 Died: September 3, 1970

Alan Christie Wilson was an American musician, best known as the co-founder, leader, co-lead singer, and primary composer of the blues band Canned Heat. He sang and played harmonica and guitar with the group live and on recordings.

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 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 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 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...

Alberto Juantorena

Born: December 3, 1950

Alberto Juantorena is a Cuban former runner. He is the only athlete to win both the 400 and 800 m Olympic titles, which he achieved in 1976.

Alberto Korda

Born: September 14, 1928 Died: May 25, 2001

Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez, better known as Alberto Korda or simply Korda, was a Cuban photographer, remembered for his famous image Guerrillero Heroico of Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.

Alberto Manguel

Born: 1948

Alberto Manguel OC FRSL is an Argentine-Canadian anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist, editor, and a former Director of the National Library of Argentina.

Alberto Moravia

Born: November 28, 1907 Died: September 26, 1990

Alberto Moravia was an Italian novelist and journalist. His novels explored matters of modern sexuality, social alienation and existentialism. Moravia is best known for his debut novel Gli indifferenti and for the anti-fascist novel Il...

Alberto Salazar

Born: August 7, 1958

Alberto Salazar is an American track coach, former world-class long-distance runner, and currently under sanctions for doping offenses involving athletes he was training. Born in Cuba, Salazar immigrated to the United States as a child with his...

Alberto Sordi

Born: June 15, 1920 Died: February 24, 2003

Alberto Sordi Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian actor, voice actor, singer, composer, comedian, director and screenwriter.

Alberto Tomba

Born: December 19, 1966

Alberto Tomba is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Italy. He was the dominant technical skier in the late 1980s and 1990s. At 6 ft tall and 90 kg, his powerful build was a contrast to the lighter, more traditional technical skiers who...

Albina Shagimuratova

Born: October 17, 1979

Albina Anvarovna Shagimuratova is a Russian coloratura soprano. 2019 her recording of the title role in Semiramide for Opera Rara won the international Opera Award and the International Classical Music Awards, followed by "Neala" in Donizettis "Il...

Albio Sires

Born: January 26, 1951

Albio B. Sires is a Cuban-American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 8th congressional district, serving since 2006. The district, numbered as the 13th district from 2006 to 2013, includes most of northern and eastern...

Albion W. Small

Born: May 11, 1854 Died: February 12, 1926

Albion Woodbury Small founded the first independent Department of Sociology in the United States at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois in 1892. He was influential in the establishment of sociology as a valid field of academic study.

Albrecht Durer

Born: May 21, 1471 Died: April 6, 1528

Albrecht Dürer, sometimes spelt in English as Durer or Duerer, was a German painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, Dürer established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was in his twenties...

Albrecht Kossel

Born: September 16, 1853 Died: July 5, 1927

Ludwig Karl Martin Leonhard Albrecht Kossel was a German biochemist and pioneer in the study of genetics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1910 for his work in determining the chemical composition of nucleic acids, the...


Born: 621 BC Died: 560 BC

Alcaeus of Mytilene was a lyric poet from the Greek island of Lesbos who is credited with inventing the Alcaic stanza. He was included in the canonical list of nine lyric poets by the scholars of Hellenistic Alexandria. He was a contemporary and...

Alcee Hastings

Born: September 5, 1936

Alcee Lamar Hastings is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 20th congressional district. The district includes most of the majority-black precincts in and around Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.


Born: 735 AD Died: May 19, 804 AD

Alcuin of York – also called Ealhwine, Alhwin, or Alchoin – was an English scholar, clergyman, poet, and teacher from York, Northumbria. He was born around 735 and became the student of Archbishop Ecgbert at York.

Alden Ehrenreich

Born: November 22, 1989

Alden Caleb Ehrenreich is an American actor. He began his career by appearing in Francis Ford Coppola's films Tetro and Twixt. Following supporting roles in the 2013 films Blue Jasmine and Stoker, he starred in the Coen brothers comedy Hail,...

Alden Nowlan

Born: January 25, 1933 Died: June 27, 1983

Alden Albert Nowlan was a Canadian poet, novelist, and playwright.

Aldis Hodge

Born: September 20, 1986

Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Alec Hardison on the TNT series Leverage, MC Ren in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton, Levi Jackson in the 2016 film Hidden Figures, and as Noah in the WGN...

Aldo Leopold

Born: January 11, 1887 Died: April 21, 1948

Aldo Leopold was an American author, philosopher, scientist, ecologist, forester, conservationist, and environmentalist. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin and is best known for his book A Sand County Almanac, which has sold more...

Alec Baldwin

Born: April 3, 1958

Alexander Rae Baldwin III is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and political activist. A member of the Baldwin family, he is the eldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all actors. Baldwin first gained recognition appearing on seasons...

Alec Berg

Alec Berg is an American comedy writer. He wrote for the sitcom Seinfeld and is co-creator and executive producer of Barry with Bill Hader. He also co-wrote the screenplays for the films The Cat in the Hat, EuroTrip and The Dictator.

Alec Guinness

Born: April 2, 1914 Died: August 5, 2000

Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, Guinness was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets, in which he played nine ...

Alec Issigonis

Born: November 18, 1906 Died: October 2, 1988

Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis CBE FRS RDI was a British automotive designer, widely noted for the development of the groundbreaking Mini, launched by the British Motor Corporation in 1959, and voted the second most influential car of...

Alec Waugh

Born: July 8, 1898 Died: September 3, 1981

Alexander Raban Waugh was a British novelist, the elder brother of the better-known Evelyn Waugh and son of Arthur Waugh, author, literary critic, and publisher.

Aleister Crowley

Born: October 12, 1875 Died: December 1, 1947

Aleister Crowley was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion of Thelema, identifying himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Æon of Horus in the early...

Alejandra Pizarnik

Born: April 29, 1936 Died: September 25, 1972

Alejandra Pizarnik was an Argentine poet. As most of her career coincided with military regimes, her poetry carries a clandestine dimension.

Alejandro Amenabar

Born: March 31, 1972

Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos is a Spanish-Chilean film director, screenwriter and composer. Among other honors, he has won nine Goyas and two European Film Awards and one Academy Award. He has written the screenplays to all six of his films...

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Born: August 15, 1963

Alejandro González Iñárritu is a Mexican film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for telling international stories about the human condition, and his projects have garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades.

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Born: February 17, 1929

Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky is a Chilean-French filmmaker and artist. Since 1948, Jodorowsky has worked as a novelist, screenwriter, a poet, a playwright, an essayist, a film and theater director ...

Alejo Carpentier

Born: December 26, 1904 Died: April 24, 1980

Alejo Carpentier y Valmont was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its famous "boom" period. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Carpentier grew up in Havana, Cuba, and despite his...

