People by name, O with Quotes

133 people with 3,270 quotes

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O Briain, Dara11Dara Ó Briain (born 4 February 1972) is an Irish television presenter and comedian best known for being the host of panel show Mock the Week.
Ó Muircheartaigh, Mícheál11Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh (born 1930), legendary Gaelic games commentator for RTÉ Radio 1. He has been commentating on games for seven decades."Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh to retire". RTÉ. 16 September 2010.
O'Brian, Patrick5Patrick O'Brian, CBE (12 December 1914 – 2 January 2000), born Richard Patrick Russ, was an English novelist and translator, best known for his Aubrey–Maturin series of novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars.
O'Brien, Conor Cruise8Donal Conor Dermod David Donat Cruise O'Brien (3 November 1917 – 18 December 2008) was an Irish writer, politician, diplomat, academic and newspaper editor.
O'Brien, Donald34Donal "Donald" O'Brien (15 September 1930 – 29 November 2003) was a French-born Italian film actor of Irish decent. In his near 40-year career, O'Brien appeared in dozens of stage performances and in more than 60 film and television productions. He was particularly known for his performances in Spaghetti Westerns during the late-1960s and 70s, and later in Italian exploitation and horror films.
O'Brien, Edna5Josephine Edna O'Brien (born 15 December 1930) is an Irish novelist, short-story writer and playwright, who has been resident in the United Kingdom since the 1950s. Much of her work was at one time banned in Ireland, but she has found an appreciative audience in her adopted country and in the United States.
O'Brien, Tim (author)22Tim O'Brien (born October 1, 1946) is an American novelist who mainly writes about his experiences in the Vietnam War and the impact that the war had on the American soldiers who fought there.
O'Casey, Seán10Seán O'Casey (né John Casey; 30 March 1880 – 18 September 1964) was an Irish playwright and memoirist whose works show his socialist and Irish republican sympathies. His best-known works are Juno and the Paycock and The Plough and the Stars.
O'Connell, Daniel10Daniel O'Connell (Irish language: Dónal Ó Conaill; 6 August 1775 – 15 May 1847), known as "The Liberator" or "The Emancipator", was Ireland's predominant political leader in the first half of the nineteenth century.
O'Connor, Sandra Day7Sandra Day O'Connor (born March 26, 1930) is an American jurist. She served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1981 until her retirement from the bench in 2005. The first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, she was a crucial swing vote on the Court for many years because of her case-by-case approach to jurisprudence and her relatively moderate political views.
O'Donnell, Christine76Christine O'Donnell (born August 27, 1969) ran unsuccessfully as the Republican candidate in the 2010 special election for United States Senator for the state of Delaware.
O'Donnell, Rosie4Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an eleven-time Emmy Award-winning American television host, stand-up comedian, actress, and author.
O'Donoghue, Michael3Michael O'Donoghue (January 5, 1940 – November 8, 1994) was an American comedian and writer best known as a founding contributor to National Lampoon magazine magazine and the first head writer of Saturday Night Live.
O'Driscoll, Brian1Brian Gerald O'Driscoll (born January 21, 1979) is an Irish professional rugby union player. He was captain of the Irish national team and captained Leinster Rugby until the start of 2008 season.
O'Flaherty, Liam6Liam O'Flaherty (August 28 1896 – September 8 1984) was an Irish novelist, short-story writer and autobiographer. His novel The Informer was turned into an Oscar-winning film by his cousin John Ford.
O'Hair, Madalyn Murray9Madalyn Murray O'Hair (April 13, 1919 – September 29, 1995) was an American atheist and activist.
O'Hara, Frank5Francis Russell O'Hara (June 27, 1926 – July 25, 1966) was an American poet who, along with John Ashbery, James Schuyler and Kenneth Koch, was a key member of what was known as the New York School of poetry. O'Hara's association with the Museum of Modern Art and painters like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and others became a source of inspiration for his highly original poetry.
O'Hara, Maureen7Maureen O'Hara (born Maureen FitzSimons on 17 August 1920 in Ranelagh, Dublin) is an Irish film actress and singer.
