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-- b.6/9/1943Businessperson, BritishMisc: Advertiser; of Saatchi and Saatchi
-- b.6/21/1946Politician, Executive, English, IraqianMisc: CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi
-- b.9/9/1945Philanthropist, Sports Figure, CubanMisc: NASCAR team owner
-- b.9/8/1828 d.11/4/1918 (90)Philanthropist
-- b.8/4/1816 d.7/22/1906 (89)Congressperson, FinancierMisc: played a part in organizing his country's railroad and telegraph systems.
-- b.7/24/1847 d.??/??/????FinancierMisc: I can't find the date he died
-- b.7/22/1963Restaurateur, Songwriter, Folk Singer, LesbianGroup Names: Indigo Girls
-- b.4/7/1740 N.S. d.1/6/1785 N.S. (44)Revolutionary, Financier, PolishMisc: helped financed the American Revolution
-- b.12/3/1919 d.10/26/1984 (64)Statesman, Industrialist, Philanthropist, Civil Rights Leader
-- b.2/12/1976 N.S.Chef, Restaurateur, Personality
-- b.8/28/1969 N.S.Executive
Colonel Harland David Sanders
-- b.9/9/1890 d.12/16/1980 (90)BusinesspersonNames/Places: b. near Henryville, IndianaMisc: Kentucky Fried Chicken founder
Margaret Higgins Sanger
-- b.9/14/1879 d.9/6/1966 (86)Nurse, Founder, Feminist, Social ReformerMisc: Planned Parenthood founder; Birth control; b. 1883 is wrong
Vincent Sardi Jr.
-- b.7/23/1915 d.1/4/2007 (91)Businessperson, Restaurateur
Vincent Sardi Sr.
-- b.12/23/1885 d.11/19/1969 (83)Businessperson, Restaurateur, Italian
-- b.2/27/1891 d.12/12/1971 (80)Inventor, Pioneer, Executive, RussianNames/Places: b. in UzlianMisc: Founded NBC & RCA, later bought by G.E.
-- b.7/2/1918 d.2/22/1997 (78)Businessperson, ExecutiveNames/Places: David's sonMisc: RCA head; NBC head 1955-65
Charles J. Sax
-- b.2/1/1791 d.4/26/1865 (74)Inventor, Manufacturer, BelgiumeseMisc: of saxophones
Richard Mellon Scaife
-- b.7/3/1932 d.7/4/2014 (82)Publisher, BusinesspersonMisc: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
-- b.10/26/1913 d.1/27/2004 (90)Labor Leader, British
-- b.7/9/1900 N.S. d.9/2/1982 N.S. (82)Businessperson, Brewer, Yachtsperson
Earl A. Scheib
-- b.2/28/1907 N.S. d.2/29/1992 N.S. (85)BusinesspersonMisc: mass car painter; unsure of DOB but a newspaper reported something about him celebrating a birthday
-- b.11/14/1881 d.3/4/1969 (87)Businessperson, Film Executive, Russian
-- b.4/28/1908 d.10/9/1974 (66)Businessperson, GermanMisc: credited with saving over 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories.
Phyllis Stewart Schlafly
-- b.8/15/1924 d.9/5/2016 N.S. (92)Author, Leader, Political ActivistMisc: antifeminist; Eagle Forum Pres
Benno C. Schmidt Jr.
-- b.3/20/1942LeaderMisc: former Yale University president
-- b.11/23/1961 N.S.RestaurateurMisc: editor's note: we're sorry, due to my employment by a business who directly competes with him, we refuse to identify the name of his business he represents on a website owned by the employee of one of his competitors.
-- b.10/9/1891 d.1/10/1953 (61)ManufacturerNames/Places: b. in ChicagoMisc: Baby Ruth candy bars
Dr. William Scholl
-- b.6/22/1882 d.3/29/1968 (85)Businessperson, ManufacturerMisc: founder & president of his own company
-- b.3/10/1947Engineer, Inventor, Philanthropist, Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll GuitaristNames/Places: b. in Boston (naturally)Group Names: Boston
-- b.11/23/1893 d.9/18/1987 (93)BusinesspersonMisc: head of the New York Stock Exchange
-- b.9/5/1929Executive, College Baseball Coach, College Basketball CoachMisc: reform-minded executive director of NCAA from 1988-93; announced resignation on May, 11, 1993, in wake of special investigator's report citing Univ. of Virginia with improper student-athlete loan program during Schultz's tenure as athletic director (1981-87).
-- b.7/19/1953 N.S.Entrepreneur, NBA OwnerMisc: Starbucks founder, chairman and CEOSports Teams: Seattle SuperSonics (owned 2002-2006)
-- b.2/18/1862 d.10/18/1939 (77)IndustrialistMisc: U.S. Steel Corp.
