Thursday, April 27, 2006

Today XIII

Today is MY Birthday


Other Birthdays

  • Mary Wollstonecraft, writer, philosopher, and early feminist, the mother of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, April 27, 1759 – September 10, 1797

  • Samuel Finley Breese Morse, inventor, April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872

  • Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, composer, April 27, 1891 – March 5, 1953

  • Rogers Hornsby, aka The Rajah, MLB second baseman, April 27, 1896 - January 5, 1963

  • Walter Lantz, cartoonist and animator, April 27, 1900 – March 22, 1994

  • Enos Bradsher COUNTRY Slaughter, outfielder, April 27, 1916 - August 12, 2002

  • Jack Klugman, actor, 1922

  • Coretta Scott King, activist, April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006

  • Judy Carne, comedienne, 1939

  • Jim Keltner, drummer, 1942

  • William Peter Ham, singer and songwriter, leader of Badfinger, April 27, 1947 – April 23, 1975

  • Ann Peebles, singer, 1947

  • Willie Clay Upshaw, MLB first baseman, 1957

  • Frank John Catalanotto, MLB outfielder/DH, 1974

  • Christopher John Carpenter, MLB starting pitcher, 1975


RIP:

  • Ferdinand Magellan [Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães], explorer, Spring, 1480 – April 27, 1521

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, author, May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882

  • Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin, composer, January 6, 1872 – April 27, 1915

  • Edward R. Murrow, journalist, April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965

  • Olivier Messiaen, composer, December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992

  • William Egan Colby, former Director of the CIA; launched the Accelerated Pacification Campaign during the Vietnam War; later revealed a large amount of information to Congress, such as CIA attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro; fired by President Gerald Ford and replaced with George H.W. Bush on January 30, 1976, January 4, 1920 – April 27, 1996

  • Alois Maxwell Hirt, aka Al Hirt aka Jumbo, musician and bandleader, November 7, 1922 – April 27, 1999

  • George Alec Effinger, science fiction author, married for a few years shortly before his death to fellow science fiction author Barbara Hambly, January 10, 1947 – April 27, 2002

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