W. Averell Harriman

W. Bruce Cameron

W. D. Richter

W. Daniel Hillis

W. E. B. Griffin

W. Earl Brown

W. Eugene Smith

W. G. Sebald

W. H. Auden

W. H. Davies

W. H. Murray

W. Kamau Bell

W. L. George

W. Mark Felt

W. P. Kinsella

W. Richard Stevens

W. S. Merwin

W. Somerset Maugham

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadah Khanfar

Wade Davis

Wael Ghonim

Wagner Moura

Waite Hoyt

Waka Flocka Flame

Waldemar Januszczak

Wale

Walead Beshty

Walid Jumblatt

Walid Muallem

Walker Evans

Walker Hayes

Walker Percy

Walker Stapleton

Wallace Shawn

Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stevens

Wallis Simpson

Wally Amos

Wally George

Wally Lamb

Wally Schirra

Walshy Fire

Walt Disney

Born: December 5, 1901 Died: December 15, 1966

Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons.

Walt Dohrn

Walt Handelsman

Walt Kelly

Walt Mossberg

Walter Alston

Walter Anderson

Walter Annenberg

Walter Bagehot

Walter Becker

Walter Benjamin

Walter Brennan

Walter Chrysler

Walter Crane

Walter Cronkite

Walter de La Mare

Walter Dean Myers

Walter Duranty

Walter Elliot

Walter F. Mondale

Walter F. Ulmer

Walter Gilbert

Walter Gropius

Walter Hagen

Walter Hill

Walter Huston

Walter Isaacson

Walter Johnson

Walter Jon Williams

Walter Kaufmann

Walter Kerr

Walter Kirn

Walter Koenig

Walter Kohn

Walter Lang

Walter Legge

Walter Lippmann

Walter Lord

Walter Map

Walter Martin

Walter Matthau

Walter Mosley

Walter Murch

Walter O'Brien

Walter Pater

Walter Payton

Walter Raleigh

Walter Rauschenbusch

Walter Reisch

Walter Reuther

Walter Rudolf Hess

Walter Russell Mead

Walter Salles

Walter Savage Landor

Walter Smith

Walter Ulbricht

Walter Wager

Walter Washington

Walter Winchell

Walter Wriston

Walther Bothe

Walton Goggins

Wanda Jackson

Wanda Sykes

Wang Jianlin

Wang Leehom

Wang Shi

Wangari Maathai

Wangechi Mutu

Ward Churchill

Ward McAllister

Waris Ahluwalia

Waris Dirie

Warren Beatty

Warren Bennis

Warren Christie

Warren Christopher

Warren Cuccurullo

Warren De la Rue

Warren E. Burger

Warren Ellis

Warren Farrell

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Warren G. Harding

Warren Giles

Warren Kole

Warren Littlefield

Warren Mitchell

Warren Moon

Warren R. Austin

Warren Rudman

Warren Spahn

Warren Spector

Warren Stephens

Warren Weaver

Warren Zevon

Warwick Davis

Washed Out

Washington Allston

Wassily Kandinsky

Watkin Tudor Jones

Watt Key

Waverley Lewis Root

Wavy Gravy

Waylon Jennings

Wayne Allard

Wayne Brady

Wayne Coyne

Wayne Grady

Wayne Huizenga

Wayne Knight

Wayne Kramer

Wayne LaPierre

Wayne McGregor

Wayne Newton

Wayne Rogers

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Shorter

Wayne Swan

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne White

Wayne Wonder

Webb Simpson

Weegee

Weili Dai

Wellington Mara

Wen Ho Lee

Wen Jiabao

Wendelin Van Draanen

Wendell Berry

Wendell H. Ford

Wendell Johnson

Wendell Mayes

Wendell Phillips

Wendell Pierce

Wendell Willkie

Wendi Deng Murdoch

Wendi McLendon-Covey

Wendie Malick

Wendy Carlos

Wendy Cope

Wendy Craig

Wendy Davis

Wendy Higgins

Wendy Hiller

Wendy Kopp

Wendy Liebman

Wendy Long

Wendy O. Williams

Wendy Raquel Robinson

Wendy Robie

Wendy Wasserstein

Wendy Whelan

Wendy Williams

Wentworth Miller

Werner Arber

Werner Erhard

Werner Heisenberg

Werner Herzog

Werner Klemperer

Wernher von Braun

Wes Anderson

Wes Ball

Wes Bentley

Wes Borland

Wes Boyd

Wes Brown

Wes Craven

Wes Montgomery

Wes Studi

Wes Welker

Wesley Clark

Wesley Morris

Wesley Ruggles

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Wesley Sneijder

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Willis

Westbrook Pegler

Weyes Blood

Whit Stillman

Whitey Ford

Whitey Herzog

Whitfield Diffie

Whitley Strieber

Whitney Cummings

Whitney Houston

Whitney M. Young

Whitney MacMillan

Whitney Tilson

Whitney Wolfe Herd

