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Written by Barry Kowal   
Jan 04, 2020 at 05:21 PM
Hello people,
     we have twelve (12) birthdays on this date.Five singers/musicians,two actors,
two actresses,a mobster,Playboy Playmate and a journalist.
    Let's start with the three singers/musicians.

1) Born on Friday,February 28,1969 in Erie,Pennsylvania,USA is the lead singer and
songwriter of a rock band,whose breakout song won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s).The same song peaked at #5 on the
US Billboard Hot 100.

2) Born on Saturday,February 28,1942 in Cheltenham,United Kingdom (Died:July 3,1969
in Hartfield,United Kingdom) was an English musician,best known as the founder and
the original leader of what many claim to be the world's greatest rock and roll band.The band still exists
today with Mick Jagger as the lead singer.


3) Born on Monday,February 28,1977 in Macon,Georgia,USA is a country music singer.
He has had four (4) #1 albums on the US Billboard 200.

4) Born on Sunday,February 28,1937 in Dallas,Texas,USA is a singer.He was the lead
singer of a group that had the song that Billboard Magazine ranked as the #1 song
for the entire year of 1965.The song only peaked at #2 on the weekly US Billboard
Hot 100.One of 4 songs in Billboard chart history to reach #1 for the year but
never reach #1 on the weekly US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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Domingo "Sam The Sham" Samudio

5) Born on Thursday,February 28,1957 in Athens,Georgia,USA is one of the vocalists,
songwriters and founding members of a very famous new wave rock band.She is noted for
her distinctive contralto voice and also plays percussion during live shows.In 1989
the group had a song that peaked at #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100,but went to #1 in
Ireland,Australia and New Zealand.
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Cynthia Leigh Wilson
6) Born on Monday,February 28,1955 in New York City (Died:April 12,2022 in
New York City)was an actor,a stand-up comedian and voice actor.His persona as a
comedian features an exaggerated shrill voice and emphasis on crude humor.His
numerous roles in film and television include voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's
"Aladdin",Digit in the children's cartoon/educational math-based show "Cyberchase",
and Kraang Subprime in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".He was also the voice of the
Aflac Duck until 2011.

7) Born on Saturday,February 28,1931 in Mount Kisco,New York,U.S.A. (Died:May 29,2021
in Palm Desert,California,U.S.A.) was an actor.He achieved continuing television
success co-starring opposite Ernest Borgnine on McHale's Navy (1962???1964) as Joseph
"Happy" Haines and on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970???1977) as Murray Slaughter.He
is best known for his starring role on ABC's "The Love Boat" (1977???1986),in which he
was cast as ship's Captain Merrill Stubing. 

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8) Born on Saturday,February 28,1948 in New York City is an actress,singer and
children's book author.She was praised for her roles in films including "Silent
Movie","The Jerk","Pennies From Heaven" and "Annie".

9) Born on Thursday,February 28,1991 in Dublin,Ireland is an actress.She has
starred in the films "In America","Stormbreaker","The Spiderwick Chronicles" and
"Emilie".She is also known for her role as Lady Mary Tudor in the TV series "The
Tudors", for which she won an IFTA award and for her appearances as Princess Aurora
in "Once Upon A Time".

Sarah Bolger

10) Born on Wednesday,February 28,1906 in New York City (Died:June 20,1947 in
Beverly Hills,California,USA) was a mobster.He was known as one of the most
"infamous and feared gangsters of his day".Described as handsome and charismatic,
he became one of the first front-page celebrity gangsters.He was also a driving
force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip.
He was one of the founders and leaders of "Murder,Inc." and became a bootlegger
during the Prohibition.

11) Born on Sunday,February 28,1960 in Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada
(Died:August 14,1980 in West Los Angeles,California,USA) was a Playboy Playmate,
model and actress.She was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979 and
Playmate of the Year in 1980.
    She was murdered at the age of 20 by her estranged husband/manager Paul Snider,who committed suicide on the same day.Her death inspired two motion pictures,the 1981 TV movie "Death Of A Centerfold" and the 1983 theatrical release "Star 80",as well as the book "The Killing Of The Unicorn" and the songs "Californication" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and "The Best Was Yet To Come" by Bryan Adams.

Dorothy Stratten

12)Born on Tuesday,February 28,1961 in Beverly Hills,California,USA is a journalist and host of "CrossTalk",on the English-language TV channel RT.He is originally from California but is now based in Moscow.Prior to "CrossTalk",he hosted RT's programs "IMHO" and "In Context".He also hosted a monthly business program on RT called "On The Money" which ended in May 2014.
    He received a B.A. in International Economic Relations,an M.A. in European history and completed Ph.D. courses in Studies in European Economic History from the University of California,Davis. He was a Fulbright Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw,Poland.He has been living in Eastern Europe and Russia for over 25 years while working as a lecturer at the University of Warsaw,a market researcher for Colgate-Palmolive and an investment analyst for brokerage firms,including Russia's Alfa-Bank.

Last Updated ( Feb 28, 2023 at 07:23 AM )

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