Frederick August Otto Schwarz
-- b.10/18/1836 d.5/17/1911 (74)BusinesspersonMisc: Toy retailer who started FAO Schwarz.
-- b.10/20/1958Businessperson, ActorTV Shows: The Waltons (as Ben Walton)
-- b.3/19/1925Government Official, Businessperson, ExecutiveMisc: Former White House national security adviser.
-- b.4/6/1939Businessperson, Executive
Joseph E. Seagram
-- b.4/15/1841 d.8/18/1919 (78)Politician, Businessperson, Philanthropist, British, CanadianMisc: distillery founder; major owner of thoroghbred racehorses
William Ralph Seagraves
-- b.4/21/1929 d.9/27/1998 (69)Businessperson, Drag RacerMisc: initiated R.J. Reynolds sponorship of motorsports
Richard W. Sears
-- b.12/7/1863 d.9/28/1914 (50)Businessperson, MerchantMisc: Sears Roebuck & Co. founder
-- b.2/24/1843 d.12/4/1913 (70)Inventor, Manufacturer, EnglishMisc: photographic dry plates for X-Rays & astronomy
-- b.9/14/1928 N.S. d.2/22/1997 N.S. (68)LeaderMisc: of Labor, American Federation of Teachers
-- b.5/15/1935 d.7/5/2015 (80)BusinesspersonMisc: Beekeeper; Burt's Bees personal care product line
Run Run Shaw
-- b.11/23/1907 d.1/7/2014 (106)Philanthropist, Entertainment FigureMisc: one of the most influential figures in the Asian entertainment industry. May have been born on November 19, 1907. Some sources state b. 1906
-- b.10/4/1900 d.11/29/1992 (92)Financier, TV/Movie/Stage ActorNames/Places: RN:Robert Shaen DaweTV Shows: The Adventure of Superman (as Insp. William Henderson)
Henry Alden Sherwin
-- b.9/27/1842 d.6/26/1916 (73)ManufacturerMisc: formed a paint company with Edward Williams
-- b.1/7/1963Executive, MLB Player, Australian
-- b.5/6/1903 d.1/23/1977 (73)Businessperson, Restaurateur
Mitzi Lee Shore
-- b.7/25/1930 N.S. d.4/11/2018 N.S. (87)BusinesspersonNames/Places: Pauly's motherMisc: founder of The Comedy Store, a comedy club, in Los Angeles in 1972 and became owner in 1974.
-- b.7/10/1921 d.8/11/2009 (88)Founder, Olympic AthleteNames/Places: Sargent's wife, Maria's momMisc: Special Olympics International founder
-- b.11/9/1915 d.1/18/2011 (95)Attorney/Lawyer, Businessperson, ExecutiveNames/Places: FN:Robert Jr., JFK's brother in law, Maria's dadMisc: the first Peace Corps director
-- b.12/31/1971Congressperson, Businessperson, NFL Quarterback
George P. Shultz
-- b.12/13/1920Economist, Statesman, Presidential Aide, BusinesspersonMisc: ex-Secretary of State
Benjamin "Buggsy" Siegel
-- b.2/28/1906 d.6/20/1947 (41)Businessperson, OutlawMisc: Gangster; shot dead at the Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion of his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, at the order of mob associates; gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, see?
