August 29th: 2022

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

2020 – Caeden Thomson, aged 7, who was born 12 weeks early and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, climbed to the top of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain.
Celebrity : birthdays

Sir Lenny Henry, comedian/actor, 64; Mick Harvey, guitarist (The Bad Seeds) 64; Rebecca De Mornay, actress, 63; Eddi Reader, singer, 63; Steve Clarke, football manager, 59; Carla Gugino, actress, 51; Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager, 49; Jay Ryan, actor, 41; Lea Michele, actress/singer, 36; Charlotte Ritchie, actress, 33; Patrick van Aanholt, footballer, 32; Liam Payne, singer (One Direction) 29; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, footballer, 25.

What : day is it

August 29th is Chop Suey Day as well as More Herbs, Less Salt Day, Whiskey Sour Day and Lemon Juice Day.
This day : in history

1918 – Britain’s first police strike began at midnight, as 6000 policemen campaigned for better pay.

1923 – The birth of Richard Attenborough, English actor and director. He won two Academy Awards for Gandhi in 1982 and has also won four BAFTA Awards. As an actor he is perhaps best known for his roles in The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place and Jurassic Park.

1930 – The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda (40 miles west-northwest of North Uist in the North Atlantic Ocean) were voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland. The entire archipelago is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and it became one of Scotland’s five World Heritage Sites in 1986.

1947 – James Hunt, grand prix racing driver was born. He won the 1976 world championship and retired in 1979 only to die prematurely from a heart attack at the age of 45.

1966 – British group The Beatles gave their last live concert performance to a crowd of around 25,000 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, USA.

1981 – Vandals slashed the picture of Diana, Princess of Wales hanging at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

1986 – Britain’s oldest twins, May and Marjorie Chavasse, both received telegrams from the Queen, to celebrate reaching their 100th birthday.

1997 – Britain’s Northern Ireland Secretary Mo Mowlam invited Sinn Féin, the political arm of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), to all-party talks on Northern Ireland.

2011 – Private security firm G4S sacked two members of staff who tagged the false leg of 29 year old Rochdale offender Christopher Lowcock, allowing him to remove it and flout a court-imposed curfew for driving and drug offences, as well as possession of an offensive weapon.

2012 – The opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. It was one of the largest multi-sport events ever held in the United Kingdom after the 2012 Summer Olympics. The mascot was called Mandeville after Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury. In 1948, Stoke Mandeville Hospital organised the first Stoke Mandeville Games, considered to be the precursor to the Paralympics.

2013 – Lorry driver Ethen Roberts was jailed for five years and three months after admitting causing the deaths of two people when his lorry toppled on to their car on the M62 in West Yorkshire as he read a text message. Investigators found that Roberts had sent and received almost 100 messages to and from the same friend in the three days leading up to the crash, all when the lorry’s tachograph showed that the vehicle was being driven.

2020 – Caeden Thomson, aged 7, who was born 12 weeks early and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, climbed to the top of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. His parents had previously been told that Caeden would never sit, walk or talk. Update : as at 12th October 2020 Caeden had raised £22,790 for the charity Scope. His target had been £8,000.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1854, Daniel Halladay patented the self-governing windmill? His invention would inadvertently go on to assist with the development of steam trains.

The more I learn, the more I learn than I didn’t learn anything. Screw you, knowledge.

Is the S or C silent in Scent? Yes. Because of science. #science

You share your birthday with 9 million others in the world.

Baby Face Nelson – Real Name: Lester Gillis

Although it’s only 2% of our body weight, the brain uses 20% of the calories we take in.

Experience is life’s consolation prize.

At the top of a hill was probably the worst place for Jack and Jill to search for water.

A loophole was originally a narrow slit window in a castle wall from which castle defenders fired arrows at attackers.

What if Stacey’s mom was also Jesse’s girl? #goodfriendofmine #gotitgoinon

An average cloud weighs 216 thousand pounds.

The first film to have a sequel was “King Kong”, with 1933’s “Son of Kong”.

Mark Twain’s cats were named Sour Mash, Sin, Apollinaris, Beelzebub, Buffalo Bill, Zoroaster, Blatherskite, and Satan.

Isn’t it great how the word for ‘characterized by long, fancy, ornate words’ is ‘sesquipedalian’?

Birthday : quotes

“Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.” – John Locke

“If there’s anything in life you consider worthwhile achieving – go for it. I was told many times to forget show business – I had nothing going for me. But I pursued it, anyway. Voila!” – Isabel Sanford

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.” – Charlie Parker

“Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes.” – Robin Leach

“You have to fire yourself as the writer when you direct something you’ve written. You have to fire yourself, or else you get precious about what you’ve written. You’ve got to open up and let the actors in, and re-conceive a lot of things.” – Joel Schumacher

“I try to be cool, but I’m not very good at it.” – Liam Payne

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