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Marcus Allen

Marcus Allen (March 26, 1960-)

Marcus LeMarr Allen is a former American football running back and football analyst for CBS. As a professional, Allen ran for 12,243 yards and caught 587 passes for 5,412 yards during his career for both the Los Angeles Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs from 1982 to 1997. He scored 145 touchdowns, including a then league record 123 rushing... Wikipedia
San Diego, California, United States
Othmar Ammann

Othmar Ammann (March 26, 1879-September 22, 1965)

Othmar Hermann Ammann was a Swiss-American structural engineer whose bridge designs include the George Washington Bridge, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and Bayonne Bridge. He also directed the planning and construction of New York City's Lincoln Tunnel. Wikipedia
Feuerthalen, Switzerland
Rye, New York
Christian B. Anfinsen

Christian B. Anfinsen (March 26, 1916-May 14, 1995)

Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Jr. was an American biochemist. He shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Stanford Moore and William Howard Stein for work on ribonuclease, especially concerning the connection between the amino acid sequence and the biologically active conformation. Wikipedia
Monessen, Pennsylvania
Randallstown, Maryland
Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin (March 26, 1934-)

Alan Wolf Arkin is an American actor, director, comedian, musician and singer. With a film career spanning nearly 60 years, Arkin is known for his performances in 'Wait Until Dark', 'The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming', 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter', 'Catch-22', 'The In-Laws', 'Edward Scissorhands', 'Glengarry Glen Ross', 'Thirteen... Wikipedia
New York City

Ronald Bass (March 26, 1942-)

:'This article is about the screenwriter. For the professional wrestler see Ron Bass. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Hugh Black (theologian)

Hugh Black (theologian) (March 26, 1868-April 6, 1953)

Hugh Black was a Scottish-American theologian and author. Wikipedia
Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez (March 26, 1925-)

Pierre Boulez is a French composer, conductor, writer, and pianist. Wikipedia
Montbrison, France

Kyung-wha Chung (March 26, 1948-)

Kyung-Wha Chung is a Korean violinist. Wikipedia
Seoul, Korea
Paul Douglas

Paul Douglas (March 26, 1892-September 24, 1976)

Paul Howard Douglas was an American politician and economist. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois for eighteen years, from 1949 to 1967. During his Senate career, he was a prominent member of the liberal coalition. Wikipedia
Salem, Massachusetts
Washington, D.C.
Jon English

Jon English (March 26, 1949-)

Jonathan James "Jon" English is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He emigrated to Australia with his parents in 1961. He was an early vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Sebastian Hardie but left to take on the role of Judas Iscariot in the Australian version of the stage musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' from May... Wikipedia
Hampstead, London, England
Robert Frost

Robert Frost (March 26, 1874-January 29, 1963)

Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to... Wikipedia
San Francisco, California, United States
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Leeza Gibbons

Leeza Gibbons (March 26, 1957-)

Leeza Kim Gibbons is an American talk show host. She is best known as a correspondent and co-host for Entertainment Tonight as well as for having her own syndicated daytime talk show, Leeza. Gibbons is currently the host of her own radio show, 'Hollywood Confidential', part of the United Stations radio syndication company. On February 16, 2015,... Wikipedia
Hartsville, South Carolina, United States

Leigh Harline (March 26, 1907-December 10, 1969)

Leigh Adrian Harline was a film composer and songwriter. He was known for his "musical sophistication that was uniquely 'Harline-esque' by weaving rich tapestries of mood-setting underscores and penning memorable melodies for animated shorts and features." Wikipedia
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Los Angeles, California

Elizabeth Jane Howard (March 26, 1923-January 2, 2014)

Elizabeth Jane Howard, CBE, FRSL, was an English novelist. She had previously been an actress and a model. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Bungay, Suffolk, England, UK
Johnson (composer)

Johnson (composer) (March 26, 1953-August 18, 2011)

Johnson was an Indian film score composer and music director who has given music to some of the most important motion pictures of Malayalam cinema, including those for 'Koodevide', 'Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal', 'Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam', 'Vadakkunokkiyantram', 'Perumthachan', 'Njan Gandharvan', 'Ponthan Mada', and... Wikipedia
Thrissur
Chennai
Erica Jong

Erica Jong (March 26, 1942-)

Erica Jong is an American author and teacher best known for her fiction and poetry, and particularly for her 1973 novel 'Fear of Flying'. The book became famously controversial for its attitudes towards female sexuality and figured prominently in the development of second-wave feminism. According to 'Washington Post', it has sold more than 20... Wikipedia
New York City United States
Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley (March 26, 1985-)

Keira Christina Knightley is an English actress and model. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. Knightley had a supporting role as Sabé in 'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace' and her first significant role came in 'The Hole'. She gained widespread recognition in 2002 after co-starring in the film 'Bend It... Wikipedia
Teddington, London, England, UK
Francis Lawrence

Francis Lawrence (March 26, 1970-)

Francis Lawrence is an American director and producer. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
William Edward Hartpole Lecky

William Edward Hartpole Lecky (March 26, 1838-October 22, 1903)

William Edward Hartpole Lecky, OM was an Irish historian and political theorist. Wikipedia
Newtown Park near Dublin
London
Anthony James Leggett

Anthony James Leggett (March 26, 1938-)

Sir Anthony James Leggett, KBE, FRS, also Tony Leggett, has been a Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1983. Wikipedia
Camberwell, London, England, UK
Butterfly McQueen

Butterfly McQueen (March 26, 1911-December 22, 1995)

Thelma "Butterfly" McQueen was an American actress. Originally a dancer, McQueen first appeared in film in 1939 as Prissy, Scarlett O'Hara's maid, in the film 'Gone with the Wind'. She was unable to attend the movie's premiere because it was held at a whites-only theater. McQueen also had a role on the controversial 'Beulah' radio show. Often... Wikipedia
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.

