November 7th: 2022

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

1967 – British heavyweight champion Henry Cooper beat challenger Billy Walker to become the only boxer to win three Lonsdale Belts outright.
Celebrity : birthdays
John “Jellybean” Benitez, producer, 65; John Barnes, footballer, 59; Clint Mansell, guitarist, (Pop Will Eat Itself) 59; David Guetta, DJ, 55; Sharleen Spiteri, singer, songwriter (Texas) 55; Neil Hannon, singer-songwriter (Divine Comedy) 52; Rio Ferdinand, football pundit, 44; Tinie Tempah (Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu), rapper, 34; David De Gea, goalkeeper, 32; Lorde (Ella Yelich-O’Connor), singer-songwriter, 26.

What : day is it

November 7th is also known as Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day, National Mud Cake Day and Hug A Bear Day.

This day : in history

1953 – The birth of Lucinda Green MBE, former champion British equestrian. She began riding at the age of four and is most well known for winning the Badminton Horse Trials a record six times, on six different horses.

1956 – An official ceasefire during the Suez Crisis following the British and French invasion of Egypt after President Nasser had announced the nationalisation of the Suez Canal.

1964 – The country’s first drink-driving advertisement was shown on television, with the message “Drinking and driving are dangerous.”

1967 – British heavyweight champion Henry Cooper beat challenger Billy Walker to become the only boxer to win three Lonsdale Belts outright.

1974 – Sandra Rivett, the English nanny to John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, is allegedly bludgeoned to death by Lord Lucan, who disappears, never to be conclusively seen again.

1978 – The birth, in Peckham, London of the footballer Rio Gavin Ferdinand. He joined Manchester United in July 2002 for around £30 million, breaking the transfer fee record.

1990 – Mary Robinson became the first woman President of the Irish Republic.

1996 – A team of British, American and Australian scientists reported evidence that life on Earth originated some 350 million years earlier than previously believed.

1996 – The closure of ‘Butlins – Barry Island’ in south Wales, Billy Butlin’s last-built and smallest holiday camp. At the time of its closure it was owned by Majestic Holidays and was sold for £2.25m to Vale of Glamorgan Council who demolished the camp and sold it to Bovis Homes for housing development.

1997 – Despite him being instrumental in their overnight phenomenal international success, British group ‘The Spice Girls’ sacked their creator and manager Simon Fuller.

1998 – Families of World War 1 soldiers executed for cowardice or desertion laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in Whitehall in the first ceremony of its kind to pay tribute to the 306 servicemen who died.

2001 – Prime Minister Tony Blair insisted that his global activity for the war on terrorism did not mean that domestic issues such as crime, health and education were neglected.

2012 – Actor Clive Dunn, best known for his role as Lance Corporal Jones in Dad’s Army, died aged 92.

2013 – A report showed that the NHS spent nearly £700 on clinical negligence cover for every live birth in England – almost a fifth of all spending on maternity.

2014 – Alan Knight, a fraudster from Swansea, who pretended to be quadriplegic for two years in an attempt to evade punishment for conning an elderly and vulnerable neighbour was jailed for four and a half years.

2016 – The death (aged 95) of the veteran broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young. He spent almost three decades at BBC Radio 2 and was one of the original Radio 1 DJs when the station launched in 1967.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1800, Paris barred women from legally wearing pants? The law was widely disobeyed and unenforced and was only legally repealed in 2013.

1/3 of marriages are now from online dating and that number is only increasing. That means that computers (algorithms) are starting to breed humans.

There are 336 dimples on a standard golf ball.

If we set our clocks to count down the hours left in the day instead of counting how many hours have passed, would we prioritize our time differently?

The Capital of Finland is Helsinki

TV Quotes… “You rang?” (Lurch) on The Addams Family

Pinocchio is loosely based on the Italian children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, published in 1883.

Both ‘Mama’ Cass Elliot (from The Mamas & the Papas) and Keith Moon (from The Who) died in the same place, owned by singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson (Lime in the Coconut Song).

A group of Phantoms is called a Phantasmagoria.

The former dictator of Equatorial Guinea, Francisco Macias Nguema, banned the use of lubricants in the Malabo city power plant, saying he could run it using magic. The plant exploded.

Birthday : quotes

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” – Albert Camus

“My mother always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, ‘Just wait.’” – Judy Tenuta

“Love Goddess in training. It could happen.” -Judy Tenuta

“Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit.” – Marie Curie

“But as I leave you, I want you to know: just think how much you’re going to be missing. You don’t have Nixon to kick around anymore. Because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.” – Richard Nixon at his ‘last’ press conference, in 1962.

“I can make everything I do come from my laptop.” -David Guetta

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