June 21st: 2022

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

1982 – Diana, Princess of Wales, gave birth to a boy, (Prince William) sixteen hours after checking in to St Mary’s Hospital, in London.
Celebrity : birthdays
Marcella Detroit (Levy), singer-songwriter (Shakespeare’s Sister/Eric Clapton), 63; John Baron, MP for Basildon and Billericay, 63; David Morrissey, actor, 58; Dean Saunders, football manager, 58; Lana Wachowsky, director, 57; Sonique (Sonia Clarke) DJ/singer, 54; Juliette Lewis, actress, 49; Chris Pratt, actor, 43; Brandon Flowers, singer-songwriter/musician (The Killers) 41; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, 40; Lana Del Rey (Elizabeth Grant), singer-songwriter, 37; Varun Chopra, cricketer, 35; Harriet Kemsley, comedian, 35.

What : day is it

June 21st is known as International T-shirt Day and Daylight Appreciation Day.
This day : in history

1921 – The UK, the Dominions, and India, become the British Commonwealth of Nations.

1964 – Byron De La Beckwith arrested for the murder of civil rights activist Medger Evers. He is not found guilty until 30 years later. On the same day, civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney, disappear after being released from a Mississippi jail. They are later found murdered by members of the Ku Klux Klan and Spain beats Soviet Union, 2-1 to win the European Championship in Madrid.

1965 – Gary Player wins the US Open.

1966 – Reg Calvert, manager of The Fortunes, Screaming Lord Such and the owner of offshore pirate radio station Radio City was shot dead by business rival William Smedley during a confrontation. Smedley was the owner of pirate station Radio Caroline. He was later cleared of murder. On the same day, The Beatles recorded She Said, She Said from start to finish at EMI Studios in Abbey Road, Jimmy Page made his live debut with The Yardbirds at The Marquee and Tom Jones needed 14 stitches in his forehead after his Jaguar was involved in a car crash at Marble Arch.

1969 – Maureen Connolly, American tennis player who won the first women’s Grand Slam in 1953, dies of ovarian cancer at 34.

1970 – Tony Jacklin shoots sub-par in all 4 rounds on his way to US Open victory. On the same day, the legendary Brazil team featuring Pele, Tostao, Jairzinho, Rivelino, Carlos Alberto and Gerson beat Italy 4-1 to win the World Cup for a third time in Mexico.

1971 – Lee Trevino wins his second US Open by three strokes in a Monday 18-hole playoff with Jack Nicklaus.

1975 – Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple to form Rainbow.

1978 – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Evita premieres in London. On the same day, the British Army shoots dead three Provisional IRA volunteers and a passing UVF member at a postal depot on Ballysillan Road, Belfast.

1980 – The Stranglers are arrested after a concert at Nice University for allegedly starting a riot. On the same day, bandleader Bert Kaempfert died aged 56.

1982 – Diana, Princess of Wales, gave birth to a boy, (Prince William) sixteen hours after checking in to St Mary’s Hospital, in London.

1986 – Bob Geldof marries broadcaster Paula Yates in Las Vegas.

1992 – Ian Botham and Alan Lamb retire from test cricket.

1996 – Britain and other members of the EU reached an agreement for the phased lifting of the ban on British beef. French farmers, however, blockaded two channel ports.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

A group of Cheetahs is called a Coalition.

Useless Pronunciation: S as in sea

Everything in an apology before the word ‘but’ doesn’t matter.

James Bond must be a really bad spy if his villains are always expecting him.

It’s funny how when I’m eating and I drop something my dog and I are on totally opposite sides of the emotional spectrum.

Ringo Starr – Real Name: Richard Starkey

In 1994, Timex and Microsoft designed the Datalink 150 watch together. It was the first smartwatch ever, beating Apple by 12 years.

By the time you die, your life will have caused a better or worse world than if you had never existed. Your call.

Once the initial fun of owning a time machine wore off, most people would just use it to ripen avocados.

Birthday : quotes

“Life is an art, not a science. You make it up as you go along.” – Al Hirschfeld

“Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.” – Al Hirschfeld

“If to the viewer’s eyes, my world appears less beautiful than his, I’m to be pitied and the viewer praised.” – Rockwell Kent

“Understanding human nature. Perception. That’s how I see acting – perception and communication.” – Juliette Lewis

“Take it from a kid who grew up having no money, and struggling hard to get by. Just know, if you stick to your path and you believe in yourself and you be courageous enough to be yourself, you can grow up; you can be your own Star-Lord.” – Chris Pratt

“They held up The Outlaw for five years. And Howard Hughes had me doing publicity for it every day, five days a week for five years.” – Jane Russell

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