Apr 16, 2014 | G-BLOG | 0 comments


If today is your birthday, then you share it with the following celebs:
Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995: Tejano performing artist who earned a Grammy Award for Best Mexican/American Album for Live! in 1994 and was named the top Latin artist of the 1990s. She sold over twenty-one million albums.) – would have been 43 years old today.
Akon Thiam (Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist who gained prominence for “Locked Up” and for his debut album Trouble. He has collaborated on numerous #1 hits.) – 41
Martin Lawrence (Comedic actor who gained recognition for his roles in Bad Boys and Big Momma’s House, and who won the NAACP Image Award for the TV series, Martin. He was nominated for the MTV Movie Award in 1995 for his portrayal of Detective Marcus Burnett in Bad Boys.) – 49
Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977: Comedic silent film icon who gained world fame for portraying his character, The Tramp, and starred in The Great Dictator and Modern Times. He had a career that lasted over 75 years, and became one of the most important people in film history.) – would have been 125 years old today.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Center who first perfected his skyhook shot at UCLA, and became the all-time leading scorer in NBA history with 38,387 career points as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks; 6-time NBA Champion, 6-time NBA MVP and 19-time All-Star.) – 67
Pope Benedict XVI (Born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinge, he was elected to lead the Catholic Church in 2005 and in 2013, he became the first pope to resign since the 1400s. Before he was Pope he was the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which, among its other duties, handled all reports of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.) – 87
Jon Cryer (Finally broke through on television after a couple failed shows as a co-star alongside Charlie Sheen on the CBS sitcom smash hit, Two and a Half Men.) – 49
Alek Wek (African born supermodel, fashion designer and former refugee who has modeled for Shiatzy Chen, John Galliano, Chanel, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, and Jasper Conran.) – 37
Dusty Springfield (1939-British pop star who recorded “Son of a Preacher Man” in 1968, as well as other hits like “I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself.”) – would have been 75 years old today.

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