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F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Best Known for His Novel 'The Great Gatsby')
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 21, 1940

Novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and short-story writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. However, he wasn’t much popular during his lifetime. His works gained international acclaim only in the years following his untimely death at 44. Many of his works have been adapted into films.

 2 
Lindsey Vonn
(One of the Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time)
Lindsey Vonn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman Olympic gold-medalist in downhill skiing, with her win at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She is one of five women with a World Cup race win in all alpine skiing categories. The 2010 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year is also the second-highest-ranked skier ever.
 3 
Mitch Hedberg
(American Stand-Up Comedian Known for His Albums: ‘Strategic Grill Locations’ and ‘Mitch All Together’)
Mitch Hedberg
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Birthdate: February 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 30, 2005
Iconic stand-up comedian Mitch Hedberg is remembered for his one-liners and deadpan delivery. He gained attention with Comikaze, appeared on major comedy shows, and created the film Los Enchiladas! He released several comedy albums, one of which, Do You Believe in Gosh?, was released after his death.
 4 
Josh Hartnett
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Birthdate: July 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer

From working at a video store, Josh Hartnett rose to being a Hollywood star. His filmography includes the war dramas Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down, thrillers such as The Black Dahlia, and horrors such as 30 Days of Night. He also appeared in the award-winning horror series Penny Dreadful.

 5 
Sunisa Lee
(American Artistic Gymnast Who is 2020 Olympic All-Around Champion)
Sunisa Lee
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces

Apart from being the first Hmong-American to participate in the Olympics, Sunisa Lee has also won a gold, a team silver, and a bronze at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She was also the 2019 world champion. Named to Time 100 in 2021, she was pepper-sprayed in a racist attack in Los Angeles.

 6 
Chad Smith
(drummer, musician)
Chad Smith
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 7 
Loni Anderson
(Actress)
Loni Anderson
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Birthdate: August 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Loni Anderson is best known for her Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated performance as Jennifer Marlowe in WKRP in Cincinnati. She has also voiced Blondie Bumstead in two TV films, and has appeared in films such as A Night at the Roxbury. She later raised awareness about COPD, a lung disease.
 8 
Mike Farrell
(Actor & Public Speaker Known for His Role in the TV Series M*A*S*H)
Mike Farrell
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Birthdate: February 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Mike Farrell is an American actor known for playing, Captain B.J. Hunnicutt, in the popular war comedy-drama TV series, M*A*S*H. Farrell's journey from being born into a working-class family to becoming a famous Hollywood actor is quite inspiring. Also a political and social activist, Farrell has worked on several activist campaigns. In 2001, he was honored with PETA's Humanitarian Award.

 9 
Paul Molitor
(Baseball Player)
Paul Molitor
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
 10 
Jalen Suggs
(Basketball player)
Jalen Suggs
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 11 
Tim Kaine
(United States Senator from Virginia)
Tim Kaine
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces

Democratic politician and Virginia senator Tim Kaine was the vice-presidential running mate to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. election, but the duo lost to Republican Donald Trump and Mike Pence. The Harvard alumnus has also taught law and served as the mayor of Richmond and the governor of Virginia.

 12 
Herb Brooks
(American Ice Hockey Coach)
Herb Brooks
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 11, 2003
 13 
Warren Earl Burger
(Former Chief Justice of the United States)
Warren Earl Burger
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 17, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 25, 1995
 14 
Sayeed Shahidi
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Birthdate: February 14, 2003
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 15 
William Demarest
(Known for Playing 'Uncle Charley' in 'My Three Sons')
William Demarest
1
Birthdate: February 27, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 27, 1983

Starting his career with vaudeville and then moving on to Broadway, William Demarest later soared to fame with his role of retired sea captain Uncle Charley in the sitcom My Three Sons. His role in the biopic The Jolson Story got him nominated for an Academy Award.

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Toni Stone
(First of Three Women to Play Professional Baseball Full-Time for the Indianapolis Clowns)
Toni Stone
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 2, 1996
 17 
John Lilly
(Physician, Neuroscientist, Psychoanalyst and Inventor of 'Isolation Tank')
John Lilly
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 30, 2001

Born to rich Catholic parents, John Lilly spent his childhood treating science as a hobby. While studying medicine, he performed gruelling medical experiments on himself. He later invented isolating floatation tanks, studied bottlenose dolphins, and researched on psychedelic drug-induced near-death experiences. He also explored yoga and human consciousness.

