Sunday, 25 May 2008

26th May 1944

When I get older losing my hair
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I'd been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four?

You'll be older too
And if you say the word
I could stay with you

I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride
Doing the garden, digging the weeds
Who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four?

Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight
If it's not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera, Chuck & Dave

Send me a postcard, drop me a line
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four?
Ho!

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Births

* 1264 - Prince Koreyasu, Japanese shogun (d. 1326)
* 1478 - Pope Clement VII (d. 1534)
* 1566 - Mehmed III, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1603)
* 1602 - Philippe de Champaigne, French painter (d. 1674)
* 1650 - John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, British general (d. 1722)
* 1667 - Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (d. 1754)
* 1669 - Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (d. 1722)
* 1689 - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (d. 1762)
* 1700 - Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf, German religious and social reformer (d. 1760)
* 1764 - Edward Livingston, American jurist and statesman (d. 1836)
* 1799 - Aleksandr Pushkin, Russian author (d. 1837)
* 1822 - Edmond de Goncourt, French writer (d. 1896)
* 1863 - Robert Fitzsimmons, Boxing champion (d. 1917)
* 1865 - Robert W. Chambers, American artist (d. 1933)
* 1867 - Mary of Teck, wife of George V of the United Kingdom (d. 1953)
* 1873 - Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist (d. 1958)
* 1883 - Mamie Smith, American singer (d. 1946)
* 1886 - Al Jolson, American singer (d. 1950)
* 1893 - Norma Talmadge, American actress (d. 1957)
* 1893 - Eugène Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer (d. 1962)
* 1895 - Dorothea Lange, American photographer (d. 1965)
* 1895 - Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (d. 1971)
* 1899 - Antonio Barrette, Quebec politician (d. 1968)
* 1904 - George Formby, English singer and comedian (d. 1961)
* 1904 - Vlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (d. 2002)
* 1907 - Jean Bernard, French physician (d. 2006)
* 1907 - John Wayne, American actor (d. 1979)
* 1908 - Robert Morley, English actor (d. 1992)
* 1909 - Sir Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1994)
* 1909 - Nikolay Guryanov, Russian Orthodox Christian mystic and priest (d. 2002)
* 1909 - Adolfo López Mateos, President of Mexico (d. 1969)
* 1911 - Ben Alexander, American actor (d. 1969)
* 1912 - János Kádár, Prime minister of Hungary (d. 1989)
* 1912 - Jay Silverheels, American actor (d. 1980)
* 1913 - Peter Cushing, English actor (d. 1994)
* 1914 - Frankie Manning, American Lindy Hop dancer
* 1915 - Sam Edwards, American actor (d. 2004)
* 1915 - Antonia Forest, British children's author (d. 2003)
* 1916 - Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (d. 1999)
* 1916 - Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (d. 1972)
* 1917 - Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress, freedom activist for Hungary
* 1918 - Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (d. 1985)
* 1920 - Peggy Lee, American singer (d. 2002)
* 1923 - James Arness, American actor
* 1923 - Roy Dotrice, British actor
* 1932 - Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor († 1980)
* 1935 - Sheila Steafel, South African-born British actress
* 1938 - William Bolcom, American composer
* 1938 - Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
* 1938 - Teresa Stratas, Canadian soprano
* 1939 - Merab Kostava, Georgian anti-Soviet leader
* 1939 - Brent Musburger, American sports broadcaster
* 1940 - Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Quebec politician
* 1940 - Levon Helm, American musician (The Band)
* 1941 - Reg Bundy, British performer (d. 2003)
* 1941 - Cliff Drysdale, South African tennis player
* 1941 - John Kaufman, sculptor
* 1943 - Erica Terpstra, President of the Dutch Olympic Committee
* 1944 - Sam Posey, American race car driver, TV commentator and author
* 1945 - Garry Peterson, Canadian drummer (The Guess Who)
* 1946 - Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian Rhythmic gymnas and coach.
* 1946 - Mick Ronson, English musician (d. 1993)
* 1948 - Stevie Nicks, American songwriter
* 1949 - Ward Cunningham, American inventor
* 1949 - Pam Grier, American actress
* 1949 - Philip Michael Thomas, American actor
* 1949 - Hank Williams Jr., American singer
* 1951 - Sally Ride, American astronaut
* 1951 - Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician
* 1952 - David Meece, Christian musician
* 1953 - Michael Portillo, British politician
* 1954 - Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist
* 1954 - Danny Rolling, American murderer (d. 2006)
* 1955 - Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
* 1955 - Wesley Walker, American football player
* 1956 - Frédéric Dutoit, French politician
* 1957 - Margaret Colin, American actress
* 1957 - François Legault, French Canadian politician
* 1957 - Kristina Olsen, American musician
* 1957 - Roberto Ravaglia, Italian racing driver
* 1957 - Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
* 1959 - Steve Hanley, English musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
* 1960 - Masahiro Matsunaga, Japanese racing driver
* 1960 - Rob Murphy, American baseball player
* 1962 - Genie Francis, American actress
* 1962 - Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor
* 1962 - Colin Vearncombe, English singer,(Black)
* 1964 - Caitlín R. Kiernan, Irish-American writer
* 1964 - Lenny Kravitz, American musician
* 1965 - Hazel Irvine, British television presenter
* 1966 - Helena Bonham Carter, English actress
* 1966 - Zola Budd, South African athlete
* 1967 - Phil Doyle, Australian writer
* 1968 - Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
* 1968 - Pat Kenney, American professional wrestler
* 1968 - Steve Sedgley, English footballer
* 1969 - John Baird, Canadian politician
* 1969 - Musetta Vander, South African actress
* 1970 - Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist
* 1971 - Matt Stone, American television producer
* 1972 - Patsy Palmer, British actress
* 1974 - Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer
* 1975 - Travis Lee, American baseball player
* 1976 - Justin Pierre, American singer (Motion City Soundtrack)
* 1977 - Mark Hunter, American musician (Chimaira)
* 1977 - Misaki Ito, Japanese actress
* 1977 - Luca Toni, Italian footballer
* 1978 - Phil Elverum, American singer-songwriter
* 1979 - Elisabeth Harnois, American actress
* 1979 - Mehmet Okur (Memo), Turkish basketball player
* 1979 - Ashley Massaro, American model and professional wrestler
* 1981 - Eda-Ines Etti, Estonian singer
* 1981 - Irini Merkouri, Greek singer
* 1982 - Yoko Matsugane, Japanese model
* 1988 - Joel Selwood, Australian footballer
* 1991 - Julianna Rose Mauriello, American actress

