May 21st: 2022

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

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.
Celebrity : birthdays
Mr T (Lawrence Tureaud), actor, 71; Marc Ribot, guitarist, 68; Nadine Dorries MP, politician, 65; Judge (Edward) Reinhold, actor, 65; Kevin Shields, guitarist/singer-songwriter (My Bloody Valentine) 59; Lisa Edelstein, actress/playwright, 56; Noel Fielding, comedian/writer/actor, 49; Sally Lindsay, actress, 49; Quinton Fortune, footballer, 45; Gotye (Wouter De Backer) singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, 42; Mutya Buena, singer (Sugarbabes), 37; Hal Robson-Kanu, footballer, 33; Tom Daley, Olympic diver, 28.

What : day is it

May 21st is officially Memo Day, Strawberries & Cream Day, Talk Like Yoda Day as well as Rapture Party Day.
This day : in history

1917 – The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was established through Royal Charter to mark, record and maintain the graves and places of commemoration of Commonwealth military forces.

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.

1946 – A world wheat shortage led to bread rationing in Britain.

1950 – Two people died and more were injured as violent storms and a tornado swept through counties around London.

1958 – It was announced that automated telephone connection, making calls easier and cheaper, would be introduced in December.

1965 – The death, aged 82, of Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer.

1966 – American boxer Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) ended the hopes of British heavyweight champion Henry Cooper winning the world heavyweight titles when the bout was stopped in Round 6 because of a severe cut above Cooper’s eye.

1996 – After the failure of EU representatives to take steps to ease the ban on British beef, John Major announced that the British government would adopt a policy of non co-operation with the EU.

1997 – The British government announced a complete ban on anti-personnel landmines.

2015 – At 8:00 am about 50 small boats that were involved in the evacuation of allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in World War Two set sail from Ramsgate to mark the 75th anniversary of the rescue. The Dunkirk evacuation, codenamed ‘Operation Dynamo’ took place between 26th May and 4th June 1940 and saw hundreds of wooden fishing boats, pleasure yachts and lifeboats rescue 338,000 troops after they retreated from Nazi forces.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

I’d find less money on the ground if I was more confident.

Did you know that on this day in 1981, Bob Marley received a state funeral in Jamaica? He was considered one of the pioneers of reggae and a Rastafari icon.

Chaka Khan – Real Name: Yvette Marie Stevens

“Go ahead, make my day.” – Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) #moviequotes

I find myself irrationally excited when someone ask me a question and the answer is 42.

The vuvuzela (stadium horn), producing 120dB, can cause permanent hearing loss at a distance of 1 meter.

A group of Porpoises is called a Herd or Pod or School or Crowd or Shoal.

Tom Thumb – Real Name: Charles Stratton

“Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?” – Cesare Enrico “Rico” Bandello (Edward G. Robinson) #moviequotes

Useless Pronunciation: X as in Xerxes

Birthday : quotes

“People are not like a business. You can’t buy and sell them like so much property. You can’t lock them up in a vault and expect them to appreciate it.” – Harold Robbins

“If you don’t know what it is, don’t mess with it.” – Fats Waller

“Music makes me want to dance but I’m not sure that’s something anybody wants to observe.” – Gotye

“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.” – Al Franken

“Jazz isn’t what you do; it’s how you do it.” – Fats Waller

“Hemmingway was a jerk.” – Harold Robbins