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Bel-Cam Jos
03-23-2010, 03:41 PM
Those "on this day" places are good sources for little-known and quite famous information. Apparently, 100 years ago, noted Japanese film director and SW influence Akira Kirosawa was born. :)

Who else? Provided that the date matches the current date, meaning there may have to be waiting and patience. :frus: :rolleyes:

El Chuxter
03-23-2010, 04:00 PM
Have a good one celebrating with Captain Kidd and Wernher von Braun, Akira!

bobafrett
03-26-2010, 11:57 AM
Today would have been my step moms birthday. I don't know how old she would have been, I knew she was a few years younger then my dad, but it's never polite to ask a woman her age. She passed away about a year and six months ago.

JimJamBonds
04-03-2010, 08:41 PM
The OG Obbes himself, Sir Alex had a birthday today (or was that yesterday? I can't remember). Oddly enough Ewen had a birthday as well turning 40 on Wednesday.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-21-2010, 08:03 PM
This is the 100th birthday of the death date of Samuel L. Clemens. Confused? Powerful confused, by and by.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-14-2010, 10:37 AM
Social Security is 75 today! And sadly, like some who are 75 themselves, there's not enough money. :(

Bel-Cam Jos
08-27-2010, 01:00 AM
Let's hear it for the ladies! Mother Theresa would've been reached triple digits for the first time, while the 19th Amendment votes for herself for the 90th year.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-22-2010, 12:14 AM
Frank Zappa: 70 today. And he's a Local Boy Made Good to some people here.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-07-2011, 08:13 AM
Well, I guess I forgot to mention Ronald Reagan's 100th yesterday. Mr. Forumites: built up this thread!

sith_killer_99
02-07-2011, 10:50 PM
Yes, happy belated posthumous birthday to the former President of the United States.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-01-2011, 02:05 PM
Being that MTV has been dead for years, somehow it's 30 years old today. "[No] video[s] killed the [music TV station]..."

Bel-Cam Jos
08-06-2011, 11:07 AM
The redhead no one could tell had red hair on her groundbreaking B&W sit com, Lucille Ball, would be 100 today. Google has another click-on feature celebrating that occasion.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-21-2011, 10:10 PM
A mere 100 years ago, arguably the most famous painting in the world, Da Vinci's Mona Lisa was done stole from the Louvre.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-14-2011, 09:07 PM
I predict that today's registered user birthday (at 31 years of age, AJ684255A7C3, and the 0 post count and link-in-the-sig-line) may soon be considered posthumous...

Bel-Cam Jos
09-23-2011, 10:03 PM
Google today says it would be Jim Henson's 75th. :cry:

Bel-Cam Jos
11-06-2011, 03:23 PM
Today is James Naismith's 150th. Would he pleased to see that his sport of basketball is locked out/on strike? :(

TeeEye7
11-06-2011, 05:47 PM
Today is James Naismith's 150th. Would he pleased to see that his sport of basketball is locked out/on strike? :(

Back then it was a game. Today it is a business filled with greedy whiners who dribble in short pants.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-06-2012, 03:55 PM
A happy 600th to Joan of Arc! And welcome to triple-digits, New Mexico! (well, it isn't dead, so maybe it doesn't deserve to be included here)

Bel-Cam Jos
01-14-2012, 10:38 AM
A long-time cancelled show, Sanford and Son was first on 40 years ago today. :HearThatElizabeth?:

Bel-Cam Jos
01-28-2012, 08:23 PM
Happy would've-been-100, Jackson Pollack! Throw paint on a canvas in his honor, in any old pattern.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-07-2012, 08:32 PM
Enjoy the best of times AND the worst of times, 200-years-ago-born Charles Dickens.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-28-2012, 10:30 PM
I missed yesterday's great author, John Steinbeck, at 110. Guess I got leap year backwards.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-26-2012, 06:25 PM
Some guy named Joseph Campbell would've been 108 today, and Robert Frost'd been 138.

