April 22nd / 2023

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

1969 – British yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston sailed into Falmouth Harbour, completing the first non-stop solo voyage around the world. He was at sea for 312 days.
Celebrity birthdays
Dion Dublin, football pundit, 54; Craig Logan, bassist (Bros)/record producer, 54; Shavo Odadjian, bassist, (System Of A Down) 49; Darren Moore, football manager, 49; Kaka (Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite) footballer, 41; Amelle Berrabah, singer (The Sugarbabes) 39; Michelle Ryan, actress, 39; Amber Heard, actress, 37; David Luiz (Marinho), footballer, 36; John Obi Mikel, footballer, 36; Machine Gun Kelly (Colson Baker) rapper/actor, 33.
What day is it
April 22nd Earth Day, Girl Scout Leader Day, Jelly Bean Day.
This day in history

1930 – The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States signed the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.

1933 – Sir Frederick Henry Royce, co-founder of the English car company Rolls-Royce, died.

1943 – Britain discontinued printing £1,000 notes.

1945 – World War II – After learning that Soviet forces had taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admitted defeat in his underground bunker and stated that suicide was his only recourse.

1964 – British businessman Greville Wynne, imprisoned by the Russians for spying, was swapped for the Russian spy Gordon Lonsdale, who was jailed by the British for his role in an espionage ring in 1961.

1969 – British yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston sailed into Falmouth Harbour, completing the first non-stop solo voyage around the world. He was at sea for 312 days. His yacht was named Suhaili which means “good wind”.

1972 – Sylvia Cook and John Fairfax became the first people to row across the Pacific Ocean (the world’s largest ocean). They arrived in Australia in their boat Britannia after being at sea for 362 days.

1996 – Diana, Princess of Wales personally attended a five-hour heart transplant operation on a young boy at Harefield Hospital in Middlesex.

2000 – The Big Number Change took place. It was an update of telephone dialling codes in Britain in response to the rapid growth of telecommunications and the impending exhaustion of numbers.

2013 – Police confirmed that the search for missing five-year-old April Jones from Machynlleth, Powys had ended, after almost seven months of searching. Mark Bridger denied abducting and murdering April as well as intending to pervert the course of justice but was jailed on 30th May 2013.

2014 – David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United.

2014 – The Conservative party declared that local residents would get new powers to block all new onshore wind farms within six months of a new Conservative government taking office in May 2015. They further promised that no subsidies would be paid to operators of new onshore wind turbines.

Trivia and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1529, Spain and Portugal signed the Treaty of Saragossa? This meant they agreed to each have one half of the world to explore and trade in.

The “M” in “MTV” now stands for “miscellaneous.”

Maybe Pokemon can speak perfect English, we’re just pronouncing their names slightly wrong and they’re constantly correcting us.

This stupid punctuation error, bothers me way too much.

If Homer Simpson were a Democratic congressman from Springfield, Ohio, he’d be “Homer Simpson (D-OH)”.

The cassette player Peter Quill/Star-Lord uses throughout Guardians of the Galaxy is a Sony TPS-L2, released in 1979.

Shoeless Joe Jackson was a lefthanded hitter, but Ray Liotta portrayed him as righty in “Field of Dreams.”

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” – George Burns

“What is time? Swiss manufacture it. French hoard it. Italians squander it. Americans say it is money. Hindus say it does not exist. Do you know what I say? I say time is a crook.” #moviequotes

My cat just started hissing at nothing in the kitchen. Based on horror movies, I know that no good can come of this, but I’m blonde, so I’ll stay. #thingsIlearnedatthemovies

The Capital of Tonga is Nuku’alofa

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