September 11th: 2022

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

2001 – Thousands die when hijacked jets crash into the World Trade Centre in New York, resulting in the total destruction of both towers, and The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
Celebrity : birthdays
Tommy Shaw, guitarist (Styx) 69; Jon Moss, drummer (Culture Club) 65; Mick Talbot, keyboards, (The Style Council), 64; Virginia Madsen, actress, 61; Moby, (Richard Hall) producer/vocalist, 57; Bashar al-Assad, president pf Syria, 57; Harry Connick Jr, singer/actor, 55; Slavnen Bilić , footballer/manager, 54; Taraji P Henson, actress, 52; Clive Lewis, MP, politician, 51; Richard Ashcroft, singer-songwriter (The Verve) 51; Johnny Vegas (Michael Pennington), comedian/actor. 51; Jonny Buckland, guitarist (Coldplay) 45; Ludacris, (Chris Bridges), rapper, 45; Elizabeth Henstridge, actress, 35; Jordan Ayew, footballer, 31.

What : day is it

September 11th celebrates Make Your Bed Day and No News Is Good News Day.
This day : in history

1967 – Filming began for The Beatles’ film Magical Mystery Tour. On the same day, fights break out on the India/China border.

1971 – Soviet premier, Nikita Khrushchev, dies of a heart attack aged 77.

1972 – The Olympic Games close in Munich.

1973 – President Salvador Allende of Chile – the world’s first democratically-elected Marxist head of state – dies in a revolt led by General Augusto Pinochet.

1978 – Bulgarian writer and broadcaster Georgi Markov dies of blood poisoning, four days after being stabbed with an umbrella at a bus stop on Waterloo Bridge, London. On the same day, The last known person dies of smallpox – medical photographer Janet Parker through infection in a laboratory, in Birmingham.

1980 – The Marlborough diamond is stolen from a London jewellers in Knightsbridge.

1982 – Chris Evert wins her sixth and final US Open tennis title, beating Hana Mandlíková of Czechoslovakia 6-3, 6-1.

1987 – Founding member of The Wailers, Peter Tosh, is shot dead at his home in Kingston Jamaica, by armed robbers.

1994 – Actress Jessica Tandy dies aged 85

1997 – After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament within the UK.

1998 – The Commonwealth Games open in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2001 – Thousands die when hijacked jets crash into the World Trade Centre in New York, resulting in the total destruction of both towers, and The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. A fourth plane crashes into a field in Pittsburgh after passengers fight their hijackers.

2003 – Swedish Foreign Minister, Anna Lindh, dies after being stabbed in a Stockholm department store. On the same day, Tommy Chong, one-half of the comedy team of Cheech and Chong, was sentenced to nine months in federal prison and fined $20,000 for selling drug paraphernalia over the Internet.

2005 – Thirty-eight years of military rule come to an end as Israeli troops leave Gaza.

2007 – Jazz keyboardist/composer Joe Zawinul dies aged 74.

2012 – The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is stormed, looted and burned down, killing five people, including the US ambassador.

2014 – Songwriter, manager, and record producer Bob Crewe, who co-wrote a string of early hits for the Four Seasons, died aged 83. On the same day, South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (he is later found guilty of culpable homicide).

2018 – American-backed militia begins a final push to oust militants from Hajin, Syria, the last area under Islamic State control.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1977, the video game console Atari 2600 was released? It was hugely successful and led to the creation of Activision and other third-party game developers.

When Horace and Daeida Wilcox founded Hollywood in 1887, they hoped it would become a religious community.

We know more about dead people who made history than we do living people changing it now. #historylives

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” – Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride #moviequotes

A couple of tiny pieces of tape are stopping the gravity of a 5.972 sextillion ton rock from pulling down my poster.

“My name’s Blurry Face and I care what you think,” #songlyrics

Brigitte Bardot – Real Name: Camille Javal

Teddy Roosevelt gave us the phrase ‘speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far’ in 1900.

A group of Caterpillars is called an Army.

“A poor excuse is better than none at all.” – Pappy

“96” = platonic friends sharing a bed.

Why did Gotham put a nice theatre right next to a place called Crime Alley?

Birthday : quotes

“To truly live a creative life means that you will need to experiment in as many different fields as possible.” – Moby 

“A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.” – Tom Landry

“Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.” – D. H. Lawrence

“They don’t make you what you are, you do. You are what you choose to be.” – Harry Connick, Jr.

“The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the directors know. Actually you can cover a lot of bad direction with good acting.” – Brian De Palma

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