April 13th

We note, as always on this date, the natal day of Guy Fawkes, Thomas Jefferson, F.W. Woolworth, James Ensor, Butch Cassidy, Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris, Robert Watson-Watt, Samuel Beckett, Harold Stassen, Stanislaw Ulam, Eudora Welty, Howard Keel, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Ken Nordine, Don Adams, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Seamus Heaney, Paul Sorvino, Jack Casady, Tony Dow, Lowell George, Al Green, Ron Perlman, Christopher Hitchens, Max Weinberg, and Garry Kasparov.

And your humble correspondent: 60 today, folks.


  1. Happy BD, Malcolm!

    This guy (Alan Devonshire) is also 60 today:


    From a recent pic you posted, you look much better for wear.

    Posted April 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm | Permalink
  2. Kevin Kim says

    Happy “Life Day,” as both Koreans and Wookiees call it. Koreans would also note that 60 is special for marking the fifth time around the 12-year zodiac. Special parties, called hwan-gap, are thrown.

    Many happy returns!

    Posted April 13, 2016 at 12:47 pm | Permalink
  3. pangur says

    Malcolm, congratulations and many happy returns of the day.

    Posted April 13, 2016 at 1:25 pm | Permalink
  4. Happy Birth Day!

    Jeffery Hodges

    @ @ @

    Posted April 13, 2016 at 2:34 pm | Permalink
  5. antiquarian says

    Happy birthday, Mal!

    Posted April 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm | Permalink
  6. Essential Eugenia says

    The Ladies and I desire to let you Gentlemen in on The Secret: Sixty is . . .

    . . . the Youth of Old Age!

    Happy Birthday to you, Malcolm, you youngster, you!

    Posted April 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm | Permalink
  7. Malcolm says

    Thank you all!

    Posted April 13, 2016 at 9:39 pm | Permalink
  8. As always I stumble in late but I trust you enjoyed a suitable celebration.

    Posted April 14, 2016 at 11:21 am | Permalink
  9. Hozay says

    In your honor…


    Posted April 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm | Permalink
  10. @ Hozay

    That’s not how you spell Joseph, José :)

    Posted April 17, 2016 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

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