Saturday, April 08, 2006

Wikipedia Game

As I mentioned earlier in this blog, I'm a copycat with no imagination. So, when my friend told me to play the Wikipedia Game, I did.

To play: Go to, and do a search for your birth date, without the year. Then, on your blog, list at least:

--3 neat facts
--2 births
--and 1 death

that all happened on your birthday. A-like so:

February 1:

1790 - In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.

1920 - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police begin operations.

1978 - Director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.

1999 - North Dakota Public Radio is launched.

2003 - Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates over Texas upon reentry killing all seven astronauts onboard.

2004 - Janet Jackson exposes her breast on American television during the half-time show of the Super Bowl.


1901 - Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960) [rrrowr]

1902 - Langston Hughes American writer (d. 1967) [awesome]

1931 - Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia

1937 - Don Everly, American musician (Everly Brothers) [Wake Up Little Susie]

1937 - Garrett Morris, American comedian [from Saturday Night Live]

1938 - Sherman Hemsley, American comedian and actor [Mr Jefferson!]

1942 - Terry Jones, Welsh actor and writer [of Monty Python's Flying Circus!]

1948 - Rick James, American musician and composer (d. 2004) [he's dead, bitch!]

1965 - Sherilyn Fenn, American actress [from Twin Peaks, my favorite show when I was in college]

1965 - Princess St├ęphanie of Monaco

1968 - Lisa Marie Presley, American singer and actress [Yep. Elvis' daughter]

1969 - Me. :)

2003 - My daughter. :) :)


1851 - Mary Shelley, English author (b. 1797) [wrote Frankenstein]

1966 - Hedda Hopper, American gossip columnist (b. 1885) [whoever she is--I like her name]

1976 - George Whipple, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1878) [and presumably inventor of Charmin]

2003 - The crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia, astronauts:

* Michael P. Anderson (b. 1959)
* David Brown (b. 1956)
* Kalpana Chawla (b. 1961)
* Laurel Clark (b. 1961)
* Rick D. Husband (b. 1957)
* Willie McCool (b. 1961)
* Ilan Ramon (b. 1954)

1 comment:

  1. Hedda Hopper was one of the gossip columnists in the 30s and 40s. She had a long standing feud with another female gossip columnist, Louella Parsons.

    Basically, there were certain stars these ladies liked and certain stars they...well...didn't like. If they liked you, you were in. If not, you were toast.

    They don't make gossip columnists like these anymore.