Saturday, 13 February 2016

13 February

And so we come to the 13th of February, a day which saw Thomas Edison observing the Edison effect in 1880 as well as the establishment of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 1914 to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members. On the same day in 1954, Frank Selvy became the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game and in 2004 the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced that it had discovered the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. (They named the star "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".)

On this day in 1938, the English actor Oliver Reed was born, as was Robbie Williams in 1974. However, we are celebrating the day with The J. Geils Band, who were number one on the US Billboard in 1982 with “Centrefold”, mainly because it reminds me of school discos kitted out in leg warmers and a ra-ra skirt and not understanding at all what the song was about yet sang along blissfully unaware!

"My blood runs cold, my memory has just been sold
My angel is tha centrefold (angel is the centrefold)"

Have a nostalgic lucky day and remember a new lucky day was drawn yesterday!