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  • Waalkes, Otto - (born 1948), comedian
  • Waals, Johannes Diderik van der - (1837-1923), chemist
  • Wace, Robert - (c. 1115-c. 1183), poet
  • Wachs, Caitlin - (born 1989), actress
  • Waddell, Rube - (1876-1914), Baseball Hall of Famer
  • Waddey, Raymond - painter
  • Waddle, Chris - (born 1960), athlete
  • Wade, George - (1673-1748), British soldier
  • Wade, Virginia - (born 1945), English tennis player
  • Wadlow, Robert Pershing - (1918-1940), US tallest man in the world
  • Waerden, Bartel Leendert van der - (1903-1996), mathematician
  • Wagner, Honus - US baseball player
  • Wagner, Otto - (1841-1918), architect
  • Wagner, Richard - (1813-1883), German composer
  • Wagner, Robert - (born 1930), US television personality
  • Wagner, Warren H. - US botanist
  • Wagstaff, Patty - (born C. 1968), Hall of Fame American pilot
  • Wahlberg, Donnie - (born 1969), actor, singer
  • Wahlberg, Mark - (born 1971), ("Marky Mark"), US singer, actor
  • Wahlen, Friedrich Traugott - (1899-1985), Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Wai, Tony Leung Chiu - (born 1962), English actor
  • Wailer, Bunny - of Bob Marley & the Wailers and a solo career
  • Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew, IV - (1883-1953), major general in the defense of Bataan and Corregidor
  • Wainwright, Rufus - songwriter
  • Waite, Terry - (born 1939), British hostage turned negotiator
  • Waits, Tom - (born 1949), US singer, songwriter and pianist
  • Waitz, Grete - long distance runner
  • Wajda, Andrzej - (born 1926)
  • Wakata, Koichi - astronaut
  • Wake, Nancy - (born 1912), French Resistance fighter and SOE agent
  • Wake, William - (1657-1737), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Wakeman, Rick - (born 1949), musician
  • Wakoski, Diane - (born 1937), (The Motorcycle Betrayal Poems)
  • Walcott, Derek - (born 1930), poet, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1992
  • Walcott, Jersey Joe - (1914-1994), world boxing champion
  • Waldeck, Jean Frederic - (1766-1875), French antiquarian, artist, explorer
  • Waldegrave, William - (born 1946), UK politician
  • Walden, Roger - (died 1406), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Waldheim, Kurt - (born 1918), Austrian politician, UN secretary general
  • Waldner, Jan Ove - table tennis player
  • Waldrop, Howard - (born 1946), US author
  • Waldrop, Rosmarie - poet
  • Waldseemuller, Martin - (circa 1470-circa 1521/1522), cartographer
  • Walesa, Lech - (born 1943), Polish leader of Solidarity movement and later president
  • Waley, Arthur - English orientalist
  • Walheim, Rex - astronaut
  • Walken, Christopher - (born 1943), US actor
  • Walker, Alice - (born 1944), poet, author
  • Walker, C. J. - she was the first African-American millionaire
  • Walker, Charles - astronaut
  • Walker, John - (born 1952), athlete
  • Walker, Joseph Marshall - (1786-1856) Louisiana Governor
  • Walker, Margaret - poet
  • Walker, Mickey - (1903-1981), world boxing champion
  • Walker, Mort - (born 1923), US cartoonist
  • Walker, Paul - (born 1973), actor
  • Walker, Reggie - (1889-1951), track and field athlete
  • Wall, Jeff - photographer
  • Wall, Larry - programmer (warp, rn, patch, Perl)
  • Wallace, Alfred Russel - (1823-1913), UK natural selection co-discoverer
  • Wallace, Bronwen - Canadian writer
  • Wallace, David Foster - (born 1962), USA novelist
  • Wallace, Edgar - (1875-1932), author
  • Wallace, George - (1919-1998), American politician
  • Wallace, Henry A. - (1888-1965), Vice President of the United States
