July 2nd: 2022

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

1987 – Moors murderer Ian Brady offered to assist police searches of Saddleworth Moor for the first time since his conviction.
Celebrity : birthdays
Kenneth Clarke, Tory politician, 81; Peter Cruickshank, bassist (The Groundhogs) 76; Larry David, comedian/writer, 74; Saul Rubinek, actor, 73; Roy Bittan, pianist (The E Street Band) 72; Pete Briquette, bassist (The Boomtown Rats) 67; Jerry Hall, model/actress, 66; Mark Kermode, film critic, 58; Roy Boulter, drummer, (The Farm) 57; Peter Kay, comedian, 48; Ashley Tisdale, actress/singer, 36; Lindsay Lohan, actress, 35; Margot Robbie, actress, 31.

What : day is it

July 2nd is a special day, as it’s the day we celebrate World UFO Day and I Forgot Day.
This day : in history

1948 – Champion English golfer Henry Cotton won the British Open Golf Championship for the third time.

1973 – The birth, in Bolton, of comedian Peter Kay. He has sold over ten million DVDs, more than any other comedian.

1985 – The ordination of women as deacons was approved by the General Synod

1987 – Moors murderer Ian Brady offered to assist police searches of Saddleworth Moor for the first time since his conviction.

1996 – Weather experts predicted that global warming would have the effect of moving Britain 100 miles south in the next 25 years, bringing summer droughts and winter rainstorms.

1997 – Six IRA terrorists who plotted to blow up electricity supply stations in the Home Counties were each jailed for 35 years.

1999 – The Scottish Parliament was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers were officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the newly devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.

2001 – Barry George was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of television presenter Jill Dando. He was released in 2008 after doubt was cast on the reliability of gunshot residue evidence.

2005 – The world’s biggest music stars united in Live8 concerts around the globe to press political leaders to tackle poverty in Africa.

2012 – Meteorological Office figures showed that June 2012 had been the wettest since records began in 1910, with double the average amount of rain in the UK. It was also the dullest June on record and the coolest since 1991, with average temperatures of 12.3 degrees C.

2013 – HM Revenue and Customs was urged to show “more urgency” in how it dealt with VAT fraud and tax losses arising out of online trading, after a National Audit Office report found that £32bn of tax was uncollected in 2010, including an estimated £9.6bn in VAT.

2014 – Researchers from Cambridge and Warwick universities, who had been studying the spread of bovine TB over the past 15 years found that infected cows brought to a farm were the most likely cause of the disease. They said that 10 per cent of farms were acting as ‘super-spreaders’ and that badgers were not to blame for most cases of tuberculosis in cattle.

2018 – British divers, John Volanthen, (an IT consultant based in Bristol) and Rick Stanton, (a former Midlands fire fighter), discovered 12 young Thai footballers and their coach, after nine days trapped in caves in northern Thailand. More than 1,000 people were involved in the global operation. All 13 were rescued after 17 days underground. It was the most challenging underground rescue in history.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

You know every number between one and one billion, even though you have never seen, heard, or said it.

Whenever someone has a birthday, I think about if 9 months ago was a holiday or a special occasion that would’ve led to a pregnancy.

PUMA and ADIDAS are two rival companies owned by two German brothers in the same town in Bavaria, Germany.

Useless Pronunciation: W as in why

You don’t walk through a door, you walk through a hole in the wall.

James Caan improvised the phrase ‘Bada-Bing’ on the set of “The Godfather”.

Texas is roughly 10% larger than France and almost twice as large as Germany.

The average person who lives to be 80 will walk a distance of 110,000 miles or 5 times around Earth’s equator.

If the TV show Friends was made today, every extra in Central Perk would be on their smartphone.

“Owen Grady, Velociraptor Trainer” Sounds exactly like a character Andy Dwyer would come up with.

The word “dude” in The Big Lebowski was spoken 160 times in the movie.

Birthday : quotes

“Everyone’s like, ‘overnight sensation.’ It’s not overnight. It’s years of hard work.” – Margot Robbie

“Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish… Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.” – Hermann Hesse

“The good Lord doesn’t tell you what His plan is, so all you can do is get up in the morning and see what happens next.” – Richard Petty

” Sometimes you have to wander a bit, and do what you don’t want to in order to figure out what it is you’re supposed to do.” – Larry David

“What’s the secret to success? It’s no secret. You need a winning attitude, honesty and integrity, and a burning desire to succeed.” – Dave Thomas

“Don’t let anyone, or any rejection, keep you from what you want.” – Ashley Tisdale

“No one is perfect. It’s not interesting to be perfect.” – Lindsay Lohan

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