Kiyoshi Shiga

died January 25th, 1957

Kiyoshi Shiga was a Japanese physician and bacteriologist. He had a well-rounded education and career that led to many scientific discoveries. In 1897, Shiga was credited with the discovery and identification of the Shigella dysenteriae microorganism which causes dysentery, and the Shiga toxin which is produced by the bacteria. He conducted research on other diseases such as tuberculosis and trypanosomiasis, and made many advancements in bacteriology and immunology.

Kiyoshiro Imawano

died May 2nd, 2009

Kiyoshiro Imawano , born Kiyoshi Kurihara , was a Japanese rock musician, lyricist, composer, musical producer, and actor from Tokyo, Japan. He was dubbed "Japan's King of Rock". He formed and led the influential rock band RC Succession. He wrote many anti-nuclear songs following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. He was known for pioneering the adoption of linguistic characteristics of the Japanese language into his songs.

Kjell Aukrust

March 19th, 1920 - December 24th, 2002

Kjell Aukrust was a Norwegian author, poet, artist and humorist. Aukrust is principally known for his Flåklypa stories and Flåklypa drawings.

Kjell Dahlin

born February 2nd, 1963

Kjell Håkan Dahlin is a Swedish former professional ice hockey forward. He played for the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL in the mid-1980s.

Kjell Eriksson (radio presenter)

born December 27th, 1975

Kjell Mikael Eriksson is a Swedish radio presenter, television personality, blogger and author. In 2008 he was a regular guest at VAKNA! med The Voice which was broadcast both on the radio station The Voice and on Kanal 5. Eriksson also goes by the pseudonyms of "Kjelleman", "Kjell ger igen" and "DumKjell". He has worked on the comedy show Pippirull and has presented the morning show Morgonpasset, and Sovmorgon all of them broadcast on Sveriges Radio. He also has presented the show Långlunch at the local radio Sveriges Radio Stockholm. Eriksson has frequently appeared on commercial television and radio channels such as RIX FM, The Voice, Kanal 5 and TV3. He has also written the biography Kjell, about his upbringing in Täby in the 1980s when he was severely overweight.

Kjell Ove Hauge

born February 20th, 1969

Kjell Ove Hauge is a retired Norwegian shot putter and discus thrower, turned educator, later Head teacher. As an athlete he represented Gloppen Athletics club. Since July 2013 Hauge is Principal at Kuben Upper Secondary School, the largest High School in Oslo.

Kjersti Plätzer

born January 18th, 1972

Kjersti Tysse Plätzer is a Norwegian race walker, who won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, in the 20 kilometres race. She finished 12th in the same race in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and 4th in the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she again won a silver medal in the 20 kilometres race.

Klaas Vantornout

born May 19th, 1982

Klaas Vantornout is a Belgian former professional racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2006 and 2018 for the Fidea and Marlux–Bingoal teams. Vantornout was the winner of the Belgian National Cyclo-cross Championships in 2013 and 2015.

Klaas-Erik Zwering

born May 19th, 1981

Klaas-Erik Zwering is a former Dutch swimmer and an Olympic medalist. He is currently studying MBO entrepreneurship as he trained in Eindhoven with the PSV Eindhoven swim club. His personal coach was Jacco Verhaeren, who is also coach for Dutch swimming phenom Pieter van den Hoogenband.

Klára Koukalová

born February 24th, 1982

Klára Koukalová is a Czech former professional tennis player. She was born and still lives in Prague. Having turned professional in 1999, she reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 20, on 15 April 2013. In doubles, she reached a career-high ranking of 31, on 19 May 2014. Koukalová won three WTA singles titles and four doubles titles during her career.

Klariza Clayton

born March 9th, 1989

Klariza L. Clayton (born 9 March 1989) is a British actress and singer. She is best known for her roles in the CBBC comedy Dani's House (2008–2012), the E4 drama Skins (2009–2010), the Nickelodeon series House of Anubis (2011–2013), and the Netflix sitcom Lovesick (2016–2018).

Klas Pontus Arnoldson

died February 20th, 1916

Klas Pontus Arnoldson was a Swedish author, journalist, politician, and committed pacifist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1908 with Fredrik Bajer. He was a founding member of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society and a Member of Parliament in the second Chamber of 1882–1887.

Klaudia Koronel

born December 19th, 1975

Milfe Dacula, better known by her stage name Klaudia Koronel (born 19 December 1975 in Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines), is a Filipina businesswoman and former actress.

Klaus Bednarz

died April 14th, 2015

Klaus Bednarz was a German journalist and writer.

Klaus Berntsen

died March 27th, 1927

Klaus Berntsen was a Danish politician, representing the Liberal party, Venstre. He was Council President of Denmark from 1910 to 1913. He served as minister of defence from 1910 to 1913 and again from 1920 to 1922. He was also minister of the interior from 1908 to 1909.

