In 1972 a bought a VW beetle; in the following three years the windscreen was shattered three times and on every occasion it was on Cup Final day. I had them replaced by the same firm, and as I drove away the second time the proprietor remarked "see you the same time next year". To say he was surprised when he did would be an understatement. As for coincidental birthdays, my maternal grandmother, my mother and her twin brothers were all born on July 10th (though she had three other siblings who were not).
Colin Mayes, Crosreagh, Skeaf East, Timoleague, Co. Cork