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AliveBorn: 6/19/1947 in Bombay, India (British Empire)
Full name: Ahmad Salman Rushdie
Noted For: writer; wrote The Satanic Verses (1988). Went into hiding after the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran passed a death sentence on him (1989) because of his book's critical treatment of Islam.
Quotation: "I wish I had written a more critical book."