Whittaker Chambers

Whoopi Goldberg

Wietse Venema

Wil S. Hylton

Wil Wheaton

Wilbur Mills

Wilbur Ross

Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Wright

Wild Bill Hickok

Wiley Wiggins

Wilford Brimley

Wilfred Burchett

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Wilfred Owen

Wilfrid Laurier

Wilfrid Sheed

Wilfried Zaha

Wilhelm Canaris

Wilhelm Dilthey

Wilhelm Frick

Wilhelm Keitel

Wilhelm Ostwald

Wilhelm Reich

Wilhelm Steinitz

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Wilhelm Wien

Wilhelm Wundt

Wilkie Collins

Will Allison

Will Arnett

Will C. Barnes

Will Carleton

Will Carling

Will Champion

Will Champlin

Will Chase

Will Cotton

Will Cuppy

Will Durant

Will Durst

Will Eisner

Will Estes

Will Ferrell

Will Forte

Will Friedle

Will Gluck

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Will Harvey

Will Hermes

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Will Hurd

Will McCormack

Will McDonough

Will McIntosh

Will Muschamp

Will Oldham

Will Packer

Will Patton

Will Poulter

Will Rothhaar

Will Self

Will Sergeant

Will Shetterly

Will Shields

Will Smith

Will Speck

Will Steger

Will Thomas

Will Tudor

Will Wright

Will Yun Lee

will.i.am

Willa Cather

Willa Fitzgerald

Willa Ford

Willa Holland

Willard Boyle

Willard Gaylin

Willard Libby

Willard Scott

Willard Van Orman Quine

Willard Wigan

Willem Dafoe

Willem de Kooning

Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

William A. Dembski

William A. Drake

William Adams

William Albert Allard

William Alexander

William Allan

William Allen Butler

William Allen White

William Allingham

William Ames

William Anders

William Atherton

William Baldwin

William Banting

William Barclay

William Bartram

William Beebe

William Bell

William Bell Riley

William Bennett

William Bernbach

William Beveridge

William Billings

William Binney

William Blackstone

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William Blum

William Bolcom

William Booth

William Boyd

William Bratton

William Brewster

William C. Kirby

William Camden

William Cameron Forbes

William Carey

William Cartwright

William Cavendish

William Christopher

William Christopher Handy

William Clay Ford, Jr.

William Clay Ford, Sr.

William Cobbett

William Colby

William Collins

William Congreve

William Cowper

William Cullen Bryant

William D. Cohan

William Dampier

William Daniels

William Davenant

William De Morgan

William Dean Howells

William Devane

William Drummond

William Dunbar

William E. Conway, Jr.

William E. Geist

William E. Gladstone

William E. Simon

William Eardley IV

William Eggleston

William Ellery Channing

William Empson

William Ernest Henley

William Ernest Hocking

William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. DeVault

William Falconer

William Feather

William Fichtner

William Finnegan

William Floyd

William Foege

William Forsythe

William Frederick Book

William Friedkin

William Fung

William G. Boykin

William Gaddis

William Gibson

William Gilbert

William Gilmore Simms

William Glasser

William Godwin

William Golding

William Goldman

William Graham Sumner

William Green

William Greider

William Griffith Wilson

William Gurnall

William H. Gass

William H. Gray

William H. Hunt

William H. Macy

William H. McRaven

William H. O'Connell

William H. Pryor

William H. Seward

William H. Wharton

William Hague

William Hall

William Halsey

William Hamilton

William Hamilton Maxwell

William Harvey

William Hazlitt

William Hedgcock Webster

William Henry Ashley

William Henry Bragg

William Henry Danforth

William Henry Harrison

William Henry Hudson

William Henry Moody

William Hepworth Thompson

William Herschel

William Hogarth

William Holden

William Hone

William Howard Taft

William Hull

William Hung

William Hurt

William Inge

William Irwin Thompson

William Ivey Long

William J. Brennan, Jr.

