December 24 Birthdays

Ricky Martin

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Author Profession: Puerto Rican singer, actor and author.
Born: 1971-12-24
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Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness.
Ava Gardner
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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1922-12-24
Died: 1990-01-25

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I dont understand people who like to work and talk about it like it was some sort of goddamn duty. Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect.
Saint Ignatius
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Author Profession: Spanish Saint
Born: 1491-12-24
Died: 1556-07-31

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Above all, remember that God looks for solid virtues in us, such as patience, humility, obedience, abnegation of your own will - that is, the good will to serve Him and our neighbor in Him. His providence allows us other devotions only insofar as He sees that they are useful to us.
James Prescott Joule

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Author Profession: English physicist and brewer. Unit of energy, the joule, is named after James Joule.
Born: 1818-12-24
Died: 1889-10-11

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It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed.
Emanuel Lasker

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Author Profession: German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years (from 1894 to 1921).
Born: 1868-12-24
Died: 1941-01-11

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Emanuel Lasker

The game gives us a satisfaction that Life denies us. And for the Chess player, the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named 'combination'.
James Hadley Chase

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Author Profession: English writer. He was one of the best known thriller writers of all time.
Born: 1906-12-24
Died: 1985-02-06

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James Hadley Chase

I'll tell you something: I'll always be broke. It's a tradition in the family. My grandfather was a bankrupt. My father was a pauper. My uncle was a miser: he went crazy because he couldn't find any money to mise over.
Stephenie Meyer
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Author Profession: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
best known for her vampire romance series Twilight.
Born: 1973-12-24

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He's like a drug for you, Bella. Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse
Hamid Karzai
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Author Profession: Statesman
Born: 1957-12-24

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Hamid Karzai

Terrorism, ladies and gentlemen, in my eyes I have a very, very, very simple explanation. Gangs of criminals, killers, used unfortunately by certain governments in the past for political purposes, who are on their own now as gangs.
Lee Daniels
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1959-12-24

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When you have a lot of siblings, you always do something to feel special.
Michael Curtiz
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Author Profession: US film director
Born: 1898-12-24
Died: 1962-04-11

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Michael Curtiz

Darling, you stink so beautiful.
Mark Valley
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1964-12-24

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Mark Valley

I really wasnt even aware that Batman and Superman had this kind of grudging friendship.
Mary Higgins Clark
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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1927-12-24

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Mary Higgins Clark

Funny, when you finally faced reality, it was amazing how clearly you could see things. Mary Higgins Clark, Loves Music, Loves to Dance
Tarja Halonen
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Author Profession: Finnish Statesman
Born: 1943-12-24

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Tarja Halonen

Nuclear power is not a miracle key for the future.
Anil Kapoor
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Author Profession: Indian Actor
Born: 1959-12-24

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Anil Kapoor

There are hurdles, there are handicaps, hardships you have to face in life, but you hope for a great future.
Anthony Fauci
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Author Profession: Famous US Scientist
Born: 1940-12-24

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Anthony Fauci

I believe I have a personal responsibility to make a positive impact on society.
Diedrich Bader
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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1966-12-24

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Diedrich Bader

Doing animation is closer to pretending than anything else you get to do. Its much more like when youre a kid putting on a character.
Johnny Isakson
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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1944-12-24

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Johnny Isakson

Real estate sales was perfect training for the experience to go into public life because you learn to accept rejection, learn to meet new people, learn to work with people and find common ground. Thats the way you sell houses... thats also the way you win over constituency.
Matthew Arnold
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Author Profession: English Poet
Born: 1822-12-24
Died: 1888-04-15

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Matthew Arnold

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
Randy Neugebauer
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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1949-12-24

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Randy Neugebauer

While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.
Will Oldham
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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1970-12-24

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Will Oldham

Theres very little admirable about being a pirate. Theres very little functional about a pirate. Theres very little real about a pirate.
William Warburton
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Author Profession: English Critic
Born: 1698-12-24
Died: 1779-06-07

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William Warburton

Orthodoxy is my doxy - heterodoxy is another mans doxy.
George Crabbe
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Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1754-12-24
Died: 1832-02-03

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George Crabbe

Feed the musician, and he's out of tune.
Lord Viscount John Morley
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Author Profession: English historian
Born: 1838-12-24
Died: 1923-09-23

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Lord Viscount John Morley

Where it is a duty to worship the sun, it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
Howard Hughes
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Author Profession: US zillionaire
Born: 1905-12-24
Died: 1976-04-05

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Howard Hughes

Clark Gable's ears make him look like a taxicab with both doors open.
I. F. Stone
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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1907-12-24
Died: 1989-06-18

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I. F. Stone

The difference between burlesque and the newspapers is that the former never pretended to be performing a public service by exposure.
Jill Bennett
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Author Profession: Malayan actor
Born: 1931-12-24
Died: 1990-10-04

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Jill Bennett

Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you.
Michael Billington
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Author Profession: English actor
Born: 1941-12-24
Died: 2005-06-03

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Michael Billington

For those who missed it the first time, this is your golden opportunity, you can miss it again.
Lemmy Kilmister
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Author Profession: English bassist
Born: 1945-12-24
Died: 2015-12-28

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Lemmy Kilmister

It will be so dirty that if we moved in next to you, your lawn would die.
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