There are lots of "RIP" threads on CL where we can pay tribute to a famous, infamous or important person who has recently died. It gives everyone a chance to reflect, for a few hours or a few days on how they died; then their thread - like the person - slips away, rarely to be seen again. But often, it's better to remember how they lived, what they did when they were alive and what they were like at their very best. So, this thread is simply a way of remembering the great and the good who, although they might have passed away, did things worth remembering. And what better day to remember them, than their birthday?
The idea is to post a tribute on the day someone would have been celebrating a birthday. All posts on one thread. And all posts about how they lived at their best and not dwelling on how they died. You won't know who is being celebrated until you open the thread. And you can post about anyone who has passed away, on their birthday. It might be nice to see a new, happy, celebratory post on CL almost every day.