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  1. Co-inventor of games, including Twister. Also an author and illustrator
  2. German political activist and ship captain (Sea-Watch), born 1988
  3. JFK Assassination/Texas School Book Depository Clerk employee bookkeeping department for six months in 1963 Virgie Rackley a.k.a. Mrs. Donald Sam Baker, says she never meet or knew Lee Harvey Oswald
  4. Private investigative team believe D.B. Cooper is an individual named Robert Rackstraw who flew helicopters in the Vietnam War and is now 73 and living in the San Diego area
  5. June 15, 1919 - January 23, 2011 Texas lawyer for more than fifty years. She was the first female prosecutor in Dallas County, Texas. She spearheaded a coalition to establish the Marital Property Act of 1967, and the Texas Family Code
  6. Nepalese Gurkha awarded the Victoria Cross in June 1944
  7. Unverified World War 1-Era Veteran from Nepal served in Gurkha Regiment. Lives in United States (New Hampshire) Born: 01/01/1900
  8. United States Congress from 1967-1983 for Illinois's 19th congressional district/last surviving members of the House Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach Richard M. Nixon
  9. Spy/March 8, 1971 with her Husband John, took a lock pick and a crowbar and broke into a Federal Bureau of Investigation office in a suburb of Philadelphia, making off with nearly every document inside
  10. Spy/March 8, 1971 with his wife Bonnie, took a lock pick and a crowbar and broke into a Federal Bureau of Investigation office in a suburb of Philadelphia, making off with nearly every document inside
  11. Larry Raines  (2)
    Survivor of the 1970 Kent State shooting. Went to the demonstrations with friend Dean Kahler, who was shot and paralyzed. In the moments after the attack, he cradled the bloodied Sand Sheuer as she lay dying
  12. 51st Oldest Living Person in the World. Born: 10/17/1899
  13. Survivor of 1944 Hartford Ringling Brother?s Circus Fire
  14. Member of the Munich branch of the student resistance group White Rose. Born: 10/11/1913
  15. One of two last survivors, and the last female, of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. Born: 1915. She recently celebrated her 105th birthday. She lives in the USA
  16. Sister of Buell Wesley Fraizer JFK November 22 1963
  17. Inventor, TIME's First-Ever Kid of the Year (2020)
  18. Human rights activist and advocate of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in America
  19. WWII Army electrical engineer (b.1920) assigned to the Manhattan Project's Los Alamos site. One of the last surviving witnesses of the first atomic explosion, the Trinity Test on July 16, 1945
  20. first officer on the D.B. Cooper flight in 1971
  21. David Ray  (3)
    US Secret Service, Pres. Nixon to Reagan
  22. American criminal convicted of the assassination of civil rights and anti-war activist Martin Luther King, Jr
  23. One of oldest people in the world. Born:05/17/1895 Lives in New Hampshire. 2nd Oldest Person in the World One of only three people living today born in the year 1895
  24. One of six teens that went to JFK Airport to see the Beatles in 1964 and Ringo Starr took a picture of them. Pictured in Starr's book 'Photograph'
  25. Connally's press rep., delivered one of 1st eyewitness reports FK's assassination to media, nationally prominent Texan corporate communications & public affairs counselor part of state's business & political scene for 1/2+ a century
  26. Eric Bana played his life story in 'Chopper'
  27. JFK - Secret Service 1960-1981, on the right front running board of the follow-up car in the Dallas motorcade, pictured in a series of famous Kennedy assassination photographs
  28. American supercentenarian and currently the oldest black person in the world. Born in 1898
  29. US centenarian, born 2020. Served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (1938-39), then in the Air Force in Germany at the end of WWII (1945-46)
  30. Survivor of 1944 Hartford Circus Fire/Burned but not taken to Hartford Hospital for 4 days. Then taken to hospital run by Army doctors - so could be given penicillin for the infections. It had not yet been released for use by civilians
  31. Dick Reavis was the reporter who asked a Branch Davidian member where Mt. Carmel was, tipping off the group of the impending ATF raid. Helped transport wounded ATF Agent to EMS on hood of his truck
  32. Veteran of Polish-Soviet War. Born: 1907 (1920 Battle of Warsaw)
  33. The owner and occupier of the Palmer family home, seen in Twin Peaks. She appears onscreen in the final episode of the series
  34. Born in 1898. Claims to have fought in the Mexican Revolution. Lives in Illinois, U.S.A
  35. Political campaigner
  36. Co - founder of the music group The Dramatics. He witnessed the events at the Algiers Motel in 1967 and was harassed and beaten brutally by the police. The movie Detroit was based on these events
  37. German Author/Publicist, Victim of the Reemtsma-Kidnapping in 1996
  38. Civil rights activist, educator (born 1929). One of the 'Courageous Eight' who helped organize the Selma Marches in 1965, and the man who extended an invitation to Martin Luther King to join them
  39. Young schoolgirl who was at the 1963 Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that killed 5 others
  40. WWII - contemporary witness of the Port Chicago disaster; largest US mainland munitions explosion, July 17, 1944, Naval Magazine, Port Chicago, CA. As of 2018, she is the oldest National Park Ranger in the United States, born Sept. 22, 1921
  41. First Disneyland Ambassador (1965) and 2015 Disney Legend. She hosted along with Walt Disney the 'Disneyland 10th Anniversary' episode of 'Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.'
