Happ Birthday December 30th

Nancy Frick Stephenson 62

I don’t do Tea Parties and avoid Rush Limbaugh…..  a friend of the Editor

LEBRON JAMES 29NBA superstar who won his first NBA Championship in 2012 with the Miami Heat; named 2004 NBA Rookie of the Year and won his first of many NBA MVP awards in 2009.

ELLIE GOULDING 27

After winning the Critics’ Choice BRIT Award in 2010, she released her debut album, Lights, which reached number one on the UK charts

TIGER WOODS 38Championship golfer who won over 100 Tour events and became the youngest player to complete the PGA Career Grand Slam.

RYAN SHECKLER 24A professional skateboarder and reality star who is known for his MTV show Life of Ryan.

MATT LAUER 56The co-host of Today Show who broadcasted from remote locations.

DAVY JONES (1945-2012)

English actor, musician, and recording artist with The Monkees who sang “Daydream Believer.”

LAILA ALI 36

Daughter of Muhammad Ali who also became a prizefighter.

JOSEPH HILBE 69

Wrote many influential works in the area of statistical modeling; founded President of the International Astrostatistics Association.

ELIZA DUSHKU 33

She became an actress when she was twelve and played a starring role on Fox TV’s Dollhouse.

MEREDITH VIEIRA 60

A co-host of Today Show and a member of The View.

SANDY KOUFAX 78

Legendary Dodgers left-hander who pitched a perfect game on September 9th, 1965 and became the first MLB pitcher to throw 4 career no-hitters.

JACK LORD (1920-1998)

Played the role of police detective Steve McGarrett on TV’s Hawaii Five-0.

MICHAEL NESMITH 71

Singer-guitarist of The Monkees who wrote the song “Different Drum” for Stone Poneys and was the executive producer of the film Repo Man.

BO DIDDLEY (1928-2008)

R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who pioneered the transition of blues to rock and who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

SEAN HANNITY 52

The conservative talk show host who is on the radio and The Fox News Channel.

Rudyard Kipling.jpgRUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936)

Nobel Prize-winning poet and author best known for “The Jungle Book” and “Gunga Din.” He was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He is chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India and his tales for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old.  Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book (a collection of stories which includes “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi“), Just So Stories (1902), Kim (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including “The Man Who Would Be King” (1888); and his poems, including “Mandalay” (1890), “Gunga Din” (1890), “The White Man’s Burden” (1899), and “If—” (1910). He is regarded as a major “innovator in the art of the short story”; his children’s books are enduring classics of children’s literature; and his best works are said to exhibit “a versatile and luminous narrative gift”.

TRACEY ULLMAN 54

Emmy Award winning British comedienne who introduced The Simpsons on her show “The Tracey Ullman Show” in 1987.

ASA GRIGGS CANDLER (1851-1929)

Co-founder of the Coca-Cola company and Atlanta, Georgia’s 44th mayor, serving from 1916 until 1919.

RUSS TAMBLYN 79He played the gang leader Riff in West Side Story in 1961.

BERT PARKS (1914-1992)

TV personality who hosted the Miss America pageant for twenty-five years.

NOEL PAUL STOOKEY 76Singer-songwriter who was one-third of the group Peter, Paul and Mary and sang “Blowin’ in the Wind.”

JEANETTE NOLAN (1911-1998)

Popular actress during the Golden Age of Radio in the 1930s and 40s became successful in character roles on TV in the decades following.

DEL SHANNON (1934-1990)Rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter whose #1 hit single was “Runaway” in 1961.

ANDREA TANTAROS 35

A political commentator and co-host of The Five on Fox News.

FRED WARD 71

San Diego native notable for action films like Escape from Alcatraz.

 

 

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