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  • Confucius: Born: 551 BC - Died: 479 BC
    Great chinese philosopher, his teachings originated a way of thought called confucianism in China.
    Plato: Born: 427 BC - Died: 347 BC
    He was a greek philosopher, a student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle. He founded the Athens academy.
    Jean Stapleton: Born: 19-01-1923 - Died: 31-05-2013
    Jean Stapleton was an American actress most well-known for her role as Edith Bunker on the sitcom “All In The Family”. She also appeared in several Broadway productions and moved from the role that made her famous to several television and film roles.
    Marc Rich: Born: 18-12-1934 - Died: 26-06-2013
    Marc Rich was an international commodities trader, hedge fund manager, financier and businessman who founded the company Glencore. He became well-known in the ’80s for making oil deals with Iran during the Iran hostage crisis, and fled to Switzerland for safety. He was later pardoned by President Bill Clinton.
    Jack Vance: Born: 28-08-1916 - Died: 26-05-2013
    Jack Vance was an American sci-fi author who sometimes wrote under the name Ellery Queen. Vance wrote more than sixty books throughout his career and sometimes crossed genres, moving into the realm of fantasy. He was the recipient of numerous awards for his work and for his memoir, “This Is Me, Jack Vance!”
    Rick Camp: Born: 10-06-1953 - Died: 25-04-2013
    Rick Camp was a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves from 1976-1985. Although he only had one home-run his entire career, it was a memorable one, tying a game against the Mets in the 18th inning. Unfortunately, Camp became mixed up in a Medicaid scam perpetrated against a mental health facility in Augusta and ended up [...]
    Richard Attenborough: Born: 1923-08-29 - Died: 2014-08-24
    Richard Attenborough was an English actor, director, and producer whose career spanned seven decades. As a director and producer, Attenborough is best known for the 1982 biopic Gandhi – which won Academy Awards for directer, lead acting, and Best Picture. As an actor, Attenborough had a sizable list of credits, but is best known for [...]
    James Garner: Born: 1928-04-07 - Died: 2014-07-19
    James Garner was an actor best known for roles on the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files. He also appeared in over 50 films, including The Great Escape, Victor Victoria, and The Notebook, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
    Nadine Gordimer: Born: 1923-11-20 - Died: 2014-07-13
    Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer and activist whose works took on racially-charged themes, especially apartheid in her home country. Her famous novels include 1974′s The Conservationist, 1979′s Burger’s Daughter, 1981′s July’s People, and 1987′s A Sport of Nature. She also wrote numerous collections of short fiction and essays. Gordimer received the Nobel Prize [...]
    Ruby Dee: Born: 1922-10-27 - Died: 2014-06-11
    Ruby Dee was an actress, writer, journalist, and civil rights activist. Among her acting credits were roles in A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster, and Stephen King’s The Stand. Throughout her career, she won Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awards.