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Last Updated 06-08-2018

🎭🎵Natasha Alexandrova -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1966
Actress, Disco Singer, Russian
Names/Places: NN:The Russian Madonna

🏆🏀Chris Anstey -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1975
NBA Player

🏆🏈Justin Armour -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1973
NFL Wide Receiver

🎭Jonas Armstrong -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1981
Actor, Irish
TV Shows: Robin Hood (star, BBC One), Ripper Street (as Nathaniel)
Movie Titles: Edge of Tomorrow, Walking with the Enemy

🎭Billie Jean Beanblossom -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1944
Dancer
TV Shows: The Mickey Mouse Club

🎵🎸Alpha Blondy -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1953
Composer, Reggae Singer, Ivory Coast

Connor Calabro -- is 23 in the year 2018 and 24 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1995
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Elizabeth Pryor and Thomas's girl

✍🎭Lewis John Carlino -- is 86 in the year 2018 and 87 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1932
Dramatist/Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Director
Movie Titles: The Great Santini, The Mechanic (writer for 1972 and 2011 versions), Mechanic: Resurrection, Seconds

🎭Morris Chestnut -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1969
TV/Movie Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Rosewood (as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr.), V (as Visitor Ryan)
Movie Titles: Like Mike, Kick-Ass 2, The Call, Like Mike, Boyz in the Hood, Out All Night, The Best Man, Ladder 49

🏆🏈Johnie Church -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1974
NFL Player

Austin Cohen -- is 21 in the year 2018 and 22 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1997
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Paula Zahn and Richard's son

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🎵Gerald Collier -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1963
Pop Singer

🎭Valentina Cortese -- is 95 in the year 2018 and 96 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1923
Movie Actress, Cameraperson, Italian

Jon Corzine -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1947
Governor

🎭🏆Audrey Daston -- is 88 in the year 2018 and 89 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1930 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: March 1959

🏆🏀Glen Davis -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1986 N.S.
NBA Player
Names/Places: NN:Big Baby

🏆⛸Meryl Davis -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1987
Ice Dancer, Olympic Athlete, Skater

🏆🏈Irv Eatman -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1961
NFL Player, USFL Figure, Football Offensive Tackle
Misc: 3x All-USFL selection

🎭Kenichi Ebina -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1974 N.S.
Dancer, Japanese

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🎭Stephanie Faracy -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1952
Movie Actress
TV Shows: The Thorn Birds, Goodnight Beantown (as Valerie), His & Hers, True Colors (as Ellen Freeman)
Movie Titles: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Temple Grandin, Sideways, The Great Outdoors

🎵🎸Morgan Fisher -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1950
Composer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Group Names: Mott The Hopple

🎵Brian Flynn -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1966
Country Singer
Group Names: Flynnville Train

🎭Ashley Gorrell -- is 34 in the year 2018 and 35 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1984
Actress
TV Shows: Second Noah (as Hannah)
Movie Titles: Thunder in Paradise, Mail to the Chief

🎵🎷Sonny Greenwich -- is 82 in the year 2018 and 83 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1936
Jazz Guitarist, Canadian

🎵🎸Michael Hanson -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1963
Rock & Roll Drummer, Canadian
Group Names: Glass Tiger

🎵🏆🥊James Ray "Jimmy" Hart -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Composer, Musician, Wrestling Manager

🏆🏈Mercury Hayes -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1973
NFL Wide Receiver, CFL Figure

🏆🏈Andy Heck -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1967
NFL Tackle, Football Offensive Lineman
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks

🏆🏒Bobby Holík -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1971
NHL Player, Czech Republican

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings -- is 96 in the year 2018 and 97 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1922
Senator

🏆🏈Pierce Holt -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1962
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End, College Football Player
Misc: 1x Pro Bowl and All-Pro; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Angelo State University, San Francisco 49ers (1988-1992), Atlanta Falcons (1993-1995)

🎭LaToya Howlett -- b.1/1/????
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1997
TV Shows: Dangerous Minds (as Alvina Edwards)

🏆⚾LaMarr Hoyt -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1955
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: FN:Dewey
Misc: AL Cy Young Award winner in 1983 (White Sox), All Star MVP 1985 (Padres)
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres

🎭Rick Hurst -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1946
Actor
TV Shows: On the Rocks, The Dukes of Hazzard (as Deputy Cletus), Amanda's
Movie Titles: In the Line of Fire, The Karate Kid Part III, Steel Magnolias

🏆🏁Jacques Ickx -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1945
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Belgiumese
Misc: Formula One; Sports car racing; Le Mans auto race (6-time winner).

