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Today's Birthdays – January 2, 2012

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Notable Birthdays

1647 – Nathaniel Bacon, English-born American colonist (d. 1676) leader of Bacon’s Rebellion, Virginia (1676) 1727 – James Wolfe, British general (d. 1759) (captured Québec) 1836 – Queen Emma of Hawaii, Consort of King Kamehameha IV (d. 1885) 1860 – William Corless Mills, American archaeologist & museum curator (d. 1928) (excavated Ohio Indian mounds) 1895 – Count Folke Bernadotte, Swedish diplomat (d. 1948) (Red Cross, UN) 1904 – Sally Rand, American erotic dancer famous for the fan dance. 1913 – Anna Lee, English actress (d. 2004) (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy) 1932 – Dabney Coleman, American actor (That Girl, Mary Hartman, Buffalo Bill) 1933 – Ed Casey, Australian politician (d. 2006) 1936 – Roger Miller, American singer (d. 1992) (King of the Road, Dang Me) 1939 – Jim Bakker, American televangelist (PTL Club)/philanderer (Jessica Hahn) 1942 – Dennis Hastert, 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives 1947 – Jack Hanna, American zoologist 1950 – Lou Gramm, American rocker (Foreigner-Midnight Blue, Ready Or Not) 1952 – Ricky Van Shelton, American country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream) 1959 – Kim Coates, Canadian actor (Tig Trager-Sons of Anarchy) 1961 – Gabrielle Carteris, American actress (Beverly Hills 90210) 1967 – Tia Carrere [Althea Janairo], Hawaiian actress (Wayne’s World) 1968 – Cuba Gooding, Jr., American actor (Jerry McGuire, As Good As It Gets, Boyz N the Hood, A Few Good Men) 1969 – Christy Turlington, American supermodel (Calvin Klein Eternity) 1969 – Tommy “Gunn” Morrison, American boxer / actor (Rocky V) 1971 – Taye Diggs, American actor (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Private Practice) 1975 – Dax Shepard, American actor Punk’d, Let’s Go to Prison, Parenthood) 1975 – Doug Robb, American singer (Hoobastank) 1976 – Paz Vega, Spanish actress (Spanglish, 10 Items or Less, The Spirit) 1983 – Kate Bosworth, American actress (Blue Crush, 21, Superman Returns, Warriors Way) 1986 – Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, American musician 1987 – Shelley Hennig, American actress (Diane-The Secret Circle)]]]]> ]]>

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