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Malcolm X
(Major Figure of American Civil Rights Movement)
Malcolm X
132
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 21, 1965

An African-American leader of the civil rights movement, Malcolm X was a vocal spokesman of the Nation of Islam and called upon the blacks to protect themselves from the white, even if it meant adopting violence. His radical views and preaching later evolved and he accepted the possibility of peaceful resolution of racial issues in America.

 2 
Warren Buffett
(Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway)
Warren Buffett
85
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo

American investor, business tycoon and philanthropist Warren Buffett is considered one of the most successful investors in the world by the media. The chairman and largest shareholder of the firm, Berkshire Hathaway, he is often called as the ‘Oracle’ or ‘Sage’ of Omaha. Notably, he has pledged to give away a sizable portion of his wealth to philanthropic causes.

 3 
Marlon Brando
(One of the Most Influential Actors of the 20th Century)
Marlon Brando
69
Birthdate: April 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 1, 2004

One of the greatest movie actors of all time, heartthrob of millions of women around the world, and a cultural icon, who had immense influence on actors of future generations, there are very few like Marlon Brando. In a career spanning six decades, Marlon Brando delivered critical and commercial successes in movies like A Streetcar Named Desire and The Godfather.

 4 
Fred Astaire
(The Greatest Dancer in Film History)
Fred Astaire
29
Birthdate: May 10, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 22, 1987

Fred Astaire was an American actor, television presenter, dancer, choreographer, and singer. Widely regarded as the most influential dancer in film history, Astaire was known for his innovation, perfectionism, and an uncanny sense of rhythm. Also known for his fashion sense, Fred Astaire remained a male fashion icon throughout his career, which spanned more than seven decades.

 5 
Gerald Ford
(38th President of the United States (1974 - 1977))
Gerald Ford
65
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 26, 2006

Gerald Ford Jr served as the 38th president of US from August 1974 to January 1977. His 895 day-long stint as the American president is the shortest in US history for any president who did not die in office. In a controversial act, he granted a presidential pardon to his predecessor Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal.

 6 
Jojo Siwa
(American Youtube Dancer and Singer)
Jojo Siwa
342
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 19, 2003
Sun Sign: Taurus
Multitalented entertainer Jojo Siwa gained fame with Dance Moms, which featured her along with her mother. She has a popular YouTube channel where she posts daily vlogs. A talented singer, she has delivered hits such as Kid in a Candy Store. She was also named to Time 100 in 2020.
 7 
Gabrielle Union
57
Birthdate: October 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio

A popular American actress, Gabrielle Union has been vocal about violence against women and issues pertaining to women's health. Also a writer, she has released a memoir and a children's book. In 2020, she was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list. Gabrielle Union has been an inspiration for women like Oprah Winfrey.

 8 
Sting
(American Professional Wrestler)
Sting
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 9 
Terence Crawford
(Winner of Multiple World Championships in Three Weight Classes)
Terence Crawford
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Andy Roddick
(Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Andy Roddick
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Former world number 1 tennis player Andy Roddick is best known for his US Open win in 2003. He reached the finals of three Wimbledon championships and US Open 2006, only to be defeated by Roger Federer each time. Following his retirement, he focused on his non-profit, Andy Roddick Foundation
 11 
Nick Nolte
(American Actor Best Known for His Films: ‘The Prince of Tides’, ‘Affliction’ and ‘Warrior')
Nick Nolte
18
Birthdate: February 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Nick Nolte, once a model, was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1992. He is known for his Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated role in The Prince of Tides. Fans adored him as Kuiil in The Mandalorian and in the films Affliction and Warrior. He has struggled with substance abuse.

 12 
Montgomery Clift
11
Birthdate: October 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 23, 1966

Montgomery Clift was an American actor whose decision not to sign a contract in Hollywood for the first couple of films went on to help establish the structure of the star-studio relationship from the 1950s to the '80s. One of the original American method actors, Clift was the subject of a documentary named Making Montgomery Clift, which released in 2018.

 13 
Elliott Smith
(American Singer-Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist)
Elliott Smith
37
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 21, 2003
Folk singer and guitarist Elliott Smith is best remembered for his tracks Needle in the Hay and Miss Misery, the latter being part of the Oscar-nominated soundtrack of Good Will Hunting. He pioneered the technique of "multi-tracking.” He apparently stabbed himself to death, though the autopsy was inconclusive.
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Jaime King
(American Actress and Model)
Jaime King
20
Birthdate: April 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
Wade Boggs
(Baseball Player)
Wade Boggs
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 16 
Nicholas Sparks
(Novelist Known for His Best-Selling Tales of Romance and Heartbreak Like 'The Notebook' & 'Dear John')
Nicholas Sparks
13
Birthdate: December 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Novelist Nicholas Sparks is known for his bestselling books which have been translated into over 50 languages. Eleven of his books, such as Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, and The Notebook, have been adapted into films. He also owns the educational non-profit The Nicholas Sparks Foundation.
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Jorge Garcia
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Role in the TV Series 'Becker' and 'Lost')
Jorge Garcia
13
Birthdate: April 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus

Actor and comedian, Jorge Garcia, is best known for his portrayal of Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in the TV series, Lost. An alumnus of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), he also studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school. Besides acting in TV shows and films, he performs as a stand-up comedian as well.

 18 
Bob Gibson
(American Professional Baseball Player)
Bob Gibson
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 19 
Charlie Munger
(Investor, Businessman and Vice Chairman of ‘Berkshire Hathaway’)
Charlie Munger
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 28, 2023

Charlie Munger is an American businessman, investor, architectural designer, and former real estate attorney. Over the years, he has played an important role as the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. A well-known philanthropist, Charlie Munger has donated millions of dollars to universities and schools.

