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Last Updated 08-25-2018

Jim Bakker -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.1/2/1936 or 1/2/1939 or 1/2/1940 or 1/2/1941
Reverend
Names/Places: b. in Muskegan, MI; RN:Jim Orsen; Tammy Faye's hubby
Misc: many say b. 1939 or 1940, unsure of year

Jim Bakker -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.1/2/1936 or 1/2/1939 or 1/2/1940 or 1/2/1941
Reverend
Names/Places: b. in Muskegan, MI; RN:Jim Orsen; Tammy Faye's hubby
Misc: many say b. 1939 or 1940, unsure of year

Jim Bakker -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.1/2/1936 or 1/2/1939 or 1/2/1940 or 1/2/1941
Reverend
Names/Places: b. in Muskegan, MI; RN:Jim Orsen; Tammy Faye's hubby
Misc: many say b. 1939 or 1940, unsure of year

Jim Bakker -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.1/2/1936 or 1/2/1939 or 1/2/1940 or 1/2/1941
Reverend
Names/Places: b. in Muskegan, MI; RN:Jim Orsen; Tammy Faye's hubby
Misc: many say b. 1939 or 1940, unsure of year

🎭Teddi Austin -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1971
XXX-rated actress

🎭Roger Barnes -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1956
Actor, English
TV Shows: Street Justice (as Off. Hardigan)
Movie Titles: Altarcations, The Ex, Murder One

🏆🏈Harlon Barnett -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1967
NFL Coach, NFL Player

🎨✍🎭Lynda Barry -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1956
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Author, Actress
Misc: Ernie Pook's Comeek
Book Titles: The Good Times

💰Vaughn Beals -- is 90 in the year 2018 and 91 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1928
Businessperson, Executive
Misc: chairman and CEO of Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

🎭John Bedford-Lloyd -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1956
Actor
Movie Titles: The Bourne Supremacy, The Abyss, Trading Places

🎭Kate Bosworth -- is 35 in the year 2018 and 36 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1983
Actress, Producer
Movie Titles: 21, Still Alice, Blue Crush, The Rules of Attraction, Win a Date With Tad Hamilton, Beyond the Sea, Superman Returns

🎵Harold Bradley -- is 92 in the year 2018 and 93 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1926
Hall of Famer, Country Guitarist
Misc: a member of Nashville's A-Team of studio musicians

🏆🏈Bill Bradley -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1947
NFL Player

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🎭Ryan Brown -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1975
Actor

🏆🏈Glenn Cadrez -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1970
NFL Linebacker
Misc: Superbowl XXXII
Sports Teams: Denver Broncos

🎭🎮🎵🎸🏆Tia Carrere -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1967
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Rock & Roll Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Honolulu; RN:Althea Janairo
Misc: some give b. 1966
TV Shows: Lilo and Stitch: The Series, Duck Dodgers, Relic Hunter
Movie Titles: Wayne's World (series as as babe-acious), Lilo and Stitch (series), Instant Karma, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Rising Sun, Stitch! The Movie, Aloha Scooby-Doo
Video Games: Saints Row

🎭🎮Gabrielle Carteris -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1961
Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
Names/Places: MN:Anne
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Andrea Zuckerman-Vasquez), Gabrielle (hostess), My Alibi
Movie Titles: Raising Cain, Meet Wally Sparks, The Toy Warrior
Video Games: Minority Report: Everybody Runs, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Spider-Man 3, Bionic Commando

🎨James Carteris -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1961
Designer
Names/Places: Gabrielle's twin

🎵🎸Chick Churchill -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1949
Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Misc: some say b. 1942
Group Names: Ten Years After

🏆⚾Royce Clayton -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1970
MLB Shortstop

🏆⚾David Cone -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1963
MLB Pitcher
Misc: AL Cy Young Award winner in 1994
Sports Teams: Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays

🎭John Considine -- is 83 in the year 2018 and 84 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1935
Actor
Movie Titles: Gia, A Wedding, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Movie

🏆🏈Horace Copeland -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1971
NFL Wide Receiver

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🏆🏈Lake Dawson -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1972
NFL Wide Receiver

🎵🎸Jerry DePizzo Jr. -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1979
Guitarist, Rock & Roll Saxophonist
Group Names: O.A.R.