O'Keeffe, Georgia27Georgia O'Keeffe (15 November 1887 – 6 March 1986) was an American modernist painter. O'Keeffe has been a major figure in American art since the 1920s. She is chiefly known for paintings in which she synthesizes abstraction and representation in paintings of flowers, rocks, shells, animal bones and landscapes. Her paintings present crisply contoured forms that are replete with subtle tonal transitions of varying colors, and she often transformed her subject matter into powerful abstract images.
O'Leary, Michael4Michael O'Leary (born 20 March 1961) is one of the Republic of Ireland's wealthiest businessmen and the Chief Executive Officer of the Irish airline Ryanair.
O'Neal, Patrice4Patrice Malcolm Oneal (December 7, 1969 – November 29, 2011), usually credited as "Patrice O'Neal", was an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and actor.
O'Neal, Shaquille4Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6, 1972) is an American retired professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics. He was a 15-time NBA All-Star and won four NBA championships.
O'Neill, Eugene23Eugene O'Neill (16 October 1888 – 27 November 1953) was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature.
O'Neill, Gerard3Gerard Kitchen O'Neill (6 February 1927 – 27 April 1992) was a U.S. physicist and advocate of space colonization. Born in Brooklyn, he graduated from Swarthmore College in 1950 and received a doctorate in physics from Cornell University in 1954. In the same year he joined the faculty of Princeton University, with which he remained associated until his death. O'Neill's early research focused on high-energy particle physics; he notably invented the particle storage ring.
O'Neill, Tip1Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill, Jr. (December 9, 1912 – January 5, 1994) was an American politician, serving in the House of Representatives for 34 years. He was the Speaker of the House from 1977 until his retirement in 1987, making him the second longest-serving Speaker in U.S. history after Sam Rayburn.
O'Nolan, Brian25Brian O'Nolan (5 October 1911 – 1 April 1966) was an Irish novelist, journalist and humorist, better known by his pseudonyms Flann O’Brien and Myles na gCopaleen (or Myles na Gopaleen).
O'Rahilly, Egan3Egan O'Rahilly or Aogán Ó Rathaille (Gaelic name: Aodhagán Ó Rathaille) (1670–1726) was an Irish language poet.
O'Reilly, Bill90William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. (born September 10, 1949, in Westbury, New York) is the host of popular American cable television news analysis program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel.
O'Reilly, John Boyle12John Boyle O'Reilly (28 June 1844 – 10 August 1890) was an Irish-born poet and novelist.
O'Reilly, Tim7Tim O'Reilly (born 6 June 1954) is the founder of O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly and Associates) that specializes in technology transfer through book publishing, the internet and conferences.
O'Rourke, P. J.186Patrick Jake O'Rourke (born 14 November 1947) is an American political satirist, most often known as P. J. O'Rourke.
O'Shaughnessy, Arthur12Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy (14 March 1844 – 30 January 1881) was a British poet and singer. Though relatively unknown during his own lifetime, his works gained posthumous fame in the 20th century.
Oakenfold, Paul1Paul Oakenfold (born August 30, 1963, in Greenhithe, Kent, England)Paul Oakenfold is a record producer and one of the best-known Trance DJs worldwide.
Oakey, Philip2Philip Oakey (born October 2, 1955, in Hinckley, UK), aka Phil Oakey, is a British pop singer who rose to fame in the late 1970s, early 1980s as a founder member and lead singer of the Sheffield-based synthpop group The Human League, a group which continues today.
Oaks, Dallin H.9Dallin Harris Oaks (born August 12, 1932) is an American attorney, jurist, author, professor, public speaker, and religious leader. Since 1984, he has been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
Oates, Joyce Carol28Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16, 1938) is an American author and the Roger S. Berlind Professor in the Humanities with the Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University, where she has taught since 1978.
Oates, Lawrence2Lawrence Oates (16 March 1880 – 16 March 1912) was a British explorer.
