well i dont think many people were famouse people in past lives. i mean ok look at 1900 all the regular joes, all over the world, millions, billions, and how many famous people were there through out the history of the world. i often think famouse/well known people today may have been the well known people in the past. but who knows. in my past life during the early part of the 20th century, i was just a common person, nothing special at all. during my life during the 60s i was a hippy, if that counts as special? but whats weird is fashions come back every 20 years or so, remember bell bottoms coming back? i thought maybe that was becuase all the teenagers/young adults who may have died in the late 60s - 70s were coming of age again and carried over their fashions? and it just cuaght on with everyone. also could explain the hippy movement that reoccured during the late 80s.