13th April

Born on this Day 13th April
1892 Air Chief Marshall Sir Arthur Harris
1906 Samuel Beckett 1922 John Braine
1919 Howard Keel
1937 Edward Fox
1946 Al Green
1951 Peter Davison
1952 Jonjo O’Neill
1963 Gary Kasparov

Died on this Day
1695 Jean De La Fontaine

Music
1968 Bill Haley’s ‘Rock Around The Clock’ returned to the UK Top 20.

1985 The ‘We Are The World’ single, the American version of Band Aid, reached No. 1 in the States.

1991 The real singers on Milli Vanilli’s hits released their first single under the name Real Milli Vanilli.

Sport
1980 23 year old Severiano Ballesteros became the youngest winner of the US Masters.

1997 21 year old Tiger Woods swept to victory in the US Masters golf championship with arecord 18 under par, a score also a record 12 strokes ahead of his nearest rival, Tom Kite.

People & Showbiz
1962 ‘Animal Magic’ presented by Johnny Morris, made its debut.

1992 Whilst Nelson Mandela formally announced that he and his wife Winnie were separating, Buckingham Palace announced that Princess Anne had petitioned for divorce from Captain Mark Phillips.

General Events
1668 John Dryden was appointed the first Poet Laureate.

1741 The Royal Military Academy was established at Woolwich, later being moved to Sandhurst, Berkshire.

1972 23 explosions were reported in Northern Ireland in the worst day of violence there since direct rule was imposed.

1991 The trial of the captain of the Bowbelle, involved in the 1989 Marchioness disaster, ended after the jury failed to reach a verdict.

1998 Dolly, the world’s first cloned sheep, gave natural birth to a healthy lamb.

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