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Jean Paul Richter -- b.3/21/1763 d.11/14/1825 (62)
Author, German

Les Richter -- b.10/26/1930 d.6/12/2010 (79)
NFL Player
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl; in College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1954-1962)

Mike Richter -- b.9/22/1966
NHL Goaltender
Names/Places: RFMN:Michael Thomas
Sports Teams: New York Rangers (1989-2003)

Sviatoslav Richter -- b.3/20/1915 N.S. or 3/7/1915 Ju-1 d.8/1/1997 N.S. (82)
Pianist, Russian

Wendi Richter -- b.9/6/1961 N.S.
Names/Places: aka Wendy Richter

William Oscar Richter -- b.11/21/2000
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Sarah and Andy's son

Christine Richters -- b.8/3/1966
Model, Playmate
Misc: May 1986

Maria Richwine -- b.6/22/1952
Actress, Colombian
TV Shows: aka Pablo (as Carmen Rivera)
Movie Titles: Hamburger: The Motion Picture, The Buddy Holly Story, The Sitter

Pat Rick -- b.2/18/1948
Actor, Comedian, Producer
Misc: Bill Clinton impersonator
Movie Titles: Silence of the Hams, The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave

Joe Rickard -- b.4/12/1987
Christian/Contemporary Performer
Group Names: Red

Tex Rickard -- b.1/2/1870 d.1/6/1929 (59)
Sports Figure
Misc: Boxing promoter of Jack Dempsey.; He made boxing fashionable and highly profitable, perhaps too much without forseeing the dreaded $50 pay-per-view fights decided in 90 seconds.

Ashley Rickards -- b.5/4/1992 N.S.
TV Shows: Awkward

Emily Bett Rickards -- b.7/24/1991
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Arrow (as Felicity Smoak)
Movie Titles: Brookly, Dakota's Summer, Flicka: Country Pride

Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker -- b.10/8/1890 N.S. d.7/23/1973 N.S. (82)
Aviator, Executive, Auto Racer
Misc: "Ace of Aces"; WW1 & WW2 pilot; Eastern Airlines president; Indianapolis 500; Also owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Chelsea Ricketts -- b.10/29/1989 N.S.
TV Shows: The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Scream Queens (as Amy Meyer)
Movie Titles: The Killing, True Blood

Howard Ricketts -- b.2/9/1871 N.S. d.5/3/1910 (39)

Matthew Ricketts -- b.4/3/1858 d.??/??/1917
Misc: the first Black man elected to the Nebraska State Legislature

Branch Rickey -- b.12/20/1881 d.12/9/1965 (83)
Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: instrumental in breaking baseball's color barrier '47; initiated the minor league farm system in 1919; Cardinals and Baseball Halls of Fame member
Sports Teams: St. Louis Browns (player 1905-1906), New York Highlanders (player 1907), St. Louis Browns (player 1914), St. Louis Browns (manager 1913-1915), St. Louis Cardinals (manager 1919-1925), St. Louis Browns (G.M. 1913-1915, 1919), St. Louis Cardinals (G.M. 1919-1942), Brooklyn Dodgers (G.M. 1943-1950), Pittsburgh Pirates (G.M. 1950-1955)

George Rickey -- b.6/6/1907 d.7/17/2002 (95)

Michael Rickfors -- b.12/4/1948
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Swedish
Group Names: Bamboo, The Hollies

Don Rickles -- b.5/8/1926 N.S. d.4/6/2017 N.S. (90)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Long Island, NY
Misc: Roast telecasts fave
TV Shows: The Don Rickles Shows, CPO Sharkey (as CPO Otto Sharkey), Foulups-Bleeps-and Blunders, Daddy Dearest (as Al Mitchell)
Movie Titles: Toy Story (as Mr. Potato Head)

Alan Rickman -- b.2/21/1946 d.1/14/2016 N.S. (69)
Actor, Director, English
Movie Titles: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, "Truly, Madly, Deeply", Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Die Hard, Michael Collins, Galaxy Quest, Love Actually, Harry Potter (series)

