Happy Birthday Samuel Clemens & Winston Churchill

Samuel Clemens and Winston Churchill were both born on this day. These two amazingly witty & intelligent men were born on the same day about 40 years apart.

I think I read that Mr. Clemens was not fond of Winston for what he called Churchill’s love for war. He said something like, “Mr. Churchill knows all about war but nothing about peace. War may be very entertaining to people who enjoy that sort of thing, I, myself, have never cared for it”.

Are wit and a way with words common to people born under this birth sign?

And of course, Jonathan Swift in 1667.


Dopeler effect:
The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Of course, Churchill later said:

Say the number that comes after one, twice, and then say Mark Twain’s last name.

One-and-a-half one-and-a-half Clemens!

Uncle Beer—Really? November 30 is an amazing day in history!!!

You just made my day! (Now I know I’m boring.)

We also have:
Billy Idol, 1955.
Paul Stookey of “Peter, Paul & Mary,” 1937.
Abbie Hoffman, 1936.
G. Gordon Liddy, 1930.
Dick Clark, 1929 (although I’m sure that’s supposed to be 1829).
Richard Crenna, 1927 &
Andrea Doria, 1468.


Dopeler effect:
The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

and my brother. I just called him to wish him happy birthday.

But the Law of Conservation of Wit applies. November 30 is also the day Oscar Wilde died (in 1900).