People

Melville J. Herskovits

died February 25th, 1963

Melville Jean Herskovits was an American anthropologist who helped to first establish African and African Diaspora studies in American academia. He is known for exploring the cultural continuity from African cultures as expressed in African-American communities. He worked with his wife Frances (Shapiro) Herskovits, also an anthropologist, in the field in South America, the Caribbean and Africa. They jointly wrote several books and monographs.

Melville Shavelson

born April 1st, 1917

Melville Shavelson was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and author. He was President of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw) from 1969 to 1971, 1979 to 1981, and 1985 to 1987.

Melvin Baker

born August 12th, 1950

Melvin Clyde Baker (born August 12, 1950) is a former American football wide receiver who played three seasons in the National Football League with the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots and Houston Oilers. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the eighth round of the 1974 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas Southern University and attended Sam Houston High School in Houston, Texas. Baker was also a member of the St. Louis Cardinals and Buffalo Bills.

Melvin Burgess

born April 25th, 1954

Melvin Burgess is a British writer of children's fiction. He became famous in 1996 with the publication of Junk, about heroin-addicted teenagers on the streets of Bristol. In Britain, Junk became one of the best-known young adult books of the decade. Burgess won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British author. For the 10th anniversary in 2007 it was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite.

Melvin Ely

born May 2nd, 1978

Melvin Anderson Ely is an American former professional basketball player who was also an assistant coach for the Canton Charge of the NBA G League.

Melvin Gordon

born April 13th, 1993

Melvin Gordon III is an American football running back who is a free agent. He played college football for the Wisconsin Badgers, earning unanimous All-American honors and winning the Doak Walker Award as the top college running back in 2013. He was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft with the 15th overall pick.

Melvin Ingram

born April 26th, 1989

Melvin Ingram III is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He played college football at South Carolina, and earned All-American honors. He was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the first round with the 18th overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft. He has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Melvin Mora

born February 2nd, 1972

Melvin Mora Diaz is a Venezuelan-American former professional baseball infielder. He played for the New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Melvin Purvis

died February 29th, 1960

Melvin Horace Purvis II was an FBI agent instrumental in capturing bank robbers John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd in 1934. All this overshadowed his later military career which saw him directly involved with General George Patton, Hermann Göring, and the Nuremberg Trials.

Melvin Turpin

born December 28th, 1960

Melvin Harrison Turpin was an American professional basketball player. He played five seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an All-American college player at the University of Kentucky, where as a senior he led the Wildcats to the 1984 Final Four.

Melvyn Douglas

born April 5th, 1901

Melvyn Douglas was an American actor. Douglas came to prominence in the 1930s as a suave leading man, perhaps best typified by his performance in the romantic comedy Ninotchka (1939) with Greta Garbo. Douglas later played mature and fatherly characters, as in his Academy Award-winning performances in Hud (1963) and Being There (1979) and his Academy Award–nominated performance in I Never Sang for My Father (1970). Douglas was one of 24 performers to win the Triple Crown of Acting. In the last few years of his life Douglas appeared in films with supernatural stories involving ghosts, including The Changeling in 1980 and Ghost Story in 1981, his last completed film role.

Mely Tagasa

April 16th, 1935 - March 24th, 2018

Abimaela Palomo Tagasa (16 April 1935 – 24 March 2018), better known as Mely Tagasa, was a Filipino actress, screenwriter and dubbing producer. She was widely known for playing Miss Tapia in the sitcoms Baltic & Co. (GMA) and Iskul Bukol (IBC).

Melyssa Ade

born November 7th, 1976

Melyssa Ade (born November 7, 1976) is a Canadian actress. Born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, she moved as a child with her family to Toronto and later studied acting at Earl Haig Secondary School and at HB Studio in New York. After mainly appearing in television roles, Ade moved into movies with the role of Janessa in Jason X. She also appeared in several Toronto stage productions, most notably in The Teenage Girl Diaries, for which she was nominated for a 2003 Dora Mavor Moore Award.

Melyssa Ford

born November 7th, 1976

Melyssa Savannah Ford (born November 7, 1976) is a Canadian media personality, actress, and former video vixen. She attended York University and studied in the field of forensic psychology. She is often referred to as Jessica Rabbit, an animated character whose sensuous figure Ford's is said to resemble.

Memduh Ünlütürk

died April 7th, 1991

Memduh Ünlütürk was a Turkish general associated with the Counter-Guerrilla and the anti-communist Ziverbey interrogations following the 1971 coup. He was assassinated at his Istanbul home by members of the left-wing revolutionary group Dev Sol. It has been suggested that he was assassinated to protect the secrets of the Turkish deep state; Dev-Sol (DHKP/C) has been accused of links to the Ergenekon organization.

