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A Birthday Eclipse!


Lots of people will be celebrating their birthday
on August 21st with a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!


 


If you are one of those lucky folks...
(or even if your birthday is just a couple days off [from the 18th to the 23rd], and you want to celebrate it with the eclipse anyway...!)
then send us an e-mail to let us know, and we'll include you on this page!!

When you e-mail, please give us the following information: Name, birthday, age on eclipse day, where you're from, and where you'll be watching the eclipse from.
And if you're under 18, please have your parents e-mail us - to give permission to include you on this page! Thanks!

 


AUGUST 21, 2017


Happy "Eclipse Day" birthday!

-Carl Friar (Coming over from England to celebrate number 52!!)

-Teresa Starkovich (NW USA) - has her 15th birthday ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Jack Hagopian (from Philly) - turning 40 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Josh Langwell (USA) - also turning 40 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Matt Anderson (of St. Louis!) - turning 55 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Sergey Brin (of Google!) - turning 44 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Martha Martin of California - turning 60 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Harrison Page - will be big six years old ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Brett Fitch - from Oregon! Near the path! 21 years old ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Alexandra Rybinski (of S. Deerfield MA) - also turning 21 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Sabrina Huddleson - Our friend from work, celebrating her birthday ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Jessica Anne Gast Scholl (from MN) - turning 34 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Zac Jerman (from UT), a fine young man and celestial observer - turning 16 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Frank Melillo (from NY) - turning 59 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Cody Steffen (who is planning to be in the path of totality at Herculaneum MOturning 12 ON ECLIPSE DAY!!

-Fabian Valverde - Coming up from Costa Rica to celebrate number 33 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Johnny Hong (from Seattle) - turning 41 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Aaron Grimes - from London KY - turning 26 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Leslie Jones - from Stillwater MN - turning 63 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Klaus Hanke (from Austria) - Coming over to ALSO celebrate his 63rd ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Romy - Coming over to Oregon from Switzerland with her daughter Helena (see the section below!) to celebrate number 73 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Susan Vadencourt - viewing from Charleston SC to celebrate her birthday number 62 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Josephina Meulendijks - coming to the US from the Netherlands to celebrate birthday number 50 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Stephanie (from South Carolina) - Who lives in the path(!) and will celebrate number 30 at home ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Annette Davis - Will be watching the eclipse from Kearney MO, celebrating her number 58 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Tom Shaw - Will make the trek from Portland OR to Eastern OR, to celebrate big number 60 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Mark Suehl of Phoenix - Planning for a homecoming to Nebraska to see totality and celebrate number 55 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Cathy Stanley of Michigan - Planning to celebrate number 54 with a total eclipse out west ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Ceiridwen Terrill - Professor at Concordia University in Portland OR - Celebrating number 47 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Heather McReynolds - living IN THE PATH in Missouri, and celebrating number 43 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Sherry Cullison - also living IN THE PATH in Nebraska, and celebrating number 61 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Ben Muse - near the path in North Carolina, will be celebrating number 16 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Todd Woods - a Navy veteran from Northern CA - celebrating number 55 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

- Cessilee Cadwallader - from CA - looking forward to this eclipse her entire life, and will be celebrating number 30 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Paige Guffey - from SC - celebrating birthday number 52 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Mike Kennedy of Vashon WA - celebrating birthday number 60 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Matthew Griffin, from CT - celebrating birthday number 17 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-TWINS Sophia and Natalie Miner, from Missouri - celebrating birthday number 9 together - ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Casey Michelle Pierce, from KY - planning to view the eclipse from Sparta TN, while celebrating birthday number 38 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Mikka Funk of MO - planning to view the eclipse from St. Joseph or Columbia, while also celebrating birthday number 38 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-J.P Kraus of the Netherlands - planning to view the eclipse from Oregon to celebrate birthday number 47 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Laura Bihuniak Kennedy will be observing from Murphy NC to celebrate birthday number 49 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Daniel Gates of Beaufort SC will be celebrating birthday number 17 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Kay Owen (also of Beaufort SC) will be observing from Casper WY while celebrating birthday number 65 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Marcy Fowler (of California) will be observing from Oregon to celebrate birthday number 68 ON ECLIPSE DAY! (Marcy will be observing with her mother - who saw the total eclipse in 1979 as well!)

