This Week's Birthdays - Week of February 16

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Tuesday, Feb 24 2015 by

February 16, 1737 – Molly Stark, the wife of American Revolutionary War general John Stark.

Elizabeth Page “Molly” Stark statue (StreetView)
Elizabeth Page “Molly” Stark statue

February 17, 1963 – Michael Jeffrey Jordan, an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats.

Michael Jordan (StreetView)
Michael Jordan

February 18, 1933 – Yoko Ono, a Japanese artist and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking and for her marriage to John Lennon (1969–1980).

John Lennon & Yoko Ono (StreetView)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono

February 19, 1940 – William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr., an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (StreetView)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

February 20, 1988 – Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, a Barbadian recording artist, actress and fashion designer.

Rihanna (StreetView)

February 21, 1933 – Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known by her stage name Nina Simone, an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music.

Nina Simone (StreetView)
Nina Simone

February 22, 1907 – Donn Beach, born Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt, the founding father of tiki restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

Don the Beachcomber Tiki Bar (StreetView)
Don the Beachcomber Tiki Bar