on : this day

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

1997: Golfer Ernie Els wins the US Open.
celebrity : birthdays
Muff (Melvyn) Winwood, musician/songwriter (Spencer Davis Group) 78; Noddy Holder, singer-guitarist/broadcaster, 75; Simon Callow, actor, 72; Steve Walsh, singer (Kansas) 70; Xi Jinping, leader of China, 68; James Belushi, actor, 67; Julie Hagerty, actress, 66; Neil Arthur, singer, Blancmange, 63; Helen Hunt, actress, 58; Courtenay Cox, actress, 57; Michael Laudrup, former footballer, 57; Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson), rapper/actor, 52; Oliver Kahn, former footballer, 52; Leah Remini, actress, 51; Jake Busey, actor, 50; Neil Patrick Harris, actor, 48; Tore André Flo, former footballer, 48; Gary Lightboddy, singer-guitarist/songwriter (Snow Patrol) 45; Nadine Coyle, singer (Girls Aloud) 36; Mohamed Salah, footballer, 29.
what : day is it
Denmark: Day of Valdemar and Reunion day. USA: Nature Photography Day. USA: National Smile Power Day. United Kingdom: National Beer Day. United Nations: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
this day : in history

1919: The first nonstop Atlantic flight (Alcock & Brown) lands in Ireland. 

1920: African American circus workers, Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie are taken from jail and lynched by a white mob of thousands in Duluth, Minnesota.

1924: J Edgar Hoover assumes leadership of the FBI.

1940: France surrenders to Nazi Germany. On the same day, the Soviet Army occupies Lithuania.

1954: Britain’s two biggest steel factories are nationalised. On the same day, EUFA is formed in Basle, Switzerland.

1955: The IOC votes to award Rome the rights to host the 1960 Summer Olympic Games.

1958: The first teenage all-music TV show Oh Boy!, was broadcast for the first time in the UK.

1960: Argentina complains to the UN about Israel’s illicit transfer of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.

1963: Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns.

1964: The last French troops leave Algeria.

1968: Jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery dies from a heart attack aged 45.

1972: A rock fall inside the Vierzy Tunnel in France causes two trains to crash, killing 107. On the same day, West German police arrest terror group leader Ulrike Meinhof.

1974: Chris Evert beats Olga Morozova of Russia 6-1, 6-2 to win her first French Open tennis title.

1977: The Sex Pistols held a party on a boat as it sailed down The River Thames in London. The Pistols performed ‘Anarchy In The UK’ outside The Houses Of Parliament resulting in members from the party being arrested when the boat docked later that day. On the same day, Spain holds its first free elections since 1936.

1980: Golfer Jack Nicklaus sets a new tournament scoring record 272 (-8) to win his fourth US Open title.

trivia : and shower thoughts

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is truly Italicized. 

When multiplying by 5, simply halve the number and move the decimal over. 340 x 5 = 170 x 10 = 1700

“There must be some kind of way out of here, said the Joker to the thief.” #songlyrics

Time could always be stopping and starting, but we would never know it.

“Take a look at yourself and then make that change.” #songlyrics

Rocko from the cartoon Rocko’s Modern Life was a phone sex operator.

Maybe four-leaf clovers are so rare because people keep picking them.

Notice the big letter on the face of the dollar bill? Each letter represents which Federal Reserve Bank printed it! “J” is for Kansas City

Hand Wash kills 99.9% of germs. I can’t help but wonder about the 0.01% that gets away. #supergerms

Useless Pronunciation: E as in elegant

Whenever the Flash leaves StarLabs papers fly everywhere. You would think they’d learn to use paperweights with him around.

The Capital of Seychelles is Victoria