17 December 2007

I Shall Wear the Bottoms of My Trousers Rolled - Dates (with Death)

Today I'm 30.

Here are some people who are just slightly OLDER THAN ME:

John Mayer
Orlando Bloom
Shakira
Fiona Apple
Edward Furlong
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Brittany Murphy
Dustin Diamond
James Van der Beek
Jason Reitman (director of Juno)
Joey Fatone
Jon Heder
Kal Penn
Liv Tyler
Maggie Gyllenhaal

Here are some people who are just slightly YOUNGER THAN ME:

Clay Aiken
Josh Hartnett
Ashton Kutcher
Katharine Heigl
Kobe Bryant
Katie Holmes
Usher
Chad Johnson
Kevin Federline
Brian Urlacher
Julian Casablancas
Audrey Tatou

Here are some other people born on December 17th:

Ernie Hudson (Winston Zedmore from Ghostbusters)
Bill Pullman
Giovanni Ribisi
Beethoven
Chris Matthews
Milla Jovovich
Chase Utley
Eugene Levy


Bands who made their American Television Debut on December 17, 1977:

Elvis Costello and The Attractions

People who NEVER LIVED TO BE AS OLD AS I AM RIGHT NOW:

Joan of Arc (played in a film by Milla Jovovich)
Anne Frank
Ryan White
Billy the Kid
Sid Vicious
The Big Bopper
James Dean
John Keats
Notorious B.I.G.
Tutankhamen
Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker
Steve Prefontaine
Nick Drake
Lee Harvey Oswald
Otis Redding
Percy Shelley
Sharon Tate
Joseph Merrick
John Wilkes Booth
Robert Johnson
Stephen Crane
Caligula
Christopher Marlowe
Hank Williams

People Who Were Born in 1977 That Have Done Things With Their Lives That Make Me Burn With Envy:

Jonathan Safran Foer

Trade Agreements signed on December 17th:
NAFTA

Brothers who built and flew the first man-powered flying machine on December 17th:
Wilbur and Orville Wright

2 comments:

kris said...

This seems somewhat inconsistent with the morbid tones of the post, but--happy birthday!

I'm inspired by the notables you discovered--Elvis Costello, the Wright Brothers, and Ernie Hudson--to do a little digging about my own DOB, December 31.

For birthdays, I've got:

Henri Matisse
Anthony Hopkins
John Denver
Ben Kingsley
Bebe Neuwirth
Val Kilmer
Paul Westerberg
John Allen Muhammad (D.C. sniper)
Donald Trump Jr. (One year older than me--to the date. Donald Trump could have been my dad. Thank God no.)

Companies chartered to become de facto rulers of South Asia on December 31:

British East India Company

First public demonstrations of incandescent lighting on December 31:

Thomas Edison's

Empires dissolved on December 31:

USSR

Lauren said...

I like this exercise. Narcissistic? Perhaps. Waste of time? Perhaps not.

Among the illustrious of Sept. 8:

Before 1976:
Ann Beattie
Patsy Cline
Peter Sellers
Aimee Mann
Neko Case
Latrell Sprewell
David Arquette
Frederic Mistral
Robert Taft

In 1976:
Abi Titmuss
Sjeng Schalken

After 1976:
Pink
John Taylor Thomas