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Christmas Birthdays Quiz #2

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Can you name them?  

CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAYS #2  

 

11.    Born in Scotland on Christmas Day 1954, her solo debut LP, Diva, wasn't released until 1992, although she had gained success in the U.K. in the 1970s, 80s and 90s with her musical partner. She won a lifetime achievement award at the 1999 Brit Awards.   Annie Lennox  (Boris)

12.    Born into a family of 13 children on Christmas Day 1918, he went on to become President of Egypt. During his life he won a Nobel Peace Prize, but was assassinated in 1981 during a military review.   Anwar Sadat  (-pops-)

13.    Born on Christmas Day 1948 in Ilford, Essex, he was destined to spend over 30 years of his working life as one of the BBC's most successful radio and television presenters until his Saturday tea-time show was suddenly dropped by the BBC.  
Noel Edmunds  (-pops-)

14.    Born on Christmas Eve 1922 the daughter of a poor Southern sharecropper, this American actress went on to starring roles in such films as The Barefoot Contessa. Her husky voice and seductive personal presence had made her one of the best-known American actresses by the early 1950s. She married   Mickey Rooney and Frank Sinatra.   Ava Gardner  (-pops-)

15.    Born on Christmas Eve 1905 this was arguably the most secretive and self-destructive man ever to win fame in California's two glamour industries --- movies and aviation He once held every air speed record of consequence and was hailed as the world's greatest flyer. He died in 1976, having become a mentally ill recluse.   Howard Hughes  (Belatucadrus)

16.    Born on Christmas Eve 1971 in Puerto Rico, he has become an international superstar who has sold more than 15 million records worldwide. He recently turned down a chance to star opposite Jennifer Lopez in a film remake of West Side Story, on the grounds that the movie helps perpetuate Puerto Rican stereotypes.   Ricky Martin  (-pops-)

17.    Born on Christmas Eve 1961, she has become one of the most popular and highly paid presenters on television, best known as the face of numerous science and education programmes, as well as a daily appearance on daytime television. She was awarded the MBE for Services to Broadcasting in the New Year's Honours List 2001.   Carol Vorderman  (Belatucadrus)

18.    Born on December 26th 1893, became leader of the most populated country in the world. Famous for his quotations, many of which are contained in a little red book.   Mao Tse Tung  (Belatucadrus)

19.    Born in London, December 26, 1791, he showed considerable talent in mathematics early in his life. He became interested in Astronomy and the equipment used to study the heavens, which appears to be the time when he got the idea for a mechanical calculation device. This led to him being credited with the invention of the calculation process of the modern computer.   Charles Babbage  (-pops-)

20.    Born on Boxing Day 1941, this American musician and producer created his own mark, called the "Wall of Sound". He wrote "River Deep, Mountain High", which he always considered among his greatest achievements. He became one of rock's most legendary recluses, rarely appearing in public, and has recently been charged with murder in America.   Phil Spector  (Belatucadrus) 

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22 hours ago, Belatucadrus said:

15 Howard Hughes

I thought that but, the ever erroneous Wikipedia said September 24. I've corrected that.

 

14. Ava Gardner  tick_green_big.gif

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One only remaining:

13.    Born on Christmas Day 1948 in Ilford, Essex, he was destined to spend over 30 years of his working life as one of the BBC's most successful radio and television presenters until his Saturday tea-time show was suddenly dropped by the BBC.

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Noel Edmonds  tick_green_big.gif   fits partly but for d.o.b which is given as 22 December 1948 by Wiki and IMDB

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Seems that the dates have not been too reliable in this quiz.   :whistling:

 

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