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Famous Birthdays

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' started by hornet, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Three (count them, 3) famous birthdays today.
    Don McLean (American Pie, And I love you so, etc) 1945
    Groucho Mark (I would never want to belong to a club that would accept me as a member) 1890
    Mahatma Gandhi, so-called father of modern India, 1869

    One gave us memorable music, one gave us marvellous one-liners and one gave us a massive movie!!

    AND James Dean died in his Porsche on this day in 1955
  2. October the Third is a Music Day.
    Gwen Stefani, 1969
    Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1954
    Lindsey Buckingham, 1949, and,
    Chubby Checker, 1941
  3. Buster Keaton, silent movie genius, 1895
    Alvin Toffler, "Author of Future Shock", 1928
    Damon Runyan, American comic author, and writer of my favourite funny short story "The snatching of Bookie Bob", 1884

  4. gwen stefani is 36?? God Damn
  5. Amazing what make-up and plastic surgery, plus creative film editing, can do!!!
  6. think about how old no doubt is. what age did you think?
  7. Nicki Hilton, 1983
    What more need be said!?

    Oh, and of course, we mourn the passing of one of England's comic genius, Ronnie Barker, Fletcher of 'Porridge' and the lascivious Arkwright of 'Open All Hours'. Who can forget his forays up the ladder to chat up Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, or his constant messing with GGGGGG...Granville's mind about his possible Indian father? He will be sadly missed.
  8. Thats really OLD isn't it!! hehehe

    <<runs and hides>>
  9. Speaking as one who's 20 years older than THAT, hell no! :LOL:
  10. Hope I look half that good when I'm 36.... Ohh no, wait, too late. ;-)
  11. Hornet old man, you missed the big one;

    On this day in 1969 the BBC debuted "Monty Python's Flying Circus", and changed the world forever.

    "Emmanuel Kant was a real pissant
    Who was very rarely stable.

    Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
    Who could think you under the table.

    David Hume could out-consume
    Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,

    And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
    Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.

    There's nothing Nietzche couldn't teach ya
    'Bout the raising of the wrist.
    Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.

    John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
    On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.

    Plato, they say, could stick it away--
    Half a crate of whisky every day.

    Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle.
    Hobbes was fond of his dram,

    And René Descartes was a drunken fart.
    'I drink, therefore I am.'

    Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed,
    A lovely little thinker,
    But a bugger when he's pissed."
  12. Inci, thank you for that reminder of classic English lunacy!
    Michael Palin was doing one of his travelogues a few years ago, and he was Marakesh. He pointed to a spot and said "I was crucified there once. Not many people can say that...."
    Life of Brian was filmed there, of course.
    I wish I was brave enough to quote in full one of my favourite Two Ronnies skits, but I'd probably get dropped on for it; what a great debt we owe to British comedy, the Goons, the Goodies, Ronnies, Pythons, etc.......
  13. Britt Ekland, 1942
    George Westinghouse, (yes, of the 'I'm just westing' joke), 1846

    Marilyn Monroe divorced Joe DiMaggio, 1954

    And died this day

    Bette Davis, 1989
    Anwar Sadat, president of Egypt, assassinated by his own 'trusted' guards, 1981

    and in 1978, our own Wild One, Johnny O'Keefe
  14. Why am I picturing John Michael Housen while skimming over this thread? :eek:
  15. Kevin Godley of 10CC, Godley and Creme, 1945
    Australian novelist Tom Keneally, 1935

    Alfred Deakin, Australian Prime Minister died, 1919

    and on this day in 1924 began 160 consecutive days of temperatures of over 38 degrees (100 on the old scale), at Marble Bar. How much beer was consumed over that period has not been recorded!
  16. Eddie Rickenbacker, 1890 (Canadian flyer who claimed to have shot down von Ritchthofen, the Red Baron) Actually, he was shot down from the ground by an Australian infantry man.
    Fred Stolle, Australian Tennis Great, 1938
    Chevvy Chase (YUK) 1943
    Sigorney Weaver (YUM) 1949
  17. Jackson Browne, songwriter extraordinarie, 1948
    Peter Tosh, reggae muso, 1944
    Jeannie C Riley, 'Harper Valley PTA' 1945

    Felix Wankel, inventor of the rotary engine, 1988
    Ernesto "Che" Guevara, executed in Bolivia, 1967, but lives on on T-Shirts world-wide.
  18. John Prine, songrwiter, 1946
    Harold Pinter, Playwright, 1930
    David Lee Roth, of van Halen, 1953

    and Died
    Christopher Reeve, 2004
    Yul Brynner, 'Just don't smoke', 1985

    In 1889 the bicycle frame was patented, leading us, by a very circuitous route, to where we are today.
  19. Alan Jackson, Country Music legend, 1948
    Evel Knievel, famous motorcyle non-jumper and broken bone expert, 1938
    and the original Superman's Lois Lane, Margo Kidder, 1948

    Died this day
    Frederic Chopin, 1849