We are entering the Year of the Dog. If you were born in a Dog year, your lucky numbers are 3, 4 and 9. Lucky colors green, red and purple.

CGTN’s Jim Spellman tells us about some famous folks born in the Year of the Dog.

The dog occupies the 11th position in the Chinese zodiac. This year the element is Earth.

Famous Earth Dogs include the singer Madonna plus the late Michael Jackson and Prince.

Famous metal dogs include Confucius – the famed ancient Chinese philosopher… believed to have been born in 551BC. His teachings still resonate today.

Ruan Lingyu — an icon of early Chinese cinema is another famous Metal Dog.

Water Dogs include Chinese actor and singer Hu Ge, star of TV shows like Chinese Paladin and Nirvana in Fire.

Chinese tennis legend Li Na is a Water Dog. She won two Grand Slam events and appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 2013 as one of the most influential people in the world.

Wood Dogs count legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill among their ranks.

Plus the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley.

And Fire Dogs have spent a lot of time in the White House recently. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are both fire dogs, as is current president Donald Trump. All three were born in 1946.