May 28th / 2023

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

1951 – BBC radio broadcast the first edition of The Goon Show, starring Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe.

Celebrity birthdays

Michelle Collins, actress, 62; Roland Gift, singer (Fine Young Cannibals) 61; Gavin Harrison, drummer (King Crimson/Porcupine Tree/The Pineapple Thief), 60; Christa Miller, actress, 59; David Baddiel, comedian/writer, 59; Kylie Minogue, singer/actress, 55; Jimi Goodwin, vocals/bass (Doves) 53; (Mark) Jake Johnson (Weinberger), actor, 45; Nonso Anozie, actor, 45; Mark Feehily, singer (Westlife) 42; Carey Mulligan (Mumford), actress, 38; Michael Oher, American footballer, 37; Kyle Walker, footballer, 33; Alexandre Lacazette, footballer, 32; Jonnie Peacock, athlete, 30; John Stones, footballer, 29; Phil Foden, footballer, 23.
What day is it
May 28th celebrates Brisket Day and Hamburger Day.
This day in history

1908 – The birth of Ian Fleming, English author of the James Bond novels.

1920 – The death of Canon Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley, a Church of England clergyman, poet, hymn writer and conservationist. He worked for the protection of the countryside and was also one of the founders of the National Trust.

1937 – Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister of a coalition government following the retirement of Stanley Baldwin.

1945 – World War II: the English broadcaster of Nazi propaganda, William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) was captured near Hamburg. He was later tried for treason, found guilty, and hanged.

1951 – BBC radio broadcast the first edition of The Goon Show, starring Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe.

1967 – Sir Francis Chichester arrived in Plymouth on his yacht, Gipsy Moth IV, after completing his solo voyage around the world.

1974 – Northern Ireland’s power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapsed following a general strike by loyalists.

1982 – Falklands War: British troops re-captured Port Darwin and Goose Green, taking almost 1500 Argentine prisoners.

1984 – Comedian Eric Morecambe dies after suffering a heart attack immediately after walking off stage following a Q&A session with Stan Sennett.

1990 – ‘The Maiden’ arrived in Southampton, completing the Whitbread around-the-world yacht race. The first ever all-woman crew was skippered by Tracy Edwards.

1999 – Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper” is put back on display in Milan after 22 years of restoration work.

2007 – Right Said Fred singer Richard Fairbrass and gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, were both attacked during a march against a ban on gay rights in Moscow.

2014 – The death, in Florida, of Malcolm Glazer (85), the American billionaire who led a controversial takeover of Manchester United. The Glazer family purchased United for £790m in May 2005 amid protests from many of the Premier League club’s fans.

Trivia and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1952, Greece women were given the legal right to vote and run for office? The following January, Eleni Skoura became the first female member of parliament.

A group of Ponies is called a String.

Why is it called Alvin and the Chipmunks if Alvin is also a chipmunk?

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.” – Charles M. Schulz

“Don’t settle for being an option; become a priority.” – Matt Mitchell

Poor people used to entertain rich people, now it’s the opposite. #richpeople #poorpeople

The Capital of South Africa is Pretoria (administrative); Cape Town (legislative); Bloemfontein (judiciary)

Most of the people who say that Wikipedia is an unreliable source of information believe that viral Facebook posts are credible news sources.

When I talk to someone on the phone, my voice is traveling faster than sound. #timewarp

The Seven Deadly Sins #4- Lust is a powerful craving for such as sex, power, and money.

With only 40 digits of PI, you could calculate the circumference of the entire universe to within a single hydrogen atom.

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