March 12 1957
The Cat In The Hat was first published, written by Theodor Geisel, under the pseudonym Dr Seuss.
March 11 2014
David LaChapelle turns 51
Notorious fashion photographer David LaChapelle celebrates his 51st birthday!
March 10th 2014
Metronomy release their fourth studio album Love Letters
7th March 2014
International Women's Day: "'Equality for Women is Progress for All"
Google celebrates International Women's Day 2014 a day early with a special video doodle, featuring women around the world.
International Women's Day has the theme "inspiring change", celebrating the social, political and economic achievements of women.
6th March 2014
Celebrate World Book Day with these classic books for kids!
WORLD BOOK DAY is the biggest celebration of books and reading in the world.
This year they have given every child in full-time education in the UK and Ireland a book token so they can visit a bookshop and choose a BOOK for themselves. Last year over 1.2 million World Book Day book tokens were redeemed! So make sure you get your £1 book this week!
Top 10 Children's Classics
While you're in your local book shop or library, why not look for some of these classics from our Top 10 list that you won't want your children to miss out on.
5th March 2014
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
Stuff your faces full of pancakes yesterday? Yep, so did I!
Well "Fat Tuesday" or in more traditional terms, Shrove Tuesday, is over and therefore it must be the first day of Lent.
For those of you that know little about it, it's an approximately 6 week period in which Christians give up something (flashback to Ashton Kutcher's 40 Days and 40 Nights). This is to show penitence for the death of Jesus and to emulate his example.
However it's also become a non-Christian tradition as more and more people take this time to give up their favourite things or bad habits. Just think what starts as 6 weeks may end up changing your lifestyle full stop!
4th March 2014
Today is Shrove Tuesday also known to most of us as Pancake Day!
Preceding the first day of Lent, today is the day to stuff our faces full of pancakes before we give up chocolate, crisps or other naughty snacks for the next 40 days.
So skip tonight's dinner plans and check out these fun and easy recipes to make with your family and friends!
The question is do you go for delicious thin and silky french crepes or wonderful fluffy american pancakes?
3rd March 2014
Ronan Keating celebrates his 37th birthday.
A true favourite of Calendar Club (since the Boyzone days), Ronan Keating turns 37 today!
Ronan started his career as lead singer of hit boy band ‘Boyzone’ before his very successful solo career spanning 9 albums and hits such as ‘Life is a rollercoaster’ and ‘When you say nothing at all’.
On the weekend Ronan Keating certainly looked to be enjoying his early celebrations with girlfriend Storm Uechtritz.
27th February 2002
Beloved Irish comedian and writer, Spike Milligan dies.
"Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,
What kind of pencil shall I use?
2B or not 2B?"
(Spike Milligan - A Silly Poem)
Born in British India on April 16th 1918, Spike Milligan was a comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor!
26th February 1983
Michael Jackson's album Thriller hits number one on pop charts and stays there for 37 weeks.
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album reached No 1 on the US Billboard chart and remained there for a whopping 37 weeks!
Seven singles were released from the album, including 'Beat It', which featured guitarists Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather and 'Billie Jean'.