People

Marina Raskova

born March 28th, 1912

Marina Mikhaylovna Raskova was the first woman in the Soviet Union to achieve the diploma of professional air navigator. Raskova went from a young woman with aspirations of becoming an opera singer to a military instructor to the Soviet's first female navigator. She was the navigator to many record-setting as well as record-breaking flights and the founding and commanding officer of the 587th Bomber Aviation Regiment, which was renamed the 125th M.M. Raskova Borisov Guards Dive Bomber Regiment in her honor. Raskova became one of over 800,000 women in the military service, founding three female air regiments, one of which eventually flew over 30,000 sorties in World War II and produced at least 30 Heroes of the Soviet Union.

Marina Salye

died March 21st, 2012

Marina Yevgenyevna Salye was a Russian geologist and politician, being the former deputy of the legislative assembly of Leningrad. She was also a people's deputy in the Congress of People's Deputies of the RSFSR until September 1993, when the congress was dissolved. Salye was one of the leaders of the radical pro-reform group called Radical Democrats.

Marina Silva

born February 8th, 1958

Maria Osmarina Marina da Silva Vaz de Lima, known as Marina Silva, is a Brazilian politician and environmentalist and current Brazil's Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. She is the founder and former spokeswoman for the Sustainability Network (REDE). During her political career, Silva served as a senator of the state of Acre between 1995 and 2011 and Minister of the Environment from 2003 to 2008. She ran for president in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Marina Sirtis

born March 29th, 1955

Marina Sirtis is a British actress. She is best known for her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four Star Trek feature films, as well as other appearances in the Star Trek franchise.

Marina Solodkin

died March 16th, 2013

Marina Solodkin was an Israeli politician and member of the Knesset for Yisrael BaAliyah, Likud and Kadima.

Marina Suma

born November 14th, 1959

Marina Suma (born 14 November 1959) is an Italian actress.

Marina Tomić

born April 30th, 1983

Marina Tomić is a Slovenian athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles.

Marina Vaizey

born January 16th, 1938

Marina Alandra Vaizey, Baroness Vaizey, is an art critic and author based in the UK.

Marina Zoueva

born April 9th, 1956

Marina Olegovna Zoueva or Zueva is a Russian figure skating coach, choreographer, and former competitor in ice dancing. Representing the Soviet Union with Andrei Vitman, she placed 5th at the 1977 World Championships and won two medals at Skate Canada International. She has coached a number of skaters to Olympic medals, including Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov, Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir, Meryl Davis / Charlie White, and Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani.

Marine Johannès

born January 21st, 1995

Marine Johannès, nicknamed Wizard for her ballhandling skills, is a French basketball player for the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and for Lyon Asvel Feminin in the French League. A native of Lisieux in Cavaldos, she also plays for the French national team, where she participated at the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Marine Lorphelin

born March 16th, 1993

Marine Lorphelin is a French model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss France 2013 on 8 December 2012, representing the region of Burgundy and then represented France at Miss World 2013 and placed 1st runner up.

Marinho Chagas

born February 8th, 1952

Francisco das Chagas Marinho, generally known as Marinho Chagas or Francisco Marinho, was a Brazilian professional footballer. One of the best left-backs of his era, he is best known for his flowing curly blond hair and his performance at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, in which Brazil finished fourth. At club level he is mostly associated with Botafogo FR of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo FC, but he played for numerous other teams, as well as in the North American Soccer League, in a career which spanned from 1969 to 1987.

Marinho Peres

born March 19th, 1947

Mário Peres Ulibarri, known as Marinho Peres, was a Brazilian footballer who played as a centre-back, in particular with Sport Club Internacional and the Brazil national team. He captained the Brazil team to fourth place at the World Cup 1974. He became a coach after retiring.

Marino Faliero

died April 17th, 1355

Marino Faliero was the 55th Doge of Venice, appointed on 11 September 1354.

Marino Ghetaldi

died April 11th, 1626

Marino Ghetaldi was a Ragusan scientist. A mathematician and physicist who studied in Italy, England and Belgium, his best results are mainly in physics, especially optics, and mathematics. He was one of the few students of François Viète and friend of Giovanni Camillo Glorioso.

Marino Marini (sculptor)

born February 27th, 1901

Marino Marini was an Italian sculptor and educator.

