September 15th: 2022

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

1916 – Tanks were used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme, during World War I.
Celebrity : birthdays
Tommy Lee Jones, actor/director. 76; Oliver Stone, director/screenwriter, 76; Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer, 71; Brendan O’Carroll, comedian, 67; Jaki Graham, singer, 66; Michel Dorge, drummer (Crash Test Dummies), 62; Dan Marino, former quarterback, 61; Josh Charles, actor, 51; Jimmy Carr, comedian, 50; Queen Letizia of Spain, 50; Paul Thomson, drummer (Franz Ferdinand) 45; (Edward) Tom Hardy, actor, 45; Sophie Dahl, model/author, 45; Eiður Guðjohnsen, footballer, 44; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, 38; Poppy Delevingne, model, 37; John Bradley, actor, 34.

What : day is it

September 15th is the day we officially celebrate World Afro Day, National Creme de Menthe Day, Double Cheeseburger Day and Make A Hat Day.
This day : in history

1916 – Tanks were used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme, during World War I. 

1940 – The tide turned in the Battle of Britain as the German air force sustained heavy losses inflicted by the Royal Air Force. The defeat was serious enough to convince Nazi leader Adolf Hitler to abandon his plans for an invasion of Britain. The day was chosen as “Battle of Britain Day”.

1960 – London introduced Traffic Wardens onto the streets of the capital.

1966 The launch at Barrow of HMS Resolution, the first of a class of four nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) built for the Royal Navy as part of the UK Polaris programme. Her long period of sea trials culminated in the test firing of a Polaris missile from the USAF Eastern Test Range off Cape Kennedy at 11:15 on 15th February 1968. The class was part of the 10th Submarine Squadron, all based at Faslane Naval Base (Clyde) in Scotland.

1971 – Prince Charles joined the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, under the graduate entry scheme, as Acting Sub-Lieutenant. The Duke of Edinburgh, and his great-uncle, Lord Mountbatten, had both been at Dartmouth.

1981 – The death of the actor Harold Bennett, best remembered as ‘Young Mr. Grace’ in the 1970s British sitcom Are You Being Served? and as the character Mr. Blewitt in Dad’s Army from 1969 to 1977.

1984 – Prince Harry, 3rd in succession to the throne, was born.

1985 – Tony Jacklin’s team of golfers beat the United States in the Ryder Cup for the first time in 28 years.

2000 – The fuel protests which had paralysed Britain for seven days, ended.

2000 – Home Secretary Jack Straw decided that parents would not be allowed access to the sex offenders’ register.

2006 – The death of Raymond Baxter, television presenter and writer who is best known for being the first presenter of Tomorrow’s World, continuing for 12 years, from 1965 to 1977. He also gave radio commentary at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the funerals of King George VI, Winston Churchill and Lord Mountbatten of Burma, and the first flight of Concorde.

2014 – Phones 4u, which had more than over 600 stores throughout the United Kingdom, went into administration after EE, Vodafone, Orange & O2, the company’s final remaining suppliers, ended their contracts.

2016 – The government gave the go ahead for a new £18bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset after imposing ‘significant new safeguards’ to protect national security. The new plant (Hinkley Point C) is to be financed by the French and the Chinese.

2019 – The UK’s prime minister Boris Johnson compared himself to The Hulk in his efforts to steer the country out of the European Union.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1997, the domain was registered by Larry Page and Sergey Brin? The name originated from a misspelling of “googol,” which is a 1 followed by 100 zeros.

Is Elastigirl’s hair stretchy?

“The secret to enjoying your job is to have a hobby that’s even worse” – Bill Watterson

All of my failed relationships have one thing in common: the other person thought I could read their mind.

Wedding photographers, I know you all have a secret album of people looking sad & despondent at weddings. I’m on to you.

Nothing has ever been ‘the best thing since sliced bread’ or the saying would have been updated by now.

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” #songlyrics

The band that is now known as Coldplay initially called themselves “Pectoralz”.

Elton John – Real Name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight

“Wherever you go, there you are.” – Buckaroo Banzai #moviequotes

There are no cellular phones in “Back to the Future II”. My childhood was a lie.

Kenny Rogers’ song “The Gambler” is essentially saying the secret to life is to always know the right decision to make.

Birthday : quotes

“This is not just about women. We men need to recognize the part we play, too. Real men treat women with the dignity and respect they deserve.” – Prince Harry

“Don’t ever, ever, ever give up, because you’re here for a reason, even if it’s just to laugh at cats on the internet.” – Jenna Marbles

“Nobody knows what another person is thinking. They may imagine they do, but they are nearly always wrong.” – Agatha Christie

“The will to prepare, the guts to risk, and the desire to be the best. These are trademarks of champions.” – Dan Marino

“Pro and con are opposites, that fact is clearly seen. If progress means to move forward, then what does congress mean?” – Nipsey Russell

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