-Jared-Lee Futch, looking forward to the eclipse - and turning 31 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

- Chris Greski, of AZ, turning 49 ON ECLIPSE DAY, and debating whether to make it to Oregon to see totality. (We're talking him into it!)

-Catherine Ferrer, of Switzerland, turning 47 ON ECLIPSE DAY, and coming to the USA to see totality!

-Daniel Dominguez, of Troy KS (in the path!), turning 25 ON ECLIPSE DAY, and celebrating it with a total eclipse!

-The new generation of eclipse chasers is well represented by Briahna, of Tacoma WA; she will be watching with family from Lebanon OR, celebrating her 12th birthday ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Annette Finkeldei, of Manhattan KS (near the path!), turning 44 ON ECLIPSE DAY, and celebrating by watching totality somewhere North of Hiawatha, KS!

-Mike Goggin, of Richmond VA, turning 52 ON ECLIPSE DAY, and celebrating by watching totality in Greenville SC!

-Ace Hetland - Marine and Vietnam Veteran - will be turning 70 ON ECLIPSE DAY, celebrating by watching totality in Casper WY!

-Adj Prof Su Bedell of William Paterson University, also turning 70 ON ECLIPSE DAY, and celebrating with a total eclipse!

-Maria Brown (from the Bay area), turning 50 ON ECLIPSE DAY, and celebrating with a total eclipse from Oregon!

-Jim Grobe from Honolulu, turning 68 ON ECLIPSE DAY, and celebrating his 2nd total eclipse with family in Oregon! Hauʻoli lā hānau, Jim!

- Bonnie Spittler (from Alabama), turning 69 ON ECLIPSE DAY, and celebrating with a total eclipse in Hopkinsville KY!

-Judy Ziegler (from California), turning 75 ON ECLIPSE DAY, and celebrating with a total eclipse from Wyoming!

-Dan Howell (from Los Angeles), turning 51 ON ECLIPSE DAY, and celebrating with a total eclipse from the Grand Tetons!

- Young Master Elliott Stewart will be celebrating his 4th birthday ON ECLIPSE DAY, with totality (thanks to his family!), from Fenton MO! This will be a memory he will keep for his entire life!

-Demetria Polston (from St. Louis), turning 42 ON ECLIPSE DAY, and celebrating with a total eclipse in De Soto MO!

-Lilly Schoenfeld (from Boise), a bright, shining star - turning 13 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Enjoy it from the path, Lilly!

-Maggie Peretto (from CT), will be celebrating number 68 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Hoping to view from the Grand Tetons!

-Renuka Hukmani (from Arlington, VA), will be celebrating her birthday ON ECLIPSE DAY! Hope to see you in the path, Renuka!

-Renuka Hukmani (from Arlington, VA), will be celebrating her birthday ON ECLIPSE DAY! Hope to see you in the path, Renuka!

-Nathaniel Hayes (from NC), will be celebrating birthday number 14 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Ariel Amsden will be celebrating birthday number 29 ON ECLIPSE DAY, with an eclipse from his hometown of Columbia SC!

-Rebecca Barbee will be celebrating birthday number 44 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Rhiannon Brezicky (from NY), will be celebrating birthday number 9 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Her family is planning a trip to TN so she can see totality! What a GREAT present! Shhhhh.. it's a secret!! :-)

-Navy veteran Jack Illies from Troy IL will be turning 61 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Ashley Georgakopolous will be celebrating her 27th birthday ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Michael Moeller will be celebrating number 47 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Viewing the eclipse from Casper WY!

-Shellee Buchanan (from Philadelphia!) will be celebrating number 58 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Viewing the eclipse from Carbondale IL!

-DeAnn Ellen Porter (of Yorktown VA) will be celebrating number 60 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Viewing the eclipse from Aurora NE!

-Derrick Pearson (of Richmond KY) will be celebrating number 55 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Planning to be in the path to have the best birthday present ever!

-Alex E. (of Sacramento CA) will be celebrating number 15 ON ECLIPSE DAY, with his grandparents on an eclipse ROAD TRIP to North Platte NE!

