William Wooldridge, 89, who became the first sergeant major of the Army in 1966 and helped create its noncommissioned-officer education system.
Mike D'Antoni, as head coach of the New York Knicks, after the basketball team lost six games in a row, leaving it in danger of missing the playoffs.
Michael Lopez-Alegria, NASA astronaut who spent seven months aboard the International Space Station and holds NASA records for longest spaceflight (215 days) and most accumulated time in space walks (67 total hours).
Jean Giraud, 73, French artist who signed his works with the alias Moebius and greatly influenced science fiction and alien-world imagery in pop culture.
Dallas Seavey, 25, youngest-ever champion of Alaska's Iditarod sled-dog race; he defeated both his father and grandfather to win the 1,000-mile trek.
George Kerchner, 93, who led a company of Army Rangers that scaled the 130-ft. cliff of Pointe du Hoc, a crucial maneuver during the D-Day invasion.