Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by classical_hero, Oct 21, 2006.
I don't get what you mean!
Me English no good, correct me if needed.
nothing special for birthdays
U.S. President James Madison
U.S. First lady Pat Nixon
but these caught my eye
2001 - The only day between 1993 and 2002 when nobody in the United Kingdom killed themselves, according to a health survey.
The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
My birthday is April 17th which is believed to be Jesus' true birthday. http://http://www.eclipse.net/~molnar/
No one knows Jesus' Brithday, nor could they, there's no record of his exact birth, so religion just tends to put it as a certain date that would supplant pagan religion.
Yes, but April 17 is believed to be more accurate than December 25, the religious date.
Various royal figures
1586 Johann Schein
1703 Joseph-Hector Fiocco
1763 Theobald Wolfe Tone
1775 Andre Marie Ampere
1809 Sebastian Yradier
1855 Ernest Chausson
1896 George Burns
1906 Aristotle Onassis
1920 Federico Fellini
1930 Buzz Aldrin
1946 David Lynch
1956 Bill Maher
1960 Will Wright
1964 Ozzie Guillen
1968 Melissa Rivers
1970 Skeet Ulrich
Also, Keats wrote a poem about my birthday.
Indeed but there is no reason to believe that date is accurate either.
I went through the list, not recognizing most of them until........
Here's the full list: I put in bold the ones I recognized, and other comments I added.
An anime fangirl at school shares my birthday. She gets flowers and stuff and I do not even get even so much as a "happy birthday".
I am forced to make my own accolades to commemorate my EXODUS FROM THE WOMB.
really ??? what a coincidence
As for mine, it was April 17
So i share the BD with...
1598 - Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)
J.P. Morgan, American financier, art collector, and philanthropist (d. 1913)
Nikita Khrushchev, Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1971)
Jennifer Garner, American actress
Victoria Beckham, English singer
Jordan Hill, American singer
September 30, the only one's vaugely intreasting.
Hey, it seems the world was created:
4004 BCE - The day the universe was created according to British scientist James Ussher after using the Bible's chronology to calculate the date.
And it should've end:
1844 - The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipated the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.
2002 - Internet users declare this day as the official Caps Lock Day.
1688 - Nadir Shah of Persia (d. 1747)
1811 - Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1886)
1952 - Jeff Goldblum, American actor
1968 - Shaggy, Jamaican musician
741 - Charles Martel, leader of the Franks (b. 686)
1751 - William IV, Prince of Orange (b. 1711)
1906 - Paul Cezanne, French painter (b. 1839)
1934 - Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (b. 1904)
Anti Police Brutality Day
At least it's not the same year.
I share my birthday with Thunderfall and Eritrea.
Franz Kafka (hey, actually one of my favourite writers )
King Luise the XI of France
Tom Cruise (oh No ! not him)
Teemu Selänne (Finnish Hockey Player)
Only the "important" ones (there are probably other important people I never heard of)
1640 - Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I,
1661 - Tsar Feodor III of Russia
1672 - Tsar Peter I of Russia (Peter the Great)
1915 - Les Paul
1916 - Robert McNamara
1943 - Joe Haldeman
1961 - Michael J. Fox
1963 - Johnny Depp
1978 - Miroslav Klose
1981 - Natalie Portman
1564 - Christopher Marlowe, English playwright (d. 1593)
1577 - Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (d. 1599)
1608 - Antonio Vieira, Portuguese writer (d. 1697)
1611 - Chongzhen, Emperor of China (d. 1644)
1639 - Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)
1664 - Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (d, 1703)
1665 - Queen Anne of England (d. 1714)
1695 - Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)
1732 - Charles Lee, General in the American Revolution (d. 1782)
1744 - Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
1748 - Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Bavarian Illuminati (d. 1811)
1756 - Aaron Burr, 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)
1757 - Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz , Polish scholar, poet, patriot and statesman. (d. 1841)
1833 - James Ewell Brown Stuart, American Confederate general (d. 1864)
1834 - Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (d. 1889)
1838 - Sir Henry Irving, British actor, inspiration for Dracula (d. 1905)
1838 - Yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933)
1853 - Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)
1887 - Josef Frings, German Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1978)
1875 - Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
1892 - William Parry Murphy, American physician, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1987)
1894 - Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
