January 6th – Noteworthy Birthdays

January 6, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday. You share it with the following list of illustrious individuals.

King Richard II (England) 1367 – British monarch

Joan of Arc 1412 – French heroine

Jacques-Ètienne Montgolfier 1745 – Hot-air balloon pioneer

Jedediah Smith 1799 – Cartographer, frontiersman

Gustave Doré 1833 – Artist

Carl Sandburg 1878 – poet, writer

Tom (Thomas Erwin) Mix 1880 – Actor

Joey Adams 1911 – Comedian

Danny Thomas 1912 – Actor, comedian, philanthropist

Loretta Young 1913 – Actress

Eugene Maleska 1916 – Crossword puzzle editor (New York Times)

Sun Myung Moon 1920 – Religious leader, activist

Earl Scruggs 1924 – Musician (Bluegrass Boys, Foggy Mountain Boys)

John Z. DeLorean 1925 – Engineer

Pat Flaherty 1926 – Racecar driver

Vic Tayback 1930 – Actor

Dickie Moore 1931 – Hockey player

E.L. Doctorow 1931 – Novelist

Bobby Lord 1934 – Country musician

Sylvia Syms 1934 – Actress

Nino Tempo 1935 – Singer

Doris Troy 1937 – Singer

Van McCoy 1940 – Musician

Bonnie Franklin 1944 – Actress

Syd Barrett 1946 – Musician (Pink Floyd)

Kim Wilson 1951 – Musician (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)

Jett Williams 1953 – Singer, songwriter

Malcolm Young 1953 – Musician (AC/DC)

Rowan Atkinson 1955 – Actor, comedian

Nancy Lopez Knight 1957 – Golfer

Kathy Sledge (Sister Sledge) 1959 – Singer

Michael Houser 1962 – Musician  (Widespread Panic)

Charles Haley 1964 – Football player

John Singleton 1968 – Producer, director, screenwriter

Mark Norman Reedus 1969 – Actor

Danny Pintauro 1976 – Actor

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