October 24th: 2022

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

2003 – The legendary supersonic aircraft, Concorde, made its last commercial passenger flight amid emotional scenes at Heathrow airport.
Celebrity : birthdays
Bill Wyman, musician, 86; F Murray Abraham, actor, 83; Ted Templeman, record producer, 78; Kevin Kline, actor, 75; Roman Abramovich, 56; Dervla Kirwen, actress, 51; Wayne Rooney, footballer, 37; Drake (Aubrey Drake Graham) rapper, 36.

What : day is it

October 24th is a great day for food, as it’s known as Bologna Day, World Tripe Day and Food Day.
This day : in history

1908 – Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel were sent to prison for ‘inciting the public to rush the House of Commons’. Two Cabinet ministers were witnesses for the defence including Lloyd-George, then Chancellor of the Exchequer.

1922 – George Cadbury, the English chocolate manufacturer, died aged 83.

1945 – The United Nations was formed with the aim to ‘save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.’

1961 – Malta was granted independence from Britain.

1969 – British actor Richard Burton bought his wife, American actress Elizabeth Taylor, a 69.42 carat diamond costing more than half a million pounds.

1976 – British Formula One driver James Hunt won the Japanese Grand Prix and secured the world championship.

1983 – Civil servant Dennis Nilsen, from North London, went on trial accused of six murders and two attempted murders.

1985 – The birth of Wayne Rooney, English footballer. He made his senior international debut in 2003 becoming the youngest player at that time to represent England.

1986 – The UK government broke off diplomatic relations with Syria following revelations of complicity in a plot to blow up an El Al airliner.

1987 – Heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno knocked out Joe Bugner in Britain’s most hyped boxing match, held at White Hart Lane, London. Bruno took home £750,000, Bugner got £250,000.

1995 – Britain’s main church leaders attacked the setting up of Britain’s first National Lottery, accusing it of undermining public culture and damaging society.

2003 – The legendary supersonic aircraft, Concorde, made its last commercial passenger flight amid emotional scenes at Heathrow airport. Concorde was retired after 27 years due to a general downturn in the aviation industry after the 11th September terrorist attacks in 2001 and a decision by Airbus to discontinue maintenance support.

2008 – ‘Bloody Friday’ saw many of the world’s stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.

2012 – Sir Norman Bettison resigned as chief constable of West Yorkshire Police, saying that an inquiry into his role after the Hillsborough football tragedy of 1989 was ‘a distraction’ to the force. At the time he was a South Yorkshire Police inspector who attended the match as a spectator and later took part in an internal inquiry. He denied claims that he helped ‘concoct’ a false version of events.

2018 – The EU declared that single-use plastics would be banned by 2021.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 2003, the last commercial Concorde flight took place? British Airways ran this final flight from New York’s JFK airport to London Heathrow.

The Capital of Iran is Tehran

TV Quotes… “Don’t make me angry …” (David Banner) on “The Incredible Hulk”

A group of people who work outside of an office together is a Crew.

The term “trailer” comes from their having originally been shown at the end of a feature film screening, but people often left the theatre after the films ended.

I wonder how many calories I burn when I run away from my problems.

Ben Folds Five (a trio) released an album titled Party Night: Five Songs About Jesus. The EP had four songs, none mentioning Jesus.

The Watchtower, the illustrated religious magazine distributed by Jehovah’s Witnesses, is the most widely circulated magazine in the world, with a print run of 59 million copies bimonthly.

The Capital of Indonesia is Jakarta.

“Here’s Johnny!” – Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) in The Shining, 1980

Piper Laurie – Real Name: Rosetta Jacobs

Birthday : quotes

“I’m not a musician, I just play bass.” – Bill Wyman

“The bipartisan approach filtered up through my typewriter. I used to say, “Mad takes on both sides.” We even used to rake the hippies over the coals. They were protesting the Vietnam War, but we took aspects of their culture and had fun with it. Mad was wide open. Bill (Gaines) loved it, and he was a capitalist Republican. I loved it, and I was a liberal Democrat. That went for the writers, too; they all had their own political leanings, and everybody had a voice. But the voices were mostly critical. It was social commentary, after all.” – Al Feldstein

“I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.” – Drake

“I think every American actor wants to be a movie star. But I never wanted to do stupid movies, I wanted to do films. I vowed I would never do a commercial, nor would I do a soap opera – both of which I did as soon as I left the Acting Company and was starving.” – Kevin Kline

“Stay awesome bros, I know you will.” – PewDiePie

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