1895 - Babe Ruth, baseball player (d. 1948)
1897 - Louis Buchalter, Jewish American mobster (d. 1944)
1899 - Ramón Novarro, Mexican actor (d. 1968)
1901 - Ben Lyon, American actor (d. 1979)
1902 - George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
1903 - Claudio Arrau, Chilean-born pianist (d. 1991)
1905 - Władysław Gomułka, Polish leader (d. 1982)
1910 - Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
1910 - Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (d. 1993)
1911 - Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)
1912 - Eva Braun, German mistress of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)
1913 - Mary Leakey, British anthropologist (d. 1996)
1914 - Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (d. 2005)
1917 - Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian actress
1918 - Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author
1922 - Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer
1922 - Patrick Macnee, British actor
1922 - Denis Norden, British television personality
1926 - Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer
1929 - Pierre Brice, French actor
1931 - Rip Torn, American actor and director
1931 - Mamie Van Doren, American actress
1932 - Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1959)
1932 - François Truffaut, French film director (d. 1984)
1933 - Leslie Crowther, British comedian and quiz host (d. 1996)
1939 - Mike Farrell, American actor
1939 - Orlando Parga, Vice President of the Puerto Rico Senate
1940 - Tom Brokaw, American news anchorman
1940 - Jimmy Tarbuck, British comedian
1942 - Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist
1943 - Fabian, American singer
1943 - Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress
1944 - Michael Tucker, American actor
1945 - Bob Marley, Jamaican singer and musician (d. 1981)
1946 - Jim Turner, American politician
1949 - Jim Sheridan, Irish film director
1950 - Natalie Cole, American singer
1951 - Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer
1955 - Michael Pollan, American journalist
1957 - Kathy Najimy, American actress and comedian
1957 - Robert Townsend, American actor
1958 - Barry Miller, American actor
1960 - Megan Gallagher, American actress
1961 - Bill Lester, African-American NASCAR Driver
1962 - Axl Rose, American singer (Guns N' Roses)
1966 - Rick Astley, British singer
1968 - Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer (Silent Hill series)
1970 - Per Frandsen, Danish footballer
1970 - Kitty Yung, American porn star
1971 - Brian Stepanek, American actor
1972 - David Binn, American football player
1975 - Svend-Allan Sørensen, Danish artist
1975 - Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer/songwriter
1976 - Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast
1980 - Mamiko Noto, Japanese seiyu
1980 - Ryan O'Reilly, American professional wrestler
1981 - Jens Lekman, Swedish Pop Musician
1981- Calum Best, Model
1983 - Brodie Croyle, American football player
1983 - Myron Wolf Child, Canadian politician
1984 - Darren Bent, English footballer
1984 - Daisy Marie, American pornographic actress
1986 - Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean wicket-keeper
1987 - Dan-Michael Johnsen, Norwegian football player
1991 - Kara Borden, American crime victim
bolded the one that impressed me the most
I was waiting for a thread like this for a long time....
Nicolo Paganini (famous violinist and guitarist - I also play classical guitar since I was 4)
Erasmus of Roterdam
And many, many others, all born in the same magnificent date of October 27th!
Edit: I searched on Google and I found this huge list on Wiki:
* 625 - Honorius I becomes Pope.
* 939 - Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England.
* 1553 - Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.
* 1644 - Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.
* 1682 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
* 1795 - The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid, which establishes the boundaries between Spanish colonies and the U.S.
* 1797 - Treaty of Campo Formio is signed between France and Austria.
* 1810 - United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida.
* 1838 - Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state.
* 1870 - Marshal François Achille Bazaine surrenders to Prussian forces at Metz along with 140,000 French soldiers in one of the biggest French defeats of the Franco-Prussian War.
* 1904 - First New York City Subway line opens; the system becomes biggest in United States of America, and one of the biggest in world.
* 1916 - Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari Habte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu.
* 1924 - The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.
* 1936 - Mrs Wallis Simpson filed for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.
* 1946 - First commercially-sponsored television program airs (Geographically Speaking, sponsored by Bristol-Myers).
