10th September

Born on this Day 10th September
1753 Sir John Soane
1771 Mungo Park
1914 Robert Wise
1927 Gwen Watford
1929 Arnold Palmer
1938 Karl Lagerfeld
1938 David Hamilton
1939 Cynthia Lennon
1950 Don Powell
1957 Siobham Fahey
1960 Colin Firth
1968 Guy Ritchie
1978 Julia Goldsworthy
1984 Harry Treadaway
1984 Luke Treadaway
1985 James Graham
1989 Matt Ritchie
1989 Lee Sawyer
1991 Adam Nichols

Died On This Day
1167 Empress Matilda
1197 Henry II
1591 Richard Grenville
1938 Charles Cruft
1975 George Paget Thomson
2007 Anita Roddick

1955 Jimmy Young’s ‘The Man From Laramie’ entered the chart at No.10.

1956 Elvis Presley sang on US TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show’, watched by an estimated television audience of 44 million, 82% of the entire potential television audience.

1983 Neil Diamond’s ‘Red Red Wine’, as sung by UB40, began its second week at No.1 spot in the UK chart.

1988 Phil Collins had his 2nd UK No.1 with ‘A Groovy Kind Of Love’ also a hit for the Mindbenders in 1966.

1995 Barbra Streisand won her first Emmy Awards in 30 years for the television special ‘Barbra Streisand: The Concert’.

1960 Bolton Wanderers played Blackpool in the first English Football League match to be televised.

1988 19 year old Steffi Graf beat Gabriela Sabatini in the US Open to become only the 5th person to win the Grand Slam- the 4 major tennis titles in the same calendar year.

2014 The first Invictus Games took place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

People & Showbiz
1966 ‘Oliver!’ the West End’s longest running musical, ended its run of 6 years 3 months.

1967 The first episode of the US western adventure series ‘The High Chaparral’ was broadcast in America.

1975 The first episode of the US cop drama ‘Starsky and Hutch’ was broadcast on US television. The episode was called ‘Savage Sunday’.

1990 The first episode of sitcom ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’, starring Wil Smith, was broadcast in the US.

1993 The first episode of ‘The X-Files’ starring unknowns David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, was broadcast on US television.

General Events
1897 Londoner George Smith became the world’s first convicted drunk driver after drinking 3 pints of beer and driving his taxicab into a building entrance.

1940 Buckingham Palace was hit by a German bomb during the Blitz.

1942 The RAF dropped 100,000 bombs in a single raid on Dusseldorf.

1963 American Express launched its credit card in Britain.

1965 Representatives of Yale University announced that a map dating from 1440 appeared to prove that North America was discovered by the Vikings.

1991 Talks began in Moscow on the sale to America of the Soviet Union’s space station Mir-2, offered for $700 million.

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