May 1st : 2022

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

1955 – Stirling Moss and co-driver Dennis Jenkinson became the first British drivers to win the Mille Miglia. His Mercedes Benz finished 30 minutes ahead of the second car, driven by the legendary Argentinian, Fangio.
Celebrity : birthdays
Una Stubbs, actress, 85; Judy Collins, folk singer, 83; Rita Coolidge, singer, 77; Joanna Lumley, actress, 76; Antony Worrall Thompson, chef, 71; Glen Ballard, songwriter, 69; Ray Parker Jr. singer-songwriter, 68; Tim McGraw, country singer, 55; D’arcy Wretsky-Brown, bassist (Smashing Pumpkins) 54; Bernard Butler, guitarist, (Suede) 52; Wes Anderson, director/screenwriter, 52; Jodhi May, actress, 47; Jamie (James) Dornan, actor, 40.

What : day is it

May 1st is celebrated as International Workers’ Day and Batman Day.
This day : in history

1875 – Alexandra Palace reopened after a fire in 1873 burnt it down. It was designed to be ‘The People’s Palace’ and was later nicknamed ‘Ally Pally’. In 1936 it became the headquarters of the world’s first regular public television service, operated by the BBC.

1916 – The end of the Easter Rising in Ireland, following a week of bitter fighting in Dublin after Irish Nationalists rose against British rule on Easter Monday, 24th April. More than 400 lost their lives.

1955 – Stirling Moss and co-driver Dennis Jenkinson became the first British drivers to win the Mille Miglia. His Mercedes Benz finished 30 minutes ahead of the second car, driven by the legendary Argentinian, Fangio.

1973 – More than a million workers joined a one day strike in protest at the pay restraint policy and price rises by the Conservative government under Edward Heath.

1982 – British planes attacked two airstrips near Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands to rid the islands of Argentine forces.

1997 – A landslide victory for the Labour Party in the General election brought an end to the Conservative Party’s 18 years in power. The new Prime Minister was Tony Blair.

2000 – Hundreds of anti-capitalist demonstrators fight running battles with police as the Cenotaph and statue of Winston Churchill are defaced with graffiti.

2014 – It was revealed that OCR (optical character recognition) scanners would confuse arms and anus in old text, leading to some unusual romantic translations such as – Mrs. Tipton went over to him and put her anus around his neck. She said, rapturously. ‘I have been hoping for years that you would talk that way to me.’ Also, from Matisse on the Loose – ‘Oh boy!’ she said. She grabbed my anus and positioned my body in the direction of the east gallery and we started walking.

2015 – The death of Geoff Duke, aged 92. He spent 10 years at the highest level of motorcycle racing, winning six World Championships and six Isle of Man TT races during the 1950s.

2017 – Mark Selby defends his world snooker title, beating John Higgins 18-15, at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

2018 – Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah becomes the first African to be named England Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year. On the same day, former James Brown drummer John “Jabo” Starks dies aged 79.

2019 – Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson is fired by prime minister Theresa May over the leaking of information about Huawei deal from a UK National Security Council meeting.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

“As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.” – Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) in Gone with the Wind, 1939
Tardis (T.A.R.D.I.S) – Time And Relative Dimensions In Space: the time-machine and spacecraft from the series Doctor Who.

The clothing you are wearing right now will look hilarious to future generations.

“I’m just a notch in your bedpost. But you’re just a line in a song.” #songlyrics

“Speaking of names, I know a man with a wooden leg named Smith.” – Bert, in Mary Poppins #moviequotes

“A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.” – Alvy Singer in Annie Hall #moviequotes

“Hello darkness my old friend.” #songlyrics

Useless Pronunciation: P as in psalm

‘Grease’ may be the word, but it’s never said even once in the entire film.

“I saved you so you’d save the world, ’cause you’re the one.” #songlyrics

I wonder how many online contests I’ve won, but deleted the email saying so because I thought it was spam.

If you don’t take a hint and make a move, you’re being postsumptuous. #newword

Birthday : quotes

“Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it’s too late.” – Rita Coolidge

“I look in the mirror through the eyes of the child that was me.” – Judy Collins

“It has been said that genius is only the power of making continuous effort. The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it. We are told that there is no failure, except in no longer trying – no defeat, except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own weakness of purpose.” – Kate Smith

“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.” – Tim McGraw

“Looking back, my life so far seems like one long obstacle race, with me as its chief obstacle.” – Jack Paar

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