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Written by Barry Kowal   
Dec 11, 2019 at 07:25 PM
Hello people,
  we have eleven (11) birthdays on this date.A trivia question,a politician,an Internet entrepreneur,an actress,a retired professional golfer,three models,three singers and a holy man.
  Let's start with the trivia question.

Trivia) Vladimir Lenin Russian revolutionary died on January 21,1924 in
Gorki Leninskiye,Russia. 

1) Born on Saturday,January 21,1950 in Seattle,Washington,USA is a politician and
diplomat who served as the 10th United States ambassador to China (2011-14).He was
previously the 21st Governor of Washington (1997-2005) and served in the Obama
administration as United States Secretary of Commerce (2009-11).
He is the first governor in the continental United States of Asian descent and
is the only Chinese American ever to have served as a governor of any state.He was
also the first Chinese American to serve as the U.S. ambassador to China.

 2) Born on Monday,January 21,1974 in Kiel,Germany is a German-Finnish internet
entrepreneur and political activist who resides in Auckland,New Zealand.He first
rose to fame in Germany in the 1990s as an Internet entrepreneur.
   He is the founder of now-defunct file hosting service Megaupload (2005-2012).
Earlier,he achieved notoriety in Germany as a teen hacker who received a two-year
suspended sentence for selling identities that he had siphoned from telephone
operators' client database.Since the closure of Megaupload,he has been accused of
criminal copyright infringement and other charges,such as money laundering,
racketeering and wire fraud,by the U.S. Department of Justice.On 20 February 2017,
a New Zealand court ruled that he,as well as co-accused Mathias Ortmann,Bram van
der Kolk and Carter Edwards,could be extradited to the US on fraud charges related
to Megaupload.He denies any wrongdoing and has accused US authorities of pursuing a vendetta against him on behalf of politically influential Hollywood studios.His
lawyer said that he would appeal the decision.On July 5,2018,the New Zealand Court
of Appeal upheld the lower court's ruling.His lawyer said that he would appeal the
decision to the Supreme Court.

3) Born on Saturday,January 21,1956 in Wareham,Massachusetts,USA is an actress,
film producer,writer,voice actress,former fashion model and former archer.She is
known for her roles in "The Fly"(1986),"Beetlejuice"(1988),"Thelma & Louise"(1991),
"A League of Their Own"(1992),"The Long Kiss Goodnight"(1996)","Stuart Little"
(1999), and "The Accidental Tourist",for which she won the 1988 Academy Award for
Best Supporting Actress.

Geena Davis

4) Born on Sunday,January 21,1940 in Columbus,Ohio,USA nicknamed "The Golden Bear",
is a retired professional golfer.Many observers regard him as the greatest golfer of
all time.During a span of more than 25 years,he won a record 18 major championships
while producing 19 second-place and 9 third-place finishes.
When he claimed his 18th and final major championship at age 46 at the 1986
Masters,he became the tournament's oldest winner.

5) Born on Monday,January 21,1985 in La Mirada,California,USA is a model and
Penthouse Pet Of The Month for December 2004.

Ashley Roberts

6) Born on Friday,January 21,1927 in Jacksonville,Florida,U.S.A.(died:January 27,2016
in Manhattan,New York,U.S.A. was an American model,author and former adjunct professor
of English at City University of New York.She is the author of the novels Amo:The
feminist centrefold from outer space (1974) and My Darling from the Lions (1968) and
the short story collection Secrets of San Miguel (2013),as well as the novelisations
Adios,Sabata (1971) and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1968).She has also published a memoir,
Sleeping with the Bad Boys (2006),about her time among the New York circle of writers
in the fifties and sixties.She was the subject of a musical composition by Fluxus
artist Al Hansen;"Alice Denham In 48 Seconds".
She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the July 1956 issue.She died
of complications from ovarian cancer on January 27, 2016.
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Alice Denham
6) Born on Wednesday,January 21,1976 in Newport News,Virginia,USA is a model and
Playboy Playmate Of The Month for May 1997.

Lynn Thomas

8) Also born on Wednesday,January 21,1976 but in Finchley,United Kingdom is an
English singer,songwriter,actress and radio and television presenter.She was the
youngest member of what some might say is the greatest girl group of all-time to
originate in the UK. Within 2 1/2 years during the 1990s this group had eight (8)
#1 songs in the UK.One of those eight (8) number ones spent 7 weeks at #1 in the
UK and 11 weeks at #1 in Australia.

9) Born on Wednesday,January 21,1942 in Nashville,Tennessee,USA (died:April 2,2003
in Bramcote,United Kingdom) was a singer and songwriter.He had a song that spent
three weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.The song was Billboard
Magazine's #5 song for the entire year of 1970 on Billboard's year-end chart.
10) Born on Saturday,January 21,1950 in  Fyzabad,Trinidad and Tobago is a singer and recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s.He had three #1 singles on the US Billnoard Hot 100.
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11) Born on Thursday,January 21,1869 in Pokrovskoye,Russia (Assassinated:December
30,1916 in Moika Palace,Saint Petersburg,Russia)was a Russian mystic and
self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II and gained
considerable influence in late imperial Russia.
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