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Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson (October 14, 1952-)

Harry Laverne Anderson is an American actor, screenwriter, director and magician. He is best known for the role of Judge Harry Stone on the 1984–92 television series 'Night Court'. In addition to eight appearances on 'Saturday Night Live' between 1981 and 1985, Anderson had a recurring guest role as con man "Harry the Hat" on 'Cheers', toured... Wikipedia
Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.
Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt (October 14, 1906-December 4, 1975)

Johanna "Hannah" Arendt was a German-born political theorist. Though often described as a philosopher, she rejected that label on the grounds that philosophy is concerned with "man in the singular" and instead described herself as a political theorist because her work centers on the fact that "men, not Man, live on the earth and inhabit the world."... Wikipedia
Linden, Germany
New York City, United States
Howard Warren Buffett

Howard Warren Buffett (October 14, 1983-)

Howard Warren Buffett is the executive director of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation that funds initiatives aimed at improving the standard of living and quality of life for the world’s most impoverished and marginalized populations. He previously served as the director of agriculture development for the Task... Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Frank Conroy (actor)

Frank Conroy (actor) (October 14, 1890-February 24, 1964)

Frank Parish Conroy was a British film and stage actor who appeared in many films, notably 'Grand Hotel', 'The Little Minister' and 'The Ox-Bow Incident'. He appeared on the Broadway stage and won a Tony Award for his performance in Graham Greene's 'The Potting Shed'. Wikipedia
Derby, Derbyshire, England
Paramus, New Jersey, United States
Steve Cram

Steve Cram (October 14, 1960-)

Stephen Cram CBE is a British retired track and field athlete. Along with fellow Britons Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett, he was one of the world's dominant middle distance runners during the 1980s. Nicknamed "The Jarrow Arrow", after his hometown, Cram set world records in the 1500 metres, 2000 metres and the mile during a 19-day period in the... Wikipedia
Jarrow, County Durham, England, UK
E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings (October 14, 1894-September 3, 1962)

Edward Estlin Cummings, known as E. E. Cummings, with the abbreviated form of his name often written by others in lowercase letters as e e cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous... Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Madison, New Hampshire
Raymond Davis, Jr.

Raymond Davis, Jr. (October 14, 1914-May 31, 2006)

Raymond Davis, Jr. was an American chemist, physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., USA
Blue Point, New York, USA
Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby (October 14, 1958-)

Thomas Dolby is an English musician and producer best known for his 1982 hit "She Blinded Me with Science" and 1984 single "Hyperactive!". He has also worked extensively in production and as a session musician, as a technology entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and as the Music Director for the TED Conference. He is currently a Professor of the Arts... Wikipedia
London, England, United Kingdom
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower (October 14, 1890-March 28, 1969)

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe; he had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the... Wikipedia
Denison, Texas
Washington, D.C.
Joe Girardi

Joe Girardi (October 14, 1964-)

Joseph Elliott Girardi is an American professional baseball manager for the New York Yankees. Formerly a catcher, Girardi played for the Chicago Cubs, the Colorado Rockies, the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals from 1989 to 2003. In 2006, he was the manager of the Florida Marlins and named the National League Manager of the Year. Wikipedia
Rubert, Illinois, United States

Gary Graffman (October 14, 1928-)

Gary Graffman is an American classical pianist, teacher of piano and music administrator. Wikipedia

James Gray (zoologist) (October 14, 1891-December 14, 1975)

Sir James Gray, MC CBE FRS was a British zoologist who helped establish the field of cytology. Gray was also known for his work in animal locomotion and the development of experimental zoology. In particular, he's known for the Gray's Paradox on dolphins locomotion. Wikipedia
Wood Green, London, England
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Justin Hayward

Justin Hayward (October 14, 1946-)

Justin Hayward is an English musician, best known as singer, songwriter and lead singer and guitarist in the rock band The Moody Blues. Wikipedia
Swindon, Wiltshire England United Kingdom

Thomas Keller (card game player) (October 14, 1980-)

Thomas Keller is an American professional poker player, residing in Scottsdale, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the brother of Shawn "Lightning" Keller. Wikipedia
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
C. Everett Koop

C. Everett Koop (October 14, 1916-February 25, 2013)

Charles Everett Koop was an American pediatric surgeon and public health administrator. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and served as the 13th Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989. According to the Associated Press, "Koop was the only surgeon general to become a... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S.
Le Duc Tho

