Saturday, January 13, 2007

TWQ: Birthday Events

As January 14 is my birthday, TWQ (The Weekend Question) is asking you to look at births, deaths and events on your birthday with the help of Wikipedia


Go to Wikipedia and type your birthday (but not the year) in 'search'. You will see a list of births, deaths and events. Copy a couple of each in the comments. Can we hear what happened on your birthday?

My answers for January 14 are:

Events:

1690 - The clarinet is invented in Nuremberg, Germany.
1955 - Marilyn Monroe weds Joe DiMaggio.
1975 - Teenage heiress Lesley Whittle is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, aka "the Black Panther".

Births:

1875 - Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
1892 - Hal Roach, American film producer (d. 1992)
1941 - Faye Dunaway, American actress

Deaths:

1957 - Humphrey Bogart, American actor (b. 1899)
1986 - Donna Reed, American actress (b. 1921)
2006 - Shelley Winters, American actress (b. 1920)

Now it's over to you...

39 comments:

utenzi said...

Nice meme, Captain and Happy Birthday tomorrow!

My birthday is May 17th:

Events:

1590 - Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.
1814 - The Constitution of Norway is signed and the Danish Crown Prince Christian Frederik is elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly.

...and for a big change in theme...
2004 - Massachusetts becomes the first state in the United States to legalize Same-sex marriage

Births:

1682 - Bartholomew Roberts, AKA Black Bart, Notorious Welsh Pirate (d. 1722)
1903 - Cool Papa Bell, baseball player (d. 1991)
...and me!

Death:

1987 - Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)

PI said...

Hi and Happy Birthday for the 14th also the first birthday of my blog site - Past Imperfect. BTW here via Michelle.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i just had mine last week. happy early birthday!!!

here's a sample of what i got


1908 - Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
1912 - Lawrence textile strike begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
1919 - Romania annexes Transylvania.
1922 - First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
1923 - Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to pay its reparation payments.
1935 - Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1938 - Frances Moulton is the first woman to become president of a U.S. national bank.[citation needed]

Anonymous said...

Hi JLP. Happy Birthday for the 14th.

I did this as a meme a short time ago. I found out that:

Events:
1838 - The coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom.
1914- Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophia are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip , the casus belli of World War I.
1919 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, formally ending World War I between Britain, France, Italy, the United States and allies on the one side and Germany and Austria Hungary on the other side.

Births:
1966- John Cusack, American actor (I just love his acting, even if I don't always love his fims)
1577- Peter Paul Rubens, Belgian painter

Interesting Death:
See Events - bit of an assassination took place.

Micele sent me today.

Anonymous said...

Heh Captain, we are exactly a month apart of Birthdays...14th of Feb.

Events:
842 - Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in French and German language.

1876 - Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone,as does Elisha Gray.

2000 - The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.


Births:
1404 - Leone Battista Alberti, Italian painter and philosopher (d. 1472)
1929 - Vic Morrow, American actor (d. 1982)
1946 - Gregory Hines, American dancer and actor (d. 2003)

Deaths:
1317 - Marguerite of France, queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282)
1779 - James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (b. 1728)
1975 - P. G. Wodehouse, English writer (b. 1881)

Anonymous said...

[edit] Events
283 - St Gaius becomes Pope.
384 - St Siricius becomes Pope.
546 - Gothic War (535–552): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome bribing the Byzantine garrison.
1577 - Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth, England, on a secret mission to explore the Pacific Coast of the Americas for British Queen Elizabeth I.

