July 23rd: 2022

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

1997 – History was made when for the first time in 127 years hen harriers were raised in Derbyshire, 1500 feet above the Goyt Valley near Buxton.
Celebrity : birthdays
Graham Gooch, cricketer, 69; Dennis Greaves, guitar/vocals (Nine Below Zero) 65; Jo Brand (Bourke) comedian, 65; Martin Gore, musician/songwriter (Depeche Mode) 61; Woody Harrelson, actor, 61; Eriq La Salle, actor, 60; Andy Townsend, footballer, 59; Slash, (Saul Hudson), guitarist (Guns n Roses) 57; Shawn Levy, director/writer/actor, 54; Alison Krauss, singer/fiddler, 51; Marlon Wayans, actor/comedian/writer, 50; Fran Healy, singer/songwriter/guitarist (Travis) 49; Kathryn Hahn (Sandler), actress, 49; Michelle Williams, singer (Destiny’s Child) 42; Paul Wesley (Paweł Wasilewski), actor, 40; Daniel Radcliffe, actor, 33; Danny Ings, footballer, 30.

What : day is it

July 23rd is International Yada, Yada, Yada Day, National Vanilla Ice Cream Day and Gorgeous Grandma Day.
This day : in history

1957 – There were violent scenes around Britain as the strike by busmen entered its fourth day.

1980 – Cliff Richard received his OBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

1984 – A government report into cancer levels near the controversial nuclear plant at Sellafield in Cumbria confirmed suspicions of higher than-normal levels of leukaemia in the area, but said it could not definitely link this to the nuclear plant itself.

1986 – Prince Andrew, the second son, and third child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey. Their divorce in May 1996 attracted a high level of media coverage.

1995 – Britain sent 1,200 troops to relieve the besieged Bosnian capital, Sarajevo.

1996 – The BSE scare was extended after laboratory research showed that mad cow disease could also be transmitted to sheep.

1997 – Tony Blair’s Government announced that students would have to pay tuition fees and that maintenance grants would be abolished.

1997 – History was made when for the first time in 127 years hen harriers were raised in Derbyshire, 1500 feet above the Goyt Valley near Buxton.

2000 – Tiger Woods wins the British Open at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s. On the same day, the Tour de France finishes without a winner after the disqualification of drugs cheat Lance Armstrong.

2008 – ‘Back-from-the-dead’ canoeist John Darwin and his wife Anne were jailed for more than six years for fraudulently claiming £250,000. The couple had conned family, friends, police and insurance companies into believing that Mr Darwin drowned in the North Sea off Teesside in 2002.

2009 – The number of new swine flu infections in England doubled, with an estimated 100,000 new cases of swine flu recorded in one week.

2011 – Singer Amy Winehouse is found dead aged 27 at her home in Camden.

2014 – The 20th Commonwealth Games opened in Celtic Park, Glasgow.

2014 – The death, aged 91, of Dora Bryan, veteran British actress whose long career encompassed theatre, film, radio and television. She won a Bafta for her performance in the classic 1962 film A Taste of Honey.

2017 – Chris Froome of Britain wins his fourth Tour de France. On the same day, England beat India by nine runs at Lords to win the Women’s Cricket World Cup.

2019 – Boris Johnson is chosen by the Conservative Party to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 2010, the British boyband One Direction was formed? They had originally applied to X-Factor individually but failed to get through as solo contestants.

The Capital of Monaco is Monaco.

“Some people play hard to get. I play hard to want.” – Ford Fairlane (Andrew Dice Clay) #moviequotes

Biggest film of 1953: Peter Pan (Action/Adventure)

If a thief uses 1234 as a PIN number, they could access funds in almost 1 out of every 9 wallets they steal.

“You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.” – Marie “Slim” Browning (Lauren Bacall) in To Have and Have Not (1944).

“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” – Benjamin Button in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button #moviequotes

William Penn is one of eight people to have been granted “Honorary Citizenship” by the United States

A hundred-acre wood is a really big forest to let a kid wander around in with his stuffed animals.

One of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World: Lighthouse of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, built ~280 BC, abandoned by 1323 AD

Birthday : quotes

“If you’re not tough it’s hard to survive in this world, and if you’re not kind then you don’t deserve to survive.” – Raymond Chandler

“I regret the times I’ve been mean to people… It’s fine to pick on people who can defend themselves and deserve it. Some people don’t deserve to be picked on who I picked on, so I don’t do it anymore.” – Don Imus

“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” – Haile Selassie

“There are so many great songs yet to sing.” – Alison Krauss

“If I had my career to play over, one thing I’d do differently is swing more. Those 1,200 walks I got, nobody remembers them.” – Pee Wee Reese

“I think you should be serious about what you do because this is it. This is the only life you’ve got.” – Philip Seymour Hoffman

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