Sunday, April 29, 2007

Happy Belated Birthday

While posting the Storm's training camp roster, I discovered I share a birthday - April 10 - with newcomer Brooke Queenan (though not the same year).

Since then, I've been planning a post on others who share our birthday. That project took on somber overtones last week, when one person on that list - journalist David Halberstam - passed away in a car accident at age 73. Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize winner, wrote a pair of terrific books about the NBA, The Breaks of the Game and Playing for Keeps. I've read both of those books and four Halberstam works in total and always greatly admired his work.

Besides Halberstam, here are some other notable April 10 births (with the help of Wikipedia):

1847 - Joseph Pulitzer, American journalist and publisher
1921 - Chuck Connors, American actor
1936 - John Madden, American football coach and broadcaster
1938 - Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster
1950 - Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player
1951 - Steven Seagal, American actor
1958 - Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, American music producer, musician, and film producer
1959 - Brian Setzer, American musician (Stray Cats)
1970 - Q-Tip, American rapper and actor
1980 - Kasey Kahne, American race-car driver
1984 - Mandy Moore, American singer/actress
1988 - Haley Joel Osment, American actor

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