August 15th: 2022

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

1988 – Glasgow passport office started to issue the new EEC passports. It was the first office to be computerised to dispense the burgundy coloured documents, which replaced the traditional blue ones.
Celebrity : birthdays
Jim Dale, actor/songwriter, 87; Pete York, drummer (Spencer Davis Group) 80; Jimmy Webb, singer-songwriter, 76; Sir Tony Robinson, actor, 76; Tom Johnson, guitarist/singer-songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) 74; Matt Johnson, singer-songwriter (The The) 61; Jack Russell, wicketkeeper, 59; Debra Messing, actress, 54; Mikey Graham, vocals, (Boyzone) 50; Ben Affleck, actor/director/writer, 50; Natasha Henstridge, actress, 48; Ted Dwane, bassist (Mumford & Sons) 38; Joe Jonas, singer, 33; Jennifer Lawrence, actress, 32.

What : day is it

August 15th is Lemon Meringue Pie Day & Relaxation Day.
This day : in history

1947 – Pakistan was founded when British rule over the region ended. India gained independence from Britain, and the Union Jack was lowered in New Delhi for the last time. Pandit Nehru became India’s first Prime Minister.

1950 – Princess Anne, Britain’s Princess Royal was born.

1962 – Unhappy with Pete Best’s role in The Beatles, Brian Epstein and the other three members decided to sack him. He played his last gig at The Cavern, Liverpool, two years and three days after he first performed with them.

1963 – The execution of Henry John Burnett, the last man to be hanged in Scotland and the first to be hanged in Aberdeen since 1891. Burnett was tried at the high court in Aberdeen in July and found guilty of the murder of merchant seaman Thomas Guyan.

1971 – Controversial horse rider Harvey Smith was stripped of his £2,000 winnings and a major show jumping title for allegedly making a rude V-sign gesture.

1985 – Richard Branson’s speedboat Virgin Atlantic Challenger capsized off the south-west of England. He was just two hours short of completing the fastest-ever Atlantic crossing.

1987 – Caning was officially banned in British schools (excluding independent schools).

1998 – A bomb blast in Omagh, Northern Ireland, killed 28 people and injured more than 300 others. A 29th victim died a month later. It was the worst attack in 29 years of paramilitary violence in Ulster.

1988 – Glasgow passport office started to issue the new EEC passports. It was the first office to be computerised to dispense the burgundy coloured documents, which replaced the traditional blue ones. Reception to them was mixed.

2011 – A teenager who stole a laptop from a west London flat during the riots was traced on Facebook by the computer’s owner. Greg Martin, an information security professional and former Nasa and FBI employee had installed a tracking device on the laptop and got the suspect’s ID from the social networking site. The information included the man’s name, school, address in west London and information about his wireless internet connection. Soheil Khalilfar, 18, was later charged with handling stolen goods.

2013 – Google announced that it was to loan out its Trekker wearable backpack to the Canal & River Trust, who would use it to capture footage of some of most scenic parts of Britain’s 200-year old waterway network.

2015 – North Korea creates its own time zone by moving its clocks back half an hour to GMT+8.5.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1519, Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila founded Panama City? It became a launching point for the conquest of Peru and a transit point for riches heading back to Spain.

“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.” – Cher

Lewis Carroll – Real Name: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

The traditional meat in Aztec Pozole was the flesh of human sacrifice. Modern Pozole typically contains pork.

‘Sweet, sweet Connie’ from Grand Funk Railroad’s ‘We’re An American Band’ is a real woman, named Connie Hamzy.

Maybe it was the man on first that let the dogs out #wholetthedogsout

Lucille Le Sueur was better known as Joan Crawford.

“Live long and prosper” – Spock (Star Trek)

“Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact, but maybe everything that dies someday comes back.” #songlyrics

e.g. is the abbreviation of the Latin phrase ‘exempli gratia,’ meaning ‘for example.’

A group of Goats is called a Tribe or Trip or Drove or Herd or Flock.

The word “dude” in The Big Lebowski was spoken 160 times in the movie. #dude

Birthday : quotes

“Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way.” – Edna Ferber

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child

“If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight as a lion.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“No matter how much you change, you still got to pay the price for the things you’ve done.” – Ben Affleck

“I like words. I like the way they clash around together and bang up against each other, especially in songs.” – Jimmy Webb

“On a mission, your worst enemy is idle time.” – Nipsey Hussle

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