on : this day

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

1954: Bill Haley and his Comets release Rock Around The Clock.
celebrity : birthdays
Chick Corea, jazz keyboardist, 80; Roy Harper, singer/songwriter, 80; Bun E Carlos (Brad Carlson), drummer (Cheap Trick) 70; John Linnell, musician (They Might Be Giants) 62; Kenny Wayne Shepherd, guitarist, 44; Robyn (Carlsson) singer/songwriter, 42; Philippe Coutinho, footballer, 29.
what : day is it
Brazil: Lovers’ Day. USA: National Loving Day. USA: Women Veterans Day. USA: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. USA: National Red Rose Day. USA: National Rosé Day. USA: National Jerky Day. United Kingdom: World Gin Day. United Kingdom: Queen’s Birthday. United Nations: World Day Against Child Labour.
this day : in history

1967: The US Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriage. 

1972: With the help of her mother, a bare footed Ronnie Spector left her husband Phil’s Beverly Hills mansion for the last time, leaving behind her adopted sons, three year old Donté and six year old twins, Louis and Gary.

1973: Six Protestant civilians are killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional IRA car bomb in Coleraine.

1976: The Who, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Little Feat and Streetwalkers all appeared at Swansea City Football Club. Tickets cost £4.

1978: Serial killer David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”) is sentenced by the New York Supreme Court to 25 years to life.

1981: Larry Holmes TKO’s Leon Spinks in Round 3 for the WBC heavyweight boxing title.

1982: Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Gary ‘US’ Bonds all appeared at a rally for nuclear disarmament in Central Park, New York to over 450,000 fans.

1983: Death of actress Norma Shearer aged 82

1987: Central African Republic ex-emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa is sentenced to death.

1989: Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson admits using steroids.

1991: Boris Yelstin is elected President of the Russian Federation.

1994: Nicole Brown Simpson, ex-wife of American football star and actor O.J. Simpson is stabbed to death along with friend Ron Goldman at her home in the Brentwood area of LA. On the same day, jazz legend Cab Calloway suffers a massive stroke at his home in White Plaines, New York.

1997: The Globe theatre opens in London – a replica of Shakespeare’s original Globe theatre (1599-1642) with a performance of Henry V, after campaign by actor Sam Wanamaker.

1999: A NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

2003: Film star Gregory Peck dies of pneumonia aged 87.

trivia : and shower thoughts

Coca-Cola was first advertised as a coca wine that cured morphine addiction, indigestion, decaying nerves, migraines, and impotence, among a variety of other ailments. 

In ancient times a hammer was used as a weapon, to inflict pain on one’s enemies. In modern hammers are used to inflict pain on one’s own thumb.

The Capital of Sierra Leone is Freetown

There’s a patch of seagrass in the Mediterranean that’s estimated to be 100,000 years old.

In an alternate universe, Rick Astley has given us up, let us down, run around, desert us, made us cry, said goodbye, told a lie, and hurt us.

There are more barrels of bourbon than there are people in Kentucky.

The Seven Deadly Sins #3- Gluttony is the desire to eat or consume more than you require.

Part of your driving test should be backing out of a crowded parking lot with a car full of balloons for a kid’s birthday surprise party.

The biggest film of 2006: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Action/Adventure) earned ~ $423,000,000

During the Spanish American War, the US captured Guam without bloodshed when the governor had no idea Spain was at war with the US.

Biologically, we all have two parents, four grand-parents, eight great-grandparents, and 32,768 great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents.