Spiro Theodore Anagnostopoulos
39th Vice-President of the United States. Resigned
when he was fined for income tax evasion.
1886 - 1973
Polish born Israeli prime minister.
Born: 15 August 1769
Died: 5 May 1821
Crowned himself as Emperor of France. It is reported
that he died from either stomach cancer, or from arsenic
Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm
1913 - 1992
West German statesman and chancellor of the
Federal Republic of Germany (1969-74). He was awarded the Nobel
Peace Prize in 1971.
James Earl Carter
Born: 1 October 1924
The peanut farmer who became a Senator, Govenor, 39th President of the United States of America and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Military leader and 1st President of Republic of
China (1928-31) and again in 1948 until the overthrow by Mao Zedong
|Ho Chi Minh
Nguyen Sinh Cung
Born: 19 May 1890
Vietnam, French Indochina
Died: 2 September 1969
Also called Nguyen Tat Thanh or Nguyen Ai Quoc,
founder of the Indochina Communist Party (1930). President of North
Vietnam from 1945 - 1969, one of the most influential communist
leaders of the 20th century.
William Jefferson Blythe
Born: 19 August 1946
42nd President of the USA and Govenor of Arkansas.
Named after his father who was killed in a car accident 3 months
before his birth. He later took his stepfather's name of Clinton.
Will be best remembered not for his political achievements, but his
|Amor de Cosmos
William Alexander Smith
Born: 20 August 1825
Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 4 July 1897
His name translated means "Lover of the Universe".
Became the second premier of BC in 1872, serving until 1874. He
died in poverty in 1897.
|Emperor Haile Sellassie
Ras Taf(f)ari Makonnen
Born: 23 July 1892
Officially known as Emperor Hailie Selassie (Power of
the Trinity) King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the
Tribe of Judah, he abolished the slave trade in Ethiopia. His birth
name has led to the saying "Rastafarian".
Leslie Lynch King Jr
Born: 14 July 1913
38th President of the United States of America.
(1974-1977). Appointed to the Vice-Presidency after Spiro Agnew had been forced to
resign. Ford is famous for granting Richard Nixon a full pardon of
Born: 14 June 1928
Died: 9 October 1967 (shot)
Revolutionary/author. Best known as Latin American
Hiram Ulysses Grant
Born: 27 April 1822
Point Pleasant, Ohio
Died: 23 July 1885 (throat cancer)
18th President of the United States of America.
(The Dalai Lama)
Lhama Thondup or Llama
Born: 6 July 1935
Spiritual and political leader of Tibet. Lhamo
Dhondrub was, as Dalai Lama, renamed "Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang
Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso - Holy Lord, Gentle Glory,
Compassionate, Defender of the Faith, Ocean of Wisdom."
He officially goes by the name of Tenzin
Gyatso, which is the name under which he accepted the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1989.
Former U.S. Senator Gary Hart 1984 Democratic
Presidential candidate U.S. Senator from Colorado 1974-1986
Campaign Manager--George McGovern for President (1972)
|Vladimir Ilich Lenin
Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov
Born: 10 April 1870
Died: 21 January 1924
Founder of the Russian Communist Party, inspirer and
leader of the Bolshevik Revolution (1917).
Born: 19 May 1925
Died: 21 February 1965 (assasinated)
Political/Religious Leader. A leader of the 1960s
black power movement. Following a 1964 pilgrimage to Mecca, Malcolm
X converted to orthodox Islam, took the name "El-Shabazz Hajj Malik
Shabazz" until his death once he converted to "orthodox" Islam, and
broke with the Black Muslims who purportedly assassinated him in
Harlem in 1965.
Born: 18 July 1918
Qunu, Near Umtata, Transkei, South Africa
Given the name Nelson on his first day of school by
his teacher. This was the custom among Africans in those days.
1898 - 1978
Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 - 1974. Her name
change came about when she took her husband's name when she
married. His original name was Myerson, and they both Hebraicised
it to Meir.
|Edward R. Murrow
Egbert Roscoe Murrow
Born: 25 April 1908
North Carolina, US
Died: 27 April 1965
Born: 6 May 1868
Tasarskoye Selo (now Pushkin), Russia
Died: 16 July 1918 (executed)
The Last Emperor of Russia. He and his entire family
were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918, the last of the royal
Prime Minister of Israel twice from 1984-1986 and
then again in 1995 after the assasination of then Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin. Shimon Peres changed his name after the Israel war
of independence when a whole group of leaders replaced their legal
names by their underground code names. ("peres", by the way, means
Among them were also former foreign minister Yigal
Alon (born Pikovich) and former Chief of Staff and noted
archeologist Yigael Yadin (born Sukeinik).
Prime Minister of Israel (1983 - 1984 and 1986 -
1992). Shamir is the Hebrew name for thistle and flint.
Born: 21 December 1879
Died: 5 March 1953
Ruled the Soviet Union and transformed it into a
major world power. Took the name of "Stalin" because of its meaning
Lev Davidovich Bronshtein
Born: 7 November 1879
Yanovka, Ukraine, Russia
Died: 20 August 1940
Communist theorist and agitator, leader in Russia's
October Revolution in 1917.
Born: 4 August 1884
Died: 18 April 1943 (shot down by US forces)
Admiral. Best known as Japanese Admiral who planned
the attack on Pearl Harbour. The US decoded a Japanese message that
included Yamamoto's itinerary, his plane was ambushed and shot