2014
10.01

James Whitmore

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Born on October 1, 1921, just outside New York City in White Plains, New York, character veteran James Whitmore was well regarded in his early years for his award-winning dramatic capabilities on Broadway  and in films. Later he conquered TV with the same trophy-winning results. The son of James Allen Whitmore and wife Florence Crane, he was educated at Connecticut’s Choate School after receiving a football scholarship. He later earned his BA from Yale University in 1944 before serving with the Marines in World War II…more

2014
10.01

Randy Quaid

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Hollywood’s most extreme character star…. Randy Quaid has never been timelier. Randy, a man who took a bus to Hollywood with nothing but raw talent, is now a proven and current vast and varied star with that one other sustaining asset – he is a great and much admired actor on the world’s stage and television and feature film screens and an actor that has been recognized by Hollywood and the worlds finest directors…more

2014
10.01

Rod Carew

Rod Carew - famouslefties.comRodney Cline “Rod” Carew (born October 1, 1945) is a former Major League Baseball player. A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, he is renowned for his hitting prowess. Carew played for the Minnesota Twins and the former California Angels from 1967 to 1985. He threw right-handed and batted left-handed…more

2014
10.01

Mandy Rice-Davies

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Dancer and friend of Christine Keeler who was involved in the Profumo scandal in England in 1963.
In 1989, she penned a fictional novel titled “The Scarlet Thread.”…more

2014
10.01

Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin - famouslefties.comKevin Griffin (born October 1, 1968) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.

Griffin formed the alternative rock band Better Than Ezra in 1988. The band had its greatest success in the 1990s with hits such as “Good”, “In the Blood”, and “Desperately Wanting.” They continue to tour and produce new recordings, the most recent of which was Paper Empire, released in 2009…more

2014
09.30

Jeremy Giambi

Jeremy Giambi - famouslefties.comJeremy Dean Giambi  (born September 30, 1974 in San Jose, California) is a left-handed, former Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, and Boston Red Sox. He also played in the minors for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. He is the younger brother of Colorado Rockies first baseman Jason Giambi…more

2014
09.30

Fran Drescher

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Francine Joy Drescher was born on September 30th, 1957 in Flushing, Queens, New York to Mort Drescher and Sylvia Drescher. Fran, as she is called, attended Hillcrest High school in New York with another now-famous name, Ray Romano. She was a studious girl and was quite popular. In fact, at age fifteen, she’d met the man she thought she’d spend the rest of her life with…more

2014
09.30

Governor Shintaro Ishihara of Tokyo - famouslefties.comShintaro Ishihara was born in Suma-ku, Kobe. His father Kiyoshi was an employee, later a general manager, of a shipping company. Shintaro grew up in Zushi, Kanagawa. In 1952, he entered Hitotsubashi University, and he graduated in 1956. Just two months before graduation, Ishihara won the Akutagawa Prize (Japan’s most prestigious literary prize) for the novel Season of the Sunmore

2014
09.29

Chris Broad

Chris Broad - famouslefties.comBrian Christopher Broad, usually known as Chris Broad (born 29 September 1957, Knowle, Bristol) is a former England Test cricketer and current Test official. An opening batsman, Broad had a 25-match long international Test career during which he hit six centuries, together with 34 One Day International matches with a respectable over 40 average. He is known largely for his feats during the 1986 Ashes series  where he hit three centuries in consecutive Tests, and for his fiery demeanour at the crease. He went on to become a Test official, while his son, bowler Stuart, represents the same teams as his father, England and Nottinghamshire…more

2014
09.29

Andriy Shevchenko

Andriy Shevchenko - famouslefties.comAndriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: born 29 September 1976) is a former Ukrainian footballer and politician. He is the third-highest goalscorer in Champions League history with 59 goals as of 10 March 2011, behind Filippo Inzaghi (70) and Raúl (77). Shevchenko is ranked as the third top goalscorer in all European competitions with 67 goals. With a tally of 175 goals scored for Milan, Shevchenko is the second most prolific player in the history of the club, and is also the all-time top scorer of the Derby della Madonnina (derby between Milan and their local rivals Internazionale) with 14 goals, as well as for the Ukrainian national team with 48 goals…more

2014
09.29

Admiral Lord Nelson

Admiral Lord Nelson - famouslefties.comHoratio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, KB (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was a flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was noted for his inspirational leadership and superb grasp of strategy and unconventional tactics, which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories. He was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm and the sight in one eye. Of his several victories, the best known and most notable was the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, during which he was shot and killed…more

2014
09.29

Mackenzie Crook

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Mackenzie Crook, one of British comedy’s best known faces who collected Star Wars figurines as a child, is now immortalized in plastic as a 6in-high pirate action figure. He was born Paul Mackenzie Crook on September 29, 1971, in Maidstone, Kent, England, UK. His father worked for British Airways. His mother was a hospital manager. He went to grammar school in Dartford, and did his first plays there. In the summers he spent time with his uncle in Zimbabwe…more

2014
09.29

Brad Lohaus

Brad Lohaus - famouslefties.comBradley Allen “Brad” Lohaus (born September 29, 1964 in New Ulm, Minnesota) is an American retired professional basketball player who was selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round (45th overall) of the 1987 NBA Draft. A 6’11″ center-power forward from the University of Iowa, Lohaus played in eleven NBA seasons for eight different teams: the Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors…more

2014
09.28

Kimiko Date

Kimiko Date - famouslefties.comKimiko Date Krumm (born 28 September 1970) is a Japanese professional tennis player. In her career, she won over 200 tournament matches, including the Japan Open four times. In 1994, she was ranked in the top-ten women players in the world. In 1992, the WTA awarded her the “Most Improved Player of the Year” and the Japan Men’s Fashion Association named her…more

2014
09.28

William Windom

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This veteran New York-born character actor was named after his great-grandfather, Lincolnesque politician William Windom. Born in 1923, he attended Williams College and the University of Kentucky, among others, before serving the Army during WWII. Following the armistice, he studied at both Fordham and Columbia universities in New York City before settling on an acting career…more