Marinus Bester

born January 16th, 1969

Marinus Bester is a German former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Marinus Jan Granpré Molière

died February 13th, 1973

Marinus Jan Granpré Molière was a Dutch architect. His work was part of the architecture event in the art competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Mario Addison

born September 6th, 1987

Mario Addison (born September 6, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Troy. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2011. After being cut and spending time as a reserve for the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins, Addison was signed by the Carolina Panthers, playing on their defensive line for eight seasons before signing with Buffalo in 2020.

Mario Aerts

born December 31st, 1974

Mario Aerts is a former professional road bicycle racer, who competed between 1996 and 2011. He competed for three teams: Vlaanderen 2002, Team Telekom and the Lotto team through various sponsorships, competing with that particular team for twelve seasons during his career. During this time, he raced in the Tours de France, the Giro d'Italia, and the Vuelta a España. In the 2007 cycling season, he finished in these three major stage races in cycling. He was only the 25th racer in the history of cycling to achieve this.

Mario Ančić

born March 30th, 1984

Mario Ančić is a Croatian former professional tennis player who currently works as a private equity vice president in New York City. He won three singles titles and five doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking came during the 2006 ATP Tour, when he reached world no. 7. Ančić helped Croatia to win the 2005 Davis Cup and at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, he and Ivan Ljubičić won a bronze medal in doubles for Croatia.

Mario Andretti

born February 28th, 1940

Mario Gabriele Andretti is an Italian-born American former racing driver. One of the most successful drivers in the history of motorsports, Andretti is one of only three drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, the World Sportscar Championship, and NASCAR. He has also won races in midget car racing and sprint car racing.

Mario Benedetti

died May 17th, 2009

Mario Benedetti Farrugia, was a Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet and an integral member of the Generación del 45. Despite publishing more than 80 books and being published in twenty languages, he was not well known in the English-speaking world. In the Spanish-speaking world he is considered one of Latin America's most important writers of the latter half of the 20th century.

Mario Benjamín Menéndez

born April 3rd, 1930

Mario Benjamin Menéndez was the Argentine governor of the Falklands during the 1982 Argentine occupation of the islands. He also served in the Argentine Army. Menéndez surrendered Argentine forces to Britain during the Falklands War.

Mario Bettinus

born February 6th, 1582

Mario Bettinus was an Italian Jesuit philosopher, mathematician and astronomer. The lunar crater Bettinus was named after him by Giovanni Riccioli in 1651.

Mario Cantone

born December 9th, 1959

Mario Cantone (born December 9, 1959) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and singer with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelle's Show. He also played Anthony Marentino in Sex and the City and Terri in Men In Trees (2006-2008). His style is fast-paced and energetic, with much of his humor coming from his impersonations of characters ranging from family members to celebrities to stereotypes.

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

April 3rd, 1895 - March 16th, 1968

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was an Italian composer, pianist and writer. He was known as one of the foremost guitar composers in the twentieth century with almost one hundred compositions for that instrument. In 1939 he immigrated to the United States and became a film composer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for some 200 Hollywood movies for the next fifteen years. He also wrote concertos for Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky.

Mario Chalmers

born May 19th, 1986

Almario Vernard "Mario" Chalmers is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Zamboanga Valientes of the ASEAN Basketball League. He was selected as the 34th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves after playing three seasons of college basketball for the University of Kansas. Chalmers was named the 2006–07 Co-Defensive Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the 2008 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament after winning the 2008 NCAA championship.

Mario Cipollini

born March 22nd, 1967

Mario Cipollini, often abbreviated to "Cipo", is a retired Italian professional road cyclist most noted for his sprinting ability, the longevity of his dominance, and his colourful personality. His nicknames include Il Re Leone and Super Mario. He is regarded as having been the best sprinter of his generation.

Mario Clark

born March 29th, 1954

Mario Sean Clark is an American football cornerback who played for the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Oregon.

Mario Davidovsky

born March 4th, 1934

Mario Davidovsky was an Argentine-American composer. Born in Argentina, he emigrated in 1960 to the United States, where he lived for the remainder of his life. He is best known for his series of compositions called Synchronisms, which in live performance incorporate both acoustic instruments and electroacoustic sounds played from a tape.

Mário de Andrade

died February 25th, 1945

Mário Raul de Morais Andrade was a Brazilian poet, novelist, musicologist, art historian and critic, and photographer. He wrote one of the first and most influential collections of modern Brazilian poetry, Paulicéia Desvairada, published in 1922. He has had considerable influence on modern Brazilian literature, and as a scholar and essayist—he was a pioneer of the field of ethnomusicology—his influence has reached far beyond Brazil.
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