hypnagogic \hip-nuh-GOJ-ik; -GOH-jik\, adjective:
- Of, pertaining to, or occurring in the state of drowsiness preceding sleep.
Hypnagogic (sometimes spelled hypnogogic) ultimately derives from Greek hupnos, "sleep" + agogos, "leading," from agein, "to lead."
- It's the perfect response when you haven't been listening at all. It works whether the other person has been saying something funny, or sad, or infuriating, or boring....
You (thirsty, not paying attention): 'oh man, that's crazy'
Them: 'I won 500 bucks at craps last weekend'
You (hungry, daydreaming about a tasty sandwich, not listening): 'wow, that's crazy'
- Madama Butterfly: Giacomo Puccini's opera premiered at La Scala in Milan (1904)
- Newsweek: newsmagazine was published for the first time (1933)
- Voice of America: government network began broadcasting to the Soviet Union (1947)
- Vanguard 2: the first weather satellite was launched; its time in orbit is intended to last 300 years (1959)
- Deep Blue: world chess champion Garry Kasparov beat the IBM supercomputer, winning a six-game match in Philadelphia (1996)
- London congestion charge: fee for motorists driving into Central London went into effect; the price is £8 per day, Monday — Friday (2003)
- Raphael Peale 1774
- Rene Laennec 1781
- Montgomery Ward 1843
- H.L. Hunt 1889
- Marian Anderson 1902
- Red Barber 1908
- Marjorie Lawrence 1909
- Bobby Lewis 1933
- Alan Bates 1934
- Johnny Bush 1935 - Country singer
- Jim Brown 1936 - Football player
- Mary Ann Mobley 1939 - Actress
- Gene Pitney 1941
- Brenda Fricker 1945
- Dodie Stevens 1947
- Zina Bethune 1950
- Rene Russo 1954 - Actress
- Richard Karn 1956
- Lou Diamond Phillips 1962 - Actor
- Larry the Cable Guy 1963 - Actor, comedian ("Blue Collar TV")
- Michael Bay 1964 - Director
- Timothy J. Mahoney 1970 - Musician (311)
- Denise Richards 1971 - Actress
- Jerry O'Connel 1974 - Actor
- Kelly Carlson 1976 - Actress