May 3rd : 2022

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

2007 – Three year old Madeleine McCann went missing from her family’s holiday apartment at the Ocean Club, in Praia da Luz, Portugal. To date, she has not been found.
Celebrity : birthdays
Frankie Valli (Castelluccio), singer, 88; Mary Hopkin, singer, 72; Christopher Cross (Geppert), singer-songwriter, 71; Sandi Toksvig, broadcaster/comedian, 64; Ben Elton, writer/comedian, 63; David Ball, musician (Soft Cell) 63; Steve McClaren, football manager, 61; Ron Brydon (Jones), comedian/actor, 57; Bobby Cannavale, actor, 52; Christina Hendricks, actress, 47; Paul Banks, singer (Interpol), 44; Rebecca Hall, actress, 40; Poppy Delevingne, model/actress, 36; Michael Kiwanuka, singer/songwriter, 35; Alex Iwobi, footballer, 26.

What : day is it

May 3rd is officially Garden Meditation Day and Two Different Coloured Shoes Day.
This day : in history

1926 – Britain’s first General Strike, in support of the miners started ‘On This Day’. It ended on 12th May.

1934 – Science fiction writer H.G.Wells predicted there would be a world war before 1940.

1934 – The birth of boxer Henry Cooper. He was known for the effectiveness of his left hook, “Enry’s ‘Ammer”, and his knockdown of the young Muhammad Ali. Cooper, who died on 1st May 2011, held the British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight titles several times throughout his career and is the only boxer to have been awarded a knighthood.

1951 – King George VI opened the Festival of Britain. It was built on an old bomb site near Waterloo Station in London.

1952 – Newcastle United became the first team since 1891 to win two FA Cups in succession by beating Arsenal 1-0.

1956 – Granada TV broadcast for the first time at 7.30 p.m. With the ending of the BBC’s monopoly on broadcasting, viewers saw their first television advertising and four days later Granada did the first sports outside broadcast.

1968 – The first heart transplant in Britain was carried out at the National Heart Hospital in Marylebone, London. It was undertaken on an unnamed 45-year-old man.

1999 – The body of missing English climber George Mallory was found near the summit of Mount Everest. He had gone missing more than 60 years earlier.

2000 – The London Stock Exchange and Germany’s Deutsche Boerse merged, creating the world’s second largest stock market.

2000 – Two Libyan men pleaded not guilty to charges that they were involved in the Lockerbie bombing of PanAm flight 103 in 1988.

2007 – Three year old Madeleine McCann went missing from her family’s holiday apartment at the Ocean Club, in Praia da Luz, Portugal. To date, she has not been found.

2008 – Boris Johnson won the race to become Mayor of London – ending Ken Livingstone’s eight year reign at City Hall.

2012 – Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell narrowly avoid a potential deadly helicopter crash when their pilot becomes disoriented during a flight to their estate in Surrey in bad weather and misses some trees by just two feet.

2014 – An ornate golden crown that went onto the coffin of Richard III when he was re-buried in Leicester Cathedral (26th March 2015) was displayed at Tewkesbury Abbey. The crown ‘gold with sapphires, diamonds, garnets, studded with jewels’ was commissioned and paid for by the historian Dr John Ashdown-Hill who helped identify the king’s remains.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

George Lucas came up with R2-D2’s name while making American Graffiti. When asking for Real 2 Dialog Track 2, a sound editor abbreviated it to “R2-D2.”

When I was a kid, I thought getting a yearly bonus to buy a pool was going to be a major life event.

Toto is the real hero in The Wizard of Oz. If he hadn’t have run and pulled the curtain to expose the Wizard as a man Dorothy could still be stuck in Oz.

The Capital of Syria is Damascus

“I don’t have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They’re upstairs in my socks.” – Otis B. Driftwood #moviequotes

Roulette Odds: Odd: Payoff: 1:1 True Odds: 47.37

Spike Lee – Real Name: Shelton Lee

‘If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands’ could be considered a very philosophical song. Heavy stuff for preschoolers. #preschoolersrock

You know you’re desperate when you look past the first page of the google search

The popular “Keep Calm and Carry On” slogan was originally created by the British government as a form of propaganda to motivate citizens to stay strong during World War II.

“Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” – Arnold Drummond (Diff’rent Strokes ) #TVQuotes

TV Quotes… “That’s hot!” (Paris Hilton) on “The Simple Life”

Adding an exclamation point to the end of every sentence can make even the most boring text sound more exciting!

Birthday : quotes

“I have found that sitting in a place where you have never sat before can be inspiring.” – Dodie Smith

“The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful.” – Doug Henning

“I don’t really care what people think… I just do my own thing… I like being loud and letting people know I’m there.” – James Brown

“To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.” – Sugar Ray Robinson

“But wait there’s more…” – Ron Popeil

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