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.
Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister and later President of Zimbabwe, was born on February 21, 1924. He was a studious child known to carry a book even while tending cattle in the bush. The former school teacher, first came to prominence after waging a bloody guerrilla war against the white colonial rulers who jailed him for 10 years over a “subversive speech” he made in 1964. Robert Mugabe married Ghanaian Sally Hayfron who died of a kidney disease in 1992. In 1996, Robert Mugabe married Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace Mugabe. Mugabe leaves two sons and a daughter by second wife Grace. Robert Gabriel Mugabe Full 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.
Joshua Wong, political activist and politician, was born 13 October 1996 in Hong Kong to middle-class Christian parents Grace and Roger Wong, eight months before control of Hong Kong was handed over from the UK to China. His major influence on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement resulted in his inclusion in TIME magazine’s Most Influential Teens of 2014 and nomination for its Person of the Year 2014, recognition by Fortune magazine as one of the world’s greatest leaders in 2015, and, in 2017, plans for nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Joshua Wong Biography and Profile.
Narendra Modi was born on 17 September 1950 to Damodardas Modi and Hiraba Modi. Shri Narendra Modi was sworn-in as India’s Prime Minister on 30th May 2019, marking the start of his second term in office. The first ever Prime Minister to be born after Independence, Shri Modi has previously served as the Prime Minister of India from 2014 to 2019. Narendra Modi Biography and Profile.
Abdalla Hamdok, born 1956 in south-central Kordofan province. Studied at a Sudanese military academy and later in Egypt and Jordan. Hamdok was sworn in as Sudan’s new Prime Minister on Wednesday 21 August 2019 as leader of a transitional government. “I think he knows how to get in through the system, much more than anyone else who tried before,” said Sayed Ahmed. Abdalla Hamdok Biography and Profile.
Ken Okoth, born 1978, was raised in the Kibera slums of Nairobi. In 2005, Ken earned his Masters of Arts Degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington DC. He was a teacher, coach, mentor, director, and professor at various institutions including the Potomac School, Georgetown University, the University of Dar es Salaam, and the Children of Kibera Foundation. Kenneth Okoth 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.