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Adolph Kiefer

Adolph Gustav Kiefer was an American former competition swimmer. He was the oldest living American Olympic champion and last Olympic champion of Berlin. He was also a former world record-holder. Kiefer was also an inventor and innovator of new pr ...

                                               

Jim Kiick

James Forrest Kiick was an American professional football player. He was born in Lincoln Park, New Jersey. Kiick was a two-time Super Bowl champion. Kiick was a running back. He played for the Miami Dolphins in the American Football League AFL fr ...

                                               

Kiing Shooter

William Daniels July 25, 1995 – May 5, 2020), better known by his stage name Kiing Shooter, was an American rapper and songwriter. He was born in New York City. Kiing Shooter first known for his works with fellow rapper Dave East, after releasing ...

                                               

Gary Kildall

Gary Arlen Kildall was a computer scientist and microcomputer entrepreneur. Born to parents Joseph and Emma Kildal, Gary studied math at the University of Washington because he wanted to become a math teacher. However, he began getting in compute ...

                                               

Dorothy Kilgallen

Dorothy Mae Kilgallen was an American journalist and television game show panelist. She started as a reporter for Hearst Corporations New York Evening Journal. In 1938, she began her newspaper column. It was later syndicated for more than 146 pap ...

                                               

Edgar Ray Killen

Killen planned and directed the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, three civil rights activists participating in the Freedom Summer of 1964. He was found guilty in state court of three counts of manslaughter on June 2 ...

                                               

Killing of Eric Garner

Eric Garner was a man from Staten Island, New York City. He died in the same borough after a police officer put him in a chokehold for 15 seconds. The New York City Medical Examiners Office found that Garner died partly because of the chokehold. ...

                                               

Ralph Kiner

Ralph McPherran Kiner was an American Major League Baseball player and was an announcer for the New York Mets since the teams beginning. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975. Kiner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1946 throug ...

                                               

King Von

Dayvon Daquan Bennett, known professionally as King Von, was an American rapper. He was signed to Lil Durks record label, Only the Family and Empire Distribution. On February 21, 2020, Von released "Took Her To The O" which went on to become on h ...

                                               

Freddie King

Freddie King was an American blues guitarist and singer. He recorded many hits for Federal Records in the early 1960s. He was added into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. King was born in Gilmer, Texas. King based his guitar style on Texas ...

                                               

Jack King (NASA)

John W. Jack King was an American public affairs officer. He was a Chief of Public Information and Public Affairs Officer for NASA. He was best known for his work as Kennedy Space Center Chief of Public Information during projects Mercury, Gemini ...

                                               

Yolanda Denise King

Yolanda Denise King was the first daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. She was also the sister of Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King and Bernice Albertine King. Yolandas father was killed when she was only 12 years old. On April 4, 1968, th ...

                                               

Dennis F. Kinlaw

Dennis Franklin Kinlaw was an American academic. He was born in Lumberton, North Carolina. Kinlaw was President of Asbury College from 1968 through 1981 and again from 1986 through 1991 and Chancellor of the school in 1992. He was a professor of ...

                                               

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell was an American poet. For his 1982 Selected Poems, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and split the National Book Award for Poetry with Charles Wright. From 1989 to 1993 he was poet laureate for the state of Vermont. He was inspi ...

                                               

Don Kirshner

Don Kirshner was an American song publisher and rock producer. He managed successful pop groups such as The Monkees, Kansas, and The Archies. Kirshner was born and raised in the Bronx. He studied at the Bronx High School of Science. One of his cl ...

                                               

Janelle Kirtley

Janelle Kirtley Godfrey was an American former World Champion water skier. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2001 she was recognized with the Award of Distinction from the Water Ski Hall of Fame, and she was inducted into the Alabama Sports ...

                                               

Joe Klein (baseball executive)

Joseph Anthony Klein III was an American professional baseball executive. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Klein was the executive director of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, an independent circuit that operates in the Northeast ...

                                               

Lawrence Klein

Lawrence Robert Klein was an American economist of Jewish descent. He became a well-known economist for his work in creating computer models to forecast economic trends in the field of econometrics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in ...

                                               

Billy Knight (basketball, born 1979)

William Price Knight was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Los Angeles, California. His last professional stops were in Japan with Hamamatsu, Osaka, Hyogo and Yamagata. Knight helped the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix to ...

                                               

Mychael Knight

Michael Anthony Knight Jr. was an American fashion designer. He was born in Nuremberg, Germany to Pamela and Michael Anthony Knight, Sr. In 2005, Knight auditioned for the second season of the Bravo network reality television series, Project Runw ...

                                               

Florence Knoll

Florence Marguerite Knoll Bassett was an American architect and furniture designer who studied under Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen. She was born Florence Schust in Saginaw, Michigan, and was known in familiar circles as "Shu". Knoll felt a ...

                                               

Joe Knollenberg

Joseph Kastl Knollenberg was an American politician. From 1993 to 2009, he was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Michigans 9th congressional district and Michigans 11th congressional district. Knollenberg was ...

                                               

William Knowland

William Fife Knowland was an American politician, newspaper publisher, and Republican Party leader. He was a U.S. Senator representing California from 1945 to 1959. He was Senate Majority Leader from August 1953 to January 1955 after the death of ...

                                               

Alfred G. Knudson

Alfred George Knudson, Jr. M.D., Ph.D. was an American geneticist. He worked in cancer genetics. He was known for the formulation of the Knudson hypothesis in 1971. It explains the effects of mutation on carcinogenesis. Knudson died on July 10, 2 ...

                                               

Joseph P. Kolter

Joseph Paul "Joe" Kolter was an American politician and convicted fraudster. He was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania serving from 1969 to 1982. He was elected as a Democrat to the 98th and to the ...

