From H&B… this sounds like fun… here’s what you do:
The rules are that you go to Wikipedia and type in your date of birth without the year. From the results of that search, you’re supposed to list two birthdays, three events and one holiday that are of interest.
So here are mine:
There are also a couple of great poets… Sylvia Plath and Dylan Thomas but didn’t they come to early ends?
1997 – Stock markets around the world crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 554.26 points to 7,161.15. For the first time, the New York Stock Exchange activated their “circuit breakers” twice during the day eventually making the controversial move of closing the Exchange early (see October 27, 1997 mini-crash). Which kind of explains my early share trading days…
They are all rather naff but I chose – Greece – Flag Day – for no particular reason except that it sounded more colourful than the US’s Navy Day… although I guess they weren’t referring to the colour.
You are officially tagged if you also share a birthday with a member of Duran Duran or if you just want to do it.