⚖💰Gary Johnson -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1953 N.S.
Politician, Businessperson
Misc: 29th Governor of New Mexico 1995-2003; 2016 Libertarian Presidential candidate

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💻Jawed Karim -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1979 N.S.
Internet Company Entrepreneur, East German
Misc: co-founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Chad Hurley

🎭Suzy Kendall -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1944
Actress, English
Names/Places: RN:Frieda Harrison; Dudley Moore's ex-
Misc: retired from acting in 1977
Movie Titles: To Sir With Love, Torso, Up the Junction, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

🎵Dee Dee Kennibrew -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1945
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Crystals

🏆⚾Dallas Keuchel -- is 30 in the year 2018 and 31 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1988 N.S.
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Kid Keuchey
Misc: 3x Gold Glove, AL Cy Young Award (2015); active as of 2016

Christine Lagarde -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1956
Government Official
Misc: The Head of the International Monetary Fund

🎭Frank Langella -- is 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1938
Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Bayonne, N.J.
Movie Titles: Dracula, Diary of a Mad Housewife, 12 Chairs, Small Soldiers (as Archer voice), Superman Returns, Starting Out in the Evening

🏆🏈Kevin Lee -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1971
NFL Wide Receiver

🎭Adam Mastrelli -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1976
Actor

🎵"Country" Joe McDonald -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1942
Composer/Songwriter, Bandleader, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Country Joe and the Fish (lead)
Song Titles: The 'F' Cheer

Oscar David Melendez -- is 12 in the year 2018 and 13 in the year 2019; b.1/1/2006
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Susanna Keller and John's son

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Robert Mendez -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1954
Senator

🏆🏈Barron Miles -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1972
NFL Player, CFL Figure, Football Coach, Canadian

🏆🏈Frank Minnifield -- is 58 in the year 2018 and 59 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1960
NFL Cornerback, USFL Figure
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl; inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Louisville, Chicago Blitz, Arizona Wranglers, Cleveland Browns

🎭Jimi Mistry -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1973
Actor, English
TV Shows: EastEnders, Coronation Street
Movie Titles: The Guru, East is East, Blood Diamond, Exam, West is West, Ella Enchanted, The Truth About Love

🎭Colin Morgan -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1986 N.S.
Actor, Northern Ireland
TV Shows: Humans (as Leo Elster), Merlin (as Merlin, BBC)
Movie Titles: Legend, Testament of Youth, Parked

🎨🎭Mr. Lawrence -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1969 N.S.
Illustrator, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: RN: Douglas Lawrence Osowski
Song Titles: The Food Album (album art creator, album by "Weird Al" Yankovic)
TV Shows: Rocko's Modern Life, Camp Lazlo, SpongeBob SquarePants (as Plankton)

🏆Elin Nordegren -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1980
Model

✍🎭Don Novello -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1943
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Ashtabula, OH; aka Lazlo Toth
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as Father Guido Sarducci, semireg 1977-80), The Smothers Brothers (1975)

📰Christi Paul -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1969
Newsperson

💰Ron Perelman -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1943
Businessperson, Philanthropist, Investor

🎭DeDee Pfeiffer -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1964
Actress, Producer
Names/Places: Michelle's sister
Misc: AP says b. 1964
TV Shows: For Your Love (as Sheri Winston), Cybill (as Rachael Blanders); Cybill (as Rachel Blanders)
Movie Titles: Up Close and Personal, Falling Down

🏆🏈Jason Pierre-Paul -- is 29 in the year 2018 and 30 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1989 N.S.
NFL Defensive

🎭Louise Pitre -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1957
Stage Actress, Canadian

🎵🎷Chris Potter -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1971
Composer, Multi-instrumentalist, Jazz Saxophonist

🎭💻🎮Eden Riegel -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1981
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Internet Video Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Iron Man, Sailor Moon R, Stitch!, Bleach, All My Children, Imaginary Bitches (web series), Youthful Daze (as Natalie Cardin), The Lion Guard (as Kiara)
Movie Titles: Year One, The Lion Guard, Sailor Moon (series), Tiger and Bunny (series), The Prince of Egypt, American Pie
Video Games: Final Fantasy XV, Dead or Alive (series), Saints Row (series), Persona (series), Shin Megami Tensei (series)

🎭Kady Riklis -- is 33 in the year 2018 and 34 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1985
Actress
Names/Places: aka Kady Zadora; Pia Zadora's and Meshulam Riklis's daughter
Movie Titles: 30 Days to Die, Movin' In, Career Virgin

🎵Steve Ripley -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1950
Country Singer
Group Names: The Tractors

🏆⚾Roberto Rivera -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1969
MLB Pitcher, Puerto Rican

🎭Lisa Roberts -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1965
Actress, Producer
Names/Places: aka Losa Roberts Gillan; Julia's sister
Movie Titles: Runaway Bride, Duplicity, Maid in Manhattan, Eat Pray Love

