His and Hers: On this day…

His and Hers is a weekly discussion of a question or topic relating
to marriage. On Friday, my wife and I each write our thoughts on the week’s
topic. I invite others to do the same with their spouses as an exercise in
celebrating marriage.

Go to Wikipedia, enter your birthday in the search
box, and list the ten things in the resulting list that are most interesting
to you.

Mrs. Happy’s response

October 5:


Curt’s Response

June 26:

  • 1909Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley‘s manager (d. 1997)
    I share two dubious dates with Elvis.
  • 1912Jay Silverheels,
    American actor (d. 1980)
    This is the actor who played Tonto in the old TV series The Lone Ranger. Jay
    Silverheels was actually his stage name. His given name was Harold
    J. Smith, and he was born on a reservation in Canada.
Holidays and observances

If I were a Yankees fan, I would have included the fact that Derek
shares my birthday, and that he’s two years younger than me.

3 thoughts on “His and Hers: On this day…

  1. March 27:Rey
    1980 Mount St. Helens becomes active after 123 years

    1941 Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)
    1914: The first successful blood transfusion is performed
    1845: Wilhelm von Rontgen, German discoverer of X-Rays
    1794: United States Navy founded
    1790 The shoelace invented
    1513 Ponce de Leon discovers Florida (which later my Parents moved to…)

    1927: Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor
    1897: Gloria Swanson, American actress
    1863: Sir Henry Royce, The motor car designer of Rolls Royce fame

    2002 Dudley Moore and Milton Berle
    1972 M. C. Escher

    October 1:Laura
    1995 New York Yankees win 1st baseball wildcard ever
    1982 EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida
    1975 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Joe Frazier in Manilla
    1955 “Honeymooners” premieres
    1940 Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens
    1903 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox)

    1644 Jean Rousseau, composer
    1207 Henry III, king of England

  2. When I started reading this, I thought to myself, “Oh, I’ll have to do that!” But when I scrolled down a little bit, I saw that Mrs. Happy already did it for me! Apparently, Mrs. Happy and I share a birthday! :) Actually, I’ve read that October 5 is the most common birthday because it is 9 months after New Years! Don’t think about that too much ;) .

  3. November 20


    1272 – Following Henry III of England’s death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England. – A total Anglophile, I love this period of British history.

    1789 – New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights. – Something good CAN come from Jersey! :)

    1945 – Nuremberg Trials begin: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals of World War II start at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.

    1955 – RCA offers a $35,000 contract for Elvis Presley – That can buy a lot a blue suede shoes.

    1974 – The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T. This suit later leads to the break up of AT&T and its Bell System. – Not that interesting, but it did happen on the exact day I was born.


    1620 – Peregrine White, first English child born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1704)

    1925 – Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General (d. 1968)

    1932 – Richard Dawson, English actor and game show host


    1910 – Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (b. 1828)

    Holidays and Observances

    UNICEF: Universal Children’s Day