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Ozzie Osbourne
February 4, 2009 – 10:00 pm | No Comment
Ozzie Osbourne

Born in 1948 in Aston, Birmingham as John Michael Osbourne, the fourth of six children.  The Osbourne family lived in poverty and a crowded house. Ozzy was beaten regularly by his father, mainly for behavior …

Rashid Abdul Dostum
February 4, 2009 – 9:59 pm | No Comment
Rashid Abdul Dostum

General Dostum is the whisky-drinking former plumber who rose through the ranks of the Afghan puppet army that the Soviet Union ran in Afghanistan in the 1980s.  He was eventually appointed head of Khad, the …

Lon Chaney Jr.
February 4, 2009 – 9:52 pm | No Comment
Lon Chaney Jr.

The son of actors Lon Chaney and Cleva Creighton, the man destined to star in classic horror movies was born Creighton Tull Chaney.  Old man Chaney raised his son in an atmosphere of Spartan strictness …

Mack Sennett
November 24, 2008 – 11:40 pm | One Comment
Mack Sennett

 While not the first producer of Hollywood comedies, Canadian-born Mack Sennett was one of the best organized and most successful and the man who made them into real box office.  He was known throughout Hollywood …

Michael Flatley
October 31, 2008 – 1:58 pm | No Comment
Michael Flatley

who would have thought that those flashing feet belonged to an ex-plumber

Tom Finney
October 31, 2008 – 1:56 pm | No Comment
Tom Finney

Known as the Preston Plumber, this 76-times capped winger is still considered one of the greatest British players of all time.  He became an apprentice plumber at 14, a trade he continued all his working …