Alek Wek

Born: April 16, 1977

Alek Wek is a South Sudanese-British model and designer who began her fashion career at the age of 18 in 1995. She has been hailed for her influence on the perception of beauty in the fashion industry. She is from the Dinka ethnic group in South...

Aleksa Palladino

Born: September 21, 1980

Aleksa Palladino is an American actress and singer, perhaps best known for her lead roles in Manny & Lo, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Find Me Guilty, Boardwalk Empire, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.

Aleksandar Hemon

Born: September 9, 1964

Aleksandar Hemon is a Bosnian-American fiction writer, essayist, and critic. His best known novels are Nowhere Man and The Lazarus Project. He frequently publishes in The New Yorker, and has also written for Esquire, The Paris Review, the Op-Ed...

Aleksandar Mitrovic

Born: September 16, 1994

Aleksandar Mitrović is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Fulham and the Serbia national team. A youth product at Partizan, he turned professional after a loan at Teleoptik, and was a regular as they...

Aleksander Kwasniewski

Born: November 15, 1954

Aleksander Kwaśniewski is a Polish politician and journalist. He served as the President of Poland from 1995 to 2005. He was born in Białogard, and during the communist rule, he was active in the Socialist Union of Polish Students and was the...

Aleksandr Kuprin

Born: September 7, 1870 Died: August 25, 1938

Aleksandr Ivanovich Kuprin was a Russian writer best known for his novels The Duel and The Pit, as well as Moloch, Olesya, "Junior Captain Rybnikov", "Emerald", and The Garnet Bracelet – the latter made into a 1965 movie.

Aleksandr Lebed

Born: April 20, 1950 Died: April 28, 2002

Lieutenant General Alexander Ivanovich Lebed was a Soviet and Russian military officer and politician who held senior positions in the Airborne Troops before running for president in the 1996 Russian presidential election.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Born: December 11, 1918 Died: August 3, 2008

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, philosopher, historian, short story writer and political prisoner. Solzhenitsyn was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union and Communism and helped to raise global awareness of the Soviet...

Aleksey Igudesman

Born: July 22, 1973

Aleksey Mikhailovich Igudesman is a Russian-German violinist, composer, conductor, comedian and actor. He performs in the comedy-musical duo Igudesman & Joo.

Aleqa Hammond

Born: September 23, 1965

Aleqa Hammond is a Greenlandic politician and former member of the Danish Folketing. Formerly the leader of the Siumut party, she became Greenland's first female Prime Minister after her party emerged as the largest parliamentary faction in the...

Alesha Dixon

Born: October 7, 1978

Alesha Anjanette Dixon is an English singer, rapper, songwriter, dancer, author, model and television personality. Dixon rose to fame in 2001 as a member of the all-female R&B/garage/rap trio Mis-Teeq.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Born: April 11, 1981

Alessandra Corine Ambrosio is a Brazilian model and television personality. She is known for her work with Victoria's Secret and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company's PINK line.

Alessandra Mussolini

Born: December 30, 1962

Alessandra Mussolini is an Italian politician, the granddaughter of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, and a former actress and model who served as a Member of the European Parliament for Forza Italia.

Alessandra Torresani

Born: May 29, 1987

Alessandra Olivia Toreson, known professionally as Alessandra Torresani and prior to 2007, Alessandra Toreson, is an American actress. She is best known for playing Zoe Graystone in the science fiction television series Caprica and Claire in The...

Alessandro Del Piero

Born: November 9, 1974

Alessandro Del Piero Ufficiale OMRI is an Italian former professional footballer who mainly played as a deep-lying forward, although he was capable of playing in several offensive positions. Since 2015, he has worked as a pundit for Sky Sport...

Alessandro Juliani

Born: July 6, 1975

Alessandro Juliani is a Canadian actor and singer. He is notable for playing the roles of Tactical Officer Lieutenant Felix Gaeta on the Sci-Fi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica, Emil ...

Alessandro Michele

Born: 1972

Alessandro Michele is an Italian fashion designer. In January 2015, he was appointed creative director of Gucci, the Italian fashion luxury house where he had been working since 2002. He is responsible for all of Gucci's collections and global...

Alessandro Nivola

Born: June 28, 1972

Alessandro Antine Nivola is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for many awards including a Tony Award, a Critics Choice Award, and an Independent Spirit Award and has won a Screen ...

Alessia Cara

Born: July 11, 1996

Alessia Caracciolo, known professionally as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. After producing acoustic covers, she signed with EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings in 2014 and released her debut single...

Alethea Kontis

Born: January 11, 1976

Alethea Kontis is an American writer of Teen & Young Adult Books, picture books and speculative fiction, primarily for children. She lived in Ashburn, Virginia and then in Titusville, FL.

Alex Azar

Born: June 17, 1967

Alex Michael Azar II is an American politician, attorney, former pharmaceutical lobbyist, pharmaceutical executive, and current Presidential cabinet member who serves as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Alex Berenson

Born: January 6, 1973

Alex Berenson is a former reporter for The New York Times and the author of several thriller novels and a book on corporate financial filings.

Alex Biryukov

Alex Biryukov is a cryptographer, currently a full professor at the University of Luxembourg. His notable work includes the design of the stream cipher LEX, as well as the cryptanalysis of numerous cryptographic primitives.

Alex Borstein

Born: February 15, 1971

Alexandrea Borstein is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, singer, writer and producer. She is best known for voicing Lois Griffin on the animated comedy series Family Guy, and for her supporting ...

Alex Breckenridge

Born: May 15, 1982

Alexandra Hetherington Breckenridge is an American actress. She began her career with supporting roles in the teen comedy films Big Fat Liar and She's the Man. Breckenridge later played reporter Willa McPherson in the FX series Dirt and had a...

Alex Bregman

Born: March 30, 1994

Alexander David Bregman is an American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. As a high school sophomore at Albuquerque Academy in 2010, Bregman became the first high school player to win...

Alex Campbell

Born: December 1, 1933

Alexander Bradshaw Campbell PC OC OPEI is a former politician of Prince Edward Island, Canada. He is the son of former premier Thane A. Campbell and Cecilia L. Bradshaw. He entered politics by winning a seat in the legislature through a 1965...

Alex Chilton

Born: December 28, 1950 Died: March 17, 2010

William Alexander Chilton was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, best known as the lead singer of the Box Tops and Big Star.

Alex Chiu


Alex Clare

Born: September 14, 1985

Alexander George Clare is an English singer and songwriter. His debut album, The Lateness of the Hour, was released in the UK on 11 July 2011 on Island Records and was produced by Mike Spencer and Major Lazer.

