20th September

Born on this Day 20th September
1842 Sir James Dewar
1869 Sir George Robey
1914 Kenneth Moore
1926 Fred Winter
1927 Johnny Dankworth
1934 Sophia Loren
1957 Gary Cole
1960 David Hemmingway
1964 Crispin Glover
1973 Jo Pavey
1979 Sean Davis
1979 Dan Gillespie Sells
1983 Freya Ross

Died On This Day
1863 Jacob Grimm
1988 Roy Kinnear
2004 Brian Clough

1997 Elton John’s ‘Candle In the Wind 97’ tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, went straight to No. 1 in the UK charts and the USA. The single went platinum an amazing 8 times over.

1960 Lester Piggott won his 1,000 race, and his 150th of the season

1987 French racing driver Alain Prost established a record of 28 championship Grand Prix wins when he won the Portuguese Grand Prix.

1991 The Football League and the Football Association agreed on the formation of a Premier League

People & Showbiz
1958 Martin Luther King was seriously injured when he was stabbed by a deranged black woman in Haarlem

1963 Princess Anne began classes at Benenden School

General Events
1258 Salisbury Cathedral was consecrated

1967 The Queen launched the QE2 at Clydebank, Scotland

1997 A survey of 1500 schoolchildren showed that more children see ‘Coronation Street’ as a better national symbol than the Royal Family. The most popular indicator of ‘englishness’ was the England Football team at 36%, followed by Coronation Street at 17% and the Royal family at 14%

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