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Valerie Solanas

Valerie Solanas shot the artist Andy Warhol in a fit of crazed anger on June 3, 1968. A radical feminist and sometime acquaintance of Warhol, Solanas had previously written the S.C.U.M. Manifesto, an…

Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper is best known for playing upstairs neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern on the 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She played the same character in the spinoff series Rhoda (1975-78). She h…

Valery Brumel

Valery BrumelBorn: Apr. 14, 1942Soviet high jumper dominated event from 1961-64; broke world record 5 times; won silver medal in 1960 Olympics and gold in 1964; highest jump was 7-5 3/4.Sergi …

Valerie Plame Wilson

Valerie Plame Wilson is a central figure in a complicated political investigation of the George W. Bush administration. On 14 July 2003, newspaper columnist Robert Novak published a column identifying…

Valerie Plame Wilson,

former covert CIA agent, and her husband, Joseph Wilson, a former U.S. ambassador, sued Vice President Dick Cheney, his former top aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, and presidential…

Valerie Brisco-Hooks

Valerie Brisco-HooksBorn: July 6, 1960Track & Field won three gold medals at the 1984 Olympics (200 meters, 400 meters and 4x100 relay); first athlete to ever win the 200 and 400 in the sa…

Verdi — Kirov Opera Valery Gergiev conducting

La Forza del DestinoPhilips Though Gergiev and co. have a long-held niche for Russian opera, they've broken out in this recording of the infrequently heard 1862 original version of Verdi's ope…

George Robertson,

53, British defense secretary, was tapped to replace Javier Solana as NATO's secretary general. Solana, whose term expired in October, left the NATO post to become the European Union's intern…

I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby,

Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, was indicted by a federal grand jury in October. He was charged with one count of obstruction of justice, two of perjury, and two of making false state…

Bob Woodward,

esteemed Washington Post reporter and author, revealed in November that he heard from a senior Bush administration official in June 2003 that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA. His testimony t…