October 28th: 2022

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

2014 – 105 year old Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children, most of them Jews, from the Nazis was awarded the Czech Republic’s highest state honour, the Order of the White Lion.
Celebrity : birthdays
Hank Marvin (Brian Rankin), guitarist (The Shadows) 81; Caitlyn Jenner, former Olympic decathlete, 73; Annie Potts, actress, 70; Desmond Child, songwriter, 69; Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, 67; Stephen Morris, drummer (Joy Division/New Order) 65; William Reid, guitarist/songwriter (The Jesus and Mary Chain) 64; Lauren Holly, actress, 59; Julia Roberts, actress, 55; Joaquin Phoenix, actor, 48; Gwendoline Christie, actress, 44; Matt Smith, actor, 40; Frank Ocean (Christopher Breaux), singer-songwriter, 35.

What : day is it

October 28th is International Animation Day, National First Responders Day, National Chocolate Day and Wild Foods Day.
This day : in history

1938 – David Dimbleby, TV journalist and commentator was born.

1949 – The glove puppet Sooty, with Harry Corbett, made his first appearance on BBC TV.

1958 – The State Opening of Parliament was televised for the first time.

1959 – The first use of a car phone, with a call from Cheshire to London. A mere twenty five people had paid the astronomical sum of £200 each for one of the phones.

1962 – The opening of Britain’s first urban motorway – the M62 (now M60) around Manchester.

1971 – Prospero became the first British satellite to have been launched successfully by a British rocket.

1974 – Sports Minister Denis Howell’s wife and young son survived a bomb attack on their car. The attack was thought to be the work of the Provisional IRA and the first on a serving minister during the current IRA campaign.

1979 – Chairman Hua Kuo-Feng, the first Chinese leader to visit Britain, was welcomed at Heathrow by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. (Additional note – Margaret Thatcher was born at this former grocer’s shop in Grantham Lincolnshire.

2000 – Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble narrowly won party support to keep a Northern Ireland power sharing government alive.

2011 – Commonwealth leaders pledged to amend legislation dating back to the 17th century to allow daughters of the monarch to take precedence over younger sons in the line of succession.

2011 – Vincent Tabak, a 33 year old Dutch engineer with an obsession for violent sex and pornography, was found guilty of strangling landscape architect Joanna Yeates for sexual thrills. Her body was found, covered with leaves on Christmas morning 2010. The police initially suspected and arrested Christopher Jefferies, Yeates’ landlord, who lived in a flat in the same building. The nature of press reporting on aspects of the case led to ‘substantial, undisclosed libel damages’ from eight newspapers being awarded to Mr. Jefferies.

2014 – 105 year old Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children, most of them Jews, from the Nazis was awarded the Czech Republic’s highest state honour, the Order of the White Lion. He was aged 29 when he arranged trains to take the children out of occupied Czechoslovakia and for foster families to meet them in London.

2014 – Tesco’s Aberystwyth store made a blunder on a Welsh sign which was supposed to advertise ‘free money’ from the supermarket’s cashpoint. The sign read “codiad am ddim”, meaning free erections when it should read “arian am ddim” which means free money.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know, in 2015 The World Health Organization ranked Tuberculosis as deadly as HIV in its list of the world’s most deadly diseases?

The Capital of Haiti is Port-au-Prince.

Whenever I criticise someone’s grammar over the internet, I re-read my sentences over and over again, as I should.

I should start taking pamphlets to hand out any time I have to go to a place I know will be really crowded, not to support a cause or anything, just because I have a big personal bubble and everyone steers clear of the guy handing out pamphlets.

People rarely say “that’s just my luck” when something good happens.

GTA V made $1 Billion in just 3 days, making it the fastest-selling entertainment product in history (including ALL movies, music, and games).

Top Gun 2 should feature Maverick and Iceman as older commercial airline pilots with the plot focusing on their continued rivalry and subdued hateful interactions when they cross paths in airports.

The 7 words that follow ‘primary(1), secondary(2), tertiary(3),’ are ‘quaternary(4),’ ‘quinary(5),’ ‘senary(6),’ ‘septenary(7),’ ‘octonary(8)’ ‘nonary(9),’ and ‘denary(10).’

The Capital of Guyana is Georgetown.

Birthday : quotes

“The ability to grow is directly related to the amount of insecurity you can take in your life.” – Caitlyn Jenner

“There is no such thing as a person that nothing has happened to, and each person’s story is as different as his fingertips.” – Elsa Lanchester

“Solutions come through evolution. They come through asking the right questions because the answers pre-exist. It is the question that we must define and discover. You don’t invent the answer-you reveal the answer.” – Jonas Salk

“Being a working mom is not easy. You have to be willing to screw up at every level.” – Jami Gertz

“I am not in competition with anyone but myself. My goal is to improve myself continuously.” – Bill Gates

“There’s a rivalry between the Harry Potter fans and the Twilight fans. And Twilight fans think they’re much cooler than the Harry Potter fans. And I’m like, I dunno why they’d all get their butts kicked by the Doctor Who fans.” – Matt Smith

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