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Stanley MatthewsWiki Sir Stanley Matthews, CBE (1 February 1915 ? 23 February 2000) was an English football player.
Dave MatthewsWiki David John Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African-American Grammy Award-winning musician.
Jessie MatthewsWiki Jessie Matthews, OBE (11 March 1907 ? 19 August 1981) was an English actress, dancer and singer of the 1930s, whose career continued into the post-war period.
James Tilly MatthewsWiki James Tilly Matthews (1770?1815) was a London tea broker, originally from Wales, who was committed to the Bethlem (Bedlam) psychiatric hospital in 1797, and is considered to be the first fully documented case of paranoid schizophrenia.
Chris MatthewsWiki Christopher "Chris" Matthews (born December 17, 1945) is an American news anchor and political commentator, known for his nightly hour-long talk show, "Hardball with Chris Matthews," which is televised on the American cable television channel MSNBC.
Darren MatthewsWiki Darren Kenneth Matthews (born May 10, 1968) also known by his ring names Steven Regal and William Regal, is an English professional wrestler, currently signed to the World Wrestling Entertainment where he is performing on its ECW brand.
Wendy MatthewsWiki Wendy Matthews is a Canadian-Australian adult alternative pop singer who has won seven ARIA awards and achieved a number of hit records in the 1990s.
Vincent MatthewsWiki Vincent ("Vince") Edward Matthews (born December 16, 1947 in Queens, New York) is an African American former athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1968 Summer Olympics and 1972 Summer Olympics.
Z. K. MatthewsWiki Zachariah Keodirelang "ZK" Matthews (1901 - May 1968) was a prominent black academic in South Africa, lecturing at Fort Hare University, where many future leaders of the African continent were among his students.
Terry MatthewsWiki Sir Terence Hedley Matthews OBE, FIEE, FREng (born 1943 in Newport, Wales) is a serial high tech entrepreneur, and Wales' first billionaire.
Deb MatthewsWiki Deborah Drake Matthews, Ph.
Cerys MatthewsWiki Cerys Matthews (born Cerys Elizabeth Matthews, 11 April 1969, Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh singer and songwriter.
Harry Grindell MatthewsWiki Harry Grindell Matthews (March 17, 1880 ? September 11, 1941) was an English inventor who claimed to have invented a death ray in the 1920s.
Iain MatthewsWiki Iain Matthews (born 16 June, 1946) is an English musician and songwriter.
Al MatthewsWiki Al Matthews (born November 21, 1942) is a UK-based American actor and singer, perhaps best known as Sergeant Apone in the 1986 movie "Aliens".
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Mike MatthewsWiki Michael Scott Matthews (born October 24, 1973 in Woodbridge, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched from to.
Francis P. MatthewsWiki Francis Patrick Matthews (March 15, 1887?October 18, 1952) served as 49th United States Secretary of the Navy, during the administration of President Harry Truman.
Gary MatthewsWiki Gary Nathaniel Matthews Sr.
Lisa MatthewsWiki Lisa Matthews (born Lisa Reich on September 24, 1969 in Peoria, Illinois) is an American model and actress.
Kevin MatthewsWiki Kevin Menear (born March 12, 1956), known professionally as Kevin Matthews, is a Midwest United States radio personality, best known for his 12-year association with WLUP-FM "The Loop" and its one-time sister-station, WMVP AM1000.
Donna MatthewsWiki Donna Matthews (born Donna Lorraine Matthews, 2 December 1971, Newport, Monmouthshire) was the lead guitarist of the Britpop band, Elastica.
Shane MatthewsWiki Michael Shane Matthews (born June 1, 1970 in Cleveland, Mississippi) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League.
Rodney MatthewsWiki Rodney Matthews (born July 6, 1945 in Paulton, North Somerset, England) is a fantasy artist and illustrator.
Mark MatthewsWiki Mark Matthews (August 7, 1894 ? September 6, 2005) was an American veteran of the Second World War and a Buffalo Soldier.
Albert Edward MatthewsWiki Albert Edward Matthews (May 17, 1873 ? December 16, 1949) was Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Denny MatthewsWiki Denny Matthews (born November 14, 1942) is an American sportscaster, best known as the radio play-by-play voice of Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals since their inception in.
Dakin MatthewsWiki Dakin Matthews (born November 7, 1943) is an American actor with a long history of work in film, television and theater.
Peter MatthewsWiki Peter Matthews (1789) April 12 1838) was a farmer and soldier who participated in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837.
Saul MatthewsWiki Saul Matthews was an African-American American Revolutionary War hero.
Sally Ann MatthewsWiki Sally Ann Matthews (born 19 September 1970 in Oldham, Lancashire, England), is a British actress known for roles in British soap operas, "Coronation Street" and "Emmerdale".
Craig MatthewsWiki Craig Russell Matthews (born 15 February 1965 in Cape Town, Cape Province) is a former South African cricketer who played in eighteen Tests and fifty six ODIs from 1991 to 1997.
Morgan MatthewsWiki Morgan Matthews (born May 21, 1987 in Chicago) is an American ice dancer.
Jim MatthewsWiki James R.
Robert William MatthewsWiki Robert William Matthews (16 Apr 1897, Plas Bennion, Ruabon, Denbighshire, Wales ? 1987) played football as centre-half for Liverpool Football Club in the early 1920s and earned three caps for Wales.
Chauncey MatthewsWiki Chauncey Matthews (born October 11, 1991) is an American singer who was a member of the short-lived pop group, American Juniors as well as being the only male in the group.
Claude MatthewsWiki Claude Matthews (1845 - 1898) was a Democratic governor of the U.
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Francis MatthewsWiki Francis Matthews (born 2 September 1927 in York) is an English film, TV and stage actor.
Daniel P. MatthewsWiki Daniel Paul Matthews (December 31, 1931 ? March 28, 1953) was a United States Marine Corps sergeant who was posthumously awarded the Nation?s highest decoration for his single-handed attack on an enemy machine gun nest which had prevented the evacuation of a wounded comrade.
William MatthewsWiki William Matthews (April 26, 1755 ? c1808) was an American politician.
Leigh MatthewsWiki Leigh Matthews was a South African university student who was kidnapped and murdered by Donovan Moodley on 9 July 2004, the eve of her 21st birthday.
Taj MatthewsWiki Taj Matthews (born March 24 1976 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American journalist, entrepreneur, author of "Grandpa was a Preacher: A Letter to my Grandson".
Scott MatthewsWiki Scott Matthews (born 1976), is a singer/songwriter from Wolverhampton, England.
John MatthewsWiki John Melvin Matthews (born 1 November 1955 in Camden, London) is an English former professional footballer who played in midfield.
Charles MatthewsWiki Charles Matthews (October 15, 1856 ? December 12, 1932) was a Republican member of the U.
Robert Charles MatthewsWiki Robert Charles Matthews (June 14 1871 ? September 19 1952) was a Canadian politician.
Charles MatthewsWiki Charles Matthews (Born: Camden, New Jersey) was an American Major League Baseball player who played in one Major League game for the Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association.
Tony MatthewsWiki Dr Tony Matthews (born 1949) is an Australian author and historian.
J. S. MatthewsWiki Major James Skitt Matthews (7 September 1878 ? 1 October 1970) was the City of Vancouver's first archivist and an early historian and chronicler of the city; Major Matthews also refers to a building named in his honour in Vanier Park, Vancouver, Canada.
Wes MatthewsWiki Wesley Joel Matthews (born August 24, 1959 in Sarasota, Florida) is a retired American basketball player.
Rags MatthewsWiki Raymond "Rags" Matthews (born August 17, 1905-January 1, 1999) was an All-American football player at Texas Christian University in the 1920s, playing end on both offense and defense.
Bernard Trevor MatthewsWiki Bernard Trevor Matthews CVO, CBE (born 1930 in Brooke, Norfolk) is the founder of Bernard Matthews Limited, a company that is best-known for farming turkeys and producing turkey products.
Victoria MatthewsWiki Victoria Matthews is Bishop of Christchurch in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia.
Jason MatthewsWiki Jason Matthews was born in Paulton, Somerset on March 13, 1975.
Lee MatthewsWiki Lee Joseph Matthews (born 16 January 1979 in Middlesbrough) is an English former footballer who played as a striker.
Banjo MatthewsWiki Edwin Keith "Banjo" Matthews (February 14, 1932, Akron, Ohio ? October 2, 1996, Hendersonville, North Carolina) was a NASCAR driver, car owner and builder.
Lester MatthewsWiki Lester Matthews (1900 - 1975) was an English actor born on the 6 June 1900 in Nottingham.
Erin MatthewsWiki Erin Matthews (born February 6, 1973, in Portland, Oregon) is an American actress, and voice actress.
Robert MatthewsWiki Robert Matthews (1778?1841) was a United States religious impostor whose aliases included Robert Matthias, Jesus Matthias, Matthias the Prophet, and Joshua the Jewish Minister.
Aubrey MatthewsWiki Aubrey Matthews (born December 15, 1962 in Pascagoula, Mississippi), is a former professional football player in the National Football League.
Jack MatthewsWiki Jack Matthews OBE (born 21 August 1920 in Bridgend, Wales) is a former Wales rugby union international centre who played first-class club rugby for Cardiff and Newport.
Nelson E. MatthewsWiki Nelson Edwin Matthews (April 14, 1852 - October 13, 1917) was a U.
Reg MatthewsWiki Reginald Derrick Matthews (20 December 1933 ? 7 October 2001) was an English football goalkeeper.
Kenneth MatthewsWiki Kenneth ("Ken") Joseph Matthews MBE (born June 21, 1934 in Birmingham) is a retired race walker from England, who won the Olympic and the European title in the men's 20km walk during his career.
Bo MatthewsWiki William Pierce Matthews (born November 15, 1951 in Huntsville, Alabama) is a former American football running back in the National Football League.
Robert J. MatthewsWiki Robert James Matthews (12 September 1926 - 30 August 2009) was a Latter-day Saint religious educator and scholar, teaching in the Departments of Ancient Scripture and Religious Education at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
Michael MatthewsWiki Michael Lee Matthews (born October 9, 1983, in Altadena, California) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent.
DeLane MatthewsWiki DeLane Matthews is an American actress who was born August 7, 1961, in Rockledge, Florida.
Al MatthewsWiki Alvin Leon Matthews (born November 7, 1947 in Austin, Texas) is a former professional American football defensive back who played in eight National Football League seasons from 1970-1977 for the Green Bay Packers, the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.
Wilson MatthewsWiki Wilson David Matthews (?) was an American football coach.
Christopher MatthewsWiki Christopher Matthews (born June 21, 1972) is an English classical pianist and organist, who has achieved significant proficiency on both instruments.
William MatthewsWiki Sir William Matthews KCMG (8 March 1844 ? 8 January 1922) was a British civil engineer.
Burt MatthewsWiki Burton Clare Matthews (December 16, 1926 ? January 2, 2004) was a Canadian soil scientist and an academic administrator.
Kate MatthewsWiki Kate Seston Matthews (August 13, 1870 - July 5, 1956) was a photographer who depicted tableaux vivants and scenes of everyday life in her community of Pewee Valley, Kentucky, at the turn of the 20th century.
Charles MatthewsWiki Charles Matthews is a Little Rock, Arkansas, USA broker and businessman.
Edward MatthewsWiki Albert Edward "Ted" Matthews was born on 11 November 1896 in Leichhardt, an inner city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Floyd MatthewsWiki Floyd Huston 'Skipper' Matthews (February 3, 1903 ? February 24, 2008) was an American veteran of the United States Navy, in which he served for thirty years.
Charles MatthewsWiki Charles Matthews is an NCAA football wide receiver who plays for the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Print MatthewsWiki John Prentiss "Print" Matthews (August 27, 1840-Novovember 6, 1883) was a Reconstruction era social reformer and African American rights advocate in Copiah County, Mississippi who was murdered in the act of voting after defying the local white supremacists order to not vote.
Steve MatthewsWiki Stephen "Steve" Keith Matthews (born October 13, 1970 in Tullahoma, Tennessee) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League.
Cecil MatthewsWiki Cecil Henry Matthews (13 October 1914 ? 8 November 1987) was a New Zealand long distance runner from Canterbury, who represented New Zealand at the 1936 Summer Olympics at Berlin and New Zealand at the 1938 British Empire Games at Sydney.
Norman MatthewsWiki Norman Gregory Matthews (12 February 1904 ? 6 August 1964) was a Welsh clergyman and broadcaster.
Thomas MatthewsWiki Sir Thomas Matthews (1849 - 13 January 1930) was an English civil engineer, who was a notable builder of lighthouses.
Nicole MatthewsWiki Nicole Matthews (born January 15, 1987) is a Canadian professional wrestler who regularly wrestles for Shimmer Women Athletes and.
Brenda MatthewsWiki Brenda Patricia Matthews (born 19 February 1949 in Auckland) is a former female track and field sprinter and hurdler form New Zealand.
Sinead MatthewsWiki Sinead or Sin?ad Matthews (born 1980) is an English actress.
Rob MatthewsWiki Robert David "Rob" Matthews (born 14 October 1970) is an English former footballer who played as a striker.
Rudolph MatthewsWiki Rudolph "Matt" Matthews (born November 7, 1945) is an American former handball player who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics.
Arthur MatthewsWiki Arthur Patrick Matthews (died 25 January 1942) was an Irish politician and farmer.
Howard MatthewsWiki William Howard Matthews (29 November 1885 ? 9 February 1963) was an English footballer who made 72 appearances (61 in the league) for Port Vale over two spells, separated by a period of twenty years.
Ira MatthewsWiki Ira Richard Matthews, III (born August 23, 1957 in Rockford, Illinois) is a former professional American football player who played kick returner and punt returner for three seasons for the Oakland Raiders.
Joe MatthewsWiki John "Joe" or "Lefty" Joseph Matthews (September 29, 1898 ? February 8, 1968) was an American professional baseball player who played in three games for the Boston Braves during the season.
John MatthewsWiki John Matthews (August 2, 1847 ? September 25, 1912) was an English cricketer who played for Gloucestershire.
Frank MatthewsWiki Frank Matthews (26 December 1902 ? 1981) was an English footballer who played at inside-forward for various clubs in the 1920s.
Ann Boyd MatthewsWiki Ann Boyd Matthews is a listed English artist well schooled in impressionism and recorded as having lived at Wadhurst in East Sussex.
Philip MatthewsWiki Philip Michael Matthews was born in Gloucester on 21st January 1960.
Washington MatthewsWiki Washington Matthews was a surgeon in the United States Army, ethnographer, and linguist known for his studies of Native American peoples, especially the Navajo.
Casey MatthewsWiki Casey Christopher Matthews is an American football player.
Walter Robert MatthewsWiki The Very Reverend Walter Robert Matthews, KCVO, CH, DD was an Anglican Dean from 1918 until 1967.
Tim MatthewsWiki Tim Matthews (born 4 April 1976, Oxfordshire, England) is a British actor who began his career in Fuente Ovejuna at the National Theatre in London and after several other stage jobs he found his first television appearance in a supporting role in the premier episode of "Five Children and It" in 1991.
James Ewen MatthewsWiki James Ewen Matthews (17 August 1869 ? 24 November 1950) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons.
Zachariah MatthewsWiki Dr.
Adam MatthewsWiki Adam James Matthews (born 13 January, 1992) is a Welsh professional footballer currently playing for Football League Championship side Cardiff City.
Hank MatthewsWiki Hank Matthews (born April 15, 1978) is an American voice actor.
Frank MatthewsWiki Frank "Black Caesar" Matthews (born February 13, 1944 in Durham, North Carolina) is a major heroin and cocaine trafficker who operated throughout the eastern seaboard during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Aidan Carl MatthewsWiki Aidan Carl Mathews (born 1956) is an Irish poet, dramatist and author born in Dublin.