6th April

Born on this Day 6th April
1483 Raphael
1810 Philip Henry Gosse
1849 John William Waterhouse
1866 Butch Cassidy
1884 Walter Huston
1906 Sir John Betjemin
1929 Andre Previn
1929 Willis Hall
1938 Paul Daniels
1943 Max Clifford
1944 Felicity Palmer
1947 John Ratzenberger
1952 Marilu Henner
1961 Rory Bremner
1964 Phil Gayle
1973 Gina Yashere
1978 Myleene Klass
1983 James Wade
1987 Levi Porter
1988 Mike Bailey

Died on this Day
1199 King Richard I
1520 Raphael
1961 Jules Bordet
1998 Tammy Wynette


1974 Genesis’ first single ‘I Know What I Like in Your Wardrobe’, entered the UK charts.

1992 Former Beatles drummer George Harrison launched his first album for 9 years ‘Time Takes Time’.


1991 Diego Maradona was given a 1 year worldwide ban for taking cocaine before an Italian league match.

1995 Eric Cantona was ordered to coach 700 youngsters as part of the community service order made by a judge after he had attacked a spectator he said had taunted him during a match at Crystal Palace.

People & Showbiz

1199 King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder.

1814 Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to Elba.

1947 The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievements.

1965 The Kray twins, Reggie and Ronnie,were cleared at the Old Bailey of running a protection racket.

1965 ‘Mary Poppins’ won 5 Oscars, including Best Actress for Julie Andrews, while ‘My Fair Lady’ won 8 awards, its veteran star Rex Harrison winning the award for Best Actor.

General Events

1869 Celluloid is patented.

1909 On his 6th attempt in 15 years, Robert Peary with his servant and 4 eskimos became the first man to reach the North Pole.

1917 America declared war on Germany.

1944 Pay As You Earn income tax was introduced in Britain.

1984 16 year old Muslim Shapar Chodhuri won her case against Woolworths who said she could not be offered a job unless she wore a skirt.
Britain called for 2 of its native birds, the corncrake and the merlin, which were rapidly declining in numbers, to be protected by the EEC’s directive on the conservation of wild birds.

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