Who is Amir Khan? Amir Iqbal Khan was born 8 December 1986, a British professional boxer, former unified light-welterweight world champion, having held the WBA (later Super) title from 2009 to 2012, and the IBF title in 2011. He held the Commonwealth lightweight title from 2007 to 2008. One of his notable early amateur fights was against Victor Ortíz, whom he defeated in a second round stoppage. Overall, Amir Khan record is 101–9. Amir Khan Biography and Profile.
Florence Nightingale was born on 12 May 1820 into into a wealthy family, Nightingale was determined to enter nursing despite its low status at this time. In 1854 she left for the Crimea with 38 nurses and sisters. Her major achievement in the Crimea was to organise the barracks hospital at Scutari, introducing proper discipline among the nurses and better sanitation. She became known as ‘the lady of the lamp’. Florence Nightingale biography and profile.
Roger Waters was born in Surrey, England, in 6 September 1943. While studying architecture in London, he formed the now legendary rock group Pink Floyd and recorded The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975) and The Wall (1979). In 1985 Waters left Pink Floyd to pursue a solo career. Waters’s son Harry is a pianist who has played on tour with Waters. Roger Waters Biography and Profile.
Simon Cowell was born on October 7, 1959, in London, England. In 2011 Cowell helped import his hit British series The X Factor to America. Cowell has served as the executive producer of ‘AGT’ since its inception in 2006. He started judging The X Factor in 2011 and signed on to judge America’s Got Talent in 2015. Simon Phillip Cowell Biography and Profile.
Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa between August and October 1451. His father was a weaver and small-time merchant. Columbus has a controversial legacy—he is remembered as a daring and path-breaking explorer who transformed the New World, yet his actions also unleashed changes that would eventually devastate the native populations he and his fellow explorers encountered. Christopher Columbus biography and profile.
Donald Tusk was born on 22 April 1957 in Gdansk, Poland. His father worked as a carpenter on the railway, his mother as a secretary at a hospital. When Tusk was 14 years old, his father died. Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council – a summit of leaders of all EU member states. Donald Tusk Biography and Profile.
Emma Corrin from Tunbridge Wells in Kent graduated from Cambridge University. Her acting credits so far include an episode of Grantchester in 2018, in which she played a character called Esther Carter. Netflix confirmed that actress Emma Corrin will join the Season 4 cast of “The Crown,” playing Lady Diana Spencer, the eventual ill-fated future wife of Prince Charles. Read Emma Corrin Biography and Profile.
Candice Carty-Williams was born in 1989. In 2016, she created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, a prize that aims to find, champion and celebrate black, Asian and minority ethnic writers. She also contributes regularly to Refinery29 and i-D. Carty-Williams wrote the ‘Queenie’ book. Read Candice Carty-Williams Biography and Profile.
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York was born on 19th February 1960 at Buckingham Palace and is the second son and the third child of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. In 2001, after a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, The Duke of York left active service to support The Queen as a full time working member of the Royal Family. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were engaged to be married on 19th March 1986. Read Prince Andrew biography and profile.
Ion Iliescu was born on 3 March 1930 in Oltenita, Romania. In 1953, he joined the Romanian Communist party. In the following years, Iliescu became the head of the opposition movement National Salvation Front which contributed to the ousting of Ceausescu in 1989. Ion Iliescu was officially charged with crimes against humanity. Read Ion Iliescu Biography and Profile.