What happened on your Birthday?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by JessopSmythe, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. JessopSmythe

    JessopSmythe Active Member

  2. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    the list missed off William Grundy(of fictional Archers fame), born the same day as me ....uninteresting fact I know, but its late and I'm tired
  3. kate_the_horn

    kate_the_horn New Member

    Virginia Gregg actress (Little Women), dies at 69


  4. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    wow, that's really interesting...
    Loads of composers born on the same day... also loads who died...
    the 'on this day' stuff was a good read!

    My amusment was the thought of the day:

    Thought for the day :
    " Losing weight: the triumph of mind over platter. "

  5. Jo Elson

    Jo Elson Member

    Well on my birthday there were a lot of births, of which i only recognised 2: Dustin Hoffman and Princess Beatrice who was just showing off 8/8/88 at 8 o'clock-i think that was a set up some how.
    A load of history happened and my thought for the day was
    'someone whom you reject today, will reject you tomorrow'
    Which doesn't make sense as i will have already rejected them and wont care if they reject me.
  6. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Oo you share a birthday with my Gran who was born on 08/08/08 which I think is even cooler than Princess Beatrice!

    Anyway, the list missed Benjamin Britten for me - although there are lots of births on my date, one of which is W F Bach. The most famous death though is JFK which funnily enough I knew already...

  7. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    4th March, got quite a few on mine!? :?
    Only person I recognised was:
    1678 Antonio Vivaldi Venice, Baroque violin virtuoso/composer (4 Seasons)

    And the only particularly interesting things that happened were:
    1985 War veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai"
    1995 Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital :shock: :?

    Thought for the day :
    " Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. " :roll: :D
  8. Di

    Di Active Member

    I share my birthday with:

    Johann Strauss
    Albert Einstein :lol: mmm, that explains a lot! :lol:
    Michael Caine
    Jasper Carrott
    Billy Crystal

    Died on this day:

    Karl Marx.

    Thought for the day:

    He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
  9. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Without looking at the website, I can tell you that my 18th birthday coincided with Charles and Di's wedding! Went out in the evening with my then girlfriend, in the glorious (!) London suburb of Catford expecting to hit the pubs. Bear in mind this WAS 1981! It seemed to have been made a Bank Holiday to end all Bank Holidays - every damn pub in the area was shut! Took my girlfriend home back to Camberwell, then found a pub that was open where one of my friends was serving behind the bar! Truly a bizarre day!
  10. aimee_euph

    aimee_euph Member

    October 3rd
    All people with funny spelt names are born on my brithday, you got me with Aimee spelling of amy and...
    1923 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski Lwow Poland, conductor (Die Zauberfl”te)
    1605 Li Tzu-ch'eng Chinese revolutionary, dethroned last Ming emperor

    and some funny events on my birthday...
    1955 "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
    1970 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
    1990 East Germany & West Germany merge to become Germany

    Thought for the day :
    " It is Fortune, not wisdom that rules man`s life. "

    and also the infamous David Geoghegan also shares a birthday with me (claim to brass band fame...)
  11. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    12th November. Not too many famous people born on that day and a mix of good and bad:

    Grace Kelly, Neil Young born.

    Charles Manson(!) born, Nazis gain power, and worst of all Paul McCartney releases "We All Stand Together" :evil:
  12. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

    Mother Theressa was born on my Birthday - but the most important person I share my birthday with is my daughter, Natalie. The best birthday present I ever received.
  13. twigglet

    twigglet Member

    22nd April

    Prokofiev was born
    Lenin was born

    Tchaicovsky completed Swan Lake

    President Nixon Died

    ....and the first military use of poison gas!

    Thought for the day: "Of all the ills that men endure, hope is the only cheap and universal cure"
    Thats lovely, but what about the women!?!
  14. Moy

    Moy Active Member

    4th November

    1650 William III of Orange, king of England (1689-1702)
    1862 Eden Phillpotts England, novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)
    1873 GE Moore English philosopher (Ethics)

    All b***** English things so I was the only infamous Scottish thing to happen on this date. :wink: [/b]
  15. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    Ooo, how exciting...

    Born on February 26th
    Bufallo Bill... killed 40000 buffalos!
    Mr Kellogg (he of cereal fame)
    Fanny Craddock!
    Fats Domino and Johnny Cash (which explains my unique talent)

    Gabor Szabo (More music...)
    Lots of people I've never heard of... (not a good day to die it seems!)

    On this day
    Bank of England issues 1st £1 note! (Explains money obsession...)
    Communist Manifesto published
    Trail Against Hitler in Munich begins
    Germany began Luftwaffe operation, under Reichsmarshall H Goering
    Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"
    Werner Heisenberger informs Nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"
    German assault moves to Beja North Tunisia
    (What did hitler have about my birthday eh???)
    1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)
    London finance house of Barings collapse after losses in Singapore by trader Nick Leeson

    Thought for the day :
    " Let he who takes the plunge remember to return it by Tuesday. "

    Bad things happened on my birthday... :cry:
  16. Heather

    Heather Member

    This is really interesting........especially as its MY birthday TODAY!!!!
    Happy Birthday to ME!!!
  17. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    13th September:
    1857 Milton S Hershey , chocolate manufacturer/philanthropist - Fantastic!
    1874 Arnold Schonberg Vienna Austria, composer (Second Quartet) - Weird
    1939 Richard Kiel, Jaws in James Bond - Cool
    And 2 baby Beatles. Naff
    1965 Zak Starkey drummer, son of Beatle Ringo
    1971 Stella Nina McCartney daughter of Paul & Linda McCartney

    1321 Dante Alighieri author of the Divine Comedy

    On this day:
    122 Building begins on Hadrian's Wall - Now that was a good thing...
    And I happen to know Scooby Doo was actually broadcast for the first time on September 13th 1969, just like me.

    Today is Dante Alighieri Day, Commemoration of St Cyprian, Memorial of St John Chrysostom and Jewish New Year's Eve, Erev Rosh Hashanah
    Jessop-Smythe take note, Thought for Today is:
    "Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him."
  18. Moy

    Moy Active Member

    Happy birthday Heather...hope you have a good one. :wink:
  19. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Happy Birthday Heather. (Hope your feeling better now)

    It's Salli's birthday tomorrow and I've planned a big surprise for her.

    I've arranged for all the members of Wem Band to gather at the bandroom at 12.45 p.m. The players have arranged for drinks, and cakes and I've invited a surprise conductor to pay a visit.

    I'm treating her to a 4 hour rehearsal!

  20. Trom41821

    Trom41821 Member

    3rd December

    Tammy Jacques - Cyclist was born
    Nobody died - (this of course means I'm immortal!)
    Stanley Johnson was reported missing in action in Vietnam
    Beatles begin their final UK concert in Glasgow

    "An honest politician : One who stay bought"

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