1912 : Muzyad Yakhoob (Danny Thomas) Born in Deerfield

January 6, 2018 all-day

Photo of Danny Thomas, courtesy of wikipedia

On January 6, 1912 a Deerfield, Michigan horse farmer named Shaheed Yakhoob (later Jacobs) and his wife Margaret, welcomed a new child into the world. The Jacobs, Lebanese immigrants, named their baby Muzyad. Years later the child would become famous as the actor and comedian Danny Thomas. However, his greatest accomplishment was founding St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

Source : Debra Ann Pawlak, Danny Thomas : Funny Man and Philanthropist, Michigan History, September/October 2013, pp. 15-20.

Leave a Reply