April 30th / 2023

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

1980 – Armed terrorists seized the Iranian Embassy in London taking 20 hostages and threatening to blow up the building.
Celebrity birthdays
Wayne Kramer, guitarist (The MC5), 75; Merrill Osmond, bassist/singer (The Osmonds) 70; Jane Campion, film director, 69; Lars von Trier, director/screenwriter, 67; Adrian Pasdar, actor, 58; Leigh Francis, comedian, 50; Johnny Galecki, actor, 48; Sam Heughan, actor, 43; Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) singer-songwriter, 42; Kunal Nayyar, actor, 42; John O’Shea, footballer, 42; Kirsten Dunst, actress, 41; Gal Gadot, actress, 38; Dianna Agron, actress, 37.
What day is it
April 30th is Honesty Day and Bugs Bunny Day.
This day in history

1948 – The launch of the Land Rover Defender. The first model was sold for £450 at the Amsterdam Motor Show.

1952 – The British public got the chance to read ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’, written by Anne Frank who hid from the Nazis in Holland during the war.

1974 – England’s football manager Sir Alf Ramsey, manager of the England team which won the World Cup in 1966 was sacked, after 11 years as manager.

1980 – Armed terrorists seized the Iranian Embassy in London taking 20 hostages and threatening to blow up the building.

1988 – Queen Elizabeth II officially opened World Expo ’88 in Brisbane, Australia. The fair was the largest event of the Bicentennial celebrations of the European settlement of Australia and attracted almost 16,000,000 visitors.

1999 – Two people were killed and at least 30 injured in the third nail-bomb attack in London in two weeks. The bomb went off in a public house in the heart of London’s gay community.

2009 – The Met. Office forecasted ‘odds on for a barbecue summer’, with no repeat of the washouts of the previous two years but the average rainfall for the summer was up 40%.

2012 – A flamboyant Australian billionaire ordered a shipyard in China to build him an exact replica of the Titanic. The Chinese navy has been invited to escort Titanic II on its maiden voyage from England to New York in 2016.

2013 – A 40 thousand piece, 19.5ft. by 8ft. jigsaw commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee crashed to the floor just days before it was due to go on display at Sandringham. Creator Dave Evans, who had spent five weeks creating the jigsaw believed that it would enter the Guinness World records as the world’s largest jigsaw.

2014 – 63 year old Jeremy Paxman announced that he was to quit his job as ‘rottweiler-in-chief’ presenter of Newsnight after 25 years.

2020 – The 100th birthday of Captain Tom Moore. On 6th April he set out to raise £1000 for NHS Charities Together by walking 100 lengths of his 25 metre garden and ended up raising almost £30M in donations. It was the largest-ever amount raised by a JustGiving campaign. He later featured in a charity cover version of the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with Michael Ball, with proceeds going to the same charity.

Trivia and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy advertised on TV? This was also the first campaign marketed directly at children.

If someone killed the 1st zombie, stopping a zombie apocalypse from happening, he\she would more then likely go to prison. #nogooddeedunpunished

“Don’t let it end like this! Tell them I said something” – Francisco “Pancho” Villa #LastWords

The Seven Deadly Sins #6- Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain.

A group of Mushrooms is called a Troop.

Every “secure” website: “The password you’ve chosen is too similar to a password you may actually be able to remember. We require you to select a password you will never remember.”

It would take over 3,600 3.5″ floppy disks to store a single 1080p movie file (~5gb).

I need to schedule my next dentist and oil change appointments on the same day so I can kill two fears of being scolded for not being a responsible adult with one stone.

The Capital of Taiwan is Taipei

“Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just shorta do’em all together, I guess.” – Elvis Presley

The first recorded use of the acronym OMG was in a 1917 letter by Lord Fisher, a retired British admiral to Winston Churchill.

“There is a proverbial saying chiefly concerned with warning against too closely calculating the numerical value of un-hatched chicks.” – Neil Gaiman, Stardust

A Flock of Seagulls lead singer Mike Score was a hairdresser before he was a rock star.

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