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08 January 2013 @ 04:40 pm
Facts of the Day - 8th January!  
8th January was an amazing day for famous birthdays!

1824 - Wilkie Collins, novelist - author of 'The Woman in White' and one of the first 'mystery' writers.

1908 - William Hartnell, the first Doctor Who

1935 - Elvis Presley: 20 #1 Albums (2 post-mortem) and 36 #1 singles (5 post-mortem)

1937 - Dame Shirley Bassey: DBE, Guinness World Records Most Successful British Female Singer (2000), French Legion D'Honneur.

1941 - Graham Chapman, founder member of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

1942 - Dr Stephen Hawking: CBE, Eddington Medal, British Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal, Swiss Albert Einstein Medal, USA Presidential Medal of Freedom (and many many more!) (And I didn't realise he was British!)

1947 - David Bowie: has won 14 awards for music and acting and clocked 8 UK #1 albums.
 
 
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Alicesuperficiality on January 9th, 2013 12:08 am (UTC)
Did you hear about David Bowie's new album?! UGH, so great.
Clairespotsofcolour on January 9th, 2013 09:22 am (UTC)
OMG I know! I haven't heard the new track that was being played yesterday, will have to try and find it.
Alishaskindyedindigo on January 11th, 2013 04:29 am (UTC)
Nifty!