Alex Comfort

Born: February 10, 1920 Died: March 26, 2000

Alexander Comfort was a British scientist and physician known best for his nonfiction sex manual, The Joy of Sex. He was an author of both fiction and nonfiction, as well as a gerontologist, anarchist, pacifist, and conscientious objector.

Alex Cox

Born: December 15, 1954

Alexander B. H. Cox is an English film director, screenwriter, actor, nonfiction author and broadcaster. Cox experienced success early in his career with Repo Man and Sid and Nancy, but since the release and commercial failure of Walker, he has...

Alex D. Linz

Born: January 3, 1989

Alexander David Linz is an American former child actor who starred in several late 1990s and early 2000s films and television programs. His film roles include Home Alone 3 and Max Keeble's Big Move.

Alex de Minaur

Born: February 17, 1999

Alex de Minaur is an Australian tennis player with dual Australian and Spanish citizenship. He achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of 18 in October 2019.

Alex Ebert

Born: May 12, 1978

Alexander Michael Tahquitz Ebert is an American singer-songwriter and composer. He is best known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the American bands Ima Robot and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Alex Ferguson

Born: December 31, 1941

Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson CBE is a Scottish former football manager and player widely known for managing Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. He is considered by many to be the greatest manager of all time and he has won more trophies than...

Alex Flinn

Born: October 23, 1966

Alexandra Flinn is an American writer of novels for young adults. To date, she has written twelve books and one original e-book, that have been published with another due in 2017. Her books have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today...

Alex Garland

Born: May 26, 1970

Alexander Medawar Garland is an English writer and filmmaker. He rose to prominence as a novelist in the late 1990s with his novel The Beach, which led some critics to call Garland a key voice of Generation X.

Alex Gibney

Born: October 23, 1953

Philip Alexander Gibney is an American documentary film director and producer. In 2010, Esquire magazine said Gibney "is becoming the most important documentarian of our time".

Alex Graves

Born: July 23, 1965

Alexander John Graves is an American film director, television director, television producer and screenwriter.

Alex Grey

Born: November 29, 1953

Alex Grey is an American visionary artist, author, teacher, and Vajrayana practitioner. He works in multiple forms including performance art, process art, installation art, sculpture, visionary art, and painting. Grey is a member of the Integral...

Alex Guarnaschelli

Born: 1972

Alexandra Maria Guarnaschelli is a chef and executive chef at New York City's Butter restaurant and was executive chef at The Darby restaurant before its closing.

Alex Haley

Born: August 11, 1921 Died: February 10, 1992

Alexander Murray Palmer Haley was an American writer and the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. ABC adapted the book as a television miniseries of the same name and aired it in 1977 to a record-breaking audience of 130...

Alex Hirsch

Born: June 18, 1985

Alexander Robert Hirsch is an American animator, voice actor, writer, storyboard artist, and producer. He is the creator of the Disney Channel series Gravity Falls, for which he provided the voices of Grunkle Stan, Soos, and Bill Cipher, among...

Alex Hirschi

Born: September 21, 1985

Alex Hirschi is an Australian social media celebrity, presenter, and vlogger. She is best known for her automotive videos, which she posts on a regular basis on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Alex Hogh Andersen

Born: May 20, 1994

Alex Hogh Andersen is a Danish actor and photographer. He is mainly known for the role of Ivar the Boneless in the historical drama television series Vikings.

Alex Honnold

Born: August 17, 1985

Alexander Honnold is an American rock climber best known for his free solo ascents of big walls. His 2017 accomplishment of free soloing El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park, is regarded as one of the greatest athletic achievements of all time.

Alex Iwobi

Born: May 3, 1996

Alexander Chuka Iwobi is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger and forward for Premier League club Everton and the Nigeria national team. He began his career at Arsenal, making 149 appearances and scoring 15 goals, and winning...

Alex Jones

Born: February 11, 1974

Alexander Emric Jones is an American far-right radio show host, political extremist and conspiracy theorist. He hosts The Alex Jones Show from Austin, Texas, which the Genesis Communications Network syndicates across the United States and online.

Alex Kapranos

Born: March 20, 1972

Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley is a Scottish musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and author. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand. He has also been a part of the supergroups FFS and...

Alex Karpovsky

Born: September 23, 1975

Alexander Karpovsky is an American director, actor, screenwriter, producer and film editor. He is best known for playing Ray Ploshansky on the HBO comedy-drama series Girls and Craig Petrosian on the Amazon series Homecoming.

Alex Karras

Born: July 15, 1935 Died: October 10, 2012

Alexander George Karras was an American football player, professional wrestler, sportscaster, and actor. He was a four-time Pro Bowl player with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League, where he played from 1958 to 1970. As an actor,...

Alex Kingston

Born: March 11, 1963

Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston is an English actress who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Alex Kurtzman

Born: September 7, 1973

Alexander Hilary Kurtzman is an American film and television writer, producer, and director. He is best known for co-producing the Star Trek franchise since 2009, co-writing the scripts to Transformers, ...

Alex Lawther

Born: May 4, 1995

Alexander Jonathan Lawther is an English actor. He is known for portraying James in the Channel 4 series The End of the F***ing World and for his acclaimed role as Kenny in the season three episode "Shut Up and Dance" of the Netflix series Black...

Alex Lifeson

Born: August 27, 1953

Alexandar Živojinović, OC, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the guitarist of the progressive rock band Rush. In 1968, Lifeson co-founded the band that would become...

Alex Lowe

Born: December 24, 1958 Died: October 5, 1999

Stewart Alexander "Alex" Lowe was an American mountaineer. He has been described as inspiring "...a whole generation of climbers and explorers with his uncontainable enthusiasm, legendary training routines, and significant ascents of rock climbs,...

Alex Meraz

Born: January 10, 1985

Alejandro "Alex" Meraz is an American dancer, actor and martial artist. Meraz is best known for playing the shape-shifter named Paul Lahote in the film New Moon.

Alex Morgan

Born: July 2, 1989

Alexandra Morgan Carrasco is an American soccer player for the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League, the highest division of women's professional soccer in the United States, and the United States women's national soccer team.

Alex Morrison


Alex Newell

Born: August 20, 1992

Alex Eugene Newell is an American actor and singer. He is known for his roles as Unique Adams on the Fox musical series Glee and Mo on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. He also starred as Asaka in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island at the...

Alex Noble


Alex North

Born: December 4, 1910 Died: September 8, 1991

Alex North was an American composer best known for his many film scores, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata!, Spartacus, Cleopatra, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He was the first composer to receive an Honorary Academy Award,...

Alex O'Loughlin

Born: August 24, 1976

Alex O'Loughlin is an Australian actor, writer, director, and producer, who played Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett on CBS' remake of the TV series Hawaii Five-0. He had starring roles in the films Oyster Farmer and The Back-up Plan, as well...

