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Arlette Cousture

born April 3rd, 1948

Arlette Cousture, is a Canadian writer. She writes historical fiction, often depicting the lives of women in Quebec. Many of her novels have become best-sellers in the French language.

Arletty

born May 15th, 1898

Léonie Marie Julie Bathiat, known professionally as Arletty, was a French actress, singer, and fashion model. As an actress she is particularly known for classics directed by Marcel Carné, including Hotel du Nord (1938), Le jour se lève (1939) and Children of Paradise (1945). She was found guilty of treason for an affair with a German officer during World War II.

Arlie Petters

born February 8th, 1964

Arlie Oswald Petters, MBE is a Belizean-American mathematical physicist, who is the Benjamin Powell Professor of mathematics and a professor of physics and economics at Duke University. Petters became the provost at New York University Abu Dhabi effective September 1, 2020. Petters is a founder of mathematical astronomy, focusing on problems connected to the interplay of gravity and light and employing tools from astrophysics, cosmology, general relativity, high energy physics, differential geometry, singularities, and probability theory. His monograph "Singularity Theory and Gravitational Lensing" developed a mathematical theory of gravitational lensing. Petters was also the dean of academic affairs for Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and associate vice provost for undergraduate education at Duke University (2016-2019).

Arline Judge

born February 21st, 1912

Margaret Arline Judge was an American actress singer who worked mostly in low-budget B movies, but gained some fame for habitually marrying.

Arly Jover

born February 2nd, 1971

Araceli "Arly" Jover is a Spanish actress. She is best known for her role as the villainous vampire Mercury in the 1998 superhero film Blade.

Arman Alizad

born January 12th, 1971

Arman Alizad is an Iranian-Finnish master tailor, fashion columnist and TV personality. He is best known for the martial arts series Kill Arman, which has aired in over 100 countries around the world. Alizad has also hosted several other Finnish TV series, such as Dresscode, Unisex, Loman Tarpeessa and Arman Reilaa.

Arman Hall

born February 12th, 1994

Arman "Gino" Hall is an American sprinter specializing in the 400m. He is a World and Olympic gold medalist as a member of USA's 2014 and 2016 4 × 400 m relay teams.

Armand Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, 5th Duke of Richelieu

died May 17th, 1822

Armand Emmanuel Sophie Septimanie de Vignerot du Plessis, 5th Duke of Richelieu and Fronsac, was a French statesman during the Bourbon Restoration. He was known by the courtesy title of Count of Chinon until 1788, then Duke of Fronsac until 1791, when he succeeded his father as Duke of Richelieu.

Armand Guillaumin

born February 16th, 1841

Armand Guillaumin was a French impressionist painter and lithographer.

Armand Lohikoski

January 3rd, 1912 - March 20th, 2005

Armand Uolevi Lohikoski was a Finnish movie director and writer. He is best known as a director of a number of Pekka ja Pätkä movies.

Armand Zildjian

died December 26th, 2002

Armand Zildjian was an American manufacturer of cymbals and the head of the Avedis Zildjian Company.

Armando Almanza

born October 26th, 1972

Armando N. Almanza (born October 26, 1972) is an American former left-handed relief pitcher, who last played for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). He also played for the Florida Marlins and the Atlanta Braves. He was a hard-thrower, with a fastball in the mid-90s and a big, slow curveball, but had issues with his control his entire career. He was 6"3 and weighed approximately 240 pounds.

Armando Galarraga

born January 15th, 1982

Armando Antonio Galarraga Barreto (born January 15, 1982) is a Venezuelan former professional baseball pitcher. Galarraga made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut with the Texas Rangers on September 15, 2007. He was traded to the Detroit Tigers at the end of the 2007 season where he spent three seasons and also played in MLB for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros. In 2010, Galarraga was one out from a perfect game when first base umpire Jim Joyce mistakenly called the runner safe.

Armando Reynoso

born May 1st, 1966

Martín Armando Reynoso Gutiérrez (born May 1, 1966) is a Mexican former professional baseball right-handed pitcher.

Armando Villanueva

died April 14th, 2013

Armando Villanueva del Campo was a Peruvian politician who was the leader of the Peruvian American Popular Revolutionary Alliance. Born in Lima, his parents were Pedro Villanueva Urquijo, a gynecologist in the city, and Carmen Rosa Portal del Campo. His only legitimate sibling was his older brother Ing. Pedro Villanueva del Campo Portal.

