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Ron Dellums

Ronald Vernie "Ron" Dellums was an American politician. He was Oaklands forty-eighth mayor. From 1971 to 1998, he was elected to thirteen terms as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Northern Californias 9th Congressional District. ...

                                               

Michael P. DeLong

Michael Phillip "Riffle" DeLong was a United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General. He was Deputy Commander, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. From 2000 until his retirement in 2003 with over 36 years of service, Li ...

                                               

John DeLorean

John Zachary DeLorean was an American engineer and executive in the U.S. automobile industry, most notably with General Motors. He founded the DeLorean Motor Company. His car company became well known when Back to the Future used his car as the t ...

                                               

Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil Blount DeMille was an American movie director. He was an Academy Award-winning producer of both silent and sound movies. He was renowned for the flamboyance and showmanship of his movies. Among his best-known films are Cleopatra, Samson and ...

                                               

Bob DeMoss

Robert Alonzo "Bob" DeMoss was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Purdue University from 1970 to 1972, compiling a career college football record of 13–18. He was born ...

                                               

Jerry Dempsey

Jerome Richard "Dick, Jerry" Dempsey was an American businessman, educator, and politician. Dempsey was born in Henderson, Minnesota. Dempsey served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. He received his bachelors degree from the University ...

                                               

Deanna Demuzio

Deanna Demuzio was a Democratic politician. She was a member of the Illinois Senate between 2004 to 2011. From 2013 until her death, she was Mayor of Carlinville, Illinois. Demuzio died on October 20, 2020 in Carlinville at the age of 77.

                                               

John Denver

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. was an American musician and songwriter. He was of German and Irish ancestry. He was very popular in the 1970s. He died when the plane he was flying crashed in California. Denver began his music career with folk music ...

                                               

Robert DeProspero

Robert Lee "Bob" DeProspero was an American civil servant. He was born in Morgantown, West Virginia. He was the United States Secret Service agent from 1965 to 1986. In 1981 after the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, he took charge of Re ...

                                               

Patricia M. Derian

Patricia Murphy "Patt" Derian was an American civil rights and human rights activist. She was born in New York City, but was raised in Danville, Virginia. During the 1976 U.S. presidential election, Derian was deputy director of the Carter-Mondal ...

                                               

William Emmett Dever

William Emmett Dever was an American politician who was the Mayor of Chicago from 1923 through 1928. During his term he helped clean and fix the entire city of Chicago.

                                               

Anna Dewdney

Anna Elizabeth Dewdney was an American author and illustrator of childrens books. The first book she wrote and illustrated, Llama Red Pajama, was given positive reviews. She also wrote many other books in the Llama series. Her works have been mad ...

                                               

Amo Houghton

Amory "Amo" Houghton, Jr. was an American politician and businessman from the U.S. state of New York. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives serving from 1987 through 2005. He was a member of one of upstate New Yorks most w ...

                                               

Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas Edmund Dewey was an American politician. He served as the 47th Governor of New York from January 1, 1943 through December 31, 1954. He ran for President two times, he lost both of them. He was mostly known for losing to Harry S. Truman whe ...

                                               

Bryce DeWitt

Bryce Seligman DeWitt was an American theoretical physicist. He studied gravity and field theories. He was awarded the Dirac Prize in 1987, the American Physical Societys Einstein Prize in 2005, and was a member of the National Academy of Science ...

                                               

David DiChiera

David DiChiera was an American composer and writer. He was the founding general director of Michigan Opera Theatre. He was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He was known for his work Four Sonnets, which was composed for soprano and piano. It prem ...

                                               

Tony DiCicco

Tony DiCicco was an American soccer player and coach and TV commentator. He was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut. DiCicco was best known as the coach of the United States womens national soccer team from 1994 to 1999, during which time the team ...

                                               

Little Jimmy Dickens

James Cecil Dickens, better known as Little Jimmy Dickens, was an American country music singer. He was famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 411", and his rhinestone-studded outfits. He started as a member of the Grand Ole Opry ...

                                               

Jay Dickey

Jay Woodson Dickey, Jr. was an American politician. He was a former U.S. Representative from the Fourth Congressional District of Arkansas. He served in Congress from 1993 to 2001. Both the Dickey Amendment 1996, which blocks CDC funds to be used ...

                                               

Joe Diffie

Joe Logan Diffie was an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was best known for his singles "Home", "If the Devil Danced ", "Third Rock from the Sun", "Pickup Man" and "Bigger Than the Beatles". He also co-wrote singles for ...

                                               

Peter DiFronzo

Peter DiFronzo was an American mobster. He was the brother of John DiFronzo and Joseph DiFronzo. DiFronzo was supposedly a made man, and stands at 58 and weighs 185 pounds. In 1965, he was arrested for interstate stolen property and served ten ye ...

                                               

Joe DiMaggio

Joseph Paul DiMaggio was a Major League Baseball center fielder who played his whole career for the New York Yankees. His nicknames were Joltin Joe and The Yankee Clipper. He played from 1936 to 1942 and then joined the army in 1943 because of Wo ...

                                               

John Dingell

John David "Johnny" Dingell, Jr. was an American politician. He served in the United States House of Representatives from December 13, 1955 to January 3, 2015. He is the longest-serving member of Congress. He was the longest ever to serve exclusi ...

                                               

David Dinkins

David Norman Dinkins was an American politician and activist. He served as the 106th Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1990 through December 31, 1993. He lost reelection in 1993 to Rudy Giuliani. He was the first African American mayor of Ne ...

                                               

Gerald Nicholas Dino

Gerald Nicholas Dino was an American prelate of the Ruthenian Catholic Church. He was the bishop of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix from 2008 to 2016. He was born in Binghamton, New York. In 1965, he was made a priest for the Byzantine ...

