May 9th : 2022

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

1904 – The steam locomotive City of Truro (engine number 3440), designed by George Jackson Churchward and built at the GWR Swindon Works, became the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph.
Celebrity : birthdays
Billy Joel, singer-songwriter, 73; John “Rhino” Edwards, bassist (Status Quo) 69; Tessa Peake-Jones, actress, 65; Paul Heaton, singer-songwriter (The Housemartins/The Beautiful South) 60; Dave Gahan, singer (Depeche Mode) 60; Tracy Brabin MP, politician/actress, 60; Kitty Aldridge (Knopfler), actress, 60; Neil “Razor” Ruddock, footballer, 54; Ghostface Killah (Dennis Coles), rapper, 52; Martin Lewis, financial journalist/broadcaster, 50; Rosario Dawson, actress, 43; Grace Gummer, actress, 36; Ellen White, footballer, 33.

What : day is it

May 9th observes Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day & Lost Sock Memorial Day.
This day : in history

1904 – The steam locomotive City of Truro (engine number 3440), designed by George Jackson Churchward and built at the GWR Swindon Works, became the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph.

1930 – Britain appointed John Masefield as Poet Laureate.

1934 – Alan Bennett, English actor and playwright born, in Leeds.

1936 – Albert Finney, British actor (Murder on the Orient Express, Tom Jones) was born, in Pendleton, Salford.

1939 – British prime minister Winston Churchill urged military alliance with USSR.

1941 – World War II: The German submarine U-110 was captured by the Royal Navy. On board was the latest Enigma cryptography machine which Allied cryptographers later used to break coded German messages.

1945 – World War II: The Channel Islands were liberated by the British after five years of German occupation.

1958 – The noir psychological thriller film “Vertigo,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was released.

1960 – Start of the sexual revolution of the 1960s when the birth control pill went on the market.

1995 – Wayne Mills became the first soldier to win Britain’s new gallantry award for courage (the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross) when he put his life in danger by protecting his comrades in Bosnia as they withdrew from a Serb attack.

1996 – The British House of Commons voted to maintain the Ministry of Defence ban on homosexuals serving in the armed forces.

1998 – Dana International wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Israel singing “Diva” in Birmingham.

1999 – Father Ted wins best comedy at the BAFTA TV awards.

2013 – Everton Manager David Moyes is announced as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Manchester United.

2014 – Former cabinet minister Chris Huhne was ordered to pay £77,750 for the costs of his prosecution for passing speeding points to his then wife, the economist Vicky Pryce. Both Huhne and Pryce were sentenced to eight months imprisonment in March 2013.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

TV Quotes… “Just one more thing …” (Columbo) on Columbo.

I know what rotten eggs smell like, but I’ve never actually smelled rotten eggs.

A Roman walks into a bar and asks for a Martinus. “You mean a martini?” the bartender asks. The Roman replied, “If I wanted a double, I would have asked for it!”

When I buy a pizza, it comes in a sturdy corrugated box. When I buy a cake, it comes in a flimsy box that tries to kill the cake.

The number 14233221 describes itself; it has one four, two threes, three twos, and two ones.

A group of Raccoons is called a Gaze.

What if the wires going to the two earbuds were different colors so it was easier to untangle?

When Bobby pins are used in a formal setting, they should be called Robert pins. #etiquette

About 25% of the film ‘Jaws’ was shot from water level so audiences could better relate to treading water.

“She had the face of an angel, smiling with sin, the body of Venus, with arms.” #songlyrics

Birthday : quotes

“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” – James M. Barrie

“Be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian, and a thunderbolt to the liar. But in all this, never be unmindful of your own dignity.” – John Brown

“You’ll come to see that a man learns nothing from winning. The act of losing, however, can elicit great wisdom. Not least of which is how much more enjoyable it is to win. Its inevitable to lose now and again. The trick is not to make a habit of it.” – Albert Finney

“I’ve done some low-budget movies and I’ve done some big-budget movies, and the big-budget movies were always kind of disorganized.” – John Corbett

“Dagwood Bumstead was a great unrecognized hero of American literature. He showed up every day, he got knocked down every day, he never got to eat his sandwich every day, the dog jumped on him every day, his wife was giving him a hard time and he showed up every day.” – James L. Brooks

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