This Week's Birthdays - Week of December 5

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of December 5

Monday, Dec 5 2011 by kjfitz
December 5, 1934 - Billy Paul (born Paul Williams) is a Grammy Award winning American soul singer, most known for his 1972 number-one single, "Me and Mrs. Jones".

Billy Paul
December 6, 1993 - Elián González whose custody and immigration status was at the center of a heated controversy in 2000 involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, his father, Juan Miguel González Quintana, his Miami and Cuban relatives, and the Cuban-American community of Miami.

Home where Elian Gonzalez was removed by police
December 7, 1888 - Joyce Cary (born Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and artist.

Joyce Cary Blue Plaque
December 8, 1943 – Jim Morrison, American singer (The Doors) (d. 1971)

Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, and Jim Morrison
December 9, 1909 - Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. KBE was an American actor and a highly decorated naval officer of World War II.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
December 10, 1830 – Emily Dickinson, American poet (d. 1886)

Emily Dickinson Museum
December 11, 1883 - Edmund De Wind, VC was a British Army officer during the First World War, and posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award of the British Commonwealth for gallantry "in the face of the enemy".

Edmund De Wind Blue Plaque