Thursday 8 March 2012

On My Birthday Meme

On my birthday

I haven't done a Meme for a while so when the lovely Kara @ChelseaMamma tagged me, I rushed off to see what the theme was this time. You can see her replies over on her blog, Tales of a Family of 7. You can see the original Meme blogpost over at The Five F's blog and add your name to the linky if you join in - she's trying to get a Meme linked up for every day of the year, which sounds like a very challenging target ! It's actually a really interesting Meme to take part in, all about things that happened on your birthday. Time to run off and do a little investigating.

When is your birthday?

An easy one to start - 28th October

Pick three people who share your birthday and what you know about them?

1938 – David Dimbleby, English television commentator, most notably presenter of BBC's flagship political show Question Time
1967 – Julia Roberts, American actress who needs no introduction !
1955 – Bill Gates, American software executive, founder of Microsoft and one of the wealthiest people on the planet.

Is anyone listed as being born on the same day (ie same year)? If so, what do you know about them?
  • 1972 – Terrell Davis, American football player
  • 1972 – Brad Paisley, American musician
Don't know either of them.

List three people who died on your birthday and what you know about them

1998 – Ted Hughes, much loved British poet (b. 1930), who was married to Sylvia Plath
2010 – Gerard Kelly, Scottish actor (b. 1959), who appeared in several shows, most notably in City Lights, Rab C Nesbitt, and Scotch and Wry, and who also played a villain named Jimmy in EastEnders
2010 – James MacArthur, American actor (b. 1937), best known for the role of Danny "Danno" Williams, the reliable second-in-command of the fictional Hawaiian State Police squad Hawaii Five-O.

List three notable events that took place on your birthday

1962: World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends

On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.

1965 - Pope Paul VI issued a decree absolving Jews of collective guilt for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Tell us about a holiday that falls on your birthday

October 28, the International Animation Day (IAD) was proclaimed in 2002 by the ASIFA as the main global event to celebrate the art of animation. This day commemorates the first public performance of Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique in Paris, 1892. In 1895, the Cinematograph of Lumiere brothers outshone Reynaud's invention, driving Emile to bancruptcy. However, his public performance of animation entered the history of optical entertainments as shortly predating the camera-made movies.

OK, so now it's my turn to tag some of you lovelies - the usual suspects !

@splodz Splodz Blogz 

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  1. I love the 3 people who were born on your birthday! I love this meme, it's so interesting.

    Thanks for joining in.

  2. done


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