Hyman George Rickover -- b.1/27/1900 d.7/8/1986 (86)
Scientist, Polish
Names/Places: NN:Father of the Nuclear Navy
Misc: Vice Admirial; Atomic energy expert, AP gives d. Jul 8, others say Jul 9 but incorrect

Alicia Rickter -- b.9/21/1972
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: October 1995

Alba Rico -- b.2/26/1989 N.S.
Actress, Dancer, Singer, Spanish
TV Shows: Violetta

Don Rico -- b.9/26/1912 d.3/27/1985 (72)
Illustrator, Editor, Stuntman
Misc: Captain America

Flo Rida -- b.9/16/1979 N.S.
Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN: Tramar Lacel Dillard

Robert Ridder Sr. -- b.7/21/1919 N.S. d.6/??/2000 N.S. (0)
Hockey Figure

Louis Riddick -- b.3/14/1969
NFL Safety

Robb Riddick -- b.4/26/1957
NFL Runningback

Jimmie Riddle -- b.9/3/1918 d.12/10/1982 (64)
Multi-instrumentalist, Country Musician

Nelson Riddle -- b.6/1/1921 d.10/6/1985 (64)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Trombonist, Bandleader
Names/Places: b. in Hackensack, NJ; RN:Lisbon Antigua
TV Shows: Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Smothers Brothers, Julie Andrews, Tim Conway, Helen Reddy (all TV variety shows)

Greg Riddoch -- b.7/17/1945
MLB Manager, MLB Coach

Dr. Sally Kristen Ride -- b.5/26/1951 d.7/23/2012 (61)
Astronaut, Astrophysicist
Names/Places: b. in Encino, CA
Misc: the first woman in space

Isaiah Rider -- b.3/12/1971
NBA Player

Tom Ridge -- b.8/26/1945
Government Official
Misc: Former Homeland Security Secretary

Andrew Ridgeley -- b.1/26/1963
Songwriter, Drummer, Hip-Pop Guitarist, Auto Racer, English
Group Names: Wham!, soloist

Cleo Ridgely -- b.5/12/1893 d.8/18/1962 (69)

John Ridgely -- b.9/6/1909 d.1/18/1968 (58)

Robert Ridgely -- b.12/24/1931 d.2/8/1997 (65)
Misc: known for both on-camera roles and extensive voice-over work.

Stanley Ridges -- b.7/17/1891 d.4/22/1951 (59)
Movie Titles: Possessed, Sgt. York, Mr. Ace

Angie Ridgeway -- b.2/11/1965

Lindsay Ridgeway -- b.6/22/1985
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer
TV Shows: Sonic the Hedgehog, Boy Meets World (as Morgan Matthews)
Movie Titles: Cats Don't Dance (singing voice for Darla), Tower of Terror

Rick Ridgeway -- b.8/12/1949
Writer, Adventurer, Mountaineer, Businessperson

Stan Ridgeway -- b.4/5/1954
Composer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, New Wave Singer
Group Names: Wall of Voo Doo (through 1983), soloist
Song Titles: Ring of Fire, Mexican Radio (previous titles as lead of Wall of Voo Doo), Camouflage
Album Titles: Wall of Voo Doo, Drk Continent, Call of the West (previous titles as lead of Wall of Voo Doo), The Big Heat

General Matthew B. Ridgway -- b.3/3/1895 d.7/26/1993 (98)
Government Official
Misc: WWII general; Army Chief of Staff

Robert Ridgway -- b.7/2/1850 d.3/25/1929 (78)

Kaysar Ridha -- b.8/10/1980

Arnold Ridley -- b.1/7/1896 d.3/12/1984 (88)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, Director, English

Daisy Ridley -- b.4/10/1992 N.S.
Actress, English
Movie Titles: Star Wars: Episode VII -The Force Awakens, Scrawl

