March 25th / 2023

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

1969 – John Lennon and new wife Yoko Ono staged their ‘Beds in Peace’ at the Amsterdam Hilton. It lasted until 31st March and each day they invited the world’s press into their hotel room.
Celebrity birthdays
Sir Elton John, singer-songwriter, 76; Bonnie Bedelia (Culkin), actress, 75; Bob Ezrin, record producer, 74; Steve Norman, sax/percussion.guitar (Spandau Ballet) 63; Marcia Cross, actress, 61; Sarah Jessica Parker, actress, 58; Cathy Dennis, singer-songwriter, 54; Melanie Blatt, singer (All Saints) 48; Katharine McPhee (Foster) actress, 48; Wladimir Klitschko, boxer, 47; Édgar Ramírez (Arellano), actor, 46; Lee Pace, actor, 44; Jadon Sancho, footballer, 23.
What day is it
March 25th is Lobster Newburg Day, Maryland Day Medal of Honor Day, Tolkien Reading Day, Waffle Day.
This day in history

1940 – The United States agreed to give Britain and France access to all American warplanes for the war effort.

1949 – The film Hamlet, starring Laurence Olivier, won five Oscars. It was the first British film to win an academy award.

1957 – Six European nations signed the Treaty of Rome thus establishing the Common Market. They were Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Holland and Luxembourg.

1969 – John Lennon and new wife Yoko Ono staged their ‘Beds in Peace’ at the Amsterdam Hilton. It lasted until 31st March and each day they invited the world’s press into their hotel room, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. It was Yoko’s idea to get over their peace message while on honeymoon. Although the press were expecting them to be having sex, the couple were sitting in bed, in John’s words ‘like angels’, talking about peace, with signs over their bed reading ‘Hair Peace’ and ‘Bed Peace’.

1975 – The National Front marched through London protesting against integration with Europe.

1980 – Robert Runcie was enthroned as the 102nd Archbishop of Canterbury.

1989 – For the first time, both the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race crews entered the event with women coxes. The race was won by Oxford.

1996 – The EU banned all British beef exports due to the risks of carrying “mad cow disease.”

1999 – The 13 year old singer Charlotte Church became the youngest artist to enter the American top 30 album chart.

2002 – The death of Kenneth Wolstenholme, football commentator for BBC television in the 1950s and 1960s. He is perhaps most noted for his commentary during the 1966 FIFA World Cup which included the famous phrase ‘Some people are on the pitch… they think it’s all over… it is now!’, as Geoff Hurst scored England’s fourth goal.

2005 – Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon are forced to flee their Buckinghamshire mansion after a blaze broke out while they slept.

2014 – The death, aged 93, of Captain Raymond “Jerry” Roberts, the last surviving member of the small Bletchley Park team of cryptographers who broke the Nazis’ top-secret Lorenz code. Historians believe that the Bletchley Park codebreakers may have saved hundreds of thousands of lives, shortened the Second World War by between two and four years and that the outcome of the war itself would have been uncertain without the codebreakers’ work.

2018 – Qantas flight QF9 became the first to fly nonstop from Australia to the UK. The craft was a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. There were 230 passengers on board for the 17 hour and 6-minute journey.

Trivia and shower thoughts

Months that start on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th.

The license plate number on the original Ghostbusters’ car was ECTO-1

One of the 7 Wonders of the Middle Ages: Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafan in Alexandria, Egypt, built 2nd century.

Sliced bread was originally advertised as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.”

When you marry someone you are basically volunteering to be the first suspect in any possible future investigation of their murder.

A group of Misers is a Horde.

America has its own supervolcano – at Yellowstone National Park. Its super-eruptions tend to occur every 600,000 – 800,000 years; the last one was about 600k ago.

“A boy’s best friend is his mother.” – Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) in Psycho, 1960

The biggest film of 1962: The Longest Day (Action).

New York City has 520 miles of coastline – more than the coastline of Miami, San Francisco, Boston, and Los Angeles combined.

The word maintenance should be spelled maintainance.

Disney turned down the chance to make “Back to the Future” claiming the mother/son relationship was too risqué.

The ancient Roman Colosseum had a retractable roof.

When all cars are self-driving, will BMWs still change lanes without signaling and tailgate in the wrong lane?

Adele hasn’t read a book since she was 6 years old. The last book she finished was Roald Dahl’s “Matilda.”

North Korea has its own distinct basketball rules, such as three points for a dunk, four points for a three-pointer that does not touch the rim, minus one point for missing a free throw, and eight points for a basket scored in the final three seconds.

An ion is a charged particle. By joining into a union with another ion, they both cease to be ions. They un-ion.

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