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Christopher Atkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Bowman
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Patented a fishing lure.
Movies:

Dan Barry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Thomas Barry
Also Known As:
Daniel T. Barry
Daniel Barry
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and medical doctor, on crew for missions (Endeavour), (Discovery), the first mission to dock with the ISS, and (Discovery), with over 734 hours in space, and four spacewalks.
Contestant for TV series:

Forrest Bird

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Morton Bird
Also Known As:
Dr. Forrest M. Bird
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Biomedical engineer, created mechanical ventilators for help in breathing.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 1995.
Presidential Citizens Medal 2008.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 2009.
Idaho Aviation Hall of Fame 2008.

Tom Blake

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Edward Blake

Brief Facts:

Built hollow surfboards of redwood.
Surfing Walk of Fame 1994.

Nellie Bly

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Jane Cochran
Also Known As:
Elizabeth Jane Cochrane
Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman
Nickname(s):
Pinky
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

As a teenager, she added an 'e' to the end of her name. During her career she claimed 1867 as her birth year, but a baptism record shows 1864. Famed for two journalism feats - traveling around the world in 72 days, and faking insanity to investigate an asylum from the inside. Died of a stroke.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1998.

Bob Burns

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robin Burn
Also Known As:
Robert Burns
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented "bazooka" musical instrument.
Movie:Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1998.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Walter Camp

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Chauncey Camp
Nickname(s):
Father of American Football
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 24 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Credited with inventing the American football sytem of downs and the line of scrimmage, the snap-back from center, the 2-point safety, and the points system.
Halfback, team:College Football Hall of Fame 1951 as a coach.

Lewis Carroll

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 13 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author of books:Poems:

Vint Cerf

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vinton Gray Cerf
Also Known As:
Vinton Cerf
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced SURF. Co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocol that forms the basis of the Internet.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2006.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1997.

Arthur C. Clarke

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Charles Clarke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction author.
Books:Movies based on books:Known for formulating the Three Laws of Robotics, and for suggesting communication satellites in geosynchronous orbit in a memo in 1945. Received a CBE in 1989 and was knighted in 2000.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1997.
International Space Hall of Fame.

Art Clokey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Farrington
Also Known As:
Arthur Charles Clokey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name changed when he was adopted. Creator of the Gumby character.
TV series:Movie:Voice actor.

Harry Connick Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:TV series:Broadway musical:Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2011.

Tom Conway

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Charles Sanders
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than George Sanders by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movies in RKO's Falcon series::Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1617 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Jacques Cousteau

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jacques-Ives Cousteau
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-developer of the aqua-lung. Known for films, books, and television under-sea photography and exploration.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1995.

Michael DeBakey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michel Dabaghi
Also Known As:
Michael Ellis DeBakey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Innovator of heart surgery procedures. Invented the "roller pump." Lebanese immigrant parents, changed name to Anglicize it. National Medal of Science.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969.
Health Care Hall of Fame 1996.
Congressional Gold Medal 2007.

John DeLorean

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Zachary DeLorean
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Kelly Harmon by 23 years.

Brief Facts:

Credited with inventing the first "muscle car," a Pontiac GTO.
Created the DeLorean DMC-12, the time machine in movie:

Bill Doak

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Leopold Doak
Nickname(s):
Spittin' Bill
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Allowed to continue use of spitball after it was outlawed in 1921.
Invented improved fielder's glove with lacing between the thumb and first finger.

Ray Dolby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ray Milton Dolby
Also Known As:
Dr. Dolby
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Engineer and physicist. Inventor of sound technology for theaters. Awarded an honorary OBE, Order of Officer of the British Empire, by Queen Elizabeth II in 1987.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1997.
Television Hall of Fame 2014.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2004.
Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 22 January 2015.

