September 9th: 2022

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

1963 – Scotsman Jim Clark became the youngest person to win the world motor racing championships, driving Colin Chapman’s Lotus.
Celebrity : birthdays
Dave Stewart, guitarist/songwriter/producer (Eurythmics) 70; Angela Cartwright, actress, 70; Jeffrey Combs, actor, 68; Hugh Grant, actor, 62; Adam Sandler, comedian/actor, 56; Julia Sawalha, actress, 54; Henry Thomas, actor, 51; Eric Stonestreet, actor, 51; Natasha Kaplinsky, newsreader, 50; Goran Višnjić, actor, 50; Gok Wan, TV presenter, 48; Michael Buble, singer, 47; Michelle Williams, actress, 42; Luka Modrić, footballer, 37; Haley Reinhart, singer, 32.

What : day is it

September 9th is known as Teddy Bear Day, Emergency Services Day and Wonderful Weirdos Day.
This day : in history

1911 – The launch of the first airmail service in England, between Hendon and Windsor.

1949 – The birth of John Curry, English figure skating champion and 1976 Olympic and World Champion.

1958 – There were race riots in London’s Notting Hill Gate, with television crews accused of encouraging the rioting by staging reconstructions in the streets.

1960 – The birth of Hugh Grant, English actor and film producer who achieved international stardom after appearing in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

1963 – Scotsman Jim Clark became the youngest person to win the world motor racing championships, driving Colin Chapman’s Lotus. He was aged 27 and 188 days. The youngest winner to date is Sebastian Vettel (in 2010), aged 23 years and 133 days.

1985 – Champion jockey Lester Piggott announced his retirement, having won more than 5,000 races around the world. In 1987 he was jailed following an investigation over tax evasion, but resumed his career following his release and rode his last winner in October 1994.

1987 – Twenty five English football fans involved in the Heysel stadium disaster were extradited to Belgium.

1988 – The Indian cricket tour was cancelled as English cricket captain Graham Gooch and seven other members of his squad were refused visas to travel to India.

1996 – The European Court of Human Rights agreed to hear a case in which a 12-year old boy was challenging British laws allowing parents to use corporal punishment on their children.

2001 – HBO first aired the American war drama miniseries “Band of Brothers” by Steven Spielberg.

2001 – Days before Home Secretary David Blunkett met his French counterpart, he admitted Britain was “particularly attractive” to asylum seekers.

2005 – Liverpool City Council confirmed it was to demolish Ringo Starr’s birthplace because it had “no historical significance.”

2015 – Queen Elizabeth II overtook Queen Victoria as the longest serving monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Queen Victoria was Queen for 63 years and 216 days.

2017 – The tomb of a goldsmith family dating back 3,500 years was discovered near Luxor, Egypt.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 2015, Queen Elizabeth II set the record for longest-ruling queen in Great Britain? She overtook her great-great grandmother’s record of 63 years and 7 months.

When you first start working, you find Dilbert funny because it’s true. The longer you work, you find Dilbert depressing because it’s true.

To conceal his identity a burglar covers everything but his eyes. To conceal his identity on TV only the eyes are covered.

In 1889, the word hamburger first appeared in print in the Walla Walla Union, a Walla Walla, Washington, newspaper.

Anytime I see the phrase “100% real meat” I immediately think “this is not 100% real meat”.

Useless Pronunciation: P as in psychiatry

Congratulate several female performers with “Brave!”

Ginger Rogers – Real Name: Virginia Katherine McMath

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” – Benjamin Franklin

A Freudian slip is when your brain uses auto-correct.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Birthday : quotes

“One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better.” – Colonel Sanders

“As I got older, I never considered that tons of people were watching me on television every week. I give a nod to my parents for keeping me as normal as I could be in an un-normal adult world.” – Angela Cartwright

“If my life had to be a song I would name it, ‘Live every day like it’s your best day ever’, because it pretty much is.” – Haley Reinhart

“Teaching brings home to you very fast that you actually know nothing. I didn’t realize that before.” – Hugh Grant

“As I’ve gotten older and the world has gotten far more complicated?” – Michael Bublé

“A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.” – Leo Tolstoy

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