Desmond Mpilo Tutu was born on the 7th of October 1931 is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He has campaigned to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty, racism, sexism, the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning, homophobia and transphobia. He received ..
Del Shannon was an American rock and roll and country singer-songwriter. Shannon was born Charles Westover in Coopersville, Michigan. An early fan of Hank Williams, Shannon picked up the guitar in his pre-teen years. By the time he was 14, he was playing at school shows. “His guitar was his crutch,” said Russell Conran, his ..
Potter has been a fixture on the climbing and BASE-jumping scene in Yosemite since the late 1990s. According to Yosemite chief of staff Mike Gauthier, the pair made the jump late Saturday. Their spotter heard two sounds that could have been impacts or could have been the noises made by parachutes snapping open. She followed ..
The earliest rock carvings in Dazu County date back to AD 650, in the early years of the Tang dynasty, but the main period began in the late 9th century. In 892 Wei Junjing, Prefect of Changzhou, pioneered the carvings at Beishan, and his example was followed after the collapse of the Tang dynasty. The ..
David “Davey” Allison was born to the son of NASCAR series champion Bobby Allison and the nephew of NASCAR driver Donnie Allison. Having grown up in the racing world, Davey would naturally begin to race as well. After racing in numerous series and rising through the ranks, Davey would make it to the NASCAR Busch ..
The Dave Clark Five were an English pop rock group. Their single “Glad All Over” knocked the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” off the top of the UK singles charts in January 1964: it peaked at number 6 in the United States in April 1964. For some time the Dave Clark Five were ..
Darlene Love born July 26, 1941, is an American popular music singer and actress. She gained prominence during the 1960s for the song “He’s a Rebel,” a No. 1 American single in 1962, and was one of the Phil Spector artists who produced a celebrated Christmas album in 1963. As a minister’s daughter, she grew up ..