October 5th: 2022

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

1962 – Dr No, the first James Bond film, was released. Based on the 1958 Ian Fleming novel of the same name it starred Sean Connery as the secret agent 007.
Celebrity : birthdays
Brian Johnson, singer (AC/DC) 75; Russell Mael, singer (Sparks) 74; Bob Geldof, singer-songwriter, 71; Harold Faltemeyer, musician, 70; Imran Khan, cricketer/Prime Minister of Pakistan, 70; Lee Thompson, saxophone (Madness) 65; Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist/TV presenter/writer, 64; Daniel Baldwin, actor, 62; Guy Pearce, actor, 55; Kate Winslet, actress, 47; James Valentine, guitarist, (Maroon 5) 44; Jesse Eisenberg, actor/playwright/author, 39; Nicola Roberts, singer (Girls Aloud) 37.

What : day is it

October 5th celebrates Chic Spy™ Day, World Teachers Day, National Apple Betty Day and Do Something Nice Day.
This day : in history

1958 – Cliff Richard & The Shadows played their first gig together (Victoria Hall, Hanley).

1962 – In Britain, an emerging pop group, ‘The Beatles’ released their first hit record ‘Love Me Do’.

1962 – Dr No, the first James Bond film, was released. Based on the 1958 Ian Fleming novel of the same name it starred Sean Connery as the secret agent 007. The film was produced with a low budget, the first of a successful series of 22 Bond films. A 23rd – ‘Skyfall’, with Daniel Craig as James Bond was premiered in London on 23rd October 2012, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the series.

1967 – For the first time in Britain, a court in Brighton accepted a ‘majority verdict’ from a jury instead of the usual ‘unanimous verdict’ required previously.

1968 – Police baton charged civil rights demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland – considered to mark the beginning of The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

1969 – The first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired on BBC. In all, 45 episodes were created over four series, from 1969 to 1974, plus two episodes for German TV. The series’ theme song was the first segment of John Philip Sousa’s The Liberty Bell, chosen because it was in the public domain and was free to use without charge.

1974 – IRA bombs killed 5 and injured 65 in two public houses in Guildford, Surrey, England.

1975 – The birth, in Reading, Berkshire of Kate Winslet, English actress and the youngest person to accrue six Academy Award nominations. She achieved worldwide recognition for her leading role in Titanic (1997), the highest grossing film at the time.

1984 – Police and Customs in Essex seized Britain’s biggest ever haul of cannabis made in a single raid, (4.3 tons), with an estimated street value of almost £11 million.

1984 – Leonard Rossiter, actor, (Rising Damp, and The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin) died at the age of 57 from a heart attack.

1999 – The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in West London, (also known as the Paddington train crash) killed 31 people and injured more than 520 when two trains collided after one driver passed signals that were showing red.

2015 – The government imposed a new law in England, which required that all supermarkets (or large businesses employing 250 or more full-time equivalent employees in total) must levy a charge of 5p per ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bag used by customers, including plastic bags used for deliveries.

2018 – Banksy’s “Girl With Balloon” automatically shreds moments after being sold for £1 million in London and is re-named “Love is in the Bin”.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 2005, Stephenie Meyer’s vampire novel “Twilight” was published? Despite its somewhat mediocre critical reception, it would go on to become a bestseller.

A group of Telephones is a Ring.

“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!” -The Wizard of Oz (1939) #moviequotes

Congratulate a single female performer with “Brava!”

We use escalators, get fat, and then use Stairmasters.

“bring your nickels, tap your feet” #misunderstoodlyrics

SWIMS upside down is also SWIMS

H is probably the hardest letter to spell the sound of.

Female lions do most of the hunting for the Pride.

“Sometimes when you’re doin’ simple things around the house, maybe you’ll think of me and smile.” #songlyrics

Birthday : quotes

“Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“If it were not for the reporters, I would tell you the truth.” – Chester A. Arthur

“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” – Robert H. Goddard

“Since I came here I have learned that Chester A. Arthur is one man and the President of the United States is another.” – Chester A. Arthur

“It strikes me as being morally repulsive and intellectually absurd that people die of want in a world of surplus.” – Bob Geldof

“All I ever wanted to do is darken the day and brighten the night.” – Clive Barker

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” – Bill Keane

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