William J. Clinton

William J. H. Boetcker

William J. Mann

William J. Mayo

William J. Perry

William Jackson

William Jackson Harper

William Jay

William Jay Smith

William Jennings Bryan

William Jerome

William John Wills

William Joyce

William Julius Wilson

William K. Sessions

William Kamkwamba

William Katt

William Kempe

William Kennedy

William Kent

William Kent Krueger

William Kidd

William Kingdon Clifford

William Kircher

William Klein

William Kraft

William Kunstler

William L. Jenkins

William Labov

William Lacy Clay, Jr.

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

William Landay

William Langewiesche

William Lashner

William Laud

William Law

William Least Heat-Moon

William Levy

William Lilly

William Lipscomb

William Lloyd Garrison

William Lucking

William Lyon Mackenzie King

William Lyon Phelps

William M. Daley

William Makepeace Thackeray

William Manchester

William Mapother

William Masters

William McDonough

William McFee

William McIlvanney

William McKinley

William McNamara

William Merritt Chase

William Morris

William Morris Hunt

William Moseley

William Mougayar

William Moulton Marston

William Mulholland

William Nicholson

William O'Neill

William O. Douglas

William Odom

William of Occam

William Osler

William P. Bundy

William P. Leahy

William P. Young

William Paley

William Penn

William Pennington

William Pepper

William Perry

William Peter Blatty

William Petersen

William Petty

William Pitt

William Plomer

William Pollard

William Powell

William Prescott

William Proxmire

William Quigley

William R. Alger

William R. Keating

William Randolph

William Randolph Hearst

William Reddington Hewlett

William Rehnquist

William Robertson Smith

William Rose Benet

William Ruckelshaus

William S. Burroughs

William S. Cohen

William S. Hart

William S. Paley

William Sadler

William Safire

William Samuel Johnson

William Sanderson

William Scott

William Scranton

William Shakespeare

Born: April 26, 1564 Died: April 23, 1616

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".

William Shatner

William Shawcross

William Shenstone

William Shirley

William Shockley

William Singe

William Sleator

William Slim

William Sloane Coffin

William Stafford

William Standish Knowles

William Steig

William Stephenson

William Stone

William Strunk, Jr.

William Styron

William T. Vollmann

William T. Wiley

William Taylor

William Tecumseh Sherman

William Temple

William Thomas

William Thomas Green Morton

William Thomas Stead

William Throsby Bridges

William Trevor

William Turner

William Tyndale

William Vickrey

William Wallace

William Warburton

William Watson

William Weld

William Wells Brown

William Westmoreland

William Whewell

William Whipple

William Whitehead

William Whitelaw

William Wilberforce

William Winwood Reade

William Wirt

William Wycherley

William Wyler

William Zabka

Willie Aames

Willie Brown

Willie Cauley-Stein

Willie Davis

Willie Dixon

Willie Garson

Willie Geist

Willie Green

Willie Herenton

Willie Keeler

Willie Mays

Willie McCovey

Willie Morris

Willie Robertson

Willie Smits

Willie Stargell

Willie Wells

Willis Polk

Willow Bay

Willow Shields

Willow Smith

Willy Bogner, Jr.

