Famous People With Blind - Celebrities have Blind
They say if you lose one sense, the other four becomes stronger. Quite true it is for the below mentioned list of famous blind people who achieved so much in their lifetime despite their physical shortcomings that can put any ‘normal’ or ‘physically perfect’ man/woman to shame. Blindness was just a small obstacle in the journey of greatness for these iconic figures. They did not let the visual impairment come in between their ambition and determination and with a strong grit and resolve, went ahead to conquer the world. Helen Keller, a political activist and author, became the first bind-deaf person to get a Bachelor’s degree of Arts. Composer, musician and producer Stevie Wonder became the ‘Wonder Boy’ of the music industry despite his visual impairment. Had it not been for Louis Braille, no blind person in the world would have ever enjoyed a story or been able to comprehend important paperwork. Inventor of Braille writing, which enables blind people to read through feeling a series of organized bumps representing letters, Louis Braille transformed the world for the visually challenged. And these are just a handful of the many more famous blind men/women who rose above their inadequacies. Check out section to know more about famous blind people who made it big in life.
List of famous blind people who made it big in life. Check out their biographies and interesting facts and trivia related to them.
The Most Famous People With Blind
|Homer||800 BC||Greek||Homer was a legendary ancient Greek poet who composed the great epics, the Iliad, and, the Odyssey|
|Stevie Wonder||May 13, 1950||American||Stevie Wonder is an American musician, singer and songwriter, considered to be one of the most creative musical performers of the 20th century|
|Jackie Robinson||January 31, 1919||American||Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in the Major League Baseball (MLB)|
|Thom Yorke||October 7, 1968||British||One of the most versatile musicians, Thom Yorke is best-known as the lead vocalist and chief songwriter of the rock band, ‘Radiohead’|
|Frank Gehry||February 28, 1929||Canadian, American||Ephraim Owen Goldberg, better known as Frank Gehry, is one of the most renowned architects in the modern world|
|David Blunkett||June 6, 1947||British||David Blunkett is a British Labour Party politician who became the first blind person to hold a ministerial position in Great Britain|
|Charles F. Kettering||August 29, 1876||American||Charles F|
|Alfred Noyes||September 16, 1880||British||Alfred Noyes was an English author, notably known for his ballads ‘The Highwayman’ and ‘The Barrel-Organ’|
|Helen Keller||June 27, 1880||American||Helen Keller was the very first (read historical) deaf and blind person to attain a Bachelor of Arts degree and make her own mark as a writer and orator.|
|Ray Charles||September 23, 1930||American||Ray Charles was a popular American singer, songwriter and was the discoverer of soul music|