🎭Alexia Robinson -- is 58 in the year 2018 and 59 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1960
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Savannah (as Cassie Wheeler)

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✍🎭Michael Roemer -- is 90 in the year 2018 and 91 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1928
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, German

🎵Joseph "Grandmaster Flash" Saddler -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1958
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Bandleader, Rapper
Names/Places: RN:Joseph Saddler
Misc: some say b. 1957
Group Names: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Melle Mel & the Furious Five
Song Titles: White Lines

🏆⛸Michael Seibert -- is 58 in the year 2018 and 59 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1960
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Ice Dancer

🎵🎸Noah Sierota -- is 22 in the year 2018 and 23 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1996 N.S.
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Echosmith

🏆🏒Dave Silk -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1958
NHL Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1980 U.S. Hockey Team

🏆🏈Lance Smith -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1963
NFL Guard

✍📰🎭Shelby Steele -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1946
Author, Columnist, Filmmaker

🎵Tank -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1976 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer

🎭🏆Karen Thompson -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1942 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: August 1961

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🏆🏌Leonard Thompson -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1947
Golfer

🎭Rawley Valverde -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1966
Actor, Producer
Misc: PRON:Val-VARE-day
Movie Titles: Made in America

🎭Frederick Wiseman -- is 88 in the year 2018 and 89 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1930
Talent Agent, Director
Misc: Documentary maker

📰🎭Robert Wiseman -- is 88 in the year 2018 and 89 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1930
Editor, Producer/Director

🎭🎵Renn Woods -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.1/1/1958
Actress, Singer
TV Shows: Roots (as Fanta)

Idi Amin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1926 d.8/16/2003 (77)
Head of State, Uganda
Names/Places: LN:Dada
Misc: Uganda president; the most amazing man that you ever seen; he's the general, the president, the king of the sea!

🎭Dana Andrews -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1909 d.12/17/1992 (83)
Actor
Names/Places: FN:Carver
Misc: Major star of 1940s & 50s
Movie Titles: Ike, Battle of the Bulge, Laura

🎭Barbara Baxley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 d.6/7/1990 (67)
TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: All that Glitters
Movie Titles: Norma Rae

🎭"Stymie" Beard Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1925 d.1/8/1981 (56)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: RFN:Matthew
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Stymie 1930-35)

🎵Bella Bellow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1945 d.12/10/1973 (28)
Singer

✍🎭Russ Bender -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1910 d.8/16/1969 (59)
Writer, Actor
Movie Titles: Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster

🎵Alan Berg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1934 d.6/18/1984 (50)
Radio Disc Jock
Misc: Denver talk show host who was shot to death by two white supremacists who were later convicted.

🎭Charles Bickford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1889 d.11/9/1967 (78)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: The Virginian (as John Grainger)
Movie Titles: Johnny Belinda

🏆🥊Newsboy Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1904 d.1/1/1977 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

✍⚖Edmund Burke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1729 O.S. or 1/12/1729 N.S. d.7/9/1797 (68)
Philosopher, Orator, Politician, Statesman, British
Misc: famous Whig (Reflections on the Revolution).

🎵Oscar "Papa" Celestin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1884 d.12/15/1954 (70)
Singer, Trumpeter, Bandleader

🎵🎷Shirley Clay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1902 d.2/7/1951 (49)
Jazz Trumpeter

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🎭🎵Xavier Cugat -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1900 d.10/27/1990 (90)
Variety Show Host, Composer, Violinist, Bandleader, Spanish
Names/Places: b. in Barcelona; NN:Coogie; Abbe Laine's, then Charo's hubby; wed 5x's
Misc: Latin bandleader; Rhumba Is My Life
TV Shows: Xavier Cugat Show

Charles Ellet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1810 d.6/21/1862 (52)
Engineer
Misc: built the first wire-cable suspension bridge in America.

Susan Ertz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1894 d.4/11/1985 (91)
Author, Novelist, British

🎭🎵Lewis "Lew" Fields -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1867 d.7/20/1941 (74)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: Dorothy's father
Misc: of (Joseph) Weber & Fields

E. M. Forster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1879 d.6/7/1970 (91)
Novelist, English, Gay
Names/Places: b. in London; FN:Edward Morgan
Book Titles: A Passage To India, Howard's End, A Room With A View

🎭William Fox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1879 d.5/8/1952 (73)
Movie Producer, Hungarian
Misc: founder of the Fox Film Corp.

🏆🏈Harry Galbreath -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1965 d.7/27/2010 (45)
NFL Player

Yisrael Galili -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 d.3/7/1995 (72)
Inventor
Misc: the man who invented the Galil submachine (or Uzi) gun and helped create Israel's famed Uzi submachine gun; NN:Father of the Rifle

🎵Art Gillham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1895 d.6/6/1961 (66)
Pianist

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🎵Edwin Goldman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1878 d.2/21/1956 (78)
Composer, Bandleader

Barry M. Goldwater -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1909 d.5/29/1998 (89)
Senator
Misc: (Sen-R-Az, 1953-65, 69-)/Pres candidate (R) 1964).

