Things that happened on your birthday

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Things that happened on your birthday#1
Posted: 10/23/07 at 12:11pm
This is kind of random but I just think these sort of personal trivia is fun. Anyone share a birthday with any famous dates/births?

Theater related, Gypsy, one of my favorite shows, premiered in 1959 on May 21st 26 years before I was even born (my mother wasn't even born yet!!!). 16 years later another famous show A Chorus Line would make its off Broadway debut.

Historically, the Red Cross was founded on this day. Charles Lindburgh completed his nonstop solo journey across the Atlantic on my bday, becoming the first person to do it. Coincidentally five years later Amelia became the first woman to do it on the same exact day. Also, lots of people got bombed or shot over the course of history, some treaties were signed, and there was a really big earth quake.

In scandal news, in 1924 Loeb and Leopold thrill killed a 14 year old boy (later becoming a musical) and Sada Abe was caught wandering through the streets of Japan holding her dead lover's genitals (I love this story).

I also share my birthday with Alexander Pope, Fats Waller, Al Franken, Mr. T, The Notorious B.I.G. and, most disturbingly/amusingly, Jeffrey Dahmer, among others.

Anyone else?
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#2
Posted: 10/23/07 at 12:14pm
The great Chicago fire was started by Mrs. O'Leary's cow.
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"In Oz, the verb is douchifizzation." PRS

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re: Things that happened on your birthday#2
Posted: 10/23/07 at 12:17pm
John Lennon died.

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re: Things that happened on your birthday#3
Posted: 10/23/07 at 12:21pm
Damn, you're old, Doodle.
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#4
Posted: 10/23/07 at 12:28pm
same date...bitch!

(tho you're right!)
"Carson has combined his passion for helping children with his love for one of Cincinnati's favorite past times - cornhole - to create a unique and exciting event perfect for a corporate outing, entertaining clients or family fun."

"In Oz, the verb is douchifizzation." PRS

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re: Things that happened on your birthday#5
Posted: 10/23/07 at 12:45pm
On my birth date:

- Kiss Me, Kate opened for the first of 1,077 performances
- The first color television sets go on sale for $1,175
- The Wonderful World of Disney is cancelled after a twenty five year run.

I share my birthday with some very talented (and artsy) people:
Rudyard Kipling
Jack Lord
Bo Diddley
Del Shannon
Sandy Koufax
Joseph Bologna
Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith (Which is way cool because they are Monkee's and I was born in the year of the Monkey)
Matt Lauer
Tracy Ullman
Tiger Woods
and the coolest connection of all (for me) ... Bert Parks
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#6
Posted: 10/23/07 at 12:48pm
On my birthday:

1959 - Guggenheim Museum opened in NYC
1797 - USS Constitution launched
1805 - Battle of Trafalgar
1861 - Battle of Ball's Bluff (hee)
1967 - Thousands protest Vietnam War
1910 - Bomb explodes in LA Times building
1957 - Jailhouse Rock opens
1962 - Chubby Checker on Ed Sullivan
1921 - Harding publicly condemns lynching

Share birthdays with:

Carrie Fisher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Judge Judy
Georgia Brown
Vivian Pickles
Julie Wilson
Celia Cruz
Malcolm Arnold
Dizzy Gillespie
Georg Solti
Peter Graves
Nathan Anderson
Jeremy Miller
Benjamin Netanyahu
Joyce Randolph
Alfred Nobel

Broadway Openings:

