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Adventure! RPG - Famous People of the 1920s


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I am making a list of famous people that my players could meet and interact with in adventure, and I thought that I could come here to get suggestions.

To submit one, it is only to post one in this forum. When we have a nice list of names I will take it and post it on my homepage, as well as Chills if he wannts to have it here. This is only thought of as a ST help (and player help of course), not a essay, so keep the info light. What is of interesest thought is name, birth and death years, whereabouts in the 1920s and occupation (what they are going to be known for, not what they do to survive).

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Emilio Aguinaldo -- Anti-Spanish Philipino revolutionary

Ghazi Mustapha Kemal Ataturk -- Turkish revolutionary

Irving Berlin -- Composer

Annie Besant -- Theosophist and spiritualist

Ambrose Bierce -- Author, disappearance is mysterious

Richard Evelyn Byrd -- Aviator

Al "Scarface" Capone -- Mobster

Andrew Carnegie -- Steel magnate, philanthropist

Enrico Caruso -- Opera tenor

Charlie Chaplin -- Silent film star

Chiang Kai-Shek -- Chinese revolutionary

Chou En-Lai -- Chinese revolutionary

Winston Spencer Churchill -- English politician

W. E. B. DuBois -- Author

Thomas Alva Edison -- Inventor

Albert Einstein -- Physicist

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (F. Scott Fitzgerald) -- Author

Henry Ford -- Automobile industrialist

Sigmund Freud -- Inventor of modern analytical psychology

Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi -- Indian revolutionary

George Gershwin -- Composer

Robert Hutchings Goddard -- Rocketry pioneer

Emma Goldman -- Anarchist, attempted assassin, women's rights advocate

Hermann Wilhelm Goring -- WWI flying ace, WWII Nazi

William Randolph Hearst -- Newspaper magnate

Ernest Miller Hemingway -- Author

Adolf Hitler -- WWI corporal, WWII Nazi leader

John Edgar Hoover -- FBI director

Harry Houdini -- Magician

Alfred Louis Kroeber -- Anthropologist

Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) -- Adventurer, soldier, diplomat

Vladimir Ilych Lenin -- Russian revolutionary

Charles Augustus Lindbergh -- Aviator

John Griffith London (Jack London) -- Author

Mao Tse-Tung -- Chinese revolutionary

Benito Mussolini -- Italian politician, dictator by 1930s

Robert Edwin Perry -- Arctic explorer

John Joseph Pershing ("Black Jack") -- American soldier pursuing Pancho Villa

John Silas Reed -- Journalist, a lot like a real world Sarah Gettel

John Davidson Rockefeller -- Oil magnate

Theodore Roosevelt -- American politician, president

Joseph Stalin -- Russian revolutionary

Vilhjalmur Stefansson -- Anthropolgist, Arctic explorer

William Ashley Sunday -- Christian evangelist, baseball player

Nikola Tesla -- electrical engineer, inventor

Leon Trotsky -- Russian revolutionary

Francisco Villa ("Pancho") -- Mexican revolutionary

Herbert George Wells (H. G. Wells) -- Author

Emiliano Zapata -- Mexican revolutionary

Those are all from the Call of Cthulhu rulebook.

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Now I've got my GURPS Cliffhangers out, so I'll add a few more:

Louis Armstrong -- American musician

Balto -- Famous heroic sled dog

Aleister Crowley -- English occultist

Clarence Darrow -- American lawyer

Cecil B. DeMille -- American filmmaker

Jack Dempsey -- Boxer

Walt Disney -- American filmmaker

John Dos Passos -- Author

Amelia Earhart -- Aviatrix

Duke Ellington -- American musician

Philo Taylor Farnsworth -- Inventor of television

William Faulkner -- American author

Benny Goodman -- American musician

Sid Grauman -- Owner of Grauman's Chinese Theater (opened 1927)

Fritz Haarmann ("The Butcher of Hanover")-- German serial killer, butcher, cannibal

Herman Hesse -- German author

Aldous Huxley -- English author

Carl Gustav Jung -- German psychologist

Buster Keaton -- American actor

Fritz Lang -- German filmmaker of Metropolis

A. A. Milne -- Author of Winnie the Pooh

Ho Chi Minh -- Vietnamese revolutionary

Ivan Pavlov -- Russian physiologist

Rin Tin Tin -- Film star dog

Knute Rockne -- American football coach

Babe Ruth -- Baseball player

George Bernard Shaw -- Playwright and author

Gertrude Stein -- Author

Gene Tunney -- Boxer

Virginia Woolf -- Author

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