Friday, February 09, 2007

One more year closer to death...Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you my birthday.

ON MY's a list of some of the things that happened...

1895 - William G. Morgan invents volleyball.
1942 - Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States.
1960 - Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1964 - The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers.

Others that share my birthday, living AND dead, include:

1891 - Ronald Colman, English actor (d. 1958)
1909 - Carmen Miranda, Brazilian actress (d. 1955)
(Now SEE? That must be where I get some of my "spice")
1914 - Ernest Tubb, American singer (d. 1984)
(Petey baby ought to enjoy THAT one - quit laughing, you!)
1922 - Kathryn Grayson, American actress
(I always wanted to sing like her...and look like her. Oh well, one out of two ain't bad)
1928 - Frank Frazetta, American illustrator
(Doug would be thrilled at that one...Frank liked to paint/draw large-chested babes)
1928 - Roger Mudd, American journalist
1942 - Carole King, American singer
1943 - Joe Pesci, American actor
(How am I funny? What the f**k is so funny about me? TELL ME!)
1945 - Mia Farrow, American actress
(Famous parents, famous first spouse, famous second spouse, addicted to adoption...)
1949 - Judith Light, American actress
1955 - JM J. Bullock, American actor
1963 - Travis Tritt, American singer
1969 - Jimmy Smith, American football player
(he must be my twin! God knows I'm known for my athletic prowess...OK, quit
1972 - Crispin Freeman, American voice actor
1979 - Irina Slutskaya, Russian figure skater
1979 - Zhang Ziyi, Chinese actress

Of course, if we have birthdays, we must have death days...among those who died on my whelpin' day include:

1881 - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (b. 1821)
1966 - Sophie Tucker, Russian-born actress (b. 1884)
1969 - Gabby Hayes, American actor (b. 1885)
(not to speak ill of the dead, but Gabby Hayes always annoyed the hell out of me.)
1973 - Max Yasgur, American farmer (Woodstock Festival) (b. 1919)
1976 - Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
(Ah, king of the cheesy choral arrangements - thanks for nothin', you!)
1995 - David Wayne, American actor (b. 1914)
2002 - Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom (b. 1930)

And finally, you'd think it was enough that I was born on February 9th, but NOOOOO. Other holidays celebrated on my whelpin' day:

1. The following saints days:

  • Saint Ansbert of Rouen,
  • Saint Maroon's Day (Lebanon), and
  • Saint Apolloinia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians (Uh-huh...more proof that Big Ernie likes to make sport of me).

2. In addition, Eastern Orthodox liturgics celebrates the following:
* Martyr Nicephorus of Antioch in Syria (3rd century)
* Hieromartyr Marcellus of Sicily, bishop (1st century)
* Hieromartyr Philagrius of Cyprus, bishop (1st century)
* Hieromartyr Pancratius of Taormina, bishop (1st century)
* Martyr Peter Damascene (743)
* Saint Nicephorus of Vazheozersk in Vologda, monk (1550)
* Saint Gennadius of Vazheozersk in Vologda, monk
* Saint Pancratius of the Kiev Caves Monastery, hieromonk (13th century)
* Saint Aemilianus of Tours in Gaul
* Saint Bracchio of Tours in Gaul

And let us not forget the Repose of Maria, desert-dweller of Olonets (1860).

So see...February 9th is DAMNED important. Wikipedia says so. So NYAH NYAH NYAH!