wunderkind \VOON-duhr-kint\, noun;
plural wunderkinder \-kin-duhr\:
1. A child prodigy.2. One who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.
Wunderkind comes from German, from Wunder, "wonder" + Kind, child.
- The act of staring at one's screen to avoid bullshit at work.
Yea I missed the big catastrophe at work today as I was too busy pixel counting.
- Morocco: gained independence from France (1956)
- 100-point game: Wilt Chamberlain set the NBA's single-game scoring record in a Philadelphia Warriors-New York Knicks game; he had not slept and had a hangover (1962)
- Sam Houston 1793 - First President of the Republic of Texas
- Dr. Suess 1904
- Tom Wolfe 1931 - Author
- Mikhail Gorbachev 1931 - Former Soviet President
- Al Waxman 1934
- Doug Watkins 1934
- Paul Dino 1939
- Barbara Luna 1939 - Actress
- Jon Finch 1941 - Actor
- John Irving 1942 - Author
- Lou Reed 1942 - Musician (Velvet Underground)
- Eddie Money 1949 - Musician
- Karen Carpenter 1950 - Singer (The Carpenters)
- Cassie Yates 1951 - Actress
- Laraine Newman 1952 - Actress ("Saturday Night Live")
- Jay Osmond 1955 - Singer (The Osmond Brothers)
- Mark Evans 1956 - Musician (AC/DC)
- John Cowsill 1956 - Musician (The Cowsills)
- Kevin Curren 1958
- Robert Iler 1985 - Actor ("The Sopranos")
- Reggie Bush 1985 - Football player