Sunday, January 8, 2012

From the archives (January 8, 2010): Guess whose birthday it is today!

Well, let’s see. There’s David Bowie (1947), and Stephen Hawking (1942), and Little Anthony (of Little Anthony and the Imperials who sang, “You don’t remember me, but I remember you, ’twas not so long ago, you broke my heart in two, Tears On My Pillow, pain in my heart caused by you”) (1940), and Yvette Mimieux (she played Rod Taylor’s girlfriend in the year A.D. 802,701 in the 1960 movie The Time Machine) (1939), and Bob Eubanks (emcee of The Newlywed Game) (1938), and Shirley Bassey (1937), and Soupy Sales (1926), and Larry Storch (1923), and Butterfly McQueen (“Lawdy, Miss Scarlett, I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ babies”) (1911), and Jose Ferrer (1909), and composer Robert Schumann (1810).

Oh, yes, and this fellow, whose name escapes me at the moment. He would have been 75 years old today (1935):

[Editor’s note. Only one change is needed to make this post current: in the final sentence, change 75 to 77. I feel old. --RWP]


  1. Katherine, now I really feel old. No, my little Whanganui blossom, it is not Little Richard.

    Are you kidding me? You don't recognize Elvis Presley?

  2. It was also my only son's birthday. I escaped the Elvis craze, having other things to do, but my youngest sister fell victim. It's amazing what a six years difference in age can make.

  3. bah. Old Schmold. I was old yesterday, but today I'm 22. Age is just a head thing.

  4. Pat, I never cared for Elvis's music at all, but somehow I don't think that was the main attraction for teenaged girls.

    Jewels, some days I'm 18 and some days I'm 95.