-- b.1/9/1914 d.3/4/1992 (78)Executive, Music FigureMisc: Record exec
-- b.7/12/1948Author, Entrepreneur, Merchant, Teacher, Actor, TV Host, Producer, Clown, ExerciserNames/Places: b. in New Orleans; NN: The Court jester of HealthMisc: Deal-a-Meal program; D.T. was unable to avoid meeting this guy as he stormed into his old Cox Cable jobVideo Titles: Sweating to the Oldies (video series)TV Shows: General Hospital (as himself), The Richard Simmons Show (host)
-- b.9/10/1828 d.2/10/1910 (81)Inventor, ManufacturerMisc: Bedsprings
-- b.6/17/1955 N.S. d.9/11/2015 N.S. (60)Chef, Restaurateur
-- b.2/5/1907 d.6/2/1993 (86)Art Collector, Executive, IndustrialistNames/Places: Jennifer Jones' hubbyMisc: of Simon & Schuster
-- b.12/12/1915 d.5/14/1998 (82)Roman Catholic, Executive, Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Movie Director, Pop CroonerNames/Places: b. Hoboken, N.J.; NN:Ol' Blue Eyes, The Chairman of the Board; RFN:Francis Albert; wed Ava Gardner, then Mia Farrow, then Barbara MarxMisc: he did it HIS way, his "Love and Marriage" song became the theme for the TV series "Married...With Children"Song Titles: (Theme From) New York New York, Stardust, Fly Me To The Moon, I've Got You Under My Skin, Come Fly With Me, It Was a Very Good Year, Love and Marriage, Witchcraft, Strangers in the Night, That's Life, Somethin' Stupid, My WayAlbum Titles: The Voice of Frank Sinatra, Songs by Sinatra, In The Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers, A Swingin' Affair, Come Fly With Me, Only The Lonely, Nice 'n' Easy, September of My Years, Strangers in the Night, Sinatra at the SandsTV Shows: The Frank Sinatra ShowMovie Titles: From Here to Eternity, Scarface, The Man with the Golden Arm, The Manchurian Candidate, On The Town, Guys and Dolls, High Society, Pal Joey, Tony Rome
Samuel Knox Skinner
-- b.6/10/1938Politician, Government Official, Lawyer, BusinesspersonMisc: former Secretary of transportation; former White House Chief of Staff
-- b.??/??/1930 d.6/22/1992BusinesspersonMisc: Radio Program Director who was one of the originators of Top 40 Radio
-- b.6/9/1768 d.4/21/1835 (66)Manufacturer, BritishMisc: first cotton mill founder
-- b.1/28/1940 N.S.Businessperson, Philanthropist, Teacher, MexicanMisc: one of the richest person in the world in the 2010s decade
-- b.3/26/1954Leader, Political Activist, Radio Talk Show HostMisc: founded the Guardian Angels
Alfred P. Sloan Jr.
-- b.5/23/1875 d.2/17/1966 (90)Executive, Industrialist, PhilanthropistMisc: General Motors Corporation leader
-- b.4/20/1883 d.??/??/????BusinesspersonMisc: chairman of W & J Sloane Furniture Co.
-- b.9/13/1964Author, Commentator, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Radio Talk Show HostMisc: Radio and TV Personality
-- b.9/9/1899 d.4/4/1990 (90)ExecutiveMisc: American Airlines
-- b.8/11/1944Businessperson, ExecutiveMisc: Federal Express founder
-- b.10/28/1808 d.1/15/1893 (84)Inventor, Businessperson, ManufacturerMisc: Smith and Wesson revolvers with Daniel Baird Wesson
Jedediah Strong Smith
-- b.1/6/1799 d.5/27/1831 (32)Explorer, Fur Trader
-- b.9/13/1938 d.5/12/1994 (55)Labor Leader, BritishMisc: British Labor Party leader
Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith
-- b.8/8/1879 d.11/16/1950 (71)Philanthropist, Social ReformerMisc: Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder
-- b.7/12/1925 d.11/29/2007 (82)ExecutiveMisc: General Motors chairman, the subject of Roger And Me
-- b.8/27/1796 d.6/12/1870 (73)PhilanthropistMisc: founded Smith College in 1875
-- b.1/6/1933 N.S. d.4/11/2016 N.S. (83)Jewish, Businessperson, Hockey FigureNames/Places: RN:Edward M. "Ed" SniderSports Teams: Chairman of Comcast Spectacor, a company that owns the Philadelphia Flyers
-- b.4/6/1933BusinesspersonMisc: Simon & Schuster chairman
Russell M. Solomon
-- b.9/22/1925 N.S. d.3/4/2018 N.S. (92)Art Collector, EntrepreneurMisc: Tower Records founder
-- b.10/16/1946Author, Judaism convert, Merchant, TV/Movie Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess, Singer, ExerciserNames/Places: b. in San Bruno, CA; RN:Suzanne Mahoney; Alan Hammel's wifeMisc: Thighmaster sellerTV Shows: Three's Company's Christmas "Chrissy" Snow, She's the Sheriff's Hildy Granger, Step by Step's Carol Foster Lambert, Suzanne Somers Show (talk show)Movie Titles: American Graffiti (that blonde girl in the car!)
