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Some Famous People with the surname of Knight

Bob KnightWiki Robert Montgomery "Bob" or "Bobby" Knight (born October 25, 1940) is a retired American basketball coach.
Damon KnightWiki Damon Francis Knight (September 19, 1922?April 15, 2002) was an American science fiction author, editor, critic and fan.
Suge KnightWiki Marion Hugh Knight, Jr.
Gladys KnightWiki Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the Empress of Soul, is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian, and author.
Robert H. KnightWiki Robert H.
Albert KnightWiki Albert Ernest Knight (8 October 1872 in Leicester ? 25 April 1946 in Edmonton, Middlesex) was an English professional cricket player.
Margaret E. KnightWiki Margaret Ethridge Knight (February 14, 1838 ? October 12, 1914) was an American inventor.
Phil KnightWiki Philip Hampson Knight (born February 24, 1938) is an American billionaire, and the co-founder and Chairman of Nike, Inc.
Greg KnightWiki Gregory Knight (born 4 April 1949) is a British politician and author.
Goodwin KnightWiki Goodwin Jess Knight (December 9, 1896?? May 22, 1970), known as "Goodie Knight", was a U.
Ted KnightWiki Ted Knight (December 7, 1923?? August 26, 1986) was an American actor best known for playing the comedic role of Ted Baxter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", Henry Rush on "Too Close for Comfort", and Judge Smails in "Caddyshack".
Michael E. KnightWiki Michael E.
Mark KnightWiki Mark Knight, also known as madfiddler, "TDK", or The Dark Knight (born January 8, 1973, in Brighton, England) is a well-known Amiga demoscene musician, video game composer/sound designer and electric violinist.
Pedro KnightWiki Pedro Knight Caraballo (September 30 1921 ? February 3 2007) was an accomplished Cuban-American musician who was better known for being the husband of legendary singer Celia Cruz.
Jerry KnightWiki Jerry Knight (born April 14, 1952, Los Angeles, California, United States) was an American R&B vocalist and bassist in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
William J. KnightWiki William J.
Nick KnightWiki Nicholas Verity Knight (born Watford, Hertfordshire, England on 28 November 1969) is a former England cricketer.
Zat KnightWiki Zatyiah "Zat" Knight (born 2 May 1980 in Solihull) is an English footballer who plays for Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League.
William KnightWiki The Blessed William Knight (1572? 29 November 1596) was an Englishman put to death for his Roman Catholic faith at York, England.
Julian KnightWiki Julian Knight (born 4 March 1968) is the mass murderer who on 9 August 1987, shot dead seven people and injured 19 during a shooting spree in Clifton Hill, Victoria, in what became known in Australian history as the Hoddle Street Massacre.
Jean KnightWiki Jean Knight (born Jean Caliste, January 26, 1943, New Orleans, Louisiana), is an African-American soul/R&B/funk singer, best known for her 1971 Stax Records hit single, "Mr.
Alfred Joseph KnightWiki Alfred Joseph Knight, VC MBE (24 August 1888 in Birmingham - 4 December 1960, also in Birmingham) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Henry James KnightWiki Henry James Knight VC (5 November 1878 ? 24 November 1955) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Sammy KnightWiki Sammy D.
Terry KnightWiki Terry Knight (April 9, 1943 - November 1, 2004), born Richard Terrance Knapp, was an American rock and roll music producer, promoter, singer, songwriter and radio personality, who enjoyed some success in radio, modest success as a singer, but phenomenal success as the original manager-producer for Grand Funk Railroad.
Dennis KnightWiki Dennis Knight (born December 26, 1968) is a retired American professional wrestler best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment as Phineas I.
T. R. KnightWiki Theodore Raymond "T.
Jason KnightWiki Ronald Jason Knight (born December 12, 1963) is an American professional wrestler and manager.
Christopher KnightWiki Christopher Michael Knight (born November 9, 1969) is a popular ezine publisher and email deliverability expert known for his weekly newsletter, Ezine-Tips, that was started in 1998.
Ray KnightWiki Charles Ray Knight (born December 28, in) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball third baseman best remembered for his time with the Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets.
Keith KnightWiki Keith Edgar Knight, Jr.
Stephen KnightWiki Stephen Knight (September 26 1951 at Hainault, Essex - 25 July 1985) was a British author.
Shirley KnightWiki Shirley Enola Knight (born July 5, 1936) is an American stage, screen, and television actress.
