Kurt Jooss

German ballet dancer & choreographer, born in 1901, & regarded as the founder of Tanztheater.


American singer, actor, & model known as the “Princess of R&B” for hits incl. “Back & Forth” & “Try Again”.

David Bowie

English singer-songwriter & actor known for his innovation, influence, & hits incl. “Space Oddity” & “Fame”.

Janis Joplin

American singer-songwriter known for her 60s hits incl. “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby”, & “Bobby McGee”.

Charles Wagner

French reformed pastor & writer born in 1852. Influential in shaping the reformed theology of his time.

Horatio Alger

American writer born in 1832 known for novels about impoverished boys rising to the middle class.

Robert Le Vigan

French actor, Nazi-sympathizer, & fascist born in 1900. Appeared in more than 60 films.

Hideyo Noguchi

Japanese bacteriologist born in 1876. Known for his work on syphilis & unethical human experimentation.

Lucky Luciano

Italian-born gangster considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States, born in 1897.

Henri Cochet

French tennis player born in 1901. Ranked No. 1 in the world & member of the famous “Four Musketeers”.