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Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was an American serial killer. He was born in Wisconsin and moved to Ohio in 1966. He murdered young males in Wisconsin and Ohio from 1978-1991. In 1992, he was convicted of 15 murders. Dahmer later confessed to 17 murders i ...

                                               

Donald Harvey

Donald Harvey was an American serial killer. He claimed to have murdered 87 people, though official estimates are that he has from 37 to 57 victims. Harvey said he started out killing to "ease the pain" of patients. As time progressed, he began t ...

                                               

Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald was, according to five government investigations, the sniper who assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. A former U.S. Marine who lived in the Soviet Union for almost 3 years, Oswald wa ...

                                               

Bugsy Siegel

Benjamin Siegel was an American mobster with the Luciano crime family. He was Jewish. Siegel was a sociopath who had a criminal record for rape, robbery and murder. Siegel was one of the founders and leaders of Murder, Inc. and became a bootlegge ...

                                               

Belle Starr

Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr was an American outlaw. She knew Jesse James, the Younger brothers, and other criminals and outlaws. She was convicted of stealing horses in 1883. She was sent to prison. In 1889, she was ambushed in Oklahoma. She ...

                                               

Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes, sometimes known as Guido Fawkes, was a member of a group of Roman Catholic revolutionaries from England who planned to carry out the Gunpowder Plot. Fawkes and the other plotters planned to kill the king, James I, and replace him with ...

                                               

Marvin Heemeyer

Marvin John Heemeyer was an American welder and an automobile muffler repair shop owner. He destroyed many buildings with a custom bulldozer in Granby, Colorado on June 4, 2004. Heemeyer had feuded with Granby officials. This was caused over many ...

                                               

Deborah Jeane Palfrey

Deborah Jeane Palfrey was an American businesswoman and criminal. She was best known by the name she was given by the media, the D.C. Madam. Palfrey operated an escort agency, Pamela Martin and Associates, in Washington D.C. She was convicted on ...

                                               

Mark Salling

Mark Wayne Salling was an American actor, singer-songwriter, composer, musician and convicted sex offender. He was known for his role as Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the television series Glee. He was born in Dallas, Texas. In December 2015, Salling ...

                                               

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow were American outlaws and robbers. They were from the area around Dallas. They traveled the Central United States with their gang during the Great Depression. Clyde is known today for his bank rob ...

                                               

The Buggles

The Buggles were an English musical duo. It had Trevor Horn on vocals, bass guitar and guitar and Geoff Downes on keyboards. They have been most known for their 1979 debut single Video Killed the Radio Star that was #1 on the singles charts of si ...

                                               

Ell & Nikki

Ell & Nikki, also known as Eldar & Nigar, are an Azerbaijani pop duo consisting of singers Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal. On 14 May 2011 they won the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 for Azerbaijan with their entry "Running Scared". It was the countr ...

                                               

Empire of the Sun (band)

Empire of the Sun is an Australian electronic music group which started in 2007. The band is made up of two musicians, Luke Steele of The Sleepy Jackson and Nick Littlemore of Pnau. The pair achieved chart success with their first single, "Walkin ...

                                               

Every Little Thing (band)

Every Little Thing is a Japanese rock band. The group is made up of a woman and a man. The woman, Kaori Mochida, is a singer from Tokyo, and the man, Ichiro Ito, is a guitarist from Kanagawa Prefecture. This group made their debut in 1996. And ne ...

                                               

Pnau

Pnau is an Australian dance music group. There are two members: a singer, Nick Littlemore, and a guitarist, Peter Mayes. They come from Sydney. Their first album, Sambanova, won the ARIA Award for Best Dance Release, and was very successful in th ...

                                               

The Swell Season

The Swell Season are Glen Hansard, from the Irish band, "The Frames", and Marketa Irglova, a classically trained Czech pianist and singer. They won the Academy Award for Best Song in 2008. The pop/rock duo made their first recording, The Swell Se ...

                                               

TLC (group)

TLC is an American girl group. It originally had three members, but it now there are two. TLC was one of the first R&B and hip hop stars of the 1990s. They formed the band in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991. TLC consisted of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, ...

                                               

The Veronicas

The Veronicas are an Australian pop rock duo from Brisbane. The band was formed in 2004. It was started by twin sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso. They started working in show business at age five. They broke with their record label, Warner, in ...

                                               

Alexiares and Anicetus

Alexiares and Anicetus are minor deities in Greek Mythology. They are the immortal twin sons of Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes and the strongest mortal to live. Their mother was Hebe, the goddess of youth the server of Ambrosia and ne ...

                                               

Richard and Maurice McDonald

Richard James McDonald and Maurice James McDonald were American fast-food restaurateurs. They were the founders of the original McDonald’s restaurant in San Bernardino, California and inventors of the Speedee Service System’. They were born in Ma ...

                                               

Wright brothers

The Wright brothers, Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright, designed, built, and flew the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air airplane on December 17, 1903. They had been experimenting for many years with gliders and other vehicles before thei ...

                                               

Albert Pujols

Pujols was born on January 16, 1980 in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. When he was 16, Pujolss family moved to Missouri. He learned English at Fort Osage High School and later studied to be an American citizen.

                                               

John Bodkin Adams

Adams was born in Randalstown in what is now Northern Ireland. His parents were from a very strict Christian sect called the Plymouth Brethren - and they believed that what ever they did in life, they would go to heaven anyway. He had one brother ...

                                               

Francisco X. Alarcon

Francisco Xavier Alarcon was an American poet and educator. He was awarded the American Book Award for Snake Poems in 1993. He taught at University of California, Davis. He published over twenty works of poetry between 1985 and 2010. He wrote poe ...

