Happy Birthday January 2nd

TIA CARRERE 47

Movie actress who became famous for her role in Wayne’s World

CUBA GOODING JR. 46

He won an Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Jerry Maguire.

TAYE DIGGS 43

Handsome African American movie star who appeared in Rent and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

GIPPY GREWAL 32

Punjabi singer and actor whose first album Chakkh Lai is considered one of the highest-selling Punjabi albums ever made.

KATE BOSWORTH 31

Blue Crush actress who debuted in The Horse Whisperer.

KARINA SMIRNOFF 36

Ukrianian-born professional ballroom dancer and runner-up in several Dancing With the Stars competitions.

ISAAC ASIMOV (1920-1992)

Prolific author of science fiction books, including The Foundation Series and The Robot Series. He is considered part of The Golden Age of Science Fiction.

PAZ VEGA 38

Spanish actress who gained fame with American audiences for her roles in Spanglish and The Spirit.

ROGER MILLER (1936-1992)

Country singer-songwriter who sang “King of the Road,” “Dang Me,” and “England Swings.”

CRAIG WAYANS 23

Member of the comedic Wayans family; contributed to the parody films, “Dance Flick” from 2009 and “Scary Movie 2” from 2001.

JACK HANNA 67

A Zookeeper and host of Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures and Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild.

DUSTIN CLARE 32

Played the role of Gannicus in the Starz show, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and its two related series, Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned.

CHRISTY TURLINGTON 45

Supermodel whose secured highly profitable contracts with Calvin Klein, Maybelline, and Versace, among several others.

JAMES WOLFE (1727-1759)

British Major General who fought in the War of Austrian Succession, the Jacobite uprising, and the Seven Years War.

DENNIS HASTERT 72

The longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives in US history who was Illinois congressman for twenty years.

TOMMY MORRISON (1969-2013)

Nicknamed “The Duke”, WBO World Heavyweight Champion from June 1993–Oct 1993, known for appearing in Rocky V.

JIM BAKKER 74

Televangelist and a former co-host with his then-wife Tammy Faye Bakker of The PTL Club, a popular evangelical Christian television program.

EDGAR MARTINEZ 51

MLB designated hitter who spent his entire 18-year career with the Seattle Mariners and was one of the most beloved players in franchise history.

DAVID CONE 51

5-time MLB All-Star pitcher who won 4 World Series Championships with the New York Yankees.

PERNELL WHITAKER 50

Nicknamed Sweet Pea, he won the gold medal as a lightweight boxer in the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles.

ROBBY GORDON 45

NASCAR driver who began his career in 1991.

Barry Goldwater photo1962.jpgBARRY MORRIS GOLDWATER (January 2, 1909May 29, 1998)

Goldwater was a businessman and five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953–65, 1969–87) and the Republican Party‘s nominee for president in the 1964 election. An articulate and charismatic figure during the first half of the 1960s, he was known as “Mr. Conservative”.

Goldwater is the politician most often credited for sparking the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s. He also had a substantial impact on the libertarian movement.

OSCAR MICHEAUX (1884-1951)

Author and screenwriter who wrote the novel and screenplay for The Homesteader, a black-and-white silent film which has since been lost.

PHILIP FRENEAU (1752-1832)

Poet and author whose acquaintance with James Madison secured his position as editor of “The National Gazette.”

CALVIN HILL 67

NFL running back who played with the league for 12 seasons from 1969 to 1981 and was a Super Bowl VI champion while playing for the Dallas Cowboys.

NATHANIEL BACON (2 January 1647 – 26 October 1676)

He was a colonist of the Virginia Colony, famous as the instigator of Bacon’s Rebellion of 1676, which collapsed when Bacon himself died from dysentery

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