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Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2007 in Little known facts

Sunday 15th July 1979

July 15th is Saint Swithin’s day.

“St Swithin’s Day, if it does rain
Full forty days, it will remain
St Swithin’s Day, if it be fair
For forty days, t’will rain no more.â€?

It is also around this day when pond lilies start to flower.

It’s the feast of the Holy Nine Virgins in Scotland too.

And on this date, in 1979, the world was a peaceful place until around 3pm when Yours Truly made her grand entrance into the world.  Apparently I arrived in style.  I was 11lb, and during my hospital stay I managed to break an incubator, but you’d need to ask my mother for more details as I’m a bit sketchy.

Other people born on July 15th are:

1606 – Rembrandt, Dutch artist (d. 1669)
1911 – Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)
1931 – Clive Cussler, American author

In 2006, Robert H. Brooks, founder of Hooters of the U.S. died.  So did Gianni Versace in 1997.

On July 15th 1995, had it’s first sale, and in 1954, the first American jet passenger airliner, the Boeing 707 had her maiden flight.  On this date in 1971, the British Government endorsed a spate of Seal Clubbing. 

Two great songs kind of relate to my birthday… there’s ‘1979‘ by the Smashing Pumpkins, and ‘July‘ by Mundy.

To celebrate all of the above,  I’m being brought out tonight for a session in Johnnie Fox’s.  Sex, drugs and ceili dancing with TAT sounds like a grand oul’ Hooley!

Bring on the comments

  1. Granny says:

    You had the most beautiful black shiny hair when you were born. None of it was on your head though.

    You were not a difficult baby – happy enough with the odd banana..

  2. K8 says:

    You sayin’ I smell like a monkey?

  3. SID says:

    Happy Birthday K8. Have a good night!

    You monkey!

  4. Daz says:

    Happy birthday.

  5. robert says:

    Happy birthday! I’ve gotten a few rounds already in your honour.

  6. baino says:

    Hey. Happy Birthday K8. You’ve given me an excuse to open a bottle and toast your good health! Sleinte

  7. Brianf says:

    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear K8
    Happy Birthday to you!

  8. Happy Beerday!

    11 pounds? how many stone is that?

  9. Annie says:

    Happy Birthday! I discovered you through *the other* Kate awhile ago. When I was a little girl, I used to spend part of my summers with my grandparents and one day found my G’ma’s “National Enquirer” stash under the cushions of the couch. I read an article about St. Swithin’s Day, and because it happened to be *that* day and it was raining (it was probably 1979) I disolved into tears because I was sure the “Great Flood” (aka. Noah) was about to happen and I would never see my parents again. Ahh, the memories…

    Annie, Canada

  10. TAT says:

    No.1 in the Irish music charts was:
    Who? DANG, Grandad’s just reminded me. Don’t think it was supposed to sound good whoever sang it!

    UK: Are Friends Electric? – Tubeway Army
    US: Bad Girls – Donna Summer
    Oz: Pop Muzik – M

    If this was your intro to music then no wonder you hate 80’s “muzik”…

  11. TAT says:

    Oh, in case u didn’t here me whisper it earlier before your reality check groan, Happy Birthday Babe & if your getting this via compukinetic dialup, there’s an espresso with a tint of hair o’ d’dog here waitin for you…

    Waykup, Waykup, Waykup!
    (Stop puppychild, we’ve to be easy on mommy today)

  12. K8 says:

    Thanks kind people :)
    I’m glad y’all had a tipple in my honour!
    I’m also glad dad hid his whiskey stash on me last night.

    Brian, I was talking 7 shades of crap last night to you on the skype, I was possessed I think.. *cringe* :) Sorry for keeping you up!!
    I woke up with blue thumbs this morning, I’ve no idea how. Dad blamed you.

    11 pounds is 0.785714 stones!

    Thanks for visiting, Annie ;) Glad you dodged the flood!

    *groan* Sore head. Backwards rollercoaster. I’m going back to bed…

  13. Yay! Happy Birthday, K8. :-)

  14. Daz says:

    Oh well since everyone else is leaving crazy shite …

  15. Happy belated b’day K8!

  16. b3n says:

    WOW, how late am I??!! Take a weekend off and loads happens. Happy belated belated birthday K8. Hope you had a great weekend.

  17. K8 says:

    Cheerz Doodzez!

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