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Louis Agassiz

Louis Agassiz (May 28, 1807-December 14, 1873)

Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, commonly known as Louis Agassiz, was a Swiss-born and European-trained biologist and geologist recognized as an innovative and prodigious scholar of Earth's natural history, with later American writings that have received scrutiny because of particular racial themes. Agassiz grew up in Switzerland, and studied and... Wikipedia
Haut-Vully, Switzerland
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy (May 28, 1939-July 30, 2012)

Maeve Binchy Snell, known as Maeve Binchy, was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker best known for her sympathetic and often humorous portrayal of small-town life in Ireland, her descriptive characters, her interest in human nature, and her often clever surprise endings. Her novels, which were translated into 37... Wikipedia
Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland
County Dublin, Ireland
Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat (May 28, 1985-)

Colbie Marie Caillat is an American pop singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist from Malibu, California. She debuted in 2007 with 'Coco', which included hit singles "Bubbly" and "Realize". In 2008, she recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, "Lucky", which won a Grammy. Caillat released her second album, 'Breakthrough', in August 2009. 'Breakthrough' was... Wikipedia
Newbury Park, California, United States
José Craveirinha

José Craveirinha (May 28, 1922-February 6, 2003)

José Craveirinha, was born in Maputo, Mozambique and is today considered the greatest poet of that country. Wikipedia
Maputo, Mocambique
Gulshan Devaiah

Gulshan Devaiah (May 28, 1978-)

Gulshan Devaiah is an Indian actor who mainly works in Hindi cinema. Wikipedia
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Youri Egorov

Youri Egorov (May 28, 1954-April 16, 1988)

Youri Aleksandrovich Egorov was a Soviet classical pianist. Wikipedia
Kazan, USSR
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
John Fogerty

John Fogerty (May 28, 1945-)

John Cameron Fogerty is an American musician, songwriter, and guitarist, early in his career best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival and later as a successful solo recording artist. Fogerty was listed on 'Rolling Stone' magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists and the list of 100 Greatest... Wikipedia
Berkeley, California, United States
Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani (May 28, 1944-)

Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani is an American lawyer, businessman, former politician, and public speaker from New York. He served as Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Elisabeth Hasselbeck (May 28, 1977-)

Elisabeth DelPadre Hasselbeck is an American television personality and talk show host. Born and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island, she attended St. Mary Academy – Bay View as a teenager and graduated from Boston College in 1999. In January 2001, Hasselbeck rose to prominence as a contestant on the second season of the American version of... Wikipedia
Cranston, Rhode Island
Mark Howe

Mark Howe (May 28, 1955-)

Mark Steven Howe is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League and 6 seasons in the World Hockey Association. He is the son of Colleen and Gordie Howe, brother of Marty Howe and nephew of Vic Howe. Despite the enormous shadow cast by his father and splitting time between two leagues,... Wikipedia
Detroit, MI, USA

Roger Ikor (May 28, 1912-1986)

Roger Ikor was a French writer, winner of the Prix Goncourt in 1955. He was born in Paris. Wikipedia
Lynn Johnston

Lynn Johnston (May 28, 1947-)

Lynn Johnston is a Canadian cartoonist, known for her newspaper comic strip 'For Better or For Worse'. She was the first woman and first Canadian to win the National Cartoonist Society's Reuben Award. Wikipedia
Collingwood, Ontario
Lucille Kallen

Lucille Kallen (May 28, 1922-January 18, 1999)

Lucille Kallen was an American writer, screenwriter, playwright, composer, and lyricist. She was best known for being the only woman in the most famous of all TV writers' rooms, the one that created Sid Caesar's 'Your Show of Shows' from 1950 to 1954. In addition, she worked extensively on Broadway, was a long-time writing partner of Mel Tolkin,... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Ardsley, New York
Steve King

Steve King (May 28, 1949-)

Steven Arnold "Steve" King is the U.S. Representative for, serving in Congress since 2003; the district is located in the northwestern part of the state and includes Sioux City. King is a member of the Republican Party. Wikipedia
Storm Lake, Iowa
Geoffrey A. Landis

Geoffrey A. Landis (May 28, 1955-)

Geoffrey Alan Landis is an American scientist, working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on planetary exploration, interstellar propulsion, solar power and photovoltaics. He holds nine patents, primarily in the field of improvements to solar cells and photovoltaic devices and has given presentations and commentary on the... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Jean-Pierre Léaud

Jean-Pierre Léaud (May 28, 1944-)

Jean-Pierre Léaud is a French actor, best known for playing Antoine Doinel in François Truffaut's series of films about that character, beginning with 'The 400 Blows' in 1959. He also worked several times with Jean-Luc Godard, and is a notable figure of the French New Wave. Wikipedia
Paris, France
György Ligeti

