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I have been tagged by Pinkoddy to complete this birthday meme. I had to find out lots of things about my birthday such as famous people who were born and died on it and events and holidays on my special day. Why not try it out yourself?

Birthday candles
Picture thanks to moonlightbulb

When is your Birthday?
My birthday is the 27th June making me a Cancerian. Us family-centric crabby types are supposed to be suited to professions in caring, nursing, teaching and writing. Whether you think astrology is a load of old poppycock or not the 3 famous people below certainly fit this mould.

Pick 3 people who share your birthday

Jo Frost – SuperNanny – yes she is in the ‘right’ career according to astrologers.

Catherine Cookson – Author – I have never read a CC novel. I’ve seen plenty of them around seeing as my Mum reads them. Now I’ve found out that we share a birthday I feel obliged to read one.

Vera Wang – designer of ‘it’ wedding dresses and lovely smellies. Again, her career points to a nurturing nature looking after brides and masking nasty niffs.

Is anyone born in the same day and year as you? What do you know about them?
Yes, his name is Christian Kane and he is an American actor/singer. I’m sorry Christian but I have never heard of you but you look very nice (a kind of not-so-handsome Brad Pitt).

List 3 people who died on your birthday and what you know about them
I seem to be a bit obsessed with death at the moment ( see my last posts). However, here goes. Popping their clogs on my B’day are:

Jack Lemmon. I knew him (not personally of course). An actor, he starred in Some Like It Hot opposite Marilyn Monroe.

Frank Smythe, mountaineer. I didn’t know anything about him prior to this but apparently Smythe is famous for his climbs in the Alps and the Himalayas. He also identified a region that he named the “Valley of Flowers”, now a protected park.

Jan Dymitr Solikowski. Again knew nothing about the Polish archbishop and diplomat but chose him as he had the longest and most difficult name to pronounce on the list on wikipedia. I am unlikely to use this name anywhere other than where a cut and paste function exists.
Christian Kane @ House of Blues
Picture of Christian Kane by RavenU @

List 3 notable events that took place on your birthday

Seeing as i’m in Turkey while writing this I thought I’d include the Day of Turkmen Workers of Culture and Art. Women are celebrated on Turkmen Woman’s Day (yes, you read that right!)

The world’s first ATM machine was installed in Enfield, UK.

Space Shuttle Columbia went on its last research mission.

Tell us about a holiday that falls on your birthday

Seven Sleepers Day in Germany. According to Wikipedia: The weather on that day is supposed to determine the average weather of the next seven weeks. This is one of the most well-known bits of traditional farmers’ weather lore remaining in today’s Germany, but quite inaccurate in practice.
I’m usually at the Glastonbury Festival around my birthday and I can also declare Seven Sleepers Day to a waste of time. Every year I pack wellies, a bikini and a sleeping bag warm enough to survive a night up Mount Everest and most years I’ve had to use all of this equipment at some time over the 3 day fest!

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