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John Heard (actor)

born March 7th, 1946

John Heard Jr. was an American actor. Heard made his debut appearance in film with the ensemble Between the Lines (1977). He appeared in a number of successful films, including Heart Beat (1980), Cutter's Way (1981), Cat People (1982), Beaches (1988), and Deceived (1991). Other films include The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Big (1988), The Pelican Brief (1993), White Chicks (2004), and his role as Peter McCallister in Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). From 1995 to 1996, he played the role of Roy Foltrigg in the television series The Client. From 2005 to 2006, Heard played the role of Governor Frank Tancredi in Prison Break. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1999 for guest-starring as Vin Makazian on The Sopranos (1999–2004).

John Heartfield

died April 26th, 1968

John Heartfield was a 20th-century German visual artist who pioneered the use of art as a political weapon. Some of his most famous photomontages were anti-Nazi and anti-fascist statements. Heartfield also created book jackets for book authors, such as Upton Sinclair, as well as stage sets for contemporary playwrights, such as Bertolt Brecht and Erwin Piscator.

John Heinz

died April 4th, 1991

Henry John Heinz III was an American businessman and politician who served as a United States senator from Pennsylvania from 1977 until his death in 1991. An heir to the Heinz family fortune, Heinz entered politics in 1971 when he won a special election to replace Robert Corbett to represent Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district. In 1976, Heinz ran to replace retiring Senate Minority Leader Hugh Scott. Heinz narrowly won in the primary over future Senator Arlen Specter, and defeated William Green III. Heinz won re-election in 1982 and 1988 by large margins. On April 4,1991, Heinz was killed when his plane, facing mechanical problems, collided with a helicopter inspecting the plane, killing all involved in the crash.

John Hemming (politician)

born March 16th, 1960

John Alexander Melvin Hemming is a British Liberal Democrat politician and businessman who served as the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley from 2005 until 2015.

John Hench

died February 5th, 2004

John Hench was an American artist, designer and director at The Walt Disney Company. For 65 years, he helped design and develop various Disney attractions and theme parks.

John Henniker-Major, 8th Baron Henniker

died April 29th, 2004

John Patrick Edward Chandos Henniker-Major, 8th Baron Henniker, known as Sir John Henniker-Major from 1965 to 1980, was a British peer, civil servant, and diplomat.

John Henry Holland

born February 2nd, 1929

John Henry Holland was an American scientist and professor of psychology and electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was a pioneer in what became known as genetic algorithms.

John Henry Johnson

born August 21st, 1956

John Henry Johnson (born August 21, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball player. He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 15th round of the 1974 amateur draft. He made his major league debut after being traded along with Gary Thomasson, Gary Alexander, Dave Heaverlo, Phil Huffman, Alan Wirth and $300,000 from the Giants to the Oakland Athletics for Vida Blue on March 15, 1978. Mario Guerrero was sent to the Athletics on April 7 to complete the transaction. From 1979 thru 1981, Johnson played for the Texas Rangers. He ended his career with the Milwaukee Brewers.

John Henry Leech

died December 29th, 1900

John Henry Leech was an English entomologist who specialised in Lepidoptera and Coleoptera.

John Henry Mackay

born February 6th, 1864

John Henry Mackay was a Scottish-German egoist anarchist, thinker and writer. Born in Scotland and raised in Germany, Mackay was the author of Die Anarchisten and Der Freiheitsucher.

John Henry Newman

born February 21st, 1801

John Henry Newman was an English theologian, academic, philosopher, historian, writer, and poet, first as an Anglican priest and later as a Catholic priest and cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was known nationally by the mid-1830s, and was canonised as a saint in the Catholic Church in 2019.

John Henry Wigmore

born March 4th, 1863

John Henry Wigmore (1863–1943) was an American lawyer and legal scholar known for his expertise in the law of evidence and for his influential scholarship. Wigmore taught law at Keio University in Tokyo (1889–1892) before becoming the first full-time dean of Northwestern Law School (1901–1929). His scholarship is best remembered for his Treatise on the Anglo-American System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law (1904), often simply called Wigmore on Evidence, and a graphical analysis method known as a Wigmore chart.

John Henry, Margrave of Moravia

born February 12th, 1322

John Henry of Luxembourg, a member of the House of Luxembourg, was Count of Tyrol from 1335 to 1341 and Margrave of Moravia from 1349 until his death.

John Henson (puppeteer)

born April 25th, 1965

John Paul Henson was an American puppeteer, best known for his association with the Muppets.

John Herschel

born March 7th, 1792

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Baronet was an English polymath active as a mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, and experimental photographer who invented the blueprint and did botanical work.

John Hersey

died March 24th, 1993

John Richard Hersey was an American writer and journalist. He is considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism, in which storytelling techniques of fiction are adapted to non-fiction reportage. In 1999, Hiroshima, Hersey's account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest work of American journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel associated with New York University's journalism department.

