July 18, 1918 – one of the most iconic leaders, Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, South Africa and is a politician, known for fighting against the poverty and inequality in South Africa.
July 18, 1967 – Mark Sinclair Vincent, better known as Vin Diesel, was born in New York City and has black and white ancestry. He is famously known for his roles in the film series, The Fast and the Furious.
July 18, 1971 – Penny Hardaway was born in Memphis, Tennessee and is a retired NBA player. He was a beast on the hardwood and would have led his team to numerous championships but unfortunately he was plagued with injuries. #BallSoHard
July 18, 1975 – Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, better known as M.I.A., was born in Hounslow, London and is of Sri Lankan and Hindu descent. She is a singer/songwriter, whose music is a combination of hip hop, alternative, dance and electronic.
Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela, Vin Diesel, Penny Hardaway and M.I.A.!