Armegis Spearman

born April 5th, 1978

Armegis Olemia Spearman (born April 5, 1978) is a former American football linebacker of the National Football League.

Armelia McQueen

January 6th, 1952 - October 3rd, 2020

Armelia Audrey McQueen (January 6, 1952 – October 3, 2020) was an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin' (1978–1982, 1988–1989), the film Ghost (1990), and the television series Adventures in Wonderland (1992–1994).

Armen Alchian

April 12th, 1914 - February 19th, 2013

Armen Albert Alchian was an American economist. He spent almost his entire career at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A major microeconomic theorist, he is known as one of the founders of new institutional economics and widely acknowledged for his work on property rights.

Armenak Alachachian

born December 25th, 1930

Armenak Alachachian was an Armenian-Soviet basketball player and coach. A point guard, he reached European stardom with CSKA Moscow and the senior men's Soviet Union national team as one of the shortest basketball players to play at such a high level. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt.

Armida Siguion-Reyna

November 4th, 1930 - February 11th, 2019

Armida Siguion-Reyna (born Armida Liwanag Ponce Enrile; November 4, 1930 – February 11, 2019) was a Filipina singer, film and stage actress, producer and television show host. She was the chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board during the Estrada administration from 1998 to 2001.

Armin Hary

born March 22nd, 1937

Armin Hary is a retired German sprinter who won the 1960 Olympic 100 meters dash. He was the first non-American to win the event since Percy Williams of Canada took the gold medal in 1928, the first non-North American since Harold Abrahams in 1924, the first man to run 100 meters in 10.0 seconds and the last White man to establish a world record in 100 meters dash.

Armin Jordan

born April 9th, 1932

Armin Jordan was a Swiss conductor known for his interpretations of French music, Mozart and Wagner.

Armin Reichel

born January 31st, 1958

Armin Reichel is a former professional German football goalkeeper.

Armin van Buuren

born December 25th, 1976

Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren is a Dutch DJ and record producer. Since 2001, he has hosted A State of Trance (ASOT), a weekly radio show, which is broadcast to nearly 40 million listeners in 84 countries on over 100 FM radio stations. According to the website DJs and Festivals, "the radio show propelled him to stardom and helped cultivate an interest in trance music around the world".

Armistead Maupin

born May 13th, 1944

Armistead Jones Maupin, Jr. is an American writer notable for Tales of the City, a series of novels set in San Francisco.

Armon Binns

born September 8th, 1989

Armon Tyrae Binns (born September 8, 1989) is a former American football wide receiver and is currently the wide receivers coach for the Youngstown State Penguins. He played college football at Cincinnati. Binns was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He has also been a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, and Kansas City Chiefs.

Armstrong Sperry

died April 26th, 1976

Armstrong Wells Sperry was an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. His books include historical fiction and biography, often set on sailing ships, and stories of boys from Polynesia, Asia and indigenous American cultures. He is best known for his 1941 Newbery Medal-winning book Call It Courage.

Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez

born January 29th, 1942

Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez is a Cuban military officer, legislator, and former cosmonaut and the first person of African heritage in space. In 1980, as a member of the crew of Soyuz 38, he became the first Cuban citizen, the first Latin American, the first person of African descent, and the first person from a country in the Western Hemisphere other than the United States to travel into Earth orbit.

Arnar Jónsson (actor)

born January 21st, 1943

Arnar Jónsson is an Icelandic actor. He has played more leading roles in theaters than any other Icelandic actor. He starred in the film Outlaw and also in 17 other leading roles and about 200 other roles in theater.

Arnaud de Borchgrave

died February 15th, 2015

Arnaud Charles Paul Marie Philippe de Borchgrave was a Belgian–American journalist who specialized in international politics. Following a long career with the news magazine Newsweek, covering 17 wars in 30 years as a foreign correspondent, he held key editorial and executive positions with The Washington Times and United Press International. Borchgrave was also a founding member of Newsmax Media.

Arnaud Tournant

born April 5th, 1978

Arnaud Tournant is a French track cyclist. He has won 14 World Championships and won a gold, silver and a bronze at the Summer Olympics. In track cycling, he is second only to Sir Chris Hoy (17) in the number of global gold medals in his palmares.

Arnaut Danjuma

born January 31st, 1997

Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Everton, on loan from La Liga club Villarreal. Born in Nigeria, he plays for the Netherlands national team.
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