Le Duc Tho (October 14, 1911-October 13, 1990)

Lê Đức Thọ, born Phan Đình Khải in Hà Nam Province, was a Vietnamese revolutionary, general, diplomat, and politician. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1973, but he declined it. Wikipedia
Hà Nam Province, Vietnam
Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Shaznay Lewis

Shaznay Lewis (October 14, 1975-)

Tricia Marie "Shaznay" Lewis is a British singer, songwriter, former member of girl group All Saints. Lewis has co-written most of the group's songs, including number one singles: "Bootie Call", "Pure Shores", "Black Coffee" and international smash hit single "Never Ever". Wikipedia
Natalie Maines

Natalie Maines (October 14, 1974-)

Natalie Louise Maines Pasdar is an American singer-songwriter and activist who achieved success as the lead vocalist for the female alternative country band the Dixie Chicks. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Maines considers herself a rebel who "loved not thinking in the way I knew the majority of people thought." Wikipedia
Lubbock, Texas
Roger Moore

Roger Moore (October 14, 1927-)

Sir Roger George Moore KBE is an English actor. He is perhaps best known for playing British secret agent James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985, and he is the oldest actor to have played Bond. He was 44 years old when he signed the contract to play Bond, on Wednesday, August 2, 1972, and 58 years old when he retired from the role, on... Wikipedia
Stockwell, London, England
Lance Olsen

Lance Olsen (October 14, 1956-)

Lance Olsen is an American metamodern writer known for his experimental, lyrical, fragmentary, cross-genre narratives that question the limits of historical knowledge. Wikipedia
New Jersey, United States
William Penn

William Penn (October 14, 1644-July 30, 1718)

William Penn was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Indians. Under... Wikipedia
London, England
Berkshire, England
Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard (October 14, 1940-)

Sir Cliff Richard is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. He has been a resident for most of his life in the United Kingdom, but in 2010 confirmed that he is now a citizen of Barbados. He divides his time between living in Barbados and at a vineyard property in Portugal. Richard has sold more than 250 million records... Wikipedia
Lucknow, United Provinces, British India

Kaija Saariaho (October 14, 1952-)

Kaija Saariaho is a Finnish composer. Wikipedia
Helsinki, Finland
Edward Sabine

Edward Sabine (October 14, 1788-June 26, 1883)

General Sir Edward Sabine KCB FRS was an Irish astronomer, geophysicist, ornithologist,explorer, soldier and the 30th President of the Royal Society. Wikipedia
Dublin
East Sheen
Nancy Sweezy

Nancy Sweezy (October 14, 1921-February 6, 2010)

Nancy Sweezy was an American artist, author, folklorist, advocate, scholar, and preservationist. Known initially for her work as a potter in the 1950s, Sweezy became a scholar of the history and creation of pottery and wrote several authoritative texts and books on U.S. and international folk pottery. She was a major figure in the establishment of... Wikipedia
Usher (entertainer)

Usher (entertainer) (October 14, 1978-)

Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album 'My Way', which spawned his first U.S. 'Billboard' Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice & Slow". The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. His follow-up... Wikipedia
Dallas, Texas, United States
Jorge Villamizar

Jorge Villamizar (October 14, 1970-)

Jorge Villamizar is a Colombian musician; singer and composer, leader of the band Bacilos, and one of the most representative Latin American singers. Villamizar came to prominence as the lead member of the band Bacilos. Bacilos released their album 'Madera' in 1999, and in 2000 they recorded their first album with Warner Music, which was nominated... Wikipedia
Montería, Colombia.

Russell Williams (sound engineer) (October 14, 1952-)

Russell Williams is an American sound engineer. He has won two Academy Awards for Best Sound. He has worked on over 50 films since 1976. He is a full-time professor and Distinguished Artist in Residence at the American University School of Communication in Washington, DC. Wikipedia
Washington D.C. United States
John Wooden

John Wooden (October 14, 1910-June 4, 2010)

John Robert Wooden was an American basketball player and coach. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood", he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period—seven in a row—as head coach at UCLA, an unprecedented feat. Within this period, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games. He was named national coach of the year six times. Wikipedia
Hall, Indiana
Los Angeles, California