Natasha and Jose Rangitihi with their son, Tahuparae Rangitihi
Tahupare was the perfect Christmas present when he was born at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim at 5.11 on Christmas morning, weighing 4.03 kilograms.
Some of the famous people born on Christmas Day
Isaac Newton (1642)
Clara Barton (1821) "Angel of the Battlefield" for her selfless nursing of the wounded during the Civil War. Later, she organized and led the American Red Cross.
Conrad Hilton (1887) Hilton Hotels, was Paris Hilton's great grandfather
Robert L Ripley (1893) Believe it or not
Kenny Everett (1944)
Anwar Sadat (1918) Egyptian president
Rod Serling (1924) The Twilight Zone
Annie Lennox (1954) Singer
Sissy Spacek (1949) Actress
Humphrey Bogart (1899) Actor
- The Marlborough Express
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