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Aaliyah
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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1979-01-16
Died: 2001-08-25

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Aaliyah

I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.
Sade Adu
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Author Profession: Nigerian Musician
Born: 1959-01-16
Died: —

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Sade Adu

I always said that if I could just find a guy who could chop wood and had a nice smile, it wouldnt bother me if he was a thug or an aristocrat, as long as he was a good guy. And Ive ended up with an educated thug.
Kate Moss
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Author Profession: US supermodel
Born: 1974-01-16
Died: —

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Kate Moss

It's a sin to be tired.
Ethel Merman
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Author Profession: US singer
Born: 1909-01-16
Died: 1984-02-15

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Ethel Merman

I remember Tallulah telling of going into a public ladies' room and discovering there was no toilet tissue. She looked underneath the booth and said to the lady in the next stall, 'I beg your pardon, do you happen to have any toilet tissue in there?' The lady said no. So Tallulah said, 'Well, then, dahling, do you have two fives for a ten?
Josie Davis

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Author Profession: US actress, best known for her role as Sarah Powell in the television sitcom Charles in Charge from 1987 to 1990.
Born: 1973-01-16
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Josie Davis

I would overhear fans say, 'Look, there's the ugly girl from "Charles in Charge' - Josie Davis
Bill Alexander
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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1934-01-16
Died: 1997-01-24

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Bill Alexander

The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain.
Carl Karcher
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Author Profession: US Businessman
Born: 1917-01-16
Died: 2008-01-11

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Carl Karcher

If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent, those funds are well spent.
Debbie Allen
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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1950-01-16
Died: —

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Debbie Allen

The riot isnt seen in the movie, but it is alluded to. He has this one speech that gives a great sense of texture and paints a picture of what was happening in Harlem then.
Denis O'Hare
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1962-01-16
Died: —

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Denis O'Hare

When you think of Grimms fairy tales, they are deeply, deeply psychological. Theyre so powerful, so bloody, and really, really disturbing. Think about five-year-olds reading that stuff. Even Little Red Riding Hood is a really freaky story. Grandma is gobbled up by a wolf, and the wolf is going to eat the girl. Thats scary stuff.
Jill Tarter
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Author Profession: US Scientist
Born: 1944-01-16
Died: —

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Jill Tarter

Life has evolved to thrive in environments that are extreme only by our limited human standards: in the boiling battery acid of Yellowstone hot springs, in the cracks of permanent ice sheets, in the cooling waters of nuclear reactors, miles beneath the Earths crust, in pure salt crystals, and inside the rocks of the dry valleys of Antarctica.
Johannes Rau
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Author Profession: German Statesman
Born: 1931-01-16
Died: 2006-01-27

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Johannes Rau

But it is equally necessary to consider the implications for a society if there are fewer and fewer young people making music because we are economising on music schools or musical education in schools.
Karl G. Maeser
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Author Profession: US Educator
Born: 1828-01-16
Died: 1901-02-15

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Karl G. Maeser

Be yourself, but always your better self.
Mary Karr
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Author Profession: US Poet
Born: 1955-01-16
Died: —

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Mary Karr

If dysfunction means that a family doesnt work, then every family ambles into some arena in which that happens, where relationships get strained or even break down entirely. We fail each other or disappoint each other. That goes for parents, siblings, kids, marriage partners - the whole enchilada.
Stephen Pagliuca
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Author Profession: US Businessman
Born: 1955-01-16
Died: —

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Stephen Pagliuca

One place I havent made it to - mainly because its so far away - is Australia, so Id love to go there. Ive heard great things about Australia and New Zealand.
Stevie Jackson
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Author Profession: Scottish Musician
Born: 1969-01-16
Died: —

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Stevie Jackson

I wear glasses and suits, so I guess I am an indie artist.
Tariq Anwar
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Author Profession: Indian Politician
Born: 1951-01-16
Died: —

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Tariq Anwar

Bio-Technology is expected to play a major role in improving productivity.
Vittorio Alfieri
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Author Profession: Italian Dramatist
Born: 1749-01-16
Died: 1803-10-08

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Vittorio Alfieri

Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.
Katharine Graham
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Author Profession: was an American publisher.
Born: 1917-01-16
Died: 2001-07-17

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Katharine Graham

The longer I live, the more I observe that carrying around anger is the most debilitating to the person who bears it. Katharine Graham
Susan Sontag
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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics
Born: 1933-01-16
Died: 2004-12-28

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Susan Sontag

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list. Susan Sontag
Eleanor Marx
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Author Profession: English-born socialist, writer, philanthropist
Born: 1855-01-16
Died: 1898-03-31

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Eleanor Marx

By the time your life is finished, you will have learned just enough to begin it well.
Dizzy Dean
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Author Profession: US baseball player
Born: 1911-01-16
Died: 1974-07-17

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Dizzy Dean

The game was closer than the score indicated.
Marilyn Horne
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Author Profession: US singer
Born: 1934-01-16
Died: —

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Marilyn Horne

The thing to do [for insomnia] is to get an opera score and read that. That will bore you to death.
A. J. Foyt
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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1935-01-16
Died: —

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A. J. Foyt

Every car has a lot of speed in it. The trick is getting the speed out of it.
Ronnie Milsap
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Author Profession: US singer
Born: 1944-01-16
Died: —

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Ronnie Milsap

Work for the fun of it, and the money will arrive someday.
Laura Schlessinger
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Author Profession: US entertainer, poser
Born: 1947-01-16
Died: —

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Laura Schlessinger

Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.
Gabrielle Reece
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Author Profession: US professional volleyball player and supermodel
Born: 1970-01-16
Died: —

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Gabrielle Reece

Once I got past my anger toward my mother, I began to excel in volleyball and modeling.