Everyone in the blogosphere (at least, my immediate blogosphere) is Wikipeidia-ing their birthdays to see what interesting stuff happened thereupon. So shall I.
Born with me on the 25th of June were George Orwell, who tried very hard to warn us about how governments will use language to control us; Peyo, creator of the Smurfs; Eric Carle and Carly Simon. Also, George Michael.
George Armstrong Custer, Johnny Mercer, Michel Foucault, Warren Burger, and Jacques Cousteau all croaked on my birthday. Sorry, chaps. My bad!
But cheer up, you dead shades! On my birthday Mozambique celebrates its independence, plus it's National Catfish day! Save some hushpuppies for me.