🏆🏈Harold Gores -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1891 d.6/4/1969 (78)
College Football Coach

Daniel Gorenstein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 d.8/26/1992 (69)
Mathematician

🎭🏆🥊Rocky Graziano -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.5/22/1990 (71)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Panelist, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:Da Rock; RN:Thomas Rocco Barbella
Misc: World middleweight champ 1940s; some sources give Dec 31, 1921, Jan 1, 1922, and June 7, 1922
TV Shows: Pantotime Quiz (panelist)

🎭Walter Greaza -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1897 d.6/1/1973 (76)
Actor
Names/Places: pron:Grizz-ay
TV Shows: Treasury Men in Action (as the Chief)

⛪🏆⚾"Hammerin'" Hank Greenberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1911 d.9/4/1986 (75)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: RFN:Henry Benjamin
Misc: AL MVP 1935, 1940; Tigers #5 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1930, 1933-1941, 1945-1946), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947)

🏆🥊Young Griffo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1871 d.12/10/1927 (56)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Australian
Names/Places: RN:Albert Griffiths

⛪⚖🎭Ty Hardin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1930 d.8/3/2017 N.S. (87)
Reverend, Politician, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:Orson Whipple Hungerford II
Misc: some say b. June 1
TV Shows: Bronco (as Bronco Layne), Riptide (1960s)

Benjamin Holt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1849 d.12/5/1920 (71)
Inventor
Misc: The Tractor

🎭J. Edgar Hoover -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1895 d.5/2/1972 (77)
Movie Actor, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Washington, D.C.; FN:John
Misc: founder and head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72) under eight presidents; he cracked down on organized crime in the inter-war years and communist sympathizers in the post-World War II period.

🎵🎸Gordon Huntley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1930 d.??/??/1985
Rock & Roll Guitarist, British
Misc: a pioneer of country-rock pedal steel in the 1960s and 70s; d. in 1988? No source agrees
Group Names: Matthews Southern Comfort

🏆🥊Tom Hyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1819 d.6/26/1864 (45)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎵🎷Milton "Bags" Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1923 N.S. d.10/9/1999 N.S. (76)
Guitarist, Vibraphonist, Jazz Pianist
Group Names: Modern Jazz Quartet

🎭Lou Jacobs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1903 d.9/13/1992 (89)
Entertainment Figure
Misc: Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus clown

✍📰Eliot Janeway -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1913 d.2/8/1993 (80)
Author, Economist
Misc: Financial writer
Book Titles: Economics of Chaos

🎭Stanley Kamel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1943 d.4/8/2008 (65)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Tony Marchette 1995)

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🏆⚾Tim Keefe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1857 d.4/23/1933 (76)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Smiling Tim and Sir Timothy
Misc: 2x NL wins leader, 3x NL ERA leader
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Metropolitans (1883-1884), New York Giants (1885-1889), New York Giants (PL 1890), New York Giants (1891), Philadelphia Phillies (1891-1893)

🎨Bernard Kilban -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1935 d.8/12/1990 (55)
Illustrator
Misc: Cat Books

🎭Carole Landis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.7/5/1948 (29)
Movie Actress
Names/Places: RN:Frances Lillian Mary Ridste
Movie Titles: Topper Returns, One Million B.C.

🎭Nelson Leigh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1905 d.7/3/1985 (80)
Actor
TV Shows: This is the Life (as Pastor Martin)

🏆🏀John Logan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1921 d.9/16/1977 (56)
NBA Coach, NBA Player

🏆🏈Billy Lothridge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1942 d.2/24/1996 (54)
NFL Player, College Football Player

🎵Al McKibbon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.7/29/2005 (86)
Bassist
Group Names: Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis

🏆🏈Kevin Mitchell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1971 d.4/29/2007 (36)
NFL Player

🎭Michael David Morrison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1960 d.2/18/1993 (33)
Actor

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🎭Haruo Nakajima -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1929 N.S. d.8/7/2017 N.S. (88)
Actor, Puppet Actor, Japanese
Movie Titles: Godzilla (series 1950s-1970s)

🏆🏒Eddie Olson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1922 N.S. d.2/10/1995 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Sports Teams: St. Louis Flyers (1946-1951), Cleveland Barons (1951-1955)

✍🎭Joe Orton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1933 d.8/9/1967 (34)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, English

M. J. Owens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1859 d.12/27/1923 (64)
Inventor
Misc: an inventor of machines that could automate the production of glass bottles.