  • Wallace, Irving - (1916-1990), novelist
  • Wallace, Lew - (1827-1905), USA novelist
  • Wallace, Mike - (born 1918), television personality
  • Wallace, William - (c. 1270-1305), Scottish patriot
  • Wallach, Eli - (born 1915), US actor
  • Wallenberg, Raoul - (born 1912), Swedish vanished diplomat
  • Waller, Douglas C. - author
  • Waller, Edmund - (1606-1687), poet
  • Waller, Edwin - (1800-1881), first mayor of Austin, Texas
  • Waller, Thomas Fats - (1904-1943), US jazz pianist & composer
  • Wallia - (died 419), king of the Visigoths
  • Wallin, Homer N. - (1893-1984), US
  • Wallis, Alfred - (1855-1942), painter
  • Wallis, Barnes - (1887-1979)
  • Walpole, Horace - (born 1717), British novelist and politician
  • Walpole, Robert - (born 1676), British prime minister
  • Walpole, Spencer - (1830-1907), British politician
  • Walras, Leon - (1834-1910), economist
  • Walschaerts, Egide - engineer, inventor
  • Walsh, Bill - (1913-1975), US movie producer and writer
  • Walsh, George - (1868-1913), US publisher, head of Dakota Territory's Council
  • Walsh, Joe - (born 1947), musician
  • Walsh, John - (born 1945), talk show host, television presenter
  • Walsh, Mary - (born 1952), Canadian actress
  • Walsh, Raoul - (1892-1980), film director
  • Walsingham, Francis - (c.1532-1590), Elizabethan spymaster
  • Walston, Ray - (1914-2001), 2001), US actor
  • Waltari, Mika - (1908-1979), Finnish author
  • Walter, Bruno - (1876-1962), conductor
  • Walter, Fritz - (1920-2002), footballer
  • Walter, Hellmuth - (1900-1980), German engineer and inventor
  • Walter, Hubert - (died 1205), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Walter, Little - musician
  • Walter, Ulrich - (born 1954), German astronaut
  • Walters, Barbara - (born 1931), US television presenter
  • Walters, Julie - (born 1950), actor
  • Walton, Bill - (born 1952), basketball star, commentator
  • Walton, Izaak - (1593-1683), English writer
  • Walton, William - (1902-1983), composer
  • Waltrip, Darrell - (born 1947), automobile racer
  • Walz, Carl - astronaut
  • Wambaugh, Joseph - (born 1936), author
  • Wan Hu - Ming dynasty astronaut
  • Wanamaker, John - (1838-1922), USA father of the department store
  • Wanamaker, Sam - (1919-1993), actor
  • Wanamaker, Zoe - (born 1949), British actor
  • Wang Anshih - (1021-1086)
  • Wang Go - (Öljeitü), King of Shen
  • Wang Hongwen - (1933/1935-1992)
  • Wang Jin-pyng - Taiwanese politician
  • Wang Jingwei - (died 1944)
  • Wang, An - (1920-1990), Chinese-born US computer pioneer
  • Wang, Taylor - astronaut
  • Wang, Vera - (born 1949), fashion designer
  • Wang, Wayne - (born 1949), director
  • Wank, Roland - (1898-1970), architect
  • Wankel, Felix - (1902-1988)
  • Warbeck, Perkin - (died 1499), pretender to the throne of England
  • Ward Steinman, David - (born 1936), composer
  • Ward, Aaron Montgomery - (1844-1913), department store founder
  • Ward, Artemas - (1727-1800), American General in the Revolutionary War
  • Ward, Artemus - (1834-1867), US humorist, a.k.a. Charles Farrar Browne
  • Ward, Jay - (1920-1989), tv cartoon creator & producer
  • Ward, Lyman - actor
  • Ward, Mary Augusta - (1851-1920), English novelist
  • Ward, Micky - (born 1965), boxer
  • Ward, Rachel - (born 1957), actress
  • Ward, Tom - actor
  • Ward, Vincent - (born 1956), film director
  • Warden, Jack - (born 1920), actor
  • Wardrop, John Glen - transport economist
  • Ware, Chris - comic creator
  • Warham, William - (c. 1450-1532), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Warhol, Andy - (1928-1987), US pop art painter
  • Waring, Edward - (1736-1798), mathematician
