This day, April 19th, was the day that saw my birth 43 years ago in the small town of Long Branch, New Jersey…which is my hometown, regardless of the fact that I was raised in Jersey City. That having been said, this is the one day of the year where I, and all my birthday twins, feel that special glow that comes whenever people say those two magic words. I am especially feeling the glow due to the fact that, upon the stroke of midnight, my eldest daughter was the first to utter those words to me (which I am very proud of)!
Without boring you any further, I present the list of ALL of my twins, so buckle up (it’s a long list): the “Untouchables” leader, former lawman Eliot Ness (1903-1957), former Wyatt Earp on TV, Hugh O’Brian (1925), Dick Sargent from the old “Bewitched” series (1930-1994), late bombshell Jayne Mansfield (1933-1967), and comedian Dudley Moore, who portrayed “Arthur” in the movies, among others (1935-2002).
The ubiquitous and very funny Tim Curry, from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, was born in 1946, Paloma Picasso was born in 1949, rock music producer Bob Rock (1954), former Black Sabbath singer Tony Martin (1957), former MLB greats Frank Viola (1960) and Spike Owen (1961), former Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser, Jr. (1962), and music producer Suge Knight was born in 1965.
Completing the twins’ list are the very talented actress Ashley Judd (1968), West Coast Choppers’ mogul Jesse James (1969), Within Temptation guitarist Ruud Jolie (1976), the also ubiquitous and super-talented James Franco (1978), actress Kate Hudson (1979); a Jedi salute to Hayden Christensen (1981); the talented “hairbag” of the NFL, Troy Polamalu (1981) and a triad of MLB stars born in the same year, Zack Duke, Joe Mauer and Curtis Thigpen, all born in 1983.
Thank you all for reading and I hope you all enjoy my birthday…I’m sure that I will!!!!
/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\