February 2nd / 2023

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

1901 – Queen Victoria State Funeral in St. George’s Chapel. After the funeral her coffin lay-in-state in The Albert Memorial Chapel for two days and was then taken to The Mausoleum by The Royal Horse Artillery.
Celebrity birthdays
Sir David Jason, actor, 83; Graham Nash, singer-songwriter (The Hollies/CSN) 81; Derek Shulman, singer/musician (Gentle Giant) 76; Brent Spiner, actor, 74; Duncan Bannatyne, entrepreneur, 74; Alphonso Johnson, bassist, 72; Ken Bruce, broadcaster, 72; Christie Brinkley, model, 69; Shakira (Ripoll), singer-songwriter, 46; Christine Lampard, TV presenter, 44; Gemma Collins, reality TV star, 42; Melody Gardot, singer-songwriter, 38; Gemma Arterton, actress, 37; Gerard Piqué (Bernabeu), footballer, 36; Paul Mescal, actor, 27.
What day is it
February 2nd is Crepe Day, Groundhog Day.
This day in history

1940 – Frank Sinatra makes his singing debut in Indianapolis with Tommy Dorsey’s big band.

1948 – US President Harry Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program.

1949 – Gold champion Ben Hogan is seriously injured in a car accident.

1957 – Elizabeth Taylor, 24, marries for the third time to producer Mike Todd, 47.

1959 – Buddy Holly’s final performance at Clear Lake, Iowa.

1969 – Yoko Ono divorces Tony Cox and is granted custody of their daughter Kyoko, although Cox disappears abroad with the child. On the same day, horror legend Boris Karloff (William Pratt) dies aged 81.

1970 – Death of philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell aged 97.

1971 – Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote and appoints himself President (dictator) of Uganda.

1972 – Angry demonstrators burn the British Embassy in Dublin to the ground in protest at the shooting dead of 13 people in Londonderry on Bloody Sunday.

1973 – Keith Emerson injures his hands when his piano rigged to explode as a stunt, detonates prematurely during an Emerson Lake and Palmer concert in San Francisco. On the same day, New Zealand cricket all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee makes his Test debut.

1979 – Sex Pistols’ bassist Sid Vicious dies aged 21 of a heroin overdose in New York while awaiting trial for the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.

1986 – The Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India.

1987: Author Alistair MacLean dies aged 64.

1989 – F W de Klerk replaces P W Botha as South Africa’s National Party leader.

1990 – South African president F W de Klerk lifts the 30-year ban on leading anti-apartheid group the African National Congress.

1993 – Vaclav Havel becomes the first president of an independent Czech Republic, after the split with Slovakia.

1995 – British tennis legend Fred Perry dies aged 85. On the same day, actor Donald Pleasance dies aged 75.

1996 – Film star and dancer Gene Kelly after a stroke, aged 83.

2005 – Boxer Max Schmeling dies aged 99.

2008 – French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy marries supermodel/singer Carla Bruni at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

2014 – Skinny Puppy sends the US government an invoice after finding out their music was used as torture device in Guantanamo Bay. On the same day, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies of a suspected drug overdose aged 46. Also, the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos, 42-8 to win the Super Bowl and vioence breaks out in the Ukraine after parliament passes legislation that outlaws protest.

2019 – Singer R Kelly is arrested after turning himself in on ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, including with three minors.

Trivia and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1852, London opened the world’s first public flushing toilets? The drains were connected to sewers that fed directly into the River Thames.

The first avocado tree in the United States was planted in Florida in 1833.

The question “Can you hear me?” technically only has one answer.

King George of Saxony’s (August 8, 1832 – October 15, 1904) full name was Friedrich August Georg Ludwig Wilhelm Maximilian Karl Maria Nepomuk Baptist Xaver Cyriacus Romanus English: Frederick Augustus George Louis William Maximilian Charles Maria Nepomuk Baptist Xaver Cyriacus Romanus

Hot girl is going out with a jerk jock. The nerd secretly loves the hot girl. #moviecliches

A baby spider is called a spiderling.

During the production of Saving Private Ryan, Matt Damon was intentionally kept out of the boot camp training with the other stars to make them resent his character more.

When you rearrange the letters “ELEVEN PLUS TWO” you get “TWELVE PLUS ONE”

The poor gamble, the wealthy play the odds.

“Failure doesn’t come from falling down. Failure comes from not getting up.” – Karim Seddiki

The original (1781) name of Los Angeles was “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula,” or “The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels on of the River Porciúncula.”

If you want to fight someone who can read your mind, just think in a language they dont understand.

The Star Wars Title Sequence was Inspired by a Movie about the Railroad Industry Titled Union Pacific.

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