Gerry Adams, Irish Republican Politician, President of Sinn Féin, was born in West Belfast on 6 October 1948 into a family with close ties to both the trade union and republican movements. His father, Gerry senior, had been shot while taking part in an IRA attack on a police patrol in 1942 and was subsequently imprisoned. Here’s Gerry Adams Biography and Profile.
Bong Joon Ho was born 14 September 1969, in South Korea’s ‘most conservative city’ as the youngest child of an elite artistic family which poured scorn on the movie industry. “Parasite” made history at the 92nd Academy Awards, becoming the first non-English language film to win best picture, while adding honors for director Bong Joon Ho, original screenplay and the international feature film category. Here’s Bong Joon Ho Biography and Profile.
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, born 12 January 1936, founded the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and led a coalition government with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP in Kashmir. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed affair with active politics began in the 1950s, and he first entered the state legislative assembly in 1962, aged all of 26. Here’s Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Biography and Profile.
Michael Douglas (Michael Kirk Douglas) was born on September 25, 1944, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to actor Kirk Douglas and his wife, Diana Dill. Michael Douglas landed his first leading man role in Romancing the Stone (1984), portraying Jack Colton, an Indiana Jones-type adventurer. This successful teaming of Douglas with Danny DeVito and Kathleen Turner led to a sequel, The Jewel of the Nile (1985). The three worked again in The War of the Roses (1989), a dark comedy about an ugly divorce. Here’s Michael Douglas 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.
Raila Amollo Odinga, born 7 January 1945, the son of Kenya’s first Vice President Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, has been an active political player in Kenya’s politics since early 1980s. Raila Odinga holds the record as the Kenyan politician who has changed political allegiances the most times. Each time he has moved, Mr Odinga has fashioned himself as a reformist. Here’s Raila Amolo Odinga Biography and Profile