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#1
go to wikipedia and type in your town, then check out the notable residents section.
lets see if your town wins or fails at being a town.

Belleville, NJ
Frank Iero, rhythm guitarist for the band My Chemical Romance)

Gerard Way (Lead vocalist for the band My Chemical Romance)

Mikey Way (Bassist for the band My Chemical Romance)

Ray Toro (Lead guitarist for the band My Chemical Romance)

Joe Pesci


I would say fail. alot of fail.
#2
Leamington Spa
Frank Whittle - Inventor of the Jet Engine.
Nathaniel Hawthorne - Author
Randolp Turpin - 1951 world middleweight champion
#5
Bolton, England.

Peter Kay - comedian
Sir Ian McKellen - actor, well known as Gandalf.


Damn Bolton rocks.
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#6
Greystones and its environs (including Delgany) are home to several Irish celebrities including:

Ronnie Drew: member of The Dubliners
Eamon de Buitlear: wildlife film maker and naturalist
Eamonn Darcy: professional golfer on the European Senior Tour
Reggie Corrigan: former professional rugby player, Irish team member and most capped Leinster player of all time
John L. Murray: Chief Justice of Ireland
George Hamilton: commentator for RTÉ television
#8
Poulton-Le-Fylde

Ian Stuart Donaldson - punk rock musician; frontman of now-defunct Skrewdriver
John Curtis - former professional footballer
Georgie Mee - former professional footballer
Paul Stewart - former professional footballer
Fred Pagnam - former professional footballer
Andy Summers - musician (The Police)
Section 25 - Despite being more usually associated with Blackpool Section 25 are actually from Poulton.
#9
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Leamington Spa
Frank Whittle - Inventor of the Jet Engine.
Nathaniel Hawthorne - Author
Randolp Turpin - 1951 world middleweight champion


JET ENGINE. WOO!
#10
Grand Rapids Michigan

Anthony Kledis
Gerald R. Ford
Floyd Mayweather Jr and Sr.
Manyard James Keenan
Chad Curtis
#11
nobody but i thought this was interesting

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,178 people, the racial makeup of the city was 95.83% White, 0.71% African American, 1.44% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.
#12
Steven Spielberg, Martha Stewart, Jackson Pollack, Willem de Kooning, Kurt Vonnguet (or however you spelt it), Lee Krasner, Marshall Rose-not really famous, but he's a rich architect that my uncle works for who lives next door to martha stewart.

Yeah, a lot of richies in 'the hamptons'. Wish I was rich...
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#13
Flight Lieutenant 'Ginger' Lacey, a Battle of Britain flying ace, was born in *town*. Lacey Grove is named after him.
Hayton Drive is named after schoolboy David John Hayton, who drowned in the River Wharfe while trying to save a friend.
Primrose Shipman (wife of Harold Shipman) is originally from *town* and attended *Town* Secondary Modern School (Now *Town* High School)[6].
Actress Jessica Barden is a resident of *Town*
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#14
Huddersfield, UK
Patrick Stewart (who is the chancellor of the uni) and Harold Wilson (he was the Prime Minister)
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#15
Brierfield, UK

Mordor, the evil land in The Lord of the Rings, was reportedly based on the town of Brierfield. J. R. R. Tolkien would often visit the neighbouring town of Fence, where there is a clear aerial view of Brierfield. At the time he was writing the book, Brierfield would have been covered by a large amount of thick, black smoke coming from the factory chimneys. He realised that this was how he envisaged Mordor, and therefore based it on Brierfield.[citation needed]

WOAH!
#16
Famous people
Corbridge was home to Catherine Cookson in her later life (1979-1998). Footballer Steve Bruce was born in the town.


haaah, its a village
#17
Edinburgh, Scotland

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Creator of Sherlock Holmes
Ian Rankin - Author of the Inspector Rebus series of books
J.K. Rowling - Author of Harry Potter books
Sir Sean Connery - Actor who played James Bond
Dylan Moran - Irish comedian
Ronnie Corbett - Comedian, one of the Two Ronnies
it's also the hometown of Tony Blair.

musically, no one really noteworthy besides The Proclaimers of course
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#19
Elmhurst IL

