It may be cold outside, but I am going to celebrate with my shirt off. And so will several other guys that share my birthday on January 9.
1913 Richard Nixon, was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974, when he became the only president to resign the office. Nixon had previously served as a Republican U.S. Representative and Senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Have you checked out last year's post about Tricky Dick's secret love?
1915 Fernando Lamas, a film, TV actor and director from Argentina. Father of Lorenzo Lamas. Was married to Esther Williams. He was the inspiration for Billy Crystal’s “Fernando” character on Saturday Night Live ("You look marvelous!") and the Dos Equis Beer's “Most Interesting Man in the World” character.
1925 Lee Van Cleef, a film actor who appeared mostly in Westerns and action pictures. His best know rolls include: Kansas City Confidential, High Noon, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
1935 Bob Denver, comedic actor known for his roles as Gilligan on the TV series Gilligan's Island and the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the TV show The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
1944 Jimmy Page, an English musician, songwriter and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and leader of the rock band Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin are widely considered one of the most successful, innovative and influential rock groups in history.
1950 David Johansen (pictured with singer Morrissey), a singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known as a member of the seminal protopunk band The New York Dolls. He is also known for his work under the pseudonym Buster Poindexter.
1967 Dave Matthews, a singer-songwriter, musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band. During the period from 2000 to 2010, his band sold more tickets and earned more money than any other act in North America.
1967 Steve Harwell, the lead vocalist and a songwriter for the band Smash Mouth. The band is known for such songs as "Walkin' on the Sun" and "All Star" as well as covering of popular songs such as The Monkees' "I'm a Believer".
1978 A.J. McLean, a singer, songwriter, actor and a member of the boy band, Backstreet Boys. The Backstreet Boys have sold over 130 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling boy band in history, and one of the world's best-selling music artists.
To be fair, here are several GPOY shots of me hiking or running on recent vacations.