Emma Ridley -- b.5/10/1972
Actress, English
Movie Titles: Return to Oz

Greg Ridley -- b.10/23/1947 d.11/19/2003 N.S. (56)
Bassist, English
Group Names: Humble Pie, sessionist

John Ridley -- b.10/1/1965 N.S.
Movie Titles: 12 Years a Slave

Larry Ridley -- b.9/3/1937
Educator, Jazz Bassist
Misc: Music Educator

Mike Ridley -- b.7/8/1963
NHL Player, Canadian

Stevan Ridley -- b.1/27/1989 N.S.
NFL Runningback

Ralph Rieckermann -- b.8/8/1962
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Scorpions

John Riedling -- b.8/29/1975
MLB Player

Leni Riefenstahl -- b.8/22/1902 d.9/8/2003 (101)
Photographer, Actress, Director, German
Names/Places: RN:Helene Bertha Amalie
Misc: German filmmaker of 1930's, who directed classic sports documentary "Olympia" on 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics; infamous, however, for also making 1934 Hitler propaganda film "Triumph of the Will.".

Lisa Rieffel -- b.1/12/1975
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, Empty Nest (as Emily), The King of Queens (as Sara Spooner)
Movie Titles: Drowning Mona

Bill Rieflin -- b.9/30/1960
Alternative Rock Drummer
Group Names: R.E.M.

Eden Riegel -- b.1/1/1981
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Internet Video Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Iron Man, Sailor Moon R, Stitch!, Bleach, All My Children, Imaginary Bitches (web series), Youthful Daze (as Natalie Cardin), The Lion Guard (as Kiara)
Movie Titles: Year One, The Lion Guard, Sailor Moon (series), Tiger and Bunny (series), The Prince of Egypt, American Pie
Video Games: Final Fantasy XV, Dead or Alive (series), Saints Row (series), Persona (series), Shin Megami Tensei (series)

Johannes Peter "Hans" Riegel -- b.3/10/1923 d.10/15/2013 (90)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Businessperson
Misc: made rainbow-colored fruit-flavored teddy-bear shaped gelatin sweets known as gummi bears; owned and operated the Haribo gummi bear company since 1946

"Wrong Way" Roy Riegels -- b.4/4/1908 d.3/26/1993 (84)
College Football Player
Misc: famous for his wrong way run to his own goal line in Rose Bowl 1929

Peter Riegert -- b.4/11/1947
Actor, Director
Movie Titles: The Mask, Oscar, Local Hero, Americathon, National Lampoon's Animal House, Crossing Delancy

Wallingford Riegger -- b.4/29/1885 d.4/2/1961 (75)

Donald W. Riegle Jr. -- b.2/4/1938

Richard Riehle -- b.5/12/1948
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Grounded For Life (as Walt Finnerty)
Movie Titles: Office Space, The Man From Earth, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Alice Wolfe Rieichert -- b.8/17/1995
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Andrea Marcovicci and Daniel's girl

Alex Riel -- b.9/13/1940
Drummer, Rock-Jazz Performer, Danish (Denmark)

Louis Riel -- b.10/23/1844 d.11/16/1885 (41)
Politician, Canadian
Misc: Patriot & protector of French Culture; leader of insurrection of Metis in Manitoba.

Bernhard Georg Riemann -- b.9/17/1826 d.7/20/1866 (39)
Mathematician, German

Vincent Riendeau -- b.4/20/1966
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

Doug Riesenberg -- b.7/22/1965
NFL Tackle

Dan Rieser -- b.4/16/1966
Modern Rock Singer
Group Names: Marcy Playground

Beth Riesgraf -- b.8/24/1978
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Director
TV Shows: Leverage
Movie Titles: Alvin and the Chipmunks, Complications

Curt Riess -- b.6/21/1902 d.5/19/1993 (90)
Novelist, Jewish, Biographer

Martin "Marty" Riessen -- b.12/4/1941
Tennis Player
Misc: tennis champion: shares record for most US Open mixed doubles, won by an individual male [4]

Vittorio Rieti -- b.1/28/1898 d.2/19/1994 (96)
Jewish, Composer, Egyptian, Italian

André Rieu -- b.10/1/1949
Violinist, Conductor, Dutch (Netherlands)

Matt Rife -- b.9/10/1995 N.S.

