John Hall (John Lewis Hall, Known by many as Jan) was born August 1934, in Denver, Colorado. Hall’s research with Theodor W. Hänsch on measuring optical frequencies led to the pair sharing (also with Roy Glauber) the 2005 Nobel Prize for Physics. John Hall Biography.
Wangari Maathai (Wangari Muta Maathai) born 1 April 1940, was the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Read Wangari Maathai Biography.
Whitney Houston, Singer, Film Actress (1963–2012). Whitney Houston was an American singer and actress whose first four albums, released between 1985 and 1992, amassed global sales in excess of 86 million copies. Born on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, Whitney Houston released her debut album at age 22 and scored three No. 1 singles. Here’s Whitney Houston Biography and Profile.
Born in Germany in 1927, Pope Benedict XVI grew up under war reparations from World War I, as the Nazi regime was gaining power. Benedict XVI served as pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 2005 to 2013. He is best known for his rigid views on Catholicism and topics such as birth control and homosexuality. Read Pope Benedict XVI Biography.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, when he was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Read the complete Pope Francis Biography, Jorge Mario Bergoglio Biography.
Aretha Louise Franklin was born March 25, 1942, Tennessee, to Baptist preacher Reverend Clarence La Vaughan “C. L.” Read Aretha Louise Franklin Biography.
Born on August 8, 1879, Anenecuilco, Mexico, Emiliano Zapata was a Mexican revolutionary and advocate of agrarianism who fought in guerrilla actions during the Mexican Revolution. Read Emiliano Zapata Biography and Profile.
Juan Guaido was born 28 July 1983, one of seven children in the port city of La Guaira in the state of Vargas. Guaido and his family survived a catastrophic mudslide in 1999 that killed thousands of people and destroyed thousands of homes in La Guaira. Continue reading Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez Biography and Profile.