Category Search - religion (Any advocate of religion)

(73 found)

Tony Alamo
criminal, religion, business, style, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Bernie LaZar Hoffman
Also Known As:
Marcus Abad
Mark Hoffman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Convicted of tax evasion. Head of Tony and Susan Alamo Christian Foundation, known for leaving tracts on car windshields. Sold a line of sequined denim jackets. Sentenced November 13, 2009 to 175 years for violations of the Mann Act, including sham marriages to under-aged children. Died in prison.

Johnny Appleseed
famous, religion

Real/Birth Name:
John Chapman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A real person! Known for planting apple trees in the midwest in the mid-1800's. A nurseryman. Also an itinerant missionary.

Jim Bakker
religion, criminal, tv, writer

Real/Birth Name:
James Orsen Bakker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 29 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tammy Faye Bakker by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Name Bakker pronounced "Baker." He and Tammy Faye Bakker founded The PTL Club. Convicted for taking money donated. Later did TV program Jim Bakker Show.

Tammy Faye Bakker
religion, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Tamara Faye LaValley
Also Known As:
Tammy Bakker
Tammy Faye Bakker Messner
Tammy Faye Messner
Tammy Faye
Tammy Faye LaValley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Jim Bakker by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Name Bakker is pronounce "Baker." TV shows PTL Club, The Surreal Life. Known for heavy eye makeup. With Jim Bakker founded group The PTL Club.

Thomas Becket
religion, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Saint Thomas à Becket
Also Known As:
Thomas à Becket
St. Thomas a Becket
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Archbishop of Canterbury. Assassinated. Canonized.

Pearl Buck
writer, activist, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker
Also Known As:
John Sedges
Sai Zhen Zhu
Pearl S. Buck
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pulitzer Prize 1932. The first American woman to be awarded the literary Nobel. Books The Good Earth, A House Divided. Lived many years in China, part of the time as a Presbyterian missionary.

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James Smith Bush
religion, writer, lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
James Smith Bush
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Episcopal priest in New Jersey, San Francisco, and Staten Island.

Kirk Cameron
actor, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Kirk Thomas Cameron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Candace Cameron Bure by 5 years.
husband of
Younger than Chelsea Noble by 5 years.

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TV series Growing Pains. Movies You Lucky Dog, Fireproof, Left Behind: The Movie. Also a television evangelist.

Lewis Carroll
writer, mathematician, religion, educator, poet, photographer, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Gender:
Male
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 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass. Poems The Hunting of the Snark, Jabberwocky.

Pema Clark
actor, religion, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Kelly B Clark
Also Known As:
Kelly Clark
Kawashima Tomoko Lama Pema Clark
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Relationships:

first cousin of
niece of
first cousin of
first cousin of
daughter of
daughter of
granddaughter of
first cousin of
granddaughter of
great granddaughter of
niece of

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TV movie Calling the Shots. Changed her name to Pema, became a Buddhist nun in Norfolk, England. Band Siren, album Vortex.

Leonard Cohen
composer, singer, poet, writer, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Norman Cohen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

'Songs Hallelujah, Suzanne. Named Officer of the Order of Canada 1991, and Companion of the Order of Canada 2003.

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Fanny Crosby
lyricist, religion, poet, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Jane Crosby
Also Known As:
Frances van Alstyne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind since shortly after birth. Writer of the words for many popular Christian Protestant hymns. Song Blessed Assurance (...Jesus is mine...Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine.) and songs I Am Thine, O Lord, Rescue the Perishing, Tell Me the Story of Jesus, Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour, To God Be the Glory.

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Andraé Crouch
singer, religion, producer, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Andraé Edward Crouch
Also Known As:
Andrae Crouch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel singer and pastor.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Jeanine Deckers
singer, religion, folk, musician, suicide, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers
Also Known As:
The Singing Nun
Sœur Sourire
Sister Luc Gabriel, O.P.
Luc Dominique
Nickname(s):
Sister Smile
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Dominique. Suicide by alcohol and barbiturates overdose.

Descartes
mathematician, scientist, religion

Real/Birth Name:
René Descartes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

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Famed for studies in mathhematics, geometry, optics, and philosophy. Stated "a vacuum cannot exist".