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Born: August 15, 1993

Alexander Mark David Oxlade-Chamberlain is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool and the England national team. After rising to prominence with Southampton during the 2010–11 season aged 17,...

Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene is an American writer and editor. He was the editor of the online news magazine Gawker.

Alex Pettyfer

Born: April 10, 1990

Alexander Richard Pettyfer is a British actor and model. He appeared in school plays and on television before being cast as Alex Rider, the main character in the 2006 film version of Stormbreaker. Pettyfer was nominated for a Young Artist Award...

Alex Rocco

Born: February 29, 1936 Died: July 18, 2015

Alessandro Federico Petricone Jr., known professionally as Alex Rocco, was an American actor. Often cast as a villain, he is best known for his portrayal of Moe Greene in The Godfather and his Primetime Emmy Award winning role in The Famous Teddy...

Alex Rodriguez

Born: July 27, 1975

Alexander Enmanual Rodriguez, nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, as well as a businessman and philanthropist. He earned a total of $441.3...

Alex Roe

Born: 1990

Alexander Michael Roe-Brown is a British actor.

Alex Scott

Born: October 14, 1984

Alexandra Virina Scott MBE is an English former footballer who mostly played as a right-back for Arsenal in the FA WSL, pundit and presenter. She made 140 appearances for the English national team and also represented Great Britain at the 2012...

Alex Sharp

Born: February 2, 1989

Alexander Ian Sharp is an English actor best known for originating the role of Christopher Boone in the Broadway Production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Alex Shoumatoff

Born: November 4, 1946

Alexander "Alex" Shoumatoff is an American writer known for his literary journalism, nature and environmental writing, and books and magazine pieces about political and environmental situations and world affairs.

Alex Smith

Born: May 7, 1984

Alexander Douglas Smith is an American football quarterback for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League.

Alex Spanos

Born: September 28, 1923 Died: October 9, 2018

Alexander Gus Spanos was an American billionaire real estate developer, founder of the A. G. Spanos Companies, and the majority owner of the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League.

Alex Stamos

Born: 1979

Alex Stamos is a Greek American computer scientist and adjunct professor at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. He is the former chief security officer at Facebook.

Alex Steffen

Born: 1968

Alex Steffen is an American futurist who writes and speaks about sustainability and the future of the planet. He emphasizes the importance of imagining persuasive, positive possible futures: “It’s literally true that we can’t build what we can’t...

Alex Tabarrok

Born: November 11, 1966

Alexander Taghi Tabarrok is a Canadian-American economist. With Tyler Cowen, he co-authors the economics blog Marginal Revolution. Tabarrok and Cowen have also ventured into online education with Marginal Revolution University.

Alex Timbers

Born: August 7, 1978

Alex Timbers is an American two-time Tony-nominated writer and director and the recipient of Golden Globe, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and London Evening Standard Awards, as well as two OBIE and Lucile Lortel Awards.

Alex Tizon

Born: October 30, 1959 Died: March 23, 2017

Tomas Alexander Asuncion Tizon was a Filipino-American author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. His book Big Little Man, a memoir and cultural history, explores themes related to race, masculinity, and personal identity. Tizon taught at the...

Alex Trebek

Born: July 22, 1940

George Alexander Trebek OC is a Canadian-American television personality, game show host and actor. He has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since its revival in 1984, and has also ...

Alex Turner

Born: January 6, 1986

Alexander David Turner is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the frontman and principal songwriter of the rock band Arctic Monkeys, with whom he has released six albums. He has also recorded with his...

Alex Van Halen

Born: May 8, 1953

Alexander Arthur Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician who is the drummer and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. The band was formed in 1974 by Alex Van Halen; his younger brother, Eddie Van Halen; David Lee Roth; and Michael Anthony.

Alex Weisman

Born: July 16, 1987

Alex Weisman is a stage actor, who is best known for his performance as Posner in TimeLine Theatre Company's debut production of the play, The History Boys He is the younger brother of Robin Weisman.

Alex Winston

Born: September 28, 1987

Alexandra Leigh "Alex" Winston is an American indie pop rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Alex Winter

Born: July 17, 1965

Alexander Ross Winter is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He played the slacker Bill in the 1989 film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and its sequels Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey and Bill & Ted Face the Music.

Alex Wolff

Born: November 1, 1997

Alexander Draper Wolff is an American actor, singer, writer, producer, and director. He first gained recognition for starring alongside his older brother Nat in the Nickelodeon musical comedy series The Naked Brothers Band, which was created by...

Alexa Bliss

Born: August 9, 1991

Alexis Kaufman is an American professional wrestler signed to WWE, where she performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Alexa Bliss. In May 2013, Bliss signed a contract with WWE and was assigned to their Performance Center and...

Alexa Chung

Born: November 5, 1983

Alexa Chung is a British writer, television presenter, model, and fashion designer. She has authored the book It and launched her eponymous fashion brand in May 2017.

Alexa Davalos

Born: May 28, 1982

Alexa Davalos is an American actress. Her early role as Gwen Raiden on the fourth season of the TV series Angel was followed by several Hollywood films, including The Chronicles of Riddick, Feast of Love, The Mist, Defiance and Clash of the...

Alexa Hirschfeld

Alexa Hirschfeld is an entrepreneur. Hirschfeld co-founded the online invitation website Paperless Post.

Alexa Ray Joel

Born: December 29, 1985

Alexa Ray Joel is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Her parents are singer-songwriter Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley. Joel released an EP Sketches and several singles on independent record labels. She has performed at numerous...

Alexa Vega

Born: August 27, 1988

Alexa Ellesse PenaVega is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera. In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in...

Alexa Von Tobel

Born: October 6, 1983

Alexa von Tobel is the founder and CEO of LearnVest.com, a personal finance website, and the founder and Managing Partner of Inspired Capital.

Alexander Acosta

Born: January 16, 1969

Rene Alexander Acosta is an American attorney and politician, who served as the 27th United States Secretary of Labor from 2017 to 2019. President Donald Trump nominated Acosta to be Labor Secretary on February 16, 2017, and he was confirmed by...

Alexander Ahndoril

Born: January 20, 1967

Alexander Ahndoril was born 20 January 1967 in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm. Alexander made his literary debut at the age of 22 with the love story Den äkta kvinnan. He has since authored nine novels, screenplays, radio scripts and stage plays.

Alexander Alekhine

Born: October 31, 1892 Died: March 24, 1946

Alexander Alekhine was a Russian and French chess player and the fourth World Chess Champion. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. By the age of 22, Alekhine was already among the strongest chess players in...

Alexander Berkman

Born: November 21, 1870 Died: June 28, 1936

Alexander Berkman was a leading member of the anarchist movement in the early 20th century, famous for both his political activism and his writing. Berkman was born in Vilnius, Lithuania and immigrated to the United States in 1888. He lived in New...

