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Oscar Peer

died December 22nd, 2013

Oscar Peer was a Swiss novelist, playwright and philologist. His works were written in Romansch and German, and comprised epic novels, short stories, and drama. He was also well known for his Ladin-German dictionary.

Óscar Pérez (footballer, born 1973)

born February 1st, 1973

Óscar Pérez Rojas is a Mexican former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Nicknamed "El Conejo", he is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Mexican football history.

Oscar Peterson

died December 23rd, 2007

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. Considered a virtuoso and one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, Peterson released more than 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, as well as a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy, and received numerous other awards and honours. He played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, simply "O.P." by his friends, and informally in the jazz community, "the King of inside swing".

Oscar Piastri

born April 6th, 2001

Oscar Jack Piastri is an Australian racing driver currently competing in Formula One for McLaren.

Oscar Rabin

born April 26th, 1899

Oscar Rabin was a Latvian-born English bandleader and musician. He was the musical director of his own big band.

Óscar Razo

born April 9th, 1984

Oscar Francisco Razo Ventura is a Mexican former professional footballer who played as a defender. He previously played for CD Veracruz, and made 16 appearances for them in 2006–07. He retired on 1 January 2015.

Óscar Romero

died March 24th, 1980

Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was a prelate of the Catholic Church in El Salvador. He served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of San Salvador, the Titular Bishop of Tambeae, as Bishop of Santiago de María, and finally as the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador. As archbishop, Romero spoke out against social injustice and violence amid the escalating conflict between the military government and left-wing insurgents that led to the Salvadoran Civil War. In 1980, Romero was shot by an assassin while celebrating Mass. Though no one was ever convicted for the crime, investigations by the UN-created Truth Commission for El Salvador concluded that Major Roberto D'Aubuisson, a death squad leader and later founder of the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) political party, had ordered the killing.

Oscar Ruggeri

born January 26th, 1962

Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri is an Argentine former professional footballer who played as centre-back. Nicknamed El Cabezón, Ruggeri achieved success at the international level with the Argentina national team, being part of the teams that won the 1986 FIFA World Cup, two editions of the Copa América and the 1992 King Fahd Cup. At the club level, Ruggeri's most successful stint was with Argentine club River Plate, where he won the 1986 Copa Libertadores the 1986 Copa Interamericana and the 1986 Intercontinental Cup. Known for his rough style of play when marking opposing players and aerial ability, Ruggeri is considered one of the all-time best defenders to come out of Argentina. Following his retirement as a player, Ruggeri turned to managing, where he held posts in Argentina, Mexico and Spain. His last job as a manager was in 2006 with Argentine club San Lorenzo. Since then, Ruggeri went on to have a career on Argentine television, as commentator on football shows. He is currently a member...

Oscar Sala

born March 26th, 1922

Oscar Sala, Italian-Brazilian nuclear physicist and important scientific leader, Emeritus Professor of the Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo.

Óscar Sambrano Urdaneta

born February 6th, 1929

Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta was a Venezuelan writer, essayist and literary critic, specialized in the life and work of Andrés Bello. In 1978, he won the Municipal Prize of Literature for the work Poesía contemporánea de Venezuela. He served as the president of the Venezuelan Academy of Language, is an honorary member of the Caro y Cuervo Institute, and was president of the National Council of Culture (CONAC) in the late 1990s. He also has hosted the television show Valores (Values).

Oscar Schmidt

born February 16th, 1958

Oscar Daniel Bezerra Schmidt, nicknamed Mão Santa, is a retired Brazilian professional basketball player. Schmidt primarily played the power forward and small forward position, was 2.06 m tall and weighed 109 kg (240 lbs). Along with his home country, Schmidt also played in Italy for JuveCaserta and Pavia, and Spain for Fórum Valladolid. He was born in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Oscar Straus (composer)

born March 6th, 1870

Oscar Nathan Straus was a Viennese composer of operettas, film scores, and songs. He also wrote about 500 cabaret songs, chamber music, and orchestral and choral works. His original name was actually Strauss, but for professional purposes he deliberately omitted the final 's'. He wished not to be associated with the musical Strauss family of Vienna. However, he did follow the advice of Johann Strauss II in 1898 about abandoning the prospective lure of writing waltzes for the more lucrative business of writing for the theatre.

