Happy birthday Hereward, Andrew, Desmond, Mark, Julian etc

We have a newspaper every day, and one of the things i always look at as well as weather reports from around the world, is birthdays. I always wonder if there is some link between the people whose birthday it is in terms of paths they have chosen in life, or what they excel at;quite often I don’t know all the names, but today I did for most of them and it was especially interesting to see their different reasons for celebrity:

  • Major Sir Hereward Wake – 14th baronet, winner of the Military Cross in WW2 – 99
  • Sir Andrew Derbyshire – architect – 92
  • Desmond Tutu – Archbishop Emeritus of Capetown – 84
  • Dr Mark Girouard – writer – 84
  • Major General Julian Thompson – ex Commander, 3rd Commando brigade – 81
  • Thomas Kennealy   – author – 80
  • Christopher Booker – journalist – 78
  • Ann Jones – Wimbledon ladies Champion 1969 – 77
  • Professor Sir Harold Kroto – Nobel Prize for chemistry 1996 – 76
  • Clive James – writer – 76
  • Lord Glenarthur – ex government minister – 71
  • Air Chief Marshall Sir Peter Squire – ex Chief of air staff – 70
  • Professor David Wallace – ex Master of Churchill College Cambridge
  • Mike Casebourne – ex chief executive – 70
  • Dame Jenny Abramsky – broadcaster – 69
  • Yo-Yo Ma – cellist – 60
  • Jayne Torville – skater – 58
  • Simon Cowell – impresario – 56

Eighteen birthdays of people who have made it to the top of their profession:

1 architect
1 scientist
1 archbishop
1 politician
1 show business
1 musician
1 executive
2 sports stars
2 journalists
3 military
4 writer/journalist

These people are all Librans, if you believe in astrology, but I don’t think you could really draw any proper conclusion about dates of birth being significant in affecting someone’s life… could you?

 

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