Libra Engineers

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 1 Grant Imahara

Grant Imahara
Famous As: Electrical engineer
Birthdate: October 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Grant Masaru Imahara, a Japanese-American electrical engineer, roboticist, television host and actor, began his career at Lucasfilm, where he got involved with several big budget films including Star War franchise. Later, he joined MythBusters as a member of Build Tea and was well-known for his contribution in it. His other important works include White Rabbit Project, BattleBots, Star Trek Continues etc.

 2 Julie Payette

Julie Payette
Famous As: Governor General of Canada
Birthdate: October 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Canadian engineer and astronaut Julie Payette has been the Governor General of Canada from 2017 to 2021. She was initially a research scientist and then joined the Canadian Space Agency, eventually completing two spaceflights. Payette resigned as governor general after a workplace review accused her of workplace harassment.
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 3 William Edwards Deming

William Edwards Deming
Famous As: Statistician, Electrical Engineer
Birthdate: October 14, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sioux City
Died: December 20, 1993

Born to a lawyer, William Edwards Deming grew up to become a renowned mathematical physicist and later taught statistics at the New York University. His research focused on the application of statistical methods to improve quality control in various industries. His ideas were later widely used by Japanese corporates.

 4 Jack Parsons

Jack Parsons
Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: October 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 17, 1952

Rocketry pioneer Jack Parsons is best remembered as one of the founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He also co-established the Aerojet Engineering Corporation and developed the first rocket engine that used a propellant. He was also known for his multiple sexual affairs and sex cult rituals.

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 5 Robert Stephenson

Robert Stephenson
Famous As: Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician
Birthdate: October 16, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Willington Quay
Died: October 12, 1859
English civil engineer and locomotive designer Robert Stephenson is remembered for his railroad bridges, the most notable of them being the Britannia Bridge. He was the only son of rail transport pioneer George Stephenson. He had also been a mining engineer in Colombia and was knighted in Belgium, France, and Norway.

 6 Seymour Cray

Seymour Cray
Famous As: Engineer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: September 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chippewa Falls
Died: October 5, 1996

 7 Fred C Koch

Fred C Koch
Famous As: Chemical Engineer, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: September 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quanah, Texas, United States
Died: November 17, 1967
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 8 Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: October 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States

Former NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson is best known for inventing the Super Soaker water gun, which became one of the most popular toys in the world, garnering sales amounting to more than a billion dollars since its invention. He has also been part of the US Air Force.

 9 Garrett Camp

Garrett Camp
Famous As: Innovator & Entrepreneurs
Birthdate: October 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Calgary

Tech magnate Garrett Camp made headlines in 2020 when he quit his position of board director of Uber, a company co-founded by him, to focus on its product strategy. Camp has also formed companies such as StumbleUpon and the start-up incubator Expa Labs, and is part of The Giving Pledge.

 10 Emily Warren Roebling

Emily Warren Roebling
Famous As: Lady Who Guided The Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Birthdate: September 23, 1843
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cold Spring, New York
Died: February 28, 1903

 11 Martin Heinrich

Martin Heinrich
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fallon, Nevada, U.S.

Apart from being the US senator from New Mexico, Martin Heinrich is also the vice chair of the Joint Economic Committee. The son of working-class parents, Heinrich was the first from his family to graduate. A mechanical engineer, he had launched his own firm before joining politics.

 12 Barnes Wallis

Barnes Wallis
Famous As: Inventor of Bouncing Bomb
Birthdate: September 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ripley
Died: October 30, 1979

Barnes Wallis was an English engineer, inventor, and scientist. He played an important role during the Second World War by inventing the bouncing bomb which was used in Operation Chastise by the Royal Air Force to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley. Barnes Wallis is also credited with inventing the earthquake bomb and his version of the geodetic airframe.

 13 George Hotz

George Hotz
Famous As: Blogger, Programmer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: October 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glen Rock, New Jersey

Known online as Geohot, George Francis Hotz is an American security hacker and software engineer, who at the age of seventeen became the first person to hack Apple’s iPhone. Later, he developed iOS jailbreaks and became the first person to crack a defense system in Sony PlayStation 3. Currently, he is working at, a startup he founded in 2015.

 14 Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau

Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utrecht
Died: August 12, 2013

 15 Jakov Kitarović

Jakov Kitarović
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: October 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rijeka, Croatia

 16 Walther Rathenau

Walther Rathenau
Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Writer, Entrepreneur, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: September 29, 1867
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: June 24, 1922

 17 Satish Dhawan

Satish Dhawan
Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: September 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Srinagar
Died: January 3, 2002

Satish Dhawan was an Indian aerospace engineer and mathematician remembered for his research in the field of boundary layers and turbulence. From 1972 to 1984, Dhawan served as the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization during which he played a key role in the development of the space program in India. In 1981, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan.

 18 Bram Cohen

Bram Cohen
Famous As: Computer scientist, Programmer, Blogger
Birthdate: October 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
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 19 Jacques Vallée

Jacques Vallée
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: September 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pontoise, Val-d'Oise, France

Jacques Vallée is a French computer scientist, Internet pioneer, venture capitalist, astronomer, ufologist, and author. Vallée is credited with co-developing the first computerized map of Mars, which was used by NASA in the 1960s. An influential personality in the study of UFOs, Jacques Vallée has promoted such hypothesis as the interdimensional hypothesis.

