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Michael Dorris

January 30th, 1945 - April 10th, 1997

Michael Anthony Dorris was an American novelist and scholar who was the first Chair of the Native American Studies program at Dartmouth College. His works include the novel A Yellow Raft in Blue Water (1987) and the memoir The Broken Cord (1989).

Michael Downs

born June 9th, 1959

Michael Lynn Downs (born June 9, 1959) is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Phoenix Cardinals. He played college football at Rice University.

Michael Drayton

died December 23rd, 1631

Michael Drayton was an English poet who came to prominence in the Elizabethan era, continuing to write through the reign of James I and into the reign of Charles I. Many of his works consisted of historical poetry. He was also the first English-language author to write odes in the style of Horace. He died on 23 December 1631 in London.

Michael Duff (footballer)

born January 11th, 1978

Michael James Duff is a Northern Irish professional football manager and former player.

Michael Dummett

died December 27th, 2011

Sir Michael Anthony Eardley Dummett was an English academic described as "among the most significant British philosophers of the last century and a leading campaigner for racial tolerance and equality." He was, until 1992, Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford. He wrote on the history of analytic philosophy, notably as an interpreter of Frege, and made original contributions particularly in the philosophies of mathematics, logic, language and metaphysics. He was known for his work on truth and meaning and their implications to debates between realism and anti-realism, a term he helped to popularize. He devised the Quota Borda system of proportional voting, based on the Borda count. He also devised the condition of proportionality for solid coalitions. In mathematical logic, he developed an intermediate logic, already studied by Kurt Gödel: the Gödel–Dummett logic.

Michael Dwumfour

born January 1st, 1998

Michael Dwumfour (born January 1, 1998) is an American football defensive tackle who is a free agent. He played college football at Michigan and Rutgers and was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2021.

Michael E. Knight

born May 7th, 1959

Michael Edward Knight is an American actor, best known for his role as Tad Martin on ABC soap opera All My Children.

Michael Egnew

born November 1st, 1989

Michael Egnew (born November 1, 1989) is a former American football tight end. He played college football for the University of Missouri, where he was a consensus All-American tight end. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has been a member of the Detroit Lions.

Michael Eisen

born April 13th, 1967

Michael Bruce Eisen is an American computational biologist and the former editor-in-chief of the journal eLife. He is a professor of genetics, genomics and development at University of California, Berkeley. He is a leading advocate of open access scientific publishing and is co-founder of Public Library of Science (PLOS). In 2018, Eisen announced his candidacy U.S. Senate from California as an Independent, though he failed to qualify for the ballot.

Michael Eisner

born March 7th, 1942

Michael Dammann Eisner is an Austrian-American businessman and former chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company from September 1984 to September 2005. Prior to Disney, Eisner was president of rival film studio Paramount Pictures from 1976 to 1984, and had brief stints at the major television networks NBC, CBS, and ABC.

Michael Ennis

born March 16th, 1984

Michael Ennis is an Australian sports commentator for Fox League and former professional rugby league footballer. A New South Wales State of Origin representative hooker, he played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Brisbane Broncos, St George Illawarra Dragons, Newcastle Knights and the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, with whom he won the 2016 NRL premiership.

Michael Esper

born December 1st, 1975

Michael James Esper (born December 1, 1975) is an American actor, best known for his stage work.

Michael Fallon

born May 14th, 1952

Sir Michael Cathel Fallon is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Defence from 2014 to 2017. A member of the Conservative Party, he served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Sevenoaks from 1997 to 2019, having previously served as MP for Darlington from 1983 to 1992.

Michael Fassbender

born April 2nd, 1977

Michael Fassbender is a German and Irish actor. He is the recipient of various accolades, including nominations for two Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. In 2020, he was listed at number nine on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors.

Michael Feinstein

born September 7th, 1956

Michael Jay Feinstein (born September 7, 1956) is an American singer, pianist, and music revivalist. He is an archivist and interpreter for the repertoire known as the Great American Songbook. In 1988 he won a Drama Desk Special Award for celebrating American musical theatre songs. Feinstein is also a multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated recording artist. He currently serves as Artistic Director for The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.