  42. Survivor of the sinking of the S.S. Andrea Doria in 1956 (Born: 1935) He was 21 at the time and was one of 1,706 passengers and crew on the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria . He lives in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
  43. Niece of Greta Garbo
  44. Journalist and author who survived Jonestown
  45. Known as 'Hitler's Favorite Test Pilot'. Hanna was a German Nazi test pilot who tested many different types of German planes throughout World War 2. She is also the author of The Sky My Kingdom
  46. Gun Entrepreneur Died 1892
  47. Former Tristan da Cunha island chief
  48. Colombian American Supercentenarian born 1906
  49. Former FBI Associate Deputy Director/Noted Homeland Security Advisor, Appointed to SuperCom Advisory Board
  50. Jim Reynolds  (2)
    Man who claims to be the Sailor kissing a nurse on VJ Day in Alfred Eisenstadt's famous Life Magazine photo
  51. He was the first helicopter pilot to fly Lyndon Johnson as President on the evening of Nov.22/63
  52. U.S. World War II D-Day veteran Tom Rice, from Coronado, California, parachutes in a tandem jump into a field in Carentan, Normandy, France, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. WWII: ETO. D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne, Eagles Nest
  53. President of Planned Parenthood
  54. Was one of the Greensboro Four. On February 1, 1960, they sat down at a segregated lunch counter in the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth's store, challenging the store's policy on segregation. This event was a major milestone in the African-American
  55. FBI: Main Spokesman during the Waco / Branch Davidian Standoff
  56. President of USA Track and Field, the sport's governing body in this country, from 1996 to 2000competed in discus in the 1960 U.S. Olympic Trials
  57. Tunnel Rat/Vietnam War
  58. Veteran, born 1943, of the 101st Airborne, 327th Division that was called into service by President Eisenhower to protect the Little Rock Nine students integrating the high school in 1957
  59. Became part of the Texas Rangers in 1947 and was assigned with Company B in Gainesville/After 30 years of service Rigler retired, and lived to be the second oldest living retired-Ranger/His Book; 'In The Line of Duty'
  60. Born 5/1925.Oldest working nurse in the country
  61. Was there with JFK after he was shot, transported body to airport via ambulance
  62. Supercentenarian born 1896. Oldest person in Australia
  63. Jack Riley  (3)
    Agent that helped capture El Chapo
  64. Flight Attendant , was a Pan Am stewardess aboard the White House Press Plane during the Kennedy Years , was at Love Field the day of the assassination
  65. F. Scott Fitzgerald's personal secretary
  66. Asst Mgr Citibank in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) April 1975- the month that Americans evacuated (then) South Vietnam. Realizing that his co-workers at Citibank would likely face death after a Communist take over-he figured out how to get all 105 of them
  67. An American ornithologist and wildlife conservationalist; Secretary of the Smithsonian (1964-1984)
  68. Born 1925. WW2 Veteran. Navy Guard Veteran. Enlisted at age of 17. Was on Armed Ships And Mercant Vessels. 91st Birthday August 16, 2016
  69. JFK - Doctor on that team that worked to save Lee Harvey Oswald at Parkland Hospital after Jack Ruby shot him
  70. WWII Soviet Veteran, fought in the Battle of Stalingrad. Lives in Canada, possibly Toronto
  71. Dallas Policeman assigned crowd control on Main St. during Presidential Motorcade and , after Oswald's shooting , guard duty at Parkland Hospital
  72. JFK - Secret Service; in front of Presidential Secret Service follow-up car in the Dallas motorcade when Kennedy was assassinated
  73. One of the last Spanish Flu survivors. As of April 2020, she is 103 and living in Australia
  74. Real Life Cop portrayed in movie 'American Gangster'
  75. Member of the Little Rock Nine; group of African-American students who enrolled in all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Awarded Congressional Gold Medal in 1999
  76. Green Beret presumed dead after his helicopter was shot down in a 1968 secret mission over Laos, has been found more than four decades later in south-central Vietnam/Can only speak Vietnamese
  77. A reporter for WFAA in 1963 , he was present at the Texas Theatre when Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested
  78. Born December 25, 1951, designed interactive computer graphics software and developed Adventure, the first graphical adventure video game for Atari 2600
  79. First African American to become Chancellor of University of Arkansas
  80. Claims to be Oprah Winfrey's father
  81. Author/Speaker/Widow of Challenger Space Shuttle Commander Richard 'Dick' Scobee
  82. Félix Ismael Rodríguez Mendigutia b.5/31/1941 former CIA officer known for involvement in Bay of Pigs Invasion, in interrogation & execution of Marxist guerilla Che Guevara & his ties to George H. W. Bush during Iran-Contra affair
  83. Former janitor at the North Tower of the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001, attacks and was in the basement of the North Tower when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the building.
