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.