September 10th: 2022

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

2012 – Andy Murray wins the US Open, his first Grand Slam title, beating Novak Djokovic.
Celebrity : birthdays
Johnnie Fingers (Moylett), pianist (The Boomtown Rats), 66; Carol Decker, singer (T’Pau), 65; Siobhan Fahey, singer (Bananarama/Shakespeare’s Sister), 65; Chris Columbus, director/screenwriter, 64; Colin Firth, actor, 62; Marian Keyes, author, 59; Guy Ritchie, director/screenwriter, 54; Big Daddy Kane (Antonio Hardy), rapper, 54; Ryan (Matthew) Phillippe, actor, 48; Alex Horne, comedian/writer, 44; Mikey Way, bassist (My Chemical Romance) 42; Matthew Followill, guitarist (Kings Of Leon) 38; Laurent Koscielny, footballer, 37; Matt Ritchie, footballer, 33; Jack Grealish, footballer, 27.

What : day is it

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day and National Swap Ideas Day.
This day : in history

1963 – American Express opens a credit card service in Britain.

1966 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in Round 12 for the heavyweight boxing title.

1967 – Elvis Presley recorded Jerry Reed’s ‘Guitar Man’ at RCA studios in Nashville. On the same day, Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British.

1972 – Three British soldiers are killed in a land mine attack near Dungannon, Co Tyrone. On the same day, American Frank Shorter wins the marathon at the Munich Olympics. Also, Cuban boxer Teófilo Stevenson wins the first of three consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medals when Munich Games opponent Ion Alexe of Romania withdraws from the final because of a broken thumb.

1973 – Two IRA bombs explode at Kings Cross and Euston. On the same day, Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton.

1977 – Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France.

1978 – Lotus driver Mario Andretti wins the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship with a sixth place at the Italian Grand Prix. Team mate Ronnie Peterson, 34, crashes and dies.

1983 – Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in Round 5 for the heavyweight boxing title. On the same day, Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-1, 6-3 for her first US Open singles title.

1985 – Scotland manager Jock Stein suffers a fatal heart attack as his team draws against Wales in a World Cup qualifier at Ninian Park, Cardiff.

1993 – The pilot episode of the science-fiction series “The X-Files” aired on FOX in the US & Canada.

2002 – Switzerland joins the United Nations.

2005 – Glamour model Katie Price marries singer Peter Andre. On the same day, television presenter Kate Garraway marries former political lobbyist Derek Draper.

2007 – Actress Jane Wyman, first wife of Ronald Reagan, dies aged 90.

2008 – The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

2012 – Andy Murray wins the US Open, his first Grand Slam title, beating Novak Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2.

2015 – Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson resigns in the wake of the killing of former Provisional IRA member Kevin McGuigan.

2016 – Actress Anna Camp marries Pitch Perfect co-star Skylar Astin in California.

2018 – California passes a law committing to carbon-free electricity sources by 2045. On the same day, South Carolina issues a mandatory evacuation order affecting one million people ahead of Hurricane Florence.

2019 – US President Donald Trump fires his third national security adviser John Bolton. On the same day, Iranian woman Sahar Khodayari dies after setting herself on fire during her trial for entering a stadium disguised as a man in Tehran.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1897, a London taxi driver became the first person to ever be fined for drunk driving? Taxi driver George Smith had swerved across the street into a building and was taken to the police by onlookers.

The hardest clue to guess while playing charades would be “playing charades.”

“My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.” – Oscar Wilde #LastWords

The Universe is only 13.7 billion years old, but it’s expected to last trillions of years if not forever. We basically live at the beginning of time.

Maybe King Arthur was able to lift Excalibur because he lifted with his legs, not his back.

“I always look for the worst in people.” – Joe Gideon #moviequotes

There’s a big difference between “the news” and what’s actually happening around the world.

If you work Mon-Fri, schedule something you enjoy for Wed evenings. It will help break up the week. #advice

Anthony Quinn was born in Chihuahua, Mexico.

A group of Waterfowl is called a Knob or Plump.

Oscillation Overthruster – Buckaroo Bonzai’s electronic device that makes it possible to travel through matter

“Yo, Adrian!” – Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) #moviequotes

“Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb!” – TV’s Batman

Birthday : quotes

“Now everybody has been doing the national anthem in their own style, but in 1968 I was the one that took the heat. It cut my career for quite a while.” – Jose Feliciano

“I won’t say I’m the baddest, or portray that role, but I’m in the top 2, and my father’s gettin’ old.” – Big Daddy Kane

“If you change the rules on what controls you… you will change the rules on what you can control.” – Guy Ritchie

“I’m fully aware that if I were to change professions tomorrow, become an astronaut and be the first man to land on Mars, the headlines in the newspapers would read: `Mr. Darcy Lands on Mars.” – Colin Firth

“I don’t want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I’m not trying to replace him. The record is there and damn right I want to break it, but that isn’t replacing Babe Ruth.” – Roger Maris

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