September 2nd: 2022

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

1945 – World War II officially ended when Japanese officials, aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, surrendered on behalf of their country.
Celebrity : birthdays
Mark Harmon, actor, 71; Jimmy Connors, tennis champion, 70; Keith Allen, actor, 69; Steve Porcaro, keyboardist/songwriter (Toto), 65; Claude Puel, football manager, 61; Sir Kier Starmer MP, leader of the Labour Party, 60; Keanu Reeves, actor, 58; Lennox Lewis, boxer, 57; Salma Hayek, actress, 56; Olivier Panis, racing driver, 56; Nicholas Pinnock, actor, 49; Joey Barton, footballer/manager, 40.

What : day is it

September 2nd Adjustment Day as well as Blueberry Popsicle Day and VJ DAY – Victory Over Japan Day.
This day : in history

1945 – World War II officially ended when Japanese officials, aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, surrendered on behalf of their country.

1949 – The birth of Moira Stuart, British journalist and the first African-Caribbean female newsreader on British television. Her 26-year career with BBC Television News was brought to a close on 3rd October 2007, when the BBC announced her departure. The BBC initially declined to comment on why she was no longer being used, although rumours circulated within the BBC and commercial newsrooms that Stuart had been removed because she was considered ‘too old’ at 57.

1973 – The death (aged 81) of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (JRR Tolkein), English writer and poet, best known as the author of the classic fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

1974 – Edward Heath’s Morning Cloud III was sunk in a Force 9 gale in the English Channel. Two people were killed – including Mr Heath’s godson.

1979 – Police discovered the body of a young woman – thought to be the twelfth victim of the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ – in an alleyway near the centre of Bradford.

1980 – John Arlott, cricket commentator, retired at Lord’s after 35 years of broadcasting for the BBC.

1994 – Entertainer and television presenter Roy Castle died from lung cancer at his Buckinghamshire home, just two days after his sixty second birthday. He was a lifelong non-smoker and blamed his illness on years of playing the trumpet in smoky jazz clubs. His widow, Fiona, worked with the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation for many years after her husband’s death. She was a key figure in campaigning for the British smoking ban which came into effect during 2007 and has seen smoking banned in virtually all enclosed public places.

1996 – British boxer Frank Bruno achieved his dream of becoming world heavyweight champion when he outpointed Oliver McCall to win the WBC title at Wembley Stadium in London.

1997 – Six freelance photographers and a dispatch rider were jointly charged with manslaughter following the car crash in Paris in which Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed were killed.

1999 – Sir Bobby Robson, veteran ex-England manager and self-confessed Geordie, became manager of Newcastle United. Appointed at the age of 66 he was the oldest manager in the league. His first home game in charge was particularly memorable and impressive: an 8–0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday. The result remains the club’s record Premier League home win.

2013 – The death, aged 87, of broadcaster and presenter David Jacobs whose career spanned 7 decades. He had been at the BBC since 1945 and hosted shows including Housewives’ Choice, Pick of the Pops, Juke Box Jury and Any Questions.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1945, Japan agreed to an unconditional surrender during WWII? This brought an end to World War II after six years of fighting.

Every time a team loses it’s because someone, somewhere, jinxed it.

“We’ll always have Paris.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) #moviequotes

Some people can not roll their tongues upwards into a tube. Can you?

The biggest film of 1939: Gone with the Wind (Drama) earned ~ $198,000,000

In December 1890, Westminster, London, experienced a whole month without Sunshine.

The movie ‘Victoria’ was filmed all in one take. The movie is over 2 hours. They rehearsed, and when it came time to actually film, they filmed the one-shot movie three times. They used the third take as the released version.

The Capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo

The average person sees six movies a year in theaters.

The Torch Song Jessica Rabbit sings in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” is called “Weed Smoker’s Dream” and was originally recorded by a group called the Harlem Hamfats.

Birthday : quotes

“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.” – Keanu Reeves

“Music is an experience, not a science.” – Ennio Morricone

“I basically have a very positive philosophy of life, because I don’t feel I have anything to lose. Most things are going to turn out okay. I don’t like to tell lies.” – Hal Ashby

“Authority is 20% given and 80% taken…so take it!” – Peter Ueberroth

“May your future be limited only by your dreams!” – Christa McAuliffe

“Life is tough; and if you have the ability to laugh at it, you have the ability to enjoy it.” – Salma Hayek

“I do believe that God has his hands on me and that he has work for me to do.” – Billy Preston

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