Harold "Kim" Philby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1912 N.S. d.5/11/1988 N.S. (76)
Spy
Misc: master spy

Pope Alexander VI -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1431 d.8/18/1503 (72)
Pope
Misc: pope 1492-death

✍👑⚖Prince Lorenzo de' Medici -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1449 d.4/9/1492 (43)
Poet, Prince, Head of State, Italian
Names/Places: aka Lorenzo the Magnificent
Misc: Floretine ruler

🎵🎷Henry Ragas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1891 d.2/18/1919 (28)
Pianist, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Original Dixieland Jazz Band

Reverend Roy James J. Reeb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1927 d.3/11/1965 (38)
Civil Rights Leader
Misc: white minister from Boston; he died after being beaten by whites during civil rights disturbances in Selma, Ala.

🎨🎖⚛⚖Paul Revere -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1734 J-LD or 1/1/1735 N.S. d.5/10/1818 N.S. (83)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Engraver, Revolutionary, Inventor, Statesman
Names/Places: b. in Boston; d. in Boston
Misc: Silversmith; Political; New England Patriot; False Teeth, Eye Glasses, Picture Frames, Surgical Tools, warned the colonists "The British Are Coming!"

✍🎭Matthew Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1937 d.8/5/2002 (65)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor
Names/Places: Holly's and Matt's father
Misc: wrote for Sanford And Son and The Cosby Show
TV Shows: Sesame Street (1969-71)

🏆🏒Elwin Romnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1907 N.S. d.7/21/1984 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Hockey Coach
Misc: played 1927-1940
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Americans

🎖⚛Betsy Ross -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1752 d.1/30/1836 (84)
Revolutionary, Inventor
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia; RN:Elizabeth Griscom
Misc: Flagmaker (1776); legend has it that she sewed the first stars and stripes flag of the United States for George Washington during the Revolution.

🎭Bob Russell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1908 d.1/24/1998 (90)
Game Show Host
Misc: Miss America TV Extravaganza co-creator
TV Shows: Name That Tune (co-creator)

J. D. Salinger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.1/27/2010 (91)
Novelist
Names/Places: RFMN:Jerome David
Book Titles: Catcher in the Rye

🎨📰Alfred Stieglitz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1864 d.7/13/1946 (82)
Photographer, Editor
Names/Places: NN: The Father of Modern Photography

🎵Frank Stokes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1888 d.12/12/1955 (67)
Hall of Famer, Blues Performer
Misc: considered by many musicologists to be the father of the Memphis blues guitar style.

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Albert Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1879 d.12/11/1961 (82)
Engineer, Physicist
Misc: made important early contributions to the development of radar

🏆🏈Derrick Thomas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1967 d.2/8/2000 (33)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: Pro and College Football Halls of Fame, 9x Pro Bowl, 7x First Team All-AFC; Chiefs #58 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (1989-1999)

Ernest Tidyman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1928 d.7/14/1984 (56)
Novelist, Screenwriter, American, English
Book Titles: Shaft (John Shaft series)
Movie Titles: The French Connection (screenplay), Shaft (screenplay)

🏆⚾Earl Torgeson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1924 d.11/8/1990 (66)
MLB Player

🎭🎮Verne Troyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1969 N.S. d.4/21/2018 N.S. (49)
Actor, Comedian, Stuntman, Director, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: regular guest at Hef's mansion parties for the past few years, "Jack of All Trades" Napoleon
TV Shows: Boston Public (occasional)
Movie Titles: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Men in Black, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Austin Powers (movie series as Mini-Me)
Video Games: Let It Die

🏆🏈Doak Walker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1927 d.9/27/1998 (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback, College Football Player
Misc: won Heisman Trophy as SMU junior in 1948; led Detroit to 2 NFL titles (1952-53); All-Pro 5 times in 6 years; Lions #37 retired
Sports Teams: Southern Methodist University, Detroit Lions (1950-1955)

🎖"Mad" Anthony Wayne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1745 d.12/15/1796 (51)
Revolutionary, General

🎵Johnny Young -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1918 d.4/18/1974 (56)
Radio Disc Jock, Singer, Harmonicaist, Mandolin, Blues Guitarist

Gail Zappa -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1945 N.S. d.10/7/2015 N.S. (0)
Celebrity Wife
Names/Places: Frank's wife, mother of Dweezel, Moon, Ahmet, and Diva.

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🏆Pierre de Coubertin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1863 d.9/2/1937 (74)
Sports Figure, French
Misc: founder & president of the modern International Olympic Committee 1896-1925

Marie Louise de la Ramée -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1839 N.S. d.1/25/1908 N.S. (69)
Writer, English
Names/Places: aka Ouida

🎵🎸Ronald Frank "Ron" Asheton -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1948 d.1/1/2009 (60)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Stooges

🎵Johann Christian Bach -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1735 d.1/1/1782 (46)
Composer, German
Names/Places: NN:The English Bach; Johann Sebastian's son
Misc: He composed operas in the Italian style but also played organ like his dad.

