Born Gyorgy Sandor Ligeti, May 28, 1923, in Tir-naveni, Hungary; died after a long illness, June 12, 2006, in Vienna, Austria. Composer.
Born July 24, 1965, in New York, NY; son of Arthur L. (an attorney) and Ellen (an artist) Liman.
Born Richard Stuart Linklater, July 30, 1960, in Houston, TX; children: three daughters. Education: Attended Sam Houston State University, c.
Born Penelope Low, March 17, 1933, in Cairo, Egypt; daughter of Roger Low (a bank manager) and Vera Greer; immigrated to England, 1945; married Jack Lively (a university teacher; died, 1998), June 27, 1957; children: Josephine, Adam. Education: St.
Born June 5, 1968, in Cedar Rapids, IA; son of Kurt (an aerospace engineer) and Linda (a Lutheran minister) Livingston. Education: Yale University, B.A., 1989.
Born Christopher Bridges, September 11, 1977, in Illinois; son of Roberta Shields; children: Karma (daughter).
Born in November, 1964, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Education: Earned degree from Hangzhou Teachers Institute, 1988.
Born in 1958 in Lawrence, NY; married Wendy Ballew (a footwear executive), 2005. Education: Attended the University of Miami, c.
Born Naguib Mahfouz Abdelaziz, December 11, 1911, in Cairo, Egypt; died August 30, 2006, in Cairo, Egypt. Author.
Born Makoto Iwamatsu, December 10, 1933, in Kobe, Japan; died of esophageal cancer, July 21, 2006, in Somis, CA. Actor.
Born May 10, 1976, in Holland, Michigan; son of Bob and Nancy Malda; married Kathleen Fent, c. 2002.
Born Peyton Williams Manning, March 24, 1976, in New Orleans, LA; son of Archie (a former professional football player) and Olivia Manning; married Ashley Thompson. Education: University of Tennessee, B.A., 1997, graduate studies, 1997–98.
Born September 19, 1964, in London, England; son of Brian and Angela Marber; married Debra Gillett (an actress), 2002; children: three sons. Education: Earned degree in English from Wadham College of Oxford University, c.
Born c. 1962, in New Jersey; daughter of Violetta Acocella (a shoe designer); married Silvano Marchetto (a restaurateur), 2004.
Born Nicholas Brice Marden Jr., October 15, 1938, in Bronxville, New York; son of Nicholas Brice (a mortgage servicer) and Kathryn Fox Marden; married Pauline Baez, 1960 (divorced, 1964); married Helen Harrington, 1968; children: Nicholas (from first marriage), Mirabelle, Melia (from second marriage). Education: Attended Florida Southern College, Lakeland, 1957–58; Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts, B.F.A., 1961; attended Yale Norfolk Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, Connecticut, 1961; Yale University School of Art and Architecture, M.F.A., 1963.
Born c. 1948; two marriages ended in divorce; children: one son, one daughter.
Matadin: Born September 29, 1961, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; married Inez Van Lamsweerde, 1999. Van Lamsweerde: Born September 25, 1963, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; married Vinoodh Matadin, 1999.
Born Robert Bruce Mathias, November 11, 1930, in Tulare, CA; died of cancer, September 2, 2006, in Fresno, CA. Olympic athlete and politician.
Born June 12, 1974, in Neagar, Ishikawa, Japan; son of Masao Matsui (a reverend).
Born July 5, 1979, in St. Germain en Laye, France; daughter of Francis (an engineer) and Françoise Mauresmo.
Born October 16, 1977; son of Richard (a high school principal) and Margaret (a middle school teacher) Mayer. Education: Attended the Berklee College of Music.
Born March 26, 1970, in London, England; son of a construction worker and a housekeeper.
Born November 12, 1934, in Dublin, Ireland; died of cancer, March 30, 2006, in Dublin, Ireland. Author.
Born Jonathan O'Keeffe, July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland; son of John and Mary-Geraldine (Myers) O'Keeffe.
Born August 27, 1969, in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; son of Felipe (a photographer) and Maria Teresa Favela (a seamstress) Millan; married Ilusion, c. 1994; children: Cesar, Calvin.
Born Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, June 15, 1950, in Sadulpur, Rajasthan, India; son of Mohan (a steel company manager) Mittal; married Usha; children: Aditya (son), Vanisha (daughter). Education: Earned degree from St.
Born Juan Evo Morales Aima, October 26, 1959, in Isavalli, Orinoca, Sud Caranas, Bolivia; son of Dionisto Morales Choque (a herder and farmer) and Maria Mamani.
