March 3rd: 2022

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

2018 – The death of Sir Roger Bannister (aged 88), the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes, a feat he achieved at the Iffley Road Sports Ground.
Celebrity : birthdays
John Virgo, snooker player, 76; Jennifer Warnes, singer, 75; Snowy (Terence) White, guitarist, 74; Blue (Derek) Weaver, keyboards (Amen Corner/The Strawbs) 73; Robyn Hitchcock, singer/songwriter, 70; Zico (Arthur Antunes Coimbra) Brazilian footballer, 69; Chris Hughes, drummer/producer (Adam and the Ants) 68; Miranda Richardson, actress, 64; Tone- Loc, (Antony Smith) rapper, 56; Julie Bowen (Luetkemeyer), actress, 53; Ronan Keating, singer, 45; Alex Zane, TV presenter, 43; Jessica Biel (Timberlake), actress, 40; Camila Cabello, singer, 25.

What : day is it

(US) National Anthem Day, Simplify Your Life Day, World Birth Defects Day, World Wildlife Day.
This day : in history

1934 – The largest ever English football crowd outside Wembley watched the match between Manchester City and Stoke City, in the FA Cup 6th round. Spectators numbered 84,569. 

1943 – World War II: 173 people were killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station, in London.

1955 – A statement was made that London would become a smokeless zone at the beginning of October.

1966 – The BBC announced that it would begin broadcasting television programmes in colour in 1967.

1974 – A Turkish airliner en route to London crashed near Paris, killing all 345 people on board. Among the victims were 200 passengers, many of them British, who had been transferred from British Airways flights cancelled because of a strike by engineers at London airport.

1982 – The Queen opened the new £153m Barbican Arts Centre

1985 – NUM members (National Union of Mineworkers) returned to work after their costly year long strike, without a peace deal being won by their leader Arthur Scargill.

1991 – The Queen needed three stitches in her hand after intervening in a corgi fight.

1995 – Camilla Parker Bowles and her husband Andrew divorced. She married Prince Charles on 9th April 2005.

1995 – A bill which would ban hunting with hounds in England and Wales became the first such proposal to get a second reading in parliament.

1995 – It was announced that British police were to be issued with stab proof vests in dangerous operations.

2000 – Tens of thousands of football fans paid their last respects to Sir Stanley Matthews, regarded as one of the greatest players of the English game, who died on 23rd February.

2015 – Paul Coyle (aged 50), the former treasurer and head of tax at Morrisons supermarkets was jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to two counts of insider trading after buying Ocado Group shares. He was also handed a confiscation order for £203,234.

2018 – The death of Sir Roger Bannister (aged 88), the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes, a feat he achieved at the Iffley Road Sports Ground, Oxford on 6th May 1954, in a time of 3 minutes 59.4 seconds.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

People think those Russian dolls are cute; I think they’re full of themselves.

“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) #moviequotes

The original “Terminator (1984) was the T-800 Cyberdyne Systems Model 101.

Disney World in Orlando is roughly the size of San Francisco.

Mark Twain – Real Name: Samuel Langhorne Clemens

TV Quotes… “Oh, my nose!” (Marcia Brady) on The Brady Bunch.

The 2001 film Pearl Harbour was nominated for four Oscars and six Razzies.

Every time you break a pencil tip, the graphite could’ve written words but is now destined to lay on the floor. How many paragraphs in the pieces have been lost, never to be written…

I plan my trips around when Mercury is in (apparent) retrograde. It’s a fine time to travel as there are fewer astrologers on the road.

I’m glad Dr Pepper went to med school instead of law school because I wouldn’t want to drink something called Jeffrey E. Pepper, Esq.

The Capital of Panama is Panama City

Birthday : quotes

“Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.” – Buddy Valastro

“You can criticize yourself to a point to do something better, or you criticize yourself to a point where you inhibit yourself.” – Ira Glass

” You have to be yourself otherwise people won’t know who you are.” – Doc Watson

“As soon as a norm is established, people start questioning it, which is probably a good thing in the end.” – Robyn Hitchcock

“Mr. Watson… Come here, I want to see you.”
– Alexander Graham Bell

“It [prejudice] is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away.” – Dorothy Dandridge

“I went looking for trouble, and I found it.” – Charles Ponzi

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