July 30th: 2022

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

1966 – England won the Football World Cup in London, beating West Germany 4 – 2. This was England’s first (and only) win since the tournament began in 1930. 

Celebrity : birthdays
Daley Thompson, decathlete, 64; Laurence Fishburne, actor, 61; Lisa Kudrow, actress, 59; Vivica A Fox, actress, 58; Jürgen Klinsmann footballer/manager, 58; Louise Wener, singer-songwriter (Sleeper) author, 54; Terry Crews, actor/TV presenter, 54; Sean Moore, drummer (Manic Street Preachers) 54; Sofie Gråbøl, actress, 54; Simon Baker, actor, 53; Christopher Nolan, director/screenwriter, 52; Tom Green, comedian, 51; Christine Taylor (Stiller), actress, 51; Hilary Swank, actress, 48; Jason Robinson, former rugby player, 47; Jaime Pressly, actress, 45; Diva Zappa, artist, 43; Justin Rose, golfer, 42; April Bowlby, actress, 42; Yvonne Strahovski (Strzechowski), actress, 40; Jimmy Anderson, cricketer, 40.

What : day is it

July 30th celebrates International Day of Friendship, Paperback Book Day, Share a Hug Day and Cheesecake Day.
This day : in history

1900 – London Underground’s Central Line was opened by the Prince of Wales, with a two pence (tuppence) fare for all destinations.

1935 – ‘Penguin’ paperback books, founded by Allen Lane, went on sale in Britain.

1938 – The first edition of The Beano was published. It is the longest running British children’s comic magazine, published by DC Thomson in Dundee. By April 1950 the weekly circulation was almost 2,000,000. The Beano reached its 4,000th issue on 28th August 2019.

1940 – Sir Clive Sinclair, inventor and pioneer of the first home computers (Sinclair ZX81 and Spectrum) was born. In 2010 Sinclair stated that he did not use computers himself, and preferred using the telephone to email. In 1983, Sinclair formed Sinclair Vehicles and released the Sinclair C5, a battery electric vehicle that proved to be a commercial failure.

1948 – The world’s first radar station was opened, to assist shipping at the port of Liverpool.

1958 – Daley Thompson, British athlete was born. He won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and broke the world record for the event four times. With four world records, two Olympic gold medals, three Commonwealth titles, and wins in the World and European Championships, Thompson is considered by many to be the greatest decathlete of all time.

1963 – Kim Philby, British intelligence officer from 1940 and Soviet agent from 1933, fled to the USSR.

1966 – England won the Football World Cup in London, beating West Germany 4 – 2. This was England’s first (and only) win since the tournament began in 1930. England forward Geoff Hurst became the only man to score a hat-trick in a world cup final.

1968 – The Beatles closed the Apple Boutique, and gave clothes away for free to passers-by.

1973 – British victims of the drug Thalidomide were awarded £20 million compensation as their 11 year case against the Distillers company ended in victory.

1991 – Italian tenor Pavarotti celebrated 30 years in opera with a huge, free concert in Hyde Park.

2000 – The News of the World came under mounting pressure to end its ‘name and shame’ campaign against paedophiles.

2014 – The EU and US extend sanctions on Russia to include banks, energy, and defense firms. Moscow denies the allegation that Russia is arming rebels in eastern Ukraine.

2017 – A group of cybercriminals hacked into HBO and stole 1.5 terabytes of sensitive “Game of Thrones” files.

2020 – NASA launches the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter to Mars aboard a V541 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

If there were people who could read minds, they would hear an awful lot of songs, sung with incorrect words, and likely very out of tune or rhythm. 

I do not know for sure that every single night I am not abducted by extraterrestrials for experimentation followed by a complete wipe of my memory and then gently placed back in my bed.

If every toy suddenly turned into the real version of itself life would be much more dangerous with the major increase in weapons, dinosaurs, and marbles.

Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl got really lucky when they named their son Dash as they had no way of knowing he’d have super speed as a superpower.

Whoever figured out that a few stalks of wheat, a glass of milk, a tomato, and a ground-up pig could be turned into pepperoni pizza is probably the greatest genius to have ever lived.

The only constant in the first 4 Batman movies is the actor who plays Alfred. His surroundings as well as the characters who inhabit them become more absurd with each movie. What if it is all just part of his growing dementia?

If you like to take photos for the sake of memorization, take photos of things you see every day once in a while. #SmellTheRoses
The very best place to do a shady transaction or deal is in neon animal costumes outside a mental institution because no one would believe the witnesses.

If there are an infinite amount of alternate universes, then there must be an alternate universe in which somebody figured out how to destroy all other alternate universes and already did so. And, there must be another guy from another universe who stopped him.

If you had windshield wipers on your glasses you would think you’re the coolest person ever, but everyone else would think you look like an idiot. #neveragain

Birthday : quotes

“Whether you believe you can or not, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

” Sometimes it’s easier to understand things than it is to figure them out.” – Casey Stengel

“I believe in criticism.” – Paul Anka

“Its all about finding the right note at the right place and knowing when to leave well enough alone. And that’s a lifelong quest.” – David Sanborn

“The object of education is not to fill a man’s mind with facts; it is to teach him how to use his mind in thinking.” – Henry Ford

“The ethical decision is always the fearsome decision. When something matters enough that we are afraid of the consequences – afraid that even the honorable choice could result in harm or loss or sorrow – that’s when ethics are involved.” – Henry W. Bloch

“You can have results or excuses. Not both.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“It’s not important to me that people understand me.” – Kate Bush

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

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