Saturday, April 16, 2011

Why Is Today Special? P.4

Today is April 16 2011.

-Famous Birthdays-
Lots of Birthdays today!

*Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (1971) She would be 40 today. Selena was a famous Hispanic singer who was unfortunately shot by her fan club leader.

*Jon Cryer (1965) He is 46 today. One of the stars of Two and a Half Men.

*Martin Lawrence (1965) He is also 46. Star of many movies and some sitcoms.

*Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947) He is 65 today. Center for the Lakers.

*Pope Benedict XVI (1927) He is 84 today. He is the Pope.

*Charlie Chaplin (1889) He would be 122 today. He was a silent film star.

*Wilbur Wright (1867) He would be 144 today. Was a partner in making the first successful airplane flight by a human.


*Lazarus Saturday (Orthodox) - The day before Palm Sunday, a feast that celebrates the resurrection of Lazarus of Bethany.

*National Auctioneers Day - A day recognized by auctioneers across the world as a day to reflect back on one of history's oldest professions and it's history.

*Record Store Day - A day celebrating unique culture surrounding over 700 independently-owned record stores in the USA.

*Teach Your Daughter to Volunteer Day - Yeah teach her to volunteer for stuff.

-Historical Events-

*1178 BC - A solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War.

*73 - Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.

*556 - Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

*1724 - 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9)


  1. Interesting information as always :)

  2. Awesome post, I had no idea Record Store Day was so big!

  3. Cool information. It would be cool if you picked one or two from those and made an article about them. (:

  4. very interesting
    thanks for sharing!

  5. I didnt know the popes birthday was today, thanks for the info

  6. The silent Chaplin by far the best :3

  7. Lazarus Saturday sounds like a private investigator in a science fiction book.

  8. "Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (1971) She would be 40 today. Selena was a famous Hispanic singer who was shot by her fan club leader."

    That's not nice...

  9. Ah Chaplin a man way ahead of his time.

  10. Shot by her own fan..that sucks

  11. very interesting information thanks for sharing