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Chris Farley
(Actor and Comedian)
Chris Farley
80
Birthdate: February 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 18, 1997

A popular actor and comedian, Chris Farley's struggle with alcohol and drug addiction led to his suspension from the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL) on many occasions. He eventually died of a drug overdose at the age of 33, much like his idol John Belushi, who too died of a drug overdose at the same age!

 2 
Chris Noth
(American Actor Known for His Role as Detective Mike Logan in the TV Series ‘Law & Order')
Chris Noth
21
Birthdate: November 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Chris Noth is best known as Mike Logan from Law & Order. Fans also loved him in his Golden Globe-nominated roles in Sex and the City and The Good Wife. He co-owns the New York music venue The Cutting Room. He has also been part of Broadway and off-Broadway plays.

 3 
Bradley Whitford
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Josh Lyman’ on the Series 'The West Wing')
Bradley Whitford
19
Birthdate: October 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra

Best known as Josh Lyman from The West Wing, Bradley Whitford is a Juilliard-trained and Primetime Emmy-winning actor. Also known for his roles in series such as The Mentalist and movies such as Billy Madison, he also launched the charity Clothes off Our Back, which mostly donates to children’s non-profits.

 4 
Phil Hellmuth
(One of the Greatest Tournament Poker Players of All Time)
Phil Hellmuth
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 5 
George Kittle
(American football player)
George Kittle
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 6 
John Bardeen
(American Physicist, Engineer and the Only Person to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics Twice)
John Bardeen
7
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 30, 1991

American engineer, physicist and Nobel laureate John Bardeen is the only person who received the Nobel Prize in Physics twice. He shared the first Nobel with William Shockley and Walter Brattain in 1956 for inventing the transistor, and the second with Leon N Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer in 1972 for proposing the BCS theory, a microscopic theory of superconductivity.

 7 
Andrea Anders
(Best Known for Her Roles in the TV Sitcoms ‘Better Off Ted’, ‘The Class’ and ‘Joey’)
Andrea Anders
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Birthdate: May 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus

Andrea Anders is an American actress who started her career on TV, appearing in a commercial for Dannon. She then went on to play important roles in series, such as Joey and The Class. Also known for her work in theatre, Anders was part of the Broadway production of Proof where she was Mary-Louise Parker's understudy.

 8 
Thornton Wilder
(Playwright)
Thornton Wilder
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 17, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 7, 1975
 9 
Rob Marshall
(Director)
Rob Marshall
2
Birthdate: October 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Liz Cheney
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming's At-Large District)
Liz Cheney
48
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo

Liz Cheney is an American politician and attorney. Since 2017, Liz Cheney has been serving as Wyoming's at-large congressional district's U.S. Representative. The elder daughter of ex-Vice President Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney is credited with co-founding a nonprofit organization called Keep America Safe, which aims at combating national security issues.

 11 
Patrick Rothfuss
(Writer)
Patrick Rothfuss
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
 12 
Eric Heiden
(American Former Long Track Speed Skater, Road and Track Cyclist and Five-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Eric Heiden
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini

Eric Heiden is a former track cyclist, road cyclist, and long track speed skater. At the 1980 Winter Olympics, Heiden won five individual gold medals, setting one world record and four Olympic records in the process. The most successful athlete at the 1980 Winter Olympics, Heiden won more gold medals than all other nations except East Germany and Soviet Union.

 13 
Stacey Abrams
(Politician)
Stacey Abrams
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

One of the most popular African American politicians of the U.S., Democratic Party member Stacey Abrams is also the founder of the non-profit Fair Fight Action. A voting rights activist and a minority leader, she became the first Black woman to win the gubernatorial nomination of any state in the U.S.

 14 
Shaka Smart
(Basketball player - Point guard, Basketball coach)
Shaka Smart
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
 15 
Amanda Kessel
(American Professional Ice Hockey Forward)
Amanda Kessel
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 16 
Phil Kessel
(American Professional Ice Hockey Winger)
Phil Kessel
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Alice Sebold
(Writer)
Alice Sebold
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
 18 
Paul Chryst
(American football player)
Paul Chryst
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 19 
Tammy Baldwin
(Political Leader)
Tammy Baldwin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 20 
Kid Nichols
(Baseball manager)
Kid Nichols
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 11, 1953
 21 
Taylor Louderman
5
Birthdate: December 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 22 
Imran Khan
(Role as Jai Singh Rathore in the 2008 romantic comedy Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na)
Imran Khan
4
Birthdate: January 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 23 
Tim Anderson
(Baseball player)
Tim Anderson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Derek Kolstad
(Screenwriter and film producer.)
Derek Kolstad
2
Birthdate: 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
 25 
Kris Kobach
(Politician)
Kris Kobach
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
 26 
Jeff Nygaard
(American Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Player)
Jeff Nygaard
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 27 
Dorion Sagan
(science writer)
Dorion Sagan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1959 AD
 28 
Rick Neuheisel
(American football coach)
Rick Neuheisel
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 29 
Joe Schermie
(Former Musician best known as the bass player for the 1970s American rock-pop group Three Dog Night)
Joe Schermie
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 26, 2002
 30 
Barbara Lerner Spectre
(Founding director of Paideia)
Barbara Lerner Spectre
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1942 AD
 31 
Imran Khan
(Singer-songwriter)
Imran Khan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini

Born in the Netherlands to Pakistani parents, Imran Khan began his music career in his teens. Known for tracks such as Amplifier and Imaginary, which garnered millions of views on YouTube, Khan has also sung for the Bollywood film Tevar and has been appreciated for putting Punjabi music on the global platform.

 32 
Awonder Liang
(Third Youngest American to Qualify for the Title of Grandmaster)
Awonder Liang
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 2003
Sun Sign: Aries
 33 
Ray McCallum Jr.
(Basketball Player)
Ray McCallum Jr.
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 34 
Eric Studesville
(American football player)
Eric Studesville
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
 35 
John Jorgenson
(Musician)
John Jorgenson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
 36 
Hendrik Wade Bode
(Engineer, Scientist)
Hendrik Wade Bode
0
Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 21, 1982
 37 
John A. List
(Economist)
John A. List
0
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
 38 
Mary Cheney
(Dick Cheney's daughter)
Mary Cheney
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces

Mary Cheney, the younger daughter of former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney, is associated with multiple political action groups. She is a lesbian and married to Heather Poe. She supported same-sex marriage in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case. She has also written an autobiography and has worked with AOL.

 39 
Tim Anderson
(Chef as Winner of 2011's MasterChef)
Tim Anderson
0
Listed In: Food Experts
 40 
George Ireland
(Basketball Coach)
George Ireland
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 14, 2001
 41 
Lisa Stone
(Basketball Player, Basketball Coach)
Lisa Stone
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
 42 
Helene Madison
(American Competition Swimmer, Olympic Champion and Former World Record-Holder)
Helene Madison
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 27, 1970

Helene Madison was an American competitive swimmer best remembered for winning three gold medals at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. Madison broke 16 world records in various distances between 1930 and 1931. In 1966, she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. In 1992, she was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.

 43 
Armani Jackson
(American Actor)
Armani Jackson
4
Birthdate: October 23, 2003
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 44 
Frederic Prokosch
(Writer)
Frederic Prokosch
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 17, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 2, 1989
 45 
Max Mason
(Mathematician)
Max Mason
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 26, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 22, 1961
 46 
Jeremy Nobis
(American Former Alpine Skier)
Jeremy Nobis
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo