When you see the date, the 2nd of May, what do you think of?
Maybe it’s remembering to wish happy birthday to David Beckham, Alan Titchmarsh, Dwayne Johnson (yeah, The Rock, catch up mate), or even Catherine the Great of Russia (bit late I know…).
Or taking a more local angle, maybe you’ll be baking a cake for James Dyson or ‘Red’ Dawn Primarolo?
If you’re interested in history you might find yourself researching 1611 when the King James Version of the Bible was published for the first time in London, or maybe you’ll be commemorating 1945 as the Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin and the impending end of WWII in Europe?
Thinking of war, we remember a newspaper in 1982 shouting ‘Gotcha!’ as the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano was sunk during the Falklands War, and in the morning of 2011 we awoke to the news that Osama bin Laden had been assassinated in a dingy basement in Pakistan whilst playing ‘Donkey Kong’ on an old SEGA.
Airheads could be celebrating 1952 when the world’s first jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet made its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg. You could even smoke on it, like a chimney; in fact it was positively compulsory.
Personally I’ll be celebrating the 84th birthday of Arnold Dorsey and asking him to please ‘Release Me’, rather like a stifling challenge from Richard ‘The Octopus’ Shaw, or Rob ‘2 by 4’ Newman. That’s Engelbert Humperdinck to all bar his mum (catch up… again).
If none of those sound like your regular yearly celebration, you might prefer a look HERE at early May 1990 with Keith Brookman. Apparently something happened 30 years ago…
Which will you choose? It’s a hard decision we know.