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Wald was a nurse, social worker, teacher, public health official, activist, and founder of the American… [More] community of nursing. Her unselfish devotion to humanity is recognized around the world. Born to Jewish-German immigrants, Wald started a class on nursing for poor immigrants in New York City’s Lower East Side. In 1893 she also coined the term “public health nurse” to describe nurses whose work is integrated into the public community. [Less]
1938: Ron Mix
Mix is a Jewish-American who was both a professional NFL football player and a lawyer. He attended University… [More] of South California and upon graduation played right tackle and guard for the American Football League’s Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers (1960–1969) and the NFL Oakland Raiders (1971& 1972). He was the top draft pick of the Baltimore Colts in 1960, but opted to play for the Chargers in the fledgling American Football League. He was nicknamed “The Intellectual Asssassin” because of his law degree. He was also inducted into the Hall of Fame. [Less]
1963: Frederick Jay ‘Rick’ Rubin
Rubin is an American record producer and the co-president of Columbia Records. Along with Russell Simmons,… [More] Rubin was the co-founder of Def Jam Records and also established American Recordings. With the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J and Run–D.M.C., Rubin helped popularize hip hop music. He was born in New York to Jewish parents. He has worked with The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, and many more. In 2007, Rubin was listed among Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2012, Rubin won the Grammy for Album of the Year for his role as a producer on Adele’s album 21. [Less]