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Rami Malek
(Famous For His Portrayal of 'Freddie Mercury' in the Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody')
Rami Malek
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Birthdate: May 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus

Rami Malek became the first actor of Egyptian origin to receive the prestigious Oscar for Best Actor, which he earned for playing British singer, Freddie Mercury, in the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. In 2019, he was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world. He also has a philanthropic side and supports various charities..

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Tony Gonzalez
(American Football Player)
Tony Gonzalez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Jeremy Lin
(Professional Basketball Player and First Asian American to Win an NBA Championship)
Jeremy Lin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo

Taiwanese-American professional basketball player Jeremy Lin is famous for being the first Asian American to win an NBA championship. He has played for numerous teams in his career, the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) being the latest. He loves music and has collaborated with the rapper MC Jin on the single "The First Opponent."

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Michelle Kwan
(American Retired Figure Skater)
Michelle Kwan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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AJ Michalka
(Actress and Singer Best Known as One Half of the Musical Group '78violet')
AJ Michalka
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Birthdate: April 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries

AJ Michalka is an American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter. She is credited with forming the popular pop duo Aly & AJ along with her sister Alyson Renae Michalka. Also a respected actress and voice actress, AJ Michalka has contributed to the success of several TV series, such as Steven Universe and The Goldbergs.

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Ryan Paevey
(Actor and Model Known for His Role as ‘Nathan West’ in the ABC Soap Opera ‘General Hospital’)
Ryan Paevey
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra

Ryan Paevey is an American actor who achieved popularity after playing Nathan West on the popular daytime soap opera General Hospital. Also a model, Ryan Paevey has worked alongside famous personalities like Cher, Katy Perry, and Christina Aguilera. A self-proclaimed nature boy, Paevey loves traveling; he has launched a brand named Fortunate Wanderer, which sells photography from his travels.

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Steve Sarkisian
(Coach)
Steve Sarkisian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Nancy Lopez
(American Professional Golfer)
Nancy Lopez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Nancy Lopez is an American former professional golfer. She won 48 LPGA Tour events, including three majors, in an illustrious professional career that spanned more than 25 years. She was also part of the U.S. national team, helping her team win the 1990 Solheim Cup. In 1987, Nancy Lopez was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Carla Esparza
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Carla Esparza
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Daryl Sabara
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Juni Cortez’ in the ‘Spy Kids’ Film Series)
Daryl Sabara
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Birthdate: June 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Daryl Sabara is best known as Juni Cortez from the Spy Kids film franchise. He has also appeared in projects such as The Polar Express and Keeping Up with the Steins, and has voiced Rex Salazar in Generator Rex. He also appeared as a judge on America's Most Talented Kids.
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Paul Westphal
(Basketball player & Coach)
Paul Westphal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 2, 2021
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Brian Bonsall
(Musician)
Brian Bonsall
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Birthdate: December 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Brandon Call
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Birthdate: November 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Rener Gracie
(Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner)
Rener Gracie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Part of the Brazilian Gracie family that has pioneered the its own form of martial arts, Rener Gracie has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He has also co-created the Gracie University martial arts curriculum and owns Quikflip Apparel. He is married to three-time WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres.

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Tiffany van Soest
(American Muay Thai kickboxer)
Tiffany van Soest
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Amy Okuda
(Actress)
Amy Okuda
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Birthdate: March 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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David Wells
(Baseball player)
David Wells
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Denzel Whitaker
(Actor)
Denzel Whitaker
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Birthdate: June 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Antonio Margarito
(Mexican-American Former Professional Boxer)
Antonio Margarito
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces

Known to fans as The Tijuana Tornado, Mexican-American boxer Antonio Margarito once held multiple welterweight world titles. He was suspended by the California State Athletic Commission when he was found to have planned to injure Shane Mosley with a plaster-like substance kept inside his hand wraps.

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Orlando Scandrick
(American football player)
Orlando Scandrick
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Adán Sánchez
(Singer and Chalino Sánchez's son)
Adán Sánchez
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 27, 2004
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Steven Wright
(Baseball player)
Steven Wright
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Vince Ferragamo
(American Football Player)
Vince Ferragamo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Sean Rosenthal
(American Beach Volleyball Player)
Sean Rosenthal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Tiny Ron Taylor
(Actor, Basketball player)
Tiny Ron Taylor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 28, 2019
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
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Bill Stevenson
(Musician, Record producer)
Bill Stevenson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
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John Butler
(Frontman for the Australian roots jam band, John Butler Trio, which released three #1 albums, including Sunrise Over Sea)
John Butler
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
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Joe Stevenson
(Mixed martial artist)
Joe Stevenson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Justine Wong-Orantes
(American Volleyball Player)
Justine Wong-Orantes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Thomas Welsh
(Basketball player)
Thomas Welsh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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Valdemar I of Denmark
(King of Denmark)
Valdemar I of Denmark
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Birthdate: January 14, 1131
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 12, 1182
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Campion Murphy
(Director)
Campion Murphy
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Birthdate: November 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Chase d'Arnaud
(Baseball player)
Chase d'Arnaud
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Deon Thompson
(Basketball player)
Deon Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Tyler Harve
(Basketball player)
Tyler Harve
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Naná Vasconcelos
(Percussionist)
Naná Vasconcelos
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 9, 2016

Naná Vasconcelos was a Brazilian percussionist and berimbau player. He was also a vocalist. He worked as a backing musician with Pat Metheny, Don Cherry, Björk, and Jan Garbarek, among others. He also had a successful solo career and released over two dozen albums. He was the recipient of several awards, including eight Grammy Awards. 

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Vince DiFiore
(Musician)
Vince DiFiore
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1965 AD
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Ted Lilly
(Baseball Player)
Ted Lilly
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Charlie Gillingham
(Musician)
Charlie Gillingham
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Emily Day
(American Beach Volleyball Player)
Emily Day
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Dustin Garneau
(Baseball player)
Dustin Garneau
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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John Welbourn
(American football player)
John Welbourn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Gaston Thorn
(Politician)
Gaston Thorn
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 26, 2007
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Friedrich von Thun und Hohenstein
(Austrian Diplomat and Administrator Known For His Rivalry With Prussian Counterpart, Otto Von Bismarck)
Friedrich von Thun und Hohenstein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1810
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 24, 1881
Friedrich von Thun und Hohenstein was an Austrian diplomat and administrator. He is best remembered for his service as the president of the German federal diet in 1850. An astute politician, Friedrich von Thun also served as minister to Prussia as well as Russia.
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Bill Stevenson
(Football player)
Bill Stevenson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 19, 2007