A new year calls for new celebrations. Let's take a look at some of the most famous singers, creators and actors who celebrate their birthday today, January 8th.
Elvis Presley, King of Rock 'N' Roll, 1935-1977
One of the most famous musicians of all time, Elvis Presley needs no introduction. He made an undying mark in the American music industry throughout his lifetime and changed the genre of rock indefinitely. His historic hits like "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog," and "Can't Help Falling in Love" are recognized as some of the most legendary musical masterpieces.
Noah Cyrus, Singer-Songwriter, 21
Indie singer Noah Cyrus is another high profile member of her famous family of father Billy Ray and sister Miley Cyrus. She has followed in her A-list sister's footsteps by pursuing music full-time, picking up a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist at the upcoming prestigious award show. She released her debut single "Make Me" back in 2016, studio album NC-17 in 2018 and EPs "Good Cry" and "The End of Everything" the following two years.
Stephen Hawking, Physicist, 1942-2018
Born #OnThisDay in 1942 was renowned physicist and science writer Stephen Hawking FRS. His contributions to researc… https://t.co/kaYBgOqtng— The Royal Society (@The Royal Society) 1610101561
Brilliant theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author, Stephen Hawking was a man of many talents. His 1988 book A Brief History of Time sold over 10 million copies and redistributed in 35 different languages. His work on black holes and relativity became the major cornerstone of science for generations to come. Despite facing the debilitating neurodegenerative disease ALS, he continued working in light of his physical and cognitive impairments.
David Bowie, English Singer-Songwriter, 1947-2016
Regarded as one of the most impactful musicians of the 20th century, David Bowie wrote many hit songs that continue to be streamed today. The "Under Pressure" singer has a total of seven Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award for his indubitable contribution to the music industry.
Amber Benson, Actress, 44
Amber Benson is an American actress, writer, director, and producer who can be seen as Tara Maclay in the horror series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The star not only restricts herself to these titles, but participates in major activism work, highlighting the daily injustices that work to oppress communities of color.
Bob Eubanks, Disc Jockey, 83
Television personality Bob Eubanks hosted many game shows throughout his career, most notably The Newlywed Game and reboot of Card Sharks. In 2005, he received a lifetime achievement at the Primetime Emmy Awards for his contribution to the television community.
Michelle Forbes, Actress, 56
Michelle Forbes gained traction during her dual roles as Solita Carrera and Dr. Sonni Carrera-Lewis in soap opera Guiding Light. She received an Emmy nomination for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series on account of her role as Mitch Larsen in the US mystery crime series The Killing.
Ryan Destiny, Singer and Actress, 26
Detroit-native Ryan Destiny grew up in the music industry, making her mark in the girl-group Love Dollhouse in 2013. The star can be seen on Fox's musical series Star streaming on Hulu.
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