T.S. Eliot
poet, writer, religion, educator, Tony Award, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Also Known As:
T. S. Eliot
T S Eliot
TS Eliot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Poet and playright. Poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Hollow Men, The Waste Land. Play Murder in the Cathedral, Moved to the UK in 1914 at age 25 and became a citizen of Britain when he was 39. Tony Award in 1950 for Best Play, Broadway play The Cocktail Party.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6191 Delmar Boulevard

Dale Evans
actor, singer, country, western, tv, religion, composer, writer, tv, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Octavia Smith
Also Known As:
Frances Fox
Marian Lee
Dale Evans Rogers
Nickname(s):
Queen of the West
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than R. Dale Butts by 2 years.
wife of
Roy Rogers, until his earlier death.
Younger than Roy Rogers by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

A birth certificate says she was born as Lucille Wood Smith, but her mother insisted she was named Frances Octavia Smith. Wrote song Happy Trails. Host of TV show A Date with Dale. In many films with husband Roy Rogers.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6638 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1737 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive5 May 2001

Jerry Falwell
religion, educator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Lamon Falwell Sr.
Also Known As:
Jerry Lamon Falwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of Liberty University and Moral Majority.

Louis Farrakhan
religion, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Eugene Walcott
Also Known As:
Louis X
Louis Farrakhan Muhammad Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At age 14 he won the TV show (as a violinist) Ted Mack Amateur Hour. Leader of Nation of Islam. October 1995 Farrakhan held the historic Million Man March in Washington, DC.

Todd Fisher
actor, producer, director, architect, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Todd Emmanuel Fisher
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Carrie Fisher by 1 year.
son of
son of
half-brother of
Older than Joely Fisher by 9 years.

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Sound stage design. Pastor. Hotel, casino, and museum management.

Richie Furay
composer, singer, musician, country, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Richard Furay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist - band Buffalo Springfield and country-rock band Poco, Songs Kind Woman, Pickin' Up the Pieces, Good Feelin' to Know. Senior pastor of the Calvary Chapel in Broomfield, Colorado.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of group Buffalo Springfield.

Marjoe Gortner
soap, actor, religion, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Hugh Marjoe Ross Gortner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Candy Clark by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

An ordained preacher at age four. Movies Earthquake, Mausoleum, Starcrash. TV series Falcon Crest.

Billy Graham
religion, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
William Franklin Graham Jr.
Also Known As:
Rev. Billy Graham
Nickname(s):
America's Pastor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Popular evangelist and preacher. Honorary knighthood (KBE) 2001. Met with 12 presidents.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio15 October 1989

Franklin Graham
religion

Real/Birth Name:
William Franklin Graham III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

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President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and the international Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse.

Al Green
singer, R&B, religion, Broadway, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Greene
Also Known As:
Rev. Al Green
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel and soul and R&B singer. Broadway musical Your Arms Too Short to Box with God. Albums I'm Still in Love with You, Al Green's Greatest Hits. Songs Let's Stay Together, I'm Still in Love with You.

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Rosey Grier
football, actor, religion, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Roosevelt Grier
Nickname(s):
Rosey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 5 inches (195.58 cm)

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Pro football player. Became a minister. Helped capture Sirhan Sirhan at Robert Kennedy's assassination. Likes to do needlepoint for relaxation. Movie The Thing with Two Heads. Member Fearsome Foursome with team Los Angeles Rams. Team Pennsylvania State University.

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Connie Haines
actor, singer, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Yvonne Marie Antoinette JaMais
Gender:
Female
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:

Movie Moon Over Las Vegas. With band of Tommy Dorsey. Became a church minister.

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Dolores Hart
actor, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Dolores Hicks
Also Known As:
Mother Dolores Hart
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Where the Boys Are, King Creole. Became a nun.

Paul Hill
criminal, terrorist, religion, executed

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Jennings Hill
Also Known As:
Rev. Paul J. Hill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Executed by lethal injection for killing an abortion doctor. A former Presbyterian minister.

Mike Huckabee
politician, governor, tv, religion, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Dale Huckabee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

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Baptist pastor. Republican Governor of Arkansas July 1996 to January 2007. Commentator on channel Fox News. Candidate for president in 2008 and again in 2015. Dropped out after the Iowa caucuses in February 2016.

Jesse Jackson
religion, activist, politician, tv, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Jesse Louis Burns
Also Known As:
Jesse Louis Jackson
Reverend Jesse Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

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Activist Baptist preacher who has run for major offices as a Democrat. A candidate for president in 1984 and 1988. Host of former TV show Both Sides with Jesse Jackson on channel CNN.

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T.D. Jakes
religion, writer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Dexter Jakes
Also Known As:
TD Jakes
Bishop TD Jakes
Bishop T.D. Jakes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Nondenominational ministry The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas. Movies Woman Thou Art Loosed, Sparkle, Jumping the Broom.

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Joan of Arc
religion, military, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Jeanne d'Arc
Also Known As:
St. Joan of Arc
Jehanne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
19
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

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Born in what was then the Holy Roman Empire. Birth date uncertain. Wrote her own name as "Jehanne." Burned at the stake at Rouen, for heresy, partly for wearing men's clothing. Canonized 1920.

