7th June

Born on this Day 7th June
1770 Robert Jenkinson
1778 Beau Brummell
1909 Jessica Tandy
1917 Dean Martin
1931 Virginia McKenna
1928 James Ivory
1940 Tom Jones
1941 Bill Oddie
1952 Liam Neeson
1957 Paddy McAloon
1958 Prince
1965 Damien Hirst
1974 Bear Grylls
1981 Anna Kournikova
1981 Stephen Bywater
1985 Charlie Simpson

Died on this Day
1329 Robert The Bruce
1937 Jean Harlow
1995 Dennis Potter

Music

1970 The Who became the first band to appear at the New York Metropolitan Opera House when they perform ‘Tommy’.

1975 Elton John’s ‘Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy’ bacame the first album to enter the US charts at No.1.

1999 Def Leppard’s album ‘Euphoria’ was released, with guest guitarist Formula 1 driver Damon Hill.

Sport

1968 Much loved manager of Manchester United FC, Matt Busby, received his knighthood.

1988 England drew with the West Indies in the first Test at Trent Bridge.

1989 Willie Carson won the Epsom Derby on the favourite, Nashwan.

People & Showbiz

1654 Louis XIV is crowned King of France.

1924 According to DC comic lore, this was the day on which Bruce Wayne’s parents were gunned down in Gotham City, the event which was to drive him to becoming Batman.

1977 Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee celebrations began, marking 25 years on the throne.

General Events

1099 The Christian crusades reached Jerusalem.

1566 Sir Thomas Gresham laid the foundation stone for the Royal Exchange.

1775 Landmark Day. From this day on, the United Colonies became known as the United States.

1862 The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.

1893 Gandhi’s first act of civil disobedience.

1929 The State of the Vatican City was installed.

1939 King George VI became the first British monarch to make an official visit to the United States.

1975 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.

1982 Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.

1988 The Commons rejected a motion to bring back capital punishment, as the maximum sentence for murder, by a majority of 123 votes.

1989 Time reached perfect numerical order at 12:34 and 56 seconds on 6/7/89

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