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Marisa Tomei
(Actress)
Marisa Tomei
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

American actress, Marisa Tomei, gained fame when she starred in the 1992 film My Cousin Vinny. She received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the film. She was also appreciated for in the movies In the Bedroom and The Wrestler. What Women Want, Anger Management, The Ides of March, Cyrus, The Big Short and Avengers: Endgame are some of her other notable films.

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Jay-Z
(One of the Most Influential Hip-Hop Artists in History)
Jay-Z
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Jay-Z is an American rapper and songwriter and is one of the world's best-selling music artists. His debut album Reasonable Doubt was hugely successful in 1996 and since then he has gone on to release many more acclaimed and successful albums. He has been charged with assaulting a record executive and was given a three-year probation sentence in January 2000.

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Jeff Bridges
(Actor Best Known for His Films: ‘Crazy Heart’, 'The Last Picture Show' and 'The Last Picture Show')
Jeff Bridges
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Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Considered one of the most celebrated actors of his generation, Jeff Bridges is known for his natural acting and his versatility. He has starred in acclaimed films like Fat City, Starman, Tron, Jagged Edge, Fearless, Against All Odds, The Big Lebowski, True Grit and Hell or High Water. He received a Best Actor Oscar for the 2009 film Crazy Heart.

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Nick Vujicic
(Evangelist and Motivational Speaker Born With Tetra-Amelia Syndrome)
Nick Vujicic
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Nick Vujicic is an Australian American motivational speaker and Christian evangelist. Born with a rare disorder called tetra-amelia syndrome, which is characterized by the privation of arms and legs, Vujicic founded an international non-profit organization called Life Without Limbs in 2005. In 2007, he established a motivational speaking company named Attitude is Altitude.

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Kim Seok-jin
(Member of the South Korean Boy Band "BTS")
Kim Seok-jin
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Gwacheon-si, South Korea

As a member of the popular South Korean boy band BTS, Kim Seok-jin is idolized in Korea and drooled over by girls across Asia. One of the most popular singer-songwriters in Korea, Kim Seok-jin is popular for his falsetto voice. Also a well-known philanthropist, Kim is a UNICEF Honors Club inductee.

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Francisco Franco
(Former Caudillo of Spain)
Francisco Franco
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Listed In: Leaders
Birth Year: 1892
Birthplace: Ferrol, Spain
Died: 1975

Francisco Franco overthrew the Second Spanish Republic by leading the Nationalist forces as their general during the Spanish Civil War. Subsequently, Franco ruled over Spain as a dictator from 1939 to 1975. He had such an impact as a dictator that the period between the Nationalist victory and Franco's death is known as Francoist Spain in the history of Spain.

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Fred Armisen
(Actor & Comedian)
Fred Armisen
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Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
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Max Baer Jr.
(Actor Known for His Role of Jethro Bodine in the Sitcom 'The Beverly Hillbillies')
Max Baer Jr.
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Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

Max Baer Jr. is an American actor, comedian, director, and producer best known for portraying the dim-witted Jethro Bodine in the popular television sitcom, The Beverly Hillbillies. Although his role in the series increased his popularity, it also subdued his acting career as he became a victim of typecasting. Max Baer Jr. then turned his attention towards directing and producing.

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Tyra Banks
(Known for Her Reality Television Series ‘America's Next Top Model’)
Tyra Banks
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Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States

Tyra Banks became the first black woman to grace the covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and GQ. She became so successful as a model that she used her popularity to try her hand at acting, singing, writing, and producing. She is only one of seven women to appear consistently on Time magazine's world's most influential people list.

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Rocky Dennis
(American Boy Who Had Craniodiaphyseal Dysplasia)
Rocky Dennis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Glendora, California, United States
Died: 1978

Roy Lee Dennis, or Rocky Dennis, was an American boy who suffered from craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, a rare sclerotic bone disorder which results in various neurological disorders. His face was distorted due to his condition, and he died at 16. His life inspired the Academy Award-winning 1985 movie Mask.

