Thursday, February 19, 2015

February 19th and me


Let's take a look at some notable February 19th events.

1473 -- Noted astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus is born.




1878 -- Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.




1940 -- Music legend Smokey Robinson is born.




1957 -- Fireballer Dave Stewart is born.




1981 -- George Harrison is ordered to pay $587,000 to ABKCO Music for "subconsciously plagiarizing" the melody from the Chiffons' "He's So Fine" for Harrison's "My Sweet Lord."

(The Quiet One wrote a great song about the ordeal.)




1987 -- A's outfielder Josh Reddick is born.




1997 -- Miles Davis receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.




1999 -- The soon-to-be cult classic Office Space is released in theaters.

(This card -- appropriately #219 in the '83 Topps checklist -- shown due to Mike Armstrong's striking similarity to Milton Waddams.)




2015 -- Cubs pitchers and catchers (along with several other teams) report to Spring Training as the wind chills hit -25 in Chicago.




Oh, and this dime box nut was born in the wee hours of the morning on February 19th, 1992.

Here's to another twenty-three years of dime box hunting!





15 comments:

John Miller said...

Happy Birthday Nick! Hopefully your day had some new/old cardboard. And as a side note, my oldest daughter was born on Feb. 25th, 1992 in the wee hours of the morning, 6 days later. For some reason the Dr. disappeared hours earlier after speaking to my mom who just so happens to celebrate her birthday on 2/25. HMMMM.

Billy Kingsley said...

Happy Birthday! I was already collecting for 4 years by 1992, but you got a great year of cards to be born in. 1984 for me, not so much, lol.

Julie Owens said...

You were born a little over a year before I discovered 1993 UD Then and Now. Seems appropriate today! Have a super birthday!! (and Happy Chinese New Year!)

shoeboxlegends said...

Happy birthday!

Zippy Zappy said...

Congrats, you managed to prolong death for another year!

majpasqua said...

Congrats on another trip around the sun Nick!

Hackenbush said...

Happy Birthday!

Superduperman99 said...

Feliz Cumpleanos!

Jeremy Tramell said...

Happy Birthday Nick

Tim B. said...

Hope you had a Happy Birthday, Nick!

Fuji said...

Happy Birthday! Love the Mike Armstong/Milton comparison. Makes me want to throw in my Office Space DVD.

Matthew Scott said...

Happy Birthday buddy!

Daniel Wilson said...

Happy belated birthday Nick! Hope you got lots and lots of cardboard!

buckstorecards said...

Another belated happy birthday wish from the Great White North.

Now you're at the age where someone who had the exact same birthday as you has some cards out there. NFLer Kareem Martin, a 3rd round pick in Arizona is also a 2/19/92 baby.

Don't be surprised if my next PWE for you has a Kareem Martin card or 3 in it.

Adam Kaningher said...

Happy Birthday, Nick!