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First Initials of Famous People

Guess these initial initials of people known by initials at the beginning of their names.
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Last updated: April 11, 2024
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First submittedNovember 10, 2022
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Initials
Name Ending
1810–1891
Founded a circus
P. T.
Barnum
1837–1913
Gilded Age financier who headed bank
J. P.
Morgan
1856–1919
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L.
Frank Baum
1860–1937
Peter Pan
J. M.
Barrie
1872–1967
Founded the retail company named after him
L. L.
Bean
1879–1970
A Passage to India and A Room with a View
E. M.
Forster
1882–1956
Winnie-the-Pooh
A. A.
Milne
1885–1930
Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Rainbow
D. H.
Lawrence
1888–1935
Lawrence of Arabia
T. E.
Lawrence
1888–1965
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
T. S.
Eliot
1890–1937
"The Call of Cthulhu"
H. P.
Lovecraft
1892–1973
The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R.
Tolkien
1894–1962
prolific american poet
e. e.
cummings
1895–1972
Director of the FBI
J.
Edgar Hoover
1896–1940
The Great Gatsby
F.
Scott Fitzgerald
1898–1963
The Chronicles of Narnia
C. S.
Lewis
1898–1972
Artist of tessellations and infinite staircases
M. C.
Escher
1899–1985
Wrote Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little
E. B.
White
1904–1990
Psychologist: radical behaviorism
B. F.
Skinner
1911–1986
Scientology
L.
Ron Hubbard
1917–2019
Architect of the Louvre Pyramid
I. M.
Pei
1919–2010
The Catcher in the Rye
J. D.
Salinger
1925–2015
"The King of the Blues"
B. B.
King
19??–????
Airplane hijacker of 1971 unsolved case
D. B.
Cooper
1940–2014
"Biomechanical" artist: Alien xenomorph
H. R.
Giger
1943–
Goosebumps
R. L.
Stine
1944–2018
Full Metal Jacket drill instructor
R.
Lee Ermey
1947–2024
Football player, actor, murder trial
O. J.
Simpson
1948–
The Outsiders
S. E.
Hinton
1955–
Law and Order, Whiplash, Spider-Man
J. K.
Simmons
1961–
Canadian singer-songwriter
k. d.
lang
1965–
Harry Potter
J. K.
Rowling
1966–
Felicity, Star Trek, Star Wars
J. J.
Abrams
1969–
Rid of Me, To Bring You My Love
P. J.
Harvey
1970–
The Sixth Sense
M.
Night Shyamalan
6 Comments
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Level 85
Apr 11, 2024
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Level 85
Nov 10, 2022
Great quiz!
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Level 91
Apr 11, 2024
Another cool concept. And big props for including __ Lee Ermey.
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Level 45
Apr 25, 2024
I like that e e cummings has his hint without capitals as well
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Level 45
Apr 25, 2024
could've made k d lang with a hint with no capitals too
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Level 66
May 19, 2024
30/35, surprised to see a few so low. Clearly I overestimated Giger's fame, and maybe not everyone read The Outsiders in grade 8.