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Peter Sellers British Actor Born September 09, 1925, Southsea (Hampshire) UK
Peter Sellers was born on a Tuesday.
Tuesday was named to honor Tiw, an old Teutonic deity and the planet Mars.
"Tuesday's child is full of grace..."
Peter Sellers's September birthstone is the Sapphire.
His birthstone, Sapphire, is a velvety, deep-blue jewel signifying sacity, fidelity and chastity. It was prized by the ancients as the sacred stone of truth and justice.
Peter Sellers was born under the sign sign of the Virgin.
He can do almost anything that requires brain power and determination. His mind is extremely analytical. Virgos are neat, well-organized, punctual and cautious. On a personal level, they make a caring and steadfast mate. Your best colors are gray and silver, clear blues and yellows. Famous Virgos as Leonard Bernstein, Mother Theresa and Leo Tolstoy.
Events of this Month
The German Communist Party appoints Ernst Thelmann as its leader. Meanwhile, German representatives are invited to participate at the Locarno conference and discuss a security pact. In the United States, the Federal Council of Churches reveals an increase in alcohol consumption in the USA since Prohibition. The city of San Francisco celebrates its diamond jubilee. Illinois Gov. Lowden informs the American Bankers Association it must assist American farmers or the nation's crops will fail. In New York, the musical comedy "No, No, Nanette" premiers on Broadway.
The Pittsburgh Pirates win baseball's World Series, four games to three over last year's winners, the Washington Senators. Babe Ruth is sued for $7,700 in unpaid racing bets. In college football, Notre Dame soundly defeats Stanford 27-10 to win the Rose Bowl. Jim Barnes wins golf's prestigious British Open Championship. The Victoria Cougars win hockey's Stanley Cup. A horse named Flying Ebony pulls ahead of the pack to emerge victorious in the Kentucky Derby. The winning horse is ridden by E. Sande.
Events for the Day
Then Vs New cost of Living Comparisions
On September 8: Today marks the anniversary of the establishment of the first Roman Catholic parish in the U. S. -- Saint Augustine, Florida. It's also the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On this date in 1866, the first sextuplets -- three boys and three girls -- are born to the Bushnell family of Chicago, Ill. In 1965, Bert Campaneris became the first baseball player to play all nine positions in one game, a 13-inning night game at Kansas City, Missouri.
In 1925, a gallon of milk sold for $.56, a loaf of bread sold for $.09, a new car sold for $300.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.11, and a new house sold for $7,809.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 156.66.
Now in 1999, the average price for a gallon of milk is $3.24a loaf of bread is $1.72, a new car is $17,695.00 a gallon of gas is $1.26, a new house is $134,120.00, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is about 11,250.14
The average wage earner in 1925 made $1,318.00 per year, compared to $21,951.28 today.
Science and Technology
President and Vice-President
Tennessee becomes the first state to pass a law prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools. Armstrong becomes the first company to offer embossed linoleum.
When Peter Sellers was born Calvin Coolidge was president and Charles Dawes was vice president.
The U.S. kept cool with Coolidge. He became president in his own right with the election of 1924. "Silent Cal" often became the butt of jokes, but his minimalist approach to government fit the public mood. He ushered in the heady years of Coolidge Prosperity, as the stock market soared. Frugality was his trademark. Prosperity continued.
This year the Grand Ole Opry has its first broadcast out of Nashville. Meanwhile silent films move into the realm of sing- along with the help of Max Fleischer and his follow the bouncing ball cartooning. Song classics this year include "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" and "If You Knew Susie, Like I Know Susie."
"The Academy Awards did not start until 1927. In 1925, however, in Film, everyone enjoyed Charlie Chaplin's "The Gold Rush". In Music, Rudolf Friml -"The Vagabond King," New York, and artist Marc Chagall painted "The Drinking Green Pig."