Wednesday, January 22, 2020

6word Portrait: Michael Hutchence

INXS lead singer; death still mystifies. 


Born 60 years ago today (d. 1997)

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

6word Portrait: Hakeem Olajuwon

Nigerian at center of Rockets titles.


Born this day in 1963

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Basketball-Reference entry

Monday, January 20, 2020

6word Portait: Buzz Aldrin

Second man to walk on moon.


Born 90 years ago today.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

6word Portrait: Janis Joplin

Sang "Piece of My Heart," piercingly


Born this day in 1943 (d. 1970)

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

6word Portrait: Kevin Costner

He built it, so they came.


Born 65 years ago today.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

6word Portrait: James Earl Jones

Legendary basso profondo actor voiced Vader.


Born this day in 1931

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

6word Portrait: Ethel Merman

Legendary Broadway star originated Mama Rose


Born this day in 1908 (d. 1984)

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

6word Portrait: Molière

French playwright's genius was a farce. 


Baptized this day in 1622 (exact birth date unknown) (d. 1673)

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

6word Portrait: John Dos Passos

American novelist famed for U.S.A. trilogy. 


Born this day in 1896 (d. 1970)



Monday, January 13, 2020

6word Portrait: Sophie Tucker

"Last of the Red Hot Mamas"


Born this day in 1886 (d. 1966)

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

6word Portrait: Joe Frazier

Fought a "thrillogy" with Muhammad Ali


Born this day in 1944 (d. 2011)

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

6word Portrait: Mary J. Blige

"Be Without You" 9x Grammy-winning singer


Born this day in 1971

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Friday, January 10, 2020

6word Portrait: Rod Stewart

Every Picture Tells a Story singer


Born 75 years ago today

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

6word Portrait: Dick Enberg

"Oh, my!" longtime announcer on NBC/CBS.

Born this day in 1935 (d. 2017)

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

6word Portrait: Stephen Hawking

Long history of genius despite paralysis. 


Born this day in 1942 (d. 2018)

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A Brief History of Time online

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

6word Portrait: Nicolas Cage

Coppola family actor made own name. 


Born this day in 1964

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Monday, January 6, 2020

6word Portrait: Tom Mix

Silent film star helped establish Westerns.


Born 140 years ago today (d. 1940)

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

6word Portrait: Sam Phillips

Sun Records founder; first recorded Elvis

Born this day in 1923 (d. 2003)

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

6word Portrait: Doris Kearns Goodwin

American historian wrote Team of Rivals.


Born this day in 1943

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Friday, January 3, 2020

6word Portrait: George Martin

Beatles' producer helped them make magic. 


Born this day in 1926 (d. 2016)

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

6word Portrait: Jack Hanna

Columbus zookeeper became frequent Letterman guest.


Born this day in 1947



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

6word Portrait: Paul Revere

One if by land, two sea. 


Born this day in 1735 (d. 1818)

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"Paul Revere's Ride"