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Patrick Warburton
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Birthdate: November 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Patrick Warburton is best known as David Puddy in Seinfeld, Lemony Snicket in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the title character in The Tick. He won multiple awards for The Civilization of Maxwell Bright and has lent his voice to characters such as Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove
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Fetty Wap
(Rapper, Singer)
Fetty Wap
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Rapper Willie Junior Maxwell II, better known as Fetty Wap, rose to fame with his Billboard-charting and two-time Grammy-nominated debut track Trap Queen. He often wears the Haitian flag. He has often found himself in the midst of lawsuits for offenses ranging from copyright infringement to assault.
 3 
Bruce Arians
(American football player)
Bruce Arians
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
 4 
Victor Cruz
(American Former Football Wide Receiver)
Victor Cruz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Former football wide receiver Victor Cruz is best known for his association with the NFL team New York Giants, with whom he won Super Bowl XLVI. He was named to Pro Bowl in 2012 and is a two-time 2x First-team All-CAA. Following his retirement, he joined ESPN as an analyst.
 5 
Greg Olsen
(American football player)
Greg Olsen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 6 
Lou Costello
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Comedy Routine ‘Who's on First’)
Lou Costello
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Birthdate: March 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 3, 1959

Lou Costello was a comedian best known for his comedy routine Who's on First?, which he performed alongside Bud Abbott. During the Second World War, the comedy duo was one of the highest-paid and most popular entertainers in the world. In 2009, he was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

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J. Michael Straczynski
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Novelist, Journalist, Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer)
J. Michael Straczynski
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Birthdate: July 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer

The son of a manual laborer, J. Michael Straczynski grew up to graduate in psychology and sociology. Best known for writing the Marvel Comics series The Amazing Spider-Man, he has written for both TV and films, apart from authoring his own books and creating the sci-fi TV show Babylon 5.

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Ron Cephas Jones
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Birthdate: January 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 19, 2023
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 9 
Elizabeth Vargas
(Television journalist)
Elizabeth Vargas
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Birthdate: September 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
 10 
Teresa Giudice
(Reality TV Personality)
Teresa Giudice
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Birthdate: May 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus

Teresa Giudice is an American fitness competitor and television personality best known for appearing in the popular reality TV series, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She has also authored several bestselling cookbooks. Well-known for her extravagant lifestyle, Giudice landed in legal and financial troubles, which culminated in her prison sentence.

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Charlie Adler
(Voice actor, voice director known for his roles as Buster Bunny on Tiny Toon Adventures, Ed and Bev Bighead on Rocko's Modern Life)
Charlie Adler
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Birthdate: October 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
Edward L. Masry
(Former lawyer with the help of his legal assistant Erin Brockovich, Masry built a case against the Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) of California in 1993)
Edward L. Masry
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 29, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 5, 2005
 13 
Ron Harper Jr.
(Basketball player)
Ron Harper Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 14 
Mindy Sterling
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Birthdate: July 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 15 
Frankie Ruiz
(Musician, Singer)
Frankie Ruiz
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 9, 1998
 16 
Tim Thomas
(Basketball Player)
Tim Thomas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 17 
Kathryn D. Sullivan
(US Oceanographer, Geologist, and Astronaut, Who Was the First American Woman to Walk in Space)
Kathryn D. Sullivan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra

US oceanographer, geologist, and former US Navy officer and NASA astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan scripted history in 1984 when she became the first woman from the US to walk in space. Apart from being part of 3 Space Shuttle missions, she also worked in various administrative posts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Peter Kreeft
(theologian, philosopher, writer)
Peter Kreeft
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Birthdate: 1937 AD
 19 
Morris Janowitz
(Sociologist)
Morris Janowitz
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Birthdate: October 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 7, 1988
 20 
Mike Adams
(American football player)
Mike Adams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 21 
William Graham Sumner
(American Clergyman, Social Scientist, and Neoclassical Liberal)
William Graham Sumner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 12, 1910

William Graham Sumner was an American social scientist who held America's first professorship in sociology; he served as a professor of social sciences at Yale. Sumner, who wrote several essays and books on American history, political theory, sociology, and economic history, was one of the most popular and influential teachers at Yale. He also had an influence on American conservatism.

 22 
Don Martin
(Cartoonist)
Don Martin
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Birthdate: May 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 6, 2000
 23 
Dave Sime
(Former Sprinter Multi-Sport Athlete, and a Pioneering Ophthalmologist.)
Dave Sime
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 12, 2016
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 24 
William E. Simon
(63rd United States Secretary of the Treasury (1974-77))
William E. Simon
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 3, 2000
 25 
K'Waun Williams
(American football player)
K'Waun Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Jeff Chase
(Actor)
Jeff Chase
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Birthdate: January 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 27 
Omar Sheika
(Boxer)
Omar Sheika
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Joseph Weber
(Physicist)
Joseph Weber
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 30, 2000
 29 
Essence Carson
(Basketball player)
Essence Carson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 30 
George Rochberg
(American Composer of Contemporary Classical Music)
George Rochberg
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 5, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 29, 2005
 31 
Michael Jace
(Actor)
Michael Jace
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Lawrence Barrett
(Actor)
Lawrence Barrett
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Birthdate: April 4, 1838
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 20, 1891
 33 
Eddie Einhorn
(Sports and broadcasting executive)
Eddie Einhorn
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Birthdate: January 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 24, 2016
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William E. Gordon
(American Electrical Engineer, Physicist and Astronomer Who Designed, Built and Operated the World’s Largest Radio Telescope)
William E. Gordon
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 16, 2010

William Edwin Gordon was a pioneer in the research on the ionosphere. An electrical engineer, he earned a PhD from Cornell before joining the faculty of Cornell and then Rice University. He was also associated with the Arecibo Observatory. His radar telescope in Puerto Rico is used for radar astronomy.