Born on This Day in History

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, trainman, econgator, dhkendall

TigerFan
Contributor
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:57 pm

Born on This Day in History

Post by TigerFan » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:58 pm

My own birthday, December 19th.

1929 - Bob Brookmeyer (American trombonist)
1932 - Salvador Elizondo (Mexican author)
1934 - Rudi Carrell (Dutch actor)
1935 - Bobby Timmons (American pianist)
1936 - Marian McKnight (American model)
1942 - Michael Viseltear (Maggie's husband)
1944 - Tim Reid (American actor)
1945 - Elaine Joyce (American actress)

Johnblue
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1380
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:55 am

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by Johnblue » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:03 pm

1936 Rona Barrett

1939 Paul Hogan

1941 Jesse Jackson

1943 Chevy Chase, RL Stine

1949 Sigourney Weaver

1956 Stephanie Zimbalist

1968 Emily Proctor

1970 Matt Damon

1985 Bruno Mars

TigerFan
Contributor
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:57 pm

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by TigerFan » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:52 pm

You're list is definately better :D

Johnblue
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1380
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:55 am

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by Johnblue » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:55 pm

Took it out of the newspaper but I edited out the ones that I didn't know.

User avatar
dhkendall
Pursuing the Dream
Posts: 8770
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:49 am
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Contact:

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by dhkendall » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:06 pm

Sharing my birthday (March 13)

Joseph Priestley, English chemist, without whom we would all be breathing nothing
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, don't know whether he is of Poupon fame or Cup fame.
Percival Lowell, first reporter of canals on Mars and his research led to the discovery of the new planet Pluto. In other words, dude can't catch an astronomical break.
L. Ron Hubbard. Say what you will about him, but anyone who leads to the creation of March 13 as a holiday (religious holiday) has got to be worth a second look. Perhaps I should convert to Scientology ...
Al Jaffee. His birthday cards are all fold-ins.
William H. Macy, by far the coolest person on the list until we get to
Jerome Vered, Jeopardy! god, and can probably find much cooler names that share our birthday even without the help of Wikipedia.
"Jeopardy! is two parts luck and one part luck" - Me

"The way to win on Jeopardy is to be a rabidly curious, information-omnivorous person your entire life." - Ken Jennings

Follow my progress game by game since 2012

User avatar
skullturf
Married to a Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 1793
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:34 am
Location: Miami

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by skullturf » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:10 pm

From memory, I have Bob Dylan, Queen Victoria, Tommy Chong, John C. Reilly, and Maru (the chubby Japanese cat who jumps into and out of boxes and became a bit of an Internet sensation).

Oh, and I am exactly one day younger than Ken Jennings.

legendneverdies
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1605
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:52 pm

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by legendneverdies » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:19 pm

Peter TOmarken of Press Your LUck shares my birthday(12/7)

WooWho?
Jeopardy! Almost-Champion
Posts: 357
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:20 am

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by WooWho? » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:58 pm

Mine was just a few days ago, October 5:

1882--Robert Goddard
1917--Allen Ludden
1936--Vaclav Havel
1951--Bob Geldof
1958--Neil deGrasse Tyson
アタックチャンス!

User avatar
Rex Kramer
Jeopardy! TOCer
Posts: 1336
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:08 am

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by Rex Kramer » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:04 pm

TigerFan wrote:My own birthday, December 19th.

1929 - Bob Brookmeyer (American trombonist)
1932 - Salvador Elizondo (Mexican author)
1934 - Rudi Carrell (Dutch actor)
1935 - Bobby Timmons (American pianist)
1936 - Marian McKnight (American model)
1942 - Michael Viseltear (Maggie's husband)
1944 - Tim Reid (American actor)
1945 - Elaine Joyce (American actress)
You mean our Maggie? How the heck did you find that?

Rex

TigerFan
Contributor
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:57 pm

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by TigerFan » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:53 pm

Yes, it's our Maggie :)
My roomate's friend worked at Sony last year. She said they signed a Happy 70th birthday card for him. Only reason I remembered is it's the same birthday as mine, different year though. I think it's awesome we share the birthday, so I wanted to add it.

User avatar
econgator
Let's Go Mets!
Posts: 8222
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:32 am

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by econgator » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:14 am

Sure, why not ....

