18th September

Born on this Day 18th September
1905 Greta Garbo
1930 Ray Alan
1935 John Spencer
1940 Frankie Avalon
1947 Russ Abbott
1949 Peter Shilton
1967 Tara Fitzgerald
1970 Darren Gough
1972 David Jefferies
1974 Sol Campbell
1977 Kieran West
1980 Mickey Higham
1983 Kevin Doyle
1986 Keeley Hazell

Died On This Day
1964 Sean O’Casey
1970 Jimi Hendrix
2012 Brian Woolnough

Music
1964 Roy Orbison’s ‘Pretty Woman’ entered the UK singles chart at No.17, destined for the top.

1990 New Kids On the Block equalled the record set by The Supremes and Creedence Clearwater Revival when they scored their 9th consecutive US top 10 hit.

Sport
1836 The first purpose built horse-box was used for the first time to carry Lord George Bentinck’s thoroughbred racehorse ‘Elis’ to the St.Leger at Doncaster.

1982 After a 1-0 win over Southampton, Manchester United topped the first division, with Liverpool lying in second place. Topping the Scottish premier division were Celtic, closely followed by Rangers.

1992 The Newman-Haas team announced that they had signed Formula 1 champion Nigell Mansell for £3m to race in the Indy Car World Series in the US.

People & Showbiz
1851 The New York Times began publication, founded by Henry Jarvis Raymond.

1879 Blackpool staged their first illuminations.

1907 Sherlock Holmes’ author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle married Joan Leckie in London.

1964 The first episode of the US sitcom ‘The Addams Family’ was broadcast in the US.

1965 The first episode of ‘I Dream of Jeanie’ was broadcast in the US.

1985 The first episode of the US crime drama ‘The Equaliser’, starring Edward Woodward was broadcast in US television.

1987 ‘Fatal Attraction’ starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, opened in cinemas across the US.

General Events
1951 A group of 9 doctors diagnosed King George VI as having ‘a lung disease’.

1939 Irishman William Joyce otherwise known as Lord Haw-Haw, made his first Nazi propaganda broadcast to Britain.

1983 It was announced that the Mary Rose was to go on public display from October 11.

1977 Voyager I took the first space photograph of the earth and moon together.

1997 The simple grave of Sir Winston Churchill was to be given a £350,000 face-lift after over 3 decades of visiting tourists had left the site ‘a shabby mess’.

2007 Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.

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