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Michael Jackson
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Figures of the 20th Century Popularly Known as the 'King of Pop')
Michael Jackson
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Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 25, 2009

The King of Pop and an international superstar, Michael Jackson was a musical entertainer whose work – both with Jackson 5 and solo – won accolades and hearts worldwide. Equally popular were his unique dance moves that created sensation and shaped future dance styles. Amongst the most successful entertainers of all time, Jackson was later accused of child molestation.  

 2 
Janet Jackson
(One of the World's Best-Selling Music Artists)
Janet Jackson
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Birthdate: May 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus

A member of the prominent Jackson family, Janet Jackson is a singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. Popularly known for her innovative and socially conscious songs, she was considered a sex icon in her youth. Beginning her career as a teenager, she went on to become one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time.

 3 
Jermaine Jackson
(Singer-songwriter)
Jermaine Jackson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Randy Jackson
(Singer-songwriter)
Randy Jackson
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 5 
Rebbie Jackson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 6 
Jackie Jackson
(Singer best known as a founding member of the Jackson 5)
Jackie Jackson
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 7 
Alex Karras
(American Football Player, Sportscaster, and Actor)
Alex Karras
6
Birthdate: July 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 10, 2012

Alex Karras was an American footballer, sportscaster, actor, and professional wrestler. A four-time Pro Bowl player, Karras was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. In 1977, he was also inducted into the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame. As an actor, he is remembered for playing George Papadopolis in the TV series, Webster.

 8 
Marlon Jackson
(American entertainer)
Marlon Jackson
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
 9 
Freddie Gibbs
(rapper, singer)
Freddie Gibbs
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 10 
La Toya Jackson
(Singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman and television personality)
La Toya Jackson
13
Birthdate: May 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 11 
Edi Gathegi
(Actor)
Edi Gathegi
13
Birthdate: March 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
Fred Williamson
(Actor)
Fred Williamson
5
Birthdate: March 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 13 
Paul Samuelson
(Economist)
Paul Samuelson
5
Birthdate: May 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 13, 2009
 14 
Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Economist & Author)
Joseph E. Stiglitz
5
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz is best known for his work on the theory of markets with asymmetric information. The MIT alumnus has taught at prestigious institutes such as Harvard and Stanford and currently teaches at Columbia University, He has been an economic advisor to the U.S. government, too.

 15 
Frank Borman
(NASA Astronaut Who was the Commander of 'Apollo 8' Mission)
Frank Borman
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces

Frank Borman is an American former US Air Force colonel, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, businessman, and NASA astronaut. The commander of Apollo 8, Borman was the first of 24 astronauts to have flown to the Moon. In 1982, Frank Borman was made an inductee of the International Space Hall of Fame.

 16 
Darius Garland
(Basketball player)
Darius Garland
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Glenn Robinson
(Basketball player)
Glenn Robinson
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 18 
Polly Draper
(Actress)
Polly Draper
3
Birthdate: June 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 19 
Glenn Robinson III
(Basketball player)
Glenn Robinson III
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 20 
Tony Zale
(Boxer)
Tony Zale
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 20, 1997
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 21 
Deniece Williams
(Soul Singer-Songwriter Best Known for the Songs: 'Free', 'Silly', 'It’s Gonna Take a Miracle')
Deniece Williams
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini

The daughter of singer parents, Deniece Williams grew up singing gospel. Though she initially aspired to be a nurse and an anesthetist, she later took up music full-time and began performing at nightclubs. The Grammy-winning artist soared to fame with tracks such as They Say and I Believe in You.

 22 
William Marshall
(Actor, Director and Opera Singer)
William Marshall
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 12, 2003

William Marshall was an American opera singer, actor, and director. He is best remembered for playing the titular character in the 1972 blaxploitation horror film Blacula and its 1973 sequel Scream Blacula Scream. During his career, Marshall also performed on stage and in TV series. He received the Emmy Award for his performance in As Adam Early in the Morning.

 23 
LaTroy Hawkins
(Baseball player)
LaTroy Hawkins
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 24 
Robert Kearns
(Inventor, Engineer)
Robert Kearns
2
Birthdate: March 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 9, 2005
 25 
Dan Plesac
(Baseball player)
Dan Plesac
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 26 
Becky Quick
(Journalist)
Becky Quick
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Birthdate: July 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer

Becky Quick is an American TV news presenter best known for co-anchoring CNBC's financial news shows On the Money and Squawk Box. Prior to working for CNBC, Quick worked for The Wall Street Journal where she played an important role in launching the publication's website in 1996. As part of her job, Quick has interviewed influential personalities including Bill Gates.

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Dan Dakich
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Dan Dakich
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 28 
Ralph McQuarrie
(Illustrator)
Ralph McQuarrie
2
Birthdate: June 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 3, 2012
 29 
Dianne Durham
(American Artistic Gymnast)
Dianne Durham
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 4, 2021

Dianne Durham was an artistic gymnast who won the all-around senior title at the women's US National Championships in 1983, becoming the first African American athlete to do so. She suffered from injuries that put a premature end to her brilliant career, and she had to retire in 1985. Later on, she ran the Skyline Gymnastics school in Chicago. 

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Lloyd McClendon
(Baseball player)
Lloyd McClendon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 31 
Todd Wagner
Todd Wagner
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
 32 
Dick Barnett
(Basketball player)
Dick Barnett
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 33 
Branden Dawson
(Basketball Player)
Branden Dawson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 34 
Mary McGee
(Boxer)
Mary McGee
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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James K. Galbraith
(Economist, University teacher, Non-fiction writer, Journalist)
James K. Galbraith
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Birthdate: January 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Tank Johnson
(American football player)
Tank Johnson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 37 
Tim Jankovich
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Tim Jankovich
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
 38 
CJ So Cool
(American YouTube Star)
CJ So Cool
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: March 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 39 
Orsten Artis
(Basketball player)
Orsten Artis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 26, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
Nawal El Kuwaitia
(Singer)
Nawal El Kuwaitia
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 41 
Abdallah Al Rowaished
(Singer)
Abdallah Al Rowaished
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
 42 
Gerald Irons
(American football player)
Gerald Irons
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 1, 2021
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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James McCracken
(American Operatic Tenor)
James McCracken
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 29, 1988

James McCracken was an American operatic tenor who achieved immense popularity performing at the Metropolitan Opera in the 1960s and 1970s. One of the most successful dramatic tenors of all time, James McCracken is best remembered for playing the titular role in Verdi's popular opera, Otello.

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Robert Collins Truax
(Rocket scientist)
Robert Collins Truax
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 17, 2010

Robert Collins Truax was a pioneering rocket engineer and a Navy captain. Among his adventurous ventures was the supposed space tourism rocket named Volksrocket, which he had planned to build with Evel Knievel, but which eventually remained unused. He also founded Truax Engineering, which catered to sea launch missions.

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Roxana Baldetti
(Politician)
Roxana Baldetti
7
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus