Today marks the birth date of Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr., famed archaeologist and obtainer of rare antiquities, renowned professor, traveled adventurer, and all around nice guy.
If ever you need an historical artifact or object of the occult located and liberated from uptight French rivals, scheming Nazis or commie graverobbers, he’s your man.
If you’re starving in some backwater village and worried about some ancient voodoo rocks rather than finding a decent sandwich shop, this is the dude you call.
If you’ve got alien bodies that need studying before they’re whisked away to secret military warehouses, he’s good at that, too.
If you want someone to show you the folly of bringing a sword to a gunfight, he’s got it covered.
Indiana Jones: July 1, 1899 – ???
Smart, tough, resourceful, and ruggedly handsome. There are so few of us.
Were he still alive today, he’d be 120 years old.
On the other hand, he did drink from the Holy Grail, so maybe he is still alive? Hmmmmmmm?
(Indiana Jones, circa 1992)
You just never know about these things.
So, just in case…Happy 120th Birthday, Dr. Jones!