Jeez time is surly flying, don’t know if it’s an age thing, you know the older one gets the faster time flies or is it just an urban myth? The weekend is almost upon us again; didn’t we have one a few says ago? I must give up pondering that thought don’t you think? Time for a Kahlúa Coffee me thinks, and it’s coffee, so never to early to enjoy one to start this day in celebration today is Liqueur Day (See below) Yum!
Today sees the Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage & Coffee Stockvel Club starting off our streaming day
from 10:00 Central African Time, three hours of the latest releases compiled and produced by Eric Alan. The urbane, debonair Todd Gordon follows with a program of fabulous vocal jazz, Todd’s Turntable. Todd is a jazz vocalist of note, presenting his program from his hometown of Edinburgh in Scotland. At 2pm C.A.T. the irrepressible Etienne Shardlow will present his bi-weekly Jazz-E, 100% South African Jazz Show from Jo’burg. It’s no joke because apart from his passionate love affair with SAFRO Jazz he is also a bit of a comedian. The big, bad blues brother is next on the schedule from 4pm C.A.T. Brian Currin will be showcasing some of the finest Blues the global village has to offer today, so there is no excuse not to listen to The Vagabond Blues with the affable Brian in control of the studio until 18h00. Now there is no excuse not to listen online today and everyday.
World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. It is also the Food Engineer day.
Since 1981, World Food Day has adopted a different theme each year, in order to highlight areas needed for action and provide a common focus.
World Food Day (WFD) was established by FAO’s Member Countries at the Organization’s 20th General Conference in November 1979. The Hungarian Delegation, led by the former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Dr. Pál Romány has played an active role at the 20th Session of the FAO Conference and suggested the idea of celebrating the WFD worldwide. It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries, raising awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger.
The Klutz in the Kitchen is going to pay it forward today by cooking up a large pot of stoup (A thick, rich nutritious combination of a stew and soup) and dish it out to those who are in need of a good meal to celebrate World Food Day today. See what he has chosen to cook today on his page.
Today, October 16 is also Boss’s Day!
Boss’s Day dates back to 1958 when State Farm Insurance employee Patricia Bays Haroski registered the date with the government. Haroski wanted to honour her father (who was also her boss!) for all the advice he gave to her and her siblings throughout their careers. She chose his birthday as the date for this special holiday!
Not sure how to celebrate? Send a free eCard, ask your fellow employees to chip in for a bouquet of flowers, or take your boss to lunch to show your appreciation.
It’s Liqueur Day Today!
The word “liqueur” comes from the Latin word “liquifacere,” which means “to dissolve or melt.” As early as 400 BC, the Egyptians and Greeks distilled wine to produce fortified spirits. They sweetened this concoction with cinnamon and honey—a combination that we still use today to create mead. In the thirteenth century, European monks and alchemists perfected the distillation process used to create liqueur. The liquid was primarily used for medicinal purposes.
Today, there are countless types and flavors of liqueur. Some of the most famous include Kahlúa, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Amarula Cream, Van Der Hum, Limoncello, Sambuca, and Jägermeister. Try one of the more unusual flower liqueurs, nut liqueurs, or herbal liqueurs to celebrate Liqueur Day!
October 16 is Oatmeal Day & Simchat Torah
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Chili Month & Dessert Month & Pasta Month & Roller Skating Month & Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month
This week is World Rainforest Week
South African Top 20 Hit Singles of 1975
YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET – Bachman Turner Overdrive
- FOX ON THE RUN – The Sweet
- LOVE HURTS – Nazareth
- AS SOON AS I HANG UP THE PHONE – Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
- MILKY WAYS – Colombus
- PALOMA BLANCA – George Baker Selection
- STAND BY ME – John Lennon
- S.O.S. – Abba
- BARBADOS – Typically Tropical
- PLEASE MR POSTMAN – The Carpenters
- YOU ASKED ME TO – Bobby Angel
- I DO I DO I DO I DO – Abba
- SHE’S A WOMAN – Neil Herbert
- LONGFELLOW SERENADE – Neil Diamond
- LADY – Styx
- LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER – Captain & Tennille
I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME – Jonathan Butler
- IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW HOW TO LOVE ME – Smokie
- HEY YOU – Bachman Turner Overdrive
- DON’T YOU KNOW – Della Reese
Info from Top 40 magazine, August 1989 and John Samson with help from Kevin Farquharson, September 2000.
This Day In History
1846 – The painkiller, ether, was demonstrated successfully for the first time — in Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. The drug was administered by William T.G. Morton, a ‘dentist’ (he never attended dental or medical school), of Charlestown, MA.
1916 – T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) arrives in Cairo with a British fact-finding mission whose purpose is to recommend ways of supporting the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire.
1920 – Gert van den Bergh, SA actor and first free-lance radio broadcaster who was honoured by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Art) in 1965, is born in Krugersdorp.
1928 – The frosted electric light bulb was patented. No, it wasn’t the work of Thomas Edison, Westinghouse, General Electric, or any of his army, either. It was one Marvin Pipkin who lit up at receiving this patent.
1939 – Charlotte Makgomo Maxeke, teacher, social worker, politician and founder of the Bantu Women’s League of South Africa, dies in Johannesburg. Even before her death she was honoured as ‘Mother of Black Freedom in South Africa.’
1941 – Fry Me Cookie, with a Can of Lard was recorded by the Will Bradley Orchestra on Columbia. Ray McKinley was featured.
1944 – The Robe, by Lloyd Douglas, was published this day. Nine years later the novel was made into a movie and captured three Oscars. It is seen annually (around the Easter holiday) on TV.
1952 – Albert Luthuli is elected president-general of the ANC.
1964 – South Africa fails to meet an ultimatum by the International Olympic Committee to comply with its demand to renounce racial discrimination in sport and oppose the ban on competition between White and Black athletes.
1972 – John C. Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival called it a career … and the group disbanded. Fogerty would continue in a solo career with big hits including, Centerfield and The Old Man Down the Road.
1975 – Jacques Henry Kallis, SA cricket player, is born.
1976 – Memphis, TN disc jockey Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots made it all the way to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with the immortal Disco Duck (Part 1). Dees is still around, but not as a recording artist. He’s a DJ in Los Angeles and is hosting several varieties of the Weekly Top 40 show, syndicated around the world.
1976 – Stevie Wonder’s album, Songs in the Key of Life wound up at number one in the U.S. It turned out to be no fluke. With greats, such as Sir Duke, Isn’t She Lovely and I Wish, the double-album stayed at #1 for 14 weeks. Other tracks: Love’s in Need of Love Today, Have a Talk with God, Village Ghetto Land, Contusion, Knocks Me Off My Feet, Pastime Paradise, Summer Soft, Ordinary Pain, Saturn, Ebony Eyes, Joy Inside My Tears, Black Man, Ngiculela – Es Una Historia/I Am S inging, If It’s Magic, As, Another Star, All Day Sucker, Easy Goin’ Evening (My Mama’s Call).
1984 – Bishop Desmond Tutu, General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “his role as a unifying leader figure in the campaign to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa.”
1986 – Chuck Berry celebrated his 60th birthday with a concert in his home town of St. Louis, Missouri (at the Fox Theatre). The show was organized by Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones) and the concert was used in a documentary titled, Hail! Hail! Rock ’N’ Roll, an overview of Berry’s career.
1988 – The African National Congress agrees to “use its good offices” to facilitate the readmission of South African rugby into international competition if a non-racial controlling board is established. The agreement in Harare follows a meeting between SA Rugby Board president Danie Craven, ANC representatives and members of the SA Rugby Union.