Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11

MAY 11
Kenkoy Pocket Size Komiks Blg. 9, Mayo 11, 1959
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang “Kenkoy,” ang cultural icon na likha ni Tony Velasquez

Events that happened on May 11
1973 – The Philippine Tourism Authority was created pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 189 as amended by P.D. No. 564.
1998 – Vice-President Joseph “Erap” Estrada was declared the 13th president of the Philippines by virtue of winning by the biggest landslide victory margin in Philippine election history.

Personalities and celebrities born on May 11:
1818 – Francisco Mercado Rizal, tenant-farmer and father of Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal – in Biñan, Laguna (d. January 5, 1898).
1922 – Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera (nee Ameurfina Aguinaldo Melencio), Supreme Court jurist – in Cabanatuan City.
1939 – Dante O. Tinga, lawmaker and Supreme Court jurist – Tanguig (then a town of Rizal Province).
1965 – Monsour del Rosario (full name Manuel Monsour Tabib del Rosario III), Taekwondo champion and Makati City councilor – in Manila.
1978 – Judy Ann Santos (full name Judy Ann Lumagui Santos), Actress, film producer and entrepreneur – in Manila.
Judy Ann Santos
on the covers of MOD (February 24, 2006), People Asia (April 2008), and Metro (May 2012)

1980 – Guji Lorenzana (full name Gregory Mangindin Lorenzana Jr), radio disc jockey, model, actor and award-winning alternative rock singer – Long Beach, California, U.S.A.
1995 – Yassi Pressman (real name Yasmin Isabel Yasto Pressman), dancer, singer, model and actress – in Hongkong.
Yassi Pressman
on the cover of Candy (August 2015)

American actor-comedian Bob Hope with an Indian
headgear on the cover of Life (May 11, 1962).
Picture Trivia
          In 1962, while actor-comedian Bob Hope (real name Leslie Townes Hope, 1903-2003) was at the height of his showbiz career, he was awarded the United States Congressional Gold Medal for his works in providing entertainment to American troops stationed in different places around the world.           Do you know that Bob Hope has a share in the ownership of the American professional baseball team Cleveland Indians? He bought the share in 1946. After the Indians last game in the Cleveland Stadium in 1993, he sang “Thanks for the Memory.”

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