Saturday, January 29, 2011

SNGF : The Date You Were Born

Randy Seaver at Genealogy Musings has issued another one of his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenges:
1) What day of the week were you born? Tell us how you found out.

2) What has happened in recorded history on your birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.

3)  What famous people have been born on your birth date?  Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.

4)  Put your responses in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook.

1. I was born on a Tuesday, November 5th.  I found out it was a Tuesday because my mother told me so, and I've since verified it.

2.  I was born the day that Richard Milhous Nixon (7th cousin 3 times removed) became the 37th President of the United States.  He defeated Vice President Humphrey and George Wallace.

Also on this date, pitcher Denny McLain became the American League MVP after posting a 31-6 record.

It was pretty much downhill for both McLain and Nixon after this point....

3. Famous people who share a birthday with me include:

  • 1963 Tatum O'Neal (actress)
  • 1959 Bryan Adams (singer, songwriter)
  • 1958 Jon-Erik Hexum (actor)
  • 1947 Peter 'Herman' Noone (singer, musician)
  • 1946 Gram Parsons (Cecil Connor) (singer, songwriter)
  • 1943 Sam Shepard (Sam Shepard Rogers) (actor, playwright)
  • 1942 Elke Sommer (Schletz) (actress)
  • 1941 Art Garfunkel (songwriter, singer, musician)
  • 1941 Barry Sadler (songwriter, singer)
  • 1936 Billy Sherrill (songwriter, musician)
  • 1931 Ike Turner (musician, singer)
  • 1913 John McGiver (actor)
  • 1913 Vivien Leigh (Hartley) (actress)
  • 1912 Natalie Schafer (actress)
  • 1912 Roy Rogers (Leonard Slye) (actor)
  • 1905 Joel McCrea (actor)
  • 1893 Raymond Loewy (inventor, engineer, industrial designing)
  • 1885 Will Durant (author)

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