 20 
Alexander Payne
(Director)
Alexander Payne
7
Birthdate: February 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Ted DiBiase
(Retired Professional Wrestler and One of the Greatest Villains in Pro-Wrestling History)
Ted DiBiase
13
Birthdate: January 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Ted DiBiase, or The Million Dollar Man, gained fame as a wrestler and is known for his association with WWE. He was part of WWE’s Legend program and held 30 titles, including the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. After his stints as a commentator and manager, he became a Christian minister.
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Andrew Rannells
(Actor)
Andrew Rannells
34
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 23 
Max Baer
(American Boxer: Features on 'The Ring' Magazine's List of 100 Greatest Punchers of All Time)
Max Baer
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 21, 1959
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Swoosie Kurtz
(Actress)
Swoosie Kurtz
13
Birthdate: September 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo

Swoosie Kurtz is an American actress who has received prestigious awards, such as Tony Awards and Primetime Emmy Award in a career spanning more than half a century. Over the years, she has contributed immensely to the success of several popular TV series, such as Carol and Company.

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Farrah Abraham
(American Reality Television Personality Best Known for Her Reality TV Shows ‘16 and Pregnant’ and ‘Teen Mom’)
Farrah Abraham
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Birthdate: May 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Farrah Abraham soared to fame after appearing on the reality shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. She has also released an album and has authored a book that was featured on The New York Times bestseller list. She has also been part of Celebrity Big Brother and Couples Therapy.
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Mina Kimes
(Journalist)
Mina Kimes
7
Birthdate: September 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo

Mina Kimes is an investigative journalist who has contributed for publications like ESPN The Magazine and Fortune. As someone who specializes in sports reporting and business, Kimes has been serving as a senior writer at ESPN for many years now. In 2019, she was hired to be a color commentator by the Los Angeles Rams for their preseason football games.

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Anne Ramsey
(Actress)
Anne Ramsey
19
Birthdate: March 27, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 11, 1988
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Sean McDermott
(American football coach)
Sean McDermott
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
 29 
Dorothy McGuire
9
Birthdate: June 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 13, 2001
 30 
Bryan Greenberg
(Actor and Singer Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘How to Make It in America’)
Bryan Greenberg
10
Birthdate: May 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Bryan Greenberg is best known as Ben Epstein from How to Make It in America and Jake Jagielski from One Tree Hill. His other notable projects include the series October Road and the movie Bride Wars. He had started with children's theater and had then moved on to commercials.
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Scott Porter
(Actor)
Scott Porter
8
Birthdate: July 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 32 
Paula Zahn
(Newscaster, Journalist)
Paula Zahn
10
Birthdate: February 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
 33 
Conor Oberst
(Singer-Songwriter)
Conor Oberst
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Roxane Gay
(Writer Known for Her 2014 Essay Collection 'Bad Feminist')
Roxane Gay
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra

Roxane Gay is an American writer, editor, professor, and social commentator. She is credited with founding an Illinois-based small press called Tiny Hardcore Press as well as the now-defunct Gay Magazine, which was founded in association with Medium. Roxane Gay is the recipient of a couple of Lambda Literary Awards and an Eisner Award for Best Limited Series.

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Adele Astaire
(American Dancer, Actress and Singer)
Adele Astaire
5
Birthdate: September 10, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 25, 1981
 36 
Jack Gilinsky
(One-Half of the Popular Pop-Rap Duo 'Jack & Jack')
Jack Gilinsky
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo

Jack Gilinsky is an American singer best known as one-half of the popular pop-rap duo Jack & Jack alongside his childhood friend Jack Johnson. After achieving success on Vine, the duo started releasing singles and gained prominence as musicians. In 2019, they released their debut studio album. In 2020, Jack Gilinsky came up with his debut solo single, My Love.

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Destiny
(Twitch streamer)
Destiny
9
Birthdate: December 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 38 
Mark Richt
(Retired American football head coach, former player, and television analyst)
Mark Richt
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 39 
Drew Dober
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Drew Dober
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jeremy Horn
(Mixed martial artist)
Jeremy Horn
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Howard Graham Buffett
9
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Noah Fant
(American football player)
Noah Fant
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 43 
Lawrence Klein
(Economist)
Lawrence Klein
2
Birthdate: September 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 20, 2013
 44 
Peter Buffett
(Musician)
Peter Buffett
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
 45 
Nicholas D'Agosto
(Actor)
Nicholas D'Agosto
6
Birthdate: April 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 46 
Buddy Miles
(Drummer)
Buddy Miles
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 26, 2008
 47 
Isaiah Simmons
(Football player)
Isaiah Simmons
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 26, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 48 
DrLupo
(American Streamer and Youtuber)
DrLupo
8
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: March 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
 49 
Royal Rife
(Inventor)
Royal Rife
3
Birthdate: May 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 5, 1971

Royal Rife is best remembered for inventing an oscillating beam ray, which he claimed could cure diseases with its vibrations but which failed to cure people eventually. The optics engineer also absurdly claimed to have achieved magnifications of over 10 times more powerful than the best microscopes of modern times.

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Virginia Thomas
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces

Virginia Thomas is an American conservative activist and attorney. She is credited with founding a non-profit conservative political advocacy group called Liberty Central, which ceased operations in 2012. Over the years, she has worked for influential agencies, such as the United States Department of Labor.