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Glaser is a Jewish-American graphic designer. He is best known for the I ♥ NY logo, his Bob Dylan poster,… [More] the DC bullet logo used by DC Comics from 1977 to 2005, and the Brooklyn Brewery logo. He also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968. He was also a founder and president of Push Pin Studios, which he formed with several of his Cooper Union classmates. Glaser’s work is characterized by directness, simplicity and originality. [Less]
1955: Mick Jones
Jones is an English rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter best known for his works with The Clash until… [More] his dismissal in 1983. He was born in Wandsworth, London, England to a Welsh father and a Russian-Jewish mother. Today, Jones plays with Carbon Silicon along with Tony James and tours the world as part of the Gorillaz live band (which includes another former Clash member, Paul Simonon). For his time with The Clash, Jones, along with the rest of the band, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. [Less]
1963: Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Khodorkovsky is a former Russian oligarch and businessman. In 2004, Khodorkovsky was the wealthiest man… [More] in Russia and one of the richest people in the world. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, he accumulated wealth through the development of Siberian oil fields as the head of Yukos, one of the largest Russian companies to emerge from the privatization of state assets during the 1990s. He was arrested in 2005 by the government of Vladimir Putin, who accused him of fraud and froze shares of Yukos shortly thereafter on tax charges. There is debate about whether Khodorkovsky’s trials have been politically motivated and lacking due process. Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience. His paternal side of the family is Jewish. [Less]