Shirin Neshat (March 26, 1957-)

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian visual artist who lives in New York City. She is known primarily for her work in film, video and photography. Wikipedia
Ghazvin, Iran
Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O'Connor (March 26, 1930-)

Sandra Day O'Connor is an American jurist, who was a former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from her appointment in 1981 by Ronald Reagan until her retirement in 2006. She was the first woman to be appointed to the Court. Wikipedia
El Paso, Texas, United States
Larry Page

Larry Page (March 26, 1973-)

Lawrence "Larry" Page is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who cofounded Google Inc. with Sergey Brin, and is the corporation's current CEO. Page is the inventor of PageRank, Google's best-known search ranking algorithm. As of November 2014, Page leads a global organization that consists of 55,600 employees operating in more... Wikipedia
Lansing, Michigan, United States
Park Won-soon

Park Won-soon (March 26, 1956-)

Park Won-soon is a South Korean lawyer. He was elected as Mayor of Seoul, South Korea on October 26, 2011. Elected as an independent candidate with the support of the Democratic Party and Democratic Labor Party, Park's victory is seen as a blow in particular to the Grand National Party and the prospective presidential candidacy of Park Geun-hye,... Wikipedia
Changnyeong, South Korea
Armand Peugeot

Armand Peugeot (March 26, 1849-January 2, 1915)

Armand Peugeot was a French industrialist, pioneer of the automobile industry and the founder of the French firm Peugeot. Wikipedia
Herimoncourt, France
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France
Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley (March 26, 1733-February 8, 1804)

Joseph Priestley, FRS was an 18th-century English theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher, chemist, educator, and political theorist who published over 150 works. He is usually credited with the discovery of oxygen, having isolated it in its gaseous state, although Carl Wilhelm Scheele and Antoine Lavoisier also have a claim to the... Wikipedia
Fieldhead, Birstall, West Yorkshire, England
Joseph Priestley House, 472 Priestley Avenue, Northumberland, Pennsylvania 17857, United States

Alison Prince (March 26, 1931-)

Alison Prince is a British children's writer, screenwriter and biographer now settled on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. Wikipedia
Beckenham, Kent, England, UK
Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj (March 26, 1965-)

Prakash Raj is an Indian film actor, film director, producer and television presenter who mainly works in the South Indian film industry. He acted in back-to-back stage shows for 300 a month in the initial stages of his career when he joined Kalakshetra, Bengaluru, and he has 2,000 street theatre performances to his credit. Wikipedia
Puttur, Karnataka, India
Diana Ross

Diana Ross (March 26, 1944-)

Diana Ernestine Earle Ross is an American singer, actress, record producer and an occasional songwriter. Born and raised in Detroit, she rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown's most successful act and is to this day America's most successful vocal group as well as... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Martin Short

Martin Short (March 26, 1950-)

Martin Hayter Short, CM is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs 'SCTV' and 'Saturday Night Live'. He has starred in comedy films, such as 'Three Amigos', 'Innerspace', 'Three Fugitives', 'Father of the Bride', 'Pure Luck', 'Father of the Bride Part... Wikipedia
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Alan Silvestri

Alan Silvestri (March 26, 1950-)

Alan Anthony Silvestri is an American composer and conductor who works primarily in film and television. He is best known for his frequent collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis, including composing major hit films such as the 'Back to the Future' trilogy and 'Forrest Gump', as well as the superhero films 'Captain America: The First Avenger'... Wikipedia
New York City
John Stockton

John Stockton (March 26, 1962-)

John Houston Stockton is an American retired professional basketball player who spent his entire career as a point guard for the Utah Jazz of the NBA from 1984 to 2003. John Stockton is regarded as one of the best point guards of all time, holding the NBA records for most career assists and steals by considerable margins. A ten-time NBA All-Star,... Wikipedia
Spokane, Washington, United States
Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler (March 26, 1948-)

Steven Tyler is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the frontman and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is known as the "Demon of Screamin'" due to his high screams and his wide vocal range. He is also known for his... Wikipedia
Yonkers, New York, United States
Roch Voisine

Roch Voisine (March 26, 1963-)

Joseph Armand Roch Voisine, better known as Roch Voisine is a Canadian Acadian singer-songwriter, actor, and radio and television host who lives in Montreal, Quebec and Paris, France. He writes and performs material in both English and French. He won the Juno Award for Male Vocalist of the Year in 1994. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the Order... Wikipedia
Carl Wieman

Carl Wieman (March 26, 1951-)

Carl Edwin Wieman is an American physicist and educationist at Stanford University and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics at the University of Colorado for the production, in 1995 with Eric Allin Cornell and Wolfgang Ketterle, of the first true Bose - Einstein condensate. Wikipedia
Corvallis, Oregon
Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (March 26, 1911-February 25, 1983)

Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III was an American playwright and author of many stage classics. Along with Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller he is considered among the three foremost playwrights in 20th century American drama. Wikipedia
Columbus, Mississippi, U.S.A.
New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Richard Saul Wurman

Richard Saul Wurman (March 26, 1935-)

Richard Saul Wurman is an American architect and graphic designer. Wurman has written and designed over 83 books, and created the TED conference, as well as the EG conference, TEDMED and the WWW suite of gatherings. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania