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Eugene US English

A city in west central Oregon, on the Willamette River, home to the University of Oregon; population 150,104 (est. 2008)

Eugene in eugenol US English

A colorless or pale yellow liquid compound present in oil of cloves and other essential oils and used in perfumery

O'Neill, Eugene US English

(1888–1953), US playwright; full name Eugene Gladstone O’Neill. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his first full-length play, Beyond the Horizon (1920). Other notable works: The Iceman Cometh (1946) and Long Day’s Journey into Night(1956, posthumously). Nobel Prize for Literature (1936)

Ionesco, Eugène US English

(1912–94), French playwright; born in Romania; a leading exponent of the theater of the absurd. Notable plays: The Bald Soprano (1949), Rhinoceros (1959), and Exit the King (1962)

Ormandy, Eugene US English

(1899–1985), US conductor; born in Hungary; born Jeno Blau. He was conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1938 to 1980, the longest directorship of an orchestra in US history

Delacroix, Eugène US English

(1798–1863), French painter; full name Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix. The chief painter of the French romantic school, he is known for his use of vivid color, free drawing, and sometimes violent subject matter

Debs, Eugene V. US English

(1855–1926), US labor union leader; full name Eugene Victor Debs. A founding member of the International Labor Union and the Industrial Workers of the World, he ran for the US presidency five times as the Socialist Party candidate

Goossens, Sir Eugene US English

(1893–1962), English conductor, violinist, and composer, of Belgian descent; full name Sir Aynsley Eugene Goossens

Sarazen, Gene US English

(1902–99), US golfer; born Eugene Saraceni. He was the first player to win all four Grand Slam titles: the US Open 1922, the Professional Golfers' Association championship 1922, the British Open 1932, and the Masters 1935

Maris, Roger US English

(1934–85), US baseball player; full name Roger Eugene Maris. A New York Yankees right fielder, he broke Babe Ruth’s record for most home runs in a season (60 in 1927) by hitting 61 in 1961

Sayers, Gale US English

(1943-), US football player; full name Gale Eugene Sayers. Named rookie of the year in 1965, he went on to break touchdown records during his playing career 1965–71 with the Chicago Bears. Football Hall of Fame (1977)

Eugène Grindel in Éluard, Paul US English

(1895–1952), French poet; pseudonym of Eugène Grindel. He was a leading figure in the surrealist movement

Eugene Saraceni in Sarazen, Gene US English

(1902–99), US golfer; born Eugene Saraceni. He was the first player to win all four Grand Slam titles: the US Open 1922, the Professional Golfers' Association championship 1922, the British Open 1932, and the Masters 1935

Farrakhan, Louis US English

(1933-), US Nation of Islam leader since 1978 and African-American nationalist; born Louis Eugene Walcott. He is known for advocating black separatism and black economic power

Edwin Eugene Aldrin in Aldrin, Buzz US English

(1930-), US astronaut; born Edwin Eugene Aldrin. He became an astronaut in 1963, and walked in space for 5 hours and 37 minutes during the 1966 Gemini 12 mission. In 1969 he took part in the first moon landing, the Apollo 11 mission, becoming the second person, after Neil Armstrong, to set foot on the moon

Eugene Victor Debs in Debs, Eugene V. US English

(1855–1926), US labor union leader; full name Eugene Victor Debs. A founding member of the International Labor Union and the Industrial Workers of the World, he ran for the US presidency five times as the Socialist Party candidate

Louis Eugene Walcott in Farrakhan, Louis US English

(1933-), US Nation of Islam leader since 1978 and African-American nationalist; born Louis Eugene Walcott. He is known for advocating black separatism and black economic power

Eugene Allen Hackman in Hackman, Gene US English

(1930-) US actor; full name Eugene Allen Hackman. His notable movies include The French Connection (1971), Superman (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988), and Unforgiven (1992)

Eugene Curran Kelly in Kelly, Gene US English

(1912–96), US dancer and choreographer; full name Eugene Curran Kelly. He performed in and choreographed many movie musicals, including An American in Paris (1951) and Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Eugene Bertram Krupa in Krupa, Gene US English

(1909–73) US jazz drummer and bandleader; full name Eugene Bertram Krupa. Featured with Benny Goodman in 1934, he was the first major popular drum soloist

Roger Eugene Maris in Maris, Roger US English

(1934–85), US baseball player; full name Roger Eugene Maris. A New York Yankees right fielder, he broke Babe Ruth’s record for most home runs in a season (60 in 1927) by hitting 61 in 1961

Gale Eugene Sayers in Sayers, Gale US English

(1943-), US football player; full name Gale Eugene Sayers. Named rookie of the year in 1965, he went on to break touchdown records during his playing career 1965–71 with the Chicago Bears. Football Hall of Fame (1977)

Eugene Luther Vidal in Vidal, Gore US English

(1925–2012), US novelist, playwright, and essayist; born Eugene Luther Vidal. His novels include satirical comedies such as Myra Breckenridge (1968) and historical fiction such as Lincoln (1984)

Edwin Eugene Aldrin in Aldrin New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Buzz (b.1930), American astronaut; full name Edwin Eugene Aldrin

Eugene Gladstone O’Neill in O'Neill, Eugene US English

(1888–1953), US playwright; full name Eugene Gladstone O’Neill. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his first full-length play, Beyond the Horizon (1920). Other notable works: The Iceman Cometh (1946) and Long Day’s Journey into Night(1956, posthumously). Nobel Prize for Literature (1936)

Eugene Wesley Roddenberry in Roddenberry, Gene US English

(1921–91), US television producer and scriptwriter; full name Eugene Wesley Roddenberry. He created and wrote many scripts for the television science fiction drama series Star Trek, first broadcast in 1966. He later worked on movies and launched a follow-up series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, in 1987

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin in Gauguin, Paul US English

(1848–1903), French painter; full name Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin. He lived mainly in Tahiti from 1891, painting in a post-impressionist style that was influenced by primitive art. Notable works: The Vision after the Sermon (1888) and Faa Iheihe (1898)

Sir Aynsley Eugene Goossens in Goossens, Sir Eugene US English

(1893–1962), English conductor, violinist, and composer, of Belgian descent; full name Sir Aynsley Eugene Goossens

Georges Eugène Benjamin Clemenceau in Clemenceau, Georges US English

(1841–1929), French statesman, prime minister 1906–09 and 1917–20; full name Georges Eugène Benjamin Clemenceau. At the Versailles peace talks he pushed hard for a punitive settlement with Germany, but failed to obtain all that he demanded

Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix in Delacroix, Eugène US English

(1798–1863), French painter; full name Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix. The chief painter of the French romantic school, he is known for his use of vivid color, free drawing, and sometimes violent subject matter

Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen in Messiaen, Olivier US English

(1908–92), French composer; full name Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen. His music was influenced by Greek and Hindu rhythms, birdsong, Stravinsky, Debussy, and his Roman Catholic faith


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