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Benny Hill
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Author Profession: English comic actor
Born: 1925-01-21
Died: 1992-04-20

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Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.
Emma Lee Bunton

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Author Profession: English singer-songwriter, actress, and radio and television presenter.
Born: 1976-01-21
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Emma Lee Bunton

I think the way to keep a friendship is to respect that everybody is different.
Christian Dior
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Author Profession: French fashion designer
Born: 1905-01-21
Died: 1957-10-24

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Christian Dior

A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.
Geena Davis
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1957-01-21
Died: —

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Geena Davis

I've always looked up to him, even though he is shorter.
John Moses Browning

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Author Profession: US firearms designer who developed many varieties of military and civilian firearms, cartridges, and gun mechanisms, many of which are still in use around the world.
Born: 1885-01-23
Died: 1926-11-26

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John Moses Browning

Many people saw on the frontier that communion should be open to anyone.
Placido Domingo
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Author Profession: Spanish tenor, conductor and arts administrator.
Born: 1941-01-21
Died: —

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Placido Domingo

The voice collects and translates your bad physical health, your emotional worries, your personal troubles.
Grigori Rasputin
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Author Profession: Russian peasant, mystical faith healer
Born: 1869-01-21
Died: 1916-12-30

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Grigori Rasputin

God has seen your tears and heard your prayers. Do not grieve. The Little One will not die. Do not allow the doctors to bother him too much.
Telly Savalas

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Author Profession: US singer and film, television, and character actor whose career spanned four decades of television.
Born: 1922-01-21
Died: 1994-01-22

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Telly Savalas

I'm a romantic realist. I knew I would become a star, just as I know some day the bubble will burst.
Ashton Eaton
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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1988-01-21
Died: —

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Ashton Eaton

I wont back down. I get a satisfaction from being tested and defeating the test.
Billy Ocean
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Author Profession: British Musician
Born: 1950-01-21
Died: —

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And you realise youre doing a public service in making people happy - as a musician you can give people something a doctor, a lawyer, a politician cannot give them that. Its not scientific. Its spiritual - a good feeling. And although you dont know them personally, the audience are like your friends.
Brian O'Driscoll
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Author Profession: Irish Athlete
Born: 1979-01-21
Died: —

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Brian O'Driscoll

When you are captain, you are never speaking for yourself.
Cristobal Balenciaga
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Author Profession: Spanish Designer
Born: 1895-01-21
Died: 1972-03-23

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Cristobal Balenciaga

Elegance is elimination.
Ethan Allen
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Author Profession: US Revolutionary
Born: 1738-01-21
Died: 1789-02-12

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Ethan Allen

While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.
Hakeem Olajuwon
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Author Profession: Nigerian Athlete
Born: 1963-01-21
Died: —

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Hakeem Olajuwon

Allah says in the Quran not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. Its who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque - and Im a basketball player with money and prestige - if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. Hes better than me. Its about knowledge.
Jack Henry Abbott
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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1944-01-21
Died: 2002-02-10

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Because there is something helpless and weak and innocent - something like an infant - deep inside us all that really suffers in ways we would never permit an insect to suffer.
Jam Master Jay
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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1965-01-21
Died: 2002-10-30

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Jam Master Jay

Make sure to save for the future and keep making money!
James Larkin
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Author Profession: Irish Activist
Born: 1875-01-21
Died: 1947-01-30

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James Larkin

Those who want to divide the workers have resorted to the foulest methods.
Matt Salmon
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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1958-01-21
Died: —

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Matt Salmon

I dont support gay marriage. Im just not there, as far as believing in my heart that we should change 2,000 years of social policy in favor of a redefinition of the family.
Paul Allen
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Author Profession: US Businessman
Born: 1953-01-21
Died: —

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Paul Allen

Youve got to enjoy time with your family and friends, and if youre involved in sports franchises, those peak moments in playoff games. You have to enjoy life.
Roger Nash Baldwin
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Author Profession: US Activist
Born: 1884-01-21
Died: 1981-08-26

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I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
Stonewall Jackson
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Author Profession: US Soldier
Born: 1824-01-21
Died: 1863-05-10

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Stonewall Jackson

Never take counsel of your fears.
Wolfman Jack
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Author Profession: US Entertainer
Born: 1938-01-21
Died: 1995-07-01

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Wolfman Jack

Bob Smith from Brooklyn is a guy who sometimes gets hung with problems and fears. Wolfman Jack is a happy-go-lucky guy who knows how to party. The challenge of my life has been letting more and more of Bob Smith go, becoming the Wolfman on an almost full-time basis, while still taking care of business.
Karl Wallenda
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Author Profession: Austro-Hungarian aerialist
Born: 1905-01-21
Died: 1978-03-22

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Karl Wallenda

Being on the tightrope is living, everything else is waiting.
Cat Power
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Author Profession: US singer, songwriter
Born: 1972-01-21
Died: —

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Cat Power

I wanted to save the world. I still do. But half the time I'm still trying to save myself first.