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Written by Barry Kowal   
May 03, 2020 at 05:32 PM

Hello people,
  We have five (5) birthdays today;two singers,a composer,an actor and an
Let's start with the two singers.

1) Born on Thursday,June 29,1978 in Honolulu is a singer,songwriter,actress,dancer
and television personality.
    Throughout her career,she has had a total of three UK number one singles,two of which emanating from being the lead singer of a very popular all girl group and one as a solo artist.She has sold over 60 million records worldwide,as a solo artist and as the lead singer of that very popular all girl group.In accordance with multiple sources,she has sold at least 37 million singles and has had in excess of 15 million total album sales.Since her first chart entry in 2005,she has scored 20 top-20 hits on the UK Singles Chart.
    One of her songs,in which she was the lead singer of a very popular all girl group,spent seven (7) weeks at #1 in Australia in 2005.

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2) Born on Tuesday,June 29,1943 in Belhaven,North Carolina,USA (Died:April 10,2003
in Kinston,North Carolina,USA)was a pop singer.Although some sources claim that her stage name was inspired by a character from the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" she stated in an interview that she was named after her aunt.She was a baby sitter for singer and song-writer "Carole King"
   In 1987 a very popular Australian singer went to #1 for seven (7) weeks and was
Australia's #1 single for the entire year of 1987.That same song would peak at #3
on the US Billboard Hot 100 in November 1988. This song was a cover version of a
song that had twice prior to 1988 reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.Once in
1974 by a Michigan based hard rock band and the first time in 1962 by Carole King's baby sitter.Carole King wrote the song.

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3) Born on Monday,June 29,1908 in Cambridge,Massachusetts,USA (Died:May 18,1975 in
Woodbury,Connecticut,USA) was a composer of short,light concert pieces,of which
many were introduced by the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Arthur
Fiedler.He had the #1 song for the entire year of 1952 on US Billboard Magazine. The song spent five weeks at #1 on Billboard Magazine's Primary singles chart.

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 4) Born on Thursday,June 29,1944 in Baytown,Texas,USA is an actor.A prolific character actor,he has appeared in over 150 films,including "Lethal Weapon" (1987),"Predator 2" (1990),"Point Break" (1991),"Under Siege"(1992),"The Firm" (1993) "Carried Away" (1996) and "Lost Highway" (1997).
    For portraying Buddy Holly in "The Buddy Holly Story" (1978),he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor.

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5) Born on Sunday,June 29,1941 in Port of Spain,Trinidad and Tobago (Died:November
15,1998 in Conakry,Guinea) was a Trinidadian-born prominent organizer in the Civil
Rights Movement in the United States and the global Pan-African movement.
Born in Trinidad,he grew up in the United States from the age of 11 and became an
activist while attending Howard University.He eventually developed the Black Power
movement,first while leading the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC),
later serving as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party (BPP)
and lastly as a leader of the All-African People's Revolutionary Party (A-APRP).
He became one of the most popular and controversial Black leaders of the late
1960s.J. Edgar Hoover,director of the FBI, secretly identified him as the man most
likely to succeed Malcolm X as America's "black messiah." The FBI targeted him
for personal destruction through its COINTELPRO program and he fled to Africa in
1968.He re-established himself in Ghana,and then Guinea,adopting the new name of
Kwame Ture.
From 1968-73 he was married to South African singer Miriam Makeba.

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