🎭Taye Diggs -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1971
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Kevin Hill (as Kevin Hill), Private Practice (as Dr. Sam Bennett)
Movie Titles: Chicagop, Equilibrium, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Go, The Best Man

🎭Devin Doherty -- is 40 in the year 2018 and 41 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1978
Actor
Misc: NOT related to Shannen
TV Shows: Swan's Crossing, Samuel's Game, Where is Joel Baum?

✍🎭Christopher Durang -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1949
Playwright, Actor

🎭Kiko Ellsworth -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1973
Actor, Producer
Movie Titles: Bad Boys II

🎵Dick Feller -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1943
Songwriter, Musician, Country Singer

🎭Siobhan Finneran -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1966 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: Downtown Abbey, Clocking Off, Benidorm

🏆🏒Robert Brian "Robbie" Ftorek -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Player, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: played 1972-1986
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Quebec Nordiques, New York Rangers, Phoenix Roadrunners (WHA), Cincinnatti Stingers (WHA)

🎭Peter Gadiot -- is 33 in the year 2018 and 34 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1985
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Queen of the South
Movie Titles: Tut

🎭🎵Renée Elise Goldsberry -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1971
Actress, Songwriter, Singer
Arts Titles: PL: Hamilton;
TV Shows: Ally McBeal (singer)
Movie Titles: Sisters, All About You

🏆🏈Everett Golson -- is 25 in the year 2018 and 26 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1993 N.S.
College Football Player, CFL Figure, Football Quarterback, Canadian
Sports Teams: University of Notre Dame

🎭Cuba Gooding Jr. -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1968
Movie Actor
Misc: b. 1969?
Movie Titles: Boyz N The Hood, A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire "Show Me The Money!", Instinct, Chill Factor, Men of Honor, Pearl Harbor, Rat Race, The Fighting Temptations, Radio

🎭Ron Hale -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1946
Actor
Movie Titles: All The President's Men

🎭Jack Hanna -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1947
TV Host
TV Shows: Jack Hanna's Into The Wild

🎵Chris Hartman -- is 40 in the year 2018 and 41 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1978
Country Keyboardist
Group Names: Emerson Drive

🎵Mandy Harvey -- is 30 in the year 2018 and 31 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1988 N.S.
Songwriter, Singer

Dennis Hastert -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1942
Congressperson

✍🎭Todd Haynes -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1961
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: I'm Not There, Far From Heaven, Velvet Goldmine, Carol

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🎭🏆Shelley Henning -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1987
Actress, Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Miss Teen USA (2004)

🏆🏈Calvin Hill -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1947
NFL Runningback
Misc: 4x all pro

🏆🏀Kirk Hinrich -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1981 N.S.
NBA Guard

🎭Erica Hubbard -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1979 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Let's Stay Together, The Replacements, Lincoln Heights
Movie Titles: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, A Cinderella Story

🏆⚾Jeff Jackson -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1972
MLB Player

🎵John Jarvis -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1954
Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Country Keyboardist

Toshiki Kaifu -- is 87 in the year 2018 and 88 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1931
Head of State, Japanese
Misc: Premier of Japan 1989-91

🎵Kelton "LDB" Kessee -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1981
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Immature, IMX

🎵Christine Lavin -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1952
Folk Singer
Song Titles: Sensitive New Age Guys

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🏆🏒Juha Lind -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1974
NHL Player, Finnish

🏆⚾Bill Madlock -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1951
MLB Third Baseman
Misc: All Star MVP 1975; 4x NL batting champ
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs

🏆🏈Gino Marchetti -- is 91 in the year 2018 and 92 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1927
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End
Misc: 9x First Team All-Pro, 11x Pro Bowl, 8-time NFL All-Pro (1957-64) with Baltimore Colts; Colts #89 retired
Sports Teams: Dallas Texans (1952), Baltimore Colts (1953-1966)

🎭James Marshall -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1967
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Twin Peaks (as James Hurley)
Movie Titles: A Few Good Men, Gladiator

🏆⚾Edgar Martínez -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1963
MLB Coach, MLB Third Baseman
Names/Places: NN: Papi or Gar
Misc: first to score a run at Cleveland's Jacobs Field.

