Today is my birthday (not yesterday as Donna Alward put on the PHS blog). I have always enjoyed being born on the 26th.
People born on my birthday include General Douglas MacArthur, Paul Newman, Jose Mourinho (former Chelsea manager, 47), Martin Dunn (the editor in chief of The New York Daily News), Christopher Hampton (playwright) and many others. It is St Eystein's Day -- 12 century the archbishop of Nidaros near Tronhiem who worked to bring the Norwegian church in line with other Europeon churches (it is somehow appropriate to have a Norwegian bishop saints day). In fact tonight the Viking festival Up Helly Aa will be happening on Shetland. This is a Victorian recreation of what a Viking festival could be like but not less inspiring for all that!
Also in 1790 Cosi Fan Tutte had its world premiere in Vienna.
One good thing that happened to me 25 years ago is that I started going out with my husband. He remains the best birthday present a girl could get!