Thought for Today: “Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher (1905-1980).
Today’s Birthdays: Composer Lalo Schifrin is 85. Actor Bernie Kopell is 84. Actor Monte Markham is 82. Songwriter Don Black is 79. Actress Mariette Hartley is 77. Comedian Joe Flaherty is 76. Rock singer-musician Ray Davies (The Kinks) is 73. Actress Meredith Baxter is 70. Actor Michael Gross is 70. Rock musician Joe Molland (Badfinger) is 70. Rock musician Don Airey (Deep Purple) is 69. Country singer Leon Everette is 69. Rock musician Joey Kramer (Aerosmith) is 67. Rock musician Nils Lofgren is 66. Actress Robyn Douglass is 64. Actor Leigh McCloskey is 62. Cartoonist Berke Breathed is 60. Country singer Kathy Mattea is 58. Actor Marc Copage (koh-PAJ’) is 55. Actress Sammi Davis is 53. Actor Doug Savant is 53. Country musician Porter Howell is 53. Actor Michael Dolan is 52. Writer-director Lana Wachowski is 52. Actress Carrie Preston is 50. Actress Paula Irvine is 49. Rapper/producer Pete Rock is 47. Country singer Allison Moorer is 45. Actress Juliette Lewis is 44. Actress Maggie Siff is 43. Musician Justin Cary is 42. Rock musician Mike Einziger (Incubus) is 41. Actor Chris Pratt is 38. Rock singer Brandon Flowers is 36. Britain’s Prince William is 35. Actor Jussie Smollett is 35. Actor Benjamin Walker is 35. Actor Michael Malarkey is 34. Pop singer Kris Allen (TV: “American Idol”) is 32. Actor Jascha Washington is 28. Pop singer Rebecca Black is 20.
Today is Wednesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2017. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 12:24 a.m. Eastern time.
Today’s Highlights in History:
On June 21, 1942, German forces led by Generaloberst (Colonel General) Erwin Rommel captured the Libyan city of Tobruk during World War II. (Following his victory, Rommel was promoted by Adolf Hitler to the rank of Field Marshal; Tobruk was retaken by the Allies in Nov. 1942.) An Imperial Japanese submarine fired shells at Fort Stevens on the Oregon coast, causing little damage.
The word for today is Loop
a shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself. Eg. A circle?
If a loop is a shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself, then what is a hoop? I like hoops and I think I would like loops too.
Thought for Today: “Know how to ask. There is nothing more difficult for some people, nor for others, easier. Baltasar Gracian, Spanish philosopher (1601-1658).
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Martin Landau is 89. Actress Bonnie Bartlett is 88. Actress Olympia Dukakis is 86. Actor James Tolkan is 86. Actor Danny Aiello is 84. Blues musician Lazy Lester is 84. Actor John Mahoney is 77. Movie director Stephen Frears is 76. Singer-songwriter Brian Wilson is 75. Actor John McCook is 73. Singer Anne Murray is 72. TV personality Bob Vila is 71. Musician Andre Watts is 71. Actress Candy Clark is 70. Producer Tina Sinatra is 69. Rhythm-and-blues singer Lionel Richie is 68. Actor John Goodman is 65. Rock musician Michael Anthony is 63. Pop musician John Taylor is 57. Rock musician Mark degli Antoni (de-GLI’-an-toh-nee) is 55. Christian rock musician Jerome Fontamillas (Switchfoot) is 50. Rock musician Murphy Karges (Sugar Ray) is 50. Actress Nicole Kidman is 50. Country/bluegrass singer-musician Dan Tyminski is 50. Movie director Robert Rodriguez is 49. Actor Peter Paige is 48. Actor Josh Lucas is 46. Rock musician Jeordie White (AKA Twiggy Ramirez) is 46. Rock singer Chino Moreno (Deftones) is 44. Country-folk singer-songwriter Amos Lee is 40. Country singer Chuck Wicks is 38. Actress Tika Sumpter is 37. Country musician Chris Thompson (The Eli Young Band) is 37. Actress-singer Alisan Porter is 36. Christian rock musician Chris Dudley (Underoath) is 34. Rock singer Grace Potter (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals) is 34. Actor Mark Saul is 32. Actress Dreama Walker is 31. Actor Chris Mintz-Plasse (plahs) is 28. Actress Maria Lark is 20.
Today is Tuesday, June 20, the 171st day of 2017. There are 194 days left in the year. Summer begins at 9:24 p.m. Pacific time/10:24 p.m. Mountain time/11:24 p.m. Central time (12:24 a.m. Eastern time June 21).
Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 20, 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted and was sentenced to five years in prison. (Ali’s conviction was ultimately overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court).