Jim Jones (Jonestown)
religion, criminal, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
James Warren Jones
Also Known As:
Jim Jones
Rev. Jim Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded Jonestown, in Guyana, a commune, and a cult called Peoples Temple. Responsible for the mass suicide and murder of over nine hundred people. Committed suicide.

Martin Luther King Jr.
religion, murdered, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Luther King Jr.
Also Known As:
Martin Luther King
M.L. King
ML King
Nickname(s):
MLK
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Coretta Scott King, until he died.
Younger than Coretta Scott King by 1 year.

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Led bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. Famed for speech "I Have a Dream". Assassinated.

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David Koresh
religion, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Wayne Howell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

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Leader of the Branch Davidians. Died in raid by FBI at Waco.

Dalai Lama
religion

Real/Birth Name:
Lhamo Dhondup, at age 2 renamed Tenzin Gyatso
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Buddhist leader from Tibet.

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Meadowlark Lemon
basketball, actor, business, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Meadow George Lemon III
Nickname(s):
Clown Prince of Basketball
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

More than 16,000 games with the basketball team The Harlem Globetrotters. Movie The Fish That Ate Pittsburgh. Later owner of a team and part owner of another. Later also a minister.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry as a member of team The Harlem Globetrotters.

Gavin MacLeod
actor, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Allan George See
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series McHale's Navy, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Love Boat in role of Captain Stubing. Movies Operation Petticoat, High Time, I Want to Live!. Host with wife on TV show Back on Course on Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
religion, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Mahesh Prasad Varma
Mahesh Srivastava
Also Known As:
Bal Brahmacharya Mahesh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded and invented transcendental meditation, also called TM.

Mase
rapper, writer, religion, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Mason Durrell Betha
Also Known As:
Ma$e
Murder Mase
Dr. Mason Betha
Ma$e Murda
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

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Retired from rap after religious conversion, then briefly returned to entertainment. Formerly with group Children of the Corn.

MC Hammer
rapper, religion, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Kirk Burrell
Also Known As:
Hammer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20

Brief Facts:

Song You Cain't Touch This.

Bill McCartney
football, coach, religion, writer

Real/Birth Name:
William Paul McCartney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team University of Colorado.

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Mersenne
mathematician, religion, scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Marin Mersenne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 7 days before his 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for a conjecture about a series of prime numbers named for him. Also known for work on musical harmonics.

Donn Moomaw
football, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Donn Moomaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center and linebacker. Teams UCLA, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders. Became a Presbyterian minister. Involved in a sex scandal.

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta
religion

Real/Birth Name:
Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu
Also Known As:
Mother Teresa
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Saint Teresa
Nickname(s):
the saint of the gutters
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 10 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded Missionaries of Charity. Beatified 2003. Named a saint by Pope Francis 4 September 2016.

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Elijah Muhammad
religion

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Elijah Poole
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Leader of the group Nation of Islam.

James Naismith
basketball, religion, educator, inventor, coach

Real/Birth Name:
James Naismith
Also Known As:
Dr. James Naismith
Gender:
Male
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 University of Kansas. Created the original 13 rules in 1892.

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Grady Nutt
religion, writer, comedy, tv, actor, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Grady Lee Nutt
Also Known As:
Rev. Grady Nutt
Nickname(s):
The Prime Minister of Humor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Hee Haw. Baptist minister. Died in a plane crash at Vineland, Alabama, along with the pilot and co-pilot.

Johnny Otis
bandleader, dj, musician, blues, composer, producer, activist, writer, religion, educator, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes
Also Known As:
John Veliotis
Johnny Otis Show
Nickname(s):
Godfather of Rhythm and Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Greek ancestry. Book Listen to the Lambs. Songs Willie and the Hand Jive, Harlem Nocturne, Every Beat of My Heart, Double Crossing Blues.

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Bettie Page
model, religion, playmate

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Mae Page
Also Known As:
Betty Page
Nickname(s):
Miss Pinup Girl of the World
The Queen of Curves
The Dark Angel
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pin-up model. Playboy Playmate of the month, January 1955. Missionary. Worked for Billy Graham.

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Jeannette Piccard
aviator, inventor, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Jeannette Ridlon
Also Known As:
Jeannette Ridlon Piccard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Jean Piccard, until his earlier death.
Younger than Jean Piccard by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

High altitude balloonist. The first licensed female balloon pilot in the U.S.; the first woman to fly to the stratosphere; co-inventor of the plastic balloon; the first woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest in the U.S.

