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R-Truth

born January 19th, 1972

Ronnie Aaron Killings is an American professional wrestler and rapper. He is currently signed to WWE, performing under the ring name R-Truth.

R. A. Dickey

born October 29th, 1974

Robert Allen Dickey (born October 29, 1974) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves.

R. A. Lafferty

died March 18th, 2002

Raphael Aloysius "R. A." Lafferty was an American science fiction and fantasy writer known for his original use of language, metaphor, and narrative structure, Lafferty also wrote a set of four autobiographical novels, a history book, and several novels of historical fiction.

R. A. Salvatore

born January 20th, 1959

Robert Anthony Salvatore is an American author best known for The Legend of Drizzt, a series of fantasy novels set in the Forgotten Realms and starring the character Drizzt Do'Urden. He has also written The DemonWars Saga, a series of high fantasy novels; several other Forgotten Realms novels; and Vector Prime, the first novel in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series. He has sold more than 15 million copies of his books in the United States alone, and 22 of his titles have been New York Times best-sellers.

R. Budd Dwyer

died January 22nd, 1987

Robert Budd Dwyer was an American politician. He served from 1965 to 1971 as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and from 1971 to 1981 as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the state's 50th district. Dwyer then served as the 30th state treasurer of Pennsylvania from January 20, 1981, until January 22, 1987, when he killed himself during a live press conference.

R. C. Gamble

born September 27th, 1946

R.C. Gamble Jr. (born September 27, 1946) is a former American football running back in the American Football League who played for the Boston Patriots. He played college football for the South Carolina State Bulldogs. He also played in the Canadian Football League for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Eskimos.

R. C. Lehmann

died January 22nd, 1929

Rudolph Chambers Lehmann was an English writer and Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1906 to 1910. As a writer he was best known for three decades in which he was a major contributor to Punch as well as founding editor of Granta magazine.

R. Carlos Nakai

born April 16th, 1946

Raymond Carlos Nakai is a Native American flutist of Navajo and Ute heritage. Nakai played brass instruments in high school and college, and auditioned for the Armed Forces School of Music after a two-year period in the United States Navy. He began playing a traditional Native American cedar flute after an accident left him unable to play the trumpet. Largely self-taught, he released his first album Changes in 1983, and afterward signed a contract with Canyon Records, who produced more than thirty of his albums in subsequent years. His music prominently features original compositions for the flute inspired by traditional Native American melodies. Nakai has collaborated with musicians William Eaton, Peter Kater, Philip Glass, Nawang Khechog, Paul Horn, and Keola Beamer. He has received 11 Grammy Award nominations for his albums.

R. E. Foster

born April 16th, 1878

Reginald Erskine Foster, nicknamed Tip Foster, commonly designated R. E. Foster in sporting literature, was an English first-class cricketer and footballer. He is the only man to have captained England at both sports.

R. F. Delderfield

born February 12th, 1912

Ronald Frederick Delderfield was an English novelist and dramatist, some of whose works have been adapted for television and film.

R. F. Foster (historian)

born January 16th, 1949

Robert Fitzroy 'Roy' Foster, publishing as R. F. Foster, is an Irish historian and academic. He was the Carroll Professor of Irish History from 1991 until 2016 at Hertford College, Oxford.

R. G. Armstrong

born April 7th, 1917

Robert Golden Armstrong Jr. was an American character actor and playwright. A veteran performer who appeared in dozens of Westerns during his 40-year career, he may be best remembered for his work with director Sam Peckinpah.

R. G. Collingwood

born February 22nd, 1889

Robin George Collingwood was an English philosopher, historian and archaeologist. He is best known for his philosophical works, including The Principles of Art (1938) and the posthumously published The Idea of History (1946).

R. H. Sikes

born March 6th, 1940

Richard Horace Sikes was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s.

R. J. Adams

September 20th, 1942 - January 26th, 2015

R. J. Adams, also known as Bob Shannon (September 20, 1942 – January 26, 2015), was a Canadian-American film and television actor, acting coach, screen writer, film producer, documentary producer and radio personality.

R. J. Mitchell

born May 20th, 1895

Reginald Joseph Mitchell was a British aircraft designer who worked for the Southampton aviation company Supermarine from 1916 until 1936. He is best known for designing racing seaplanes such as the Supermarine S.6B, and for leading the team that designed the Supermarine Spitfire.

R. Kelly

born January 8th, 1967

Robert Sylvester Kelly is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and convicted child sex offender. He has been credited with prolific success in both R&B and hip hop, earning nicknames such as "the King of R&B", "the King of Pop-Soul", and the "Pied Piper of R&B".

R. Kuhaneswaran

born May 15th, 1960

Raja Kuhaneswaran is a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former Member of Parliament.

R. Lee Ermey

March 24th, 1944 - April 15th, 2018

Ronald Lee Ermey was an American actor and U.S. Marine drill instructor. He achieved fame for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Ermey was also a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and an honorary gunnery sergeant.

