Edited to add: As pointed out by an astute commenter I WAS born to two very wonderful parents who DO love me. Then I was blessed enough for them to divorce and marry two wonderful step parents who love me. (And I must admit, I’m quite fond of all of my parents, too!)
The Birthday Meme… (“tagged” by Robin)
3 events (and yes I can’t count. I was going for the Women enlisting but damn I love me some stainless steel so I had to include that one!)
3114 BC – According to the Lounsbury correlation, the Maya calendar starts.
1913 – Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
1961 – The German Democratic Republic closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin, to thwart its inhabitants’ attempts to escape to the West.
2 births (again, I know, I can’t count)
1860 – Annie Oakley, American sharpshooter (d. 1926)
1899 – Alfred Hitchcock, English film director (d. 1980)
1971 – Patrick Carpentier, Quebec race car driver
International Lefthanders Day
Also lifted from Robin’s blog:
The Birthday Calculator:
13 August 1975
Your date of conception was on or about 20 November 1974 which was a Wednesday.
You were born on a Wednesday
under the astrological sign Leo.
Your Life path number is 7.
Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 4 & 22.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 9.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 3, 6, 8 & 11.
The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2442637.5.
The golden number for 1975 is 19.
The epact number for 1975 is 17.
The year 1975 was not a leap year.
Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/11/1975 and ending 1/30/1976.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Rabbit.
Your Native American Zodiac sign is Salmon; your plant is Raspberry.
You were born in the Egyptian month of Paopy, the second month of the season of Poret (Emergence – Fertile soil).
Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 6 Elul 5735.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 7 Elul 5735.
The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is 188.8.131.52.13 which is
12 baktun 18 katun 2 tun 1 uinal 13 kin
The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Wednsday, 5 Sha’ban 1395 (1395-8-5).
As of 8/13/2007 6:57:45 AM EDT
You are 32 years old.
You are 384 months old.
You are 1,670 weeks old.
You are 11,688 days old.
You are 280,518 hours old.
You are 16,831,137 minutes old.
You are 1,009,868,265 seconds old.
Celebrities who share your birthday:
Dan Fogelberg (1951) Don Ho (1930) Pat Harrington, Jr. (1929)
Fidel Castro (1926) George Shearing (1919) Alfred Hitchcock (1899)
Bert Lahr (1895) Annie Oakley (1860)
Top songs of 1975
Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille
Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention
Island Girl by Elton John
He Don’t Love You by Tony Orlando & Dawn
Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka
Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell
Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John
That’s the Way (I Like It) by KC & the Sunshine Band
Jive Talkin’ by Bee Gees
Fame by David Bowie
Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.57455968688845 years old. (You’re still chasing cats!)
There are 366 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 33 candles.
Those 33 candles produce 33 BTUs,
or 8,316 calories of heat (that’s only 8.3160 food Calories!) .
You can boil 3.77 US ounces of water with that many candles.
In 1975 there were approximately 3.1 million births in the US.
In 1975 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
In 1975 in the US there were approximately 2,152,662 marriages (10.1%) and 1,036,000 divorces (4.9%)
In 1975 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.
Your birthstone is Peridot
The Mystical properties of Peridot
Peridot is used to help dreams become a reality.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Sardonyx, Diamond, Jade
There are 134 days till Christmas 2007!
There are 147 days till Orthodox Christmas!
The moon’s phase on the day you were
born was waxing crescent.