-Anthony Linder (of NC) is celebrating number 34 ON ECLIPSE DAY! His mother sent us a very heartwarming eclipse birthday wish!

-Doris Powers (of Katy TX) - will be turning 65 ON ECLIPSE DAY, celebrating by watching totality in Casper WY!

-Lisa Brook King will be celebrating her birthday ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Bridgitt Daniels (of Kansas) will be celebrating #54 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Bonnie from Kauaʻi Hawaiʻi will be celebrating #66 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Coming to Oregon to celebrate with totality!

-Jennifer Evans will be celebrating her birthday ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Ken Huber (of Beatrice NE), turning 54 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Celebrating with totality from his house in the path!

-Michael Miller (of Kennesaw GA) will be celebrating #58 ON ECLIPSE DAY! In the path at Blackrock Mountain State Park, GA!

-Bonita Coyne (of Mission Viejo CA) will be celebrating #75 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Celebrating with totality in Oregon!

-Curtis McGrone will be celebrating #25 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Beth Garrett will be celebrating #63 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-AnnaLi Rutledge Goembel (of Baltimore) will be celebrating #14 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Going into the path with family in NC or TN!

-Mikayla Tabares Vallin will be celebrating #10 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching from her house in SC!!

-Brooke Johnson (of Omaha) will be celebrating her Golden Birthday (big #21!) ON ECLIPSE DAY! Celebrating with totality in St. Louis!

-Rachel Brunner (of Cincinnati) will be celebrating #62 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Pam Gussler will be celebrating #64 ON ECLIPSE DAY! She'll be watching totality from Oregon!

-Farish Haydel (from the Bay area) will be celebrating #50 ON ECLIPSE DAY! She'll be watching totality from Nashville TN!

- Eric Frahm (of Asheville NC) will also be celebrating #50 ON ECLIPSE DAY! He'll be watching totality from Greenville SC!

-Lisa Exum (of Plano TX) will be celebrating #53 ON ECLIPSE DAY! She'll be watching totality with her husband Doug, in Charleston, SC!

-Karen Haas (of Gilroy CA) will be celebrating #58 ON ECLIPSE DAY! She'll be watching totality from Salem, OR!

-Lisa Marie Zupan (of Omaha NE) will be celebrating #49 ON ECLIPSE DAY! She'll be watching totality from Beatrice, NE!

- Michaeline McDonald (of Depoe Bay) will be celebrating her birthday ON ECLIPSE DAY! She'll be among the first to see totality from Depoe Bay, OR!

-Bino Prassa (of CA) will be celebrating #40 ON ECLIPSE DAY! He'll be watching totality with family in Oregon!

-Brandi Blasi-Hebbard (of Sacramento) will be celebrating #52 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Looking for a place to party in the shadow - and planning to be in the path!

-Larry Smith (of Salt Lake) will be celebrating his birthday ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-RJ Sackett (of Boise) will be celebrating birthday #80(!) ON ECLIPSE DAY! Observing with family and friends - in the path!

-Steve Kaser will be celebrating birthday #70 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Observing from Sweet Springs Mountain!

-Matthew Tinnel (of Molalla OR) will be celebrating #27 ON ECLIPSE DAY! He'll be watching totality from his home town of Molalla, OR!

- Don Stolberg (of Kirkwood MO) will be celebrating #57 ON ECLIPSE DAY! He is planning to be AT WORK on eclipse day in St. Charles, MO! Can we convince him to be in the path???

-Braedyn Tyler Brouillard will be celebrating birthday #22 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching with family from Oregon!

-Mary Frances Marron (of San Antonio TX) will be celebrating birthday #64 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Will be watching totality from somewhere in Oregon!

-Milo Rynearson will be celebrating birthday #10 ON ECLIPSE DAY! He'll be watching totality with family from Ontario, OR!

-Adaline Lorraine Adams will be turning 3 years old ON ECLIPSE DAY! Starting her eclipse chasing EARLY in life, watching with family from their home in Beatrice NE!

-Joshua Shelton will be celebrating birthday #39 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching from beautiful lake Burton GA - in the path of totality!

-Kent Summerhayes (of Aurora CO) will be turning 62 years old ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching with family from Lincoln NE!

