Happy Birthday, January 3rd

Eli Manning Giants QB.jpgELI MANNING 34

NFL quarterback with multiple Super Bowl victories who won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 2003.

MEL GIBSON 59

Star of Braveheart and Lethal Weapon who won an Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema Award in 2008.

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892-1973)

English author, poet, and professor who created The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER 46

Champion Formula One race car driver who represented Ferrari from 1996 to 2006.

JOHN PAUL JONES 69

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who co-founded the rock band Led Zeppelin.

VICTORIA PRINCIPAL 65

TV actress who played the role of Pamela Ewing on the television series, Dallas.

DANICA MCKELLAR 40

Played the role of Winnie Cooper on the television series, The Wonder Years.

VICTOR BORGE (1909-2000)

A Danish pianist, humorist, and radio performer.

GEORGE MARTIN 89

Producer and lifelong friend of The Beatles, even sometimes called the Fifth Beatle for his heavy influence on their original albums.

KIMBERLEY LOCKE 37

Third place finishing artist on the third season of American Idol who sang “8th World Wonder” and “I Could”

ROBERT LOGGIA 85

Actor and director who was nominated for an Emmy Award for his guest role on Malcolm in the Middle.

MAXENE ANDREWS (1916-1995)

Soprano singer and member of the Andrews Sisters singing trio from the 1930s to the 1940s, selling more than seventy-five million records.

DABNEY COLEMAN 83

Television actor first seen in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

GRACE COOLIDGE (1879-1957)

Wife of Calvin Coolidge who served as First Lady of the United States from 1923 to 1929.

SERGIO LEONE (1929-1989)

Legendary Italian film director of Once Upon a Time in America, starring Robert De Niro.

BRYAN CLAY 35

American Olympian who won gold in the decathlon in the 2008 Summer Olympics, as well as silver in the 2004 Olympics.

MARION DAVIES (1897-1961)

Actress, writer, producer, and love of millionaire William Randolph Hearst, who financed her 1918 film Cecilia of the Pink Roses.

VAN DYKE PARKS 72

Musician who collaborated with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys on the unfinished “Smile” project.

ZASU PITTS (1894-1963)

Comedienne and silent film star who many came to know for her appearances on The Gale Storm Show.

RAY MILLAND (1907-1986)

Actor whose most famous film was The Lost Weekend.

NICHOLAS GONZALEZ 39

TV actor who starred in the television series, Resurrection Blvd., and also appeared on Melrose Place, Grey’s Anatomy, and Ugly Betty.

CLEMENT ATTLEE (1883-1967)

British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951, and as the Leader of the Labour Party from 1935 to 1955.

CHARLES SMYTH (1819-1900)

Astronomer Royal for Scotland known for his innovations in astronomy.

HANK STRAM (1923-2005)

Renowned American football coach and athlete, who was known for pithy philosophies like, The receivers are an integral part of the passing game.

BETTY FURNESS (1916-1994)

20th Century film and television actress who became known for her roles in Swing Time (1936) and TV’s Studio One in Hollywood.

JOHN DAVID BOOTY 30

Former NFL quarterback who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

JOSEPHINE HULL (1877-1957)

Academy Award winning film and stage actress who appeared in The Gold Cadillac in the early 1900’s.

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