Thursday, January 21, 2010

Today's my birthday!

In celebration of my BIRTHDAY, I decided to compile a little information...

Since I am the older sibling...
My parents have been parents for 28 years.
My parents have been parents for 336 months.
My parents have been parents for 1,461 weeks.
My parents have been parents for 10,227 days.

I was born on a Thursday. My birthstone is garnet, and my birth flower is a Carnation. The carnation is extra interesting to me because I remember specifically that the color paint I chose for my bedroom when I was 7ish was called Carnation Pink.

January 21 is also the birthday of...
1824 Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
1940 Jack Nicklaus
1957 Geena (Virginia) Davis
1963 Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon

On this day in history... January 21
1793 King Louis XVI was guillotined for treason.
1846 1st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"
1861 Jefferson Davis of Mississippi & 4 other southern senators resign
1903 "Wizard of Oz" premieres in New York City NY
1942 Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal
1942 Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"
1976 The supersonic airliner 'Concorde' began its regular commercial service
1977 President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
1988 US accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children
2003 The U.S. Census Bureau reported that Hispanics had surpassed Blacks as the largest minority group.

In 1982 (my birth year)...
•Ronald Reagan was President, George H.W. Bush was Vice President.
•John W. Hinckley, Jr. found not guilty because of insanity in shooting of President Reagan.
•Michael Jackson releases Thriller, which sells more than 25 million copies, becoming the biggest-selling album in history.
•John Belushi dies of a drug overdose at age 33.
•Cats opens on Broadway. Becomes Broadway's longest-running play.
•E.T. – the Extra-Terrestrial was released.
•Grammy Winner - Song of the Year: "Bette Davis Eyes"
•A permanent artificial heart is implanted in a human for first time.
•MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) diagnostic machines are introduced in Britain.
•There were approximately 3.6 million births in the U.S. - celebrities born this year include Jessica Biel, Kelly Clarkson, Anne Hathaway, Andy Roddick, and Prince William.
•Jennifer and Jessica are the #1 and #2 girl names. Valerie is ranked #75. For boys, #1 and #2 names are Michael and Christopher. #75 for boys is Nathaniel.


  1. Happy Birthday! Yes I always remember yours because it is so close to mine and had thought about you this morning before reading your post. I love all the info - especially since a lot of it applies to me also. Pamper yourself today!