                                               

Lee Konitz

Lee Konitz was an American jazz composer and alto saxophonist. He was thought to be one of the main people involved in the cool jazz movement. Konitz has also performed successfully in bebop and experimental jazz. Konitz was born in Chicago. Koni ...

                                               

Ted Koppel

Edward James Martin Ted Koppel is a British-born American broadcast journalist. He is best known as the anchor for Nightline, from the programs beginning in 1980 until 2005. During his career, Koppel has won 25 Emmy Awards, including a Lifetime A ...

                                               

Tadeusz Kosciuszko

Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kosciuszko was a Polish national hero, general and a leader of the Kosciuszko Uprising against the Russian Empire. Tadeusz was born in February 1746 in Mereczowszczyzna, Polesie. He fought in the American Revolutionary ...

                                               

Bertram Kostant

Bertram Kostant was an American mathematician. He was known for his works in Kostant partition function and Kostant–Parthasarathy–Ranga Rao–Varadarajan determinants. In 2016, he won the Wigner Medal. He worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Te ...

                                               

Nick Kotz

Nathan "Nick" K. Kotz was an American journalist, author, and historian. He was born in San Antonio, Texas. He was best known for his 2005 book Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws that Changed America talkin ...

                                               

Joel Kovel

From 1977 till 1983 he was Director of Residency Training, Department of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he was also Professor of Psychiatry from 1979–1986. From 1980 to 1985, he was an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at t ...

                                               

Stan Kowalski

Stan Kowalski was an American professional wrestler. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was one half of the tag team Murder Incorporated with partner Tiny Mills in the American Wrestling Association from 1960 to 1975.

                                               

Christopher C. Kraft Jr.

Christopher Columbus "Chris" Kraft Jr. was an American NASA engineer and manager. He was important in the creation of the agencys Mission Control operation.

                                               

Robert Kraft (astronomer)

Robert Paul Bob Kraft was an American astronomer. He performed ground breaking work on Cepheid variables, stellar rotation, novae, and the chemical evolution of the Milky Way. He also served as director of the Lick Observatory, president of the A ...

                                               

Stanley Kramer

Stanley Earl Kramer was an American movie director and producer. He was born in New York City. Kramer studied at New York University. Kramer was known for his works in High Noon 1952, as producer, The Caine Mutiny 1954, as producer, The Defiant O ...

                                               

Michael E. Krauss

Michael E. Krauss was an American linguist and educator. He was the founder and long-time head of the Alaska Native Language Center. The Alaska Native Language Archive is named after him. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He was known for being an ...

                                               

Mathilde Krim

Mathilde Krim was an Italian-American medical researcher. She was the founding chairman of amfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research. She was born in Como, Italy to a Swiss Protestant father and Italian Roman Catholic mother. She worked at ...

                                               

Irving Kristol

Irving Kristol was an American columnist, journalist, and writer. He was born in New York City. Kristol was called the "godfather of neoconservatism." He contributed to many magazines and founded some. He was very important for the intellectual a ...

                                               

Frederick Kroesen

Frederick James Kroesen, Jr. was a United States Army four-star general. He was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Kroesen was the Commanding General of the Seventh United States Army and the commander of NATO Central Army Group from 1979 to 1983, ...

                                               

Alan Krueger

Alan Bennett Krueger was an American economist. He worked at Princeton University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Krueger was nominated by President Barack Obama to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Ec ...

                                               

Gerard Kuiper

Gerard Peter Kuiper was a Dutch-born American astronomer.The Kuiper belt is named after him. He discovered two natural satellites of planets in the solar system, namely Uranuss moon Miranda and Neptunes moon Nereid. Kuiper went to college at the ...

                                               

Fred Kummerow

Fred Kummerow was an American emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois and a centenarian. He continued to do research even after he was one hundred years old. Kummerow was known for his works to prove the health ...

                                               

Alan Kupperberg

Alan Kupperberg was an American comic artist. He was known for working in both comic books and newspaper strips. He began writing and drawing for Marvel Comics in 1974. Kupperberg has done illustrations for Archie Comics, National Lampoon, Cracke ...

                                               

Ben Kuroki

Ben Kuroki was an American Air Force gunner. He was the first Nisei to serve in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II. He served in a total of 58 combat missions during World War II. For his services to his country from 1941 until 1946, he wa ...

                                               

Frank Kush

Frank Joseph Kush was an American football player and coach. He was born in Windber, Pennsylvania. Kush was the head coach at Arizona State University from 1958 to 1979. He was also the head coach of the Canadian Football Leagues Hamilton Tiger-C ...

                                               

Steven T. Kuykendall

Steven T. Kuykendall was an American Republican politician. Kuykendall was born in McAlester, Oklahoma. Kuykendall was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Californias 36th congressional district from 1999 to 2001. Kuykendall was al ...

                                               

Bob Kuzava

Robert Leroy "Bob" Kuzava, also known as Sarge Kuzava, was an American professional baseball player, a left-handed pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Philli ...

                                               

Stephanie Kwolek

Stephanie Louise Kwolek was an American chemist. She invented poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide - better known as Kevlar. She was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Kwolek won many awards for her work in polymer chemi ...

                                               

Joanne Kyger

Joanne Kyger was an American poet. Her poetry was influenced by her practice of Zen Buddhism and her ties to the poets of Black Mountain, the San Francisco Renaissance, and the Beat generation. Kyger was born in Vallejo, California. She studied a ...

                                               

Jimmy LaFave

Jimmy LaFave was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician. He was born in Willis Point, Texas. After moving to Stillwater, Oklahoma, LaFave created a musical style called Red Dirt music. LaFave was an Advisory Board member and regular perf ...