April 9th / 2023

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

1937 – The Kamikaze arrived at Croydon Airport in London. It was the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe. The flight from Tokyo to London took 51 hours, 17 minutes and 23 seconds.
Celebrity birthdays
Iain Duncan Smith MP, politician, 69; Mark Kelly, keyboardist, (Marillion) 62; Marc Jacobs, fashion designer, 60; Joe (Charles) Scarborough, TV host/former US politician, 60; Cynthia Nixon, actress, 57; Robbie Fowler, former footballer, 48; Gerard Way, singer-songwriter (My Chemical Romance) 46; Rachel Stevens, singer (S Club 7) 45; Albert Hammond Jr, guitarist (The Strokes) 43; Jay Baruchel, actor, 41; Leighton Meester, actress, 37; Kristen Stewart, actress, 33; Elle (Mary) Fanning, actress, 25.
What day is it
April 9th Chinese Almond Cookie Day, Name Yourself Day, Winston Churchill Day.
This day in history

1969 – Sikh busmen in Wolverhampton won the right to wear turbans on duty.

1969 – Brian Trubshaw, the first British pilot to fly Concorde, made his first flight in the British built prototype. The 22 minute flight left from a test runway at Filton near Bristol and landed at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

1983 – English trainer Jenny Pitman became the first woman to train the winner of the Grand National (Corbiere) at Aintree, Liverpool.

1984 – About 100 pickets were arrested during violent clashes with police outside two working coal pits in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

2002 – The funeral of the Queen Mother was held at Westminster Abbey.

2003 – Iraqis pulled down symbols of Saddham Hussein as US tanks rolled into Baghdad.

2005 – The Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles were married, in a civil ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor.

2014 – Nicholas Jacobs, aged 45, was cleared of killing officer PC Keith Blakelock at Broadwater Farm in Tottenham in October 1985. PC Blakelock was stabbed 43 times and an attempt was made to decapitate him. The prosecution of Jacobs followed a previous trial in 1987, when three men were convicted of the murder, before being freed four years later on appeal.

2018 – Fleetwood Mac announce that Lindsey Buckingham has been fired from the band and would be replaced on tour by Crowded House’s Neil Finn and guitarist Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

2021 – The death was announced of Prince Philip (aged 99), husband of Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years. He officially retired from royal duties in May 2020 after 22,219 solo engagements. The Duke was the longest-reigning consort in British history and had recently been treated at King Edward VII Hospital for a pre-existing heart condition and at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital for an infection.

Trivia and shower thoughts

The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.

Apples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee.

Peter O’Toole was nominated for eight performance Oscars and never won.

A group of Stingrays is called a Fever.

The working title for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial was ‘A Boy’s Life.’

“Round up the usual suspects.” – Capt. Louis Renault (Claude Rains) in Casablanca, 1942

“If I Ran the Zoo” was published in 1950 and is the first recorded instance of the word “nerd.”

“That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they’d call ’em something else.” – Jim Baker in Sixteen Candles #moviequotes

Sonny the Cuckoo Bird is the bird who is coo-coo- for Cocoa Puffs.

Biggest film of 2004: Shrek 2

TV Quotes… “Let’s get ready to rumble!” (Michael Buffer) various sports events.

“Genuine Leather” is a grade of leather and does not just mean the product is made of leather.

Dusty Springfield – Real Name: Mary Isobel Catherine O’Brien

Buddha (Buddism Founder) – Real Name: Gautama Siddhartha

“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.” – Yogi Berra

In a glass of water, ice cubes don’t take up space. They take up time. #deepthoughts

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