Alexander Brome

Born: 1620 Died: June 30, 1666

Alexander Brome was an English poet.

Alexander Calder

Born: July 22, 1898 Died: November 11, 1976

Alexander Calder was an American sculptor who is best known for his innovative mobiles that embrace chance in their aesthetic and his monumental public sculptures.

Alexander Chase


Alexander Chee

Born: August 21, 1967

Alexander Chee is an American fiction writer, poet, journalist and reviewer. Born in Rhode Island, he spent his childhood in South Korea, Kauai, Truk, Guam and Maine. He attended Wesleyan University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Alexander Cockburn

Born: June 6, 1941 Died: July 21, 2012

Alexander Claud Cockburn was an Irish-American political journalist and writer. Cockburn was brought up by British parents in Ireland but had lived and worked in the United States since 1972. Together with Jeffrey St. Clair, he edited the...

Alexander Dale Oen

Born: May 21, 1985 Died: April 30, 2012

Alexander Dale Oen was a Norwegian swimmer. He represented the clubs Vestkantsvømmerne and Bærumsvømmerne. Dale Oen's gold at the 2008 European Championships made him the first Norwegian male to win a medal at a major international long course...

Alexander De Croo

Born: November 3, 1975

Alexander De Croo is a Flemish liberal politician, economist and businessman. He currently holds the office of Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Finance and Development Cooperation. From 2009 until 2012, he was party leader of

Alexander Downer

Born: September 9, 1951

Alexander John Gosse Downer AC is a former Australian politician and diplomat who was leader of the Liberal Party from 1994 to 1995, Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1996 to 2007, and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2014 to 2018.

Alexander Dreymon

Born: February 7, 1983

Alexander Dreymon is a German-born actor. He is best known for portraying Uhtred of Bebbanburg in the television series The Last Kingdom. Dreymon's other notable roles were in Christopher and His Kind and American Horror Story: Coven. Dreymon also...

Alexander Dubcek

Born: November 27, 1921 Died: November 7, 1992

Alexander Dubček was a Czechoslovak and Slovak politician who served as the First Secretary of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia from January 1968 to April 1969.

Alexander Duff

Born: April 15, 1806 Died: February 12, 1878

Very Rev Dr Alexander Duff, was a Christian missionary in India; where he played a large part in the development of higher education. He was a Moderator and Convenor of the Church of Scotland and an unashamed scientific liberal reformer of...

Alexander Fleming

Born: August 6, 1881 Died: March 11, 1955

Sir Alexander Fleming FRS FRSE FRCS was a Scottish physician and microbiologist. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the world's first broadly effective antibiotic substance ...

Alexander Gould

Born: May 4, 1994

Alexander Jerome Gould is an American actor and voice artist. His roles include voicing the title character in Pixar's Finding Nemo and playing Shane Botwin on the Showtime series Weeds.

Alexander Grothendieck

Born: March 28, 1928 Died: November 13, 2014

Alexander Grothendieck was a mathematician who became the leading figure in the creation of modern algebraic geometry.

Alexander Haig

Born: December 2, 1924 Died: February 20, 2010

Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. was the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and the White House chief of staff under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

Alexander Hanson

Born: April 28, 1961

Alexander Harald St John Hanson-Akins is a Norwegian-born British stage actor who has appeared in numerous plays and musicals in the West End, and also on Broadway.

Alexander Henry


Alexander Herzen

Born: April 6, 1812 Died: January 21, 1870

Alexander Ivanovich Herzen was a Russian writer and thinker known as the "father of Russian socialism" and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism.

Alexander Jackson Davis

Born: July 24, 1803 Died: January 14, 1892

Alexander Jackson Davis, or A. J. Davis, was an American architect, known particularly for his association with the Gothic Revival style.

Alexander John Ellis

Born: June 14, 1814 Died: October 28, 1890

Alexander John Ellis, FRS was an English mathematician, philologist and early phonetician who also influenced the field of musicology.

Alexander Karp

Born: October 2, 1967

Alexander Karp is an American billionaire businessman who is the co-founder and CEO of the software firm Palantir Technologies.

Alexander Kluge

Born: February 14, 1932

Alexander Kluge is a German author, philosopher, academic and film director.

Alexander Koch

Born: February 24, 1988

Alexander Koch is an American actor. He played the series regular role of Junior Rennie on the CBS drama series Under the Dome, based on the novel by Stephen King. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Alex Koch appears in the fifth season of...

Alexander Lebedev

Born: December 16, 1959

Alexander Yevgenievich Lebedev is a Russian businessman, referred to as one of the Russian oligarchs. In early 2008, he was one of the golden 100 top Russian billionaires, listed as the 39th richest Russian, and worth an estimated US$3.1 billion...

Alexander Lowen

Born: December 23, 1910 Died: October 28, 2008

Alexander Lowen was an American physician and psychotherapist.

Alexander Ludwig

Born: May 7, 1992

Alexander Ludwig is a Canadian actor. He first began his career as a child, and then received recognition as a teenager for starring in the films The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising and Race to Witch Mountain. He shot to fame for starring as Cato in...

Alexander Lukashenko

Born: August 30, 1954

Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko or Alyaksandr Ryhoravich Lukashenka is a Belarusian politician, who has served as president of Belarus since the establishment of the office 26 years ago, on 20 July 1994.

Alexander Mackendrick

Born: September 8, 1912 Died: December 22, 1993

Alexander Mackendrick was an American-Scottish director and teacher. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and later moved to Scotland.

Alexander Mackenzie

Born: 1764 Died: March 12, 1820

Sir Alexander Mackenzie was a British explorer known for accomplishing the first east to west crossing of America north of Mexico in 1793, which preceded the more famous Lewis and Clark Expedition by 12 years.

Alexander Mamut

Born: January 29, 1960

Alexander Leonidovich Mamut is a Russian billionaire lawyer, banker and investor. On the Forbes 2016 list of the world's billionaires, he was ranked #908 with a net worth of US$2.5 billion.

Alexander McCall Smith

Born: August 24, 1948

Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE, is a British-Zimbabwean writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. In the late 20th century, McCall Smith became a respected expert on medical law and bioethics and...

Alexander McQueen

Born: March 17, 1969 Died: February 11, 2010

View allLee Alexander McQueen, CBE was a British fashion designer and couturier. He worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, and founded his own Alexander McQueen label in 1992.

Alexander Meiklejohn

Born: February 3, 1872 Died: December 17, 1964

Alexander Meiklejohn was a philosopher, university administrator, educational reformer, and free-speech advocate, best known as president of Amherst College.

