July 27th: 2022

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

2012 – Queen Elizabeth declared the 30th Olympics opened in London, UK. To the audience’s surprise, a stand-in for the Queen made an entrance by skydiving from a helicopter with James Bond’s assistance.
Celebrity : birthdays
Robert Rankin, author, 73; David Hepworth, music journalist, 72; Alan Border, cricketer, 67; Gary Birtles, footballer, 66; Christopher Dean, ice skater, 64; Emily Thornberry MP, politician, 62; Juliana Hatfield, singer-songwriter, 55; Julian McMahon, actor, 54; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, actor, 52; Maya Rudolph, actress, 50; Tom Kerridge, chef, 49; Jonathan Rhys Meyers, actor, 45; Jordan Spieth, golfer, 29; George Shelley, singer/TV presenter, 29.

What : day is it

July 27th is also known as Walk On Stilts Day, Bagpipe Appreciation Day, National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day and Take Your Houseplants For A Walk Day.

This day : in history

1694 – The Bank of England was founded by act of Parliament. 

1866 – The Great Eastern arrived at Heart’s Content in Newfoundland, having successfully laid the transatlantic telegraph cable.

1914 – British troops invaded the streets of Dublin, Ireland, and began to disarm Irish rebels.

1928 – Alfred ‘Tich’ Freeman, English cricketer and leg spin bowler for Kent and England, became the only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before the end of July. He was the only man to take 300 wickets in an English season, and is the second most prolific wicket taker in first class cricket history, the record holder being the Yorkshire born Wilfred Rhodes.

1942 – The Battle of El Alamein ended after 17 days, with the British having prevented the German and Italian advance into Egypt.

1949 – The British De Havilland Comet, the first jet-propelled airliner, made its maiden flight. It was a 40-passenger airliner.

1958 – The birth of Christopher Dean, British ice skater and Olympic gold and bronze medal winner.

1965 – Shadow Chancellor Edward Heath beat off his rivals to become the new leader of the Conservative Party.

1969 – English rower Tom McLean arrived off the Irish coast to become the first man to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean – from west to east – a distance of 2000 miles. His voyage took 72 days.

1974 – At Ascot, English champion jockey Lester Piggott had 3 wins, bring his total to 3,001. By the time that he retired in 1985–86 he had 5,300 winners in the UK & abroad, including nine Epsom Derby victories.

1976 – John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in the US. He celebrates by going to a New York Ice cream parlour with Yoko Ono.

1978 – Two British balloonists battling to be the first to cross the Atlantic got into difficulties half way across the ocean. Their balloon finally collapsed into the sea, just 110 miles from land.

1985 – English athlete Steve Cram set a new world record for the mile at 3 minutes 46.32 seconds in Oslo.

1988 – British pole vault record holder Jeff Gutteridge was banned for life by the British Amateur Athletic Board for taking steroids.

1999 – Tony Hawk landed the first “900” on a skateboard at the 5th annual X Games in San Francisco.

2003 – The death of Bob Hope, the English-born American comedian and actor.

2012 – Queen Elizabeth declared the 30th Olympics opened in London, UK.
To the audience’s surprise, a stand-in for the Queen made an entrance by skydiving from a helicopter with James Bond’s assistance.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1940, Billboard magazine started ranking sales of recorded songs? It used a nationwide survey to compare sales of singles in retail stores.

Mickey Rooney – Real Name: Joseph Yule Jr.

The average apple contains around 130 calories.

In 1970 the population of Cancun, Mexico was 3.

Ritchie Valens – Real Name: Ritchie Valenzuela

Normalcy – a word invented by President Warren G. Harding

When Horace and Daeida Wilcox founded Hollywood in 1887, they hoped it would become a religious community.

In 1976, Henry Kissinger became the first honorary Harlem Globetrotter.

Law of Force: Don’t force it, get a larger hammer.

Most people aren’t looking for the answers to life’s questions, they’re looking for people to agree with what they already believe.

A group of Greyhounds is called a Leash.

“Stella! Hey, Stella!” – Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando) #moviequotes

Allen’s Axiom: When all else fails, follow instructions.

Neil Diamond – Real Name: Noah Kaminsky

Birthday : quotes

“I’m not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.” – Carol Leifer

“Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything.” – Norman Lear

“I’ve always known I was good, but if other people don’t think so, it can hurt your confidence.” – Jerry Van Dyke

“My background was art school, documentary director and surfer with a keen interest in thrilling acts of life-threatening stupidity.” – Yahoo Serious

“I’m always learning when I’m surrounded by great people. In every experience, I feel like I’m learning. I’m not like, ‘Oh good. I’m done! I don’t have to learn anymore.’” – Maya Rudolph

“Nobodys perfect. And if you think they are, you’re sadly mistaken.” – Jonathan Rhys Meyers

“We just may be the most well-informed, yet least self-aware, people in history.” – Norman Lear

“The ultimate goal should be doing your best and enjoying it.” – Peggy Fleming

“My failures has helped me as much as my successes.” – Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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