                                               

Edward Albee

Edward Franklin Albee III was an American playwright. He was known for works such as The Zoo Story, The Sandbox, Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and a rewrite of the book for the unsuccessful musical Breakfast at Tiffanys, an adaptation of Truman ...

                                               

John Ashbery

John Lawrence Ashbery was an American poet. He has published more than twenty volumes of poetry and won nearly every major American award for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his collection Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. Ashbery ...

                                               

Dirk Bach

Dirk Bach was a German television comedian, actor, voice actor and moderator. He is best known as Pepe in the German version of Sesame Street. Bach was born in Cologne, Germany on April 23, 1961 and died on October 1, 2012 in Berlin, Germany from ...

                                               

James Baldwin

James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. Baldwins essays, such as the collection Notes of a Native Son 1955, explore racial, sexual, and class matters in Western societies, most notably in mid- ...

                                               

Samuel Barber

Samuel Osmond Barber II was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. Barber is well-known because of his 1936 work Adagio for Strings. It received positive reviews. Barber won two Pulitzer Prizes for his works. Barber w ...

                                               

Lord Berners

Lord Berners, whose full name was Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, was a British composer of classical music, novelist and painter. He is usually called Lord Berners. He was an amateur composer who is remembered for his strange, e ...

                                               

Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez was one of the most important French composers of modern classical music. He was also a conductor. He was born in Montbrison, Loire. He died in Baden-Baden.

                                               

Bunny Breckinridge

John Cabell "Bunny" Breckinridge was an American movie, television actor, and drag queen. He was best known for his role as The Ruler in Ed Woods movie Plan 9 from Outer Space. That was the only movie role in his career. He was born in Paris, Fra ...

                                               

Harry Britt

Harry Britt was an American political activist and Democratic politician. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas. He was first appointed to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in January 1979 by Mayor Dianne Feinstein, replacing Harvey Milk. Britt ...

                                               

Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh, OM CH was probably the greatest English composer of his time. He came from East Anglia and he often thought about the East Anglian landscape and the sea when writing his music. He wrote a lot o ...

                                               

Bille Brown

William Gerard "Bille" Brown AM was an Australian actor and playwright. He was known for his roles in Fierce Creatures, The Man Who Sued God, The Dish, and in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Brown and Geoffrey Rush were ...

                                               

Timothy Ray Brown

Timothy Ray Brown was an American man believed to be the first person cured of HIV/AIDS. Brown was called "The Berlin Patient" at the 2008 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. His identity was kept anonymous until he chose to ...

                                               

Raymond Burr

Raymond William Stacey Burr was a Canadian actor and vintner, famous for his roles in the television dramas Perry Mason, for which he was awarded two Emmy Awards, and Ironside. Burrs mother was of English and Scottish ancestry; his father was Iri ...

                                               

Arthur C. Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was a British author and inventor. He was most famous for his science fiction novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for working with director Stanley Kubrick on the movie of the same name. Clarke and Isaac Asimov were probabl ...

                                               

Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Edward "Monty" Clift was an American movie, television, radio, and stage actor who is known for his roles in From Here to Eternity, A Place in the Sun, The Misfits, Red River, and in Judgement at Nuremberg. He was nominated four times ...

                                               

Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp was an English writer and actor. Denis Charles Pratt was born in Sutton, Surrey. He was an openly gay man who was very camp. He changed his name to Quentin Crisp after leaving home to move to London when he was 21. He was a male pro ...

                                               

Howard Cruse

Howard Cruse was an American alternative cartoonist. He was known creating gay themes in his comics. He was the founding editor of Gay Comix in 1980. His graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby became his best known work. Cruse died of lymphoma on Novemb ...

                                               

Hugues Cuenod

Hugues-Adhemar Cuenod was a Swiss opera singer. He was a tenor. He was particularly famous for singing comic roles in opera. He had an extremely long career, lasting over 65 years. He was still singing in opera at the age of 92. He died at the ag ...

                                               

Rudi van Dantzig

Rudi van Dantzig was a Dutch choreographer, ballet dancer and writer. From 1965 until his death he was the artistic co-leader of the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam.

                                               

Tomie dePaola

Thomas Anthony Tomie dePaola ; September 15, 1934 – March 30, 2020) was an American writer and illustrator. He created more than 260 childrens books such as Strega Nona. He won the Childrens Literature Legacy Award in 2011. dePaola was born in Me ...

                                               

Sergei Diaghilev

Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, was a Russian art critic, patron and ballet impresario. He formed a ballet company called Les Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev. Many think it was the greatest ballet company of all time. "Its success was so extraordin ...

                                               

John Eleuthere du Pont

John Eleuthere du Pont was an American convicted murderer. He was a multimillionaire and member of the prominent du Pont family.

                                               

Kenny Everett

Kenny Everett was a British comedian, radio DJ and television entertainer. Born Maurice James Christopher Cole, Everett is best known for his career as a radio DJ and for The Kenny Everett Video Show.

                                               

Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was a French philosopher and historian. He wrote about many topics, and influenced many other thinkers. Foucault studied institutions such as psychiatric wards, hospitals, schools, and prisons, to figure out how they affected the ...

                                               

Federico Garcia Lorca

Federico del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Garcia Lorca ; was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. Garcia Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of 27. He is believed to be one of thousands who we ...

                                               

Allen Ginsberg

Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and author. He was part of the Beat Generation movement of poets in the 1950s. He was a friend of writers Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, and later made friends with musicians Bob Dylan, Donovan, J ...