Saturday, February 7, 2015
7 February 2015
Jerrad Vunovich b. 1994 (Fantastic Four , American Horror Story, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Walking Dead)
Philip Wiegratz b. 1993 (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Deborah Ann Woll b. 1985 (Daredevil, True Blood)
Tina Majorino b. 1985 (True Blood, Alice in Wonderland [1999 TV], Waterworld)
Cerina Vincent b. 1979 (The Walking Dead, Zombie Family, Sasquatch Mountain, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy)
Ashton Kutcher b. 1978 (The Butterfly Effect, Dude, Where’s My Car?)
Brent Chalem b. 1975 died 9 December 1997 (Quantum Leap, The Monster Squad, Small Wonder)
Victor Webster b. 1973 (Continuum, Surrogates, Charmed, Mutant X)
Essence Atkins b. 1972 (A Haunted House, Nite Tales: The Series, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch)
Robyn Lively b. 1972 (The X Files, Early Edition, Quantum Leap, Teen Witch, Not Quite Human, Amazing Stories, Starman [TV], Knight Rider)
David Murray b. 1970 (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Batman Begins)
Chris Rock b. 1965 (A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Down to Earth, Dogma)
Jason Gedrick b. 1965 (Grimm, Supernatural, Strange Frequency, Deadly Nightmares, )
Dona Speir b. 1964 (Knight Rider, Automan)
Ash Adams b. 1963 (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
Eddie Izzard b. 1962 (Mockingbird Lane, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, The Shadow of the Vampire, The Day of the Triffids , Mystery Men, Tales from the Crypt)
James Spader b. 1960 (The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Alien Hunter, Supernova, Stargate, Wolf, Mannequin)
Robert Smigel b. 1960 (writer, Hotel Transylvania, Superman 50th Anniversary)
John Posey b. 1956 (Teen Wolf [2014 TV], From the Earth to the Moon, Seven Days, RoboCop 3)
Bhasker Patel b. 1956 (Demon Baby, Doctor Who, Thunderbirds, Arabian Nights, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)
Emo Phillips b. 1956 (Journey to the Center of the Earth )
Miguel Ferrer b. 1955 (Iron Man 3, Bionic Woman , 3rd Rock from the Sun, Brave New World, Project: ALF, Tales from the Crypt [TV], The Stand, DeepStar Six, RoboCop, Badlands 2005, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)
Michael McGreevey b. 1948 (The Invaders)
Pete Postlethwaite b. 1946 died 2 January 2011 (Inception, Clash of the Titans, Solomon Kane, The Omen , Aeon Flux, Alice in Wonderland , The Lost World: Jurassic Park, James and the Giant Peach, Alien³)
Alejandro Jodorowsky b. 1929 (Jodorowsky’s Dune)
Fiona Hale b. 1921 (Toxin, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Minority Report)
Jock Mahoney b. 1919 died 14 December 1989 (Batman, The Land Unknown)
Buster Crabbe b. 1908 died 23 April 1983 (The Alien Dead, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Flash Gordon)
Sinclair Lewis b. 1885 died 10 January 1951 (author, It Can’t Happen Here)
Charles Dickens b. 1812 died 9 June 1870 (author, A Christmas Carol)
Notes on the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. The only actor who got a Picture Slot before this on February 7th is Buster Crabbe from Flash Gordon. There are several actors here with well known faces in big budget genre movies - Miguel Ferrer, James Spader, Eddie Izzard, Chris Rock, Ashton Kutcher and the late Pete Postlethwaite -I decided to go with Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica on True Blood, for the reasons that this is her best known role - not true of the genre roles for the other actors mentioned - and she's a fabulous babe.
2. A Canadian stands alone. Victor Webster is Canadian, but it isn't competely clear from his credit list.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
The Lego Movie released 2014
Prediction: It is my opinion that there is to be a wonderful development of the resources of the state of Florida in the next century. It will not only become a great sanitarium for the invalids of the East, but a rival with the Mediterranean districts for those who seek comfort in Winter travel. Transportation facilities will be so increased that the orange district, especially along the east coast, will practically furnish the United States all the oranges the market requires.
Reality: Sorry I couldn't find a picture of this Samuel Barton. His father was a politician and more famous in his day. His predictions for Florida are so close to exactly right, I only can quibble that California also has a large percentage of the orange market in the U.S.A. His is not the only prediction from the 1893 set that is a capitalist proclaiming his favorite investment will change the world - just a couple weeks ago, a guy was predicting Buffalo would be a huge metropolis - but as far as I can recall, his is the most accurate of that collection. Nice work, Mr. Barton.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
More guesses from Robert A. Heinlein in his 1956 book, The Door Into Summer.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!