Born Heathcliff Andrew Ledger, April 4, 1979, in Perth, Western Australia, Australia; son of Kim Ledger (an engineer and auto racer) and Sally Bell (a teacher); stepson of Roger Bell; companion of Michelle Williams (an actress); children: Matilda (with Williams).
Born April 25, 1970, in Orange, CA; son of Greg (a car dealership manager) and Carol (a homemaker) Lee; married Carmen Llywellyn (an actress and photographer), 1995 (divorced, 2001); children: Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee (son; with Beth Riesgraf).
Born c. 1964, in Youngstown, OH; married Robert Savage (a company president); children: Violet.
Born c. 1969; married Eli Crews (a musician and music producer); children: Gus.
Born c. 1959, in Newark, NJ; married Cliff Virgin; children: Baldwin, Ford.
Born in 1963 in Paris, France; son of Roger (a cabinetmaker) and Irene (a homemaker) Louboutin; partner of Louis Benech (a landscape architect) since 1997. Education: Attended the Academie Roederer, late 1970s.
Born in February of 1949 in New York, NY; married Kathy Frederick (a nurse practitioner), c. 1979; children: Jason, Matthew.
Born August 30, 1954, in Kopys, Vitebsk, Belarus. Education: Earned degrees from the Mogilev Teaching Institute, 1975, and Belarusian Agricultural Academy, 1985.
Born Ma Huateng, c. 1971, in Hainan, China.
Born October 26, 1973, in Kent, CT. Education: Earned degree from Rhode Island School of Design, 1995.
Born November 17, 1944, in Mooresville, NC; son of Charles (a wholesale grocery business owner) and Alice Azouri Mack; married Christy Rose; children: John, Stephen, Jenna. Education: Duke University, B.A., 1968.
Born Annchristine Casson, June 1, 1948, in Rockville Centre, NY; married Kevin Madden (a publisher), 1974; children: Patrick, Nick. Education: Attended Fashion Institute of Technology.
Born Joseph Manchin III, August 24, 1947, in Farmington, WV; married Gayle Conelly, c. 1968; children: Heather, Joseph IV, Brooke.
Born March 20, 1940, in Philadelphia, PA; married Martin Bell (a documentary filmmaker). Education: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, B.A., 1962; Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1964.
Born Agnes Bernice Martin, March 22, 1912, in Macklin, Saskatchewan, Canada; died of complications from pneumonia, December 16, 2004, in Taos, NM. Artist.
Born in 1953; married Michael Corbett (a systems analyst); children: Anna Maeve. Education: Cedar Crest College, B.A.
Born Julian Dana William McMahon, July 27, 1968, in Sydney, Australia; son of Sir William (prime minister) and Lady Sonia McMahon; married Dannii Minogue (a singer and actress), January 2, 1994 (divorced, 1995); married Brooke Burns (an actress), December 22, 1999 (divorced, 2001); children: Madison (from second marriage). Education: Attended University of Sydney, studied law.
Born Larry Jeff McMurtry, June 3, 1936, in Wichita Falls, TX; son of William Jefferson (a rancher) and Hazel Ruth McMurtry; married Josephine Ballard, July 15, 1959 (divorced, August, 1966); children: James Lawrence (a singer). Education: University of North Texas, B.A., 1958; Rice University, M.A., 1960; also attended Rice, c.
Born Walter James McNerney, Jr., August 22, 1949, in Providence, RI; son of Walter James Mc-Nerney, Sr. (a professor and executive); married first wife (divorced); married Haity; children: two from first marriage, three from second marriage.
Born Ismail Noormohammed Abdul Rehman, December 25, 1936, in Bombay, India; died of complications after surgery, May 25, 2005, in London, England. Film producer.
Born Sharon Epatha Merkerson, November 28, 1952, in Saginaw, MI; daughter of Ann (a postal worker); married Toussaint L. Jones Jr.
Born Dalia Messick, April 11, 1906, in South Bend, IN; died April 5, 2005, in Sonoma County, CA. Comic-strip artist.
Born Nancy Jane Meyers, December 8, 1949, in Philadelphia, PA; daughter of Irving (a businessman) and Patricia (an interior designer; maiden name, Lemisch) Meyers; married Charles Shyer (a screenwriter, producer, and director), July 28, 1995 (divorced); children: Annie, Hallie. Religion: Jewish.
