Friday, 19 August 2016

Wayde van Niekerk (South African track and field sprinter)

* Wayde van Niekerk competes in the 200 metres and 400 metres. He is the current world record holder, world champion and Olympic champion in the 400 metres. He is also the first person in history to run faster than 10 seconds for 100 metres, 20 seconds for 200 metres and 44 seconds for 400 metres.

In the 2016 Olympic Games Men's 400m, van Niekerk won the gold medal with a World Record time of 43.03 seconds (reaction time 0.181 s), beating the time of 43.18 seconds set by Michael Johnson during the 1999 World Championships in Athletics in Seville, Spain.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: 15 July 1992, 00:55 (12:55am) EET (-2), Cape Town, South Africa (33s55, 18e22). ASC: 21 Aries. RR: A (from memory). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes his mother Odessa Swarts on Twitter: "24 years ago this time I was pushed into theater and you were born at 00h55 am. Happy birthday @WaydeDreamer" (posted 15 July 2016).


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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Mika (British singer and songwriter)

* Mika released his first full-length studio album, Life in Cartoon Motion, on Island Records in 2007, which sold more than 5.6 million copies worldwide and helped him win a Brit Award—winning Best British Breakthrough act, and earned him a Grammy Award nomination.

In an August 2012 interview with the magazine Instinct, the singer described himself as gay. In previous interviews he inferred he was bisexual.

Mika speaks English, French, Spanish and Italian fluently.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Michael Holbrook Penniman, Jr, 18 August 1983, 00:01 (12:01 AM) EET (-2), Beirut, Lebanon (33n53, 35e30). ASC: 18 Gemini. RR: A (from memory). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes him on Twitter: "So cool. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and the World Wide TT. Was born a few seconds after midnight, so your timing is perfect X" (posted 12:30 AM GMT, 18 Aug 2012), "Thank you so much for all your birthday messages. I'm overwhelmed and very grateful. Yup. I am 30. But am a very lucky man. Thank you. X" (posted 12:36am GMT, 19 Aug 2013), "Why am I alwways overly quized at customs about being born in Beirut and as to weather I visit Yemen and Afganistan regularly. Infuriating!". Previously Paddy de Jabrun quoted the website www.mikafrance.com for 12:05 AM, no source given.


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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Ellen Barkin (American actress and film producer)

* Ellen Barkin's breakthrough role was in the 1982 comedy-drama film Diner, and the following years she had starring roles in films including Tender Mercies (1983), The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), and The Big Easy (1987).

In 1989, Barkin received positive reviews for her roles in the films Johnny Handsome and Sea of Love. In 1991, for her leading role in comedy film Switch, Barkin received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

In 1997, Barkin won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her performance in the television film Before Women Had Wings. In 2011, she received the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut performance in The Normal Heart. In 2016, Barkin began playing the leading role as Janine "Smurf" Cody in the TNT drama series Animal Kingdom.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Ellen Rona Barkin, 16 April 1954, 01:30 (1:30am) EST (+5), The Bronx, New York, USA (40n51, 73w54). ASC: 26 Capricorn. RR: A (from memory). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes her on Twitter: "I think I was born at 1:30 ish am...does that mean anything?"


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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Chad Johnson (American football player, social media personality)

* Chad Johnson, formerly Chad Ochocinco, is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, and played for the Bengals for ten seasons. In 2011, Johnson was traded to the New England Patriots with whom he played in Super Bowl XLVI. In 2012, Johnson played for the Miami Dolphins during preseason but was released following his arrest for domestic violence. He played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 2014 to 2015.

On 25 October 2006, in honour of Hispanic Heritage Month, Johnson, whose jersey number was "85", announced that he would prefer to be called "Ocho Cinco," which is "eight five" in Spanish ("Eighty-five" would be "ochenta y cinco").

