Just. Quick note to say “Happy Birthday” to someone I used to know.
No Google. It is not Christopher Reeves’ 69th birthday because he stopped having birthdays when he was 52. You know. Because, he died when he was 52.
Birthdays are celebrated by the living for the living. If you have a 16th birthday it is because you’ve lived that long. If you died when you were 5, you can’t possibly have a 16th birthday.
It is pretty simple really. I don’t know why we keep mis-using and mis-representing birthdays on Google.
It is ok to say “It *would have been* Christopher Reeve’s 69th birthday today.
On October 10, 2021, we can celebrate his death day.
You know who you are.
from Google. Every. Year.
The following isn’t true. It is not Steve Irwin’s 57th birthday because he only ever made it to 44.
I appreciate the sentiment but it would be more accurate of them to say Today would have been Steve’s 57th birthday. That is factually accurate.
I do miss him. He was a one of a kind awesome guy who should have gotten a longer ride on the life train.
It is really NOT her birthday. She is DEAD. She stopped having birthdays in 2008. It isn’t even her DEATH day.
Wrong on both counts.