Sunday, September 30, 2007

October 1st Birthdays and Firsts

A day in history.
A day to remember.
...Everyday.

1865 - Paul Dukas, French composer. By far the best known composition by Dukas is the symphonic scherzo L'Apprenti Sorcier. The music was recently popularized by Walt Disney, when he included a pictorial version of it in Fantasia with Mickey Mouse as the naughty apprentice.

1881 - William Boeing, aeronautics/engineering.

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1900 - Bonnie Parker, Outlaw...of the Bonnie and Clyde.

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1920 - Walter Matthau, actor...one of the best! Didn't you just love his portrayal of Albert Einstein in I.Q.?

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what a face, eh? I loved him in Charade, too.



1924 - Jimmy Carter, United States President.

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1928 - George Peppard, actor

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oh, what a cutie! Think Breakfast at Tiffany's and then later, The A-Team...

1931 - The opening of the Waldorf Astoria

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1933 - Richard Harris, actor

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another great face...
gladiator, anyone?
King Arthur?

1935 - Julie Andrews, actress

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1950 - Randy Quaid, actor

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is it just me or is he looking a bit rough around the edges???

1963 - Mark McGwire, Cardinal baseball player

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1971 - Disney World opens in Florida

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5 comments:

  1. I love history trivia!

    Discussion around the water cooler today was historic earthquakes... oh the plot bunnies!

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  2. Wow, I love lists like that. it's always interesting to see what happened on a particular day in history -- more fun if someone does all the research and it's already in one place too! LOL

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  3. NICE pictures! I love Matthau...and yeah, Quaid's looking a little...tired...haha

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  4. I'm more of a DENNIS Quaid kinda gal, but Randy was a hoot in Christmas Vacation! :) Thanks for visiting my blog too. *mwah*

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