Manu Dibango, Cameroonian singer, best known for his hit single “Soul Makossa,” was born 12 December 1933. Dibango achieved a considerable success following in the U.K. with the disco hit “Big Blow,” and in 1998 he recorded the album CubAfrica with Cuban artist Eliades Ochoa. Manu Dibango died on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 after contracting the new coronavirus, his representatives have confirmed. Dibango was “a fatherly figure who was always ready to advise, hold the hand of younger musicians and lead them to success,” fellow musician and journalist Ateh Francis, also known as Bazore, said. Here’s Manu Dibango Biography and Profile.
Marielle Franco, human rights activist, was born July 27, 1979. She was assassinated 14 March 2018.
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her chains are very different from my own,” Marielle Franco said to the mixed crowd of activists fighting to build a better life in the South American country.
Here’s Marielle Franco Biography and Profile.
Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe (Grace Mugabe), born 23 July 1965, an entrepreneur, politician, Zimbabwe First Lady, and the widow of the late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. By the time she was in her 20s, she had married an air force pilot named Stanley Goreraza, with whom she had a son, Russell. She was first secretary to the President Mugabe, before becoming his mistress and eventually rising to become Zimbabwe’s First Lady in 1996. Here’s Grace Mugabe Biography and Profile.
Jamie Foxx (Eric Morlon Bishop), was born on December 13, 1967, in Terrell, Texas. Jamie Foxx emerged as one of the most diversely talented entertainers of his generation. In 2005, Jamie Foxx became the first person to be nominated for three acting awards at the Golden Globes in the same year, for his performances in Ray, Collateral and Redemption. Here’s Jamie Foxx Biography and Profile.
Ian Paisley, born 6 April 1926, was probably the most fiery, uncompromising and bellicose Ulster politician throughout the North’s Troubles. Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside PC, was a loyalist politician and Protestant religious leader from Northern Ireland. Here’s Ian Paisley Biography and Profile.
Kirk Douglas, Hollywood actor and father of Michael Douglas was born on 9 December 1916. Kirk Douglas rose to prominence during Hollywood’s “golden age”, earning his first Oscar nomination for the 1949 film Champion. Douglas was himself nominated for an Oscar three times – for Champion (1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), and Lust for Life (1956). Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch, a ragman’s son. He died Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood king. Here’s Kirk Douglas Biography and Profile.
Diana Ross was born March 26, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan. Diana began singing with friends as a teenager, and eventually formed the groundbreaking 1960s trio the Supremes. Diana Ross & the Supremes top 10 best songs: Buttered Popcorn, Baby Love, Stop! In the Name of Love, You Keep Me Hanging On, Reflections, Someday We’ll Be Together, Bill, When Are You Coming Back?, Stoned Love, Nathan Jones, Bad Weather. Here’s Diana Ross Biography and Profile.
Dylann Storm Roof, born April 3, 1994, was struggled with his classes, attending the ninth grade twice before dropping out. He floated in and out of jobs, took drugs and drank, had run-ins with the police. When he was in middle school, Mr. Roof’s mother told her friends that her son was beginning to founder in school. “‘I don’t know what’s wrong with him,’” a friend, Kimberly Konzny, recalled her saying. “She said it was boring to him.” Here’s Dylann Roof Biography and Profile.
Kobe Bryant (Kobe Bean Bryant), African-American Professional Basketball Player, was born August 23, 1978, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Father: Joe Bryant, a professional basketball player. Mother: Pam Bryant. Marriage: Vanessa (Laine) Bryant (April 18, 2001-January 26, 2020, his death). Children: Capri, June 2019; Bianka, December 2016; Gianna, May 2006; Natalia, January 2003. Take a look back at his life and career. Here’s Kobe Bean Bryant Biography and Profile.