Africa Famous People
“No one can give you power. It is yours. Take it! From this day, show to the world that anyone who takes the people of Nigeria for fools is deceiving himself and will have the people to answer to. God bless you all. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Long live the Government of National Unity.” – Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.
Prince Alamayu was born 1861, a prince with a bloodline stretching back to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, the son of an Ethiopian emperor and heir to the treasures of one of Africa’s richest royal dynasties. Prince Alamayu was uprooted from his home after the British defeated his father in the Abyssinian Expedition of 1868. Taken to England as an orphaned seven year old, speaking no English. Prince Alemayehu Biography and Profile.
Emir Muhammad Sanusi was born into the Fulani Torobe (Sullubawa) clan of Kano on the July 31 1961. Sanusi is the son Aminu Sanusi, a career diplomat and technocrat who served as the Nigerian ambassador to Belgium, China and Canada. Emir Muhammad Sanusi, II served as Managing Director of First Bank since 2009. Emir Sanusi has a distinguished 25-year career in banking. He began his career in 1985 at ICON Merchant Bankers, a subsidiary of Morgan Guaranty Trust and Baring Brothers, and later ran the credit and risk management division at the United Bank for Africa. Muhammad Sanusi II Biography and Profile.
Americas Famous People
Nat King Cole was born on March 17, 1919, in Montgomery, Alabama. Nat King Cole, the father of Nat King Cole Biography, Natalie Coley, Nat King Cole Biography and Profile, African-American Singer, African-American Songwriter, African-American Actress, Television Personality, Pianist, was an American musician who first came to prominence as a jazz pianist. In 1956, Cole became the first African-American performer to host a variety television series, and for many white families. Nat King Cole Biography and Profile
Natalie Maria Cole was born on February 6, 1950 to Nat King Cole and jazz singer Maria Cole in Los Angeles, California. At the age of 6, she recorded “I’m Good Will, Your Christmas Spirit” with her father, and by age 11, the young songstress had begun performing in the community. Natalie Maria Cole is survived by her son, Robert Adam Yancy. Natalie Cole Biography and Profile.
Stephanie Mills (Stephanie Dorthea Mills), born on 22 March 1957, Brooklyn, New York, USA, an American R&B and soul singer, and a former Broadway star. Stephanie Mills first came to fame as “the little girl with the big voice” as the star of the hit Broadway play, The Wiz, an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic book, The Wizard Of Oz. Stephanie Dorthea Mills had many R&B hits such as “I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love,” “I Feel Good All Over,” “(You’re Puttin’) A Rush On Me,” “Something in the Way (You Make Me Feel)” and “Home” along with one certified million selling single, “Never Knew Love Like This Before.” Stephanie Mills Biography and Profile.
Asia-Pacific Famous People
Robert James Lee (Bob) Hawke was born in Bordertown, South Australia on 9 December 1929, the son of a minister of religion and a former teacher. Hawke brought the ALP back into government at the general election on 5 March 1983, gaining a 15-seat majority over the Liberal-National coalition in the House of Representatives. Under Hawke’s leadership, changes to Australia’s education and training system began in 1984 and continued over the following years. Hawke took the ALP to a record third term in office at the general election on 8 July 1987. Robert James Lee Hawke biography and profile.
Many believe Prayuth’s coup was meant to ensure that Thailand’s elites remained in control during a sensitive time of royal succession. Thailand’s new King, Maha Vajiralongkorn, leads an unconventional lifestyle and does not command the same respect that his father did. Prayuth says simply that he took control to restore order. “I could not allow any further damage to be done to my country,” he says, with a dash of histrionics. “It was at the brink of destruction.”
Prayut Chan-o-cha was born on March 21 in Nakhon Ratchasima Province. Focused and driven by his commitment to serve the country, he joins the Army the moment he completes his studies. The General’s career starts at the 21st Infantry Regiment, commonly known as the “Queen’s Guard”. This is where he starts a series of training programs, dedicating his life to the wellbeing of Thailand and to protecting the Monarchy. Prayut Chan-o-cha biography and profile.
Koizumi Shinjiro, born in Yokosuka City on April 14, 1981. After graduating from Kanto Gakuin University, he earned a master’s degree in political science from Columbia University, USA. After working as a researcher at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), he has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2009. Koizumi Shinjiro Biography and Profile.
Europe Famous People
Michael Flatley was born on 16 July 1958. In 1994 he changed the face of Irish dance forever with his breath-taking creation of Riverdance. He went on to create Lord of the Dance which debuted at the Point Theatre in Dublin in 1996. Feet of Flames was the first show ever to be performed at London’s historic “Route of Kings” in Hyde Park. This show reached new heights as Michael took it to stadia filled to capacity at 120,000. Michael Ryan Flatley Biography and Profile.
Jürgen Klopp, born 16 June 1967, is a German football manager who is currently the manager of Liverpool F.C. After leaving Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2015, Klopp signed with the Reds on 8 October 2015, following the departure of Brendan Rodgers. He took over a Liverpool team that had failed to qualify for the Champions League in the 2014-15 season and were generally considered to be performing below expectations. Jürgen Norbert Klopp biography and profile.
Dr. Brigitte Bierlein, born on June 25th, 1949 in Vienna. She studied law at the University of Vienna, doctorate (Dr.iur.) in 1971; judge’s exam in 1975, afterwards judge at the District Court Innere Stadt and District Tribunal (“Strafbezirksgericht”) Vienna; prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor’s Office Vienna from 1977 onwards (general and political criminal cases, media criminal cases; member of the Austrian Codex Commission (“Lebensmittel-Codexkommission”) from 1977 to 1979; 1986 Offices of Senior Public Prosecutors Vienna (“Oberstaatsanwaltschaft Wien”); Department for Criminal Law at the Ministry of Justice in 1987, then again Senior Public Prosecutor’s Office in Vienna. Brigitte Bierlein Biography and Profile.
Mideast Famous People
For decades George Habash was one of the most important Palestinian militant leaders. In 1967 he founded the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – at one time the most notorious of the many Palestinian factions. The group and its leader pioneered the tactic of hijacking aeroplanes, to try to achieve political objectives. For many years the PFLP was very influential within the PLO, second only to Yasser Arafat’s Fatah movement. George Habash was born into a Christian family in Lydda (present-day Lod) in Palestine around 1926. His family fled their home in 1948, when Israel was founded.
King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein was born on January 30, 1962. King Abdullah, the direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammed, assumed his constitutional powers as King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on February 7, 1999, the day his father, the late King Hussein, passed away. King Abdullah began his education at the Islamic Educational College and received his secondary education at St. Edmund’s School in Surrey, England, Eaglebrook School in Massachusetts, then at Deerfield Academy in the United States of America. In 1980, King Abdullah entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. He attended Oxford University in 1984. From 1986 -1987 he was attached to the Royal Jordanian Air Force’s Helicopter Anti-Tank Wing as a Tactics Instructor, where he received qualification as a Cobra Attack Helicopter Pilot. King Abdullah II biography and profile.
Sadaf Khadem, born in 1995, and she is the first Iranian woman ever to take part in an official boxing match. Some women fight but the bouts are illegal and being held in Turkey with no medical insurance. Little by little she became Iran’s only professional female boxer. “My parents were worried when I started boxing but they saw I was really loving it so now they are supporting me. I’m now steaming ahead,” said Khadem. Sadaf Khadem Biography and Profile.