April 16th: 2022

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

2020 – Shortly before 06:00 this morning, Tom Moore, a 99-year-old war veteran from Bedfordshire, who is walking 100 laps of his garden with the aid of a walking frame before he turns 100, had raised nearly £12million for the NHS.
Celebrity : birthdays
Rafa Benitez, football manager, 62; Jimmy Osmond, singer, 59; Nick Berry, actor/singer, 59; Martin Lawrence, actor, 57; Gabrielle (Louise Bobb) singer, 52; Max Beesley, actor/muician, 51; Akon, (Aliaune Thiam), singer, 49; Lukas Haas, actor, 46; Freddie Ljungberg, football manager, 45; Claire Foy, actress, 38; Paul di Resta, racing driver, 36; Aaron Lennon, footballer, 35; Chance the Rapper (Chancelor Bennett) rapper, 29; Sadie Sink, actress, 20.

What : day is it

Day of the Mushroom, Eggs Benedict Day, Save the Elephant Day, Stress Awareness Day, Wear Pyjamas to Work Day.
This day : in history

1918 – Spike Milligan, English comedian and writer was born.

1919 – Gandhi organized a day of ‘prayer and fasting’ in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Amritsar Massacre by the British. Official Government of India sources estimated the fatalities at 379, with 1,100 wounded, many of them women and children.

1953 – Queen Elizabeth II launched the Royal Yacht Britannia (see ©BB picture) at Clydeside. She was used by the British Royal Family for state visits and diplomatic missions for the next 45 years and is now permanently moored as an exhibition ship at Ocean Terminal, Leith – Edinburgh.

1964 – Twelve members of the Great Train Robbery gang were sentenced, to a total of 307 years.

1982 – Queen Elizabeth proclaimed the new Canadian constitution, severing Canada’s last colonial links with Britain.

1986 – Brewery heiress Jennifer Guiness was released in Dublin after being kidnapped and held hostage for 7 days.

1996 – The Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, announced that they were to divorce.

1996 – Barclay’s bank revealed that it had been the target of a 15-month terrorist campaign by the ‘Mardi Gras’ bomber who was attempting to extort large sums of money from the bank.

1997 – A DNA data base for birds was launched, to deter thieves from stealing valuable eggs.

2008 – It was announced that Karen Matthews (aged 32, from Dewsbury) was to stand trial alongside Michael Donovan, charged with the kidnapping and false imprisonment of her 9 year old daughter Shannon who disappeared on 19th February. On 23rd January 2009, Matthews and Donovan were sentenced to eight years in prison by Mr. Justice McCombe. In February 2017 a British television drama of the kidnap (entitled ‘The Moorside) was shown on BBC Television.

2020 – Shortly before 06:00 this morning, Tom Moore, a 99-year-old war veteran from Bedfordshire, who is walking 100 laps of his garden with the aid of a walking frame before he turns 100, had raised nearly £12million for the NHS. More than 600,000 people from around the world donated money to his fundraising page since it was set up the previous week.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

A group of Sharks is called a Shiver or School or Shoal.

“Round up the usual suspects.” – Capt. Louis Renault (Claude Rains) #moviequotes

“There’ll be peace when you are done, lay your weary head to rest, don’t you cry no more.” #songlyrics

TV shows like NCIS and CSI are basically the grown-up versions of Scooby-Doo.

“I am perplexed. Get Satan out!” – Aleister Crowley (famous occultist) #LastWords

“It’s kinda like a new pair of underwear. At first, it’s constrictive, but after a while, it becomes a part of you.” – Garth Algar #moviequotes

“Ssshhhhh… He’s asleep” is a consideration. “Ssshhhhh… He’s awake” is a conspiracy.

The female equivalent of a “dude” is a “dudine,” not a “dudette.” #really?

Based on the number of times I’ve failed those captcha tests, I’m not entirely convinced that I’m not a robot.

If dogs played poker, the ones with long tails would always lose.

I love how when you drop something small and take your eyes off it for one second it immediately transports you to an alternate universe.

Birthday : quotes

“We haven’t got a plan so nothing can go wrong!” – Spike Milligan

“Sometimes the truth don’t rhyme.” – Chance the Rapper

“The best thing in life is to go ahead with all your plans and your dreams, to embrace life and to live every day with passion, to lose and still keep the faith and to win while being grateful. All of this because the world belongs to those who dare to go after what they want. And because life is really too short to be insignificant.” – Charlie Chaplin

“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.’ – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Actors always have things that they’re not thrilled about on a show and have a hobby of bellyaching about those things.” – Jon Cryer

“Two Things that Define Success In Life – The way you manage when you have nothing and the way you behave when you have everything.” – Akon

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