Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Today II

Today is Joy's birthday. Happy Birthday - I love you always!!

Other birthdays:

  • James Parkinson, physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist, most famous for his 1817 work, An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, in which he was the first to describe paralysis agitans, a condition that would later acquire his namesake, Parkinson's Disease, April 11, 1755 – December 21, 1824

  • Adrian Constantine CAP Anson, professional baseball player in the National Association and Major League Baseball for the Rockford Forest Citys, Philadelphia Athletics, and Chicago White Stockings, April 11, 1852 - April 14, 1922

  • Leo Calvin Rosten, humourist, April 11, 1908 – February 19, 1997

  • Joel Grey, actor, 1932

  • Richard Berry, singer and songwriter, best known as the composer and original performer of Louie Louie, a regional hit when released on the American West Coast in 1956; The Kingsmen's more raucous version became a national hit in 1963; the song has been recorded over 1,000 times; the nearly unintelligible (and innocuous) lyrics of The Kingsmen's version were widely misinterpreted as obscene, and the song was banned by radio stations and even investigated by the FBI, April 11, 1935 – January 23, 1997

  • Louise Lasser, actress, best known for her portrayal of the title character on the soap opera parody Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, 1939

  • Andrew Wiles, mathematician, 1953

  • Jason Varitek, MLB catcher for the Boston Red Sox, 1972

  • Trot Nixon, MLB outfielder and first baseman for the Boston Red Sox, 1974

  • Mark Teixeira, MLB first baseman for the Texas Rangers, 1980


  • Dolores del Río, actress, August 3, 1905 – April 11, 1983

  • Jean Vander Pyl, voice actress, best remembered as the voice of Wilma Flintstone from The Flintstones, also provided the voice for Pebbles Flintstone, as well as Rosie the Robot Maid from The Jetsons, October 11, 1919 – April 11, 1999

  • Sir Harry Donald Secombe CBE, comedian; with a fine tenor singing voice and a talent for comedy, he was one of the original Goons, appearing in the radio series as Neddie Seagoon, the protagonist of the show's ridiculous plots; first met Spike Milligan, the founder of the series, during British Army service in World War II in North Africa; shared his birthday, September 8, with the other member of the trio, Peter Sellers, September 8, 1921 – April 11, 2001


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