Famous Birthdays On 8 January

Stephen Hawking

Birthday: January 8, 1942
Nationality: British
Died At Age: 76
Stephen William Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His key exploration was in the areas of theoretical cosmology, focusing on the evolution of the universe as governed by the laws of general relativity. He is known for his work related to the study of black holes.

Elvis Presley

Nick Name: The King Of Rock And Roll, The King
Birthday: January 8, 1935
Nationality: American
Died At Age: 42
Elvis Aaron Presley was a noted American singer and actor. He is most acknowledged for his contribution to the Rock and Roll genre of Western music. Also known as ‘The king of Rock and Roll’, Presley popularized rockabilly, which was a blend of rhythm and blues and Country music. His performance style was a combination of energy and erotic sensuousness. He was greatly influenced by the African-American singers like Arthur Crudup and his music cut across racial prejudices.

David Bowie

Nick Name: Ziggy Stardust, Thin White Duke, David Bowie
Birthday: January 8, 1947
Nationality: British
Died At Age: 69
David Bowie was an English singer and songwriter famous for his musical innovation and visual presentation. A popular musical figure for over five decades, he was well-known for the creativity he infused into his works. He was a versatile personality who was also a talented multi-instrumentalist, arranger, painter and actor. Born and raised in Brixton, south London, he became interested in music at a young age and was especially influenced by Elvis Presley.

Kim Jong-un

Birthday: January 8, 1983
Nationality: North Korean
Age: 37 Years, 37 Year Old Males
Kim Jong-un is the current Supreme Leader of North Korea, a position he inherited from his father Kim Jong-il. Presently, he is the world’s youngest serving state leader and is the first North Korean supreme leader to have been born after the nation was founded. Kim Jong-un became the Supreme Leader of the ‘hermit kingdom’, soon after his father’s death in 2011, thereby overtaking his father, Kim Jong-il’s responsibilities and duties.

Betsy DeVos

Birthday: January 8, 1958
Nationality: American
Age: 62 Years, 62 Year Old Females
Betsy DeVos is an American entrepreneur, politician, activist, and philanthropist. In 2017, she became the 11th US Secretary of Education. A B.A. graduate from ‘Calvin College,’ Michigan, DeVos has remained active in politics for over three decades. Emerging as the main Republican fundraiser from Michigan, DeVos is also a vocal advocate for education reform and ‘school vouchers.’ She has backed the Detroit charter school system and remains an advocate for charter schools, school voucher programs, and school choice.

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