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32 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Born in Ukraine

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Vladimir Horowitz
> Known as: Multiple-Grammy-winning pianist and composer
> Birth year: 1903 (d. 1989)
> Birthplace: Kyiv

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Nathan Milstein
> Known as: Famed violinist, specialist in Bach’s solo violin repertoire
> Birth year: 1904 (d. 1992)
> Birthplace: Odessa

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Leonid Brezhnev
> Known as: Long-serving general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, successor to Nikita Khrushchev
> Birth year: 1906 (d. 1982)
> Birthplace: Kamenskoye (now Kamianske, Ukraine)

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Zino Davidoff
> Known as: “King of Cigars,” founder of the Davidoff brand
> Birth year: 1906 (d. 1994)
> Birthplace: Novhorod-Siverskyi

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David Oistrakh
> Known as: Celebrated violinist, violist, and conductor
> Birth year: 1908 (d. 1974)
> Birthplace: Odessa

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