February 6th People

February 6th

02-06-1899 – 10-30-1968 Ramon Novarro – Born in Durango, Mexico. He was a Mexican film, stage, and television actor who began his career as a leading man in silent films in 1917. Novarro was promoted by MGM as a “Latin lover” and became known as a sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino. His greatest success was in Ben-Hur (1925). The revealing costumes he wore caused a sensation. He was troubled all his life by his conflicted feelings toward his Roman Catholic religion and his homosexuality. His life-long struggle with alcoholism is often traced to these issues. Novarro was romantically involved with journalist Herbert Howe, who was also his publicist in the late 1920s. On October 30, 1968, Novarro was murdered by Paul and Tom Ferguson, whom he had hired from an agency to come to his Laurel Canyon home for sex. The two brothers thought Novarro had a large sum of money hidden in his house. The money was non-existent and they left with only $20 that he had in his bathrobe pocket.

 

 

 

02-06-1987 Lisa Dahlkvist – Born in Stockholm, Sweden. She is a Swedish professional football midfielder. She represented her country at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the 2012 Olympics, as well as the 2009, and 2013 UEFA Women’s Championship. Lisa identifies as a lesbian and came out publicly in 2008. She was one of 49 open LGBT athletes to participated in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

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