December 18th: 2022

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

2018 – A meteor explodes in a huge fireball over the Bering Sea with 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
Celebrity : birthdays
Keith Richards, guitarist/songwriter (Rolling Stones) 79; Steven Spielberg, director, 76; Bill Nelson, guitarist/singer/songwriter, (Bebop Deluxe) 74; Rosie Vela, model/singer-songwriter, 70; Ray Liotta, actor, 68; Brad (William) Pitt, actor, 59; Robson Green, actor, 58; Andy Miller, guitarist/singer/songwriter (Dodgy) 54; (Aránzazu Isabel María) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, tennis star, 51; Sia (Furler), singer-songwriter, 47; Katie Holmes, actress, 44; Josh Dallas, actor, 44; Christina Aguilera, singer, 42; Ashley Benson, actress, 33; Billie Eilish, singer-songwriter, 21.

What : day is it

December 18th is Answer the Phone like Buddy The Elf Day, Bake Cookies Day, International Migrants Day.
This day : in history

1945 – Uruguay joins the UN.

1954 – The only shared own goal in Football League history as in the First Division match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge, Leicester defenders Jack Froggatt and Stan Milburn each strike the ball at exactly the same time to send it past the Leicester ‘keeper in Chelsea’s 3-1 victory.

1956 – Stanley Matthews wins the inaugural Ballon d’Or. On the same day, Japan is admitted to the UN.

1963 – Premiere of The Pink Panther, Peter Sellers’ first appearance as Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau.

1966 – Guinness heir Tara Browne is killed when driving at high speed in his Lotus Elan after it collides with a parked lorry in South Kensington. His death is immortalised by John Lennon in the song A Day In The Life.

1983 – Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards marries 27-year old model Patti Hansen on his 40th birthday. They remain together to this day. On the same day, James Brown’s long-term guitarist Jimmy Nolan, dies of a heart attack in Atlanta, Georgia, aged 47.

1985 – Two Australians face the death penalty after their appeal against a conviction for smuggling heroin was rejected by a Malaysian court.

1988 – Mike Peters of The Alarm was rushed to hospital after having his eyes burnt by spotlights during a gig in Chester, causing the remaining dates on their UK tour to be cancelled.

1989 – The Labour Party abandons its policy on trade union closed shops in line with European legislation.

1997 – Scottish Secretary Donald Dewer unveils a blueprint for Scotland’s new parliament. On the same day, comedy actor Chris Farley dies of a drug overdose aged 33.

2000 – Singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl is killed while swimming with her children off the coast of Mexico when a speedboat hits her.

2001 – Singer-songwriter Clifford T. Ward dies aged 57 from multiple sclerosis. On the same day, Michael Owen wins the Ballon d’Or.

2003 – Michael Jackson was formally charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering intoxicating liquor to a minor with the intent of committing a crime.

2004 – A Gibson SG guitar played by George Harrison and John Lennon during the recording of the albums Revolver and The White Album sold for £294,000 at auction in New York.

2006 – Flintstones and Tom & Jerry cartoonist Joseph Barbera dies aged 95.

2009 – James Cameron’s movie “Avatar” was released in the United States. On January 26, the movie became the highest-grossing film worldwide.

2011 – The last US troops withdraw from Iraq.

2013 – Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, 36, is sentenced to 35 years in jail for a string of child sex offences.

2016 – Actress Zsa Zsa (Sári) Gabor dies aged 99.

2018 – A meteor explodes in a huge fireball over the Bering Sea with 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 2009, James Cameron’s “Avatar” was released in the US? It would become the highest-grossing film of all time at the time.

A friend is someone who will help you move. A BEST friend is someone who will help you move a body.

Why was the Batphone in a glass casing? Was Commissioner Gordon a germ freak in the 60s?

Due to the mild temperatures in 1949, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree was spray-painted with hundreds of gallons of silver paint in efforts to look more winter-like.

If Burger King and Dairy Queen got married, they would live in White Castle. Their first son would be named Jack. He’d live in a box.

Old Quaker Oats advertising identified the “Quaker man” as William Penn, but today he is referred to as “Larry”.

Malcolm’s last name in Malcolm in the Middle is Wilkerson. Although never spoken aloud in the series it can be seen on the name badge Francis is wearing in the pilot episode.

In Animaniacs, Dot’s full name is Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Banna Bo Besca, the Third.

Biggest film of 1916: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Action/Adventure) earned ~ $8,000,000

US President #40 Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) Reagan was the oldest president elected to office (aged 69). His favourite all-time job? As a teenage lifeguard!

We are about 100 million million million million million degrees away from the hottest temperature possible and only a few hundred degrees away from the coldest one.

The Capital of Andorra is Andorra la Vella

“Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?” – Cesare Enrico “Rico” Bandello (Edward G. Robinson) in Little Caesar, 1931

The dinner I was cooking for my family was going to be a surprise but the fire trucks ruined it.

Birthday : quotes

“It is better to die for an idea that will live than to live for an idea that will die.” – Steve Biko “I regret to this day that I never went to college. I feel I should have been a doctor.” – Ty Cobb “Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.” – Brad Pitt “I had to fight all my life to survive. They were all against me… but I beat the bastards and left them in the ditch.” – Ty Cobb “It’s great to be here. It’s great to be anywhere.” – Keith Richards “I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said ‘We saw your movie.’ ‘Which one?’ I said. He shouted ‘Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn’t like?” – Brad Pitt “Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.” – Paul Klee “If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.” – Keith Richards
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