25th September

Born on this Day 25th September
1872 William Faulker
1929 Ronnie Barker
1944 Michael Douglas
1946 Felicity Kendall
1951 Mark Hamill
1952 Christopher Reeve
1961 Heather Locklear
1966 Jason Flemyng
1968 Will Smith
1969 Catherine Zeta Jones
1971 Jessie Wallace
1974 Richie Edwards
1975 Declan Donnelly
1975 Daniel Hyde
1978 Jodie Kidd
1981 Sarah Jayne Dunn
1984 Annabelle Wallis

Died On This Day
1848 Johann Strauss the Elder
1980 John Bonham
1984 Walter Pidgeon

1954 Elvis Presley made his one and only appearance at ‘The Grand Ole Opry’ singing ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’.

1976 Wings played a charity concert in St.Mark’s Square, Venice to raise funds for the historic city, but the weight of their equipment caused more damage to the square.

1975 Soul singer Jackie Wilson colllapsed on stage from a heart attack and thereafter remained in a coma for 9 years until his death in 1984 aged 49.

1993 Madonna launched her ‘Girlie Show’ world tour in London.

1997 Sir Paul MCartney called for marijuana to be legalised.

1992 Jimmy Connors beat Martina Navratilova 7-5, 6-2 in the Battle of the Sexes II at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

1997 Kevin Keegan became manager of 2nd division Fulham FC, after Newcastle United was purchased by Mohamed Al Fayed.

People & Showbiz
1991 77 year old Jackie Mann held in solitary confinement for 865 days in Beirut, arrived at RAF Lyneham and stood on British soil for the first time in 2.5 years.

General Events
1897 Britain’s first motorised bus service began in Bradford.

1974 Scientists reported that freon gases released from aerosols were destroying the ozone layer.

1988 The NSPCC announced they were going to build and run the first British child protection centre in Leicester.

1993 A Florida judge ruled that it was possible for a child to divorce biological parents. The case involved 12 year old Gregory Kingsley who didn’t want his parents anymore

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