• Hans Riegel

    1923 - 2013

    Hans Riegel (1923 - 2013)

    Johannes Peter “Hans” Riegel (10 March 1923 – 15 October 2013) was a German entrepreneur who owned and operated the confectioner Haribo since 1946.  Born in Bonn, he was the oldest son of the company’s founder Hans Riegel, Sr., who invented the gummy bear in 1922. After his graduation from the Jesuit boarding school Aloisiuskolleg, […]

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  • Hans Scholl

    1918 - 1943

    Hans Scholl (1918 - 1943)

    Hans Scholl was born in Ingersheim (now a part of Crailsheim, Baden-Württemberg). In 1933 he joined the Hitler Youth, but quickly became disillusioned when he realised the true meaning behind the group. He was raised as a Lutheran, although he did at one point consider converting to Catholicism. After this, Hans Scholl studied in the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität […]

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  • Harald Bergstedt

    1877 - 1965

    Harald Bergstedt (1877 - 1965)

    Poet, novelist, playwright. After working as a teacher at private and public schools he travelled round Denmark as a reciter, temperance agitator and lecturer. In 1913 he published his first collection of poems, and his first novel was published in 1918. Whereas his novels and plays are now mostly forgotten, his works of poetry are […]

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  • Hardie Albright

    1903 - 1975

    Hardie Albright (1903 - 1975)

    Actor. Born as Hardie Hunter Albrecht in Pennsylvania. Hardie began his acting career at a young age. His parents were traveling vaudevillians and he started his acting at the age of six or seven. He studied drama at Carnegie Tech. He appeared in many Broadway plays. Hardie played  the juvenile lead on the stage in […]

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  • Hari Rhodes

    1932 - 1992

    Hari Rhodes (1932 - 1992)

    In 1960, Hari Rhodes appeared in five television series: General Electric Theater, hosted by Ronald W. Reagan; The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor, Have Gun, Will Travel, starring Richard Boone, The Westerner, starring Brian Keith, and in two episodes of Adventures in Paradise, starring Gardner McKay. In 1961, he was cast in an episode of ABC’s […]

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  • Harivansh Rai Bachchan

    1907 - 2003

    Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907 - 2003)

    Poet, Author. His poetry collection entitled “Madhushala” was published in 1935. He was the first Indian to graduate from Cambridge in the UK and later became a professor of english at the Allahabad University in India from 1941 to 1952. He is also credited with translating the work of Shakespeare into Hindi. Some of his […]

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  • Harlan Howard

    1927 - 2002

    Harlan Howard (1927 - 2002)

    Harlan Howard Country music’s preeminent composer, Harlan Howard boasted an unparalleled body of work encompassing well over 4,000 songs; the writer behind such perennials as “I Fall to Pieces,” “Life Turned Her That Way,” and “Heartaches by the Number,” he scored major chart hits during every decade of the post war era. Born September 8, […]

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  • Harlan Mathews

    1927 - 2014

    Harlan Mathews (1927 - 2014)

    Harlan Mathews served as deputy to the governor until January 1993. Al Gore, who had been Tennessee’s junior Senator since 1985, was elected Vice President of the United States as Bill Clinton’s running mate in November 1992, and resigned his position as Senator in preparation for his inauguration as Vice President on January 20, 1993. […]

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  • Harland Sanders

    1890 - 1980

    Harland Sanders (1890 - 1980)

    Business Magnate, Folk Figure. Born in Indiana, over the course of his lifetime he came to exemplify to many the true American entrepreneurial spirit.  Sanders’ father died when Harland was only 6 years old and he had to help his mother care for his younger brother and sister.  This meant doing much of the family […]

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  • Harley Earl

    1893 - 1969

    Harley Earl (1893 - 1969)

    Harley Earl was born in Hollywood, California. His father, J. W. Earl, began work as a coachbuilder in 1889. The senior Earl eventually changed his practice from horse-drawn vehicles to custom bodies and customized parts and accessories for automobiles, founding Earl Automobile Works in 1908. Earl began studies at Stanford University, but left prematurely to work […]

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  • Harley Hotchkiss

    1927 - 2011

    Harley Hotchkiss (1927 - 2011)

    Harley Norman Hotchkiss, CC AOE (July 12, 1927 – June 22, 2011) was a Canadian business and community leader who was best known for his contributions to health and sports development in Canada. He was part of the consortium that brought the National Hockey League’s Atlanta Flames to Calgary in 1980, and remained a part-owner […]

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  • Harmon Killebrew

    1936 - 2011

    Harmon Killebrew (1936 - 2011)

    Harmon Clayton Killebrew (/ˈkɪlᵻbruː/; June 29, 1936 – May 17, 2011), nicknamed “The Killer” and “Hammerin’ Harmon”, was an American professional baseball first baseman, third baseman, and left fielder. During his 22-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the Minnesota Twins, Killebrew was a prolific power hitter who, at the time of his […]

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  • Harold Abrahams

    1899 - 1978

    Harold Abrahams (1899 - 1978)

    Abrahams’s father, Isaac, was a Jewish immigrant from Congress Poland. He worked as a financier, and settled in Bedford with his Welsh Jewish wife, Ester. Harold was born in Bedford, and was the younger brother of another British athlete, the Olympic long jumper Sir Sidney Abrahams. Another brother, Sir Adolphe Abrahams, became the founder of […]

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  • Harold Ackroyd

    1877 - 1917

    Harold Ackroyd (1877 - 1917)

    Harold Ackroyd was born on 18 July 1877 in Southport Lancashire the youngest son of Edward Ackroyd who ran a textile and tailoring business. Edward inherited a sizable fortune from his mother`s family in 1878 and became Chairman of the Southport and Cheshire Lines Extension Railway, a change in fortune which made a private education […]

