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Johnson

1. Earvin , known as Magic. born 1959, US basketball player
2. Eyvind . 1900--76, Swedish novelist and writer, whose novels include the Krilon trilogy (1941--43): joint winner of the Nobel prize for literature 1974
3. Martin. born 1970, English Rugby Union footballer; captain of the England team that won the World Cup in 2003.
4. Philip (Cortelyou). born 1906, US architect and writer; his buildings include the New York State Theater (1964) and the American Telephone and Telegraph building (1978--83), both in New York

Johnson

1. Amy 1903--41, British aviator, who made several record flights, including those to Australia (1930) and to Cape Town and back (1936)
2. Andrew 1808--75, US Democrat statesman who was elected vice president under the Republican Abraham Lincoln; 17th president of the US (1865--69), became president after Lincoln's assassination. His lenience towards the South after the American Civil War led to strong opposition from radical Republicans, who tried to impeach him
3. Jack 1878--1946, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1908--15)
4. Lionel (Pigot) 1867--1902, British poet and critic, best known for his poems "Dark Angel" and "By the Statue of King Charles at Charing Cross"
5. Lyndon Baines known as LBJ. 1908--73, US Democrat statesman; 36th president of the US (1963--69). His administration carried the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965, but he lost popularity by increasing US involvement in the Vietnam war
6. Michael (Duane) born 1967, US athlete: world (1995) and Olympic (1996) 200- and 400-metre gold medallist
7. Robert ?1898--1937, US blues singer and guitarist
8. Samuel known as Dr. Johnson. 1709--84, British lexicographer, critic, and conversationalist, whose greatest works are his Dictionary (1755), his edition of Shakespeare (1765), and his Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779--81). His fame, however, rests as much on Boswell's biography of him as on his literary output
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After I flew across Africa, it felt right to celebrate the monumental achievement of Amy Johnson in 1930.
What: DFW AMA Member Only Summer Fun event with Amy Johnson and Scott Wede of Main Event
He has not only written other books on the Golden Age, but also served as an advisor for a television documentary about Amy Johnson. In this portrayal Luff avoids the pitfall of hero (or heroine) worship.
"We are going to do conferences in Mexico in any event, regardless of value-added Lax laws," says Amy Johnson, an event manager at EuroFinance.
WE may never know the truth about 'the Wolverhampton matter' but it has added a layer of intrigue to the extraordinary life and mysterious death of Amy Johnson.
It shows her at various stages of her life alongside famous events, including the Titanic launch in 1912, aviation heroine Amy Johnson in the 1930s and VE Day 1945.
Pat Verling has struck up a good association with Amy Johnson and that mare, trained by Pat Healy for his uncle Con Healy, found the step up to three miles well within her capabilities, as she battled well to hold The Cushman by one and a half lengths in the City With Profit Loan Handicap Hurdle.
Amy Johnson: "Fantastic performance all round, she knows how to work crowd!" TOP TREND: Drivers now travel on the A1 after a 5m-wide sinkhole was repaired.
| Amy Johnson as Speed - Georges Dock Head towards the Pier Head and the Mersey tunnel ventilation shaft on Georges Dock next to the Three Graces.
THE organisers of a festival about aviator Amy Johnson are furious after a request to include her plane in an exhibition was turned down.
Arrivals: Amy Johnson, in 1936, after a record-breaking flight to Cape Town and back, Patrice Evra, left, <B34 today, and Andy Murray, 28 today