* Eugene V. Debs, Presidential Candidate and Socialist Leader
* Jody Gerut, outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates
* Fred Lorenzen, NASCAR driver
* Keith McCready, professional pool player.
* Jack O'Callahan, former Chicago Black Hawks hockey player
* Phillip Ramey, composer and pianist
* Steve Rushin, Sports Illustrated writer
* Carl Sandburg, poet, historian, and novelist
* Ian Michael Smith, Star of Simon Birch
* Larry Stefanki, former tennis player
* Charles Tilly, Sociologist
* Rachel Melvin, Actress
* Jim Ryan, Former Illinois Attorney General

Actually the brother of the guy from Simon Birch is one of my friends.
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#20
Precisely **** all from my town (Malton, NY), apart from these fellas,

Robert Lister Bower - or to give his full title Major Sir Robert Lister Bower KBE CMG KPM ... Colonial officer, who just served as the chief police dude for the local brass.

Brian Dutton - Some footballer who reached the steady hights of...Um... DOncaster Rovers. At least he tried

Terry Dyson - Again, some footballer, but this guy was part of Tottenham Hotspur's Double-winning team of 60-61, and got other medals like UEFA cup 62, and cup-winners' cup 63.

Geoffery Sykes - Designer and painter. Some of his stuff's on show in Sheffield, but apart from that,l not well know really

I wasn't expecting anybody of noted worth, but Dyson's a redeeming factor... Kinda. The major was a niuce turn-up as well, speciall as he has a CMG (Call Me God)
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#21
the guy who directed the three stooges was born in my town, and that singer from alexisonfire is also from my town
#22
Walshaw which is in Bury which is in Greater Manchester.

Nobody, not a single one. So here's the wikipedia article for our boring little place.

Walshaw is a village to the South of Tottington and 2 miles North West Bury in Lancashire, England.

The village has a school, a post office, several pubs and a restaurant. It lies around the top of Walshaw Road and the memorial cross and three radiating streets slightly to the North. One third of the centre of the village is taken up by Christ Church Primary School, which is linked to the Anglican Church on High Street.


Trivia
It features a telephone box which was once used by Robert De Niro when he was in the country making the film Brazil in 1985.

Amazing...
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#23
Philadelphia, PA

-Ben Franklin (scientist, inventor, statesman, Revolutionary)

-John Coltrane (famed jazz sax player)

-Pink (meh...)

-Hall & Oates (70's-80's soul duo)

-Nancy Spungen (Sid Vicious' girlfriend, not exactly proud of that)

-Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women)

-Kevin Bacon (actor)

-Bill Cosby (actor, comedian)

-Seth Green ("Scott Evil" actor, television show creator)

-Joan Jett (musician)

-Patti LaBelle (singer)

and of course, Will Smith.

and a bunch more.
#24
# The band Deep Purple formed in Hertford in 1968.
# Dani Filth, singer of Cradle of Filth was born in Hertford, but grew up in Ipswich
# Harry Potter film star Rupert Grint comes from Hertford
#25
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go to wikipedia and type in your town, then check out the notable residents section.
lets see if your town wins or fails at being a town.

Belleville, NJ
Frank Iero, rhythm guitarist for the band My Chemical Romance)

Gerard Way (Lead vocalist for the band My Chemical Romance)

Mikey Way (Bassist for the band My Chemical Romance)

Ray Toro (Lead guitarist for the band My Chemical Romance)

Joe Pesci

I would say fail. alot of fail.


Mikey Way is no longer the bassist.... he quit to spend more time with his wife lol

Anyways...


Columbus Indiana-
Mike Pence- Indiana Congressman (I'm friends with his nephew btw)
Jamie Hyneman- Mythbusters
Tony Stewart- Nascar
Chuck Taylor- That one shoe guy, and b'ball player
Shane Brown- world record for most tacos eaten in one day lol
A recent study shows that 92% of all teenagers have moved on to rap music.
Put this in your signature if you are one of the 8% who stayed with the real music.
#26
Entertainment


