1. Maya Angelou
Also Known As: Marguerite Annie Johnson
Birthday: 04 April 1928
Born In: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Died On: 28 May 2014
Before Maya Angelou got into a respectable profession, her life was traumatic. She was sexually abused in childhood, became mute for five years and later worked as a prostitute, pimp, and nightclub dancer. However, these hard experiences could not keep down her spirit. She worked with Martin Luther King Jr., and went on to become an influential and inspiring writer, poet, and singer.