ME— Tri-Metro County Library?
BIRTHDAY LADY— Do you know when that baseball player with the Yankees who just died was born?
ME— (Reigning state champion of sports cluelessness) I'm not sure who that is.
BIRTHDAY LADY— The name is spelled R-I-Z-Z-U-T-O.
(I Google up a selection of pages referring to him. The first I see is a NY Times article that lists the year of his birth as 1917.)
ME— Looks like 1917.
BIRTHDAY LADY— Yes, but when was he born?
ME— (Slowly) Nineteen seventeen.
BIRTHDAY LADY— Yes, but what was his birthday?
(I suddenly think, "Oh, yeah. That's why she always calls, hence her name. Duh." So I look to the Wikipedia article on Rizzuto, which lists his birthday as September 25, 1916.)
ME— Um, well, this says September 25, 1916.
BIRTHDAY LADY— The paper said 1917.
ME— Yeah. That's what the NYTimes page said too. I think I'd go with what the paper said.
BIRTHDAY LADY— Then that's what I'll put.
(Wikipedia has since been revised to say 1917.)