Thomas A. Edison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Alva Edison
Nickname(s):
The Wizard of Menlo Park
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented moving pictures (movies) - the first, in 1903, was:New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
French Legion of Honor 1881.
Congressional Gold Medal 1928.
Entrepreneur Walk of Fame 2011.
U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1975.
New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1989.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2006.
Automotive Hall of Fame 1969.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6700 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Douglas Engelbart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Carl Engelbart
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Electrical engineer. Invented the computer mouse, helped in creation of hypertext.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 2000.

Max Factor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Maksymilian Faktorowicz
Also Known As:
Max Factor Sr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 16 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sounder of the Max Factor makeup line. Became a United States citizen in 1916.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 18 February 1981.

Leo Fender

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Leonidas Fender
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Creator of a series of electronic guitars and amplifiers.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1987.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Show Business fame.

Bobby Fischer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert James Fischer
Also Known As:
Robert D. James
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chess champion, in 1972 became the only American chessplayer to become the official World Chess Champion. His title was taken away in 1975. Lived in Hungary and Japan and Iceland, which granted him citizenship. Died in Iceland. Vocal anti-American and anti-Semitic statements. Invented a new type of digital chess clock.
Books:Considered the greatest chess player who ever lived.
United States Chess Hall of Fame 1985.

Jack Foley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Donovan Foley
Nickname(s):
Jack

Brief Facts:

Created the means of editing the soundtrack of a movie to enhance sound effects. The person who does this is called the "foley editor" in movie credits.

Dick Fosbury

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Douglas Fosbury
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed the way athletes did the high jump in 1968 with his style "the Fosbury Flop".
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1992.
Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1981.

Buckminster Fuller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nickname(s):
Bucky

Brief Facts:

Invented geodesic dome.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983.

Hugo Gernsback

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hugo Gernsbacker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded station:in New York 1925. First home-use radio set.
Founded first scence fiction magazine:in 1926.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1996.

Rube Goldberg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning in 1948.
William Randolph Hearst Cartoon Hall of Fame.

Grand Wizzard Theodore

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Livingston
Also Known As:
Grand Wizard Theodore
Grand Wizard Theodore
Grand Wizard Theo
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of

Brief Facts:

Inventor of "scratching" - based on the "cutting" technique.
DMC Hall of Fame.
Bronx Walk of Fame 2009.

Grandmaster Flash

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Saddler
Nickname(s):
Biggie Grand
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented a DJ-ing device for scratching.
Albums:Group:The first hip-hop artists in the Rock and Roll Hall.
DMC Hall of Fame.
Bronx Walk of Fame 2007.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five.

Robert A. Heinlein

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Anson Heinlein
Also Known As:
Anson McDonald
Lyle Monroe
John Riverside
Caleb Saunders
Simon York
Birth Date:
Death Date:
1988
Age:
81 or 82

Brief Facts:

Noted Science fiction writer. Invented the water bed.
Books made into movies::which is from book:Books:Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1998.

Howard Hughes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Robard Hughes Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jean Peters by 20 years.

Brief Facts:

Multi-millionaire businessman. Movies, airplanes, airlines, oil exploration, medical research. Excentric and reclusive.
Subject of movie:Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1998.
Congressional Gold Medal 1939.
U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1996.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1973.

Robert Jarvik

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Koffler Jarvik
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Marilyn vos Savant by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Inventor of the first permanently implantable artificial heart, the Jarvik-7.

Penn Jillette

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Penn Fraser Jillette
Also Known As:
Penn
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Penn of comedy-magic group:Movies:TV series:Refer to his partner:Unusual name for daughter Moxie with middle name "CrimeFighter."
Nevada Entertainer/Artist Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Penn & Teller.
UNLV Entertainer/Artist Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Penn & Teller.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7003 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Penn & Teller for live performance or theater; ceremony: 5 April 2013.

Steve Jobs

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steven Paul Jobs
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted. Last name pronounced like the plural word "jobs." With Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer. Former CEO of Next Computer and Pixar Animation Studios.
California Hall of Fame 2007.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1985.
Entrepreneur Walk of Fame 2011.

