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Jeremiah Denton

Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr. is a retired United States Navy Rear Admiral and a former United States Senator from the state of Alabama. Denton served as United States Naval Aviator during the Vietnam War and was the Commanding Officer (CO) of Attack Squadron...

Bill Mauldin

William Henry 'Bill' Mauldin was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist from the United States. While in the 45th Infantry Division, Mauldin volunteered to work for the unit's newspaper, drawing cartoons about regular soldiers or "dogfaces"...

Richard Kiel

Richard Dawson Kiel is an American actor best known for his role as the steel-toothed Jaws in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) as well as the video game Everything or Nothing, and Mr. Larson in Happy Gilmore. Kiel was ...

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson (born November 15, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan), a retired US Air Force officer, famous as one of the Tuskegee Airmen, the 332nd Fighter Group. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. His book, Red Tail Captured...

Judge Judy

Judge Judy is an American court show featuring former family court judge Judith Sheindlin arbitrating over small claims cases. The series is in first-run syndication and distributed by CBS Television Distribution, the successor company to its previous dist...

Rolling Thunder Inc.

Rolling Thunder Inc. is a class 501(c)(4) non-profit organization which is dedicated to the search for American soldiers who are prisoners of war “POW”/missing in action “MIA”. Rolling Thunder was established in 1987 and incorporated in 1995. All Rolling T...

Code Talker

Code talkers is a term used to describe people who talk using a coded language. It is frequently used to describe Native Americans who served in the United States Marine Corps whose primary job was the transmission of secret tactical messages. Code talkers...

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer. He was convicted and later executed for the rape and murder of 33 boys and young men between 1972 and his arrest in 1978, 27 of whom he buried in a crawl space under the fl...

Harland 'Colonel' Sanders

Harland David Sanders, better known as Colonel Sanders was an American entrepreneur who founded Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). His image is omnipresent in the chain's advertising and packaging, and his name is sometimes used as a synonym for the KFC product...

Robert Lasardo

Robert LaSardo (born September 20, 1963) is an American actor. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He appears in movies and television shows, with one of his most notable television portrayals being Escobar Gallardo from the first, second and fourth season ...

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Ashley Force Hood is a funny car drag racer. She is the daughter of 14-time NHRA Funny Car national champion John Force and his wife Laurie Force. She is married to Daniel Hood, who works for John Force Racing. Force was also selected as the NHRA POWERade ...

Jimmy Hoffa

James Riddle Hoffa was an American trade unionist. Hoffa served as the General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1958–1971, despite being incarcerated during the latter four years of his tenure. Hoffa, who had been convicted of j...

Evel Knievel

Robert Craig Knievel (October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007), better known as the Evel Knievel, was an American motorcycle daredevil and entertainer famous in the United States and elsewhere between the late 1960s and early 1980s. Knievel's nationally telev...

Lyle Alzado

Lyle Martin Alzado was a professional American football defensive lineman of the National Football League who played 15 seasons for the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders. He was drafted in the 4th round (79th overall) of the 1971 NFL Dr...

Sid Haig

Sid Haig is an American film actor. His roles have included acting in Jack Hill's blaxploitation films of the 1970s as well as his role as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's horror films House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects. He has appeared in many...

John Gotti

John Joseph Gotti, Jr. was the boss of the Gambino crime family after the murder of the previous boss Paul Castellano. John Gotti was the most powerful crime boss during his era. After Carl Gambino's death in 1976, Paul Castellano, Gambino's brother-in-law...

Kimbo Slice

Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice, is a Bahamian-American mixed martial arts fighter. He became famous for street fights which were spread on the Internet, leading Rolling Stone to call him "The King of the Web Brawlers". Ferguson was born in Nas...

Samuel L Jackson

Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American film and television actor and film producer. After Jackson became involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then films. After the 1968 assassination of Martin Lu...

MacGyver

MacGyver was an American action/adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff and executively produced by Henry Winkler and John Rich that aired on ABC. Seven seasons were produced, all of which were broadcast by the ABC Network in the United St...

Manfred von Richthofen

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of that war, ...

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using...

The Notorious B.I.G.

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), popularly known as Biggie Smalls (after a fictional gangster in the 1975 film Let's Do It Again), Frank White (from the 1990 film King of New York), and by his primary stage name The Notorio...

Lawn Chair Larry

Lawrence Richard Walters, nicknamed "Lawnchair Larry" or the "Lawn Chair Pilot", (April 19, 1949 – October 6, 1993) was an American truckdriver who took flight on July 2, 1982 in a homemade aircraft. Dubbed Inspiration I, the "flying machine" consisted of ...

Miss Cleo

Youree Dell Harris (born August 12, 1962 in Los Angeles, California), better known as Miss Cleo, is a self-proclaimed psychic and shaman who achieved fame as a spokeswoman for a psychic pay-per-call service in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She reportedly...

Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts is a Brooklyn-based comedic/musical performer. Watts’ shows are mostly improvised and consist of stream of consciousness standup in various shifting personas, mixed with loop pedal-based a cappella compositions. He also performs regularly on t...

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) is a former American boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxers. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the ...

Shirley Muldowney

Shirley Muldowney, also known professionally as "Cha Cha" Muldowney and the "First Lady of Drag Racing", is a pioneer in professional auto racing. She was the first woman to receive a license from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to drive a top fuel...

