28th June

Born on this Day 28th June
1491 King Henry VIII
1902 Richard Rodgers
1902 John Dillinger
1926 Mel Brooks
1930 Jack Gold
1935 John Inman
1948 Kathy Bates
1966 John Cusack
1968 Adam Woodyatt
1985 Phil Bardsley
1994 Madeline Duggan

Died on this Day
1902 Richard Rodgers
2001 Joan Sims


1975 ‘I’m Not In Love’ by 10CC reached No.1 on the UK singles chart.

1986 WHAM! played their farewell concert at Wembley Stadium, having released their first single only 4 years earlier.


1948 Boxer Dick Turpin beat Vince Hawkins at Villa Park, Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era.

1995 British doubles players Jeremy Bates and Tim Henman were disqualified from Wimbledon after Henman hurt a ballgirl when he threw a ball in a fit of pique.

1997 The heavyweight championship fight between title defender Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson in Las Vegas was stopped after Tyson twice bit Holyfield’s ear, the second time biting off a large chunk of his right lobe.

People & Showbiz

1961 United Artists announced plans to release at least 7 films based on Ian Fleming’s popular James Bond novels.

1997 Friends of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles appealed to politicians by asking them if they would agree to a ‘non-royal wedding’ if the couple decided to marry.

General Events

1461 The coronation of King Edward IV took place.

1838 The coronation of 19 year old Queen Victoria took place at Westminster Abbey.

1859 First conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

1880 Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger captured at Glenrowan.

1914 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I.

1919 The Peace Treaty was signed by the Allies and Germany in the Palace of Versailles.

1922 The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.

1964 Malcom X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

1993 Oxfam called for the return of 1000 necklaces made from poisonous seeds , sold from their shops. The seeds contained ricin which if swallowed could prove fatal.

1994 British Rail claimed that the 17:30 Paignton to Exeter train had been cancelled because the conductor did not have a tie. The management of BR insisted that a tie must be worn and the conductor, sweating in the high temperatures, was working open-collared.

1997 The government said that it was considering the return of free milk for school children, over 20 years after it was abolished by education minister Margaret Thatcher.

1997 Customs officers found £500,000 worth of cannabis stuffed into a catfish at Gatwick airport.

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