El Chuxter
05-08-2012, 07:44 PM
The late, great Robert Johnson would've been 101 years old today.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-14-2012, 09:23 AM
Happy would've-been 100th, Woody Guthrie. :madeforyouandme:

El Chuxter
08-28-2012, 03:24 PM
Happy 95th, Jack "King" Kirby!!

JediTricks
08-28-2012, 04:46 PM
Happy 95th, Jack "King" Kirby!!How have you never mentioned before that I share a birthday with the King of Comics?

El Chuxter
08-28-2012, 11:13 PM
Because associating you with a dead god of all things comics would make me too sad to sacrifice the goat on the morn of your birthday, as is the ancient custom.

(Okay, really, I only read about it earlier today.)

And happy birthday, JT! Not that you're posthumous, but, well, it looks like there are two birthday threads for you and I can't decide which to use, so I'll go here instead.

JediTricks
08-29-2012, 05:09 PM
Because associating you with a dead god of all things comics would make me too sad to sacrifice the goat on the morn of your birthday, as is the ancient custom.

(Okay, really, I only read about it earlier today.)

And happy birthday, JT! Not that you're posthumous, but, well, it looks like there are two birthday threads for you and I can't decide which to use, so I'll go here instead.Ah, righto.

This is definitely not the thread I hope to see my own birthday wishes in, not for at least another 50 years. :D

Bel-Cam Jos
09-12-2012, 08:59 PM
Say it in your best Barry White voice: "Oh, yeah. I'd have been 68 years old today, baby."

El Chuxter
09-12-2012, 09:11 PM
Also Jesse Owens.

So say, "F*** you, Hitler. Oh, yeah."

TeeEye7
10-29-2012, 04:34 PM
Happy Birthday Bob Ross.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-04-2012, 10:54 PM
Happy 90th, King Tut! Prior to that, you were Tutankhamun, a deity and pharoah. Now we've all seen your hidden cache for the afterlife.

El Chuxter
11-04-2012, 11:01 PM
How sad. Once he was the sole and absolute ruler of the most advanced nation on Earth. Now, he's a crappy Steve Martin song and an obese Batman villain.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-23-2012, 12:37 AM
A happy would've-been 100 to Lady Bird Johnson.

JimJamBonds
12-27-2012, 10:51 PM
Jesus would've "had" a birthday a few days ago.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-09-2013, 08:31 AM
The (semi) local-boy-made-good, Richard "Bart's Bets Friend" Nixon's 100th would have been today. He grew up in southern CA.

JediTricks
01-09-2013, 03:08 PM
How was he "semi local"? He was born in Yorba Linda, CA to Quaker parents, educated at nearby Whittier College before going off to Duke, and represented the state in both sides of Congress before being picked to be Vice President. Local boy makes good before making very bad with a career of dirty tricks and power-madness. Happy Birthday, Dick Nixon! If I still owned the halloween mask I had as a boy of you, I'd totally wear it today... mask got me a B+ on an otherwise mediocre oral report I did on you in jr high.

So, since these birthday wishes are on his birthday, does that mean this thread is appropriate because he's dead?

Bel-Cam Jos
01-09-2013, 08:24 PM
How was he "semi local"? He was born in Yorba Linda, CA to Quaker parents, educated at nearby Whittier College before going off to Duke, and represented the state in both sides of Congress before being picked to be Vice President. Local boy makes good before making very bad with a career of dirty tricks and power-madness. Happy Birthday, Dick Nixon! If I still owned the halloween mask I had as a boy of you, I'd totally wear it today... mask got me a B+ on an otherwise mediocre oral report I did on you in jr high.

So, since these birthday wishes are on his birthday, does that mean this thread is appropriate because he's dead?You mean, like THIS mask?

And since I am farther away from Whittier/Yorba Linda, that's why he's semi-local for me.

El Chuxter
01-09-2013, 08:26 PM
Feh. We already know he's still alive in 3012.

JediTricks
01-10-2013, 06:57 PM
You mean, like THIS mask?