Riff Raff -- b.1/29/1982 N.S.

Joshua Rifkin -- b.4/22/1944
Arranger, Musicologist, Keyboardist, Pianist, Conductor

Ron Rifkin -- b.10/31/1939 N.S.
TV Shows: Adam's Rib, When Things Were Rotten (as Prince John), One Day at a Time (as Nick Handris), The Winds of War, Falcon Crest (as Dr. Lantry), Trials of Rosie O'Neill (as Ben Meyer)
Movie Titles: The Negotiator, Alias' SD-6 Director Arvin Sloane

Bob Rigby -- b.7/3/1951
Soccer Player

Brad Rigby -- b.5/14/1973
MLB Player

Cathy Rigby -- b.12/12/1952
Actress, Sportscaster, Gymnast, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: LN:McCoy

Edward Rigby -- b.2/5/1879 d.4/5/1951 (72)
Actor, English

Bob Rigg -- b.5/12/1945
Music Figure
Group Names: Frost

Dame Diana Rigg -- b.7/20/1938
TV/Movie Actress, TV Hostess, English
Names/Places: b. in Doncaster
TV Shows: The Avengers (as Emma Peel), Diana (as Diana Smythe), Mystery, Game of Thrones (as Olenna Tyrell)
Movie Titles: On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Painted Veil, Theatre of Blood

Jarrod Riggan -- b.5/16/1974
MLB Pitcher

Aileen Riggin -- b.5/2/1906 N.S. d.10/17/2002 N.S. (96)
Swimmer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: MN: Muriel; aka Aileen Soule or Aileen Riggin Soule

John Riggins -- b.8/4/1949
NFL Runningback
Names/Places: The Diesel and Riggo
Misc: 116 TDs; NFL Individual Record: touchdowns [24] scored in a season [1983]; Super Bowl XVII MVP
Sports Teams: New York Jets (1971-1975), Washington Redskins (1976-1979, 1981-1985)

Resga Riggins -- b.2/22/1966
Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Miss Alabama-America (1991)

Rob Riggle -- b.4/21/1970 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: The Daily Show, NTSF:SD:SUV::
Movie Titles: 21 Jump Street, The Hangover, Let's Be Cops, Dumb and Dumber To

Jim Riggleman -- b.11/9/1952
MLB Manager, MLB Coach

Adam Riggs -- b.10/4/1972
MLB First Baseman

Bobby Riggs -- b.2/25/1918 d.10/25/1995 (77)
Tennis Player
Names/Places: RN:Robert Larimore Riggs; 2x Priscilla Wheelan's hubby
Misc: won Wimbledon once (1939) and U.S. title twice (1939,41) before turning pro in 1941; the consummate tennis hustler who won his greatest fame by losing to Billie Jean King in the "Battle of the Sexes.", he did, however, beat Margaret Smith Court

Chandler Riggs -- b.6/27/1999
TV Shows: The Walking Dead (as Carl Grimes)
Movie Titles: Get Low, Mercy

Clinton E. Riggs -- b.6/15/1910 d.5/22/1997 (86)
Misc: The Yield Sign

Gerald Riggs -- b.11/6/1960
NFL Runningback

Marlon Riggs -- b.2/3/1957 N.S. d.4/5/1994 N.S. (37)
Poet, Educator, Political Activist, Filmmaker
Misc: won Emmy and Peabody awards for documentaries on blacks and gays.

