1. Richard Nixon vice president under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States; resigned after the Watergate scandal in 1974 (1913-1994)
  2. Richard Henry Lee leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American Colonies (1732-1794)
  3. Richard M. Nixon vice president under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States; resigned after the Watergate scandal in 1974 (1913-1994)
  4. Richardson British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)
  5. Richard Adolph Zsigmondy German chemist (born in Austria) honored for his research on colloidal solutions (1865-1929)
  6. Richard August Carl Emil Erlenmeyer German chemist (1825-1909)
  7. Richard Brinsley Sheridan Irish playwright remembered for his satirical comedies of manners (1751-1816)
  8. Richard Buckminster Fuller United States architect who invented the geodesic dome
  9. Richard Burbage English actor who was the first to play the leading role in several of Shakespeare's tragedies (1567-1619)
  10. Richard Burdon Haldane Scottish statesman and brother of Elizabeth and John Haldane
  11. Richard Burton Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor
  12. Richard Coeur de Lion son of Henry II and King of England from 1189 to 1199
  13. Richard D. Fosbury United States athlete who revolutionized the high jump by introducing the Fosbury flop in the 1968 Olympics (born in 1947)
  14. Richard D'Oyly Carte English impresario who brought Gilbert and Sullivan together and produced many of their operettas in London (1844-1901)
  15. Richard E. Byrd explorer and United States naval officer
  16. Richard Errett Smalley American chemist who with Robert Curl and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1943)
  17. Richard Erskine Leakey English paleontologist who continued the work of his parents
  18. Richard E. Smalley American chemist who with Robert Curl and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1943)
  19. Richard Evelyn Byrd explorer and United States naval officer
  20. Richard Feynman United States physicist who contributed to the theory of the interaction of photons and electrons (1918-1988)