For those who don’t know, if July 16th is your birthday, you also celebrate with American dancing icon Michael Flatley (1958), who is the creator of the great Irish stepdancing shows like “Riverdance”, “Lord of the Dance” and “Feet of Flames”. As I was with my ex-wife at the time that his second show (“Lord of the Dance”) came out, I had the honor of watching his wonderful productions with earnest.
A multitalented star (dancer, writer, choreographer AND flautist), his dancing combined with the intricate stage numbers and all of the Irish and American talents in the shows is the reason that he is on this blog today. His latest show, entitled “Celtic Tiger” has been running since 2005; further cementing his longevity in the entertainment industry.
Wishing Mr. Flatley many happy more…
Also celebrating on this date (first time showcasing this date, by the way) are; late popcorn maker Orville Redenbacher (1907-1995), late actress Barbara Stanwyck (1909-1990), late dancer/actress Ginger Rogers (1911-1995), former football coach (and no relation) Jimmy Johnson (1943) and actor Rueben Blades was born in 1948.
Former drummer for The Police, Stuart Copeland (1952), 80s movie star Phoebe Cates (1963), ubiquitous comedian Will Ferrell (1967), former football star Barry Sanders (1968), Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger (1968), actor Corey Feldman (1971) and current TNA and former MMA star Bobby Lashley was born in 1976.
Here’s hoping that you all have a “dancing” good day…be back Saturday with RockStar Mayhem post (concert tomorrow in Camden)…
/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\