Why Celebrate Today? September 28, 2009

Btms^ for Monday, September 28.
Drink Forecast for Today (DF 4 2day): Tsingtao Beer…a wise way 2 toast 2 Confucius, born on this date in 551 B.C.
Complimentary Sip & Samples Wines this week at all Liquor Barns, 5 to 7 pm weekdays and 3 to 6 pm Saturdays:
 – Graham Beck Sauvignon Blanc 2008 South Africa
 – Reserve Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone 2007
On this date in…
551 B.C. – Confucius, Chinese philosopher born…to say wise things!
1571 – Artist Michelangelo born…a painter and sculptor!
1867 – Toronto became the capital of Ontario.
1901 – William S. Paley born…to keep an “eye” on CBS-TV.
1901 – TV host Ed Sullivan born…to host “a really good show”?
1909 – “L’il Abner” cartoonist Al Capp born. John Updike noted that “L’il Abner was a comic strip with fire in its belly and a brain in its head.”
1916- Actor Peter Finch born…to win an Academy Award for his portrayal of Howard Beale in the film “Network”.
1924 – Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni born… to live La dolce vita.
1928 – 1st recording session in Nashville. How grand!
1938 – Singer Ben E. King born…in “Spanish Harlem” to “Stand By Me”?
1950 – Film director and screen writer John Sayles born…knowing “The Secret of Roan Innish”?
1955 – The 1st color broadcast of a World Series baseball game, on NBC. The Yankees beat the Dodgers.
1964 – Actress, comedian Janeane Garofalo born…to tell “The Truth About Cats and Dogs”?
1967 – Actress Mira Sorvino born…a “Mighty Aphrodite”?
1968 – Actress Naomi Watts born…of “Eastern Promises”.
1968 – The Beatles song “Hey Jude” hit #1.
1987 – Teen queen Hilary Duff born…to be “Lizzie McGuire”.

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