György Ligeti (May 28, 1923-June 12, 2006)

György Sándor Ligeti was a composer of contemporary classical music. He has been described as "one of the most important avant-garde composers in the latter half of the twentieth century" and "one of the most innovative and influential among progressive figures of his time". Wikipedia
Dicsőszentmárton, Transylvania, Kingdom of Romania
Vienna, Austria
Frederic William Maitland

Frederic William Maitland (May 28, 1850-December 19, 1906)

Frederic William Maitland FBA was an English historian and lawyer. He is generally regarded as the modern father of English legal history. Wikipedia
London
Gran Canaria

Bob McFarlane (May 28, 1927-February 27, 2006)

Robert Malcolm McFarlane was a Canadian track and field sprinter and football player who became a plastic surgeon specializing primarily in hand and upper limb surgery. Wikipedia
Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue (May 28, 1968-)

Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian-born singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australian soap opera 'Neighbours', where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. Appearing in the series for two years, Minogue's character married Scott Robinson, played by Jason Donovan in... Wikipedia
Melbourne, Australia
Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore (May 28, 1779-February 25, 1852)

Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer". He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Anacreon Moore. Wikipedia
Dublin
Bromham, Wiltshire
Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan (May 28, 1985-)

Carey Hannah Mulligan is an English actress. She made her acting debut on stage in London in the 2004 Kevin Elyot play 'Forty Winks'. Her feature film debut was in the 2005 adaptation of ''Pride & Prejudice'', playing the part of Kitty Bennet. In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in the revival of Chekhov's 'The Seagull' to critical acclaim. In... Wikipedia
Westminster, London, England

Marvin Panch (May 28, 1926-)

Marvin Panch in Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a former NASCAR driver. Wikipedia
Menomonie, Wisconsin

Walker Percy (May 28, 1916-May 10, 1990)

Walker Percy, Obl.S.B. was a Southern author from Covington, Louisiana, whose interests included philosophy and semiotics. Percy is known for his philosophical novels set in and around New Orleans, Louisiana, the first of which, 'The Moviegoer', won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. He devoted his literary life to the exploration of "the... Wikipedia
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Covington, Louisiana, United States
Stanley B. Prusiner

Stanley B. Prusiner (May 28, 1942-)

Stanley Benjamin Prusiner M.D is an American neurologist and biochemist. Currently the director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at University of California, San Francisco. Prusiner discovered prions, a class of infectious self-reproducing pathogens primarily or solely composed of protein. He received the Albert Lasker Award for... Wikipedia
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Frank Schätzing

Frank Schätzing (May 28, 1957-)

Frank Schätzing, is a German writer, mostly known for his best-selling science fiction novel 'The Swarm'. Wikipedia
Cologne, Germany
Laura Amy Schlitz

Laura Amy Schlitz (May 28, 1955-)

Laura Amy Schlitz is an American author of children's literature. She is a librarian and storyteller at The Park School in Brooklandville, Maryland. Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland
May Swenson

May Swenson (May 28, 1913-December 28, 1989)

Anna Thilda May "May" Swenson was an American poet and playwright. She is considered one of the most important and original poets of the 20th century, as often hailed by the noted critic Harold Bloom. Wikipedia
Logan, Utah
Bethany Beach, Delaware
Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe (May 28, 1888-March 28, 1953)

James Francis "Jim" Thorpe was an American athlete of both Native American and European ancestry. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football, and also played professional baseball and basketball. He lost his Olympic titles after it was... Wikipedia
Prague, Oklahoma
Lomita, California
Eric Von Schmidt

Eric Von Schmidt (May 28, 1931-February 2, 2007)

Eric Von Schmidt was an American singer-songwriter and Grammy Award recipient. He was associated with the folk/blues revival of the 1960s and a key part of the East Coast folk music scene that included Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Wikipedia
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
T-Bone Walker

T-Bone Walker (May 28, 1910-March 16, 1975)

Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker was a critically acclaimed American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who was an influential pioneer and innovator of the jump blues and electric blues sound. In 2011, 'Rolling Stone' magazine ranked him at number 67 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Wikipedia
Linden, Texas, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Jerry West

Jerry West (May 28, 1938-)

Jerry Alan West is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. His nicknames include "Mr. Clutch", for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation, such as his famous buzzer-beating 60-foot shot that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals... Wikipedia
Chelyan, West Virginia
Patrick White

Patrick White (May 28, 1912-September 30, 1990)

Patrick Victor Martindale White was an Australian writer who is widely regarded as one of the most important English-language novelists of the 20th century. From 1935 until his death, he published 12 novels, three short-story collections and eight plays. Wikipedia
Knightsbridge, London
Sydney, Australia