* Nick Banks, musician, drummer for Pulp
* Sean Bean, actor
* Joanne Catherall, musician, singer in The Human League
* Steve Clark, musician, late Def Leppard guitarist
* Jarvis Cocker, musician, lead singer of Pulp
* Joe Cocker, singer
* Jamie Cook, musician, guitarist for the Arctic Monkeys
* Bruce Dickinson, musician, lead singer of Iron Maiden
* Candida Doyle, keyboard player with Pulp
* Joe Elliott, musician, lead singer of Def Leppard
* Richard Hawley, musician, formerly of The Longpigs
* Paul Heaton, musician, formerly of The Beautiful South
* Matthew Helders, musician, drummer for the Arctic Monkeys
* Eddie Izzard, comedian [3]
* Steve Mackey, bass player with Pulp
* Róisín Murphy, musician, formerly lead singer of Moloko
* Philip Oakey, musician, lead singer of the Human League
* Michael Palin, comedian, actor, and travel presenter
* Nick Park, Animator & Film Director [4]
* Martin Powell, former keyboardist of heavy metal band Cradle of Filth
* Rick Savage, musician, bassist of Def Leppard
* Russell Senior, musician, former guitarist for Pulp
* Susan Ann Sulley, musician, singer in The Human League
* Alex Turner, musician, vocalist and songwriter for the Arctic Monkeys
* Mark Webber, guitarist with Pulp

Science and Engineering

* Harry Brearley, inventor of Stainless steel
* Mark Firth, steel manufacturer
* Sir John Fowler, railway engineer and co-designer of the Forth Railway Bridge
* Benjamin Huntsman, inventor and steel manufacturer
* Helen Sharman, astronaut (first Briton in space)


Sport

* John Amaechi, former NBA basketball player
* Gordon Banks, footballer
* Dave Bassett, football manager
* Steven Bellamy, British Karate Team
* Danny Bergara, footballer and football manager
* Alan Biggs, BBC Radio 5 Live football commentator
* Jon Brown, marathon runner
* Gary Cahill, footballer
* Charles Clegg, former England footballer and Chairman of the Football

Association

* Sebastian Coe, athlete
* Naseem Hamed, boxer
* David Hirst, former England footballer
* John Motson, football commentator.
* Uriah Rennie, Football referee
* Dave Richards, Chairman of the FA Premier League and former Chairman of Sheffield Wednesday
* Joe Simpson, mountaineer
* Geoff Thompson, chairman of the Football Association
* James Toseland, motorcycle racer, winner of the 2004 World Superbike championship
* Michael Vaughan, Captain of the England cricket team
* Chris Waddle, former England footballer
* Neil Warnock, footballer and football manager
* Nicky Weaver, goalkeeper
* Howard Wilkinson,ex England football manager
* Andrew Wilson, former Scotland footballer
* Justin Wilson, motor-racing driver
* Harry Wright, major league baseball player[8]

Other

* Joseph William Thornton, confectioner. Founder of Thorntons
#27
The Town I live in:
-Mark Triscott : Award winning microbiologist
-Adam Gussow : Blues Harmonica Player

The Town I share a highschool with:
-Barry Bostwick : Actor (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
-Keith Bulluck : All Pro Linebacker for the Tennessee Titans
-Will Cunnane : MLB Pitcher
-Mick Jagger : doesn't need an explanation
-Adam Rodriguez : Actor (CSI Miami)
-Sam Rosen : TV announcer (NY Rangers, FOX NFL)
-Philip Rosenthal : Producer (Everybody Loves Raymond)
-Adolph Zucker : Founder of Paramount Pictures (Donated land for Zucker Park, the place where I play baseball


... wow my town is boring compared to a 2 minute drive
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#29
Lanark, Scotland

William Wallace "first drew sword to free his native land" in Lanark in 1297, when he killed the English sheriff Haselrig.

George Gray, born in Lanark in the 1620s, was a POW from the Battle of Dunbar (1650), Durham Cathedral survivor, and New World refugee upon arrival to Berwick, Maine[citation needed]

William Smellie (1697-1763) the obstretician. Thats right. Smellie

Lord Braxfield (1722-1799) the notorious High Court Judge.

John Glaister (1856-1932) the forensic scientist.

The rallying family of Jimmy, Alister and Colin McRae.

Scotland goalkeeper and former Glasgow Celtic goalkeeper, Robert (Rab) Douglas.