Stephen Riggs -- b.3/23/1812 d.8/24/1883 (71)
Author, Linguist, Missionary

Amanda Righetti -- b.4/4/1983 N.S.
TV Shows: North Shore (as Tessa Lewis), The Mentalist (as Grace Van Pelt)
Movie Titles: Friday the 13th (2009), Captain America: The First Avenger, Role Models

Dave Righetti -- b.11/28/1958
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants

Carroll Righter -- b.2/2/1900 N.S. d.4/30/1988 N.S. (88)
Misc: was known as the astrologer to the stars

Edie Righton -- b.5/??/2015 N.S.
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Keira Knightley and James Righton's daughter

William Rigney -- b.1/29/1918 d.2/20/2001 (83)
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants

Bobby Riha -- b.5/10/1958
TV Shows: Debbie Reynolds Show
Movie Titles: Jack and the Beanstalk, The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band, Santa and the Three Bears

Rihanna -- b.2/20/1988
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN: Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Song Titles: Pon De Replay, SOS, Unfaithful, Break It Off, Umbrella (featuring Jay-Z), Shut Up and Drive, Hate That I Love You (featuring Ne-Yo), Don't Stop the Music, Take a Bow, Disturbia, Rehab, Russian Roulette, Hard, Rude Boy, Only Girl (in the World), What's My Name? (featuring Drake), S&N, Cheers (Drink to That), We Found Love (featuring Calvin Harris), Where Have You Been, Diamonds, Stay, FourFiveSeconds (with Kanye West and Paul McCartney), Work
Album Titles: Music of the Sun, A Girl Like Me, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rated R, Loud, Talk That Talk, Unapologetic, Anti

Kristina Rihanoff -- b.9/22/1977 N.S.
Choreographer, Dancer, Russian

Jacob August Riis -- b.5/3/1849 d.5/26/1914 (65)
Photographer, Journalist, Social Reformer, American, Danish (Denmark)

José Rijo -- b.5/13/1965
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican
Misc: beat the Oakland A's twice and claimed the MVP award during the 1990 World Series (Reds).
Sports Teams: New York Yankees, Cincinnatti Reds

Rik L. Rik -- b.9/30/1960 d.6/30/2000 (39)
Punk Rock Singer
Group Names: F-Word

Maisey Rika -- b.5/10/1983 N.S.
Folk Singer, New Zealand

Greg Rikaart -- b.2/26/1977
Movie Titles: X-Men 2, Prey for Rock and Roll

Andrew Riker -- b.10/22/1868 d.??/??/1930
Designer, Engineer
Misc: Automobiles

Robin Riker -- b.10/2/1952
TV Shows: Brothers (as Kelly Hall), Get a Life (as Sharon Potter), Shaky Ground (as Helen Moody), Thunder Alley (as Bobbi Turner), The Gregory Hines Show (as Nicole Moran)
Movie Titles: Big Love

Tom Riker -- b.2/28/1950
NBA Player

William T. Riker -- b.8/19/2335
General Fictious Character
Misc: aka: Number One; Star Trek TNG character DOB

Rikidozan -- b.11/14/1924 d.12/15/1963 (39)
Wrestler, Japanese, Korean
Names/Places: RN:Mitsuhiro Momota; aka The Father of Puroresu
Misc: one of the most influential men in wrestling history.

Kady Riklis -- b.1/1/1985
Names/Places: aka Kady Zadora; Pia Zadora's and Meshulam Riklis's daughter
Movie Titles: 30 Days to Die, Movin' In, Career Virgin

Kristofer Barzie Riklis -- b.3/2/1987
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Pia Zadora & Meshulam Riklis's boy

Meshulam Riklis -- b.12/2/1923
Businessperson, Executive, Turkey
Names/Places: Pia Zadora's hubby
Misc: Faberge perfumes

Ernest Riles -- b.10/2/1960
MLB Player

Wilson C. Riles -- b.6/27/1917 d.4/1/1999 (81)
Misc: the first black state official elected in California

Alex Riley -- b.4/28/1981 N.S.

