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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters is an American rock band started by musician and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. The band was formed in 1994. The bands name comes from a term used in World War II about strange sky objects. The band, who have achieved a world-wid ...

                                               

R.E.M. (band)

R.E.M. is an American rock band. It was formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980. R.E.M. was one of the first popular alternative rock bands. R.E.M. released its first single, "Radio Free Europe" in 1981. The lead singer of the band was Michael Stipe. D ...

                                               

Take That

Take That are an English boy band from Manchester. They formed in 1989, and between then and 1996, when they broke up, they sold 19 million records. They reformed in 2006 and went on tour, without Robbie Williams. Williams rejoined the band in 20 ...

                                               

Amy Winehouse

Amy Jade Winehouse was an English jazz, soul and R&B singer and songwriter. She debuted with the well-received album Frank in 2003. Winehouse won five Grammy Awards for her 2006 album Back to Black. This made her the first British female to w ...

                                               

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American celebrity chef, author, and television personality, known as one of the most influential chefs in the world.

                                               

Bud Luckey

William "Bud" Luckey was an American cartoonist, animator, singer, musician, composer, and actor who is known for designing some of the Disney-Pixar characters such as in Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Ratatouille, Toy Story 2, and in Toy Story 3. He ...

                                               

Will Vinton

William Gale "Will" Vinton was an American animator and filmmaker. He won an Oscar for his work and several Emmy Awards and Clio Awards. He was born in McMinnville, Oregon. Vinton was known for his works The California Raisins, The Adventures of ...

                                               

David M. Brown

David McDowell Brown was a United States Navy captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first spaceflight, when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during orbital reentry into the Earths atmosphere. Brown became an astronaut in 1996, but ...

                                               

Gregory Jarvis

Gregory Bruce Jarvis was an American NASA astronaut and engineer. He was chosen as a payload specialist for Hughes Aircraft Company for the Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-51-L. He was going to do experiments on the weightlessness of fluids, ...

                                               

Ronald McNair

Ronald Erwin McNair was an American NASA astronaut and physicist. His first space mission was STS-41-B aboard Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. After this mission, he was again on Challenger for STS-51-L. He died at the start of this mission when ...

                                               

Ellison Onizuka

Ellison Shoji Onizuka was an American NASA astronaut and engineer. He flew into space with the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-51-C in 1985. He later died in the disaster of Space Shuttle Challenger. He was serving as Mission Specialist for Challe ...

                                               

Judith Resnik

Judith Arlene Resnik was an American engineer, pilot and NASA astronaut. She died when the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed during the launch of mission STS-51-L. She was also aboard Space Shuttle Discovery for its first mission, STS-41-D i ...

                                               

Dick Scobee

Francis Richard "Dick" Scobee was an American astronaut. He was flying as the commander of Space Shuttle Challenger when the shuttle exploded. In the explosion, Scobee and six other astronauts were killed. Scobee was selected for NASAs astronaut ...

                                               

Jacques Chirac

Jacques Rene Chirac was a French politician who served as President of the French Republic and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra from 1995 to 2007. He was re-elected in 2002. Before that, he was Prime Minister of France twice, and Mayor of Paris fr ...

                                               

Anna Freud

Anna Freud was the sixth and last child of Sigmund Freud and his wife Martha Bernays Freud. She was born in Vienna. She followed the path of her father and contributed to the field of psychoanalysis. With Melanie Klein, she may be considered the ...

                                               

Ferdinand Marcos

Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos was a Filipino politician and lawyer. He was President and Prime Minister of the Republic of the Philippines. He is a polarizing historical figure in both Philippines and the world. Marcos established an authorit ...

                                               

Gladys Nordenstrom

Gladys Mercedes Nordenstrom-Krenek was an American composer. She studied under Austrian composer Ernst Krenek at Hamline University. She later married him in 1950. She sometimes worked with Krenek on projects. After his death in 1991, she founded ...

                                               

Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito, nicknamed Tito, was the dictatorial leader of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, from 1945 until his death. From 1945 to 1953 he was Prime Minister, and from 1953 to 1980 he was the President. His funeral on May 4, 198 ...

                                               

Kurt Waldheim

Kurt Josef Waldheim was an Austrian diplomat and conservative politician. He was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, and President of Austria from 1986 to 1992.

                                               

Humayun Ahmed

Humayun Ahmed was a Bangladeshi writer, dramatist and movie director. He was one of the leading Bengali language literary person of 20th century. He wrote over 200 fiction and non-fiction books. His first novel was In Blissful Hell. It was publis ...

                                               

Syed Waliullah

Syed Waliullah was a Bangladeshi novelist, short-story writer and playwright. He is notable for his first novel Lalsalu. This novel has been translated in English with the title "Tree Without Roots". He received Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1 ...

                                               

Vladimir Voevodsky

Vladimir Alexandrovich Voevodsky was a Russian-American mathematician. He was born in Moscow. His work in developing a homotopy theory for algebraic varieties and formulating motivic cohomology led to the award of a Fields Medal in 2002. He was a ...

                                               

Billy Cannon

William Abb Cannon was an American football running back and tight end. He played professionally in the American Football League and National Football League. He was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Cannon started playing football at Louisiana ...

                                               

Paul Hornung

Paul Vernon Hornung, nicknamed The Golden Boy, was a professional American football player and a Hall of Fame running back for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League from 1957 to 1966. He was an offseason player with the New Orlean ...

