May 30th: 2022

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

1959 – The first full-size experimental hovercraft, the SR-N1, built by Saunders-Roe and designed by Sir Christopher Cockerell, was launched at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
Celebrity : birthdays
Harry Enfield, comedian/writer, 61; Wynnona Judd, country singer, 58; Tom Morello, guitarist/songwriter (Rage Against The Machine), 58; Mark Sheppard, actor, 58; singer-songwriter, 56; Stephen Malkmus, Tim Burgess, singer-songwriter (The Charlatans), 54; Idina Menzel, actress/singer, 51; John Ross Bowie, actor, 51; Duncan Jones, director, 51; Keith Lemon (Leigh Francis), comedian, 49; Cee-Lo Green (Thomas Callaway) singer-songwriter, 48; Rachael Stirling (Garvey), actress, 45; Steven Gerrard, football manager, 42; Devendra Banhart, singer-songwriter, 41; Jennifer Ellison, actress, 39; Jared Gilmour, actor, 22.

What : day is it

May 30th is officially Mint Julep Day, Macaroon Day as well as Water A Flower Day.
This day : in history

1972 – Five children died and thirteen others were injured when a wooden roller coaster train came off its tracks at the Battersea Park funfair in London. After the accident, the ‘Big Dipper ‘ was closed and dismantled. With the lack of a main attraction, the fair’s popularity quickly declined and the funfair closed in 1974.

1972 – The Official IRA announced a ceasefire, but the Provisional IRA said it would continue fighting until the British left Northern Ireland.

1972 – The Angry Brigade, a small British anarchist group, went on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout the United Kingdom.

1986 – England cricketer Ian Botham was banned from international matches for two months for possession of drugs.

1989 – British singer Cliff Richard released his 100th single record, entitled ‘The Best of Me’.

2003 – The death of Mickie Most, record producer, with a string of hit singles with acts such as The Animals, Herman’s Hermits, Donovan, Kim Wilde and Suzi Quatro, often issued on his own RAK Records label.

2013 – Mark Bridger was found guilty of abducting and murdering five-year-old April Jones, in a sexually motivated attack. The schoolgirl went missing on 1st October 2012 near her Machynlleth home, sparking the biggest search in UK police history. Her remains were never found, but fragments of bone consistent with a juvenile human skull were found among ashes in the woodburner at Bridger’s home, along with April’s blood near to a number of knives, including one which has been badly burned. From the time of his arrest, Bridger, the 37th person to be given a whole-life tariff, stuck steadfastly to his story that he could not remember where he had put April’s remains. At the time of April’s disappearance, ribbons were tied to the railings around the town’s clock tower, on shop doors and pinned to trees.

2019 – EE switched on the UK’s first high speed 5G mobile network service, with those in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester being the first to get the faster services. Prices for 5G – which required new handsets – started at £54 per month for 10 gigabytes of data. Huawei 5G phones were excluded from the launch, thanks to a recent US ban on American companies dealing with the Chinese owned Huawei.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

“What came first: the music or the misery?” – Rob in High Fidelity #moviequotes

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three lefts do.

“Lady, I’m afraid I’m gonna have to ask you to leave the store.” – Ash #moviequotes

A group of Pigs is called a Team or Passel or Drift or Parcel or Sounder or Drove.

JFK ordered 1,200 of his favourite Cuban cigars the night before he signed the Cuban embargo.

Being labeled a nudist and being labeled a streaker is only separated by speed. #hippieproverb

The Internet killed the video and radio star.

Abigail Van Buren (aka Dear Abby) – Real Name: Pauline Ester Friedman

“Goooooal!” – (soccer sportscaster) Andres Cantor

A group of Physicists is a Nucleus.

Tom Baker, who played the 4th Doctor in Doctor Who, was a monk for six years.

Birthday : quotes

“Sometimes all it takes is just a smile to change somebody’s weather.” – Wynonna Judd

“I usually read a script from an audience perspective first, and then look more closely at the character only.” – Colm Meaney

“Today was tomorrow yesterday so don’t inhale.” – Mel Blanc

“If it isn’t for the writing, we’ve got nothing. Writers are the most important people in Hollywood. And we must never let them know it.” – Irving Thalberg

“The script comes first. If that isn’t good enough, you know it’s gonna be a long ride.” – Ted McGinley

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