Sunday, June 28, 2009

1958 - 2009 Personalities

Billy Mays died today at age 50. The American infomercial salesperson was born in 1958.

Other personalities born in 1958 include: Ellen DeGeneres, Bebe Neuwirth (Frasier), Jamie Lee Curtis, Tim Robbins (The Hudsucker Proxy (set in 1958)), Michael Winslow (Comedian, voice actor), Matt Frewer (Max Headroom), Andie MacDowell, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Annette Bening, Kevin Bacon, Holly Hunter, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Foxworthy, and Sharon Stone.

People from Generation Jones are Jonesers, born between 1954 and 1965. This heretofore lost generation between the Boomers and GenXers, has emerged now as a bona fide distinct generation. The name comes from American slang, jonesing, meaning yearning. Now aged between 42 and 54, they were brought up to believe they could have it all, but found that they couldn't. jonesing: To have a strong need, desire, want, or craving for something. It comes from 'keeping up with the joneses'.... Of or pertaining to Indiana Jones type of behavior. i.e. A strong need or desire to do something adventurous.

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