1859 – A. E. Housman
1874 – Robert Frost
1881 – Guccio Gucci
1911 – Tennessee Williams
1914 – William Westmoreland
1930 – Sandra Day O'Connor
1931 – Leonard Nimoy
1934 – Alan Arkin
1940 – James Caan
1942 – Erica Jong
1943 – Bob Woodward
1944 – Diana Ross
1948 – Steven Tyler
1949 – Vicki Lawrence
1966 – Michael Imperioli (born about 10 miles away from me on the same day)
1985 – Keira Knightley

I left lots off -- too many good people born March 26. :)

seaborgium
Undefeated in Reruns
Posts: 6369
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:31 am

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by seaborgium » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:27 am

From memory, hence no years:

Anna Kournikova
Larisa Oleynik
Prince
Tom Jones
Nikki Giovanni
Gwendolyn Brooks
Jessica Tandy
Paul Gauguin
Alois Schicklgruber (later Alois Hitler, later Adolf's dad)

User avatar
thejeopardyfan
(Unranked)
Posts: 861
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:37 am

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by thejeopardyfan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:51 am

From memory too: Jerry Lee Lewis. Bryant Gumbel. Zachary Levi, same year and everything. I'd NHO him til I saw it in the paper when we turned 28.

User avatar
skullturf
Married to a Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 1793
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:34 am
Location: Miami

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by skullturf » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:55 am

seaborgium wrote:From memory, hence no years:

Anna Kournikova
Larisa Oleynik
Prince
Tom Jones
Nikki Giovanni
Gwendolyn Brooks
Jessica Tandy
Paul Gauguin
Alois Schicklgruber (later Alois Hitler, later Adolf's dad)
Here's one of those people covering another:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYcY6L9Zy7w

teapot37
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1698
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:02 pm
Location: Louisville KY

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by teapot37 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:20 am

WooWho? wrote:Mine was just a few days ago, October 5:

1882--Robert Goddard
1917--Allen Ludden
1936--Vaclav Havel
1951--Bob Geldof
1958--Neil deGrasse Tyson
For the sports fans:
Henry Chadwick (inventor of the box score in baseball) and Bill James (inventor of sabermetrics)
Patrick Roy and Mario Lemieux (same year)
Mario Andretti
Rex Chapman and Grant Hill
Jesse Palmer

Jonathan "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Edwards
Denis "Encyclopedia" Diderot
Chester A Arthur

Larry Fine (from the Three Stooges)
Bil "Family Circus" Keane
Steve "no relation" Miller
Donald Pleasance
Karen Allen
Bernie Mac
Josie Bissett
Parminder Nagra and Kate Winslet (same year)
Not many people can say they've lost four times on Jeopardy!.

seaborgium
Undefeated in Reruns
Posts: 6369
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:31 am

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by seaborgium » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:48 am

skullturf wrote:
seaborgium wrote:From memory, hence no years:

Anna Kournikova
Larisa Oleynik
Prince
Tom Jones
Nikki Giovanni
Gwendolyn Brooks
Jessica Tandy
Paul Gauguin
Alois Schicklgruber (later Alois Hitler, later Adolf's dad)
Here's one of those people covering another:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYcY6L9Zy7w
Clicked that expecting Anna Kournikova painting a Tahitian woman, was sorely disappointed.

Vanya
The support is non-zero
Posts: 2727
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:10 pm
Contact:

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by Vanya » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:28 am

The only one I remember w/o looking it up is Barbra Streisand. I like to think Shakespeare had the same birthday too (it's possible).

User avatar
Paucle
Trekardy! Writer
Posts: 3233
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:36 pm
Location: near Albany NY
Contact:

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by Paucle » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:44 am

Heath Ledger
James Roday (Psych)
Scott Rolen
David Blaine
Nancy McKeon
Robert Downey Jr
Graham Norton
Phil Morris
Kelso
David E Kelley
Casey Biggs (my favorite connection)
Christine Lahti
Pick Withers

TigerFan wrote:You're list is definately better
ouch... OUCH! ;)
Johnblue wrote:1968 Emily Proctor
Did you c/p this from the paper and edit out, or type your choices in manually? Because that's Procter; an understandable error on your part, but unforgivable on theirs.

User avatar
nserven
At the Clam Shack
Posts: 934
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:05 pm
Location: Greenfield, MA

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by nserven » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:44 am

August 26:

Robert Walpole, 1676
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, 1743
Peggy Guggenheim, 1898
Albert Sabin, 1906
Mother Theresa, 1910
Ben Bradlee, 1921
Tom Heinsohn, 1937
Don LaFontaine ("In a world..."), 1940
Will Shortz (puzzle master), 1952
Branford Marsalis, 1960
Macaulay Culkin, 1980

User avatar
Rex Kramer
Jeopardy! TOCer
Posts: 1336
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:08 am

Re: Born on this day is history

Post by Rex Kramer » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:54 am

nserven wrote:August 26:

Robert Walpole, 1676
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, 1743
Peggy Guggenheim, 1898
Albert Sabin, 1906
Mother Theresa, 1910
Ben Bradlee, 1921
Tom Heinsohn, 1937
Don LaFontaine ("In a world..."), 1940
Will Shortz (puzzle master), 1952
Branford Marsalis, 1960
Macaulay Culkin, 1980
Oh, you get Will and Lafontaine! Two of my biggest idols, and I missed by one day.

However, I recently discovered I share a birthday with Axel Foley.

Rex

Post Reply