 18 
Brianna Brown
(Actress)
Brianna Brown
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Birthdate: October 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 19 
Road Warrior Hawk
(American Professional Wrestler)
Road Warrior Hawk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 19, 2003
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 20 
Jack Morris
(Baseball player)
Jack Morris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
 21 
Chris Weinke
(American Football Player)
Chris Weinke
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 22 
Michael Floyd
(American football player)
Michael Floyd
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 23 
Tim Pawlenty
(lawyer, politician)
Tim Pawlenty
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 24 
Ryan McDonagh
(American Professional Ice Hockey Defenseman)
Ryan McDonagh
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Kate Millett
(American Feminist Writer Best Known for Her Book ‘Sexual Politics’ (1970))
Kate Millett
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 6, 2017

Kate Millett was an educator, artist, feminist writer, and activist. Remembered for her 1970 book Sexual Politics, Millett often voiced for human rights, peace, and feminism through her work. Over the course of her career, Millett won several awards, including the Lambda Pioneer Award for Literature. In 2013, she was made an inductee of the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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Natalie Darwitz
(American Ice Hockey Player Who Played as a Forward)
Natalie Darwitz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Tommy Milton
(American Race Car Driver)
Tommy Milton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 10, 1962
 28 
Jeff Monson
(Russian Mixed Martial Artist)
Jeff Monson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Steve Walsh
(American football player)
Steve Walsh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 30 
Matt Birk
(American football player)
Matt Birk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jayne Trcka
(American Bodybuilder, Fitness Model and Actress)
Jayne Trcka
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Chick Gandil
(Baseball player)
Chick Gandil
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 13, 1970
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Randy Schekman
(American Cell Biologist Who Contributed to the Discovery of the Genetic Basis of Vesicle Transport in Cells)
Randy Schekman
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Co-winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, American cell biologist Randy Schekman is best known for his "ground-breaking work on cell membrane vesicle trafficking, a major transport system in our cells." Author of several books on Cell and Developmental Biology, he has also served as the editor of several scientific magazines.

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George Papandreou
(Former Prime Minister of Greece (2009 - 2011))
George Papandreou
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini

George Papandreou is a Greek politician who is currently serving as the President of the Socialist International (SI). From 2009 to 2011, he served as the Prime Minister of Greece. He has also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs on two occasions.

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Freddie Gillespie
(Basketball player)
Freddie Gillespie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Richard W. Simmons
(Actor)
Richard W. Simmons
1
Birthdate: August 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 11, 2003
 37 
Anneka Di Lorenzo
(Actress)
Anneka Di Lorenzo
2
Birthdate: September 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 4, 2011
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Max Shulman
(Humorist, Playwright, Author; "Rally Round the Flag, Boys!" Prominent.)
Max Shulman
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 28, 1988
 39 
Ed Lowe
(Businessman)
Ed Lowe
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 4, 1995
 40 
Kay Boyle
(Novelist)
Kay Boyle
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 19, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 27, 1992
 41 
DeWitt Wallace
(Co-founded Reader’s Digest With His Wife Lila Bell Wallace)
DeWitt Wallace
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Birthdate: November 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 30, 1981
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Jim Bertelsen
(American football player)
Jim Bertelsen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 7, 2021
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Nia Coffey
(Basketball player)
Nia Coffey
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 44 
Paul Manship
(American Sculptor Best Known for His 1933 Statue of the Greek Titan 'Prometheus')
Paul Manship
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Birthdate: December 24, 1885
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 28, 1966

Part of the Art Deco movement, sculptor Paul Manship was trained in the U.S., Italy, and Greece. His notable sculptures, such as Dancer and Gazelles, are mostly sculpted in bronze. His marble works include Pauline Frances—Three Weeks Old. He had also established his personal artists’ retreat at Cape Ann.

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Brittany Viola
(American Platform Diver)
Brittany Viola
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 46 
Benjamin Thompson
(Architect)
Benjamin Thompson
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 21, 2002
 47 
Robert Morris Page
(Physicist)
Robert Morris Page
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 15, 1992
 48 
Steve Martin
(American Football Player - Defensive tackle)
Steve Martin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 49 
Clarence Dennis
(American Cardiothoracic Surgeon Best Known for His Work in Pioneering Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB))
Clarence Dennis
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 11, 2005

Though born to a surgeon father, Clarence Dennis had initially aspired to be an engineer. He, nevertheless, chose medicine and later revolutionized medical science by being the first person to use a heart-lung machine successfully. He also pioneered the use of cardiopulmonary bypass to treat victims of heart attacks.

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Frank J. Dixon
(American Biomedical Researcher Who Did Pioneering Research Into Diseases of the Immune System)
Frank J. Dixon
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Birthdate: March 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 8, 2008

Frank J. Dixon was an American biomedical researcher who did pioneering research into diseases of the immune system that can damage other organs of the body. He is also remembered for having developed techniques to study proteins. Frank J. Dixon is also credited with co-founding the Scripps Research Institute, where he served as the director. He won several prestigious awards, including the Lasker Award.