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Would You Mind



Would you mind if I played a little guitar for you-BrianMc
Would You Mind If I Played A Little Guitar For You?


The opposite of PROgress is Con...is my saying for today (August 20th)!

Quote of the day: "Well, If I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?" by James Thurber

Word of the day: geck - noun: a contemptible person

August 20th is the 232th day of the year (233rd in a leap year) and there are 133 days left until the end of the year.

August 20th Worldwide holidays and observances:
  • St.Stephen's day (Hungary)

    If today is your Birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

    If you would like your birthday or a family member, or even a friends included in my "Birthday List", just leave a comment with all the pertinent information like Name, nickname, occupation and date of birth!

    Some other, Famous People who were born on August 20th!

  • 1517, French church leader, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (d. 1586)
  • 1561, Italian composer, Jacopo Peri (d. 1633)
  • 1625, French dramatist, Thomas Corneille (d. 1709)
  • 1632, French Jesuit preacher, Louis Bourdaloue (d. 1704)
  • 1710, British mathematician, Thomas Simpson (d. 1761)
  • 1719, French soldier and diplomat, marquis de Ruffec, Charles-François de Broglie (d. 1791)
  • 1719, Czech astronomer, Christian Mayer (d. 1783)
  • 1778, South American revolutionary, Bernardo O'Higgins (d. 1842)
  • 1779, Swedish chemist, Jöns Jakob Berzelius (d. 1848)
  • 1833, 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison (d. 1901)
  • 1845, Polish Catholic Saint, St. Albert Chmielowski (d. 1916)
  • 1847, England cricketer, Andrew Greenwood (d. 1889)
  • 1847, Polish writer, Boleslaw Prus (d. 1912)
  • 1856, Sorbian writer, Jakub Bart-Cišinski (d. 1909)
  • 1860, French statesman, Raymond Poincaré (d. 1934)
  • 1865, South African cricketer, Bernard Tancred (d. 1911)
  • 1868, American tennis player, Ellen Roosevelt (d. 1954)
  • 1873, Finnish architect, Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen (d. 1950)
  • 1881, English poet, Edgar Guest (d. 1959)
  • 1886, German-American theologian, Paul Tillich (d. 1965)
  • 1890, American writer, H. P. Lovecraft (d. 1937)
  • 1897, Norwegian writer, Tarjei Vesaas (d. 1970)
  • 1898, Swedish author and historian, Vilhelm Moberg (d. 1973)
  • 1901, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate, Salvatore Quasimodo (d. 1968)
  • 1905, German-born author, linguist, and poet, Jean Gebser (d. 1973)
  • 1905, American musician, Jack Teagarden (d. 1964)
  • 1907, Original voice of Fred Flintstone, Alan Reed (d. 1977)
  • 1908, American baseball player and manager, Al Lopez (d. 2005)
  • 1909, New Zealand cricketer, Alby Roberts (d. 1978)
  • 1910, Finnish architect, Eero Saarinen (d. 1961)
  • 1913, American neurobiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Roger Wolcott Sperry (d. 1994)
  • 1916, Estonian–German chess player, Paul Felix Schmidt (d. 1984)
  • 1918, American novelist, Jacqueline Susann (d. 1974)
  • 1921, Australian cricketer, Jack Wilson (d. 1985)
  • 1923, US country music singer, Jim Reeves (d.1964)
  • 1924, American baseball player, George Zuverink
  • 1926, American and Canadian football player and coach, Nobby Wirkowski
  • 1927, English video blogger, Geriatric1927
  • 1927, English actress, Yootha Joyce (d. 1980)
  • 1929, Gaelic footballer, Kevin Heffernan
  • 1930, Canadian conductor, Mario Bernardi
  • 1931, American boxing promoter, Don King
  • 1932, British actor, Anthony Ainley (d. 2004)
  • 1932, Russian novelist, Vasily Aksyonov (d. 2009)
  • 1932, South African cricketer, Atholl McKinnon (d. 1983)
  • 1933, Former United States Senator, George J. Mitchell
  • 1934, Finnish beauty queen, Armi Kuusela
  • 1935, US Congressman, 1988 and 2008 presidential candidate, Ron Paul
  • 1936, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, Hideki Shirakawa
  • 1937, English comedian, Jim Bowen
  • 1937, Spanish singer and actor, El Fary (d. 2007)
  • 1937, Russian film director, Andrei Konchalovsky
  • 1938, French politician, Alain Vivien
  • 1939, Filipino actor and politician, Fernando Poe Jr. (d. 2004)
  • 1940, American politician, Rubén Hinojosa
  • 1940, Australian cricketer, Rex Sellers
  • 1941, British musician, Dave Brock
  • 1941, American football coach, Rich Brooks