Leonard Bacon -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1887 d.1/1/1954 (66)
Poet

⚛📰Alfred Ely Beach -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1826 d.1/1/1896 (69)
Inventor, Publisher
Misc: his "Scientific American" performed signal service in stimulating 19th-century technological innovations, and Beach himself invented a tunnelling shield and the pneumatic tube, among other devices.

Johann I Bernoulli -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1667 O.S. or 8/6/1667 N.S. d.1/1/1748 N.S.
Mathematician, Swiss
Names/Places: RFN:Jean
Misc: investigated the then new mathematical calculus, which he applied to the measurement of curves, to differential equations, and to mechanical problems.

Charles E. Bohlen -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1904 d.1/1/1974 (69)
Diplomat

🏆🥊Newsboy Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1904 d.1/1/1977 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

Dale L. Bumpers -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1925 d.1/1/2016 N.S. (90)
Senator, Governor

🎭Victor Buono -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1938 d.1/1/1982 (43)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Apple Valley, CA; FN:Charles
TV Shows: Backstairs at the White House (as President Taft), The Man from Atlantis (as Mr. Schubert), Batman (as King Tutankhamen), Taxi (as Rev Jim's dad)

Adm. Arleigh A. Burke -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1901 d.1/1/1996 (94)
Presidential Aide
Misc: Chief of Naval Operations

🏆🎾Mabel Cahill -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1863 d.1/1/1905 (41)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Irish

🏆⚽Ralph Caraffi -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1901 d.1/1/1978 (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder

🎭🎵Maurice Chevalier -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1888 d.1/1/1972 (83)
Movie Actor, Singer, French
Misc: trade mark: straw hat and cane
Song Titles: Thank Heaven For Little Girls
Movie Titles: Gigi

✍⚖Shirley Chisholm -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1924 d.1/1/2005 (80)
Author, Congressperson
Misc: the first black woman to be elected to the House of Representatives

Mario M. Cuomo -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1932 d.1/1/2015 (82)
Governor
Misc: PRON: KWOH'-moh; N.Y.C. mayor 1982-94

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🎵Adolph Deutsch -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1897 d.1/1/1980 (82)
Composer

🎨🎭🎵Donna Douglas -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1932 d.1/1/2015 (82)
Artist, TV Actress, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Misc: some say b. in 1933 or 1939; became a real estate agent
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (as Elly May Clampett)

🎭Raoul Pene DuBois -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1914 d.1/1/1985 (70)
Set Designer, Costume Designer

Gladys Emerson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1903 d.1/1/1984 (80)
Chemist, Nutritionist

🎭Ian Fleming -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1888 d.1/1/1969 (80)
Movie Actor, Australian
Misc: NOT the James Bond creator
Movie Titles: Dr. Watson (in some films)

💰Joseph Foss -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1915 N.S. d.1/1/2003 N.S. (87)
Leader
Misc: N.R.A. president; the leading fighter ace of the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

🏆🏀Max "Marty" Friedman -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1889 d.1/1/1986 (96)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: player 1910-1927 (played in almost every league in the East)

Jerry Giesler -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1886 d.1/1/1962 (75)
Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: celebrity lawyer

🎨Francesco Guardi -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1712 N.S. d.1/1/1793 N.S. (80)
Painter, Italian

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🎵Charles Hackett -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1889 d.1/1/1942 (52)
Tenor, Opera Singer

🎵Ted Hawkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/28/1936 d.1/1/1995 (58)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer, Folk Performer

🏆🏌Harold Henning -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1934 d.1/1/2004 (69)
Golfer

Heinrich Hertz -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1857 d.1/1/1894 (36)
Physicist, German
Misc: the first to broadcast and receive radio waves

🎭Marcel Hillaire -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1908 d.1/1/1988 (79)
Actor

Edward Holyoke -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/25/1689 d.1/1/1769 (79)
Educator
Misc: 10th president of Harvard College, who liberalized and strengthened its academic program.

🎖⚛💻Grace Murray Hopper -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1906 d.1/1/1992 (85)
Military Leader, Inventor, Mathematician, Computer Software Programmer
Names/Places: NN:the first Lady of Software
Misc: COBOL computer language inventor

🏆⚾William "Wee Willie" Keeler -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1872 d.1/1/1923 (50)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Misc: 2962 hits; scored a record 2,065 hits in his first ten years in the majors; known for his seeing eye singles, coined the phrase "hit 'em where they ain't"
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1892-1893), Brooklyn Grooms (1893), Baltimore Orioles (1894-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-1909), New York Giants (1910)

👑King Louis XII Of France -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1462 d.1/1/1515 (52)
King, French
Misc: reigned 1498-1515

Martin Klaproth -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1743 d.1/1/1817 (73)
Chemist, German
Names/Places: b. Wernigerode, Brandenburg; d. Berlin
Misc: German chemist who discovered uranium (1789), zirconium (1789), and cerium (1803). He described them as distinct elements, though he did not obtain them in the pure metallic state.

