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Norman Vincent Peale

died December 24th, 1993

Norman Vincent Peale was an American Protestant clergyman, and an author best known for popularizing the concept of positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking (1952). He served as the pastor of Marble Collegiate Church, New York, from 1932, leading this Reformed Church in America congregation for more than a half century until his retirement in 1984. Alongside his pulpit ministry, he had an extensive career of writing and editing, and radio and television presentations. Despite arguing at times against involvement of clergy in politics, he nevertheless had some controversial affiliations with politically active organizations in the late 1930s, and engaged with national political candidates and their campaigns, having influence on some, including a personal friendship with President Richard Nixon.

Norman Von Nida

died May 20th, 2007

Norman Guy Von Nida was an Australian professional golfer.

Norman Whiteside

born May 7th, 1965

Norman Whiteside is a Northern Irish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder and striker.

Norman Whitfield

born May 12th, 1940

Norman Jesse Whitfield was an American songwriter and producer, who worked with Berry Gordy's Motown labels during the 1960s. He has been credited as one of the creators of the Motown Sound and of the late-1960s subgenre of psychedelic soul.

Norman Wisdom

February 4th, 1915 - October 4th, 2010

Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom, was an English actor, comedian, musician and singer best known for a series of comedy films produced between 1953 and 1966 featuring a hapless character called Norman Pitkin. He was awarded the 1953 BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles following the release of Trouble in Store, his first film in a lead role.

Normand Corbeil

born April 6th, 1956

Normand Corbeil was a Canadian composer known for his work on films, video games and television.

Normand Rochefort

born January 28th, 1961

Normand Rochefort is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman.

Normie Rowe

born February 1st, 1947

Norman John Rowe is an Australian singer and songwriter. He rose to national prominence in the mid-1960s as a pop star and teen idol, backed by The Playboys. His 1965 double A-side "Que Sera Sera"/"Shakin' All Over" was one of the most successful Australian singles of the decade.

Norodom Ranariddh

born January 2nd, 1944

Norodom Ranariddh was a Cambodian prince, politician and law academic. He was the second son of King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia and a half-brother of King Norodom Sihamoni. Ranariddh was the president of FUNCINPEC, a Cambodian royalist party. He was also the first Prime Minister of Cambodia following the restoration of the monarchy, serving between 1993 and 1997, and subsequently as the President of the National Assembly between 1998 and 2006.

Norrie Paramor

born May 15th, 1914

Norman William Paramor, known professionally as Norrie Paramor, was a British record producer, composer, arranger, pianist, bandleader, and orchestral conductor. He is best known for his work with Cliff Richard and the Shadows, both together and separately, steering their early careers and producing and arranging most of their material from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Paramor was a composer of studio albums, theatrical productions, and film scores.

Norris Church Mailer

born January 31st, 1949

Norris Church Mailer was an American novelist, actress, artist, and model. Norris published two novels, Windchill Summer and Cheap Diamonds, and a memoir, A Ticket to the Circus, which focuses on her nearly thirty-year marriage to Norman Mailer.

Norris Hopper

born March 24th, 1979

Norris Stephen Hopper is an American former professional baseball outfielder who played three seasons of Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds. Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the eighth round of the 1998 Major League Baseball draft, Hopper made his MLB debut on August 20, 2006, with the Cincinnati Reds. He has a major league career .316 batting average with 125 hits, 15 doubles, two triples, one home run, 20 runs batted in, and 17 stolen bases.

Norris McWhirter

died April 19th, 2004

Norris Dewar McWhirter was a British writer, political activist, co-founder of The Freedom Association, and a television presenter. He and his twin brother Ross were known internationally for founding the reference book The Guinness Book of Records which they wrote and annually updated together between 1955 and 1975. After Ross's assassination by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), Norris carried on alone as editor.

Norris Thomas

born May 3rd, 1954

Norris Thomas (born May 3, 1954 in Inverness, Mississippi) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for nine seasons for the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was inducted into the Pascagoula Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016.

Northern Michigan

May 13th, 1942 - April 2nd, 2018

William Stiles Rademacher (May 13, 1942 – April 2, 2018) was an American professional football player who played as a wide receiver for seven seasons for the New York Jets and Boston Patriots. He earned MVP honors in 1963 In January 1969 he played in Super Bowl III. During Rademacher's tenure as assistant coach at Northern Michigan University, the football team went from a 0–10 season in 1974 to a 13–1 season in 1975 and won the NCAA Division II Football Championship.

Northrop Frye

died January 23rd, 1991

Herman Northrop Frye was a Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century.

Notker of Liège

died April 10th, 1008

Notker of Liège was a Benedictine monk, bishop (972–1008) and first prince-bishop (980–1008) of the Bishopric of Liège.

Nour El-Sherif

born April 28th, 1946

Nour El-Sherif, born Mohamad Geber Mohamad Abd Allah was a prominent Egyptian actor. He has 6 films in the Top 100 Egyptian films list.

Noureddine Morceli

born February 28th, 1970

Noureddine Morceli is a retired Algerian middle-distance runner. He was the winner of the 1500 metres at the 1996 Summer Olympics and won three straight gold medals at that distance at the World Championships in Athletics. He set world records in the 1500 m, mile run and the 3000 metres.

