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Born: on March 17, 1951


American television and film actor

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Actor - Photographer


AmericanViggo MORTENSEN born Viggo Peter MORTENSEN

Danish American actor, producer, author, musician, photographer, poet, and painter

Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. was born in New York City on October 20, 1958, the son of Grace Gamble (July 8, 1928 - April 25, 2015, née Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen Sr. (May 8, 1929 - March 2, 2017) His mother was American, while his father[...]

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Industrialist, Businessman


AmericanSusan MCDOUGAL born Susan Carol HENLEY

One of the few people who served prison time as a result of the Whitewater controversy

McDougal was born as Susan Carol Henley in Heidelberg, Germany, the daughter of James B. Henley and Laurette (Mathieu) Henley. Susan McDougal was married from 1976 to 1990 to the late James McDougal, also of Little Rock, Arkansas. The McDougals[...]

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Industrialist, Businessman - Philanthropist


EnglishElihu YALE 

1649 - 1721
British merchant, slave trader, President of the East India Company settlement in Fort St. George, at Madras, and a benefactor of the Collegiate School in the Colony of Connecticut, which in 1718 was renamed Yale College in his honor

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, to David Yale (1613–1690) and Ursula, he was the grandson of Ann Lloyd (1591–1659), who after the death of her first husband, Thomas Yale (1587–1619) in Chester, Cheshire, England, married Governor Theophilus[...]

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American football


AmericanDerek JETER born Derek Sanderson JETER

American former professional baseball shortstop

Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock Township, New Jersey, the son of accountant Dorothy (née Connors) and substance abuse counselor Sanderson Charles Jeter, PhD His mother is of English, German, and Irish ancestry,[...]

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AmericanSteven SPIELBERG born Steven Allan SPIELBERG

American filmmaker

Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His mother, Leah (née Posner, later Adler; January 12, 1920 – February 21, 2017), was a restaurateur and concert pianist, and his father, Arnold Spielberg (born 1917), was an[...]

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Actor - Author


AmericanWil WHEATON born Richard William WHEATON

American actor, blogger, voice actor, and writer

Wheaton was born July 29, 1972, in Burbank, California, to Debra Nordean "Debbie" (née O'Connor), an actress, and Richard William Wheaton, Jr., a medical specialist. He has a brother, Jeremy, and a sister, Amy. Both appeared uncredited in the[...]

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