John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol

died January 20th, 1751

John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol was an English Whig politician.

John Hessin Clarke

died March 22nd, 1945

John Hessin Clarke was an American lawyer and judge who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1916 to 1922.

John Hester

born September 14th, 1983

John Graves Hester (born September 14, 1983) is a former professional baseball catcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. On August 28, 2009 on his major league debut, he hit a two-run homer in his first Major League at-bat in a game against the Houston Astros.

John Hick

died February 9th, 2012

John Harwood Hick was a philosopher of religion and theologian born in England who taught in the United States for the larger part of his career. In philosophical theology, he made contributions in the areas of theodicy, eschatology, and Christology, and in the philosophy of religion he contributed to the areas of epistemology of religion and religious pluralism.

John Hicks

born August 31st, 1989

John Austin Hicks (born August 31, 1989) is an American professional baseball catcher and first baseman in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers.

John Hillerman

born December 20th, 1932

John Benedict Hillerman was an American actor best known for his starring role as Jonathan Quayle Higgins III on the television series Magnum, P.I. that aired from 1980 to 1988. For his role as Higgins, Hillerman earned five Golden Globe nominations, winning in 1981, and four Emmy nominations, winning in 1987. He retired from acting in 1999.

John Hodiak

born April 16th, 1914

John Hodiak was an American actor who worked in radio, stage and film.

John Hoeven

born March 13th, 1957

John Henry Hoeven III is an American banker and politician serving as the senior U.S. senator from North Dakota, a seat he has held since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, Hoeven served as the 31st governor of North Dakota from 2000 to 2010.

John Hoffman

October 31st, 1943 - December 27th, 2001

John Edward Hoffman (October 31, 1943 – December 27, 2001) was an American professional baseball player. He was a catcher whose career lasted seven seasons (1963–1969), including brief stints in Major League Baseball with the 1964–1965 Houston Colt .45s/Astros. Hoffman batted left-handed, threw right-handed, stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 190 pounds (86 kg).

John Holder (umpire)

born March 19th, 1945

John Wakefield Holder is a Barbadian-born English former first-class cricketer and international cricket umpire. Holder was born in Barbados at Saint George. Following the completion of his education, he emigrated to England in search of work with London Transport. After impressing in club cricket in London, Holder began playing county cricket for Hampshire as a fast-medium bowler, in a first-class county career which lasted from 1968 to 1972. After being forced to retire from professional cricket due to injury, Holder later became an umpire at domestic and international level. He would stand as an umpire in both Test and One Day International cricket from 1988 to 2001. Holder retired from umpiring in 2009, having stood in over 400 first-class and List A one-day matches apiece. As of 2024, he remains the only non-white English umpire in nearly 150 years of Test cricket.

John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter

born March 18th, 1395

John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon, was an English nobleman and military commander during the Hundred Years' War. His father, the 1st Duke of Exeter, was a maternal half-brother to Richard II of England, and was executed after King Richard's deposition. The Holland family estates and titles were forfeited, but John was able to recover them by dedicating his career to royal service. Earl of Huntingdon, of the Castle, town, manor of Barnstable and manors of Dartington, Fremington, South Molton, Torrington, Devon, Stevington, Bedfordshire, Ardington, Berkshire, Haslebury, Blagdon and Somerset. Holland rendered great assistance to his cousin Henry V in his conquest of France, fighting both on land and on the sea. He was marshal and admiral of England and governor of Aquitaine under Henry VI.

John Hollowbread

born January 2nd, 1934

John Frederick Hollowbread was an English football goalkeeper who played for Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton.

John Holt (American football)

born May 14th, 1959

John Stephanie Holt was an American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts. He played college football at West Texas State University.

John Hooper (bishop)

died February 9th, 1555

John Roy Hooper was an English churchman, Anglican Bishop of Gloucester, later of Worcester and Gloucester, a Protestant reformer and a Protestant martyr. A proponent of the English Reformation, he was executed for heresy by burning during the reign of Queen Mary I.

John Hoover

December 22nd, 1962 - July 8th, 2014

John Nicklaus Hoover (December 22, 1962 – July 8, 2014) was the Major League Baseball No. 25 draft choice in the first round in 1984 (by Baltimore), after having led the nation in strikeouts in college baseball, pitching 205 strikeouts for Fresno State in his senior year. Also in 1984 Hoover was a starting pitcher for the United States Olympic baseball team, winning the opening game and helping the US to win the silver medal for baseball. His teammates on the Olympic team included Mark McGwire, Barry Larkin, Will Clark, and Oddibe McDowell.

John Hope (meteorologist)

born May 14th, 1919

John Raymond Hope was an American meteorologist who specialized in hurricane forecasting and was an on-air personality on The Weather Channel.
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