7th September

Born on this Day 7th September
1533 Elizabeth I of England
1836 Henry Campbell-Bannerman
1855 William Friese-Greene
1862 Edgar Speyer
1867 J. P. Morgan, Jr.
1871 George Hirst
1913 Martin Charteris, Baron Charteris of Amisfield,
1913 Anthony Quayle
1920 Harri Webb
1923 Peter Lawford
1925 Laura Ashley
1927 Eric Hill
1931 Bruce Reynolds
1932 John Paul Getty, Jr.
1932 Malcolm Bradbury
1934 Little Milton
1936 Buddy Holly
1949 Gloria Gaynor
1951 Chrissie Hynde
1954 Corbin Bernsen
1954 Doug Bradley
1967 Toby Jones
1977 Jon Macken
1989 Hugh Mitchell
1991 Jennifer Veal

Died On This Day
1548 Catherine Parr
1978 Keith Moon


1956 Slim Whitman was at No. 1 in the UK charts with ‘Rose Marie’ .

1985 Dancing In The Street’ by David Bowie and Mick Jagger spent the first of 4 weeks at No. 1 in the UK singles chart.


1892 In New Orleans, Gentleman Jim Corbett beat John L Sullivan in 21 rounds to become the first heavyweight champion under Queensberry rules .

1973 Having already secured his 3rd world championship, racing driver Jackie Stewart announced his retirement. His decision followed the death of a teammate killed in a practice session .

1997 The crowd of 12,000 football supporters gave Elton John a standing ovation as he took his seat at Watford for the first time since returning as chairman of the club .

People & Showbiz

1921 The first Miss America contest was held in Atlantic City and won by 15 year old Margaret Gorman .

1943 Cinematic genius Orson Wells married movie pin-up girl Rita Hayworth .

1971 After 9 years and 216 shows, the final episode of ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ was screened on US TV .

1974 The first episode of cult cartoon ‘Hong Kong Phooey’ was screened in America .

General Events

1630 The Massachussetts town of Trimontaine was renamed Boston

1776 The US built ‘American Turtle’ became the first recorded submarine to be used in warfare. .

1940 German bombers began blitzing London every night until 2 November, 8 weeks later .

1973 A Royal Navy frigate was accused of throwing carrots at an Icelandic gunboat during the Cold War .

1986 Bishop Desmond Tutu was enthroned as the first black Archbishop of Cape Town .

1987 Ford announced their acquistion of sports car manufacturer Aston Martin.

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