Amber Riley -- b.2/15/1986
Author, Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer
TV Shows: Glee (as Mercedes Jones)

Ben Riley -- b.7/17/1933 d.11/18/2017 N.S. (84)
Jazz Drummer
Group Names: Thelonious Monk (1964-1967), Sphere (a Thelonious Monk tribute band)

Billy Lee Riley -- b.10/5/1933 d.8/2/2009 (75)
Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, Rockabilly Singer

Bridget Riley -- b.4/24/1931
Painter, English

Eric Riley -- b.6/2/1970
NBA Player

Howard Riley -- b.2/16/1943
Composer, Jazz Pianist, English

Jack Riley -- b.12/30/1935 d.8/19/2016 N.S. (80)
Comic Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: a comedic character actor
TV Shows: Son of the Beach, Bob Newhart Show (as Elliot Carlin), Keep On Truckin', Tim Conway Show, Rugrats (as Stu Pickles, also in All Grown Up)
Movie Titles: The World's Greatest Lover, High Anxiety, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, Spaceballs, Boogie Nights, To Be or Not to Be

James Whitcomb Riley -- b.10/7/1849 d.7/22/1916 (66)
Misc: American "Hoosier" poet
Book Titles: The Raggedy Man

Jeanne C. Riley -- b.10/19/1945
Actress, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Anson, TX; RMLN:Carolyn Stephenson
Song Titles: Harper Valley PTA

Jeannine Riley -- b.10/1/1940
TV Shows: Petticoat Junction (as Billie Jo Bradley), Hee Haw, Dusty's Trail

John P. Riley Jr. -- b.6/15/1920 N.S. d.2/3/2016 N.S. (95)
Hockey Coach, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

Joseph A. "Joe" Riley -- b.12/14/1923 N.S. d.10/25/1976 N.S. (52)
Hockey Player
Sports Teams: Dartmouth Big Green (college)

Ken Riley -- b.8/6/1947
NFL Cornerback
Misc: intercepted 596 yards with 5 TDs; Cincinnati Bengals; Super Bowl XVI
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Bengals

Kevin Thomas Riley -- b.8/5/2186
Names/Places: b. in Tasvennir, Tarsus IV (Star Trek)

Larry Riley -- b.6/20/1952 d.6/6/1992 (39)
Actor, Composer
TV Shows: A Soldier's Story (as C.J. Memphis), Knots Landing (as Frank Williams)

Madison Riley -- b.3/16/1990 N.S.
TV Shows: Two and a Half Men (as Britte)
Movie Titles: Fired Up!, Bratz, Grown Ups, Prom

Pat Riley -- b.3/8/1972
NFL Player

Pat Riley -- b.3/20/1945
College Football Player, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Names/Places: b. in Rome, NY; NN: Mr. Greasehair
Misc: over 600 wins; besides coaching the Los Angeles Lakers to four of their five NBA championships in the 1980s (1982, 85, 87-88), Riley also coined (and patented) the phrase "Three-peat" to describe winning a world championship three years in a row; he quit after 1989-90 season, then returned to coach NY Knicks in 1991; 2-time Coach of the Year (1990,93); reached 8th NBA Finals with Knicks in 1994, but lost to Houston in 7 games; entered 1994-95 season as all-time leader in playoff wins (131).
Sports Teams: University of Kentucky (player 1964-1967), San Diego Rockets (player 1967-1970), Los Angeles Lakers (player 1970-1975), Phoenix Suns (player 1975-1976), Los Angeles Lakers (assistant coach 1979-1981), Los Angeles Lakers (coach 1981-1990), New York Knicks (coach 1991-1995), Miami Heat (coach 1995-2003, 2005-2008)

Pat O'Neal Riley -- b.10/13/1961
General Fictious Character
Misc: What's that? It's Pat

Richard Riley -- b.1/2/1933
Politician, Governor, Government Official
Misc: was the U.S. Secretary of Education under President Clinton

Robert Christopher Riley -- b.10/11/1980 N.S.
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Hit the Floor, Dynasty (as Michael Culhane)
Movie Titles: The Perfect Match, The Bourne Legacy

