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.
Amanda Stenberg born on 23 October 1998, the actress most famous for portraying Rue in “The Hunger Games,” asks some serious questions in a YouTube video about appropriation of black culture into the mainstream. “Pop stars… adopted black culture as a way of being edgy and gaining attention,” she says according to W Dish. Among others, she points out Perry’s ebonics in the “This Is How We Do” video and Miley Cyrus’s twerking in “We Can’t Stop.” Amandla Stenberg Biography and Profile.
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.
Viola Davis, African-American Actress and Producer, was born 11 August 1965 in South Carolina, grew up in Rhode Island, where she began acting — first in high school, and then at Rhode Island College. After attending the Juilliard School of Performing Arts, Davis made her Broadway debut in 1996 in Seven Guitars. She has won Tony Awards for her performances in King Hedley II (2001) and a revival of August Wilson’s Fences (2010), which co-starred Denzel Washington. Viola Davis Biography and Profile.
Farrah Fawcett was born on February 2, 1947, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Voted Most Beautiful Student in high school. Was a contestant on The Dating Game in the 1960s. Made her film debut in 1969 in Love Is a Funny Thing. Best known for her role as Jill Monroe on Charlie’s Angels. Reunited with her Angels co-stars Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith for a tribute to Angels creator Aaron Spelling at the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2006. Final TV project was Farrah’s Story, a 2009 documentary Fawcett produced and appeared in. Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett Biography and Profile.
Dalton Harris was born 29 December 1993 and raised in poverty. He overcame the odds to win the popular Digicel Rising Stars title in 2010. He was 16 years old at the time. But shortly after, misfortune set in. A string of hard times followed him like a lost puppy and the young artiste was left to fend for himself in living conditions that were unbearable, despite him winning $1 million as part of his Rising Stars prize. Dalton Harris went from his dancehall roots to winning the 2018 final of the U.K. X-Factor, wowing audiences with his covers of Elton John, Prince, Radiohead, and Beyoncé. Dalton Harris Biography and Profile.
Actor Luke Perry was born October 11, 1966, in Fredericktown, Ohio. In 1990, he landed his breakthrough role as the rebellious teen heartthrob Dylan McKay on Aaron Spelling’s dramatic TV series Beverly Hills, 90210. On February 27, 2019, it was reported that Perry had been rushed to the hospital after suffering what was described as a “massive stroke.” Coy Luther Perry III Biography and Profile.
Toussaint L’Ouverture born May 20, 1743, had a large, albeit indirect, influence on the end of slavery in the British Empire. By forcing British troops to withdraw in 1798, L’Ouverture showed British officers what determined military opponents enslaved people fighting for their freedom could be. Of the more than 20,000 British soldiers sent to St Domingue during five years of fighting, over 60% died during the conflict. François Toussaint Louverture Biography and Profile.