I thought I would start something about members' birthday. I will try and do it as often as possible, but anyone can and should do it. I will rely on that list that Han compiled, but I hope he updates it with posts from the interview thread.
Today is the birthday of Jake, he is 27 I believe, I wish him a happy birthday.
Now, let's see what happened in history, of course besides the great hisotric event of Jake's birthday :
On April 25, 1968, The Beatles refused to perform for the Queen of England, saying regardless of the cause, they don't do benefits.
n 1977, Elvis Presley made what would be the last recordings of his life, at a concert in Saginaw, Mich. Three songs appeared in the posthumously released album "Moody Blue."
In 1979, the film "Rock and Roll High School" featuring the Ramones premiered.
n 1981, the band Wings broke up after guitarist Denny Laine quit the group.
In 1990, tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon died in Philadelphia of kidney failure at the age of 67. He helped define the bebop movement, performing with such artists as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gilespie.
Also in 1990, George Strait was named entertainer of the year at the 25th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. But he did not win the male vocalist award. That went to Clint Black.
In 1995, actress-dancer Ginger Rogers died in Rancho Mirage, California. She was 83.
In 2002, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of TLC was killed in a car crash in Honduras. She was 30.
_ Country fiddler Vassar Clements is 77.
_ Movie director-writer Paul Mazursky is 75.
_ Songwriter Jerry Leiber is 72.
_ Actor Al Pacino is 65.
_ Bassist Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival is 60.
_ Singer Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA is 60.
_ Actress Talia Shire is 59.
_ Actor Jeffrey DeMunn ("The Green Mile") is 58.
_ Keyboardist Michael Brown of The Left Banke is 56.
_ Country singer-songwriter Rob Crosby is 51.
_ Actor Hank Azaria ("The Simpsons") is 41.
_ Singer Andy Bell of Erasure is 41.
_ Bassist Eric Avery of Jane's Addiction is 40.
_ "Early Show" host Jane Clayson is 38.
_ Actress Renee Zellweger is 36.
_ Actor Jason Lee ("Dreamcatcher," "Almost Famous") is 35.
_ Actor Jason Wiles ("Third Watch") is 35.
_ Singer Jacob Underwood (O-Town) is 25.
Today's Highlight in History:
On this date:
In 1792, highwayman Nicolas Jacques Pelletier became the first person under French law to be executed by the guillotine.
In 1859, ground was broken for the Suez Canal.
In 1898, the United States formally declared war on Spain.
In 1915, during World War I, Allied soldiers invaded the Gallipoli Peninsula in an unsuccessful attempt to take the Ottoman Turkish Empire out of the war.
In 1945, delegates from some 50 countries met in San Francisco to organize the United Nations.
In 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway opened to shipping.
In 1983, Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov invited Samantha Smith to visit his country after receiving a letter in which the Manchester, Maine, schoolgirl expressed fears about nuclear war.
In 1983, the Pioneer 10 spacecraft crossed Pluto's orbit, speeding on its endless voyage through the Milky Way.
In 1990, Violeta Barrios de Chamorro was inaugurated as president of Nicaragua, ending 11 years of leftist Sandinista rule.
In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from the space shuttle Discovery.
Ten years ago: Show business legend Ginger Rogers died in Rancho Mirage, Calif., at age 83.
Five years ago: Assailants shot and killed Zika Petrovic, an ally of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. Broadway producer David Merrick died in London at age 88.
One year ago: Hundreds of thousands of abortion-rights supporters marched in Washington, D.C., to protest Bush administration policies. Cosmetics queen Estee Lauder died in New York at age 97.
Date of birth: 25 April 1947
National team: Netherlands
Clubs: AFC Ajax, FC Barcelona, Los Angeles Aztecs, Washington Diplomats, Levante UD, Feyenoord
Cruyff was one of the most imaginative and innovative players of his generation. He joined Ajax at the age of 12, made his first-team debut at 17, his goalscoring international debut at 19 and went on to inspire Ajax and the Netherlands through most of the 1970s. Cruyff won the European Champion Clubs' Cup three times before moving to Barcelona for a then world record €1.3m in 1973. A year later he captained and inspired the Dutch to the FIFA World Cup final. In all he played 48 times for his country, scoring 33 goals. He won the Spanish league in his first season at Barcelona and secured a hat-trick of European Footballer of the Year awards.
Date of birth: 25 April 1939
National team: Italy
Clubs: Udinese Calcio, Juventus FC, US Città Di Palermo, FC Internazionale Milano, SSC Napoli (as a player); Genoa 1893, Cremonese US, Foggia Calcio, Pescara Calcio (as coach)
Nicknamed 'The Rock', former Internazionale defender Tarcisio Burgnich actually began his career with Udinese and Juventus, only to make his name with the Milan giants following his transfer in 1962. Alongside Giacinto Facchetti, Aristide Guarneri and Armando Picchi, Burgnich formed one of the most rigid defensive units ever witnessed in Italian football history, and played in an Inter team that won the European Cup in 1963/64 and 1964/65 under the guidance of coach Helenio Herrera. In total, Burgnich played 467 matches for the Nerazzurri, winning the Scudetto four times and the European/South American Cup on two occasions.
For Italy, Burgnich played 66 times for his national team, scoring two goals. One of Burgnich's goals came in the 1970 World Cup semi-finals against the Federal Republic of Germany, which the Azzurri won 4-3 after extra time. Italy were to eventually lose the final 4-1 to Brazil, with Burgnich given the unenviable task of having to man-mark Pelé. The Italian defender reflected: "I told myself before the game, he's made of skin and bone just like everyone else, but I was wrong." Two years earlier, Burgnich was a member of the Italian side that won the 1972 UEFA European Football Championship, beating Yugoslavia 2-0 in the final.
• Famous footballers/coaches
Jacques Santini FRA - AS Saint-Etienne, Montpellier Hérault SC (as a player); CA Lisieux, Toulouse FC, Lille OSC, AS Saint-Etienne, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Olympique Lyonnais, France (as coach), Tottenham Hotspur FC - 1952
Thomas Strunz GER - MSV Duisburg, FC Bayern München, VfB Stuttgart - 1968
Ahmet Yildirim TUR - MKE Ankaragücü, Istanbulspor AS, Galatasaray SK, Besiktas JK - 1974
• Other anniversaries
Arthur Wynne Smith Jones - ENG - 1930
Roy Millar - NIR - 1945
George Abela - MLT - 1948
Andrés Berlinches - ESP - 1949
Léopold Driessen - BEL - 1952
Ole Myhrvold - NOR - 1952
Nikolai Frolov - RUS - 1955
Heiner Neuenstein - GER - 1958
Wim Van Goethem - BEL - 1960
Thomas Einwaller - AUT - 1977