Happy Birthday December 24th

RYAN SEACREST 39

He became known as the host of TV’s American Idol and KIIS-FM’s On Air with Ryan Seacrest.

RICKY MARTIN 42

After launching his solo career in 1991, he gained widespread success for his debut album, Ricky Martin, and the hit song, “Livin’ La Vida Loca.”

AVA GARDNER (1922-1990)

Actress who appeared in the film adaptation of Hemingway’s The Killers and married Frank Sinatra.

STEPHENIE MEYER 40Author of popular vampire series Twilight, who was named one of the most influential people in America by Time magazine.

JESUS SILVA (1971-1993)Influential wrestler better known as ‘Oro,’ died from a stunt gone wrong inside the ring.

ANIL KAPOOR 57

Indian-born actor and producer who played the role of TV show host, Prem Kumar in the film, Slumdog Millionaire.

HOWARD HUGHES (1905-1976)

Aviation millionaire who became a movie producer and Las Vegas recluse; one of the wealthiest people of his time.

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Kit Carson

KIT CARSON (1809-1868)

Frontiersman who participated in the Mexican-American and Civil Wars and led conquests of several Native American tribes. I slept in his house in Rayado, NM.

LEE DANIELS 54

Academy-award winning director of the film Precious (2009).

BARRY CHUCKLE 69

One half, with brother Paul, of the Chuckle Brothers children’s comedy programme.

JOHNNY GRUELLE (1880-1938)

Illustrator and storyteller who originated Raggedy Ann and Andy. He also created the Mr. Tee Diddle cartoon, one of his most successful to date.

MATTHEW ARNOLD (1822-1888)

English poet who wrote the melancholy masterpiece, Dover Beach, as well as The Scholar-Gipsy and  Thyrsis.

GEORGES GUYNEMER (1894-1917)

World War I fighter pilot who became a French national hero.

BILL DUDLEY (1921-2010)

Hall of fame running back, defensive back and kicker for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

DAPHNE GROENEVELD 19Dutch model who has appeared in Vogue and been the face of H&M. She was the ninth ranked model on Models.com Top Fifty list.

HAMID KARZAI 56

The 12th President of Afghanistan who rose to political prominence after the removal of the Taliban regime in 2001.

 

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