POD shares her Christmas Day birthday with an array of interesting characters.
Most notable is English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton. Born in 1642, he remains one of the most influential scientists of all time for formulating the three basic laws of motion and the law of universal gravitation.
Humphrey Bogart, said to be one of the greatest actors and coolest men to ever live, arrived on 25th December too. As did Sissy Spacek who is most famous for the original Carrie film. Playing the role of a troubled student, she used telekinetic powers to get revenge on her high school bullies.
In sport, Captain of the English Test and ODI cricket teams, Alistair Cook, has a Christmas Day birthday. Along with fellow cricketers Marcus Trescothick and Simon Jones.
Christmas Day birthdays in entertainment include Helena Christensen – the Danish fashion model, beauty queen and photographer who also appeared in Chris Isaak’s 1991 music video Wicked Game. It was voted one of MTV’s sexiest of all time.
Kenny Everett, the British comedian, radio DJ and television entertainer, was best known for his career as a radio DJ and for The Kenny Everett Video Show.
Annie Lennox was born on 25th December in 1954. She epitomised the Eighties with band The Eurythmics, with hits like Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), before later achieving solo success. She is the most recognised female artist at the Brit Awards and has also been named the Brits Champion of Champions.
Singer-songwriter Dido achieved International success with her first album which sold over 21 million copies Worldwide and won several awards. Her first two albums are among the-best selling albums in UK chart history – White Flag has had 27 million hits on YouTube.
Alannah Myles, the Canadian singer-songwriter, is most known for the popularity of her single Black Velvet. A song which outshone her entire repertoire of sixty recordings including top ten hits from several countries.
The final musician born on Christmas Day is the singer and songwriter of The Pogues. Shane MacGowan has a colourful past and was even thrown out of his band for bad behaviour. His best-known song, Fairytale of New York, which he co-wrote in 1987 remains a top Christmas anthem. The song is the 13th most charted of all time.
POD was born at 10.46am on Christmas Day 2010 to the sound of carols being sung outside the delivery suite. It was the coldest December for one hundred years and there was snow on the ground when we left the hospital.
It’s hard to believe our little baby in the photograph above turns three today – Happy birthday POD!