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August 27, 2012 by Kim Gilmorealso in this article
Governor / 1947 -
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney made a run for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election, losing to John McCain. He made another run for the presidency in 2012, but was defeated by President Barack Obama.
Television Actor, Music Producer, Singer, Game Show Host, Talk Show Host, Journalist / 1957 -Donny Osmond was the standout performer of his family singing group, the Osmond Brothers. He also hosted the Donny and Marie variety show with his sister.
June 29, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Biography.com's "Week in Review" highlights interesting people who've made the news this past week—thanks to their endeavors, big ideas, triumphs, importance in...also in this article
Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1961 -
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Model, Singer / 1974 -
Victoria Beckham is a fashion designer and singer chiefly known for her work with the Spice Girls and for being the wife of soccer star David Beckham.
August 9, 2012 by Nicole Santosuosso
As the Olympic Games come to a close, we look back at the moments that made us jump from our seats, cheer in excitement, or maybe even shed a tear, and celebrate...also in this article
Gymnast / 1995 -
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is best known as the first African American to win the individual all-around event. She also won a team gold medal for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Track and Field Athlete / 1989 -
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake holds the world record for the 4-by-100-meter relay. In 2012, he won a silver medal in both the 100-meter and 200-meter races, losing to rival and fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt in both events.
Track and Field Athlete / 1986 -
Usain Bolt became the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in world record times in 2008. Four years later, at the London Olympics, he became the first man to win gold medals in both the 100 and 200 at consecutive Olympic Games and the first man in history to set three world records in a single Olympic Games competition.
April 29, 2013 by Eudie Pakalso in this article
Basketball Player / 1978 -
Kobe Bryant is an NBA athlete who's one of the leading players in career points, having earned multiple championship rings. He has also won two Olympic gold medals with the U.S. basketball team.
August 7, 2012 by David Blatty
On April 4, 2012, a sold-out crowd watched as Muhammad Ali delivered the ceremonial first pitch during Opening Day celebrations at Marlins Park baseball...also in this article
Guest ContributorJanuary 31, 2013 by Tim Ott
Jackie Robinson’s birthday today reminds us how far we’ve progressed in the world of sports. Given the frequency with which we see African-American superstars like...also in this article
Baseball Player / 1919 - 1972
Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball, becoming Rookie of the Year in 1947, National League MVP in 1949 and a World Series champ in 1955.