Jack Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Arthur Johnson
Nickname(s):
Galveston Giant
Birth Date:
Death Date:
1946
Age:
68 or 69
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First black heavyweight boxing champion (1908-1915.) Invented an adjustable wrench and other inventions. Served time for Mann Act violation.
International Boxing Hall of Fame. Died in a car crash.
Utah Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Hedy Lamarr

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler
Also Known As:
Hedy Kiesler
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Invented a device to control torpedoes using frequency hopping, received a patent. Became a US citizen in 1953. Arrested for shoplifting in 1991.
One year probation.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6247 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Tom Landry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Wade Landry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach.
Invented the now-popular "4-3 defense" as well as the "Flex defense." Team:Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 1993.
National High School Hall of Fame 1991.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1993.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1990.
Paul Brown Trophy 1987.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 1991.
Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1988.

Florence Lawrence

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Florence Annie Bridgwood
Nickname(s):
The Girl of a Thousand Faces
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 5 days before her 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Canadian. Inventor of an auto turn signal and a stop signal. First actor identified by name in a film.

Lotta Lawrence

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Charlotte Bridgwood

Relationships:

mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Vaudeville actress. Invented a windshield wiper using rollers rather than blades.

Charles Lindbergh

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Augustus Lindbergh
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Most famous for his solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Controversial because he had anti-Jewish beliefs. Helped the fight in the Pacific in World War II, as a civilian.
French Legion of Honor.
Congressional Gold Medal 1928.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1967.
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1973.
Missouri Walk of Fame 2013.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6519 Delmar Boulevard.

Guglielmo Marconi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi
Also Known As:
Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Credited as the inventor of radio, then called wireless telegraphy. Nobel Prize in Physics 1909.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1978.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1988.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009.

Bill Meistrell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Meistrell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 5 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
Older than Bob Meistrell by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Co-inventor of the Body Glove brand wet suit. Business Dive N' Surf in Redondo Beach, CA.
Surfer's Walk of Fame 2004.
Surfing Walk of Fame 2007.

Samuel F B Morse

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Finley Breese Morse

Brief Facts:

Invented telegraph - first message: "What hath God Wraught?" Invented Morse code.

Elon Musk

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elon Reeve Musk
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of businesses PayPal and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Tesla Motors. Also involved in solar power. SpaceX created the first commercial craft (Dragon) to complete a supply mission to the International Space Station. Canadian citizen through his mother. Became a US citizen in 2002.

James Naismith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Naismith
Also Known As:
Dr. James Naismith
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hired as a chaplain (a Presbyterian minister), invented the game of basketball as "Basket Ball" at team:Created the original 13 rules in 1892.
Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame 1995.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1961.
Kansas Hall of Fame 2013.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame 1978.
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 1955.
Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.
Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame 1986.
McGill University Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.

Les Paul

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lester William Polsfuss
Also Known As:
Lester Polfuss
Rhubarb Red
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Mary Ford by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed guitarist. Responsible for electric guitar sound and popularity of the Les Paul Gibson guitar. Invented multi-track recording.
Songs:Band:Often recorded with his wife,:Songs:Duo:Grammy Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988.
National Inventors Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1988.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1990.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
National Medal of Arts 2007.
New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1996.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2006.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Music City Walk of Fame 2011.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1541 Vine Street as a member of Les Paul and Mary Ford for contributions to the recording industry.

Natalie Portman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Natalie Hershlag
Nickname(s):
Nat
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:

C.W. Post

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles William Post
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Invented Postum and Grape-Nuts. Company became General Foods. Suicide 1914 after appendectomy.

George Pullman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Mortimer Pullman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Inventor of the Pullman railroad sleeping car.
See:for the organizer of the union for Pullman car porters.

Ed Roberts

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Edward Roberts
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Created the MITS Altair 8800, considered the first personal computer, also the first with a Basic language, which was done by:Later became a country doctor.
California Hall of Fame 2011.

