A big happy birthday to the one and only Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Mos Def Colbert, D.F.A., Heavyweight Champion of the World!
Happy Birthday to ya Stevie Wonder!!! My favorite musical genius was born 63 years ago today as Steveland Hardaway Judkins (his last name was later changed to Morris) in Saginaw, Michigan. In this 1974 photo, he is performing his classic “Living For The City” on “Top Of The Pops” in London. Photo: David Warner Ellis/Redferns. In the comment section, let me know what your favorite Stevie song is (Is it possible to have just one?)
How did you get the name Wonder?
It was given to me by Berry Gordy. They didn’t like “Steve Morris” so they changed it.
Were there some alternatives?
”Little Wonder” … “Wonder Steve … ” I think we should change it to Steveland Morris [laughs]. That would put a whole different light on everything.
Her Boys are Serving US. For Her Sake Let’s do Our Part. Buy A Bond For Mother’s Day May 10, 1942
From the Records of the War Production Board
War Bonds for Mother’s Day? What was your best Mother’s Day idea?
5/11 in History: On May 11, 1987 Dr. Bruce Reitz performs the 1st heart & lung transplant in Baltimore, Maryland
In the only land battle of World War II to take place on incorporated U.S. territory, American forces began the invasion of Attu, in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, to dislodge occupying Japanese Forces on May 11, 1943.
U.S. FORCES BLAST JAPANESE FROM ATTU [ETC.], 1943
From the “United News” Newsreels series from the Office of War Information
(Photo: Nicole Hollenbeck)
SYDNEY — Skygazers across the Australian Outback were among the lucky few to witness a solar eclipse on Friday as the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light.
5/9 in History: On May 9, 1961 Baltimore Oriole Jim Gentile hits grand slams in consecutive innings becoming the 1st player to do so
Chris Davis: Stop, drop and roll.
Thanks for the birthday wishes! Let’s raise our glasses in a toast! (Hopefully yours is full of Coke. Otherwise, this just got awkward.)