February 3rd : 2022

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

1959 – Buddy Holly, Richie Valens And The Big Bopper die when their small aircraft crashes in snow shortly after take-off from Clear Lake, Iowa.
Celebrity : birthdays
Nathan (Joseph) Lane, actor/writer, 66; Lee Ranaldo, guitarist, (Sonic Youth) 66; Joachim Löw, German football manager, 62; Maura Tierney, actress, 57; Warwick Davis, actor, 52; Isla Fisher, actress, 46; Amal Clooney, civil rights lawyer, 44; Bridget Regan, actress, 40; Jame DeGale, boxer, 36.
What : day is it
Four Chaplains Memorial Day, Golden Retriever Day, Missing Persons Day, National Carrot Cake Day.
This day : in history

1942 – The first Japanese air raid on Java.

1944 – US troops capture the Marshall Islands.

1945 – Almost 1,000 Flying Fortresses drop 3,000 tons of bombs on Berlin.

1959 – Buddy Holly, Richie Valens And The Big Bopper die when their small aircraft crashes in snow shortly after take-off from Clear Lake, Iowa.

1960 – Harold Macmillan outrages South African politicians with a speech in Cape Town warning of a “wind of change” in Africa.

1962 – US President John F Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food and drugs.

1966 – The Soviet Luna 9 makes the first controlled landing of a space probe on the Moon.

1967 – Record producer Joe Meek shoots his landlady Violet Shenton and then shoots himself at his flat in London.

1968 – The Beatles start work on their new single, the Paul McCartney song Lady Madonna at EMI Studios, Abbey Road in St John’s Wood, London.

1969 – Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O’Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of new elections.

1971 – A series of house searches by the British Army in Catholic areas of Belfast, incites rioting and gun battles.

1972 – The Winter Olympic Games open in Sapporo, Japan.

1978 – Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat arrives in Washington DC to discuss the Middle East peace process with US President Jimmy Carter.

1986 – The Pope meets Mother Teresa in Calcutta and visits her home for the sick and dying.

1988 – Nurses across the UK take part in a day of industrial action to secure more money for themselves and the NHS.

1992 – Pearl Jam play their first date in the UK at The Esplanade Club in Southend, to 300 people.

1993 – The Federal trial begins of four police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in Los Angeles.

1998 – A NATO aircraft kills 20 people at the Italian ski resort of Cavalese by severing their cable car line.

1999 – Soul singer Gwen Guthrie dies of cancer aged 48.

2007 – A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.

2016 – Lord Lucan’s death certificate is granted, 42 years after he disappeared following the murder of nanny Sandra Rivett.

2019 – Wreckage from the light aircraft carrying Cardiff City’s record signing Emiliano Sala is discovered on the seabed of the English Channel.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Half of a large intestine: 1 semicolon

“You still wake up sometimes, don’t you? You wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the lambs.” – Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs

TV Quotes… “I love it when a plan comes together” (Hannibal) on The A-Team

If dogs had the ability to speak to humans, we still would have no idea what Scottish Terriers would be trying to tell us.

I do not know for sure that every single night I am not abducted by extra-terrestrials for experimentation followed by a complete wipe of my memory and then gently placed back in my bed.

The computer you are using is the product of a long series of tools making newer tools that go back to a caveman using a rock.

Biggest film of 1994: The Lion King.

A group of Kangaroos is called a Troop or Mob or Herd.

If every toy suddenly turned into the real version of itself, life would be much more dangerous with the major increase in weapons, dinosaurs and marbles.

If you have something to do, and you put it off long enough, chances are someone else will do it for you.

“Give me a minute, I’m good. Give me an hour, I’m great. Give me six months, I’m unbeatable.” – Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith #moviequotes

“Say ‘hello’ to my little friend!” – Tony Montana (Al Pacino) in Scarface, 1983

Birthday : quotes

“Sure I think it is healthy to speak the truth, and be who you are, and be proud of that.” – Nathan Lane

“What is the answer? In that case, what is the question?” – Gertrude Stein

“I make sure I always surround myself with good, down to earth, fun, real people, who always keep me grounded.” – Sean Kingston

“I have to accept the fact that, no matter what I do, it’s going to annoy someone.” – Nathan Lane

“The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they’re always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.” – Norman Rockwell

“Being on Batman allowed me to do something we actors are taught never to do: overact.” – Victor Buono

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein

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