Category Archives: Famous Birthdays

In Celebration of Jim Henson! (9/24/12)

Since the day Jim Henson brought Kermit the Frog to life, we’ve all been getting a better understanding of what it means to be green. Kermit set his own rainbow in the sky and we saw a new promise of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Shel Silverstein!

Happy birthday to one of the world’s most beloved children’s book authors, Shel Silverstein!  Sheldon Allan Silverstein was born on September 25, 1930, in Chicago,Illinois, to Nathan and Helen Silverstein. Growing up with his sister, Peggy, in Logan Square, a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mother Teresa

Happy birthday to the woman who gave her life to God and her love in service to the poor and needy of the world, Mother Teresa!  Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia (formerYugoslavia) to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Julia Child!

Her family and friends called her “Juke”, “Juju” and “Jukies”, but the world knows her as TV chef and author, Julia Child. Julia Carolyn McWilliams was born in Pasadena, California, on August 15, 1912. The oldest of three children, Julia had a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Alfred Hitchcock!

Happy birthday to the master of cinematic suspense, Alfred Hitchcock!  Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, or “Hitch” to his friends and colleagues, was born August 13, 1899, inLeytonstone,England(just outsideLondon) to William and Emma Hitchcock. The youngest of three children, Alfred grew up … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Sandra Bullock!

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love Sandra Bullock. She’s managed to take on the role of America’s sweetheart without being flashy, annoying or fake. She is the quintessential woman everyone wants as their friend, boss, girlfriend, wife, drinking … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Henry David Thoreau!

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.” — Walden by Henry David Thoreau Happy birthday to Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau!  The man who made Walden Pond famous by … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Helen Keller!

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller Happy Birthday to the woman who overcame overwhelming odds afflicted at infancy and went on to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Johnny Depp!

He’s tall, dark, handsome and oh-so-talented: happy birthday to Johnny Depp! Born on June 9, 1963, this mega-star is most recently known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. He once lived on … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Leonardo da Vinci!

Happy Birthday to Leonardo da Vinci, born April 15th! He was a handsome, left-handed, vegetarian animal lover who excelled in art, anatomy, architecture, engineering, geology, hydraulics, military arts, optics and sculpture. His mystique was also captured in a book and … Continue reading

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