February 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm (1964, birthday)
Well, I’m not going to go through the usual “was he born ten minutes before midnight” or “was he born ten minutes after midnight” whimwam… George, wherever you are, we love you.
I must take this moment to mention a book, A Date With a Beatle, which is all about the exciting true events and mishaps leading up to an obsessed fan’s meeting with her idol–our dear George. It’s a really fun romp and my friend Judith, the author, is hilarious. I highly recommend checking it out.
February 25, 2011 at 12:19 am (birthday)
So here we are, back at George’s birthday again.
We are simply going to celebrate the 24th and 25th since in recent years there was some alleged confusion about his birthday. He was born so close to midnight is what causes the problem, I think.
Would anyone like to comment with their favorite George memory, link, photo, quote, etc. on this special anniversary of the coming of this beloved soul?
February 25, 2010 at 2:25 pm (1964, airplane, big smile, birthday)
February 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm (birthday, flowers, funny, India, Neil & Mal, weird)
So apparently a story went around years ago that George learned he was born ten minutes before midnight instead of ten minutes after, and therefore was confused, thinking he’d been celebrating his birthday on the wrong day(Feb 25) all this time. I can’t confirm this,and I know of a contradictory story but I can’t find it. D:
In the article, Louise Harrison, his sister, couldn’t understand how the story got started–she said it was written in a family bible that he was born ten minutes after midnight and that was that.
Do take note, however, that if you read the “about” section of this site, that Lou was not actually present at his birth, but got up the next morning and discovered he’d been born.
Another interesting fact is that Louise Harrison, George’s mother, used to always call him at midnight on his birthday, no matter where he was in the world.
So was George born on the 24th or 25th? We may never know for sure. So, to make it easier on poor ol’ Georgie, we’ll just celebrate it both days and be done with it.
If you have a favorite picture to post, please do so in comment!
George turns 24 in India, and gets his head caught when too many flower garlands are bestowed upon him.