Wednesday, October 30, 2013



"Oh my goodness, Eva . . . it's only five o'clock in the morning. What? You want to go out? But it's still dark outside."

Eva is definitely a morning person.

Did you ever wake up in the morning and find that you're feeling more tired than you were when you went to bed the night before? And it's happening more and more often lately?

Welcome to old age, my friend.

"Okay, Eva . . . Let's go."

Did you know that . . . ?

 "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.



On this day, October 30 in 1938, Orson Welles caused a nationwide panic with his broadcast of "War of the Worlds" -- a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth.  "War of the Worlds" was not planned as a radio hoax, and Welles had little idea of the havoc it would cause.

Perhaps as many as a million radio listeners believed that a real Martian invasion was underway. Panic broke out across the country. When news of the real-life panic leaked into the CBS studio, Welles went on the air as himself to remind listeners that it was just fiction.

The Federal Communications Commission investigated the program but found no law was broken.



1. a psychoneurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks, disturbances of sensory and motor functions, and various abnormal effects due to autosuggestion.
2. an uncontrollable emotional outburst, as from fear or grief, often characterized by irrationality, laughter, weeping, etc.
3. a state of intense agitation, anxiety, or excitement, esp. as manifested by large groups or segments of society.


Henry Franklin Winkler
(born October 30, 1945)
Henry Winkler is an American actor, director, producer and author.

Winkler is best known for his role as Fonzie in the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. "The Fonz", a leather-clad greaser and auto mechanic, started out as a minor character at the show's beginning, but had achieved top billing by the time the show ended. He currently stars as Sy Mittleman on Childrens Hospital.

Sarah Sanguin Carter
(born October 30, 1980)
Sarah Carter is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Maggie in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies.

Harry Robinson Hamlin
(born October 30, 1951)
Harry Hamlin is an American film and television actor, known for his roles as Perseus in the 1981 fantasy film Clash of the Titans, Bart McGuire in the groundbreaking 1982 film on gay relationships Making Love, and as Michael Kuzak in the legal drama series L.A. Law.

Andrea Mitchell
(born October 30, 1946)
Andrea Mitchell is an American television journalist, anchor, reporter and commentator for NBC News, based in Washington, D.C.


"Do days exist without calendars? Does time pass when there are no human hands left to wind the clocks?"
--Howard Koch