Kate over at The Five Fs is celebrating her birthday with a really special meme. She wants to get as many bloggers as possible to write about what happened on the day they were born and then spread the word. I was tagged by Wendy from Inside the Wendy House and here is what happened on the day I was born:
When is your birthday? 23rd October
Pick three people who share your birthday and share what you know about them:
Anita Roddick – a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company producing and retailing beauty products that shaped ethical consumerism
Dianne Reeves – American jazz singer and Grammy Award Winner, who sang at the closing ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City
Princess Mako of Akishino – member of the Japanese imperial family and first-born granddaughter of the reigning emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko
Is anyone listed as being born on the same day as you (i.e. 1984)? If so, what do you know about them?
Jessica Dunphy – American actress, whose most prominent roles include Devin Pillsbury on The Sopranos and Alison Stewart on the soap opera As the World Turns
Meghan Marguerite McCain – American columnist, author, blogger and daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain
Maria Izabel Goulart Dourado – better known as the Brazilian model Izabel Goulart who was one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels from 2005 to 2008
List three people who died on your birthday and tell us what you know about them:
Marcus Junius Brutus – often referred to as Brutus, was a politician of the late Roman Republic and is best known for taking a leading role in the assassination of Julius Caesar
Christian Dior – French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world’s top fashion houses, also called Christian Dior
Edward George Geoffrey Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby – English statesman, three times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and to date the longest serving leader of the Conservative Party
List three notable events that took place on your birthday:
1946 – The United Nations General Assembly convenes for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing, Queens, New York City
1973 – A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria
2002 – Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
Tell us about a holiday that falls on your birthday:
Hungarian National Day – The day of the proclamation of the Third Hungarian Republic (since 1989), 1956 Revolution memorial day. Celebrated with speeches and exhibitions.
Tag some other lovely bloggers:
Ella – Purple Mum
Jenny – Mummy Mishaps
Fran – Motherventing
Adele – Circus Queen
Sonia – Mummy Loves
Mari – Mari’s World
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