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Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi (April 29, 1970-)

Andre Kirk Agassi is an American retired professional tennis player and former World No. 1, who was one of the game's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Agassi has been called the best service returner in the history of... Wikipedia
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Luis Aparicio

Luis Aparicio (April 29, 1934-)

Luis Ernesto Aparicio Montiel, nicknamed "Little Louie", is a former Venezuelan professional baseball player.Aparicio was one of the most dominant shortstops of Major League Baseball in his era. He played for the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, and Boston Red Sox, from 1956 through 1973. Wikipedia
Maracaibo, Venezuela

Craig Armstrong (composer) (April 29, 1959-)

Craig Armstrong, OBE is a British composer of modern orchestral music, electronica and film scores. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1981, and has since written music for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. Wikipedia

Rollo Armstrong (April 29, 1966-)

Rowland Constantine O'Malley "Rollo" Armstrong is an English music producer and multi instrumentalist. Half of the remix team Rollo and Sister Bliss and is a founding member of the electronic music group Faithless. Wikipedia
Kensington, London, England

Edward Blishen (April 29, 1920-December 13, 1996)

Edward Blishen was an English author and broadcaster. He may be known best for the first of two children's novels based on Greek mythology, written with Leon Garfield, illustrated by Charles Keeping, and published by Longman in 1970. For 'The God Beneath the Sea' Blishen and Garfield won the 1970 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association,... Wikipedia
Hertfordshire, England

Sydney Box (April 29, 1907-May 25, 1983)

Sydney Box was a British film producer and screenwriter, and brother of British film producer Betty Box. In 1940, he founded the documentary film company Verity Films with Jay Lewis. Wikipedia
Beckenham, England
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Rick Burleson (April 29, 1951-)

Richard Paul "Rooster" Burleson is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. "Rooster," as he was nicknamed was a famously intense ballplayer. Former Boston Red Sox teammate Bill Lee once said of Burleson, "Some guys didn't like to lose, but Rick got angry if the score was even tied." Wikipedia
Lynwood, California

Luís Miguel Cintra (April 29, 1949-)

Luís Miguel Valle Cintra is a Portuguese film actor. He has appeared in 60 films since 1970. Wikipedia
Madrid, Spain

Adele Comandini (April 29, 1898-July 22, 1987)

Adele Comandini was an American screenwriter, who was nominated at the Academy Awards in 1937 for the Academy Award for best original story. Wikipedia
Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis (April 29, 1957-)

Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. Born and raised in London, he excelled on stage at the National Youth Theatre, before being accepted at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, which he attended for three years. Despite his traditional actor training at the Bristol Old Vic, he is... Wikipedia
London, England
Peter Diamond

Peter Diamond (April 29, 1940-)

Peter Arthur Diamond is an American economist known for his analysis of U.S. Social Security policy and his work as an advisor to the Advisory Council on Social Security in the late 1980s and 1990s. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2010, along with Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides. He is an Institute... Wikipedia
New York, New York
Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt (April 29, 1951-February 18, 2001)

Ralph Dale Earnhardt, better known as Dale Earnhardt, was an American race car driver and team owner, best known for his involvement in stock car racing for NASCAR. He began his career in 1975 when he participated in the World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of the Winston Cup Series. Wikipedia
Kannapolis, North Carolina
Daytona Beach, Florida
Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington (April 29, 1899-May 24, 1974)

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death, his career spanning over 50 years. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., US
New York City, New York, US
Tom Ewell

Tom Ewell (April 29, 1909-September 12, 1994)

Tom Ewell was an American actor. His most successful and arguably most identifiable role is of Richard Sherman in 'The Seven Year Itch' which he played on both the Broadway stage and in the 1955 Hollywood film. He played in several other light comedies in the 1950s, though he preferred to work on the stage. Wikipedia
Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Celeste Holm

Celeste Holm (April 29, 1917-July 15, 2012)

Celeste Holm was an American stage, film and television actress. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
David Icke

David Icke (April 29, 1952-)

David Vaughan Icke is an English writer, public speaker and former professional footballer. He promotes conspiracy theories about global politics and has written extensively about them. Wikipedia
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan (April 29, 1955-)

Leslie Allen Jordan is an American actor and playwright from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Wikipedia
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek (April 29, 1953-)

Jan Andrzej Paweł Kaczmarek is a Polish composer who has lived and worked in the United States since 1989. He has written the scores for more than 50 feature films and documentaries, including 'Finding Neverland', for which score he won an Academy Award and National Board of Review award. Other notable scores were for 'Hachi: A Dog's Tale',... Wikipedia
Konin, Poland

William Hugh Kling (April 29, 1942-)

William Hugh Kling is an American businessman who created Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media. He was also a founding Board Director of National Public Radio and the founding Chairman and president of Public Radio International. Kling is a social media entrepreneur who built both successful non-profit public media companies and for... Wikipedia
Yusef Komunyakaa

Yusef Komunyakaa (April 29, 1941-)

Yusef Komunyakaa is an American poet who teaches at New York University and is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Komunyakaa is a recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, for 'Neon Vernacular' and the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He also received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Komunyakaa received the 2007 Louisiana Writer... Wikipedia
Master P

Master P (April 29, 1964-)

Percy Robert Miller, better known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, producer, and former professional minor league Basketball player. He is the founder of the popular label No Limit Records, which went bankrupt and was relaunched as New No Limit Records through Koch... Wikipedia
New Orleans
Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta (April 29, 1936-)

Zubin Mehta is an Indian conductor of Western classical music. He is the Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Main Conductor for Valencia's opera house. Mehta is also the chief conductor of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino festival. Wikipedia
Bombay (now Mumbai), India
Andrew Miller (novelist)

