Cancer Engineers

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 1 Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: July 10, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
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
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Famous As: Civil engineer
Birthdate: June 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

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 3 Harold Camping

Harold Camping
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Famous As: Radio personality, Civil engineer
Birthdate: July 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

 4 Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein
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Famous As: Science Fiction Writer
Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

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 5 Elon Musk

Elon Musk
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Famous As: CEO of Tesla
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

 6 Shahid Khan

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

 7 Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai
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Famous As: CEO of Google Inc
Birthdate: July 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. An alumnus of IIT, Stanford and Wharton, Pichai has come a long way, from innovating Google’s products such as Chrome, Google Drive and Google Apps to leading the software giant and being one of the most sought-after names in the tech industry.

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 8 Bernhard Caesar Einstein

Bernhard Caesar Einstein
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Famous As: Physicist, Engineer
Birthdate: July 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dortmund
Died: September 30, 2008

Swiss-American physicist and engineer Bernhard Caesar Einstein was better known as the only grandchild of Albert Einstein to have survived beyond childhood. While two of his biological brothers died in infancy, his parents adopted a girl child, too. He grew up to work on night vision and laser technology.

 9 Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

 10 Steve Albini

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

 11 Konrad Zuse

Konrad Zuse
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Famous As: German civil engineer
Birthdate: June 22, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: December 18, 1995

 12 Loni Love

Loni Love
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

 13 Richard Garriott

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

 14 Ellison Onizuka

Ellison Onizuka
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Famous As: Officer, Astronaut, Engineer
Birthdate: June 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kailua
Died: January 28, 1986

 15 Viktor Yanukovych

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

 16 Ben Burtt

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

 17 Brendan Eich

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

 18 George Washington Goethals

George Washington Goethals
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Famous As: Civil engineer
Birthdate: June 29, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: January 21, 1928
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 19 Jiro Horikoshi

Jiro Horikoshi
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: June 22, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

 20 Hubert Cecil Booth

Hubert Cecil Booth
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: July 4, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

 21 John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith

John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: July 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

 22 Ben Swann

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

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

 24 Walter Murch

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

 25 Louis Blériot

Louis Blériot
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Famous As: Aviator, Engineer, Inventor, Aerospace engineer
Birthdate: July 1, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

 26 Bill Lear

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

 27 Alan Blumlein

Alan Blumlein
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Famous As: Engineer, Audio engineer
Birthdate: June 29, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

 28 Hermann Oberth

Hermann Oberth
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Famous As: Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sibiu
Died: December 28, 1989

Austro-Hungarian-born German physicist and engineer Hermann Oberth is regarded as one of the founding fathers of astronautics and rocketry along with Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Robert Esnault-Pelterie, and Robert Goddard. His classic book The Rocket into Planetary Space gained him widespread attention. Oberth garnered a patent for his rocket design and launched his first rocket near Berlin, Germany, on May 7, 1931.

 29 Elias Howe

Elias Howe
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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: July 9, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Spencer County
Died: January 3, 1867

 30 Steven Sasson

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

 31 Randy Pobst

Randy Pobst
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: June 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dayton

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 Jay Wright Forrester

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

 33 Giovanni Battista Caproni

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

 34 Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle

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

 35 Victor Kalashnikov

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

 36 Erich Topp

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

 37 Akihiro Hino

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

 38 Sir Samuel White Baker

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

 39 Frank Bunker Gilbreth

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

 40 Jerzy Buzek

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

 41 Dan Bricklin

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

 42 Robert Michael White

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

 43 George Mueller

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

 44 Jacob Perkins

Jacob Perkins
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: July 9, 1766
Sun Sign: Cancer
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 Nils Bohlin

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

 46 Práxedes Mateo Sagasta

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

 47 Josef Ganz

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

 48 Jerome H. Lemelson

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

 49 Marina Popovich

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

 50 Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray

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