Adopted name of Doris von Kappelhoff (1924-)
US film actress and singing star of the 1950s and early 1960s.
She appeared in musicals and, often with Rock Hudson, coy sex comedies. Her films include Tea for Two 1950, Calamity Jane 1953, Love Me or Leave Me 1955, and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956. With Pillow Talk 1959, Lover Come Back 1962, and other 1960s light sex comedies, she played a self-confident but coy woman who caused some of the biggest male stars to capitulate.
Jr (1874-1935) US cartoonist and author. His autobiographical memoir Life with Father 1935 became a national bestseller, a long-running Broadway play from 1939, and a popular feature film 1947. Day’s sequels to that work, Life with Mother 1937 and Father and I 1940, were published after his death.
Born in New York and educated at Yale, Day joined his father's Wall Street firm soon after graduation. Poor health forced his retirement from business at an early age, and he devoted himself to freelance cartooning and humor writing for a number of New York-based magazines.
ETYM Old Eng. day, dai, dei, as. daeg; akin to os., Dutch, Dan., and Swed. dag, G, tag, Icel. dagr, Goth. dags; cf. Skr. dah (for dhagh ?) to burn. Related to Dawn.
1. Time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; twenty-four hours; SYN. twenty-four hours, solar day, mean solar day.
2. The time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; SYN. daytime, daylight.
3. The recurring hours established by contract or usage for work.
4. The period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis.
5. A day assigned to a particular purpose or observance.
6. Some point or period in time.
7. An era of existence or influence.
8. A period of opportunity.
Time taken for the Earth to rotate once on its axis. The solar day is the time that the Earth takes to rotate once relative to the Sun. It is divided into 24 hours, and is the basis of our civil day. The sidereal day is the time that the Earth takes to rotate once relative to the stars. It is 3 minutes 56 seconds shorter than the solar day, because the Sun’s position against the background of stars as seen from Earth changes as the Earth orbits it.