Thursday, 8 January 2009

8 January - Historical Events and Special Celebrations

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Nomanda’s Happy Special Day blog is a celebration of events and anniversaries that have touched our lives. If today is your special day join us in looking at a few other events that have occurred on your day. Enjoy!

Some days no matter how much research you do there just isn’t anything very interesting, in Nomanda’s humble opinion, that happened on the day in question, and this is one of them!

A happy co-incidence of events occurred on this day for the “King” of Rock and Roll. Firstly he happened to be born on this day (1935 – 1977) and on the same day in 1956 one of Elvis’ best known songs “Hound Dog” hit the “1 spot and stayed there for a record 11 weeks afterwards!

Funnily enough we’ve just come back from taking our very own hound dog to the vet’s. He was going for his annual jab, no big deal, but that didn’t prevent him throwing up in the car all the way there and back! It’s not his first time; he just doesn’t like the car, so we were reasonably well prepared to deal with the job!

As a matter of fact we were a lot better prepared than the Prime Minister of Japan who had his top guest throw up in his lap at his welcoming dinner on this day in 1992! The now not so welcome guest was one of Nomanda’s favourites, none other than the great George Bush himself! He’d probably had his researchers find out the local customs to show your appreciation for a good nosh, a polite burp, and just literally went over the top! Let’s be fair to Georgey baby, he probably wasn’t feeling too good after he’d seen his food walk towards him on the plate, but surely he could have managed to avoid his host’s lap!

There is a host of celebrities battling it out to get on Nomanda’s birthday list today so let’s start with the funny man Roy Kinnear (1934 – 1988) and see him in action at an appropriately named sketch called “Spit that out!

The girl with the burly chassis, Shirley Bassey (1937) may be dipping her finger in the pumpkin soup today because she loves a bit of “Goldfinger!

Being born on this day in 1946 the guitarist from the group “Doors” will have lots of candles on his birthday cake today! He’s well prepared with both matches and fire extinguishers as he loves a good old blaze at his knees ups! “Come on Baby Light My Fire!

With just one less candle on his cake David Bowie (1947) may be wearing his military outfit at his birthday bash when he gives you his rendition of “Major Tom!

I’m sure the lovely ladies Elsa Benitez (1977), Amber Benson (1977) and Kristianna Loken (1979) will want an invite to David’s bash so they can all celebrate together!

Happy Special Day to one and all!!

If you know someone who is celebrating their birthday, anniversary or a special day today or sometime soon why not send them a nice e-card so they get it as soon as they log on! Even better, why not send this page to your friend!
Don’t know what to get for a present? Think about what your special person enjoys doing and the things they like.

For Girls, I know that flowers and chocolates are a bit cliché but nevertheless they always seem to work! Of course, if your budget stretches that far, jewellery, watches, perfume and fashion items are always appreciated!

For Boys, all boys like toys! It’s just as they get older the toys get more expensive. So gadgets and gimmicky things work. Again, if you have the budget then car accessories, sporting equipment and clothes, and man type jewellery like watches and gold chains will go down very well!

And, if all else fails, you could always send them a gift voucher and they can choose whatever they want!

If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special event today I hope you got lots of cards and presents and that there is someone special in your life who will make this day a very happy and special day for you.

Happy celebrations to you from the Happy Special Day Blog!!

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