On October 14, 1947 U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. “They often called him Speedo, but his real name was Mr. Yeager.” wouln't he hae had a grand time being an astronaut?Born October 141404 - Marie of Anjou, queen of France – French Dip? perhaps, however I'm not fond of it1493 - Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord – gave good massagesI have never had a massage..have you?...I'm a little timid and very self concious when it comes to such procedures1633 - James Stuart, King James VII of Scotland / James II of England – “Muh muh muh Merry Christmas, Mis mis mis Mr. Potter” oh olly, who is the actor who quite recently portrayed this poor stuttering King in a movie?...hmm?... his name is on the t-t-t-ti p of my tongue1644 - William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania – Like we wouldn’t have found it eventually. what the heck do I know?...I thought he was an insurance salesman1734 - Francis Lightfoot Lee, US farmer/signer (Decl of Independence) – sounds like a blues guitarist close...very close...youare thinking of Gordon...one of his greatest tunes "the Edmund Fitzgerald "1738 - Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti, composer1790 - Thursday October Christian (son of Fletcher) – a day, a month and a faith indeed1796 - Adolf Ganz, composer1827 - James Sidney Robinson, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers)1837 - Ellison Capers, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) – always scheming once a schemer, always a schemer...1842 - Joe Start, baseball player – Don’t start obviously he never did (get started) because I've neve heard of him...Clipper?1884 - Jimmy Conlin, Camden NJ, actor (Sin of Harold Diddlebock)1890 - Dwight D Eisenhower, Denison Tx, (R) 34th Pres (1953-1961)/Gen (WW 2) – I like Ike I think I liked him...I'm pretty sure my folks did...I was too young1893 - Lillian Gish, silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation) – first lady of film if she was the first lady, who was her President of film?...sorry, I have no idea how or why that popped into my head1894 - E.E.****s (Edward Estlin), Cambridge Massachusetts, poet (Tulips & Chimneys) pretty decent poet...I have read a few of his works1907 - "Red" McKenzie, jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper) terrific...I've done this plenty of times but I use wax paper...it's a lot of fun...makes your lips feel very unusual..give it a try iFrame Removed1910 - John Wooden, basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships) - Legend oh my yes indeed, there will never be another1912 - Jack Crapp, cricketer (England batsman 1948-49) – how unfortunate great cricket name1916 - C Everett Koop, surgeon general (1981-89) I remember him...he looked Amish...or maybe he was a ridiculous Saux fan1927 - Roger Moore, London England, actor (Alaskans, Maverick, Saint) – I prefer Connery ditto...say, let me ask you this do you think Robert Culp (with a perfected British accent, of course) could have made a suitable 007?1930 - Robert Parker, US saxophonist/soul singer (Barefootin') really great...thanksiFrame Removed1939 - Ralph Lauren, Bronx, New York, fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren)1941 - Art Shamsky, baseball player (NY Met)1946 - Al Oliver, baseball player (Pirates) – very good hitter yep1947 - Charlie Joiner, Many La, NFL receiver (Houston, Cincinnati, San Diego) – NFL great yep1948 - Harry Anderson, actor/comedienne/magician like this guy a whole lot...what's he been up to?iFrame Removed1953 - Greg Evigan, South Amboy NJ, actor (BJ-BJ & the Bear, Melrose Place) – Jersey boy yeah?...well so what!1958 - Thomas Dolby, Cairo Egypt, rock vocalist (She Blinded Me With Science)1961 - Melanie Wilson, actress (Jennifer-Perfect Strangers) – pretty lady1964 - Joe Girardi, Peoria IL, catcher (NY Yankees) – fine man and very good manager absolutely agree1967 - Pat Kelly, baseball player (NY Yankees) – good glove, little hit1967 - Stephen A. Smith, sports journalist - racist1974 - Natalie Maines, Lubbock, Texas, musician (Dixie Chicks)hmmm?...maybe this is the rather outspoken chick?1975 - Floyd Landis, American cyclist - juicer hahaha...hahaha oh yeah!...gallons and gallons of it, in all colors ...all flavors1978 - Ryan Church, baseball player would he have a sister who is an incredible soprano?1978 - Usher, singer and actor – talented fellow1979 - Stacy Keibler, actress / ex-professional wrestler –pretty tall ladythat's it?...seriously?...that's your only comment?...she is only 5' 10 - 11"
"...let it be known that as of this date in Major League Baseball history the one, truly honest single season home run record...61 in '61..."