* 1948 - Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc (BDS).
* 1949 - An airliner flying from Paris to New York crashes near the Azores. Among the victims are violinist Ginette Neveu and boxer Marcel Cerdan.
* 1953 - British nuclear test Totem 2 is detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
* 1954 - Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
* 1958 - Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed in a bloodless coup d'état by General Ayub Khan, who was appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier.
* 1961 - NASA launched the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
* 1962 - Major Rudolph Anderson of the US Air Force became the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane was shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.
* 1971 - Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire.
* 1973 - The Canyon City meteorite, a 1.4 kg chondrite type meteorite strikes in Fremont County, Colorado.
* 1981 - The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
* 1990 - Supreme Soviet of Kirghiz SSR chooses Askar Akayev as republic's first president.
* 1991 - Turkmenistan achieved independence from the Soviet Union.
* 1995 - Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.
* 1997 - Stock markets around the world crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 554.26 points to 7,161.15. For the first time, the New York Stock Exchange activated their "circuit breakers" twice during the day eventually making the controversial move of closing the Exchange early (see October 27, 1997 mini-crash).
* 1998 - Gerhard Schröder becomes Chancellor of Germany for the first time.
* 2002 - Anaheim Angels win the baseball World Series
* 2002 - Trades unionist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is elected as President of Brazil.
* 2002 - LWT (London Weekend Television) is broadcast for the last time. It is replaced by ITV1 (London Weekends). All other ITV Regions (except UTV, Channel, Scottish TV & Grampian TV) broadcast regionally for the last time before joining a single networked ITV1.
* 2004 - Curse of the Bambino: The Boston Red Sox defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the World Series, winning their first championship since 1918.
* 2005 - Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers
* 1156 - Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (d. 1222)
* 1401 - Catherine of Valois, queen of Henry V of England (d. 1437)
* 1466 - Erasmus, Dutch humanist and theologian (d. 1536)
* 1728 - James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (d. 1779)
* 1744 - Mary Moser, English painter (d. 1819)
* 1760 - August von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal (d. 1831)
* 1782 - Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1840)
* 1811 - Isaac Singer, American inventor (d. 1875)
* 1811 - Stevens Thomson Mason, first Governor of Michigan (d. 1843)
* 1842 - Giovanni Giolitti, Italian statesman (d. 1928)
* 1844 - Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1916)
* 1854 - Sir William Smith, Scottish founder of the Boys' Brigade (d.1914)
* 1858 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1919)
* 1873 - Emily Post, etiquette author (d. 1960)
* 1877 - George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
* 1894 - Oliver Leese, British general (d. 1978)
* 1906 - Earle Cabell, American politician (d. 1975)
* 1910 - Jack Carson, Canadian actor (d. 1963)
* 1911 - Leif Erickson, American actor and singer (d. 1986)
* 1914 - Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 1953)
* 1917 - Oliver Tambo, South African freedom fighter (d. 1993)
* 1918 - Teresa Wright, American actress (d. 2005)
* 1920 - Nanette Fabray, American actress
* 1920 - K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India
* 1921 - Warren Allen Smith, encyclopedist (Philosopedia.org)
* 1922 - Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (d. 1998)
* 1922 - Ralph Kiner, Major League Baseball player
* 1923 - Roy Lichtenstein, American artist (d. 1997)
* 1924 - Ruby Dee, American actress
* 1924 - Michel Galabru, French actor
* 1925 - Albert Medwin, American inventor
* 1926 - H.R. Haldeman, American political personality (d. 1993)
* 1928 - Gilles Vigneault, Québécois poet, singer and songwriter
* 1931 - Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian writer
* 1932 - Sylvia Plath, American poet (d. 1963)
* 1932 - Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor
* 1933 - Floyd Cramer, American popular pianist (d. 1997)
* 1939 - John Cleese, British actor and writer
