Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24

MAY 24
Hiwaga Komiks Taon 11 Blg. 278, Mayo 24, 1961
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang obra ni Pablo S. Gomez na “Octavia”
na iginuhit ni Federico Javinal

Events that happened on May 24:
1570 – First battle of Manila, between the Filipinos led by Rajah Sulayman and the Spaniards led by Martin de Goiti.
1898 – General Emilio Aguinaldo established his dictatorial government in Cavite.
1906 – Philippine Postal Savings Bank was established and became a branch of the Bureau of Posts.
1954 – Trese Martires, the capital of Cavite, was declared a city by virtue of Republic Act No. 981.

Personalities and celebrities born on May 24:
1842 – Melencio Figueroa – sculptor, engraver, delegate to the Malolos Congress, and designer of the Philippine coins circulated during the American Occupation – in Arevalo, Iloilo City (d. July 30, 1903).
1893 – Pilar Hidalgo, educator, civic leader, president of the Centro Escolar University and the National Federation of Women’s Clubs, and wife of war hero Vicente Lim – Boac, Marinduque (d. December 10, 1973).
1921 – Ric Rodrigo (real name Albert Paul Bregendahl), Danish-Filipino actor – in Manila.

1960 – Michael de Mesa (full name Michael Edward Eigenmann), actor – in Manila.
Michael de Mesa (with wife Gina Alajar and their children)
on the cover of Gintong Mariposa Family Magazine (July 14, 1992)
1966 – Rosanna Roces (real name Jennifer Cruz Adriano-Molina), actress – in Manila.
Rosanna Roces
on the cover of Mr. & Ms. (June 24, 1997).

23-year-old Sylvia Kristel on the cover of
Oui (May 1976)
Picture Trivia
          Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel became known for her title role in the French film Emmanuelle (1974) and Emmanuelle 2 (1975), which was based on the character created by Thai-born French novelist Emmanuelle Arsan (real name Marayat Bididh, 1932-2005) in the novel Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Woman (1959). She was soon typecast in the role of seductive woman. She also starred in the films Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981), Mata Hari (1985), and Private Lessons (1981), where she played the role of Nicole Mallow, a hired maid who seduced and taught sex to a teenage boy.

Sylvia Kristel on the video cover of
the 1985 film Mata Hari.
          Do you know that Kristel is a multi-lingual? She can speak Dutch, French, English, German at Italian.
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