And since I am farther away from Whittier/Yorba Linda, that's why he's semi-local for me.Yeah, probably was that mask. It smelled of vanilla or something.

IMO, he's SoCal, that's local enough for all of us except TeeEye who ain't from the So.


Feh. We already know he's still alive in 3012.Yeah, but by then he's insane and a head in a jar which means he's dependent on crystalline opal.

TeeEye7
01-11-2013, 06:05 PM
IMO, he's SoCal, that's local enough for all of us except TeeEye who ain't from the So.


Huh? "So"....sheriff's office?

I lived in Whittier from ages 2-4. We lived very close to Nixon's Market, a mom and pop grocery store owned by the family.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-11-2013, 08:45 PM
Yeah, but only living "very close" to it just doesn't cut it. :rolleyes:

JediTricks
01-11-2013, 09:55 PM
Huh? "So"....sheriff's office?

I lived in Whittier from ages 2-4. We lived very close to Nixon's Market, a mom and pop grocery store owned by the family.
"So" in "SoCal". EDIT: I'm dumb, I didn't remember that Kern County is in SoCal until your comments about driving home from LAX on Tehachapi. :crazed: Ignore that comment about you not being in SoCal.

Interesting about the market, I wonder if it changed its name to avoid disgrace in the '70s.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-04-2013, 12:41 AM
Say goodbye to your earned money: today's the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 16th Amendment, the income tax one. :greedy: :cry:

Bel-Cam Jos
02-04-2013, 09:46 PM
Another 100th, to Rosa Parks today.

TeeEye7
02-06-2013, 04:44 PM
President Ronald Reagan, 102. (2-6-1911).

Bel-Cam Jos
02-06-2013, 07:41 PM
All these 100s; Mary Leakey, bone hunter.

TeeEye7
02-12-2013, 04:14 PM
President Abraham Lincoln, 204.

Charles Darwin, 204.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-12-2013, 09:46 PM
Ah. AbeL and ChuckD. Which one's more the Public Enemy, booooyyyyyyyyy?

El Chuxter
02-22-2013, 12:48 AM
Okay, this being "posthumous" birthdays, I saw your post just now (which I somehow missed earlier) and had to look to see if Chuck D had died when I wasn't looking. Thing is, Wikipedia says his birthday is August 1. :confused:

But the reason I came here today was to show respect to the immortal Nina Simone, the greatest jazz/blues singer/songwriter/pianist from North Carolina (and one of the best, period). It came as a bit of a surprise to know she would've only been 80.

TeeEye7
02-22-2013, 03:40 AM
Edward Gorey, illustrator.
Would have been 88.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-22-2013, 08:25 PM
Did you Google that name, TI? :p

JimJamBonds
02-22-2013, 11:00 PM
Did you Google that name, TI? :p

So did I! :smiley_simmons:

TeeEye7
02-23-2013, 03:44 AM
Did you Google that name, TI? :p

I thought everybody had this date written down on their calendar. Am I wrong?

Bel-Cam Jos
02-23-2013, 10:11 AM
What's "writing" mean? Is that like a drawing app on your phone? "Calendar" ... like a message reminder in text form? Or the icon in the corner of my screen? :confused: Brought to you by: No One Will Know What "Red-Letter" Days Means In A Few Years.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-25-2013, 07:35 PM
Some music guy, George Harrison, would've been 70 today.

(expect angry comments any time now... )

El Chuxter
02-26-2013, 06:56 PM
One of the very few musicians who could out-awesome George Harrison would've been 81 today.

Happy birthday, Johnny Cash (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2wmDfRJn0M). (I put the link there, not SkimWords. You should click it and revel in the amazing.)

Bel-Cam Jos
03-20-2013, 11:37 PM
You would've been, my neighbor. Happy would've-been-85, Mr. Fred Rogers, but without your fake internet quotes and stories.

El Chuxter
03-21-2013, 12:52 PM
The great Son House was born this day in 1902!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TKL-Jc7u9Q

El Chuxter
04-18-2013, 03:03 PM
Happy 75th birthday, Superman!

