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Written by Barry Kowal   
Nov 18, 2020 at 07:41 PM

Hello people,
     we have fifteen (15) birthdays on this date;four singers,an actor,
a television host,six actresses,a model,a mass murderer and a trivia question.
    We'll start with the trivia question.

Trivia) On Monday,December 13,1937 the Nanjing masacre began as Japanese soldiers
of the Imperial Japanese Army murdered Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants
who numbered an estimated 40,000 to over 300,000 and perpetrated widespread rape and

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1) Born Monday,December 13,1948 in Redford,Michigan,USA is a singer-songwriter,
musician and activist.He initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy
Dukes,a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock.After playing
with the Amboy Dukes,he embarked on a solo career.He is also noted for conservative
political views,his lifelong stance against drug and alcohol abuse and advocacy of
hunting and gun ownership rights.He is a board member of the National Rifle Association
and a strong supporter of the Republican Party and an asshole.

The road I cruise is a bitch now,baby
But no, you can't turn me round
And if a house gets in my way,baby
Ya know I'll burn it down

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 2) Born on Wednesday,December 13,1967 in Terrell,Texas,U.S.A. is a singer who has
had two number one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 with one of them spending 10 weeks at #1 in 2005.He won an Academy Award for Best Actor,BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor-Motion Picture Musical or Comedy,for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film "Ray".The same year,he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the crime film "Collateral".

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 3) Born on Sunday,December 13,1981 in Riverside,California,U.S.A. is a singer,
songwriter,record producer and multi-instrumentalist.She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of a rock band that had a song out in 2003 that can be found in my Top 40 of all-time on my website
This song spent 6 weeks at #1 in Australia.

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 4) Born 0n Wednesday,December 13,1989 in Reading,Pennsylvania,U.S.A. is a singer
who has had five number one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 and 7 number one albums on the US Billboard 200.
   She signed with the label Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house.Her self-titled debut album in 2006 peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 and spent the most weeks on the chart in the 2000s.Her second album,was released in 2008.It became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States.The album won four Grammy Awards,with her becoming the youngest Album of the Year winner.
   As a songwriter,she has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame,and was included in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time in 2015.She is also the recipient of 10 Grammy Awards,five Guinness World Records,one Emmy Award,21 Billboard Music Awards,12 Country Music Association Awards,eight Academy of Country Music Awards,and one Brit Award.She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time,having sold more than 40 million albums-including 27.8 million in the US-and 130 million single downloads.She has appeared in Time's 100 most influential people in the world (2010 and 2015),Forbes' top-earning women in music (2011-2015),Forbes' 100 most powerful women (2015) and Forbes Celebrity 100 (2016).She was the youngest woman to be included in the third ofthese,ranked first in Celebrity 100 and was named Time Person of the Year in 2017 as part of the "Silence Breakers".

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 5) Born 0n Wednesday,December 13,1989 but in Los Angeles is an author and the
elder daughter of a former governor of California and a broadcast journalist.She is a grandniece of the 35th President of the United States.

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 6) Born on Sunday,December 13,1925 in West Plains,Missouri,U.S.A. is an actor,
comedian,dancer,writer and producer.He and his entertainment career has spanned
seven decades.He first gained recognition on radio and Broadway,then he became known for his role as Rob Petrie on the CBS television sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show",which ran from 1961 to 1966.He also gained significant popularity for roles in the musical films "Bye Bye Birdie" (1963),"Mary Poppins" (1964) and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968).His other prominent film appearances include roles in "The Comic"(1969),"Dick Tracy" (1990),"Curious George" (2006),"Night at the Museum"(2006) and "Night At The Museum:Secret of the Tomb" (2014). Other prominent TV roles include the leads in "Diagnosis: Murder" (1993-2001), and "Murder 101" (2006-08) which both co-starred his son Barry.

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 7) Born on Wednesday,December 13,1972 in Hampton,New Hampshire,U.S.A. is a television host and author.She hosts a show on the Fox Business Network.She is also a contributor on Fox News Channel.She was a TV host on Bloomberg Television from 2012-15 and a host at CNBC from 2007-12.
   In August 2018,she likened Denmark to Venezuela and argued that "there's something rotten in Denmark".During the segment,she sought to demonstrate that the economic model in Denmark was infeasible.She made a number of claims about Denmark,including:"everyone in Denmark is working for the government" and "no-one wants to work".The segment stirred controversy in Denmark and in the US with news outlets politicians,experts and the Danish government noting that relative to the United States,Denmark is ranked higher on indicators of economic freedom,ease-of-doing-business,happiness and has higher employment figures.She also claimed "nobody graduates from school" because the government "pays" students to go to school;according to The Washington Post,while direct comparisons are difficult, less than 60% of US college students finish in six years,whereas in Denmark 79% of undergraduates finish their coursework.The paper noted that this includes American students who can't afford college in the United States.
    She clarified her remarks after critical remarks in US and Danish press,saying:Just to be clear,I was never implying that conditions in Denmark were similar in any way to the current tragedy on the ground there in Venezuela". She added:"I was merely pointing out,using reports from The Atlantic,The Independent and other publications,that socialism is not the way." These sources have since rebutted her claim,stating that:"Our articles do not show that socialism does not definitively work".

