Like Dean Winchester arriving on a Welsh saint's day (in this case Wales' patron Saint David), Jensen was born on this day to Donna Joan (née Shaffer) and Alan Roger Ackles.
Jensen shares his birth date with fellow actor Alicia Leigh Willis.
Also on this day was an odd event when two men stole and then tried to ransom the remains of the late Charlie Chaplin in Switzerland, though they were soon caught and the remains recovered.
In politics, President Jimmy Carter was struggling with the economy, and inflation at 6.6%. Things were bad, but they were soon to get much worse.
Media, as of February 26:
New York Times bestsellers:
1. THE SILMARILLION, by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. THE THORN BIRDS by Colleen McCullough
3. BLOODLINE by Sidney Sheldon
4. THE HONORABLE SCHOOLBOY by John le Carré
Vietnam War film COMING HOME was top of the charts on Jensen's birthday, but was totally outshone in a year for big films.
GREASE was the word at the top of the charts that year, and SUPERMAN, ANIMAL HOUSE, EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE, MIDNIGHT EXPRESS and HEAVEN CAN WAIT all made their presences felt.
Oh, and not forgetting the enjoyably awful CONVOY!
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