|Quoting Boston92 (Reply 1):
The son of Sol and Miriam, this author whose given names were Jerome David, was born January 1, 1919.
Who is J.D. Salinger
In 2003, this singer broke the record for the longest period between an artist's first UK chart appearance, and his or her first #1 - a span of 33 years.
(disclaimer - I've read that in a few different places....hopefully it's true)
Edited to Jeopardy-ize my answer....or question.
[Edited 2008-03-07 18:03:48]
I'm watching Jeopardy. The category is worst Madonna songs. "This one from 1987 is terrible".