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Alistair Maclean

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Author Profession: Scottish Novelist
Born: 1922-04-28
Died: 1987-02-02

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Alistair Maclean

I wrote each book in thirty-five days flat - just to get the darned thing finished.
Barry Larkin

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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1964-04-28
Died: —

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Barry Larkin

What people dont realize is that professionals are sensational because of the fundamentals.
Christopher Young

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Author Profession: US Composer
Born: 1958-04-28
Died: —

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Christopher Young

Im into horror pictures because I love the fear of being alone in the dark, and Id recommend that to any composer who wants to work in this genre.
Elena Kagan

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Author Profession: US Judge
Born: 1960-04-28
Died: —

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Elena Kagan

I have no regrets. I dont believe in looking back. What I am proudest of? Working really hard... and achieving as much as I could.
Horst Faas

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Author Profession: German Photographer
Born: 1933-04-28
Died: 2012-05-10

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Horst Faas

Being in Vietnam and being around a major story of the time was always a great shot of adrenaline.
Ian Rankin

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Author Profession: Scottish Writer
Born: 1960-04-28
Died: —

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Ian Rankin

You need a great idea, but then youve got to carry it through. If you get it right, youre going to be a critical success. But not everyone who works hard gets it right, or has the success they deserve: theres an element of luck.
James Baker

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1930-04-28
Died: —

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James Baker

Sometimes an active policy is best advanced by doing nothing until the right time - or never.
Jeffrey Tate

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Author Profession: English Musician
Born: 1943-04-28
Died: —

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Jeffrey Tate

In Hamburg, there are three major orchestras, an opera house, and one of the great concert-hall acoustics in Europe at the Laeiszhalle, in a town a fifth the size of London. And thats not unusual. In Germany, there are dozens of towns with two or three orchestras. The connection with music goes very, very deep.
Jessica Alba

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1981-04-28
Died: —

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Jessica Alba

You have to be the best of whatever you are, but successful, cool actresses come in all shapes and sizes.
Jorge Garcia

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1972-04-28
Died: —

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Jorge Garcia

Bad people are intriguing!
Saddam Hussein

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Author Profession: Criminal
Born: 1937-04-28
Died: —

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Saddam Hussein

Allah is on our side. That is why we will beat the aggressor.
Simin Daneshvar

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Author Profession: Iranian Novelist
Born: 1921-04-28
Died: 2012-03-08

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Simin Daneshvar

I wish the world was run by women. Women who have given birth and know the value of their creation.
William Hall

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Author Profession: Canadian Soldier
Born: 1827-04-28
Died: 1904-08-25

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William Hall

We go on and on about our differences. But, you know, our differences are less important than our similarities. People have a lot in common with one another, whether they see that or not.
Harper Lee

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction edit data Harper Lee, known as Nelle, was born in the Alabama town of Monroeville, the youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee. Her father, a former newspaper editor and proprietor, was a lawyer who served on the state legislature from 1926 to 1938.
Born: 1926-04-28
Died: —

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Harper Lee

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Marcus Aurelius

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Author Profession: Philosophy Influences Epictetus, Aristo of Chios edit data
Born: 0121-04-28
Died: 0180-03-21

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Marcus Aurelius

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Terry Pratchett

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Author Profession: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Humor And Comedy, Childrens
Born: 1948-04-28
Died: 2015-03-12

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Terry Pratchett

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. Terry Pratchett, Diggers