Miles Davis

  • May 26, 1926
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Widely considered as one of the top musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis (1926–1991) was a major force in jazz. He was

Kurt Gödel

  • Apr 28, 1906
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One of the major modern mathematicians, Kurt Gödel’s (1906–1978) contributions quickly became part of the foundation of his field, before he had even

Samuel Beckett

  • Apr 13, 1906
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An Irish avant-garde playwright, poet and novelist who is considered one of the fathers of the postmodernist movement, Samuel Beckett (1906–1989) was awarded

Salvador Dalí

  • May 11, 1904
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Although inspired by Renaissance masters, Spanish painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and designer Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) is known to the general public for his bizarre and

Paul Dirac

  • Aug 08, 1902
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One of the world’s most accomplished theoretical physicists, Paul Dirac (1902–1984) stands as one of the founders of quantum mechanics. A brilliant mathematician

Alfred Hitchcock

  • Aug 13, 1899
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The undisputed “master of suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) was an iconic film director and producer of over 50 movies, including Dial M for Murder, Vertigo,

Ernest Hemingway

  • Jul 21, 1899
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Pulitzer and Nobel-winning writer, Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961) was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, whose simple, clear, and distinctive style revolutionized literature.