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Dan Bongino
(Commentator)
Dan Bongino
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States

One of the best-performing Republican commentators on social media, Dan Bongino has donned many hats, from being an NYPD officer and a secret-service agent, to hosting a top-20 podcast and writing bestselling books. Though he was thrice unsuccessful in his run for Congress, Dan claims he loves “owning the libs.”

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Victor French
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Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Died: 1989

Victor French was an American actor remembered for playing important roles in television series, such as Carter Country, Highway to Heaven, and Little House on the Prairie. The son of actor and stuntman Ted French, Victor followed in the footsteps of his father and started his career as a stuntman before establishing himself as a successful actor.

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Dennis Wilson
(musician)
Dennis Wilson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Died: 1983
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Orlando Brown
(Actor, Voice Actor, Singer)
Orlando Brown
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Orlando Brown is an American actor, singer, and rapper. After starting his career as a child actor, Brown went on to establish himself in the entertainment industry. Unfortunately, his personal life, entangled with legal issues, has overshadowed his professional achievements so far. He has been arrested several times with various charges.

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Tony Todd
(Known for His Role as ‘Sergeant Warren’ in the Film ‘Platoon’)
Tony Todd
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Tony Todd’s 6’5” frame made him the perfect choice for the titular role in the Candyman movie franchise. He also played Reverend Zombie in the Hatchett franchise and William Bludworth in the Final Destination film series. He also voiced The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
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Gary Rossington
(Musician)
Gary Rossington
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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Kevin Sussman
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Kevin Sussman is an American comedian and actor best known for his portrayal of Stuart Bloom in the popular TV series, The Big Bang Theory. He is also credited with co-creating a couple of television comedies, namely The Second Coming of Rob and The Ever After Part.

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Rainer Maria Rilke
(Austrian Poet and Novelist Known for His Poetry Collections ‘Duino Elegies’ and ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’)
Rainer Maria Rilke
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Listed In: Writers
Birth Year: 1875
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: 1926

Bohemian-Austrian poet and author Rainer Maria Rilke is best remembered for his numerous poetry collections and his only novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. His works contain metaphors, contradictions, and elements drawn from Greek mythology. Though most of his works were in German, he had also written in French.

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Mario Maurer
(Thai Actor Known for His Films: ‘The Love of Siam’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’)
Mario Maurer
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Listed In: Fashion
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Mario Maurer is a Thai model and actor known for playing important roles in films, such as The Love of Siam and Crazy Little Thing Called Love. One of the most bankable stars in Thailand, Maurer has been a part of highly successful films like Pee Mak, Thailand's highest-grossing film. Over the years, he has won many prestigious awards.

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Gemma Jones
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Film Series: ‘Bridget Jones’ and ‘Harry Potter’)
Gemma Jones
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Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom

Gemma Jones is an English actress best known for playing Madam Poppy Pomfrey in the popular Harry Potter film series. A talented actress, Jones won the prestigious British Academy Television Award for playing Mary in the critically acclaimed television film, Marvellous.

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Nafessa Williams
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Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Albert Bandura
(One of the Most Influential Psychologists of All Time)
Albert Bandura
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Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Mundare, Canada
Died: 2021

Albert Bandura is a Canadian-American psychologist who has made significant contributions to several fields of psychology, such as personality psychology, therapy, and social cognitive theory. Regarded as the greatest living psychologist, Bandura is also counted among the most influential psychologists ever. He has been honored with over 16 honorary degrees. In 2016, Albert Bandura received the National Medal of Science.

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Pappy Boyington
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
Died: 1988
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Tahith Chong
(Dutch Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Winger)
Tahith Chong
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Willemstad, Curaçao
Though born to a Curaçao-based footballer, Dutch footballer Tahith Chong had never watched football before the 2006 World Cup. He left for the Netherlands to train at 8 and never looked back. The Manchester United winger, who is currently on loan with Club Brugge, is of African and Chinese descent. 
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Horst Buchholz
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Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2003
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Max Holloway
(Mixed martial artist)
Max Holloway
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Stephen James Hendry
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Listed In: Fashion
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: London, England
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Shannon Briggs
(Former Heavyweight Boxer)
Shannon Briggs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Frank Reich
(American Football Coach and Former Quarterback)
Frank Reich
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Freeport, New York, United States

Frank Reich is an American former football player who played as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons. He is currently serving as the head coach for the popular NFL team, The Indianapolis Colts. Over the years, he has also been part of the coaching team for Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, and Philadelphia Eagles.

