Thursday, February 7, 2008

Facts of the day: Today is the birthday of Chris Rock, Eddie Izzard, Ashton Kutcher, Charles Dickens, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Garth Brooks.

Today is also the day the Beatles flew in to JFK for their first US tour, marking the start of the British invasion.

Interesting facts about the Beatles:

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are left-handed.

John Lennon is the only Beatles that was never on The Simpsons.

Ringo Starr is the oldest and shortest member.

Phil Collins was an extra in the movie, "A Hard Day's Night."

The guitar solo in "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" was played by Eric Clapton.

In 1964, a poll was conducted to find out who was the fan's favorite Beatle...George Harrison won.

The working title for the ballad, "Yesterday," was "Scrambled Eggs."

According to rumors, Paul McCartney died on November 9, 1966 in a car crash and was replaced by William Campbell.

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