A set of quadruplets was delivered via Caesarean section for the first time ever on November 1, 1944. The quads — 3 girls and 1 boy — were born to Kathleen and Joseph Cirmnello of Philadelphia. TIME magazine noted several weeks later that the quadruple C-section was “a feat unique in medical history.”
The foursome had been known as A, B, C and D. However, Cirminello named the boy Michael on Saturday and the mother picked Kathleen for girl B’s name. The other two Monday were named Maureen and Eileen.
Kathleen, Maureen, Eileen, and…Michael. Do you think Michael ever felt left out because his name didn’t rhyme with his sisters’ names?
(Another rhyming sibset: Don Ameche’s Rhyming Children.)
- “Medicine: Quadruple Caesarean.” TIME Nov. 13, 1944.
- “Cirminello Quads Named; Father Goes Back to Work.” Miami News Nov. 6, 1944: 2-A.