Births
1976 - Zsanett Égerházi, Hungarian-born porn actress
1976 - Patrick Müller, Swiss footballer
1976 - Takeo Spikes, American football player
1976 - Éric Bédard, Quebec speed skater
1978 - Riteish Deshmukh, Indian actor
1978 - Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer
1978 - Chase Utley, American baseball player
1979 - Matt Murley, American hockey player
1979 - Jaimee Foxworth, American actress
1982 - Craig Kielburger, child labour activist
1987 - Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian novelist (b. 1903)

Deaths

1987 - Linda Wong, pornographic actress (b. 1951)
1992 - Dana Andrews, American actor (b. 1909)
1998 - Claudia Benton, Peruvian child psychologist (b. 1959)
1999 - Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (b. 1943)
1999 - Rex Allen, American actor, singer and songwriter (b. 1920)
2002 - James Hazeldine, British actor (b. 1947)
2003 - Ed Devereaux, Australian actor (b. 1925)
2003 - Otto Graham, American football player (b. 1921)
2005 - Jack Anderson, American journalist (b. 1922)
2005 - Marc Favreau, Quebec humorist (Sol) (b. 1929)

Holidays and observances
Roman festivals – Saturnalia, in honor of Saturn, began.
R.C. Saints – O Sapientia ; Saint Lazarus
Greek Orthodox Church-Saint Barbaras day – Feast of Daniel the Prophet
Bhutan – National Day (1907)
USA – Wright Brothers Day (by Presidential Proclamation)

Anonymous said...

First, Happy Birthday, Captain.

March 29

537 - Vigilius is consecrated and enthroned as Pope, replacing Silverius.

1806 - Construction authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.

1807 - The planet Vesta is discovered. Vesta?

1999 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 – above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever. Not that this association has done me any good.

Births

(Baseball references upcoming. Can't help myself.)

1867 - Cy Young, baseball player (d. 1955)

1944 - Denny McLain, baseball player. Last 30 game winner. And convicted felon.

Also,

1960 - Marina Sirtis, English actress. (Who knew?)

1968 - Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress and singer. (Wow.)

On the other hand,

1937 - Billy Carter, Presidential brother (d. 1988)

1918 - Sam Walton, American businessman (d. 1992)

1916 - Eugene McCarthy, American politician (d. 2005)

Deaths

1999 - Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918). (A great voice.)

2005 - Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (b. 1937) ("If the glove does not fit, you must acquit.")

And now I must quit.

ƒåυνέ said...

Happy Birthday! (here via michele's)

My birthday is March 21:
Events

1413 - Henry V becomes King of England.
1844 - The original date predicted by William Miller for the return of Christ.
1928 - Charles Lindbergh is presented the Medal of Honor for his first trans-Atlantic flight.
1965 - Martin Luther King Jr leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
1980 - On the season finale of the soap opera Dallas, the infamous character J.R. Ewing is shot by an unseen assailant, leading to the catchphrase "Who Shot JR?"

Births
* 1685 - Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (d. 1750)
* 1945 - Rose Stone, American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
* 1949 - Eddie Money, American musician
* 1962 - Matthew Broderick, American actor
* 1978 - Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist


Deaths

* 1617 - Pocahontas, Native American, daughter of Powhatan (b. c. 1595)
* 1843 - Guadalupe Victoria, first President of Mexico (b. 1786)
* 1975 - Joe Medwick, baseball player (b. 1911)
* 1987 - Dean Paul Martin, American musician (b. 1951)

Anonymous said...

Event:
2006 - Microsoft's official support of Windows 98 and Windows Me ends.

Birth:
1899 - E. B. White, American writer (d. 1985)

Death: 2004 - Laurance Rockefeller, American conservationist and philanthropist (b. 1910)

squirrel said...

Happy Birthday a day early Captain!!!

My birthday Oct 18

Events
1851 - Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London.
1954 - Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio
1985 - Nintendo releases the Nintendo Entertainment System in the United States.

Births
1595 - Edward Winslow, Plymouth Colony founder
1679 - Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem Witch Trials
1926 - Chuck Berry, American musician

Deaths
707 - Pope John VII
1417 - Pope Gregory XII
1503 - Pope Pius III

Wow three popes died on my birthday!

Happy birthday again Captain!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I share a birthday with the late founder of Wendy's Dave Thomas and Lindsay Lohan.

Yikes

That would be July 2

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Capt. Picard
My Birthday is September 30th

Events:
1791-Henry IV is proclaimed King of England.

1927 - Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.

1935 - The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.