R. P. Goenka

died April 14th, 2013

Rama Prasad Goenka was the founder and chairman Emeritus of the RPG Group, a multi-sector Indian industrial conglomerate. Born in 1930, he was the eldest son of Keshav Prasad Goenka and grandson of Sir Badri Prasad Goenka, the first Indian to be appointed Chairman of the Imperial Bank of India. His two younger brothers were Jagdish Prasad and Gouri Prasad. On Keshav Prasad Goenka's death, his businesses were split between the three brothers. Rama Prasad Goenka, established RPG Enterprises in 1979.

R. Palme Dutt

died December 20th, 1974

Rajani Palme Dutt, generally known as R. Palme Dutt, was a leading journalist and theoretician in the Communist Party of Great Britain, and briefly served as its fourth general secretary during World War II from October 1939 to June 1941. His classic book India Today heralded the Marxist approach in Indian historiography.

R. R. Patil

died February 16th, 2015

Raosaheb Ramrao Patil, better known as R. R. Patil, was an Indian politician from the state of Maharashtra. He was an MLA for Tasgaon vidhan sabha constituency from 1991 to 2015. He was an important leader of modern Maharashtra. He was a member of the Nationalist Congress Party. He became Home Minister of Maharashtra for the second time after the 2009 Maharashtra assembly election victory of the Congress-NCP alliance. He was also the former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

R. S. Ramakrishna Ranga Rao

born February 20th, 1901

Raja Sri Ravu Svetachalapati Sir Ramakrishna Ranga Rao KCIE was an Indian politician and zamindar who served as the Chief Minister of Madras Presidency from 5 November 1932 to 4 April 1936 and 24 August 1936 to 1 April 1937.

R. Stevie Moore

born January 18th, 1952

Robert Steven Moore is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter who pioneered lo-fi music. Often called the "godfather of home recording", he is one of the most recognized artists of the cassette underground, and his influence is particularly felt in the bedroom and hypnagogic pop artists of the post-millennium. Since 1968, he has self-released approximately 400 albums, while about three dozen "official" albums have been issued on various labels.

R. Vidyasagar Rao

died April 29th, 2017

Ramaraju Vidyasagar Rao was an Indian government administrator and a Telangana activist. He was the Chief Engineer of the Ministry of Water Resources, Central Water Commission. After the formation of Telangana State, he was appointed as the Advisor on Irrigation to the Government of Telangana. He was the foremost expert on irrigation projects in Telangana, and was instrumental in highlighting injustices in water allocation for Telangana Region in United Andhra Pradesh.

Raadhika Sarathkumar

born August 21st, 1963

Raadhika Sarathkumar is an Indian actress, entrepreneur, producer and politician who works predominantly in Tamil cinema along with Telugu cinema as well as a few Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada films. She is the founder and CP of the Radaan Mediaworks India Limited and doing serials in most of the south Indian languages. and is a recipient six Filmfare Awards South, two Nandi Awards and three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.

Raasi

born June 29th, 1976

Raasi (born Vijaya) is an Indian actress who predominantly appeared in Telugu and Tamil films. She is credited as Manthra in Malayalam and Tamil films. She appeared in films such as Subhakankshalu (1997), Gokulamlo Seeta (1997) and Pelli Pandiri (1998). In 2020, she made her debuted in television with Telugu soap operas Girija Kalyanam (2020 -21) and Janaki Kalaganaledu (2021).

Rab Douglas

born April 24th, 1972

Robert James Douglas is a Scottish former professional footballer and current coach for Arbroath who played as a goalkeeper. He played for several clubs, including Livingston, Dundee, Celtic, Leicester City and Forfar Athletic. Douglas was part of the Celtic side that reached the 2003 UEFA Cup Final, under the management of Martin O'Neill. He also represented Scotland at international level, playing 19 times between 2002 and 2005. In 2017, Douglas was inducted into the Dundee FC Hall of Fame.

Rabanus Maurus

died February 4th, 0856

Rabanus Maurus Magnentius, also known as Hrabanus or Rhabanus, was a Frankish Benedictine monk, theologian, poet, encyclopedist and military writer who became archbishop of Mainz in East Francia. He was the author of the encyclopaedia De rerum naturis. He also wrote treatises on education and grammar and commentaries on the Bible. He was one of the most prominent teachers and writers of the Carolingian age, and was called "Praeceptor Germaniae", or "the teacher of Germany". In the most recent edition of the Roman Martyrology, his feast is given as 4 February and he is qualified as a Saint ('sanctus').

Rabih Abdullah

born April 27th, 1975

Rabih Abdullah is a former American football running back.

Rabindra Jha

born March 4th, 1978

Rabindra Jha (Nepali: रवीन्द्र झा), born on 2 March 1978, is a Nepalese actor, comedian, and scriptwriter also known for his work in Nepali entertainment industry. He has been referred to in the media as "Munna" He is a frequent television presenter and stage show performer.

Rabindranath Tagore

born May 7th, 1861

Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer, and painter during the age of Bengal Renaissance. He reshaped Bengali literature and music as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of the "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful" poetry of Gitanjali, he became in 1913 the first non-European and the first lyricist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Tagore's poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; where his elegant prose and magical poetry were widely popular in the Indian subcontinent. He was a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. Referred to as "the Bard of Bengal", Tagore was known by sobriquets: Gurudeb, Kobiguru, and Biswokobi.
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