“Happy Birthday, Mr. President…”

Since Friday, January 20 is both Inauguration Day in the United States and my own birthday…this seemed like an appropriate picture to post.  This was taken from the October 19, 1978 issue of Jet, and shows Miss Diana Ross singing “Happy Birthday” to then-U.S. President Jimmy Carter.  President Carter took the oath of office on January 20, 1977, serving as Commander-In-Chief for four years.

On a personal note, I recently interviewed President Carter here in Atlanta (I’m a television journalist by day, Diana blogger by night!) and he was as kind and gracious as his reputation suggests.  He continues working around the world to eradicate disease.  If you’re interested, you can watch part of my interview here.

Diana Ross Jimmy Carter Happy Birthday


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3 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Mr. President…”

  1. rodolfo ramirez mauriello says:

    i have a photo from time ,magazine, diana helps president carter to blow the candels, fantastic interview paul, you must include more of your morning work in trhe diana ross project.

  2. There are a couple of fabulous photos from this night…one at least by Jackie O camp follower Ron Galella that are just fabulous. Miss Ross looked awesome that night!!

  3. northcarolinafan says:

    Thanks for all the gems you share! After watching clips from the three day run at the Kennedy Center last month I was so looking forward to her returning to the White House. Wonder what happened? Keep up the great work!

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