May 16th : 2022

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

2001 – Labour’s Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, punched a man who threw an egg at him during his visit to, Rhyl, North Wales.
Celebrity : birthdays
Pierce Brosnan actor, 69; Hazel O’Connor, singer-songwriter/actress, 67; Debra Winger, actress, 67; Glenn Gregory, singer (Heaven 17) 64; Anne Parillaud, actress, 63; Andrew Innes, guitarist (Primal Scream) 60; Mary Ann Hobbs, broadcaster, 58; Krist Novoselic, bassist (Nirvana), 57; Janet Jackson, singer/actress, 56; David Boreanaz, actor, 53; Tori (Victoria) Spelling, actress, 49; Charlotte Hawkins, TV presenter, 47; (Viola) Lynn Collins, actress, 45; Emilíana Torrini, singer-songwriter, 45; Megan Fox, actress, 36; Thomas Brodie-Sangster, actor, 32; Charlotte Crosby, reality TV personality, 32.

What : day is it

May 16th is also known as Drawing Day, Biographer’s Day, Coquilles St. Jacques Day and Sea Monkey Day.
This day : in history

1877 – The birth of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, the British pathologist who became known for his conclusive evidence in the trial of Dr. Crippen.

1943 – The famous ‘Dam Busters’ raid by the 617 Squadron of Lancaster bombers led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson breached the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams in Germany using the ‘bouncing’ bombs developed by Dr Barnes Wallis. The Dambuster Pilots practiced their techniques at the Derwent Dam in Derbyshire.

1951 – The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights began between John F Kennedy International Airport in New York and Heathrow Airport in London.

1956 – England’s Jim Laker took all 10 Australian wickets for 88 in 46 overs at the Oval.

1983 – London police began wheel clamping illegally parked vehicles.

1985 – Two South Wales miners, Russell Shankland and Dean Hancock , both aged 21, were jailed for life for the murder of taxi driver David Wilkie during the miners’ strike. In November 1984, Shankland and Hancock had planned to disrupt a police escort and taxi taking miner David Williams to the Merthyr Vale pit. The taxi driver died after the men hurled a concrete block and a concrete post from a bridge over the Head of the Valleys Road at Rhymner.

1990 – Muppets creator Jim Henson dies from toxic shock syndrome caused by pneumonia, aged 53. On the same day, Sammy Davis Jr dies from throat cancer aged 64.

1990 – John Gummer (government minister) attempted to reassure the public that British beef was safe despite growing fears over BSE. He enlisted his daughter by having her filmed eating a beef burger for the benefit of the TV cameras.

1991 – Queen Elizabeth II addressed the U.S. Congress, the first British monarch to do so.

2001 – Labour’s Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, punched a man who threw an egg at him during his visit to, Rhyl, North Wales. The two men were then involved in a scuffle (dubbed the rumble in Rhyl) before the police intervened and arrested Craig Evans, aged 29.

2013 – Following earlier government plans to raise the state pension age, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a ‘think tank’, found that retirement resulted in a ‘drastic decline in health’ in the medium and long term. Many of us who are retired would disagree!

2013 – George Michael is injured when he falls out of a Range Rover travelling on the M1 Motorway. On the same day, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates regains his position as the world’s richest man with a fortune of $72.7 billion.

2019 – The Jeremy Kyle Show is axed by ITV after a guest later dies.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Anne Ramsey (The Goonies, Throw Mama from the Train) also founded the Theater of Living Arts (the TLA) in Philadelphia.

“I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.” – Steve Martin

If 7 billion competed in a single-elimination rock paper scissor tournament, the winner would have only won 33 times in a row.

“Man has always learned from the past. After all, you can’t learn history in reverse!” – Archimedes #moviequotes

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off #moviequotes

Sometimes typing without looking at the keyboard works perfectly; other times it ends up kujw rgua~

The charcoal drawing of Kate Winslet in James Cameron’sTitanic was actually drawn by James Cameron.

“Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.” – Lawrence Walsh (Joe Mantell) #moviequotes

My mom always told me, “Don’t talk to strangers online.” But that’s all I do.

The Breakfast Club, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, and Weird Science were all filmed in Highland Park, Illinois.

A group of Rabbits is called a Colony or Warren or Bury or Trace or Trip or Herd.

Birthday : quotes

“Everybody knows there is no such thing as normal. There is no black-and-white definition of normal. Normal is subjective. There’s only a messy, inconsistent, silly, hopeful version of how we feel most at home in our lives.” – Tori Spelling

“I don’t believe in luck. It’s persistence, hard work, and not forgetting your dream.” – Janet Jackson

“Years ago when I started doing TV and making appearances in big arenas, the place would put security guys up there and I said, “Please don’t do that. It’s very distracting to see ten cops in front of the stage. Everybody’s looking at the officers instead of me. I don’t want that.” I also found that people will dare to break a barricade. If they have a barricade, somebody will always try to jump over it. I’ve found that the more open I am, the better.” – Liberace

“Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is.” – Yvonne Craig

“Just be you. I’ve learned the hard way and in the end, some people are just so full of hate that no matter what you say or do, they’ll always have something to say.” – Megan Fox

On This Day – May 22nd

2017 – Twenty two people were killed and more than 200 injured when a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb was detonated as people were leaving Manchester Arena following a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande.

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On This Day – May 21st

1932 – American Amelia Earhart landed in Derry, Ireland, after taking off from Newfoundland the previous day. It was the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot.

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