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 8) Born on Thursday,December 13,1928 in Atlanta,Georgia,U.S.A.-Died:March 27,1977
in Tenerife,Canary Islands) was an actress and a high-profile pin-up model in the
1950s and was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in June 1955.Her unbilled
film debut was in Artists and Models (1955).She worked frequently as a photographic model for Russ Meyer,whom she was married from April 2,1952 until 1969.She appeared in the film "Operation Dames (1959),and took a lead role in Meyer's 1960 exploitation film Eve and the Handyman.
    She served as producer,or associate or executive producer,on Meyer's 1960s and early 1970s films,including Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970).
   She perished in the Tenerife airport disaster on board Pan Am Flight 1736.

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Eve Meyer

 9) Born on Friday,December 13,1963 in Oakland,California,USA is an actress and model.She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for March 1990.She also appeared on the cover of the magazine for its April 1990 issue.She was married to the Olympic gymnast Mitch Gaylord from June 28, 1992,through January 1,2003 and they have three children.She is the coauthor,along with Karen Risch, of the book Hot Pink:The Girls' Guide to Primping,Passion and Pubic Fashion.She also appeared in one of the videos for the Devo single "Post Post-Modern Man" abd she appeared as Kathy in the 1991 movie "Total Exposure".

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Deborah Driggs

10) Born on Sunday,December 13,1959 in Hollywood,California,USA is an actress and
model.She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the October 1982 issue,then as the 1983 Playmate of the Year.She posed for Playboy again for the April 1994 "Playmate Revisited" feature.She was on the cover of Ratt's 1985 album,Invasion of Your Privacy.She also was featured in the music videos for Ric Ocasek's "Something To Grab For," Zebra's "No Tellin' Lies," and Ratt's "Lay It Down." She eventually got married and has three children.She and her husband own a sports bar in Huntington Beach,California.

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Marianne Gravatte

11) Born on Wednesday,December 13,1961 in Long Beach,California,USA is an actress and model.She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its March 1982 issue.She later appeared on the cover of the March 1983 issue.
   She later appeared frequently in television series,and from 1990 to 1994 played
Tina Lord on the soap opera One Life to Live,a role for which she was nominated for the 1991 Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Newcomer in Daytime.She married TV producer Chuck Lorre in 2001;they had two children and are now divorced.

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Karen Rachel Witter

12) Born on Sunday,December 13,1942 in Los Angeles is an actress and model.She was
Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its September 1963 issue.Between 1967
and 1971,she acted in an episode of the television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
and several low-budget films,using the names Vicki Carbe (and variations thereof) and Victoria Wales.
    In November 2014, the 71-year-old came forward to allege comedian and actor Bill Cosby had drugged and raped her in 1970,shortly after the drowning death of her young son.She is one of several women who have made public sexual-abuse allegations against Cosby.She was one of the five women interviewed in a Washington Post piece published on November 22,2014, making her the sixteenth woman to come forward and speak out against Cosby.She met Cosby shortly after the death of her son and claims that the comedian was trying to "cheer" her up over her loss.She was accompanied by her former roommate at the time,Meg Foster and Cosby took the ladies to an apartment after dinner.According to her,Cosby took advantage of her and Foster by drugging them with pills.From her recollection,she noticed that Foster had passed out from the pills and that Cosby stood over Foster with an erection and a "predatory" look. "It was very clear to me that he was going to assault her while she was asleep or unconscious," she alleged."I reached out,grabbing him,trying to get his attention,trying to distract him.He came over to me and sat down on the love seat and opened his fly and grabbed my head and pushed my head down.And then he turned me over.It was like a waking nightmare."
she states that she has difficulties speaking about her sexual encounter with Bill
Cosby,moreover,she did not come forward at the time because she felt that she had
"little credibility.

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Victoria Valentino

13) Born on Tuesday,December 13,1938 in Los Angeles is an actress and model.She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its February 1959 issue.She appears in the 2006 movie "E! True Hollywood Story".

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Eleanor Bradley

14) Born on Saturday,December 13,1947 in Los Angeles is a model.She was Playboy
magazine's Playmate of the Month for the July 1969 issue.
    Her centerfold was photographed by William Figge and Ed Delong.She worked for
Figge and his wife Mel for a time after she posed for them for Playboy.

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Nancy McNeil

15)  Born on Sunday,December 13,1987 in San Diego,California, USA is a mass murderer responsible for the 2012 Aurora, Colorado shooting in which he killed 12 people and injured 70 others (62 directly and eight indirectly) at a Century 16 movie theater on July 20, 2012.He had no known criminal 
background before the shooting occurred.Before the shooting,he booby-trapped his apartment with explosives,which were defused one day later by a bomb squad.
  He was arrested shortly after the shooting and was jailed without bail while awaiting trial.Following this,he was hospitalized after attempting suicide several times while in jail.He entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, which was accepted.His trial began on April 27, 2015,and on August 24 he was sentenced to 12 consecutive life sentences plus 3,318 years without parole.
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