Thursday, April 19, 2012

April 19

April 19

Voodoo Illustrated Magasin Taon 1 Blg. 2, Abril 19, 1971
Tampok sa taklob-pahina sina Edgar Mortiz at Vilma Santos

Unang labas ng Ligaya Komiks (Abril 19, 1960),
tampok sa taklob-pahina
ang guhit ni Alfredo P. Alcala.
Ang Ligaya Komiks na inilimbag ng G. Miranda & Sons (GMS) Publishing Corporation ay unang lumabas sa sirkulasyon noong Abril 19, 1960. Ang unang patnugot nito ay si Raymundo G. Aure. Itinampok sa unang labas nito ang mga kuwentong “Buhay Maynila” ni Maning de Leon, “Pamana ni Bathala ni Rico Bello Omagap at “Walang Anino” ni Ludovico Soriano.

Events that happened on April 19:
1901 – The Proclamation of Surrender of Genral Emilio Aguinaldo, printed in English, Spanish and several Philippine dialects, were distributed throughout the Philippines, through which he proclaimed that independence can be obtained through the magnanimity of the United States.
1987 – New People’s Army contingent composed of around 300 men clashed with the military in Sitio Akle, San Ildefonso, Bulacan. The battle lasted four days. The military estimated at least 40 NPA men were killed while the rebels claimed the military suffered 18 casualties.

Personalities and celebrities born on April 19:
1849 – Leona Florentino, poet and “Mother of Philippine Women’s Literature,” in Vigan, Ilocos Sur (d. October 4, 1884).
1866 – Hermogenes Bautista, revolutionary general – in Marikina (then part of Rizal Province) (d. October 17, 1917).
1869 – Gregorio Araneta, Secretary of the Malolos Congress and Emilio Aguinaldo’s Secretary of Justice – in Molo, Iloilo City (d. May 9, 1930).
1873 – Hermogenes Ilagan, Tagalog playwright, musician and author of play Dalagang Bukid – in Bigaa (now Balagtas), Bulacan (d. February 27, 1943).
1939 – Joseph “Erap” Estrada (full name Jose Marcelo Ejercito), film actor, city mayor,  senator, vice-president and 13th president of the Philippines, in Tondo, Manila.
President Joseph Estrada
on the cover of Asiaweek (January 31, 1997)
1958 – Janice Jurado (real name Maria Cristina Jurado), actress – in Manila.
1959 – Teofisto Guingona III, politician and lawmaker.
1961 –Albert Pineda Martinez, actor, director and film producer – in Cebu.
Albert Martinez (with daughter Alyssa)
on the cover of MOD (June 17, 2005)

1990 – Kim Chiu (full name Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu; Chinese name, Zhang Jinzhu), Chinese-Filipino actress – in Tacloban City, Leyte.
Chinese-Filipino actress Kim Chiu
on the covers of Bannawag (February 1, 2010) and Total Fitness (October 2012)

The Silver Surfer on the cover of
Empire (April 2007).
Picture Trivia
          The Marvel Comics cosmic superhero Silver Surfer (a.k.a. Norrin Radd of the Planet Zenn-La) was conceptualized by Jack Kirby and first appeared on Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966). Do you know that the character was unintentionally made? Even at the beginning, writer-editor Stan Lee was hesitant of including a character riding on a surfboard.
          Silver Surfer’s silver screen debut was in the 2007 film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Do you know that two actors portrayed the character in the said film? The physical actor was Doug Jones, and the one who voiced the character was Laurence Fishburne. At the beginning, the production team was not sure if the Silver Surfer will have a dialogue. Fishburne was first chosen to be the voice of Galactus. In the finality, Galactus was not given a talking physical form but merely a cloudlike shape, and Fishburne eventually ended up voicing the Silver Surfer. One additional trivia – Doug Jones once worked as a contortionist.
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