Calendar

So I skipped January’s calendar entirely this year, even though the Writing While Female Tour had a lovely reading at the fabulous landmark Greenwich Village branch of the superb New York Public Library that I should have told you about.  Let’s just blame that on an ongoing hangover from the holidays and start with February, shall we? Herewith, my annotated calendar of the birthdays of public figures.  I’m getting the listings from a very nice website, so I hope they will forgive me for being snarky toward them in some of my comments…

    Jun
    22
    Fri
    June 22, 1903 – John Dillinger, bank robber
    Jun 22 all-day

    Proving, once again, that there’s no such thing as bad publicity…

    Jun
    24
    Sun
    June 24, 1967 – Sherry Stringfield, actress (Colorado Springs, CO)
    Jun 24 all-day

    Okay, I’ll bite. She lives in Colorado now? She was born in Colorado now? Why the mention of Colorado? Seriously…

    Jun
    26
    Tue
    June 26, 1910 – Roy Plunkett, invented Teflon
    Jun 26 all-day

    Umm…thanks? I guess?

    Jun
    28
    Thu
    June 28, 1926- Mel Brooks, actor, director
    Jun 28 all-day

    And, along with his wonderful colleague Gene Wilder, adorable, or WHAT!