-Barbara Sykes (of Kinston NC) will be turning 69 years young ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Sharla Smith (of Oregon) will be turning 54 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Brandon Atcheson (of Belton MO) will be turning 36 years old ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching totality from St. Joseph MO!

-Wendy Coffelt (of Glendale CA) will be celebrating #71 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching totality from Salem OR!

-Lil Doody (of Naples FL) will be turning 67 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching totality from Southern IL!

-Janie Miller (of Tacoma WA) will be turning 61 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Scott Price (of Nashville) will be turning 50 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching totality from Nashville or Clarksville!

-Rex Funk (of Seattle WA) will be turning 28 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching totality from Salem OR!

-Carla Forester (of Atlanta) will be turning 50 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Freddie Roberts (USAF, Retired - of Newark DE) will be turning 63 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Joy Zimmer (of Carbondale IL) will be turning 35 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching totality from Carbondale IL!

-Jennifer Blackburn will be turning 40 ON ECLIPSE DAY! We received warm birthday wishes to her from her husband Bill!

-Lauren Foust (of NH) will be turning 32 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching totality from Charleston SC!

-Brandi Pugh (of Davidson NC) will be turning 42 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching totality from Isle of Palms SC!

-Katie Hoppe (of Southern CA) will be turning 55 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching totality from Oregon!

-Josie Alana Thompson will be turning 21 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching totality from Charleston SC!

-David Wagner (of West Hills CA) will be turning 63 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Hanna Lotempio will be turning 8 years old ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Clayton Coulter (of Longview, IL) will be celebrating #27 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching totality from Southern IL!

-Hiali Quinonez (of the NE USA) will also be celebrating his birthday ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Paul Awad (of Reston, VA) will be turning 50 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching totality with his wife from Charleston SC!

-Jacie Dahlström (of Iowa) will be turning 28 ON ECLIPSE DAY! After honeymooning in Hawaii, she and her husband will be planning to travel into the path to see TOTALITY!

-Evelyn Proctor (of Dunn NC) will be celebrating #57 ON ECLIPSE DAY!

-Annette Fleming will be celebrating #52 ON ECLIPSE DAY! Watching totality from her home town of Hopkinsville KY!

-Kathy Wiedeman (of Norfolk NE) will be celebrating #40...something, ON ECLIPSE DAY!

A very special request - which we will happily honor


A.J. Van Wallendael has requested that we list both his grandmother and mother on the birthday page

-Mary Belansky (born 8/21/1901 - passed away 1994), and Irene Van Wallendael (born 8/22/1921 - passed away 2013), will BOTH have better seats for this - their birthday eclipse - than any of us!


A very special couple!


-Bill and Nancy Britton, of Pennsylvania, getting ready to celebrate their 57th birthdays with an eclipse!
(That's right - they are BOTH turning 57; Bill ON ECLIPSE DAY, and Nancy just two days later on 8/23!)


Happy "Almost Eclipse Day" birthday!


-Katelyn Brandyberry (Indiana), celebrating the big 1-oh on 8/20/17!

-Shawn Berry (Nebraska USA - IN THE PATH!), with the big 4-oh(!) on 8/23/17!

-Kristina McLoud (Chicago) - turning 50 on 8/15/17!

-Maja Pelczarska - Coming over from Poland to celebrate her 17th birthday on 8/20/17!

-Hannah McGlaun (of Indiana) - Turning 25 on 8/19/17!

-Phil Treaux - from Seattle - turning "BIG 63" on 8/19/2017!

-Mary Cole - from California - turning 59 on 8/22/2017!

-Helena - Coming over to Oregon from Switzerland with her mother Romy (see the section above!) to celebrate number 46 on 8/20/17!

-Kay Hathaway - planning to view from Casper WY to celebrate her 51st birthday on 8/24/2017!

-Bonnie Julien, of Bremerton WA - celebrating her birthday on 8/20/17 with a total eclipse!

-Laura Bryant - from TN - Turning 20 years old on 8/22/17!

-Trevore Pavey will be observing the eclipse from Casper WY! Celebrating his 7th birthday on 8/23/17! Trevore, we hope that what you see as a young man is something you'll remember for the rest of your life! We hope it inspires you to see more eclipses!