Obama, Barack824Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th President of the United States of America. Born in Hawaii, the son of a Kenyan father and a mother from Kansas, the former United States Senator from Illinois won the 2008 presidential election to become the first U.S. president of African descent. The inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States took place on January 20, 2009. In October 2009 he was announced to be the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He was re-elected president in November 2012, and was sworn in for his second and last term on January 20, 2013, which will expire on January 20, 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Obama, Michelle61Michelle LeVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer who is the wife of Barack H. Obama II, the 44th and current President of the United States of America.
Oberst, Conor104Conor Oberst (born February 15, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter best known for his work in Bright Eyes. He has also played in several other bands, including Desaparecidos, Commander Venus and Park Ave.
Oborin, Lev1Lev Nikolayevich Oborin (Moscow, 11 September O.S. 29 August 1907 – Moscow, 5 January 1974) was a Russian pianist.
Öcalan, Abdullah4Abdullah "Apo" Öcalan (born 1949-04-04) is the founding leader of the Kurdish militant group Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK),which is organisation fighting for a socialist Independent Kurdistan and the rights of the Kurdish People. It is based on a guerilla system.
Occleve, Thomas9Thomas Occleve (or Hoccleve) (c. 1367 – 1426) was an English poet and civil servant. Occleve and John Lydgate are usually seen as the leading English poets of the early 15th century.
Ocho Cinco, Chad4Chad Ocho Cinco (born Chad Johnson on January 9, 1978) is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League.
Ochs, Phil50Phil Ochs (December 19 1940 – April 9 1976) was a folksinger active in the civil rights movement and in opposition to the Vietnam War.
Ockham, William of12William of Ockham, also Occam (ca. 1285-1349), was an English theologian and Franciscan monk, most famous as a proponent of what has become known as Occam's razor.
Odets, Clifford4Clifford Odets (1906-07-18 – 1963-08-18) was an American playwright, screenwriter and film director. His plays include Waiting for Lefty, Awake and Sing! and Golden Boy.
Odonovan Rossa, Jeremiah7Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa (September 11, 1831 – June 29, 1915) was an Irish Fenian leader. Born at Rosscarbery, County Cork, in 1858 Rossa established the Phoenix Society which would later evolve into the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB). He was jailed numerous times for connections with the Fenian movement, and was finally exiled in 1871, sailing to the United States on board the Cuba with his friend John Devoy and three other exiles. Together they were dubbed the "Cuba Five".
Odum, Eugene4Eugene Pleasants Odum (September 17, 1913 – August 10, 2002) was an American biologist known for his pioneering work on ecosystem ecology. He wrote the first ecology textbook: Fundamentals of Ecology.
Ōe, Kenzaburō 31Kenzaburō Ōe (大江 健三郎, Ōe Kenzaburō) (born 31 January 1935) is a Japanese author and a major figure in contemporary Japanese literature.
Ogilvy, David7David Ogilvy (June 23, 1911 – July 21, 1999) Advertiser
Ohlendorf, Otto12Otto Ohlendorf (February 4, 1907 – June 7, 1951) was a German SS-Gruppenführer and head of the interior division of the SD. In June 1941, Reinhard Heydrich appointed Ohlendorf to be commander of Einsatzgruppe D which operated in southern Ukraine and Crimea. Over 90,000 executions are attributed to Ohlendorf's command, who testified to this effect during his trial at Nuremberg. At the end of 1943, in addition to his other jobs, Ohlendorf became deputy secretary of state in the Reichsministerium für Wirtschaft (Reichs-Ministry for Economics).
Ohlin, Bertil13Bertil Gotthard Ohlin (23 April 1899 – 3 August 1979) was a Swedish economist and politician, who together with Eli Heckscher developed one of the standard mathematical model of international free trade, the Heckscher–Ohlin model. He was jointly awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1977 together with the British economist James Meade "for their pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements".
Ohm, Georg1Georg Simon Ohm (16 March 1789 – 6 July 1854) was a German physicist, best known for determining that there is a direct proportionality between the potential difference (voltage) applied across a conductor and the resultant electric current – now known as Ohm's law.
