11th August

Born on this day 11th August
1897 Enid Blyton
1902 Lloyd Nolan
1921 Alex Haley
1928 Arlene Dahl
1937 Anna Massey
1942 Mike Hugg
1948 Don Boyd
1953 Hulk Hogan
1954 Joe Jackson


1973 Bobby Boris’ Pickett’s ‘Monster Mash’ returned to the US Top 10, 11 years after its original release.

1983 Members of Banarama and Duran Duran attended the funeral of their former road manager Thomas Reilly.

1990 5 members of UB40 were deported from the Seychelles on charges of drug possession.


1971 Prime Minister Edward Heath led te British team to victory in the Admiral’s Cup yacht race.

1977 Geoff Boycott scored his 100th century during the Test against Australia, at Headingley, Leeds.

1988 It was announced that Britain’s first international sports college was to open in Wetherby, West Yorkshire.


1988 The D’Oyly Carte Opera announced they were planning to visit Moscow. This would be the first time Muscovites had seen Gilbert and Sullivan.

1992 The previously secret Zhukovsky aerodrome, 25 miles east of Moscow, staged Russia’s first commercial air show.


1877 American astronomer Asaph Hall discovered the 2 moons of Mars, which he named Phobos and Deimos.

1934 The first federal prisoners arrived at the island prison Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay, California.

1972 The last American combat troops were withdrawn from Vietnam, having been first stationed in the country in 1965.

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