Birthday Shout! Fernando Torres, Chester Bennington, Sloane Stephen…

Birthday Shout! Fernando Torres, Chester Bennington, Sloane Stephen…

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate these celebrities this day March 20

Fernando Torres

Striker known as El Niño, he became one of the first ever players to win the Champions League, Europa League, World Cup and European League championships; played for Liverpool from 2007 to 2011 before joining Chelsea and debuted for the Spanish national team in 2003.

He played goalie as a child, and joined Atletico Madrid’s youth program in 1995; debuting for the club’s senior team in 2001, he went on to score 75 goals with Atletico Madrid in 174 La Liga matches.

He became the first Liverpool player since 1996 to score over 20 league goals in a single season. He also scored 50 league goals in less time than any previous player in Liverpool history.

He had two children named Nora and Leo with Olalla Dominguez, whom he married on May 27, 2009.

He and Sergio Ramos worked together to win the 2012 UEFA Euro Championship with the Spanish national team.

The 32 year old was born March 20, 1984.

Chester Bennington

Singer who gained fame as the lead vocalist of Linkin Park, whose 2000 album, Hybrid Theory, was certified Diamond. He has also sung with the Stone Temple Pilots.

He dreamed of joining Depeche Mode and got a job at Burger King to fund his cocaine and crystal meth habits before getting clean. He had a tumultuous childhood.

His single with Linkin Park, “Numb,” was certified Platinum in 2003.

He married Samantha Bennington on October 31, 1996, although he could not afford a wedding ring. After their divorce on May 2, 2005, he married Talinda Bentley on December 31, 2005. He has four sons named Isaiah, Tyler, Jaime and Draven and two daughters named Lila and Lily.

He helped create the music for Linkin Park’s bestselling album, Meteora, along with DJ Joe Hahn.

The 40 year old was born March 20, 1976.

Sloane Stephens

Versatile player, equally comfortable winning points at the net and the baseline; well known for her upset of Serena Williams to reach the semifinals of the 2013 Australian Open.

She started playing tennis at the Sierra Sport and Racquet Club in Fresno, California, when she was 9 years old.

She turned professional in 2010.

She was born to John Stephens and Sybil Smith, a pair of athletes.

In her Australian Open victory over Serena Williams, she won 90 percent of her points at the net.

The 23 year old was born March 20, 1993.

Bianca Lawson

Television actress who played Emily Bennett on The Vampire Diaries and Rosalind on The Steve Harvey Show. She also portrayed Maya St. Germain on the series Pretty Little Liars from 2010 to 2012.

She attended the University of Southern California, where she studied film and psychology.

She played Ms. Morrell on the series Teen Wolf.

Her father, Richard Lawson, also had a career as an actor.

Her great uncle, Berry Gordy, was one of the founders of Motown music.

The 37 year old was born March 20, 1979.


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