July 09: Happy Birthday Tom Hanks and OJ Simpson
In the past, I have made an effort to recognize the birthdays of subjects we have covered here at Le Blog. For about a year, I posted galleries on the birthdays of all of the WTHH subjects. By now, all but the most recent WTHH actors and actresses already have galleries in their honor. So I have been kicking around ideas for delivering celebrity birthday greetings. Lacking any kind of epiphany, I just decided to give it a shot and see what happens. Lo and behold, my first attempt landed on July 09 which is the birthday for unlikely bedfellows Tom Hanks and O.J.Simpson.
Tom Hanks is celebrating his 60th birthday today. Early on in the blog’s history, a regular reader was quite critical of the two-time Oscar winner. My response was to write an article in the style of a WTHH about Hanks’ long and respected career. Other than that, Hanks faced off against Anthony Hopkins in Daffy’s Best Actor Oscar Bracket Game and I imagined what might have been if Hanks had starred in Police Academy.
O.J. Simpson will be celebrating his 69th birthday in jail. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been binge watching The People Vs. OJ Simpson and/or the Made in America documentary that aired on ESPN. If you would have asked me last year, I would have said I knew everything I wanted to know about the Trial of the Century, but I would have been wrong. Simpson appeared here at Le Blog when he won a Golden Raspberry Award in 1994 for Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult.
In other birthday, Courtney Love turns 52. Mitchel Musso, who thanks to my kids I know costarred on Hannah Montana, celebrates a quarter of a century as he turns 25. Wonder Years star and TV director Fred Savage turns the big four-oh! If that doesn’t make you feel old, you weren’t watching TV in the eighties.
If today is your birthday, congratulations on sharing your big day with these notable names. Birthday wishes to everyone celebrating a birthday today. Come back tomorrow for more celebrity birthdays.