14th August

Born on this day 14th August
1867 John Galsworthy
1913 Fred Davis
1919 Nehemiah Persoff
1935 Liz Fraser
1941 David Crosby
1945 Steve Martin
1947 Danielle Steele
1955 Gillian Taylforth
1960 Sarah Brightman
1968 Halle Berry

Music

1976 Stiff Records released their first single, Nick Lowe’s ‘Heart of the City’

1988 It was announced that Beethoven’s lost 10th Symphony was to receive its world premiere at the Royal Festival Hall.

Sport

1983 Steve Cram won the gold medal in the 1,500 metres at the Helsinki world championships

1993 Martin Moran from Lochcarron, Highland and Simon Jenkins of Aberdour, Fife made mountaineering history when they completed the first, non-stop, self propelled traverse of the 74 highest peaks in the Alps.

1994 Manchester United fan, Paul Singer, completed his 15,000th matchstick model of the teams Old Traffoed stadium.

Showbiz

1984 Just before a televised debate on Women’s Issues, Australian Prime Minister John Turner apologised for patting women’s bottoms and said that he’d neverdo it again.

1992 Single White Female’ starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason-Leigh opened in US cinemas

Events

1993 It was revealed that a social services departmemt was heavily criticised when it sent a 15 year old car thief from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on a holiday to France costing £20,000

1994 Home Secretary Michael Howard, was reported to want Neighbourhood Watch, which has 5 million members, empowered to patrol in cooperation with the police

1997 The ‘Lady in the Lake’ murder investigation began when 4 amateur divers discovered the body of a woman dressed in a baby blue night dress in the bottom of Coniston Water, Cumbria. The body was believed to have been undisturbed since the early 60’s

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