Friday the 25th

I was born on a Friday.

The No 1 songs on the charts on the day of my birth were “Love Theme From ‘A Star is Born’ (Evergreen)” by Barbra Streisand (in the US) and “Chanson D’Amour” by Manhattan Transfer (in the UK).

This was the cover of TIME on the week of my birth:

These people share my birthday:

  • 297 – Andronicus III Palaeologus, Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1341)
  • 1479 – Vasili III, Grand Prince of Moscow (d. 1533)
  • 1541 – Francesco I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1587
  • 1881 – Béla Bartók, Hungarian composer (d. 1945)
  • 1921 – Simone Signoret, French actress (d. 1985)
  • 1942 – Aretha Franklin, American singer
  • 1943 – Paul Michael Glaser, American actor
  • 1947 – Elton John, English singer and songwriter

Ilya Prigogine (1917-2003) won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry on the year of my birth for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly the theory of dissipative structures.

The Best Picture Oscar this year went to Annie Hall.

The average price of a dozen eggs (in the US) in the year of my birth was 82 cents.

Learn stuff about your date of birth at


5 thoughts on “Friday the 25th”

  1. Happy Belated then!
    Elton should have invited u for his 60th celebration concert then!

    SASHI: Yes, he should have. No Xmas cards for him this year, then. 😛

  2. Thanks for the link…i share my birthday with two designers(Dior and Balenchiaga),two royalties apparently both are Norwegians,one of the 3 Tenors(Domingo),A cool R&B hero(Billy Ocean) and yeah last but not least Baby Spice….others the same…boring year eh…?

    SASHI: Boring year? Nah, how can any year in which one was born ever become boring? 😛

Comments are closed.