An Inspector Calls (1947)
Butterflies Are Free
To Live Another Summer, To Pass Another Winter
Treemonisha
Georgia Brown and Friends
The Twilight of the Golds
Saturday Night Fever
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#7
Posted: 10/23/07 at 1:07pm
Musicians' strike on Broadway in 2003
Like a firework unexploded
Wanting life but never knowing how
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#8
Posted: 10/23/07 at 1:07pm
Tupac was murdered on my B'day.
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#9
Posted: 10/23/07 at 1:16pm
1579 Sir Francis Drake lands on the coast of Calif (and doesn't light a fire)
1775 - Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed's Hill)
1885 - Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'
1960 - Ted Williams hit his 500th home run
1967 - Barbra Striesand: A Happening in Central Park performed
1972 - 5 were arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party HQ at Watergate
1978 - Ron Guidry sets Yankee record with 18 strike-outs
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#10
Posted: 10/23/07 at 1:17pm
My birthday is the "date which will live in infamy." (Pearl Harbor, for those who don't know the quote.)
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#11
Posted: 10/23/07 at 1:35pm
is there a website where you all are getting your info from?
i want to know what happened on my birthday!
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#12
Posted: 10/23/07 at 1:35pm
is there a website where you all are getting your info from?
i want to know what happened on my birthday!
Less is more
Ugly is beautiful
"My brother plays a drag queen... and I'm surprised he looks as good as he does in drag." - Adam Rapp

"thanks, abba. now i'll forever have an image of you as a tattoed hardcore straightedge grrl savaging people in the mosh pit." - papalovesmambo

"Yeah Abba. All the filthy crap you spew out there on those boards. I for one, am equally shocked. :-P" - AnnaK
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#13
Posted: 10/23/07 at 1:38pm
Google ... I keyed in "events that happened on ______."
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#14
Posted: 10/23/07 at 1:40pm
shared birthdays:

1895: Juan Peron, Argentine general, and former President
1941: Jesse Jackson, American civic leader and clergyman
1949: Sigourney Weaver, American actress


also Chevy Chase.
"Carson has combined his passion for helping children with his love for one of Cincinnati's favorite past times - cornhole - to create a unique and exciting event perfect for a corporate outing, entertaining clients or family fun."

"In Oz, the verb is douchifizzation." PRS

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re: Things that happened on your birthday#15
Posted: 10/23/07 at 1:40pm
If you just type your birth date (without the year) into google it'll lead you to a wikipedia site with comprehensive information.
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#16
Posted: 10/23/07 at 1:42pm
On my birthday (although a couple of years prior to my birth), Julius Caesar was assassinated.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#17
Posted: 10/23/07 at 1:43pm
Ooh...same birthday as Dennis Kucinich!
"Carson has combined his passion for helping children with his love for one of Cincinnati's favorite past times - cornhole - to create a unique and exciting event perfect for a corporate outing, entertaining clients or family fun."

"In Oz, the verb is douchifizzation." PRS

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re: Things that happened on your birthday#18
Posted: 10/23/07 at 1:53pm
Same birthday as justagirl, Sinead O'Connor, Sammy Davis Jr., Kim Basinger, Greg Allman, Jim Morrison.
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#19
Posted: 10/23/07 at 2:08pm


Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena, in the South Atlantic. The remainder of his life was spent there in exile.

After the killing of Joseph Smith, Bringham Young was chosen to lead the Mormons.

African-American explorer Matthew A. Henson was born. Henson, along with Robert Peary and their Eskimo guide, were the first people to reach the North Pole.

Thomas Edison received a patent for the mimeograph. The mimeograph was a "method of preparing autographic stencils for printing."

The refrigerator was patented by A.T. Marshall.

In Boston, the first Davis Cup series began. The U.S. team defeated Great Britain three matches to zero.

The United Nations Charter was signed by U.S. President Truman.

The "Great Train Robbery" took place in Britain. A gang of 15 thieves stole 2.6 million pounds in bank notes.

Michael DeBakey became the first surgeon to install an artificial heart pump in a patient.

U.S. President Nixon announced that he would resign the following day.

The U.S. launched Pioneer Venus II, which carried scientific probes to study the atmosphere of Venus.

The space shuttle Columbia took off from Cape Canaveral, FL. The trip was said to be a secret five-day military mission.

The "Dream Team" clinched the gold medal at the Barcelona Summer Olympics. The U.S. basketball team beat Croatia 117-85.

