He was the highest-ranking American Prisoner of War during World War Two.
- Major General Albert Johnston
- Major General Edward King
- Brigadier General Arthur Vanaman
- Lieutenant General Johnathan Wainwright
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Louis XVI, King of France during the French Revolution who met his fate at the guillotine.
Jean Baptiste Lislet-Geoffroy, French geographer.
Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
Barbara Eden, actress (I Dream of Jeannie TV series).
Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
Sir Roy Colin Strong, the youngest director of both Britain's National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; recipient of Shakespeare Prize.
Roger John Reginald Greenaway, songwriter ("I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing,"), record producer. He and co-writer Roger Cook were first UK team to receive an Ivor Novello Award as Songwriters of the Year in two successive years.
Patricia McBride, ballerina; in 1961 became youngest principal in the New York City Ballet.
Keith Moon, drummer in The Who.
Akhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (Oct 5, 2003–May 9, 2004).
Queen Noor of Jordan (Lisa Najeeb Halaby), queen consort 1978–99.
Andreas Floer, mathematician, creator of the Floer homology.
Roger Avary, screenwriter, director (Killing Zoe); shared Academy Award with co-writer Quentin Tarantino for best original screenplay (Pulp Fiction).