19th September

September 19th (every year) is International Talk Like A Pirate Day
[All Hope Abandon, Ye Who Enter Here]

What else ‘appened on this ere day in history m’hearties, 19th September?
Share your swashbuckling stories below… that be kind of y’all.

Born on this Day 19th September
1839 George Cadbury
1911 William Golding
1934 Brian Epstein
1928 Pete Murray
1933 David McCallum
1940 Zandra Rhodes
1940 Bill Medley
1945 Kate Adie
1946 Michael Elphick
1948 Jeremy Irons
1949 Twiggy
1963 David Seaman
1977 Tasha Danvers
1978 Nigel Mitchell
1979 Dannielle Brent
1980 James Ellison

Died On This Day
1905 Thomas Barnardo

1981 ‘Prince Charming’ by Adam and The Ants reached No.1 replacing Soft Cell’s ‘Tainted Love’.

1981 Simon & Garfunkel were reunited for the first time in 11 years and played to an audience of over half a million in Central Park, New York.

1990 Stock Aitken & Waterman scored their 100th UK chart entry with Kylie Minogue’s ‘The Devil You Know’.

1988 British swimmer Adrian Moorhouse won the gold medal in the 100 metres breaststroke in Seoul.

1990 Footballer George Best appeared on Terry Wogan’s live BBC 1 show drunk and spent much of the interview swearing and talking explicitly about his sex life.

1992 The German balloon team which took part in the first international Transatlantic Challenge Race had to be rescued by a tanker after low fuel reserves and bad weather made them land in the sea off Newfoundland.

People & Showbiz
1888 The first recorded beauty contest was held in Belgium and was won by 18 year old Bertha Soucaret from Guadeloupe.

1915 WC Fields made his big screen debut as ‘Pool Sharks’ was released in US cinemas.

1945 William Joyce better known as Nazi propangandist Lod Haw Haw, was sentenced to hang for treason.

1952 Charlie Chaplin was investigated as a subversive for his left wing sympathies.

1964 The first episode of children’s drama ‘Flipper’ was broadcast in the US.

1968 The first edition of TV Times went on sale in the UK.

1975 The first episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’, was broadcast by the BBC.

General Events
1893 New Zealand became the first country to grants its female citizens the right to vote.

1987 The Oxford English dictionary announced they would be including the word ‘bonk’ in their 1989 edition.

1988 Israel became the 9th space age country with the launch of their first satellite, Horizon.

1991 The Iceman, a Stone Age wanderer and the most ancient human being ever found, is discovered in the Similaun glacier in the Alps on the Italian-Austrian border.

1997 An Inter-City 125 train crashed into a freight train at Southall, West London, with the loss of 6 lives and over 170 people injured.

What else ‘appened on this ere day in history m’hearties, 19th September?
Share your swashbuckling stories below… that be kind of y’all.

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