From History: Today's Famous Birthdays - 17/Oct/2018

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This is an effort to provide some information on Five selected famous personalities born on this day.

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1. Arthur Miller

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Arthur Miller was an American playwright, essayist and was a prominent figure of twentieth century in the American theater.

His plays include Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, All My Sons, A View From the Bridge.

He won Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Death of a Salesman.

He was also honoured with Kennedy Center Honors and Jerusalem Prize.


2. Ernie Els

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Ernie Els is a South African professional golfer who is former world no.1.

He has won 4 majors and a total of 19 PGA tours and 71 professional wins including majors and PGA tours.

He was also topper of European Tour Order of Merit in 2003 and 2004.

He is appreciated for his openness for playing golf in tournaments around the world and is know for charity works related to autism.


3. Anil Kumble

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Anil Kumble is an former Indian cricketer who captained India in test and ODI matches.

He is the highest wicket taker in tests for India with a tally of 619 wickets which makes him third highest wicket taker behind the other 2 spin wizards Muttiah Muralidharan and Shane Warne.

He is the second bowler in test history to claim all 10 wickets in an innings.

He was Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1997.


4. Doug McMillon

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Doug McMillon is an American businessman and CEO of Walmart Inc.

He is also on the Board of Directors of Walmart Inc and has previously worked Walmart International from 2009 to 2013.

He is an MBA degree holder from University of Tulsa.


5. Kimi Raikkonen

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Kimi Raikkonen is a Finnish racer car driver and Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One racing.

He is a winner of Formula One World Championship in 2007 and was second overall in 2003 and 2005.

He has won a total of 20 Grand Prix titles with 100 podiums.


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