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James Randi, Born Today, + 81 Years PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Wagg   

randilibraryMany people have expressed interest in sending James "The Amazing" Randi birthday wishes on this, the first day of his 82nd year.

For your viewing pleasure, here's a link to a James Randi photo gallery that we put together a few years ago.

And for a unique view of Randi, check out this rare clip.

(If I'm looking for a job tomorrow, you now know why.)

If you'd like to leave some birthday wishes for Randi yourself, please use the comments below. On on his behalf, he thanks each and everyone of you from the bottom of his full functioning heart.

And from the site

More data (much of it ridiculous) on Randi's birthday:

7 August 1928

Your date of conception was on or about 15 November 1927 which was a Tuesday.

You were born on a Tuesday
under the astrological sign Leo.
Your Life path number is 8.

Your fortune cookie reads:
Your happiness is intertwined with your outlook on life.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path number 6.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 1 & 5.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 7 & 9.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2425465.5.
The golden number for 1928 is 10.
The epact number for 1928 is 8.
The year 1928 was a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/23/1928 and ending 2/9/1929.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Dragon.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Salmon; your plant is Raspberry.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Paopy, the second month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 21 Av 5688.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 22 Av 5688.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is
12 baktun 15 katun 14 tun 7 uinal 1 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Tuesday, 19 Safar 1347 (1347-2-19).

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 8 April 1928.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 15 April 1928.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 22 February 1928.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 27 May 1928.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 3 June 1928.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Saturday, 15 September 1928.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Thursday, 5 April 1928.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 21 February 1928.

As of 8/7/2009 11:18:21 AM EDT
You are 81 years old.
You are 972 months old.
You are 4,226 weeks old.
You are 29,585 days old.
You are 710,051 hours old.
You are 42,603,078 minutes old.
You are 2,556,184,701 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:

Charlize Theron (1975) David Duchovny (1960) Garrison Keillor (1942)
'The Amazing' James Randi (1928) Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer (1927) Stan Freberg (1926)
Ralph Bunche (1904) Louis Leakey (1903) Billie Burke (1884)
Mata Hari (1876)

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 11.5792563600783 years old. (You old hound dog, you!)

Your lucky day is Sunday.
Your lucky number is 1 & 4.
Your ruling planet(s) is Sun.
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
Your opposition sign is Aquarius.
Your opposition number(s) is 8.

Today is not one of your lucky days!

There are 365 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 82 candles.

Those 82 candles produce 82 BTUs,
or 20,664 calories of heat (that's only 20.6640 food Calories!) .
You can boil 9.37 US ounces of water with that many candles.  

In 1928 the US population was approximately 105,710,620 people, 35.6 persons per square mile.
In 1928 in the US there were approximately 1,274,476 marriages (12%) and 170,505 divorces (1.6%)
In 1928 in the US there were approximately 1,118,000 deaths (13.0 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1928 the population of Australia was approximately 6,355,770.
In 1928 there were approximately 134,078 births in Australia.
In 1928 in Australia there were approximately 48,593 marriages and 1,786 divorces.
In 1928 in Australia there were approximately 59,378 deaths.

Your birth flower is GLADIOLA

Your birthstone is Peridot

The Mystical properties of Peridot

Peridot is used to help dreams become a reality.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Sardonyx, Diamond, Jade

Your birth tree is
Poplar, the Uncertainty

Looks very decorative, no self-confident behaviour, only courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, artistic nature, good organiser, tends to philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership serious.

There are 140 days till Christmas 2009!
There are 153 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waning gibbous.

Above birthday stuff Copyright © 2006 Paul R. Sadowski (