  • Wark, David - (1804-1905), Canadian politician and Senator
  • Warlow, Anthony - (born 1961), Australian singer
  • Warne, Shane - (born 1969), Australian cricketer
  • Warner, David - (born 1941), actor
  • Warner, Jack - (1892-1978), founder: Warner Bros. Studios
  • Warner, John - US politician
  • Warner, Malcolm Jamal - (born 1970), actor
  • Warner, Mark R. - US politician
  • Warnes, Jennifer - musician
  • Warnock, Neil - (1948- ), Football (soccer) manager
  • Warren, Earl - (1891-1974), governor of California, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Warren, Marc - actor
  • Warren, Peter - (1703-1752), British admiral
  • Warren, Robert Penn - (1905-1989), poet
  • Warton, Joseph - (1722-1800), English academic
  • Warton, Thomas - (1728-1790), English academic, poet laureate
  • Warwick, Dionne - (born 1940), musician
  • Washburn, Cephas - (1793-1860), missionary
  • Washburn, Edward - (1831-1860), artist
  • Washington, Baby - musician
  • Washington, Booker T. - (1856-1915), African-American educator
  • Washington, Denzel - (born 1954), US actor
  • Washington, Desiree - (born 1972), beauty queen
  • Washington, Dinah - (1924-1963), musician
  • Washington, George - (1732-1799), USA "Father of his country"
  • Washington, Martha - (1731-1802), US First Lady
  • Washington, William - (1752-1810), American revolutionary soldier
  • Watanabe Jiro - (born 1955), Japanese world champion boxer
  • Watanabe Kazumi - Japanese musician
  • Watanabe Shinichiro - Director and writer of Cowboy Bebop
  • Waterhouse, John William - (1849-1917), painter
  • Waterman, Pete - songwriter
  • Waters, Ethel - (1896-1977), US singer
  • Waters, John - (born 1946), director, writer
  • Waters, Muddy - (1915-1983), musician
  • Waters, Roger - (born 1943), of Pink Floyd
  • Waterston, Sam - (born 1940), actor
  • Watie, Stand - (1806-1871), Confederate general, Cherokee leader
  • Watkins, Alfred - ley hunter
  • Watkins, Maurice - (born 1956) former boxer, inspirator of Iraqis
  • Watson Watt, Robert - (1892-1973), invented radar
  • Watson Wentworth, Charles, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham - (1730-1782), Prime Minister
  • Watson, Emily - (born 1967), actress
  • Watson, Emma - (born 1990), British actress
  • Watson, James Dewey - (born 1928), Nobel Prize-winning biologist
  • Watson, John B. - (1878-1958), psychologist
  • Watson, Michael - (born 1965), British boxer
  • Watson, Thomas J. - (born 1874), computer pioneer, first president of IBM
  • Watt, James - (1736-1819), Scottish mathematician & engineer
  • Watt, Jim - (born 1948), Scottish world champion boxer
  • Watt, Mike - (born 1957), bassist
  • Watteau, Antoine - (1684-1721), painter
  • Watterson, Bill - (born 1958), US cartoonist, creator of Calvin and Hobbes
  • Watts, Alan - (1915-1973, Mt.)
  • Watts, Charlie - (born 1941), British rock musican ("The Rolling Stones")
  • Watts, Isaac - (1674-1748), poet
  • Watts, Naomi - (born 1968), actress
  • Waugh, Alec - (1898-1981), British writer
  • Waugh, Evelyn - (1903-1966), British writer
  • Waugh, Steve - Australian cricketer
  • Wavell, Archibald - (born 1883), field marshal
  • Wax, Ruby - (born 1953), television personality
  • Wayans, Damon - (born 1960), comedian
  • Wayans, Keenan Ivory - (born 1958), US comedian
  • Wayans, Shawn - (born 1971), actor, writer, producer
  • Wayne, Anthony - (1745-1796)
  • Wayne, John - (1907-1979), US actor
  • Wayne, Johnny - (1918-1990), comedian
  • Wayne, Naunton - (1901-1970), actor
  • William Ralph Inge - (1860-1954), writer, clergyman
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