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11th February 1939

Posted by Big John on February 11, 2018

I’ve just ‘Googled’ today’s date to see if any significant event happened in “this sceptred isle” on this day 79 years ago … Nothing ! .. Nowt! .. Zilch ! .. Nada !

Yes, there bloody was  ! …

… I WAS BORN !  



7 Responses to “11th February 1939”

  1. ginnie said

    No wonder I relate to almost all you have to say John … you and I are both AQUARIANS !! My birthday is the 15th. The BIG difference (not a plus from my viewpoint) is that your year of birth is1939 … mine was 1933 and I will be 85 … UGH. Happy Birthday my friend and keep on keeping on … all condolences to “she who must be obeyed”. Hugs. Ginnie

  2. …You are a true Aquarian!

  3. Betty Adams said

    Happy Birthday, John. Two of my good friends are Aquarians,and I’m an Aries and we get along well. Must be why I like you.

  4. rummuser said

    You were born in the year of the Tiger as per the Chinese Zodiac. (1938)

    Chinese Zodiac Tiger Traits
    The Tiger’s Personality: Brave, Confident… People born in the year of the Tiger are brave, competitive, unpredictable, and self-confident. They are very charming and well-liked by others. But sometimes they are likely to be impetuous, irritable, and overindulged.

    You are an aquarian just like my late wife was. We were very happy with each other for 48 years! No wonder you and I get along well with each other.

  5. Big John said

    Thank you for the birthday greetings ‘O wise ones’ … 🙂

  6. Burt Reynolds, Tina Louise, Sergio Mendes.

  7. Big John said

    Yes, Lin .. All born on 11th February .. but not in 1939 ..and definitely NOT in “this sceptred isle” .. 😉 .. BTW Lovely to hear from you once again.

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