Golden Globe Nominee Denzel Washington attends a Q and A for 'Fences' at The Curzon Mayfair on December 12, 2016 in London, England.

Actor Denzel Washington is 63

A page to spark motivation, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history.

EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try. – Nikki Giovanni

EUR BIRTHDAYS

Dec. 28: Actress Nichelle Nichols (”Star Trek”) is 85. Saxophonist Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers is 79. Actor Denzel Washington is 63. Singer John Legend is 39. Actor Andre Holland (”Selma”) is 38. Actor Miles Brown (”Black-ish”) is 13.

BLACK HISTORY

Dec. 28, 1897: C.V. Richey patents Fire Escape bracket.