J. Z. KnightWiki J.
Holly KnightWiki Holly Knight is a songwriter, vocalist and musician of pop and rock music.
Margaret K. KnightWiki Margaret Kennedy Knight (nee Horsey), (November 23, 1903 ? May 10, 1983), was a psychologist and humanist.
Brevin KnightWiki Brevin Knight (born November 8, 1975 in Livingston, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player at the point guard position who is a free agent.
Esmond KnightWiki Esmond Penington Knight (4 May 1906 ? 23 February 1987) was an English actor.
Crystal KnightWiki Crystal Knight is an American erotic actress and exotic dancer of Cuban and Dominican heritage.
Jonathan KnightWiki Jonathan Rashleigh Knight (born November 29, 1968) is an American singer.
Curtis KnightWiki Curtis Knight (b.
Sarah Kemble KnightWiki Sarah Kemble Knight (April 19, 1666 ? September 25, 1727) was a teacher and businesswoman, who is remembered for her diary of a journey from Boston to New York in 1704, a courageous adventure for a woman to undertake.
Leon KnightWiki Leon Leroy Knight (born 16 September 1982 in Hackney, London) is an English professional footballer who plays for Scottish Premier League club Hamilton Academical.
Andrew KnightWiki Andrew Stephen Bower Knight (born 1 November 1939 in England) is a journalist, editor, and media baron.
John S. KnightWiki John Shively Knight (October 26, 1894 ? June 16, 1981) was an American newspaper publisher and editor.
James L. KnightWiki James Landon Knight (21 July 1909 Akron, Ohio ? 5 February 1991 Santa Monica, California) was an American newspaper publisher and founder of the Knight Ridder group of newspapers.
John Henry KnightWiki John Henry Knight (21 January 1847 ? 22 September 1917), from Farnham, was a wealthy engineer, landowner and inventor.
Keith KnightWiki Keith Knight (born 16 February, 1969 in Cheltenham) is an English footballer.
Christopher KnightWiki Christopher Anton Knight (born November 7, 1957; New York City, New York) is an American actor best known for playing Peter Brady on the 1970s series, "The Brady Bunch".
Charles Landon KnightWiki Charles Landon Knight (18 June 1867?26 September 1933) was an American lawyer and newspaper publisher who represented Ohio in the United States House of Representatives from 1921-1923.
Jesse KnightWiki Jesse Knight (6 September 1845 ? 14 March 1921) was one of relatively few Latter-day Saint mining magnates in nineteenth century Western America.
Beverley KnightWiki Beverley Knight MBE (born 22 March 1973 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands) is a British soul and R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer who released her debut album in 1995.
Laura KnightWiki Dame Laura Knight, DBE (4 August 1877 ? 7 July 1970) was an English Impressionist painter who garnered fame for capturing the world of London's theatre, ballet and circus.
Peter James KnightWiki Peter James Knight (born January 1, 1954) is a pro-life activist who shot dead a security guard in an Australian abortion clinic.
Robert KnightWiki Robert Knight (born April 24 1945) is an American singer.
Nehemiah R. KnightWiki Nehemiah Rice Knight (December 31, 1780 April 18, 1854) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island.
Nehemiah KnightWiki Nehemiah Knight (March 23, 1746 ? June 13, 1808) was a United States Representative from Rhode Island.
John Lowden KnightWiki John Lowden Knight (1915-July 21, 2001) was a professor, university administrator, and a Methodist theolgian.
Angela KnightWiki Angela Ann Knight (born Angela Ann Cook 31 October 1950) is chief executive of the British Bankers' Association.
Negele KnightWiki Negele Oscar Knight (born March 6 1967, in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 2nd round (31st overall) of the 1990 NBA Draft.
Charles R. KnightWiki Charles Robert Knight (October 21, 1874 in Brooklyn ? April 15, 1953 in Manhattan) was an American artist best known for his influential paintings of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.
Evelyn KnightWiki Evelyn Knight (December 31, 1917, Reedville, Virginia ? September 28, 2007, San Jose, California) was an American singer of the 1940s and 1950s.
Gillian KnightWiki Gillian Knight (born 1 November 1934) is an English singer and actress, known for her performances in the contralto roles of the Savoy Operas.
India KnightWiki India Knight, born in 1965, is a British journalist and author born in Brussels, Belgium.
June KnightWiki June Knight (January 22, 1913 ? June 16, 1987) was an American Broadway and film actress.
