Category Archives: Birthday

John Maynard Keynes (1883.06.05)

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His genius as a prodigy of intellect expressed itself in many other spheres of activity,  John Maynard Lord Keynes, was born on this date in 1883.  So influential was John Maynard Keynes in the middle third of the twentieth century that an entire school of modern thought bears his name.  Keynes’ best-known work, ‘The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money’, was published in 1936, and became a benchmark for future economic thought. It also secured his position as Britain’s most influential economist, and with the advent of World War Two, he again worked for the treasury. In 1942, he was made a member of the house of lords.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859.05.22)

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ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/22:  A medical doctor from Edinburgh who authored Sherlock Holmes detective adventures, Arthur Conan Doyle, was born on this date in 1859.  It is “elementary my dear Watson” to partake in the Doyle birthday by tuning in Crosscurrents, 5/22 at 8 am.

Playlist may include songs by:  Doyle Bramhall;  Dole Dykes;  John Doyle;  Alan Doyle; Marie Doyle;  Danny Doyle;  Brian Doyle;  Tim Doyle;  Mark Doyle;  Josh Doyle;  Mark Doyle;  Michael Doyle;  Suzanne Doyle;  … and closing with The Flower Of Scotland and of course, a wee bit of mischief.

L. Frank Baum (1856.05.15)

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FRANK BAUM ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/15:  The Land Of Oz was created by its author, L. Frank Baum who was born on the date in 1856. You are invited to join us as we are “off to see the wizard” heading down the “yellow brick road”  to Crosscurrents, 5/15 at 8 am.

Playlist may include songs by The Tinmen;  The Big Little Lions;  The Scarecrows;  Dorothy;  and The Red Shoes.

Sir David Attenborough (1926.05.08)

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ATTENBOROUGH ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/8:  Famed natural historian and English broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough was born on this date in 1926.   Sir David’s life has been devoted to preserving the diversity of our world’s wildlife and his birthday will be celebrated with music (and no leopards) on Crosscurrents, 5/8 at 8 am.

Playlist may include:  Just Can’t Go To Sleep;  Flowers on the Wall;  Puff, The Magic Dragon;  Snake Oil;  Gone, Gone, Gone;  Happy Feet;  Express Yourself;  Wild Wild Life;  and… other Attenborough inspired tunes.

Joseph Heller (1923.05.01)

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JOSEPH HELLER ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/1:  The satirical novel “Catch-22” was authored by Joseph Heller born of this date in 1923.  The Heller birthday has your seat reserved on a B-25 with the only “catch” of tuning into Crosscurrents, 5/1 at 8 am.

Playlist may include:  Blowing in the Wind; Universal Soldier; Waist Deep in the Big Muddy;  Ain’t Marching Anymore; Times They Are A Changing;  Jerusalem; Fish Cheer;  Ohio;  All Along the Watch Tower;  Fortunate Son;  Turn Turn Turn; Volunteers of America;  Generals and Majors;  Orange Crush;  Catch-22;  Fiddle and the Drum;  Give Peace a Chance;  Give Me Love; For What Its Worth;  Whats Going On Here;  and… The Wall (along with some other crazy surprises)