rubicund \ROO-bih-kund\, adjective:
- Inclining to redness; ruddy; red.
Rubicund comes from Latin rubicundus, "red, ruddy," from rubere, "to be red."
- After sitting on the toilet to poop, you notice that there is less than one-quarter of a roll of toilet paper, and no spare in the bathroom. You decide to poop anyway, gambling on the fact you will have enough toilet paper to have a satisfying wipe.
Husband: "Honey, I just played Russian Toilette, and lost"
Wife: "Sucks to be you. Try not to bite your fingernails"
- Dominican Republic: became independent of Haiti (1844); then got its first elected president after 38 years of dictatorship (1963)
- Leaning Tower of Pisa: the Italian government requested aid in preventing the tower from toppling; however, it was considered important to retain the tilt (1964)
- carbon-14: radioactive isotope that is the basis of radiocarbon dating was discovered at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1940)
- Kuwait: oil-rich Arabian Peninsula country was liberated from Iraqi occupation during the Gulf War (1991)
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 - Poet
- Enrico Caruso 1873 - Opera singer
- Hugo (Layfayette) Black - U.S. Supreme Court Justice
- Marian Anderson 1897 - Opera singer
- John Steinbeck 1902 - Writer ("The Grapes of Wrath")
- Gene Sarazen 1902 - Golfer
- James T. Farrell 1904 - Author
- Franchot Tone 1905 - Actor ("Mutiny on the Bounty")
- Joan Bennett 1910 - Actress ("Little Women ", "House of Dark Shadows")
- Ted Horn 1910 - Auto racer
- Irwin Shaw (Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff) 1913 - Novelist ("The Young Lions")
- John Connally 1917 - Governor of Texas, was shot during the JFK assassination.
- Guy Mitchell (Al Cernick) 1927 - Singer
- James Herlihy 1927 - Actor ("Four Friends"), writer ("Midnight Cowboy")
- Joanne Woodward 1930 - Actress ("The Three Faces of Eve")
- Elizabeth Taylor 1932 - Actress ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?")
- Ray Berry 1933 - Football player, coach
- Ralph Nader 1934 - Consumer advocate
- Chuck Glaser 1936 - Singer (Glaser Brothers), songwriter
- Jay Silvester 1937 - Discus athlete, first to throw over 60m
- Barbara Babcock 1939 - Actress
- Peter Revson 1939 - Auto racer
- Howard Hesseman 1940 - Actor ("WKRP in Cincinnati")
- Mary Frann (Mary Frances Luecke) 1943 - Actress ("Newhart")
- Wil (Wilbur) Jones 1947 - Basketball player, coach
- Eddie Gray 1948 - Musician (Tommy James & The Shondells)
- Debra Monk 1949 - Actress
- Steve Harley (Nice) 1951 - Musician (Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel)
- Dwight Jones 1952 - Basketball player
- Neal Schon 1954 - Musician (Journey)
- Reinhard Fendrich 1955
- Garry Christian 1955 - Musician (The Christians)
- Johnny Van Zant 1957 - Country singer
- Chili 1971 - Singer (TLC)
- Roderic Clark 1973
- Tony Gonzalez 1976 - Football player
- Chelsea Clinton 1980 - daughter of U.S. President Clinton
- Bobby Wilson 1981 - Musician (Mista)
- Josh Groban 1981 - Singer