June 26th: 2022

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

1959 – The St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, was opened by Queen Elizabeth II and President Eisenhower.

Celebrity : birthdays
Terri Nunn, singer (Berlin), 61; Harriet Wheeler, singer-songwriter (The Sundays) 59; Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer, 54; Colin Greenwood, bassist (Radiohead) 53; Chris O’Donnell, actor, 52; Paul Thomas Anderson, director/screenwriter, 52; Nick Offerman, actor/comedian/writer, 52; Sean Hayes, actor, 52; Gretchen Wilson, country artist, 49; Emma Spencer, TV presenter/horse racing journalist, 44; Nathan Followill, drummer, (Kings of Leon) 43; Jason Schwartzman, actor, 42; Aubrey Plaza, actress, 38; Samir Nasri, French footballer, 35; Andre Gray, footballer, 31; Ariana Grande (Gomez), singer, 29; Harley Quinn Smith, actress, 23; Fran Bentley, goalkeeper, 21.

What : day is it

June 26th celebrates National Beautician’s Day and Chocolate Pudding Day.
This day : in history

1945 – Delegates from nations around the world signed the United Nations Charter, designed to help ensure future world peace. The first meeting of the U.N. General Assembly occurred in London early the following year.

1959 – The St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, was opened by Queen Elizabeth II and President Eisenhower.

1974 – British actor Richard Burton divorced his wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor for the first time. They remarried on 10th October 1975 and divorced for the second time on 29th July 1976.

1977 – Peter Sutcliffe (the Yorkshire Ripper) killed 16 year old Jayne MacDonald in Leeds. She was the fifth of his 13 victims. Her murder changed public perception of the killer, as she was the first victim who was not a prostitute. In 1981 Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women and attacking seven others. He is currently serving 20 sentences of life imprisonment in Broadmoor Hospital.

1986 – Entrepreneur Richard Branson set off on his second attempt to claim the transatlantic powerboat record for Britain. He smashed the previous record by two hours but was denied the Blue Riband by the trustees of the award because he had broken two rules of the competition; he had stopped to refuel and his vessel did not have a commercial maritime purpose.

1991 – After campaigning to prove their innocence for 15 years, the ‘Maguire Seven’ were cleared by the Court of Appeal of running an IRA bomb factory in England.

1997 – Dresses belonging to Diana, Princess of Wales were auctioned for more than £2million in New York.

1999 – The National Stadium of Wales also known as the Millennium Stadium, held its first major event, an international rugby union match, when Wales beat South Africa in a friendly by 29–19 before a test crowd of 29,000.

2012 – A gas explosion in a house in Shaw, Lancashire, killed two-year-old Jamie Heaton who was discovered in the rubble of the adjoining property. The blast also caused £1.2million of damage along the street and a number of houses had to be demolished. 28-year-old Andrew Partington was arrested two days later and jailed for 10 years after it was proved that he had cut the gas pipes in his terraced home following an argument with his girlfriend.

2014 – David Greaves, 43, who took two cash tills and three plasma televisions from The Railway pub in Accrington, Lancashire, lost his stolen goods when two other opportunistic thieves took them as he went back to steal more. Greaves was sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for 12 months.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

“I got laid off when they closed that asbestos factory, and wouldn’t you know it, the army cuts my disability pension because they said that the plate in my head wasn’t big enough.” – Eddie

“Why not? Life is short. Life is dull. Life is full of pain. And this is a chance for something special.” – Juan Antonio in Vicky Cristina Barcelona #moviequotes

Michael Bay directed the music video for I Touch Myself by The Divinyls.

“Until you stalk and overrun, you cannot devour anyone.” – Hobbes (Bill Watterson)

“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!” – Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) #moviequotes

The Chipmunks Alvin, Simon, and Theodore are named after their voice types: Alto, Soprano, and Tenor.

Useless Pronunciation: E as in exceed

I wonder if a few hundred years from now, people will analyze songs from today like we analyze Bach or Beethoven. #UptownFunk

The Moon is roughly 27% the size of Earth But that the Moon’s Mass is only about 1.2% of Earth’s Mass

William Bonney (Billy the Kid) – Real Name: Henry McCarty (according to some records)

Birthday : quotes

“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that. – Derek Jeter

“The public is tired of politicians professing certain beliefs and not acting on those beliefs. They want elected officials who have the moral courage to do what they will say they will do when they’re running for election.” – Colonel Tom Parker

“Isn’t it about getting out of your comfort zone and getting off the couch and challenging yourself and forcing yourself to do things you wouldn’t rather do? Otherwise, what are you living for?” – Sean Hayes

“They say actions speak louder than words, but actions don’t speak. People speak, and people are loud.” – Jennette McCurdy

“Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?” – Peter Lorre