1969 was a pretty busy year for Andy Kaufman while he was in college. His daughter, Maria Bellu-Colonna was born, and was the child of an out-of-wedlock relationship with a high-school girlfriend and was placed for adoption. In December 1969, Kaufman learned Transcendental Meditation at college. According to a BBC article, he used the technique “to build confidence and take his act to comedy clubs”. For the rest of his life, Kaufman meditated and performed yoga three hours a day. He also began performing at coffee houses and developing his act, as well as writing a one-man play, Gosh. Here’s video from that exciting year of a genius, who is still alive, right?