This Week's Birthdays - Week of January 13

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January 13, 1977 – Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is a British actor. He had his break-through roles in 2001 as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and in 2003 as blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

Legolas - Orlando Bloom (StreetView)
Legolas - Orlando Bloom

January 14, 1932 – Don Garlits, American race car driver.

Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing (Google Maps)
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

January 15, 1929 – Martin Luther King, Jr. named Michael King at birth was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (StreetView)
Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 1908 – Ethel Merman was an American actress and singer.

Ethel Merman: Hollywood Walk of Fame (StreetView)
Ethel Merman: Hollywood Walk of Fame

January 17, 1982 – Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr., nicknamed Flash or D-Wade, is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the NBA. Named the 2006 Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated, Wade has established himself as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league.

Dwyane Wade jersey (StreetView)
Dwyane Wade jersey

January 18, 1782 – Daniel Webster was a leading American statesman and senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. He first rose to regional prominence through his defense of New England shipping interests.

Daniel Webster statue by Gaetano Trentanove (StreetView)
Daniel Webster statue by Gaetano Trentanove

January 19, 1969 – Tiaina Baul “Junior” Seau Jr. was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). Known for his passionate playing style, he was a 10-time All-Pro, 12-time Pro Bowl selection, and named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team.

Signed Junior Seau jersey (StreetView)
Signed Junior Seau jersey