September 22nd: 2022

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

1967 – The liner Queen Mary began her 1000th and last Atlantic crossing. A New York docks strike meant that passengers had to carry their own luggage aboard.
Celebrity : birthdays
David Coverdale, singer (Whitesnake) 71; Richard Fairbrass, singer (Right Said Fred) 69; Nick Cave, singer-songwriter, 65; Andrea Bocelli, tenor, 64; Joan Jett (Larkin), guitarist/singer/songwriter, 64; Catherine Oxenberg, actress, 61; Adam Cairns, guitar/vocals (Therapy?) 57; Rupert Penry-Jones, actor, 52; Emmanuel Petit, French footballer, 52; Chesney Hawkes, singer, 51; Harry Kewell, footballer, 44; Billie Piper, actress, 40; Will Farquarson, bassist (Bastille) 39; Tatiana Maslany, actress, 37; Tom Felton, actor, 35.

What : day is it

September 22nd is World Car Free Day and White Chocolate Day.
This day : in history

1896 – Queen Victoria surpassed her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history. The record stood until 9th September 2015 when Queen Elizabeth II became the longest serving monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

1910 – The Duke of York’s Picture House opened in Brighton. It is now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.

1914 – Three British cruisers, Aboukir, Hogue, and Cressy, were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boats, killing more than 1,400.

1934 – The worst pit disaster in Britain for 21 years killed more than 260 miners in an explosion and fire at the Gresford Mine in Wales.

1955 – Independent Television (ITV) began operating. Only six minutes of advertisements were allowed each hour and there was no Sunday morning TV permitted. The first advertisement screened was for Gibbs SR toothpaste.

1967 – The liner Queen Mary began her 1000th and last Atlantic crossing. A New York docks strike meant that passengers had to carry their own luggage aboard.

1986 – Surgeons at Harefield Hospital performed a heart & lung transplant operation on the world’s youngest patient – a10 week old baby.

1989 – An IRA bomb attack on the Royal Marines School of Music killed 11 people, (10 of them young soldiers) and injured twelve of the bandsmen.

1991 – Bryan Adams made chart history when his song – Everything I Do, I Do It For You, had its twelfth consecutive week as the UK No.1.

1999 – Screaming Lord Sutch’s Official Monster Raving Loony Party honoured his memory with a two minute scream at a pub in Ashburton, Devon. The singer, born David Sutch, hanged himself on 16th June 1999.

1999 – Singer Diana Ross was arrested on Concorde after an incident at Heathrow Airport. The singer claimed that a female security guard had touched her breasts when being frisked, and she retaliated by rubbing her hands down the security guard.

2013 – Sir Bradley Wiggins added the Tour of Britain title to his collection after sealing an emphatic victory in London. Wiggins, who won the Tour de France and Olympic time trial in 2012, had led since winning the third stage and began stage eight with a 26-second advantage.

2014 – Tesco suspended four senior executives and called in investigators following the discovery that its profits had been artificially inflated by £250m. More than £2bn was wiped off the value of Tesco’s shares.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Dolph Lundgren has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney.

“Why don’t you come up sometime and see me?” – Lady Lou (Mae West) in She Done Him Wrong, 1933

The man standing behind George Washington and holding the American flag in the famous painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” is an 18-year-old officer and future president James Monroe.

Spider-Man has a hyphen in his name so that people don’t confuse him with Superman, you know, both with mainly blue and red outfits.

“It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.” – Jerry Seinfeld

The average life span of a modern major league baseball is 7 pitches.

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

A group of Toads is called a Knot or Knab or Nest.

You will never know your greatest misconception.

A baby’s laugh is regarded as one of the happiest sounds in a human’s life, except if you live alone, and it’s late at night, and the laughter is coming from downstairs.

Voltaire gave us the phrase ‘…If this is best of possible worlds…. all is for the best..’ in 1759.

If you’re going to offer constructive criticism to someone, stick to one piece of advice at a time. #advice

The whole point of the Internet was to make people be less dumb and look at what we’ve done with it.

Birthday : quotes

“I can control the weather with my moods. I just can’t control my moods.” – Nick Cave

“I’ve never tried to learn the art of acting. I have been in the business for years but I still can’t tell what acting is or how it’s done.” – Paul Muni

“After all, things are what they are. A message is a message, plates are plates, men are men, and life is life.” – Anna Karina

“Even in the most beautiful music, there are some silences, which are there so we can witness the importance of silence. Silence is more important than ever, as life today is full of noise. We speak a lot about environmental pollution but not enough about noise pollution.” – Andrea Bocelli

“Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Make your own victories. Make your own mistakes.” – Joan Jett

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