Memè Perlini

died April 5th, 2017

Amelio "Memè" Perlini was an Italian actor and film director. His directorial debut, Italian Postcards, was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

Mememolly

born October 25th, 1989

Molly Templeton (born 25 October 1989), known by her stage name Mememolly (me-me-molly) is a British-Canadian Internet personality and entrepreneur. She hosted the video blog Rocketboom from July 2009 to July 2011.

Memos Ioannou

born April 15th, 1958

Agamemnon "Memos" Ioannou is a retired Greek professional basketball player and coach. At 6'3", he played at the point guard and shooting guard positions.

Memos Makris

born April 1st, 1913

Memos Makris was a prominent Greek sculptor. He spent his early childhood in Patras but his family moved to Athens in 1919. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts and soon became involved in the artistic and cultural life of the 1930s. During the German Occupation Makris joined the National Resistance. After the liberation he continued his studies in Paris. He was deported from France in 1950 due to his political allegiance to the Left and sought political asylum in Hungary. In Hungary he became an important figure in the country's political and cultural life. In 1964 he was deprived of his Greek nationality, which he regained in 1975 after the restoration of democracy in Greece. In 1979 his first retrospective exhibition in Greece took place in the National Art Gallery.

Memphis Depay

born February 13th, 1994

Memphis Depay, also known simply as Memphis, is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club Atlético Madrid and the Netherlands national team.

Mena Massoud

born September 17th, 1991

Mena Mansour Massoud (Arabic: مينا منصور مسعود; born September 17, 1991) is an Egyptian-born Canadian actor known for starring as the title character in the Disney fantasy film Aladdin (2019). He also starred as Jared Malik in the Canadian drama series Open Heart (2015), Tarek Kassar in the Amazon Prime series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018), Ethan Hart in the Hulu series Reprisal (2019), and Prince Thomas in the Netflix original film The Royal Treatment (2022).

Mena Suvari

born February 13th, 1979

Mena Alexandra Suvari is an American actress, producer, fashion designer and model. After beginning her career as a model and guest-starring on several television shows, she made her film debut in the 1997 black comedy drama Nowhere.

Menachem Begin

died March 9th, 1992

Menachem Begin was an Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of Israel.

Menachem Elon

died February 6th, 2013

Menachem Elon (Hebrew: ) was an Israeli jurist and Professor of Law specializing in Mishpat Ivri, an Orthodox rabbi, and a prolific author on traditional Jewish law (Halakha). He was the head of the Jewish Law Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Menachem Mendel Schneerson

born April 5th, 1902

Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known to adherents of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement as the Lubavitcher Rebbe or simply the Rebbe, was an Orthodox rabbi and the most recent Rebbe of the Lubavitch Hasidic dynasty. He is considered one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the 20th century.

Menaka

born August 27th, 1963

Padmavathy Iyengar, better known by her stage name, Menaka (born 27 August 1963), is an Indian actress and film producer. She made her debut in the 1979 Tamil film Ramayi Vayasukku Vanthutta. In an acting career spanning from 1980 to 1987, Menaka appeared in over 125 films as a heroine, mostly in Malayalam. She also appeared in few Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films. She married film producer G. Suresh Kumar. After 19 years, she made a comeback through the television serial Kaliveedu. At 8th SIIMA, she received SIIMA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Menas of Ethiopia

died February 1st, 1563

Menas or Minas, throne name Admas Sagad I, was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1559 until his death in 1563, and a member of the Solomonic dynasty. He was a brother of Gelawdewos and the son of Emperor Dawit II.

Menashe Kadishman

died May 8th, 2015

Menashe Kadishman was an Israeli sculptor and painter.

Mencha Karnicheva

born March 16th, 1900

Melpomena Dimitrova Karnicheva or Krničeva, popularly known as Mencha (Менча), was a Bulgarophile Aromanian revolutionary and terrorist of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO). The wife of IMRO leader Ivan Mihailov, she is known for assassinating IMRO left-wing activist Todor Panitsa.

Mendele Mocher Sforim

born January 2nd, 1836

Mendele Mocher Sforim, born Sholem Yankev Abramovich or S. J. Abramowitch, was a Jewish author and one of the founders of modern Yiddish and Hebrew literature.

Meng Meiqi

born October 15th, 1998

Meng Meiqi (born October 15, 1998), is a Chinese singer and actress currently active in China since 2018, signed under Starship Entertainment and Yuehua Entertainment. She is a member of South Korean-Chinese girl group WJSN. After finishing first in the Chinese edition of the survival show Produce 101, she became a member of the Chinese girl group Rocket Girls 101.

Meng Zhixiang

born May 10th, 0874

Meng Zhixiang, courtesy name Baoyin (保胤), also known by his temple name as the Emperor Gaozu of Later Shu (後蜀高祖), was the founding emperor of the Chinese Later Shu dynasty during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.
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