Births:
1861 - William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company)

1931 - Angie Dickinson, American actress

1957 - Fran Drescher, American actress

Deaths:
1955 - James Dean, American actor (automobile accident)

1978 - Edgar Bergen, American actor and ventriloquist

1985 - Charles Richter, American seismologist

This was very interseting. :o)

Ellee said...

Hi, this was fun. Not too many celebratory events for July 3rd. But it's Tom Cruise's birthday too, as well as the playwright Tom Stoppard.

It was my son's 14th birthday yesterday, we are still celebrating, and out for another meal tomorrow, I always like pushing the boat out.

Have a lovely day yourself, many happy returns.

Anonymous said...

25th October...

Events:
1415 - The army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt.
1760 - George III becomes King of Great Britain.
1854 - The Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).
1929 - Fleischer Studios releases its first Talkartoon animation with Noah's Lark.
2001 - Windows XP is officially released.

Births:
1825 - Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer
1838 - Georges Bizet, French composer
1864 - John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer
1881 - Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor
1928 - Marion Ross, American actress
1941 - Helen Reddy, Australian singer
1957 - Nancy Cartwright, American voice actress (Bart Simpson)
1962 - Chad Smith, American drummer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1966 - Perry Satullo, American professional wrestler (aka Perry Saturn)

Deaths:
1400 - Geoffrey Chaucer, English poet
1760 - George II of Great Britain
1965 - Eduard Einstein, Son of Albert Einstein
1993 - Vincent Price, American actor
1999 - Payne Stewart, American golfer
2001 - Kaan, Japanese singer
2002 - Richard Harris, Irish actor
2004 - John Peel, British disc jockey

raehan said...

I think it's officially Jan 14 in the UK, so happy birthday!!!

Thanks for your great and dashing presence in the blogging universe. You are a gentleman.

Anonymous said...

I've been meaning to do this meme as a post; thanks for the reminder, and many happy returns of the day.

Selections from my results include the births of T.E. Lawrence and Madonna, the deaths of Babe Ruth and Elvis, and the discovery of gold in the Klondike. Cheers!

Michelle said...

Many Happy returns for the 14th :o)

21 again......

Jean-Luc Picard said...

What a wonderful collection of facts and figures! Thanks, everyone for the birthday wishes. I'm having a quiet celebration at home today.

I must admit I smiled at the knowledge that Deanna Troi and Xena, Warrior Princess have the same birthday (March 29)

craziequeen said...

[yells from S Glos all the way up the M5]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN-LUC!!

I share my birthday with Ralph Macchio (3yrs older), Matthew McConaughey (5yrs younger) and Puff Daddy or Diddy or whatever he's called this week :-)

cq
Here via Michele today, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!
I share a birthday with Topol (who is one of my favorite actors), Tom Wopat, Hugh Grant, Adam Sandler, Mario Batali (I didn't know that...he is another of my favorites!), and Rachel Hunter...Cool!
Here from Michele's. I know nothing of Star Trek...please pardon my ignorance :)

Anonymous said...

happy birthday captain!!! and i don't have to look, i was born on the very same day in the very same year as laura bush. that always makes me smile. thanks for the smile today my friend.....bee

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Jean-Luc, have a lovely day.

Some one has already done my birthday, March 21.

I knew I shared the same birthday as JS Bach - I arrived three months early to be in with the best!

Also in the UK it's the first day of spring.

srp said...

Here from Michele.

Mine is tomorrow, so:
Events
1919 - The Boston Molasses Disaster kills 21 people.
1967 - In the first ever Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10.
2001 - Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.

Births
1412 - Saint Joan of Arc (d. 1431)
1906 - Aristotle Onassis, Greek businessman (d. 1975)
1929 - Martin Luther King Jr, American civil rights leader, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
And a whole slew of others... must have been a lot of April snowstorms throughout history.

Deaths
1947 - Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, (b. 1924)
1994 - Harry Nilsson, American musician (b. 1941)

Holidays
Martin Luther King Day
Wikipedia Day
North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day... Why?

