Tuesday, 27 March 2012
On My Birthday meme
I was tagged by Kate to do the On My Birthday meme. It sounded like fun and I've been wanting to take part ever since I was tagged but I just haven't had time. Finally I can sit down and answer the questions!
When is your birthday?
Pick three people who share your birthday and share what you know about them.
Lennard Pearce-Grandad from Only Fools and Horses
Mia Farrow-actress and humanitarian. Married to Frank Sinatra and Andre Previn and partner of Woody Allen until he ran off with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi
Holly Johnson- singer with Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
I knew about Holly Johnson but I didn't know about the others.
Is anyone listed as being born on the same day as you (ie the same year)? If so, what do you know about them?
Wikipedia shows Charlie Day, an American actor I only know from Horrible Bosses, and Georgios Korakikis who is a Greek footballer. I know nothing more of him!
List three people who died on your birthday and tell us what you know about them.
Bill Haley from Bill Haley and the Comets. Who doesn't know 'Rock Around The Clock'?
Barry Evans. A British actor (who I had a bit of a crush on) most known for being the language teacher in Mind Your Language (where my sister's name came from incidentally) and I also remember him from the rather naff but typically British Adventures of A Taxi Driver. My Dad had it on video and me & my sister thought it hilariously risque to watch. If I saw it now I'd just cringe at how poor it was.
Princess Margaret. I don't think I need to say what I know about her but what I do remember about her death is that I found out about it while reading an English newspaper in Charles de Gaulle airport awaiting our flight home from Paris.
List three notable events that took place on your birthday.
Top of the list is 474 Zeno crowned as co-emporer of the Byzantine Empire. In 1965 the first US combat troops are sent into Vietnam and on a happier note The Beatles first performed on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, with an audience of 73 million viewers.
Tell us about a holiday that falls on your birthday.
It's Christian Feast Day, which I'm afraid means nothing to me.
I see that many others have already taken part in this so rather than tagging people feel free to take the meme but make sure you link up on Kate's blog with your birth date.