Happy Birthday, Tom Hanks!

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Tom Hanks was born on this day in 1956.

Did you know?

Tom Hanks, believes he’s related to “James Hanks”, who was the father of “Nancy Hanks”, who was Abraham Lincoln’s mother.
Tom Hanks enjoys listening to music, particularly to “The King”: Elvis Presley, Patrick Rondat and Alabama Thunderpussy, a metal band that hails from Richmond, Virginia.

A little known fact about Tom Hanks is that he’s reportedly a huge fan of “Star Trek.” He was asked to play the role of “Zefram Cochrane” in “Star Trek: First Contact” (1996), but he had already signed on to play in “That Thing You Do!”.

On Veterans Day in 1999, the U.S. Navy gave Hanks the Distinguished Public Service Award.

What’s not to love? HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. HANKS!

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