Andrew Miller (novelist) (April 29, 1960-)

Andrew Brooke Miller FRSL is an English novelist. Wikipedia
Bristol
Tyron Montgomery

Tyron Montgomery (April 29, 1967-)

Tyron Montgomery is a film director and media creative. Originally raised in Ireland, near Limerick, Montgomery today is a German citizen, living and working in Munich. Wikipedia
Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson (April 29, 1933-)

Willie Hugh Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album 'Shotgun Willie', combined with the critical and commercial success of 'Red Headed Stranger' and 'Stardust', made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of... Wikipedia
Abbott, Texas, United States of America

Åse-Marie Nesse (April 29, 1934-July 13, 2001)

Åse-Marie Nesse was a Norwegian philologist, translator and poet. Wikipedia
Klepp, Norway

Claus Ogerman (April 29, 1930-)

Claus Ogerman is a German arranger/orchestrator, conductor, and composer, best known for his works with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra and Diana Krall. Wikipedia
Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer (April 29, 1958-)

Michelle Marie Pfeiffer is an American actress and singer. She made her film debut in 1980 in 'The Hollywood Knights', but first garnered mainstream attention with her breakout performance in 'Scarface'. Pfeiffer's greatest commercial successes are 'Batman Returns', 'What Lies Beneath' and 'Hairspray'. Wikipedia
Santa Ana, California, U.S.

Gino Quilico (April 29, 1955-)

Gino Quilico, OC is a Canadian lyric baritone of Italian descent and the son of Canadian baritone Louis Quilico and Lina Pizzolongo. Quilico was once married to violist and pianist Kathryn Stephenson. They have two children, Enrico and Sofia. Wikipedia
Peter Rauhofer

Peter Rauhofer (April 29, 1965-May 7, 2013)

Peter Rauhofer was a disc jockey, remixer and producer who formerly went under the moniker Club 69 as well as Size Queen. A native of Vienna, Austria, he was famous for a variety of his remixes including Cher's "Believe" and a number of Madonna's songs including "Nothing Really Matters", "American Life", "Nothing Fails", "Nobody Knows Me", "Get... Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
New York, New York, United States of America
Brandon Ríos

Brandon Ríos (April 29, 1986-)

Brandon Lee Ríos is an American welterweight boxer. He is the former WBA lightweight champion. Brandon is trained by former IBF super featherweight champion Roberto García. Wikipedia
Lubbock, Texas
Otis Rush

Otis Rush (April 29, 1935-)

Otis Rush is a blues musician, singer and guitarist. His distinctive guitar style features a slow burning sound and long bent notes. With similar qualities to Magic Sam and Buddy Guy, his sound became known as West Side Chicago blues and was an influence on many musicians including Michael Bloomfield, Peter Green and Eric Clapton. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Mississippi United States
Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld (April 29, 1954-)

Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for playing a semifictional version of himself in the sitcom 'Seinfeld', which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David. For its final two seasons, they were also co-executive producers. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Maurice Strong

Maurice Strong (April 29, 1929-)

Maurice F. Strong is a Canadian businessman specialising in oil and mineral resources, and a former diplomat representing Canada as under-secretary general of the United Nations. Strong's first name is pronounced "Mor'ris" with the accent on the first syllable. Wikipedia

Masaaki Suzuki (April 29, 1954-)

Masaaki Suzuki is a Japanese organist, harpsichordist and conductor, and the founder and musical director of the Bach Collegium Japan. He also teaches and conducts at Yale University and has conducted orchestras and choruses around the world. Wikipedia
Kobe
Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman (April 29, 1970-)

Uma Karuna Thurman is an American actress and model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Following early roles in films such as 'Dangerous Liaisons', she rose to international prominence in 1994 following her role in Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp... Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews (April 29, 1988-)

Jonathan Bryan Toews is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently serves as captain of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. Wikipedia
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Harold Urey

Harold Urey (April 29, 1893-January 5, 1981)

Harold Clayton Urey was an American physical chemist whose pioneering work on isotopes earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934 for the discovery of deuterium. He played a significant role in the development of the atom bomb, but may be most prominent for his contribution to theories on the development of organic life from non-living matter. Wikipedia
Walkerton, Indiana
La Jolla, California
Klaus Voormann

Klaus Voormann (April 29, 1938-)

Klaus Voormann is a German artist, musician, and record producer. He designed artwork for many bands including the Beatles, the Bee Gees, Wet Wet Wet and Turbonegro. His most notable work as a producer was his work with the band Trio, including their worldwide hit "Da Da Da". As a musician, Voormann is best known for being the bassist for Manfred... Wikipedia
Berlin, Germany

Lynn Townsend White, Jr. (April 29, 1907-March 30, 1987)

Lynn Townsend White, Jr. was a professor of medieval history at Princeton from 1933 to 1937, and at Stanford from 1937 to 1943. He was president of Mills College, Oakland, from 1943 to 1958 and a professor at University of California, Los Angeles from 1958 until 1987. Lynn White helped to found The Society of History and Technology and was... Wikipedia
San Francisco

Cecil Woodham-Smith (April 29, 1896-March 16, 1977)

Cecil Blanche Woodham-Smith was a British historian and biographer. She wrote four popular history books, each dealing with a different aspect of the Victorian era. Wikipedia
Fred Zinnemann

Fred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907-March 14, 1997)

Alfred "Fred" Zinnemann was an Austro-American film director. He won four Academy Awards for directing films in many genres, including thrillers, westerns, 'film noir', and play adaptations. Nineteen actors appearing in Zinnemann's films received Academy Award nominations for their performances: among that number are Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn,... Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
London, England