Travis KnightWiki Travis Knight (born September 13, 1974, in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (29th overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft.
Deborah KnightWiki Deborah Knight, born Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, is a newsreader for the evening Channel 10 television news in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Barry KnightWiki Barry Knight (born May 7 1960, Orpington, Kent) is an English football referee, who officiates in the Premier League.
Annie KnightWiki Annie Knight (6 June 1895 ? 27 November 2006) was, at age 111, believed to be the United Kingdom's oldest person following the death of fellow 111-year-old Emmeline Brice on 26 July 2006.
Gowin KnightWiki Gowin Knight (10 September 1713 ? 8 June 1772) was an English physicist who, in 1745, discovered a process for creating strongly magnetized steel, which he used to develop a compass needle able to function with greater precision.
Mychael KnightWiki Mychael Knight (born Michael Knight April 11, 1978 in Nuremberg, Germany) is an Atlanta, Georgia-based fashion designer.
Horatio G. KnightWiki Horatio Gates Knight was an American politician who served as Lieutenant Governor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1875 to 1879.
Raymond KnightWiki Oscar Raymond ("Ray") Knight (8 April 1872 ? 7 February 1947) was a prominent Latter-day Saint settler of what is today Southern Alberta.
Ted KnightWiki Ted Knight was a controversial local politician in England in the 1980s.
Katherine KnightWiki Katherine Mary Knight (born 24 October 1955) was the first Australian woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.
Lillian KnightWiki Lillian Knight (23 March 1883, Wisconsin - 16 May 1946, Pomona, California) was an American silent film actress.
Jonathan KnightWiki Jonathan Knight (November 22, 1787?November 22, 1858) was an Opposition Party member of the U.
Dominic KnightWiki Dominic Knight (born 26 January 1977) is an Australian comedy writer, best known as a member of the Australian political satire comedy group The Chaser, as well as being an independent writer and former blogger for the Sydney Morning Herald.
George R. KnightWiki George Raymond Knight (1941?) is a Seventh-day Adventist historian and educator.
Maxwell KnightWiki Charles Henry Maxwell Knight OBE, known as Maxwell Knight, (b.
Noah O. KnightWiki Noah O.
Lon KnightWiki Alonzo P.
Gabe KnightWiki Gabriel Knight (6 February 1979 - 6 September 2008), usually referred to simply as "Gabe" on his shows, is an English radio DJ and online media personality.
Curt KnightWiki Luther Curtis Knight, Jr.
Gary KnightWiki Gary Knight was born in 1964 in Oakham, England.
Tuffy KnightWiki David "Tuffy" Knight (born May 17, 1936 in Clarksburg, West Virginia) is a former coach of Canadian university football and a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Torrens KnightWiki Torrens Knight is a former Loyalist paramilitary and police informer, who belonged to the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF).
Brandin KnightWiki Brandin Adar Knight (born December 16, 1981 in Livingston, New Jersey) is a former American professional basketball player.
Hilary KnightWiki Hilary Knight (b.
Jasper KnightWiki Jasper Knight (born Sydney, 25 December 1978) is an Australian artist based in Sydney.
Tom KnightWiki Tom Knight (born December 29, 1974) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League.
Granville KnightWiki Granville Frank Knight (October 12, 1904 ? April 1982) was a physician and anti-communist activist.
Patrick KnightWiki Patrick Bryan Knight a.
Austin M. KnightWiki Austin Melvin Knight (December 16, 1854 - February 26, 1927) was an admiral in the United States Navy.
Ronnie KnightWiki Ronald J.
Bill KnightWiki William George "Bill" Knight (born October 24, 1947 in Estevan, Saskatchewan) is a former senior executive and Member of Parliament (MP) in the Canadian House of Commons.
Newel KnightWiki Newel Knight (September 13, 1800 ? January 11, 1847) was a close friend of Joseph Smith, Jr.
Mark KnightWiki Mark Knight (born c.
Mel KnightWiki Mel Knight (b.
Graham KnightWiki Graham John Knight (born Chatham, 5 January 1952) is an English former professional football (soccer) player.
J. P. KnightWiki John Peake Knight, a railway engineer, invented the original traffic light in 1868.
Rand KnightWiki Franklin Randolph Knight, Jr.
Shawn KnightWiki Shawn Matt Knight (born June 4, 1964 in Provo, Utah) is a former American football defensive tackle.