🎭🎵Alexis Korner -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1928 d.1/1/1984 (55)
Announcer, Songwriter, Mandolin, Pianist, Bandleader, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist, French
Misc: Bouzoukiist; almost a father figure for many British musicians

🏆🏀Ken Loeffler -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/14/1902 d.1/1/1975 (72)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Penn State (player 1920-1924), Geneva College (1928-1934), Yale University (1935-1942), University of Denver (1945-1946), St. Louis Bombers (1946-1948), Providence Steamrollers (1948-1949), La Salle (1949-1955), Texas A&M (1955-1957)

🎨📰James Barton Longacre -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1794 d.1/1/1869 (74)
Engraver, Portraitist, Publisher

🎭Barton MacLane -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1902 d.1/1/1969 (66)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: The Outlaws, I Dream of Jeannie (as Gen. Martin Peterson)

🎵Robert Mann -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1920 d.1/1/2018 N.S. (97)
Composer, Violinist, Conductor

Jean Mayer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1920 d.1/1/1993 (72)
Scientist, Nutritionist, Physiologist, Educator

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🎖Arthur Middleton -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/26/1742 d.1/1/1787 (44)
Revolutionary
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

🎵Fred Milano -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1939 d.1/1/2012 (72)
Tenor
Group Names: Dion and the Belmonts

🏆🥊Billy Miske -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1894 d.1/1/1924 (29)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎭Jane Morgan -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1880 d.1/1/1972 (91)
Actress
TV Shows: Our Miss Brooks (as Mrs. Margaret Davis)

🎵Moon Mullican -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1909 d.1/1/1967 (57)
Pianist, Bandleader, Country Singer
Names/Places: FN:Aubrey; NN:King of the Hillbilly Piano Players
Misc: Boogie-Woogie style; some say b. Mar 27

🎵Brigit Nilsson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1918 d.1/1/2006 (87)
Opera Soprano, Swedish
Names/Places: b. in West Karup
Misc: some say b. 1923

🏆🏒Bruce Norris -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1924 d.1/1/1986 (61)
Sports Owner, NHL Executive
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings (owned for 35 years)

Tillie Olsen -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1912 d.1/1/2007 (94)
Author, Writer
Book Titles: Tell Me a Riddle

Mike Oxley -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1944 N.S. d.1/1/2016 N.S. (71)
Congressperson

💰Frederick Pabst -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1836 d.1/1/1904 (67)
Businessperson
Misc: President and founder of the Pabst Brewing Company

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🎭🎵Patti Page -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1927 d.1/1/2013 (85)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Claremore, OK; RN:Clara Ann Fowler; NN:The Singing Rage
Misc: in 1950s TV varieties
Song Titles: All My Love (Bolero), Tennessee Waltz, I Went To Your Wedding, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window

Claiborne Pell -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/22/1918 d.1/1/2009 (90)
Senator

✍🎭Julia Phillips -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1944 N.S. d.1/1/2002 N.S. (57)
Author, Producer

🎭Edmund Purdom -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1924 d.1/1/2009 (84)
Actor, English

🎵Buck Ram -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1907 d.1/1/1991 (83)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Samuel
Misc: Music Manager
Group Names: The Penguins (manager), The Platters (manager)
Song Titles: I'll Be Home for Christmas (writer)

🎵Del Reeves -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1932 d.1/1/2007 (74)
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1933 or b. 1934?

🎭Joan Rice -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1930 d.1/1/1997 (66)
Actress

🎵Arthur Rollini -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1912 d.1/1/1995 (82)
Tenor-sax
Group Names: Benny Goodman

🎭Cesar Romero -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1907 d.1/1/1994 (86)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: Hollywood's 1930-40s Latin lover
TV Shows: Passport to Danger (as Steve McQuinn), Falcon Crest (as Peter Stavros), Batman (as The Joker), The Thin Man (as gigolo)

🏆🏁Mauri Rose -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1906 d.1/1/1981 (74)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500

🎭🏆Catya Sassoon -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1968 d.1/1/2002 (33)
Actress, Model
Names/Places: Vidal's daughter

🎵🎷Jess Stacy -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1904 d.1/1/1995 (90)
Bandleader, Jazz Pianist

🏆John Steadman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1927 N.S. d.1/1/2001 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer
Misc: The Baltimore Sun

🎭🎵Jon Paul Steuer -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1984 d.1/1/2018 N.S. (33)
Actor, Musician
TV Shows: Grace Under Fire (as Quentin)
Movie Titles: Little Giants, Late for Dinner