Alexander Nix

Born: May 1, 1975

Alexander James Ashburner Nix is a British businessman, the former CEO of Cambridge Analytica and a former director of the Strategic Communication Laboratories Group, a behavioural research and strategic communications consultancy, leading its...

Alexander O'Neal

Born: November 15, 1953

Alexander O'Neal is an American R&B singer, songwriter and arranger from Natchez, Mississippi. In a music career spanning more than 40 years, O'Neal is an accomplished R&B and soul singer.

Alexander Osterwalder

Born: 1974

Alexander Osterwalder is a Swiss business theorist, author, speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur, known for his work on business modeling and the development of the Business Model Canvas.

Alexander Ovechkin

Born: September 17, 1985

Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin is a Russian professional ice hockey winger and the captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League.

Alexander Payne

Born: February 10, 1961

Constantine Alexander Payne is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska, and Downsizing. His films are noted for their dark humor and satirical...

Alexander Pushkin

Born: May 26, 1799 Died: January 29, 1837

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in...

Alexander Rossi

Born: September 25, 1991

Alexander Michael Rossi is an American professional racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the IndyCar Series, driving the No. 27 Honda for Andretti Autosport. Rossi is best known for winning the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie in 2016.

Alexander Scriabin

Born: January 6, 1872 Died: April 14, 1915

Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin was a Russian composer and pianist. Scriabin, who was influenced early in his life by the works of Fr�d�ric Chopin, composed works that are characterised by a highly tonal idiom.

Alexander Siddig

Born: November 21, 1965

Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abdurrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi is a Sudanese-born English actor and director known professionally as Siddig El Fadil and subsequently as Alexander Siddig.

Alexander Skarsgard

Born: August 25, 1976

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as Brad "Iceman" Colbert in the miniseries Generation Kill, Eric Northman in the television series True Blood and Perry Wright in the television series Big Little...

Alexander Smith

Born: December 31, 1829 Died: January 5, 1867

Alexander Smith was a Scottish poet, labelled as one of the Spasmodic School, and essayist.

Alexander Theroux

Born: August 17, 1939

Alexander Louis Theroux is an American novelist and poet whose best known novel is perhaps Darconville's Cat which was selected by Anthony Burgess’s Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English since 1939 – A Personal Choice in 1984 and in Larry...

Alexander Turney Stewart

Born: October 12, 1803 Died: April 10, 1876

Alexander Turney Stewart was an Irish American entrepreneur who moved to New York and made his multimillion-dollar fortune in the most extensive and lucrative dry goods store in the world.

Alexander Volkov

Born: October 24, 1988

Alexander Yevgenievich Volkov is a Russian mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC's Heavyweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2009, Volkov previously competed almost exclusively for the M-1 Global promotion, as well as...

Alexander Walker

Born: September 2, 1998

Nickeil Alexander-Walker is a Canadian professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Virginia Tech Hokies. A shooting guard and a point guard, he was...

Alexander Wang

Born: December 26, 1983

Alexander Wang is an American fashion designer. Wang began his Alexander Wang fashion brand in 2005 and came to prominence after being awarded the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008. From November 2012 through July 2015, Wang was Creative Director at...

Alexander Woollcott

Born: January 19, 1887 Died: January 23, 1943

Alexander Humphreys Woollcott was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine, a member of the Algonquin Round Table, an occasional actor and playwright, and a prominent radio personality.

Alexander Zverev

Born: April 20, 1997

Alexander "Sascha" Zverev is a German professional tennis player. He is the second-youngest player ranked in the top 10 by the Association of Tennis Professionals, and was a permanent fixture in the top 5 throughout 2018.

Alexandr Dolgopolov

Born: November 7, 1988

Alexandr Oleksandrovych Dolgopolov, formerly known as Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr., is a Ukrainian professional tennis player. He changed his forename spelling to the current form in May 2010.

Alexandra Adornetto

Born: April 18, 1994

Alexandra Adornetto, an Australian actress and author who writes for children and young adults. Her works include The Strangest Adventures series, the Halo trilogy and The Ghost House Saga.

Alexandra Bracken

Born: February 27, 1987

Alexandra Bracken is an American writer, a #1 New York Times bestselling American author, known for The Darkest Minds series and Passenger series.

Alexandra Cassavetes

Born: September 21, 1965

Alexandra "Xan" Cassavetes is an American actress and director. She is the daughter of Greek-American actor-director John Cassavetes and actress Gena Rowlands. She is the granddaughter of actress Katherine Cassavetes. She is the sister of...

Alexandra Chando

Born: July 28, 1986

Alexandra Chando is an American actress. She is known for her role as Maddie Coleman in the CBS soap opera, As the World Turns and for her dual role as identical twins, Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer in the ABC Family drama series, The Lying Game.

Alexandra Daddario

Born: March 16, 1986

Alexandra Anna Daddario is an American actress. She is known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, Blake Gaines in San Andreas, Summer Quinn in Baywatch, Emma Corrigan in Can You Keep a Secret?, and Alexis Butler in We...

Alexandra Fuller

Born: 1969

Alexandra Fuller is a British-Rhodesian author who lives in the U.S. state of Wyoming.

Alexandra Kerry

Born: September 5, 1973

Alexandra Forbes Kerry is an American filmmaker. She is a partner at Locomotive Films and co-founder of Fictional Pictures, a film production company based in New York and Los Angeles. She is married to contemporary art curator Julien...

Alexandra Kleeman

Born: February 26, 1986

Alexandra Kleeman is an American writer. Winner of the 2020 Rome Prize, her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Alexandra Kosteniuk

Born: April 23, 1984

Alexandra Konstantinovna Kosteniuk is a Russian chess grandmaster and Women's World Chess Champion from 2008 to 2010. She was European women's champion in 2004 and a two time Russian Women's Chess Champion.

Alexandra Kotur

Alexandra Kotur is an American author and fashion journalist. Kotur is the creative director at Town and Country magazine after having previously been style director of U.S. Vogue. Kotur is an international taste-maker and member of the...

Alexandra Maria Lara

Born: November 12, 1978

Alexandra Maria Lara is a Romanian-German actress who has appeared in Downfall, Control, Youth Without Youth, The Reader, Rush, and Geostorm.

Alexandra Patsavas

Born: 1968

Alexandra Patsavas is an American music supervisor who has worked on over sixty films and television series, most notably The Twilight Saga, The O.C., Grey's Anatomy and Gossip Girl.

Alexandra Paul

Born: July 29, 1963

Alexandra Elizabeth Paul is an American actress, activist, health coach, and former model. Paul began her career modeling in New York before landing her first major role in John Carpenter's horror film Christine. This was followed with prominent...

Alexandra Petri

Born: 1988

Alexandra Petri is an American humorist and newspaper columnist. In 2010, she became the youngest person to have a column in The Washington Post. Petri runs the ComPost blog on the paper's website, on which she formerly worked with Dana Milbank.

