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George Carruthers Biography

Produced on October 1, 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio, scientist George Carruthers constructed his first telescope in age 10. His telescope and image converter was utilized to spot molecular hydrogen in space and his uv camera/spectograph was used by Apollo 16 throughout the flight to the moon. Today, Carruthers educates at ...

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George Orwell Biography

The pseudonym George was a man of strong views who addressed a number of the most important political movements of his times, including imperialism, fascism and communism. His dad stayed behind in India and seldom visited. (His father’s sister, Avril, was created in 1908.) Orwell did not actually understand his ...

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Richard Nixon Biography

Nixon ran for president in 1960 but lost to magnetic Massachusetts senator John F. Kennedy. Undeterred, Nixon return to the race eight years after and won the White House with a strong margin. In 1974, he resigned rather than be impeached for covering up illegal actions of party members in ...

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Sean Connery Biography

In the 1950s, he was cast in numerous movies and television programs. In the early 1960s, he got the lead character of James Bond in Dr. No. He continued to work consistently in picture then, as well as in 1987, won an Academy Award. The son of Joe, a truck ...

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Osama bin Laden Biography

5 Gallery 5 Pictures Osama was the seventh of 50 kids born to Muhammad bin Laden, but the only child from his dad’s union to Alia Ghanem. Osama’s dad began his professional life in the 1930s in comparative poverty, employed as a porter in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. During his time ...

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Davy Jones Biography

The Monkees debuted on television in September 1966, and Davy Jones brought plenty of interest from enthusiasts for his charm, wit, warm sense of humor and boyish good looks. 23 Gallery 23 Pictures An associate of the Monkees, Davy Jones became a favorite teen idol in the late 1960s. He ...

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Martina Navratilova Biography

Complete Episode (TV14; 45:07) A complete biography of Martina Navratilova. Produced in Czechoslovakia in 1956, Martina Navratilova started playing tennis at a youthful age, and was among the best female tennis players on the planet in the late 1970s and early ’80s. After in life, she authored a collection of ...

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Mike Nichols Biography

Produced on November 6, 1931, Mike Nichols immigrated to America from Germany with his family in age 7. His early movies include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967), that he received an Academy Award for the best director. Nichols died of cardiac arrest on November 19, ...

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Evander Holyfield Biography

Created October 19, 1962, Evander Holyfield won the bronze medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics before going professional. In 1994, however, he again lost the title, when Michael Moorer got the better of him. Holyfield brought lots of focus in 2005, when he performed on the hit show Dancing ...

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