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Capt. August Martin MP (1919 - 1968)

Capt. August “Augie” Harvey Martin (1919-1968). The first African-American to captain a U.S.-scheduled commercial air carrier. He died on a mercy mission to Biafra whilst attempting to la...

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Walter Hoving (1897 - 1989)

Swedish-born American businessman Walter Hoving was the head of Tiffany & Company from 1955 to 1980. He was born on December 2, 1897 in Stockholm, the son of Johannes Hoving, a surgeon and Helga Rund...

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Burt Lancaster (1913 - 1994)

Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique and distinctive smile (which he called "The Grin"). After initial...

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Don Adams MP (1923 - 2005)

Don Adams (April 13, 1923 – September 25, 2005) was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart (Agent 86) in the television...

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DeWitt Clinton, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1769 - 1828)

DeWitt Clinton (March 2, 1769 – February 11, 1828) was an early American politician who served as United States Senator and the sixth Governor of New York. In this last capacity he was largely...

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Countee LeRoy Cullen MP (1903 - 1946)

Countee Cullen (May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946) was an American poet who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Early life Countee Cullen was possibly born on May 30,[1] althoug...

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Martin Henry Balsam (1919 - 1996)

Bronx-raised actor Martin Balsam was best know for his role as Murray Klein on the CBS sitcom Archie Bunker's Place from 1979 to 1981. He was the oldest of three children of a ladies' sportswear sale...

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Ralph Lauren MP

Ralph Lauren (Ralph Rueben Lifshitz) is an American fashion designer and business executive; best-known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand. Ralph Lauren's Maternal Rabbinical Ancestors ‪...

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Gil Scott-Heron MP (1949 - 2011)

Official website for I'm New Here by Gil Scott-Heron via The DISH online at www.thedish.org Vol. 12 No 13...Dedicated to the Dialogue on Race... 03-29-09 Born April 1, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, Gi...

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Judd Hirsch MP

Judd Hirsch (born March 15, 1935) is an American actor most known for playing Alex Rieger on the television comedy series Taxi, John Lacey on the NBC series Dear John, and Alan Eppes on the CBS serie...

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Stan Lee MP

From Wikipedia Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber ; December 28, 1922 ) is an American comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality, and the former president and ch...

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Wilmeth Sidat-Singh MP (1918 - 1943)

Wilmeth Sidat-Singh (February 13, 1918 in Washington DC - May 9, 1943 Lake Huron) was an African-American basketball and football player who was subject to segregation in college and professional spo...

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