A celebrated chef and restaurateur, British national Gordon Ramsay is also a writer and television personality. His TV shows about competitive cookery and food is quite popular. The Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in Chelsea, is his signature restaurant. Known for his bluntness, short temper and strict manner, Ramsay has historically expressed a dislike for vegetarianism and veganism.
Alfre Woodard is an American actress. Considered one of the most accomplished and versatile actresses of her generation, Woodard was named in The New York Times' The 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century list in 2020. Also a political activist, Woodard is credited with founding Artists for a New South Africa, which aims at advancing equality in South Africa.
Tara Reid is best known as Vicky from the American Pie movies and Bunny Lebowski from The Big Lebowski. Fans also loved her as April in the TV film Sharknado and its sequels. She appeared in her own travel show, Taradise, and in the eighth season of Celebrity Big Brother.
Bonnie Raitt is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Despite little commercial success at the beginning of her career, Raitt remained persistent until she had her first major hit in 1989. She has been named in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time lists. She also supports organizations like Little Kids Rock.
Solána Imani Rowe, popularly known as SZA, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. While SZA's music incorporates elements of hip hop, soul, cloud rap, and chillwave, her songs revolve around themes of abandonment, nostalgia, and sexuality. A recipient of BMI Awards and NAACP Image Awards, SZA has also received nominations for an Academy Award and nine Grammy Awards.
Daniel Middleton is a British gamer and YouTuber. He is best known for his interesting video game commentaries. Some of his most favorite video games include Pokémon, Roblox, and Minecraft. In 2015, Daniel Middleton was named among the world's most popular YouTubers by viewership. He has also received several Kids' Choice Awards.
Nerva was the Roman emperor from 96 to 98. He was aged 66 when he ascended the throne, after serving other emperors for several decades. Even though he ruled for just 15 months, historians consider him a wise and moderate emperor. He selected Trajan as his heir, thus ensuring a peaceful transition of power after his death.
Dorothy Day was an American social activist, journalist, and anarchist. She is best remembered for co-founding the Catholic Worker Movement along with French activist Peter Maurin. She also co-founded a newspaper called Catholic Worker and served as its editor between 1933 and 1980. In 2001, Dorothy Day was made an inductee of the National Women's Hall of Fame.
Primarily known for his stand-up comedies, Ken Dodd was also a celebrated actor and singer. Working mainly as a solo comedian, he became noted for his rapid delivery of one liner jokes, often interspersed with songs. Over his long career spanning more than six decades, he had also appeared in numerous television productions and had released many hit albums.
Morley Safer was a Canadian-American journalist and correspondent for CBS News. He is best remembered for his tenure on the popular television news broadcast 60 Minutes. Safer is credited with contributing to the success of 60 Minutes, which is the most profitable and most-watched program in television history. During his 60-year career, Morley Safer received several awards including 12 Emmys.
Edmond Halley was an English astronomer and mathematician who was mainly concerned with practical applications of science. He abandoned college education to travel to St. Helena. He published catalogue of 341 southern stars with telescopically determined locations. Known for his wide range of interest, he helped Newton to publish his magnum opus, Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. He used Newton's Law of Motion to compute periodicty of Halley’s Comet.
Kaniehtiio Horn is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Kayleigh in the television film Moccasin Flats: Redemption, for which she received a Gemini Award nomination. Although she focused on water polo and swimming as a teenager, Horn went on to become an actress. She is also known for voicing a couple of video game characters.
Erica Mena is an American TV personality best known for appearing in Love & Hip Hop: New York. A former video vixen, Mena first gained notoriety when she started appearing in various music videos for artists like Akon, Fabolous, and Chris Brown. Apart from being a TV personality, Mena is also an author; she has written a couple of autobiographies.
Mathematician George Dantzig, known for his research on linear programming, was the first to develop the simplex method. The National Medal of Science winner was the son of mathematician and linguist Tobias Dantzig. He was associated with RAND Corporation and also taught computer science and operations research at Stanford.