Cancer Engineers

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 1 Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla
Famous As: Inventor, Engineer & Futurist, Who Obtained Over 300 Patents
Birthdate: July 10, 1856
Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia
Died: January 7, 1943

Inventor, engineer and futurist, Nikola Tesla, is best remembered for his contribution to the development of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. A prolific inventor, he had around 300 patents for his inventions. Even though he earned a considerable amount of money, he had poor money management skills and died a poor man.

 2 John Monash

John Monash
Famous As: Civil engineer
Birthdate: June 27, 1865
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: October 8, 1931

John Monash was an Australian military commander during World War I. He played a major role in the Gallipoli campaign, which took place from February 1915 to January 1916 on the Gallipoli peninsula. John Monash is widely regarded as the most popular commander in Australian history and one of the most prominent allied generals of World War I.

 3 Konrad Zuse

Konrad Zuse
Famous As: German civil engineer
Birthdate: June 22, 1910
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: December 18, 1995
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 4 Phineas Gage

Phineas Gage
Famous As: Construction Foreman
Birthdate: July 9, 1823
Birthplace: Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
Died: May 21, 1860

Phineas Gage was a railroad construction foreman. He is best remembered for surviving an accident which destroyed much of the left frontal lobe of his brain; during the accident, a large iron rod was driven through his head. Gage's personality was said to have changed after the accident, which contributed immensely to studies about the brain's role in determining personality.

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 5 Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein
Famous As: Science Fiction Writer
Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Birthplace: Butler, Missouri, United States
Died: May 8, 1988

Robert A. Heinlein was an American author, naval officer, and aeronautical engineer. Heinlein is credited with pioneering a literary subgenre called hard science fiction as he was among the first to stress the importance of scientific accuracy in fiction. Robert A. Heinlein is one of the most influential science-fiction writers of all time.

 6 Harold Camping

Harold Camping
Famous As: Radio personality, Civil engineer
Birthdate: July 19, 1921
Birthplace: Boulder
Died: December 15, 2013

Californian evangelist and preacher Harold Camping made headlines when he incorrectly predicted the date of the Rapture, or the end of the world, to be May 21, 2011. Initially a civil engineer, Camping later came to be known for leading Family Radio, a Christian broadcast station, in its peak.

 7 Elon Musk

Elon Musk
Famous As: CEO of Tesla
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

Entrepreneur, engineer and industrial designer, Elon Musk, is famous as founder of the electronic payment firm PayPal, and the SpaceX spacecraft company. He is also the CEO of Tesla Motors. Elon Musk has plans to revolutionize transportation on earth as well as to space through futuristic technology.

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 8 Shahid Khan

Shahid Khan
Famous As: Business person
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan Punjab, Pakistan

 9 Steve Albini

Steve Albini
Famous As: Record producer, Singer, Engineer, Audio engineer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Journalist, Music journalist
Birthdate: July 22, 1962
Birthplace: Pasadena

 10 Loni Love

Loni Love
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Loni Love is an American comedian, actress, television host, and author. Love won the prestigious Daytime Emmy Award under the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host category in 2018 for her work in the popular syndicated talk show, The Real. A former electrical engineer, Loni Love has worked in popular companies like Xerox Holdings Corporation and General Motors.

 11 Richard Garriott

Richard Garriott
Famous As: Astronaut, Engineer, Video game developer, Programmer
Birthdate: July 4, 1961
Birthplace: Cambridge

 12 Viktor Yanukovych

Viktor Yanukovych
Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 9, 1950
Birthplace: Yenakiieve

 13 Bobby Murphy

Bobby Murphy
Famous As: Co-Founder of Snapchat. and software engineer
Birthdate: July 19, 1988
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

 14 Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 9, 1971
Birthplace: Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States

Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, software engineer, and investor. He is credited with co-founding the independent computer services company Netscape as well as the private venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Marc Andreessen is also credited with co-authoring one of the first web browsers, NCSA Mosaic. In 1994, he was inducted into the World Wide Web Hall of Fame.

 15 Jiro Horikoshi

Jiro Horikoshi
Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: June 22, 1903
Birthplace: Fujioka
Died: January 11, 1982

Jiro Horikoshi was a Japanese engineer who played an important role during the Second World War, serving as the chief engineer of several Japanese fighter aircraft, including the famous Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Jiro Horikoshi's life and career inspired a fictionalized biographical animated film titled The Wind Rises which was directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

 16 Ben Burtt

Ben Burtt
Famous As: Sound designer
Birthdate: July 12, 1948
Birthplace: Jamesville, New York, United States

 17 Brendan Eich

Brendan Eich
Famous As: computer scientist, programmer, chief technology officer
Birthdate: July 4, 1961
Birthplace: Pittsburgh

 18 George Washington Goethals

George Washington Goethals
Famous As: Civil engineer
Birthdate: June 29, 1858
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: January 21, 1928

George Washington Goethals was an American civil engineer and US-Army General remembered for his role as an overseer of the construction of the Panama Canal. He also served as the first Governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1914 to 1917. Goethals has been honored with several tributes, including the Society of American Military Engineers' establishment of the Goethals Medal.

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 19 Hubert Cecil Booth

Hubert Cecil Booth
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: July 4, 1871
Birthplace: Paris
Died: January 14, 1955

Civil engineer Hubert Cecil Booth had designed everything from Ferris wheels to bridges, but the product that he is most remembered for is the vacuum cleaner, which he invented to introduce a hygienic method of dust removal. He had also designed Navy ships. He rejected the knighthood offered to him.

 20 John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith

John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith
Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: July 20, 1889
Birthplace: Stonehaven, Scotland
Died: June 16, 1971

Scottish broadcaster John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith is remembered for introducing the concept of independent public service corporations in Britain. He had also been the director-general of the BBC and the minister of information under Neville Chamberlain. He later headed the British Overseas Airways Corporation, too.

 21 Alan Blumlein

Alan Blumlein
Famous As: Engineer, Audio engineer
Birthdate: June 29, 1903
Birthplace: London
Died: June 7, 1942

Best known as the inventor of stereo sound, electronic engineer Alan Blumlein had 128 patents in his kitty. He died at age 38, when the Halifax bomber carrying him and his colleagues crashed during World War II. He was apparently part of a secret radar experiment back then.

 22 Ben Swann

Ben Swann
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 17, 1978
Birthplace: El Paso
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 23 Willy Messerschmitt

Willy Messerschmitt
Famous As: Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, University teacher
Birthdate: June 26, 1898
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: September 15, 1978

 24 Walter Murch

Walter Murch
Famous As: Film editor, Sound design, Sound designer
Birthdate: July 12, 1943
Birthplace: New York City

 25 Bill Lear

Bill Lear
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: June 26, 1902
Birthplace: Hannibal, Missouri, United States
Died: May 14, 1978

 26 Elias Howe

Elias Howe
Famous As: Former inventor best known for his creation of the modern lockstitch sewing machine
Birthdate: July 9, 1819
Birthplace: Spencer, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 3, 1867

 27 Louis Blériot

Louis Blériot
Famous As: Aviator, Engineer, Inventor, Aerospace engineer
Birthdate: July 1, 1872
Birthplace: Cambrai
Died: August 2, 1936

Louis Blériot was a French aviator, engineer, and inventor. He is credited with developing the first workable headlamp for cars. He is also credited with making the first working, piloted monoplane. Blériot achieved worldwide fame in 1909 when he became the first person to fly across the English Channel. Louis Blériot also founded the successful aircraft manufacturing company, Blériot Aéronautique.

 28 Victor Kalashnikov

Victor Kalashnikov
Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: July 16, 1942
Birthplace: Matay

 29 Pyotr Kapitsa

Pyotr Kapitsa
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: July 8, 1894
Birthplace: Kronstadt, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 8, 1984

Nobel Prize-winning Soviet physicist Pyotr Kapitsa revolutionized science with his invention of new machines for liquefaction of gases. He is also remembered for discovering that liquid helium is superfluid. He had also served in World War I and had lost his father, wife, and children in the 1918-1919 flu epidemic.