Alexandra Ripley

Born: January 8, 1934 Died: January 10, 2004

Alexandra Ripley, née Braid was an American writer best known as the author of Scarlett, written as a sequel to Gone with the Wind. Her first novel was Who's the Lady in the President's Bed?.

Alexandra Roach

Born: August 23, 1987

Alexandra Elizabeth Roach is a Welsh actress.

Alexandra Robbins

Born: May 23, 1976

Alexandra Robbins is a journalist, lecturer, and author. Her books focus on young adults, education, and modern college life. Five of her books have been New York Times Bestsellers.

Alexandra Shipp

Born: July 16, 1991

Alexandra Ruth Shipp is an American actress and singer who rose to prominence for portraying singer Aaliyah in the Lifetime television film Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B and Kimberly Woodruff in the Oscar-nominated film Straight Outta Compton.

Alexandra Stoddard

Born: November 8, 1941

Alexandra Stoddard, born Alexandra Green Johns, is an author, interior designer, and lifestyle philosopher. Stoddard has published 28 books as of April 2013. She is the mother of two daughters, Alexandra and Brooke, by her first husband Brandon...

Alexandra Wentworth

Born: January 12, 1965

Alexandra Wentworth is an American actress, comedian, author, and producer.

Alexandre Aja

Born: August 7, 1978

Alexandre Jouan-Arcady, known professionally as Alexandre Aja, is a French film director best known for his work in the horror genre. Aja rose to international stardom for his 2003 horror film Haute Tension. He has also directed the films The...

Alexandre de Betak

Born: October 5, 1968

Alexandre de Betak is a French fashion and furniture designer. In 2000, Alexandre began his involvement in the production of Victoria's Secret shows, producing and choreographing their shows for many years. Alexandre is known for his 15-minute...

Alexandre Dumas

Born: July 24, 1802 Died: December 5, 1870

Alexandre Dumas, also known as Alexandre Dumas père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into many languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors.

Alexandre Lacazette

Born: May 28, 1991

Alexandre Lacazette is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Arsenal and the France national team. He is known for his pace, hold-up play, and work-rate. Lacazette plays mainly as a striker, but has also...

Alexandre Pato

Born: September 2, 1989

Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva, commonly known as Alexandre Pato or just Pato, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward. He is currently a free agent, having most recently played for S�o Paulo FC. Pato began his career as a...

Alexandre Vinet

Born: June 17, 1797 Died: May 4, 1847

Alexandre Rodolphe Vinet, was a Swiss critic and theologian.

Alexei Mordashov

Born: September 26, 1965

Alexey Alexandrovich Mordashov, is a Russian billionaire businessman. He is the main shareholder and chairman of Severstal, a Russian conglomerate with interests in metal, energy and mining companies.

Alexei Navalny

Born: June 4, 1976

Alexei Anatolievich Navalny is a Russian opposition politician and anti-corruption activist. He came to international prominence by organizing demonstrations, and running for office, to advocate reforms against corruption in Russia, Russian...

Alexei Sayle

Born: August 7, 1952

Alexei David Sayle is an English stand-up comedian, actor, author and former recording artist, and was a central figure in the British alternative comedy movement in the 1980s. He was voted the 18th greatest stand-up comic of all time on Channel...

Alexey Miller

Born: January 31, 1962

Alexey Borisovich Miller is a Russian business administrator. Miller is the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Management Committee of Russian energy company Gazprom, Russia's largest company and the world's biggest...

Alexi Giannoulias

Born: March 16, 1976

Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias is an American financier and politician who served as Illinois Treasurer from 2007 to 2011.

Alexi Zentner

Born: August 29, 1973

Alexi Zentner is a Canadian-American short story writer, and novelist.

Alexia Fast

Born: September 12, 1992

Alexia Fast is a Canadian actress who began her career at the age of seven when she wrote, directed and starred in the short film The Red Bridge, which premiered at the 2002 Atlantic and Reel to Reel Film Festivals. She obtained her first agent at...

Alexis Arguello

Born: April 19, 1952 Died: July 1, 2009

Alexis Argüello was a Nicaraguan professional boxer who competed from 1968 to 1995, and later became a politician. He was a three-weight world champion, having held the WBA featherweight title from 1974 to 1976; the WBC super featherweight title...

Alexis Arquette

Born: July 28, 1969 Died: September 11, 2016

Alexis Arquette was an American actress, cabaret performer, underground cartoonist, and activist.

Alexis Bledel

Born: September 16, 1981

Kimberly Alexis Bledel is an American actress and model. She is known for her role as Rory Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls, and Emily Malek in The Handmaid's Tale.

Alexis Carrel

Born: June 28, 1873 Died: November 5, 1944

Alexis Carrel was a French surgeon and biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 for pioneering vascular suturing techniques. He invented the first perfusion pump with Charles A. Lindbergh opening the way to organ...

Alexis Denisof

Born: February 25, 1966

Alexis Denisof is an American actor who is primarily known for playing Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel. He also had a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother on which his wife, Alyson...

Alexis Dziena

Born: July 8, 1984

Alexis Gabrielle Dziena is an American actress.

Alexis Herman

Born: July 16, 1947

Alexis Margaret Herman is an American politician who served as the 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. Herman was the first African-American to hold the position. Prior to serving as Secretary, she was Assistant to the...

Alexis Knapp

Born: July 31, 1989

Alexis Merizalde Knapp is an American actress. She is known for her role as Stacie Conrad in the Pitch Perfect film series. She is also known for her role of Alexis in the party film Project X, and her role on the first season of the TBS comedy...

Alexis Korner

Born: April 19, 1928 Died: January 1, 1984

Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner, known professionally as Alexis Korner, was a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as "a founding father of British blues".

Alexis Ohanian

Born: April 24, 1983

Alexis Kerry Ohanian, is an Armenian-American Internet entrepreneur and investor. He is best known as the co-founder and executive chairman of the social news website Reddit along with Steve Huffman.

Alexis Ren

Born: November 23, 1996

Alexis René Glabach, known professionally as Alexis Ren, is an American Internet celebrity and model.

Alexis Sanchez

Born: December 19, 1988

Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez, also known simply as Alexis, is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Chile national team. He is popularly dubbed "El Niño Maravilla".

Alexis Stewart

Born: September 27, 1965

Alexis Gilbert Stewart is an American television host and radio personality. She is the only child of Martha Stewart and her ex-husband Andrew.

Alexis Tsipras

Born: July 28, 1974

Alexis Tsipras is a Greek politician serving as Leader of the Majority Opposition since 2019. The leader of left-wing party Syriza since 2009, he served as Prime Minister of Greece from 2015 to 2019. Tsipras has been Leader of the Coalition of the...

