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Chad Michael Murray
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

Chad Michael Murray is an American actor who started his career as a fashion model, working for brands, such as Tommy Hilfiger and Gucci. Murray overcame his tough childhood and went on to establish himself as an actor. Also a writer, he co-authored a romantic thriller novel with Heather Graham, which was inspired by a dream!

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Christine Baranski
(Known for her roles in The Bird Cage, The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife and its spin-off The Good Fight.)
Christine Baranski
28
Birthdate: May 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Patrick Kane
(American Professional Ice Hockey Right Winger)
Patrick Kane
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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David Boreanaz
(Actor Best Known for His Role in TV Series: ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, 'Angel', 'Bones' and 'SEAL Team')
David Boreanaz
13
Birthdate: May 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus

David Boreanaz is an American actor, director, and television producer. He came into prominence after playing Angel on the popular supernatural drama TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He is also credited with co-founding Chrome Girl, a nail polish line, along with his wife Jaime Bergman ​and their friends Aaron Ravo and Melissa.

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Lex Luger
(American Retired Professional Wrestler and Five-Time WWE United States Heavyweight Champion)
Lex Luger
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Lawrence Wendell Pfohl, better known as “Lex Luger,” “The Narcissist,” and “The Total Package,” has won multiple titles, including one WWA, two WCW, and five NWA-WCW heavyweight championships. He was previously a footballer and had played for the USFL. He also became the second WCW Triple Crown Champion
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John Roberts
(17th Chief Justice of the United States)
John Roberts
35
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius

The current chief White House correspondent for the Fox News Channel, John Roberts has, in his journalistic career, worked for various television and radio channels before joining CTV, CBS News and CNN. The notable works of the veteran award winning journalist and Canadian Broadcast Hall of Famer include coverage of Presidential debates, Hurricane Irene, Iraq invasion and the Israel war.

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Kyle Chandler
13
Birthdate: September 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo

Kyle Chandler is an American actor who received widespread acclaim for his portrayal of Eric Taylor in the sports drama TV series Friday Night Lights. Apart from acting, Chandler volunteers as a firefighter. He also raises funds to help football players with spinal cord injuries by taking part in a charity golf tournament that takes place every year.

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Rick James
(American Singer-Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist and Record Producer.)
Rick James
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 6, 2004

Rick James was an American multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is credited with forming several bands, including The Mynah Birds and Stone City Band. His career was hampered by his controversial personal life and drug addiction problems; he was convicted of kidnapping and torturing women on two separate instances under the influence of crack.

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Wendie Malick
(Actress Known for Her Roles in the HBO Sitcom ‘Dream On’ and NBC Sitcom 'Just Shoot Me!')
Wendie Malick
17
Birthdate: December 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Wendie Malick is an American actress known for playing important roles in several television comedies, such as Dream On, Hot in Cleveland, and Just Shoot Me! Also an ardent supporter of the Democratic Party, Wendie Malick often donates to the party's political organizations, causes, and candidates.

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Tim Russert
(Journalist)
Tim Russert
9
Birthdate: May 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 13, 2008
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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John Basilone
(United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant)
John Basilone
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 19, 1945

John Basilone was a US Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who played a crucial role in the Battle for Henderson Field, for which he was honored with the Medal of Honor. Basilone died during the Battle of Iwo Jima and was posthumously honored with the Navy Cross, becoming the only enlisted Marine to receive these two decorations in World War II.

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Greg Oden
(Basketball player)
Greg Oden
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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David Goggins
(Ultramarathon Runner)
David Goggins
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Jeffrey Jones
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Emperor Joseph II’ in the Film ‘Amadeus’)
Jeffrey Jones
13
Birthdate: September 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra

Jeffrey Jones is an American actor known for his deadpan portrayal of film characters, often to comic effect. For an actor who claims to value anonymity, Jeffrey Jones has attracted unnecessary public attention as a sex offender. In 2002, he was arrested for possessing child pornography and was subsequently accused by an underage boy of solicitation to pose nude.

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Beverly Johnson
(Film producer, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Model)
Beverly Johnson
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Don Messick
(Actor, Dub actor, Stage actor)
Don Messick
2
Birthdate: September 7, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 24, 1997
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Chelsea Noble
(Actress)
Chelsea Noble
4
Birthdate: December 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Brian McKnight
(Singer-Songwriter with Thrid Most Grammy Nominations Without a Win)
Brian McKnight
7
Birthdate: June 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini

Brian McKnight is a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist in R&B and soul genres. Associated with labels like Motown, Mercury, and Warner Brothers, he is known for his albums, Back at One, and Anytime. The co-writer of the song Wait also hosted radio shows.

