January 13th

I’m 33 today. Whoa. That was a weird thing to type. 33 is soooo old. I’ve never really been one to freak out about birthdays or aging, but if you mention how big my kids are getting I’ll cry all night long. Instead of focusing on my old age, I thought I'd take a look through history to see what else happened on this very important date.

An earthquake hits Avezzano, Italy and kills nearly 30,000 people.

Wyatt Earp dies in Los Angeles.

"Mickey Mouse" comic strip first appears.

Doc Barker of the Bloody Barkers gang is killed while trying to escape from Alcatraz.

Hitler declares total war.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is born.

US performs nuclear testing at Nevada Test Site.

Patrick Dempsey is born.

Johnny Cash performs and records his famous album at California's Folsom State Prison.

The Beatles release Yellow Submarine.

Nicole Eggert is born.

Michael Peña is born.

(Yeah. I had to include a picture with Jake Gyllenhaal. Hey, it's MY birthday!)

Orlando Bloom is born.

YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song.

I was born.

Air Florida Flight 90 crashes into DC's 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 people.

Michael Jordan retires for a second time. (He retires for the third and final time in 2003).

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty.

Bobby Brown is arrested for simulating a sex act onstage. For the second time.

Shawn Eckardt and Derrick Smith are arrested for the attack on Nancy Kerrigan.

Britney Spears opens for 'N Sync in Denver.

An earthquake then mudslide kills 840 people in El Salvador.

President Bush faints after choking on a pretzel.

The Golden Globes are cancelled due to the Writers Strike. Winners were announced at a press conference.

What. A. Day.


Aubrey S. said...

Happy Birthday, Christina! Enjoy your special day!

rayray! said...

Happy Birthday!

Sarah E. said...

Happy Birthday - I love how you laid out this day in history - very cool!

Ashlee Miller said...

Happy Birthday! You share a birthday with two very sexy men! Woot Woot!

Casey said...

Happy Happy Birthday Bloggy friend! Hope you have a super one!

Jules said...

Happy Birthday, Christina! I hope you have a fantastic day and you're able to do something fun to celebrate.

This little walk through history was fun. There's a lot of action happening on your birthday. The Nancy Kerrigan knee beating brings back memories. I remember when that consumed the nightly entertainment shows.

I love that baby pic of you!

hotpants™ said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Love that you incorporated Jake and Britney!

I'll be 33 in April. I share a birthday with Hugh Hefner, Jenna Jameson, Kristen Stewart, and RUDY HUXTABLE.

Christianna said...

Wow, look at you sharing a day with a lot of stuff!

Happy Birthday!!!!

Jessica Renee said...

Happy Birthday, crazy lady - you are NOT old!! :) I love the history timeline though!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Lol why are these mostly creepy facts? The best one is you being born!

I hope your day is amazing!

tara said...

Happy birthday!!!

Elle Sees said...

happy birthday! try cough, 35, cough. now that's old.

Dree said...

Happy birthday!! Love this round-up!

April said...

Hope you had a wonderful day, Birthday Girl!!!

Karen Peterson said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

I would sure love to know the context for that suicidal Mickey Mouse comic!