The quiet birthday

One week to go until the twins appear…Today is twinpop’s birthday. I’m not going to discuss the actual birthday number because it’s getting up there. Those of you who know, well you know. Those who don’t can count the gray hairs and do the math. But here are some hints — events that occurred in the year of my birth:

  • Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment
  • Cost of a first-class stamp in the US was 5 cents
  • Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit 4-3 to win the Stanley Cup
  • Summer Olympics in Tokyo and Winter Olympics in Innsbruck
  • Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show
  • Academy Award for Best Picture goes to Tom Jones
  • US Surgeon General affirms that cigarette smoking causes cancer
  • Harpo Marx dies
Famous June 26 birthdays:
1970 Chris O’Donnell (actor)
1963 Harriet Wheeler (singer)
1961 Greg LeMond (bicyclist)
1956 Chris Isaak (actor, singer)
1940 Billy Davis, Jr. (singer)
1936 Hal Greer (Basketball)
1922 Eleanor Parker (actress)
1904 Peter Lorre (actor)
1892 Pearl S. Buck (author)
1891 Sidney Howard (playwright)
1819 Abner Doubleday (baseball founder)

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