# CCCLXXVIII…TNA’s Second Hall-of-Famer…

For those who celebrate today, December 9th, as their birthday, you have some very unique company, as it’s also the birthday of soon-to-be retired wrestling superstar Kurt Angle (1968).  In case the name doesn’t ring a bell (pun intended), he just happens to be a multi-time champion (WWF/E, TNA and Japan’s IWGP Wrestling) and decorated Olympic gold medalist (1996).

In his career, he is also the ONLY wrestler to hold the coveted minor titles of King of the Ring (WWF/E) and King of the Mountain (TNA) and the only wrestler to appear on the grandest events for both promotions; Wrestlemania and Bound for Glory.  As such, he is definitely worthy of being placed here, in the celebrity birthday twins’ lists.

Also celebrating today are/were; late actor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (1909-2000), veteran actor Kirk Douglas (1916), late “Sanford and Son” patriarch Redd Foxx (1922-1991), late “Eight is Enough” dad Dick Van Patten (1928-2015), late actor/director John Cassavetes (1929-1989), late talk show host Morton Downey, Jr. (1933-2001), superstar actor Beau Bridges (1941) and former NFL great Dick Butkus was born in 1942.

Celebrating as well are; golf legend Tom Kite (1949), former “Star Trek” alum Michael Dorn (1952), basketball great World B. Free (1953), actor John Malkovich (1953), singer/actor Donny Osmond (1957), actor Joe Lando (1961), Rammstein’s Paul Landers (1964) and Weezer’s Brian Bell was born in 1968.

Hope you enjoyed this initial December 9th post…there should be more in the future…

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\

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