Same Name

Martin Cooper (December 26, 1928)

While working for Motorola, he created the first personal cell phone, citing Captain Kirk’s communicator on Star Trek as an inspiration. His first call on the 28-oz. cordless cell phone (dubbed “the brick”) was to his rival at Bell Labs Research.

Melvil Dewey (December 10, 1851 – December 26, 1931)

Dewey was an American librarian and educator, inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification.

As a young adult he advocated spelling reform; he changed his name from the usual “Melville” to “Melvil”, without redundant letters, and for a time changed his surname to “Dui”

John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne (December 3, 1948)

Osbourne is an British heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He rose to prominence as lead singer of the band Black Sabbath, whose dark and hard sound helped spawn the heavy metal genre. Due to Sabbath’s style, Osbourne became known as the “Prince of Darkness”. Osbourne is also known as the “Godfather of Heavy Metal“.

Ozzie has bitten the heads off of a bat and a dove, but I’m sure he would never bite the head off of a budgie.

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