August 1st: 2022

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

1992 – Linford Christie, 32, becomes the oldest man to win an Olympic 100m gold medal in Barcelona.
Celebrity : birthdays
Joe Elliott, singer (Def Leppard), 63; Chuck D, (Carlton Ridenhour), rapper (Public Enemy) 62; Suzi Gardner, guitarist (L7) 62; Coolio, (Artis Ivey) rapper, 59; Mark Wright, footballer, 59; Amber Rudd, politician, 59; Adam Duritz, singer (Counting Crows) 58; Sir Sam Mendes, director/screenwriter, 57; Graham Thorpe, cricketer, 53; Kenwyn House, guitarist (Reef) 52; David James, goalkeeper, 52; Kris Holden-Ried, actor, 49; Nwankwo Kanu, footballer, 46; Jason (Joseph) Momoa, actor, 43; Bastian Schweinsteiger, footballer, 38; Nemanja Matic, footballer, 34; Dhani Harrison, musician, 34.

What : day is it

August 1st is known as Planner Day, Mahjong Day, World Lung Cancer Day & Raspberry Cream Pie Day.
This day : in history

1984 – Commercial peat-cutters discovered the preserved body of a man they called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss in Cheshire. It is thought that he was deposited some time between 2 BC and 119 AD.

1989 – Charlotte Hughes from Cleveland celebrates her 112th birthday and enters the record books as the oldest person in Britain.

1992 – Linford Christie, 32, becomes the oldest man to win an Olympic 100m gold medal in Barcelona.

1994 – Thousands of historic documents and more than 100,000 books are destroyed in a blaze at Norwich Central Library.

1999 – Ronan Keating scored his first UK No.1 solo single with the song When You Say Nothing At All.

2001 – Officers from Scotland Yard’s Child Protection Team investigated a boy’s claims that he was held captive in his own home for eight years.

2007 – The worldwide centenary of Scouting took place at Brownsea Island, the largest of the islands in Poole Harbour in the county of Dorset. The first camp in 1907 is regarded as the real origin of the worldwide Scout movement.

2008 – Barry George was found not guilty of the murder of BBC television presenter Jill Dando outside her London home. He was first convicted in 2001 but an Old Bailey retrial was ordered after doubt was cast on the reliability of gunshot residue evidence.

2012 – Eight female badminton doubles players are disqualified from the Olympics in London for attempting to manipulate the draw by throwing matches. On the same day, Great Britain collects its first ever Olympic gold medal in women’s rowing with Heather Stanning and Helen Glover in the coxless pairs.

2015 – The death (aged 72) of the English singer and television presenter Priscilla White, known by her stage name Cilla Black. She gained a part-time job as a cloakroom attendant at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club and her impromptu performances impressed the Beatles, leading to an audition by the music entrepreneur Brian Epstein.

2016 – The Yorkshire Dales National Park was extended by nearly a quarter (161 square miles were added), covering new areas in Cumbria and into Lancashire.

2016 – The Heysham 2, Unit 8 nuclear power station in Lancashire broke the world record for the longest continuous operation of a nuclear generator without a shutdown. The record breaking run exceeded the previous record of 894 days set by Pickering Nuclear Generating Station’s Unit 7 (Lake Ontario, Canada) in 1994.

2017 – The reopening, after a £19 million restoration, of the Piece Hall in Halifax, one of Britain’s most outstanding Georgian buildings. The Piece Hall opened initially on 1st January 1779 as a cloth hall and was the most ambitious and prestigious of its type. It had 315 separate rooms arranged around a central courtyard which were used by handloom weavers to sell the woollen cloth ‘pieces’ they had produced.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Rob Roy – Real Name: Robert McGregor

There is a 90-degree difference between crawling and climbing. #RealLifeMath

Kirk Douglas – Real Name: Issur Danielovitch Demsky

“I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.” – Lloyd Dobler #moviequotes

Useless Pronunciation: C as in cue

A group of Hamsters is called a Horde.

Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon agree that if they’re ever confused for one another, they will just go along with it.

Success and failure, we think of them as opposites, but they’re really not. They’re companions- the hero and sidekick.

Asparagus comes in Bundles.

The Seven Virtues #1- Faith is belief in the right things.

“I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.” #songlyrics

A group of Hawks (in flight) is called a Kettle.

Marie Curie’s notebooks are still radioactive. Researchers hoping to view them must sign a disclaimer.

The average wait in the waiting room of a doctor’s office: 20 minutes.

Birthday : quotes

“I mean, just because you’re a musician doesn’t mean all your ideas are about music. So every once in a while I get an idea about plumbing, I get an idea about city government, and they come the way they come.” -Jerry Garcia

“I looked over and Jim Morrison was dancing the jitterbug with my grandmother on the coffee table.” – Taylor Negron

” Some people we know in our lives come up to a crossroads, and they could go left or right, and then end up in a totally different place.” – Jason Momoa

” Let me tell you, you can paint pictures and get people indicted for just about anything.” – Al D’Amato

” Reflect each day on all you have to be grateful for and you will receive more to be grateful for.” – Chuck D

“The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” – Yves Saint Laurent

” I’m one of those freaky people that actually reads books.” – Jason Momoa

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