-- b.8/12/1930Author, Philanthropist, Investor, HungarianMisc: billionaire and activist
-- b.6/5/1926 d.6/15/2013 (87)Engineer, Businessperson, Philanthropist, HungarianMisc: a successful innovator in shipping
Wilma Porter Soss
-- b.3/13/1900 d.10/10/1986 (86)Businessperson
-- b.1/5/1979 N.S.Businessperson, Actress, Producer, Model, Mexican
Albert Goodwill Spalding
-- b.9/2/1850 d.9/9/1915 (65)Businessperson, Executive, MLB PitcherNames/Places: NN:Father of BaseballMisc: A.G. Spalding & Brothers Sporting Goods Co.; N.L. co-founderSports Teams: Rockford Forest Citys (National Association of Baseball Players, 1866-1870), Boston Red Stockings (League Player, 1871-1875), Chicago White Stockings (League Player 1876-1878, League Manager 1876-1877)
-- b.12/26/1939Executive, Outlaw, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, GuitaristNames/Places: b. in New York City; Ronnie's hubbyMisc: created the "wall of sound" overdubbing & "sound on sound" layering
-- b.7/14/1621 d.??/??/1683Manufacturer, GermanMisc: violins
A. Leland Stanford
-- b.3/9/1824 d.6/21/1893 (69)Senator, Governor, Businessperson, PhilanthropistMisc: railroad official; University founder
-- b.11/11/1931Congressperson, Businessperson
-- b.10/26/1863 d.4/16/1928 (64)BusinesspersonMisc: founded the Statler chain of hotels
-- b.4/26/1896 d.4/29/1981 (85)Doctor, BusinesspersonMisc: MCA founder, president, & chairman
-- b.3/25/1934Lecturer, Journalist, Editor, Businessperson, Feminist, Political ActivistNames/Places: b. in Toledo, OhioMisc: Ms. Magazine founder
Henry Engelhard Steinway
-- b.2/15/1797 d.2/7/1871 (73)Inventor, Manufacturer, GermanNames/Places: NN: The Father of the The Steinway Piano
-- b.3/5/1836 d.11/30/1896 (60)Inventor, ManufacturerMisc: The Steinway piano
Uriah Smith Stephens
-- b.8/3/1821 d.2/13/1882 (60)Labor LeaderMisc: was instrumental in founding the Knights of Labor, the first national labour union in the United States.
-- b.3/25/1938Businessperson, Philanthropist, InvestorMisc: Hartz Group CEO and chairman
-- b.5/5/1830 d.2/18/1906 (75)ManufacturerMisc: largest hat factory in the world
Edward R. Stettinius Jr.
-- b.10/22/1900 d.10/31/1949 (49)Presidential Aide, IndustrialistMisc: FDR's last Secretary of State
John Peters Stevens
-- b.2/2/1868 d.10/29/1929 (61)MerchantMisc: founded J.P. Stevens, one of the biggest firms in the American textile industry.
Roger L. Stevens
-- b.3/12/1910 d.2/2/1998 (87)Philanthropist, Stage ProducerMisc: founding chairman of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
-- b.1/29/1930Executive, Music FigureMisc: Stax label founder
Donna J. Stone
-- b.2/23/1933 d.12/12/1994 (61)Poet, Philanthropist
-- b.2/20/1910 d.6/4/1992 (82)Founder, Sports FigureMisc: Little League Baseball
-- b.5/6/1888 d.5/11/1954 (66)ManufacturerMisc: Eskimo Pie creator & prez
-- b.??/??/1644 d.12/18/1737 (93)Manufacturer, Violinist, ItalianMisc: the most renowned violin-maker in history; d. in Cremona, Italy.
-- b.2/6/1845 d.4/15/1912 (67)Merchant, GermanMisc: co-owner of Macy's department store with his brother Nathan
-- b.1/31/1848 d.1/11/1931 (82)Merchant, Philanthropist, GermanMisc: owner of Macy's department store in New York City and a pioneer in public health and child welfare; he has been considered the person who did the most for the city's welfare in the first quarter of the 20th century.
-- b.2/26/1829 d.9/26/1902 (73)Inventor, ManufacturerMisc: Jeans
Lewis L. Strauss
-- b.1/31/1896 d.1/21/1974 (77)Naval Officer, Scientist, Businessperson, Philanthropist
-- b.3/12/1831 d.11/27/1901 (70)ManufacturerMisc: the largest producer of wagons & carriages in America
-- b.4/14/1901 d.12/??/1977 (76)Labor Leader
-- b.8/2/1793 d.5/14/1859 (65)PhilanthropistMisc: Quaker pacifist, and political reformer who was most important as a leader of the antislavery movement.
-- b.9/7/1923 d.8/7/2015 N.S. (91)Businessperson, GolferMisc: LPGA founder; won 11 Majors and 50 LPGA events overall from 1949-62.
Louis Wade Sullivan
-- b.11/3/1933Physician, Government Official, BusinesspersonMisc: ex-Secretary of U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
John J. Sweeney
-- b.5/5/1934Labor LeaderMisc: AFL-CIO president (1955-2009)
-- b.6/24/1839 d.3/29/1903 (63)Inventor, ManufacturerMisc: refrigerated railroad cars; Swift and Company founder
-- b.12/1/1872 d.11/20/1957 (84)Economist, Executive, IndustrialistNames/Places: b. St. Louis, Mo., U.S. d. New York, N.Y.Misc: President of the General Electric Company (1922-39; 1942-44) in the United States. He greatly expanded the company's line of consumer products and pioneered profit-sharing and other benefits programs for its employees.