Thursday, 8 March 2012

What Happened On The Day You Were Born?

Obviously, to me, the most exciting thing in the history of the world to ever happen on the day I was born, was the fact that I was born!  However, other events have been going on on this date since man first invented the calendar.  Exploring this is the idea behind this meme.

On my birthday

Jo from Given to Distracting Others tagged me...thanks for that Jo!  And here are the questions along with my carefully researched answers!! 

When is your birthday?

April 24th

Pick three people who share your birthday and share what you know about them.

Barbara Streisand - singing, acting, Oscar winning superstar...Well Hello Dolly!  She has sung some of my favourite sing-along-songs: The Way We Were, Memories, No More Tears and You Don't Bring Me Flowers.  

Paula Yates - troubled wife of Bob Geldof, lover of Michael Hutchence, and love child of Hughie Green. She used to co-host the tube and I never liked her, especially as I had a crush on the Boomtown Rats frontman and thought she was way too trashy for him.  Her heroine overdose in 2000 on her daughter's 10th birthday marked the end of her colourful yet tragic life.

Shirley McClaine - award winning actress from Terms of Endearment and Steel Magnolias (blubfest!!)  Warren Beatty's big sister.

Is anyone listed as being born on the same day as you (ie the same year)? If so, what do you know about them?

1969 was the year of mine and these people's births:

 Elias Atmatsidis - Greek footballer and Greece's goalie in the 1994 World Cup.

Melinda Clarke- American actress who played Julie Cooper in The O.C. (One of my guilty TV pleasures!) Now this is really depressing...she is my age and look at her!!

Viveca Paulin - Swedish actress and wife of Will Ferrell!

(...not the most exciting bunch of possible 'separated at birth' contenders!)

List three people who died on your birthday and tell us what you know about them. 

Estee Lauder - cosmetics and perfume giant who lived to be 94.  She said: "Beauty is an attitude. There's no secret. Why are all brides beautiful? Because on their wedding day they care about how they look. There are no ugly women – only women who don't care or who don't believe they're attractive." ...she's never seen me first thing in the morning then!

Wallis Simpson - other half of Edward and Mrs Simpson.  Edward VIII abdicated to marry her...and now Madonna has made a film about it all.  How romantic!

 Vladimir Komarov - a Soviet cosmonaut died in Soyuz 1 when its parachute failed to open. He was the first human to die during a space mission.  Not a great thing to be famous for :(

List three notable events that took place on your birthday.

2005 – Snuppy the Afghan Hound, the world's first cloned dog, was born in South Korea. (I can't help wonder if they later ate him??)

2005 – Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.  At 78 he was the oldest Pope to be elected and he caused a stir when he was linked to Hitler Youth.  He doesn't like gays or condoms.

1953 – Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.  Sir Winnie! 

Tell us about a holiday that falls on your birthday.

There is no particular holiday on April 24th bar some random Democracy Days for far flung countries.  However, we had Easter Sunday on my birthday last year and I got to have cake and Easter cool was that??

Tag some other lovely bloggers.
Lou from Bloggomy ....hehe you'll have to think of different answers to mine ;)
Helen from The Crazy Kitchen
Danielle from Blog By Baby
Carolin from Mummy Alarm

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