May 25th / 2023

View todays celebrity birthdays and find out what happened in history today.

1982 – HMS Coventry was sunk by Argentine Skyhawks during the Falklands War. Nineteen of her crew were lost and a further thirty injured.

Celebrity birthdays

Alastair Campbell, broadcaster, 66; Paul Weller, singer-songwriter/guitarist, 65; Rick Smith, keyboards (Underworld) 64; Julian Clary, comedian, 64; Anthea Turner, TV presenter, 63; Mike Myers, actor/screenwriter, 60; Simon Fowler, singer-songwriter (Ocean Colour Scene) 58; Anne Heche, actress, 54; Octavia Spencer, actress, 51; Lauryn Hill, singer-songwriter/actress (The Fugees) 48; Cillian Murphy, actor, 47; Jonny Wilkinson, rugby legend, 44; Jamie Porter, cricketer, 30.
What day is it
May 25th is also known as Tap Dance Day, Nerd/Geek Pride Day and Wine Day
This day in history

1895 – At the end of a sensational trial, Irish writer Oscar Wilde was convicted of gross indecency in his relations with the son of the Marquess of Queensberry. He was sentenced to two years hard labour.

1913 – Birth of Richard Dimbleby, award-winning English broadcaster and journalist who became the BBC’s first war correspondent.

1914 – The House of Commons passed the Home Rule Act for devolution in Ireland.

1934 – The death of Gustav Holst, the English composer most famous for his orchestral suite The Planets.

1951 – British diplomats Burgess and Maclean were reported missing. It was later discovered that both were Soviet spies and had defected to Moscow.

1953 – Gordon Richards, British champion jockey 26 times, was knighted.

1955 – The first ascent of Kangchenjunga the third highest mountain in the world at 28,169 ft (8,586 m), occurred On This Day. The British expedition was led by Joe Brown and George Band.

1962 – The consecration of Coventry’s new cathedral which was designed by Sir Basil Spence. The new church replaced the 14th century cathedral that was destroyed by German bombing during World War II.

1967 – Glasgow Celtic became the first British football club to win the European Cup beating Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon.

1982 – HMS Coventry was sunk by Argentine Skyhawks during the Falklands War. Nineteen of her crew were lost and a further thirty injured.

1994 – The Camelot consortium won the contract to run Britain’s first national lottery, starting in November.

2012 – Elon Musk’s Space X Dragon becomes the first commercial craft to dock at the International Space Station. The spacecraft was named after the song “Puff, the Magic Dragon” as a response to those who said the project was impossible. In addition to succeeding, Dragon also made a cargo delivery to the ISS on its voyage.

2013 – Yuichiro Miura of Japan becomes the oldest person to climb Mount Everest at 80.

2018 – Film producer Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York police to face charges of rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct.

Trivia and shower thoughts

The base wage in the Bikini Bottom must be really high if both SpongeBob and Patrick have fast-food jobs and have homes to themselves.

There are about two million saunas in Finland, enough for the entire Finnish population to take a sauna at the same time.

I could probably call George Washington Carver “peanut butter George Washington” and everyone would still know what I mean.

“The longer you wait for the future, the shorter it will be.” – Loesje

I decided to become a better person, but I misread the application form and I’m now a bitter person.

Green Arrow’s Chili is the spiciest food in the DC Universe. Only Green Arrow himself and Batman can eat it without screaming in pain.

It would be really easy to draw a blank.

Useless Pronunciation: O as in owe

“You’re so vain, I bet you think this song is about you” really is a song about that guy. #songlyrics

“And realize the sun don’t go down, it’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning around.” #songlyrics

“There’s no half-singing in the shower, you’re either a rock star or an opera diva” – Josh Groban

A person who has performed a favor for someone is more likely to do another favor for that person. This is known as the Ben Franklin effect.

A group of Poems is called an Anthology.

Each frame of the CGI scenes in James Cameron’s, Avatar (1/24 of a second) took an average of 47 hours to render.

Had some Mobius strips of bacon for breakfast. Now I can’t stop tasting.

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