Who was born today, January 2?

  1. Isaac Asimov (Born on January 2, 1920) – Isaac Asimov, born on January 2, 1920, was a prolific science fiction writer and biochemist, known for his extensive contributions to both science and literature, with works like “Foundation” and “I, Robot.”
  2. Isaac Newton (Born on January 2, 1643) – Isaac Newton, born on January 2, 1643 (according to the Julian calendar), was a groundbreaking mathematician and physicist, recognized for formulating the laws of motion and universal gravitation.
  3. Dax Shepard (Born on January 2, 1975) – Born on January 2, 1975, Dax Shepard is an American actor, comedian, and podcast host, known for his roles in TV series like “Parenthood” and his candid discussions on “Armchair Expert.”
  4. Cuba Gooding Jr. (Born on January 2, 1968) – Born on January 2, 1968, Cuba Gooding Jr. is an Academy Award-winning actor, acclaimed for his performances in films such as “Jerry Maguire” and “Boyz n the Hood.”
  5. Christy Turlington (Born on January 2, 1969) – Christy Turlington, born on January 2, 1969, is a renowned American supermodel and humanitarian, recognized for her iconic appearances in fashion campaigns and her work on global health issues.
  6. Karina Smirnoff (Born on January 2, 1978) – Born on January 2, 1978, Karina Smirnoff is a professional ballroom dancer and television personality, best known for her appearances on the reality show “Dancing with the Stars.”
  7. Taye Diggs (Born on January 2, 1971) – Born on January 2, 1971, Taye Diggs is an accomplished actor and singer, recognized for his roles in Broadway musicals like “Rent” and films such as “How Stella Got Her Groove Back.”
  8. Jim Bakker (Born on January 2, 1940) – Jim Bakker, born on January 2, 1940, is a televangelist who gained fame and controversy for his role in the PTL Club and subsequent legal issues, contributing to discussions about faith and ethics.
  9. Dax Riggs (Born on January 2, 1973) – Born on January 2, 1973, Dax Riggs is a musician known for his diverse musical career, including fronting the bands Acid Bath and Deadboy & the Elephantmen, showcasing his talents in various genres.

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