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  • Harold Agnew

    1921 - 2013

    Harold Agnew (1921 - 2013)

    Harold Melvin Agnew was born in Denver, Colorado on March 28, 1921, the only child of a pair of stonecutters. He attended South Denver High School, and entered the University of Denver, where he majored in chemistry. He was a strong athlete who pitched for the university softball that won a championship. He left the […]

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  • Harold Arlen

    1905 - 1986

    Harold Arlen (1905 - 1986)

    Harold Arlen was born Hyman Arluck, in Buffalo, New York, United States, the child of a Jewish cantor. His twin brother died the next day. He learned the piano as a youth and formed a band as a young man. He achieved some local success as a pianist and singer and moved to New York […]

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  • Harold Bennett

    1899 - 1981

    Harold Bennett (1899 - 1981)

    Bennett was born in Hastings, Sussex. After leaving school at the age of twelve, in his early life he toured America as a clown with a circus, and later taught English at the Working Men’s College in London. During World War I he served as a courier, initially on horseback, then on motorcycle. After the […]

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  • Harold Bruce Callbeck Carruthers

    1901 - 1953

    Harold Bruce Callbeck Carruthers (1901 - 1953)

    Actor. A native of Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, Canada, he appeared in the films, “Heart Of The North” (1938), “Ministry Of Fear” (1944), “The Picture Of Dorian Gray” (1945), “The Fatal Witness” (1945), “They Were Expendable” (1945), “Calcutta” (1947), “The Great Gatsby” (1949), “Gene Autry And The Mounties” (1951), “Carrie” (1952), “Bomba And The Jungle […]

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  • Harold Clark Simmons

    1931 - 2013

    Harold Clark Simmons (1931 - 2013)

    Businessman. Born in the town of Golden, Texas to two teachers of modest means, he enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received both his Bachelors Degree (1951) and his Masters Degree  (1952) in economics. Becoming a bank examiner, at the age of 29, using money he had saved and a bank […]

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  • Harold Dow

    1947 - 2010

    Harold Dow (1947 - 2010)

    Harold Dow was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. He attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dow had been a correspondent for the CBS TV investigative news series 48 Hours since 1990, after having served as a contributor to the broadcast since its premiere on January 1988. He had been a contributing correspondent for 48 […]

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  • Harold Egbert Camping

    1921 - 2013

    Harold Egbert Camping (1921 - 2013)

    Religious Broadcaster and Teacher.  President of Family Stations, Inc., Oakland, California, he predicted and preached that the world would end in October 2011. His network radio stations are heard all across the U.S. and throughout the world via radio and internet. (bio by: Bernard Johnson)

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  • Harold Gould

    1923 - 2010

    Harold Gould (1923 - 2010)

    Actor. Born Harold V. Goldstein, the son of a postal worker and a homemaker, he attended Albany State Teachers College, and would abandon his studies while serving with the US Army; he was assigned to a mortar platoon and saw action in France during World War II. Upon returning home, he received his PhD in […]

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  • Harold Hitz Burton

    1888 - 1964

    Harold Hitz Burton (1888 - 1964)

    Harold was born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, the second son of Alfred E. Burton and Anna Gertrude Hitz. His younger brother was named Felix Arnold Burton.  Harold’s father was an engineer and the first Dean of Student Affairs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1902-1921), reporting to the president. He taught at MIT before being […]

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  • Harold J. Stone

    1913 - 2005

    Harold J. Stone (1913 - 2005)

    Harold J. Stone (March 3, 1913 – November 18, 2005) was an American stage, radio, film, and television character actor. Born Harold Hochstein to a Jewish acting family, he began his career on Broadway in 1939 and appeared in five plays in the next six years, including One Touch of Venus and Stalag 17, following which […]

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  • Harold Jackson

    1915 - 2012

    Harold Jackson (1915 - 2012)

    Jackson was born in Charleston, South Carolina and grew up in Washington, D.C. where he was educated at Howard University.  Jackson began his broadcasting career as the first African-American radio sports announcer, broadcasting Howard’s home baseball games and local Negro league baseball games.  In 1939, he became the first African American host at WINX/Washington with […]

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  • Harold Lincoln Gray

    1894 - 1968

    Harold Lincoln Gray (1894 - 1968)

    Cartoonist. Created the cartoon comic strip, “Little Orphan Annie” on August 24, 1924. The story was about a 12 year old red-headed orphan and her pals, including millionaire, Daddy Warbucks. The comic strip ran in over 400 newspapers and would later be the subject of films, stage plays, books and music. The Broadway version of […]

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  • Harold Marston Morse

    1892 - 1977

    Harold Marston Morse (1892 - 1977)

    Mathematician. Morse is best known for his work in the advancement of topology and calculus. From 1935 to 1977 he taught at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. (bio by: K)

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  • Harold Nicholas

    1921 - 2000

    Harold Nicholas (1921 - 2000)

    Nicholas was born to drummer and orchestra leader Ulysses Domonick and pianist Viola Harden in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. By the age of three, his older brother Fayard enjoyed sitting in the audience of the black vaudeville theater where his parents performed, enraptured by the great performers on stage. Immersed in show business, when the Nicholases […]

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  • Harold Pinter

    1930 - 2008

    Harold Pinter (1930 - 2008)

    Harold Pinter, CH, CBE (/ˈpɪntər/; 10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which […]

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  • Harold Pinter

    1930 - 2008

    Harold Pinter (1930 - 2008)

    Harold Pinter CH CBE (/ˈpɪntər/; 10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which […]

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