My day: May 22, 1969
It's my 37th birthday today. Nothing special but still a day to celebrate and a day to pause and look back.
May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). There are 223 days remaining.
What happened in history on May 22:
First an most important in 1969 (my year of birth):
Apollo 10's (the fourth manned mission in the Apollo program) lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon's surface and get a bird's eye view of the moon.
Something weird in 1970:
The South-Africa cricket tour is called off. The Cricket Council reverses a decision to allow South African cricketers to tour England, a move welcomed by anti-apartheid activist Peter Hain.
Still deep within the cold war in 1972:
America's President Richard Nixon is given a modest welcome as he arrives in Moscow for talks with Soviet leaders.
Something scary in 1981:
Peter Sutcliffe, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, is sentenced to life imprisonment after the judge describes him as "an unusually dangerous man".
Holidays and observances:
World Biodiversity Day
Canada - Victoria Day (Monday prior to May 25th)
Republic of Yemen - National Day
National Heroes Day in Sri Lanka
National Maritime Day in the United States
Births and deaths:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, English author of Sherlock Holmes (1859)
Charles Aznavour, French singer, actor, and composer (1924)
Bernie Taupin, English songwriter (Elton John!) (1950)
Morrissey, English singer (1959)
Naomi Campbell, English model and actress (1970)
Gone but not forgotten:
Victor Hugo, French author (1885)
Margaret Rutherford, English actress (1972)
Rocky Graziano, American boxer (1990) Rocky!!!!!!
German longplay charts today:
1. Stadium Arcadium: Red Hot Chilli Peppers
2. Laut gedacht: Silbermond
3. Wise Guys: Radio
4. Straight: Tobias Regner (The German vote for "Superstar")
5. Piece by piece: Katie Melua
6. Das große Leben: Rosenstolz
7. 10000 days: Tool
8. Splitternackt: Andrea Berg
9. All the roadrunning: Mark Knopfler feat. Emmylou Harris
10. Schrei: Tokio Hotel (Anorexic German teenie hype)
My first present today:
A polo shirt of my darling Tina. My parents will be there for coffee this afternoon. Tina and I, we are at work at the moment and Emma is at her day mother.
Have a drink on me!