Monday, December 31, 2012

December 31


December issues of different magazines


DECEMBER 31
Prime Weekly Editions Vol. 2 No. 46, December 31, 1987
On the Cover: Janice Veluz Gonzalez
 
Disyembre 31 sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

          Noong Disyembre 31, 1844, ang sistema ng kalendaryo sa Pilipinas ay isinaayos at iniayon sa pandaigdigang umiiral na kalendaryo. Sa pamamagitan ng proklamasyon ni Spanish Governor-General Narciso Claveria, ang Disyembre 31, 1844, Martes, ay ginawang Enero 1, 1845, Miyerkules.
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SULYAP SA NAKARAAN

Tampok sa ikaapat na labas ng Pantastik Komiks (Disyembre 31, 1950)
ang ilustrasyon ni Alfredo Alcala.


Personalities and celebrities born on December 31:
1880 – Hermenegildo Cruz, labor leader, writer and government official – in Binondo, Manila (d. March 21, 1943).
1943 – Leovigildo Briones Banaag, lawyer and congressman – in Butuan City (d. January 6, 2011).
1945 – Liwayway Vinzons-Chato, politician – in Camarines Norte.
1952 – Benjamin Mendoza Bitanga, businessman-entrepreneur and investment banker – in Manila.
1959 – Alfie Anido (full name Alfonso Serrano Anido), actor and commercial model (d. December 30, 1981).
Alfie Anido
on the cover of TV Times (April 19-25, 1981)

 
1971 – Marcus Antonius Corpuz Adoro, composer, musician and guitarist.
1986 – Mike Tan (full name Jan Michael Silverio Tan), actor, dancer and model – in Angono, Rizal.


THE YEAR OF THE YUPPIE
Illustration by Garretson “Garry” Beekman Trudeau
of the concept of “young urban professional”
popularly coined the “Yuppie,”
on the cover of Newsweek (December 31, 1984).
          During the 1980s and 1990s, a new word, “Yuppie,” became popular, which is the shortened form to mean a “young urban professional.” Joseph Epstein is said to have coined the term in 1982, although the word “yuppie” itself was already published in the magazine Chicago as early as May 1980 through an article written by Dan Rottenberg. The year 1984 was declared by Newsweek as “The Year of the Yuppie” (SEE attached cover page).











 

Picture Trivia
Marilyn Chambers on the covers of
Genesis (December 1977 and December 1979)
          One of the most popular porn stars of the 1970s is Marilyn Chambers (real name Marilyn Ann Briggs). Do you know that Chambers also appeared in legitimate mainstream films? Among them, The Owl and the Pussycat (1970, where she used the screen name Evelyn Long), Together (1971, where she starred using her real name), and sa Rabid (1977, as Marilyn Chambers under the direction of David Cronenberg). Chambers also sang and recorded a disco single, Benihana (1976), the original copies of which are now considered collector’s items.
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WIKApedia
          Alam niyo ba kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng “Manigo” sa pagbating “Manigong Bagong Taon?” Ayon sa Bagong Diksiyunaryong Pilipino-Pilipino ni Julio F. Silverio, ang “manigo” ay isang pang-uri na may katumbas na kahulugang “maunlad,” “mapalad,” “paborable,” at “buwena-mano.” Kung hihimayin, ang “ma” ay isang unlaping nagbabadya ng katangian sa salitang-ugat na “nigo,” na ang katumbas na kahulugan ay “mabuting kapalaran.”
          Kaya ang pagbating “MANIGONG BAGONG TAON!” ay pagsasaad na “nawa’y tamuhin ng binabati ang isang “mabuting kapalaran sa bagong taon.”

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