Today is the day that most die-hard New York Jets’ fans should never forget, for it is the birthday of one of the most famous of them all…former QB and Hall of Famer Joe Namath. Although not the most famous name on the list, he is one of the biggest names in New York football history, cemented only by the fact that he “predicted” that the Jets would beat the heavily-favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III (which, if you don’t already know, has been their only title so far).
Without boring you too much, the rest of the birthday twins are as follows: late actor Don Ameche (from Trading Places from 1983 and Cocoon in 1985) (1908-1993), late English actor and comedian Denholm Elliott, who was also in Trading Places, ironically, and in a couple of the Indiana Jones movies (1922-1992), multi-faceted Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood (1930), late singer/songwriter Johnny Paycheck (“Take This Job and Shove It”) (1938-2003), guitarist Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary (1938), and actress Sharon Gless from Cagney and Lacey was born in 1943.
Late Led Zeppelin drummer John “Bonzo” Bonham, whose son Jason could follow if there was to be a reunion, was born in 1948 (1948-1980), veteran thespian Tom Berenger (1949), the singer of the original version of “Turn the Beat Around”, Miss Vicki Sue Robinson (1954-2000), former 80s heartthrob Corey Hart (“Sunglasses At Night” and “Never Surrender”) was born in 1962, rap icon Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC (1964), the always lovely and talented Brooke Shields (1965) and Irish actor and portrayer of Bullseye in Daredevil, Mr. Colin Farrell was born in 1976.
So concludes this final edition for May 2014…I thank everyone for perusing, because it is very humbling to be doing this for such a receptive audience…and, without you, I wouldn’t still be here…Thank you!
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