Scotland and Glasgow Celtic defender Stephen McManus
#30


And from my old town...
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#31
Louisville, KY
Developers of the first cervical cancer vaccine
Muhammad Ali
Dianne Sawyer
Tom Cruise
George Rogers Clark
James Kottak (drummer of the Scorpions)
Don Rosa (Disney Illustrator; Donald Duck, etc)
Col. Sanders (KFC)
"papa" John Schnatter (Papa Johns Pizza)
Zachary Taylor (U.S. president)
#32
This is a list of notable people who were born, or who have lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

* William Addams (1777-1858), a Pennsylvania State Representative and United States Congressman
* David Hayes Agnew, (1818-1892), noted surgeon
* James Buchanan, former President of the United States
* Charles Demuth, American Precisionist painter
* Tristan Egolf, an American novelist, author, and a political activist
* Andrew Ellicott, surveyor, completed layout of Washington DC, established surveying baseline for Northwest Territory, and taught surveying to Captain Meriwether Lewis preparatory to the Lewis and Clark Expedition
* Robert Fulton, statesman, painter, and the creator of the Clermont steamboat
* Jim Furyk, professional golfer
* Gene Garber, professional baseball player
* Edward Hand, a physician, farmer, congressman, and a general officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War
* Tom Herr, former professional baseball player and former manager of the Lancaster Barnstormers
* Milton S. Hershey, chocolatier and founder of the The Hershey Company
* Dan Kreider, professional football player, Pittsburgh Steelers
* Floyd Landis, professional road bicycle racer, winner Tour de France 2006
* Thomas Mifflin, politician and a signer of the United States Constitution
* Anna Balmer Myers, author of early 20th-century novels centered in Lancaster County
* John Parrish, professional baseball player, Baltimore Orioles
* John F. Reynolds, U.S. Army officer and a general in the American Civil War
* Brad Rutter, Jeopardy! champion
* Daniel B. Strickler, Lieutenant General, veteran of both World Wars and the Korean War; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1947-1951
* Thaddeus Stevens, a Radical Republican congressman who was an abolitionist
* Bruce Sutter, former professional baseball pitcher, inducted to Baseball's Hall of Fame, 2006
* Junior Vasquez, famous New York City club DJ and remixer/producer
* Marianne Wiggins, author, and wife of author Salman Rushdie
* Joseph Wysock, professional football player New York Jets
* Richard Winters, United States Army paratrooper and World War II veteran who was portrayed in Stephen Ambrose's 1992 book and the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers
#35
Hmm... Kalamazoo, Mi. doesnt have one.
Except, of course, Kalamazoo is the origional home of GIBSON USA.
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#36
I live in Dublin, Ireland....

Guess there are good loads of notable people who live here...
Colin Farrel, Bono, Thin Lizzy guys....
#37
-Spiro Agnew
-Abercrombie
-Muggsy Bogues
-David Byrne
-Dennis Chambers
-DMX
-Frederick Douglass
-Anna Farris
-David Hasslehoff
-BIllie Holiday
-Stacy Keibler
-Eddie Murray
-Edgar Allen Poe
-Cal Ripken, Jr.
-Brooks Robinson
-Frank Robinson
-Mike Rowe
-Babe Ruth
-Axl Rotten
-Tupac Shakur
-Sisqo
-Johnny Unitas
-John Waters
-Montel
-Oprah
-Frank Zappa
#38
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Brierfield, UK

Mordor, the evil land in The Lord of the Rings, was reportedly based on the town of Brierfield. J. R. R. Tolkien would often visit the neighbouring town of Fence, where there is a clear aerial view of Brierfield. At the time he was writing the book, Brierfield would have been covered by a large amount of thick, black smoke coming from the factory chimneys. He realised that this was how he envisaged Mordor, and therefore based it on Brierfield.[citation needed]

WOAH!

One does not simply walk into Brierfield?
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#39
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Mikey Way is no longer the bassist.... he quit to spend more time with his wife lol

Actually he's back playing with them now.
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#40
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Elmhurst IL


Actually the brother of the guy from Simon Birch is one of my friends.

Woo Elmhurst thats only a few miles from here.

Bensenvile Illinois

Bensenville is also the site of Victory Auto Wreckers, a 7 acre junkyard on Green Street which has repeatedly played the same commercial, starring Bob Zajdel, on Chicago television stations since 1981.

Anyone who lives in Chicago land area should know this commercial and it is ****ing terrible.

Boring ass town.
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