10th April

Born on this Day 10th April
1827 Lewis Wallace
1828 William Booth
1847 Joseph Pulitzer
1915 Harry Morgan
1932 Omar Sharif
1937 Stan Mellor
1940 Gloria Hunniford
1937 Valerie Singleton
1953 Steven Seagal
1953 David Moorcraft
1955 Lesley Garrett
1961 Nicky Campbell

Died on this Day
1863 Giovanni Amici
1984 Jimmy Kennedy

Music
1982 Bananarama’s debut hit ‘Really Saying Something’ entered the charts.

1983 Young British reggae band Musical Youth played at The Ritz in New York.

1993 Twenty people were injured at a Cliff Richard gospel concert when part of a stand collapsed before the singer went on stage at The Benham Sports Arena, Northampton.

Sport
1988 Scottish golfer Sandy Lyle became the first Briton to win the US Masters tournament in Atlanta Georgia, claiming the right to wear the exclusive Green Jacket.

1990 The West Indies beat England in the fourth test in Barbados to level the series one-one.

People & Showbiz
1984 Alison Entwhistle won libel damages after her rock star husband John Entwhistle called her a ‘dog’ on a television programme.

1984 Channel 4 announced that soccer star Kenny Dalglish and rock star Elvis Costello were to make their acting debut in a television series called ‘Scully’ which was written by Alan Bleasdale.

1997 Supermodel Naomi Campbell who earns an estimated £1million a year attacked the industry as prejudiced, claiming that it always found in favour of blue-eyed blondes.

General Events
1633 Bananas apeared in British shops for the first time.

1820 The first British settlers arrived at Algoa Bay in South Africa.

1849 The safety pin was patented by Walter Hunt from New York, the rights for which he later sold for $400.

1973 A party of 104 people from the Somerset town of Axbridge were killed in a plane crash near Basle, Switzerland.

1984 Half of Britain’s schools were closed for at least half a day as 120,000 teachers protested over pay.

1989 Islamic fundamentalists who were demonstrating against Salman Rushdie’s novel ‘Satanic Verses’ were blamed for setting fire to 2 central London bookshops.

1989 A judge at the Central Criminal Court ruled that a retired vicar from Guildford, Surrey, who murdered his wife, would not spend any more time in prison, because of his ill health.

1993 Two stolen 17th century paintings by Van Dyck and Murillo which together would be worth £6 million were found in a villa in northeastern Italy.

1995 The Marquess of Blandford was jailed for 30 days for obtaining drugs by forging prescriptions.

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