(What? He died once! He just got better.)

Bel-Cam Jos
04-18-2013, 09:44 PM
That first Action Comics issue was a total rip-off of Amazing Spiderman #306.

But I always liked Nietzsche's run on the series better.

JediTricks
04-19-2013, 01:21 PM
I just found out that a second of my grandparents owned Action #1! That's $4 million I could have had!!! :p My paternal grandmother owned a copy that her mother threw out when she was sent to summer camp, and now I learn that my maternal grandfather also owned a copy and the same thing happened to him. Parents! (In my case, that'd be "great grandparents!")


Nietzsche's run was a total ripoff, "The Overman", how lazy can you get?!? Worst character name ever.

El Chuxter
04-20-2013, 12:58 AM
And I thought my dad's "I owned Fantastic Four #1" was impressive. Dayum. :(

Bel-Cam Jos
04-20-2013, 10:04 AM
I could've bought an Amazing SM #1 (in VF condition) for an even $1K at a comic shop in the late '80s. But there was just one small issue (pun ALWAYS intended) with me doing so then...

I think my dad had an early Mickey Mantle baseball card in his collection that my grandma (ahem) "placed elsewhere."

Bel-Cam Jos
05-29-2013, 11:20 AM
Rosie the Riveter first appeared on S.E.P.'s cover today, 70 years ago. We can do it! (even though I always thought she was making a rude arm gesture)

Bel-Cam Jos
06-01-2013, 03:59 PM
Both Marilyn Monroe & Norma Jean Mortenson would've been 85 today. Weird. A decade older than Superman, too.

El Chuxter
07-02-2013, 11:16 PM
Since I'm pretty sure they've all died at least once, today is the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of the X-Men in X-Men #1.

And the first appearance of the Avengers in Avengers #1.

Considering the titles they were already working on, it's staggering how much quality work Lee and Kirby produced in the early days of Marvel. If you were to make a movie or a book about comic creators and attribute that number of successful comics and characters to only two people in such a short time, no one would believe it.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-03-2013, 10:07 AM
The writer of the greatest opening line in literary history, Franz Kafka would've been awakened by uneasy dreams to find he had been transformed into a baby human being 130 years ago.

El Chuxter
07-03-2013, 10:47 PM
Today was also the birthday of the great Mississippi John Hurt, one of the bestest guitar players ever.

El Chuxter
07-10-2013, 11:22 PM
Today was the birthday of some guy named Nikola Tesla. He must've been kind of a big deal, because a band named themselves after him. And I always thought The Oatmeal just really loved "Love Song."

Bel-Cam Jos
09-13-2013, 12:39 AM
It was 100 years ago that the future show-Hitler-who's-boss track icon Jesse Owens was born. He was an Ohio State Buckeye, too!

Bel-Cam Jos
06-06-2014, 02:29 PM
Online, it says this is the 30th anniversary of Tetris. Does anyone still play it? Or dream of/in it?

JimJamBonds
06-10-2014, 09:49 PM
Yesterday would have been Les Paul's 99th birthday. Who was Les Paul you ask? He had many innovative recording techniques, helped pave the way for electric guitars and pretty much helped get that rock and roll thing going.

Lord Malakite
06-11-2014, 07:37 PM
Online, it says this is the 30th anniversary of Tetris. Does anyone still play it? Or dream of/in it?

Every once in a while.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-12-2014, 02:18 PM
Yesterday was the 100th "birthday" of Babe Ruth's MLB career; he was a pitcher not an outfielder then, though.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-25-2014, 10:13 PM
HOF football legend "Sweetness," Walter Payton, would've been 60 years old today.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-28-2014, 10:19 PM
Starting 100 years ago today, the War to End All Wars began. Yay! No more wars!

But in all absolute seriousness, it is hard to believe that a century has gone by since then.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-28-2014, 08:36 PM
With all this current concern over infectious, deadly diseases: 100th birthday of Jonas Salk.