* 1940 - John Gotti, American gangster (d. 2002)
* 1945 - Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
* 1946 - Carrie Snodgress, American actress (d. 2004)
* 1946 - Ivan Reitman, film actor, producer and director
* 1949 - Garry Tallent, American bass player (E Street Band)
* 1951 - Carlos Frenk, Mexican/British cosmologist
* 1950 - Fran Lebowitz, American writer
* 1952 - Hameed Haroon, Pakistani publisher
* 1952 - Roberto Benigni, Italian director and actor
* 1953 - Peter Firth, British actor
* 1957 - Jeff East, American actor
* 1957 - Glenn Hoddle, English footballer
* 1958 - Simon Le Bon, English singer (Duran Duran)
* 1960 - Tom Nieto, baseball player
* 1963 - Marla Maples, American actress and model
* 1964 - Mark Taylor, Australian test cricket captain (1944-1999)
* 1967 - Scott Weiland, American singer (Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver)
* 1970 - Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth)
* 1972 - Evan Coyne Maloney, American filmmaker
* 1972 - Brad Radke, baseball player
* 1972 - Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea)
* 1972 - Maria Mutola, Mozambican athlete
* 1973 - Jason Johnson - baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
* 1977 - Jiří Jarosík, Czech footballer
* 1978 - Vanessa-Mae, Singapore musician
* 1978 - Sergei Samsonov, National Hockey League player
* 1980 - Tanel Padar, Estonian singer
* 1980 - Cassia Riley, American model
* 1982 - Patrick Fugit, American actor
* 1984 - Kelly Osbourne, English television personality
* 939 - King Athelstan I of England
* 1271 - Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader (b. 1213)
* 1312 - John II, Duke of Brabant (b. 1275)
* 1327 - Elizabeth de Burgh, queen of Robert I of Scotland
* 1331 - Abu al-Fida, Arab historian and geographer (b. 1273)
* 1430 - Vytautas the Great, Grand Prince of Lithuania
* 1439 - Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1397)
* 1449 - Ulugh Beg, Timurid ruler and astronomer (b. 1394)
* 1505 - Ivan III of Russia (b. 1440)
* 1553 - Michael Servetus, Spanish theologian and doctor (burned at the stake) (b. 1511)
* 1561 - Lope de Aguirre, Spanish conquistador
* 1573 - Laurentius Petri, first Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1499)
* 1605 - Akbar, Jellaladin Mahommed, Mughal Emperor (born 1542)
* 1617 - Ralph Winwood, English politician
* 1670 - Vavasor Powell, Welsh non-conformist leader (b. 1617)
* 1674 - Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)
* 1675 - Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (b. 1602)
* 1789 - John Cook, American farmer and Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)
* 1917 - Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (b. 1897)
* 1949 - Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (b. 1916)
* 1949 - Ginette Neveu, French violinist (b. 1919)
* 1953 - Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
* 1962 - Enrico Mattei, Italian politician (b. 1906)
* 1968 - Lise Meitner, German physicist (b. 1878)
* 1975 - Rex Stout, American novelist (b. 1886)
* 1977 - James M. Cain, American novelist (b. 1892)
* 1980 - Steve Peregrin Took, English singer and songwriter (b. 1949)
* 1980 - John Hasbrouck van Vleck, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
* 1980 - Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
* 1990 - Xavier Cugat, Spanish-born musician (b. 1900)
* 1990 - Elliott Roosevelt, American war hero, author, and advertising executive (b. 1910)
* 1990 - Jacques Demy, French film director (b. 1931)
* 1990 - Ugo Tognazzi, Italian actor (b. 1922)
* 1992 - David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
* 1996 - Morey Amsterdam, American actor (b. 1908)
* 1996 - Arthur Tremblay, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
* 1999 - Robert Mills, American physicist (b. 1927)
* 1999 - Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (b. 1903)
* 2000 - Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
* 2003 - Rod Roddy, American television announcer (b. 1937)
* 2004 - Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
 Holidays and observances
* R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints:
o St. Abraham the Poor
o St. Abban of Murnevin
o St. Capitolina
o St. Desiderius
o St. Elesbaan
o St. Florentius
o St. Frumentius, the saint who introduced Christianity into Ethiopia.
o St. Gaudiosus
o St. Namatius
o St. Odhran
o St. Vincent, Sabina, & Christeta
* Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
* Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
Separate names with a comma.