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John F. Kennedy
(35th President of the United States (1961 - 1963))
John F. Kennedy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 22, 1963

The 35th President of the United States, John F Kennedy was a charismatic leader who, during his tenure, ably dealt with Cuban missile crisis, proposed public service programmes and lent support to the growing civil rights movement. Before becoming one of the youngest Presidents of the country, he served in the navy, U.S. House of Representatives and the US Senate.

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Conan O’Brien
(Host of TV Show 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' (1993-2009))
Conan O’Brien
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Birthdate: April 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries

Conan O’Brien is an American comedian, writer, television host, podcaster, and producer. Over the years, he has played an important role in NBC, hosting the network's successful shows like The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and writing for Saturday Night Live. His work has influenced comedians like Mindy Kaling, Seth Meyers, and Kumail Nanjiani.

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Robert F. Kennedy
(United States Senator, Brother of President John F. Kennedy)
Robert F. Kennedy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 6, 1968

Robert F Kennedy, the brother of the 35th US president John F Kennedy, was a politician who served as US Attorney General and as US Senator. He was known as a civil rights and human rights activist and fought against organised crime and the Mafia. He opposed America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. He was assassinated by a 24-year-old Palestinian.

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Rosemary Kennedy
(Sister of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy)
Rosemary Kennedy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 7, 2005
Rosemary Kennedy was the eldest daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and sister of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. A botched lobotomy conducted on her, to control her violent mood swings, rendered her unable to speak properly and paralyzed. Her family did not meet her for 20 years.
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Jon Krakauer
(Journalist, Explorer, Writer)
Jon Krakauer
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Birthdate: April 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries

Best known for his bestselling novels such as Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer is not just an author who writes about the outdoors but is also a mountaineer himself. He was part of the 1996 expedition to Mt. Everest which witnessed 4 of the team members dying in a storm.

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Robert Kraft
(Businessman, Chairman and CEO of the 'Kraft Group')
Robert Kraft
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini

Robert Kraft is an American businessman and the chief executive officer and chairman of the popular diversified holding company, The Kraft Group. A sports enthusiast, Kraft owns the Gillette Stadium, NFL's New England Patriots, and MLS' New England Revolution. Also a well-known philanthropist, Robert Kraft has donated millions of dollars to various causes, such as healthcare, education, and youth sports.   

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver
(American Philanthropist and Founder of the ‘Special Olympics’)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 11, 2009
Eunice Shriver, sister of American president John F. Kennedy and wife of diplomat Sargent Shriver, was an avid philanthropist. Motivated by her mentally challenged sister Rosemary’s condition, she began working for the disabled and eventually founded the Special Olympics. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her philanthropic work.
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Mike Wallace
(Journalist, TV Presenter, Host)
Mike Wallace
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Birthdate: May 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 7, 2012

A popular American journalist and media personality, Mike Wallace is credited with bringing important information to the household of several Americans during his illustrious career that spanned nearly 70 years; he interviewed prominent personalities like Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Ayn Rand, and Salvador Dalí among others. His life and career inspired several films and he was portrayed by popular actors.

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Francis Ouimet
(American Amateur Golfer)
Francis Ouimet
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 2, 1967

Francis Ouimet was an amateur golfer often referred to as the "ather of amateur golf. He became interested in golf at an early age and won his first significant title when he was 20 years old. He went on to win the US Open in 1913. He was posthumously inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. 

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Patricia Kennedy Lawford
(Socialite)
Patricia Kennedy Lawford
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 17, 2006
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Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington
(Socialite)
Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 13, 1948
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Joseph Shea
(Special agent)
Joseph Shea
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 4, 2005
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John Hodgman
(Actor)
John Hodgman
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Birthdate: May 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
William A. Wellman
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Birthdate: February 29, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 9, 1975
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Lothrop Stoddard
(Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian, Author, Journalist, Opinion journalist)
Lothrop Stoddard
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Birthdate: June 29, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 1, 1950

Twentieth-century American political scientist and historian Lothrop Stoddard was a Ku Klux Klan and believed in eugenics, a theory that promoted the superiority certain races based on genetics. His book The Revolt Against Civilization introduced neo-Nazi concepts. He also covered World War II as a journalist.

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Zabdiel Boylston
(Physician)
Zabdiel Boylston
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 9, 1676
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 1, 1766
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George S. Boutwell
(Politician)
George S. Boutwell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 28, 1818
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 27, 1905
 18 
David Gilbert
(Writer, Activist)
David Gilbert
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
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Henry Ives Cobb
(Architect)
Henry Ives Cobb
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 19, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 27, 1931
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Daniel Gregory Mason
(Composer)
Daniel Gregory Mason
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 20, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 4, 1953
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Julian Coolidge
(Mathematician)
Julian Coolidge
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Birthdate: September 28, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 5, 1954
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Jenna Kanell
(American Actress)
Jenna Kanell
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Birthdate: November 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Francis P. Shepard
(Sedimentologist)
Francis P. Shepard
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 25, 1985
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Elhanan Winchester
(Religious Leader)
Elhanan Winchester
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 19, 1751
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 18, 1797