TODAY’S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

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Here are some celebrities who were born today, 9th December.

Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (77)

danjumaHe is a Nigerian Jukun soldier, politician and multi-millionaire businessman and philanthropist, born in Takum, Taraba State, on 9 December 1938.

ABOUT:Retired Army general, politician and multi-millionaire businessman and philanthropist. He was Nigerian Army Chief of Army Staff from July 1975 to October 1979. He was also Minister of Defence under Olusegun Obasanjo. Since 1999 Danjuma has played an active role in Nigerian politics, some of his key appointments have been:

1999 – Appointed as Minister of Defence to President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Cabinet.
2003 – Appointed as Chairperson for investigative committee on the Warri conflict.
2010 – Nominated as Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan.

Danjuma is chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO).

In December 2008, he created a philanthropic organisation called the TY Danjuma Foundation.

BEFORE FAME: He started his education at St Bartholomew’s Primary School in Wusasa and moved onto the Benue Provincial Secondary School in Katsina-Ala where he was the captain of the school cricket 1st XI team, he received his Higher School Certificate in 1958. In 1959 Danjuma enrolled at the Nigerian College of Arts Science and Technology in Zaria (Ahmadu Bello University) to study History on a Northern Nigeria Scholarship. However by the end of 1960, Danjuma had left university to enrol with the Nigerian Army.

TRIVIA:Danjuma was commissioned into the Nigerian Army as second lieutenant and platoon commander in the Congo and in 1963 joined a UN Peace-keeping force in Sante, Kataga Province in Congo when he was promoted to captain three years later. In 1966 Captain Danjuma was involved in the Nigerian Counter-Coup of 1966 with the 4th Battalion in Mokola, Ibadan.

FAMILY LIFE: Married to Daisy Danjuma, have a son named Yuki Omenai.

 

John Gavin Malkovich (61)

markoHe is an American movie actor and director, born in Christopher, Illinois, US, born on December 9, 1953.

ABOUT: Offbeat actor who earned an Academy Award nomination for his role as Mitch Leary in the 1993 film In the Line of Fire and played himself in the 1999 film Being John Malkovich. He has also played memorable roles in the films Dangerous Liaisons, Burn After Reading and Empire of the Sun and in 2011, he appeared in the blockbuster film Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

BEFORE FAME: In high school, he played a role in the musical Carousel. He made his Broadway debut in Death of a Salesman alongside fellow actor, Dustin Hoffman.

TRIVIA: Outside of his acting career, he founded a clothing line called Technobohemian.

FAMILY LIFE: His marriage to actress Glenne Headly ended in 1988 after he became involved with co-star Michelle Pfeiffer. His children are named Amandine and Loewy. He began dating Nicoletta Peyran in 1989.

 

Kirk Douglas (99)
kirkHe is an American actor, producer, director, and author, born in Amsterdam, New York, on December 9, 1916.

ABOUT: TV and movie actor who was onscreen with his real family in the series, It Runs in the Family, and also starred in The Odyssey and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. His other notable films include Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Tough Guys, and Lust for Life.

BEFORE FAME: He was a successful competitive wrestler in college. His first major film was 1947’s Out of the Past.

TRIVIA: He became a legend on the silver screen, and starred in the 1960 film, Spartacus.

FAMILY LIFE: His son is famous actor, Michael Douglas. His grandson is Cameron Douglas.

 

Deji Olatunji (18)

DejiHe is a Nigerian Youtube star, born in England, on December 9, 1996.

ABOUT: YouTube sensation known as Comedy Shorts Gamer who creates videos that incorporate a unique blend of comedy, gaming, and family pranks.

BEFORE FAME: Some of his older videos frequently featured content from the video game Halo 3.

TRIVIA: His channel has earned over 5 million subscribers.FAMILY LIFEHe is the younger brother of Internet sensation KSI.

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