Colonel Charles Edward ("Chuck") Jones (November 4, 1952 – September 11, 2001) was a United States Air Force officer, a computer programmer, and an astronaut in the USAF Manned Spaceflight Engineer Program.
Caitlin Clarke (May 3, 1952 – September 9, 2004) was an American theater and film actress best known for her role as "Valerian" in the 1981 fantasy film Dragonslayer and for her role as Charlotte Cardoza in the 1998-1999 Broadway musical Titanic.
Clive Anderson (born 10 December 1952) is a former barrister, best known for being a comedy writer as well as a radio and television presenter in the United Kingdom. Winner of a British Comedy Award in 1991, Anderson began his success during his 15-year law career with stand-up comedy and comedic script writing, before starring in Whose Line Is It Anyway? on BBC Radio 4, then later, Channel 4.
Christine Lavin (born January 2, 1952) is a New York City-based singer-songwriter and promoter of contemporary folk music. She has recorded numerous solo albums, and has also recorded with other female folk artists under the name Four Bitchin' Babes. She has also put together several compilation albums of contemporary folk artists, including On a Winter's Night. She is known for her sense of humor, which is expressed in both her music and her onstage performances.
Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English author, film director and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories which established him as a leading young horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into motion pictures, notably the Hellraiser series.
Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime, a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film.
Delroy Lindo (born 18 November 1952) is a British-born Jamaican American actor. Lindo has been nominated for the Tony and Screen Actors Guild awards, and has won a Satellite Award. He is perhaps best known for his roles as West Indian Archie in Spike Lee's Malcolm X, Catlett in Get Shorty and Woody Carmichael in the Spike Lee film Crooklyn.
An Tiaracht, roughly meaning "the Westerly" (anglicised as the Tearaght, Inishtearaght or Tearaght Island) is an uninhabited steep rocky island situated to the west of the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland. It is the westernmost part of the Blasket Islands and also the westernmost point of Ireland. It lies in the Atlantic Ocean 12.5 km west of Dingle Peninsula, at longitude 10.70ºW. An Tiaracht is about a kilometre from east to west, and 500 metres from north to south.
Thermokarst is a land surface characterised by very irregular surfaces of marshy hollows and small hummocks formed as ice-rich permafrost thaws, that occurs in Arctic areas, and on a smaller scale in mountainous areas such as the Himalayas and the Swiss Alps. These pitted surfaces resemble those formed by solution in some karst areas of limestone, which is how they came to have karst attached to their name without the presence of any limestone.
Pekka Puupää (roughly Peter Blockhead) is a Finnish comic and film character, created by Ola "Fogeli" Fogelberg. The character appeared 1925–1975 in the popular comic Pekka Puupää and 1952–1960 in thirteen films produced by Suomen Filmiteollisuus. Pekka Puupää is one of the most well-known and beloved characters in the Finnish popular culture.
Jingtai County is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China. It is one of 58 counties of Gansu. It is part of the Baiyin prefecture, with the city of the same name being the prefecture seat. Its postal code is 730400, and its population in 1999 was 230,415 people.