Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30

May issues of different magazines

MAY 30 

Mr. & Ms. Vol. 34 No. 4, May 30, 2000
On the front cover: Arnold Clavio and Mickey Ferriols
On the back cover: Sharon Cuneta for the Alaska Milk print ad.
Events that happened on May 30:
1902 – The first group of American teachers arrived at Cebu.
1964 – Filipino writer and labor leader Amado V. Hernandez was acquitted by the Supreme Court in a landmark case (complex crime of rebellion with murder, arson and robbery)  in Philippine jurisprudence that lasted more than 13 years.

Personalities and celebrities born on May 30:
1892 – Fernando Cueto Amorsolo, portraitist, landscape painter and first National Artist (1972) of the Philippines – in Calle Herran, Paco, Manila (d. April 24, 1972).
The only self-portrait done by National Artist Fernando Amorsolo.
Given to First Lady Imelda R.Marcos as a token of appreciation
for her role in the creation of the National Artist Award
by President Ferdinand E.Marcos, but went missing after the
1986 EDSA Revolt when Malacañang was ransacked.
Amorsolo was the first recipient of the National Artist Award.

1932 – Jose Armando R. Melo, jurist and public official – in Manila.
1970 – Manuel Luis “Manolo” Casas Quezon III, writer, blogger and televivion host.
1973 – John Rodney Santos, basketball player – in Meycauayan City, Bulacan.
1989 – Demitrius Irving Tolentino Omphroy, Amrican-born Filipino footballer – in Alameda, California.

Mr. T (Lawrence Tureaud) on the cover
of People weekly May 30, 1983 issue.
Picture Trivia
Do you know what Mr. T’s real name. During his early career, writers would put his name as Lawrence Tero, but his real name is Lawrence Tureaud. We remembered him as the muscle of the A-Team, B. A. Baracus, as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III, and as Hulk Hogan’s friend and tag-team partner in Wrestlemania I.
One interesting trivia: Mr. T’s unusual hairstyle came about after he saw a Mandinka warrior belonging to an ethnic tribe in West Africa while reading an issue of National Geographic. He decided to adopt their unusual hairstyle as a powerful statement of his African origin. He would occasionally sleep with the heavy gold chains on his neck to see how his ancestor as a slave felt. But after helping out in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina in 2005, he stopped wearing virtually all his gold. He said, “As a Christian, when I saw other people lose their lives and lose their land and property...I felt that it would be a sin before God for me to continue wearing my gold. I felt it would be insensitive and disrespectful to the people who lost everything, so I stopped wearing my gold.”


  1. Was the Amorsolo self-portrait stolen during the February 1986 Malacanang siege ever found?

  2. There are some indication that it was.