 30 Steven Sasson

Steven Sasson
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: July 4, 1950
Birthplace: Brooklyn

 31 Randy Pobst

Randy Pobst
Famous As: Rce car driver and journalist for Motor Trend magazine
Birthdate: June 26, 1957
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States

Known as The Rocket, Randy Pobst began his motorsport racing career with the SCCA Solo competition. Apart from his three SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge GT and two 24 Hours of Daytona wins, he has several other wins in his kitty. He has also served as a broadcaster for Runoffs.

 32 Giovanni Battista Caproni

Giovanni Battista Caproni
Famous As: Civil engineer, Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: July 3, 1886
Birthplace: Arco
Died: October 27, 1957

 33 Jay Wright Forrester

Jay Wright Forrester
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: July 14, 1918
Birthplace: Anselmo, Nebraska, United States
Died: November 16, 2016

 34 Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle

Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle
Famous As: Civil engineer, Politician
Birthdate: June 24, 1942
Birthplace: Santiago

 35 Erich Topp

Erich Topp
Famous As: Engineer, Submariner, Architect
Birthdate: July 2, 1914
Birthplace: Hanover
Died: December 26, 2005

 36 Akihiro Hino

Akihiro Hino
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer
Birthdate: July 20, 1968
Birthplace: Ōmuta

 37 Sir Samuel White Baker

Sir Samuel White Baker
Famous As: English Explorer
Birthdate: July 8, 1821
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 30, 1893

 38 Frank Bunker Gilbreth

Frank Bunker Gilbreth
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: July 7, 1868
Birthplace: Fairfield, Maine, United States
Died: June 14, 1924

 39 Abraham Karem

Abraham Karem
Famous As: Pioneer in innovative fixed and rotary-wing unmanned vehicles
Birthdate: June 27, 1937
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

 40 Dan Bricklin

Dan Bricklin
Famous As: Computer scientist, Entrepreneur, Engineer, Programmer
Birthdate: July 16, 1951
Birthplace: Philadelphia

 41 Nils Bohlin

Nils Bohlin
Famous As: Mechanical Engineer
Birthdate: July 17, 1920
Birthplace: Härnösand, Sweden
Died: September 21, 2002

Nils Bohlin was a Swedish inventor and mechanical engineer remembered for inventing the three-point safety belt in vehicles. The safety belt is considered one of the most important inventions in the history of automobiles. In 1974, he was honored with the Ralph Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award. In 1999, Bohlin was made an inductee of the Automotive Hall of Fame.   

 42 Robert Michael White

Robert Michael White
Famous As: Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: July 6, 1924
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 17, 2010

 43 Jerzy Buzek

Jerzy Buzek
Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Chemist, University teacher, Trade unionist
Birthdate: July 3, 1940
Birthplace: Smilovice

Jerzy Buzek is a Polish politician who served as the Prime Minister of Poland from 31 October 1997 to 19 October 2001. An influential politician, Buzek also served as the President of the European Parliament from 14 July 2009 to 17 January 2012. In 1998 and 2009, political weekly Wprost named Jerzy Buzek Person of the Year for his achievements.

 44 Jacob Perkins

Jacob Perkins
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: July 9, 1766
Birthplace: Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 30, 1849

Known as the father of the refrigerator, American inventor, mechanical engineer and physicist Jacob Perkins made several useful mechanical inventions. He created improved nail machines and some of the best steel plates for engraving, invented a bathometer, became the first person in Britain to use a uniflow steam engine, and most notably built the world’s first working vapor-compression refrigeration system.

 45 George Mueller

George Mueller
Famous As: Engineer and physicist
Birthdate: July 16, 1918
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 12, 2015

 46 Práxedes Mateo Sagasta

Práxedes Mateo Sagasta
Famous As: Civil Engineer
Birthdate: July 21, 1825
Birthplace: Torrecilla en Cameros, Spain
Died: January 5, 1903

 47 Josef Ganz

Josef Ganz
Famous As: Car Designer
Birthdate: July 1, 1898
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 26, 1967

 48 Jerome H. Lemelson

Jerome H. Lemelson
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: July 18, 1923
Birthplace: Staten Island
Died: October 1, 1997

 49 Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray

Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: July 15, 1856
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: May 1, 1927

 50 Marina Popovich

Marina Popovich
Famous As: Colonel
Birthdate: July 20, 1931
Birthplace: Western Oblast, Russia
Died: November 30, 2017