July 26th: 2022

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

2006 – After 41 and a half years, the last edition of Top of the Pops was recorded at BBC Television Centre in London.
Celebrity : birthdays
Dame Helen Mirren (Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff), actress, 77; Roger Taylor, drummer/songwriter (Queen) 73; Susan George, actress, 72; Kevin Spacey, actor, 63; Gary Cherone, singer (Extreme) 61; Sandra Bullock, actress, 58; Jeremy Piven, actor, 57; Jason Statham, actor, 55; Olivia Williams, actress, 54; Baroness Tanni (Carys Davina) Grey-Thompson, paralympian/politician, 53; Kate Beckinsale, actress, 49; Liz Truss, politician, 47; Eve Myles, actress, 44; Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, 42; John White, footballer, 36; Taylor Momsen, child actress/ singer-songwriter, 29; Stormzy (Michael Owuo) rapper, 29.

What : day is it

July 26th is officially Holistic Therapy Day, Aunt and Uncles Day, World Tofu Day and All or Nothing Day.
This day : in history

1943 – Mick Jagger, British rock singer with the Rolling Stones, was born.

1943 – World War II: The Allies mounted one of the largest raids of the war – sending more than 1,000 aircraft to bomb the German industrial city of Hamburg. An estimated 60,000 people were killed.

1945 – Winston Churchill resigned as Britain’s prime minister after his Conservatives were defeated by the Labour Party in a landslide victory. Clement Attlee became Prime Minister. He said: ‘Labour can deliver the goods.’

1958 – In Britain, debutantes were presented at the Royal Court for the last time.

1966 – Bobby Charlton scores both England goals as they beat Portugal 2-1 in the semi-final of the World Cup.

1983 – A mother of 10 failed to prevent doctors prescribing contraception to under 16s without parental consent.

1989 – 56-year-old Leslie Merry was knocked off his feet, a rib broken and his spleen ruptured, by a turnip thrown from a passing car in east London. He finally died of respiratory failure brought on by the accident.

1990 – It was announced that the Fraud Squad would investigate the National Union of Mineworkers’ accounts over Soviet miners’ untraced donations.

1993 – The Mars Observer takes the first photo of Mars, from 5 billion km.

2001 – Prime Minister Tony Blair was greeted by dozens of angry farmers in crisis-torn Cumbria on a visit to help boost the region’s struggling tourist industry following the foot and mouth crisis.

2006 – After 41 and a half years, the last edition of Top of the Pops was recorded at BBC Television Centre in London.

2007 – Shambo, a black Friesian bull living in the Hindu Skanda Vale Temple near Llanpumsaint in Wales, was slaughtered due to a bovine tuberculosis infection. He had been adopted by the local Hindu community as a sacred animal and the slaughtering caused widespread controversy.

2013 – The former BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall’s 15-month sentence for a series of indecent assaults was doubled by the Court of Appeal, increasing the term to 30 months. In June 2013, Hall, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, had admitted 14 counts against girls aged from nine to 17 between 1967 and 1985.

2017 – A jury awards record producer Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties for the use of Michael Jackson songs he produced in two Cirque du Soleil shows and the This Is It documentary. On the same day, US President Donald Trump announces policy to ban transgender people from the military, overturning Obama era changes. Also, Britain announces it will ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040.

2018 – Facebook has the single worst day of any public company on the stock market, losing 19% or $119 billion market value.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1775, the US Postal Service was founded during the Second Continental Congress? Their first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.

“If I’m not back in five minutes… just wait longer.” – Ace Ventura #moviequotes

Whatchu talkin ’bout Wills? #TVCatchphrase

A velociraptor was about the size of a big chicken.

“You’re gonna love the way you look, I guarantee it” – Alcohol, telling me to dance

The Four Classical Elements (Earth, Water, Air, and Fire) Match the Four States of Matter (Solid, Liquid, Gas, and Plasma). #Science

Lauren Bacall – Real Name: Betty Joan Perske

“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way” – Jessica Rabbit #moviequotes

A group of Gorillas is called a Band or Troop.

After losing the first glove or sock of a pair the chances of losing the remaining one basically drops to zero.

“I hope the exit is joyful and hope never to return.” – Frida Kahlo #LastWords

You can be sitting down and sitting up at the same time, because of the English language!

Birthday : quotes

“The world will ask you who you are, and if you don’t know, the world will tell you.” – Carl Jung

“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw

“I don’t want to be a star – most of the ones I know are too unhappy.” – Vivian Vance

“Computers have their uses
They’re great for work or play
But it’s not a good idea just to stare at them all day!” – Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears’ Computer Trouble

“Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.” – George Bernard Shaw

“The victim of mind manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free.” – Aldous Huxley

“Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.” – Carl Jung

” The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum.” – George Bernard Shaw

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