Its a common thing with all of us that whenever we talk about famous people we immediately think of the film personalities. These shiny figures undoubtedly are popular but the word famous is not just for the glamour world. It has a broader meaning to it. There are many personalities in this world who though not a part of the silver screen are definitely well known throughout the world. The work they have done and the impact they have had has made them famous. They are the best their fields can have. Ever wondered when your favorite sportsmen or scientist or singer was born. Here are 10 famous people born in January-February-March!
10. Kapil Dev.
Kapil dev’s full name is Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikunj. He was born on the 6th of January in the year 1959. He was the second youngest siblings amongst the 7 children born to his parents. He stayed his childhood in Chandigarh in Punjab. Kapil is considered as one of the legends of the cricket world. He was the captain of the Indian cricket team when we won the First World Cup. He was an outstanding bowler and had the record of maximum number of wickets until 2000. In the year 1994 he took retirement from the game. He is currently one of the players in the ICC Hall of Fame.
9. Rahul Dravid.
Rahul was born into a Brahmin family in Madhya Pradesh in the City of Indore on the 11th of January 1973. He is considered as one of the best players the world of cricket has ever seen. Till today only three Indian players have crossed 10000 runs and Dravid is one of them. He is also the third largest scorer in the world of test cricket. It is said that A bowler loses all the hopes of getting a wicket if he has Dravid on the pitch. Such is the quality of his name and he is called the wall of cricket. He took retiremnet from all forms of cricket in March 2012.
8. A.R. Rahman.
A.R. stands for allahrakha. He is an unprovoked icon in the world of music. He was born in Chennai on the 6th of January in the year 1967. His earlier name was A.S. Dileep. In the year 1984 he along with his entire family turned to Islam and he adopted the name A.R.Rahman. He lost his father, R.K. shekhar, when he was only 9 years old. His father was also a music composer. A.R. Rahman is one of the most successful musicians of all times. His unique style of merging Indian classical with the western instruments makes him one of the best composers around. He has been awarded with uncountable Indian national awards and also with the Grammy and BAFTA awards. He has made India proud and continues to do so.
7. Michael Jordan.
Michael was born the in the city of new York in Brooklyn on the 17th of February 1963. The family then shifted to North Carolina. He was a professional basketball for America. The football fans would know what stuff Jordan is. He is considered a legend in the field of basketball. no other player like him existed. He was a part of the American club The Bulls. He was given the nickname of “Air Jordan” for his consistent Slam dunks.
6. George Washington.
He is rightfully called the father of America. He was born to Augustine Washington and his second wife on the 22nd of February 1732 in Virginia. He lost his father at the age of 11 and was looked after by his step brother Lawrence since then like his father. george became the commander in chief of the American army in the revolutionary wars. He was the first president of the country and was elected as the president twice. He is one of the three iconic presidents till date in the country. He is one of the four faces at Mt. Rushmore.
5. Abraham Lincoln.
He was the 16th president of the United States of America. He was born to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln on the 12th of February 1809 in Kentucky. Lincoln lost his mother in 1818 and latter on in 1819 got a step mother whom he got very attached to. Lincoln was a self learner and an avid reader. He became the president in march 1861 and successfully helped the country and its people flourish. He was assassinated in the year 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. This was the first ever assassination of a president in the country. Lincoln in one of the three great presidents. He too is immortalized with Mt. Rushmore.
4. Albert Einstein.
Einstein was born on the 14th of March in the year 1879 in the country of Germany. His father was an engineer and manufactured electrical equipments powered by direct current. Albert is one of the greatest scientists ever to live. He was a physicist par imagination. He gave the theory of relativity and various photoelectric principles. He is immortalized with the equation E=mc2. His brain is still under study and is a matter of extreme curiosity for majority of biologists.
3. Carlos Slim Helu.
The name involves both the maternal (Helu) and paternal (Slim) names. He was born on the 28th of January in the year 1940 in Mexico. Are you wondering who he is and why is he on the list of famous people ? If yes then let me tell you Carlos Slim is the world’s richest man at present and has assets worth 69 Billion dollars. He holds a majority in various Mexican companies. His telecom was the largest single provider in America in 2010. He holds the position of the worlds richest man since 2010.
2. Sam Walton.
Sam Walton’s real name is Samuel Moore. he was born on the 29th of March in the year 1918 in Oklahoma He is the founder of the world wide retail “Walmart.” The first Wal-Mart was launched in the year 1962 in Arkansas. Since then the outlets flourished as they gained enormous popularity among the Americans. It changed the whole idea of shopping. Today there are about 4500 Walmart outlets in the world. Sam died in the year 1992 of blood cancer.
1. Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah was born on the 29th of January 1954 in Mississippi to a single mother. She is known the most for her talk show “the Oprah Winfrey show” which is the only show to reach that caliber ever. She has led a life of hardships when young and is therefore a great philanthropist.She started her career as a news reader at a local station but soon gained a major spot due to her emotional speeches at the broadcast. She is the biggest black social activists. Oprah is considered as the most powerful women in the world.