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Pope Benedict XVI
religion, educator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger
Also Known As:
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Served in German military in WW II - deserted near the end of the war. Ordained 1951. Professor for a time. Dean of College of Cardinals. Elected Pope April 19, 2005. Retired as of February 28, 2013 and took title "pope emeritus".

Pope Francis
religion, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Also Known As:
Franciscus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 13 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ordained a priest in 1969. Served as head of the Society of Jesus in Argentina from 1973 to 1979. In 1998 became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. In 2001 made a cardinal. Elected pope March 13, 2013.

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Pope John Paul II
religion, poet, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Karol Józef Wojtyła
Karol Jozef Wojtyla
Also Known As:
Giovanni Paolo II
John Paul II
John Paul the Great
Nickname(s):
Lolek
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pope travelled widely, over 100 countries. Credited with helping to bring down Communism. Acted in plays as a student. Published poetry. The first Polish Pope. Last name pronounced Voy-Tee-Wah. Beatified on 1 May, 2011.

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Eleanor Powell
actor, dancer, religion, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanor Torrey Powell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Glenn Ford by 3 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Tap dancer. Movies Broadway Melody of 1936, Broadway Melody of 1938, Broadway Melody of 1940.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry15 February 1984

Della Reese
actor, singer, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Delloreese Patricia Early
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Della, Touched by an Angel. Movies Harlem Nights, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Expecting Mary, Dear Secret Santa. Song Don't You Know?.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry12 July 1994

Oral Roberts
religion, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Granville Oral Roberts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Televangelist and founder of a university in Oklahoma bearing his name.

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Pat Robertson
religion, tv, writer, politician, business

Real/Birth Name:
Marion Gordon Robertson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A televangelist and founder of the organization Christian Coalition. Former Southern Baptist minister. Founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network. Host of TV show The 700 Club. Candidate for president as a Republican in 1988.

Homer Rodeheaver
singer, composer, publisher, religion, business, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Homer Alvan Rodeheaver
Nickname(s):
Rody
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern gospel music publisher. Songs In the Garden, The Old Rugged Cross. Published over 80 songbooks.

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Robert Schuller
religion, tv, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Harold Schuller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of the Crystal Cathedral and a drive-in church. TV program Hour of Power.

Al Sharpton
religion, activist, radio, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr.
Also Known As:
Rev. Al Sharpton
Nickname(s):
Rev
Rev Al
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio show Keepin' It Real. Candidate for president in 2004 in the Democratic Party. Host commentator and analyst for channel MSNBC TV show PoliticsNation.

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Freddie Stone
singer, musician, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Jerome Stewart
Also Known As:
Pastor Frederick Stewart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Rose Stone by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Sly Stone by 4 years.
older brother of
Older than Vet Stone by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitar and vocals and co-founder, group Sly & The Family Stone. Became a pastor.

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Billy Sunday
religion, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
William Ashley Sunday
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Team Chicago White Stockings outfielder. Evangelist after leaving baseball.

Jimmy Swaggart
religion, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Lee Swaggart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

TV show Jimmy Swaggart Telecast. At the age of nine, he began to preach on street corners. Twice involved in scandals.

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Tim Tebow
football, religion, writer, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Richard Tebow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Florida as quarterback. Pro teams New York Jets, Denver Broncos. College football analyst for channel SEC. Known for kneeling on one knee in prayer on the field, called "tebowing." Born in the Phillipines where his parents were missionaries. Book (autobiography) Through My Eyes.

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Anthony Thompson
football, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Q. Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back, teams Indiana University, Phoenix Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams.

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Desmond Tutu
religion, activist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Desmond Mpilo Tutu
Also Known As:
Bishop Desmond Tutu
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Anglican bishop. Active in many causes.

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Vanity
singer, religion, writer, model, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Denise Katrina Matthews
Also Known As:
Denise Smith
Reverend Denise Matthews
D.D. Winters
Denise Sonic
Denise Matthews-Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formerly sang with Prince. Grop Vanity 6. Became an evangelist. Movies Klondike Fever, Neon City. TV shows Mike Hammer, Silk Stalkings.

Vivaldi
composer, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Antonio Vivaldi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Barouque composer and priest, known especially for his composition "The Four Seasons".

J.C. Watts
football, US Representative, activist, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Caesar Watts Jr.
Also Known As:
J. C. Watts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Oklahoma, Ottawa Rough Riders, Toronto Argonauts. Ordained as a Baptist minister in 1993. U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma 4th district 1995 - 2003.

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Aeneas Williams
football, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Aeneas Demetrius Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback, free safety. Teams Phoenix Cardinals, Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams. Became a pastor.

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Malcolm X
religion, murdered, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm Little
Also Known As:
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A leader and spokeman of the Nation of Islam. Assassinated by gunshot.
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