Born on this Day 28th September
551 BC Confucius
58 BC Livia Drusilla
1573 Michelangelo Merisi da Caraveggio
1705 Henry Fox
1746 Sir William Jones
1824 Francis Turner Palgrave
1836 Thomas Crapper
1902 Ed Sullivan
1916 Peter Finch
1923 John Scott
1934 Janet Munro
1937 Alice Mahon
1943 J.T Walsh
1934 Brigitte Bardot
1935 Heather Sears
1946 Helen Shapiro
1946 Peter Egan
1947 Jon Snow
1968 Mika Hakkinen
1971 Alan Wright
1972 Gwyneth Paltrow
1974 John Light
1983 Stefan Moore
1989 Mark Randall
1992 Adam Thompson
1993 Jodie Williams
Died On This Day
1895 Louis Pasteur
1965 Harpo Marx
1963 The Springfields recently voted Britain’s Top Group announced they were splitting and that Dusty was going solo
1963 New York DJ ‘Murray the K’ received a copy of the Beatles’ ‘She Loves You’ and played it on his show. It was the first ever Beatles song played in the US
1992 Duran Duran member Nick Rhodes and his model wife Julie Anne announced they were to divorce
490 BC The Greeks defeated the Persians at Marathon and a Greek soldier ran 26 miles to tell Athenians of the victory
1948 The first British motor racing Grand Prix to be held at Silverstone took place
1986 British welterweight boxer Lloyd Honeyghan beat US boxwe Donald Curry in the 6th round of their fight in Atlantic City to become world champion
People & Showbiz
1981 The first episode of cult cartoon ‘Danger Mouse’ was broadcast, voiced by David Jason and Terry Scott
1983 Sarah Brightman announced she was divorcing Andrew Lloyd Webber
1987 The first episode of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ was premiered on US TV
1066 The Norman Conquest of England began when William the Conqueror of Normandy and his troops invaded England by landing at Pevensey, Sussex and claiming the throne.
1785 16 year old Napoleon Bonaparte graduated from his military college in Paris, rated 42nd out of his class of 51
1787 The newly completed United States Constitution is voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for approval.
1864 The International Workingmen’s Association is founded in London.
1889 The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.
1894 Simon Marks, a Polish immigrant and Yorkshireman Tom Spencer opened their Penny Bazaar in Manchester, setting the foundations for the Marks and Spencer chain
1924 The first circumnavigation of the earth by air is completed by 2 US Army Douglas DWC amphibians from Seattle to Seattle in 175 days.
1928 The U.K. Parliament passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
1928 Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mould growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
1939 Ireland announced its neutrality in World War II
1971 The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.