Isn’t it a bit goofy to mention your birthday on your blog ? Well, I’ll do it anyway but will also point you to what (other more interesting things) happened on an Aug 29th (via the BBC), and to a list of celebrities and luminaries who were born on that “glorious” date (via Wikipedia):
- 1619 – Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of finance (d. 1683)
- 1632 – John Locke, English philosopher (d. 1704)
- 1862 – Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian writer (d. 1949)
- 1915 – Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (d. 1982)
- 1920 – Charlie Parker, American jazz saxophonist and composer (d. 1955)
- 1923 – The Lord Attenborough, English film director
- 1936 – John McCain, American politician
- 1938 – Robert Rubin, United States Secretary of the Treasury
- 1938 – Elliott Gould, American actor
- 1939 – Joel Schumacher, American film director
- 1941 – Robin Leach, English television host
- 1946 – Bob Beamon, American jumper
- 1958 – Michael Jackson, American singer and songwriter
- 1962 – Rebecca De Mornay, American actress
As for myself, I celebrated this morning at breakfast with the family since I have a dinner with clients tonight. I was greeted with these two wonderful gifts that my kids painted and cooked in special ceramic oven. So precious.
Damn. Thinking about it, I am one step closer to the big 4–0.
Update: Thank you all for your comments, trackbacks, voicemails, emails, IMs, text messages and other forms of “happy b’day” expressions. I really appreciated it.