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Written by Barry Kowal   
Sep 13, 2020 at 12:55 PM
Hello people,
    we have sixteen (16) birthdays on this date;two singers,an accused assassin,
a retired American football coach,a model,five actresses,two actors,a politician,
a daughter,alpine ski racer and a tennis player.
    Let's start with the two singers.


 1)Born on Monday,October 18th,1926 in St,Louis (died:Saturday,March 18,2017 in
Wentzville.Missouri,USA) was this rock & roll icon.He was the first person to be
inducted to the "Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame" in 1986.He could play a guitar like
ringing a bell.He also told Ludwig Van Beethoven to dig these rhythm and blues.

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 2)Born on Thursday,October 18th,1979 in Camden,Arkansas is this singer who had a
#1 single on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2006. He also had two (2) number one albums on the US Billboard 200 album chart.In 2005 a singer named "Mario" had a song on the US Billboard Hot 100 titled "Let Me Love You". This song spent nine (9) weeks at #1.Our birthday boy wrote this song for "Mario".


 3)Born on Wednesday,October 18th,1939 in New Orleans (died:Sunday,November 24, 1963 in Dallas,Texas,USA).On November 22,1963 he was arrested for assassinating US President John F.Kennedy.Two days later while being transported by the police to the county jail he was shot to death by Jack Ruby in a car park.The official narrative of the US government is that he killed Kennedy.Many Americans (myself included) don't buy this bullshit.Many people believe this guy was a patsy and the real culprit was the CIA.They killed Kennedy because he refused to give them a war in Vietnam.

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 4)Also born on Wednesday,October 18th,1939 but in Carnegie,Pennsylvania,USA is a
former American football player,coach and television commentator.
  He was an NFL champion with the 1963 Chicago Bears and is a three-time Super Bowl champion,playing on the Cowboys Super Bowl VI team as well as winning as an assistant coach for the Cowboys in Super Bowl XII and coaching the Bears to victory in Super Bowl XX.He was named to both the NFL's 50th and 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.
   As a coach for the Bears for 11 years he was twice both the AP and UPI NFL Coach of Year (1985 and 1988).He also coached the New Orleans Saints for three years. 

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 5)Born on Wednesday,October 18th,1944 in Chicago is a model. At age 17 she was
photographed by Jon Pownall to become Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for
its November 1962 issue.She was one of three finalists for that year's Playmate of
the Year and appeared on the cover of the January 1963 issue.June Cochran beat her
and Laura Young for the title.She worked as a Bunny at the Chicago Playboy Club
and also ran a boutique in the Windy City at the same time.
  She was one of the Editors' choices for the top ten Playmates of all time during
Playboy's ten-year anniversary celebration.She did not make the top ten list when the readers' top ten was voted on.

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Avis Kimble

 6)Born on Tuesday,October 18th,1938 in Reno,Nevada,USA (Died:December 30,2020 in Los Angeles) was this actress who starred in a very popular TV show that aired in the 1960s.The sitcom was about seven (7) castaways stranded on an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean.Today only one of those seven (7) castaways is still alive,Tina Louise.

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 7)Born on Thursday,October 18th,1951 in Detroit is this actress who starred in a
TV sitcom with Robin Williams that aired between 1978 and 1982.She has been married to Mark Harmon since 1987.

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 8)Born Gloria Sharlene Waldron on Saturday,October 18th,1941 in Glendale, California,USA (died:on Monday,June 21,2010 on the beach in Hawaii,U.S.A.)was a model and actress who was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for October,1965 and Playmate of the Year for 1966.Her father ran a floral nursery in Sun Valley,California.She was a cheerleader at Glendale High School.She was the Playmate of the Month in the October,1965 issue of "Playboy." She told "Playboy" that she was twenty-one and single when she posed for her pictorial;in reality she was twenty-four, married, and the mother of two children (both of her kids are featured in said pictorial as "swimming "school" students). She was named Playmate of the Year in 1966.In the wake of her Playmate stint she went on to have a very successful modeling and acting career (she primarily acted in a slew of TV commercials).She appeared as "Natalie" in the 1996 movie "High Road".Moreover,she also worked for an investment counseling firm and was a licensed scuba diver.She died of heart failure on June 21,2010 on the beach in her favorite vacationing spot in Hawaii.

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Allison Parks

 9)Born on Tuesday,October 18th,1960 in Burbank,California,USA (died: on Saturday,
April 22,2017 in New Salisbury,Indiana,USA) was this actress best known for playing "Joanie Cunningham" on the television sitcom "Happy Days" during the 1970s and its spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi".

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10)Also born on Tuesday,October 18th,1960 but in Evanston,Illinois,USA is a model and actress.Since her father worked all over the world,she has traveled to such exotic places as Kenya,Austria,Hong Kong and Haiti.At age 16 she was accepted into Oberlin College as a piano student,but never finished her studies in that particular field.She was the Playmate of the Month in the June,1988 issue of "Playboy." She subsequently appeared in a handful of "Playboy" videos and special editions.Moreover,she is an avid reader and accomplished cook who once aspired to be a cordon bleu chef.Under her married name,she worked for the World Wrestling Federation as Vince McMahon's executive assistant.She left the company in 1991 and later testified against McMahon in his steroid distribution trial in 1994.

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Emily Arth

11)Also born on Tuesday,October 18th,1960 but in Saint-Agatha-Berchem,Belgium is this actor,martial artist,screenwriter,film producer and director best known for his martial arts action films.He has even earned the nickname "The muscles from Brussels"

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12)Born on Sunday,October 18th,1987 in San Luis Obispo,California,USA is an actor and singer.He rose to prominence in the late 2000s for his leading role as Troy Bolton in the High School Musical trilogy (2006???2008).During this time, he also starred in the musical film "Hairspray" (2007) and the comedy film "17 Again" (2009).Accompanied by Drew Seeley & Vanessa Hudgens they peformed a song that peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at #4 in New Zealand in 2006.
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13)Born on Saturday,October 18th,1919 in Montreal (died:Thursday,September 28,2000
in Montreal) is the 15th Prime Minister of Canada.Serving between 1968 and 1984 for 15 years and 164 days made him Canada's 3rd longest serving prime minister.Currently his son is the prime minister of Canada.

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14)Born on Thursday,October 18th,1990 in Wasilla,Alaska,USA is a public speaker and reality television personality.She is the oldest daughter and second of five children of a former Alaska governor and former Republican vice-president candidate.She competed in the fall 2010 season of "Dancing With The Stars" and reached the finals,finishing in third place.

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15)Born on Thursday,October 18th,1984 in Saint Paul,Minnesota,USA is a former World Cup alpine ski racer on the US Ski Team.She won four World Cup overall championships-one of only two female skiers to do so,along with Annemarie Moser-Proll-with three consecutive titles in 2008,2009 and 2010,plus another in 2012.
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Lindsey Vonn

16)Born on Thursday,October 18th,1956 in Prague,Czech Republic is a former Czechoslovak and later American professional tennis player and coach.In 2005,"Tennis Magazine" selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1975 through 2005 and she is considered one of the best,if not the best,female tennis players of all time.
   She won 18 Grand Slam singles titles,31 major women's doubles titles (an all-time record) and 10 major mixed doubles titles,combining to mark the open-era record for the most number of Grand Slam titles won by one player,male or female.
   She was world No. 1 for a total of 332 weeks in singles,and a record 237 weeks in doubles,making her the only player in history to have held the top spot in both singles and doubles for over 200 weeks.

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Martina Navratilova

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