Sam Riley -- b.1/8/1980 N.S.
Actor, English
Movie Titles: On the Road, 13, Maleficent, Control

Steve Riley -- b.11/23/1952
NFL Tackle
Misc: Super Bowl IX, XI
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings

Steve Riley -- b.1/22/1959
Hard Rock Drummer
Group Names: L.A. Guns

Teddy Riley -- b.10/8/1966
Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Pop Singer
Misc: creator of the New Jack Swing genre (hip hop beats in the background with crooning singers in the foreground) in the early 1990s.
Group Names: Guy

Terry Riley -- b.6/24/1935
Composer, Musician

Timothy Christian Riley -- b.11/2/1974
Drummer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Tony Toni Tone

William J. "Bill" Riley -- b.10/6/1921 N.S. d.2/16/2000 N.S. (78)
Hockey Player

Rainer Maria Rilke -- b.12/4/1875 d.12/29/1926 (51)
Poet, German

Butch Rillera -- b.11/8/1945
Rhythm and Blues Drummer
Misc: NOT b. Oct 8
Group Names: Redbone

Norbert Rillieux -- b.3/17/1806 d.10/8/1894 (88)
Engineer, Inventor
Misc: most noted for his invention of the multiple-effect evaporator, an energy-efficient means of evaporating water.

Arthur Rimbaud -- b.10/20/1854 d.11/10/1891 (37)
Author, Poet, French, Gay

LeAnn Rimes -- b.8/28/1982
Country Singer

Boaz Rimmer -- b.8/30/1970
Actor, Director

Dave Rimmington -- b.5/22/1960
NFL Center
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Nebraska, Cincinnati Bengals (1983-1987), Philadelphia Eagles (1988-1989)

Nikolai Andreevich Rimsky-Korsakov -- b.3/6/1844 Ju-1 or 3/18/1844 N.S. d.6/21/1908 N.S. (64)
Composer, Russian

Rin Tin Tin -- b.9/??/1918 d.8/10/1932
Animal Star
TV Shows: Rin Tin Tin (the original version of the series)

Kathy Rinaldi -- b.3/24/1967
Tennis Player, American
Names/Places: LN:-Stunkel
Misc: Virginia Slims of Ark 1987; the youngest to win Wimbledon

Florence Rinard -- b.1/29/1902 d.10/18/1984 (82)
TV Shows: 20 Questions

Robin Rinck -- b.11/7/1971
Alternative Rock Performer
Group Names: Nine Inch Nails

Ricardo Rincón -- b.4/13/1970
MLB Pitcher, Mexican

Jochen Rindt -- b.4/18/1942 d.9/5/1970 (28)
Auto Racer, German

Ariane Rinehart -- b.4/13/1994 N.S.

Mary Roberts Rinehart -- b.8/12/1876 d.9/22/1958 (82)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright
Misc: originator of the phrase "The butler did it."

Blanche Ring -- b.4/24/1871 d.1/13/1961 (89)
Stage Actress, Singer
Misc: was 83?

Cyril Ring -- b.12/5/1892 d.7/17/1967 (74)

Erwin Ringel -- b.4/27/1921 d.7/28/1994 (73)
Author, Psychiatrist, Australian

Jason Ringenberg -- b.11/22/1959
Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Jason & the Scorchers

Charles Ringling -- b.12/2/1863 d.12/3/1926 (63)
Misc: Circus owner; with his 4 brothers, founded the circus that merged with PT Barnum's Barnum & Bailey Circus

Robert Ringling -- b.8/16/1897 d.1/3/1950 (52)
Entertainment Figure
Misc: circus master

Jim Ringo -- b.11/21/1931 d.11/19/2007 (75)
NFL Coach, NFL Center
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (player 1953-1963), Philadelphia Eagles (player 1964-1967), Chicago Bears, (coach 1969-1971), Buffalo Bills, (coach 1972-1977), New England Patriots, (coach 1978-1981), Los Angeles Rams, (coach 1982), New York Jets, (coach 1983-1984), Buffalo Bills, (coach 1985-1988)

