Amanda Hesser (born 1972) is an American food writer, editor and cookbook author. She was the food editor of The New York Times Magazine and the editor of T Living, a quarterly publication of The New York Times. She is best known for the Food Diary columns she wrote from 2000-2002 in the The New York Times Magazine, which were collected in her second book, Cooking for Mr.
Muttiah Muralitharan, often referred to as Murali, is a Sri Lankan cricketer who was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2002. Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker in both Test cricket and in One Day Internationals (ODIs). He took the wicket of Gautam Gambhir on 5 February 2009 in Colombo, to surpass Wasim Akram's ODI record of 502 wickets.
Patrick "Pat" Michael Rafter (born 28 December 1972) is a retired Australian former World No. 1 tennis player. He twice won the men's singles title at the US Open and was twice the runner-up at Wimbledon. Rafter was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006. He was known for his natural serve-and-volley style of play.
Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress and former model. She broke out in the 1990s with her roles in The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About Mary, and subsequently appeared in Charlie's Angels, Shrek, Vanilla Sky, Gangs of New York, and several other Hollywood films. Diaz has received Golden Globe nominations for her performances in There's Something About Mary, Being John Malkovich, Vanilla Sky, and Gangs of New York.
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 27, 1972) is an American actress. She is the daughter of Bruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner. She dropped out of university to act. She began in theatre in 1990, and in film the following year. Her early films include Se7en (1995), Emma (1996), in which she played the title role, and Sliding Doors (1998).
Jakko Jan Leeuwangh (born September 9, 1972 in Alkmaar) is a former speed skater from the Netherlands. He finished fourth in the 1998 Olympic 1,000 m event. In January 2000 he broke the 1,500m world record in Calgary, Canada, holding the record until it was broken by Lee Kyu-Hyeok in March 2001.
Irene van Dyk, MNZM is one of the world's best-known netball players and the most capped player of all time. She formerly captained the South African national netball team, representing them a total of 72 times, but moved to New Zealand in 2000 where she plays for the national team, the Silver Ferns. She became a citizen of New Zealand in 2005. She won the Halberg award as the New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year in 2003 and was again nominated in 2005.
Maria de Lurdes Mutola (born October 27, 1972) is an athlete from Mozambique who has specialized in the 800 m. She was born in Maputo. She is the fourth Track & Field athlete to compete at six Olympic Games.
Sir Thomas Robert Dewar (1864 – 1930) was a Scottish whisky distiller who, along with his brother John Dewar, built their family label, Dewar's, into an international success. They blended their whisky to make it more appealing to the international palate and Sir Thomas demonstrated particular skills in marketing, travelling the world to find new markets and promote his product, exploiting romantic images of Scotland and tartan in his advertising.