July 18th: 2022

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

1970 – Radio 1 DJ Kenny Everett was sacked after he joked on air that the wife of the conservative transport minister Mary Peyton had ‘crammed a fiver into the examiner’s hand’, when taking her driving test.
Celebrity : birthdays
Richard Branson, Virgin founder, 72; Margo Martindale, actress, 71; Terry Chambers, drummer (XTC) 67; Keith Levene, guitarist (PiL) 65; Sir Nick Faldo, golfer, 65; Pauline Quirke, actress, 63; Elizabeth McGovern, actress, 61; Alan Pardew, football manager, 61; Wendy Williams, US broadcaster, 58; Vin Diesel (Mark Sinclair) 55; Gruf Rhys, singer/guitarist (Super Fury Animals) 52; Daron Malakian, guitarist (System of a Down) 47; Elsa Pataky (Hemsworth) model/actress, 46; Kelly Reilly, actress, 45; Kristen Bell, actress, 42; Priyanka Chopra Jonas, actress, 40; Chace Crawford, actor, 37; James Norton, actor, 37.

What : day is it

July 18th is also known as Insurance Nerd Day and Caviar Day.
This day : in history

1920 – The unveiling of the Cenotaph War memorial in Whitehall, London to commemorate the war dead. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and takes its name from the Greek words kenos and taphos meaning empty tomb.

1923 – Under the Matrimonial Causes Bill, British women were given equal divorce rights with men.

1934 – The official opening, by King George V, of the first Mersey Road Tunnel in Liverpool.

1950 – Richard Branson, British entrepreneur, was born. According to the Forbes 2011 list of billionaires, Branson is the 4th richest citizen of the United Kingdom.

1957 – The birth of Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo (Nick Faldo), professional golfer who has won three Open Championships and three Masters. He was ranked the World’s No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking for a total of 98 weeks.

1970 – Radio 1 DJ Kenny Everett was sacked after he joked on air that the wife of the conservative transport minister Mary Peyton had ‘crammed a fiver into the examiner’s hand’, when taking her driving test.

1975 – Former British MP John Stonehouse was flown back from Australia to face charges relating to his attempt to falsify his own death.

1992 – John Smith was elected leader of the Labour party, with Margaret Beckett as his deputy.

2000 – Police confirmed that the body they had found in a West Sussex field the previous day was that of missing eight-year old Sarah Payne. Her murderer, Roy Whiting, was convicted in December 2001 and sentenced to life imprisonment.

2003 – The body of government scientist Dr. David Kelly was found in woodland, in Oxfordshire. Dr. Kelly had been at the centre of a row between the British Government and the BBC about the use of intelligence reports in the run up to the war against Iraq.

2009 – Henry Allingham, the world’s oldest man and one of the last surviving World War I servicemen, died, aged 113.

2017 – Singer R Kelly denies allegations that he is holding several young women in an “abusive cult”.

2018 – Google is fined a record $5.1 billion by the EU for abusing its power in the mobile phone market.

2019 – One of world’s earliest mosques at 1,200 years old is discovered by archaeologists in Israel’s Negev Desert.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1925, Adolf Hitler published Mein Kampf in Germany? The book sold slowly at first but after his rise to power, the sales increased dramatically, selling 5.2 million copies by 1939.

Netflix needs an incognito mode so that I can watch terrible films without getting recommended more terrible films.

The first movie ever given the title ‘Blockbuster’ was ‘Jaws.’

“Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird and catch the worm for your breakfast plate. If you’re a bird, be an early bird… but if you’re a worm, sleep late.” – Shel Silverstein

The Capital of Myanmar (Burma) is Rangoon (Yangon); Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw (administrative)

A group of Oysters is called a Bed.

Some people say “If you can’t beat them, join them”. I say “If you can’t beat them, beat them”, because they will be expecting you to join them, so you will have the element of surprise.

Birthday : quotes

“If there is one thing I’ve learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people I’ve known are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self-interest.” – John Glenn

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela

“I think you’re always subjective because you always have a point of view, but I’m always sort of curious about what is the point of view I don’t agree with. There is a truth in that because there always is.” – Margaret Brown

“I personally believe that each of us was put here for a purpose — to build not to destroy. If I can make people smile, then I have served my purpose for God.” – Red Skelton

“Even when I was 75 I never dreamed I’d be doing what I’m doing at 87. But I am doing what makes me happy. I have discovered social media and I love it. I love Instagram so much more than things like Twitter. I just find you can do more on Instagram. I love showing off my style. If you want to wear funky clothes, do it. I like to wear tie-dyed shirts and cut-off shorts in the summer and tie-dyed shirts and jeans in the winter. I wear colorful clothes. It makes me happy. Everyone needs to find what makes them happy.” – Baddie Winkle

Disclaimer: All content on this website is provided "as is". Whilst we do link to reputable and well known sources, Radio Essentials will not be held responsible for the inaccuracy of posts provided on our feeds via the sources we link to.

© 2023 Radio Essentials / Privacy Policy