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Written by Barry Kowal   
Mar 16, 2020 at 04:33 PM

Hello people,
           we have twelve (12) birthdays and an historical event today:six singers,
a retired professional basketball player,a holy man,two actors and two actresses.
        Let's start with the historical event.


historical event) In South Korea,the Sewol ferry disaster,occurred on the morning
of April 16,2014 when 304 died in the disaster,most notably around 250 students
from Danwon High School (Ansan City).

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1) Born on Tuesday,April 16,1935 in Canonsburg,Pennsylvania,USA is a singer and
songwriter.In pop music circles,he became known as "The Polish Prince",as his music
pays tribute to his Polish heritage.In the 1960s he had four number one singles on
the US Billboard Hot 100.One of the #1 songs spent 4 weeks at #1.The song was the
cover version of a 1945 Vaughn Monroe song which was knocked out of the #1 spot by
the "Beatles".

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2) Born on Friday,April 16,1993 in Chicago is a singer,rapper,songwriter,actor and
activist.In 2017 along with DJ Khaled,Justin Bieber,Quavo and Lil Wayne he went to
#1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

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  3) Born on Monday,April 16,1973 in St. Louis,Missouri,USA is a singer,songwriter,
record producer,entrepreneur,philanthropist and actor.In 2005 he had a song that
spent three weeks at #1 in Australia


4) Born on Thursday,April 16,1953 in Wahroonga,New South Wales,Australia is a
singer and politician.He the lead singer of a rock band that recorded a song that
was an international hit and peaked at #1 in Canada,New Zealand and South Africa in 1987 and 1988.
    He was an Australian Labor Party member of the House of Representatives for the seat of Kingsford Smith,New South Wales,from October 2004 to August 2013.

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5) Born on Wednesday,April 16,1947 in Paisley,Scotland,United Kingdom
(Died:January 4,2011 in Stroud,England,United Kingdom)was a rock singer-songwriter
known for his solo hits.One that went to #1 in Australia.The same song was the #10
song for the entire year of 1978 on the Australian Chart Book's AMR chart.

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6) Born on Sunday,April 16,1939 in London (Died:Died: March 2, 1999 in
Henley-on-Thames,United Kingdomm) was a singer and record producer whose career
extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.In 1966 one of her songs went to #1 in the
UK,peaked at #2 in Australia and peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

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7) Also born on Wednesday,April 16,1947 but in New York City is a retired professional
basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for
the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.
At the time of his retirement at age 42 in 1989,he was the NBA's all-time leader
in points scored (38,387),games played (1,560),minutes played (57,446),field goals
made (15,837),field goal attempts (28,307),blocked shots (3,189),defensive rebounds
(9,394),career wins (1,074) and personal fouls (4,657).He remains the all-time
leader in points scored and career wins.He is ranked third all-time in both rebounds
and blocked shots.

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 8) Born on Saturday,April 16,1927 in Marktl,Germany he served as Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City from 2005 to 2013.His election occurred in the 2005 papal conclave that followed the death of Pope John Paul II.

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 9) Born on Friday,April 16,1965 in Frankfurt,Germany is an American stand-up comedian,actor,producer and writer.He came to fame during the 1990s,establishing a Hollywood career as a leading actor,most notably in the television sitcom "Martin" and the films "House Party","Boomerang","Bad Boys","Wild Hogs","Nothing To Lose",
"Blue Streak","Life","Big Momma's House", and "A Thin Line Between Love & Hate".

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10) Born on Tuesday,April 16,1889 in London (Died:December 25,1977 in
Corsier-sur-Vevey,Switzerland)was an English comic actor,filmmaker and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. He became a worldwide icon through his
screen persona,"The Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in
the history of the film industry.

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11) Born on Monday,April 16,1962 in Yonkers,New York,USA is an asshole,a government official and diplomat serving as the 71st United States secretary of state since January 26, 2021.He previously served as deputy national security advisor from 2013 to 2015 and deputy secretary of state from 2015 to 2017 under President Barack Obama.

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12) Born on Friday,April 16,1954 in New York City is an actress and film producer.
Her breakthrough role was in the 1982 comedy-drama film "Diner",and the following
years she had starring roles in films including "Tender Mercies" (1983),
"The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension"(1984), and
"The Big Easy" (1987).
     In 1997,she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a
Miniseries or a Movie for her performance in the television film "Before Women Had

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Ellen Barkin

13) Born on Wednesday,April 16,1941 in Valhalla,New York,USA is an actress and model.She was the Playmate of the Month in the April,1959 issue of "Playboy" and was only seventeen years old when she posed for her "Playboy" pictorial.She not only made a guest appearance on an episode of the TV series "Tales of Wells Fargo," but also acted in the movies "The Thrill Killers" and "The Witchmaker." She went on to become a wife and a mother.She now lives in the suburbs of New York City.

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Nancy Crawford 
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