...is St Vitus Day. Vitus was a christian saint from Sicily for whom no primary historical documents can be found. He is now patron saint of actors, comedians, dancers and epileptics.
...is the anniversary of the 1993 death of champion British formula one driver James Hunt who died of a heart attack at 45. Hunt was a champion breeder of budgies and parrots. One of his parrots, Humbert was slated to appear as Captain Hook's bird in a West End production of Peter Pan, but was returned to Hunt because of the bird's intolerance to the actor playing Captain Hook.