Michael Fekete

died May 13th, 1957

Michael (Mihály) Fekete was a Hungarian-Israeli mathematician.

Michael Feliz

born June 28th, 1993

Michael Feliz (born June 28, 1993) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher Michael Feliz. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, and Oakland Athletics. Listed at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and 250 pounds (110 kg), he throws and bats right-handed.

Michael Finley

born March 6th, 1973

Michael Howard Finley is an American former professional basketball player who is the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 15 seasons in the NBA, predominantly with the Mavericks, but also for the Phoenix Suns, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Boston Celtics. He was a two-time NBA All-Star and won an NBA championship with the Spurs in 2007.

Michael Fish

born April 27th, 1944

Michael Fish, is a British weather forecaster. From 1974 to 2004, he was a television presenter for BBC Weather.

Michael Flatley

born July 16th, 1958

Michael Ryan Flatley (born July 16, 1958) is an Irish-American dancer. He became known for Irish dance shows Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, and Celtic Tiger Live. Flatley's shows have played to more than 60 million people in 60 countries and have grossed more than $1 billion.

Michael Foale

born January 6th, 1957

Colin Michael Foale is a British-American astrophysicist and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six space missions, and is the only NASA astronaut to have flown extended missions aboard both Mir and the International Space Station. He was the second Briton in space and the first to perform a space walk. Until 17 April 2008, he held the record for most time spent in space by a US citizen: 374 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes, and he still holds the cumulative-time-in-space record for a British citizen.

Michael Foot

died March 3rd, 2010

Michael Mackintosh Foot was a British politician who served as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party from 1980 to 1983. Foot began his career as a journalist on Tribune and the Evening Standard. He co-wrote the 1940 polemic against appeasement of Hitler, Guilty Men, under a pseudonym.

Michael Foreman (illustrator)

born March 21st, 1938

Michael Foreman is a British author and illustrator, one of the best-known and most prolific creators of children's books. He won the 1982 and 1989 Kate Greenaway Medals for British children's book illustration and he was a runner-up five times.

Michael Forshaw

born January 11th, 1952

Michael George Forshaw is an Australian politician who served as a member of the Australian Senate for the state of New South Wales from May 1994 to June 2011, representing the Australian Labor Party.

Michael Fortier

born January 10th, 1962

Michael M. Fortier, is a Canadian financier, lawyer and former politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he served as Minister of Public Works and Government Services from 2006 to 2008, and Minister of International Trade in 2008 under Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Fortier served in Cabinet of Canada while a Senator, which proved controversial. In 2008, he resigned from the Senate to run for a seat in the House of Commons in the 2008 election; he placed second in riding of Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

Michael France

died April 12th, 2013

Michael France was an American screenwriter. He is best remembered for writing the screenplays for Cliffhanger (1993), the James Bond film GoldenEye (1995), and the comic book films Hulk (2003), The Punisher (2004), and Fantastic Four (2005).

Michael Franck

born March 16th, 1609

Michael Franck was a German poet, composer and Protestant hymnwriter. He was born in Schleusingen, and died in Coburg.

Michael Freedman

born April 21st, 1951

Michael Hartley Freedman is an American mathematician at Microsoft Station Q, a research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 1986, he was awarded a Fields Medal for his work on the 4-dimensional generalized Poincaré conjecture. Freedman and Robion Kirby showed that an exotic ℝ4 manifold exists.

Michael French

born September 17th, 1962

Michael French (born Michael Clark, 17 September 1962) is an English actor, known for his roles as David Wicks in EastEnders; Nick Jordan, a consultant and Clinical Lead, Senior Consultant in emergency medicine in Casualty and former cardiothoracic registrar in its spin-off series Holby City; and Jeff Slade in the BBC sci-fi crime series Crime Traveller.

Michael Fu Tieshan

died April 20th, 2007

Bishop Michael Fu Tieshan of Beijing was a top leader of the Catholic Patriotic Association.

Michael Fuß

born May 21st, 1977

Michael Fuß is a German footballer.

Michael G. Wilson

born January 21st, 1942

Michael Gregg Wilson, is an American-British screenwriter and film producer, best known for his association with the James Bond film series.
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