History Quiz / Coincidental/Numinous Dates of Famous People

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Can you name the famous icons who share a common date via birth, death, etc.?

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Name a famous author who died on November 22, 1963, the same day as President Kennedy. Aldous Leonard and Clive Staples.
What British scientist and US president share the same birth date on 12 February, 1809? On the Origin of Species (1859) and US $5 bill.
What British-born philosopher, polemicist and author, who died in 2011, and American Founding Father, author of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, share a birthday?One of them has written a book about the other.
Name the Secretary of Defense under JFK who was born on June 9, the same day that British author Charles Dickens died in 1870.His middle name was Strange.
What American naval commander was born and died on the same day of August 23, albeit 34 years apart?Earned the title 'Hero of Lake Erie' during the War of 1812.
What French military and political leader died on the 5 May 1821 three years to the day after the birth of German philosopher and economist, Karl Marx?Clisson et Eugénie (1795)
What two American Presidents died on the same day, 4 July 1826?'His Rotundity' and 'The Man of the People'.
QuestionAnswerArbitrary Clues
What US President also died on the 4 July, but in 1831?First President to ride in a steamboat.
Which US actor was born exactly 45 years after American five-star war general, Douglas MacArthur?Butch Cassidy, Lucas Jackson & Henry 'Shaw' Gondorff.
Which US author and controversially idolised Cuban revolutionary share a birthday on June 14?Catharine, Henry Ward, Edward, Charles and Fuser.
Which early English settler in North America shares a birthday on May 6 with Austrian neurologist, Sigmund Freud?Pocahontas.
Which fifth Khagan (Great Khan) died on 18th February, the same day that Alessandro Volta, the Italian Physicist known for the invention of the battery, was born 530 years later?Samuel Coleridge.
Which English theoretical physicist and cosmologist was born on 8 January 1942, exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo?A Brief History of Time (1988)

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