on : this day

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

1969: The Rolling Stones held a photo call in Hyde Park to introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor.
celebrity : birthdays
Malcolm McDowell, actor, 78; Ban Ki-moon, former secretary-general of the United Nations, 77; Whitley Strieber, author, 76; Dennis Locorriere, singer-guitarist (Dr Hook) 72; Stellan Skarsgård, actor, 70; Tim Allen, actor/comedian 68; Alan Hansen, former footballer, 66; Kathy Burke, actress/director, 57; David Gray, singer/songwriter, 53; Rivers Cuomo, singer-guitarist/songwriter (Weezer) 51; Steve-O (Glover), TV personality, 47; Kym Marsh, actress, 44; Darius Vassell, former footballer, 41; Chris Evans, actor, 40; Kat Dennings, actress, 35; Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, fashion designers/actresses, 35; Aaron Taylor-Johnson, actor, 31.
what : day is it
Belgium: Father’s Day. USA: National Weed your Garden Day. USA: National Sewing Machine Day. USA: National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day. United Nations: International Albinism Awareness Day.
this day : in history

1964: Session drummer Jimmy Nicol’s last day as a temporary Beatle. Ringo Starr re-joined the band in Australia the following day after having his tonsils removed. 

1969: The Rolling Stones held a photo call in Hyde Park to introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor.

1971: In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, in Northern Ireland causing a riot.

1977: Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison.

1980: The UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela.

1981: Teenager Marcus Sarjeant fires six blank rounds at The Queen during the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

1982: Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud becomes King of Saudi Arabia after the death of his half brother King Khalid aged 69.

1983: NASA’s Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the solar system.

1991: A spectator is killed by lightning at the US Open Golf tournament.

1994: A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.

1997: Jurors in the Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death.

2000: Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981. On the same day, South Korean President Kim Dae Jung meets leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.

2003: Sting was awarded a CBE, Gerry Marsden an MBE and David Gilmour a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

2005: Michael Jackson was cleared of all charges of child abuse by a jury of eight women and four men at the end of a 16-week hearing in Santa Maria, California.

2008: A Chicago jury acquitted R. Kelly of all 14 charges of child pornography against him. 

trivia : and shower thoughts

Mark Hamill was the voice of the villain Py-Ro in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex. 

Pele – Real Name: Edson Arantes Do Nascimento

“Our arrows will block out the sun.” … “Then we shall fight in the shade.” – 300 #moviequotes

In 1980, Flint, Michigan was wealthier than San Francisco, California.

“Humans are not at the top of the food chain” – Mosquitos

Golden Earring song Twilight Zone was inspired by Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity.

Alaska is the only U.S. state that can be typed using just one line of a qwerty keyboard.

Dumbo is the only title character who never speaks in a Disney animated film.

McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second, every day.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.