September 27th: 2022

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

1991 – The first Scrabble Championship was held in London, with 20 countries competing. The winner was Peter Morris, a Canadian, representing the United States.
Celebrity : birthdays
Michele Dotrice, actress, 74; Diane Abbott, Labour MP, 69; Robbie Shakespeare, bassist, 69; Irvine Welsh, novelist, 63; Marc Maron, comedian, 59; Anna Richardson, TV presenter, 52; Gwyneth Paltrow, actress, 50; Lil Wayne, (Dwayne Michael Carter) rapper, 40; Anna Camp, actress, 40; Avril Lavigne, singer, 38; Simona Halep, Romanian tennis player, 31; Granit Xhaka, footballer, 30.

What : day is it

September 27th is Crush a Can Day, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day & Tourist Day.
This day : in history

1938 – The 83,000 ton liner ‘Queen Elizabeth’ was launched at John Brown’s Yard on Clydebank in Scotland by the Queen Mother. With her sister ship Queen Mary, she provided luxury liner service between Southampton and New York via Cherbourg in France.

1960 – Bank Underground Station in London opened Europe’s first ‘moving pavement’ .

1967 – The Queen Mary arrived in Southampton at the end of its last transatlantic voyage.

1968 – The musical Hair, (which took advantage of the end of British stage censorship by including a scene cast in the nude), had its first London performance. It played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof collapsing in July 1973.

1979 – Gracie Fields, the Rochdale born wartime singer, died aged 81, in Canzone Del Mare, Capri. Her most famous song was ‘Sally’ which she sang at nearly every performance she made from 1931 onwards.

1979 – Elton John collapsed on stage when performing at the Hollywood Universal Amphitheater. Elton had been suffering from the flu. Emergency services revived him and gave him oxygen, and within just ten minutes, amazingly, he got back on stage and finished his performance.

1987 – Tony Jacklin led a team of 12 golfers, including Seve Ballesteros, to win the Ryder Cup. It was the first time the US team had been defeated on their home ground.

1991 – The first Scrabble Championship was held in London, with 20 countries competing.

1993 – Crime series “Cracker” created by Jimmy McGovern and starring Robbie Coltrane debuts on ITV.

2011 – David Croft died, aged 89. He was particularly noted for producing and co-writing a string of popular BBC sitcoms including Dad’s Army, ‘Allo ‘Allo!, Hi-De-Hi!, Are You Being Served?, You Rang M’Lord? and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum.

2014 – Amy Hughes, a 26-year-old sports therapist, from Oswestry in Shropshire set a new world record by running 53 marathons in 53 consecutive days. The money she raised was for the Isabelle Lottie Foundation, set up after her friend’s daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1908, the first Ford Model T car was assembled? It was produced in the Piquette car manufacturing plant in Detroit, US.

“Okay, you guys got yourselves a ship. We’ll be ready when you are. Docking Bay 94.” – Han Solo #moviequotes

If the statue of a horse in a park has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes

A group of Cars is called a Fleet.

Modern Peanut Butter was invented as a source of protein for people with no teeth.

There is a sound effect called the ‘Wilhelm Scream’ that has been used in over 200 movies and TV shows since 1951, including “Star Wars”.

The phrase ‘upside-down’ has three different directions in it.

‘Grease’ may be the word, but it’s never said even once in the entire film.

We cry when we are happy because hypothalamus in our brain can’t tell the difference between being happy or sad

The Capital of Liberia is Monrovia

Abraham Lincoln is in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

The best student film of all-time? That would be Schindler’s List, which Steven Spielberg turned-in to finally graduate from California State University, Long Beach in 2002, after dropping out in 1969.

Birthday : quotes

“There is only one secret. To love what you are doing.” – Jayne Meadows

“It is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. For they cannot live in any country where virtue and knowledge prevail.” – Samuel Adams

“Garlick maketh a man wynke, drynke, and stynke.” – Thomas Nash

“I always felt a love for music, but I never got my nerve up enough to try a musical instrument in school.” – Don Cornelius

“I will say, as a woman when you put a moustache on, you find out a lot of things about yourself.” – Carrie Brownstein

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