🎭Charlie McWade -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1974
Actor
TV Shows: Third Watch (as Steve Gusler), CollegeHumor Originals
Movie Titles: Road Trip

Dante Meloni -- is 14 in the year 2018 and 15 in the year 2019; b.1/2/2004
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Sherman (female) and Christopher's son

🎵Ryan Merchant -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1981 N.S.
Musician, Pop Singer
Group Names: Capital Cities

📰Judith Miller -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1948
Journalist

🎭Danny Miller -- is 27 in the year 2018 and 28 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1991 N.S.
Actor, English
TV Shows: Emmerdale, Lightfields, Scott and Bailey
Movie Titles: Cruel Summer

🏆🏈Scott Mitchell -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1968
NFL Quarterback

🏆🏒Mattias Norström -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1972
NHL Defensive, Swedish

🎭Renata Notni -- is 23 in the year 2018 and 24 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1995 N.S.
Actress, Mexican

🎭Joanna Pacula -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1957
Actress, Polish
Movie Titles: Escape From Sobibor, Tombstone, Virus, Kiss, Gorky Park

Bowie Ezio Perego -- is 3 in the year 2018 and 4 in the year 2019; b.1/2/2015
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Zoe Saldana and Marco's twin son

Cy Aridlo Perego -- is 3 in the year 2018 and 4 in the year 2019; b.1/2/2015
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Zoe Saldana and Marco's twin son

🎭Wendy Phillips -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1952
TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: Falcon Crest (as Lauren Daniels), Homefront (as Anne Metcalf Kahn), Savannah (as Lucille), Promised Land (as Claire Greene)

🎭Julie Piekarski -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1963
Actress
TV Shows: New Mickey Mouse Club, The Facts of Life (as Sun Ann Weaver)
Movie Titles: The Best of Times

🏆⚽Rose Reilly -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1955
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scotish
Names/Places: MaLN:Peralta

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Richard Riley -- is 85 in the year 2018 and 86 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1933
Politician, Governor, Government Official
Misc: was the U.S. Secretary of Education under President Clinton

🎵🎸Doug Robb -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1975
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Hoobastank

🎭Nancy Saint Alban -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1970
Actress
Movie Titles: Durango, The Babysitters

🎭Dax Shepard -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1975
Movie Actor
TV Shows: Parenthood (as Crosby Braverman)
Movie Titles: Let's Go to Prison, Without a Paddle, Employee of the Month

🎵🎷Trombone Shorty -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1986
Musician, Jazz Singer

🎭🏆Cynthia Sikes -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1955
Actress, Producer, Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Miss Kansas 1972
TV Shows: Captains & the Kings, Flamingo Road (as Sande Swanson), St. Elsewhere (as Dr. Annie Cavanero)
Movie Titles: Arthur 2: On The Rocks, Possums, The Man Who Loved Women

Frankie-Jean Mary Sixx -- is 17 in the year 2018 and 18 in the year 2019; b.1/2/2001
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Donna D'Errico and Nikki's daughter

🎭Karina Smirnoff -- is 40 in the year 2018 and 41 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1978
Choreographer, Ukrainian
Misc: Ballroom dancer

🎵Jen "Loopy" Smith -- b.1/2/????
Radio Disc Jock

🏆⚾Jeff Suppan -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1975 N.S.
MLB Pitcher
Misc: NL LCS MVP 2006
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

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🏆🏒Róbert Švehla -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1969
NHL Defensive, Slovenian

🏆⚾Greg Swindell -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1965
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏒Rick Tabaracci -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1969
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

🎵Bryson Tiller -- is 25 in the year 2018 and 26 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1993 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer, Rapper

🏆Christy Turlington -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1969
Model
Misc: some say 1970

🎵🎸Scott Underwood -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1971
Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Train

🎭Paz Vega -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1976
Actress, Spanish
Movie Titles: Spanglish, Sex and Lucia, Talk to Her; Spanglish

🎭Deborah Watling -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1948
Actress, English
TV Shows: Doctor Who (as Victoria)
Movie Titles: Take Me High, That'll Be the Day

🏆🥊Pernell Whitaker -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1964
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: won WBC welterweight championship in 1993; has also held jr. welterweight and lightweight titles; outfought but failed to beat Julio Cesar Chavez when Sept. 10, 1993 welterweight title defense ended in controversial draw; entered 1994 with pro record of 32-1-1 and 15 KOs; won Olympic gold medal as lightweight in 1984.

