Ty Cobb (1886), Betty Grable (1916), Keith Richards (1943), Steven Spielberg (1947), and Brad Pitt (1963), were all born on this date.
Ty Cobb, “The Georgia Peach,” set 90 Major League Baseball records during his career, and some of them still stand. He stole home 54 times and committed 271 errors in the outfield. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1936 with 222 of 226 possible votes.
Betty Grable was celebrated for having the most beautiful legs in Hollywood, insured by Lloyds of London for a million dollars. She was the number one pin-up girl in World War II.
Keith Richards is ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as the 4th greatest guitar player of all time. Considering his history of illicit drug use, I can’t figure out why he’s still alive, much less able to find his guitar strings.
Today Steven Spielberg becomes eligible for Medicare. What’s with that? The man who gave us Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, The Color Purple, Goonies, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Men in Black, Saving Private Ryan, and this year’s Lincoln, is one of those forever young kind of guys.
Which brings us to Brad Pitt, who, while now clinging precariously to 49, is just a kid compared to his birthdate mates.
No, there’s nothing particularly earth-shattering or psychically significant or horoscopically horrific about any of this. I was just casually surfing the web and a couple names and years caught my eye. It’s the time of year for reflection, and now I have shared my reflection.
And to think! We could do it all again tomorrow!