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Chad Kelly
(Football Player)
Chad Kelly
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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William Sadler
(Actor)
William Sadler
3
Birthdate: April 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Marc Mero
(American Professional Wrestler and Motivational Speaker)
Marc Mero
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Nancy Marchand
(Actress)
Nancy Marchand
6
Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 18, 2000
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Marc Evan Jackson
(Actor)
Marc Evan Jackson
3
Birthdate: August 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jeffrey DeMunn
(Actor)
Jeffrey DeMunn
5
Birthdate: April 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Herman Hollerith
(Father of modern automatic computation)
Herman Hollerith
5
Birthdate: February 29, 1860
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 17, 1929
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Frances Cleveland
(First Lady of the United States (1886-89, 1893-97))
Frances Cleveland
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 21, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 29, 1947
Frances Cleveland became the youngest First Lady of the U.S., as the wife of President Grover Cleveland, at 21. Following the president’s death, she married Thomas J. Preston, Jr., becoming the first widow of a president to remarry. She opposed women’s suffrage and was part of the National Security League.
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Keemstar
(American Youtuber, Podcaster and Streamer)
Keemstar
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Birthdate: March 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Orel Hershiser
(Baseball pitcher)
Orel Hershiser
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Angela Marie DiFranco
(Singer)
Angela Marie DiFranco
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Kristen Pfaff
(Bassist)
Kristen Pfaff
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 16, 1994
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Vincent Gallo
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films: ‘Buffalo '66’ and ‘The Brown Bunny’)
Vincent Gallo
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Birthdate: April 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries

Vincent Gallo is an American actor, model, musician, painter, director, and former motorcycle racer. He is best known for starring in, writing, and directing independent movies, such as Buffalo '66 and The Brown Bunny. As a musician, Vincent Gallo has played in several bands, including Blue Mood, Bohack, and Bunny.

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Jessica Chobot
(Screenwriter, Television presenter, Model)
Jessica Chobot
2
Birthdate: July 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Chris Gronkowski
(American Football player)
Chris Gronkowski
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Jessica Pegula
(High Ranking American Professional Tennis Player)
Jessica Pegula
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Grover Washington, Jr.
(Saxophonist)
Grover Washington, Jr.
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 17, 1999
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Ajit Pai
(Former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission of the United States (2017 - 2022))
Ajit Pai
8
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Ajit Pai is an American lawyer who has worked in various offices of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee as well as the U.S. Department of Justice. From 2017 to 2021, he chaired the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, becoming the first Indian American to do so.

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Billy Sheehan
(Musician)
Billy Sheehan
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Jessica White
(Actor, Model)
Jessica White
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Stephen Cook
(American-Canadian Computer Scientist and Mathematician)
Stephen Cook
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

A.M. Turing Award-winning American-Canadian computer scientist Stephen Cook is known for his contribution to the development of the computational complexity theory and laid down the Cook–Levin theorem. The Harvard alumnus has also taught at institutes such as the University of Toronto. He is also an avid sailor and violinist.

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Garrett Gilbert
(American Football Player)
Garrett Gilbert
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Clifford Robinson
(Basketball Player)
Clifford Robinson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 29, 2020
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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James Read
(Actor)
James Read
1
Birthdate: July 31, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Nick Foligno
(American-Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Left Winger)
Nick Foligno
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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David Shire
(American Songwriter and Composer)
David Shire
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Harold Arlen
(American Composer)
Harold Arlen
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 23, 1986
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David Milch
(Screenwriter)
David Milch
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Birthdate: March 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
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Jackson C. Frank
(Folk Musician )
Jackson C. Frank
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 3, 1999
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Michael Scheuer
(Intelligence officer)
Michael Scheuer
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Birthdate: 1952 AD
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Matt Anderson
(American Professional Volleyball Player)
Matt Anderson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Gordon Bunshaft
(Architect)
Gordon Bunshaft
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 6, 1990

Recipient of numerous awards and honors, architect Gordon Bunshaft is remembered for ushering in a new era dominated by Modernist skyscraper designs. As a partner and lead designer of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, he is credited with designing magnificent buildings like Lever House in New York, Manuscript Library at Yale University, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. etc.