🏆🏀Aaron Williams -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1971
NBA Player

🏆🏈Abu Wilson -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.1/2/1973
NFL Runningback

✍⚛⛪Isaac Asimov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1920 d.4/6/1992 (72)
Author, Biochemist, Jewish, Russian
Names/Places: NN:The Father of modern science fiction
Misc: wrote 467 Sci-fi & technical books; I Robot, Foundation Trilogy, Inside the Atom and The Human Brain to name some
Book Titles: The Bicentennial Man, "I, Robot"

Nathaniel Bacon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1647 J-LD d.10/26/1676 J-LD (29)
Anarchist
Misc: Bacon's Rebellion; sausage and eggs didn't join in with Bacon in his rebellion

🎭Howard Caine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1928 d.12/28/1993 (65)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Misc: some say b. 1926 or b. Feb 2 1928
TV Shows: The Californians, Hogan's Heroes (as Major Hochstedder)

Elizabeth Charles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1828 d.3/28/1896 (68)
Writer, British

Rudolf Clausius -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1822 d.8/24/1888 (66)
Scientist, German
Misc: thermodynamics pioneer

🎖Adm. William J. Crowe Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1925 d.10/18/2007 (82)
Military Leader
Misc: Admiral; head of Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Saint Clair Drake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1911 d.6/15/1990 (79)
Anthropologist, Sociologist, Educator

🎭Jason Evers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1922 d.3/13/2005 (83)
TV/Movie Actor

🎵🎷Nick Fatool -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1915 N.S. d.9/26/2000 N.S. (85)
Jazz Drummer
Group Names: Benny Goodman Orchestra

💰Henry M. Flagler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1830 d.5/20/1913 (83)
Businessperson, Financier
Misc: Standard Oil co-founder

🎵Glenn Lamont Goins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1954 d.7/29/1978 (24)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Parliament-Funkadelic

🏆🎾Arthur Gore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1868 d.12/1/1928 (60)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎭Abner J. Greshler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1910 d.12/20/1993 (83)
Talent Agent

💰Larry Harmon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1925 d.7/3/2008 (83)
Entrepreneur
Misc: The Franchiser of Bozo the Clown

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🏆🏒Harry Hyland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1889 d.8/8/1969 (80)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1908-1918
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Wanderers

Richard Jessup -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1925 d.10/22/1982 (57)
Author

🎭🎵Julius LaRosa -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1930 d.5/12/2016 N.S. (86)
Actor, Radio Disc Jock, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
Misc: Fired live on the air during Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts
TV Shows: Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, Julius LaRosa Show

🎭Anna Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1913 d.5/14/2004 (91)
Actress, Panelist, English
Names/Places: RN:Joan Boniface Winnifrith
Misc: not b. 1914
TV Shows: It's News to Me, General Hospital (as Lila Quartermaine), Scruples (TV mini-series)

🏆🥊Jim Londos -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1897 N.S. d.8/19/1975 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Greek
Names/Places: RN: Christos Theofilou, aka The Golden Greek

🎵James Melton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1904 d.4/21/1961 (57)
Tenor, Opera Singer
Misc: popular on radio, records, movies in 20-30s

✍🎵Roger Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1936 d.10/25/1992 (56)
Hall of Famer, Humorist, Composer, Songwriter, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Ft. Worth, TX
Misc: Broadway composer; in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Song Titles: Dang Me, King of the Road, You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd

🏆🥊Tommy "The Duke" Morrison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1969 d.9/1/2013 (44)
Boxer
Misc: former World Boxing Organization champion, losing only three out of a total of 52 professional fights,

🎨Frederick Burr Opper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1857 d.8/28/1937 (80)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Happy Hooligan

🎵Arthur Prysock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1923 d.6/21/1997 (74)
Baritone, Blues-Jazz Performer
Misc: some say b. 1929

🎭Sally Rand -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1904 d.8/31/1979 (75)
Actress, Dancer
Names/Places: RN:Helen Gould Beck
Misc: fan dance stripper; some say b. Apr 3, 1904

🏆Tex Rickard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1870 d.1/6/1929 (59)
Sports Figure
Misc: Boxing promoter of Jack Dempsey.; He made boxing fashionable and highly profitable, perhaps too much without forseeing the dreaded $50 pay-per-view fights decided in 90 seconds.