Anonymous said...

Bonne anniversaire, Capitain. Felicitations!

July 26th 1956 - Abdul Nasser nationalises the Suez Canal.

July 26th 1941 - Mick Jagger born.

July 26th 1992 - Motown singer Mary Wells dies.

Windfall Woman said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Windfall Woman said...

Important Events
• 1816 - Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
• 1936 - Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII's abdication as King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India becomes effective.
• 1951 - Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball.
Births
• 1912 - Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (d. 2007)
• 1931 - Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican actress
• 1942 - Donna Mills, American actress
• 1943 - John Kerry, American politician
• 1944 - Teri Garr, American film actress
• 1944 - Lynda Day George, American actress
• 1944 - Brenda Lee, American singer
• 1950 - Christina Onassis, American heiress (d. 1988)
• 1953 - Bess Armstrong, American actress
• 1954 - Jermaine Jackson, American musician
Holidays and observances
• Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires

Ellee said...

I also noticed Ken Russell and I share the same birthday, that is very worrying.

Hot Stuff the little devil said...

Happy bday

Azgreeneyes said...

Okay, for October 20...

Events-
1803 - The United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.

1955 - Publication of The Return of the King, being the last part of The Lord of the Rings

Birthdays-
1931 - Mickey Mantle, baseball player (d. 1995)

1971 - Snoop Dogg, American rapper

Deaths-
1964 - Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States (b. 1874)

1977 - Members of the American rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd killed in a plane crash:
Cassie Gaines (b. 1948)
Steve Gaines (b. 1949)
Ronnie Van Zant (b. 1948)

Michele sent me, thanks for having this post, it was interesting!

mar said...

Happy birthday to youuuuuu
I have done this and the event I like the most from october 7 (my bday) is:

1769 - English explorer, Captain Cook, discovers New Zealand.

Ahhh, isn't that romantic, exotic, just full of passion? :)

happy sunday! saw you at Michele's

Justice said...

happy bday

Anonymous said...

There are too many events for me to list here for my birthday. Happy Birthday dear Captain!

Anonymous said...

September 27
events
1777 - Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States, for one day.
1928 - The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.
1998 - Google is established.

born
1840 - Thomas Nast, German-born political cartoonist (d. 1902)
1947 - Meat Loaf, American singer
1972 - Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress

died
1917 - Edgar Degas, French painter (b. 1834
1944 - Aimee Semple McPherson, American evangelist (b. 1890)
1965 - Clara Bow, American actress (b. 1905)

Happy Birthday, Captain!

Anonymous said...

Many Happy Returns, Captain!!

it seems I share my birthday with Brent Spiner, go figure ;)

I hope your Day is very special.

xx

Anonymous said...

I'm late!

Happy birthday!

1919 - Lady Astor is elected to be the first female to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.She was not the first to be elected.That was Countess Markievicz.

1965 - Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's call for "more flags" in Vietnam, Philippines President Elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.

1966 - Truman Capote hosts his Black and White Ball in the Grand Ballroom of New York City's Plaza Hotel.

1974 - John Lennon performs onstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City with Elton John, as a result of losing a wager that his song "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night" (which Elton also played and sang on) would hit #1 on the pop chart (on November 11). This would also be Lennon's final concert appearance.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Captain!! Sorry I'm late in the well-wishes!!

Events:

524 - Battle of Vézeronce, Franks defeat Burgundians
1678 - Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.
1876 - Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of General George Armstrong Custer.
1950 - The beginning of the Korean War.


Births:

1328 - William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (d. 1397)
1903 - George Orwell (pen name of Eric Arthur Blair), British writer (d. 1950)
1963 - George Michael, British singer


Deaths:

1218 - Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, French crusader (b. 1160)
1533 - Mary Tudor, queen consort of Louis XII of France (b. 1496)
1673 - Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d'Artagnan, Captain of the Musketeers under Louis XIV of France (b. 1611)
1997 - Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French explorer (b. 1910)

Anonymous said...

That would be for June 25th. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Its my birthday too! Happy birthday!

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