This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from Randy Seaver over at Geneamusings is all about the date you were born. Randy writes:
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
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.
I’m a little paranoid about putting my birth date out on the internet so I’ve chosen the birthday of one of my grandfathers so I can still play along.
1) My grandfather was born on a Sunday. I searched in Google for ‘perpetual calendar’ and the www.timeanddate.com website let me create a calendar for the year of his birth.
2) He was born on December 3. A quick visit to www.wikipedia.com turned up the following on their December 3 page:
Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.(1910)
After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, including two collapses causing 89 deaths, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic. (1917)
October Crisis: In Montreal, kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross is released by the Front de libération du Québec terrorist group after being held hostage for 60 days.(1970)
An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but plays a concert two days later. (1976)
Bhopal Disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others. (1984)
3) And five people who share his date of birth are:
Anna Freud, Austrian-born British psychoanalyst (1895)
Andy Williams, American singer (1927)
Ozzy Osbourne, English singer (1948)
Daryl Hannah, American actress (1960)
Katarina Witt, German figure skater (1965)