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U Ne Win Biography

He carried out a coup d’tat of the ruling party in 1962, creating a socialist and isolationist regime that eventually emptied the nation’s market. Ne Win stepped down from office in 1988, and died under house arrest in Yangon, Myanmar, on December 5, 2002. The son of a government official, ...

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Russell Baker Biography

Russell Baker was born on August 14, 1925 in Morrisonville, Virginia. He worked for the Baltimore Sun before joining the Washington bureau of the New York Times in 1954. From the early 1960s, Baker was writing a syndicated column as well as in 1979 he won the Pulitzer Prize for ...

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Lana Turner Biography

Produced on February 8, 1921, in Wallace, Idaho, Lana Turner was “found” while drinking pop at a Hollywood caf. She signed with MGM and became a famous picture celebrity and picture sex symbol. Wed seven times, Turner was romantically linked to numerous celebrities. In 1958, Turner’s daughter stabbed gangster Johnny ...

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Shannon Dunn Biography

Famous for her capability to do specific high-problem antics in halfpipe contests, she won back to back U.S. Championships and four Winter X Games medals. A gifted figure skater as a kid, Dunn became more enthusiastic about skiing following the family moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, when she was 9. After ...

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