  • 1941, President of Serbia and of Yugoslavia, Slobodan Miloševic (d. 2006)
  • 1941, British journalist, Robin Oakley
  • 1941, Mexican motor racing team manager and author, Jo Ramirez
  • 1942, American singer, songwriter and actor, Isaac Hayes (d. 2008)
  • 1942, American baseball player, Fred Norman
  • 1943, Scottish actor, Sylvester McCoy
  • 1944, Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi (d. 1991)
  • 1944, American baseball player, Graig Nettles
  • 1946, American journalist, Connie Chung
  • 1946, German musician, Ralf Hütter
  • 1946, Indian businessman, N.R. Narayana Murthy
  • 1947, English conceptual artist, Alan Lee
  • 1948, Australian actor, John Noble
  • 1948, British Musician, Robert Plant
  • 1949, Greek composer and singer, Nikolas Asimos (d. 1988)
  • 1949, South African cricketer, Norman Featherstone
  • 1949, English TV presenter, Alan Hardwick
  • 1949, Irish musician, Phil Lynott (d. 1986)
  • 1951, American author, Greg Bear
  • 1952, English cricketer, John Emburey
  • 1952, American musician, Doug Fieger (d. 2010)
  • 1952, American musician, John Hiatt
  • 1953, American wheelchair Olympian, Gerry Bertier (d. 1981)
  • 1954, American basketball player and coach, Quinn Buckner
  • 1954, American disc jockey, Tawn Mastrey (d. 2007)
  • 1954, American television personality, Al Roker
  • 1954, American actor, Don Stark
  • 1955, Hong Kong singer and writer, Agnes Chan
  • 1956, American actress, Joan Allen
  • 1956, West Indian cricketer, Alvin Greenidge
  • 1957, Scottish rugby player, Finlay Calder
  • 1958, Canadian film director and screenwriter, Patricia Rozema
  • 1958, American journalist, John Stehr
  • 1961, Australian author, Greg Egan
  • 1961, English comedian, Joe Pasquale
  • 1962, English actress, Sophie Aldred
  • 1962, American actor, James Marsters
  • 1962, South Korean tennis player, Dong-Wook Song
  • 1965, American rapper, KRS-One
  • 1966, American guitarist, Dimebag Darrell (d. 2004)
  • 1967, American baseball player, Andy Benes
  • 1967, American actor, Colin Cunningham
  • 1967, American yogini and professional wrestler, Terri Poch
  • 1968, Swedish footballer, Klas Ingesson
  • 1968, Japanese voice actress and singer, Yuri Shiratori
  • 1969, American professional wrestler, Duke Droese
  • 1970, Belgian tennis player, Els Callens
  • 1970, American computer game programmer, John D. Carmack
  • 1970, American singer, Fred Durst
  • 1971, Vietnamese/American actor, Jonathan Ke Quan
  • 1971, English footballer, Steve Stone
  • 1971, British comedian, David Walliams
  • 1972, American actor, Chaney Kley (d. 2007)
  • 1973, American baseball player, Todd Helton
  • 1974, American actress, Amy Adams
  • 1974, American rapper, Big Moe (d. 2007)
  • 1974, Hungarian footballer, Szabolcs Sáfár
  • 1974, Australian musician, Andy Strachan
  • 1974, Russian violinist, Maxim Vengerov
  • 1974, American actor and producer, Misha Collins
  • 1975, American author, Marcus Mastin
  • 1976, American hockey player, Chris Drury
  • 1977, Argentine rugby player, Felipe Contepomi
  • 1977, Argentine rugby player, Manuel Contepomi
  • 1977, Icelandic footballer, Ivar Ingimarsson
  • 1977, Cuban model and actress, Mayra Veronica
  • 1977, England cricketer, James Ormond
  • 1977, English footballer, Wayne Brown
  • 1979, British musician, Jamie Cullum
  • 1979, American baseball player, Cory Sullivan
  • 1979, South Korean entertainer, Haha
  • 1980, American actor, Corey Carrier
  • 1980, British actress, Rochelle Gadd
  • 1980, French cyclist, Samuel Dumoulin
  • 1981, English actor, Ben Barnes
  • 1981, French footballer, Bernard Mendy
  • 1982, Brazilian footballer, Cléber Luis Alberti
  • 1982, Ethiopian footballer, Youssouf Hersi
  • 1982, Australian footballer, Joshua Kennedy
  • 1982, Zimbabwean cricketer, Barney Rogers
  • 1983, American football player, Brian Schaefering
  • 1984, Japanese actor, Mirai Moriyama
  • 1986, Canadian actor, Robert Clark
  • 1987, Romanian gymnast, Catalina Ponor
  • 1988, American basketball player, Jerryd Bayless
  • 1990, Zimbabwean cricketer, Barney Rogers
  • 1990, Dutch swimmer, Ranomi Kromowidjojo
  • 1991, Serbian tennis player, Marko Ðokovic
  • 1991, English footballer, Luke O'Neill
  • 1992, American actress and singer, Demi Lovato
  • 1992, Croatian footballer, Matej Delac
  • 1995, American actress, Liana Liberato

    Famous People who died on August 20th!