Alan KnightWiki Alan Edward Knight MBE (born 3 June 1961 in Balham, London) is a former English footballer.
Jeff KnightWiki Thomas Jeff Knight is an American country music artist, sometimes credited as T.
Raymond L. KnightWiki Raymond Larry Knight (June 15, 1922 ? April 25, 1945) was a United States Army Air Forces officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration?the Medal of Honor?for his actions in World War II.
Jack L. KnightWiki Jack L.
Baker KnightWiki Baker Knight (July 4, 1933 - October 12, 2005) was an American songwriter and musician from Birmingham, Alabama.
Marcus KnightWiki Marcus Knight is a former National Football League wide receiver/kick returner for the Oakland Raiders and a former Arena Football League wide receiver/defensive back for the Columbus Destroyers.
Malcolm KnightWiki Malcolom D.
Elissa KnightWiki Elissa Knight is an American employee at Pixar Animation Studios and voice actress.
Alan KnightWiki Alan "The Tooth Fariy" Knight is a semi-pro boxer from Orlando, Florida.
Frederick KnightWiki Frederick Knight (born August 15, 1944, Birmingham, Alabama) is an American R&B singer, songwriter and record producer.
Steven KnightWiki Steven Knight (born 1959) is a British screenwriter.
Joseph KnightWiki Joseph Knight (7 October 1778 ? 20 July 1855), gardener to George Hibbert, was one of the first people in England to successfully propagate Proteaceae.
Keith KnightWiki Keith Knight (1956 - August 22 2007) was a Canadian actor.
Hardwicke KnightWiki Frederick Hardwicke Knight (b.
John KnightWiki " For persons with a similar name, see John Knight"John Knight (April 30, 1871 Arcade, Wyoming County, New York ? June 15, 1955) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
Newton KnightWiki Captain Newton Knight (1837 ? February 16, 1922) was the grandson of John "Jackie" Knight, who was awarded land grants for his service in the War of 1812 in Jones County, Mississippi.
Ridgway B. KnightWiki Ridgway Brewster Knight (June 12, 1911 ? August 14, 2001) was an American diplomat who served as Ambassador to Syria (1961-1965), Belgium (1965-1969) and Portugal (1969-1973).
Dick KnightWiki Dick Knight was born May 15, 1948 in Los Angeles, California.
Martin KnightWiki Martin Knight (born October 5, 1984) was an English cricketer.
Barry KnightWiki Barry D.
Sterling KnightWiki Sterling A.
David KnightWiki David Randle Knight is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for five seasons for the New York Jets in the National Football League.
Andy KnightWiki Andy Knight (c.
Richard KnightWiki Richard Knight (born 3 August 1979) is an English footballer who played professionally in the Football League for Carlisle United, Hull City, Macclesfield Town, Oxford United and Colchester United.
John KnightWiki John George Knight (18 August, 1902?1990) was an English professional footballer who played for Casuals, Corinthian and Tottenham Hotspur.
Brandon KnightWiki Brandon Knight (born December 2, 1992 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida), is an American high school basketball player at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Ben KnightWiki Ben Knight (born 1977 in Long Island, New York) is a typographic coordinator for the United Nations.
William KnightWiki William Knight was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Southampton in the years prior to World War I.
George KnightWiki George Knight (born 12 May 1921) is an English former professional footballer who played as an inside forward.
Jackie KnightWiki John "Jackie" Knight (12 September 1922 ? 1996) was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forward.
Charles KnightWiki Charles Knight CB (1863?25 March 1941) was a British civil servant.
Marie KnightWiki Marie Knight (June 1, 1925, Sanford, Florida - August 30, 2009, Harlem) was an American gospel and R&B singer.
Graham KnightWiki Graham Lawrence Knight, (17 February 1949 ? 3 September 2009) was a British "pioneer" broadcaster, journalist and author.
Austin KnightWiki Austin Knight (born July 5 1959) is a comedian and actor from Manchester, in the North-west of England.
Arthur KnightWiki Arthur Knight (1916 ? 1991) was a movie critic, film historian, professor and TV host.
Robert KnightWiki Robert Knight (1826?1912) was a New England industrialist and philanthropist, who was a partner in B.
Benjamin KnightWiki Benjamin Knight (1813?1898) was a New England industrialist and philanthropist, who was a partner in B.
Leslie Albert KnightWiki The Rt Rev Leslie Albert Knight was the third Bishop of Bunbury from 1938 to 1950.