on : this day

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

1987: Margaret Thatcher becomes the first British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term.
celebrity : birthdays
Bernard Purdie, drummer, 82; Adrienne Barbeau, actress, 76; Jenny Pitman, racehorse trainer, 75; Frank Beard, drummer (ZZ Top) 72; Hugh Laurie, actor, 62; Peter Dinklage, actor, 52; Steven Drozd, musician (The Flaming Lips) 52; Joshua Jackson, actor, 43; Shia LaBeouf, actor, 35; Dappy (Costadinos Contostavlos) singer/rapper (N-Dubz) 34
what : day is it
International: World Jaguar Day. USA: National Corn on the Cob Day. USA: National German Chocolate Cake Day.
this day : in history

1963: Governor George Wallace tries to prevent blacks from registering at the University of Alabama. President Kennedy says segregation is morally wrong and that it is “time to act”. On the same day, Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức immolates himself at a Saigon intersection, creating one of the Vietnam War’s most iconic images. 

1967: A J Foyt and Dan Gurney drive a Ford to victory in Le Mans. On the same day, a race riot breaks out in Tampa, Florida.

1971: The US and Japan sign an accord to return Okinawa to Japan 26 years after the end f the Second World War.

1972: A gun battle between Loyalist and Republican paramilitaries break out in the Oldpark area of Belfast.

1975: The first oil is pumped from the North Sea.

1979: Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in prison after pleading guilty to income tax evasion. On the same day, actor John Wayne dies frpm stomach cancer aged 72.

1982: Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in Round 13 for the heavyweight boxing title. On the same day, Pope John Paul II visits Argentina.

1985: Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus.

1987: Margaret Thatcher becomes the first British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term.

1989: Michael Chang wins the French Open, beating Stefan Edberg of Sweden 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; at 17 years, 110 days, making him the youngest winner of a grand slam singles title.

1990: Former US national security adviser John M Poindexter is sentenced to six months in prison for making false statements to Congress.

1998: Novelist Catherine Cookson dies aged 91.

1999: Star Trek actor DeForest Kelley dies of stomach cancer aged 79.

2001: Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing aged 33.

2002: Paul McCartney marries Heather Mills at Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, Ireland.

trivia : and shower thoughts

The Capital of Singapore is Singapore.

“I’ll see you in hell” should be followed with “and I won’t even stop to say hi”. Otherwise, you’re just making plans with someone you hate.

“If there is anything that this horrible tragedy can teach us, it’s that a male model’s life is a precious, precious commodity. Just because we have chiseled abs and stunning features, it doesn’t mean that we too can’t not die in a freak gasoline fight accident.”
– Derek Zoolander

The serial killer “Ghost face” from the Scream film franchise was based on The Scream painting by Edvard Munch.

“Here’s looking at you, kid.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca, 1942

Showgirls still holds the record for most Razzie nominations with 13.

According to a CDC definition, someone who smoked fewer than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime would be considered a “Never Smoker”.

“I think you’re the opposite of a paranoid. I think you go around with the insane delusion that people like you.” – Harry Block in Deconstructing Harry #moviequotes

Roulette Odds: Even: Payoff: 1:1 True Odds: 47.37

Bruce Jenner turned down Superman (1978) to star in a Village People movie Can’t Stop the Music. Valerie Perrine was in both.

The voice of the Kool-Aid Man is Frank Simms, a New York City-based voice actor.

There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth. #big