12 June 2006

Ow! Quit it!

Just got tagged (which has never before happened) by the lovely Sarah. So, here we go.

The instructions:

1. Go to Wikipedia.

2. In the search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).

3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.

5. One holiday or observance (if any).

Events
1:
1940 I knew about this before, but Bugs Bunny and I share the same official birthday (it's listed as an event on Wiki). When I discovered this fact, it was like a light bulb going off in my head: I have always loved BB, and always acted like him (and still do, I'm afraid, stopping just short of dresses and lipstick). It explains a lot about me, this little fact.

2:
1866 The Transatlantic Cable was completed, allowing speedier communication across the ocean.

3: 1921 Researchers at the University of Toronto discovered insulin. Hmmm.

Birthdays

1:
1901 in honor of my love of OTR (which stands for Old Time Radio, although I prefer to call it radio drama and comedy) Rudy Vallee, the crooner, who was star of The Fleischmann Yeast Hour (among other things).

2:
1916 Another OTR-related person: Keenan Wynn, radio actor himself, but also son of early radio pioneer (and vaudeville star) Ed Wynn.

Death

1: 1946 Fellow writer
Gertrude Stein, for whom rose is a rose, and who insists there is no there there.

Holiday or Observance
Apparently, 27 July is a
boring day for holidays or observances.

Now, I am tagging my sweetie Matt because he's just over in the next room.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Rudy Vallee? And Keenan Wynn? AND Bugs Bunny?! Now that is a great birthday.

sparky said...

You keep him in a separate room? How can you STAND it!?