Born June 18, 1924, in Joliet, IL; died of kidney failure, June 1, 2005, in Scottsdale, AZ. Professional basketball player.
Born c. 1977, in Bordeaux, France; son of a decathlete and a dance teacher.
Born in 1966, in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland; children: Fergus (with partner, Steve [a forensic psychologist]).Education:Received law degree from Glasgow University; graduate student at Strathclyde University.
Born January 5, 1941, in Tokyo, Japan; son of Katsuji Miyazaki (an aeronautical engineer); married Akemi Ota (an animator); children: two sons. Education: Gakushuin University, degree in political science and economics, 1963.
Born Robert Arthur Moog, May 23, 1934, in New York, NY; died of brain cancer, August 21, 2005, in Asheville, NC. Engineer and inventor.
Born January 29, 1969, in Cincinnati, OH; daughter of Stanley (a Bible scholar) and Joyce (an insurance agent) Morris. Education: Attended Temple University, early 1990s.
Born Robert Alan Morrow, September 21, 1962, in New Rochelle, NY; son of Murray (an industrial lighting manufacturer) and Diane Francis (a dental hygienist; maiden name, Markowitz) Morrow; married Debbon Ayer (an actress), 1998; children: Tu Simone Ayer Morrow.
Born Kim Mulkey, May 17, 1962, in Hammond, LA; daughter of Les and Dru (a medical assistant) Mulkey; married Randy Robertson (a public relations firm owner), 1987; children: Mackenzie, Kramer. Education: Louisiana Tech University, bachelor's degree (summa cum laude), 1984.
Born December 5, 1959, in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Education: Studied at Musashino Art University, 1979-81; Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Nagoya, Japan, B.F.A., 1985, M.F.A., 1987; graduated from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (German State Academy of Arts), Düsseldorf, Germany, 1993.
Born Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev, in July, 1940, in Kazakhstan; married Sara Alpysovna; children: Dariga, Dinara, Aliya. Education: Earned degree in metallurgy, 1967.
Born Gaylord Anton Nelson, June 4, 1916, in Clear Lake, WI; died of cardiovascular failure, July 3, 2005, in Kensington, MD. Politician and environmentalist.
Born in 1974 in Philadelphia, PA; daughter of Jack and Gwen (a nurse) Nissel. Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1998.
Born Robert Henry Nixon, c. 1954; son of Robert H.A.
Born Christopher Johnathan James Nolan, July 30, 1970, in London, England; married Emma Thomas (a producer); children: Flora.Education:Attended University College, London, England.
Born Alice Mary Norton, February 17, 1912, in Cleveland, OH; died of congestive heart failure, March 17, 2005, in Murfreesboro, TN. Author.
Born c. 1957 in Nigeria; married Christopher Sola Olopade (a physician); children: two daughters, one son.
Born Jerome Bernard Orbach, October 20, 1935, in New York, NY; died of prostate cancer, December 28, 2004, in New York, NY. Actor.
Born Joel Scott Osteen, March 5, 1963, in Houston, Texas; son of John (a minister) and Dodie (a church official; maiden name, Pilgrim) Osteen; married Victoria Iloff, 1987; children: Jonathan; Alexandra. Education: Attended Oral Roberts University, c.
Born in 1960, in Brooklyn, NY; married Mark; children: two.
Born October 3, 1964, in Keresley, Warwickshire, Coventry, England; married Sarah-Jane Fenton (an actress), 1995; children: Hannah, Eve. Education: Earned degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 1988.
Born Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi, March 7, 1924, in Edinburgh, Scotland; died April 22, 2005, in London, England. Artist.
Born Gary M. Parsons, c.
Born Franklin Parsons Perdue, in 1920, in Salisbury, MD; died after a brief illness, March 31, 2005, in Salisbury, MD. Chief Executive Officer of Perdue Farms.
Born Emmitt Perry, Jr., September 13, 1969, in New Orleans, LA; son of Emmitt Perry Sr.
Born Barry Prevor, c. 1963.
Born Deborah D. Pryce; July 29, 1951, in Warren, Ohio; married Randy Walker (divorced, 2001); children: Caroline, Mia.
Born Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi, May 31, 1923, in Monte Carlo, Monaco; died of heart, lung, and kidney failure, April 6, 2005, in Monte Carlo. Prince of Monaco.