Oscar Sturgis

born January 12th, 1971

Oscar Lee Sturgis (born January 12, 1971) is a former professional American football Defensive end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins. He played college football at the University of North Carolina.

Óscar Vílchez

born January 21st, 1986

Óscar Christopher Vílchez Soto is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Alianza Universidad and for the Peru national football team. He is also the younger brother of footballer Walter Vílchez.

Oscar Zariski

born April 24th, 1899

Oscar Zariski was a Russian-born American mathematician and one of the most influential algebraic geometers of the 20th century.

Osceola

died January 30th, 1838

Osceola, named Billy Powell at birth in Alabama, became an influential leader of the Seminole people in Florida. His mother was Muscogee, and his great-grandfather was a Scotsman, James McQueen. He was reared by his mother in the Creek (Muscogee) tradition. When he was a child, they migrated to Florida with other Red Stick refugees, led by a relative, Peter McQueen, after their group's defeat in 1814 in the Creek Wars. There they became part of what was known as the Seminole people.

Osgood Perkins

May 16th, 1892 - September 21st, 1937

James Ridley Osgood Perkins was an American actor.

Oshik Levi

born April 7th, 1944

Oshik Levi is an Israeli singer, actor, and entertainer.

Osip Brik

January 16th, 1888 - February 22nd, 1945

Osip Maksimovich Brik was a Russian avant garde writer and literary critic, who was one of the most important members of the Russian formalist school, though he also identified himself as one of the Futurists.

Osip Mandelstam

died December 27th, 1938

Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam was a Russian and Soviet poet. He was one of the foremost members of the Acmeist school.

Oskar Anderson

died February 12th, 1960

Oskar Johann Viktor Anderson was a Russian-German mathematician of Baltic German descent. He is best known for his work on mathematical statistics and econometrics.

Oskar Baum

January 21st, 1883 - March 20th, 1941

Oskar Baum was a Czech music educator and writer in the German language.

Oskar Klein

died February 5th, 1977

Oskar Benjamin Klein was a Swedish theoretical physicist.

Oskar Kokoschka

March 1st, 1886 - February 22nd, 1980

Oskar Kokoschka was an Austrian artist, poet, playwright, and teacher best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes, as well as his theories on vision that influenced the Viennese Expressionist movement.

Oskar Luts

died March 23rd, 1953

Oskar Luts was an Estonian writer and playwright.

Oskar Merikanto

died February 17th, 1924

Oskar Merikanto was a Finnish composer, music critic, pianist, and organist.

Oskar Minkowski

born January 13th, 1858

Oskar Minkowski was a German physician and physiologist who held a professorship at the University of Breslau and is most famous for his research on diabetes. He was the brother of the mathematician Hermann Minkowski and father of astrophysicist Rudolph Minkowski.

Oskar Rosenfeld

born May 13th, 1884

Oskar Rosenfeld was an Austrian-Jewish writer killed at Auschwitz concentration camp.

Oskar Schindler

born April 28th, 1908

Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist, humanitarian, and member of the Nazi Party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories in occupied Poland and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. He is the subject of the 1982 novel Schindler's Ark and its 1993 film adaptation, Schindler's List, which reflected his life as an opportunist initially motivated by profit who came to show extraordinary initiative, tenacity, courage, and dedication in saving his Jewish employees' lives.

Oskar Seidlin

born February 17th, 1911

Oskar Seidlin was a Jewish emigre from Nazi Germany first to Switzerland and then to the U.S. He taught German language and literature as a professor at Smith College, Middlebury College, Ohio State University, and Indiana University from 1939 to 1979. He authored a number of fictional and non-fictional works.

Oskari Tokoi

May 15th, 1873 - April 4th, 1963

Antti Oskari Tokoi was a Finnish socialist who served as a leader of the Social Democratic Party of Finland. In 1917 Tokoi acted as a Chairman of the Senate of Finland and thus he was the world’s first social democratic leader of the government. During the short-lived Revolution of 1918, Tokoi participated as a leading figure in the revolutionary government. Tokoi later emigrated to the United States, where he served as the long-time editor of Raivaaja, the newspaper of the Finnish Socialist Federation.

Oskars Kalpaks

died March 6th, 1919

Oskars Kalpaks was the commander of 1st Latvian Independent Battalion, also known as "Kalpaks Battalion".
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