  84. Music producer and filmmaker and descendant of Washington and Emily Roebling who built The Brooklyn Bridge. He is now 46 and lives in Brooklyn, U.S.A
  85. Mike Rogers  (5)
    Eyewitness to the UFO case where his friend and co-worker Travis Walton was abducted by aliens in the forest near Snowflake Arizona in 1975.
  86. 98-Year-Old nonagenarian athlete born 11/1917 who set the World Indoor 1500 Meter Record. He now owns every age group world indoor track record from the 800 meters up
  87. infamous teacher caught in scandal
  88. Former US Mint sculptor; Designer of the reverse side of the United States Golden Sacagawea dollar; also made four of the State Quarter designs
  89. Soviet Nurse, Word War II, WWII, Stalingrad
  90. German born psychologist and parapsychologist who in 1958, alongside J.G Pratt defined a 'poltergeist' as a paranormal phenomenon which consists of events alluding to the manifestation of an imperceptible entity. He is now 85 and lives in Georgia, USA
  91. WWII vet, born 1913. Served in the Philippines and Australia. In his life, saw Lou Gehrig's farewell speech, and met Martin Luther King Jr and Mother Teresa. At 24, drove himself to see a famous airship land, and ended up witnessing the Hindenburg explode
  92. Egyptologist, regular guest on TV programmes such as Ancient Aliens
  93. Busboy at the Ambassador Hotel who was shaking hands with Robert Kennedy as he was assasinated by Sirhan Sirhan
  94. Philippines Ambassador to United States
  95. First Lady to President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt
  96. First Lady - Late Wife of FDR
  97. Mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  98. Bloodline/Grandson of Pres. Franklin Roosevelt/Lives in Mill Valley, California
  99. Great Great Grandson of Theodore Roosevelt
  100. Great Grandson Of Theodore Roosevelt
  101. Born in 1927, a scholar, historian and author; the daughter of Anna Roosevelt Dall; granddaugther of President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  102. US Lawyer, Statesman (1845-1937). Sec. of War under McKinley and T. Roosevelt, NY Senator, and 1912 Nobel Peace Prize winner
  103. Centenarian (1900-2003). One of the last living women to vote in the 1920 election, and one of the last to have visited the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
  104. Earl Rose  (2)
    JFK - Doctor at Parkland Hospital who would have been part of the autopsy team if it would have been done in Texas; conducted Oswald's autopsy, as well as those for J.D Tippit and later Jack Ruby
  105. 10th Juror on Jack Ruby Trial to the JFK Assassination/WW2 fighter pilot
  106. 1961 left college to join the Congress of Racial Equity (CORE) as Freedom Rider, traveled on buses throughout South to protest segregation and challenge the lack of enforcement of laws that made segregation on buses illegal/born 1940
  107. 1950s Army Veteran and gay husband of Hubert Spires. He helped fight for a honorable discharge for Spires and they succeeded in 2017 when Spires got a honorable discharge from the US Military after over 60 years
  108. Former Senior Vice President of Products at Google and current advisor to Alphabet Inc. management team and board. Featured in an Academy Award-winning documentary about espionage in the digital age. Coauthor of How Google Works
  109. 1896-1973 U.S. lawyer, judge, Democratic political figure, and presidential speechwriter/Was FDR Special Counsel upon FDR's death Truman asked him to stay on, initially through V-E Day, then through V-J Day, and finally into 1946
  110. The movie Casino was based on him (Deniro's Character)
  111. Person in schindlers list
  112. Swedish Rally Driver - One of the most successful rally drivers from Sweden. 1st Female Touring Car Grand Prix Winner
  113. Great Great Grandson of Jesse James
  114. Operating Room technician at Parkland Memorial when President Kennedy brought there after assassination
  115. Great Grandson of Jesse James
  116. Centenarian of the Gensworth Financial Ad Campaign Born 1906
  117. Great Great Grandson of Jesse James
