gh wrote:when's the last time a new papa was creative enough to go with a name that earned him a "I" ?
JP I, who had a rather short time as pope. And murdered in Godfather III.
JP I was elected in 1978. But that was a bit of a cheat as his was the combination of two popular names, John (23 of them) and Paul (6), who were JP's predecessors.
Before that, you go back to 913, when Pope Lando was selected. His name was so unusual that it was never again used.
A cheat! This must be a first for dj who usually is above slanderous behavior. But I stand corrected.
Wasn't Lando a Bond villain in, maybe, Thunderball?
Actually, I just waited long enough to have learned about Pope Lando this morning. And remembering the year he was elected wasn't difficult as it was 1100 years ago. Before Lando there was a bunch of popes with one-time names, but I don't know/remember any of them.
J23 and P6 one remembers because they're so recent, or at least during my lifetime.
lonewolf wrote:Or, Michael Landon, aka Little Joe Cartright of Bonanza.former javelin HSR holder, 193-4. (1954)
Michael Landon grew up in Collingswood, N.J., as Eugie Orowitz (pronounced as in loogie, but I don't know the spelling for certain).
He was the farthest throwing high school javelin thrower in 1954, at 193-4, but that was neither the national nor high school record.
In fact, lonewolf should know of fellow Oklahoman Bob Peoples, who was runner-up in the AAU javelin as a high school senior in 1937. Peoples threw 220-1 that day, and earlier in the year had thrown the NFHS-accepted record of 219-0.
Coincidence or not, both Peoples and Orowitz went to USC.
dj, is correct, of course. I did not bother to look it up. I knew of Peoples from Oklahoma City Classen HS, at the time the prestigue school in OKC, who, I believe, set the HS record circa 1937. The "fact" that Little Joe broke Peoples record was probably from a PR release. Am I correct in "remembering" Terry Bradshaw held the HSR at one time? Or is that more PR flack?
dj wrote:when's the last time a new papa was creative enough to go with a name that earned him a "I" ?
Wall Street Journal had a chart about Popes using a name for the first time, going all the way back to Peter. Difficult to read, but Lando in 913 is correct. Prior to him there were lots of them, which you'd expect in the early years.