Willy Brandt

Willy Ley

Wilma Mankiller

Wilma Rudolph

Wilmer Valderrama

Wilson Bethel

Wilson Cruz

Wilson Greatbatch

Wilson Mizner

Wilt Chamberlain

Wim Wenders

Win Butler

Winfield Scott Hancock

Winfried Vahland

Winifred Holtby

Wink Martindale

Winnie Byanyima

Winnie Harlow

Winnie Holzman

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winona LaDuke

Winslow Homer

Winston Duke

Winston Graham

Winston Marshall

Winter Ave Zoli

Winthrop Rockefeller

Wislawa Szymborska

Wissam Al Mana

Withered Hand

Witold Gombrowicz

Witold Pilecki

Wiz Khalifa

WizKid

Wladimir Klitschko

Wladyslaw Reymont

Wojciech Jaruzelski

Wojciech Szczesny

Wolcott Gibbs

Wole Soyinka

Wolf Blitzer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Hildesheimer

Wolfgang Ketterle

Wolfgang Paul

Wolfgang Petersen

Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Schauble

Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfman Jack

Wong Kar-wai

Wood Harris

Woody Guthrie

Woody Harrelson

Woody Hayes

Woody Herman

Woody Norris

Wu Yi

Wyatt Cenac

Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Russell

Wyck Godfrey

Wyclef Jean

Wylie Dufresne

Wyndham Lewis

Wynn Bullock

Wynonna Judd

Wynter Gordon

Wynton Marsalis

Winston Churchill

Born: November 30, 1874 Died: January 24, 1965

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led Britain to victory in the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955.

W. C. Fields

Born: January 29, 1880 Died: December 25, 1946

William Claude Dukenfield, better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler, and writer. Fields' comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist, who remained a sympathetic character despite his supposed contempt for children and dogs.

W. Clement Stone

Born: May 4, 1902 Died: September 3, 2002

William Clement Stone was a businessman, philanthropist and New Thought self-help book author.

W. E. B. Du Bois

Born: February 23, 1868 Died: August 27, 1963

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor.

W. Edwards Deming

Born: October 14, 1900 Died: December 20, 1993

William Edwards Deming was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant.

Wade Boggs

Born: June 15, 1958

Wade Anthony Boggs is an American former professional baseball third baseman.

Walt Whitman

Born: May 31, 1819 Died: March 26, 1892

Walt Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.

Walter Scott

Born: August 15, 1771 Died: September 21, 1832

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE FSA Scot was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature.

Warren Buffett

Born: August 30, 1930

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$82 billion as of July 18, 2019, making him the third-wealthiest person in the world.

Washington Irving

Born: April 3, 1783 Died: November 28, 1859

Washington Irving was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century.

Wayne Dyer

Born: May 10, 1940 Died: August 29, 2015

Wayne Walter Dyer was an American self-help author and a motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones, is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies sold to date.

Wayne Gretzky

Born: January 26, 1961

Wayne Douglas Gretzky CC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "The Great One", he has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself.

Will Rogers

Born: November 4, 1879 Died: August 15, 1935

William Penn Adair Rogers was an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. He was a Cherokee citizen born in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.

William Arthur Ward

Born: 1921 Died: March 30, 1994

William Arthur Ward was an often quoted writer of inspirational maxims. More than 100 articles, poems and meditations written by Ward were published in such magazines as Reader's Digest, The Phi Delta Kappan, Science of Mind, and various Christian publications.

William Blake

Born: November 28, 1757 Died: August 12, 1827

William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

William Butler Yeats

Born: June 13, 1865 Died: January 28, 1939

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served two terms as a Senator of the Irish Free State.

William James

Born: January 11, 1842 Died: August 26, 1910

William James was an American philosopher and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. James is considered to be a leading thinker of the late nineteenth century, one of the most influential philosophers of the United States, and the "Father of American psychology".

William Wordsworth

Born: April 7, 1770 Died: April 23, 1850

William Wordsworth was an English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads.

Willie Nelson

Born: April 29, 1933

Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust, made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music.

Winona Ryder

Born: October 29, 1971

Winona Laura Horowitz, known professionally as Winona Ryder, is an American actress. She is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award and has been nominated for two Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Woodrow Wilson

Born: December 28, 1856 Died: February 3, 1924

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American statesman, lawyer, and academic who served as the 28th president of the United States from 1913 to 1921. A member of the Democratic Party, Wilson served as the president of Princeton University and as the 34th governor of New Jersey before winning the 1912 presidential election.

Woody Allen

Born: December 1, 1935

Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American director, writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades. He began his career as a comedy writer in the 1950s, writing jokes and scripts for television and publishing several books of short humor pieces.