Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11

Mga komiks (comics) na lumabas sa sirkulasyon sa buwan ng Mayo

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.
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.

American actor-comedian Bob Hope with an Indian
headgear on the cover of Life May 11, 1962 issue.
Larawang Tribiya
          Did you know that  American actor-comedian Bob Hope(real name Leslie Townes Hope, 1903-2003) owns a small percentage of the American professional baseball team, the Cleveland Indians? He bought it in 1946. In 1993, Hope sang “Thanks for the Memory” after the last game of the Indians at the Cleveland Stadium.
          It was in the year 1962, during Bob Hope's pinnacle of success, when he was awarded the United States Congressional Gold Medal for his outstanding contribution in the field of entertainment for the U.S. Armed Forces assigned in different countries.
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