National Macaroon Day – I will not be celebrating this holiday this year, or any year. Mom on the other hand, might!
Save Your Hearing Day-A day that really does not need to be explained, except maybe why…someone thought it might have been in honor of the May 31, 1976 concert by The Who who (huh?) became the loudest rock concert recorded at 76,000watts and 120 decibels and verified but officials at the Guinness Book of World Records.
World No Tobacco Day – Again, no explanation needed. DON’T SMOKE! IT WILL KILL YOU! IT COULD KILL YOUR SPOUSE, KIDS AND OR FRIENDS!!! DON’T CHEW! IT GROSSES PEOPLE OUT! AND, IT WILL KILL YOU (PROBABLY AFTER YOUR LOWER JAW IS REMOVED)!
In 1990, the sitcom Seinfeld premiered on NBC.
In 1977 The Trans-Alaska Pipeline was finished (and you can see Russia from it!).
In 1952, Dwight D Eisenhower retired from the US Army to open himself up for a higher position and his face on some coins. To see some available for sale click here.
In 1889, the South Fork Dam,14 miles from Johnstown, PA, broke and sent a wall of water downstream. 2200 people were killed.
In 1884, corn flakes was (were?) patented by John Harvey Kellogg.
In 1859, they put a wedge of cheese in front of a mouse on a wheel to get Big Ben running.
In 1775, North Carolina officially rejects the power of the British over them.
In 1759, The Province of Pennsylvania (later to be named the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) banned all theater productions. They just are NO FUN!
In 1669, the last entry is written in the diary of Samuel Pepys.
1965- Brooke Shields-actress: Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan.
1961- Lea Thompson-actress: Back to the Future, Red Dawn, Jane Doe.
1950- Tom Berenger-actor: Not really a very good actor, but I love Eddie and the Cruisers!
1943- Joe Namath-athlete: NFL quarterback and pantyhose wearer.
1938- Peter Yarrow, singer/songwriter-The Peter in Peter, Paul and Mary.
1938- Johnny Paycheck, singer/songwriter-“You Can Take This Job and Shovel It!” Sandra Bullock as Lenina Huxley in Demolition Man.
1930-Clint Eastwood, actor-“Go Ahead, Make My Day!”
1908-Don Ameche, actor-you know him from Cocoon, but did you see him in the 1939 version of The Three Musketeers?
1819-Walt Whitman, poet- I Sing the Body Electric, Song of Myself.
1048-Omar Khayyam, poet, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher and on the other three days of the week, he worked on mechanics, geography and music.