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Can you name some people who will not soon be forgotten?

Asked by poisonedantidote (21611points) January 5th, 2013

I have recently started to collect stamps again as a hobby, and also as kind of an investment for once I’m bored of it.

I have chosen to collect stamps related to science, and stamps that show people who had a big impact on the world. People who everyone knows, and who will not soon be forgotten by history.

So far, I have some stamps that show Adolf Hitler, and Albert Einstein. That is more or less the level of importance and impact I am looking for the people to have, people who changed the world forever, for good or bad.


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Berserker's avatar

Gandhi is probably a good candidate.

Symbeline, too.

Pingu's avatar

Martin Luther King, Jr. Few people, as individuals, have been so instrumental in bringing about lasting social change. His martyrdom in death only adds power to his image as a revolutionary.

Aethelwine's avatar

Nelson Mandela

poisonedantidote's avatar

Awesome answers guys, thanks, keep ‘em coming.

Only138's avatar

Ozzy Osbourne and Captain Spaulding. :)

zensky's avatar

The Beatles.

poisonedantidote's avatar

@Symbeline The 1948 India issued complete set of Ghandi stamps in mint condition, are currently at $500.

ragingloli's avatar

Christopher Poole.

Berserker's avatar

@poisonedantidote Kinda random but bro, how much is a Bluenose stamp worth? Do you know? I liked stamps when I was young and always wanted a Bluenose back then, but as if lol, there’s like three that exist. XD

Brian1946's avatar

The dude who invented Chinese communism- Mousey Tongue.

poisonedantidote's avatar

@Symbeline I don’t know too much about stamps, just enough to find out certain things, so I’m no expert.

However, Bluenose has a Wikipedia entry, that shows it on a stamp. That particular stamp is going for $150 to $250 in mint/unused condition at the moment, give or take.

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

Marilyn Manson, Kurt Cobain and Hulk Hogan.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they will forever be burned into our memories.

Berserker's avatar

@poisonedantidote Whoa, that’s way less than I thought lol. i still want one

WestRiverrat's avatar

Walt Disney.

cookieman's avatar

Marie Curray
Amelia Earhart

flutherother's avatar

Isaac Newton
James Clerk Maxwell
Albert Einstein

Kropotkin's avatar

Justin Bieber
Rebecca Black
Nicki Minaj
Kim Kardashian
Donald Trump

ragingloli's avatar

Curie, not curray or curry.

Pachy's avatar

FDR, Churchill, Mother Teresa, Sinatra, Orson Welles, Dave Brubeck, and my dad (at least not forgotten by me).

Earthgirl's avatar

Nelson Mandela was the first person that came to mind for me. Did you know that his given name, Rolihlahla, translates to “tree shaker”? How appropriate!

Toussaint Louverture

Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
Van Gogh
David Gates
Nicola Tesla
Sigmund Freud

Someone who deserves a stamp?
tank man

filmfann's avatar

John F. Kennedy
Richard Nixon
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Edison
Nikola Tesla
Mikhail Gorbachev
Abraham Lincoln
Bob Hope

lookingglassx3's avatar

Charles Chaplin.
Alfred Hitchcock.
D.W. Griffith.
Erich von Stroheim
Buster Keaton.
John Lennon.
Al Jolson.

josie's avatar

Probably Jesus and Mohammed.

zensky's avatar

Louis Pasteur.

ragingloli's avatar

Harry Potter.

lightsourcetrickster's avatar

True story at the mention of Sir Winston Churchill – a radio broadcast was made some years ago in my area, in which the presenter went about asking random people if they knew who Winston Churchill was. One suggested that he was a pop star. Would you believe that that person was a university student? My Mom’s Dad and my Dad’s Dad were both involved in the Second World War, so it was my business to know exactly who Goering, Rommel, Hitler, Roosevelt, etc et al were. Saddening that such a catastrophic prolonged period of absolute death and destruction can be ignored or unknown or not considered part of something that needs to be known.

ucme's avatar

Mary Decker Slaney & Zola Budd, put some shoes on girlfriend!!

mazingerz88's avatar

Peter, Brian and Stewie
Bin Fuckin Laden

Berserker's avatar

@mazingerz88 In that case, Homer Simspon.

Linda_Owl's avatar

Howard Zinn
Richard Dawkins
Abraham Lincoln
Martin Luther King
Princess Dianna

mazingerz88's avatar

@Symbeline It really wouldn’t hurt if they ask Bart to guest in an episode where he gets to spend a day with Brian and Stewie at a child’s day care center…or a senior’s nursing home-?

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Michael Jackson

Kardamom's avatar

Queen Elizabeth (I and 2)

Queen Victoria

Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

John F. Kennedy

John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin

Jonas Salk

Jackie Robinson

Lucille Ball

Julia Child




Elvis Presley

George Washington Carver

Eli Whitney

Lewis and Clarke and Sacajawea

Henri Toulouse Lautrec

Paul Gauguin

Jane Austen

William Shakespeare

Charles Dickens

Napoleon Bonaparte

Orville and Wilbur Wright

Steven Spielberg

Elizabeth Taylor

Gene Roddenberry

Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras

Laurel and Hardy

Woody Guthrie

Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett

poisonedantidote's avatar

Thanks for all the answers, some good stuff here.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Fluther community!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kardamom's avatar

Oh, I forgot to add one, Augustlan!!!

ucme's avatar

Who the fuck is Augustlan? ;}

mazingerz88's avatar

The lion in Narnia. Duh. lol.

zensky's avatar

Leo Messi.

lightsourcetrickster's avatar

@Kardamom Come on, mention Beethoven, Bach and Mozart skip to Elvis but where’s Vivaldi?

WestRiverrat's avatar

@lightsourcetrickster in the bar having a drink with Lewis, Wagner and Tchaikovsky.

Kardamom's avatar

@lightsourcetrickster I would think of Vivaldi, but I don’t think the general public would. So unfortunate : (

lightsourcetrickster's avatar

@Kardamom Probably. But they keep killing Vivaldi’s stuff in almost every furniture advert when it’s on the TV. I hate it when they use decent music of any kind in an advert, it kind of ruins the music. Seems some of us are destined to associate winter with diamonds and summer with a darn sofa.

Kardamom's avatar

^^ So true.

Earthgirl's avatar

In one of those weird coincidences that sometimes happen I was researching contemporary art today and I found this mural of Tank Man revisited.Now he is being mowed down by a cheery tank full of robot toys Anti-consumerism message possibly? I can’t see the details but the caption says that he is now carrying Fair Trade bags. Seems he is still topical….better make sure you get that stamp if it comes out
I just noticed that the part of the mural with tank man is cut off. Here is a better pic.

OneBadApple's avatar

I’m still a little shaken that David Gates got a mention.

Let me get back to you…..
On second thought…...never mind….

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