First of all, I missed International Towel Day, which was on May 25th. It was the day of Douglas Adams’ far too early passing. Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author.
The commemoration was first held on 25 May 2001, two weeks after Adams’ death on 11 May of that year.
For me, the big day is March 11th which was Douglas Adams’ birthday (March 11, 1950). Mine was March 11, 1947, but I like to think of us as — on some level — time twins even if I never wrote some of the best, most entertaining and thoughtful science fiction.
My husband’s birthday is insanely populated with famous people, mostly movie stars. There’s something about April 7th and movies.
Famous People Born on April 7
From the Who2 database of 4,587 musicians, actors, historical figures, and other celebrities were born on this date, including :