  118. Thurman was a member of the Dallas Police Dept. and served as one of the pallbearers at the funeral of Officer J.D. Tippit
  119. Great Great Granddaughter of Jesse James
  120. Holocaust survivor, born 1932. Mother, sister killed in a train wreck by saboteurs, father gassed at Auschwitz. He and a brother hid with various people throughout the war. Saw Hitler in Vienna, and Churchill in a victory parade in Belgium
  121. One of oldest people in the world. Born 1895 Lives in France
  122. Is a centenarian and an African-American civil rights activist, ordained minister, and attorney
  123. U.S. Air Force Honor Guard
  124. Witness that said he saw another man with a gun in the Sixth Floor Book Depository Building and stuck by the story when questioned by the Warren Commission. He was a high school student and worked for Pizza Inn at the time
  125. Last survivor of the Gresford mine disaster of 1934. It is one of Britain's worst coal mining disasters. He was a teenager at the time. Also a WW2 veteran. He recently celebrated his 100th birthday. He lives in the UK
  126. FBI Whistleblower; FBI agent who identified 9-11 hijacker before attacks
  127. JFK/Air Force One crew member that was in Dallas, 22 November 1963
  128. Brother of Jack Ruby, the man who killed Lee Harvey Oswald in the case of Assassination of JFK
  129. First responder at the Pentagon during the 9/11 Terrorists Attacks
  130. She and her sister are recognized by Guinness Book of records as the oldest living sisters
  131. Assistant present at the autopsy of President Kennedy at Bethesda
  132. German nurse (Born: 1929) who was stationed at Hitler's bunker during the final days of WW2. She was 15 at the time and met Joseph Goebbels and his family on the day Hitler committed suicide. She is now 88 and lives in Germany
  133. Highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during WW2. Also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  134. 1980 boston marathon cheat
  135. Grand son of Pablo Picasso
  136. Daughter-in-law of Pablo Picasso
  137. Businessman and co-Founder of Citizens for Eisenhower which propelled DDE into the presidency. Later a White House aide to Eisenhower. An heir to the Colgate-Palmolive fortune, and first husband of actress Dina Merrill
  138. JFK - Secret Service agent for the Kennedys, had a career from 1958 to 1978
  139. Real-Life hero of the Hotel Rwanda
  140. White House Chef
  141. Jack Russell  (3)
    Man who claims to be the Sailor kissing a nurse on VJ Day in Alfred Eisenstadt's famous Life Magazine photo; became a psychologist in Whittier, CA
  142. Born 1937,nicknamed 'Slug', American computer scientist - Spacewar!
  143. Key Witness in Jim Garrison's prosecution of Clay Shaw in connection with conspiring to murder JFK
  144. pilot landed small aircraft in red sq. in moscow
  145. Marine Guard of Honor, JFK funeral/ enlisted in 1960 Two years after enlisting, they found themselves on separate boats off coast of Cuba, part of a flotilla that was prepared to invade the island if Cuban missile crisis came to a head
  146. Prosecution witness, Police Reporter for the Dallas Morning News in the Jack Ruby Trial for murder of Lee Harvey Oswald who slated to have assassinated JFK/Said he saw Ruby at police headquarters at least 3x night of Nov. 22
  147. Survived having a frozen turkey (thrown out the window by teens for a thrill) shattering her windshield and smashing her face. Awoke several weeks later with no knowledge of what had happened. Created the Forgiveness Project
  148. Frank Ryan  (2)
    Member of the Coast Guard , he was part of the Ceremonial Guard at President Kennedy's funeral
  149. Jim Ryan  (4)
    A stringer for the Chicago Tribune in '63 , he took photos at Dealey Plaza , at Parkland and Love Field . His image of Air Force One leaving Dallas was published the next day
  150. Baby featured in Dorothea Lange's famous photo 'Migrant Mother' with her mother and two of her siblings; taken in 1936 during the Great Depression; sister of Katherine McIntosh
  151. German economist