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B I R T H D A Y P A G E
Bartlett Giamatti moved from the presidency of Yale University to take
on one of the most high-profile jobs in America, president of the National
League, and then he became commissioner of all baseball.
MODEL: Giamatti's refreshingly candid devotion to the principle that there is such a thing as right and wrong. Suspending Rose for life was not a popular move. "What's a little bet?" some sports columnists wanted to know. "Plenty," said Giamatti, who was a fine student of human nature, "because little bets have a way of turning into big ones."
Your Birthday Today:
Ball's in your court. If you were born on April 4, most people shy away from your peculiarities, but you take the first action and fight for what you want. Unfortunately, you may not know what you want until later in life, so you have to hang in there. Ruled by the number 4 and the planet Uranus, you can be rebellious and reactive.
Follow through. You must not only initiate projects but finish them as well. Your success depends on it. Don't get involved in every new project that comes along, or you may find yourself completing few of them to your satisfaction.
Steamroller. You can be stubbornly determined in your projects, and those that oppose you should think twice, even friends and family. Your saving grace is that you can be heading in the wrong direction, realize your mistake, change course and continue on with vigor.
Top dog. You seek not just acceptance but top rank in your field. It's not the applause you're after, just a prominent position where you can get things done your way. You'd make a fine executive and function well with others, but may choose to use your leadership abilities in your family of social group. Those that work for you find it very taxing but satisfying, since you make project objectives clear and are a fair evaluator. You may, however, grow impatient if you have to repeat yourself.
Some advice: Take some time to think things through. Snuff out explosive, impulsive urges before they get out of hand. Don't lay out all your cards at the beginning of the game. Be a little mysterious and keep a few secrets for later.
Also born on this day: Marguerite Duras (French novelist) Muddy Waters (blues legend) Maya Angelou (poet, writer) Arthur Murray (dance instructor) Anthony Perkins (actor) Elmer Bernstein (film composer) Hugh Maskela (South African trumpeter, singer) JoAnn Carner (golfer) Robert Downey, Jr. (actor) Anthony Tudor (dancer) Gil Hodges (managed "Miracle Mets" to World Series victory) Chloris Leachman (actress) Emmett Williams (poet)