Happy Thursday readers! A great day it is, and we start it off by shouting out the day's celebrity birthdays!

 

We start by remembering Dr. Betty Shabazz!

 

Born Betty Dean Sanders, she was the wife of Malcolm X!

 

Together, they had six children.

 

Shabazz died June 23, 1997 at the age of 63 as a result of burns received in an apartment fire set three weeks prior by her grandson, Malcolm.

 

Today she would be 81.

 

#RIP #HBDay #BettyShabazz

 

 

 

Gladys Knight

Known for a long string of hits with Glady Knight & The Pips, including If I Were Your Woman, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye), Midnight Train to Georgia, and Love Overboard.

 

She later embarked on a solo career.

 

Knight was instrumental in the early success and career launching of R&B singer Aaliyah.

 

Gladys turns 71-years old today! #HBDay Gladys Knight!

 

Chubb Rock

Chubb Rock released his debut in 1988, and took off to great success.

 

Over the years, he became known for such huge hits as The Chubbster, Treat Em Right, and Just the Two of Us, which till this day, plays at every hip-hop party I attend.

 

Today, Chubb Rock is a Radio Host on Majic 107.5 out of Atlanta.

Today, we salute Chubb Rock! #HBDay

 

Other celebrity birthdays today include:

Brandon Robinson, Elizabeth Price, Michael Oher, Navorro Bowman, and Percy Harvin.