Monday, January 1
Happy New Year!
And Happy Independence Day to Slovakia, celebrating 14 years of glorious, sexy autonomy on this, the anniversary of the "Velvet Divorce" in 1993.
Jozef Murgas, inventor of the wireless telegraph.
Andy Warhol, the son of immigrants from the village of Mikova.
Supermodel Adriana Karembeu.
Eugene Cernan, the last man to set foot on the moon.
Ján Bahýl', inventor of the motor-driven helicopter.
Tom Selleck, hall of fame badass. (Yes, his family ancestry is Slovak.)
Ivan Reitman, director of "Stripes" and the "Ghostbusters" films as well as producer of movies such as "Road Trip" and "Old School."
Hockey legends Stan Mikita and Miroslav Satan.
Tennis player Daniela Hantuchová.