Alexis Wright

Born: November 25, 1950

Alexis Wright is an Aboriginal Australian writer best known for winning the Miles Franklin Award for her 2006 novel Carpentaria and the 2018 Stella Prize for her "collective memoir" of Leigh Bruce "Tracker" Tilmouth.

Alf Landon

Born: September 9, 1887 Died: October 12, 1987

Alfred Mossman Landon was an American politician from the Republican Party. He served as the twenty-sixth Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937.

Alfie Allen

Born: September 12, 1986

Alfie Evan Allen is an English actor. He is best known for playing Theon Greyjoy in the television series Game of Thrones, for which he came to international attention and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2019.

Alfonso A. Ossorio

Born: August 2, 1916 Died: December 5, 1990

Alfonso Angel Yangco Ossorio was a Filipino American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Manila in 1916 to wealthy Filipino parents from the province of Negros Occidental. His heritage was Hispanic, Filipino, and Chinese. Between the...

Alfonso Cuaron

Born: November 28, 1961

Alfonso Cuarón is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor. Several of his films have received critical acclaim and accolades. He has been nominated for 11 Academy Awards winning five of them, including two Best...

Alfonso Ribeiro

Born: September 21, 1971

Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro is an American actor, comedian, dancer, singer, director, game show host, and television personality. He played Alfonso Spears on the sitcom Silver Spoons, Carlton Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and...

Alfonso Soriano

Born: January 7, 1976

Alfonso Guilleard Soriano is a Dominican former professional baseball left fielder and second baseman. He played in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, and Washington Nationals, and in Nippon Professional...

Alfre Woodard

Born: November 8, 1952

Alfre Woodard is an American actress, producer, and political activist. She has been named one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation.

Alfred A. Knopf

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. is an American publishing house that was founded by Alfred A. Knopf Sr. and Blanche Knopf in 1915. Blanche and Alfred traveled abroad regularly and were known for publishing European, Asian, and Latin American writers in...

Alfred A. Montapert

Born: July 15, 1906 Died: September 19, 1997


Alfred Adler

Born: February 7, 1870 Died: May 28, 1937

Alfred Adler was an Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist, and founder of the school of individual psychology. His emphasis on the importance of feelings of inferiority, the inferiority complex, is recognized as an isolating element which plays...

Alfred Amoroso

Born: 1951

Alfred J. Amoroso is an American board member and former chairman of Yahoo!. He led the special committee set up at Yahoo! to investigate the CEO misstated college degree. He was formerly president and CEO and a director of Rovi Corporation, later renamed TiVo upon the acquisition of TiVo by Rovi Corporation.

Alfred Austin

Born: May 30, 1835 Died: June 2, 1913

Alfred Austin DL was an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896, after an interval following the death of Tennyson, when the other candidates had either caused controversy or refused the honour.

Alfred Bester

Born: December 18, 1913 Died: September 30, 1987

Alfred Bester was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scripter for comic strips and comic books. He is best remembered for his science fiction, including The Demolished Man, winner of the inaugural...

Alfred Brendel

Born: January 5, 1931

Alfred Brendel KBE is an Austrian pianist, poet, author, and lecturer who is known particularly for his performances of Mozart, Schubert, Schoenberg, and Beethoven.

Alfred de Musset

Born: December 11, 1810 Died: May 2, 1857

Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist. Along with his poetry, he is known for writing the autobiographical novel La Confession d'un enfant du si�cle.

Alfred de Vigny

Born: March 27, 1797 Died: September 17, 1863

Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny was a French poet and early leader of French Romanticism. He also produced novels, plays, and translations of Shakespeare.

Alfred Doblin

Born: August 10, 1878 Died: June 26, 1957

Bruno Alfred Döblin was a German novelist, essayist, and doctor, best known for his novel Berlin Alexanderplatz. A prolific writer whose œuvre spans more than half a century and a wide variety of literary movements and styles, Döblin is one of the...

Alfred Einstein

Born: December 30, 1880 Died: February 13, 1952

Alfred Einstein was a German-American musicologist and music editor. He was born in Munich and fled Nazi Germany after Hitler's Machtergreifung, arriving in the United States by 1939. He is best known for being the editor of the first major...

Alfred Eisenstaedt

Born: December 6, 1898 Died: August 23, 1995

Alfred Eisenstaedt was a German-born American photographer and photojournalist. He began his career in Germany prior to World War II but achieved prominence as a staff photographer for Life magazine after moving to the U.S.

Alfred Enoch

Born: December 2, 1988

Alfred Lewis Enoch is an English-Brazilian actor, best known for playing Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter film series and Wes Gibbins in the ABC legal drama television series How to Get Away with Murder.

Alfred Hermann Fried

Born: November 11, 1864 Died: May 5, 1921

Alfred Hermann Fried was an Austrian Jewish pacifist, publicist, journalist, co-founder of the German peace movement, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1911.

Alfred Hershey

Born: December 4, 1908 Died: May 22, 1997

Alfred Day Hershey was an American Nobel Prize–winning bacteriologist and geneticist. He was born in Owosso, Michigan and received his B.S. in chemistry at Michigan State University in 1930 and his ...

Alfred Jarry

Born: September 8, 1873 Died: November 1, 1907

Alfred Jarry was a French symbolist writer who is best known for his play Ubu Roi, a pataphysical work which depicts the bourgeoisie as the super-mediocre. He coined the term and philosophical concept of pataphysics, which uses absurd irony to...

Alfred Jodl

Born: May 10, 1890 Died: October 16, 1946

Alfred Josef Ferdinand Jodl was a German Generaloberst who served as the Chief of the Operations Staff of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, the German Armed Forces High Command, throughout World War II.

Alfred Kastler

Born: May 3, 1902 Died: January 7, 1984

Alfred Kastler was a French physicist, and Nobel Prize laureate.

Alfred Kazin

Alfred Kinsey

Alfred Korzybski

Alfred Lin

Alfred Loisy

Alfred Lunt

Alfred M. Gray

Alfred Marshall

Alfred Molina

Alfred Newman

Alfred Nobel

Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred Noyes

Alfred P. Sloan

Alfred Rosenberg

Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Schnittke

Alfred Sisley

Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred Werner

Alfred Whitney Griswold

Alfredo Kraus

Alfredo Stroessner

Algee Smith

Alger Hiss

Algernon Blackwood

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Algernon Sidney

Ali Abdullah Saleh

Ali Akbar Khan

Ali Babacan

Ali Bongo Ondimba

Ali Farahnakian

Ali Fazal

Ali Hewson

Ali ibn Abi Talib

Ali Khamenei

Ali Landry

Ali Larter

Ali Liebegott

Ali Lohan

Ali MacGraw

Ali Shaheed Muhammad

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