November 23rd : 2021

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

1963 – The British science fiction television programme Doctor Who from the BBC is shown on TV for the first time.
Celebrity : birthdays
Shane Gould, Australian swimmer, 65; John “Jellybean” Benitez, music producer, 64; Vincent Cassel, actor, 55; Kirsty Young, journalist/broadcaster, 53; Zoë Ball, broadcaster, 51; Alison Mosshart, singer-songwriter (The Kills/The Dead Weather) 43; Kelly Brook (Parsons) model/broadcaster, 42; Miley Ray (Destiny Hope) Cyrus, singer/actress, 29.
What : day is it
Eat A Cranberry Day, Fibonacci Day, National Cashew Day, National Espresso Day, Wolfenoot Day.
This day : in history

1963 – The British science fiction television programme Doctor Who from the BBC is shown on TV for the first time. “the Doctor” played by William Hartnell in the first series travels through time and space in the TARDIS (A blue 1950’s police box ). 

1976 – Ten hours after his last arrest, Jerry Lee Lewis is nicked again after brandishing a Derringer pistol outside Elvis Presley’s Graceland’s home in Memphis, demanding to see the ‘King’.

1978 – Birmingham nightclub Polyanna’s is ordered to stop operating a racist entry policy. It doesn’t comply and the owners are taken to court by the Commission for Racial Equality the following year.

1979 – Keith Richards’ girlfriend Anita Pallenburg was cleared by a court of shooting a man found dead at her home. 17-year-old, Scott Cantrell, a part-time groundsman at the house, had shot himself in the head with a gun owned by Keith while in Pallenberg’s bed.

1980 – A series of earthquakes devastate southern Italy, killing 4,800.

1984 – Almost 1,000 passengers are trapped in smoke-filled tunnels for three hours after a fire at Oxford Circus underground station.

1985 – 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm a hijacked Egyptair jet in Malta. On the same day, Big Joe Turner, writer of the song Shake Rattle & Roll, died of a heart attack aged 75.

1990 – Author Roald Dahl dies aged 74.

1991: Freddie Mercury confirms he has AIDS. On the same day, Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in Round 7 for the heavyweight boxing title.

1992 – Country music singer Roy Acuff died aged 89.

1994 – Songwriter Tommy Boyce, whose songs including Last Train To Clarksville and Scooby Doo Where Are You sold over 40million records, commits suicide.

1995 – Soul singer and saxophonist Junior Walker (Autry DeWalt Mixon Jr) dies of cancer aged 64.

1996 – At least 100 passengers die after a hijacked passenger jet runs out of fuel and crashes into the Indian Ocean.

2003 – Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.

2011 – After 11 months of protests, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.

2013 – Manny Pacquaio defeats Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title.

2014 – A magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes central Japan. On the same day, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit to clinch his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship.

2015 – President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia bans female genital mutilation.

2017 – Brazilian footballer Robinho is sentenced in his absence to nine years in prison for sexual assault in Italy. There is no extradition policy between Brazil and Italy.

2019 – The Sumatran rhino is officially declared extinct in Malaysia after the last known specimen dies of cancer in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

“Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t you forget it. You’re going to get back on that horse, and I’m going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we’re gonna go, go, go!” – Ethel Thayer (Katharine Hepburn) in On Golden Pond, 1981

Every book you’ve ever read is just a different combination of 26 letters and a handful of symbols.

Only a representative of a government weather bureau or similar agency is allowed to bring a mercury weather thermometer or barometer on board an airplane.

Roy Rogers – Real Name: Leonard Slye

“I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.” – Zoolander #moviequotes

Mapmakers fabricate streets and geographical landmarks, called “Trap Streets,” to catch copyright violators.

The term “American exceptionalism” was invented by Stalin because he was angry that America was the only Western democracy which showed little interest in Communism

The Capital of Congo, Republic of the is Brazzaville

TV Quotes… “Would you believe?” (Maxwell Smart) on “Get Smart”

Mary Catherine Collins is better known as Bo Derek.

In the Marvel Comics Universe, Jessica Jones went to the same high school Peter Parker attended and had a crush on him while they were classmates.

A group of Documents is called a Dossier.

Google’s search algorithm is actually a patent of Stanford University. Google acquired exclusive license rights in return for 1.8 million shares of stock, which Stanford sold in 2005.

Birthday : quotes

“As good almost kill a man as kill a good book. Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God’s image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye.” – from Areopagitica, by John Milton

“Try to be nice, always be kind.” -The Doctor

“When you’re up in life, your friends get to know who you are. When you’re down in life, you get to know who your friend are.” – Steve Harvey

“I don’t know whether my life has been a success or a failure. But not having any anxiety about becoming one instead of the other, and just taking things as they come along, I’ve had a lot of extra time to enjoy life.” – Harpo Marx

“As far as my dreams go, all I want to do is be a working actor, and I happily achieved that.” – Lucas Grabeel