Monday, July 24, 2006

Who Knew?

Go to Wikipedia and type your birthday in the search box (not the year). Find 1 significant death, 2 significant births, an interesting event or two, and a holiday/observance.


Maria Pia de Saxe-Coburg-Gotha-Braganca (b. 1907)

(Maria Pia bo bia bananafana fo fia fe fi mo mia, Pia.)


1868 - Gaston Leroux, French writer (d. 1927)

(I just like the name Gaston. It makes me go "Hoh Hoh Hoh" in a terrible French accent.)

1574 - Pope Innocent X (d. 1655)

Interesting Event or Two

1937 - Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.

(This is the one event I tend to work into conversations about birthdays.)

1954 - Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.



St. John in Oil Feast day.

(No idea who St. John in Oil is, but he sounds fun.)


  1. jadsit8:40 AM

    Thanks I needed a lift me up. I was born the same day a Wyatt Earp. Cool.

  2. Hi, Sherry! Jody here--here's what I found on my birthday (Nov 29):

    1 death - George Harrison from the Beatles died on that date in 2001.

    2 births--Louisa May Alcott--author of "Little Woman" and actress Kim Delaney, who actually was born the same year as I was! WOO HOO!

    2 interesting events--in 1944, the first surgery on a human to correct blue baby syndrome was performed (EW!) and in 1981, Actress Natalie Wood drowns in a boating accident.

    That was fun! Enjoyed reading yours too! Take care

    Jody in Miss.