Wade Boggs got his 3,000th hit of his major league baseball career.

The submarine H.L. Hunley was raised from ocean bottom after 136 years. The sub had been lost during an attack on the U.S.S. Housatonic in 1864. The Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink a warship.

Princess Beatrice of York
Odie (from Garfield comic)
Esther Williams, actress/swimmer
Richard Anderson, actor
Mel Tillis, country singer
Sandy Horn, lesbian activist
Roger Federer, Swiss Athlete
Liraz Mesilaty, Miss Universe-Israel 1996
Patricia Arquette, actress
Suzy Hamilton, U.S. olympic 1500m runner
Deborah Norville, news anchor, Today Show, Inside Edition
Donny Most actor
Keith Carradine, actor
Larry Wilcox, actor
Smokey the Bear, named after New York City fireman Smokey Joe Martin
Connie Stevens, singer and actress
Jacques Hetu, composer
Dustin Hoffman, actor,
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#20
Posted: 10/23/07 at 2:08pm
Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena, in the South Atlantic. The remainder of his life was spent there in exile.

After the killing of Joseph Smith, Bringham Young was chosen to lead the Mormons.

African-American explorer Matthew A. Henson was born. Henson, along with Robert Peary and their Eskimo guide, were the first people to reach the North Pole.

Thomas Edison received a patent for the mimeograph. The mimeograph was a "method of preparing autographic stencils for printing."

The refrigerator was patented by A.T. Marshall.

In Boston, the first Davis Cup series began. The U.S. team defeated Great Britain three matches to zero.

The United Nations Charter was signed by U.S. President Truman.

The "Great Train Robbery" took place in Britain. A gang of 15 thieves stole 2.6 million pounds in bank notes.

Michael DeBakey became the first surgeon to install an artificial heart pump in a patient.

U.S. President Nixon announced that he would resign the following day.

The space shuttle Columbia took off from Cape Canaveral, FL. The trip was said to be a secret five-day military mission.

The "Dream Team" clinched the gold medal at the Barcelona Summer Olympics. The U.S. basketball team beat Croatia 117-85.

Wade Boggs got his 3,000th hit of his major league baseball career.

The submarine H.L. Hunley was raised from ocean bottom after 136 years. The sub had been lost during an attack on the U.S.S. Housatonic in 1864. The Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink a warship.

Princess Beatrice of York
Odie (from Garfield comic)
Michael Urie - actor
Esther Williams, actress/swimmer
Richard Anderson, actor
Mel Tillis, country singer
Sandy Horn, lesbian activist
Roger Federer, Swiss Athlete
Liraz Mesilaty, Miss Universe-Israel 1996
Patricia Arquette, actress
Suzy Hamilton, U.S. olympic 1500m runner
Deborah Norville, news anchor, Today Show, Inside Edition
Donny Most, actor
Keith Carradine, actor
Larry Wilcox, actor
Smokey the Bear, named after New York City fireman Smokey Joe Martin
Connie Stevens, singer and actress
Jacques Hetu, composer
Dustin Hoffman, actor

Broadway Show Openings

1989 Shenandoah
2002 Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
I hung out with Cheyenne Jackson in his dressing room waayyyyyy before he tickled D2.

"unleash the girly"

Our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we touch.

Puppies are babies in fur coats.

Tinfoil...The Terrorizing Terminator

Updated On: 10/23/07 at 02:08 PM
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#21
Posted: 10/23/07 at 4:01pm
Roninjoey, that's my birthday, too!
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#22
Posted: 10/23/07 at 4:03pm
D-Day! Rapture Day!

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re: Things that happened on your birthday#23
Posted: 10/23/07 at 4:04pm
Blueroses.......Don't forget Ann Coulter!!!!!!!!!!
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re: Things that happened on your birthday#24
Posted: 10/23/07 at 4:13pm
Sutton Foster and Christian Borle got married on my birthday last year. :)
I also share the same birthday with Barrett Foa. :)
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