September 21st: 2022

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

1962 – Bamber Gascoigne’s University Challenge was screened for the first time.
Celebrity : birthdays
Stephen King, author, 75; Bill Murray, actor, 72; Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, 68; Ethan Coen, filmmaker, 65; Corinne Drewery, singer, (Swing Out Sister) 63; Faith Hill, country singer, 55; Tyler Stewart, drummer, (Barenaked Ladies) 55; Ricki Lake, actress/talk show host, 54; Billy Porter, actor/singer, 53; Alfonso Ribeiro, actor, 51; Luke Wilson, actor, 51; David Silveria, drummer (Korn) 50; Liam Gallagher, singer, 50; Sam Rivers, bass, (Limp Bizkit) 45; Chris Gayle, cricketer, 43; Nicole Richie, TV personality/socialite, 41; Maggie Grace, actress, 39; Joe Wicks, fitness coach, 37; Jason Derulo, singer-songwriter/actor, 33; Allison Scagliotti, actress, 32.

What : day is it

September 21st is Escapology Day and International Day of Peace.
This day : in history

1866 – H G Wells, English writer, was born. His books included The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds.

1874 – The birth, at 4 Clarence Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire of the composer Gustav Holst, most famous for his orchestral suite The Planets.

1915 – Stonehenge was sold at auction to Mr C H Chubb for £6,600 as a present for his wife. Mr Chubb presented it to the nation three years later as his wife didn’t think it suited her.

1949 – The Republic of Ireland beat England 2-0 at Goodison Park – England’s first home defeat by a foreign football team.

1955 – The Admiralty announced that Britain had formally claimed uninhabited Rockall, a rocky islet 300 miles west of Scotland, to stop the Soviets spying on missile tests.

1962 – Bamber Gascoigne’s University Challenge was screened for the first time.

1964 – Malta became independent from Britain. The island became a republic in 1974, but retained membership of the Commonwealth.

1965 – BP found oil in the North Sea.

1972 – The birth of Liam Gallagher (born William John Paul Gallagher) musician and singer-songwriter. He was formerly the frontman of the rock band Oasis until the band split up in 2009 and he formed Beady Eye.

1979 – An RAF Harrier plane crashed onto houses in a Cambridgeshire town, killing two men and a young boy.

1984 – Police and miners clashed at a pit in Maltby, South Yorkshire, in one of the biggest pickets since the miners’ strike began.

1985 – Madonna scored her first UK No.1 album with Like A Virgin, ten months after its release.

1986 – Prince Charles admitted that he talked to his plants.

2012 – 50 year old Jessica Harper, a former Lloyds Bank worker in charge of online security was jailed for five years for fraud. She submitted 93 false and doctored invoices to pay herself £2,463,750, giving large sums to friends and her three brothers to invest in property.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Etibar Elchiyev holds the Guinness World Record for Most spoons on a human body.

The Tarzan Yell is trademarked (officially known as a Sensory Mark). “The mark is a yell consisting of a series of approximately ten sounds…” It takes over 200 words to technically describe how Tarzan yells.

“Houston, we have a problem.” – Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) #moviequotes

US President #18 Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) Contrary to rumours, Grant is buried in Grant’s Tomb in New York City.

In 1989’s “The Little Mermaid” Scuttle’s name for a fork was “Dinglehopper.”

In 1975, Mattel Toys sold a “sister doll” for Barbie called “Growing Up Skipper.” When her arm was twisted, larger breasts would grow out of Skipper

The only ship that needs two captains is the friend-ship.

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, an amusement park ride, holds the record for the longest-running performance in American Theatre.

The Capital of Libya is Tripoli

I wonder if Grape Cough Syrup was tested by adults with no taste buds.

The biggest film of 1931: Frankenstein (Horror) Horror earned ~ $12,000,000

Birthday : quotes

“You can’t force inspiration. It’s like trying to catch a butterfly with a hoop but no net. If you keep your mind open and receptive, though, one day a butterfly will land on your finger.” – Chuck Jones

“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and a mystery.” – H.G. Wells

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

“People are like music, some speak the truth and others are just noise.” – Bill Murray

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King

“You have to start at the very bottom and you’ve got to do every job. I did that so I could understand what everybody does. I didn’t become this huge producer overnight. It took many, many years.” – Jerry Bruckheimer

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