Dan Rostenkowski -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1928 d.8/11/2010 (82)
Senator
Misc: (Rep-D-Il), House Ways & Means Committee chair.

🏆🎳Connie Schwoegler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1917 d.8/3/1982 (65)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: pioneered and copywrighted an extended ball grip under his name

Joseph Stalin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1879 O.S. or 1/2/1880 N.S. d.3/5/1953 (73)
Head of State, Dictator, Russian
Names/Places: RN:Josif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili
Misc: Leader 1922-53, responsible for 11,000,000 murders; b. Dec 18, 1878?

🎵Renata Tebaldi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1922 d.12/19/2004 (82)
Opera Soprano, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Pesaro
Misc: some say b. Feb 1

🏆🥊Chris Theophelos -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1897 d.8/19/1975 (78)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Greek
Names/Places: aka The Golden Greek Jim Londos

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Charles Thurber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1803 d.11/7/1886 (83)
Inventor
Misc: Typewriter

🎵Sir Michael Tippett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1905 d.1/8/1998 (93)
Composer, Conductor, English
Misc: His works include, the oratorio, "A Child of our Time," and the operas, "The Midsummer Marriage" and "King Priam."

📰Justin Winsor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1831 d.10/22/1897 (66)
Historian
Misc: founder and the first president of the American Library Association

🎖James Wolfe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1727 d.9/13/1759 (32)
General, British
Misc: commander of the British Army at the capture of Quebec; died in battle

🎭Vera Zorina -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1917 d.4/9/2003 (86)
Actress, Dancer, German
Names/Places: RN:Eva Brigitta Hartwig

🎵🎷Nathaniel "Nat" Adderley -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1931 d.1/2/2000 (68)
Composer, Cornetist, Flugelhorn, Jazz Trumpeter
Song Titles: Mercy Mercy Mercy (wrote for The Buckinghams in 1967)

🎭Royce D. Applegate -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1939 d.1/2/2003 (63)
TV Actor
TV Shows: seaQuest DSV (as Security Chief Crocker)

Sabine Baring-Gould -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1834 d.1/2/1924 (89)
Clergyman
Misc: hymnist

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🎭Etta Moten Barnett -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/5/1901 d.1/2/2004 (102)
Movie Actress
Misc: movies only during 1933

Phil Berle -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1901 d.1/2/1999 (97)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: Milton's brother

Sir George Biddellairy -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1801 d.1/2/1892 (90)
Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, British

📰Edmund March Blunt -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1770 d.1/2/1862 (91)
Publisher
Misc: hydrographer

🎭Jim Boyd -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1933 d.1/2/2013 (79)
Actor
TV Shows: The Electric Company (as J. Arthur Crank, an angry voice on the telephone)

🏆🎳Fred Bujack -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1912 d.1/2/1971 (58)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won eight ABC Tournament championships.

🎵Earl Burtnett -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1896 d.1/2/1936 (39)
Songwriter, Pianist, Bandleader

✍🎭Frank Buxton -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1930 N.S. d.1/2/2018 N.S. (87)
Author, Scriptwriter, Actor, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, TV Director
Book Titles: The Big Broadcast
Group Names: The Edge (improv comedy group)
Album Titles: Silly Record
TV Shows: Discovery (host and producer), Hot Dog, Batfink (as Batfink and Hugo A-Go-Go)
Movie Titles: "What's Up, Tiger Lily?", Overboard

🎭Jack Carson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/27/1910 d.1/2/1963 (52)
TV/Movie/Radio Actor, Comedian, Canadian

🎭Lynn Cartwright -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1927 d.1/2/2004 (76)
Actress

Robert Cushman Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/24/1914 d.1/2/1985 (70)
Government Official

🎨Jo Davidson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/30/1883 d.1/2/1952 (68)
Sculptor

🎵Little Jimmy Dickens -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1920 d.1/2/2015 (94)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Bolt, WV
Misc: Grand Ole Opry
Song Titles: Take an Old Cold 'Tater (And Wait), Country Boy, Hillbilly Fever, A-Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed, May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
Album Titles: May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose

🏆🏈🏀Edgar Diddle -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1895 N.S. d.1/2/1970 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Centre College (football player 1917, 1919-1920, basketball player 1917, 1919-1920), Western Kentucky University (football coach 1922-1928, basketball coach 1922-1964)

