This evening, seemingly out of nowhere, I found myself trying to remember who was the female lead in Bernardo Bertolucci’s epic film The Last Emperor. Alas, the answer eluded me. Which is understandable, given that I have not seen that film in thirty six years.
Somewhat irrationally, the very next thing I did was go on Wikipedia and look at what famous people have birthdays today. It turns out that lots of famous people have birthdays today.
One of the people on the list was Joan Chen, whom I realized was the person I was thinking of. Which raises an interesting question.
Was this simply a total coincidence? Or has that knowledge been tucked away in my head for decades?