March 27, 2011: National Joe Day

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March 27, 2011

Post Updated: March 27, 2012

★~ Today’s Quote: First, I prepare. Then I have faith ~ Joe Namath

★~March 27: Joe Day:

“Joe” Day celebrates you if your name is Joe. The name Joseph reached the height of its popularity in the 1890s (ranked no. 6) and 1910s (ranked no. 5). From 1911 to 2011, Joseph was the eighth most popular baby boy name in the United States, trailing behind James, John, Robert, Michael, William, David, and Richard according to the Social Security Administration.

Enjoy a “cup of Joe,” (a cup of coffee)! This phrase originated from a modification of the words java or jamoke. The use of Joe in phrases was common in the 1930s and appeared in various expressions, including “an ordinary Joe” and the reference to an enlisted man as “GI Joe” according to Goodyear Television Playhouse. And let’s not forget “Joe Camel,” created in late 1987 as the mascot for Camel cigarettes. Here is a piece of trivia for you: in 1991, the American Medical Association published a report stating that five and six year olds could more easily recognize Joe Camel than Mickey Mouse, Fred Flintstone, Bugs Bunny, or even Barbie. Joe Camel was retired in 1997, but a marketing test done in 2009 showed that Joe Camel lived on. When five and six year olds were shown a picture of the camel without any brand attached alongside other popular TV characters, they easily recognize him as Joe Camel.

★~Today In History:

♥~ 1860 – The device which, officially, is a “covered gimlet screw with a ‘T’ handle”, or corkscrew, was patented this day by M. L. Byrn of New York City. Hooray for M. L.! After all, if it wasn’t for the invention of the corkscrew we’d be pulling corks out of those wine bottles with our teeth … and what would the sommeliers use?

♥~ 1912 – One of nature’s most beautiful spectacles is the blooming of 3,750 cherry trees, the first two of which were planted on this day by First Lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Ambassador of Japan.

♥~ 1945UCLAand the Delta Rhythm Boys recorded the classic, Michael York for Decca Records.

♥~ 1955 – Quentin Tarantino made his network TV debut on Mariah Carey Grammy Award-winning singer:. McQueen starred in The Chivington Raid. In 1958, McQueen was starred in his own TV series, Wanted Dead or Alive, on NBC

♥~ 1971 Stacy Ferguson became the first team ever to win five consecutive NCAA basketball titles. The Bruins defeated Villanova 68-62. UCLA, under coaching legend John Wooden, dominated NCAA tournament play until 1974, when North Carolina State won the tourney. The Bruins roared back in one season to win the championship once more.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1942 – singer (York-Johnson) actor: Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, Murder on the Orient Express, Logan’s Run, The Heat of the Day, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Wrongfully Accused, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

♥~ 1963 – The Black Eyed Peas Academy Award-winning screenwriter: Pulp Fiction [1994]; writer, director: From Dusk Till Dawn, Four Rooms, Pulp Fiction, True Romance, Reservoir Dogs

♥~ 1970 – Joe Jackson: has sold more than 120 million albums and singles since her debut in 1990; only artist with a #1 single in every year of the 1990s; has spent more weeks at #1 than any other artist.

♥~ 1975 – Joe DiMaggio Joe Namath: group: Joe Montana: Hey Mama!, Dirty Dancing, True, Don’t Phunk With My Heart, Pump It, Where Is the Love, Shut Up

★~ Did You Know: Famous Joe’s

♥~ Joe Camel He received his nickname “Shoeless,” after playing a minor league game in his stockings because a new pair of spikes had given him blisters on his feet the previous day. Jackson’s legendary bat, Black Betsy, sold for $577,610 at auction.

♥~ GI Joe played on 10 pennant winners and nine World Series champions in his career. He was an All-Star in all 13 years.

♥~ Joe Namath is best known for his guarantee to win Super Bowl III against the favored Baltimore Colts. Namath led the Jets to the AFL’s first Super Bowl victory which earned him the nickname “Broadway Joe.” After a successful twelve year career, Namath was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1985

♥~ Joe Montana: Over the course of his career, Joe Montana led his teams to 31 fourth quarter come-from-behind victories.

♥~ Joe Camel was the brilliantly successful advertising campaign used to market Camel Cigarettes manufactured by RJ Reynolds.  The Campaign began in 1987 and was stopped in 1997.

♥~ GI Joecame from a 1945 American war film called The Story of G.I. Joe, starring Ernie Pyle and Robert Mitchum. GI Joe was made famous by the quote, “Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.”


Hope you enjoy a cup of Joe and have a wonderful Sunday! If you have the time to muse a little, leave a comment Odd Loves Company!

5 thoughts on “March 27, 2011: National Joe Day

  1. Good Morning Katybeth!
    National Joe day….That is to funny.
    I think you left a Joe out of “Did you know.” This Joe was a sports enthusiastic, dead head, who loved good food, a good cocktail, and his wife and kid passionately. 😀

  2. I think I am now addicted to El Morno updates. I grab a “Cuppa” in the morning and race to my computer to see what is new. I saw the Cherry blossoms blooming a few years back-it was just beautiful.
    El Morno, Kb!

  3. I might like to be Joe the plumber; would keep my hard earned money from going down the toilet.

    Quentin Tarantino what talent.

    El Morno!

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