Deaths

* 604 - Augustine of Canterbury, Archbishop of Canterbury
* 818 - Ali ar-Rida, Shia Imam (b. 766)
* 946 - King Edmund I of England (b. 921)
* 1055 - Margrave Adalbert of Austria
* 1421 - Mehmed I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1389)
* 1512 - Bayezid II, Ottoman Sultan
* 1536 - Francesco Berni, Italian poet
* 1595 - Philip Neri, Italian churchman (b. 1515)
* 1647 - Alse Young, American "witch"
* 1648 - Vincent Voiture, French poet (b. 1597)
* 1653 - Robert Filmer, English writer (b. 1588)
* 1679 - Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1636)
* 1685 - Karl II, Elector Palatine (b. 1651)
* 1703 - Samuel Pepys, English civil servant and diarist (b. 1633)
* 1742 - Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina, diplomat (b. 1672)
* 1762 - Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (b. 1714)
* 1799 - James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish judge (b. 1714)
* 1814 - Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, officially named the Guillotine (b. 1789)
* 1824 - Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751)
* 1831 - Ciro Menotti, Italian patriot (b. 1798)
* 1840 - Sidney Smith, British admiral (b. 1764)
* 1881 - Jakob Bernays, German philologist (b. 1824)
* 1883 - Abd al-Qadir, Algerian political and military leader (b. 1808)
* 1883 - Edward Sabine, Irish astronomer (b. 1788)
* 1902 - Almon Strowger, American inventor (b. 1839)
* 1904 - Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (b. 1857)
* 1907 - Ida McKinley, First Lady of the United States (b. 1847)
* 1908 - Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the Ahmadiyya movement in Islam (b. 1835)
* 1924 - Victor Herbert, Irish composer (b. 1859)
* 1926 - Simon Petlyura, Ukrainian independence fighter (b. 1879)
* 1933 - Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860)
* 1933 - Jimmie Rodgers, American singer (b. 1897)
* 1939 - Charles Horace Mayo, American medical practitioner (Mayo Clinic) (b. 1865)
* 1943 - Edsel Ford, American automobile executive (b. 1893)
* 1948 - Theodore Morell, Hitler's personal physician (b. 1886)
* 1951 - Lincoln Ellsworth, American scientist (b. 1880)
* 1954 - Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete (b. 1900)
* 1955 - Alberto Ascari, Italian race car driver and two-time F1 world champion (b. 1918)
* 1968 - Little Willie John, American singer (b. 1937)
* 1969 - Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (b. 1937)
* 1969 - Allan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation; b. 1889)
* 1974 - Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (b. 1941)
* 1976 - Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (b. 1889)
* 1976 - Juan Maino, Chilean leader of MAPU, "disappeared"
* 1977 - William Powell, American singer (The O'Jays) (b. 1942)
* 1978 - Cybele, Greek actress (b. 1887)
* 1979 - George Brent, British actor (b. 1899)
* 1989 - Don Revie, Former footballer and England and Leeds United Manager (b. 1927)
* 1999 - Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
* 1999 - Waldo Semon, American inventor (b. 1898)
* 2001 - Vittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
* 2001 - Anne Haney, American actress (b. 1934)
* 2001 - Moven Enock Mahachi, Defence Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952)
* 2002 - Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (b. 1932)
* 2003 - Kathleen Winsor, American writer (b. 1919)
* 2004 - Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)
* 2004 - Dullah Omar, South African lawyer (b. 1934)
* 2005 - Eddie Albert, American actor (b. 1906)
* 2005 - Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1928)
* 2006 - Édouard Michelin, CEO of Michelin (b. 1963)
* 2006 - Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (b. 1919)
* 2007 - J Edward Oliver, cartoonist and composer (b. 1942)

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