September 14th: 2022

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

1998 – “The Royle Family” written and starring Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash, premieres. It ran for three series from 1998 to 2000, and specials from 2006 to 2012.
Celebrity : birthdays
Martin Tyler, sports commentator, 77; Sam Neill, actor, 75; Beth Nielsen Chapman, singer-songwriter, 64; Mary Crosby, actress, 63; Morten Harket, singer (A-Ha) 63; Melissa Leo, actress, 62; Dmitri Medvedev, Russian politician, 57; John Power, singer, songwriter (Cast/The La’s) 55; Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport, 54; Andrew Lincoln (Clutterbuck) actor, 49; Ben Cohen, rugby union star, 44; Ashley Roberts, singer/dancer (The Pussycat Dolls) 41.

What : day is it

September 14th is Gobstopper Day, National Cream Filled Donut Day as well as Eat A Hoagie Day.
This day : in history

1868 – At the Open Championships at Prestwick, the legendary Scottish golfer Tom Morris scored the first recorded hole-in-one, on the 8th hole (166 yards).

1891 – The first penalty kick in an English League football game was taken by Heath of Wolverhampton Wanderers against Accrington.

1909 – Peter Scott, British artist and ornithologist was born.

1910 – The birth of the actor Jack Hawkins. He mostly appeared in character roles, often in epic films such as The Bridge on the River Kwai, Zulu, The Cruel Sea and Lawrence of Arabia. A 60 a day smoker, Hawkins began experiencing voice problems in the late 1950s. His entire larynx was removed and his performances were dubbed. Hawkins continued to smoke after losing his voice and died aged 62.

1939 – The Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 became the first successful helicopter to fly.

1951 – Prime Minister Clement Attlee opened the largest oil refinery in Europe, at Fawley on Southampton Water.

1964 – The British daily newspaper, the Daily Herald, ceased publication and was replaced by the Sun.

1974 – Two giant pandas, Chia-Chia and Ching-Ching, arrived at London Zoo.

1981 – A teenage boy who fired blank shots at the Queen in June 1980, pleaded guilty to a charge under the 1848 Treason Act.

1988 – A London taxi reached New Delhi with the meter showing a fare of £13,200. It was part of a six-man expedition on the way to Sydney.

1997 – Pete Townshend unveiled an English Heritage Blue Plaque at 23, Brook Street, Mayfair, London to mark where Jimi Hendrix had lived in 1968-69. He was the first pop star to be commemorated with the plaque.

1998 – “The Royle Family” written and starring Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash, premieres. It ran for three series from 1998 to 2000, and specials from 2006 to 2012.

2001 – Offices, shops and factories across the UK fell silent for three minutes as the nation mourned the victims of the US terrorist attacks.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1959, the Luna 2 spacecraft from the Soviet Union intentionally crashed into the moon? This made it the first human-made artifact to reach the moon.

“Let’s be careful out there” – Sgt. Esterhaus (Hill Street Blues)

Muddy Waters – Real Name: McKinley Morganfield

Frito-Lay’s Frito Bandito was voiced by Mel Blanc.

Darth Vader only has 12 minutes of screen time in the original “Star Wars”.

There are 86,400 seconds in a day.

Just because you did nothing wrong doesn’t mean you did the right thing.

The word “set” has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

“Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.” – George Carlin

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “zombie chum”? #zombieapocalypse

I finally understand why my company keeps making crazy safety restrictions…

You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.

White and blue are generally seen as cold colors, but in space, they are the hottest.

In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

Birthday : quotes

“Failure is never quite so frightening as regret.” – Sam Neill

“I will continue wearing the white hat and black mask until I ride up into the big ranch in the sky.” – Clayton Moore

“For my hustlers, here’s some motivation: He who has begun is half done.” – Nas

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