Born on May 11, 1906, Richard Overton was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army. When he celebrated his 111th birthday on May 11th, his community renamed the street he’s lived on for seven decades as Richard Overton Avenue. Richard Arvin Overton, America’s oldest World War II veteran and the third-oldest man in the world, died Thursday December 27, 2018 afternoon from pneumonia. He was 112 years old. Richard Arvin Overton Biography and Profile.
Emily Dunning Barringer was born 27 September 1876 in Scarsdale, New York, to Edwin James Dunning and Frances Gore Lang. She grew up in a well-to-do New York family that fell on financial hard times when she was about ten years old, forcing her father to seek his fortune in Europe. Dr. Emily Barringer was the first woman ambulance physician at New York City’s Gouverneur Hospital. Dr. Barringer died on April 8, 1961 in New Milford, Conn. Emily Dunning Barringer Biography and Profile.
Patrick Swayze was born on August 18, 1952, Texas. He and his four siblings were raised by parents Patsy and Jesse Swayze. Dirty Dancing (1987) brought Swayze instant celebrity and established him as Hollywood’s newest heartthrob. Swayze and Lisa Niemi were married in 1975. Swayze passed away on September 14, 2009, after more than 20 months spent battling his illness. Patrick Wayne Swayze Biography and Profile.
Jessi Combs was born 27 July 1983, Black Hills of Rapid City, SD. With a lifelong desire to become a race car driver. Jessi is somewhat of an artist. She loves metal working, leather craft and photography. She was an independent and adventurous spirit, boasting, “I will try everything at least twice… I wouldn’t want to be jaded by the first attempt.” Jessi Combs Biography and Profile.
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City on November 22, 1984. Johansson played the super agent Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010) opposite Robert Downey, Jr. and Mickey Rourke. In March 2018, it was announced that Johannson was attached to director Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, as the mother of a 10-year-old boy in Nazi Germany. Scarlett Johansson Biography and Profile.
Missy Elliott was born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971, in Portsmouth, Virginia. In 2001, Elliott produced a thumping, cowbell-accented rework of Labelle’s 1974 hit, “Lady Marmalade”. In May 2019, Elliott received an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music. She was then admitted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. Melissa Arnette Elliott Biography and Profile.
Alice Munro was born in Wingham, Ontario, Canada on July 10, 1931. Alice Munro has also written television scripts. In October 2013, just after Munro’s Nobel Prize in Literature was announced, the New Yorker republished her “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” (1999–2000) as a tribute to one of its own. Alice Laidlaw Munro Biography and Profile.
Paul Anka, born July 30, 1941 into a tight-knit Canadian family. He sang in the choir at Church and studied piano. Songwriting and performing “are what gave me the confidence to keep going,” he says. Anka co-wrote Michael Jackson’s posthumous #1 worldwide hit, “This Is It.” Paul Albert Anka Biography and Profile.
Nicole Galloway, an American politician and member of the Democratic Party, was born June 13, 1982. Nicole received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri and degrees in Applied Mathematics and Economics from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Sworn in as auditor in April 2015, Nicole’s audits have already shown results for Missouri taxpayers. Nicole Galloway Biography and Profile.