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xmas trivia
Trivia for the Christmas season

A collection of information and trivia on the subject of christmas.

 

  Christmas Facts
  Who was born on Christmas Day?
  Who died on Christmas Day?

 

Xmas Facts - Who was born on Christmas Day?

1642 - Sir Isaac Newton (mathematician)

1821 - Clara Barton (nurse: founder of American Red Cross)

1887 - Conrad Hilton (hotel magnate)

1899 - Humphrey Bogart (Academy Award-winning actor: The African Queen [1951]; The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca (Bogie's character never says "Play it again, Sam." He says: "You played it for her, you can play it for me. Play it!", while Ingrid Bergman says "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By'".)

1907 - Cab (Cabell) Calloway ('Highness of Hi-De-Ho': bandleader, singer: Minnie the Moocher, Blues in the Night; films: Stormy Weather, St. Louis Blues; The Cotton Club Comes to the Ritz)

1914 - Tony Martin (Alvin Morris) (singer: It's a Blue World, To Each His Own, Kiss of Fire, Stranger in Paradise, Here; actor: Casbah, Hit the Deck; married to dancer Cyd Charisse)

1915 - Pete Rugolo (bandleader, arranger: Stan Kenton; scored TV's The Fugitive)

1918 - Anwar el-Sadat (Egyptian president; Nobel Peace Prize winner with Israel's Menachim Begin [1978])

1924 - Rod Serling (scriptwriter: The Twilight Zone, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Planet of the Apes, Seven Days in May)

1932 - Little Richard (Penniman) (singer: Good Golly Miss Molly, Tutti-Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Lucille, Keep A Knockin')

1937 - O'Kelly Isley (singer: Grammy Award-winning group: The Isley Brothers: It's Your Thing [1969]; Shout, Twist and Shout, That Lady, This Old Heart of Mine)

1945 - Ken Stabler ('The Snake': football: Oakland Raiders quarterback: Super Bowl XI)

1946 - Jimmy Buffett (songwriter, singer: Come Monday, Margaritaville, Changes in Latitudes - Changes in Attitudes; main 'Parrot Head')

1946 - Larry Csonka (Pro Football Hall of Famer: Miami Dolphins running back: Super Bowl VI, VII, VIII)

1948 - Barbara Mandrell (CMA Entertainer of the Year [1980, 1981], Female Vocalist of the Year [1979]; Standing Room Only, I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool, Sleeping Single in a Double Bed, If Loving You Is Wrong)

1949 - Sissy (Mary) Spacek (Academy Award-winning actress: Coal Miner's Daughter [1980]; Missing, The River, Carrie, The Migrants)

1950 - Manny Trillo (baseball: Philadelphia Phillies)

1950 - Barry Pearson (football)

1953 - Dave Wasick (football)

1958 - Ricky Henderson (baseball: Oakland Athletics outfielder: Baseball Writers' Award, American League [1990]; NY Yankees)

 

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