Ohno, Apolo Anton3Apolo Anton Ohno (born May 22, 1982) is an American short track speed skating competitor and a two-time gold medalist in the Winter Olympics. He also competed in and won the reality TV show, Dancing with the Stars in 2007.(2007-05-23), Olympic Medalist Ohno Takes 'Dancing' Crown, work: AOL, retrieved: 2007-05-23
Ohsawa, George8George Ohsawa (October 18, 1893 – April 23, 1966), born Yukikazu Sakurazawa (桜沢 如一), was the founder of the Macrobiotic diet and philosophy. When living in Europe he went by the pen names of Musagendo Sakurazawa, Nyoiti Sakurazawa, and Yukikazu Sakurazawa. He also used the French first name Georges while living in France, and his name is sometimes also given this spelling.
Oistrakh, David5David Oistrakh (September 30 O.S. September 17 1908 – October 24, 1974) was a renowned Soviet classical violinist.
Ojukwu, Chukwuemeka Odemegwu10Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (4 November 1933 – 26 November 2011) was a Nigerian military officer and politician, who briefly served as leader of the breakaway state of Biafra.
Okazaki Ritsuko11Ritsuko Okazaki (岡崎 律子 Okazaki Ritsuko; 29 December 1959 – 5 May 2004) was a Japanese singer-songwriter and author, known for her contribution to various anime series such as Fruits Basket.
Oktar, Adnan49Adnan Oktar (born 1956), also famous using his pen name Harun Yahya, is a Turkish author and social activist who promotes ideas of Islamic creationism, faith in a messianic role of the Mahdi, and in varying ways has opposed what he has believed to be evil influences of atheism, materialism, Darwinism, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Judaism and Zionism.
Olajuwon, Hakeem4Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963, in Lagos, Nigeria) is a former professional basketball player whose best seasons were with the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He was reverently nicknamed "Hakeem the Dream" for his grace on and off the court.
Olbermann, Keith87Keith Olbermann (born January 27, 1959) is an American journalist and former sportscaster, who hosted Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC from 2003 through January 2011, an hour-long nightly newscast that counts down the top news stories of the day.
Olbers, Heinrich1Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers (October 11, 1758 – March 2, 1840) was a German physician and astronomer.
Oldfield, Mike97Mike Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English multi-instrumentalist musician and composer.
Oldham, John7John Oldham (August 9, 1653 – December 9, 1683) was an English satirical poet and translator.
Oldman, Gary1Leonard Gary Oldman (born 21 March 1958) is an English actor, born in London.
Oleynik, Larisa2Larisa Romanovna Oleynik (born June 7 1981, in Santa Clara County, California) is an American actress.
Oliphant, Mark4Sir Marcus "Mark" Laurence Elwin Oliphant AC KBE (8 October 1901 – 14 July 2000) was an Australian physicist and humanitarian who played a fundamental role in the first experimental demonstration of nuclear fusion and the development of the atomic bomb.
Oliphant, Thomas1Thomas Oliphant (25 December 1799 – 9 March 1873) was a Scottish songwriter.
Oliver North3Oliver Laurence “Ollie” North (born Date: 1943-10-07) is a former United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, author, and host of War Stories with Oliver North on Fox News. As a National Security Council staff member, he formulated part of a plan involving the clandestine sale of weapons to Iran and diverting the proceeds to Contra rebel groups in Nicaragua.
Oliver, Jamie1James Trevor Oliver MBE (born 27 May 1975), better known as Jamie Oliver and nicknamed The Naked Chef, is an English celebrity chef. He is well known for his role in campaigning against processed foods in British schools.
Oliver, John11John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is a British comedian, political satirist and actor. He is most famous in America for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle. Having left The Daily Show at the end of 2013, Oliver will host Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO beginning on Sunday, 27 April 2014.
Oliver, Mary30Mary Oliver (born 10 September 1935) is an American poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
Oliver, Robert Tarbell2Robert Tarbell Oliver (1909–2000) was a former professor of speech at Pennsylvania State University who wrote extensively on the subject of Asian rhetoric.