-Leigh Ann Kristiansen will be observing the eclipse from home, in Makanda IL! Celebrating #48 on 8/20/17!

- Robert G. Ramsey will be celebrating #65 on 8/22/17!

-Tritia Tonn (from Portland OR) will be celebrating her "plenty-something"th birthday on 8/22/17!

-Jeannette Hall (from Las Vegas) will be celebrating her birthday on 8/22/17, by watching totality from Idaho!

-Wendy Bell, turning 49 on 8/20/17, and celebrating by spending eclipse weekend IN THE PATH in Columbia SC!
- Jennifer Kantzer, turning 40 on 8/15/17, and celebrating by watching totality in Oregon!

- Andrew Cowling, of England, celebrating his birthday on 8/20/17 - planning to see totality (with Suzanne) from a nice, peaceful spot in the path!

-Lauren Aikens, turning 29 on 8/18/17, and celebrating by watching totality from De Soto MO!
- Kristian Jens Meyer celebrating his 21st birthday on 8/23/17 - almost eclipse day!

-Martha Olling (of the Bay area), turning 62 on 8/19/17, and celebrating by watching totality with her family from somewhere in the path in Oregon!

- Reagan Voliva (of Evansville IN), turning 12 on 8/22/17, and celebrating by watching totality with her family from somewhere in the path in western KY!

-Amanda Rose Ayers (of AZ) will turn 13 on 8/20/17, celebrating the big step of becoming a teenager!

-Morgan Murphy (from MN), will turn 3 on 8/18/17, hopefully sharing totality with her family from somewhere in the path!

-Bryson Snarr will turn 15 on 8/18/17, and will be viewing totality with family from his hometown of Rexburg ID!

-Asher Perez (from OR), will be celebrating his birthday on 8/18/17, sharing totality with his family (including family members Max and Rachel - who also have August birthdays!) at a big birthday bash!

-Penny Pinson will turn 42 on 8/20/17!

-River McCold will be celebrating #14 on 8/18/17! Taking in the eclipse in the best way possible - a weekend campout with family and friends in Jefferson, OR!

-Josh Woods will be celebrating birthday #38 on 8/23/17! Going to try to get in the path!

-Margo Evans (of Salt Lake City) will be turning 45 on 8/23/17! Watching totality from Victor ID!

-Laura Hensley (of Omaha) will be celebrating birthday #43 on 8/20/17! Hoping to experience totality from Lincoln NE!

-Marlene Verdery will be celebrating birthday #79 on 8/18/17! Going to Wyoming to see totality!

-Shane Crites (of Boise) will be celebrating birthday #54 on 8/22/17!

-Nissa Rost-Rothman will be celebrating birthday #43 on 8/19/17!

-Francis Matula (of Western NC) will be celebrating birthday #60 on 8/18/17!


Other well-known individuals born on August 21:


(with their ages on Eclipse Day 2017)

-Usain Bolt (31) (world-record holding sprinter)

- Hayden Panettiere (28) (actress)

- Brody Jenner (34) (TV personality)

- Kenny Rogers (79) (singer)

- J.D Martinez (30) (baseball player)

- Archie Griffin (63) (pro football running back)

- Dame Janet Baker (84) (opera singer)

- Kacey Musgraves (29) (singer)

- B.J. Upton (33) (baseball player)

- Robert Lewandowski (29) (Polish footballer)

- Jim McMahon (58) (pro football quarterback)

- Paul Menard (37) (Race car driver)


Famous persons born on August 21, who have now left us:


-King William IV of England (born 1765)

-Wilt Chamberlain

-Count Basie

-Jack Buck (sportscaster)

-Augustin-Louis Cauchy (mathematician)

-Chris Schenkel (sportscaster)

-Conor Clapton (son of Eric Clapton) (born 8/21/1986) Died March 20 1991, and who would have been 31 on eclipse day


And a couple of honorary birthdays:


-Bǎo Bǎo (female giant panda cub who lived at the National Zoo until Feb 2017) - turning 4 years old on 8/23/17!

-Bèi Bèi (her younger brother, a male giant panda cub who lives at the National Zoo) - turning 2 years old on 8/22/17!

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