#222 George Michael / Yann Martel – 25 June 1963

George Michael

George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; June 25, 1963) is an English singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the 1980s when he formed the pop duo Wham! along with his school friend Andrew Ridgeley. His first solo single, “Careless Whisper” was released when he was still in the duo and sold about six million copies worldwide.As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Michael has sold over 100 million records worldwide as of 2010, encompassing 7 UK #1 singles, 7 UK #1 albums, 8 U.S #1 singles, and 1 U.S #1 album. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. In 2004, Radio Academy named Michael as the most played artist on British radio between the period of 1984–2004.

Yann Martel

Photo by Shane Lin

Yann Martel (born June 25, 1963) is a Spanish-born Canadian author best known for the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi.


Also born on this day :
Thierry Marie is a former French cyclist.
Jackie Swanson is an American actress.
Super Cat (born William Maragh) is a DJ most popular during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Ilkka Mäkelä is a Finnish football manager and former player.
Henry Templeton is a Scottish ex professional association footballer.
Mark Howett is an Australian director , designer and lighting designer of theatre , film and opera .
Roger Trott is a former Bermudian cricketer.
Doug Gilmour is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player.
Mike Stanley  is a former American college and professional baseball player.
John Benjamin Hickey is an American actor with a career in stage, film and television.
Kent Austin is the Head Coach for the Cornell University Big Red football team.
Devin DeVasquez is an American model and actress.
Robert Smedley is a former American professional wrestler.
Viktor Kumykov is a Russian professional football coach and a former player.
Si-An Deng is a retired female badminton player from Canada.
Jessica Aguirre is a Cuban-American television journalist.
Dolf Jansen  is a comedian
Rafael Yamashiro is a Peruvian politician.

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