Born on this Day 23rd September
63 Caesar Augustus
1865 Baroness Orczy
1930 Ray Charles
1920 Mickey Rooney
1928 Frank Foster
1943 Julio Iglesias
1949 Floella Benjamin
1949 Bruce Springsteen
1954 Cherie Booth QC
1964 Clayton Blackmore
1964 Katie Mitchell
1967 Chris Wilder
1968 Yvette Fielding
1972 Karl Pilkington
1975 Chris Hawkins
1976 Rob James-Collier
1981 Helen Richardson-Walsh
1986 Martin Cranie
1988 Anthony Straker
Died On This Day
1939 Sigmund Freud
1971 Billy Gilbert
1966 Montgomery Clift
1957 The Crickets went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘That’ll Be The Day ‘.
1961 John Leyton held onto the No.1 spot on the UK charts with ‘Johnny Remember Me’.
1966 After opening a concert tour at the Albert Hall, The Rolling Stones were presented with 20 gold discs.
1967 Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention played their first gig at the Royal Albert Hall.
1980 David Bowie’s ‘Scary Monsters’ album hit No.1 in the UK chart.
1952 Rocky Marciano knocked out Jersey Joe Walcott in the 13th round to win the heavyweight title.
1987 Terry Venables was sacked as manager of Barcelona after they suffered their worst season’s start in 20 years.
2000 British rower Steve Redgrave made Olympic history at the Sydney Games by winning his 5th consecutive gold medal
People & Showbiz
1952 Charlie Chaplin visited London for the first time in 23 years.
1963 The second James Bond film ‘From Russia With Love’ was released in the UK.
1964 The first performance of ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ took place in New York.
1985 Australian tycoon Rupert Murdoch bought the controlling stock of US film studio Twentieth Century Fox.
1988 The first episode of Clive Andersen’s ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ was broadcast in the US.
1996 Comic actor Jim Carrey married actress Lauren Holly in Malibu.
1846 The planet Neptune was discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle and his assistant Heinrich d’Arrest.
1848 Chewing gum was commercially produced for the first time by John Curtis on a stove at his home in Maine.
1938 A time capsule, containing a woman’s hat, a man’s pipe and 1,100 inches of microfilm, was buried in New York during the World’s Fair. The container was marked with the instructions ‘Not to be opened until the year 6939’.
1940 The George Cross was instituted for civilian and army members acts of courage ‘not in the face of the enemy’.
1973 Juan Peron was re-elected President, having been overthrown almost 18 years earlier.
1984 Fiat’s Panda 4×4, the smallest and cheapest 4 wheel drive saloon in Britain, went on sale.
1991 UN weapons inspectors in Baghdad discovered documents detailing Iraq’s secret nuclear weapons program.