Monday, August 13, 2007

Who's Born On June 10, 1981?

Why so special? Well, people born on that date will be celebrating their 11,111th day alive on November 11th, 2011. Matt's been planning his 11/11/11 party for longer than I've known him. It will begin on 11/11/11 at 11:11:11 AM and go until 11/11/11 11:11:11 PM (although there will undoubtedly be an after party at the same location that will be faded into seamlessly). That location will probably be wherever Matt is, which could likely by Chicago.

So, the call is out to find (cool) people born on June 10, 1981, for they will be the stars of the party. Matt was also wise enough to note that we should look for people celebrating days 1,111, 111, 11, and 1 on this earth. Those birthdays are: October 26, 2008, July 23, 2011, October 31, 2011, November 10, 2011. Also, there's got to be something important that happened on August 15, 1707, 111,111 days before 11/11/11. So far my research hasn't showed anything too promising.

While we're on the subject, I'll be celebrating my 10,00th day alive on May 28, 2009. You're all invited. I believe Matt will have a similar party Friday August 7, 2009. More details as these dates approach.

If you want to know when you're 10,000 days (or 1,000,000,000 seconds) old, check out this calculator.

Lastly, I should mention that the idea to celebrate number of days living came from the affable Kris Lo Presto, sound engineer of the inimitable Rachel Maddow Show.



AdamB said...

I want a clock that always reads 10,000 but just changes the base of the numeral system used.

AdamB said...

That was the day Pete Rose tied Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits, Sebastian Coe set a new 800m record, and IRA's Joseph Doherty escaped from the Crumlin Road Jail.

On August 17, 1707, the Battle of Toulon was raging in the The War of Spanish Succession. Some not-too-famous people died that day.

AdamB said...

One more: Aug 25 1976 9:12:40 AM is 1,111,111,111 seconds before 11/11/11.

The Yanks beat the Twins in 19 innings that day, and Harm Wiersma became the world checker champion.