Edward Jonas Ossendrijver was born on November 8,1941. Today would have been his 80th birthday.
On his 10th birthday he may have listened to Cold, Cold Heart, sung by Tony Bennett which was released that day.
On his 20th birthday he may have heard about the Imperial Airlines Flight 201/8, a Lockheed Constellation aircraft, which crashed near Richmond, Virginia, killing 77.
On his 30th birthday, he may have heard of the birth of Twan Scheepers, who would become a Dutch soccer player.
On his 40th birthday, he may have heard the disturbing news on TV or Radio of the Aeroméxico Flight 110 crash, near Zihuatanejo, Mexico, killing all 18 people on board.
On his 50th birthday, his friends and his neighbours may have put a big figure of a man outside his house, in his garden. With the sign 50 Abraham, A Dutch tradition where they say on your 50th birthday you see Abraham.
On his 60th birthday, he may have still been worried about the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
On his 70th birthday, he may have been intrigued by the potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passing 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.
Today on his 80th birthday he may have been getting ready to blow out all 80 candles on his birthday cake.
But Edward Jonas Ossendrijver never reached any of those ages. In fact he didn’t even reached his 3rd birthday. He was murdered on February 11,1944 in Auschwitz.