 20 Larry Wall

Larry Wall
Famous As: Programmer, Engineer, Writer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: September 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles
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 21 Karen L. Nyberg

Karen L. Nyberg
Famous As: Astronaut, Engineer
Birthdate: October 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Parkers Prairie

 22 Ivan Silayev

Ivan Silayev
Famous As: Politician, Engineer
Birthdate: October 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
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 23 Zhu Rongji

Zhu Rongji
Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Businessperson
Birthdate: October 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Changsha

 24 Jean Bastien-Thiry

Jean Bastien-Thiry
Famous As: Engineer, Aerospace engineer, Military personnel
Birthdate: October 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lunéville
Died: March 11, 1963

Jean Bastien-Thiry was a French engineer and military personnel whose assassination attempt on French President Charles de Gaulle cost him his life. The assassination attempt made international headlines and inspired a novel titled The Day of the Jackal, which was later adapted into a film. Before his treacherous infamy, Bastien-Thiry was credited with creating the Nord SS.10/SS.11 missiles.

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 25 Dave Arneson

Dave Arneson
Famous As: List of role-playing game designers
Birthdate: October 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hennepin County
Died: April 7, 2009

 26 August Horch

August Horch
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: October 12, 1868
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winningen
Died: February 3, 1951

 27 Heinrich Lübke

Heinrich Lübke
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sundern, Germany
Died: April 6, 1972

Once president of the German Federal Republic, or West Germany, Heinrich Lübke was born to a cobbler and slowly rose up to be a member of the Centre Party and then the Christian Democratic Union. Not a great public speaker, he was often ridiculed for his failing memory at public events.

 28 Nora Stanton Blatch Barney

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney
Famous As: Civil Engineer, Architect, Women’s Rights Activists
Birthdate: September 30, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Basingstoke
Died: January 18, 1971

 29 Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright
Famous As: Civil engineer
Birthdate: October 10, 1770
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 24, 1842

 30 Jenova Chen

Jenova Chen
Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: October 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shanghai

 31 Leepu Nizamuddin Awlia

Leepu Nizamuddin Awlia
Famous As: Automotive designer
Birthdate: October 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

 32 Danny Hillis

Danny Hillis
Famous As: Inventor, Scientist, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Writer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: September 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore

 33 Josh Sawyer

Josh Sawyer
Famous As: Video game developer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: October 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fort Atkinson

 34 Hugo Schmeisser

Hugo Schmeisser
Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: September 24, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jena
Died: September 12, 1953

 35 Robert R. Gilruth

Robert R. Gilruth
Famous As: Aerospace engineer
Birthdate: October 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nashwauk, Minnesota, United States
Died: August 17, 2000

 36 Carlos de la Mota

Carlos de la Mota
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Vega , Dominican Republic

 37 Alfred Vail

Alfred Vail
Famous As: Machinist
Birthdate: September 25, 1807
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 18, 1859

Alfred Vail, along with Samuel F.B. Morse, revolutionized the American telegraph system. Though initially interested in theology, he changed his career path after meeting Morse. Some scholars believe Vail and Morse had both contributed equally for the development of the Morse code but was not valued.

 38 James Cross

James Cross
Famous As: Diplomat, Engineer
Birthdate: September 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ireland

 39 John Leckie

John Leckie
Famous As: Engineer, Audio engineer, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: October 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

 40 Ryan North

Ryan North
Famous As: Engineer, Programmer, Cartoonist
Birthdate: October 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ottawa

Computational linguistics expert and New York Times bestselling Canadian author Ryan North is known for his award-winning books such as Romeo and/or Juliet and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. He is also the creator of the fixed-art webcomic Dinosaur Comics, which won the Web Cartoonists' Choice Award.

 41 Karl Terzaghi

Karl Terzaghi
Famous As: Mechanical engineer
Birthdate: October 2, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: October 25, 1963

The pioneer of soil mechanics, Karl Terzaghi was the son of an army lieutenant-colonel and studied in a military boarding school, where he developed his passion for geography. He eventually graduated as a mechanical engineer. He later also taught at MIT and penned iconic works such as Erdbaumechanik.

 42 Éric Chahi

Éric Chahi
Famous As: Game designer
Birthdate: October 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yerres

Éric Chahi is a French programmer and computer game designer best known for creating popular games like Another World and Heart of Darkness. Another World, which received critical acclaim for its minimalism and atmosphere, went on to be recognized as a cult classic. Éric Chahi is also credited with founding Amazing Studio, which develops interesting games.

 43 Igor Smirnov

Igor Smirnov
Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Economist
Birthdate: October 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

From serving in Soviet labor camps to working at a metallurgical factory, Igor Smirnov had done it all before he joined the campaign to free Transnistria. He eventually became the region’s first president, in spite of it not being recognized as an independent state internationally.

 44 Dana Scott

Dana Scott
Famous As: Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer, Topologist, University teacher
Birthdate: October 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkeley

 45 C. L. Max Nikias

C. L. Max Nikias
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: September 30, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cyprus

 46 Charles Stark Draper

Charles Stark Draper
Famous As: Scientist, Engineer
Birthdate: October 2, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Windsor, Missouri, United States
Died: July 25, 1987

 47 Dumitru Prunariu

Dumitru Prunariu
Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: September 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brașov, Romania

 48 Georges Claude

Georges Claude
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: September 24, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 23, 1960

French engineer and inventor Georges Claude was often referred as the Edison of France. He is most noted for inventing and commercializing neon lighting and having a near monopoly on the new technology, for conducting an experiment to generate thermal energy of the ocean and building the first Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plant, and for the Claude cycle.  

 49 John Ousterhout

John Ousterhout
Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer, University teacher
Birthdate: October 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Solano County

 50 Elmer Ambrose Sperry

Elmer Ambrose Sperry
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: October 12, 1860
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cincinnatus, New York, United States
Died: June 16, 1930

Elmer Ambrose Sperry is best remembered for inventing gyroscopic compasses and stabilizers, which revolutionized navigation technology back in his time. His products had been of great use to the U.S. Navy. His illustrious career had witnessed him gain over 400 patents through his eight manufacturing companies.