Born on this day 10th August
1909 Leo Fender
1928 Eddie Fisher
1939 Kate O’Mara
1960 Rosanna Arquette
1960 Antonio Banderas
1964 Neneh Cherry
1967 Charlie Dimmock
1971 Roy Keane
1972 Lawrence Dallaglio
Music on this day
1787 Mozart completed his Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, A Little Night Music.
1956 For the first time the chart was considered important enough by the NME, the only pop paper of the time, to appear on a page of its own.
1991 Luciano Pavarotti’s ‘Essential Pavarotti II’ topped the album charts
Sport on this day
1983 American Carl Lewis won his third gold medal in the first world championships in Helsinki.
1997 A day of second placesfor England’s leading sportsmen included Damon Hill limping into second place behind Jacques Villenueuve after engine trouble denied him victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix. The men’s 4x400m rally team were pipped tothe post to take silver in Athens and Engalnd’s cricketers were defeated in te Ashes series.
Showbiz on this day
1959 80 year old Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, married 27 year old Shirley Hudson.
1988 David inett-Jones completed a 35,000 mile solo voyagearound the world after nearly 3 years. despite having only 1 lung and sight in 1 eye.
1988 Mary Whitehouse threatened to bring a lawsuit for blasphemy against the film ‘The Last Temptation Of Christ’.
Events on this day
1960 The US space capsule Discoverer 13 was launched. After orbiting the earth it splashed down on the same day to become the first man-made object to be retrieved after orbiting the Earth.
1983 2 year old Simon Jenkins from Hartlepool became the youngest person to receive a bone marrow transfusion.
1993 Doctor in Bradford had developed a glue which could close cuts and wounds within seconds instead of sewing people up. The chemical had originally been used in the Vietnam War.