  • 535, Disciple of St. Patrick, Mochta of Louth
  • 917, Byzantine Admiral, Constantine Lips
  • 984, Pope John XIV
  • 1384, Dutch founder of the Brethren of the Common Life, Geert Groote (b. 1340)
  • 1572, Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi (b. 1502)
  • 1580, Portuguese historian, Jeronymo Osorio (b. 1506)
  • 1611, Spanish composer, Tomás Luis de Victoria (b. 1548)
  • 1639, German poet, Martin Opitz von Boberfeld (b. 1597)
  • 1643, English Puritan preacher, Anne Hutchinson (b. 1591)
  • 1648, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury, English diplomat, poet, and philosopher, Edward Herbert (b. 1583)
  • 1672, Dutch politician, Johan de Witt (b. 1625)
  • 1672, Dutch politician, Cornelis de Witt (b. 1623)
  • 1680, English informer, William Bedloe (b. 1650)
  • 1701, English playwright, Charles Sedley (b. 1639)
  • 1707, French organist and composer, Nicolas Gigault (b. 1627)
  • 1731, Spanish historian, Enrique Florez (b. 1701)
  • 1811, French explorer, Louis Antoine de Bougainville (b. 1729)
  • 1823, Pope Pius VII (b. 1740)
  • 1825, 1st Baron Radstock, Governor of Newfoundland, William Waldegrave (b. 1753)
  • 1854, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 8th Yokozuna, Shiranui Dakuemon (b. 1801)
  • 1887, French poet, Jules Laforgue (b. 1860)
  • 1904, French statesman, René Waldeck-Rousseau (b. 1846)
  • 1912, English founder of the Salvation Army, William Booth (b. 1829)
  • 1914, Pope Pius X (b. 1835)
  • 1915, German scientist, Nobel laureate, Paul Ehrlich (b. 1854)
  • 1917, German chemist, Nobel laureate , Adolf von Baeyer (b. 1835)
  • 1919, England cricketer, Greg MacGregor (b. 1869)
  • 1930, Australian cricketer, Charles Bannerman (b. 1851)
  • 1959, American Admiral, William Halsey, Jr (b. 1882)
  • 1961, American physicist, Nobel laureate, Percy Williams Bridgman (b. 1882)
  • 1963, Dutch astronomer, Joan Voûte (b. 1879)
  • 1965, American activist, Jonathan Myrick Daniels (b. 1939)
  • 1971, Pakistani Air Force pilot, Rashid Minhas (b. 1951)
  • 1980, American singer, Joe Dassin (b. 1938)
  • 1982, Swedish actress, Ulla Jacobsson (b. 1929)
  • 1986, Canadian poet, Milton Acorn (b. 1923)
  • 1989, India-born English game warden and lion expert, George Adamson (b. 1906)
  • 1993, Dutch philosopher, Bernard Delfgaauw (b. 1912)
  • 1996, German rock musician and singer, Rio Reiser (b. 1950)
  • 1997, American physicist, Norris Bradbury (b. 1909)
  • 1997, French-Canadian political scientist, Léon Dion (b. 1922)
  • 1998, Danish singer, Raquel Rastenni (b. 1915)
  • 2001, English astronomer and science fiction writer, Sir Fred Hoyle (b. 1915)
  • 2001, American actress, Kim Stanley (b. 1925)
  • 2005, American football player, Thomas Herrion (b. 1981)
  • 2005, Polish drummer, Krzysztof Raczkowski (b. 1970)
  • 2006, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor, Claude Blanchard (b. 1932)
  • 2006, American photographer, Joe Rosenthal (b. 1911)
  • 2006, British soldier, Cpl Bryan Budd VC (b. 1977)
  • 2007, American hotel operator and real estate investor, Leona Helmsley (b. 1920)
  • 2007, American martial artist, bodyguard, trainer, student of Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto, Larry Hartsell (b. 1942)
  • 2008, Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Hua Guofeng (b. 1921)
  • 2008, American politician, Stephanie Tubbs Jones (b. 1949)
  • 2008, American football player and union leader, Gene Upshaw (b. 1945)
  • 2008, Former U.S. Army helicopter pilot and Medal of Honor recipient, Ed "Too Tall" Freeman(b. 1927)
  • 2009, American keyboard player and bassist, Larry Knechtel (b. 1940)