Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

I share my birthday with the following famous people (some of whom I don't recognize so I've bolded the ones I do recognize):

1979 Daniel Johns (singer, guitarist)
1978 Kim Elizabeth (author, poet)
1961 Jeff Hostetler (NFL QB)
1954 Joseph Bottoms (actor)
1950 Peter Frampton (rock guitarist)
1937 Jack Nicholson (actor)
1935 Glen Campbell (actor/singer)
1928 Aaron Spelling (TV executive producer)
1925 George Cole (actor)
1916 Yehudi Menuhin (violinist)
1908 Eddie Albert (actor)
1904 J Robert Oppenheimer (head of the Manhattan project)
1899 Vladimir Nabokov (author)
1724 Immanuel Kant (philosopher)

Jeff Hofstetler and I were both born in the same year as well as the same day. Looking at our birth year in history I found the following highlights:

In 1961 (the year you were born)

John F. Kennedy becomes president of the US

An estimated 1200 anti-Castro exiles aided by the US make a failed invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs

Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard Jr. becomes the first US spaceman rocketing 118 miles above the earth

Hurricane "Carla" wipes out Texas gulf cities, claiming 46 lives

Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin makes the first manned space flight

Wayne Gretzky, Henry Rollins, Fabio, George Clooney, Dennis Rodman, and Diana, Princess of Wales are born

New York Yankees win the World series

Green Bay Packers win the NFL championship

Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup

Disney's One Hundred and One Dalmatians is the top grossing film

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller is published

The Miracles' "Shop Around" becomes Motown's first million-selling single

And what's a birthday without the Beatles' birthday song?


Desmond Jones said...

You say it's your birthday? Well, Happy Birthday TO ya!

Andrea said...

Sung badly, but heart felt ~*~*~Happy Birthday to youuuuu~*~* Happy Birthday to youuuuu~*~*Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday~*~*Happy Birthdayyyyyy tooooooo youuuuu~*~*~

Drama said...

Happy Birthday, Girlie! How was your dinner date? *grin*

C-Marie said...

Happy Birthday!

Bunny said...

Happy (belated) Birthday!!! You share a birth year with Fabio - interesting.

Karin's Korner said...

Happy Birthday to you my friend. I see things are going very well for you. I told you it would be easier when W finally left ;). Glad to see that BJ is back in your life. Really, I am glad to see that you are happy...finally...IT'S YOUR TURN!!!!!

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday True!!! And may the year ahead be filled with dreams coming true.

Trueself said...

Des - Thanks. I thought of you when I picked a Beatles song for this post. You're one of the few around old enough like me to remember their stuff when it was new.

Andrea - Ah, but I would never know it was sung badly had you not told me, and I appreciate the sentiment even if it was sung badly.

Drama - Dinner date was awesome! N was the perfect date for my birthday dinner, and we had a great time.

C-Marie - Thanks!

Bunny - Fabio, yes, I didn't realize he was as old as I am until I was doing this post.

Karin - I so hope so. I feel like it ought to be my turn finally!

Fi - Thank you. From the way things look right now at least some of my dreams should be coming true in the next year.

lill-rambler said...

Happy (belated) birthday! I can fill you in on Daniel Johns, he's the lead singer of an Australian band called Silverchair. They are quite good, but young enough to be our children. hmmm, is that an appropriate comment on your birthday - meant in the nicest possible way! Enjoy, and make sure you eat cake all week.