🎭Margaret Brooke Sullivan -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1911 d.1/1/1960 (48)
Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: Henry Fonda's ex-wife
Misc: some say b. in 1896

🎵Townes Van Zandt -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1944 d.1/1/1997 (52)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: belived to be b. Mar 7, not June 7

🎭Ray Walston -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1914 d.1/1/2001 (86)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Director
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans, LA
Misc: stage: The Front Page, South Pacific, Me & Juliet, Damn Yankees
TV Shows: My Favorite Martian (as Uncle Martin), Silver Spoons (as Harry Summers), Picket Fences (as Judge Henry Bone)

🎨Edward Weston -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1886 d.1/1/1958 (71)
Photographer

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Eugene Paul Wigner -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1902 d.1/1/1995 (92)
Mathematician, Physicist, Hungarian
Misc: played a prominent role in the development of the atomic bomb and nuclear energy

🎭🎵Hank Williams Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1923 d.1/1/1953 (29)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RFN:Hiram King

🏆🎾Helen Wills-Moody -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1905 d.1/1/1998 (92)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: LN:Roark; NN:Queen of the Nets
Misc: winner of 7 U.S., 8 British, 4 French women's singles titles; some say b. 1906

🎭Florence Lawrence -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/2/1886 or 1/1/1890 d.12/28/1938 (52)
Movie Actress, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The Biograph Girl
Misc: the movies' first star; no source agrees on date of birth

🎨Bartolomé Esteban Murillo -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.12/??/1617 N.S. or 1/1/1618 N.S. d.4/3/1682 N.S. (64)
Painter, Spanish
Misc: born in late December 1617, baptized Jan 1, 1618

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The Holiday Almanacs for January 1, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Tue Jan the 1 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 1 of the year
Serialnumber = 43454
Julian date = 2458473 O.S.= 12 - 19 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

Eighth Day of Christmas
Circumcision Of Christ
Solemnity of Mary; Exalting the motherhood of Mary
[Alabama] Mobile Carnival
[Australia] Independence Day (1901)
[Brunei] Independence Day (1984)
[Cameroon] Independence Day (1960)
[Capetown, South Africa] Coon Carnival thru 1-2
[China] Republic Day
[Cuba] Revolution Day (1899)
[Haiti] Independence Day (1804)
[Japan] New Year (year = AD + 660)
[Mozambique] Universal Fraternity
[Netherlands] Day of Peace
[Palestine] Fatah Day
[Phillipines] Christmas Observance, Holiday, world's longest Xmas season thru Jan 6
[Sudan] Independence Day (1956)
[Taiwan] Foundation of the Republic thru 1-2
[USA] Bonza Bottler Day (Party Party Day)
[USA] Diet Resolution Week Begins
[USA] Halcyon Days (Day 5) (7 days, 2nd of two zones)
[USA] Imani -- Faith Day (seventh day of Kwanzaa)
[USA] New Year's Day Holiday
[USA] Universal Letter-Writing Week Begins
[USA] Z-Day (honors those who end up last when placed in alphabetical order)
[Western Samoa] Independence Day (1962)
[World] New Year's Day Holiday

Reminders

Astrological sign: Capricorn: The Goat (12-22 thru 1-20) Ruling Planet: Saturn; Element: Earth; Traits: Ambitious, disciplined, persevering, pessimistic; Body part associated with this sign: The knees. Occupations: Positions of trust, banking, mountain climbing, coaching, engineering.
Astrological sign: Aquarius: The Water Bearer (1-21 thru 2-19) Ruling Planet: Uranus; Element: Air; Traits: Humanitarian, independent, inventive, aloof; Body part associated with this sign: The legs; Occupations: Teacher, social worker, astronomer, astrologer, scientist, inventor.
January was originally the eleventh month. Its name comes from the Roman two-faced god Janus, protector of Heaven's gate.
Flowers: carnation and snowdrop
Full Moon: the Wolf Moon
Gems: garnet and hyacinth
Meanings: the sentimental meaning of the garnet is for constancy, and the carnation is for friendship.
Blood Donor Month
Business and Reference Books Month
Crime Stoppers Month
Human Resources Month
January Diet Month
March of Dimes Birth Defects Month
National Be On-Purpose Month
National Book Blitz Month
National Egg Month
National Barbecue Month.
Date Your Mate Month.
Fungal Infection Awareness Month.
National Eye Care Month
National Hobby Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Prune the Fat Month
National Retail Bakers Month
National Soup Month
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
National Yours, Mine and Ours Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Your Money Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
Wheat Bread Month
Imani (Faith), last day of Kwanzaa (First Harvest) - Swahili week-long festival.
Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Bootes (thru 1-6)
Start of a new year... Enjoy the bowl games
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