Horoscope: Capricorn Donna Summer Early Life Donna Summer was born Donna Adrian Gaines on December 31, 1948, in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Andrew Gaines, was a butcher and her mother, Mary Gaines, was a schoolteacher. From nearly the moment she learned how to talk, Donna sang ceaselessly. “From the time she was little, that’s all she really did,” her mother recalled. “She literally lived to sing … She used to go through the house singing, singing. She sang for breakfast and for lunch and for supper.” Summer married German singer Helmuth Sommer. She adopted an anglicized version of his last
Emel Mathlouthi, Tunisian singer and songwriter, began writing guitar-based songs with political messages when she was a student in the mid-2000s. “I am those who are free and never fear,” Emel Mathlouthi sings, her voice ringing with certainty. “I am the secrets that will never die, I am the voice of those who would not give in, I am the meaning amid the chaos.”
Suki Waterhouse, British Actress and Model, was born 5 January 1992. Suki’s made a name for herself in her own right, being scooped up by designers like Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger and Redken to name a few. Suki dated The Kooks’ Luke Pritchard and musician Miles Kane. In March 2013, Suki and Bradley Cooper made headlines with their blossoming relationship – the pair split in 2015. Alice Suki Waterhouse Biography and Profile.
Shirley Bassey was born on January 8, 1937, in Cardiff, Wales. Of mixed-race heritage (with an English mother and a Nigerian father), Bassey reached a level of international acclaim that few other black British performers had seen before her. Dame Shirley Bassey career began when she was 15, singing in pubs and clubs around the Tiger Bay district of Cardiff, where she grew up. She recorded numerous hits throughout her career, including the theme songs for three James Bond films: Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker. Shirley Bassey Biography and Profile.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on January 3, 1892, to Arthur Tolkien and Mabel Suffield Tolkien. He was a major scholar of the English language, and also wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings stories, which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of our world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth. J.R.R. Tolkien Biography and Profile.
Oleksandr Usyk, a Ukrainian professional boxer, was born 17 January 1987, in the Ukrainian city of Simferopol in 1987. He took up boxing in 2002. He represented his country at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, losing to Clemente Russo in Beijing before taking the gold medal in London. Oleksandr Usyk shot to prominence in July after winning the World Boxing Super Series with a unanimous points win over Murat Gassiev. Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Usyk Biography and Profile.
Steve Harvey, Game Show Host, Radio Personality, Talk Show Host, Radio Talk Show Host, was born in West Virginia January 17, 1957. Both Harvey’s debut, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man (2009), and its follow-up, Straight Talk, No Chaser (2010), broke onto best-seller lists, the former later adapted for the big screen as Think Like a Man in 2012. More about Broderick Stephen Harvey Biography and Profile.
Lewis Hamilton, height 1.75m, born on January 7, 1985, Tewin, Great Britain. His father, Anthony Hamilton, influenced his son’s love for racing cars and driving fast by buying Hamilton a radio-controlled car in 1991. From an early age Lewis Hamilton attracted attention as a potential F1 champion and as he grew older he did not disappoint. In 2018, Lewis reached new heights in Formula One’s history. More about Lewis Carl Hamilton 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.