World Population

The world population is the total population of humans on the planet Earth, currently estimated to be 6.91 billion by the United States Census Bureau. The world population has experienced continuous growth since the end of the Bubonic Plague around the yea...

Colonel Robert L Howard

Robert Lewis Howard was a highly decorated United States Army soldier and Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War. He was wounded 14 times over 54 months of combat, was awarded 8 Purple Hearts, 4 Bronze Stars, and was nominated for the Medal of Honor t...

Anwar Sadat

Muhammad Anwar Al Sadat was the third President of Egypt, serving from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981. He was a senior member of the Free Officers group that overthrew the Muhammad Ali Dynasty in t...

Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy was born Theodore Robert at the Elizabeth Lund Home For Unwed Mothers in Burlington, Vermont, to Eleanor Louise Cowell. While the identity of his father is unknown, Bundy's birth certificate lists a "Lloyd Marshall". Louise would later tell of be...

Jason Wee-Man Acuña

Jason Acuña (born May 16, 1973), better known as "Wee-Man", is an American TV host and actor. He is one of the stars of Jackass on MTV and the host of NESN's skateboarding show 54321. Acuña has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and is 4 ft 0.5 in (1.23 m...

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a trivia game based on the concept of the small world phenomenon and rests on the assumption that any individual can be linked through his or her film roles to actor Kevin Bacon within six steps. The name of the game is a para...

D.B. Cooper

D. B. Cooper is the name attributed to a man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the United States on November 24, 1971, received US$200,000 in ransom, and parachuted from the plane. The name he used to board the plane was Dan Cooper, but through a later...

Kim Jong-Il

Kim Jong-il, born 16 February 1941, Vyatskoye, Khabarovsk Krai, Soviet Union, is the de facto leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. He is the Chairman of the National Defense Commission, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and Gen...

Traci Lords

Nora Louise Kuzma was born in Steubenville, Ohio to Louis and Patricia Kuzma. Her stage name is said to be in tribute to Katharine Hepburn's character Tracy Lord from The Philadelphia Story (the same character played by Grace Kelly in High Society), or fro...

Ted Williams

Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams (August 30, 1918–July 5, 2002) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball. He played 21 seasons with the Boston Red Sox, twice interrupted by military service as a Marine Corps pilot. Nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter...

Marvin Heemeyer (Killdozer)

Marvin John Heemeyer was an American welder and an automobile muffler repair shop owner. Angered over the outcome of a zoning dispute, he armored a Komatsu D355A bulldozer with layers of steel and used it on June 4, 2004, to demolish the town hall, a forme...

Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller is a 5-time Emmy winning American stand-up comedian, political commentator, actor, sports commentator, and television and radio personality. He is known for his ability to improvise critical assessments laced with pop culture references. He r...

Bobby Orr

Robert Gordon "Bobby" Orr, is a retired ice hockey player. A defenceman, he is considered to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time. He played his National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Boston Bruins, with the exception of two brief season...

Fred Rogers

Fred McFeely Rogers was an American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter, and television host. He was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, a town located 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. He was born to James and Nancy Rogers; he spent many years as an on...

Richard Kuklinski

Richard Leonard "The Iceman" Kuklinski was a Polish American convicted murderer and notorious contract killer who was of Polish and Irish ancestry. He worked for several Italian-American crime families, and claimed to have murdered over 200 men over a car...

Richard Simmons

Milton Teagle Simmons, known professionally as Richard Simmons, is an American fitness personality who promotes weight-loss programs, most famously through his aerobics videos and eccentric, flamboyant personality. Simmons began his career opening a gym ca...

Andre The Giant

André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. His great size was a result of acromegaly, and led to him being dubbed "The Eighth Wonder of the World". André René Roussimoff was born in Grenoble, France, of Bulgarian and Polish descent. He ...

Tom Savini

Thomas Vincent Savini is an American actor, stunt man, director, award-winning special effects and makeup artist. He is known for his work on the Living Dead films directed by George A. Romero, as well as Creepshow, The Burning, The Prowler, and Maniac. T...

Simo Hayha

Simo Hayha (December 17, 1905 – April 1, 2002), nicknamed "White Death" by the Red Army, was a Finnish sharpshooter. Using a standard iron-sighted, bolt action rifle in the Winter War, he has the highest recorded number of confirmed kills in any major war....

The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the early to mid–20th century best known for their numerous short subject films. Their hallmark was physical farce and extreme slapstick. In films, the stooges were commonly known by their fir...

Bear Grylls

Edward Michael Grylls, nicknamed Bear, (born 7 June 1974) is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is best known for his television series Born Survivor, known as Man vs. Wild in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Aft...

Les Stroud

Les Stroud is a Canadian musician, film maker, and survival expert best known as the creator, writer, producer, director, and host of the television program Survivorman. He composed the opening theme music for the show. After a short career behind the scen...

Kim Peek

Kim Peek (born November 11, 1951) is a prodigious savant known as a megasavant. He has a photographic or eidetic memory, but also social developmental disabilities, possibly resulting from congenital brain abnormalities. He was the inspiration for the char...

Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo is an American actor who has appeared in numerous Hollywood films, most notably in roles as an antagonist, or anti-hero. Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, California, a community in Los Angeles. He is the son of Alice Rivera and Dan Trejo,...

Richard Pryor

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful, vulgar, and profane language and racial epith...

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