Noureddine Naybet

born February 10th, 1970

Noureddine Naybet is a Moroccan former professional footballer who played as a central defender. He played in Spain for Deportivo de La Coruña and in Portugal for Sporting CP, as well as in France for FC Nantes and in England for Tottenham Hotspur. He is considered one of the best defenders in La Liga of his generation. Naybet spent the longest and most successful period of his career with Deportivo La Coruña in Spain's La Liga, from 1996 to 2004. He was named the 44th greatest African player of all time by the African football expert Ed Dove.

Nouriel Roubini

born March 29th, 1958

Nouriel Roubini is a Turkish-born Iranian-American economic consultant, economist, and writer. He is a Professor Emeritus since 2021 at the Stern School of Business of New York University.

Nova Villa

born April 16th, 1946

Novelita Villanueva Gallegos (born April 16, 1946), better known as Nova Villa, is a Filipino actress and a veteran comedian. With a career spanning more than 50 years, Villa is recognized as the original 'Goddess of Comedy' and one of the defining legends in Philippine television and film industry. She is a recipient of the prestigious "Papal Award" given by Pope Francis for helping share the Catholic faith in the local show business. She has also starred in more than 150 films and is a 4-time 'Best Comedy Actress' winner by PMPC Star Awards for Television. In 2014, Villa received the 'Hall of Fame' award at the 12th Gawad Tanglaw Awards and the highly coveted 'Manuel De Leon Award for Exemplary Achievement Award' at the 37th Luna Awards in 2019 for her contributions to local film and tel

Novalis

May 2nd, 1772 - March 25th, 1801

Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, pen name Novalis, was a German aristocrat and polymath, who was a poet, novelist, philosopher and mystic. He is regarded as an influential figure of Jena Romanticism.

Novera Ahmed

died May 6th, 2015

Novera Ahmed was a modern sculptor of Bangladesh. She was awarded Ekushey Padak by the Government of Bangladesh in 1997. Artist Zainul Abedin described her work saying "What Novera is doing now will take us a long time to understand – she is that kind of an artist."

Novlene Williams-Mills

born April 26th, 1982

Novlene Hilaire Williams-Mills, is a retired Jamaican track and field athlete. She won the bronze medal in the 400 metres at the 2007 World Championships. She is also a three-time Olympic silver medallist in the 4×400 metres relay. In 2015 she won relay gold alongside her Jamaican teammates.

Nuala O'Loan, Baroness O'Loan

born December 20th, 1951

Nuala Patricia O'Loan, Baroness O'Loan, MRIA, known between 2007 and 2009 as Dame Nuala O'Loan, is a noted public figure in Northern Ireland. She was the first Police Ombudsman from 1999 to 2007. In July 2009, it was announced that she was to be appointed to the House of Lords and she was so appointed in September 2009. In December 2010, National University of Ireland, Maynooth appointed her as Chairman of its Governing Authority. She is a columnist with The Irish Catholic.

Nujabes

February 7th, 1974 - February 26th, 2010

Jun Seba , better known by his stage name Nujabes , was a Japanese record producer, audio engineer, DJ, composer and arranger best known for his atmospheric instrumental mixes sampling from hip hop, soul, and jazz, as well as incorporating elements of trip hop, breakbeat, downtempo, and ambient music.

Nuno Álvares Pereira

died April 1st, 1431

Dom Nuno Álvares Pereira, OCarm was a very successful Portuguese general who had a decisive role in the 1383–1385 Crisis that assured Portugal's independence from Castile. He later became a mystic and was beatified by Pope Benedict XV in 1918, and canonised by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.

Nuno da Cunha

died March 5th, 1539

Nuno da Cunha was a Portuguese admiral who was governor of Portuguese possessions in India from 1529 to 1538. He was the governor of Portuguese Asia that ruled for more time in the sixteenth century in a total of nine years. He was the son of Antónia Pais and Tristão da Cunha, the famous Portuguese navigator, admiral and ambassador to Pope Leo X. Nuno da Cunha proved his mettle in battles at Oja and Brava, and at the capture of Panane, under the viceroy Francisco de Almeida. Named by João III ninth governor of Portuguese possessions in India, he served from April 1529 to 1538. He was named to end the government of governor Lopo Vaz de Sampaio (1526–1529) and brought orders, by King John III of Portugal, to send Sampaio in chains for Portugal. This delicate mission by the King was justified by their close connection ever since the king was still a prince.

Nuno Pina

born March 31st, 1999

Nuno Henrique Pina Nunes is a Portuguese professional footballer.

Nunuk Nuraini

died January 27th, 2021

Nunuk Nuraini, also known as Bu Nunuk, was an Indonesian food scientist who invented Indomie's mi goreng-flavor instant noodles.

Nur al-Din Zengi

died May 15th, 1174

Nūr al-Dīn Maḥmūd Zengī, commonly known as Nur ad-Din, was a member of the Zengid dynasty, who ruled the Syrian province of the Seljuk Empire. He reigned from 1146 to 1174. He is regarded as an important figure of the Second Crusade.
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