                                               

Munier Choudhury

Abu Nayeem Mohammad Munier Choudhury was a Bangladeshi playwright, literary critic and political activist. His notable dramas are Kabar, Roktakto Prantor, Chithi. He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award for his contribution in dramas in 1962 ...

                                               

Abdur Razzak

Abdur Razzak was a Bangladeshi actor and movie director. He was known as Nayak Raj, a title given by Ahmed Zaman Chowdhury, editor of Chitrali. He was given the Independence Day Award in 2015 by the Government of Bangladesh. He received National ...

                                               

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire, born Frederick Austerlitz, was an American dancer, singer and actor. He was the most famous stage, movie and television dancer of his day. Astaire started dancing on the stage with his sister Adele, and when she married he started a ...

                                               

Lucille Ball

Lucille Desiree Ball was an American comedian, model, movie and television actress and studio executive. She was the star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Heres Lucy and Life With Lucy. Ball was one of the mos ...

                                               

Count Basie

William "Count" Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. He was one of the most important jazz bandleaders of his time. He led his popular Count Basie Orchestra for almost 50 years. Many important musicians came to ...

                                               

James Cagney

James Francis Cagney, Jr. was an American movie actor who had many roles in his long career, and won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1942 for his role in Yankee Doodle Dandy. Like James Stewart, Cagney became so familiar to the public that they usual ...

                                               

Johnny Carson

John William "Johnny" Carson was an American television host and comedian, known for thirty years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

                                               

Ray Charles

Ray Charles was an American musician. Charles was born in Albany, Georgia and was raised in Greenville, Florida. When he was six he started going blind and was completely blind by age 7. He played jazz, soul, and R&B music. Charles never knew ...

                                               

Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland was an American composer who wrote modern music. Aaron Copland wrote many kinds of music. He wrote music for the orchestra, piano, and voice. He wrote music for plays, movies, and dance. Copland also was a conductor, pianist, speake ...

                                               

Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. was an American entertainer. He was a dancer, singer and instrumentalist, comedian and actor. He was born in Harlem, New York City. Davis became hugely successful as a stage singer and recording artist and when asked to play at se ...

                                               

Bette Davis

Bette Davis was an American actress of the stage, cinema and television. She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. She was nicknamed "The Queen of Hollywood" or the "First Lady of the American Screen" and "The Fifth Warner Brother" during her career ...

                                               

Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis was an American movie, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and social activist. He was known for his role as Yar in the 2000 animated movie Dinosaur. He was married to actress Ruby Dee. Davis died in Mia ...

                                               

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas was an American actor and movie producer. His parents were Jews from the Russian Empire. Douglas has acted in many of Hollywoods most well-known of all time, including Spartacus. He also starred as Vincent van Gogh in Lust for Life. ...

                                               

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Jane Fitzgerald, was an American jazz singer. She was called "Lady Ella", the "Queen of Jazz", and the "First Lady of Song". Her voice spanned three octaves. She could sing very high notes and very low notes. She was famous for her scat sing ...

                                               

Henry Fonda

Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American movie, stage, television, radio, and voice actor. He was the head of a family of actors: son Peter, daughter Jane, granddaughter Bridget and grandson Troy Garity. He has won an Academy Award. Fonda starred in mo ...

                                               

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin was an American soul and R&B singer. She was called the "Queen of Soul". She was best known for her songs "Respect", "Think", "Chain of Fools", and A Natural Woman".

                                               

Julie Harris

Julia Ann "Julie" Harris was an American actress. She won five Tony Awards, three Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award. In 1994, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. She was a member of the American Theatr ...

                                               

Bob Hope

Leslie Townes Hope, better known as Bob Hope, was an American-English actor, comedian and entertainer. He was the only person who received five honorary Oscars.

                                               

Paul Newman

Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor. He was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. His mother was a Slovak; his father was a Jew who had one parent from Hungary and the other from Poland. Although Paul Newman was not a Jew by Orthodox Jewish standar ...

                                               

Paul Taylor

Paul Belville Taylor, Jr. was an American choreographer. He was among the last living members of the third generation of Americas modern dance artists. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Taylor works include Big Bertha 1970, Airs 1978, Arde ...

                                               

Ted Kennedy

Ted Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, which is a neighborhood in Boston. He was the youngest son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. He was the younger brother of former President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert ...

                                               

Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller was a liberal Republican American politician and businessman. He was from one of the richest and most powerful families in the United States.

                                               

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly was an American actress. She later married Prince Rainier III of Monaco and became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco. With Prince Rainier, she had 3 children: Princess Stephanie Marie Elisabeth, born February 1, 1965 Heredita ...

                                               

Hank Aaron

Henry Louis Aaron was a professional baseball player who played right field. He played baseball professionally for 22 years and hit 755 home runs. Even though he has 755 home runs in his career, he never hit 50 or more in a season. He was selecte ...

                                               

Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente Walker was a Puerto Rican baseball player. He played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball MLB. He played right field for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 through 1972. Clementes career was cut short by his death in a plane crash o ...

                                               

Dorothy Height

Dorothy Irene Height was an American civil rights and womens rights activist. She worked with issues of African American women. She did unemployment, illiteracy and voter awareness work. She worked for the National Council of Negro Women for fort ...