May 31st: 2022

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

2014 – “Gangnam Style” by South Korean artist Psy, becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube.
Celebrity : birthdays
Clint Eastwood, actor/director, 92; John Prescott, former poitician, 84; Tom Berenger (Moore) actor, 73; Karl Bartos, musician (Kraftwerk) 70; Tommy Emmanuel, guitarist, 67; Lea Thimpson, actress, 61; Wendy Smith, singer (Prefab Sprout) 59; Steve White, drummer (Paul Weller) 57; Brooke Shields, actress, 57; Archie (Archana) Panjabi, actress, 50; Colin Farrell, actor, 46; June Sarpong, TV personality, 45; Steph McGovern, journalist/TV presenter, 40; Reggie Yates, TV presenter, 39; Aezalia Banks, singer, 31.

What : day is it

May 31st is officially No Tobacco Day, Macaroon Day and Save Your Hearing Day.
This day : in history

1910 – Lord Baden-Powell’s sister Agnes formed the Girl Guides.

1911 – The White Star liner Titanic was launched at Belfast. At the ceremony, a White Star Line employee claimed, ‘Not even God himself could sink this ship.’

1916 – World War 1: The Battle of Jutland in which the Royal Navy lost one battleship, one cruiser and five destroyers. The Germans lost one battleship, one cruiser and one destroyer. At the end of the day, 2,545 men had been killed..

1930 – Don Bradman became the first Australian to score 1,000 runs in England between the start of the cricket season and the end of May.

1939 – Terry Waite, religious adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury was born. In January 1987 he was held prisoner in Lebanon after being kidnapped on a visit to negotiate the release of hostages.

1956 – Len Hutton, England cricketer, was knighted.

1962 – Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the Nazi holocaust, was hanged in Israel for his crimes against humanity.

1965 – British racing driver Jim Clark becomes the first foreigner in 49 years to win the Indianapolis 500.

1977 – The BBC announces a ban on the new Sex Pistols single God Save The Queen saying it is, “in gross bad taste”. The IBA issues a warning to all radio stations saying that playing the single would be in breach of Section 4:1:A of the Broadcasting Act.

1985 – The Football Association, supported by Margaret Thatcher, banned English clubs from playing in Europe following the Heysel stadium tragedy.

2004 – Cartoon “Peppa Pig” premieres on Channel 5.

2005 – Former East 17 singer Brian Harvey is critically injured when he falls under the wheels of his Mercedes convertible outside his home in Walthamstow.

2014 – “Gangnam Style” by South Korean artist Psy, becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube.

2014 – The death of Mary Soames, the youngest of the five children of Sir Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine. She is buried in St Martin’s Churchyard in Bladon, Oxfordshire along with other members of the Churchill family.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

If I won a year’s supply of chapstick, I would win one chapstick.

Before Google launched Gmail, “G-Mail” was the name of a free email service offered by Garfield’s website.

Being paid to sleep would be my dream job.

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe, about 75%.

In 1953, Rock Hudson was elected Mayor of Universal City.

If you are lonely, dim all lights and put on a horror movie. After a while, it won’t feel like you are alone anymore.

Comedian Phil Hartman designed Poco’s Legend album cover.

I switched my economy from the gold standard to the helium standard. The inflation is terrible.

“I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being.” – The Writer in Stand By Me #moviequotes

Birthday : quotes

“I know what the important things are in life. I know that just because I pretend to be someone else for two hours on the silver screen doesn’t make me a better person than the next man. So, I mind all those things. Simple things.” – Colin Farrell

“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” – Joe Namath

“Have faith in your own thoughts.” – Brooke Shields

“A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative; he refuses to dwell on it. Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Either define the moment or the moment will define you.” – Walt Whitman

“People think that all cameramen do is point the camera at things, but it’s a heck of a lot more complicated than that.” – Chris Elliott

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