February 24th / 2023

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

1993 – The famed English footballer Bobby Moore, died. He captained West Ham United for more than ten years and was captain of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup.
Celebrity birthdays
George Thorogood, singer/guitarist 73; Alain Prost, Formula 1 champion driver, 68; Michelle Shocked (Karen Johnston), singer-songwriter, 61; Kristin Davis, actress, 58; Billy Zane, actor, 57; Chris Fehn, percussionist (Slipknot) 50; Floyd Mayweather Jr, boxer, 46; Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis champion, 42; Daniel Kaluuya, actor, 34.
What day is it
February 24th is Inconvenience Yourself Day, National Trading Card Day, Twin Peaks Day, World Bartender Day.
This day in history

1926 – The birth of Jean Alexander, BAFTA Nominated English television actress. She is best known for her role as Hilda Ogden in the soap opera Coronation Street, a role she played for 23 years and also as Auntie Wainwright on the longest running sitcom, Last of the Summer Wine from 1988 to 2010.

1932 – Malcolm Campbell beat his own land speed record at Daytona Beach by reaching 253.96 mph.

1940 – The birth of Denis Law, Scottish footballer. He is the only Scottish player in history to have won the prestigious European Footballer of the Year award, which he did in 1964. Law was Manchester United’s second highest goal scorer behind Bobby Charlton and holds a United record for scoring 46 goals in a single season.

1950 – Clement Attlee was returned as prime minister, but with a single figure majority.

1962 – The Beatles played a concert at the Birkenhead YMCA for a fee of £30. The audience didn’t enjoy the show and the Beatles were booed off stage. They left early for a second gig at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, and the rest, as they say, is history.

1971 – Commonwealth citizens lost their automatic right to remain in the UK under the government’s new Immigration Bill.

1981 – The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer ended months of speculation by announcing that they would marry in the summer.

1988 – The first baby born from an embryo frozen after the fertilization of a donated egg was delivered at Dulwich Hospital, south London, to Mrs. Ann Forrester, 37, by Caesarean section.

1993 – The famed English footballer Bobby Moore, died. He captained West Ham United for more than ten years and was captain of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. He is widely regarded as one of the all-time greats of world football.

1998 – Elton John is knighted by The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

1999 – A report on the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence describes the Metropolitan Police as “institutionally racist”.

1999 – Home Secretary Jack Straw published the McPherson Report into the police handling of the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence. The Metropolitan Police were criticised for what the report called ‘institutionalised racism’.

2014 – Franny Beecher, lead guitarist for Bill Haley and his Comets died in his sleep from natural causes aged 92. On the same day, actor/director Harold Ramis (Ghostbusters) dies aged 69.

2016 – Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan is ordered to give 6,000 euros to charity after head-butting an Irish police officer at Shannon Airport in November 2014.

2019 – Olivia Coleman wins the Oscar for best actress in The Favourite.

Trivia and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1989, a 150 million year-old dinosaur embryo was discovered? It was found by shooting X-rays at a fossilized egg unearthed in Utah.

Bar code readers don’t read the black lines; they read the white spaces in between.

The Walt Disney World Railroad has become one of the world’s busiest steam-powered railroads, with 3.7 million passengers served each year.

“That’ll do donkey. That’ll do.” From Shrek #moviequotes

“Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.” – Dave Barry

People waste their time wishing they had more time.

If you think highly of someone, tell them.

I was sweeping the floor today, and the more I swept the more dirt I collected. It simply didn’t come clean. Now I’m 400 feet below the earth’s surface.

The Capital of the United States of America is Washington D.C.

In 1982, the city of Key West, Florida declared its independence, declared war on the United States, and surrendered a minute later

When you buy a bigger bathtub you have more bathroom but less bathroom.

New York City Drivers spend an average of 107 hours a year searching for parking spots.

“If you’re there before it’s over, you’re on time.” – James Walker

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