April 23, 2018


Today is April 23rd, the 113th day of the year.  According to some numerologist, the world will be coming to an end today.  Between that endpoint and the very first April 23rd, though it probably wasn't called that back then, a measurable percentage of all the human beings that ever existed were born on 4/23.

These people were athletes and admirals, poets and politicians, musicians and murderers, teachers and terrorists, rapscallions and royalty (though I may repeat myself), and any other pairings of first letters that you care to put together.  Though all different, all are bound by the dint of being born on the 23rd day of April.

And half a century ago, in a hospital located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, on a day the Chicago Cubs defeated the Atlanta Braves 10 - 4 in front of 4399 people, I was foisted upon an unsuspecting world.  Light the birthday candle!

Though I've said it before, it bears repeating: nobody is more surprised than I.

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1 Happy birthday! :-)

Posted by: Mrs. Will (Kathryn) at April 23, 2018 07:27 PM (h8yX6)

2 Happy birthday!

Posted by: ReallyBored at April 23, 2018 07:38 PM (h8yX6)

3 Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Ben at April 23, 2018 11:42 PM (h8yX6)

4 Felicitous (if not also facetious) natal anniversary to you, fellow duck fan!

Posted by: GreyDuck at April 24, 2018 07:34 AM (h8yX6)

5 Oops!  Happy birthday!

Adjusting for the International Date Line, you are exactly the same age as my brother.  Unless it's the other way.  I think it's the other way.

(He's off on a cruise to Hawaii with his wife to celebrate - perfectly timed so that he had two birthdays.)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 26, 2018 07:22 PM (h8yX6)

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