Born Henry Madison Morris, October 6, 1918, in Dallas, TX; died after a series of strokes, February 25, 2006, in Santee, CA. Creationism theorist and author.
Born Clarence Ray Nagin Jr., June 11, 1956, in New Orleans, LA; married Seletha Smith, 1982; children: Jeremy, Jarin (son), Tianna. Education: Tuskegee Institute, B.S., 1978; Tulane University, M.B.A., 1994.
Born October 15, 1957, in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India; daughter of Amrit (a civil servant) and Praveen (a social worker) Nair; married Mitch Epstein (a photographer), 1981 (divorced); married Mahmood Mamdani (a professor), 1991; children: Zohran (son, from second marriage). Education: Attended University of Delhi, 1975–76; Harvard University, B.A., 1979.
Born John Byron Nelson, February 4, 1912, in Waxahachie, TX; died of natural causes, September 26, 2006, in Roanoke, TX. Professional golfer.
Group formed mid-1990s in Hanna, Alberta; members include Daniel Adair (born February 19, 1975, in Toronto, Ontario), drums; Brandon Kroeger, drums (member c. 1995–99): Chad Kroeger (born 1974), vocals, guitar; Mike Kroeger, bass; Ryan Peake, guitar, vocals; Ryan Vikedal, drums (member 1999–2005).
Born Merta Birgit Svensson, May 17, 1918, in Västra Karup, Sweden; died December 25, 2005, in Västra Karup, Sweden. Opera singer.
Born Dirk Werner Nowitzki, June 19, 1978, in Wurzburg, Germany; son of Joerg and Helen Nowitzki.
Born March 4, 1954, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; naturalized U.S. citizen; married Bo Welch (a production designer and art director), 1992; children: two sons.
Born John Jordan O'Neil, Jr., November 13, 1911, in Carrabelle, FL; died October 6, 2006, in Kansas City, MO. Professional baseball player, coach, and scout.
Born August 4, 1961, in Hawaii; son of Barack Obama, Sr. and Ann Dunham; married Michelle Robinson, 1992; children: Malia, Sasha.
Born Lorena Ochoa, November 15, 1981, in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Born in 1953, in Connecticut; daughter of a painter; married first husband, 1974 (divorced); married Curtis Sanders (a textile company executive), July, 2000; children: Brita (from first marriage). Education: Earned degree from Montserrat College of Art, 1974.
Born Alvis Edgar Owens Jr., August 12, 1929, in Sherman, TX; died of a heart attack, March 25, 2006, in Bakersfield, CA. Singer.
Born June 11, 1960, in Cleveland, OH; son of Mustafa (a cardiothoracic surgeon) and Suna Atabay (a physician and director of a pharmaceutical company) Oz; married Lisa Lemole (an actress and film and television producer); children: Daphne, Arabella, Zoe, Oliver. Education: Harvard University, B.A., 1982; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., M.B.A., 1986.
Born June 7, 1952, in Istanbul, Turkey; married Aylin Tofajjal Turegen, 1982 (divorced, 2001); children: Ruya (daughter). Education: Earned degree in journalism from Robert College; studied architecture at Istanbul Technical College; received degree from University of Istanbul, Institute of Journalism, 1976.
Born Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks, November 30, 1912, in Fort Scott, KS; died of complications from high blood pressure and prostate cancer, March 7, 2006, in New York, NY. Photographer and director.
Born Rosa Louise McCauley, February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, AL; died of natural causes, October 24, 2005, in Detroit, MI. Civil rights activist.
Born c. 1971; daughter of an environmental engineering executive.
Born Elizabeth Joy Peyton in 1965 in Danbury, CT; daughter of candlemakers; married Rirkrit Tiravenija (an artist), early 1990s (divorced). Education: Earned degree from the School of Visual Arts, 1987.
Born March 18, 1941, in Prattville, AL; died of a heart attack, January 19, 2006, in Reston, VA. Singer and songwriter.
Born July 26, 1965, in New York, NY; son of Byrne (a drama teacher) and Joyce (a drama teacher; maiden name, Hiller) Piven. Education: Graduated from Drake University, c.
Born Anna Mazepa, August 30, 1958, in New York; died of gunshot wounds, October 7, 2006, in Moscow, Russia. Journalist.
Born William Everett Preston, September 9, 1946, in Houston, TX; died of kidney failure, June 6, 2006, in Scottsdale, AZ. Musician.