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Monday, July 17, 2006

Happy Birthday to Us!

Birthday Buddies All!

Uposatha Day

Today is the Last Quarter (19:13 GMT)

On July 17th, happy birthday to: Brittany Baquet, my niece (who is getting married later this month); Jesse Warren, a Shenzhen bud (the latest in the group, just discovered last week); Brittany Haid, a former student, and daughter of actor Charles Haid; Colleen Sembauer, from the first school I taught in; Robert Wilson, one of my best buddies in junior high and high school; David Rowden, 13 years of Rosemead schools together; and Jay Inglis, a friend of the family since before I can remember and thus the first "birthday buddy" I knew of.

Honorable Mention (I don't know 'em, but I know of 'em):

  • Isaac Watts (1674) English hymn writer (d. 1748)
  • James Cagney (1899) American actor (d. 1986)
  • Erle Stanley Gardner (1899) American author (d. 1970)
  • Art Linkletter (1912) Canadian television host
  • Phyllis Diller (1917) American comedian
  • Vince Guaraldi (1928) American musician and composer (d. 1976)
  • Diahann Carroll (1935) First African American to star on a long- running network television series
  • Peter Schickele ("P.D.Q. Bach") (1935) American composer, author, and radio host
  • Donald Sutherland (1935) Canadian actor
  • Spencer Davis (1941) British singer and guitarist (Spencer Davis Group)
  • Camilla (1947) Duchess of Cornwall
  • David Hasselhoff (1952) American actor and musician
  • M.I.A. (1977) British rapper


Also of note: Billie Holiday (b. 1915) died on this day in 1959, and John Coltrane (b. 1926) in 1967. (If you don't know who they are, shame on you.) It is also Kyoto, Japan's Gion Matsuri, which I once enjoyed shooting with my friend Masae.  Gotta post those pics some day.

See an account of my birthday party--in a temple!

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