Born on this Day 27th September
1862 Louis Botha
1907 Lord Bernard Miles
1939 Nick Haslam
1942 Alvin Stardust
1947 Barbara Dickson
1948 Michele Dotrice
1953 Diane Abbott
1972 Gwyneth Paltrow
1992 Ryan O’Shaughnessy
Died On This Day
1917 Edgar Degas
1979 Dame Gracie Fields
1981 Robert Montgomery
1963 Cilla Black released her first single ‘Love Of The Loves’ written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
1970 Freda Payne was No.1 in the UK singles chart with ‘Band Of Gold’
1986 The Communards held onto the No.1 spot for the 3rd week with ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’.
1990 Marvin Gaye’s name was added to the Walkway of Stars on Hollywood Boulevard, 6 years after his death.
1980 Britain’s world middleweight boxing champion Alan Minter lost his title to US Marvellous Marvin Hagler in the 3rd round
1987 Tony Jacklin’s European Ryder Cup team defeated the US for the first time on US soil to retain the trophy.
1991 The first Scrabble Championship was held in London, with players from 20 countries competing .
1994 Chad Hunderby from California set a new record of 7 hours, 17 minutes to swim the English Channel-23 minutes faster than the previous record .
People & Showbiz
1972 Deep Throat’ the film opened at a cinema in Princeton,
1992 Liz Taylor made her showbiz comeback by speaking in the cartoon series The Simpsons. As baby Maggie she spoke only one word ‘Daddy’ .
1993 The first episode of ‘Cracker’ starring Robbie Coltrane was broadcast ..
1066 William the Conqueror and his army set sail!
1825 The first public railway service started operating. The Stockton and Darlington railway service was first used by George Stevensons No. 1 locomotive on the 27 mile track
1938 The liner Queen Elizabeth was launched at Clydebank by the Queen .
1964 After a 10 month investigation the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in the assassination of President John F Kennedy .
1979 The West Indian islands of St. Vincent and Grenada became independent of Great Britain .
2002 Timor-Leste (East Timor) joined the United Nations.