on : this day

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

2016: Rod Stewart was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to music and charity.
celebrity : birthdays

Jurgen Prochnow, actor, 80; Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, 64; Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid manager, 62; Kim Deal, bassist/guitarist (Pixies/The Breeders), 60; Kelley Deal, guitarist/singer (The Breeders) 60; Maxi Priest (Elliott), singer, 60; Gina Gershon, actress, 59; Jeanne Tripplehorn, actress, 58; Joey Santiago, guitarist (Pixies) 56; Elizabeth Hurley, actress, 56; David Platt, former footballer, 55; Bill Burr, comedian, 53; Leelee Sobieski, actress, 38; Tinchy Stryder, (Kwasi Danquah) rapper, 32. 

what : day is it
USA: National Black Cow Day. USA: National Ballpoint Pen Day. USA: National Herbs and Spices Day. USA: National Iced Tea Day
this day : in history

1982: Film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder dies of a drug overdose aged 37. 

1985: Claus von Bulow is acquitted on charges he tried to murder his wife.

1991: Singer Eddie Kendricks was arrested while attending the funeral of former Temptations bandmate David Ruffin in Detroit on charges of owing $26,000 in child support.

1993: Sinead O’Connor took out a full-page ad in the Irish Times asking the public to “stop hurting me please.” On the same day, comedian Les Dawsom dies.aged 58.

1995: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 to win her fourth French Open title.

1996: Intel releases the releases the 200 mhz pentium chip.

1997: Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen’s family members before fleeing his northern stronghold.

1999: NATO suspends air stikes after Slobodan Milosevic agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.

2000: France’s Mary Pierce beats Conchita Martinez of Spain 6-2, 7-5 to win the French Open. On the same day, Syrian President General Hafez al-Hassad dies from a heart attack aged 69.

2003: The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.

2004: Ray Charles dies aged 73.

2012: Maria Sharapova wins her first French Open title, beating Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2.

2016: Rod Stewart was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to music and charity.

trivia : and shower thoughts

If everyone who reads this did something nice today, the world would be .00006% of a better place each time.

Useless Pronunciation: K as in kernel

“I’m kind of psychic. I have a fifth sense. It’s like I have ESPN or something.” – Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried) #moviequotes

I think I found the date that everything started going to hell. May 21, 1992, aired the first episode of MTV’s Real World, and the final episode of MacGyver.

The Capital of Slovakia is Bratislava

Greta Garbo – Real Name: Greta Louisa Gustaffsson

The US Presidential Election of 1876 afforded the highest voter turnout of eligible voters in American history at 81%

Superman has had every movie spoiled for him because of his super hearing.

TV Quotes… “You eeeediot!” (Ren) on “Ren & Stimpy”

Phil Collin’s “Land of Confusion” seems more relevant today than when it was first released.

A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was a nurse said ‘No change yet’.