Full Name: Betty Shabazz [Betty X]
Profession: Civil Rights Activist
Why Famous: The wife of Malcolm X, Shabazz was a civil rights activist and educator in her own right.
Born: May 28, 1940
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pinehurst, Georgia, USA
Died: June 23, 1997 (aged 57)
Cause of Death: Burns suffered in a fire started by her young grandson, Malcolm