May 2nd : 2022

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

2016 – 5000-1 outsiders Leicester City become Premier League champions.They were crowned top-flight champions for the first time in their 132-year history after Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea.
Celebrity : birthdays
Alan Titchmarsh, broadcaster/gardener, 73; Lou Gramm, singer (Foreigner) 72; Jo (John) Callis, musician/songwriter (The Rezillos/The Human League), 71; Christine Baranski, actress, 70; Donatella Versace, fashion designer, 67; David Rhodes, guitarist (Peter Gabriel), 66; David O’Leary, football manager, 64; Gary Megson, football manager, 63; Dr Robert (Bruce Howard), singer/songwriter (The Blow Monkeys), 61; Phil Vickery, TV chef, 61; Jimmy White, snooker player, 60; David McAlmont, singer, 55; Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), film star/wrestler, 50; David Beckham, former footballer, 47; Lily Allen (Harbour), singer-songwriter, 37; Justin Hayward-Young, singer-songwriter (The Vaccines) 35; Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, 7.

What : day is it

May 2nd is also known as International Harry Potter Day and Baby Day.
This day : in history

1942 – World War II: HMS Edinburgh was sunk in the Barents Sea off the Norwegian coast. Its cargo of gold bars lay in 800 feet of water until salvaged in 1981.

1952 – The world’s first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1, set off from London to Johannesburg on its maiden flight.

1953 – Football legend Sir Stanley Matthews, at the age of 38, won an FA Cup winners’ medal as Blackpool came back from trailing 3-1 to beat Bolton 4-3. In recognition of the impact he had on the match, it become known as the ‘Matthews Final’.

1964 – The death of Nancy Astor, American born English politician and socialite and the first woman to take a seat in Parliament.

1965 – Britain’s Early Bird satellite began transmitting TV programmes to more than 300 million viewers. The first programme was:- ‘Out Of This World’.

1982 – The Argentinean light cruiser General Belgrano was torpedoed by the British submarine HMS Conqueror during the Falklands War. The crew of 368 seamen perished and there was considerable criticism in Britain as the ship was sailing outside the 200-mile exclusion zone at the time.

1989 – A security guard alerts police after a man wearing a wig, fake moustache and false teeth walks into Zales Jewellers, California. Three squad cars arrive and police detain the man, who turns out to be Michael Jackson in disguise.

1997 – Tony Blair becomes prime minister as the Labour Party wins the general election by a landslide, leaving the Conservative Party in tatters after 18 years in power.

2010 – The death of actress Lynn Redgrave, OBE, daughter of actor Sir Michael Redgrave and sister to actress Vanessa Redgrave.

2014 – 71 year old Max Clifford, the ‘master media manipulator and publicist’ and the man behind many of the tabloid scoops of the previous 30 years was sentenced to 8 years in jail. He was found guilty, on 28th April 2014, of eight counts of indecent assault on women and girls as young as 15 over a period of 20 years. Clifford became the first person to be convicted under the high profile ‘Operation Yewtree’, sparked by abuse claims against Jimmy Savile.’

2015 – The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her second child (Charlotte Elizabeth Diana), a sister to Prince George. She will be fourth in line to the throne.

2016 – 5000-1 outsiders Leicester City become Premier League champions. They were crowned top-flight champions for the first time in their 132-year history after Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Walt Disney holds the record for most individual Oscar wins (22) and nominations (59)

“We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl, year after year.” #songlyrics

If the United States suddenly turned off all GPS satellites, I wonder how many pizza deliveries would be late.

A group of Salmon is called a Run.

David Tennant (#10) told his parents he wanted to be an actor at aged 3 after watching Doctor Who.

In an alternate universe, people watched a movie about Xerxes kicking a Spartan messenger down a well and yelling “This Is Persia!”

“Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little.” – A Jewish Barber in The Great Dictator #moviequotes

“And the man in the suit has just bought a new car from the profit he’s made on your dreams.” #songlyrics

Useless Pronunciation: G as in Gnat

The best defense against somebody reading your mind is thinking in an obscure language. #toomuchtimeonmyhands

I try to do something slightly different each day to make sure I’m not living the same day over and over.

“Everybody Wang Chung tonight.” #songlyrics

Birthday : quotes

“One does not always do the best there is. One does the best one can.” – Catherine the Great

“Blood, sweat, and respect. First two you give. Last one you earn.” – Dwayne Johnson

“Most New Yorkers want to look amazing, and they want you to understand that they look amazing, but they also want you to stop staring at them.” – Ellie Kemper

“In Los Angeles, people dress with the deep and earnest hope that people will do nothing but stare at them.” – Ellie Kemper

“We shouldn’t be copying what we see. We should try to find our own sense of style, to believe in ourselves.” – Donatella Versace

“It is better to inspire a reform than to enforce it.” – Catherine the Great

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