Joan Ruth Bader was born on March 15th, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York to Nathan Bader and Celia Amster. She had an older sister, Marylin who died from Meningitis when she was just six years old.
Henry Louis Aaron was born February 5th, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama to Herbert Aaron and Estella Pritchett. He was one of seven siblings and one of which, his brother Tommie, also went on to play professional baseball. Hank Aaron grew up on 666 South Wilkinson Street in Mobile, Alabama. His father worked as a ship fitter's helper, a person who works on ships when they come in for repairs, and made $900 a year (the equivalent of $16,923 today). Hank Aaron's family was very poor, to the point where Hank would make his own baseball bats and baseballs out of materials he found in the street. Hank first tried out for the Brooklyn Dodgers when he was just 15 years old. He did not make the team that year but a year later would join the Pritchett Athletics where he made $2 per game (the equivalent to $22 today). Later that year, he would join the Mobile Black Bears, an independent Negro League team, where he earned $3 per game (the equivalent to $33 today). In the fall of 1951, Hank signed a contract with the Indianapolis Clowns where he played 26 games as a shortstop with a batting average of .366, 5 home runs, 33 runs batted in, 41 hits, and 9 stolen bases.
I have been researching my family tree for a while and have made many discoveries throughout my journey. My family tree comes from a wide range of countries throughout Europe, but a part of my family tree that has always fascinated me are my Jewish roots. The problem with researching this part of my family tree, is that I constantly run into a problem which most people with Jewish ancestors run into, the Holocaust. Many records of Jewish people were destroyed during both the Holocaust and the years after, which makes it harder to find any information about my family.
Faye Katherine Dancer was born April 24th, 1925 in Santa Monica, California Lloyd Augustus Dancer and Olive Victoria Pope. Faye attended Santa Monica High School, Dancer played softball for the Dr. Peppers and would later attend University High School in West Los Angeles.
Betty Marion White was born on January 17th, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois to Horace Logan White and Christine Cachikis. Betty's career in acting began on the radio in the 1940's. Her first jobs were small parts and reading radio commercials on the air. After appearing on several radio programs, Betty got her own show called, The Betty White Show which she hosted for a time until she began co-hosting Hollywood on Television with Al Jarvis. From there, Betty's career has taken off. She has won eight Emmy Awards, has appeared and starred in numerous television shows, including the Golden Girls, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Hot in Cleveland, and has been in films including, The Proposal, The Lorax, and recently, Toy Story 4.
Dr. Anthony Fauci was born December 24th, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York to Stephen A. Fauci and Eugenia Abys. Dr. Fauci attended Regis High School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan where he was the captain of the school's basketball team. After High School, Dr. Fauci attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where he earned an Bachelor of Science Degree in Classics in 1962. While attending Holy Cross, Fauci made Dean's List, and was a member of the Outing Club, the Aquinas Academy, the Knights of Columbus, the Biology Society where he served as Treasurer, and was on the Junior Prom Committee.