June 11th: 2022

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

1962 – Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris escape from Alcatraz prison off San Francisco, the only ones to do so.
Celebrity : birthdays
Frank Beard, drummer (ZZ Top) 73; Hugh (James) Laurie, actor/musician, 63; Peter Dinklage, actor, 53; Steven Drozd, musician (The Flaming Lips) 53; Jane Goldman (Ross), screenwriter, 53; Joshus Jackson, actor, 44; Shia LaBoeuf, actor, 36; Dappy (Costadinos Contostavlos) singer/rapper (N-Dubz) 35.

What : day is it

June 11th is known as National German Chocolate Cake Day & Corn On The Cob Day.
This day : in history

1952 – English cricketer Denis Compton hit his 100th century.

1955 – Eighty three people were killed and at least 100 were injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collided at the 24 Hours Le Mans race. The race was continued, officially in order to prevent departing spectators from crowding the roads and slowing down ambulances.

1962 – Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris escape from Alcatraz prison off San Francisco, the only ones to do so. They were never found and opinion is divided on whether or not they drowned.

1965 – It was announced that all four members of the British group The Beatles, would be awarded MBEs (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday honours list. John Lennon returned his MBE to the Queen on 25th November 1969, as an act of protest against the Vietnam war.

1972 – Six people were killed and 126 injured when a train derailed on a sharp curve at Eltham Well Hall station in London. At the subsequent public inquiry it was revealed that the driver (who was also killed) had been intoxicated and had most likely been drinking alcohol at the controls.

1982 – E.T. the Extra Terrestrial by Steven Spielberg was released.
The movie had a budget of just $10.5 million and had a box office success of $792.9 million.

1987 – Margaret Thatcher becomes the first British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term as the Tories win the general election.

1997 – The British House of Commons voted for a total ban on handguns in a free vote.

2002 – Sir Paul McCartney marries Heather Mills at St Salvator Church, Ireland.

2003 – Eighties pop star Adam Ant is arrested after going berserk and stripping off in a London cafe.

2012 – Downing Street admitted that David Cameron had left his eight year old daughter in the pub after a Sunday lunch two months previously, because of a mix-up with his wife Samantha. The story proved embarrassing for the Prime Minister, as it came on the same day that the government relaunched its £450m ‘Troubled Families Programme’.

2014 – JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, made a £1m donation to help fund the campaign against Scottish independence.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

The Capital of Singapore is Singapore

“If there is anything that this horrible tragedy can teach us, it’s that a male model’s life is a precious, precious commodity. Just because we have chiseled abs and stunning features, it doesn’t mean that we too can’t not die in a freak gasoline fight accident.” – Derek Zoolander

The serial killer “Ghost face” from the Scream film franchise was based on The Scream painting by Edvard Munch.

“Here’s looking at you, kid.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca, 1942

Showgirls still holds the record for most Razzie nominations with 13.

According to a CDC definition, someone who smoked fewer than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime would be considered a “Never Smoker”.

Bruce Jenner turned down Superman (1978) to star in a Village People movie Can’t Stop the Music. Valerie Perrine was in both.

The voice of the Kool-Aid Man is Frank Simms, a New York City-based voice actor.

There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth. #big

Birthday : quotes

“I waited a long time out in the world before I gave myself permission to fail. Please don’t even bother asking. Don’t bother telling the world you are ready. Show it. Do it.” – Peter Dinklage

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” – Hugh Laurie

“Don’t complain about not getting a chance and then be unprepared when you finally do.” – Joe Montana

“You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you’ll never be successful.” – Shia LaBeouf

“Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character.” – Vince Lombardi

“Men and women are like right and left hands: it doesn’t make sense not to use both.” – Jeannette Rankin

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

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