Tupac Shakur, African-American rapper, was born on 16 June 1971. After joining the Black Panther party, his mother changed his first name to Tupac Amaru, after an 18th-century Peruvian revolutionary who was killed by the Spanish. Tupac Amaru Shakur sold over 75 million records sold worldwide. 1996’s All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits collection have been certified diamond, surpassing the ten-million mark and placing them among the top-selling albums of all time. 2Pac Biography and Profile.
J’Nai Bridges, African-American Mezzo-Soprano, was born 6 February 1987. J’Nai Bridges is a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Sphinx Medal of Excellence Award, a 2016 Richard Tucker Career Grant, first prize winner at the 2016 Francisco Viñas International Competition, first prize winner at the 2015 Gerda Lissner Competition, a recipient of the 2013 Sullivan Foundation Award. J’Nai Bridges Biography and Profile.
Melissa Jefferson, African-American songwriter, singer, rapper and classically trained flautist, was born April 27, 1988. Lizzo revealed that the day she released her now No. 1 Billboard single “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo almost quit the music industry altogether. Her genre-defying sound is as infectious as it is joyous, often featuring messages of self love, empowerment, inclusivity and body positivity. More about Melissa Viviane Jefferson Biography and Profile.
Sam Cooke, African-American Singer and Songwriter, born January 22, 1931, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, he sang with the gospel group the Soul Stirrers before going on to land huge hits like “You Send Me,” “Wonderful World,” “Chain Gang” and “Twistin’ the Night Away.” Sam Cooke died on December 11, 1964, in Los Angeles, California. More about Sam Cooke Biography and Profile.
Michael Rubens Bloomberg was born on February 14, 1942, Massachusetts. In 1966 was hired by a Wall Street firm, Salomon Brothers, for an entry-level job. Mayor Bloomberg’s economic policies helped New York City experience record-levels of private-sector job growth. He created innovative plans to fight climate change and promote sustainable development. More about Michael Bloomberg Biography and Profile.
Garth Brooks, born February 7, 1962, he grew up in Yukon, Oklahoma in the 1960s and ‘70s, the youngest of six children. Garth Brooks got his start in music singing in bars and clubs while attending Oklahoma State University. With more than 148 million in certified album sales, Garth Brooks is the No. 1 selling solo artist in United States history — ahead of Elvis Presley and second overall only to The Beatles. He has received countless accolades, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the International Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and, most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame. Garth Brooks Biography and Profile.
Elbert Joseph Higgins, born December 8, 1944, was an American singer-songwriter. Bertie Higgins was raised in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and is of Portuguese, Irish and German descent. In 1982, Higgins had a Top 40 album with Just Another Day in Paradise. It spawned the #1 Billboard romantic classic ballad “Key Largo”. Elbert Joseph Higgins Biography and Profile.
Name: Simone Biles. Sport: Gymnastics. Discipline(s): Artistic Gymnastics. Event(s): Team. Height: 4-8. Weight: 105. DOB: 3/14/1997. Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio. Hometown: Spring, Texas. High School: Homeschooled (Spring, Texas) ‘15. Team/Club: World Champions Center. Coach(es): Aimee Boorman. Olympic Experience: Olympian (2016); five-time Olympic medalist (4 gold, 1 bronze). Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold (team, all-around, vault, floor); bronze (beam). Simone Biles Biography and Profile.
Stan Lee, Writer, Editor, Publisher, Producer, was born on December 28, 1922, in New York City to Romanian immigrants Celia and Jack Lieber. Marvel Comics became a highly popular franchise, and Stan Lee was promoted to editorial director and publisher in 1972. Stanley Martin Lieber Biography and Profile.