22nd September

Born on this Day 22nd September
1515 Anne of Cleves
1880 Christabel Pankhurst
1915 Arthur Lowe
1931 Fay Weldon
1944 Frazer Hines
1948 Capt. Mark Phillips
1961 Scott Baio
1976 Ronaldo Luiz Nazario De Lima
1982 Billie Piper
1984 Ross Jarman
1987 Tom Felton

Died On This Day
1987 Dan Rowan
1989 Irving Berlin
1999 George C Scott

1972 David Bowie performed ‘Ziggy Stardust’ at Cleveland’s Music Hall to begin his first US performance.

1984 It was revealed that Marvin Gaye had been severely beated up by his father before he was shot dead.

1991 Bryan Adams made pop history when his record ‘Everything I Do, I Do It For You’ spent its 12th week at No1.

1983 5 times Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg announced that he was coming out of retirement to play in the World mixed doubles championship in November.

1988 Great Britain won 6 medals at the Seoul Olympics, the most in a single day since the 1920’s.

1991 English boxer Michael Watson, knocked unconscious the previous night in a bout with Chris Eubank, underwent a 2nd life saving brain operation.

People & Showbiz
1955 James Dean finished filming ‘Giant’, the last film made before his death.

1968 The first episode of ‘Land of the Giants’ was screened on US television.

1976 The first episode of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ was screened in the US.

1989 ‘Baywatch’ made its debut on US TV.

1994 The first episode of ‘Friends’ was broadcast in the US.

1995 ‘Apollo 13’ starring Tom Hanks went on general release in the UK.

General Events
1656 The first appearance of female jurors was also the first time an all-woman jury was seen during the case of a woman charged with murdering her child, of which she was found not guilty.

1735 Sir Robert Walpole became the first Prime Minister to take up residence at 10 Downing Street.

1888 The terms ‘volt’ ‘ampere’ and ‘ohm’ were agreed at the Electrical conference in Paris.

1975 President Ford escaped assassination for the 2nd time in 17 days when a woman named Jane Moore fired a gun at him as he left a hotel in San Francisco.

1984 After skirmishing for 10 months over the disputed Shatt Al Arab Waterways dividing their nations, Iran and Iraq officially went to war.

1989 Mr and Mrs West were remanded in custody for the Cromwell St. murders.

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