The Chinese New Year starts on February 16th, 2018 and is under the influence of the Earth Dog, a sign that combines the earth elements with metal and fire.
The Earth Dog is a masculine sign, which will determine us to focus more on agriculture and environment, but also on the spiritual side of our life.
Borrowing characteristics that are particular to the sign under which they are born, the Dog natives are generally loyal, with a strong sense of justice, responsible, moderate and hardworking, but also easy to anger and stubborn. Among the ones born under this zodiac sign, there are many talented and famous people.
Donald John Trump (1946 -)
Born in June 14th, 1946, in the Fire Dog year and raised in Queens, New York City, Donald John Trump is the 45th and the current president of United States, starting his office on January 20th, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a successful business man and a mass media personality.
Prince William and Kate Middleton (1982 -)
Prince Willian, Duke of Cambridge is born on June 21st, 1982, under the Water Dog zodiac sign and he is the son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and also grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. He is second in the line of succession to the British throne and to the 16 sovereign states from Commonwealth.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, born Middleton, on January 9th, 1982, popularly known as “Kate” is the wife of Prince Williams of Wales.
Kate and William met in 2001 at University of St. Andrew in Scotland, when they were still children. They formed a couple for 10 years, until 2011, when they got married, causing an extraordinary media phenomenon.
Justin Bieber (1994 -)
Justin Drew Bieber is born on March 14th, 1994, under the Wood Dog sign and he is a Canadian pop/ R&B singer. He started his professional career on YouTube, where he was discovered by Scooter Braun, who later became his manager. Braun sent Justin in Atlanta, Georgia for Usher’s assistance and soon after he signed a contract with Island Records.
Isaac Newton (1643-1727)
English metaphysician, physicist and mathematician, he formulated the principles of modern physics, including the laws of motion. He is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time and one of the brightest minds of the Scientific Revolution from 17th century. His laws of motion and the universal gravitation have dominated the scientists’ vision about the physical universe for the next three centuries.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Benjamin Franklin was an American inventor and scientist. Leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin was one of the “Founding Fathers of the Unites States”.
Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874 – 1965)
British statesman, army officer and writer. He was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He led United Kingdom to the victory of the allies during the Second World War. In 1953, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature for “his brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values”.
Michael Jackson (1958 -2009)
Michael Joseph Jackson was a famous black American singer, dubbed “Kind of Pop”. Born on August 29th, 1958 in the Earth Dog year, in Alabama, the northern part of United State, Michael was married twice, his first wife being the daughter of the unforgettable singer, Elvin Presley. He had two children with his second wife – Prince Michael Jr. and Paris Michael. He had a third child from a surrogate mother, who wished to remain anonymous.
He made his debut during his childhood years next to his four brothers in Jackson’s 5. His two sisters, Janet and La Toya, are also famous singers. Michael Jackson’s life and career were marked by many events, which made him a controversial figure with a personal life full of scandals.
Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize winner and one of the most emblematical personalities from the past century, was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church during a ceremony officiated Sunday, September 4th, 2016 by Pope Francis in the Saint Peter’s Square from Rome.
Saint Teresa of Calcutta, birth name Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was born on August 26th, 1910, in the Metal Dog year, in Skopje, then under Ottoman occupation, in present, the capital of Macedonia.
She was fully dedicated to her humanitarian activity, taking care of children and relieving suffering, she opened an outdoor school and a house for the homeless and she convinced the local authorities to make donations for the benefit of this cause. Through her efforts, millions of sick and dying people were sheltered and treated in mobile medical facilities or in specialized clinics and hundreds of thousands of abandoned children were taken care of and given for adoption.
Steven Allan Spielberg (1946 -)
Steven Allan Spielberg is the most famous director, producer and screenwriter in the film history. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, and also one of the most popular directors and producers in the history of cinematography. He has won three Academy Awards and has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning “Best Picture” Oscar for ten of the movies he directed.