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Written by Barry Kowal   
Dec 06, 2019 at 05:12 PM
Hello people,
  we have thirteen (13) birthdays and a trivia question on this date:a TV host,an actor,a former professional ice hockey player,a general,an activist,
a singer,a professional football (soccer) coach,professional basketball player,a baroness,three models and a guitarist.
   Let's start with the trivia question.


Trivia fact)January 26 is Australia Day.It is the official national day of Australia.Observed annually on January 26,it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet at Port Jackson in New South Wales and the raising of the British flag at Sydney Cove by Arthur Phillip.

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 1) Born on Sunday,January 26,1958 in Metairie,Louisiana,USA is a comedian,
gay television host,actress,writer and producer.She starred in the popular sitcom
"Ellen" from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show,since 2003.

2) Born on Monday,January 26,1925 in Shaker Heights,Ohio,USA
(Died:September 26,2008 in Westport,Connecticut,USA)was an American actor,voice
actor,film director,producer, race car driver,IndyCar owner,entrepreneur,
philanthropist and activist.He won and was nominated for numerous awards, winning
an Academy Award for his performance in the 1986 film "The Color of Money",a BAFTA
Award,a Screen Actors Guild Award,a Cannes Film Festival Award,an Emmy Award and
many others.
His other roles include the title characters in "The Hustler" (1961),
"Hud" (1963),"Harper" (1966) and "Cool Hand Luke" (1967),as well as
"Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid" (1969),"The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean"
(1972),"The Sting" (1973) and "The Verdict" (1982).

3) Born on Thursday,January 26,1961 in Brantford,Ontario,Canada is a Canadian
former professional ice hockey player and former head coach.He played twenty
seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed
"The Great One", he has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many
sportswriters,players and the league itself.He is the leading scorer in NHL history,
with more goals and assists than any other player.He garnered more assists than any
other player scored total points and is the only NHL player to total over 200 points
in one season-a feat he accomplished four times.In addition,he tallied over 100
points in 16 professional seasons,14 of them consecutive.At the time of his
retirement in 1999,he held 61 NHL records:40 regular-season records,15 playoff
records and six All-Star records.

4) Born on Monday,January 26,1880 in Little Rock,Arkansas,USA (Died:April 5,1964
in Washington,D.C.)was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the
 Philippine Army.He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s
and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater.He received the Medal of Honor
for his service in the Philippines Campaign,during World War II,which made him and
his father,the first father and son to be awarded the medal.He was one of only five
men ever to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the US Army and the only man
ever to become a field marshal in the Philippine Army.
"I Shall return"

 5) Born on Wednesday,January 26,1944 in Birmingham,Alabama, USA is an American
political activist,academic and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture
activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA and had
close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil
Rights Movement.
    As a result of purchasing firearms used in the 1970 armed take-over of a Marin
County,California courtroom,in which four persons were killed,she was prosecuted
for conspiracy.She was later acquitted of this charge.
   She was a professor (now retired) at the University of California,Santa Cruz,in
its History of Consciousness Department and a former director of the university's
 Feminist Studies department.Her research interests are feminism,African-American
studies,critical theory, Marxism, popular music,social consciousness and the
 philosophy and history of punishment and prisons.She co-founded Critical Resistance,an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex.

6) Also born on Wednesday,January 26,1944 but in Seattle,Washington,USA is a singer,
best known for a song that peaked at #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100,which earned her a
Grammy nomination for female vocalist of the year in 1968.

7) Born on Saturday,January 26,1963 in Setubal,Portugal is a professional football
(soccer) coach and former player who most recently served as manager of English
club "Manchester United".As a manager,he has won 25 major honors,making him one of
the most successful managers of all time.

8) Born on Wednesday,January 26,1977 in Daytona Beach,Florida,USA is a professional
basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.He is
6 feet 6 inches tall and plays both shooting guard and small forward.He is the
fourth player in the NBA ever to play 21 seasons,the most in NBA history.

9) Born on Thursday,Sunday 26,1905 in Vienna,Austria (Died:March 28,1987 in
Morrisville,Vermont,USA) was a baroness and the stepmother and matriarch of the
"Trapp Family Singers".She wrote "The Story Of The Trapp Family Singers" which was
published in 1949 and was the inspiration for the 1956 West German film "The Trapp
Family",which in turn inspired the Broadway musical "The Sound Of Music" (1959) and
its 1965 film version.

10) Born on Thursday,January 26,1984 in Waterville,Maine,USA is a model.She grew up
in the towns of Newport and Clinton in the US state of Maine.She also was Miss Teen
Maine USA in 2001.She attended Husson College and modeled for companies such as New
Balance and Hasbro.She was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for June 2011.She is
the first and only Playmate from the US state of Maine.Her pictorial spread
celebrates her love of the Boston Celtics.

Mei-Ling Lam

11) Born on Thursday,Sunday 26,1950 in Hoboken,New Jersey,USA (Died:November 13,2017
in Jersey City,New Jersey,USA) was a model.She was the daughter of Giuseppe and Pauline
Lupo,she graduated from Hoboken High School and attended the Parisian Beauty Academy
in Hackensack,New Jersey as a cosmetology major.She got a job as a Playboy Bunny at
Playboy's Great Gorge Resort hotel in McAfee,New Jersey in April,1974.She achieved
her greatest enduring popularity as the Playmate of the Month for November,1975.In the
wake of her Playmate stint she traveled and promoted Playboy in Canada,Japan and the
United States.In January,1977 she moved to Key Biscayne,Florida,where she worked as
a flight attendant.
She posed for several Playboy reunion pictorials in the early 1980's and she
returned to New Jersey and got a real estate license (she worked as a real estate sales
representative for Liberty Realtors on Washington Street in the Hoboken office for
more than twenty years).She became a cosmetologist in 1986 and gave birth to her son
Joseph P. Lupo at age 36 on August 20,1986.Moreover,she also founded her own business
Fountain of Youth Body Oil as well as was a frequent guest at Glamourcon conventions
held in both Chicago and Los Angeles.She died at age 67 from cancer on November 13,2017
at the Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City,New Jersey.She was survived by her
son Joseph,brother John P. Lupo and sister Margaret.

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Janet Paula Lupo


12) Born on Friday,January 26,1984 in Moses Lake,Washington,U.S.A. is an actress and
model.She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its June 1962 issue.During
the early to mid-1960s,she pursued an acting career,appearing in B-movies and series
television. She also had a role in Martin Scorsese's film directing debut, "Who's That
Knocking At My Door" (1967).

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Merissa Mathes

13) Born on Wednesday,January 26,1955 in Nijmegen,Netherlands (Died:October 6,2020 in
Santa Monica,California,USA) was a Dutch-American musician,songwriter and producer.He
is the main songwriter and founder with brother Alex,singer David Lee Roth and bassist
Michael Anthony???of a very popular hard rock band.

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