Olivier, Laurence9Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, KBE (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Oscar winning English actor and director, esteemed by many as the greatest actor of the 20th century.
Olmert, Ehud6Ehud Olmert (born September 30, 1945) is the former Prime Minister of Israel.
Olmstead, Robert15Robert Olmstead (born January 3, 1954) is an award-winning American novelist and educator.
Olof Palme4Olof Palme (January 30, 1927 – February 28, 1986) was a Swedish Social Democratic politician. He was Prime Minister from 1969 to 1976 and from 1982 until his assassination in 1986.
Olsen, Ken1Ken Olsen (February 20, 1926 – February 6, 2011) was founder and president of Digital Equipment Corporation.
Olson, Charles8Charles Olson (December 27, 1910 – January 10, 1970) was an influential American poet, credited as one of the thinkers who coined the term postmodern.
Olson, Mancur3Mancur Lloyd Olson, Jr. (January 22, 1932 – February 19, 1998) was an American economist and social scientist.
Omar Khayyám88Omar Khayyám عمر خیام Persian (18 May 1048 – 4 December 1131) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and writer; originally named Ghiyath al-Din Abu'l-Fath Omar ibn Ibrahim Al-Nisaburi Khayyámi (غیاث الدین ابو الفتح عمر بن ابراهیم خیام نیشابوری) Edward FitzGerald's translations of his poetic Rubaiyat (Quatrains) were immensely popular, and remain influential.
Omar, Mohammad5Mullah Mohammed Omar (born 1959–1962– 23 April 2013) was the head of state of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. His official title was Commander of the Faithful.
Onassis, Aristotle5Aristotle Sokrates Onassis (15 January 1906 – 15 March 1975) was a Greek shipping magnate.
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy48Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (28 July 1929 – 19 May 1994) was the wife of the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and served as First Lady during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. She was later married to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis from 1968 until his death in 1975. In later years she had a successful career as a book editor, and is remembered for her style and elegance.
Ono, Yoko19Yoko Ono (オノ・ヨーコ Ono Yōko, kanji: 小野洋子) (born 18 February 1933) is a Japanese-American avant-garde artist and musician, famous for her marriage and collaborations with John Lennon as well as for her solo work.
Onoda, Hiroo8Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda (小野田 寛郎 Onoda Hiroo; born March 19, 1922) is a former Japanese army intelligence officer who fought in World War II, and did not surrender until 1974, having spent almost thirty years holding out in the Philippines.
Oppen, George6George Oppen (April 24, 1908 – July 7, 1984) was an American poet, best known as one of the members of the Objectivist group of poets. He abandoned poetry in the 1930s for political activism, and later moved to Mexico to avoid the attentions of the House Un-American Activities Committee. He returned to poetry — and to the United States — in 1958, and received the Pulitzer Prize in 1969.
Oppenheimer, Robert34Julius Robert Oppenheimer (22 April 1904 – 18 February 1967) was an American physicist and the scientific director of the Manhattan Project.
Orben, Robert39Robert Orben (born March 4, 1927) is an American magician and professional comedy writer. He is also an author of books for magicians. He is the author of Speaker's Handbook of Humor.
Orczy, Baroness Emma2Emma ("Emmuska") Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 – 12 November 1947), known as Baroness Emma Orczy, was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Ordzhonikidze, Grigoriy5Grigoriy Konstantinovich Ordzhonikidze (October 24 O.S. October 12, 1886 – February 18, 1937), generally known as Sergo Ordzhonikidze, was a Georgian Bolshevik, later member of the CPSU Politburo and close friend to Josef Stalin. Ordzhonikidze, Stalin and Anastas Mikoyan comprised what was referred to as the "Caucasian Clique". His death was ruled a result of a heart attack. Almost 20 years after his demise, Khrushchev revealed that he had in fact committed suicide.
