21st September

Born on this Day 21st September
1411 Richard Plantagenet
1756 John MacAdam
1866 H.G.Wells
1874 Gustav Holst
1902 Sir Allen Lane
1923 Sir Jimmy Young
1931 Larry Hagman
1947 Stephen King
1950 Bill Murray
1952 Dave Gregory
1957 Penny Smith
1958 Simon Mayo
1968 Rikki Lake
1971 John Crawley
1972 Liam Gallagher
1974 Andy Todd
1979 Julian Gray
1980 Nyree Lewis
1986 Faris Badwan

Died On This Day
1327 King Edward II of England
1832 Sir Walter Scott
1996 Dorothy Lamour

Music

1956 Hound Dog’ by Elvis Presley entered the UK charts, while Bill Haley had a record 5 singles in the top 30 .

1985 Madonna scored her 1st UK No. 1 album with ‘Like A Virgin’, 10 months after its release.

1996 Hank Williams III, son of Hank Williams Jr, and grandson of country music legend Hank Williams made his Grand Ol’ Opry debut .

Sport

1949 England were beaten 2-1 at Goodison Park by the Republic of Ireland, thus suffering their first home defeat by a foreign football team

1992 Alison Streeter of London completed her 20th crossing of the English channel

1994 Gary Lineker announced his retirement from the game after his season with Japan ended in November .

People & Showbiz

1937 JRR Tolkien’s classic novel ‘The Hobbit’ was published

1971 The Old Grey Whistle Test’ started its successful BBC2 run.

1982 The new Ford Sierra was launched to replace the Ford Cortina, Britain’s best selling car for 9 years .

General Events
1792 The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy

1988 14 year old Michael Biggs, son of Ronald Biggs arrived in Britain from Brazil, to plead his father’s case for a Royal Pardon

1991 Armenia became the 12th Soviet republic to declare independence.

1994 Mr Kiely the EC agriculture spokesman, could not answer the key questions about bananas. How bent must a banana be to be too bent to pass the Euro-test? “Abnormally bent” was all he would say.

2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes is broadcast by over 35 network and cable channels, raising over $200 million for the September 11 attack victims.

2008 Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.

What else happened on this day in history, 21st September? Tell us in the comments below… thank you.

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