6th September

Born on this Day 6th September
1757 Lafayette
1899 Billy Rose
1932 Bernie Winters
1943 Britt Ekland
1947 Roger Waters
1958 Buster Bloodvessel
1973 Greg Rusedski
1974 Tim Henman
1976 Naomie Harris
1978 Mathew Horne
1980 Helen Reeves
1983 Pippa Middleton
1985 Tom Ransley
1988 Max A. George

Died On This Day
1952 Gertrude Lawrence
1959 Edmund Gwenn

Music
1953 The Studio 51 Club , Britain’s first Rock n Roll Club, opened in London .

1993 Duran Duran were forced to cancel their first British tour for 5 years after Simon Le Bon lost his voice .

Sport
1880 The first cricket Test match took place between England and Australia at the Oval in London over 3 days .

1988 11 year old Thomas Gregory became the youngest person to swim the English channel, taking nearly 12 hours .

1997 Greg Rusedski celebrated his 24th birthday by reaching the final of the US Open tennis championship with a hard fougt 6-1, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Sweden’s Jonas Bjorkman. .

People & Showbiz
1969 The Pink Panther cartoon series made its debut on US TV .

1976 The first episode of ‘George and Mildred’ was broadcast .

1997 The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales took place at Westminster Abbey .

General Events
1859 The Great Eastern left the Thames.

1666 The Great Fire of London was finally put out .

1873 Regular cable car services began on Clay Street in San Francisco .

1941 The wearing of the yellow Star of David became compulsory for all Jewish citizens over the age of 6 in Nazi Germany and all German held territories .

1960 10 skeletons were discovered in a series of 3,800 year old graves at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain .

1996 An American Cray computer research team found the highest prime number ever. Simply take the number 2, multiply it by itself 1,257,787 times and subtract 1. The number , at 378,632 digits would fill up 12 newspaper pages in standard type.

1997 The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Well over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.

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