On This Day…

I have a friend who was born on the same day Elvis died. I think it was actually on the same exact day that the King shuffled off this mortal coil. I can’t brag of any such simultanaeities, but I discovered a while back who I share my birthday with:

On March 4th, the following people of interest (to me) died:

  • William Carlos Williams, the modernist poet
  • Gary Gygax, the creator of the RPG game and specifically of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG game

Meanwhile, the following interesting people were born on my birthday:

  • Antonio Vivaldi (yes, the guy who wrote The Four Seasons)
  • Willie Johnson (a guitarist who played with Howlin’ Wolf, not Blind Willie Johnson)
  • Miriam Makeba
  • my friends Jean-Louis and Jessie (same exact day as myself), and, of course,
  • me!

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