June 8th: 2022

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

1968 – James Earl Ray, wanted for the murder of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, was arrested in London, travelling under an assumed name.
Celebrity : birthdays
Bonnie Tyler (Gaynor Sullivan), singer, 69; Sir Tim Berners Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, 67; Griffin Dunne, actor/director, 67; Keenen Ivory Wayans, actor/filmmaker, 64; Jakko (Michael) Jakszyk, guitarist/singer (King Crimson) 64; Mick Hucknall, singer-songwriter (Simply Red), 62; Nick Rhodes (Bates), keyboards (Duran Duran) 60; Julianna Margulies, actress, 56; Neil Mitchell, keyboards (Wet Wet Wet), 55; Shappi Khorsandi, comedian, 49; Lindsay Davenport, tennis commentator, 46; Kayne West, rapper, 45; Sturgill Simpson singer, 44; Derek Trucks, guitarist, 43; Kim Clijsters, tennis champion, 39; Javier Mascherano, footballer, 38; Joel Dommett, comedian/TV presenter, 37.

What : day is it

June 8th observes World Oceans Day and Best Friends Day.
This day : in history

1924 – The last sighting of English climbers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine; 800 feet from the summit of Mount Everest during the third attempt to become the first men to conquer the world’s highest mountain. Their fate was unknown for 75 years, until Mallory’s body was discovered in 1999 by an expedition that had set out to search for the climbers’ remains. Whether or not Mallory and Irvine reached the summit before they died remains a subject of speculation and continuing research.

1963 – Dr. Stephen Ward, a London osteopath and friend of ‘call girl’ Christine Keeler, was arrested and charged with living on immoral earnings.

1968 – James Earl Ray, wanted for the murder of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, was arrested in London, travelling under an assumed name.

1982 – American President Ronald Reagan became the first American head of state to address a joint session of the British Parliament.

1982 – Up to fifty British servicemen were killed in an Argentine air attack on two supply ships in the Falklands. Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram were anchored at Bluff Cove when they were hit by missiles in a surprise raid by five Argentine Skyhawks.

1984 – New South Wales, Australia, celebrated the first day of homosexuality being legal.

1985 – All Ireland united behind Barry McGuigan as he won the world featherweight title at Loftus Road, London.

1992 – World Oceans Day was celebrated for the first time. Canada’s International Center for Ocean Development proposed the idea of World Oceans Day at the 1992 Earth Summit in Brazil, suggesting it could bring much-needed attention to the better caretaking of our oceans.

1999 – Ex-cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken was jailed for 18 months after admitting he lied during a libel action.

2009 – Labour suffered its worst post-war election result after it was beaten into third place by UKIP and saw the BNP gain its first seats in the European elections.

2020 – Dr. Kathy Sullivan became the first woman to reach the deepest part of the ocean in the Marianas Trench.
This was not the first time Dr. Sullivan had broken history, as she was the first US woman to complete a spacewalk in 1984.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

“Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” – The Man in Black #moviequotes

Maybe vampires only suck your blood for Vitamin D because they can’t go out in the sun themselves.

The original Ferris wheel made $726,850.50 at 50¢ a ride during the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition.

The only vowel sound in the word “ouija” is “e”, but it is spelled with every other vowel.

PEZ Collectors are called PezHeads.

The mom from the “Monkeys on the Bed” story should have her monkeys taken away from her.

“I’m your number one fan. There’s nothing to worry about. You’re going to be just fine. I’m your number one fan.” – Misery #moviequotes

“Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” Jakie Rabinowitz/Jack Robin (Al Jolson) #moviequotes

A group of Buffalo is called a Herd or Troop or Gang or Obstinacy.

“Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any.” – Mark Twain

Fingernails aren’t disgusting until they’re clipped.

Birthday : quotes

“The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“The only thing I know is that we came from the stars and that we have the same material as the stars. That’s all that I know. Everything else I don’t know.” – Sonia Braga

“So many people release albums before Christmas and they get lost in the Christmas rush.” – Bonnie Tyler

“I wish I could tell you it gets better. It doesn’t get better. YOU get better.” – Joan Rivers

“Everyone’s always telling you to be humble. When was the last time someone told you to be great?” – Kanye West

“Never go for the punch line. There might be something funnier on the way.” – Jerry Stiller

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