Birthday Shout! Tom Hanks, OJ Simpson, Ashley Young

Birthday Shout! Tom Hanks, OJ Simpson, Ashley Young

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate famous personalties this day July 9

Tom Hanks

Renowned Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has won back-to-back Oscars for Philadelphia in 1993 and Forrest Gump in 1994.

He gained critical acclaim for his roles in the drama, Cast Away, and the animated film franchise, Toy Story and is noted for starring in many other classics, including Cast Away, The Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan, and Apollo 13.

Before popularity, he interned at the Great Lakes Theater Festival, where he learned about theater production, lighting, set design, and stage management.

The star was born July 9, 1956 in California.

OJ Simpson

NFL Hall of Famer who was the 1968 Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Southern California and the first overall pick of the Buffalo Bills in 1969. He was put on trial in 1994 for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a waiter, Ronald Goldman. He was acquitted of the charges after a widely disputed verdict.
In 1973, he became the first professional football player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season.

He had two children with his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson.

His defense attorney, Robert Kardashian, was the father of Kim Kardashian.

OJ Simpson was born July 9, 1947 in California.

Ashley Young

This Midfielder won the Community Shield award in 2011 while helping lead Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League; joined the English national team in 2007.

Before becoming a star, he was initially let go by Watford’s Academy because of his lack of production, but improved his game and received a contract with the team; he spent four years there, scoring 19 goals.

He is noted for scoring 30 goals in 157 appearances for Aston Villa between 2007 and 2011.

The 30 year old was born July 9, 1985 in England.

Courtney Love

Rock singer, movie actress, and widow of former Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain. She was also the frontwoman in the rock band Hole and in 2015, she began playing Elle Dallas on the FOX series Empire.

She formed Hole in 1989 and was lead singer and rhythm guitarist. The band’s third album Celebrity Skin earned them four Grammy nominations.

Courtney was born July 9, 1964 in California.

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