Burt Rutan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elbert Leander Rutan
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of Scaled Composites, which created the first non-government craft, SpaceshipOne, to send humans to the edge of space.
Idaho Aviation Hall of Fame 2012.
Presidential Citizens Medal 1986.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1995.

Jonas Salk

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jonas Edward Salk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for his discovery and development of the first safe and effective polio vaccine.
Polio Hall of Fame 1958.
California Hall of Fame 2007.
Congressional Gold Medal 1955.
Michigan Walk of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Abe Saperstein

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Abraham M. Saperstein
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of the team:Invented the 3-point shot, which changed the game.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1971.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.

Dr. Scholl

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Mathias Scholl
Also Known As:
Dr. William Mathias Scholl
Nickname(s):
Billy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Podiatrist. Inventor of Dr. Scholl's shoe pads.

Raymond Scott

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Warnow
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song:which was used in many cartoons.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1994.

Carroll Shelby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carroll Hall Shelby
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Automotive designer and racing driver. Known for the AC Motors-based Shelby American Cobra and later the Mustang-based performance cars for Ford Motor Company known as Mustang Cobras.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992.
Cruisin' Hall of Fame 1997.
Automotive Hall of Fame 1992.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Loyd Sigmon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Loyd C. Sigmon

Brief Facts:

Executive with:for station:in Los Angeles.
Invented the "SigAlert" - indicating major traffic tie-ups.

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Amos Alonzo Stagg
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In college, an end for team:Head coach teams:Invented many traditions of the football game. Also baseball coach at Chicago.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
College Football Hall of Fame 1951.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1965.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001.

Dummy Taylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Luther Haden Taylor
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher team:He was deaf and could not speak. Invented pitching signs.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

They

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Wilson

Brief Facts:

Holds several patents. Branson, MO man changed to single word name, for fun, to resolve the common reference to "they did it."

Mark Twain

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Also Known As:
Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

wrote books:Texas Trail of Fame 2007.
Hall of Famous Missourians 1982.

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
Nickname(s):
Mike
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 2 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
son of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
younger brother of
Younger than Consuelo Vanderbilt by 7 years.
great grandson of
nephew of
nephew of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
grandson of
uncle of
first cousin of
grandson of
son of
younger brother of
Younger than William K. Vanderbilt II by 6 years.
uncle of

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Yachting. Invented contract bridge - new rules added to auction bridge (vulnerability, slam bonus.)

Lawrence Welk

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Welk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show:Born in a German-speaking community, which was the origin of his accent.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1989.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.
South Dakota Hall of Fame 1978.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6613 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Peggy Whitson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Peggy Annette Whitson
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Earned a PhD in biochemistry. The first NASA Science Officer. to the International Space Station for 6 months. The first female commander of the International Space Station, . . Second time as commander of the ISS

Paul Winchell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Wilchen
Nickname(s):
Winch
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Has puppets:Voice actor TV series:Animated cartoon movie:and many sequels in the voice role of:His TV show:Patented an early artificial heart.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Gar Wood

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Garfeld Arrthur Wood
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1956.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1990.

Joseph Woodland

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Norman Joseph Woodland
Also Known As:
N.J. Woodland
N. J. Woodland
N. Joseph Woodland
Nickname(s):
Joe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Helped design the UPC barcode while working for IBM after earlier co-inventing and patenting an earlier barcode.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1992.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2011.

Link Wray

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Lincoln Wray Jr.
Also Known As:
F. L. Wray Sr.

Brief Facts:

Invented the "power chord" and pioneered distorted electric guitar.
Songs:Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Ed Yost

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Edward Yost
Also Known As:
Paul Yost
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 34 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented the modern hot-air balloon, using a propane heater. First person in the United States Ballooning Hall of Fame 2004.

Frank Zamboni

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Joseph Zamboni Jr.
Also Known As:
Frank J. Zamboni
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented the Zamboni machine, used to resurface ice rinks. Other sports facility inventions.
United States Hockey Hall of Fame 2009.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 2006.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2007.
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