9th June

Born on this Day 9th June
1672 Peter The Great
1781 George Stephenson
1892 Cole Porter
1924 Tony Britton
1934 Donald Duck
1943 Charles Saatchi
1950 David Troughton
1961 Michael J Fox
1963 Johnny Depp

Died on this Day
1870 Charles Dickens
1958 Robert Donat

Music

1969 Guitarist Brian Jones decided to leave the Rolling Stones.

1972 David Bowie’s ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ was released in the UK.

1992 Guns ‘n’ Roses cancelled their first British concert of their world tour after lead singer Axel Rose withdrew, suffering from exhaustion.

Sport

1983 1,000-1 outsiders Zimbabwe beat Australia by 13 wickets on the opening day of cricket’s World Cup.

1988 Mike Gatting was sacked as captain of the Engalnd teamfor irresponsibility off the field after a number of tabloids carried stories of him inviting a barmaid back to his room during the first test match in Nottingham. Gatting denied any suggestions of sexual impropriety.

1990 The Boxing Hall of Fame was opened in Canastota, New York.

People & Showbiz

1900 The first edition of ‘Peter Rabbit’ was published by Beatrix Potter.

1904 The London Symphony Orchestra gave its first concert.

1997 Popular action series ‘The Professionals’ was announced to be making a comeback with Lewis Collins in the role of Bodie, but it was unknown if Martin Shaw would want to return as Doyle over fears of being typecast.

General Events

1822 The first false teeth patent was awarded to American Charles Graham.

1898 Hong Kong was leased from China by Britain for a period of 99 years.

1963 President John F Kennedy named Sir Winston Churchill an honorary citizen of the United States.

1982 The 20 pence coin went into circulation in the UK.

1993 According to Danish doctors, 3 or 4 glasses of alcohol a day was good for you by helping to prevent heart disease.

1995 A couple who filled up their car at a petrol station near Gravesend, forgot to carry any cash and were told to leave their 11 year old son as a ‘deposit’.

1995 The Health Department made an appeal for blood donors after stocks fell to danger levels. Hospitals needed 10,000 units of blood a day but only 8-9,000 was being collected.

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