October 3rd: 2022

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

1952 – News of the end of tea rationing meant the prospect of unlimited ‘cuppas’ for the first time in 12 years.
Celebrity : birthdays
Tim Westwood, DJ, 65; Fred Couples, golfer, 63; Gail Greenwood, bassist (Belly) 62; Tommy Lee (Bass), drummer (Motley Crue) 60; Clive Owen, actor, 58; Dan Miller, guitarist (They Might Be Giants) 56; Gwen Stefani, singer, 54; Kevin Richardson, singer, (Backstreet Boys) 51; Neve Campbell, actress, 49; Lena Headey, actress, 49; India Arie (Simpson), singer, 47; Seann William Scott, actor, 45; Jake Shears, (Jason Sellards), singer (Scissor Sisters) 44; Zlatan Ibrahimović, footballer, 41; Danny O’Donoghue, singer-songwriter, (The Script) 39; Tessa Thompson, actress, 39; Ashlee Simpson, singer, 38; Alicia Vikander, actress, 34.

What : day is it

October 3rd is National Grandparents Day, Buy British Day and National Techies Day.
This day : in history

1929 – The Church of Scotland merged with the United Free Church of Scotland, retaining the name Church of Scotland.

1932 – Iraq gained independence from Britain. In 1958, the monarchy was overthrown and the Republic of Iraq was created.

1940 – Former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigned from Winston Churchill’s coalition Government.

1952 – Britain’s first atomic bomb was detonated on the Monte Bello Islands, off W. Australia.

1952 – News of the end of tea rationing meant the prospect of unlimited ‘cuppas’ for the first time in 12 years.

1956 – The Bolshoi Ballet performed in Britain, at Covent Garden, for the first time.

1959 – Postcodes were introduced in Britain.

1991 – Sir Allan Green, a QC and British Director of Public Prosecutions resigned after being stopped by police for alleged kerb crawling. Sir Allan and his wife later separated, on the eve of their silver wedding anniversary and Lady Eva Green, (47) committed suicide in January 1993.

1992 – Sinead O’Connor rips up a photograph of Pope John Paul II, on the US TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’, as a protest over sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.

2000 – John Lennon’s assassin Mark Chapman is denied parole after serving 20 years in prison. Chapman was interviewed for 50 minutes by parole board members who concluded that releasing Chapman would “deprecate the seriousness of the crime.”

2008 – 13 years to the day after his acquittal of double murder charges, O J Simpson is found guilty of kidnapping and armed robbery.

2013 – The cost of a National Lottery Lotto ticket doubled to £2. The rise was the first since the lottery started in 1994.

2014 – Samuel Tree (68) who claimed that plastic devices he made in his garden shed could detect bombs and drugs and find the missing schoolgirl Madeleine McCann was jailed for three and a half years. His plastic ‘Alpha 6’ cost just a few pounds but sold for thousands.

2014 – The cast and crew of the BBC’s Top Gear had to abandon their vehicles and flee Argentina after they were pelted with stones. A crowd was incensed that one of their vehicles had a number plate (H982 FKL) that appeared to refer to the Falklands conflict of 1982.

2019 – Scotland became the first country in the UK to make it a criminal offence for parents to smack their children. The ban on all physical punishment was backed overwhelmingly by 84 votes to 29 by the Scottish Parliament. The ban was opposed by the Scottish Conservatives, who claimed that the bill was bad legislation that risked criminalising good parents for using reasonable chastisement.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

As of 2014, Ashrita Furman had set 551 official Guinness Records and currently holds nearly 200 records, including the record for holding the most Guinness world records.

The Capital of Kuwait is Kuwait City

We live in a world where lemonade is made from Artificial Flavours and Washing up liquid is made from real Lemons.

NOAA announced it was to start using lowercase letters in forecasts by saying “NOAA’S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTS WILL STOP YELLING AT YOU”

“Normally, someone would have to go to a bowling alley to meet someone of your stature.” – Hobson (John Gielgud) #moviequotes

The Canadian $100 bill featured an Asian woman on the back using a microscope. People complained that it was stereotyping Asians as being good at technology. She was replaced with a Caucasian woman, and then more people complained that Caucasians were being favoured.

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” – Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) in Dirty Dancing, 1987

“Goodbye Kid. Hurry back!” – Humphrey Bogart (spoken to wife Lauren Bacall as she left his bedside to go pick up their children) #LastWords

In 1989’s “The Little Mermaid” Scuttle’s name for a fork was “Dinglehopper.”

US President #20 James Garfield (1881-1881) President Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau, a lawyer upset with Garfield because he denied Guiteau a diplomatic post. He probably died from the doctors’ poking and prodding and infection, as the bullet was lodged in a NOT life-threatening location!

Chevy Chase – Real Name: Cornelius Crane Chase

Birthday : quotes

“We all have to go through hard times. Tragedies. Those are given to us to see what we’re going to do with them.” – Gwen Stefani

“At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation, and prejudice.” – Gore Vidal

“You see, we are here, as far as I can tell, to help each other – our brothers, our sisters, our friends, our enemies. That’s to help each other, not hurt each other.” – Stevie Ray Vaughan

“Teenagers are people who act like babies if they’re not treated like adults.” – Harvey Kurtzman

“I’m just grateful to be on this planet. I have no enemies that I know of. I’m just the guy who makes happy.” – Chubby Checker

“I just find things that work and embellish them.” – Lindsey Buckingham

“You know what the most destructive force in the universe is? Regret.” – Tommy Lee

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