January 6th / 2023

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

1977 – The music publisher EMI ended its contract with the notorious punk rock group, Sex Pistols, after reports of abusive behaviour at Heathrow Airport.
Celebrity birthdays
Rowan Atkinson, comedian/actor, 68; Sandra Bernhard, actress, 67; Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer, 64; Nigella Lawson, celebrity chef/author, 63; Mark O’Toole, bassist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) 59; Eddie Redmayne OBE, actor, 41; Kate McKinnon (Berthold) comedy performer, 39; Ben Haenow, singer, 38; Alex Turner, singer-songwriter/guitarist (Arctic Monkeys) 37; Irina Shayk (Shaykhlislamova) model, 37;
What day is it
January 6th is Apple Tree Day, Bean Day, Cuddle Up Day, Epiphany, National Shortbread Day, National Smith Day, Take a Poet To Lunch Day.
This day in history

1916 – World War I – The British Government introduced conscription, to replace the many thousands killed in the trenches in France.

1928 – Four people were drowned, and many paintings in the basement of the Tate Gallery were severely damaged, when the Thames flooded. The water was deep enough to fill the moat of the Tower of London.

1938 – The 82-year-old Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psychoanalysis, arrived in London from Vienna with several of his students, to escape the persecution of Jews.

1943 – The birth of Terry Venables, former football player and manager and national team manager of England from 1994 to 1996 (leading the team to the semi-finals of the 1996 European Championships).

1960 – Nigella Lawson, TV chef, writer and daughter of Nigel Lawson, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, was born. Renowned for her flirtatious manner of presenting, Lawson has been called the ‘queen of food porn’. Chef, Gary Rhodes, spoke out by suggesting that her viewers were attracted to her smile rather than the cooking itself!

1977 – The music publisher EMI ended its contract with the notorious punk rock group, Sex Pistols, after reports of abusive behaviour at Heathrow Airport.

1983 – The Royal Navy arrested a Danish trawler captain (Kent Kirk) for illegally entering British waters in the first confrontation of the ‘ fish war’. The move followed Denmark’s refusal to agree to proposals for a new EEC fishing regime.

1987 – The first episode of TV’s Inspector Morse was broadcast. It was based in Oxford.

1999 – Prince Edward & Sophie Rhys-Jones announced their engagement.

2013 – Jessops, the High Street camera retailer founded in Leicester in 1935 by Frank Jessop, went into administration. On 11th January it was announced that Jessops was to shut all of its stores at the end of the day’s trading, resulting in the loss of 1,370 jobs.

2014 – 54 year old Stephen Gough, the so-called ‘Naked Rambler’ was jailed for 16 months after a jury took just two minutes to find him guilty of breaching an antisocial behaviour order designed to prevent him from appearing nude in public. Gough has been convicted for dozens of offences, mainly in Scotland, where he was repeatedly arrested during attempts to walk from Land’s End to John o’Groats without clothes.

2015 – The death was announced of D-Day veteran Bernard Jordan (aged 90). In June 2014 he sparked a police search when he left the care home in Hove to join fellow veterans and attended the 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations in France. His wife Irene (aged 88) died just days after her husband. They left their entire state, estimated at being worth around £600,000 to the RNLI.

Trivia and shower thoughts

Cherophobia is the irrational fear of fun or happiness.

A group of Bloodhounds is called a Sute.

“Vodka Martini, shaken, not stirred.” – James Bond (Sean Connery) #moviequotes

“This is the city …” – Sgt. Joe Friday (Dragnet)

TV Quotes… “Yabba dabba do!” (Fred Flintstone) on “The Flintstones”

“It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.” #songlyrics

Dress well even for the small things- If you look good, you’ll feel good. Feel good, you’ll do well. Do well, you’ll succeed.

Audrey Hepburn – Real Name: Edda Hepburn Van Heemstra Ruston

In movies, they usually play the sound of thunder along with lightning – with no delay, regardless of how far away it is.

Hello Kitty has an identical twin sister named Mimmy.

A person carrying a personal memento of a loved one, such as a jewelry or photo, has no chance of returning alive. #moviecliches

If a pair of common housefly began reproduction in the month of April under optimal conditions, they could be progenitors of up to 191,010,000,000,000,000,000 flies by August.

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca, 1942

Brain teasers and random facts


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