13th September

Born on this Day 13th September
1894 J.B Priestley
1916 Roald Dahl
1905 Claudette Colbert
1939 Richard Kiel
1941 Paul Simon
1944 Jacqueline Bisset
1959 Bobby Davro
1971 Stella McCartney
1971 Goran Ivanisevic
1982 Lloyd Dyer
1983 James Bourne
1985 David Jordan
1993 Niall Horan

Died On This Day
2000 Gary Olsen
2001 Dorothy McGuire

1956 Lonnie Donegan had 2singles enter the Uk chart on the same day : ‘Bring A Little Water Sylvia’ and ‘Dead Or Alive’

1965 The Beatles won their first Grammy for best group of 1964 with the album ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ .

1980 Sheena Easton reached No. 1 in the UK with ‘Nine To Five’ .

1997 Elton John’s tribute single ‘Candle In The Wind 97’ went on sale in the UK, with all profits going to the Princess Diana memorial fund .

1845 The Knickerbocker Club, the first baseball club was founded in New York Terry Marsh, .

1987 Britain’s world light-welterweight champion was forced to quit boxing because of epilepsy

1997 England striker Ian Wright scored his 180th goal for Arsenal, breaking the club’s record of 178 with a hat-trick against Bolton

People & Showbiz
1501 Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.

1957 The Mousetrap reached its 1988th performance, making it Britain’s longest running play

1997 Funeral services were held in Calcutta, India, for Nobel peace laureate Mother Teresa .

1998 Spice girl Mel B married dancer Jimmy Gulzar in Marlow, Bucks .

General Events
1853 The ‘Litho Process’ which made printing on tin possible was patented by Charles Adams in London

1939 Igor Sikorsky created the first working helicopter design, hundreds of years after the original concept was invented by Leonardo Da Vinci, and 30 years after William Purvis and Charles Wilson of Kansas took out the first patent for a helicopter design, though their design never left the drawing board .

1992 In Zaire, a tribe of pygmies were banned from driving after several accidents because they couldn’t see over the dashboard .

1993 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasir Arafat shook hands after signing an histotic peace agreement.

2007 The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.

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