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Hibari Misora

Hibari Misora was a Japanese singer and actress. The style of music she sang was enka. She received many awards, among them living national treasure. In Japan she is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time. She was the first woman in ...

                                               

Prince Tomohito of Mikasa

Prince Tomohito of Mikasa was a member of the Imperial House of Japan. Tomohito was the first member of the Imperial House of Japan to have a full beard since Emperor Meiji. He was known as "the bearded prince".

                                               

Hayabusa (wrestler)

Eiji Ezaki was a Japanese professional wrestler. He was better known for wrestling under a mask as Hayabusa. He mainly worked for the Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling promotion. He also wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling and in North America for ...

                                               

Emperor Meiji

Emperor Meiji was the 122nd emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession. His reign lasted from 1867 until his death.

                                               

Emperor Taishō

Emperor Taishō was the 123rd emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession. His reign started in 30 July 1912 and ended with his death in 1926. Emperor Taishō meaning "Great Justice" was the name given to Yoshihito at the time ...

                                               

Kenichi Fukui

In this Japanese name, the family name is Fukui. Kenichi Fukui was a Japanese chemist. He won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

                                               

Shohei Baba

Shohei Baba was a Japanese professional wrestler. He was co-founder of All Japan Pro Wrestling. He was also known as Giant Baba. Baba, along with Antonio Inoki, became one of the most famous Japanese wrestlers of his time, with a popularity in Ja ...

                                               

Kusunoki Masashige

In this Japanese name, the family name is Kusunoki. Kusunoki Masashige was a 14th century samurai from Kawachi Province. He fought for Emperor Go-Daigo. The warriors conduct and death are recognized as examples of bushido.

                                               

Chiyono Hasegawa

In this Japanese name, the family name is Hasegawa. Chiyono Hasegawa was a Japanese supercentenarian. At the time of her death, she was the oldest person in Japan, the second oldest person in the world and the oldest person in Asia.

                                               

Izumo no Okuni

Okuni was a Japanese woman from the warring states period who began the Japanese entertainment called kabuki. Her name means "Okuni from Izumo". Her performing arts evolved from traditional dancing. Okuni founded kabuki.

                                               

Fujita Toyohachi

Fujita Toyohachi is a Japanese writer and professor in East Asian History. He lived from 1869 October 19 to 1929 July 15. He is from Tokushima Prefecture. His pen name was Jianfeng / Kenfou. He founded a school in Jiangsu, China. He was a teacher ...

                                               

Koto Matsudaira

Koto Matsudaira was a Japanese diplomat from Tokyo who was an Ambassador to the United Nations from 1957 to 1961.

                                               

Matsudaira Sadanobu

In this Japanese name, the family name is Matsudaira. Matsudaira Sadanobu Japanese daimyo and shogunate administrator of the mid-Edo period. He is famous for his financial reforms which saved the Shirakawa Domain. He also made similar reforms dur ...

                                               

Peter Shirayanagi

In this Japanese name, the family name is Shirayanagi. Peter Seiichi Shirayanagi was a Japanese priest of the Roman Catholic Church. He was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Tokyo.

                                               

Hirohito

Hirohito was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from 25 December 1926, until his death on 7 January 1989. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Akihito. In Japan, reigning emperors are known simply ...

                                               

Tanuma Okitsugu

In this Japanese name, the family name is Tanuma. Tanuma Okitsugu was a senior counselor of the Tokugawa shogunate. He is known for the introduction of monetary reform.

                                               

Uesugi Harunori

In this Japanese name, the family name is Uesugi. Uesugi Harunori was a Japanese daimyo. He was the 9th leader of the Yonezawa domain. This domain the area that today is the Yonezawa and Okitama region. Uesugi was born in Edo. He was the second s ...

                                               

Date Masamune

In this Japanese name, the family name is Date. Date Masamune was a Japanese daimyo in the Tōhoku region during the Azuchi-Momoyama period and Edo period. He was known as the "one-eyed dragon" because he lost the use of an eye.

                                               

Yamagata Aritomo

In this Japanese name, the family name is Yamagata. Yamagata Aritomo was a Field Marshal in the Imperial Japanese Army. He was twice Prime Minister of Japan. Yamagata was the founder of the Imperial Japanese Army.

                                               

Jumbo Tsuruta

Tomomi Tsuruta, better known by his ring name Jumbo Tsuruta, was a professional wrestler who wrestled for All Japan Pro Wrestling for most of his career, and is well known for being the first ever AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion, having wo ...

                                               

Rebecca Luker

Rebecca Luker was an American actress, singer and recording artist. She appeared in many musical productions on Broadway. Her stage credits include Mary Poppins, Show Boat and The Music Man. Her voice type was soprano. Luker was nominated for thr ...

                                               

George Lindsey

George Lindsey was an American actor. He is best known as "Goober Pyle" on The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. He also was on Hee-Haw.

                                               

Oscar Stanton De Priest

Oscar Stanton De Priest was an American Republican politician and civil rights advocate. He served as a U.S. Representative from the state of Illinois. During his three terms, he was the only African American serving in Congress. De Priest propos ...

                                               

Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was an American actress. Always known as just "Tallula", she was one of the most famous actresses of her time. She was born into a wealthy and influential Alabama family. Her father was a leading Southern Democrat, and ...

                                               

Nat King Cole

Nathaniel Adams Coles, professionally known as Nat King Cole, was an American jazz musician, singer and songwriter. He was born in the southern city of Montgomery, Alabama. His father was a Christian minister. Millions of Nat King Cole’s recordin ...

