I graduated from high school in 1964.
Richard Feynman, class of 1935, Nobel Prize winner in Physics and author of the classic series Feynman’s Lectures on Physics. He was instrumental in the discovery of the O-ring failure in the investigation of the shuttle Challenger’s explosion. I loved the many hacks he did as described in his book, Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman.
Joyce Brothers, class of 1944, advice columnist, won top prize on the TV show The $64,000 Question on the topic of football.
Bernie Madoff, class of 1956, stockbroker, operated Ponzi scheme that is considered the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.
Ken Ribet, class of 1965, mathematician who made significant contributions to the solution of Fermat’s Last Theorem, which stumped mathematicians since conjectured by Pierre de Fermat in 1637. We were on the chess team and math team together.