Oresme, Nicole6Nicole Oresme (c. 1320–1325 – July 11, 1382), also known as Nicolas Oresme, Nicholas Oresme, or Nicolas d'Oresme, was a significant philosopher of the later Middle Ages. He wrote influential works on economics, mathematics, physics, astrology and astronomy, philosophy, and theology; was Bishop of Lisieux, a translator, a counselor of King Charles V of France, and probably one of the most original thinkers of the 14th century.
Orff, Carl6Carl Orff (10 July 1895 – 29 March 1982) was a German composer, most famous for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937).
Origen13Origenes (or Origen Adamantios; c. 185 – 254) was an Alexandrian theologian and Biblical scholar. He is considered one of the most distinguished of the early fathers of the Christian Church.
Ornette Coleman4Ornette Coleman (born 19 March 1930) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Orrell, David26David Orrell (born 1962 in Edmonton) is a Canadian mathematician and author who is living in Oxford, England. He received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford.
Orsted, Hans Christian1Hans Christian Ørsted (14 August 1777 – 9 March 1851) was a Danish physicist and chemist who is best known for discovering that electric currents can create magnetic fields. He shaped post-Kantian philosophy and advances in science throughout the late nineteenth century. He was also the first modern thinker to explicitly describe and name the thought experiment.
Ortega y Gasset, José67José Ortega y Gasset (May 9 1883 – October 18 1955) was a Spanish philosopher.
Ortiz, David2David Américo Ortiz Arias (born 18 November 1975) is a professional baseball player who plays for the Boston Red Sox. He has won 2 championships with them, and was named the 2004 American League Championship Series MVP.
Orton, Joe49John Kingsley "Joe" Orton (1 January 1933 – 9 August 1967) was an English playwright.
Orwell, George225George Orwell (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950) was the pen name of British novelist, essayist, and journalist Eric Arthur Blair.
Osborn Webb, Aileen3Aileen Osborn Webb (1892–1979) was an American patron of crafts.
Osborne, John8John Osborne (12 December 1929 – 24 December 1994) was a British playwright, producer and actor. In 1956 the first production of his play Look Back in Anger, which revolutionized British theatre, launched him into national prominence as the leader of the Angry Young Men – a label which he never recognized.
Osbourne, Jack32Jack Osbourne (born November 8, 1985, in London, England) is the son of Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne, and the brother of Kelly Osbourne.
Osbourne, Kelly7Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne (born 27 October 1984 in London, England) is a British singer and actress. She is the daughter of Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne, and the sister of Jack Osbourne.
Osbourne, Ozzy66John Michael Osbourne (born December 3, 1948), better known as Ozzy Osbourne, is an English musician, famous for his solo career and as lead singer of the band Black Sabbath.
Oscar De La Hoya2Oscar de la Hoya (born February 4, 1973), nicknamed the Golden Boy, is a Mexican American boxer who won a gold medal for the United States Boxing Team at the Barcelona Olympic Games and is considered one of boxing's all time greats.
Oskar Kokoschka4Oskar Kokoschka (March 1, 1886 – February 22, 1980) was an Austrian artist and poet of Czech origin, best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes.
Ostrom, Elinor5Elinor "Lin" Ostrom (August 7, 1933 – June 12, 2012) was an American political economist, whose work was associated with the New Institutional Economics and the resurgence of political economy. In 2009, she shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver E. Williamson.
Ostrom, Vincent3Vincent A. Ostrom (September 25, 1919 – June 29, 2012) was an American political scientist, known as the Founding Director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, based at Indiana University. He and his wife, the economist Elinor Ostrom, made numerous contributions to the field of political science.
Oswalt, Patton6Patton John Oswalt (born November 1, 1940) is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor.
Otis, James9James Otis (February 5, 1725 – May 23, 1783) was a lawyer in colonial Massachusetts who was an early advocate of the political views that led to the American Revolution.
Otto Pfleiderer10Otto Pfleiderer (1 September 1839 – 28 July 1908) was a German Protestant theologian.
Otunbayeva, Roza2Roza Otunbayeva Роза Исаковна Отунбаева (born 23 August 1950) is the head of a provisional government in Kyrgyzstan, following the series of riots which led to the ousting of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. She is a former foreign minister and head of the parliamentary caucus for the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan.