                                               

Big Mama Thornton

Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton was an American blues singer, harp player and songwriter. Thornton was the first who recorded "Hound Dog" by Leiber and Stoller. Another song which is often covered is "Ball ´n Chain". It is included in the Rock and ...

                                               

Fred Thompson

Fred Dalton Thompson was an American politician, actor, attorney, and lobbyist. Thompson became famous during the 1970s during the Watergate Scandal because he discovered the Watergate tapes which would lead to President Richard Nixons resignatio ...

                                               

Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins was an American country singer and songwriter. He was one of the most famous country singers during his 40 year career. Robbins had many country music hit singles and some of his songs were pop music hits on the radio. During the pe ...

                                               

Dorothy Fay

Dorothy Fay was an American actress. She was known for her appearances in Western movies. She was born in Prescott, Arizona. She played a heroine in The Green Archer 1940 and White Eagle 1941, both at Columbia Pictures. Fay also made a few small ...

                                               

Judith Rich Harris

Judith Rich Harris researched psychology. She was an independent researcher, and not a university professor. Her most famous book is The Nurture Assumption. The book asks "Why children turn out the way they do"? Its answer is that "Parents matter ...

                                               

Harold Camping

Harold Egbert Camping was an American Christian radio broadcaster. His parents were Dutch immigrants. He served as president of Family Radio, a California-based radio station group that broadcasts to more than 150 markets in the United States, si ...

                                               

Edward Tatum

Edward Lawrie Tatum was an American geneticist. He shared half of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1958 with George Beadle for showing that genes control individual steps in metabolism. The other half of that years award went to Joshu ...

                                               

August Ames

August Ames was a Canadian-American pornographic actress and model. She was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She appeared in almost 290 movies. She won two AVN Awards in 2015 and in 2017, and is nominated for one in 2018.

                                               

Lon Chaney Sr.

Lon Chaney was an American actor during the age of silent movies. He is said to be one of the most best actors of early movies. He was well known for his playing tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters. He was famous for his artistry w ...

                                               

Ken Olsen

Kenneth Harry Olsen was an American engineer and entrepreneur. He started Digital Equipment Corporation in 1957 with Harlan Anderson.

                                               

Bob Crane

Robert Edward "Bob" Crane was an American movie, television, stage, radio, and voice actor. He was known for his role as Colonel Robert E. Hogan in Hogans Heroes.

                                               

Edward N. Lorenz

Edward Norton Lorenz was an American mathematician and meteorologist. He was one of the first to work in the field of Chaos theory. He was the first to use the term Butterfly effect for dynamic systems that are very sensitive to starting conditio ...

                                               

Joseph Mascolo

Joseph Mascolo was an American musician and former dramatic actor. Mascolo was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. He studied at the University of Miami and at the United States Military Academy. He began acting in 1957. During his long career, h ...

                                               

Noah Webster

Noah Webster, Jr., was the author of a famous American dictionary, a pioneer of spelling, and a political writer and editor. His "Blue-backed Speller" books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read. His dictionary was fi ...

                                               

Sanford Rosenthal

Sanford Morris Rosenthal was born in Albany, Georgia. He received a medical degree at Vanderbilt University in 1920, and completed a residency and internship at Boston City Hospital 1921-1922. However, his interests shifted to medical research wh ...

                                               

Alberta Williams King

Alberta Christine Williams King was the mother of Martin Luther King, Jr. She was married to Martin Luther King, Sr. for 58 years. She had an important part in the activities of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. The church is now a part of the Martin ...

                                               

Jan Hooks

Janice "Jan" Hooks was an American actress and comedian. She was best known for her work on NBCs Saturday Night Live. She starred in SNL from 1986 to 1991. She was also known for her roles in Designing Women, 3rd Rock From the Sun, The Simpsons, ...

                                               

Luke Askew

Luke Askew was an American movie and television actor best known for his role in the 1969 film Easy Rider. He had a rare lead role in the spaghetti Western Night of the Serpent. Askew began his career in the 1967 Otto Preminger movie Hurry Sundow ...

                                               

Little Richard

Richard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name Little Richard, was an American recording artist, songwriter, and musician. He was one of the early creators of rock and roll music in the 1950s.

                                               

Jackie Robinson

Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was the first African-American Major League Baseball player of modern times. Robinson broke the baseball color barrier when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. He was the first black man to openly play i ...

                                               

William Baker Rock

William Baker Rock was a vaudeville comedian and dancer. He was a partner with Maude Fulton in the vaudeville act of Rock and Fulton. He later was a partner with Frances White as Rock and White.

                                               

Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard was an American actress. She was one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood with the total of 0.000. She was listed as one of the greatest female actresses of all time. Lombard was born on October 06, 1908 in Fort Wayne, Indiana U ...

                                               

Joe Jackson

Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson was an American talent manager. He was the father of the Jackson family of musicians. His most famous son was Michael Jackson. His most famous daughter was Janet Jackson.

                                               

Alex Karras

Alexander George "Alex" Karras was an American football player, wrestler, movie, television, stage, voice actor, and writer who is known for his role as George Papadapolis in the television series Webster. Karras was born on July 15, 1935 in Gary ...

                                               

Paul Samuelson

Paul Anthony Samuelson was an American economist of Jewish descent. He was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. The Swedish Royal Academies stated, when awarding the prize, that he "has done more than any other contemporary eco ...