🎭Teri Diver -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1971 d.1/2/2001 (29)
XXX-rated actress

🏆🥊Gabriel Elorde -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1935 d.1/2/1985 (49)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Phillipean
Names/Places: NN:Flash

🎭Dick Emery -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1917 d.1/2/1983 (65)
Actor, Comedian, English

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🎭Virginia Field -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1917 d.1/2/1992 (74)
Movie Actress

🎭Anne Francis -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1930 d.1/2/2011 (80)
TV/Movie/Radio Actress
Names/Places: b. in Ossining, NY; NN:Little Queen of Soap Opera
Misc: some say b. 1932
TV Shows: Honey West, My Three Sons (as Terri Dowling), Dallas (as Arliss), Riptide (as Mama Jo)

🎵🎷Erroll Garner -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1921 N.S. or 6/15/1923 N.S. d.1/2/1977 N.S. (0)
Composer, Jazz Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Pittsburgh
Misc: his style based on Swing was unmistakeable
Song Titles: Misty

🎨💰Guccio Gucci -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1881 N.S. d.1/2/1953 N.S. (71)
Fashion Designer, Businessperson, Italian

🎭Hartford Gunn -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/24/1926 d.1/2/1986 N.S. (59)
TV Executive
Misc: founded PBS

🎭Alan Hale Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1918 d.1/2/1990 (71)
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RN:Rufus Alan McKahan; Alan's son
Misc: some say b. in 1921
TV Shows: Biff Baker USA (star), Casey Jones (star), Gilligan's Island (as Jonas Grunby aka The Skipper), The New Adventures of Gilligan

🎵Rick Hall -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1932 d.1/2/2018 N.S. (85)
Music Producer, Arranger, Music Publisher, Soul Singer
Misc: studio owner

🎨Fred Harman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/9/1902 N.S. d.1/2/1982 (79)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Red Ryder

🎵Joe Harriott -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1928 d.1/2/1973 (44)
Alto-sax, Jamaican

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🎵🎷Eddie Heywood -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1915 d.1/2/1989 (73)
Arranger, Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Singer, Jazz Pianist

✍🎵George Washington Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/19/1839 d.1/2/1917 (77)
Poet, Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The Whistling Coon
Misc: a pioneer who made the first tin-foil recording in 1877; d-year?, d-age?, b. 1846?

🎭Nancy Kelly -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1921 d.1/2/1995 (73)
Movie/Stage/Radio Actress
Names/Places: b. in Lowell, Mass.; Jack's sister; d. disclosed Jan 13
Misc: a radio "screamer"

Johann Kaspar Lavater -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1741 N.S. d.1/2/1801 N.S. (59)
Theologian, Swiss

🎖James Longstreet -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1821 d.1/2/1904 (82)
General
Misc: Confederate who fought in the battle of Gettysburg.

🎵David Lynch -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1929 d.1/2/1981 (51)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Platters

🏆🏌Don Massengale -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1937 d.1/2/2007 (69)
Golfer

🎭Shepard Menken -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1921 d.1/2/1999 (77)
Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Alvin Show (as Clyde Crashcup)

🎭Una Merkel -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1903 d.1/2/1986 (82)
Movie/Stage Actress

✍🎭Frank Muir -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1920 d.1/2/1998 (77)
Comedy Writer, Comedian, English

Patrick O'Brian -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/12/1914 d.1/2/2000 (85)
Novelist, British

Sydney Omarr -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1926 d.1/2/2003 (76)
Astrologer

🎭Bibi Osterwald -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1920 d.1/2/2002 (81)
Actress
Misc: 1950s TV; b. Feb 23?
TV Shows: Imogene Coca Show (as Helen Milliken), Bridget Loves Bernie

🎭Harriet Parsons -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1906 d.1/2/1983 (76)
Actor, Producer

🎭Arthur Gould Porter -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/4/1905 d.1/2/1987 (81)
Actor
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (as Ravenswood the butler)

🎭Pete Postlethwaite -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1946 d.1/2/2011 (64)
Movie Actor, English
Movie Titles: In the Name of the Father

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🎭🎵Dick Powell -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1904 d.1/2/1963 (58)
Radio Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, TV Host, Movie Producer/Director, Dancer, Tenor, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: June Allyson's hubby
Misc: 1930s movie musical crooner; owned 4-Star Television
TV Shows: Four Star Playhouse (costar), Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, Dick Powell Show (host/star)