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Joe Thomas
(Football player)
Joe Thomas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States
Kanawut Traipipattanapong
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Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
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Deanna Durbin
(Actress & Singer)
Deanna Durbin
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: 2013
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Sergey Bubka
(Former Soviet-Ukrainian Pole Vaulter Who Broke the World Record for Men's Pole Vault 35 Times)
Sergey Bubka
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Luhansk, Ukraine

Russian star pole-vaulter Sergey Bubka had started training at age 9. He soared to fame after winning the world championship in Finland at age 15 and later became the first to jump 6.1m. He won the 1988 Seoul Olympic gold and shattered the global men’s pole vault record 35 times.

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Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
(Russian Noble and Youngest Son of Emperor Alexander III of Russia)
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1878
Birthplace: Tsentralny District, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1918

Son of Alexander III, the emperor of Russia, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich refused to accept the throne unless Russians were allowed to decide if they wanted the monarchy or a republic. Both Michael and his British secretary, Nicholas Johnson, were arrested and shot to death during the Russian Revolution.

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Bernard King
(Basketball player)
Bernard King
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Dina Asher-Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Orpington ,England
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Wink Martindale
(Disc Jockey)
Wink Martindale
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Jackson, Tennessee, USA
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Patricia Wettig
(Actor, Playwright, Stage actor, Television actor)
Patricia Wettig
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Listed In: Writers
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Cincinnati
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Ronnie Corbett
(Comedian, Author, Writer, Film actor, Stage actor, Cabaret artist, Aviator)
Ronnie Corbett
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Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: 2016
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Roberta Bondar
(Astronaut & Neurologist)
Roberta Bondar
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Canadian neurologist, educator, scientist, astronaut and photographer Roberta Bondar CC OOnt FRCPC FRSC is noted as the first female astronaut and the first neurologist of Canada to travel into space. She flew as part of the Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-42 and performed over forty experiments in Spacelab. She later served as head of an international team of researchers at NASA.

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Paul McGrath
(Football player)
Paul McGrath
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Greenford, England

Legendary Irish footballer Paul McGrath has been a dependable center back for teams such as Manchester United and Aston Villa. Born as an illegitimate child of a Nigerian father and an Irish mother, he was raised in an orphanage. In spite of being a sporting genius, he has had alcohol issues.

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Edith Cavell
(British Nurse Who Saved the Lives of Soldiers from Both Sides During the First World War)
Edith Cavell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1865
Birthplace: Swardeston, Norfolk, England
Died: 1915

Edith Cavell was a British nurse best remembered for saving the lives of many soldiers from both camps without discrimination. She helped nearly 200 Allied soldiers escape from Belgium during World War I. Her decision to help both German and Allied soldiers without discrimination landed her in trouble; Edith Cavell was accused of treason and sentenced to death.

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Javed Jaffrey
(Actor, Dancer & Co-Founder of India's First Dance Reality Show 'Boogie Woogie')
Javed Jaffrey
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Javed Jaffrey is an Indian comedian, actor, and dancer best known for his work in Hindi television shows and films. He is also known for his contribution as a voice-over artist; he was the narrator of the Hindi version of the popular Japanese game show Takeshi's Castle

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André Roberson
(Basketball Player)
André Roberson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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Joshua Waitzkin
(One of the Most Accomplished and Dominant Youth Chess Champions of All Time)
Joshua Waitzkin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Apart from being an International Master in chess, Joshua Waitzkin has also won several medals in the martial art Taiji and is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His life inspired the book Searching for Bobby Fischer and the movie of the same name. He has also penned two books.

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Deonte Harris
(American Football Player)
Deonte Harris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Corliss Williamson
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Corliss Williamson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Russellville, Arkansas, United States
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Chris Hillman
(Musician)
Chris Hillman
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Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, US
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Abdelhamid Ben Badis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1889
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria
Died: 1940
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Ajit Agarkar
(Cricketer)
Ajit Agarkar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Mumbai