Molly Ringwald -- b.2/18/1968
TV/Movie Actress
Misc: some say b. on Feb 6, 14, 16, or 17th; date according to AP
TV Shows: The New Mickey Mouse Club (1977), The Facts of Life (as Molly Parker 1979-80), The Secret Life of the American Teeanger (as Anne Jurgens), Raising Expectations (as Paige Wayney)
Movie Titles: Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Tempest, 16 Candles, Townies

Larry Rinker -- b.7/20/1957

Hans Rinn -- b.3/19/1953
Luger, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: 2 man lugist (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)

Lisa Rinna -- b.7/11/1963
TV Shows: Days of our Lives (as Billie), Melrose Place (as Taylor McBride)
Movie Titles: Nick Fury: Agent of Shield

Pekka Rinne -- b.11/3/1982 N.S.
NHL Goaltender, Finnish

Alicia Rio -- b.2/16/1970
Writer, XXX-rated actress, Mexican

Elle Rio -- b.2/5/1963
XXX-rated actress

Bill Riordan -- b.??/??/???? d.1/20/1991 (71)
Sports Figure
Misc: tennis promoter

Bill Riordan -- b.2/8/1908 d.1/15/1973 (64)
Politician, Australian

Christopher Riordan -- b.11/25/1937
TV Shows: Many Happy Returns, Superstore
Movie Titles: The Hurricane, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, The Gay Deceivers

Richard Riordan -- b.5/1/1930
Misc: of Los Angeles 1993-2001

Rick Riordan -- b.6/5/1964 N.S.
Book Titles: Percy Jackson & the Olympians (pentalogy), The Kane Chronicles (trilogy), The Heroes of Olympus (pentalogy) The Maze of Bones, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (trilogy), Tres Navarre (series), The Trials of Apollo (pentalogy)

Álex Ríos -- b.2/18/1981 N.S.
MLB Right Fielder, Puerto Rican

Armando Ríos -- b.9/13/1971
MLB Outfielder, Puerto Rican

Emily Rios -- b.4/27/1989
TV Shows: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
Movie Titles: Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son, The Bridge, The Winning Season

Miguel Rios -- b.6/7/1944
Actor, Composer, Singer, Spanish
Misc: one of the pioneers of rock and roll in Spain

Waldo De Los Ríos -- b.9/7/1934 d.3/28/1977 (42)
Arranger, Bandleader, Conductor

Kelly Ripa -- b.10/2/1970 N.S.
Actress, TV Hostess, TV Talk Show Hostess
Names/Places: pron: RIH'-pah
TV Shows: All My Children (as Hayley Vaughn Cortlandt McIntyre Santos Santos Santos), Music Scoupe, Live with Regis and Kelly, Live With Kelly, Live with Kelly and Michael, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Hope & Faith (as Faith Fairfield)

Minnie Riperton -- b.11/8/1947 d.7/12/1979 (31)
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Misc: sang in a 5-octave range
Song Titles: Loving You

Billy Ripken -- b.12/16/1964
MLB Second Baseman

Cal Ripken Jr. -- b.8/24/1960
MLB Shortstop
Misc: 19x All Star, 2x Gold Glove, 8x Silver Slugger; over 2300 hits; AL Rookie of Year (1982); consecutive game playing streak reached 2,009 when '94 players' strike interrupted season on Aug. 12; the streak, which began on May 30, 1982, is longer than Lou Gehrig's 2,130; holder of the record for playing every inning (8243) in 910 games between 1982-87; AL MVP 1983 and 1991, All Star MVP 1991 and 2001; Orioles #8 retired
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles (1981-2001)

Cal Ripken Sr. -- b.12/17/1935 d.3/25/1999 (63)
MLB Manager, MLB Player

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