⚛⚖Dixy Lee Ray -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1914 d.1/2/1994 (79)
Explorer, Governor
Misc: at age 12 was the youngest girl to climb Mt. Rainer in Washington

🎵🎸Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1948 d.1/2/2012 (63)
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: NN: El Rhino and Ryno
Group Names: Iron Butterfly, Captain Beyond

🎭Georges Renavent -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1894 d.1/2/1969 (74)
Actor, French
Movie Titles: Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X

🎭🎵"Tex" Ritter -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1905 d.1/2/1974 (68)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Murvaul, TX; RFMN:Woodward Maurice; John's father; NN:The Voice of the Western
Misc: starred with his horse White Flash; star in over 80 Hollywood westerns; some say b. 1907; Hall of Fame in Cowboy & Country Music

William P. Rogers -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1913 d.1/2/2001 (87)
Government Official
Misc: Secretaty of State (1969-73)

🎭Patricia Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1930 d.1/2/2011 (80)
TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: Debbie Reynolds Show, Bob Newhart Show (as Margaret Hoover)
Movie Titles: The Spirit of St. Louis

🏆⚾Gerry Staley -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1920 d.1/2/2008 (87)
MLB Pitcher

Jett Travolta -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1992 d.1/2/2009 (16)
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Kelly Preston & John's son

🎵Jay Traynor -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1943 d.1/2/2014 (70)
Singer
Misc: some say b. 1938
Group Names: Jay and the Americans (lead)

🏆⚾Bill Veeck -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/9/1914 d.1/2/1986 (71)
Sports Executive, MLB Player
Misc: LN Rhymes With Wreck; Baseball club owner remembered for his well-publicized stunts and promotional gimmicks, including an exploding scoreboard and a midget pinch hitter

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🎵Nik Venet -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1936 d.1/2/1998 (61)
Music Producer
Misc: produced more than 300 albums by such greats as the Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, and Bobby Darin.

🎵Wayne Walker -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1925 d.1/2/1979 (53)
Composer, Songwriter
Misc: prolific songwriter of country music

🎭🎵Valerie Wellington -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1959 d.1/2/1993 (33)
Movie/Stage Actress, Blues Singer

🎭Nel Wertimer -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/27/1923 d.1/2/2013 (89)
Actor
TV Shows: The Jeffersons (as Ralph the Doorman)

🎵Jim Mayo "Ink" Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1894 d.1/2/1980 (85)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer
Misc: a pioneering producer of recorded blues music

🎵Larry Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1935 d.1/2/1980 (44)
Songwriter, Singer, Pianist
Misc: R&B-Rock

🎭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

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The Holiday Almanacs for January 2, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Wed Jan the 2 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 2 of the year
Serialnumber = 43455
Julian date = 2458474 O.S.= 12 - 20 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

Ninth Day of Christmas
Saint Adelard Feast Day (Saint of gardening)
[USA] Lawrence Welk Day (ah One, an-a Two...)
[USA] Braille Literacy Week (Day 4)
[Capetown, South Africa] Coon Carnival thru 1-2
[Cuba] Day of Victory
[Georgia] Constitution Ratification Day (1788)
[Haiti] Ancestor/Independence Day (France 1804) or Heroes' Day.
[Japan] Kakizome
[Japan] Shigoto Hajime-Begin Work Day [beginning of the work year]
[Phillipines] Christmas Observance, Holiday, world's longest Xmas season thru Jan 6
[Scotland] The Day After
[Spain] Granada Day (1492)
[Switzerland] Berchtold's Tag, founding of Berne
[Taiwan] Foundation of the Republic thru 1-2
[USA] Betsy Ross Day (1776)
[USA] Diet Resolution Week (Day 2)
[USA] Halcyon Days (Day 6) (7 days, 2nd of two zones)
[USA] National Science Fiction Day
[USA] Universal Letter-Writing Week (Day 2)

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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.
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Human Resources Month
January Diet Month
March of Dimes Birth Defects Month
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National Egg Month
National Barbecue Month.
Date Your Mate Month.
Fungal Infection Awareness Month.
National Eye Care Month
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National Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Prune the Fat Month
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National Soup Month
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
National Yours, Mine and Ours Month
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Thyroid Awareness Month
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