Author, poet and activist Alice Malsenior Walker was born February 9, 1944. Her 1982 novel The Color Purple won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Christopher Julius “Chris” Rock III was born February 7, 1965. He is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director.
New Edition’s Bobby Brown was born Robert Barisford Brown on born February 5, 1969. This R&B singer/songwriter/rapper/dancer began his solo career in 1987 and had a string of Top 10 Billboard hits after success in pop group New Edition. He was also a pioneer of the New Jack Swing movement and is the ex-husband of pop singer Whitney Houston.
See why Whitney Houston called him “The Original King of R&B” after the jump.