October 23rd: 2022

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

2018 – The world’s longest over sea bridge opened in China. The 34.2-mile bridge links the cities of Hong Kong and Macau to mainland China. The bridge reduced what was a four-hour journey, to just 45 minutes.
Celebrity : birthdays
Pauline Black, singer, (Selecter) 69; Ang Lee, director, 68; Dwight Yoakam, country singer/actor, 66; Weird Al Yankovic, satirist, 63; Sam Raimi, director, 63; Robert Trujillo, bassist, (Metallica) 58; Richard McNamara, guitarist (Embrace) 50; Cat Deeley, TV personality, 46; Ryan Reynolds, actor, 46; Steve Harmison, cricketer, 44; Jimmy Bullard, footballer, 44; Emilia Clark, actress, 36; Georgia Toffolo, Reality TV personality, 28

What : day is it

October 23rd is officially Snow Leopard Day, National TV Talk Show Host Day and iPod Day.
This day : in history

1922 – The shortest term of office this century for a British Prime Minister began on this day when Andrew Bonar Law took office. Due to ill health, he was replaced six months later by Stanley Baldwin.

1931 – The birth of Diana Dors, an actress remembered for her ‘sex symbol’ roles.

1951 – Conservative leader, Winston Churchill, wound up his election campaign by denying that he was a warmonger: “If I remain in public life at this juncture it is because I believe I may be able to make an important contribution to the prevention of a 3rd World War.”

1954 – Britain, the US, France and the USSR agreed to end the occupation of Germany. On the same day, the Western nations agreed to allow West Germany to enter NATO.

1966 – John Surtees, British racing driver, won the Mexican Grand Prix.

1967 – British farmers began slaughtering cattle following a severe outbreak of ‘foot and mouth’ disease.

1972 – Access credit cards came into use in Britain.

1987 – Former Champion Jockey Lester Piggott was jailed for three years for tax evasion.

1991 – The House of Lords ruled that husbands could legally be convicted of raping their wives.

2001 – Apple releases the iPod. As of May 28, 2019, only the iPod Touch (7th generation) remains in production.

2009 – BNP leader Nick Griffin complained to the BBC over his controversial appearance on Question Time, saying that he had faced a “lynch mob”. He was robustly questioned about his views on race, immigration and the Holocaust from a largely hostile audience. He criticised Islam, defended a past head of the Ku Klux Klan but insisted that he was “not a Nazi”. Critics said the show had given the BNP huge publicity and the BNP claimed 3,000 people registered to join the party during and after the broadcast.

2012 – The switchover to digital television in the UK was complete when the analogue TV signal in Northern Ireland was turned off on Tuesday night at 23:30 BST. Simultaneously BBC Ceefax, the world’s first teletext service, launched on 23rd September 1974 took its final bow with a series of graphics on Ceefax’s front page.

2013 – Prince George, future king and future head of the Church of England was baptised at the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace.

2014 – The death, aged 72, of the 1970s singing star Alvin Stardust. He died of metastatic prostate cancer.

2018 – The biographic drama movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” about Freddie Mercury, premiered at Wembley Arena in London, UK.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1998, Britney Spears released her first single, “…Baby One More Time”? The track was released when she was only sixteen years old.

Imagine a world where we get updates to songs we purchased on iTunes. “Next up, Call Me Maybe is being updated to version 1.1 with new lyrics. Fixed some minor bugs and overall better quality.”

Five Card Poker Odds, nothing wild: Straight – Five cards numerically in a row, 1 in 250

After taking fourteen bullets from Al Capone’s gang in the Valentine’s Day Massacre, a Northside mobster, Frank Gusenburg, told police “No one shot me” as he lay dying.

The Capital of Iraq is Baghdad

“Houston, we have a problem.” – Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) in Apollo 13, 1995

“Bits” comes from “Binary” “DigITS”

Half of all sloth deaths occur while they are climbing to and from the forest floor, which is where they poop.

Nanu Nanu! #TVCatchphrase

In the past, many people wouldn’t lift a finger to help someone. Today, the most that people will do is lift a finger to help someone, by liking, retweeting, or upvoting.

“I never had a drug problem; I had a self-esteem problem.” – Gloria Gaynor

AT&T was included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average for 99 years before being replaced by Apple in 2015.

Birthday : quotes

“Everything is practice.” – Pele

“We ought to hate very rarely, as it is too fatiguing; remain indifferent to a great deal, forgive often, and never forget.” – Sarah Bernhardt

“I don’t expect success. I prepare for it.” – Ryan Reynolds

“As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy.” – Al Yankovic

“Mary Matalin and James Carville have given me more hope when it comes to love and relationships than any romance book or chick flick ever.” – Meghan McCain

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

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