August 22nd: 2022

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

2014 – ‘Upton Chippie’ in Gainsborough, which uses a coal-fired range and a 66 year old batter recipe, was listed alongside the finest restaurants in Britain in the Good Food Guide.
Celebrity : birthdays
Steve Davis, snooker champion, 65; Vernon Reid, singer (Living Colour) 64, Mark Williams, actor/writer, 63; Debbie Peterson, drummer (The Bangles), 61; Roland Orzabal, singer/musician/songwriter (Tears For Fears) 61; Tori Amos, singer-songwriter, 59; Mats Wilander, tennis star, 58; Ty Burrell, actor, 55; Steve Cradock, guitarist (Ocean Colour Scene/Paul Weller) 53; Richard Armitage, actor, 51; Kristen Wiig, actress/writer, 49; Sheree Murphy, actress, 47; James Corden, actor/writer/US TV host, 44; Stephen Ireland, footballer, 36; Vladimir Coufal, footballer, 30; Dua Lipa, singer-songwriter, 27.

What : day is it

August 22nd is known as Be An Angel Day & Tooth Fairy Day.
This day : in history

1925 – The birth of Honor Blackman, English actress best known for her role of Cathy Gale in The Avengers and as the Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964). 

1932 – The BBC began its first experiments with television broadcasting.

1933 – BBC TV televised a boxing match for the first time.

1957 – The birth of Steve Davis, professional snooker player. He dominated the sport during the 1980s, when he reached eight World Snooker Championship finals in nine years, won six world titles, and held the world number one ranking for seven consecutive seasons. The first player to make an officially recognised maximum break in professional competition, and the first player to earn £1 million in prize money.

1962 – The first live TV appearance of the Beatles was recorded by Granada, in a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool.

1963 – William Richard Morris, British car manufacturer died.

1985 – Following an aborted take-off, a Boeing 737 burst into flames on the runway at Manchester Airport, killing 55 people.

1989 – British Telecom launched the world’s first mobile phones. They had a very limited operating range that restricted their use to 100 yards from a public base station.

1998 – The Republican terrorist group the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) announced a ‘complete ceasefire’.

2004 – Two gunmen stole Edvard Munch’s paintings “The Scream” and “Madonna” from Much Museum in Oslo, Norway. The two pieces were safely recovered in August 2006.

2008 – Paedophile and former pop singer Gary Glitter was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register after arriving back in the UK. He had spent 27 months in a Vietnam jail for abusing two girls.

2012 – Tony Nicklinson, a man with locked-in syndrome who lost his High Court case on 12th August to allow doctors to end his life, died after refusing food following the Court’s judgement.

2014 – ‘Upton Chippie’ in Gainsborough, which uses a coal-fired range and a 66 year old batter recipe, was listed alongside the finest restaurants in Britain in the Good Food Guide. Its first owner, Kathleen Longden, ran the shop for 55 years, before being succeeded by family members.

2015 – A vintage Hawker Hunter jet aircraft crashed during a display at the Shoreham Air show (West Sussex) killing 11 people and injuring 16 others.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

The oldest person to have ever lived, Jeanne Calment, aged 122 at death, attributed her longevity to a diet of olive oil, port wine, and 2 pounds of chocolate every week.

The Capital of Malawi is Lilongwe

In the event of an apocalypse, I would spend the first ten minutes wondering why the internet doesn’t work.

Author Joe Hill was so determined to keep it a secret that he was Stephen King’s son, his own agent didn’t know for 10 years.

Most American car horns honk in the key of F.

TV Quotes… “Makin’ whoopie” (Bob Eubanks) on “The Newlywed Game”

Reflections are just echoes of light. Mirrors are just light echo machines.

Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood is probably my favorite kid’s show that starts and ends with a middle-aged man changing his clothes.

A group of Cosmologists is called a Galaxy.

“It is a damn poor mind indeed which can’t think of at least two ways to spell any word.” – Andrew Jackson

“Who loves you, baby?” – Kojak

Any pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard enough.

Birthday : quotes

“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” – Dorothy Parker

“Music is the silence between the notes.” – Claude Debussy

“Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything.” – Ray Bradbury

“Poor people have the blues because they’re poor and hungry. Rich people can’t sleep at night because they’re trying to hold on to their money and everything they have.” – John Lee Hooker

“I don’t think of dying, I think of being here now.” – Valerie Harper

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury

“Hip-Hop is my vehicle to scientific and universal enlightenment.” – GZA

“I hate writing. I love having written.” – Dorothy Parker

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