Latest Birthdays News

Zimbabwe's older people often sent to homes amid pandemic

Sep. 15, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Banana bread was served at a recent birthday party at Melfort Old People’s home, where a group of residents mustered a raspy happy birthday tune. Just a week after arriving at the facility, Rodrick Bhatare, in his 90s, said he felt a...

Oldest US veteran of WWII celebrates his 112th birthday

Sep. 13, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man who is the oldest living World War II veteran in the United States has marked his 112th birthday. Lawrence Brooks celebrated Sunday with a drive-by party at his New Orleans home hosted by the National World War II Museum, The...

Mississippi World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

Sep. 13, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

VANCLEAVE, Miss. (AP) — A World War II veteran on the Mississippi Coast celebrated his 100th birthday over the weekend. Talmage Byrd of Vancleave was born in 1921 and joined the U.S. Navy when he was 20 years old. He said he was influenced to become a member of the...

3 sisters from Racine climb one of world's highest mountains

Sep. 11, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Elizabeth DeKraay Dunlap never wants to see an energy drink or energy bar again. “They’re just disgusting,” she said. Elizabeth, along with her two sisters, Carolyn DeKraay Dickens and Sarah DeKraay, had to drink an...

Keeping with tradition, man runs 80 miles on 80th birthday

Sep. 06, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Bernie Hoefgen of Eau Claire turned 80 in early August and commemorated the milestone by doing something that not a lot of 20-year-olds, much less octogenarians, do: walking 80-plus miles — more than 160,000 total steps — over four days. This...

106-year-old Louisiana woman receives honorary diploma

Sep. 05, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Shreveport centenarian Elvira Helaire-Davis, a 106-year-old family matriarch and mother of 14 children, realized a long-held dream when she was presented recently with an honorary State of Louisiana high school diploma. In a presentation ceremony...

Born during Katrina, Mississippi twins get Ida for sweet 16

Sep. 04, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — What’s more stressful than throwing a sixteenth birthday party for your twin daughters in the aftermath of a major hurricane? Giving birth to them the day after Hurricane Katrina in a New Orleans-area hospital. Hilary Duggan has done both. ...

Astronaut gets special ice cream delivery for 50th birthday

Aug. 30, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station astronaut is celebrating her 50th birthday with the coolest present ever — a supply ship bearing ice cream and other treats. SpaceX’s latest cargo delivery showed up Monday at the International Space Station after a day in...

Kentucky teen spends birthdays caring for homeless animals

Aug. 22, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A Lyon County teenager celebrates her birthday a little differently than most, and she’s been doing it for half her life. Gracelyn Knoth Taylor recently turned 14, and when she was 7, she told her family and friends she didn’t want gifts from them on her birthday. ...

Two Boston men shot and killed outside Providence nightclub

Aug. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Boston men were shot and killed outside a nightclub in Providence early Saturday morning. The men were identified by police on Monday as Mario Diaz, 27 and Kerwins Pimental, 29, WPRI-TV reported. According to Providence...