September 20th: 2022

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

1997 – Elton John started a six week run at No.1 in the UK singles chart with “Candle in the Wind ’97” as a tribute to Princess Diana.
Celebrity : birthdays
Sophia Loren (Villani Scicolone), actress, 88; George R. R. Martin, author, 74; Alannah Currie, vocals/sax/percussion (The Thompson Twins) 63; David Hemmingway, musician/songwriter/vocals (The Beautiful South), 62; Nuno Bettencourt, guitarist (Extreme) 56; Kristen Johnston, actress, 55; Asia Argento, actress, 47; Jon Bernthal, actor, 46.

What : day is it

September 20th is officially Pepperoni Pizza Day and Punch Day.
This day : in history

1854 – Britain and France defeated Russia during the Battle of Alma, which was the first battle of the Crimean War.

1932 – Four branches of Methodism in England united to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain and Ireland. These were the Wesleyan Methodists, the Primitive Methodists, the United Methodist Free Churches and the United Methodists.

1964 – The Beatles’ first US tour ended with a charity concert in New York.

1967 – The liner Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) was launched at Clydebank, Scotland by Queen Elizabeth II. The ship’s anchor was donated to Southampton by Cunard in March 2010.

1978 – Police launched a massive manhunt for the killers of 13 year paperboy Carl Bridgewater. He had been shot in the head at close range at an isolated farmhouse near Stourbridge in Staffordshire.

1997 – Elton John started a six week run at No.1 in the UK singles chart with “Candle in the Wind ’97’ as a tribute to Princess Diana. It became the best-selling single of all time.

2000 – Neversoft’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 was released for the PlayStation.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 has a legendary status among skaters and gamers alike and is the second-highest-rated video game of all time on Metacritic.

2001 – The Government was considering ‘targeted support’ for airlines after British Airways axed 7,000 jobs in the wake of the US terrorist attacks.

2004 – Legendary former Nottingham Forest and Derby County boss Brian Clough died from stomach cancer at the age of 69.

2012 – Apple’s new mapping service for iPhone users was launched, with many errors. It relocated London – England to London – Ontario, Paddington station vanished and Dublin was gifted a previously undiscovered airport on a 35 acre working farm. Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, was nowhere to be found while the Welsh town of Pontypridd was transplanted six miles north-west and placed where Tonypandy should have been.

2013 – The RAF’s last Vickers VC10 jetliners completed their final mission after 47 years of service when they took off from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, at 10:00 BST

2014 – Dr Michael Ramscar and a team of scientists suggested that the brains of older people only appear to slow down because they have so much information to compute, much like a full-up hard drive. “The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.”

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 2013, Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA V) smashed records after topping $1 billion in sales within three days on the market? This was the fastest a game or blockbuster had ever achieved this.

CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart”

Biggest film of 1935: Top Hat (Musical) earned ~ $2,000,000

Centuries ago, having molten gold poured down the throat was the preferred means of death by molten metal.

TV Quotes… “Who loves you, baby?” (Kojak) on “Kojak”

I wash my hands in public bathrooms more than my home, so strangers don’t judge me.

People get very offended when you tell them how to raise their child unless you wrote a book about it. Then they’ll pay you for it.

All of art is humans trying to show everyone else what they see in their head.

If there are 500,000,000 credit cards out there, and 10,000 different PIN possibilities, I’m sharing my PIN with 50,000 different people.

The Capital of Liechtenstein is Vaduz

The blue LED was invented in 1993, nearly 30 years after red and green LEDs. The inventors received Nobel prizes in 2014.

If I wore a British flag sweater while in the UK, people would assume I’m a tourist. If I wore an American flag sweater while in America, they’d assume I’m a local.

What if aliens haven’t visited the Earth because they are offended at their portrayal in movies? #feelings

“Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.” – Lawrence Walsh (Joe Mantell) in Chinatown, 1974

Birthday : quotes

“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” – George R. R. Martin

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair

“Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.” – Thornton Wilder

“People’s attitudes about sex aren’t healthy anywhere, except maybe in those tribes where they go around naked.” – Asia Argento

“I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0.” – Sophia Loren

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