                                               

Roy E. Disney

Roy Edward Disney was an American animator and executive for The Walt Disney Company. He is the nephew of Walt Disney. Disney is the last member of the Disney family. He and Michael Eisner are one of the most well known people in the Disney indus ...

                                               

Alan J. Dixon

Alan John Dixon was a Democratic politician who was elected to various Illinois state offices from 1951 to 1981 and served as United States Senator from Illinois from 1981 until 1993. In the 1980 Senate election, Dixon beat Lieutenant Governor Da ...

                                               

Rickey Dixon

Rickey Dixon was an American cornerback and special teams player. He played for the Oklahoma Sooners and later the National Football League’s Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Raiders. Dixon was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 20 ...

                                               

DJ Rashad

Rashad Hanif Harden, better known by his stage name DJ Rashad, was an American electronic musician, record producer and DJ. He started his career in the early 1990s. He was best known for his work in the footwork genre. He worked with Hyperdub Re ...

                                               

Carl Djerassi

Carl Djerassi was a Bulgarian-Austrian-American chemist, novelist, and playwright. He was best known for his work to develop a oral contraceptive pills and the use of physical methods in organic chemistry.

                                               

DMX (rapper)

Earl Simmons, better known by his stage name DMX or Dark Man X, was an American rapper and actor. He is from Yonkers, New York. He is best known for the songs "Ruff Ryders Anthem" and "Party Up ". He is also the founder and owner of Bloodline Rec ...

                                               

Byron Dobell

Byron Dobell was an American writer, editor, and artist. Dobell was born in New York City. He studied at Columbia University earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1947. He is call as "one of the most respected and accomplished editors in New Yor ...

                                               

John Dobson

John Lowry Dobson was an American astronomer. He known for creating a design for a popular Newtonian telescope, named after him, the Dobsonian telescope. Dobson died at Burbank, California on January 15, 2014. He was 98.

                                               

E. L. Doctorow

Edgar Lawrence "E. L." Doctorow was an American author. He was best known for his works of historical fiction. He was mostly known for his books The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, and Billy Bathgate.

                                               

Betty Dodson

Betty Dodson was an American sex educator and social critic. She was a part of the pro-sex feminist movement. She saw the modern feminist movement as needlessly political and hostile towards males. She is known for writing books about how masturb ...

                                               

Dokken

Dokken is an American Heavy metal band that was formed in 1978. The group accumulated numerous charting singles and has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.The band was nominated for a Grammy. Dokken was composed of founder Don Dokken on v ...

                                               

Chris Doleman

Christopher John Doleman was an American football defensive end. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He played in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, and San Francisco 49ers from 1985 to 1999. He was an 8-ti ...

                                               

Dolla (rapper)

Roderick Anthony Burton II was an American rapper, better known by his stage name Dolla. He had a hit single with "Who The Fuck is That" featuring T-Pain and Taye Dzim. A remix was made featuring Akon and T-Pain. Dolla was shot in the back three ...

                                               

Piotr Domaradzki

Piotr Krystian Domaradzki was a Polish-American journalist, essayist and historian. He had a longtime association with Chicagos Polish community. He worked for 30 years at Dziennik Zwiazkowy, the oldest and largest Polish language newspaper in th ...

                                               

Fats Domino

Antoine "Fats" Domino was an American R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Five of his records released before 1955 sold over a million copies and were certified as gold records, and he h ...

                                               

Stanley Donen

Stanley Donen was an American movie director and choreographer. His most famous movies were Singin in the Rain and On the Town. Donen was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He was married to Marion Marshall from 1952 to 1959 until they divorced. H ...

                                               

J. P. Donleavy

James Patrick "J. P." Donleavy was an Irish-American novelist and playwright. His first novel is The Ginger Man. Another novel, A Fairy Tale of New York, provided the title of the song "Fairytale of New York". He was born in Brooklyn, New York. D ...

                                               

Kenneth J. Donnelly

Kenneth Joseph "Ken" Donnelly was an American politician. He served as a member of the Massachusetts State Senate from 2009 until his death in 2017. He represented the Fourth Middlesex district. He was a Democrat. Donnelly was born in Arlington, ...

                                               

Anne Donovan

Anne Theresa Donovan was an American womens basketball player and coach. From 2013 to 2015, she was the head coach of the Connecticut Sun. She was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey. In her playing career, Donovan won two Olympic gold medals, and went ...

                                               

Elsa Dorfman

Elsa Dorfman was an American portrait photographer. She was known for her use of a large-format instant Polaroid camera. She was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dorfmans principal published work, originally published in 1974, was Elsas Houseboo ...

                                               

Dorian Leigh

Dorian Elizabeth Leigh Parker was an American model. She was one of the earliest modeling women in the fashion industry. Leigh might have been one of the first supermodels. She was well known in Europe and United States. Leigh was on the covers o ...

                                               

Bob Dorough

Bob Dorough was an American bebop and cool jazz pianist, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and producer. He was born in Cherry Hill, Arkansas and was raised in Texas. He was best known as composer and performer of songs from Schoolhouse Rock! ...

                                               

Norman Dorsen

Norman Dorsen was an American lawyer. He was the Frederick I. and Grace A. Stokes Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program at the New York University School of Law.

                                               

James Dougherty (Medal of Honor)

James Dougherty was a U.S. Marine in the 1871 Korean Campaign. He received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Korean Expedition. He was serving as a private aboard USS Carondelet. His Medal of Honor was issued on February 8, 1872. Private ...

                                               

Gordon Douglas (director)

Gordon Douglas was an American movie director. He was born in New York City. He worked with RKO Films, Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros. He also directed many Our Gang shorts. For Columbia Pictures, he made Mr. Soft Touch 1949, Between Midnight ...