Friday, 9 March 2012

What happened on the day you were born?

Over at The Five Fs they have a birthday meme challenge and they're hoping to have every day of the year filled in by the end of the challenge.

On my birthday

What you have to do is answer questions about your birthday. If you don't know where to look, you can use Wikipedia and type your birthday into the search box and it will tell you everything you want to know and more about your special day. 

So here's my entry;

When is your birthday? March 27th

Pick three people who share your birthday and share what you know about them;
27 March 1963 - Quentin Tarantino. American director, writer and producer 
27 March 1969 - Mariah Carey.  American pop singer .
27 March 1969 - Pauley Perette. American actress
Best known for playing Abby Sciuto in NCIS

Is anyone listed as being born on the same day as you (ie the same year)? If so, what do you know about them?
Vitor Meira. A Brazillian race driver for the IndyCar Series

List three people who died on your birthday and tell us what you know about them;
Died 27 March 2002 - Dudley Moore b1935
British Actor famous for
Arthur  and Santa Claus the Movie

List three notable events that took place on your birthday;
The Crimean War began in October 1853 between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. On the 27th March 1854, France and Britain joined in and declared war on Russia. The war raged until February 1856 and caused a lot of unhappiness back home in the UK. The British population were not happy that Britain was fighting in the war and losing soldiers and in fact on January 21st 1855 a protest began in Trafalgar Square as 1,500 people protested the war and threw snowballs at buses, cabs and pedestrians (sound familiar???)

In 1963 Dr Richard Beeching issued a report calling for huge cuts to the UK's rail network which resulted in more than 4,000 miles of railway and 3,000 stations closed and severally affected rural areas which relied on the railway as they had no other public transport. This is also close to home for me as my FIL worked as a fireman on one of the railway lines which was shut by Beeching's Axe shortly before my husband was born and which personally I believe as our town grew to be a tourism area the railway line would have enabled our town to grow even bigger as it would have brought even more tourists by train. 

In 1977, the year and day I was born. Two Boeing 747 airplanes collided on a foggy runway in Tenerife in the Canary Islands killing 583 passengers (all 248 on one plane and 335 on the other plane with only 61 survivours). To date this is still the worst aviation accident in history!

Tell us about a holiday that falls on your birthday;
I was actually born on Mother's Day (its celebrated in March in the UK) although it hasn't fallen on Mother's Day since. Easter has also been celebrated on or around my birthday before now.

Finally, I tag 
Missing Sleep
Chaos Is Us
Synchranization of us
to take part in this birthday meme!

Don't forget to add your post to the link here once you have posted all about your birthday and remember to state your birthday in the title of the post


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