Otway, Thomas5Thomas Otway (March 3, 1652 – April 14, 1685) was an English dramatist of the Restoration period.
Ouida5Ouida (January 7, 1839 – January 25, 1908) was the pen name of the English novelist Maria Louise Ramé (although she preferred to be known as Marie Louise de la Ramée).
Ouspensky, P. D.]34Peter Dimianovich Ouspensky (also known as Piotr Dimianovich Ouspenskii; 4 March 1878 – 2 October 1947) was a Russian mystic philosopher. He was a student and expositor of the teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff.
Ovechkin, Alexander27Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin (born September 17, 1985, in Moscow, Russia) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. In January 2008, he signed a thirteen-year contract extension worth $124 million with the Capitals, the most valuable contract in NHL history. He currently resides in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
Overbury, Thomas3Thomas Overbury (1581–1615) was a British poet and essayist.
Overbye, Dennis2Dennis Overbye (born 2 June 1944) is a science correspondent for the New York Times.
Ovid49Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – 17 AD) was a Roman poet known to the English-speaking world as Ovid, wrote on topics of love, abandoned women, and mythological transformations. Ranked alongside Virgil and Horace as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature, Ovid was generally considered the greatest master of the elegiac couplet.
Owain, Owain4Owain Owain (1929–1993) was a Welsh novelist, short story writer, poet.
Owen, Robert41Robert Owen (14 May 1771 – 17 November 1858) was a Welsh socialist and social reformer, considered to be the father of the cooperative movement.
Owen, Wilfred14Wilfred Edward Salter Owen (18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918) was a British poet and soldier. Regarded by many as the leading poet of the First World War, he was killed 7 days before it ended.
Owens, Buck3Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. (12 August 1929 – 25 March 2006) American country music singer; usually known as "Buck Owens".
Owens, Jesse27James Cleveland Owens (12 September 1913 – 31 March 1980) was an African-American athlete and civic leader; winner of 4 Gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany; he used the name Jesse beginning in childhood, when he gave his name as "J.C. Owens" and was misheard.
Owens, Terrell9Terrell Eldorado Owens (born December 7, 1973) is an American football wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. Popularly known by his initials, T.O., Owens has established himself as one of the NFL's most productive and outspoken players. Prior to playing with the Bills, he played for the San Francisco 49ers, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Dallas Cowboys. Owens played college football and basketball at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Oz, Amos5Amos Oz (born 4 May 1939) is an Israeli novelist and journalist.
Ozal, Turgut5Halil Turgut Özal (October 13, 1927 – April 17, 1993) was the twentieth prime minister (December 13, 1983 to October 31, 1989) and the eighth president (November 9, 1989 to April 17, 1993) of the Turkish Republic. Özal founded the Motherland Party and was its leader from May 20, 1983 to October 31, 1989.
Ozanam, Jacques12Jacques Ozanam (16 June 1640, in Sainte-Olive, Ain – 3 April 1718, in Paris) was a French mathematician.
Ozanian, Andranik1Andranik Ozanian, commonly known as Andranik (25 February 1865 – 31 August 1927) was an Armenian military commander and statesman, the most famous fedayi and a key figure of the Armenian national liberation movement. Andranik became active in the Armenian armed struggle against the Ottoman government and Kurdish irregulars in the late 1880s. He joined the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktustyun) party and along other fedayi, he sought to defend the Armenian peasantry living in their ancestral homeland; an area known as Turkish (or Western) Armenia—at the time part of the Ottoman Empire. His revolutionary activities ceased in 1904, when he left the Ottoman Empire. In 1907, Andranik left Dashnaktustyun because he disagreed with its cooperation with the Young Turks, a party which years later perpetrated the Armenian Genocide. In 1912–1913, together with Garegin Nzhdeh, Andranik led Armenian volunteers within the Bulgarian army against the Ottomans during the First Balkan War.
Ozzie, Ray1Ray Ozzie (born 1955) was CTO of Microsoft from 2005 to 2010.
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