. . . is one that I was very close to.
A year before I graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School (seen here) in Charleston, West Virginia---a classmate received, from out of the blue, a December 12th long distance phone call from Frank Sinatra with whom she shared a birthday. (Remember "long distance"?)
In his phone call to her, Frank asked about how things were going in school?, what she wanted to do upon graduation?, and so on and so forth. He wished the her Happy Birthday and the best of luck and that was that. But not quite . . .
The phone call story was, at first, printed in one of our two (!) hometown newspapers, but then was picked up by the wire services and reported on a national TV and radio. The way Frank Sinatra, at first, found out about Nancy (her name!) was due to the story she had, at first, related to our high school newspaper, the Jackson Journal about this natal confluence and about how proud she was, etc. Somehow (Frank Sinatra must've had a really A #1 clipping service) this was brought to his attention.
This Sinatra-kindness-to-strangers tale writ large is one that he he could never have guessed would up making the news. He clearly just wanted to be nice to some high school student in Appalachia who'd had some kind words for him in a once-a-month HS newspaper. If still among the living, she probably continues to have precious memories about this happening on an almost daily basis. I know I would!