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Born: on July 11, 1920


Russian-born film and stage actor

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Author - Lawyer, judge


AmericanJack POPE born Andrew Jackson POPE

1913 - 2017
American judge, attorney, author and legal scholar who served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas

Pope was born in Abilene, Texas to Dr. Andrew Jackson Pope Sr., a physician, and Ruth Adelia Taylor, a native of Nebraska. He is a descendant of Andrew Jackson Berry, who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto in the Texas Revolution. After[...]

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Athletics - Running (track, road) - Gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games


AmericanJesse OWENS born James Cleveland OWENS

1913 - 1980
American track and field athlete and four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games

Jesse Owens, originally known as J.C., was the youngest of ten children (three girls and seven boys) born to Henry Cleveland Owens (a sharecropper) and Mary Emma Fitzgerald in Oakville, Alabama, on September 12, 1913. At the age of nine, he and[...]

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Actor - Singer & Musician


EnglishDavid BOWIE born David Robert JONES

1947 - 2016
English singer-songwriter and actor

Bowie was born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 in Brixton, London. His mother, Margaret Mary "Peggy" (née Burns; 2 October 1913 – 2 April 2001), was born at Shorncliffe Army Camp near Cheriton, Kent. Her paternal grandparents were Irish[...]

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AmericanNatalie CLIFFORD BARNEY born Natalie BARNEY

1876 - 1972
American playwright, poet and novelist

Barney was born in 1876 in Dayton, Ohio, to Albert Clifford Barney and Alice Pike Barney. Her mother was of French, Dutch and German ancestry and her father was the son of a wealthy manufacturer of railway cars and of English descent. Her[...]

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World Wars & Contemporary Wars


AmericanScotty BOWERS born George Albert BOWERS

1923 - 2019
United States Marine and a Hollywood pimp

Bowers was born in Ottawa, Illinois, the son of Edna (Ostrander) and Glen Bowers. After working his way through the Depression in Chicago, he fought in the Pacific, including at the Battle of Iwo Jima, as a Paramarine in the Marine Corps during[...]

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Ursula K.-LE GUIN

AmericanUrsula K. LE GUIN born Ursula KROEBER

1929 - 2018
American author best known for her works of speculative fiction

Ursula K. Le Guin was born Ursula Kroeber in Berkeley, California, on October 21, 1929. Her father, Alfred Louis Kroeber, was an anthropologist at the University of California, Berkeley. Le Guin's mother, Theodora Kroeber (born Theodora Covel[...]

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