The Meme of MissMelissMas

Taken from TechnoCowboy

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three neat facts, three births, and three deaths in your journal, including the year. (Items in red took place on my ACTUAL birthday – August 17, 1970)


  1. 1427 – First band of gypsies visits Paris, according to an account of the citizen of Paris
  2. 1970 – Venera program: Venera 7 is launched. It will later becomes the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet, Venus.
  3. 1980 – Azaria Chamberlain disappears, likely taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history.


  1. 1601 – Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (d. 1665)
  2. 1786 – Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and soldier (d. 1836)
  3. 1893 – Mae West, American actress and playwright (d. 1980)


  1. 1880 – Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (b. 1810)
  2. 1983 – Ira Gershwin, American lyricist (b. 1896)
  3. 1990 – Pearl Bailey, American singer and actress (b. 1918)

8 thoughts on “The Meme of MissMelissMas

  1. Tihs was fun. I copied it to post over at my place pretty soon. I couldn’t post my actual date of birth though; the only entry was civil unrest in malasia, I think it was. Anyway, more than a million people died that day. Who wants to put that as a neat event for your day?

  2. I figured I’d do it too. I could have not put down the WTC attacks, but I think that was one of the more interesting events (to me) that occurred on 9/11. As a result, I didn’t post any of the famous people’s deaths on that date & year since it would have been ‘double dipping’ and seemed callous considering how many other people died.

    Although the person who had millions die on her birthday wins.

  3. What you’re a formerly known as now, you mean I have to update my bookmarks??? zoiks.

    :) good title. That is the name of our local coffee shop here.

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