SNGF: The Date You Were Born

This week’s post is about the exact day I was born. This is what Randy Seaver’s “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun” post says:

  1. What day of the week were you born? Tell us how you found out.
  2. What has happened in recorded history on your birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.
  3. What famous people have been born on your birth date? Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.
  4. Put your responses in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook.

Here is my info:

  1. I was born on Friday, January 18th, 1980. Found this by just searching Google for my birthdate.
  2. Events on my birthday. Found this by using Wikipedia’s entry for January 18th. Those articles are a treasure trove of info.
    • 1535 ““ Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, the capital of Peru.
    • 1896 ““ The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
    • 1911 ““ Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.
    • 1990 ““ Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
    • 1993 ““ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
  3. Famous people I share my birthday with. Found at the same place as I found the events.
    • 1882 ““ A. A. Milne, English author of “Winnie the Pooh” (d. 1956)
    • 1904 ““ Cary Grant, English actor (d. 1986)
    • 1913 ““ Danny Kaye, American actor (d. 1987)
    • 1955 ““ Kevin Costner, American actor
    • 1971 ““ Jonathan Davis, American singer from the band KoЯn

My wife’s entry is exactly the same, except she was born a year later which puts her birth date on a Sunday.

Published by Brian Zalewski

I started genealogy research about mid-1999. My grandfather had passed away in April of that year. Since then I’ve done a lot of research not only for myself, but for friends and other relatives. In 2006, I married the love of my life, Darcy, and welcomed the birth of our daughter, Aerissa Jean, in 2010 and our son, Xander Lee, in 2012. I can’t wait to tell them stories about all of their ancestors.