Klaus Dinger

born March 24th, 1946

Klaus Dinger was a German musician and songwriter most famous for his contributions to the seminal krautrock band Neu!. He was also the guitarist and chief songwriter of new wave group La Düsseldorf and briefly the percussionist of Kraftwerk.

Klaus Enders

born May 2nd, 1937

Klaus Enders was a German Sidecar racer. He was a six-time FIM Sidecar World Champion and a four-time winner of the sidecar class at the Isle of Man TT. Enders decided to retire at the end of the 1970 season and try car racing, only to return to sidecars a year later, winning three more world titles before retiring for good at the end of 1974. His co-drivers were Wolfgang Kalauch and Ralf Engelhardt.

Klaus Fuchs

December 29th, 1911 - January 28th, 1988

Klaus Emil Julius Fuchs was a German theoretical physicist and atomic spy who supplied information from the American, British and Canadian Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union during and shortly after World War II. While at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Fuchs was responsible for many significant theoretical calculations relating to the first nuclear weapons and, later, early models of the hydrogen bomb. After his conviction in 1950, he served nine years in prison in the United Kingdom, then migrated to East Germany where he resumed his career as a physicist and scientific leader.

Klaus Lehnertz

born April 13th, 1938

Klaus Lehnertz is a retired West German pole vaulter. He competed for the United Team of Germany at the 1964 Olympics and won a bronze medal. He also won two medals at the European Cup in 1965-67, but placed only 13th and 9th at the European Championships in 1962 and 1966, respectively. Domestically he held West German outdoor and indoor titles.

Klaus Mann

died May 21st, 1949

Klaus Heinrich Thomas Mann was a German writer and dissident. He was the son of Thomas Mann, a nephew of Heinrich Mann and brother of Erika Mann and Golo Mann.

Klaus Rifbjerg

died April 4th, 2015

Klaus Rifbjerg was a Danish writer. He authored more than 170 novels, books and essays. In 1965 he co-produced the film 4x4 which was entered into the 4th Moscow International Film Festival.

Klaus Rinke

born April 29th, 1939

Klaus Rinke is a German contemporary artist.

Klaus Schnellenkamp

born December 24th, 1972

Klaus Schnellenkamp is a German Chilean author. Schnellenkamp escaped from Colonia Dignidad community to Germany in December 2005. His book, Geboren im Schatten der Angst; Ich überlebte die Colonia Dignidad. , details his escape and life during the Military dictatorship of Chile.

Klaus Schulze

died April 26th, 2022

Klaus Schulze was a German electronic music pioneer, composer and musician. He also used the alias Richard Wahnfried and was a member of the Krautrock bands Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel, and the Cosmic Jokers before launching a solo career consisting of more than 60 albums released across six decades.

Klaus Schwab

born March 30th, 1938

Klaus Martin Schwab is a German mechanical engineer, economist, and founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He has acted as the WEF's chairman since founding the organisation in 1971.

Klaus Tafelmeier

born April 12th, 1958

Klaus-Dieter Tafelmeier is a retired German javelin thrower. He represented Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Klaus Wilmsmeyer

born December 4th, 1967

Klaus Wilmsmeyer, Jr. (born December 4, 1967) is a Canadian-born former American football punter in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, and the Miami Dolphins. Wilmsmeyer attended Lorne Park Secondary School and played college football at the University of Louisville. At the University of Louisville, Wilmsmeyer was the team's field goal kicker. His 52-yard field goal in 1989 is tied for the longest in school history. As an NFL punter, Wilmsmeyer was part of the San Francisco 49ers team from 1992 to 1994, where he won Super Bowl XXIX. * v * t * e * v * t * e

Klaus-Dieter Sieloff

born February 27th, 1942

Klaus-Dieter Sieloff was a German footballer who played as a defender. He spent 11 seasons in the Bundesliga with VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Mönchengladbach. He played in two World Cup Qualifying matches in 1966.

Klaus-Peter Thaler

born May 14th, 1949

Klaus-Peter Thaler is a former professional cyclist whose career spanned from 1976 to 1988, he was successful in road-racing and cyclo-cross. He was world cyclo-cross champion twice as amateur and twice as professional and German champion eight times.

Klawdziy Duzh-Dushewski

born March 27th, 1891

Kłaŭdzij Sciapanavič Duž-Dušeŭski was a Belarusian civil engineer, architect, diplomat and journalist. He is believed to be the creator of the Flag of Belarus in 1917.

Klay Thompson

born February 8th, 1990

Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Widely regarded as one of the greatest three-point shooters of all-time, he is a four-time NBA champion, a five-time NBA All-Star, a two-time All-NBA Third Team honoree, and was once named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. He has also won gold medals with the United States national team on their 2014 World Cup team and 2016 Olympic team.

Kleitos Kyrou

died April 10th, 2006

Kleitos-Dimitrios Kyrou was a Greek poet and translator. He was born in Thessaloniki and he studied at Anatolia College. In 1939, he entered the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He worked in banking between 1951 and 1983, and he was General Secretary of the National Theatre of Northern Greece between 1974 and 1976.
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