June 2nd: 2022

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

1953 – The royal coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of England took place at Westminster Abbey, London, UK.
Celebrity : birthdays
Mark Lawrenson, football pundit, 65; Michael Steele, bassist (The Bangles) 63; Tony Hadley, singer (Spandau Ballet) 62; Jeremy Cunningham, bassist, (The Levellers) 57; Andy Cohen, TV personality, 54; John Culshaw, impressionist, 54; Dominic Greensmith, drummer (Reef) 52; John McGreal, football manager, 50; Wentworth Miler, actor, 50; Tim Rice-Oxley, musician/songwriter, 46; Zachary Quinto, actor, 45; Justin Long, actor, 44; Dominic Cooper, actor, 44; Morena Baccarin (McKenzie), actress, 43; Fabrizio Moreti, drummer (The Strokes) 42; Sergio Agüero (del Castillo), footballer, 34.

What : day is it

June 2nd is known as Rotisserie Chicken Day and Rocky Road Day.
This day : in history

1953 – The royal coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of England took place at Westminster Abbey, London, UK.

1954 – British jockey Lester Piggott, aged 18, became the youngest jockey to win the Derby.

1970 – The collapse of the Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire. Errors in the box girder design caused it to collapse during its construction. A 230 feet (70 m) cantilever being used to put one of the 150-tonne sections into position collapsed on the south side of the estuary. Four workers died and five were injured. The bridge finally became operational in 1975.

1985 – The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced an indefinite ban on English football clubs from taking part in any of the European competitions, after continued hooliganism by their fans when travelling abroad.

1988 – The Australian High Court rejected Britain’s bid to ban further publication of the ‘Spycatcher’ memoirs of former British secret agent Peter Wright.

1994 – 25 senior intelligence officers, involved in counter terrorism in Northern Ireland, were killed when their Chinook helicopter crashed on the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland.

1997 – Dr. Stephen Martin & David Mitchell became the first Britons to reach the North Pole without backup.

2010 – Twelve people were killed and 25 injured when gunman Derrick Bird opened fire in west Cumbria, apparently shooting people at random, before shooting himself.

2012 – The start of 4 days of celebrations to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

2014 – Ninety seven year old Dame Vera Lynn released a new album (Vera Lynn: National Treasure – the Ultimate Collection) to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings on 6th June 1944. Vera Lynn is the first person in music history to celebrate 90 years of showbusiness, the first British performer to top the US official charts, the oldest living artist to have had an official UK No.1 album and the only recording artist in the world to have spanned the pop charts from the 1940s to the 21st century. An unprecedented achievement, which breaks all records in the history of music.

2014 – More than 40,000 tickets were sold over the opening weekend of the new tram route in Edinburgh. The 8.7 mile route cost £776m and involved six years of disruption and problems, including a bitter dispute between the council and its contractor.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

The Capital of the Solomon Islands is Honiara

“Yo, Adrian!” – Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) in Rocky, 1976

“Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions.”- GWB

Royal Crown (RC Cola) was the first company to sell soft drinks in a can (1954), and later the first company to sell a soft drink in an aluminum can.

I always stress out before a game of Paper Scissors Rock, as if I’m somehow bad at it.

Hannah Callowhill Penn is one of eight people to have been granted “Honorary Citizenship” by the United States

Useless Pronunciation: Q as in queue

“Everything here is edible; even I’m edible. But that, dear children, is cannibalism, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies.” – Johnny Depp (as Willy Wonka)

The Capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana

Birthday : quotes

“You can’t please everyone. Just because I don’t behave a certain way, some folks will say you don’t have any street cred. I’ve pretty much had to put up with that since I was a little kid, just because I was raised to communicate in a certain fashion. Some people didn’t like it.” – Wayne Brady

“I am still determined to be cheerful and to be happy in whatever situation I may be, for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances; we carry the seeds of the one, or the other about with us, in our minds, wherever we go.” – Martha Washington

“Music can make a difference. There is a global nature to music, which has the potential to bring all people together. Music is truly an international language, and I hope to contribute by widening communication as much as I can.” – Marvin Hamlisch

“I’ve been to Hell. You’ve only read about it.” – Marquis de Sade

“I stupidly ignored education completely. I found it dull and I preferred to cause chaos and have fun. I regret this massively now.” – Dominic Cooper

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