Monday, July 15, 2024

Famous birthdays week #29

Last week:
July 9, 1956 - Tom Hanks
July 13, 1942 - Harrison Ford

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have:

July 17, 1954

#1
July 21, 1952 

#2
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.

Good luck!




Monday, July 8, 2024

Famous birthdays week #28

Last week:
July 1, 1961 - Princess Diana
July 3, 1962 - Tom Cruise 

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have:

July 9, 1956

#1
July 13, 1942

#2
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.

Good luck!





Monday, July 1, 2024

Famous birthdays week #27

Last week:
June 25, 1930 - Clint Eastwood
June 28, 1971 - Elon Musk

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have:

July 1, 1961

#1

July 3, 1962 

#2
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.

Good luck!




Monday, June 24, 2024

Famous birthdays week #26

Last week:
June 18, 1942 - Paul McCartney
June 19, 1964 - Boris Johnson 

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have:

June 25, 1930

#1

June 28, 1971

#2
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.

Good luck!





Monday, June 17, 2024

Famous birthdays week #25

Last week:
June 11, 1935 – Gene Wilder
June 13, 1986 – Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have:

June 18, 1942

#1
June 19, 1964

#2
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.

Good luck!




Monday, June 10, 2024

Famous birthdays week #24

Last week:
June 7, 1940 – Tom Jones
June 9, 1961 – Michael J. Fox
June 9, 1963 – Johnny Depp

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have:

June 11, 1935

#1
June 13, 1986

#2
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.

Good luck!





Monday, June 3, 2024

Famous birthdays week #23

Last week:
May 29, 1917 – John F. Kennedy
May 31, 1930 – Clint Eastwood

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have [yes we have 3 this week!]:

June 7, 1940 

#1
June 9, 1961

#2
June 9, 1963

#3
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.

Good luck!






Monday, May 27, 2024

Famous birthdays week #22

Last week:
May 20, 1946 – Cher
May 26, 1907 – John Wayne

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have:

May 29, 1917

#1

May 31, 1930

#2
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.

Good luck!





Monday, May 20, 2024

Famous birthdays week #21

Last week:
May 13, 1961 – Dennis Rodman
May 16, 1953 – Pierce Brosnan

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have:

May 20, 1946

#1
May 26, 1907

#2
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.

Good luck!





Monday, May 13, 2024

Famous birthdays week #20

Last week:
May 6, 1961 – George Clooney
May 8, 1926 – Don Rickles

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have:

May 13, 1961

#1
May 16, 1953 

#2
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.

Good luck!




Monday, May 6, 2024

Famous birthdays week #19

Last week:
April 29, 1954 – Jerry Seinfeld
May 2, 1972 – Dwayne Johnson 

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have:

May 6, 1961

#1
May 8, 1926

#2
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.

Good luck!





Tuesday, April 30, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – Z is for New Zealand

January 27, 2023 – Auckland declares a state of emergency as a tropical storm brings record levels of rain and major flooding
February 14, 2023 – Another state of emergency after Cyclone Gabrielle causes flooding and devastation across the North Island

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/150972/cyclone-gabrielle-lashes-new-zealand
 

Did you get it right?

A to Z Reflections coming tomorrow, May 1! 



How did you do for this A to Z Challenge? Did you get at least half of them right? Tell us in the comments!


Monday, April 29, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – Y is for Year

December 6, 2023 – Taylor Swift is Time's Person of the Year 

https://time.com/6342806/person-of-the-year-2023-taylor-swift/

Did you get it right?

Here’s the teaser for letter Z. Remember, it’s an event from 2023 or the first 3 months of 2024. Comment on something related to the answer without giving the exact answer. Let’s play! 






Sunday, April 28, 2024

Famous birthdays week #18

Last week:
April 23, 1940 – Lee Majors
April 26, 1936 – Carol Burnett

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have:

April 29, 1954

#1

May 2, 1972

#2
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.

Good luck!




Saturday, April 27, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – X is for Extraterrestrial

March 8, 2024 – A report by the Pentagon into UFOs since 1945 finds no evidence of aliens or extraterrestrial intelligence

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pentagon-ufo-uap-report-full-text-march-2024/

https://www.npr.org/2024/03/08/1237100622/pentagon-ufo-report-no-evidence-alien-technology

Did you get it right?

Here’s the teaser for letter Y. Remember, it’s an event from 2023 or the first 3 months of 2024. Comment on something related to the answer without giving the exact answer. Let’s play! 



Friday, April 26, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – W is for Writers Guild

May 2, 2023 – Writers Guild of America votes to strike over pay and industry changes, halting television production 

https://www.wgacontract2023.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2023_Writers_Guild_of_America_strike

Did you get it right?

Here’s the teaser for letter X. Remember, it’s an event from 2023 or the first 3 months of 2024. Comment on something related to the answer without giving the exact answer. Let’s play! 



Thursday, April 25, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – V is for Volcano

April 11, 2023 – Russian volcano Shiveluch erupts in eastern Kamchatka
May 21, 2023 – Popocatépetl volcano eruption in Mexico
December 3, 2023 – Indonesia's Mount Marapi erupts on island of Sumatra
December 18, 2023 – Icelandic volcano erupts 

https://www.visiticeland.com/eruption/

https://www.foxweather.com/extreme-weather/drone-video-lava-bubbling-sundhnukur-volcano-crater-iceland

Did you get it right?

Here’s the teaser for letter W. Remember, it’s an event from 2023 or the first 3 months of 2024. Comment on something related to the answer without giving the exact answer. Let’s play! 



Wednesday, April 24, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – U is for United Kingdom

May 6, 2023 – Coronation of UK King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/king-charles-iii-crowned-in-coronation-ceremony

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_of_Charles_III_and_Camilla

Did you get it right?

Here’s the teaser for letter V. Remember, it’s an event from 2023 or the first 3 months of 2024. Comment on something related to the answer without giving the exact answer. Let’s play! 




Tuesday, April 23, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – T is for Train

February 3, 2023 – Train carrying toxic chemicals derails in East Palestine, Ohio 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Palestine,_Ohio,_train_derailment

https://www.epa.gov/east-palestine-oh-train-derailment

Did you get it right?

Here’s the teaser for letter U. Remember, it’s an event from 2023 or the first 3 months of 2024. Comment on something related to the answer without giving the exact answer. Let’s play! 



Monday, April 22, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – S is for Snailfish

April 2, 2023 – Deepest living fish ever recorded, the snailfish, at depth of 27,349 feet (8,336 meters) in the Izu-Ogasawara Trench, near Japan

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2023/4/snailfish-sink-to-new-lows-to-extend-their-record-as-the-worlds-deepest-fish-743278

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deepest-fish-discovered-more-than-5-miles-below-the-sea-surface1/

Did you get it right?

Here’s the teaser for letter T. Remember, it’s an event from 2023 or the first 3 months of 2024. Comment on something related to the answer without giving the exact answer. Let’s play! 



Sunday, April 21, 2024

Famous birthdays week #17

Last week:
April 18, 1963 – Conan O’Brien
April 21, 1926 – Queen Elizabeth II

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have:

April 23, 1940

#1
April 26, 1936

#2
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.