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Amanda Holden
(Actress)
Amanda Holden
37
Birthdate: February 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Amanda Holden is an English actress, TV personality, author, and musician. Her autobiography book No Holding Back was ranked first on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Apart from being a media personality, Amanda Holden is also known for her charity work; in 2018, she posed as a mermaid underwater as part of a PETA awareness campaign against the SeaWorld.

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Peter Sellers
(English Actor and Comedian Known for His Role as ‘Inspector Jacques Clouseau’ in ‘The Pink Panther’ Film Series)
Peter Sellers
12
Birthdate: September 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 24, 1980
Best known for his Academy Award-nominated roles in Dr. Strangelove and Being There, and as Clouseau from the Pink Panther series, Peter Sellers was admired for his impeccable comic skills. He initially toured around Europe as a drummer and also participated in radio shows such as The Goon Show
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Christopher Hitchens
(British-American Author Who is Known for Excoriating Criticisms of Public Contemporary Figures)
Christopher Hitchens
22
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 15, 2011

Christopher Hitchens was an advocate for New Atheism and a harsh critic of religion and of famous personalities such as Bill Clinton and Mother Teresa. He authored and edited many books on socio-political issues. As a journalist, he wrote for well-known publications such as New Statesman and The Weekly Standard.

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel
(Civil Engineer)
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 9, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 15, 1859

English civil engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history." Considered a major figure of the Industrial Revolution, he built docks, a series of steamships, and many important bridges and tunnels. He was placed second in a BBC public poll to determine the "100 Greatest Britons" in 2002. 

 5 
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is an English football player. He is an important member of the England national team and the Premier League club Liverpool. In 2012, he became the second-youngest player to play for England at the UEFA European Football Championship, only behind the legendary player Wayne Rooney. He also represented his national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Roland Orzabal
(Musician, Singer)
Roland Orzabal
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo

Roland Orzabal is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He co-founded the pop-rock band Tears for Fears, of which he is the main songwriter and joint vocalist. He began performing in his teens and has played with many bands. He also performs as a solo artist. He has received the  Ivor Novello Award twice as a songwriter. 

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Mike Rutherford
(Guitarist)
Mike Rutherford
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Ant Middleton
(Television personality)
Ant Middleton
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo

Although best known as the chief instructor of SAS: Who Dares Wins, a reality quasi-military training television program, Ant Middleton is more than just that. A former soldier and successful Mt Everest-summiter, he has also appeared in the role of William Bligh in Mutiny and authored four books, two of which have become No.1 on The Sunday Times best-seller chart.

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Roger Hodgson
(English Singer-Songwriter and Former Member of Supertramp)
Roger Hodgson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries

English singer-songwriter Roger Hodgson is the former co-lead vocalist of the progressive rock band Supertramp. Known for hits such as Dreamer, Bloody Well Right, and Give a Little Bit, he later went solo. He also appeared as a mentor on Canadian Idol and was later knighted by the French government.

 10 
James Callaghan
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979)
James Callaghan
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 26, 2005

James Callaghan was a British politician who served as the prime minister from 1976 to 1979. Also having served as Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, James Callaghan is the only person in the history of the United Kingdom to have served in all the four Great Offices of State.

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Paul Jones
(Actor, Singer)
Paul Jones
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
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James Ward-Prowse
(Football player)
James Ward-Prowse
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Joseph Garrett
(British YouTube Gamer, Filmmaker, and Writer, Known for His Minecraft Commentaries)
Joseph Garrett
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: December 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Better known to fans as Stampy, Mr. Stampy Cat, or Stampylonghead, Joseph Garrett is a British YouTuber and gamer who shot to fame with his Minecraft commentaries. He has also worked with GamesThirst and has collaborated with Maker Studios to create an edutainment series on YouTube.

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Hertha Ayrton
(British Engineer, Mathematician, Physicist and Inventor Known for Her Work With the 'Electric Arcs')
Hertha Ayrton
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Birthdate: April 28, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 26, 1923

Hertha Ayrton was a British engineer,  physicist, mathematician, and inventor. She is remembered for her work on electric arcs and ripple marks in sand and water, for which she was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society. As a woman in the 19th century, she had to face innumerable struggles in her career. She was also a passionate suffragist. 

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Geeta Basra
(Actress)
Geeta Basra
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Birthdate: March 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Alison Owen
(Film producer)
Alison Owen
2
Birthdate: February 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Charlotte Jackson
(Journalist)
Charlotte Jackson
2
Birthdate: November 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Amanda Lamb
(Television Presenter, Model)
Amanda Lamb
2
Birthdate: July 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Marc Wootton
(Comedian)
Marc Wootton
2
Birthdate: February 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Calum Giles
(English Field Hockey Player)
Calum Giles
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Roger Black
(English Former Athlete and Olympic Medalist)
Roger Black
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Murray Gold
(English Composer and Film Score Composer)
Murray Gold
1
Birthdate: February 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
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George Meredith
(Novelist)
George Meredith
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 12, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 18, 1909
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Paul Jones
(Professional wrestler)
Paul Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 18, 2018
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Stuart J. Russell
(British Computer Scientist Known for His Contributions to Artificial Intelligence)
Stuart J. Russell
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1962 AD
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Olivia Manning
(Novelist)
Olivia Manning
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 2, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 23, 1980
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Christopher Logue
(Poet)
Christopher Logue
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 2, 2011
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Lancelot Hogben
(British Medical Statistician and Zoologist)
Lancelot Hogben
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 22, 1975

Lancelot Hogben was a British medical statistician and zoologist. He is best remembered for developing the African clawed frog as a model organism for his biological research. He is also remembered for his work as an author who produced books designed to popularize science and mathematics for the general public. Lancelot Hogben was the recipient of the prestigious Neill Prize.

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Walter Besant
(Novelist)
Walter Besant
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 14, 1836
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 9, 1901
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Samantha Davies
(British Sailor)
Samantha Davies
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Howard Brenton
(Playwright)
Howard Brenton
1
Birthdate: December 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Ian Mikardo
(Politician)
Ian Mikardo
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 6, 1993
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Susanna Rowson
(Novelist)
Susanna Rowson
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1762 AD
Died: March 2, 1824
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Anthony Bailey
(Writer)
Anthony Bailey
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 13, 2020
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Caitlin McClatchey
(British Former Swimmer)
Caitlin McClatchey
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Fabian Malbon
(Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey (2005–2011))
Fabian Malbon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra