I always felt that my birthday was quite unusually common. That is, there seem to be a lot of people who share the date with me. I have four other friends who share the same date. The newspaper tells me I share the celebration with:
Heston Blumenthall and Jamie Oliver
Pat Cash, John Conteh, Paul Gascoigne and Duncan Goodhew
Cilla Black and Denise Van Outen
I never twigged. Just didn't bother to work it out. But now, in a moment's pondering which I fear I will regret for the rest of my days, I reckon I know what my, and all these people's, parents were doing over previous year's August Bank Holidays. Strewth.