Posts tagged: Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks!

American civil rights icon Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She made her mark in history in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, when she refused to …..

Facts About the Presidents

Presidents Day is the day we honor our former chief executives by closing banks, pruning roses and selling towels. Find out more with the Who2 grab bag of presidential biographies and facts.

Happy Birthday, Millard Fillmore!

 Millard Fillmore was born 7 January 1800 in Cayuga County, New York. Happy birthday, Millard! His presidency isn’t memorable, but his final words are.

Happy Birthday, Frank Zappa!

 Frank Zappa died in 1993. Had he lived, he’d be celebrating his 62nd birthday. In his honor, watch an interview and listen to a song.

Gabrielle Union Turns 40

 Brrr, it’s old in here. There must be a birthday in the atmosphere — for Gabrielle Union, the star of Bring It On.

Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury

Actress Angela Lansbury was born 16 October 1925 in London. That makes her 87 years old today.

Bruce Springsteen at 62

The New Yorker has a terrific profile of Bruce Springsteen, “We Are Alive” by David Remnick.

James Cagney’s Birthday

Hollywood star Jimmy Cagney was born 17 July 1899. Yes, that’s right — born in 1899.

Happy Birthday, Eric Dolphy!

Jazz great Eric Dolphy was born 20 June 1928. He died in 1964, nine days after his 36th birthday. Listen to some music and see a photo gallery.

Happy Birthday, Kanye!

Kanye West turns 35 years old on June 8th. To celebrate, here’s our gallery of Kanye stickers by KanyePDX, a sticker graffitt artist — slaptagger — from the Pacific Northwest.

Happy Birthday, Dean Martin!

 Happy birthday to Dean Martin, born 7 June 1917. Dino passed away in 1995. Ah, but his music lives on… with video!

Stephen Hawking at 70

Computer chip maker Intel said on the occasion of Stephen Hawking’s 70th birthday that they were going to try to help him regain the power of speech.

Happy Birthday, Georgia O’Keeffe!

It would have been Georgia O’Keeffe’s birthday today. She was born 124 years ago in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. In her honor I’ve drawn a cartoon — with a little of the southwestern flavor that made her famous.

Happy Birthday, Leon Theremin

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Leon Theremin, the inventor of the musical instrument that bears his name. Here’s a photo of the theremin I have at home:

Happy Birthday, Linda Ronstadt

Today is singer Linda Ronstadt’s birthday. She is 65 years old.
She has a great voice. I’ve liked some of her songs over the years, but her career has never quite been on my radar screen. I know that Philip K. Dick thought she was the cat’s pajamas.
Here she is with the Stone Poneys, singing “Different Drum” in 1967:

Happy Birthday, Vincent Van Gogh

Today is the birthday of painter Vincent Van Gogh. Born in 1853, he would have been 158 years old if he hadn’t shot himself and died when he was 37.

Jenny Agutter is 58

The British actress Jenny Agutter turns 58 today. 

The Day Nobody Was Born

December 6th is a special day at Who2.com: it’s the only day of the year on which nobody in our database was born. That’s 2843 famous people (and counting) and none of them born on December 6th.The 6th has been the lone holdout for a couple of years now. Even February 29 is well represented by rapper Ja Rule and Mother Ann Lee of the Shakers, among others.