29 December 2007

Four Calling Birds

My due date, or really my mother's due date, was Christmas Day. She had friends who were all set to arrive at the hospital with camels and myrrh. If you know me off-blog and know my last name, you'd understand that it would have been quite entertaining should I have actually been born on Christmas Day. But I wasn't. I was four days late, and I peed all over the delivery room.

Quite some time ago, Julie wrote a post that I stuck part of in my drafts folder for later use - and now the time has come. Today's my birthday.

December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 2 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events - Random and Mundane

1851 - The first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
1989 - Václav Havel was elected president of Czechoslovakia. He became the first non-Communist who attained the post in more than four decades.
1998 - Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million.

Births - Arts and Culture

1876 - Pablo Casals, Catalan musician (d. 1973)
1936 - Mary Tyler Moore, American actress
1942 - Rick Danko, Canadian musician (The Band) (d. 1999)
1946 - Marianne Faithfull, British singer
1952 - Gelsey Kirkland, American dancer

Deaths - An Assassination!

1170 - Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury (assassinated) (b. 1118)

Holidays and observances

The fourth day of Christmas.

Here's the meme:

1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your Birthday Month and day only.
2. List 3 Events that occurred that day.
3. List 2 important Birth days (I've indulged myself and listed five).
4. List 1 Death.
5. List a Holiday or Observance. (if any)


the dragonfly said...

What a fun meme!

I had to do a double take when I saw "there are two days remaining in the year"...

storyteller said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! Interesting Meme idea. Maybe I'll give it a go myself sometime soon. Enjoy your special day!
Hugs and blessings,

S said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope it's a good one, M.

Waiting Amy said...

Happy Day to you! Have a lovely one.

S. said...

Happy Birthday! I hope we can celebrate it together!

Girlplustwo said...

happy celebrating, holiday baby.

The Library Lady said...

Happy Birthday!
And I'd far rather share my birthday with Pablo Casals and Gelsey Kirkland than the Bush twins. But unfortunately, that's who I'm stuck with!

Awesome Mom said...

I did this on my birthday, it was fun. I hope that you have a Happy Birthday.

Irish Goddess said...

Happy,happy birthday! I'm glad you came "late"; I already have a friend whose birthday is 12/25. Her mother is Mary and her father is Joseph. She is NOT the new messiah, however.

Julie Pippert said...

Oh my gosh that was a while back...we had just "met!"

Some interesting things there...Marianne Faithfull! And such events!

Clearly an important day, not least of which your birthday!


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Aurelia said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Mad said...

Happy birthday. I once worked on a feminist chronology. If I had access to it right now I would give you a few more dates to add to your list.

Julia said...

Happy slightly belated!

Funny about the planned hospital manger scene. when I broke my ribs, the only thing that saved me from getting spare ribs delivered to the hospital on the hour was that the restaurant by the hospital didn't take credit cards. But they told me they tried to arrange that, and I laughed, and that hurt. A lot.

jo(e) said...

Happy Birthday!

BipolarLawyerCook said...

Happy (belated!) birthday!

Life As I Know It said...

Happy belated birthday!
Fun Meme!!

Aliki2006 said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Mayberry said...

Well, happy birthday! I'm with Library Lady -- I'd hate to have to announce that I share my day with O.J. Simpson. urgh.

Jessica said...

Happy late birthday to you!

pinknest said...

happy belated birthday!! and hope you have a wonderful new year.

painted maypole said...

happy, happy birthday!!!!!

alejna said...

I hope you had a wonderfully happy day. If I remember, I'll give the meme a try when my day rolls around.

MadMad said...

Oh, happy bday to you, and I'm sorry I'm so late! I hope it was a good one (though as they say, I suppose anything beats the alternative, right?!)

dawn224 said...

My niece shares your birthday now :)

Happy birthday!

Julie McCoy said...

Happy birthday!