A Mothers Ramblings: On My Birthday Meme - 2nd May

Friday, 9 March 2012

On My Birthday Meme - 2nd May

I was tagged by the lovely Kelly at Preston Precious in the Five Fs Birthday Meme, (mainly because I volunteered) which is basically a blog post about the events that happened on your birthday and if you don't know about it you can just pop along to Wiki throw in your birth date and get all the juicy gossip! Well I hope there is some good stuff as the only thing I know about May 1979 (apart from me being born) is that Margaret Thatcher took office as Prime Minister two days after I was born.

On my birthday

When is your Birthday?

My birthday is May 2nd. 

Pick three people who share your birthday and share what you know about them.

1985 – Lily Allen, English singer and songwriter. You know the one right?
1975 – David Beckham, English footballer. You probably know more about him than I do!
1974 – Matt Berry, English actor. You know Douglas Reynholm from The IT Crowd.

Is anyone listed as being born on the same day as you (ie the same year)? If so, what do you know about them?

1979 – Jason Chimera, Canadian ice hockey player
1979 – Ioannis Kanotidis, Greek footballer
1979 – Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2003)

I have no idea who any of these men are.

List three people who died on your birthday and tell us what you know about them.

1979 – Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903) died on my actual birthday. Wonder if I should be good at chemistry? I'm not.
1999 – Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938). He was a good looking chap!
2001 – Ted Rogers, British comedian (b. 1935). The Host of 3-2-1. I remember his death being on the news and thinking I wonder if my Dusty Bin is still in the loft.

List three notable events that took place on your birthday.

1611 – King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker. It's my favourite version of the Bible too!
1982 – Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano. I sort of remember this, we were on Holiday at the time in the village where my Nan now lives.
2011 – Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Tell us about a holiday that falls on your birthday.

Well sometimes May Day is on my birthday because of when the bank holidays fall, but according to Wiki if we lived elsewhere we could celebrate the following;

Birth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo, also Teacher's Day (Bhutan)
Christian Feast Day:Athanasius of Alexandria (Western Christianity)
Boris I of Bulgaria (Bulgarian Orthodox Church)
Germanus of Normandy
Waldebert (Roman Catholic Church)
May 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Flag Day (Poland)
Holiday of the Region of Madrid (Community of Madrid)
National Education Day (Indonesia)
Teacher's Day (Iran)
The last day of the Festival of Ridván (Bahá'í Faith)

I have no idea what any of these are, so I propose that this year we all celebrate Pippa Day. A day for all things Pippa. I'll make badges and trifles and everyone can have cake...

Birthday Cake with Happy Birthday iced on

Anyway I am tagging some people (Sally, Jen, Rosie, Emma and Cass) to fill us in on their birthdays and they should remember to link up with the Five Fs linky so we can have a year of blogger birthdays!