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LeBron James
(One of the Greatest Players in NBA History)
LeBron James
394
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn

A basketball prodigy, Lebron James began playing since his school days and was later selected by Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA draft. His career progressed at a rapid rate and he is considered to be one of the greatest players in NBA history. During his stint with Miami Heat, he helped them win two NBA Championships. Currently, he plays for Los Angeles Lakers 

 2 
Stephen Curry
(Professional Basketball Player Who is Regarded as the Greatest Shooter in NBA History)
Stephen Curry
254
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces

American professional basketball player, Stephen Curry, plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association and is considered to be one of the greatest shooter in NBA history. His three-point shot is said to have revolutionised the basketball game. He has many records to his credit and his team has won couple of NBA championships.

 3 
Chrissie Hynde
(Musician and Lead Vocalist, Guitarist, and Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band ‘Pretenders’)
Chrissie Hynde
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Chrissie Hynde, founding member, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of the rock band The Pretenders, previously performed with The Frenchies. A follower of Vaishnavism and the hippie counterculture, Hynde is also a staunch vegetarian, fights for animal rights, and once owned a vegan restaurant. She has also authored an autobiography.
 4 
Angie Everhart
(Actress, Model)
Angie Everhart
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Model Angie Everhart appeared in a nude photoshoot for Playboy in 2000. She was also featured in quite a few Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. She has appeared in films such as Bordello of Blood and Take Me Home Tonight, and was part of the reality show The Real Gilligan's Island.
 5 
James Harrison
(American football player)
James Harrison
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
David Allan Coe
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer)
David Allan Coe
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo

David Allan Coe is a singer-songwriter who played a major role in the prosperity of the '1970s' outlaw country scene. Coe, who initially gained prominence for busking, had spent his early life in prisons and reform schools. He then came up with hit songs like Take This Job and Shove It, which inspired the 1981 film of the same name.

 7 
Ray Wise
(Known for His Lead Role as 'Leland Palmer' in the ABC TV Series 'Twin Peaks')
Ray Wise
6
Birthdate: August 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo

Ray Wise is an American actor best known for playing Leland Palmer in the drama television series, Twin Peaks. Wise's portrayal of Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks earned him similar roles. While he has taken up roles that have come his way, Ray Wise has also remained cautious about playing stereotypical roles, thus establishing himself as a versatile actor.

 8 
Mike Vrabel
(American Football Player Who Played as a Linebacker)
Mike Vrabel
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo

Mike Vrabel is a former American football player who played as a linebacker for Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, and Kansas City Chiefs at the National Football League (NFL). After retiring as a player, Mike Vrabel became a coach and is currently working as the head coach of the popular NFL team, Tennessee Titans. 

 9 
Nate Thurmond
(Basketball player)
Nate Thurmond
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 16, 2016
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 10 
John Dean
(Author)
John Dean
9
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
 11 
Jani Lane
(Singer-songwriter)
Jani Lane
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 10, 2011
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
James Ingram
(Singer)
James Ingram
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 29, 2019
 13 
Judith Resnik
(Engineer)
Judith Resnik
8
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 28, 1986

Judith Resnik was an American software engineer, electrical engineer, pilot, biomedical engineer, and NASA astronaut. She was the fourth woman and the first Jewish woman in space, logging 145 hours in orbit. Resnik, who died during the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, received several posthumous honors. Judith Resnik’s life and career inspired the 1990 TV movie Challenger.

 14 
Mark Mothersbaugh
(Composer, Singer)
Mark Mothersbaugh
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
 15 
Melina Kanakaredes
10
Birthdate: April 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 16 
Thurman Munson
(Baseball Player)
Thurman Munson
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 2, 1979
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 17 
Willard Van Orman Quine
(Mathematician, Analytic philosopher, Philosopher of language, Epistemologist, Philosopher of science, University teacher, Professor, Philosopher)
Willard Van Orman Quine
5
Birthdate: June 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 25, 2000
 18 
Hugh Downs
(Broadcaster)
Hugh Downs
5
Birthdate: February 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 1, 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 19 
Lola Albright
(Actress, Singer)
Lola Albright
4
Birthdate: July 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 23, 2017
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 20 
John Magaro
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Birthdate: February 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
John Magaro is best known for his award-winning role as Douglas Damiano in Not Fade Away. He has also appeared on the Netflix shows The Umbrella Academy and Orange Is the New Black. He also made waves with his Broadway debut in the 2016 revival of The Front Page
 21 
Tim Owens
(Singer)
Tim Owens
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
 22 
Dan Auerbach
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist)
Dan Auerbach
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 23 
Ara Parseghian
(American Football Coach)
Ara Parseghian
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 2, 2017
 24 
Antoine Winfield Sr.
(American football player)
Antoine Winfield Sr.
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 25 
Maverick Carter
(Businessperson, Basketball player)
Maverick Carter
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
 26 
Howard Hewett
(Musician, Songwriter, Recording artist)
Howard Hewett
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
 27 
Heather Kozar
(Actor, Playboy Playmate, Model)
Heather Kozar
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 28 
Neel Kashkari
(Investment banker, Politician)
Neel Kashkari
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
 29 
Gary Pinkel
(Head coach, American football player)
Gary Pinkel
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
 30 
Parris Campbell
(American football player)
Parris Campbell
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 31 
Devin Smith
(American football player)
Devin Smith
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 32 
Vaughn Monroe
(Singer, Musician)
Vaughn Monroe
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 21, 1973
 33 
Beanie Wells
(American Football Player)
Beanie Wells
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 34 
Rhea Butcher
(Stand-up Comedian)
Rhea Butcher
9
Birthdate: August 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
 35 
Whitney Mercilus
(American Football Player)
Whitney Mercilus
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 36 
Phil Boggs
(American Diver and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Phil Boggs
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 4, 1990
 37 
Michael Dokes
(Boxer)
Michael Dokes
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 11, 2012
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 38 
Robert Quine
(Guitarist)
Robert Quine
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 31, 2004
 39 
William Boyett
(Actor known for his roles in law enforcement dramas on television from the 1950s through the 1990s)
William Boyett
0
Birthdate: January 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 29, 2004
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 40 
Gus Johnson
(Basketball Player, Basketball Coach)
Gus Johnson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 29, 1987
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 41 
Dru Joyce
(Basketball player)
Dru Joyce
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 42 
Marian Mercer
(Actress, Musician)
Marian Mercer
1
Birthdate: November 26, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 27, 2011
 43 
Romeo Travis
(Basketball player)
Romeo Travis
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 44 
Sydne Rome
(Actress)
Sydne Rome
1
Birthdate: March 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 45 
Art Arfons
(American Racing Driver)
Art Arfons
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 3, 2007
 46 
David McLean
(Actor)
David McLean
1
Birthdate: May 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 12, 1995
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Alan Myers
(musician)
Alan Myers
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1955 AD
Died: June 24, 2013
 48 
Jaroslav Pelikan
(Historian)
Jaroslav Pelikan
1
Birthdate: December 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 13, 2006

Jaroslav Pelikan was a scholar of the history of Christianity and Christian theology. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. He joined Yale University in 1962 and had a brilliant academic career. He was the author of more than 30 books. He was a recipient of the John W. Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Human Sciences. 

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Stanford R. Ovshinsky
(Inventor)
Stanford R. Ovshinsky
0
Birthdate: November 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 17, 2012
 50 
Cheryl Crawford
(Theatre Producer)
Cheryl Crawford
1
Birthdate: September 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 7, 1986