In April 2011, CNBC listed the then-Ochocinco as No. 1 on its list of "Most Influential Athletes In Social Media." He currently has 3.6 million followers on Twitter. Johnson is a six-time NFL Pro Bowler, was named to four All-Pro teams, and was voted as the number one wide receiver on the Bengals 40th Anniversary team.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Chad Javon Johnson, 9 January 1976, 05:56 (5:56 AM) EST (+5), Miami, Florida, USA (25n46, 80w11). ASC: 29 Sagittarius. RR: A (from memory). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes him on Twitter: "In 1976 when I was born at Jackson Memorial Hospital at 5:56 am," "I appreciate all the birthday wishes, it feels good to be 40" (posted on 9 January 2016). NB: Jackson Memorial Hospital is located in Miami, Florida. Wikipedia incorrectly has 1978.


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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Bill Ayers (American political activist)

* Bill Ayers is an elementary education theorist and a former leader in the counterculture movement who opposed US involvement in the Vietnam War. He is known for his 1960s radical activism and his current work in education reform, curriculum and instruction. In 1969, he co-founded the Weather Underground, a self-described communist revolutionary group with the intent to overthrow imperialism, that conducted a campaign of bombing public buildings (including police stations, the US Capitol Building, and the Pentagon) during the 1960s and 1970s in response to US involvement in the Vietnam War.

He is a retired professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, formerly holding the titles of Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar. During the 2008 US Presidential campaign, a controversy arose over his contacts with candidate Barack Obama. He is married to Bernardine Dohrn, who was also a leader in the Weather Underground. They have two sons, Zayd and Malik and they also raised Chesa Boudin.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: William Charles Ayers, 26 December 1944, 00:10 (12:10 AM) CWT (+5), Oak Park, Illinois, USA (41n53, 87w47). ASC: About 25 Virgo. RR: B (Autobiography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes him relating the story of his birth in Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Antiwar Activist by William Ayers (Beacon Press, 2009), p. 9: "while [my parents] drove off to Oak Park Hospital . . . I missed [being born on] Christmas by minutes, but that never diminished the intensity of this foundational myth — I was the best Christmas present ever, my life achieved against great danger and risk."


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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Billy Martin/ Poppy Z. Brite (American author)

* Billy Martin, known professionally as Poppy Z. Brite, initially achieved notoriety in the gothic horror genre of literature in the early 1990s by publishing a string of successful novels and short story collections, including Lost Souls (1992), Drawing Blood (1993), and the controversial serial killer novel Exquisite Corpse (1996). His later work moved into the related genre of dark comedy, with many stories set in the New Orleans restaurant world. Martin's novels are typically standalone books but may feature recurring characters from previous novels and short stories. Much of his work features openly bisexual and gay characters. Martin himself is a a trans man who identifies as gay.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Melissa Ann Brite, 25 May 1967, 16:55 (4:55pm) CDT (+5), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (29n57, 90w04). ASC: 27 Libra. RR: B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from Resurrection and Reclamation by Elrod Stanton (iUniverse, 2005), p. 469: "Poppy Z. Brite Born: May 25, 1967 at 4:55pm, New Orleans, L.A."


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Monday, 16 May 2016

Bryan Cranston (American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, producer)

* Bryan Cranston is best known for portraying Walter White on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, Hal on the Fox comedy series Malcolm in the Middle, Tim Sacksky on the CBS comedy series King of Queens, and Dr. Tim Whatley on the NBC comedy series Seinfeld. For Breaking Bad, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times (2008–2010, 2014), including three consecutive wins. After becoming one of the producers of Breaking Bad in 2011, he also won the award for Outstanding Drama Series twice.

His role in Breaking Bad also earned him five Golden Globe nominations and one win in 2014, nine Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with four wins, and six Satellite Awards nominations with four wins. In June 2014, he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way on Broadway. He will reprise his role in the upcoming HBO television film of the same name. For the 2015 film Trumbo, he received widespread acclaim and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Bryan Lee Cranston, 7 March 1956, 10:52 (10:52 AM) PST (+8), Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, 4833 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA (34n03, 118w14). ASC: 17 Gemini. RR: AA (from birth record). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate, copy on file.


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